SMS Jag E-News

January 31, 2021

Hey Jags,


The first ever Virtual Career Day for 8th graders was a huge success and a good time was had by all! Thank you Dr. Johnson and SMS PTO for all your hard work to make this day happen for our students.


National School Counseling Week is this week, February 1-5th. Take an extra moment to email a note of appreciation to our school counselors or click here to write a note and we will deliver it for you.


Tomorrow is the last day to donate to Shared Dreams. Please support our PALS and student leaders in this initiative by dropping off canned food or old shoes at the front of the school.


We are also beginning to prepare for the 2021-22 school year, so please be sure to read below for important information about the district calendar, upcoming course selection nights, and FBISD academy applications.


Have a great week Jags!


Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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Week at a Glance

Sunday 1.31.2021

SMS Spirit Night @ Chipotle 4:00-8:00pm

(Sugar Land Town Center)


Monday 2.1.2021

Cricket Club 5-5:30pm (Join Teams Meeting Here)

FBISD FilmFest 48 Hour Competition DUE @ noon


Wednesday 1.27.2021

Boys Basketball Game @ First Colony 5:15pm


Thursday 1.28.2021

Girls Basketball Game @ McAuliffe 5:15pm

Save the Date

Monday, 2.8.2021

Boys Track Tryouts Begin 4:30-6:00pm


Tuesday, 2.9.2021

Current 6th & 7th Grade Course Selection Night 6:00pm


Thursday, 2.11.2021

Spirit Night @ 9er's Grill

FBISD 2021-22 School Calendar Options Survey

Wondering what the differences are between the 3 calendar options for 2021-2022? This video will help you learning more about the differences in the calendar options. Don't forget to provide your feedback on the calendar options by completing the survey by Monday, 2/1, at 11:59pm
2021-22 FBISD School Calendar Options Survey

High School Academy & Program Applications

The application window for the FBISD Academies, P-Tech, ECHS, and Piano Technician are now open. Below you will find each program’s website, a link to a video, and the links to the application. Each program website includes information about the application process and program requirements.


FBISD Academy Application (January 19-February 8, 2021)

FBISD P-TECH and ECHS Application (January 19-February 8, 2021)

Piano Technician Application: HERE (January 19-March 29, 2021)


Digital Media Academy

https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/3046

https://www.wevideo.com/view/1978342596


Engineering Academy

https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/2399

https://www.wevideo.com/view/1960499862


Global Studies Academy

https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/2400

https://www.wevideo.com/view/1975840988


International Business and Marketing Academy

https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/2401

https://www.wevideo.com/view/1975840988


Math and Science Academy

https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/2402

https://www.wevideo.com/view/1962547165


Medical Science Academy

https://www.fortbendisd.com/Domain/2404

https://www.wevideo.com/view/1978342596


P-Tech: Hightower HS

https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/114850

https://www.wevideo.com/view/1969781001


P-Tech: Willowridge HS

https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/114851

https://www.wevideo.com/view/1969748078


ECHS: Marshall HS

https://www.fortbendisd.com/domain/15898

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2002576800


Piano Technician: Marshall HS

https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/132290

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2007526897

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SMS Library News

This week I talked to several classes about research. Research does not have to be scary…or boring! Three amazing databases are accessible through 1Link: World Book, Britannica School, and Gale. These databases have amazing tools, including citation builders. No more flipping through the tattered MLA citation book! These three databases do the citation work for you! All students need to do is copy and paste. Below are two documents to help students utilize the databases and use the citation builder.


Please support our Matchbook club by purchasing the coolest t-shirt ever! Here is the link. Act fast! The online store closes soon! Thank you for supporting our amazing Jag library!

Jaguar Athletics

Boys Track tryouts will begin on Monday, February 8 from 4:30-6:00 pm. You must have a

UIL physical turned in AND completed all Rank One online forms in order to tryout. 8th graders

who have participated in sports either in 7th grade or who played football or basketball do not

need another physical. Also if you tried out for basketball last year as a 7th grader, your

physical from last year will still work. 7th graders who did not play football or basketball need

to turn in a physical prior to tryouts. Contact Coach Andrews with any questions, kevin.andrews@fortbendisd.com

SMS 2020-21 Yearbook

Be sure to check out our yearbook webpage where you will find all of the info on how to get your pictures and ads submitted for the 2020-2021 school year.


It's also not too late to buy your yearbook. It has definitely been a memorable year and we are excited for what is to come!

Reminders for Jag Families

Attendance

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.


1. The student is required to attend all classes for every period a class is offered.

2. The student has to respond to roll call when the teacher calls his/her name.

3. The student has to be engaged and participate in class.

4. If the student is having technical issues, missing the classing link, they should email the teacher during the class about the issue.

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Ren360 MOY Assessment (Jan 19-Feb 12)

In order to measure student growth in the areas of Reading and Math for the 2020-2021 School year, the Renaissance 360 middle of the year (MOY) assessments will be administered January 19th - February 12th. During this window, FBISD teachers and staff will proctor the administration of the assessment for face-to-face AND online students. A separate notification went to parents on January 17 via email that outlined the REN360 middle of the year (MOY) assessments that are being administered. It is particularly important for parents of online students to read it, as we are relying on you to a degree to ensure it is successful. In the online testing environment, family members/caregivers may only help students get online and log into the test site. Once the test begins, students are NOT permitted to use other people, devices, or any other resources to help them answer test questions. For more information about Star Renaissance 360 Assessments, visit the Renaissance parent webpage.

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.

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.
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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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