Sartartia Middle School 11.15.20
We hope that everyone enjoyed the weekend and we are wishing a Happy Diwali to all our Jag families and community that are celebrating. We have one week left until our Thanksgiving Break and this week will be filled with several activities for parents, students, and staff.
Our counselors will be hosting a virtual Parent University focused on social media and bullying and we will also have a virtual Gifted & Talented Parent Meeting to review updates for the 2020-2021 school year. Also, our PTO is hosting a "Pies from Parents" to recognize and say thanks to our teachers and staff for all of they work they are doing this year. As we continue to engage students in classrooms and the community, we hope that you will continue to join us in supporting the different events and programs we having going on at Sartartia.
Here are a few quick reminders for the week:
- 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
With Jag Pride,
Sartartia Middle School
Spirit Night @ Baskin Robbins at Greatwood (5pm-close)
Football Game vs. FCMS @ Old Kempner Stadium--7th @ 5:15 pm--8th @ 6:30 pm
SMS Parent U: Social Media & Bullying @ 5:30 pm
Cross Country Meet #3 @ RTMS @ 4:30 pm
Volleyball @ FSMS @ 5:15 pm
Pies from Parents Drop Off @ SMS 9am-1pm
End of Progress Report #4 (PR4)
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
SMS Teacher Shout Outs
Pies from Parents
Parent U: Social Media & Bullying
Please join us for a Parent University presentation from our counselors about social media and bullying. We are happy to have received your feedback on the survey at the beginning of the year and present to you on this topic. We will be covering: social media, cyberbullying, bullying and solving peer conflict. We hope you can join us virtually Tuesday, November 17 from 5:30-6:30pm. Click here to join the meeting
Virtual GT Parent Meeting
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.
Updated 2020-2021 Calendar
Go to the Library Schoology Course for great virtual library programming!
What is JLG Digital?
JLG Digital is an eBook and audiobook streaming service, with revolving titles every 60-90 days. You can download JLG Digital on the Apple app store.
Connecting to BYOD Network
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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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