SMS Jag E-News

January 10, 2021

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Hey Jags,


It was awesome to have students back in our classrooms this week! The great thing about a new year is that it gives us all an opportunity to have a fresh start. I hope that you and your families had a safe and enjoyable winter break and that each of you are as excited about this semester as we are.


Above you will see a picture of our new wall wrap that is perfectly located outside the Student Center and our 8th grade hallway. Each of the words represents what it means to be a Jaguar and it is an awesome visual reminder as we start 2021. Thanks again to our awesome PTO!


I also want to give a shout out to our Math Contest Team for receiving 1st place in the the Mathleague Qualifying Round Contest over winter break. They competed with 15 schools and 170 students from Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD, Katy ISD, Pearland ISD, and other districts. The team brought home the sweepstakes trophy is represent by Alex Sun, Kevin Hu, Aaron Fan and Eric Zang. Wey to go Jags!


We also want to recognize our basketball teams who are beginning their season! Come out and support our Jags as they start their new season! We are Sartartia Strong!


With Jag Pride,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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Week at a Glance


Monday 1.11.2021

Pennies for Patients begins


Wednesday 1.13.2021

Boys Basketball Scrimmage @ 5:15pm @ SMS

PTO Meeting @ 6:00 pm via ZOOM


Thursday 1.14.2021

Girls Basketball Scrimmage @ 5:15pm @ FCMS

January PTO Meeting

Wednesday, January 13 @ 6:00pm


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5507541323?pwd=VC9vRFJpa3hVVjRWRENaQzhKTW1CUT09

Meeting ID: 550 754 1323

Passcode: HOORAY

Matchbook Club

Wednesday, 1/13 at 4:30

Students can join with this link: Click here to join the meeting


Questions?

Feel free to contact the Sartartia Librarian, Melannie Boullion:

melannie.boullion@fortbendisd.com

281-634-6377

Pennies for Patients

Join our Jag Discovery students and teachers as they partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to take on the mission of ending cancer once and for all. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad Program is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient support services. Visit our school's fundraising page for more information and to find out how to donate.

FBISD Filmmaker's Academy

The FBISD Filmmaker’s Academy will be hosted virtually on January 30, 2021. All 3rd-12th grade students are encouraged to register and attend. This is a FREE workshop where students can learn film and photography skills. You can register and find out more information about FBISD's 2021 FilmFest here.

Reminders for Jag Families

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.

Bring a Water Bottle

Students should bring their own water bottle to refill throughout the day as needed. We have two bottle filler stations located on our campus, but all other water fountains have been rendered unavailable . Students should bring their own water and should not share with others.

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.

Support Saving Student Work

As Fort Bend ISD students have increased their use of digital platforms, it has become increasingly important that students save and back up their work as a best practice. This best practice is critical to avoid data loss in instances of student schedule changes. The District recommends two methods for students to save and back-up their work: Schoology Portfolios and Microsoft OneDrive. This document below will provide information on how to use the Schoology Portfolio and Microsoft OneDrive to save student work.

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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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Library Schedule (Week of January 11)

All students are given the opportunity to check out books from the Sartartia library. ELA teachers follow a set library schedule. Face-to-face and virtual students alternate library weeks. This allows time for library staff to prepare books for distribution. This week is library week for face-to-face students. Books will be delivered to ELA classrooms. Next week (Jan. 19-22) online students can place holds on their library books.


The next curbside library book pick-up days for virtual students: Thursday 1/21 from 2:30-3:30 and Friday 1/22 from 12:30-1:30. You are welcome to pick your student’s books up either day. If your student places books on hold you will receive a confirmation email as a reminder of pick-up times.


Go to the Library Schoology Course for great virtual library programming!

Code: ZCT2-DBDB-CDPHQ

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 ninacsepta@gmail.com

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

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320


7th Grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


8th Grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Lynne Shaver

lynne.shaver@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319

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