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
It sounds a little crazy, but we are already thinking about next
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
If you need to enroll your kindergartener, please go to the
Enrollment Center at 5601 47th Avenue. Their phone number is
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
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
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
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
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.
Call the main office at (916) 395-4695 or fill out the form
To report/clear an absence the form below should be completed by
a student’s parent or guardian.
Office staff will call to verify as necessary.
Please read the following options thoroughly and select
the reason that best describes why your student was or will be
absent. If the student will be out more than 3 days
please request Independent Study information from office
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