SMS GIANT News
November 12, 2021
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.
The California Schools Parent Survey. Help SMS have the MOST surveys completed out of all middle schools!
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.
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
Black Light Blowout- 8th grade only
Submit by deadline
Daily Bulletin- Important message from Admin to students
SMS Campus Happenings...
Please help our Homeless Outreach Program...
OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES TO REFERENCE...
ELAC Meeting on Zoom- Tuesday, November 16th @ 8:15-8:50
- Reclassification criteria
- Academic supports for students
- Parent involvement
- 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
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:
Teen alcohol, vaping, and drug use workshops for teens/parents to attend together. Offered on Saturdays. See schedule on flyers. Offered in English and in Spanish. Referrals welcomed. (Let us know if you need it translated into another language.) Flyer English HERE Spanish HERE
Anger management workshops for teens/parents to attend together. Offered on Saturdays. Offered in English and in Spanish. Referrals welcomed. (Let us know if you need it translated into another language.)
For more information, feel free to email Parent Ed secretary, Dee Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org /ext. 6720 or for Spanish (or English), email Irma Toman, Parent Education Coordinator, at email@example.com /ext. 6722. You can also contact Paige Endo, firstname.lastname@example.org /ext. 6706.
TUPE Upcoming Interactive Workshop - Parenting During a Pandemic on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 in English and Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 in Spanish. Visit the Workshop Registration page (English) or Workshop Registration page (Spanish) for more information and to register. See below for upcoming events!
Sign up for FREE Parenting class- November 16
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself and your student with our updated Dress Code.
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.
Please check this link periodically for the most up to date information regarding the FREE MDUSD Testing sites for our MDUSD families.
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 ComplaintFor questions, concerns or complaints regarding student harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying, please contact Jennifer Sachs, Chief of Educational Services, at email@example.com or by phone at (925) 682-8000 x4016.