SMS GIANT News- Last Edition

May 27, 2022

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Last day of School Guidelines- Thurs, June 2nd FOR ALL

  • Students are not to bring their backpacks to school on Thursday, June 2nd.
  • They may bring their Yearbook and a pen (NO Permanent markers/Sharpies PLEASE)
  • Keep the Chromebook home.
  • There will only be breakfast before school on the last day.
  • There will be NO brunch or lunch so have your child bring a snack.
  • Dismissal is at 12:30 for grades 6 and 7 on the last day.
  • 8th graders will be able to leave after the promotion ceremony.


On Wednesday morning we will rehearse for the promotion ceremony and then walk over to PH Park for the 8th grade Picnic. Students who are not going on the picnic will be assigned a teacher's classroom to go to.

The ONLY thing to bring to the PICNIC is their Yearbook.

There will be food and drink there.

NO games, toys, or anything else is to be brought.

DRESS CODE applies.

SMS Families, please take this quick Tech Survey :-)

This helps us gather information on technology access, skills, and our school's technology environment and provide insights into the impact of 1:1 programs and technology initiatives as well as help with qualifying for funding opportunities.

SMS Staff- Celebrating 12, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 Years of Service!

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Chromebooks- END OF SCHOOL YEAR PLAN 2021-22

Schools should ensure the guidelines below are followed, to allow students access to technology over the summer and ensure a relatively smooth start to the school year in August.

  1. RETURNING STUDENTS: Please ensure that every student in 2nd - 11th grade takes home their Chromebook and power cord when they leave school at the end of the school year. Students will return to school in the fall and continue to use the same device for the new school year.

Opportunities to utilize Chromebooks during the summer include:

  • use during district-sponsored summer programs (eg. summer school)

  • access to learning acceleration opportunities suggested by school sites, or additional curated educational technology content

  • ability to increase personal knowledge or skill in a desired subject area

All students in 2nd - 11th grade should take their assigned Chromebook and power cord home.

Want a Yearbook but forgot to order one?

$45 cash only

Students may purchase one by seeing Ms. Mangelsdorf in the Tech lab.

Parents may purchase one in the office.

Parents, please review these Yearbook guidelines to your child

Yearbook Guidelines for Students:

● Students should put their name in INK in the yearbook upon receiving their book.

● Sharpie/Permanent Ink pens are not allowed on campus for yearbook signing. Ballpoint pens work best.

● Vulgar language/pictures are not appropriate for yearbooks. Students will receive school consequences.

Students who vandalize other student's yearbooks will have their yearbooks taken away and will need to replace the damaged book.

● Autograph books are available for all students who did not purchase a yearbook.

● If you did not receive your yearbook, then it is being held due to fines. You need to go to the office to pay your fine and receive your yearbook.

REPOST-Seeking board members for the SMS Parent Faculty Club for the 2022-2023 school year

PFC is seeking parents who are willing to serve on the PFC board for the 2022-2023 school year. Serving on the board is a very valuable and rewarding experience as you are directly involved in working through issues that face the school throughout the school year. In addition, you also form a close bond with the school staff and work alongside and get to know a great group of fellow parents who are also on the board. Click on the button below to indicate interest!

Pete Reno, current PFC President

Out and About on Campus...

Bulletin for Friday, May 27th ,2022.
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Sports Camp Opportunity for all at CPHS, click on the "Fit Farm" PDF below...

Revised COVID Guidance

SMS Parent Faculty Club, click here for information

Want to get involved in supporting our school? Not sure how? Contact one of our PFC parents.

Sequoia Middle School Website

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

Daily Video Bulletins

Grab your popcorn and the rest of your family and learn about all of the wonderfully cool and exciting events taking place at SMS. See the creative ways our students broadcast important messages and happenings at Sequoia Middle.


Mon, May 30th- Memorial Day -school closed

Thurs, June 2nd- Last Day of School - dismissal at 12:30

MDUSD 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 or by phone at (925) 682-8000 x4016.