SMS GIANT News

November 12, 2021

Leave a message of gratitude for SMS staff here!

Take a moment to thank an SMS staff member if you would like. Click on the + sign on the bottom right hand side once you get to the Gratitude Wall to leave a post.

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The California Schools Parent Survey. Help SMS have the MOST surveys completed out of all middle schools!

Click here for the link for SMS- (You may have to Cut and Paste into your browser)

https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wed/ts/DW1M

The Middle Schools are in a friendly competition to have the most families complete the California Schools Parent Survey. I know we can do this SMS families, please support this effort. The data is important for us to be able to reflect on areas of growth as well as strength and will guide us on ways we need to improve.

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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.

Upcoming Leadership events for students- Time sensitive

6th/7th graders only:

Our next SMS Social is for 6th & 7th Graders ONLY! It's the Annual Cookies & Cocoa Social on Friday, December 10th from 3pm-4pm! There will be cookies, hot cocoa, fun games, and a special visit from a special visitor! Permission Slips are now available AFTER SCHOOL at the B-Side of the office! Get them now before they run out! No late permission slips will be accepted after Monday, December 6th!


8th graders only:

Not to be left out, another SMS Social is for 8th Graders ONLY! It's the Annual Blacklight Blowout Social on the same day- Friday, December 10th from 5pm 'til 6:30pm! Wear your neon and wear your white because it's a BLACKLIGHT & DISCO LIGHT DANCE PARTY! Permission Slips are also now available AFTER SCHOOL at the B-Side of the office as well! Get them now before they run out! No late permission slips will be accepted after Monday, December 6th!"

Leadership event Permission slips...see PDF's below

Cookies and Cocoa- 6th and 7th graders only

Black Light Blowout- 8th grade only

Submit by deadline

Daily Bulletin- Important message from Admin to students

November 12, 2021

SMS Campus Happenings...

Time is running out..

You can still qualify for Chromebook insurance for 30 days after receiving it. This is as long as the Chromebook is in working condition. Don't miss out, see insurance flyer below if interested.

Please help our Homeless Outreach Program...

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OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES TO REFERENCE...

ELAC Meeting on Zoom- Tuesday, November 16th @ 8:15-8:50

The topics of our upcoming meeting are:
  • Reclassification criteria
  • Academic supports for students
  • Parent involvement
Parents and Guardians of bilingual students will have the opportunity to:
  • Share any questions and concerns they have
  • Plan new topics for upcoming ELAC meetings
  • Meet other parents of bilingual students at Sequoia Middle School and other representatives throughout our District
Join the Zoom Meeting:

https://mdusd.zoom.us/j/89660102733

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    • Support for K-12 Teens & Families by MT. Diablo Adult Ed. Did you know that Adult Ed offers support for K-12 teens and families? Please see the attached flyers for:

For more information, feel free to email Parent Ed secretary, Dee Jones, at parented@mdusd.org /ext. 6720 or for Spanish (or English), email Irma Toman, Parent Education Coordinator, at tomani@mdusd.org /ext. 6722. You can also contact Paige Endo, endop@mdusd.org /ext. 6706.

Sign up for FREE Parenting class- November 16

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.

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, Nov 15th- Site Council Meeting on Zoom at 3pm

Tues, Nov 16th- ELAC Meeting on Zoom at 8:15 am

Tues, Nov 16th- Early Release Day at 1pm

Wed, Nov 17th - Office Hours @1:10-1:45 All teachers available for support

Nov 22-26th- Thanksgiving Break

Dec 20-Jan 4- Winter Break

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.