Sequoia Middle School Monday Memo

Monday, May 30th 2016

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Weekly Updates

Team Sequoia,

I hope everyone had a great three-day weekend and are ready to finish out the 2015-2016 school year strong. It was a birthday weekend for me and I would like to thank Klay Thompson and Steph Curry for making it memorable. We are having a Golden State Warriors Spirit Day on Thursday - so make sure you wear your gear to school on June 2nd to represent the home team.

Here are the updates for the week.

Last Day of School:

We are finalizing plans for our last two days of school.

Promotion Practice, 8th Grade Picnic, Yearbook Signing, Promotion, Last Day of School.

I will have a final copy of the coverage's ready by Thursday to share out with staff. Thanks in advance for all your hard work over the last two weeks and in particular the last two days of school.


We are down to ten tests to go. Thanks for everyone's support during this process. The state has told our Research and Assessment department that scores should be ready by July. I am looking forward to looking at longitudinal data for our students now that we have two years in the books.


Lisa and I went to a great workshop on EADMS (which is the new OARS) for data management. The program is web based and was pretty easy to navigate. Also, it has a built in relationship with AERIES.NET, and is very easy to move back and forth between the two. We will do a little demo on Wednesday, June 8th during staff meeting.

Summer Resources for students:

We are in the process of building a summer resource page for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. During grade level meetings on Wednesday we will be reaching out to staff for resources that we can share with our students for summer enrichment/review. We are attempting to avoid the summer slide (see graph below - Thanks Beth for sharing).

Meetings this week:

Tuesday, May 31st - PAC Meeting 2:45 in C4

Wednesday, June 1st - Leadership Luncheon1:15 pm

Wednesday, June 1st - Department Mtg/PLC - 1:45 pm

Tweet(s) of the Week

Duty Schedule- Week of May 30th:

End of year duty Schedule - Thanks for keeping our kids safe.



Please report to your location at the assigned time OR switch with another teacher.

(If you switch, please let administration know)

AM = 7:40 - 7:55 PM = 2:35 - 2:50

1:00 – 1:20 on Wednesday

AM Parking & Crossing PM Parking & Crossing

Lucich Hanjes Gregory Bernal

AM Corridors & Field PM Corridors & Field

Montoya Mousa Amerson Enloe

AM Front of School PM Front of School

Horne Guzman Deatsch Minglana

AM Blacktop & MUR PM Blacktop & MUR

Highberger Toth Machado Sutherland

Homework Club Schedule, Upcoming Events, Principal Goals, Calendar

Homework Club Schedule 2:45- 3:45​ - Last week

Monday – Warholic – A-3

Tuesday – Perlberg – C-7/English Learners Amerson - B4

Thursday – Sutherland - C-3/English Learners Enloe – B4

Principal Goals for 2015-2016

· Improve Communication/Outreach to all Sequoia Stakeholders

· Continued growth and implementation of Common Core Standards across the curriculum (rigor, writing, conceptual understanding, critical thinking)

· Create Meaningful Collaborative Opportunities for Students, Teachers, Schools

· Develop High Expectations for All Students (Support Students to Meet Them)

· Use Technology to Extend/Re-Define Learning Opportunities for Students

What I am working on:

- End of the year events

- Registration process for August

Weekly Calendar of Events -

May 31st - Textbook returns

June 1st - Leadership Luncheon, Department Meetings

June 4th - 8th Grade Party at Clayton Bowl 5-8 pm

June 10th - Friday, Promotion/Last Day of school

Click below for Master Calendar