SMS Jag E-News

Week of April 19, 2021

Monday, April 19th

Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development

PTO Silent Auction Ends @ 7:00pm


Wednesday, April 21st

Spring Picture Day (face to face students)


Thursday, April 22nd

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

Girls Soccer vs. Fort Settlement @ SMS 5:00pm

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We are proud to announce that our Destination Imagination Team won 1st place in the Gulf Coast Regional, 2nd place in State and will be participating in Global where they will competewith 15 countries. One of the Team members, Naina Nekkanti (6th grade), is a student from Sartartia Middle School. Congratulations Naina and good luck at Global!
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Events & Updates

Spring Pictures (F2F Students)

Spring pictures are optional.

Only students who wish to purchase pictures should plan to take their picture.

School Name: Sartartia Middle School

Picture Day Date: Wednesday, April 21

Picture Day ID: EVT88PJ4Q

Go to Lifetouch.com to purchase pictures.

Steel City Codes

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.
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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!

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TURN IT BLUE

April is Autism Awareness Month and the puzzle piece ribbon is the universal symbol for autism awareness. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States affecting 1 in 45 school-aged children. Autism is the primary disability of students in Fort Bend receiving special education services.


What can you do?

  • Educate your children about autism and increase awareness of this developmental disability
  • Empower your children to make a positive contribution to the lives of others through kindness and tolerance
  • Enable your children to make a difference, take action and become positive role models for other children.


Early Detection

  • While every child develops differently, we know that early treatment improves outcomes, often dramatically. Click here for more information.


Hope for Three is a local nonprofit and autism advocacy organization that raises awareness through outreach, education and events. They provide resources and support to Fort Bend County families living with autism spectrum disorder. www.hopeforthree.org

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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