Jag E-NEWS 3.30.20

FBISD schools are currently closed through April 10, 2020.

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OUR APOLOGIES

Jag Families,


We apologize for any student and their family who may have missed The Community "We Miss You" Parade. Our intention was to parade through all of our feeder pattern communities for an equal amount of time on Thursday morning to say hello and to show how much we love and miss the kids. With news of the pending County Shutdown, we did the best that we could with hours notice and moved forward with the parade Tuesday afternoon. We hope that you will grant us grace during this time as our intention was to spread love and light. Again, we apologize for anyone who was unavailable to attend and we will plan a community event to make it up to everyone as soon as we are allowed to do so. We miss you all and stay safe.


SMS Jaguar Staff

JAGS ARE ON THE MOVE!


Parents,


Your family's overall wellness during this time is paramount. Anxiety and paranoia around the impact of this virus is becoming more and more an issue. Please keep a consistent schedule for yourself, take time to engage/communicate instead of isolate, and reach out to your Jaguar family.


We are so sorry to any family who missed the parade Tuesday afternoon. The choice to move the parade up was a hurried one, but out intention was filled with huge hearts and open arms. Thank you for those that participated in our "We Miss You" parade. We loved seeing your faces and it made us feel super emotional to know your kids miss us too. We will be sharing pictures throughout the newsletter to imbibe a positive vibe for all.


If you would like to see more pictures, access to the photo album is on our Library Schoology page titled "Extended Break Selfies". The Library Schoology course code is WP6Q-TM7S-8D848. Please continue to send us your photos so we can add them to Twitter, Instagram, and our weekly newsletter!


Regarding instruction: I encourage you and your child to check in daily with their courses beginning on Monday, March 30 through Schoology. The teachers will send you more specific information about what they have planned. On another note, I have to say that our teachers are as eager as you are to begin this process. I was able to hold a virtual faculty meeting with our staff this week, and they are just as anxious to get back to what they do best…teach our children. If for any reason we do have issues, we will be here to assist the teachers, students, and parents as we navigate through this process together.


I look forward to beginning this platform for online learning and providing our students with opportunities in learning in a manner that many have never had before. I applaud all of our parents for taking on a role that may be new, but remember our staff will be with you. We look forward to a continued partnership with you as we embark on the online learning adventure together.


As always, please do not hesitate to let me know if you have questions or need support. Stay safe and healthy! I want to leave you with this…be patient, be kind, and above all have Grace.


You are loved and missed!


Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

PLEASE VIEW DR. DUPRE'S VIDEO...DELIVERED 3.26.20

Online Learning Update | March 26, 2020 - Últimas Noticias sobre el Aprendizaje en Línea
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Online Learning Support

FBISD wants all students to have an engaging and successful experience with online learning, and the ONLINE LEARNING SUPPORT tools are provided to assist students in the online learning environment. These support tools consist of technical, program and application-specific videos, guides, training, chats and more to assist parents as students need support at home with engaging in their virtual classroom.

WHAT PARENTS CAN EXPECT BEGINNING MARCH 30, 2020

Online engagement to launch the week of March 30, formal instruction April 3


Although many FBISD teachers have had informal contact with their students during the past two weeks, during the week of March 30, teachers will launch our online learning experience. The first week online will be a lot like the first week of the school year – setting norms and expectations regarding what online learning will look like and making sure students and their parents have the tools and ability needed to participate in online learning. Formal instruction will begin April 3.


Students are expected to participate fully in online learning


Please trust that we do not expect students to be in school six or seven hours each day. That is not realistic or possible. Although full participation is expected of all students, time will vary. These expectations will be spelled out by your teacher when school resumes. Students and their parents will be able to do their schoolwork on a flexible basis to accommodate the schedules of their parents and teachers.


Students to receive grades for completed assignments


Student work will be graded because it is important that they receive feedback on their efforts and progress through the curriculum. But, due to the nature of our shift to online learning, this experience will not mirror a typical instructional environment. This means grades might look different for the fourth quarter. We have not made a decision about grading yet, but we will communicate that information next week, as students begin online learning. As you know, we completed the third quarter of our school year before spring break, but grades have not been posted. This is because we are working to develop an overall approach to grading for this school year that might require some form of averaging or integration of third quarter grades to complete the fourth quarter and end-of-year grade. Again, all of these details will be shared publicly next week, once we've studied the possibilities and arrived at a decision.

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Subtitles Available

Subtitles, or closed captioning (CC), in Spanish and other world languages are now available for FBISD YouTube videos. The attached how-to document outlines how users can access these subtitles to ensure that all of the members in our diverse community have access to important district messaging.

Visit www.fortbendisd.com/covid19 for the most up-to-date information regarding the district closure and Fort Bend ISD's COVID-19 response.

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NEW SITES AVAILABLE: VIEW VIDEO

Dear Community

As a reminder, Fort Bend ISD will begin offering Grab and Go meals at no cost to anyone 18 and under, and to students with disabilities without regards to age, at 11 campuses from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Meals will be served Monday-Friday.


Fort Bend ISD is grateful to be able to offer this service so that we can ensure that our students continue to receive helpful meals, and we are appreciative of the efforts of our Child Nutrition staff members who are making it possible. With that in mind, we ask for your patience and understanding as we begin serving these meals and continue to refine our processes to better support our families as efficiently as possible.


