Classroom News

Presidents Day Holiday

Presidents Day Holiday

In observance of the Presidents Day holiday, there is no school on Monday, Feb. 18. Please plan accordingly, and for more information about school holidays, see OUSD’s 2018-19 School Calendar (https://www.ousd.org/cms/lib/CA01001176/Centricity/Domain/3540/OUSD_Calendar_2018_ENG_final_rev0227.pdf). »

Please Take the CHKS Survey

Please Take the CHKS Survey

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an important tool for us to learn about how kids, parents and staff are experiencing Sequoia. We analyze results every year and try to make positive changes. This survey is translated into many languages because we want to hear from everybody in our community. We encourage you to take the survey online or on your phone. (https://ousd-parent-survey.famil... »

Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Technically today is the 100th day of school, according to the OUSD calendar. Due to school cancellation for the poor air quality in November, our TK/K classes will celebrate this milestone on the actual 100th day of classes at Sequoia, which is tomorrow, Jan. 29. »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

There are some exciting things happening at Sequoia! We have teamed up with Oakland Promise (www.oaklandpromise.org) and are becoming a part of K2C (Kindergarten to College). What is K2C? K2C is part of the Oakland Promise and is working to ensure that every Oakland child will graduate from high school with the expectation, skills and resources to complete college and be successful in the career o... »

No School Jan. 21 and Jan. 25

No School Jan. 21 and Jan. 25

Mark your calendars, Squirrels… School is closed on both Monday, Jan. 21 (for Martin Luther King Day), and Friday, Jan. 25 (for teachers’ Professional Development Day). School will be in session that week only Tuesday through Thursday. Frozen fruit bars will be sold on Thursday, Jan. 24. »

Short Week Coming Up

Short Week Coming Up

Mark your calendars, Squirrels… School is closed on both Monday, Jan. 21 (for Martin Luther King Day), and Friday, Jan. 25 (for teachers’ Professional Development Day). School will be in session that week only Tuesday through Thursday. Frozen fruit bars will be sold on Thursday, Jan. 24. »

Friday Is School Spirit Day

Friday Is School Spirit Day

Sequoia’s Student Council has declared Friday, Dec. 21 “Sleepy Day!” Bring your stuffed animals and wear pajamas. Hot chocolate will be available for 50 cents. All proceeds go to the Student Council to put back into our school. »

Winter Break Dec. 24 to Jan. 4

Winter Break Dec. 24 to Jan. 4

Sequoia will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 4. School will resume on Monday, Jan. 7. »

Thanksgiving Recess: No School

Thanksgiving Recess: No School

School will be closed for the week of Nov. 19–23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 26. »

School Closed on Monday

School Closed on Monday

Please note that Sequoia will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday. Enjoy the long weekend. »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Starting in November, we will offer opportunities for Sequoia families to learn from our coaching experts. Coach deKernion will join us for Breakfast with the Principal at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 in the cafeteria. Coach deKernion will talk about how to support your child in reading at home and school. She will answer your questions about book levels, choosing appropriate books and how to engag... »

Spirit/Rainbow Day Nov. 7

Spirit/Rainbow Day Nov. 7

Sequoia will have its first Spirit Day of the year on Wednesday, Nov. 7. On Rainbow Day, everyone will dress in an assigned color: Kinder and TK will wear red. First grade will wear orange. Second grade will wear yellow. Third grade will wear green. Fourth grade will wear blue. Fifth grade will wear purple. Teachers will wear their grade’s color, and special teachers will wear their favorite... »

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