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Message from Shazia Shah, NCSP, LMFT

Sequoia School is committed to creating a positive school climate where students feel valued, respected and safe. Through the combined  efforts of administrators, school staff, students, families, and community linkages, we endeavor to create a culture of respect and an educational environment where individual differences are tolerated, respected and even celebrated. 

Unity Day: October 25, 2017

Each year, Sequoia School staff and students don their orange shirts to send a united message of hope, support, and unity against bullying on Unity Day, the Pacer Center's nationwide signature event promoting bullying prevention. On October 25, 2017, Sequoia will join schools and communities across the country to support the theme, "Together against bullying - united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion." In an effort to promote multicultural awareness, our students will partake in “A Taste of the World,” sampling international cuisine prepared by staff members. A presentation will follow to discuss respect for individual differences and the impact of bullying. Our students will have the unique opportunity to meet a presenter who has attended a segregated school to understand the personal impact of racism and discrimination.

SAFE SCHOOL Climate: 
  • Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents
  • Campus Intruder Drill- Preparation and Response: In efforts to promote a positive and safe school Climate Sequoia School implemented it's Campus Intruder Drill on September 21, 2017
  • The Stop Hate and Respect Everyone (S.H.A.R.E.) Tolerance Program: Each year Sequoia partners with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to combat and reduce hate crimes. The goal of the S.H.A.R.E curriculum is to reach youth and prevent them from committing hate crimes and learning the importance of respecting and accepting each others' differences.
 
Online Safety:
 
Previous Unity Day Events:
 
Actor Sean Kanan, best known as Deacon Sharpe on "The Bold and the Beautiful," spoke at Sequoia School as part of Unity Day, the Pacer Center's nationwide signature event promoting bullying!