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Be sure to check on courses at the Shafter Learning Center for Summer. There are classes for students and parents, including classes in Spanish. Stay connected through this site:





Need some helpful hints about Common Core and how to help your student? Check out the link below. There is information by grade level and the resources pages are available in Spanish as well.



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Careers in Science

Sequoia Bears had an opportunity to learn more about many of the Careers in Science that abound in our area. Petroleum engineers, petrophysicists, and geologists from California Resource Corporation came to share their experiences and information about local geology, environmental stewardship, and drilling risks. Students were excited to see that careers in science could be meaningful, obtainable, and are available in close proximity to Shafter. To see some of the information that our students experienced, check out this information Power Point created by our own Third Grade teacher, Mr. Martinez. Career Day 052417 (1).pdf

Sequoia Family and Community

At Sequoia we are a family that supports one another and our community! For this reason our family events are always big hits and our students' seek ways to better serve their community. At Sequoia you can count on fun family occasions and opportunities to better our local community.

Robotics from Chevron

Recently, in Mr. Martinez's Third Grade classroom, there was a  Donor's Choose and Chevron's Fuel Your School celebration.  Mr. Martinez had posted a Donor's Choose Project during Chevron's Fuel Your School funding period for VEX robotics, so that his class could extend their Animal Adaptations/Habitat and Save the Planet lessons.  Adam Alvidrez came to help show his support from Chevron and donated pizza to surprise the kids.  The students had not known about the posting of the project on Donor's Choose or how they would receive new robotics to use for future lessons. Mr. Alvarez from Chevron not only surprised the students with their new robotics, but also a pizza party, so they would have a day they would never forget. Special thanks to Mr. Alvidrez, Chevron, and Mr. Martinez for supporting our great school and students!

Journey to Success

Here at Sequoia we are making it our aim to ensure our students are on a "Journey to Success". This means preparing them each year to meet the expectations of the California Common Core State Standards, so that they are ready for college and career in their futures. This year we added an emphasis on careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). We want students to know that there are many careers in the sciences that they have never heard of and even more that have not been created yet. After familiarizing students with just a few of these careers, students filled out Career Interest sheets at the first assembly. Students expressing what they wanted to be when they grew up and steps to take to achieve that goal. To support these goals, we have also established a positive behavior reinforcement program. Each week that classes have a "successful" behavior week, they get to have their team spaceship (designed by each class) on the "Journey to Success" wall in the cafeteria.



College Bound

College Bound

Once a month, as part of Sequoia's Journey to Success, we have a College Day on the Thursday before our Spirit Assembly. Students and staff wear their favorite college shirts, and university pennants line the courtyard. We are trying hard at Sequoia to reinforce the need for further education to support our students for college and career. Students have the opportunity to learn about a different featured university every College Day.This year some of our upper grade classes will be researching and constructing the presentations themselves. Our featured university presentations thus far are below:

Click on each pdf to find out more!
Cal POly PPT.pdf CDS UHawaii.pdf Univ Michigan ppt.pdf
CSUB PPT.pdf Fresno PPT.pdf Yale PPT.pdf
Stanford PPT.pdf UCLA PPT.pdf U C Santa Barba.pdf
USC PPT.pdf Pepperdine PPT.pdf CSU Channel Islands PPT.pdf



Sequoia 2017 - 2018

Sequoia Elementary is the newest of the four schools in the Richland School District in Shafter, CA.   We have approximately 800 students at our school.  Shafter is a small city located about 15 miles northwest of Bakersfield, CA.  Shafter has a population of about 17,000 people.  Sequoia is devoted to giving each student a first class education.  Quality education is a high priority in the Richland School district and here at Sequoia as well. We have  an outstanding and  caring staff that collaborates to create engaging lessons that quench our students' hunger for knowledge.   


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August 16th First Day of School  
August 29th  Back to School Night 


Sept 4th Labor Day  

Sequoia Chant


Are you ready for Spirit Assemblies? Learn the Sequoia chant via the video above. Go Sequoia Bears. 


Sequoia Bears are A Okay

We work real hard everyday

Go Bears, Go! All the way!

Get Your Sequoia Gear

Make sure you are well equipped on Spirit Fridays with the appropriate Sequoia gear. Our office currently has Youth and Adult Sequoia Elementary logo tees on sale for $10 and $15. Jerseys are also for purchase at just $25 each. Ask our friendly office staff how you can purchase one or more of these items, and be a part of Spirit Fridays at Sequoia Elementary!

See our Student Council Spirit Friday video here:

Spirit Fridays video

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Be honest * Don't deceive, cheat or steal * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do * Have the courage to do the right thing * Build a good reputation * Be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences * Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feelings of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do * Persevere: keep on trying! * Always do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act - consider the consequences * Be accountable for your choices


Play by the rules * Take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Don't blame others carelessly


Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Stay informed; vote * Be a good neighbor * Obey laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment