SMS Jag E-News
Week of March 8, 2021
Monday, March 8th
National School Breakfast Week
Tuesday, March 9th
Tennis Match vs. RTMS @ SMS @ 4:30 pm
Wednesday, March 10th
Girls Track Meeting @ BMS @ 4:45pm
Virtual PTO Meeting @ 6:00pm
Raising Cane's Spirit Night 4:00-8:00pm (Hwy 6)
Friday, March 12th
Love Your Culture Day
Spring Break: March 15-19
ACES Intervention (select students): March 22, 23, and 24
Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development: March 25 & 26
This week, Governor Greg Abbott announced lifting the mask mandate in Texas in an Executive Order. As part of our continued efforts to keep our students and staff safe, Fort Bend ISD will continue to require masks and facial coverings in all schools and District facilities.
The District will continue this requirement until it can further review guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Fort Bend County health officials, and the District’s medical advisor, and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Per the Governor's statement, "public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency."
The overall health and safety of the community remains a priority, and District leadership is aware that not all employees have had the opportunity to be vaccinated. Retaining the mask mandate will ensure a safe learning environment for all students, teachers and staff. Students who arrive on campus without a mask will be given a fresh, new disposable mask to wear.
National School Breakfast Week
Standards Based Grading @ SMS
FBISD Grading Philosophy
The Board believes in developing students as owners of their learning. To promote student ownership and ensure academic integrity, grades communicate first to students and second to parents and other educational partners each student’s progress toward fulfilling the District’s Vision. To align the grading philosophy and curriculum supports, in 2018-2019 FBISD launched a Grading Pilot in grades 2 - 8. The initial pilot led to a refinement of Standards-Based Grading in PreK-1st grades. For PreK-1st grading guidelines, visit PreK-1st Grade Standards-Based Grading website.
What is the FBISD Grading Pilot?
Campuses engaged in the grading pilot are the first in FBISD to implement a Standards-Based Grading system in grades 2-8. This system changes the way that teachers give feedback related to student progress. Instead of using percentage grades, teachers will provide feedback on competencies that reflect grade-level standards. Students’ report cards clearly communicate academic progress.
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Naming of Two New FBISD Schools
Fort Bend ISD is seeking community suggestions for the naming of a new elementary campus, to be located in the Riverstone community, and a new high school, to be located on the southeast side of the District on FM 521. The deadline to submit names is March 10, 2021.
Nominations must be completed using an online form, links are available below and on the FBISD website. Those who wish to make a nomination must submit a written one or two paragraph statement (no longer than 250 words) containing biographical information or historical data, and reasons justifying the suggested name. Names nominated shall generally be names for people or places. If a person, the individual should have attained prominence locally or nationally, and have made a significant contribution to society. If a place, the name should include historical relevance.
1. The student is required to attend all classes for every period a class is offered.
2. The student has to respond to roll call when the teacher calls his/her name.
3. The student has to be engaged and participate in class.
4. If the student is having technical issues, missing the classing link, they should email the teacher during the class about the issue.
SMS Cell Phone Policy
SMS Morning Tutorials
Daily Wellness Screening
Secondary Student Support Portal
In an effort to enhance our technology support, Fort Bend ISD has given secondary students (Grades 6 - 12) the ability to report application and hardware incidents using the FBISD Support Portal via 1Link. Students will select Student Application Support or Student Hardware Support to request assistance.
Click here for the latest updates on everything you need to know for the 2020-2021 school year
Assistant Principals & Counselors
Paul Wells-Assistant Principal
Courtney Border-Assistant Principal
Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal
Jo Wells-Lead Counselor
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