SMS Jag E-News

January 17, 2021

Hey Jags,


Now that everyone has settled into their routines for Term 3 and the second semester, keeping up with assignments and engaging with instruction is critical now more than ever. Please be sure to review the updated tutorial information that is included below. As always, our top priority is to serve our students and community in the best way possible. You can help us maintain a safe learning environment for all students and staff by reinforcing health and safety protocols at home. We can all work together to promote frequent handwashing, use of hand sanitizer, maintaining social distance, and most importantly, wearing a mask. We are better together! Thank you for your time and support of our school. We are Sartartia Strong!


With Jag Pride,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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Week at a Glance


Monday 1.18.2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (No School)


Wednesday 1.20.2021

Boys Basketball Game @ SMS 5:15pm


Thursday 1.21.2021

Girls Basketball Game @ SMS 5:15pm

8th Grade Career Day

Career Day is almost here! On Friday, January 29, all 8th grade students (face to face and online) will have the opportunity to hear from professional speakers from various fields including: hospitality, finance, healthcare, engineering, entrepreneurs, and many others. We will also have some special presentations from various student groups at Austin, Clements, and Travis High School. Stay tuned for more information on Career Day: Reimagined!

Pennies for Patients

Join our Jag Discovery students and teachers as they partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to take on the mission of ending cancer once and for all. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Hero Squad Program is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research and patient support services. Visit our school's fundraising page for more information and to find out how to donate.

Shared Dreams Donation Drive

The SMS PALS have joined forces with FBISD Shared Dreams to collect food and other items for students and families that are in need. The items listed below can be dropped off at the front of Sartartia Middle School between January 19-February 1.

  • Used clothing & shoes
  • Food (non perishable): canned meat, canned soup, canned fruits & vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, etc...
  • School supplies
  • Toiletries

FBISD Filmmaker's Academy

The FBISD Filmmaker’s Academy will be hosted virtually on January 30, 2021. All 3rd-12th grade students are encouraged to register and attend. This is a FREE workshop where students can learn film and photography skills. You can register and find out more information about FBISD's 2021 FilmFest here.

Save the Date: Chipotle Spirit Night

Holy Guacomole! It's time to help our school raise some money! Join us on Sunday, January 31 from 4:00-8:00pm at Chipotle in Greatwood for fundraiser benefiting Sartartia Middle School. Your dinner plans are done and school spirit has never tasted so great!

SMS Yearbook Info

Get all the information you need about this year's yearbook by clicking here. Not only can you purchase your yearbook and ads, but you can also submit pictures, quotes, and take surveys to be included in the yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact our yearbook sponsor, Ms. Luxenburg, samantha.luxenburg@fortbendisd.com
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Reminders for Jag Families

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.

Bring a Water Bottle

Students should bring their own water bottle to refill throughout the day as needed. We have two bottle filler stations located on our campus, but all other water fountains have been rendered unavailable . Students should bring their own water and should not share with others.

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.

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. This document below will provide information on how to use the Schoology Portfolio and Microsoft OneDrive to save student work.

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Jaguar Athletics

The FBISD Athletics Department and District campus athletics coordinators continue working to provide a safe environment for our student athletes this school year. In preparation for successful basketball, track, tennis and soccer seasons, parents are asked to ensure that their students’ Pre-Participation Physical Exam form and Rank One electronic forms are submitted to their campus head coach by the dates listed below in order to be eligible to participate in the first day of tryouts. Visit the FBISD Athletics webpage to learn more about the District’s health and safety protocols. Be sure to check out the Boys' & Girls' Athletics Newsletters for the most current information about games, tickets, tryouts, and character education videos.

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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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