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Week of April 12, 2021
Monday, April 12th
GT Online Parent Symposium 7:00pm (Zoom Meeting)
Angst Film Screening & Panel Discussion 5:30-7:00pm (see below to RSVP)
Tuesday, April 13th
Gifted & Talented Project Showcase 5:30pm (Microsoft Teams)
Wednesday, April 14th
PTO Meeting (Zoom Meeting)
Sartartia Cooks Gumbo (Zoom Meeting)
Thursday, April 15th
Boys Soccer vs. Thonton MS @ SMS 5:00pm
Girls Soccer vs. Bowie @ Bowie MS 6:15pm
SMS Theatre One Act Play @ 6:30pm
Friday, April 16th
Sweethearts Spring Showcase @ 6:30pm
April 19th--Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development &
PTO Silent Auction Ends @ 7:00pm
Congratulation to Mrs. Boullion and the students that competed in The Matchbook Competition this weekend. We are so proud of all the hard work these students have done to prepare for the competition!
Team 1: Vrishni K, Aryan S, Anni T, and Angi T
Team 2: Rosmin M, Girisha S, Rosepree K, Hemani K
As we prepare for a week of Heritage Day activities in advisory classes, we want you to share your culture! Our counselors and the No Place for Hate Committee have created a Flipgrid ready for students and families to post your favorite things about your culture! You can use this link below to add your post. Make sure your post is appropriate so we can include it in our Heritage Celebration activities!
April is School Library Month & National Poetry Month. We hope you will join in with some of our scheduled activities to celebrate with us! Here are 30 ways to celebrate and we hope yo will continue to participate in our Schoology Online Programming.
Create an animated social media post
Take a classic American trip—Route 66
Beautiful and relaxing excursions
Create a poem with digital magnetic poetry
First Chapter Friday
Let’s get ready for author Kelly Milner Hall’s visit!
Are you brave enough to watch???
For the 2021-2022 school year, the new acceptance physical date will be Thursday, April 1, 2021. This means that ANY athlete that is interested in participating in any UIL related sporting event for the 2021-2022 school year, their physical will be deemed acceptable and complete. This is beneficial to athletes that want to get their physicals turned in early and not have to wait until the season starts. Again, the district is accepting UIL physicals starting Thursday April 1, and once completed that physical will be good for the 2021-2022 school year.
GIFTED & TALENTED UPDATES
The GT Parent Symposium is almost here. This event is an opportunity for GT parents to share their experiences and perspective in raising GT children. Our hope is that the GT Parent Symposium will help each of us learn more about our GT children and connect with other GT parents in FBISD. Click here for a full schedule of events.
For your convenience, we have created one Zoom link to access all sessions and seminars. There are a variety of seminars/events scheduled the week of April 12th - April 17th and we hope you will find many topics that may interest you! On Tuesday and Thursday, you will have the opportunity to enter a breakout room of choice once you enter the general Zoom call.
Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/gtparentsymposium21
Meeting ID: 988 2857 8713 Passcode: 817020
TURN IT BLUE
April is Autism Awareness Month and the puzzle piece ribbon is the universal symbol for autism awareness. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States affecting 1 in 45 school-aged children. Autism is the primary disability of students in Fort Bend receiving special education services.
What can you do?
- Educate your children about autism and increase awareness of this developmental disability
- Empower your children to make a positive contribution to the lives of others through kindness and tolerance
- Enable your children to make a difference, take action and become positive role models for other children.
- While every child develops differently, we know that early treatment improves outcomes, often dramatically. Click here for more information.
Hope for Three is a local nonprofit and autism advocacy organization that raises awareness through outreach, education and events. They provide resources and support to Fort Bend County families living with autism spectrum disorder. www.hopeforthree.org
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 AttendanceSMS@fortbendisd.com. Contact our attendance clerk, Mrs. Williams, at (281)634-6322 if you have questions.
DAILY WELLNESS SCREENER
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.
As part of our continued efforts to keep our students and staff safe, Fort Bend ISD will continue to require masks and facial coverings in all schools and District facilities.
The District will continue this requirement until it can further review guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Fort Bend County health officials, and the District’s medical advisor, and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Per the Governor's statement, "public schools may operate as provided by, and under the minimum standard health protocols found in, guidance issued by the Texas Education Agency."
The overall health and safety of the community remains a priority, and District leadership is aware that not all employees have had the opportunity to be vaccinated. Retaining the mask mandate will ensure a safe learning environment for all students, teachers and staff. Students who arrive on campus without a mask will be given a fresh, new disposable mask to wear.
Assistant Principals & Counselors
Paul Wells-Assistant Principal
Courtney Border-Assistant Principal
Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal
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