Sequoia Middle School TGIF

Friday, November 1st

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Sequoia Staff Halloween - "Dunking Doughnuts"

Calendar of Upcoming Dates

November

Veteran's Day (No School) - Monday, November 11th

Progress Reports mailed home - Friday, November 15th

80's Prom Auction - Saturday, November 16th

Early Release Thursday - November 21st

Thanksgiving Break - November 25th - 29th

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Dia De Los Muertos - SMS Ofrenda

Smoke, Power, Fires, Earthquakes -

It has been a tough October as the greater Bay Area has suffered through fires, earthquakes, power outages, and smoke/air quality issues. I realize that these types of events take a toll on our greater community, whether our Sequoia families are directly or indirectly impacted.


Over the last couple of weeks, I have spent much of my time preparing contingency plans and monitoring air quality/media updates on these events so we can best serve our students. My top priorities are to maintain a safe environment for students on campus and to make sure there is clear communication to Sequoia families.


Rest assured, the decisions made about these matters are made with care and appreciation for the potential inconvenience they may cause, and in conjunction with the district as a whole and the various government agencies involved. I look forward to the day when outside events do not necessitate Robo-calls or emails to your homes.


I do want to share that despite these events, the education of your children here at Sequoia continues at the high level we expect. The dedication of our teachers has been evident every day in classrooms and the daily activities we observe remain dynamic, collaborative, and rigorous.


Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Mr. Honey

honeyk@mdusd.org


September Student of the Month:

6th Grade: Samantha C, Dylan M and Fernando S.

7th Grade: Alyssa C, Navaeh M. and Robert S.

8th Grade: Eleanor H. and Francisco A.


MDUSD Transfer Window:

The MDUSD Transfer window will be open from October 15th - November 15th. All 8th grade students wishing to transfer away from their "Home" High School, must apply for a transfer. All current 5th graders must also apply for a transfer including students who attend Sequoia Elementary and Monte Gardens Elementary.

Click here for more information regarding transfers

Click here for the transfer link


Celebrate Sequoia - 80's Prom Auction

Auction tickets sales are now closed. If you were not able to get your tickets, you can still join us by donating your time at the event. We need volunteers to keep things running smoothly. We are also still in need of dessert, wine, & whiskey donations. To donate or to sign-up to help at the event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48afaf2fa6fc1-celebrate. Questions? Email us at: sms2019auction@gmail.com


Music Cheesecake Fundraiser:

Do you like cheesecake? The music department is selling cheesecakes through next Wednesday as a fundraiser, mainly for instrument repair and clinicians. These frozen cheesecakes will be delivered Wednesday, Nov. 13th, in time for after school pickup in M-2 by the MU. You can bring a cheesecake to Thanksgiving dinner! Interested? Ask a music student or Mr. Thompson!


Soccer Team:

Information and timeline for Basketball Tryouts coming soon!

Click her for more information about Middle School Sports.


Homework Club:

Schedule:

Monday's - Room A3 with Mrs. Warholic

Tuesday's - Room C3 with Mrs. Sutherland

Thursday's - Room C7 with Mrs. Perlberg


Parent Patrol:

We ask for all families to work one day of Parent Patrol per student per year. We have found that these extra parent eyes on campus help keep our students safe. Click here to sign up if you haven't done so already. Parents are more than welcome to do extra days as well.


Have a great weekend!

Renaissance Schedule - First Quarter

Gold Card Lunch Permission Slips Due

November 6, 2019


Gold Card Lunch Grade 7

Week of November 18-21


Gold Card Lunch Grade 8

Week of November 18-21


Gold Card Lunch Grade 6

Week of November 18-21


Golden Ticket Drawing (lunch treat)

November 22, 2019


Perfect Attendance Drawing (lunch treat)

November 22, 2019

Character Ed

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, 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. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX student issues, please contact the Title IX Compliance Officer, Michael A. Jimenez, Assistant Superintendent High School, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at jimenezma@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX employee issues, please contact the Executive Director of Personnel, Lisa Murphy Oates, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at murphyoatesl@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying, please contact the Equity Compliance Officer, Jennifer Sachs, Executive Director of Instructional Support, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at sachsj@mdusd.org.