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RVCS Sequoia

Week of January 6, 2020

Message from the Principal

Happy New Year!  We are looking forward to new possibilities in the year 2020, and helping students grow!  We are always shocked by just how much they grow during the winter break, and were excited to see new hairstyles and lots of smiling faces this week.  


It often takes a few days to get back into the routine of school after time off, so please help your child to readjust by encouraging them to eat healthily, get outdoors in the afternoons as much as possible, and get to bed early.  Please see below for reminders about important upcoming dates and opportunities to get our school community together. We are looking forward to an exciting 2020 at RVCS!

Hannah Bates, Principal

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Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, January 16 - MCHS Advanced French Placement test (@ MCHS) French Placement Sign Up

  • Friday, January 17 - Winter Dance - $5 for RVCS Students only (6-8 pm @RVCS-Seq)

  • Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr Holiday (no school)

  • Tuesday, January 21 - MCHS Counselors visit RVCS

  • Friday, January 24 - Parents complete MCHS pre-registration process on the SRCS Illuminate portal

  • Monday, January 27 - Return Course Registration Form to MCHS Counseling Office (or upload to SRCS Illuminate Portal) by no later than 3 pm

  • Friday January 31 - RVCS Parents Association Trivia Night (4-9 pm @RVCS-Seq)

  • Monday, February 3 - MCHS Counselors visit RVCS for One-on-One meetings with students

  • Thursday, February 20 - Finals (2:10 pm dismissal)

  • Friday, February 21 - End of Trimester 2 (2:10 pm dismissal)

RVCS Parents’ Association 

One of the great things about your child attending a charter school is the opportunity to give back to the school community!  We ask every family to try to give 10 hours of volunteer time each year. Our upcoming PA meeting day and time has changed! Our meetings will now be the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 22nd at 6:30. Please join us and learn more about how to help your child’s school!

Upcoming Trivia Night:

Please join us for a fun family Trivia Night!  Save the date on January 31st for trivia, snacks and some fun competition.  More information coming at the end of the week!


Chorus starts again before school on Thursday, January 17th from 7:45-8:25 in room P5 (Sequoia).  New members are welcome to join during January and February! We will have Chorus Karaoke for the first four weeks back, singing all genres and types of music together!  Come participate and see what chorus is all about.

RVEF Classes:

Rincon Valley Education Foundation Enrichment classes begin January 21!  Mrs. Friedman (our Art teacher) will be offering a Yoga class for teens at RVCS-M and a ceramics class will be offered at RVCS-S.  Click here for details and to register!

Girls’ Basketball:

Athletic packets are due to Mrs. Lovelace by the end of the day Wednesday, January 15th.  The first game is on Wednesday, January 22nd. Families of players will receive schedules in an email from Mrs. Lovelace.

District Discussion of Reconfiguration

At the upcoming school board meeting on January 14th, the board will continue the discussion and move forward with a district plan regarding the possible reconfiguration of schools in RVUSD.  Please see the website for more information and to provide feedback and input on this decision.  

Executive Committee:

Our executive committee meets several times per year to discuss our schools’ safety plans, LCAP and other school site information.  This is an important committee that helps make decisions about how best to support students in our school environment. Our next meeting this year will be January 22nd at 4 pm.  Please let us know if you would like to participate in this committee. You can contact Hannah Bates at

Please see documents section for handbook and flyers!