SMS Jag E-News

Week 5: September 6-10

A Message from Mrs. Oglesby

Hey Jags,


It was great having so many of you in attendance at our virtual open house! If you were unable to attend, you can still browse through the presentation and access welcome videos for each of your child's teachers here. We hope to see many of you this week at our PTO meetings and supporting our students at various athletic events.


Student progress reports (PR1) were posted to Skyward Family Access on Wednesday, September 1, and Progress Report 2 (PR2) ends on September 17. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities such as athletics and fine arts must be passing ALL of their classes at the six-week grade check in order to be eligible to compete/perform.


Below you will find new information and reminders about remote conferencing, level change requests, tardies, cell phones, and dress code. We are looking forward to another great week and want to thank each of you for your support of SMS and our students and staff!


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

Week At A Glance

Monday, September 6th

SCHOOL HOLIDAY


Tuesday, September 7th

PTO Volunteer Meeting : 9:30-10:30am OR 6:00-7:00pm

LAST DAY TO ORDER CLASS SHIRTS


Wednesday, September 8th

College Wednesday

PTO Meeting 6:00pm

Football vs. LOMS @ Hall Stadium 6:00pm


Thursday, September 9th

Volleyball vs. DCMS @ Crockett MS 5:00pm


Friday, September 10th

Jag Spirit Day: Wear Your Jaguar Gear


Saturday, September 11th

FBISD Middle School Volleyball Tournament @ SMS


SAVE THE DATE

September 13-17th: Turn It Gold Week

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SMS Spirit Shirt


Don't miss out on this opportunity to buy an SMS spirit shirt and support our PTO. You can order your personalized t-shirt using the form below or from the PTO store.


Purchase your Jag Swag here.

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News You Can Use from the Student Center

Level-Change Requests

Students can now begin to request a level change (change from an AAC class to an on-level class or change from an on-level class to an AAC class). Level change forms are now available for students to pick up in the Student Center, as well as the SMS counselor webpage under the "schedule changes" tab. The only schedule changes that will be processed are those on a completed level change form. Any forms that are missing a signature, will be given back to the student to ensure the missing signatures are obtained. The level change form is only utilized for students to move up to an AAC class or to an on-level class. Any forms requesting an elective change, teacher change, or rearranging of a student's schedule will not be processed and the students schedule will remain the same. For any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's grade level counselor.


Gifted & Talented Referrals

The Fall GT Referral Window is open August 11-September 30, 2021. Students eligible for evaluation are:

  • Currently enrolled FBISD students in grades K-11.
  • Students who are not identified for gifted and talented services in FBISD in any content area.

Please visit FBISD's Gifted & Talented website for more information and forms.

SMS Campus Updates & Reminders

Remote Conferencing

This week you received an email that explains a new procedure called Remote Conferencing. This TEA (Texas Education Agency) defined measure is used to ensure students who are quarantined due to testing positive for COVID-19 or who are identified as "close contacts" (individuals within 3 feet of a confirmed COVID-positive individual for 15 minutes or more during a 24 hour period) will receive synchronous, live instruction during their stay-at-home period. It also outlines who is eligible for this opportunity, how remote conferencing works, and also the limitations associated with remote conferencing.


Please visit the district's website for a Remote Conference Instruction Overview.

2021-22 Yearbook Sales

Did you know you can already pre-order your SMS Yearbook?! If you order online before September 17, 2021, you will save $5. Don't miss out on the opportunity to commemorate an amazing year at Sartartia Middle School. Order your yearbook here.

SMS Handbook Reminders

Please use this link or click on the handbook above to access and review the SMS Student/Parent Handbook. Below are a few reminders.


Cell Phones

  • Student devices should be turned off and stored in backpacks for the school day.
  • Devices are allowed with the permission of a teacher for instructional purposes only
  • Devices may not be used in the hallway or to call/text family or friends during the school day (students may use phones in the office to contact parents)

Consequences

  1. Cell phone violations will result in the phone being confiscated and returned to students at the end of the school day for the 1st and 2nd offense.
  2. The 3rd violation will result in a $15 fee and parent notification (fees must be paid in cash & failure to pay will result in revocation of school activities).


Dress Code

  • All shirts must touch the belt line and not reveal undergarments or midriff while sitting or standing
  • Dresses, skirts, shorts, and jumpers shall be worn at a length that is no more than 3" above the knew
  • Shorts, jeans and all pants shall be worn at the hip and must cover undergarments
  • Leggings and other clothing that is form fitting, must be worn with a garment that covers to mid-thigh
  • Unsafe footwear is not permitted
  • Hair shall be neat, clean and well-groomed, and worn in a color and style that does not disrupt the learning environment
  • No hats, caps, doo-rags, wave caps, bandanas or hoods worn indoors, except on campus designated days

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School Facilities

Fort Bend ISD encourages the use of District facilities in a manner that best serves the needs of the community within the laws, rules and regulations that govern the operation of a public independent school district. District facilities are designed for educational purposes and for that reason we ask all those who we share our facilities with to do so in a way that preserves their condition, providing a safe and healthy place for children to learn. We ask that you please abide by all laws and policies when using our facilities and help us by placing trash in appropriate receptacles, be considerate of other patrons and avoid any activity that could damage or alter school property.


Sartartia Middle School is no longer an open campus year round and the new Outdoor Facilities for Public Use is posted below. Facilities that are not open for the time frame will be locked beginning Monday, August 16, 2021. As always, facilities are closed to community use during paid rentals.

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Important Contact Information

6th Grade

Associate Principal: Dr. Sunday Johnson

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

Counselor: Tanya Johnson

tanya.johnson@fortbnedisd.com


7th Grade

Assistant Principal: Paul Wells

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

Counselor: Kat Friedel

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com


8th Grade

Assistant Principal: Courtney Border

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

Counselor: Amy Melby

amy.melby@fortbendisd.com


Attendance: Glenary Williams glenary.williams@fortbendisd.com

Registrar: Alejandra Pena alejandra.pena@fortbendisd.com

Nurse: Christine Ferguson christine.ferguson@fortbendisd.com

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