Sequoia Middle School

SequoiaSequoia Middle School received recycling equipment through the CVUSD Recycles program. This includes containers for inside each of the school’s classrooms, as well as several larger, lockable containers for outdoor and other common areas.

Sequoia operates “manned” recycling stations during lunch periods. ASB students sign up for weekly coverage of the stations, which are located in the center of the school’s outdoor eating area. Students receive raffle tickets when they hand in their beverage containers – a new, lucky winner is announced each morning! This is an excellent way to engage students in recycling and it helps ensure things are put in the right place – trash in the trashcans, recycling in the recycling containers. ASB students also collect classroom recycling every other day.

In addition to making sure the school captures as many of the cans and bottles (CRV items) generated during lunch as possible, Sequoia’s new recycling program has helped them to divert cardboard, slice-sized pizza boxes from the trash stream to the recycling stream. This in turn has helped to reduce the overall volume of waste the school sends to the landfill. Like all other CVUSD schools, Sequoia has a separate dumpster designated specifically for recycling. The District’s waste service provider, Waste Management, empties the recycling dumpster free of charge. So, the more Sequoia recycles, the more money they can save the District on waste disposal fees

Sequoia also received a storage shed through the CVUSD Recycles program. This is being used to store the CRV items collected at the school before they are taken to the redemption center. Therein lies challenge… the school has not been able to secure parent volunteers to take CRV items to the redemption center! The nearest redemption center is located just down the road. If you can help, or to otherwise get involved, please contact the school.

Contact details: James Marshall, Dean of Students; (805) 498-3617, ext. 1009; jmarshall@conejousd.org