Distance Learning 10.16.2020
2nd Quarter Starts on Monday!
BELIEVE-OTIS SPUNKMEYER FUNDRAISER
PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR GOAL- OUR STUDENTS THANK YOU! If you did not receive the fundraising packet, you may come to the front of the office to pick one up we will have them available. They are not needed however as all is available online and no paper order forms are being used.
Once you register, there is an option to post on a variety of social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, etc..) This a quick way to spread the word and maximize our fundraising efforts! I myself have personally have posted it on my social media account :-) Mrs. Keck
Believe Fundraiser- Goal $15,000!
It's as simple as 1, 2, 3!
1. Register TONIGHT at https://www.shopfund.com/
2. Share custom student support links with family & friends.
3. Student Goal: 5 Online Supporters.
REGISTER-SHARE-WIN: Sharing gets you tickets for chances to win over $100,000 in instant prizes.What a better way to shop online for yourselves and loved ones while social distancing while raising money for your child's school!
During this unprecedented time schools need funding more than ever! We will put all profits from this Otis-Believe Fundraiser towards translation services, technology, and school programs here at Sequoia Middle.
STUDENTS THAT REGISTER IN THE FIRST 48 HOURS (STARTING 10/14) WILL BE IN A DRAWING FOR A 5 LB HERSHEY BAR! THANK YOU FOR HELPING OUR SMS STUDENTS!
Click here to go to our Webstore and order directly.
ELAC- First meeting on October 30th at 8:00 am!
JOIN OUR ELAC
What is ELAC?
English Learner Advisory Committee. ELAC provides parents of English learners a place to exercise their right and collaborate with other school site parents and staff. The main purpose of ELAC is to advise the school on:
1. The school’s program for English Learners
2. The development of the Single School Plan for student achievement
3. The school’s annual language census
4. Efforts on the importance of daily school attendance for academic success
Who can be an ELAC member?
ELAC meetings are open to the public. The percentage of parents of English learners on the committee must be at least the same as that of ELs at the school. Membership includes parents, staff, and community members. All parents of EL students are encouraged to participate.
- The ELAC must elect a representative to the DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee)
- Meet virtually Monthly
Virtually Out and About
IMPORTANT- Create a Homelink Parent Portal Account- Quarter 2
Note* If you have a Smartphone, you can download the free Aeries App (see image to the right for how to identify it in the App Store) and you will be able to quickly check for your child's progress at the touch of a button on your phone.
YEARBOOK PHOTOS- PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR CHILD'S PHOTO HERE!
Please upload photos to the following site so that we may continue the tradition of having a yearbook even without our traditional school photos. Click link below...
PRE-ORDER your yearbooks. This is a year like no other. Own a piece of SMS history that documents this during these unprecedented times!
and enter school code: 7621
Thank you in advance for doing so!
OUR SCHOOL-WIDE VIDEO BULLETIN- Check it out...
PARENT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES...
Intradistrict Transfers and Unassigned Area Application Information- from District office...
Intradistrict Transfers 2021-2022
Intradistrict transfer for students that will be in 6th -12th grades for the 2021-2022 school year will be available from October 15, 2020 - November 15, 2020. Online applications and more details will be available at mdusd.org/transfers. Informational tear-off pads will be sent to sites when we receive them.
“Unassigned Area” Applications 2021-2022
The “Unassigned Area” application for the 2021-2022 school year will be available beginning on October 15, 2020. The online application, along with more information on the process is available at mdusd.org/unassignedarea.
These documents can be helpful to parents, especially in the Distance Learning environment.
Superintendent's Friday Letter
This week's mdusd.org/FridayLetter has the following headlines:
• Board to Host Special Meeting to Discuss Reopening Phases
• Meet Michelle Alas - MDUSD's First Ever Student Board Member
• Superintendent Maintains Weekly Organizational Update
• Free Flu Shots: MDAE to Host Drive-Thru Clinic
• Parent Academy Continues Enrichment Sessions
• Registering to Vote is Easy
• Sprouts Grants $5K to Benefit Garden Education
• COVID-19 Testing and Free Flu Shots
Wishing you a pleasant weekend,
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
October 18th- Deadline to order Sequoia gear:
October 19th- Start of 2nd Quarter
October 28th- Believe-Otis Fundraiser ends!
October 30th- ELAC meeting (English Learner Advisory Committee)- 8:00-8:45 am. Zoom link to follow
November 6th (FRI)- 8-8:45am- Coffee with Keck *Note date change
November 11th (Wed)- Veteran's Day- School not in session