THUNDERBIRD PRESS...Est. 2006

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020

WELCOME TO SEQUOYAH ELEMENTARY

NOTE: Our new newsletter format (Smore) will be published bimonthly.


OUR VISION:

We will help ALL our students reach their social, emotional, and academic potential.


OUR MISSION:

BELIEVE * ACHIEVE * SUCCEED

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A Message From Your Loving Principal

November/December 2020


Dear Sequoyah Families,


Thanksgiving is a day designed for looking backward. Thanksgiving is also a day designed for looking ahead. On this special day, we look back over the year that has passed and pause to review what we have done and been a part of, and to give thanks for all that we have, despite the absolute craziness of this pandemic. As I look back, I am thankful for so many things that are a part of my memories and life. I am thankful for all of you. I am especially thankful this school year for the students. When they see me in the halls, café’, outside, or classroom…despite the masks, I see their beautiful and innocent eyes and the way that some of them will go out of their way to come and say hello. I am thankful for the fine job they do as students in this school; they make me proud in so many ways. I am thankful for the staff. I love coming into the classrooms (virtual or live) and being there as the teachers lead in lessons designed to build the students’ minds. I am thankful that each one of our teachers is deeply interested in the students and work toward teaching all those concepts they need to know and want to know. I am thankful for the way the entire staff works together to make Sequoyah a special place for learning. I am thankful to the parents. The parents give our school the very best that they have, and I am more than thankful for it. I am thankful for the entire Sequoyah community. I love this school because it is a fantastic place to be, a place where all of us can come to explore, wonder, learn, grow and, yes, be happy…despite the MANY challenges we face! I am thankful that Sequoyah is a marvelous place to be...a place that cares for the students it welcomes each day, a place where education is honored and the student nurtured. Truly, this is an awesome school, and I am thankful for it. Thanksgiving is also a time for looking ahead. As we gather to give thanks for the blessings of the past, our hearts and minds cannot help but look to the year ahead of us. I am thankful that, over the next year, I will have the pleasure of living our vision together. Whether we look back or ahead, let us be thankful for the many blessings we have received, and truly be appreciative of the opportunities that lie before us. On behalf of the entire Sequoyah staff, we wish you and your family a safe, blessed, and happy holiday season!


Love and Hugs,

Mr. Zotos

GOODBYE MS. CYNDI

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Birthday Wishes From Mr. Zotos

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Glimpse of Sequoyah's Safety Protocols

Family Support Resources

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Important Upcoming Dates

November 1st - 7th

  • 11/2 - NO SCHOOL for ALL STUDENTS
  • 11/3 - NO SCHOOL for ALL STUDENTS

November 22nd - 28th

  • 11/25 - 11/27 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

December 1

  • End of First Trimester – Elementary

December 4

  • No School - Professional Planning Day (Non-Instructional)
December 22
  • Holiday Break Begins After Student Dismissal FULL DAY SCHEDULE

January 4

  • Classes Resume


Hybrid Rotating Fridays


  • Friday, November 6th Schedule B
  • Friday, November 13th Schedule A
  • Friday, November 20th Schedule B
  • Friday, December 4th Schedule A
  • Friday, December 11th Schedule B
  • Friday, December 18th Schedule A
  • Friday, January 8th Schedule B

New Start Time and Half Day Dismissal

Full Day: 9:00am - 3:44pm


Half Day: 9:00 - 11:55am

Attendance/Absences Reminder

If your child is going to be absent on a day he/she is scheduled to be in school according to the A or B track, you will need to call our 24 hour attendance line (586.723.6899) to report this absence.


Attendance Notes to Know:

  • Students will be marked unexcused if a call/note is not received prior to the day of the absence.
  • Students marked unexcused, will receive an automated call from the district to notify you.


On the days students are working asynchronously or learning from home, they still receive an attendance mark. This mark "2WC" (2-Way Communication) indicates your child is working on their assignments at home. If students choose not to engage in the assignments/activities assigned by their teachers, 2WC may be changed to an unexcused absence.


Please be sure students are completing their at home assignments to help support the learning that takes place in the classroom. Thank you for your help and cooperation as we learn this new process together.

Childcare/SACC

All CURRENT AND NEW FAMILIES will need to complete the online registration process to attend SACC this year.


SACC Notes to Know:

  • Staff/students/families will follow the safety procedures established by the State-of-Michigan
  • Families must have registered their child(ren) for SACC. Use the link/scan code below to register for SACC
  • Registered children may attend SACC on the days they are physically attending school


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  1. Registrations will be online and attendance requires AutoPay to be set-up.
  2. Click Here to Register: CVS SACC Registration
  3. For instructions on creating an account: Eleyo Help Sheet -
  4. Registrations will be pending until all information has been verified and the Child Information Form (link found within Eleyo registration process) has been completed, printed, and returned to SACC director.
  5. A non-refundable registration fee of $20 per child with a maximum of $60 per family. is required

FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AVAILABLE FOR ALL CV STUDENTS and CVVA STUDENTS

Families with students in the CVVA can pick up breakfast and lunch for their children Monday-Friday from 11am - 1pm & from 4pm - 6pm.


Meals can be picked up at Cheyenne and Huron Elementary. Please click on the school name for directions.

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Sequoyah Lunch Menu

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