Jag E-News

Sartartia Middle School 10.18.20

Hey Jags,


It was another great week at SMS! We welcomed back many of our student athletes for the start of our football and volleyball seasons and we can't wait to see them on the field and on the court. We also got to celebrate our String Orchestra as they have been selected to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) annual 2021 Convention. The group will be representing Fort Bend ISD and our entire community as they perform a featured concert at this premier state music educator’s conference. Click here to see the full press release.


If you are interested in purchasing spirit wear to show your support of our football and volleyball teams, today is the last day. You can purchase football gear and volleyball gear

by clicking on the links. Also, be sure to check out the new SMS Athletics Newsletter for all of the information related to upcoming games, tryouts and other important information.


We want to give a special thanks to our PTO Platinum Sponsors, Indigo Orthodontics & Dr. Vishal M. Shah. We are thankful for the continued partnerships with parents, businesses, and community members that continue to help us provide the best educational experience for our students. We are #SartartiaStrong!


With Jag Pride,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

Platinum Corporate Sponsors

WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY 10.19.20

Picture Day (F2F students in 1st-4th period PE, Kickstart, or Health)

Spirit Night at Baskin Robbins @ Greatwood (5pm-close)

TUESDAY 10.20.20

SMS Volleyball Parents Zoom Meeting @ 5:30pm

THURSDAY 10.22.20

Volleyball Scrimmage at Bowie MS @5:15pm

FRIDAY 10.23.20

Cross Country Practice Begins @7:30am

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Student Kudos

The following students were rnominated by their teachers during Term 1 for exhibiting characteristics of a Fort Bend ISD Profile of a Graduate. All students received a letter in the mail recognizing their achievement and a gift card from one of our campus partners, Chick-fil-a or Baskin Robbins. Way to go Jags!



Braxton Bahena, Jacob Carabez, Sarah Carabez, Serena Jiwa, Sophia Joseph, Sehaj Kaur, Bellen Liu, Lucio Llambias, Aditya Manthena, Ezaan Manesia, Lincoln McCaleb, Rakin Momin, Emma Phan, Brianna Scott, Simran Shah, Eric Zang

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Lucio Llambias has been nominated as our SMS Student of the Week. He is a 7th grader and an all-around awesome kid! Lucio is polite and respectful and he always contributes to classroom conversations. He is willing to help other classmates when they are having problems and he daily exhibits the characteristics of the FBISD Profile of a Graduate.

Skyward Family Access – Report Cards

Follow the steps below to view your child(ren)’s grades in Skyward Family Access.


Step 1 - Log in to Family Access at - http://www.fortbendisd.com/family-access (there is also a “Family Access” icon in the black ribbon across the center of our campus webpage, which may be used as a shortcut for you in the future. Once you are at the Skyward Family Access webpage, click on “Login to Family Access” below where it says “Skyward Family Access”.


Step 2 - Enter your login information and password *** If you do not know your information, please do one of the following:

  1. Click forgot Username/Password, or
  2. Contact Michelon Hodson at (281) 634-6323 or michelon.hodson@fortbendisd.com


Step 3 – Click on “Portfolio” – located on the left side of the screen. (If using a mobile device, click on the “+” sign then click on “Portfolio”).


Step 4 – A list of documents or reports will appear, click on the link with the title of the report (i.e. Progress Report 1).


Step 5 – The report will be generated. You will also have access to other reports about your child or your other children.


If you would like a hard copy of the report, please contact Michelon Hodson at (281) 634-6323 or email her at michelon.hodson@fortbendisd.com


Please note if you are a new student to FBISD, it might take 24 to 48 hours to gain access.

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!

SARTARTIA MIDDLE SCHOOL RELAUNCH

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Dress Code

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)

Connecting to BYOD Network

Only personal devices need to be connected to BYOD.

District-owned devices connect to District_Devices.


Login credentials are as follows:

Username: student’s lunch number – ###### (no leading 0)

Password: student assigned


The above credentials are used to: log into the computer, connect to Global Protect (district devices only), and access the BYOD Network.


1Link Credentials

Username: student’s assigned full email address

Password: password assigned to the student

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SMS PTO Jag Cash Drive

We are excited for the kids to be back in school and we look forward to an awesome year. To help launch our SMS students and staff towards success, we kindly have a one-time ask for a monetary donation to the SMS PTO Cash Jag Drive. This is the only 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! Donate online or download the form to donate in person or by mail.

Nominate a Teacher of the Month

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.

2020-2021 SMS Yearbooks

Do you want to be in the yearbook? Follow us on Instagram @sartartiayearbooks for more information about our weekly photo challenges and how to get your pictures in the yearbook. You can buy your yearbook online HERE.

SMS Athletic Department Updates

Cross Country Season Begins 10.23

Cross Country starts next week for any 7th and 8th grade boys and girls who are interested. To sign up email Coach Vaughn at Jennifer.vaughn@fortbendisd.com. To participate you must have your rank one forms completed and a current physical turned in! Weekly “on your own” workouts will be provided and there will be one face to face practice held each week on Friday from 7:30-8:15. Virtual students are allowed to participate in Cross County and attend the practices on campus, you will just need a ride home at 8:15am. If you cannot attend face to face practice but would still like to participate in the meets, this is allowed also! The first face to face practice is Friday October 23rd! Meets are November 4th, 11th, and 18th! Hope to see you on the track!

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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.

Sincerely,

The SMS Counseling Team

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Technology Resource Help

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.


Password Help

As the school year progresses, some secondary student account passwords are expiring. Password expiration is a normal cycle with network accounts and students will receive a proactive password change notification email. Secondary students are able to manage their own passwords by going to my.fortbendisd.com. Campus staff is also able to help any students at the campus with password problems. If the student is experiencing issues with logging into Skyward, Global Protect VPN, or a district-issued laptop please have them follow instructions provided in the attachment below to set up a new password. If the student fails to change his/her password in advance of expiration, they will be locked out of the system, however they will be able to regain access once they reset the password.


FBISD Tech Support Depots

The district currently has 3 sites available to help with technology and provide student IT hardware support: Technical Education Center (540 Dulles Ave.), Marshall High School (1220 Buffalo Run), and Austin High School (3434 Pheasant Creek Dr.).


Locations are staffed Monday – Friday

(there is a one hour closure for lunch between 12:00-1:00 pm)


Monday: 8:30am-3:00pm

Tuesday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-3:00pm

Thursday: 8:30am-5:30pm

Friday: 8:30am-3:00pm

Getting Logged In
FBISD Technology Resources Page

Click here for the latest updates regarding Technology Resources

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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.
FBISD COVID-19 FAQ Page

Click here for the latest updates on FBISD and COVID-19

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


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319

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