Information & Updates

Sequoyah School
Current Status


Both the K-8 and high school campuses will be closed to students after close of business (6:00p.m.) on Friday, March 13, 2020. 

Keep checking this page for Josh’s updates about plans for the rest of the school year.

9-12 Student-Led Conferences: Originally scheduled for Wednesday – Conferences will be held online via Zoom, or by telephone. Links to those conferences will be sent to you by the end of the day on Monday.

Athletic Practices:  Cancelled or postponed until further notice – Scroll down for updates from Kito
Message from Azizi

Student Events:  Cancelled or postponed until further notice

Spring Break: Will take place as planned  – March 30 – April 3, 2020


High School: Begins Tuesday, March 17, 2020

K-8: Begins Wednesday, March 18, 2020


Practices:  Cancelled or postponed until further notice

UPDATES from Kito Paul
thletics During Distance Learning: 

Questions and Absences

The same attendance expectations for the regular school day apply for distance learning.

K-8: If your child is sick or can’t participate on a particular day, please email your classroom teacher and Betty Chavez .

If you’re planning a longer absence, email your classroom teacher and Azizi Williams.

9-12: Email Debbie Deems if your child is sick and unable to attend online classes.

Latest Messages

Scroll in each section to read the complete letter.

from Josh Brody

“Sequoyah Community Update” – March 17, 2020

from Marc Alongi

“High School Distance Learning Update” – March 17, 2020


High School Closure Message –  March 12, 2020

from Azizi Williams

“K-8 Distance Learning Update” – March 18, 2020


K-8 Distance Learning Message –  March 12, 2020



PSA: Safe Shopping and Handling of Groceries and Take-out Food

Jeffrey VanWingen, MD, demonstrates safety tips for grocery shopping, and for bringing home and handling your groceries and take-out meals.

Governor Newsom – Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

Goes into effect on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The order is in place until further notice.

CDC: COVID-19 Travel Information

Travel Health Notices & FAQs for the U.S. and other countries

WHO Myth-Buster Page

Learn the truth about the virus myths and misperceptions.

The New York Times

FREE access to coronavirus articles and information with an account (just enter email and a password to open an account)

The Washington Post

Subscribe with your email address to receive the Coronavirus Updates Newsletter daily. Access to all coronavirus articles and information is FREE.

PARENT RESOURCES – Helpful Articles & Ideas

Harvard Business Review:
That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

Why it’s important to acknowledge the grief you may be feeling, how to manage it, and how we can find meaning in it.

The New York Times: 10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety

Simple tips to help you relax and put things in perspective — in between washing your hands, of course.

Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Article and video to help you reduce worry and stress for your kids

How to Remain Engaged with Your Community While in Isolation

Guybe Slangen, Director of Community Engagement at San Francisco Friends School, shares tips for staying connected in a time of isolation

The Washington Post: How We Can Help Kids Increase Their Sense of Control

FREE access to coronavirus articles and information with an account (just enter email and a password to open an account)

The New York Times: Talking to Teens and Tweens about Coronavirus

Experts offer advice on how parents can help adolescents get the facts straight and be prepared.

PARENT RESOURCES – Activities & Events

Common Sense Media: FREE Fun Stuff to Do

An epic list of FREE online events and activities for all ages: Virtual Storytimes; Virtual Drawing Lessons; Music Classes & Performances; Educational Activities & Lesson Plans; Arts, Film, and Music Lessons & Resources; Audiobooks; Virtual Tours; Fun & Games

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!

Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home, Mo Willems, invites you into his studio to doodle, and shares a game he invented for you to play after the doodles.

Reaching Out Beyond our Sequoyah Family

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