SMS Jag E-News

January 24, 2021

Hey Jags,

We have a full week ahead of us as we continue to administer the middle of year Ren360 assessment, compete on the basketball court, prepare for 8th Grade Career Day, and promote another great Spirit Night organized by our PTO at Chipotle in Sugar Land Town Center. Thank you for your support with everything that we have going on at School.

Below you will find new information about the upcoming Career & Technical Education Exploration Night, the FBISD Academy and Program application process, and details on how to participate in the 6th Annual FBISD FilmFest that begins this Saturday with the 48-hour Challenge. We hope that you will take some time to explore the opportunities open to all of our students. There is something for everyone!

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!

With Jag Pride,

Cholly Oglesby


Sartartia Middle School

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Week at a Glance

Wednesday 1.27.2021

Boys Basketball Game @ Fort Settlement 5:15pm

Thursday 1.28.2021

Girls Basketball Game @ Garcia 5:15pm

CTE Program Exploration Night 7:00-8:00pm

Friday 1.29.2021

8th Grade Career Day

Saturday 1.30.2021

FBISD Filmmakers Academy

FBISD 48-hour Filmfest Competition

Sunday 1.31.2021

SMS Spirit Night @ Chipotle 4:00-8:00pm (Sugar Land Town Center)

FilmFest Promo Video
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High School Academy & Program Applications

The application window for the FBISD Academies, P-Tech, ECHS, and Piano Technician are now open. Below you will find each program’s website, a link to a video, and the links to the application. Each program website includes information about the application process and program requirements.

FBISD Academy Application (January 19-February 8, 2021)

FBISD P-TECH and ECHS Application (January 19-February 8, 2021)

Piano Technician Application: HERE (January 19-March 29, 2021)

Digital Media Academy

Engineering Academy

Global Studies Academy

International Business and Marketing Academy

Math and Science Academy

Medical Science Academy

P-Tech: Hightower HS

P-Tech: Willowridge HS

ECHS: Marshall HS

Piano Technician: Marshall HS

Reminders for Jag Families


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 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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Ren360 MOY Assessment (Jan 19-Feb 12)

In order to measure student growth in the areas of Reading and Math for the 2020-2021 School year, the Renaissance 360 middle of the year (MOY) assessments will be administered January 19th - February 12th. During this window, FBISD teachers and staff will proctor the administration of the assessment for face-to-face AND online students. A separate notification went to parents on January 17 via email that outlined the REN360 middle of the year (MOY) assessments that are being administered. It is particularly important for parents of online students to read it, as we are relying on you to a degree to ensure it is successful. In the online testing environment, family members/caregivers may only help students get online and log into the test site. Once the test begins, students are NOT permitted to use other people, devices, or any other resources to help them answer test questions. For more information about Star Renaissance 360 Assessments, visit the Renaissance parent webpage.

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.

Jaguar Athletics

The FBISD Athletics Department and District campus athletics coordinators continue working to provide a safe environment for our student athletes this school year. In preparation for successful basketball, track, tennis and soccer seasons, parents are asked to ensure that their students’ Pre-Participation Physical Exam form and Rank One electronic forms are submitted to their campus head coach by the dates listed below in order to be eligible to participate in the first day of tryouts. Visit the FBISD Athletics webpage to learn more about the District’s health and safety protocols. Be sure to check out the Boys' & Girls' Athletics Newsletters for the most current information about games, tickets, tryouts, and character education videos.

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PTO Corporate Sponsorships

Do you own a business or know someone who does? Would you like to get your business name out in the community? The SMS PTO is looking for business sponsors for the 2020-2021 school year. There are several different sponsorship levels. If you or someone you know would be interested, please click here for more information. Questions? Contact Nina at

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


Kat Friedel-Counselor


7th Grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal


Brandi Goodly-Counselor


8th Grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal


Lynne Shaver


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