Sequoia Adult School

March 2023 Newsletter

Sequoia Adult School News and Updates

SAVE THE DATES: SAFETY DRILLS AT SEQUOIA ADULT SCHOOL

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - Lockdown Drill

    • 10:15am

    • 7:00 pm

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - Lockdown Drill

    • 7:00 PM

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ESL Goal Setting Presentations begin February 27!

Transition Advisor, Liliana Campos will be visiting all ESL classrooms to talk with students about their goals, as well as all their transition and career options that are available to them once they complete the program at Sequoia Adult School.
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Library Card sign ups!

Are you interested in signing up for a Library card? Beginning March 6, Liliana Campos will be visiting classrooms and handing out library card applications to students to fill out if they wish to have their own library cards!


San Mateo County Libraries will be visiting classrooms the following week March 13-17 to distribute cards, and talk about all the services the library provides.

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February is Black History Month!

February in the U.S. is Black History Month, a celebration that pays tribute to the contributions, achievements, and impact of Black heritage and culture!


Please check out the display on the second floor by room 21. We invite students, teachers and staff to learn more about the achievements of notable black figures and see how they have helped shape American history!

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March: Women's History Month

Happy Women's History Month!


Every March, we celebrate Women's History Month to remind ourselves of the accomplishments of women throughout the years to our culture and society. From science to politics, it's is a chance to reflect on the trailblazing women who lead the way for change.


Keep an eye out for the new display that will take over on the second floor by room 21!

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End of School Year is Fast Approaching!

End of School Year is Fast Approaching! If you want to finish and participate in 2023 Graduation approximately in June/July 2023.


Meet with your teacher, or academic counselor or transition adviser to make sure you are on track to graduate!

Educational Resources

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Do you need College and Career Advising?

Sequoia Adult School students who would like College and Career Advising can contact Liliana Campos to set up an in person, zoom or phone appointment!


Liliana Campos

Transition Adviser

lcampos@seq.org

650-503-3848 (Call or Text)

Upcoming College Start Dates!

If you would like to have some help applying, please reach out to Liliana Campos and she can assist you with the entire process.

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Free College for San Mateo Residents!

Students who reside in San Mateo County will have their enrollment fees waived for the Spring 2023 semester (except for International Students and Non-Resident or Out-of-State students as described below; but see exceptions for Undocumented students). 2024 enrollment fees will be up for review.


There are no minimum or maximum units required. Depending on documented financial need, students may also be exempted for paying the student body fee, student representation fee, student union fee, inclusive access fee(s), and materials fees associated with the course.


If you are not a San Mateo County resident, you may still be eligible for the Promise Scholars Program. You may also qualify for other free services such as tutoring, transportation, health services, and groceries.

Community Resources

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Free Meals at the Library | Comida Gratis en la Biblioteca


Monday-Fridays

3:30PM – 4:30PM

North Fair Oaks


Description


Get your FREE meal at the North Fair Oaks Library. Adults with kids eat free too! For more information, contact our customer care.

Comida GRATIS en la Bibilioteca de North Fair Oaks. ¡Adultos con niños tambien comen gratis! Para más información, llama a nuestro servicio de cliente.

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U.S. Citizenship Study Group | Clase de Ciudadania

Tuesdays

5:00PM – 6:00PM

North Fair Oaks


Description

The North Fair Oaks Library invites you to practice the 100 Civics questions provided by the USCIS office. You will also get a chance to practice a mock interview Everyone is welcome!

¡La biblioteca de North Fair Oaks te invita a practicar las 100 preguntas de civismo proporcionadas por la oficina de USCIS. También tendrá la oportunidad de practicar una entrevista simulada. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

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In-Person English Conversation Club

Thursdays

6:00PM – 7:15PM

San Carlos Library


Description

Improve your English and make new friends! Practice your speaking skills with fluent speakers and other English language learners in a small group at the San Carlos Library. Open to all skill levels. For adults ages 18 and over. Capacity limits may apply. We ask that all attendees wear a mask.

