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Important Dates

April 10: Summer Interest form DUE (click on Principal Keck's Newsletter)

April 18: Virtual Parent Info Night 

May 7: Camp Sequoia Sign-up DUE

May 10: SMS Open House 6:30-8pm - Incoming 6th grade families welcome to attend

June 7-16: Camp Sequoia - Session 1

June 20-30: Camp Sequoia - Session 2

August 10: First day of school

October 15 - November 15: Intradistrict Transfer Window


Students coming from an MDUSD elementary school will be bringing their school-issued chromebooks with them to SMS.

Students new to MDUSD will be issued a district chromebook before the start of the school year.  More information will follow.


Incoming 6th Graders

6th grade
23-24 Parent Info Meeting
A note from Mrs Keck

Hello future 2023-2024 SMS Giants! 

Welcome to SMS! We have put information together here in a "one-stop- shop" to help you find important information including:

  • Choosing electives
  • Our virtual Parent Information Night on Zoom on April 18th
  • Summer Session interest survey for any rising 6th graders for Camp Sequoia offering current 5th graders a chance to acclimate to our middle school campus to ease their minds and prepare them for their new educational journey.


We know how excited you and your child are that they will soon either promoting from Elementary school and embarking on their 3-year middle school journey or just joining us as an incoming 7th or 8th grader. We are hoping to ease your mind and get you acquainted with SMS by holding a virtual meeting and sharing information with you about what to expect. We will record the meeting and share the video recording with you. We will also include it on our school's website for your viewing convenience.


Camp Sequoia is a 2-week Summer opportunity available to current 5th graders aka rising 6th graders. In order to properly plan for staffing, we need to know how many families would be interested in having their child attend and which session would be preferred. More details are provided on the Google Form (link provided below). Please fill out the Camp Sequoia Interest Survey. We are trying to determine how many sessions and classes to hold and need your help. Please know that the interest survey is not binding and that another will be sent at a later date to officially enroll your child.


For any incoming 7th or 8th graders, call the office at 925-934-8174 to schedule a time to come in and choose your elective classes.


Thank you for taking the time to review this Welcome Newsletter. Kindly RSVP and everyone please mark your calendars for our Virtual Parent Information Night on Tuesday, April 18th at 6pm on Zoom.


With appreciation,

Principal Keck

Sequoia Middle School Virtual Parent Information Night

noche de información para los nuevos estudiantes de sms

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18th, 6pm
WHERE: this is an online event. See Zoom link below.

We will record the meeting for those who cannot make it but do not want to miss out!

You may choose to join the Zoom with your camera off if you feel as we will be recording the meeting to share out for those who could not attend or would like to review some of the information shared.


Topic: Incoming Family Info Night on Zoom

Time: Thursday, April 18th at 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 818 4627 6508

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March 7, 2023

Acceptance letters have mailed to families for the 2023-2024 school year. Stay tuned for information on what the next steps will be for your incoming 6th grader(s). Follow this page for the most up-to-date information. 

Welcome to Sequoia Middle School!

Incoming 6th graders are encouraged to attend the walk-through registration so they can see where their classes are and get a feel for the layout of the campus prior to the first day of school.


Address Verification / Proof of Residency

Proof of residence is required at the time of enrollment and when a family changes address. Verification by items from both categories below are required:

*Current picture ID of parent/guardian: driver’s license, state issued ID, passport, consulate issued picture ID, voter credential, or military ID.

  • Two of the following:
    • current valid vehicle registration
    • state or federal tax return filed within the last 12 months with W-2 form(s) attached
    • current voter registration receipt
    • other forms of identification or communication from a government agency
    • property tax bill with parent name and property address indicating home owner's exemption
    • lease/rental agreement (including property address, names of occupants, name and phone number of owner/manager)
    • payroll stubs/checks

 All documents submitted must be originals not copies.

Bills and deeds are NOT valid residency verification documents.

Here is where you will find important information to help you prepare for the upcoming school year.  We want to make sure you and your student(s) are as fully prepared to start their middle school journey as possible!

Parent Square

Make sure to sign-up for a Parent Square account! This is one of the main platforms our school uses to communicate with families. 
You MUST use the same email/phone number to signup as you have provided your school.

Sign-up for Parent Patrol