Students: The first quarter ends today. Please make sure you have all of your assignments updated in Blackboard. Call the school or email your teachers for help. Progress reports will be sent through the mail on Monday.
Sequoyah Parents, Faculty, Staff and Students
Starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020, Sequoyah High School will move all classes to full time virtual school days, until further notice. Sequoyah has completed their orientation phase with all grade levels and have developed virtual lesson plans to ensure every student continues to have opportunities to learn and grow academically, especially with parental support. Our community continues in a “red zone” meaning that we are at high risk for community spread of COVID-19. Because it is safer for social distancing and distance learning at this time, these online lessons and activities will primarily be delivered and communicated virtually through Blackboard, along with offline assignments, and with remote support from teachers. All students are to work from home on Blackboard during school hours for attendance requirements. School hours are 8:00 am until 3:25 pm.
To ensure all students have adequate access to nutritious meals, Sequoyah High School will offer:
Grab and Go Meals
Meals are offered in a drive-thru set up. The meal program is also offered for students of any school district and any child aged 18 and under to participate in. There are three locations meals can be picked up for a child.
Meals will be at these locations, Sequoyah High School Cafeteria in the north parking lot, Cherokee National Peace Pavilion on Water Street and East Keetoowah Street in Tahlequah and one stop in Stillwell which will be at Big-B South, 910 S. 2nd St. Stillwell, OK 74960. The drive thru will consist of breakfast and lunch needed for each student. Monday pick-up meals will have Tuesday meals and Wednesday will have Thursday and Friday meals.
The meals can be picked up by the student or parents. The meal bags will have instructions for safe storage.
ICTC students will still need to report to ICTC each day for their classes. ICTC does not have a virtual option at this time. Please stay safe. Wear a mask and social distance, so we keep each other, and our Cherokee elders safe from COVID.
The CDC also recommends the following best practices for students to protect themselves:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are
• Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
• Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
• Stay at home when you are sick.
• Practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between
you and other people.
• Wear a cloth mask in public when you cannot social distance.
There is nothing more important to Sequoyah Schools than the safety and health of our students, our staff and their families. If you have any questions or additional concerns about this matter, you are welcome to contact Natalie Cloud, Principal at (918) 453-5400. You are valued by Sequoyah High School, and we are here to assist you.
Sequoyah Family: Please join us virtually from 4-7pm on both Tuesday and Thursday, September 1st and 3rd for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Email the teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. Zoom, facetime, phone call or email can be a choice for these evenings. We had a great first week with our students! Please be safe and wear your mask! Mrs. Cloud
If you have questions, please call the school.
Dear Sequoyah Parents:
We are looking forward to seeing our students next week, school starts Monday, August 24. Our plan includes students attending in-person classes one day a week during an initial orientation phase as follows: Freshmen on Mondays, Sophomores on Tuesday, Juniors on Wednesdays and Seniors on Thursdays. Fridays will be reserved for students or parents needing specific services by appointment only.
There are some misconceptions about virtual education and we want to make sure that you have information. All Sequoyah High School students will need to be available to log on to their assigned classes during the hours of 8 am-3:25 pm each school day. We have a new learning management system that will track when students log in. This is how we will track attendance and participation. Teachers may also require daily Zoom meetings. Each student needs to be available during school hours to receive the best instruction possible.
If your student has not signed a virtual contract to be a full time virtual student and does not attend school next week, we will assume you have chosen to attend another school. Please let us know ASAP, we will be calling additional students to fill your spot.
Sequoyah is the “School of Choice” and we want our students to have the best possible education and an authentic relationship with our wonderful faculty. We are working hard at making this online transition as easy as we can for our students.
Please call the school if we can help you further.
Follow-up back to school announcement:
Osiyo, and welcome back to the 2020-21 school year. We are looking forward to a safe return on August 24. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sequoyah High School recently announced a return-to-school plan based on safety measures guided by recommendations from our health experts and administration to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus within our school community. Under this safety plan, every student will have the option of attending as a virtual student if they and their parents so choose.
Our plan includes students attending in-person classes one day a week during an initial orientation phase as follows: Freshmen on Mondays, Sophomores on Tuesdays, Juniors on Wednesdays and Seniors on Thursdays. Fridays will be reserved for students or parents needing specific services by appointment only. We will run our regular bus routes. However, students will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the bus and must wear a mask while on the bus. Please contact us ASAP if your child intends on riding one of our bus routes. Our dormitory will remain closed until further notice.
Also, to protect against mass gatherings and to practice social distancing, the Sequoyah Football season is canceled and other extracurricular activities are temporarily postponed while we monitor COVID cases in our area.
At the start of the school day, all students will be screened upon entering the main building each day and as students enter and exit throughout the day. We will limit the number of students in each classroom and will take other precautionary steps such as eating in classrooms to help mitigate the risk of contracting or spreading the virus. All students, faculty and guests will be required to wear masks on all school property. Our maintenance staff and others will be doing additional sanitizing throughout the entire campus multiple times each day and every evening.
We are striving for all of us to have a safe and productive learning environment this school year as we navigate through these challenging times. While times are difficult and many uncertainties exist one thing remains the same, Sequoyah School is committed to maintaining our reputation as the “School of Choice.” Please contact us if you have specific concerns or questions.
Dear Sequoyah Family:
We want to make sure that all Sequoyah parents and students have information about the start of school.
Students will report to school beginning at 7:50 am on Monday, August 24, 2020. The first bell rings at 8:05 am. School ends at 3:20 pm.
Buses will run, however, new routes will be in place to accommodate staggered class schedules. Please contact the transportation department for information at (918)772-4169.
The only student drop off location will be in front of the Sequoyah statue. All students must enter the main building wearing a mask, or remain outside until we provide a mask. Students will then be screened and then may report to class or the cafeteria.
Mondays- Freshmen only
Tuesdays- Sophomores only
Wednesdays- Juniors only
Thursdays- Seniors only
Fridays- all students will be Virtual
This schedule will be in place until further notice. This schedule is subject to change at any time. Please make sure that the school has current contact information on your student. We want to keep you informed during this difficult time.
The first week of school, August 24-28 we will make sure all students receive devices and connectivity for virtual learning. Students will be provided with all necessary tools on how to access their learning information online.
Dorm students have a tentative report date of August 24. We will send out more information as we have it, and it is always subject to change as we gather information and resources. A more strategic return to school plan will be available soon.
Thank you for all you do to make Sequoyah High School the BEST!