If you’re interested in volunteering in the classroom, at a school-sponsored event, or classroom field trip, please submit a volunteer form at the beginning of the school year so you maybe cleared with our safety and security department for volunteering. Adults who would like to volunteer unsupervised to be fingerprinted. Adults who will be in the company of classroom teachers need to fill out the sex offender clearance form before volunteering. All volunteers must provide a recent TB test or chest x-ray forms/card indicating any negative results.
Breakfast and lunch are served to daily in the cafeteria. Breakfast is provided to all students for free. Lunch applications are collected at the beginning of each school year and can be filled out online at www.scusd.edu/applyformeals.com.
Lunch fees will start the first day of school. If your child is required to pay for meals, you must send the cash daily or pay in advance with cash, check, or online at ezschoolpay.com.
We want to provide the most organized environment possible for our students; the staff at Sequoia wants to remind our community of the dismissal routine. All teachers will be walking their classes to the gates and dismissing their students on Rosemont Drive. Families, babysitters, and siblings can pick up their students from the fence. Please be respectful of this policy and support our staff by parking on the street and meeting your child at the fence. In addition, do not jaywalk, students MUST use the crosswalk.
We need your help keeping students dressed appropriately. Please know that we may call you if your child is dressed inappropriately. He or she may not be allowed to play if they are breaking the dress code rules and if we cannot get a hold of you.
No open-toed or backless shoes
No tank tops/exposed shoulders (shirts can be sleeveless, but must be a minimum of three adult-fingers wide)
No shorts or skirts that are not mid-thigh or lower.
No low cut tops or tops/bottoms that show undergarments.
It sounds a little crazy, but we are already thinking about next year.
We sent home a paper called “Intent to Return,” last week. We are trying to get the closest estimate of how many students we will have in order to place them in the appropriate classes for next school year.
If you need to enroll your kindergartener, please go to the Enrollment Center at 5601 47th Avenue. Their phone number is 643-2400.
Sequoia PTA and Sequoia Star Families want to say “Thank You for all that you do” to the Sequoia Staff and provide a delicious lunch for all!
If you or your child(ren) would like to express your appreciation for any teachers, some suggestions include writing a nice note telling him/her why they are appreciated, giving a thank you card, verbal recognition, or a small plant.
Every day should be Appreciation Day, but sometimes we just need a reminder on the calendar!
Coach F will lead the track team for 3rd 6th grade students. There will be a short informational meeting after school on Tuesday, April 18th, and then practices will start the next week from 3:15 to 4:15pm.
There are behavior and academic expectations that come with representing Sequoia at the meets.
All interested students must bring a signed note from their parents giving them permission to participate in the track and field program. The note must include:
Our PTA is sponsoring a kickoff to spring break on April 7th from 6:30 – 9:00pm. The dance is free, there will be snacks, glow sticks, and drinks available for purchase. Come dressed in your best neon and glow where.
A permission slip must be turned in the night of the event and it must be signed by a parent. Students were not following school rules, will be asked to leave.
All students will be taking the statewide tests called SBAC between mid April and the end of May. Each class has testing for 4-6 days, for a couple of hours each day. Your child’s teacher can share when his/her class will have their specific testing days. Tests (with the exception of fifth grade science) are given on a computer.
Please do your best to help your child get enough sleep and eat breakfast each day, especially during testing.
From March 17th through March 24th, we will have minimum days. Grades 1-3 get out at 1:22 and 4-6 get out at 1:30. Kindergarten remains the same. Mrs. Durbin’s kindergarteners will come early at 9:00 and leave at 12:20 for those 6 days.
The show will be Friday, March 10th at 6:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room. This year will be our best yet! We will have star-studded performances and our yummy food vendors are back!
There will be an information night on February 16th from 3:30-5:00pm in the Multi-Purpose room for students (and parents) interested in learning about the show and signing up. Slips will be available on info night, but must be received by Friday 2/17/2017 in order to secure a spot in the show. Late forms will not be accepted.
Don’t forget to purchase your Valentine Candy Grams for just $3!
Your support will go towards our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Valentine Grams are GREAT for teachers, friends, parents, siblings, and anyone who you would like to make feel special.
You can turn in your money with a message to your teacher or put it in the Valentine box in the office. We will also be selling them before school every Tuesday and Thursday up until February 14th. Don’t miss out on sending these very cute Grams to someone special!
It is with sadness that we say good-bye to our librarian Mrs. Laird. She has taken a full-time job (a promotion) starting on Monday, February 6, 2017. We wish her the best of luck. She will be missed.
We will be looking for volunteers to help in the library if you are available. It would be from 9:00a-12:00p, but we would gladly accept any time during that window that you could carve out of your schedule.
For a few years we have had a program after school to learn skills in volleyball, basketball, flag football. There is a fee for each class and sport. Please look for those sign-ups to come home if you are interested.
We will also be getting out information about Runnin’ for Rhett to begin in February.
Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year begins Tuesday, January 17th.
Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017.
Registration will be accepted at the Sacramento City Unified School District Enrollment Center. The Enrollment Center is located at 5601 47thAve, Sacramento, 95824. The number for the Enrollment center is 643-2400, if you have any questions.
Every winter the staff struggles to make sure your children are wearing their coats and jackets (and we ask “how they can be wearing shorts!”).
Please help us by putting your child’s initials or name in their clothing, we know that MANY articles of clothing will be lost because students take them off at recess when they are playing and leave them.
Also, we HIGHLY encourage you to have your children wear pants in January and February. We cannot say that all illnesses are related to being cold, but we know that it is better to be warm.