SMS GIANT News-

January 14, 2022

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Report Cards given out Tuesday in 4th period classes

Thank you for your patience, we apologize for the delay. Our students will be receiving their report cards in their 4th period classes on Tuesday. The Renaissance Application forms will be available on the B Side of the office on Tuesday as well.


A copy of your child's report card will also be mailed to your home by the end of the week.

Click here to sign up for Parent Patrol

11am - 1:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 10am - 12pm on Wednesdays

Also posted in Parent Square

New guidance was announced on returning to school from a COVID positive diagnosis. I want to review the two ways your child may return to school:

Option 1- Isolate at home for ten days. The first day you test positive is considered Day 0, then you count ten days and then return on the 11th day.
Example - Positive Test on Friday, December 31st (Day 0), Isolate January 1st - January 10th, Return to School on Tuesday, January 11th. Students should by symptom-free or improvement of symptoms when they return.

Option 2 - Isolate at home for five days, AND:
  • there are no symptoms or if symptoms are improving,
  • there is no fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  • you provide a NEGATIVE rapid antigen test before returning to school
*Please note- all the above criteria must be met to return to school after 5 days.
Example - Positive Test on Friday, December 31st (Day 0), Isolate on January 1st - January 5th, Return to School on Thursday, January 6th. Students must commit to wearing a well fitted mask at all times on campus.

Procedure to return after five days of Isolation:
Email riveraa@mdusd.org and CC keckl@mdusd.org with the following information:
  • Name
  • Grade
  • Student ID
  • Date of initial Positive Test (Day 0)
  • Picture of your child holding their clearly visible negative test. Faint lines no matter how faint indicate a Positive Result. Please make sure the photo is clear so that it is clear that there is no faint line.

Now accepting CJSF Applications for 7th and 8th graders

CJSF is an organization for 7th & 8th graders with good grades & citizenship. Applications will be in the office, “B” side, Wednesday, January 12 Students should fill out the application, attach their report card with comments and turn it in to D-6, Ms Montoya.


CJSF meets on Thursdays from 2:45-3:30. Our first meeting will be February 3, in D-6. If a student qualifies and cannot come to our Thursday meetings, they should apply anyway and will become an inactive member. Our main focus is to do service projects and have fun together. Check out the display case by the B side of the office and get an idea of the type of projects we work on. January 27 is the deadline to get applications in. Students should plan to come to our first meeting February 3. We will be electing our officers.

Campus Happenings...

Daily Bulletin-

Bulletin for January 14, 2022
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Positive Parenting Awareness Month

Positive Parenting Awareness Month (PPAM) started in 2020 as a way to recognize the importance of positive parenting and the resources available to support families. Many agencies and organizations come together in collaboration in providing evidence-based parenting programs that strengthen family relationships. More Information Here

Dates for Workshop- Jan 22nd, Mar. 19th, May 21st

Mark your Calendar!Dine and Donate to SMS at Mountain Mikes on Golf Club Road In PH on Feb 7th

Hours 11 am- 9 pm

Mention Sequoia Middle when you order and we receive 25% of all orders!

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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.

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!

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.

Common Sense Media.org Website

Common Sense is an independent voice for kids, families, and communities everywhere. We combine original research with game-changing advocacy efforts to make the digital world work better for all kids.

CommonSense.org Resources

Common Sense is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all kids thrive in a world of media and technology. They advocate for all families to have access to quality, safe media and for technology that benefits all communities.

COVID 19 MDUSD Testing Sites Information

Please check this link periodically for the most up to date information regarding the FREE MDUSD Testing sites for our MDUSD families.

UPCOMING DATES:

Mon, Jan 17th- School Closed- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tues, Jan 25th- Site Council on Zoom at 3 pm (link to follow)

Thurs, Jan 27th- Early Release Day

Fri, Jan 28th- Coffee with Keck @ 8:15. Zoom

https://mdusd.zoom.us/j/89555218322
Meeting ID: 895 5521 8322

Tues, Feb 1st- 3rd quarter ELAC Virtual Meeting at 8:15 am

Join Zoom Meeting
https://mdusd.zoom.us/j/81179169817
Meeting ID: 811 7916 9817

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 sachsj@mdusd.org or by phone at (925) 682-8000 x4016.