Sequoia Middle Closure Update

Tuesday, March 17th

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Calendar of Upcoming Dates

March

School Closure - Tuesday, March 17th - Thursday, April 2nd


April

Cesar Chavez School Holiday - Friday, April 3rd

Spring Break - April 6th -10th

School Tentatively Resumes - Monday, April 13th

Sequoia Families,


I hope all of our Sequoia families are surviving the new "Shelter-In-Place Restrictions". Our goal while students are on this extended break is to provide "Learning Opportunities" for all students. Make sure your student is logging into Google Classroom and checking their MDUSD email on a regular basis.

Below are several updates to help keep you informed.


MDUSD Works to Support New County “Shelter-in-Place” Restrictions

See Update from Dr. Martinez Here

County Health Department

MDUSD Website to see daily updates


Sequoia Middle School Updates:

As of 4 pm today, Sequoia Middle School is closed down for the foreseeable future. We will continue to communicate with our families as soon as updates are available.


Teachers will be closing out the 3rd Quarter grading term this week and grades will be submitted by next Tuesday. Please be patient with our teachers as they work through missing or late work. When we return we will make things right.


Remote Learning:

Teachers this week will be reaching out to all students to support them in creating meaningful "Remote Learning" opportunities. Please make sure your student is checking their MDUSD email and google classroom on a daily basis to stay caught up. Please have your student contact their teacher directly through email to address questions. Our teachers are committed to supporting your student during this extended break from school.


Sequoia PE:

From the PE Department, students are asked to create a daily log of fitness activities. They are suggesting that all students do a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity every day.

Please see attachment below for additional guidance.


Free Community Meals:

We are proud to provide free community meals for all children 18 years and younger. Please see the attached flyers for a list of locations:

Click here for English

Click here for Spanish


Counseling Support:

The SMS counseling department can be reached during the shelter-in-place period via email. Angela Stewart can be reached at stewarta@mdusd.org and Nathan Cormier-Knopp (Mr. CK) can be reached at cormierknoppn@mdusd.org. Email communication will be monitored during regular school hours and responded to as soon as practically possible.


8th Graders going to Concord High School:

We need to gather information from you!!! This is an important time of the year where we normally visit the middle schools and collect your course cards for next year. However, due to the recent school closure mandate, we will not be able to do this in the time frame that we need to do it in. As a result, we have created a google doc for students to complete for their course requests for high school. It is VERY important that we are able to collect as much information as possible from students. EVEN IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU ARE COMING TO CONCORD HIGH, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM!!

Click Here for Course Card

Click Here for Course Catalog


If you have any questions, please email our counselors.


Ms Boujaoude, Last Names A-G, boujaouder@mdusd.org

Mrs Heindel, Last Names H - Q, heindelb@mdusd.org

Mrs. Owen, Last Names R - Z and AVID students, owenl@mdusd.org




Please contact Mr. Honey honeyk@mdusd.org if you have any questions or concerns


Mr. Honey

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, 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. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX student issues, please contact the Title IX Compliance Officer, Michael A. Jimenez, Assistant Superintendent High School, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at jimenezma@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding compliance with Title IX employee issues, please contact the Executive Director of Personnel, Lisa Murphy Oates, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at murphyoatesl@mdusd.org. Questions, concerns or complaints regarding harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying, please contact the Equity Compliance Officer, Jennifer Sachs, Executive Director of Instructional Support, at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519, by phone (925) 682-8000, or email at sachsj@mdusd.org.