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February 7, 2021

Hey Jags,


We have a full week ahead of us and we hope that we see each of you at one of our many events this week. From athletic events to course selection night, there is something for everyone, virtual or in person. We have partnered with 9er's Grill in New Territory for another great fundraiser this Thursday, February 11 from 4-8pm, so take a break and enjoy a meal with your family while supporting our PTO and school. We hope everyone is having a fabulous February!


With Jag Pride,


Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

Week at a Glance

Monday 2.8.2021

Cricket Club 5-5:30pm (Join Teams Meeting Here)

High School Academy Applications DUE


Tuesday 2.9.2021

Current 6th & 7th Grade Virtual Course Selection Night 6:00-7:00pm

(Join Teams Meeting Here)


Wednesday 2.10.2021

Boys Basketball Game vs. Dulles @ SMS 5:15pm

Virtual PTO Meeting (Join Zoom Meeting)


Thursday 2.11.2021

Girls Basketball Game vs. Fort Settlement @ SMS 5:15pm

Spirit Night @ 9ers Grill 4:00-8:00pm


Friday 2.12.2021

Virtual CTE Course Selection Info Night

Term 4 Learning Model Change Request


Fort Bend ISD will open the Learning Model Change Request Form on Thursday, February 4, at 8:00 a.m. for families who are requesting a change for the final grading period of the current school year. Parents or guardians who would like to request a change in their child’s current learning model must complete a learning model change request form in Skyward Family Access by February 11, at 11:59 p.m. The change will be effective for the fourth grading period that begins March 29. This form only needs to be completed if a change is requested. If a student is staying in their current learning model, no action is required.

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SMS Cell Phone Policy

This is a reminder to all parents and students that Sartartia Middle School is an "Away for the Day" campus. Student devices (including cell phones, headphones, airpods, etc), are to be turned off and in a backpack unless the classroom teacher has allowed the use of devices for instructional purposes. Phones and other devices that are visible in classrooms and hallways during the school day will be picked up and held in in the front office until the end of the day. Administrators and staff will be doing hall sweeps to collect all phones and devices that are not being used for instructional purposes. All students have access to a phone in the front office to contact a parent or guardian if needed.

Virtual CTE Course Selection Info Night

Please join Ian MacIntyre, Computer Science teacher at Sartartia MS, in a live discussion concerning FBISD High School Computer Science course selection pathways. Any interested families of current 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend.


Date: Friday, 2/12

Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Teams link: https://bit.ly/2MCDUpJ


Please visit https://bit.ly/3rifJve if you would like to submit questions for discussion. Thank you!

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High School Academy & Program Applications

The application window for the FBISD Academies, P-Tech, ECHS, and Piano Technician are now open. Below you will find each program’s website, a link to a video, and the links to the application. Each program website includes information about the application process and program requirements.


FBISD Academy Application (January 19-February 8, 2021)

FBISD P-TECH and ECHS Application (January 19-February 8, 2021)

Piano Technician Application: HERE (January 19-March 29, 2021)

SMS 2020-21 Yearbook

Be sure to check out our yearbook webpage where you will find all of the info on how to get your pictures and ads submitted for the 2020-2021 school year.


It's also not too late to buy your yearbook. It has definitely been a memorable year and we are excited for what is to come!

Reminders for Jag Families

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.


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.

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Ren360 MOY Assessment (Jan 19-Feb 12)

In order to measure student growth in the areas of Reading and Math for the 2020-2021 School year, the Renaissance 360 middle of the year (MOY) assessments will be administered January 19th - February 12th. During this window, FBISD teachers and staff will proctor the administration of the assessment for face-to-face AND online students. A separate notification went to parents on January 17 via email that outlined the REN360 middle of the year (MOY) assessments that are being administered. It is particularly important for parents of online students to read it, as we are relying on you to a degree to ensure it is successful. In the online testing environment, family members/caregivers may only help students get online and log into the test site. Once the test begins, students are NOT permitted to use other people, devices, or any other resources to help them answer test questions. For more information about Star Renaissance 360 Assessments, visit the Renaissance parent webpage.

SMS Morning Tutorials

Tutorials are offered throughout the week by each teacher and team. These tutorials are available to all students and offered virtually from 8:20-8:45am through Teams. Teachers have posted their tutorial times and links in Schoology, but you can also access the complete schedule and all links in the attached document.

Daily Wellness Screening

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.

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.

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Everything You Need To Know!

Click here for the latest updates on everything you need to know for the 2020-2021 school year

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-Lead Counselor

jo.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319

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