SMS GIANT News

September 23, 2022 #6

CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS...

9/27 Site Council meeting on Google Meet at 3pm

10/6 Picture Retakes

10/7 Early Release Day- dismissal at 1pm.

10/10 Teacher in-service NON-Student Day

10/11Indigenous People's Day (honored on the 11th since NO school on the 10th)

Every day counts!

Students need to arrive to school on time and should be present daily. If you need to call your child in due to an illness or have them out for an appointment please refer this information page. Click here for SMS Attendance information

ELAC Meeting- Quarter 1

ELAC Families join us for our meeting on Thursday 9/29 at 8:30am on Zoom.

Familias de ELAC acompañenos a la Junta este Jueves 9/29 alas 8:30am

ELAC Zoom Link


The topics are:

  • Stay connected, Homelink and ParentSquare
  • Student attendance
  • Academic Support
  • Reclassification Criteria
  • Questions

Parents and Guardians of English Learners will have the opportunity to:

  • Share any questions and concerns they have
  • Plan new topics for upcoming ELAC meetings
  • Meet other parents of bilingual students at Sequoia Middle School.


We hope to see you all!

Bertha Sandoval

Community School Coordinator

Sequoia Middle School

925-934-8174 ext. 5619

sandovalb@mdusd.org

Important Chromebook Care

  • WEEKLY each student's Chromebook should be powered down completely so that all updates can occur.
  • DAILY students should arrive to school with their Chromebook that is completely charged.
  • Please consider signing up for the insurance. Although most were issued a year ago it can still be completely covered. The insurer will verify that it is in working order and been active. Here is the site.

Out and about on campus...

Club Rush was a Success. Want to learn about our clubs, watch our videos? Feel the Vibe...

Feel the Vibe! Club Rush at SMS 2022
What is Earth Club at SMS?
What is Minecraft Club at SMS?
What is Stop Motion Club at SMS?
What is Friendship Club at SMS?
What is Social Justice Club at SMS?

Site Council Meeting- Sept 27th on Google Meet. 3-4:15pm

Site Council Meeting #1

Tuesday, September 27 · 3:00 – 4:15pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/yfo-dbjk-zoj

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 508-970-9176‬ PIN: ‪618 698 087‬#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/yfo-dbjk-zoj?pin=2888420320565

Daily Video Bulletin

Bulletin For Friday, September 23, 2022

FREE ONLINE TUTORING! REPOST!

All Californians can now get free 24/7 online tutoring and homework help, thanks to a new initiative. The pilot program, which has no age limit, offers help in math, language arts and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Tagalog.

*** NOTE: This program was already available via the Contra Costa County Library program. ***

Direct link to the tutoring program:

https://main_castatehelpnow_ca.svc.brainfuse.com/authenticate.asp

Link to the program via the CCC Library website:

https://ccclib.org/teen-subject/homework-help/

Press Release from State of CA:

https://www.gov.ca.gov/2022/09/12/governor-newsom-announces-free-online-tutoring-available-to-all-californians-254-million-in-grants-to-improve-libraries-across-the-state/

Free Online Tutoring, click here for more information

- Expert help, study, and Collaborate

Want to learn more about Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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Need a library card for yourself and/or child(ren)?

Click here for information on how to obtain a library card from the Contra Costa Library.

SMS- Dress Code

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself and your student with our updated Dress Code.

Sequoia Middle School Website

Up-to-date information on campus happenings. Please check regularly!

TITLE IX NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, facilities and practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identify, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, actual or potential parental, family, marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (Governing Board Policy 0410).


Contact Us / How to File a Complaint

For questions, concerns or complaints regarding student harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying, please contact Jennifer Sachs, Chief of Educational Services, at sachsj@mdusd.org or by phone at (925) 682-8000 x4016.

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