Jag E-NEWS 5.8.20
FBISD Schools are currently closed through May 28, 2020.
JAGS ARE ON THE MOVE!
We are working on our plan to allow students to collect their belongings from their hallway lockers, items they may have left in teachers' classrooms, and for parents to retrieve medications from the clinic. In order to help us with this, we ask that each student (or their parent) complete a brief survey (link is below). The purpose of the survey is indicate if you have personal items at campus you wish to pick up. For those who indicate YES, their items will be bagged and available for curbside pickup May 26th - May 28th (more detailed information coming). For those who indicate NO or do not pick up items by May 28, their child's items will be discarded or considered donated to the school. This form closes at on Sunday, May 10. Therefore, please complete the survey as soon as possible this weekend. Please note that a parent will need to come to campus with the student at the designated pickup time, which will be communicated shortly after May 8.
All my best,
Sartartia Middle School
WEEKLY JAG ACTIVITY
TIKTOK CHALLENGE EXTENDED: SUBMIT VIDEOS UNTIL MAY 12TH
SMS Campus Teacher "Office Hours" and Virtual Conferencing Schedule
TIPS from the TEAM
As we are working towards our new normal, we thought we would send you some weekly resources to use in your home and with your students.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year the goal is to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. ... It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. Now more than ever it is important that we take the time to care for our own mental health.
Be Kind to Your Mind
Tips to cope with stress during COVID-19
PAUSE. Breathe. Notice how you feel
TAKE BREAKS from COVID-19 content
MAKE TIME to sleep and exercise
REACH OUT and stay connected
SEEK HELP if overwhelmed or unsafe
You can also visit the CDC website for tips on keeping your mental health at the forefront during this difficult time: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html.
Don’t forget, you can always check out the FBISD Behavioral Health & Wellness page.
Connect using Schoology
As we are transitioning to online/virtual learning, besides regular emails, Schoology is the district platform that Counselors will be using to communicate with our students. We have each created a Schoology group as a way to not only connect with our students, but to also provide resources, guidance lessons, hold virtual conferences, and offer other forms of support.
All counselors have their office hours from 3-4 pm each day.
Please encourage your student to use the code below to join their grade level Schoology group
SMS 6th Grade (2019-2020)
SMS 7th Grade (2019-2020)
SMS 8th Grade (2019-2020)
If your child is applying for NJHS the application process, inductions and service activities are suspended until campuses reopen and classes resume. Please tell your child if any new information is given to us, we will communicate that as soon as we receive it.
FBISD Summer School Info
Fort Bend ISD Summer Session 2020 will be online this summer through Edgenuity, Texas Virtual School Network, UT, and TTU for original credit and Edgenuity for remedial credit.
There will only be one summer session this year: Summer school will start on June 8th and end June 25th. Registration will start on May 18th and end May 29th. Payments will be made through RevTrak in Family Access from May 18th – May 29th. If a student needs to check out a laptop for summer school, parents will have the opportunity to check out a laptop.
Counselors will need to review students’ end of the year grades and transcripts and approve each student's summer enrollment. Please visit the summer school website for more details: https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/1058
Thank you so much for everything you are doing for your child. Stay safe and healthy!
AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL COLOR GUARD AUDITIONS
8th Grade GIRLS heading to AHS
The Austin HS Color Guard is having open auditions for the 2020-2021 school year and we want YOU to be a part of our team!
What is color guard? Color guard incorporates flag, rifle, saber and different dance styles such as jazz, ballet and modern to enhance the music of a marching band or winter guard show. We perform with the band and angels at football games and competitions throughout the fall as well as compete during the spring semester as a small ensemble for our winter guard season.
Anyone that will be attending Austin High School this fall is eligible and no prior experience is required to audition. Currently our team consist of all girls however, guys are welcome to audition as well. If you are interested in auditioning please do not hesitate to send in a video as the SFA Color Guard is a very welcoming and friendly group.
Check out our Instagram to see photos and videos from this past year: https://www.instagram.com/sfacolorguard
Interest Form and Audition Material: https://tinyurl.com/sfacolorguard
For more general information go to the band website: sfaband.org
The color guard handbook can be found in the forms sections of the Parents & Students tab.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact our color guard director Mr. Guillotte: firstname.lastname@example.org
WE LOVE OUR TEACHERS!!!
Technology – Early Device Return Procedure
Should your student withdraw, or your family no longer needs loaner technology devices, the devices should be returned to any one of the Repair Depots located at the front of Austin or Dulles High Schools. Hours are Mon-Fri 7:00am – 3:30pm. No appointment is necessary. The parent will be asked to open the device to inspect for damage.
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Assistant Principals & Counselors
Courtney Border-Assistant Principal
Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal
Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor
Paul Wells-Assistant Principal