The Sequiota Scoop

Monthly School Newsletter - January 2020

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A Note from Mrs. Wagner

Welcome to2021!

I sure hope all of you had a lovely break with your families. I personally loved that we also received a bit of snow over this break!

This week we welcomed back our students, many of them coming to us for the first time as they transitioned from virtual learning to seated instruction. We are so excited to have more of our Sequiota School family inside our walls again!

I wanted to thank all of you for your amazing support with our Winter Clothing Drive. We collected more items this year than any of the previous years that I or Mrs. Verfurth have been apart of the drive. We are so excited to share these items with our sister school and the PTA clothing bank. Thank you for your generosity.

I also wanted to thank the parents who helped plan or donate for our "Party in a Box" activities/snacks for our Winter parties. These boxes were jam-packed and many grade levels had enough supplies to spread out the fun throughout the day. Thank you for supporting our students and teachers with this!

Let's have a fantastic 2021!

In Partnership,

-Mrs. Wagner

Student absences

Please remember when your child is going to be absent that we ask you to notify Miss Sara (our secretary) in the front office as well as your child's classroom teacher.

You may contact our front office by phone at 524-5400 or email at

Thank you for your partnership with this!

COVID Daily Screening

Please continue to complete a Daily COVID screening of your family before sending your children to school each day. If you suspect someone in your family may be experiencing COVID symptoms feel free to call and discuss your options with Nurse Jessie.

At-Home Screening Procedure

Every day, before coming to school, we ask parents/guardians to check and ask their child if they have any of the following symptoms and/or exposure:

  • Fever – temperature 100.4 degrees or greater.
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Sore throat/swollen glands
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose or congestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Red, itchy, watery eyes
  • Persistent earache
  • Close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

Conscious Discipline

During the month of December, we tried to focus on the skill of Encouragement with the students.

The skill of Encouragement helps us acknowledge that "we are all in this together" and our actions affect those around us.

We focus on Noticing instead of judgment as our basis for encouragement, using phrases like: “You did it! You ___ so____. That was helpful.” So for example we might say: "You did it! You threw away all of your trash so our lunchroom is clean. That was helpful!" The more we highlight what we want to see the less we're having to redirect what we don't want to see.

Below is a video link of Becky Baily explaining (more in-depth) the Power of Unity which also hits the skill of Encouragement.

Power of Unity - Dr. Becky Bailey - "Becoming the Best You Can Be" Webinar Series

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 11th:

  • Math Club afterschool
  • Steam Club afterschool

Jan. 14th

Jan. 18th:

  • NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 25th:

  • Math Club afterschool
  • Steam Club afterschool

Feb. 1st:

  • Math Club afterschool
  • Steam Club afterschool

Feb. 4th:

  • Parents as Teachers Story Time for Pre-K students 6:00 pm

Feb. 5th:

  • PTA HOSTS: Sequiota Virtual Trivia Night 6:30 pm

Join us for Kindergarten Registration March 3rd

We are hosting Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year on March 3rd. Families who have children who turn 5 by August 1st are eligible to enroll for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year.

Due to our desire to keep this event as safe as possible registration will be by appointment only.

Please call our front office at 523-5400 to set up a time to stop by on March 3rd between 9:30-3:00 to register.

Enrollment is easy, just follow these steps:

  • Begin the enrollment process online. Before coming on March 3rd
  • Schedule kindergarten immunizations. Contact your primary physician or Jordan Valley Community Health Center to schedule immunizations. For information about scheduling immunizations if you don’t have insurance or have Medicaid, call (417) 831-0150.
  • Schedule a kindergarten screening. Contact the Early Childhood Education office at 523-1333 to schedule a free developmental screening.
  • Complete our Health Inventory and bring it with you on March 3 (copies available the day of as well).
  • on March 3rd submit required documents including social security card, birth certificate, proof of residency, etc. to your child's school.
Sequiota Elementary Calendar

Click on this button to find our Sequiota Elementary Google Calendar

Breakfast & Lunch Updates

Breakfast and lunch throughout the ENTIRE 2020-2021 School Year will be free for all students. Students can grab breakfast on their way to class each morning from 8:30-8:45.

Free & Reduced Lunch Meal Applications can be completed online this year. Click this link to access the application.

What's for lunch: Click here to read the Sequiota Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Need to add money to your child's breakfast/lunch account? Click this link!

Sequiota Behavior Expectations


This document outlines our behavior expectations for every area of the building.

Teachers will begin teaching these expectations to our students during the first week of school and will continue to reteach these expectations throughout the school year.

Feel free to review these expectations with your children to help reinforce positive choices at school.


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