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Sartartia Middle School-Exemplary Education Everyday-8.8.19

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A Message from Mrs. Oglesby

Hi Jaguar Families,


My name is Cholly Oglesby, and I am the Principal of Sartartia Middle School. I would like to let you know how excited and proud I am to lead the finest middle school in FBISD. We have been busy making plans and preparations to welcome your child to SMS. Our teachers and staff returned to work yesterday and I can assure you that the energy and excitement coming from our Jaguar Staff will set the tone for your child to have an extraordinary school year.


Please know that we are here to help your child and your family have an awesome middle school experience. If you need anything, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our staff members for assistance. Whether your child is a returning Jag, or new to the Jag Family, we welcome you and are ready to get our 2019-2020 school year underway.


Please join us to welcome your Jags for the start of the 2019-2020 school year at the inaugural Chalk the Walk on Tuesday, August 13th at 6:00 PM!


Enjoy your last few days of summer. See you soon!


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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First Day Of School is Wednesday, August 14, 2019

We are looking forward to seeing our Jags back on campus! Our building opens at 8:20 AM and students will report to Jag Academy (6th period) at 8:55 AM. Please note that there is no adult supervision outside prior to the doors opening at 8:20 AM. Please review our SMS Bell Schedule below.

First Day of School - What do I need to know?

Where Do I Go, and What Do I Do?

  • Building opens at 8:20 AM
  • 6th Grade – report to Commons (Cafeteria)
  • 7th Grade – report to Gym 2
  • 8th Grade – report to Gym 1
  • All Students: Throughout the building, there will be an alphabetical list of names on the wall. Students will find their name on their grade level list, and then find the name of their 6th period teacher/Jag Academy.


Limited supplies needed for the first day of school

  • Pen or pencil
  • Lunch or lunch money
  • Please DO NOT bring all of your school supplies on the first day


First Day of School Reminders

  • SMS strives to maintain a welcoming, yet safe environment and to give superior customer service to our community. On the first day of school, please support our transition process, and allow your middle-schooler to enter the building independently, unless you are dropping off medication at the clinic or have a pre-arranged meeting. Parents will have the opportunity to visit their child’s classes at Open House on Sept. 5
  • School Hours: 8:55 (tardy bell) to 4:10 (dismissal)
  • Building Hours for Students: 8:20 to 4:20. Students should not arrive to campus before 8:15 AM, as we do not provide supervision until 8:20 AM.
  • Traffic will be heavy on the first week of school. We appreciate your patience. Please allow extra time.
  • Be safe and patient during arrival and dismissal. Drive carefully!
  • Bike riders need to lock their bikes on the bike ramp. No skateboards, scooters, skates, etc. allowed on campus at any time.
  • Car riders should only use the front driveway. No student drop-off/pick-up in any parking lot.
  • Bus route information may be found on this district webpage (if your child is eligible for bus service). Make sure your child knows his/her bus route information.
  • We enforce the FBISD dress code, which is available in the Student Code of Conduct. Please help in ensuring that your child complies with the dress code every day at school. We will also review this with students on the first week of school.
  • If your child requires medication during the school day, parents must bring the medication directly to the clinic and complete the necessary paperwork.
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Student Schedules

All students will receive their schedules during Jag Academy at 8:55 AM on August 14, 2019. He/She will also be given their locker number and combination. Students will have the opportunity to practice opening lockers multiple times during the first few days of school.


If your child would like to request a schedule change, he/she will need to stop by the SMS Counselors' Office and pick up a Schedule Change Request Form. The form requires signatures from teachers and parent. All forms must be submitted by August 26, 2019. There will be no schedule changes after this date.

Important Message from the SMS Clinic!!

Specific immunizations are required for students based on your child's age. Click here to verify that you have submitted all of the the appropriate immunization records to our school nurse.

If you still need to submit your child's records, you can drop them off in the front office at SMS or e-mail them to our Nurse, Christine Ferguson


Any student who does not have the appropriate immunization records on file prior to the first day of school will not be permitted to attend class and parents will be called to pick up their child.

