Sartartia Middle School 10.25.20
Fall is here and we are definitely settling into our new normal. It is the 11th week of school and we are finding our "groove" now! Football games have started and it has been awesome to have some cooler weather. We continue to implement our health and safety protocols with vigilance and fidelity at school, and our students are responding as we expect them to. It takes everyone doing his/her part to make it work!
Thank you to everyone that got out to support SMS at our Baskin Robbins Spirit Night. Don't forget that this is the last week to participate in the Spirit Month with BFW Pizza Co. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our PTO and will go right back to our students and campus. We are thankful for ongoing partnerships with restaurants and business like our PTO Platinum Sponsors, Indigo Orthodontics, Sports Doc Shah, and Renew Laser & Skin.
Be sure to check out the information below regarding picture day sign-up for online students, a final opportunity to buy your yearbook for $45, and important updates regarding athletic events and tickets. Don't forget that this week is a short week as Friday, October 30th is a school holiday. We are excited to participate in Red Ribbon Week and see our online and face to face students dress up each day to join the fight against drugs and show that we are drug free. Be happy. Be brave. Be drug free.
Have a great week Jags!
Sartartia Middle School
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Join the Fight Against Drugs: Wear red
Tackle Drugs: Wear your favorite jersey
We're Too Bright for Drugs: Wear neon colors
Volleyball Game @ Garcia MS 5:15pm
Lei Off Drugs: Wear Hawaiian patterns and clothes
School Holiday--NO SCHOOL
Online Student Picture Day 11.03.20
Picture Day for online students will be on Tuesday, November 3rd between 2:30-7:00pm. Sign up for a time slot to come to the SMS gym and get your picture taken for the 2020-2021 yearbook.
*If you cannot make it on Nov. 3rd, we will be offering a makeup picture day*
Have you purchased your yearbook yet?
The $45 sale ends on October 30th!
You can purchase by clicking the link below –
Are you online? Worried you will not be in the yearbook?
Follow @sartartiayearbooks on Instagram!
Don’t miss the photo challenges, chances to win a free yearbook, and latest yearbook news.
Eat well together and support the SMS PTO the whole month of October. Log on to the website, add items to your order, check out and enter code SMS_SPIRIT in coupon code box. You receive a 10% discount with the code and the PTO will receive a portion of the balance.
Platinum Corporate Sponsors
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Lincoln McCaleb is a 6th grader at Sartartia and he is an excellent participant and contributor to class discussions. His teachers say that he speaks up and always asks relevant questions. We often see his zest for interacting and collaborating with his peers as he is always one of the first to reach out and help others. Lincoln regularly demonstrates what it means to be a collaborative and compassionate citizen.
SARTARTIA MIDDLE SCHOOL RELAUNCH
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.
Please review the FBISD Dress Code. This one-page document has been extracted from the 2020-21 FBISD Student/Parent Handbook. Students attending F2F must adhere to the dress code, and students online must be in dress code while on camera. Common issues and their resolutions are:
- Shorts, skirts, etc. that are too short -- hem must be no higher than 3" above knee
- Footwear - shoes must have a back for safety reasons in our stairwells. No flip-flops or sandals unless they have a back/heel covering
- Tears/Rips in pants - cannot reveal undergarments. If rips/tears are higher than 3" above the knee (like shorts and skirts), they must have an under-layer that extends to 3" above the knee
- Pajamas - no sleep wear except on designated spirit days (this includes slippers)
Ren360 Parent Score Report
Fort Bend ISD utilizes Renaissance Star 360 (Ren 360), a universal screener, to identify the strengths and growth areas of individual students. Ren 360 is a short, computer-adaptive assessment given to students in grades K-10 three times a year in September, January, and April. Over time, the data from the screener allows campus teachers, specialists, and administrators to examine the effectiveness of classroom instruction and to monitor student growth.
