Shark Bites

Informational bites to let you know what's going on!

Dear Families,

This week we are celebrating National School Counselor's Week from February 1- February 5. If your student would like to send a quick "Thank You" to our wonderful counselors, those can be sent to Tracey Christian (5th grade Counselor), or to Linda Black (6th grade Counselor) As you will see in the picture below, our Learning Stairs are already decorated to celebrate our School Counselors!

As a reminder, please note that live conferences and streaming will be disabled on Tuesday 2/2 from 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. due to district testing.

Please check out the links and dates below for helpful information and campus dates.

We hope that everyone has an inspiring week of learning!

Courtney Rodriguez,


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Don't Forget... ALL Students Eat Free!!

All students and community children 18 and under will be receiving free breakfast and lunch for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

For Virtual Learners, all Grab-n-Go Meals will be served out of Blackburn Elementary from 8:15-9:30 a.m. M-F.

Securly: How To Manage Your Student's Web Activity

Did you know that Securly allows parents to impose additional filters on their student’s chromebook while at home? Click for more info!

Covid Guidance for Students

If a student is exhibiting these symptoms, please keep them home and call our nurse.

  • Cough; difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Severe headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • Feeling fevering or having fever greater that 100 degree F.

If someone in your household has Covid, or is suspected of having Covid (even if waiting for test results), or your child is exhibiting any of the above symptoms, please fill out the self-reporting form below.

When students are home due to quarantine, they can participate in their school work on Canvas so that they don't get behind. Logging in to Canvas each day and completing assignments counts as their daily attendance.

Covid Self-Reporting Form (Symptoms or Exposure)

For students and staff members in Forney ISD

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Upcoming Dates:


  • Kickoff to Black History Month! Activities have been planned in all core classes as well as STEAM for in-person and virtual learners.


  • School Counselor Appreciation Week- drop Mrs. Black or Mrs. Christian a note of thanks for serving our campus and students!


  • Interruption in Live Conferences & Streaming from 7 a.m- 1 p.m. due to district testing


  • No School- Bad Weather Make-Up Day (Unused)


  • No School- Emergency Closure Make-Up Day (Unused)


  • Future Ready Jeans Day with College or Military T-Shirt (no holes, rips, or tears in jeans)
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Purchase your Yearbook Today!

Use the web address below to secure your copy of the 20-21 Smith Intermediate Yearbook!
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Student Portrait Photos for Yearbook

We are still in need of many students' photos for our awesome yearbook! We are offering the option to submit your student's photo from the comfort of your home! Please take your student's photo in front of a solid colored background in their uniform school shirt. Be sure to turn your phone sideways when taking the picture so that it will present correctly in the yearbook. Submit your photo with the link below. Deadline for submissions is March 1st.

Virtual Learners Candid Photos

We would love to see what your student is up to during virtually learning and add them to our yearbook! Please use the link below to submit any candid photos of your student during virtual learning! Deadline for submissions is March 1st.

Add these to your calendar...

In addition to our campus jean days with spirit shirts, FISD has added Future Ready Days where students can wear jeans with a college or military shirt to show that they are Future-Ready! Please see those added dates below.
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Order Spirit Wear Here!

The school ID# is 363975

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Medication Form for Clinic

If you are sending your child with, or dropping off, medications to be administered during the school day, please fill out a form for each medication.

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Student Passwords

Don't forget that all returning student accounts will force a change of password beginning on August 3rd. Please click here for directions and support.