Jag-E News

Sartartia Middle School 9.20.20

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Dear Jag Families,


This school year is unlike any other, however, the Jaguar spirit is the same! Our parents, staff, and community continue to rally together to make Sartartia Middle School an incredible place for our students to grow and learn. We are #SartartiaStrong and I am incredibly thankful to lead this school and be a part of the Jaguar Family.


This week we had our first Spirit Night at Torchy's Tacos and we had an awesome turn out at our first PTO meeting of the year. It was exciting to jump into new and continued projects and we are thankful for the planning and work that our PTO does every year to support our campus. We are also excited that many of our clubs and organizations are getting started this week and encourage you to help your students find a place to connect and explore this year.


Our administrators and counselors are busy finalizing plans and schedules for students as we continue online learning and transition to face-to-face instruction. This week's schedule is a little different as we welcome our staff back to campus on Wednesday and have three days of asynchronous learning for students on September 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Teachers will be communicating the asynchronous assignments and expectations for their classes and working with students to ensure they are continuing to learn and engage.


Finally, this Friday, September 25, is Turn It Gold Day. We are asking everyone to wear GOLD to support the brave individuals battling childhood cancer and to raise awareness for the cause. We hope you will join us by taking a picture tagging us on Instagram or Twitter to support the cause. Have a great week Jags!


In this email you will find new information about the following:


  • Crime Stoppers Cyber Safety Training
  • SMS Yearbooks & Spirit Wear
  • Science Fair Informational Meeting
  • PTO Jag Cash Drive
  • Nominate a Teacher/Staff Member of the Month



With Jag Pride,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

Science Fair Informational Meeting 9.22.20

We are gearing up for our first ever SMS virtual science fair. There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd from 2:30-3:00PM for any student in grades 6-8 that is interested. The link for students to access the TEAMS meeting is below. Science fair is completely optional. We do ask that only students who are seriously interested come to the meeting. We will go over science fair expectations and students will be given access to the SMS Science Fair Schoology course. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Rosar, ashley.rosar@fortbendisd.com.


Virtual Science Fair Interest Meeting

Girls Who Code Club 9.23.20

Learn to code and change the world! Students can join us for our first meeting on Wednesday, September 23, from 4:00-5:00pm. Please contact Coach Mac with questions or for more information, ian.macintyre@fortbendisd.com.


Join the Teams Meeting

Crime Stoppers Cyber Safety Outreach Day 9.24.20

Crime Stoppers of Houston is hosting their Cyber Safety Outreach Day on September 24th at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of this virtual event is to empower parents to stay on top of their families' safety through education on important safety precautions and potential online dangers kids are exposed to in today’s society.


Click the link to access a short video and flyer with more detailed information about how to register for this event. .

Turn It Gold 9.25.20

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and GOLD is the official awareness ribbon color. GOLD is a precious metal and a reminder that our children are more precious than GOLD. This is our time to honor children and families affected by the disease by showing our support for ground-breaking research that can save our kids' lives. Friday, September 25, is the districtwide Turn It Gold Day. We are asking everyone to wear GOLD to support the brave individuals battling childhood cancer and to raise awareness for the cause.

SMS PTO Jag Cash Drive

We are excited for the kids to be back in school and we look forward to an awesome year. To help launch our SMS students and staff towards success, we kindly have a one-time ask for a monetary donation to the SMS PTO Cash Jag Drive. This is the only fundraiser drive for our PTO for the school year. Our annual goal is $25,000 and by donating $25/student we can definitely reach that goal! You can use the link below to donate online or download the form to donate in person or by mail.
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Nominate a Teacher/Staff Member of the Month

Do you want to recognize an SMS staff member for their hard work and continued commitment to students and the Sartartia community? Use this link to nominate a staff member and give them a shout out for their character and commitment throughout the school year.

SMS Spirit Shirts

Do you need a new SMS short sleeved shirt to add to your wardrobe?! We've got the shirt for you! Our cheerleaders are selling SMS spirit shirts for $15. Proceeds from the shirts will be used to buy a new mascot costume and support SMS Cheer. You can order shirts online HERE.

