Sequoia Elementary Newsletter

School News and Updates

Principal Message

Dear Sequoia Families,

This is a strange new normal we seem to be living with power shut downs and fires nearby. I recognize that some of our families may be on edge or feeling several emotions during this time. Please know that our staff is here for you and your children. We know that feeling safe physically and emotionally is necessary for meaningful learning to happen. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me or your child's teacher if there are ways we can support your child at school during this time. RVUSD will continue to be in close communication moving forward as there may be future power shut down events. During this time, I will also be checking air quality conditions hourly to make decisions about students and staff being outside safely. In the event that we enter unsafe air quality conditions, we will have indoor recess, lunch and PE times. Similar to last year, our school district does not provide masks for students but you are always free to have your child bring one to school to use as needed. Thank you for your continued patience during this time.

On another note, we had a very successful Camp Sequoia Walkathon last Friday! Students walked, ran, played and had an amazing day! We could not do this event without the help of all the parent and community volunteers who help set up, run stations and clean up into the night. A special thank you to Amy Niesen, McCall Miller, Dian Ross, Maura Milano and many more for all your vision, planning and preparation for this amazing event and fundraiser! I'm excited to hear how much our students and silent auction earned for our school!

Speaking of great events, we have something new happening at Sequoia this year! We will have the first Sequoia Fall Festival in the garden on November 8th from 3:00-6:00pm. There will be games, activities, snacks and the infamous Pumpkin Fairy Godmother telling stories and granting wishes! This is a free event for all families and we would love for all to come enjoy the fall fun! This is not a drop off event, please plan to accompany your child to the Fall Festival.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Mrs. Clark

Sonoma County Schools Air Quality Guidelines

Click the link to see the air quality guidelines that Sonoma County Schools follow to make decisions about student and staff safety.

Girls On The Run Coach Needed for Spring 2020!

What is Girls on the Run? Girls on the Run is a 10-week life skills learning program powered by running that meets twice a week for 90 minutes. The program teaches 3rd-6th (3-5 or 4-6) grade girls about health, friendship, body image, self-esteem and service while training for the 5k.

GOTRSC provides all coach training, curriculum materials/supplies, as well as first aid/CPR certification and background checks. Participant girls of coaches also receive a program discount.

To learn more, see the flyer below or email Stacie Sather, Program Director at Visit our website at to complete the application.

An Important Note from RVUSD


It is important that all parents continue to complete meal applications and other forms requested by your child’s school.

K-12 public education is NOT impacted by the Public Charge rule. Neither is your child’s ability to receive nutritious meals and snacks, before, during and after school.

Questions: Please contact Rincon Valley Union School District

Food Services Email:

Phone: 707-542-7375 Ext. 4137

Fall Brochure for Session 2 of RVEF Classes

Take a look at the amazing RVEF classes available for your students starting soon! If we don't have enough participation, these classes go away. Please join and enjoy the enrichment experience for your child!

Dates to Remember

  • October 31st - Halloween Parade @ 9:30 on the blacktop

  • November 1st - No School : Non Student Day

  • November 8th - Sequoia's Fall Festival @ 3:00-6:00pm

  • November 14th - Potential Reconfiguration Meeting at Sequoia in the Library @ 5:30

  • November 14th - Monthly SPC Meeting in the library @ 6:30

  • November 20-22nd- 6th graders to Westminster Woods

  • November 25-29th - Thanksgiving Break

Events and Activities Flyers