Jag E-News

Sartartia Middle School 11.29.20

Hey Jags,


We are thankful for our entire Sartartia Family and hope that each of you had a happy, restful and safe Thanksgiving. We want to give a big shout out to our PTO and all of the parents that donated pies for our staff. Our teachers and staff were so excited to pick out a delicious pie that they could take home and share with their families. Thank you!


We look forward to welcoming everyone back from the break as we continue engaging our students in learning these last three weeks of the fall semester. As we return this week, here are a few quick reminders:

  • All students should continue to complete the Skyward Wellness Screener daily
  • Please be sure to send your child with a refillable water bottle to school each day. As we continue to follow all health & safety protocols, our water fountains are not useable but we have water bottle fillers available throughout the school
  • Please be sure to review the FBISD's Updated 2020-2021 Instructional Calendar below
  • Our schedule for the week of December 15-18


With Jag Pride,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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TUESDAY 12.1.20

PSAT Testing (8th Grade Only)

Football Game @ Clements High School--7th @ 5:15pm--8th @ 6:30pm


WEDNESDAY 12.2.20

Matchbook Meeting @ 4:30pm


THURSDAY 12.3.20

Volleyball vs. First Colony at SMS @ 5:15 pm


SATURDAY 12.5.20

FBISD Coding Camp (see info below to register)

Save the Date

11/30-12/11: Student Council Food Drive

Drop off non-perishable food items in the boxes at the school entrance

12/9: PTO Meeting @ 6:00pm

All-Region Band Students

Congratulations to our Sartartia Wind Ensemble members who competed in the All-Region Band Auditions for Texas Music Educator’s Association Region 13 VIRTUALLY for the first time. Results are in, and Mrs. Amos and Mr. Slusser are so proud to announce that the following members of the Jaguar Band have been selected as one of the members of the two All-Region organizations. Congratulations to these wonderful students for their outstanding accomplishments during this difficult time! We are so proud of your efforts!


Kyle L., flute, Concert Band, 3rd chair

Emma X., flute, Concert Band, 8th chair

Arya W., clarinet, Concert Band, 4th chair

Falisha R., clarinet, Concert Band, 9th chair

Kyle C., tenor saxophone, Concert Band, 2nd chair

Eva G., trumpet, Symphonic Band, 9th chair

Shloak M., trumpet, Concert Band, 3rd chair

Bryan W., trumpet, Concert Band, 9th chair

Claire N., French horn, Concert Band, 3rd chair

Serene T., French horn, Concert Band, 6th chair

Kyle L., trombone, Concert Band 6th chair

Anthony G., trombone, Concert Band, 7th chair

Kevin A., euphonium, Concert Band 1st chair

Lucio L., euphonium, Concert Band 3rd chair

Krithik K., percussion, Symphonic Band 2nd chair

Anthony R., percussion, Concert Band 3rd chair

Lyndsey G., percussion, Concert Band 4th chair

Natalie M., percussion, Concert Band, 5th chair

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PTO Cash Drive

As you know the school is under construction. We need your help to bring a few blank walls to life. Your donations will help cover the cost of a new mural being painted in the big gym. Additionally, the curved wall by the counseling office is being covered with a printed mural that will motivate and inspire the students. We kindly ask for a monetary donation to the SMS PTO Cash Jag Drive. This is the only cash fundraiser drive for our PTO for the school year. Our annual goal is $25,000 and by donating $25/student we can definitely reach that goal! Please consider donating. Thank you to those who have already donated. Donate online or download the form to donate in person or by mail.

FBISD Coding Camp

Coding Camp is a virtual event open to FBISD students in grades K-8 and designed to help students to build creatively, reason systematically and apply computational thinking skills while learning how to code. This year the event will be held virtually with students using Teams, Schoology, and coding programs such as Scratch to practice coding skills. There will be workshops for all levels of users that allow students to either learn the basics of coding or go more in-depth with topics such as the creation of games and animations. Click here for more information and to register for Coding Camp.

Sugar Land Holiday Lights

Visit over 3 million lights and numerous themed displays at Sugar Land Holiday Lights November 20 through January 3. Save $2 and donate $2 to the Foundation by using Promo Code: FBEF at checkout or at the ticket office. Visit www.sugarlandholidaylights.com to purchase tickets.
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Updated 2020-2021 Calendar

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Jaguar Athletics

Be sure to check out the Boys' & Girls' Athletics Newsletters for the most current information about games, tickets, tryouts, and even character education videos. You can access the Girls' Newsletter here and click on the document below for the Boys' Newsletter. Basketball tryouts are quickly approaching and all RankOne forms and physicals must be turned in before the first day of tryouts. Girls' Basketball Tryouts begin on Monday, December 7th and Boys' Basketball Tryouts begin Thursday, December 10.
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Go to the Library Schoology Course for great virtual library programming!

Code: ZCT2-DBDB-CDPHQ


The next curbside library book pick-up days for virtual students: Tuesday 12/8 from 12:30-1:30 and Thursday 12/10 from 2:30-3:30. You can pick your student’s books up either day.

Matchbook Meeting 12/2 @ 4:30pm

The next Matchbook meeting will be Wednesday, 12/2 at 4:30. Students can join with the link below:

Click here to join the meeting

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Connecting to BYOD Network

We are finding that some students that bring a device (BYOD) to school are unable to connect to the district’s BYOD network (FBISD_BYOD). While there are various reasons for this problem, one of the prominent issues is the fact that some students have “Restricted Access” (RA). RA access is granted when a parent decides to not allow “Full Access” to district resources for their student and that student will NOT have access to district’s BYOD network. We know that some parents have inadvertently selected this option at the start of school (part of online registration process) while others may have intentionally selected this option however may want to change it at this point. A job aid was sent to parents with information on how to make this change in Skyward, but you may also choose to call the campus for assistance.

Parent 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.


  1. Schoology Portfolios can be used as digital storage to save student work or showcase achievements and reflect on what they learn. The table below explains how to create the Schoology Student Portfolio and utilize this feature to save student work.
  2. Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud-based storage solution that is more secure and accessible than using device storage or flash drive storage. Even if something were to happen to the device, the personal files and folders would still be on OneDrive.


The attached document provides information on how to use the Schoology Portfolio and Microsoft OneDrive to save student work.

Technology Resource Help

The Customer Service Center (281-634-1300) and Student Support Call Center’s (281-634-0826) current support hours are from 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday, closed on scheduled holidays.


The Technology Resource page on https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/124794 is available for parents/students to obtain help related to technology. There is helpful information on hot topics like passwords, 1Link, Microsoft Teams etc. You will also find the “Technology Status” section where we post the latest status of technology issues we are aware of.

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

SMS Teacher Shout Outs

Do you want to recognize an SMS staff member for their hard work and continued commitment to students and the Sartartia community? Use this link to nominate a staff member and give them a shout out for their character and commitment throughout the school year.
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


Abby Ibrahim-Counselor

ablah.ibrahim@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319

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