2020-2021 SMS Yearbooks

Do you want to be in the yearbook? Follow us @sartartiayearbooks on Instagram for more information about our weekly photo challenges and how to get your pictures in the yearbook. You can buy your yearbook online HERE.

SMS Spirit Wear

It's time to order your jag gear and support our PTO. You can purchase a hoodie, masks, yard signs and decals. There are currently two methods set up for you to order and pay.


Method 1: Complete the online Google Form to place your order & then use Zelle to pay for the purchase. Use treasurerSMSPTO@gmail.com as the payee email AND note the students name(s) in the notes/comments.


Method 2: Print out the form and mail it in with payment to the school:

SMS PTO Spirit Wear

8125 Homeward Way

Sugar Land, TX 77479

SMS Athletic Dept Fundraiser

The Sartartia Athletic Department is raising money for items that our current budget cannot afford at this time. As you know or may not know, both gyms have just been reconstructed, and on the football field we have a brand-new track. We are in need of items such as: record boards for the gym, windscreen for the tennis courts and football field bleachers, decoration cups for the fence, and a water-trough system. We are currently using the RevTrak system, so all you have to do is click on this link to donate. Please give what you can to a worthy cause and to help spread the Jaguar spirit. Click here to donate.

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As always, if you have any questions, you can email your student’s counselor directly and we will set up a time to talk to you. Additionally, should your student need to speak with their counselor they can use the request to see the counselor form here:


8TH GRADE - REQUEST FORM

7TH GRADE - REQUEST FORM

6TH GRADE - REQUEST FORM


Thank you so much for everything you are doing for your child. Stay safe and healthy!

We wish you all well during this time.

Sincerely,

The SMS Counseling Team


COURSE LEVEL CHANGES

Below are the steps to follow when requesting a level change (i.e. moving from an academic to Pre-AP course, Pre-AP to academic course or moving out of a high school level course):


  1. Student/parent will download the "SMS Level Change Form 2020-21" and fill out their portion of the form.
  2. Ensure all parts of the form are completed (i.e. a meeting/conversation between the teacher and parent must have occurred before the form can be submitted).
  3. Students will then save the document “Level Change – student name” so that the information filled out in the form saves, and then student will email the form to their teacher (if any portion of the level change form has not been completed, teachers may send the form back to the student to complete).
  4. Teachers will fill out their portion, save and send the form to the counselor to review and process.
  5. Upon approval or denial of your request, you will receive an email from your grade level counselor with information on the change.

SMS Library Events & Updates

Schoology Library Access Code: WP6Q-TM7S-8D848

Follow us on Twitter @smsjaglibrary

E-Books

SMS Curbside Checkout

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Technology Resources

Campus-Based Device Distribution

We will continue to issue laptops as needed throughout the school year by appointment only. Please call the by calling our main school number, (281) 634-6310, to schedule an appointment.


Technology Resource Help

The Technology Resource page on https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/124794 is available for parents/students to obtain help related to technology. There are helpful information on hot topics like password, 1Link, Microsoft Teams etc. You will also find the “Technology Status” section where we post the latest status of technology issues we are aware of.


Password Help

6th Grade: Passwords for all incoming 6th graders or brand-new students in any secondary grade 6-12th their passwords are FORTBENDSCHOOL+Last 4 of StudentID#. Example: FORTBENDSCHOOL0852.


7th – 12th Grade: All returning 7th and 8th students should continue to use their password they used last year. If they have don’t remember it the will need to reset it in Rapid Identity portal, https://my.fortbendisd.com/. They will need to login with network credentials.


FBISD Tech Support Depots

FBISD has tech support depots available Monday-Friday from 8am - 3pm at the sites listed below. In order to serve the ongoing needs of FBISD students and staff, they will provide service for hardware related issues with district-issued devices.

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Getting Logged In
FBISD Technology Resources Page

Click here for the latest updates regarding Technology Resources

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Relaunch Schedule Comparison

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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

FBISD COVID-19 FAQ Page

Click here for the latest updates on FBISD and COVID-19

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


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319

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