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NOVAworks Center Job Resource Hour


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

10:00AM – 12:00PM

North Fair Oaks


Description


Are you looking for a job or a change of career? Come visit NOVAworks Job Resource Center during this drop-in resource hour. No appointment is necessary. NOVAworks representatives will be inside the library to share job search resources. Come learn about workshop opportunities, career advisors, and more!

Learn more about NOVAWorks

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Basic Computer Skills Class@ North Fair Oaks Library

The North Fair Oaks Library invites you to learn basic computer skills!


Basic Computer Skills Class | Clase de computación básica

Friday, February 24, 2023

10:00AM – 11:00AM

North Fair Oaks Fair Oaks


Learn how to:

  • Use a Chromebook
  • Identify computer icons and symbols
  • Connect to a hotspot and WiFi (internet)
  • Open an email account
  • Learn how to find information online, and more!

No prior computer skills are necessary.

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OYE (Orgullo y Educación) Latinx Youth Conference

11th Annual OYE (Orgullo y Educación) Latinx Youth Conference which will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2023 at Cañada College.


OYE provides opportunities for 450 local teens and young adults and their parents to explore and express Latinx culture and identity and engage in finding tools to overcome challenges, pathways to the future, and strategies to strengthen our communities. It’s a great place where the community comes together to support our youth.This year the theme for the conference is Honoring our Roots and Launching into the Future.


CLICK HERE to view the flyer and HERE to register for the conference.

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Business Planning 101

This is a Step-by-Step program co-sponsored by Generations United, Renaissance Center and Marketea. This class is 12 sessions long and on Thursday nights from February 21-May 16, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. These sessions will be conducted entirely in Spanish.


If you have questions, please contact Adela Jaimes at 408-685-5783.


CLICK HERE to register and for more information.

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Dreamers Unite Conference

The 10th annual Dreamers Unite Conference will be held on Saturday March 11 at Sequoia High School from 9:15am-1:15pm.


Workshop topics include: How to Take Care of Your Emotional Well Being, Know Your Rights, Activism Through Art, How to Choose and Pay for College, and more!


CLICK HERE to register and learn more

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Caltrain Go Pass

The Caltrain Go Pass provides free train trips on Caltrain between any zone at any time. Approved applicants will receive a special Clipper Card loaded with the Go Pass. This card must be used to tag on and off at the Caltrain Stations for valid use.

Go Passes are valid until 12/31/23 with limited supply.


CLICK HERE for eligibility requirements and how to apply.

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Free Tax Aid

  • Free tax help for households earning less than $60,000 per year
  • A large team of tax professional volunteers
  • We can handle income situations of all types
  • Year-round tax support & advice
  • Respectful, confidential and professional help
  • Free help in your preferred language
  • Receive your full refund with NO FEES. EVER!


CLICK HERE to view nearby Tax Aid locations.

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Federal Disaster Assistance

Homeowners and renters in San Mateo County with damage or losses due to the series of New Year's storms can apply for federal disaster assistance.


Disaster assistance may include grants to help pay for temporary housing and essential home repairs, as well as other serious disaster-related needs such as medical and dental expenses, transportation, child care and moving and storage expenses.


CLICK HERE to learn more on how you can apply for assistance.

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Health Coverage Unit

Low and mid income San Mateo County residents or SMMC patients can apply for the Health Coverage Unit. Application assistance is available for both in person and phone appointments.



For eligibility and more information click HERE.

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Mobile Clinic

Need health care assistance? The mobile clinic offers high quality services to anyone with our without medical insurance. Some of the services provided are urgent care, screenings, vaccinations, family planning, needle exchange and much more!


Click HERE to view the mobile clinic schedule.

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United Airlines hiring evenT

A United Airlines hiring event for this role will be occurring on Tuesday, March 14th. To attend, interested candidates can apply through the link on the job board.


Job Post:

https://jobboard.novaworks.org/job/5111/ramp-service-baggage-handler/

Liliana Campos, Transition Navigator

If you are interested in knowing more about the information above please contact Liliana Campos, Transition Advisor.