If your child has taken one or more of these assessments, you can now view the results in Skyward by accessing the Ren 360 Parent Score Report in Family Access. Below is a job aid that provides the steps to access this report. If you would prefer a paper copy of the score report, please notify the campus. Thank you for your continued support!
SMS PTO Jag Cash Drive
Nominate a Teacher of the Month
SMS Athletic Department Updates
Library Schoology Course code: ZCT2-DBDB-CDPHQ
Check out FUN virtual library programming. Post pictures of pets in their costumes, relieve stress by dancing to the “Monster Mash”, and more!
Matchbook Informational Meeting
Tuesday, 10/27 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
· Click here to join the meeting
Curbside book pickup: Tues. 10/27 12:30-1:30 and Thurs. 10/29 2:30-3:30.
Curbside pickup occurs every two weeks. Please place your book holds at least one day before you plan to pick them up. There is no sign-up for curbside book pickup. Online students may turn books in at curbside pickup, or place books on the book cart located at the school entrance.
There are two wooden boxes for face to face students to place library books in: outside the commons, or by the side entrance to the library. Face to face students will have reserved books delivered to their ELA classes.
**Returned library books are quarantined for four days before returned to circulation**
As always, if you have any questions, you can email your student’s counselor directly and we will set up a time to talk to you. Additionally, should your student need to speak with their counselor they can use the request to see the counselor form here:
8TH GRADE - REQUEST FORM
7TH GRADE - REQUEST FORM
6TH GRADE - REQUEST FORM
Thank you so much for everything you are doing for your child. Stay safe and healthy!
We wish you all well during this time.
The SMS Counseling Team
Technology Resource Help
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, the Customer Service Center (281-634-1300) and Student Support Call Center’s (281-634-0826) closure time will be changing. Current support hours are from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm. The new 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.
Grab and Go Meals Available for all Students-Read below for Locations
Fort Bend ISD has received a waiver from the Texas Department of Agriculture. Beginning September 9, Fort Bend ISD will offer free breakfast and lunch meals to all students, regardless of enrollment in FBISD. Meals will be available to student at Grab and Go meals sites, District Learning Centers, and students attending face-to-face learning. As a result of a waiver from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), this program is set to expire on December 31, 2020. FBISD is strongly encouraging all families to complete a Free & Reduced Meals application at www.schoolcafe.com/fbisd.
Meals are available to any student up to 18 years of age, and special education students regardless of age. Each student can receive only one breakfast and/or lunch meal per day. Please note, there will be no a la carte sales at this time.
Meal times will remain the same, with breakfast being served from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students that pick up breakfast between 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. will continue to receive both breakfast and lunch.
Parents can now pick up meals for students, and must provide one of the following documents:
- Student ID cards
- Individual student report cards
- Attendance record from parent portal of Skyward
- Birth certificate for children
Without one of the listed items above, parents will receive meals for the number of students present with them, on foot or in a vehicle.
Grab and Go Meals will be available at 10 locations, listed below:
- Dulles High School (550 Dulles Ave, Sugar Land, 77478)
- Elkins High School (7007 Knights Ct, Missouri City, 77459)
- Hightower High School (3333 Hurricane Ln., Missouri City, 77459)
- Hodges Bend Middle School (16510 Bissonet St., Houston, 77083)
- Kempner High School (14777 Voss Rd, Sugar Land, 77498)
- McAuliffe Middle School (16650 S Post Oak Rd, Houston, 77053)
- Missouri City Middle School (202 Martin Ln, Missouri City, 77489)
- Ridge Point High School (500 Waters Lake Blvd, Missouri City, 77459)
- Travis High School (11111 Harlem Rd, Richmond, TX 77406)
- Willowridge High School (16301 Chimney Rock Rd., Houston, 77053)
Please continue to check the website and social media for any changes to distribution changes.
Click here for the latest updates on everything you need to know for the 2020-2021 school year
Assistant Principals & Counselors
Paul Wells-Assistant Principal
Courtney Border-Assistant Principal
Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal
Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor
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