SMS Jag E-News

Week of April 26, 2021

Wednesday, April 28th

Coffee with the Principal 8:15-9:00am (online students)


Thursday, April 28th

Boys Soccer vs. Hodges Bend @ SMS 5:00pm

Girls Soccer vs. Fort Settlement @ Clements HS 5:00pm


Upcoming Dates

May 3-7: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5: Algebra EOC Testing

May 6: STAAR Science (8th grade)

May 7: STAAR Social Studies (8th grade)

May 13: 8th Grade Award Ceremony (virtual)

May 18: 6th & 7th Grade Award Ceremony (virtual)

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Recently, several teams competed virtually in the Destination Imagination Lone Star Finals Tournament. Team 6th DImension placed 3rd in the middle-level Engineering Challenge, and also received a high Instant Challenge score! Team DI Dominators placed 2nd in the secondary level Engineering Challenge, and also won a DaVinci Award, given for having a unique approach to a solution, for risk taking, and/or for outstanding creativity. Both teams will advance to compete in the Destination IMagination Global Finals Tournament. Good luck to 6th graders Naina Nekkanti and Emily Chan as they represent Sartartia. Go Jags!

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EVENTS & UPDATES

End of Year Schedule

The End Of Year Schedule for all FBISD middle schools can be accessed below. The schedule is for the days Friday, May 28 through Thursday, June 3. The district adjusted Wednesday, June 2, by making it a full day (8:50-4:05), rather than an early release day, because of minutes needed to comply with state law. Therefore, our only early release day is the last day of school, Thursday, June 3. School will be over at 1:20 that day.

Are you interested in joining the SMS Chapter of Steel City Codes? Steel City Codes is on a mission to promote inclusivity in STEM by educating young students in computer science. Everything we offer is completely cost-free so that anybody, regardless of their situation, can take advantage of our offerings. Please fill out the form to register your child for Steel City Codes. Once we have formed a sizeable group, we will send out an email to the student and the parent informing them of our very first virtual class! Meetings will be held over zoom from 10:30-11:30 AM on Saturdays *subject to change* and the link to each meeting will be sent out before each meeting.

ATHLETICS

Are you looking to play a sport or get involved in High School? Tennis is a lifelong sport, it is fun, great exercise and you can meet friends! You DID NOT have to make the middle school team in order to tryout or play in high school and we hope that we will see you on the tennis courts in the fall? If you would like to know more, email Coach Martinez or follow us on Twitter at: @TravisTennis


Why freshman should play during their 9th grade year:

  • They earn their PE credit because they take the Tennis PE Athletic class with Coach Martinez.
  • They get a year of tennis experience. If they come out as sophomores or juniors, the freshman who did play are usually ahead of them and have a better chance of playing.
  • If they have a drive to learn and get better, they can actually be pretty good tennis players.
  • They get to be apart of something right from the start, be part of a group, meet new friends and they learn time management skills needed to be successful in high school, college and in life!!!
  • Learn and play a Life Long sport!

CAMPUS REMINDERS

ATTENDANCE

Attendance and engagement in all classes, regardless of learning model, is expected from every student, every day. Parent notes are required for all absences within five days from the absence date. Notes must include full student name as well as the reason for the absence (including technical difficulties). If a student misses a synchronous engagement, they are counted absent. Please email all absence notes to AttendanceSMS@fortbendisd.com. Contact our attendance clerk, Mrs. Williams, at (281)634-6322 if you have questions.

DAILY WELLNESS SCREENER

Parents/students must complete a Daily Wellness Screening through Skyward. If your child is cleared, they may attend school that day. If your child is not cleared, they may not report to school and a member from the district COVID-19 contact tracing team will contact families directly. In addition to the screener, students will receive, and must pass, a temperature check before reporting to their classroom. To make student entry as safe and efficient as possible, please make sure the screener is completed prior 8:00 AM each day. Another way students can be allowed in is by showing a screen shot of their “cleared” screen. This screen shot must show the date for that day to be accepted.

FACE MASKS

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.

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


Jo Wells

joh.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319

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