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Incoming 9th Graders/New Students

Welcome

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Sequoia High School offers various avenues to help 8th grade and new student families find out more information about the school. We encourage you to explore the entire SHS website as well as the Sequoia PTSA website where you can join an 8th grade email list (labeled with your graduating year, e.g. “Class of 2026”). 
 

About Sequoia Video

Get To Know Sequoia

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Shadowing

Shadow days are designed to allow students to get a feel for their future alma mater. We work to pair current Sequoia students with shared  academic or extracurricular interests with our visiting shadows. The day is structured to provide an initial experience with Sequoia, and answer preliminary questions that potential students and/or parents might have.
 
Please visit the SEQUOIA SHADOW PAGE for further information and signup instructions.

8th Grade Info Night

Please CLICK HERE to view the recording of the 2021 8th Grade Info Night
 
8th Grade Info Night (English)
 
8th Grade Info Night (Spanish)

8th Grade Welcome

 8th Grade Welcome Night

8th Grade Welcome Night 2022
 
Here is a checklist to help you keep track of student/family events and opportunities to volunteer!

Campus Tours

2021-2022
October 2 . October 23 . November 20 . January 22
Use THIS LINK to sign up for an on-campus tour. Tours will be led by Sequoia HS leadership students an accompanied by parent volunteers from the PTSA. Tours will last approximately 60 minutes. Meet at the front steps of campus (entry from the front lawn).
 
Campus Tour Location
 

Open House

OPEN HOUSE:  Date TBD (March 2022)
Prospective Sequoia families are invited to attend our annual Open House. Visit classrooms, visit the IB Art show, and celebrate Sequoia with friends and family.

IB Info Night

The 8th Grade IB Info Meeting - Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
 
For families who want to learn more about the IB Program at Sequoia and what makes IB so exciting. Go to the IB Programme page to view previous IB meeting presentations.  
Enrolling Your Student

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Open Enrollment

The Board of Trustees desires to provide enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of the district's students. Ninth Grade Open Enrollment is a period of time when an incoming 9th grade student may request a high school other than their assigned home school to attend. You must complete an online Open Enrollment Transfer Application to be eligible.  

Open Enrollment runs from mid-November through the end of January. Please check back to the DISTRICT OPEN ENROLLMENT SITE after November 15th for more information. Contact the District Office with further questions at (650) 369-1411.

Open Enrollment is currently closed.

You do not need to complete an Open Enrollment Transfer Application if you want your child to attend their assigned home school.   

Course Planning/Placement

Information on deciding what courses to take can be found:

Summer Reading

SUMMER READING Summer Reading.  Each grade level has summer reading assignments that must be completed prior to the first day of school. See the English Department page for summer reading information.  

Welcome Events

WELCOME EVENTS

  • SHSEF Welcome – The Sequoia High School Education Foundation (SHSEF) holds a welcome event in April. SHSEF page here.
  • PTSA Welcome – Please visit the PTSA website for volunteer opportunities and events!
  • Freshman Orientation - August 16th - 9:00 AM - 1:00 pm
 

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION August 16, 2016

  • 9:00-12:00 - Students will receive their class schedules, tour campus, take school photos, and get to know their classmates.  
  • 9:00-10:00 AM - Parents will hear a presentation with general information about Sequoia High School.  
  • 12:00 PM – Barbecue for 9th grade families.

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION August 16, 2016

  • 9:00-12:00 - Students will receive their class schedules, tour campus, take school photos, and get to know their classmates.  
  • 9:00-10:00 AM - Parents will hear a presentation with general information about Sequoia High School.  
  • 12:00 PM – Barbecue for 9th grade families.
Get Involved

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From academics to sports, arts, sciences, clubs and more, there are many ways for both students and parents to be engaged in the Sequoia Community! We hope these resources below will help you make the most of the high school experience for your family.  

RESOURCES

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS