Jag E-News

Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 7.16.20

JAGS ARE ON THE MOVE!

Jag Families,


We hope that this email finds you well and safe and that you are having a wonderful summer and enjoying time with your family. We have been gearing up for the start of the 2020-2021 school year and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure a smooth start to the school year for you and your JAG. As we strive to keep you well-informed, here are a few upcoming events and pertinent information. We will share more information as soon as it is available.


Fort Bend ISD will start the 2020-2021 school year 100 percent online on August 12th to best protect the well-being of our students and staff. At this time, we do not know how long online instruction will continue, but you can trust that systems will be in place to provide a robust online program with both synchronous and asynchronous learning.


With exceptions made for those with documented health risks, teachers will deliver this online instruction from a classroom or designated workspace, complete with established health and safety practices.


Starting school online will allow adults in our school to refine the established health and safety protocols before introducing students back into the building. It will also provide the opportunity for staff and students to learn and master online learning tools, which will make any swift transition to online learning easier if it becomes necessary to close a classroom or school due to COVID-19. There will be exceptions for a limited number of students to learn at school each day. These details will be shared in the near future.


Note: During this period of online learning, participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular programs will also be online.


Remain up-to-date with the latest FBISD plans for the 2020-2021 school year by clicking here.


Jag Camp will be Monday, August 3, 2020. Due to health and safety regulations, it will be held virtually. A link to the virtual Jag Camp will be sent to all SMS students and parents on Monday, August 3, 2020.


The faculty, staff, and administration looks forward to seeing everyone come together throughout the year to engage in our World Class School. Our theme this year is "Individually Unique, Together Complete" and our social media hashtag of choice is #SartartiaStrong.


Have fun, be safe, and "see" you in a few weeks! Please do not hesitate to contact any administrator at any time should you have questions or concerns.


All my best,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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SMS YEARBOOK PICKUP!

The yearbooks have arrived! After much anticipation, the 2019-20 yearbooks and accessories are ready to be picked up! If you ordered a book, you may pick it up on Tuesday, July 21st, Wednesday, July 22nd, or Thursday, July 23rd from 4:00-6:00 PM at the main entrance to SMS. Please bring your receipt or ID for verification purposes. Any family member may pick up the book. If you purchased multiple books, please pick them up at the same time.


If you would like to purchase a 2019-20 yearbook, it is first come first serve, as there are limited copies on Monday, July 20th from 4:00-6:00 PM. The books are $45 and must be paid for in cash, exact change only. We apologize that we will be unable to accept checks or credit cards and that we will not be able to make change. We will also have the 2018-19 yearbooks available for a discounted price of $30. If you’d like to purchase one it must be paid in cash, exact change only.


If you have questions, contact Ms. Luxenburg, our yearbook sponsor. Her email address is samantha.luxenburg@fortbendisd.com

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Immunizations For 2020-2021 School Year

For the 2020-2021 school year, please remember to comply with the Texas minimum vaccine requirements for school entry. Immunization requirements for the 2020-2021 school year are similar to the previous school year. The only change is that the two-dose hepatitis A vaccine requirement now applies to Kindergarten through 11th-grade students.


Links: DSHS Letter addressed to school administration; 25 Texas Administrative Code, §97.63

New Student Enrollment

NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION PROCESS 2020-21


To complete the online application, please go to https://www.fortbendisd.com/newstudent.


Scroll down to the middle/bottom of the page where it says, "Option 1: New Fort Bend ISD Family". Click on where it says, "Begin Here". You will be redirected to a page to create a new Skyward Family Access account. After you have successfully logged into Skyward Family Access, the application will open.


  • AFTER YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE ONLINE APPLICATION:

    Please contact Mrs. Hodson, our registrar, at (281) 634-6323 to make a virtual (online) appointment. You may also email Mrs. Hodson at michelon.hodson@fortbendisd.com



  • REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    1. Student’s Birth Certificate
    2. Student’s Social Security card
    3. Withdrawal Form (if during the school year; not required during summer registration)
    4. Last Report Card stating “Promoted” or “Retained” (if during the summer)
    5. Official Immunization Record with child’s Date of Birth & Physician’s stamp or signature
    6. Proof of residence (Deed or Lease)
    7. 1 Current Utility Bill (electric, water or gas)
    8. Parent’s government photo ID which provides their Fort Bend address (TX Driver’s License/ID Card)


NOTE: The address listed for items 6, 7, and 8 must be the same, and must be the address on your government photo ID (drivers' license)

Fort Bend ISD Off-Campus PE Application Now Available

Fort Bend ISD plans to offer the opportunity for students to participate in Off Campus PE during the 2020-21 school year. Due to the uncertainty surrounding what school will look like during the 2020-21, there may have to be changes made to the program. Any changes will posted to the Fort Bend ISD Off Campus PE Webpage and be communicated to all programs, parents, and students that apply to participate in Off Campus PE.

Attachment: Schoology Group Resources Newsletter Attachments

Do You Still Have An SMS Library Book?

Use the directions below to find out for sure and to avoid any fines. And be sure to bring it to SMS next week when you pick up your personal items.

FBISD Summer Mental Health Supports

FBISD mental health partners, Vida Clinic and Clearhope Counseling and Wellness Center, are offering counseling services to all Fort Bend ISD students, families, and staff this summer. This will allow our FBISD community to access quality mental health services right from their own homes virtually or potentially face-to-face at a nearby campus or counseling office.


To schedule services with Vida Clinic, please visit vidaclinic.org or contact the Vida Clinic Care Team at 512-518-2209 or by email at vidacare@vidaclinic.org. To make an appointment and/or learn more about Clearhope, go to clearhopewellness.com/about-us. Both providers will work with each family or staff for payment of services and funding options to fit their unique situation.


This is the last Behavioral Health and Wellness Parent Newsletter (ARABIC) (CHINESE) (SPANISH) (TURKISH) (VIETNAMESE) for the summer. The Newsletter outlines tips to creatively engage with your children along with supporting their (and your own!) mental and physical health. You can also visit FBISD’s COVID-19 Social-Emotional Support website for more mental health and self-care resources.

Campus Improvements and 2018 Bond Update

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I know that we are all looking forward to a restful and safe summer break, and as the school year ends, I wanted to provide you with a brief update on the work that continues on our campus. As part of the 2018 Bond program, Sartartia is receiving upgrades to the roof, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as improvements to our track and field, competition gymnasium and fine arts suites, among other things.


Please know that Fort Bend ISD and our contractors are committed to maintaining a safe worksite and keeping the streets and neighborhood clean and clear of debris. Our contractors work during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and are doing everything they can to deliver these projects in an expeditious and safe manner.


As always, I appreciate your patience, understanding and continued support.


Currently Underway:

  • Replace flooring in weight room (complete)
  • Track and Field Upgrades
  • Site Drainage Improvements and a retention pond
  • New Floors and Bleachers @ Gymnasiums
  • Roofing
  • Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment
  • Fine Arts Addition - Adding Choir and Black Box (complete by June 2021)
  • Drinking Fountains with Bottle Filler
  • Wayfinding Signage Inside building - signage to help navigate interior corridors -
  • Lighting Upgrades and Lift at Stage for Improved Access


Getting Underway Soon (2021):

  • Football field - Turf field
  • Wayfinding Signage Inside building - signage to help navigate interior corridors -
  • Exterior Cleaning and Waterproofing
  • Electronic Marquee
  • Replace exterior lights with LED lighting
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Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320


7th grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


8th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319