Sequoia Elementary Newsletter

School News and Updates

Principal's Message

It was wonderful to see so many families at Back to School Night! Thank you all for taking the time to see your child's classroom and hear from teachers about this coming year. We know that schedules are challenging with sports and other activities so if you weren't able to make it, please remember you can always touch base with your child's teacher at any time.

Today marked our very first BEST Day! BEST Day stands for Behavior Expectation Station Training day. The entire school went through a station rotation to learn and be reminded of the rules and expectations for every part of campus. As a staff we are focused on helping kids be safe, responsible, respectful and kind no matter where they are or what they're doing during the school day. It was awesome to see kids and staff move about campus modeling positive behavior so that all of our Sequoia Giants know what is expected, hear the same language from all staff members and feel safe and secure at school. BEST Day was a success!

As you heard last night at Back to School Night we have a few committees getting started this year as a result of parent interest. First, our Healthy Kids Campaign group is going to be meeting soon and we are looking for more parents that might be interested in joining. This group is focused on looking at programs and activities we can implement at Sequoia that will help students (and families!) make healthy choices. Second, we are putting together a Safety Committee of parents and staff that will help give us a wider lens on school safety. Each year I work with the RVCS Director to update our school safety plan. As a school, we do drills each month to make sure that staff and students know what to do in case of any type of emergency. The safety committee’s purpose will be to discuss all the parts of our school safety plan and to work with SRPD to make our campus as safe as possible for staff and students. Lastly, we have a Garden Group of parents and staff members that are looking at our garden program and how we can make it a great place of learning and fun for our students. If you are interested in any of these groups please email me and I will keep you apprised of upcoming meetings.

I hope you all have a great weekend.


Mrs. Clark

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5th and 6th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts are August 30th from 3-5pm in the MPR. Please wear athletic clothing and shoes.

First Sequoia Parent Club Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 13th, 6:30pm

Sequoia Elementary School MPR

Please join us for the first SPC Meeting of the year! Hear about events happening this year and how to get involved. Child care is provided.

Dates to Remember

  • Sept. 3rd - No School
  • Sept. 6th - Picture Day
  • Sept. 13th - SPC Meeting
  • Sept. 14th - Movie Night in the MPR
  • Oct. 12th - Walk A Thon


  • For safety purposes, please make sure you check in at the office whenever you are on campus during school hours.

  • Lost and Found is located behind the front office. Please look to see if your child has lost a sweatshirt or water bottle.

  • Please remember that dogs and other animals are NOT allowed on campus before, during or after school.

  • The Vortex (Play structure) is open after school until 3:15. Please exit the playground at that time so daycare can use our facilities

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