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Principal’s Corner: Safety First

Principal’s Corner: Safety First

There is no parking on Hearst from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There have been some severely angry situations between parents, and dangerous altercations with parent parking and the buses. The only parking allowed there is for the buses and after-school provider vans. I know parking is horrible, but please use alternate areas and give yourself time to park and walk. Please pick up your kids on time after sch... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Dear Sequoia Families: A recent theft experienced by a staff member sitting in her car on Scenic Ave. reminds us that, while our school neighborhood is generally a safe place, it is always important to take precautions. As a reminder, be aware of your surroundings, even when sitting in your parked car. Roll up the windows and lock all the doors. Remember never to leave anything of value in your lo... »

Principal’s Corner: Sanctuary District

Principal’s Corner: Sanctuary District

Hello Sequoia Families: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning a major sweep through the Bay Area to detain undocumented people. According to the article, this may occur within the next couple of weeks. While raids are unlikely to occur in our school, we need to prepare to protect and support our families as well as meet the social-emotional ... »

Principal’s Corner

Principal’s Corner

Hello Sequoia Family Partners! I want to take the time to thank you for everything you have done and will continue to do to make Sequoia an amazing place. Change is hard, especially if the change is unexpected or drastic. This budget crisis has shown us that even in adverse conditions we are saved by our creativity and toughness. Through all of this, you have volunteered time, donated money, and c... »

Support Sequoia Water Balloon Mania

Support Sequoia Water Balloon Mania

We did it and got pretty doggone close to a 100% , so Mr. Bertolo called it! Mr. B will have to find his wetsuit because all the kids get to throw ONE water ballon right at him! (We may have a few extra for parents.) Here’s the water balloon schedule: TK and K: Wednesday, Nov. 15 Grades 1–5: Friday, Nov. 17 Please contact ariannewagner@gmail.com or the Dads’ Club (elemetal2@gmail.com) if you can h... »

Principal’s Corner for Oct 16-20

Principal’s Corner for Oct 16-20

Early Release Days This week we have early release every day.  On early release days (including our normal Wednesdays), if you are taking your child off school grounds before the bell rings, you MUST come to the office and sign them out. Teachers and cafeteria staff will not allow you to take your child if you do not have an early release slip or the office has not called. Our normal procedur... »

Announcement from the Principal

Announcement from the Principal

Hi Squirrel Families…Just a quick couple of announcements for you. *Know that we are following modified recess and PE days because of the air quality. With the heat and air quality index it’s hard to keep all windows and doors closed, but we are trying to accommodate and ensure the kiddos are safe. *Also, please be aware that thieves have been targeting unlocked cars. Yesterday we had ... »

Message from Principal Bertolo

Message from Principal Bertolo

I just wanted you to know that I will be out of the country on a visit to China. Many of you know that this opportunity is available to leaders in Oakland. I am honored to have the chance to go this year. I am particularly interested in math practices in Chinese schools, so I am hoping to find some great tools to bring back to Sequoia. Dr. Denise Saddler will be my substitute while I am gone. She ... »