Information for 8th Grade ParentsTop of Page

As the guardian of an incoming 9th grade student to the Sequoia Union High School District, there is important information you need to know to make certain that your child is ready for the beginning of school in August. Please read the following information carefully and do not hesitate to contact the district at the numbers/emails below if you have any questions.

How do I Know my Assigned School? Top of Page

To check and see which school you are assigned to (your home school), click on the link below for the boundary search.

Incoming 9th Grade Enrollment Check-off List Top of Page

The informational check off list below outlines step-by-step what needs to be done to enter high school the first day.
Step 1: Address Verification - MANDATORY
All students coming into the district must verify their address to show they live within the district boundaries and are eligible to attend school in the Sequoia Union High School District. Click on the link below for information to determine which documents you must bring to verify your address and to find out further information about the process. 
  • Address Verification Information
    • Begins November 1st.
    • Address verification must be done in person.
    • The Sequoia Union High School office is located at 480 James Ave in RWC.
    • Address verification can be done Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 4:15 p.m.
    In late October, the following letter was sent to all incoming 9th grade students for the 2017-18 school year announcing address verification:
For Address Verification Assistance click the name to send an email message:
Perla, Marlaina
Ext. 22209
Step 2: Open Enrollment - OPTIONAL
Open Enrollment opens: OCTOBER 1, 2016

Open Enrollment closes: FEBRUARY 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. No late applications are accepted.

Open Enrollment provides families with the opportunity to apply to attend a school other than their home school. To apply, an Open Enrollment application must be completed and sent to the district.

You only need to apply for the open enrollment if you wish to have your student attend a school other than his/her assigned school.
For Open Enrollment Assistance click the name to send an email message:
Ext. 22211
Step 3: Online Information Update
  • Online Information Update
    Completing this process will allow each parent to update their emergency and household information as well as to review their student's selected courses for the upcoming school year.
Step 4: Arena Check-In - MANDATORY 
Your assigned school will send out information that is important for the opening of school. 

Shadowing Top of Page

Shadowing opportunities are available at each of the high schools. Click on the link below to go to each school's website and visit their shadowing page. 

2017 Summer School Programs InformationTop of Page

Below is a link to the programs that are offered for incoming 9th graders for 2017 summer school.

2017-18 Math and ELA Placement ChartsTop of Page

Incoming 9th graders are placed into both math and English Language Arts (ELA) courses based on various test scores. Please use the charts below to see how your student was placed in the class recommended for them.

District and School Transition Contacts Top of Page

Click on the link below for the list of transition contacts for the Sequoia Union High School District. 

Program Planning HandbooksTop of Page

Below is a guide for incoming 9th grade students. It contains information on the following topics:
  • Important Contacts
  • Enrollment Flowchart
  • Address Verifcation Procedures
  • Open Enrollment Information
  • SUHSD Graduation Requirements
  • UC/CSU Graduation Requirements
  • 9th Grade Course Offerings - Required Courses and Electives

The information in the Program Planning Handbook is subject to change. In all instances, every attempt will be made to reflect changes as they occur.

Parent Information WorkshopsTop of Page

The District Parent Coordinator offers excellent workshops for the guardians of students coming into 9th grade each year. These workshops include topics such as: address verification, Open Enrollment, college readiness, reading a transcript, and more.

The workshops are offered in English and Spanish. Please see the flyer below to see times/dates/locations.

There are meetings held in Redwood City as well as in East Palo Alto. Select the location that works best for you.

Boys and Girls Club InformationTop of Page

The Boys and Girls Club offers exciting summer programs for students in the Sequoia Union High School District. Click the link below to find out additional information about which high quality programs and opportunities are available to students.