PE Uniforms

Anyone enrolled in PE classes at SMS are required to wear a PE uniform each day for class. Click here to purchase PE uniforms online. All uniforms will be distributed during the PE classes the second week of school. Multiple sizes are readily available in each PE class. Please make sure you print your receipt and bring it to class. Another option is to have your child show us a picture of the receipt on their phone.

Parents--Please complete the beginning of the year Online Forms

To avoid having to use a forest of paper to print forms for parents to complete on the first day of school, parents may complete this annual task starting July 30. See below for details.


  • Verify your child(ren)'s information in Skyward Family Access
  • Download this helpful flyer (in English and Spanish) to guide you through the process
  • To start the verification process, click here to go to Skyward Family Access
  • NOTE 1: Please allow your children "Full Access" (FA) to district computers and the network. In order to conduct research, create projects, take certain assessments, use Schoology, use their district email account, and more, students must have full access to the district's resources
  • NOTE 2: Please provide permission for your child(ren) to take surveys. As we seek to hear and listen to students' voices and opinions to make SLMS a better place to work and learn, we cannot do that if students do not have permission to take surveys. We don't do many of them, but the ones we do are important, and they originate from within the district
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Student IDs / Check-in Stations - COMING SOON

Early in the school year, FBISD will roll out a new ID badging system for all students and employees. All students and employees throughout FBISD will be required to wear identification badges. The expectation, once rolled out, is that not only will students wear the badge, they will scan their badge at one of two kiosk stations located at building entrances as a "check-in" to help us know they arrived on campus. We don't have all the details to share with you just yet, but we wanted to make sure you were aware that this was going to occur. We have the badging equipment already on campus, but are awaiting training in order to set it up and roll it out. Stay tuned for updates!

Free and Reduced Meal Information

Visit the district’s Free and Reduced Meal webpage to sign up for or renew your children for the free and reduced meal program. Applications/renewals are available starting August 5.

FBISD Launches SchoolCafe

FBISD’s Child Nutrition Department will be launching a new software program this school year, SchoolCafe. SchoolCafe will allow parents to create an account, make online payments, view school menus, set account restrictions and more. SchoolCafe can be accessed at https://www.schoolcafe.com/fbisd or through the SchoolCafe app. (Visit the Apple Store or Google Play store to download.)


Please note, you will still be able to view menus through MealViewer.


Users will no longer be able to make online meal payments through RevTrak, which will be going offline August 4 at 11:59 PM. While RevTrak will no longer be available to process any Child Nutrition payments, all funds currently on meal accounts will transfer automatically into SchoolCafe by end of day Monday, August 5, 2019. Parents will be able to make payments through https://www.schoolcafe.com/fbisd or through the SchoolCafe app on Monday, August 5, 2019.


Should you have any questions, please contact FBISD Child Nutrition at (281) 634-1855.

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JAG SPORTS

All students need a valid and up to date athletic physical on file before they can participate in extracurricular activities. Students can download an athletic physical form off the FBISD athletics page and bring it with them to submit to their coaches on the first day of school (or before school starts, which is better). All students need to visit www.rankonesport.com and fill out all of the electronic forms. All forms need to be submitted electronically, AND the physical form must be turned in before a student athlete is eligible to tryout/participate.
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Fall Open House

September 5, 2019 6:00 pm
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JOIN SMS PTO 2019-2020

We are looking for Enthusiastic Parents to join the PTO team for the coming school year. We need parents to help make Sartartia Middle School the best it can be.


We love parent volunteers! Please renew your annual Criminal History Authorization (CHA) by visiting the district website. These reset on July 1 each year.


Reasons to Get Involved:


1) Its a Great Way to Meet Other Parents with Kids the same age as your own.
2) You can help raise money for a great cause - your children's education.
3) You will get to meet & know the Teachers and Administrators.
4) You can plan and execute fun events for the whole family.
5) Get your voice heard.


These are just some of the benefits of joining the PTO. Help us Help the School Help the Students be successful.

  • Its Rewarding!
  • Its Important!
  • Its Fun!


Need more information on our PTO, please visit the PTO website by clicking here

Find All Your Jag Gear Below

Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Vacancy-Assistant Principal

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

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