News & Events


Red Ribbon and Spirit Week
Show your spirit every day, October 28th-November 1st!

Red Ribbon Week and Spirit Week is October 28th-November 1st. Show your school spirit ALL week long! 

Monday, October 28th: “Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness”-Wear ALL things PINK!! 

Tuesday, October 29th: “Be All You Can Be- Drug Free!”-Wear camo gear! 

Wednesday, October 30th: “We Have a Colorful Future!”-Wear rainbow colors! 


Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is an opportunity for SCUSD students to apply for an elementary or middle school that is different from their neighborhood school.

Open enrollment placements are based on space availability for the next school year. Parents or guardians must complete an application in order for their children to attend the “school of choice” requested. 

Application can be done online February 6th through February 20th at, by following the Open Enrollment Link.


Shoparoo App

We have 79 supporters for Shoparoo, a mobile app that earns us money when you take a picture in the app for your receipts. They accept most receipts, minus gas and recreation.

We would love any support you and your family could give. You can download at or go the app store on your phones and download. Thank you!


Dress Code

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 absolutely know that MANY will be lost because they take them off at recess when they are playing and leave them.


Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten registration for the 2018/2019 school year begins Tuesday, January 16th. Students registering must be 5 by September 1, 2018. 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.


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher conferences are Thursday, November 9th through Friday, November 17th, and Friday, December 1st.

During Parent Teacher Conferences we have early dismissal for the First through Sixth Grades. School will get out at 1:10pm for 1st through 3rd grades, and 1:19pm for 4th through 6th grades.  Lunch will be served after dismissal, so send your student with a small healthy snack (no drinks or sweets).  Kindergarten hours remain the same.


Rosemont High Homecoming Parade

Friday, October 13th

Sequoia Stars can participate in the Rosemont High Community Parade. Our families are encouraged to wear their Sequoia Stars spirit shirts to walk in the parade to the high school.

The parade will begin at 3:30p starting on South Port Drive. 

Please make sure your child has adult supervision and a way home, transportation back to Sequoia will not be provided.


2017-18: Volunteers

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.


2017-18: School Meals

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

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


2017-18: Dismissal Procedure

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.


2017-18: Important Paperwork

Please complete and return as soon as possible:

Emergency Card

Application for Free/Reduced Meals

Annual Parent and Student Rights and Standards of Behavior

Local Control and Accountability Plan


As the Weather Warms Up

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. 

Open House

Open House is on Wednesday, May 24th, from 5:30 to 7:00pm.

Classrooms will be open at 6:00pm to display work that has been done this school year, and the multipurpose room will display art from each class.

Local Kine Shave Ice will be here selling their delicious shaved ice so bring some money or you will miss out!


Sequoia 2017-18

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.


Staff Appreciation

Wednesday May 3rd

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!


Track & Field

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:


PTA Neon Glow Dance

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.


Testing for Grades 3-6

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.


Parent Teacher Conferences

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.


Talent Show

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.