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Sequoia Middle School

Week of 10/24/16

Monday-Sports Day

Tuesday-Disney Character Day

Wednesday-Retro Day

Thursday-Animal Day

Friday-Pirate Day

Highlights from Sports Dress Up

Thank you for your support! Every penny earned will be used this year for students!

Hawks -

Finding Friends Wherever We Go

Carrying the Message of Friendship and Serving


The Cross Country team finishes the season undefeated. Click HERE to read more. Girls Volleyball team crowned Whitney League Champions. Click HERE to read more.

Student Life

Mari Sanders and Meera Kashyap won first and second place in the Tulare County Science Fair respectively. Both are moving on to State. Future Hawks spent time visiting our campus at orientation. Click HERE to watch highlights.
Highlights from our Annual Cancer Run. Click HERE to watch clips. Two teams from Ms. Hembree’s robotics class competed in the 2015-16 First Lego League Trash Trek Challenge. Click HERE to read the details.

2016-2017 School Calendar can be found HERE

PUSD Cares

To take a more proactive approach to safety and other concerns we have created several new ways for the community to report these incidents. The new PUSD Incident form can be filled out at PUSD Cares Incident Report Form (English) o rPUSD Cares Incident Report Form (Spanish). There is also a service that accepts calls and texts at 559-715-CARE or (559-715-2273).

Any issues that require immediate or emergency assistance should be reported directly to the appropriate authorities such as 911. What can you report?

  • If you feel unsafe or know someone who feels unsafe
  • Bullying, harassment or intimidation at school
  • Bullying, harassment or intimidation out of school
  • Cyberbullying (Facebook, Myspace, Youtube, Text Messaging, Instant Messaging)
  • Fights, drugs, or weapons at school
  • Friends who talk about hurting themselves

Academic Resources

To read about Common Core State Standards click HERE

View video examples and practice study guides by going to the math department page.

Parents Supporting Students

Support from home can be key to a student's success at school. Read some helpful tips by clicking HERE.

  • Before & After School academic support classes are in session. As in previous years, all students achieving at Basic, Below Basic, or Far Below Basics are required to attend, as well as students who fall below proficiency on any standards based assessment, CFA, or benchmark.
  • Cell phones taken from students during the day can be picked up after school in the front office on Wednesday and Fridays only.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972. The District does not discriminate against any person the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, actual or perceived sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission or participation in District programs. Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of nondiscrimination should be directed to Sergio Mendoza. A copy of the District's Uniform Complaint Policy is available at 559.793.2452. The District's Title IX Coordinator at 559.793.2445or the District's 504 Coordinator at 559.793.2473.

Upcoming Events

*October 24-28 HawktoberFest Week

*October 26-School Dance 3:15-5

*November 2-Minimum Day

*November 9-Annual Cancer Run

  • Digital Design & Communication
  • Law, Justice & Education
  • Engineering
  • Performing Arts
  • Multimedia & Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Business & Finance
  • Health Sciences
  • Precision Agriculture Technology

For more information on one of the exciting high school PATHWAYS programs click here.

Parent Opportunities

Sequoia Middle School engages parents in the following types of roles and activities to increase their involvement and support for learning:


• Title 1 funding allocations and decision-making

• Special event participation (Cancer Run/Walk, Swing Dance competition, Bryant’s Blessing …)

• Book fair helpers

• Awards day presentations

• Fieldtrip day volunteers (Robotics competition, Expanding Horizons, …)

• Orientation presentations

• Open house

• Student Clubs with parent co-leaders (Cyberquest, Reading Revolution, National History Day)

• Music concerts & Music booster club

Please contact us if you are interested in any of our many opportunities.