SMS Jag E-News

Week 16: November 28-December 3

A Message from Mrs. Oglesby

Hey Jags,


We hope that our Jag families enjoyed Thanksgiving Break and that you are feeling rested and energized as we return to school on Monday, November 29th. The next three weeks will be fun, busy, and productive as we move towards Winter Break.


Over the next few weeks our band, choir, and orchestra will be performing in their holiday concerts, our basketball teams will have games and tournaments, and all of our students and teachers will wrap up Semester 1. Be sure to review the end of semester schedule (see below) which begins on Tuesday, December 14th.


We hope to see many of our parents this week at our Parent University hosted by our counselors on Tuesday, 11/30, and at Chat with Cholly on Friday, 12/3. Both of these events are created to give parents the opportunity to connect with campus staff and stay informed about the things that happen every day with students and staff. We look forward to seeing you this week!


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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Chat with Cholly

Please join us for our first “Chat with Cholly” Coffee with the Principal. We will meet and discuss updates about what is going on at the school, share information, ask questions, and become meaningful school partners. Our first “Chat with Cholly” will be held on Friday, December 3rd at 9:30 in the SMS Library. We hope that you will join us if you are able! We will have this meeting once every 9 weeks at different times to ensure that all parents that are interested are able to attend throughout the school year.

Week At A Glance

Monday, November 29th


Tuesday, November 30th

Parent University 6:00pm (SMS Commons)

FBISD High School Academy Applications DUE


Wednesday, December 1st

Girls Basketball vs. Baines @ BMS 5:15pm


Thursday, December 2nd

Boys Basketball vs. McAuliffe @ SMS 5:15pm


Friday, December 3rd

"Chat with Cholly" Coffee with the Principal @ 9:30am (SMS Library)


Saturday, December 4th

Boys Basketball Tournament


SAVE THE DATE

December 6: Orchestra Winter Concert

December 7: Band Winter Concert

December 10: Choir Winter Concert

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Campus Reminders

Attendance Reminders

We are currently in an Attendance Clerk transition period and awaiting for our new staff member to come on board. Please be patient and don’t send multiple emails for the same attendance issue. We currently have some part-time assistance and appreciate your patience as we code past attendance.

  • Please send all attendance related emails to attendancesms@fortbendisd.com
  • If you’re picking your child up early, please allow 10 minutes for them to be called from class upon arrival. Students may not be checked out after 3:40 p.m.
  • A picture ID is required when checking student(s) out.


School Volunteers

Per District protocol and Board policy, any volunteer on a campus must complete a criminal history background check once a year for the safety of our students. Upon receipt of the background clearance notification, volunteers will be able to sign-in at the front desk at the campus. Campus personnel will review for eligibility in Raptor before allowing a volunteer on campus.


For more information on volunteer procedures, please click on the following: https://www.fortbendisd.com/howtovolunteer


Student Passwords

Beginning on Tuesday, November 16th, automatic emails will be sent by the District to secondary students (Grades 6th through 12th) whose passwords have expired or are going to expire within 21 days. Notifications will be sent from DoNotReply.MyFortBendISD@fortbendisd.com, and will direct students to go to Skyward for Password Job Aids. Students will receive these emails daily until they have updated their passwords.


Course Selection Guide Request

Course Selection for the 2022-23 school year is quickly approaching. The course guide will soon be available for download online at https://www.fortbendisd.com/courseselection as well as in Skyward Family Access. The online version will include any of the updates that occur throughout the course selection process. If you would like to request a printed copy, please click on the link below to submit your request. Only parents that have requested a printed copy will get one. The deadline is November 29, 2021.


FBISD Academy Applications

The high school program's application opens on November 1st and closes on November 30th. Below are the links to the applications for the FBISD Academies, PTECH/Early College, and FBISD Fine Art Piano Tech program. Each requires a separate application.

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Upcoming Events

Parent University

Our last Parent University of the semester will be this Tuesday, November 30th, at 6:00pm. We appreciate all the amazing parents who have joined us so far this year for Coffee with the Counselors as well as our campus’ Parent Universities. We are seeking your input for our final Spring Parent University through the Counseling Department. Click here to complete our short survey on topics you may wish to learn more about. We value your feedback!

Fort Bend Education Foundation

Sugar Land Holiday Lights, Nov. 19-Jan. 9

Invite your family and friends to join you for a spectacular light show this holiday season! The annual Sugar Land Holiday Lights at Constellation Field runs Nov. 19 to Jan. 9. Use promo code FBEF to save $2 on day of event adult tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SugarLandHolidayLights.com.

Houston Texans Games

Support the Fort Bend Education Foundation and plan to attend these upcoming Houston Texans games:

  • December 12 – Houston Texans vs. Seattle Seahawks
  • January 9 – Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans

A portion of every ticket sold will go toward the Fort Bend Education Foundation.

Purchase specially-priced tickets!

FBISD Student Safety Awareness Event

Fort Bend ISD’s Department of Student Affairs will present “Wrapping the School Year with Student Safety Awareness” on December 1, at 6 p.m. The online event will include tips on how to keep students safe online, especially regarding human trafficking, and the resources available to support students. The evening will include speakers and a panel of experts for a live Q&A. The event is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to register.


Panelists include:

  • Eric Fagan, Fort Bend County Sheriff
  • Terrance Windham, Attorney, Juvenile Justice Advisory Council
  • David Rider, FBISD Police Chief
  • Pastor David Sincere, Expose Excellence Youth Program
  • Steve Shields, FBISD’s Director of Behavior Health and Wellness

A representative from Crime Stoppers will also be in attendance.

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Sartartia PTO

Birthday Shout-Outs at SMS

Does your child have an upcoming birthday? Would you like to wish them a happy birthday on our new digital campus marquee? The PTO is coordinating birthday messages to go on our marquee as an ongoing fundraiser this year. For just $15 the shoutout will run all day to celebrate your student. Click HERE to reserve your birthday shoutout and feel free to order other Jag swag like hoodies, t-shirts, and more while you are ordering your child's birthday message! Note that submissions must be received at least two weeks ahead of the desired date to be posted on our campus marquee.

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Yearbook Pictures Needed

The yearbook staff cannot be everywhere to take pictures for the yearbook, but you can help them out by taking pictures and submitting them. Pictures submitted must be school-relevant and appropriate. Use the QR code or this link to upload any photos you take this year.

Important Contact Information

6th Grade

Associate Principal: Dr. Sunday Johnson

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

Counselor: Tanya Johnson

tanya.johnson@fortbendisd.com


7th Grade

Assistant Principal: Paul Wells

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

Counselor: Kat Friedel

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com


8th Grade

Assistant Principal: Courtney Border

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

Counselor: Amy Melby

amy.melby@fortbendisd.com


Attendance: attendancesms@fortbendisd.com

Registrar: Alejandra Pena alejandra.pena@fortbendisd.com

Nurse: Christine Ferguson christine.ferguson@fortbendisd.com

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