Please note:

· Food delivery will occur at each school’s bus line.

· In order to maintain and honor recommended social distancing in order to reduce the risk of spreading illness in our community, individuals should not leave their vehicles.

· Children do not need to be enrolled in Fort Bend ISD to get free breakfast and lunch, but all children will need to be present in order to pick up the meals. Note: Anyone over the age of 18 must be a currently enrolled Fort Bend ISD student to receive a meal. This protocol is in place so that FBISD can adhere to federal guidelines.


Again, thank you for your continued support of FBISD. Please continue to check the FBISD website and social media accounts for updates.

AT&T offers Free Internet Access to Qualified Families

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Please visit www.fortbendisd.com/covid19 for the most up-to-date information regarding the district closure and Fort Bend ISD's COVID-19 response. If you have any questions that require immediate assistance, please call the Fort Bend ISD Information Hotline at 281-634-0043. This call center is available to assist between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Updates from Nurse Ferguson

Many questions of concern may arise about COVID-19. This handout provides more detailed information on how to effectively communicate about COVID-19 to children: https://bit.ly/32VBRRl For more information or updates, please visit our website: http://fortbendisd.com/coronavirus


The health department has established a phone bank for those who have questions regarding #COVID-19. The phone bank that will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. General Public Line: 281-633-7795. Physician and Community Partner Line: 281-344-6118

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Tips from the team

A message to our students


Click here: https://www.wevideo.com/hub#media/ci/1625726099


Connect using Schoology

As we are transitioning to online/virtual learning, besides regular emails, Schoology is the district platform that Counselors will be using to communicate with our students. We have each created a Schoology group as a way to not only connect with our students, but to also provide resources, guidance lessons, hold virtual conferences, and offer other forms of support.

Please encourage your student to join their grade level Schoology group

SMS 6th Grade (2019-2020)

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SMS 7th Grade (2019-2020)

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SMS 8th Grade (2019-2020)

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Course selection information

*Course selection information*

6/7 Graders:

Course requests for 2020-2021 school year have been posted in the "Portfolio" tab in Skyward Family Access for verification purposes. Click on the Portfolio tab and then click on the Course Request Report 20-21. Courses listed are requests and not an actual schedule.

After reviewing your requests, if everything is correct, no follow-up is needed J

To change a selection, please complete the form: https://form.jotform.com/200788151169156

Please note: No emailed change requests will be accepted. A form must be completed.

All changes must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2020.


8th Graders:

Course requests for 2020-2021 school year have been posted in the "Portfolio" tab in Skyward Family Access for verification purposes. Click on the Portfolio tab and then click on the Course Request Report 20-21. Courses listed are requests and not an actual schedule. After reviewing your requests, if everything is correct, no follow-up is needed. If you need to change a request, please see campus specific information below.


If you are zoned to AHS:

To change a selection, please complete the appropriate form below. Changes must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2020. Please note: No emailed change requests will be accepted. A form must be completed.

Student Last Name A, T-Z https://form.jotform.com/200756068244152

Student Last Name B-E https://form.jotform.com/200754939393162

Student Last Name F-K https://form.jotform.com/200756857593165

Student Last Name L-O https://form.jotform.com/200756552903152
Student Last Name P-S https://form.jotform.com/200756485009154


If you are zoned to CHS:

To change a selection, please complete the appropriate form below. Changes must be submitted by Friday, April 3, 2020. Please note: No emailed change requests will be accepted. A form must be completed.

Student Last Name A, Chou: bianca.mccannlindsey@fortbendisd.com

https://form.jotform.com/200772716820150

Student Last Name (Chow - Hei): joh.wells@fortbendisd.com

https://form.jotform.com/200766084253050

Student Last Name (Hem - Liu): demetria.howard@fortbendisd.com

https://form.jotform.com/200774228119151

Student Last Name (Lobb - Parsa): lynne.shaver@fortbendisd.com

https://form.jotform.com/200774616868163

Student Last Name (Pat- Tat): ted.liu@fortbendisd.com

https://form.jotform.com/200774672222048

Student Last Name Tay - Z: Anuradha.Nigam@fortbendisd.com

https://form.jotform.com/200765266675059


If you are zoned to THS:

To correct an error or change a selection:

· Email the course name that you would like to DROP and the course name that you would like to ADD.

· Changes, must be emailed to your child's counselor by Friday, April 3rd.

You may email your child's school counselor at their email address listed below:


LaDale.Webster@fortbendisd.com / Students A-Ch
Monet.Newsome@fortbendisd.com / Students Ci-Go
Jeanne.Andrews@fortbendisd.com / Students Gr-La
Cheryl.Clark@fortbendisd.com / Students Le-Ok
Brenell.Young@fortbendisd.com / Students Ol-Sh
Tanya.Johnson@fortbendisd.com / Students Si-Z



**As always, for updates visit our website at https://www.fortbendisd.com/domain/2953 **

Thank you for your continued support of us and our program.

We wish you all well during this time.

The SMS Counseling Team

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SEE PAST EDITIONS OF THE JAG ENEWS

PLEASE VIEW PRIOR JAG ENEWS PUBLICATIONS FOR MISSED OR DETAILED INFORMATION

Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


7th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319


8th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320