SMS Jag E-News

February 14, 2021

Hey Jags,


We hope that you are staying safe and warm as you enjoy this long weekend. As you are hopefully aware, this upcoming week has had a shift in expectations due to the significantly colder weather that is coming our way. Monday, February 15, is a school holiday and Tuesday, February 16 is an asynchronous day of learning for all students, regardless of learning model. Please read the item below about this asynchronous day, as well as district communication about how this weather may impact learning and school. The District will continue to monitor the impact of the arctic storm and provide timely updates to our community via the District’s website, social media and mass notification system once new information is available.


Be sure to check out the information below for updates on course selection, health and wellness activities, athletic updates, and some student work from our AVID College Fair. Have a great week Jags!


Stay safe,


Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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Monday 2.15.2021

SCHOOL HOLIDAY (President's Day)


Tuesday 2.16.2021

Asynchronous Learning (1st-4th Period)


Wednesday 2.17.2021

8th Grade Course Selection Night 6:00-7:00pm

(Join Meeting Here)


SAVE THE DATE

March 4, 2021-SMS Virtual Spring Open House

All Fort Bend ISD campuses and facilities will be closed on Tuesday, February 16, due to the arctic front that will impact Fort Bend County and the surrounding areas starting this weekend. Asynchronous learning will occur on Tuesday, February 16 for all Fort Bend ISD students.


  • February 16 is an "A" Day
  • Students will have assignments for periods 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Students should complete and submit the assignment in Schoology for each class period by 11:59 PM on Tuesday in order to be awarded attendance credit (and academic credit)
  • Assignments must be completed on TUESDAY ONLY (not Monday, not Wednesday) in order for attendance credit to be awarded to you for Tuesday
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LIBRARY UPDATES

Author Kelly Milner Halls will be presenting to all students next week in ELA class. Ms. Halls is the author of many nonfiction books including Voices of Young Heroes (A World War II book), and Death Eaters: Meet Natures Scavengers. Her newest book The Mystery of the Titanic: A Historical Investigation for Kids will be released this spring. Learn more about her on www.wondersofweird.com.


Lots of virtual activities are available in the Schoology library course (ZCT2-DBDB-CDPHQ).


Media Monday: Digital Valentines Day activities AND Valentines Day Virtual BREAKOUT

Trip Tuesday: Virtual Field Trips to Mount Vernon, Monticello, and the Lincoln home

Wellness Wednesday: Make music just by moving your body- Body Synth

Think-About-It-Thursday: Black History Culture and Activities (learn about music & dance, the Harlem Hellfighters (WWII), a video game pioneer... and much more!) AND another treat, a Chinese New Year folder filled with lots of information and even a live video!

First Chapter Friday: Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone


Matchbook is expanding this year! We are including a five-day celebration before the virtual competition in April. More details will be announced to your students this week!


Curbside pick-up for our virtual learners:

Thursday 2/18 from 2:30-3:30 AND Friday 2/19 from 12:30-1:30

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JAGUAR ATHLETICS

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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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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.

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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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!

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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