November 18, 2022 #14 (2-week Edition)

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Add a message for an SMS staff member on our Gratitude Wall!

If you would like to take a moment to thank an SMS staff member, you may click the link below to leave a message of gratitude for an SMS staff member! Once you get to the virtual wall, you may add your positive comment by clicking on the plus sign at the bottom right side of the screen. Thank you in advance for your attitude of gratitude!

Upcoming Events

11/15-12/7 Staff Holiday Appreciation Gift Card Drop-Off

11/21-25 Thanksgiving Break - No School

12/1 Virtual Coffee with Keck on Zoom at 8:15

12/5 Leadership social permission slips DUE by 3pm

12/7 Office hours 1:10-1:45

12/9 6th grade Cookies & Cocoa Social; 7th/8th grade Black light Blowout Social

12/21 End of Quarter 2

12/22-1/6 Winter Recess- Return on Jan 9 (Silver day)

SMS Spirit wear Webstore open now!

DEADLINE to order: 11/27 PICKUP AT SCHOOL: 12/8


With the holidays just around the corner, the PFC would like to continue the tradition of gift card collection that will be distributed to the amazing and hard-working teachers, administration, and staff showing our appreciation and gratitude.

Please consider donating a $20.00 or $25.00 gift card (Trader Joe, Starbucks, Peets, Target, Amazon, and Safeway, to name a few of the popular gift cards) that the staff will appreciate.

Starting Tuesday, November 15th, there will be a box in the office labeled gift cards that you or your student can drop the gift cards in. The deadline for the contribution will end on Wednesday, December 7th, a week before the teacher’s holiday party, which will give us ample time to put the gifts together.

Sequoia community, let’s show our appreciation and gratitude to our amazing Sequoia staff.

Thank you so very much!

SMS Staff Holiday Appreciation

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Families that need Covid tests can come to our office to pick one up for their student(s). We will provide parents with a test until we run out. If and when we receive more, we will let you know.

Holiday Food Drive- please help!

Permission Slips for Upcoming Leadership Events

Out and about on campus...

Secret Staff Spirit Week at SMS...

Daily Video Bulletin

Bulletin For 11/18/22

Click on the "Post-Break" pdf below for COVIE guidance

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Free Online Tutoring, click here for more information

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SMS- Dress Code

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself and your student with our updated Dress Code.

Sequoia Middle School Website

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


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.