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Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 9.5.19

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Fall Open House

September 5, 2019 6:00 pm in SMS Commons.


Meet your child's teachers and check out our club fair!

Join our amazing PTO!

Jags are on the Move!

Dear Jag Families, We have been moving fast and furiously to start the year. This short week alone has been filled with students connecting with clubs, students taking ownership of their learning, and lots of smiling faces. Thank you for supporting our JAGS in Volleyball and Football. Open House is tonight so don’t miss an opportunity to meet and greet your child’s teachers and administrators. Tomorrow, September 6th is Fall Picture Day, so make sure your child is looking his or her best for the photo. Don't forget to take some time out this week to remember the victims of 9-11 and the heroes who gave their lives to save others.


Please join us next week for our first Spirit Week. Each day we will dress up to show our support for National Childhood Cancer Awareness! I would like to invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, for our first PTO meeting of the year. I have heard wonderful things about the SMS PTO and I cannot wait to hear your great ideas for this school year. You are all appreciated as parents and we hope to meet you soon.


  • Thursday, September 5: Open House 6pm
  • Friday, September 6: Picture Day
  • Monday, September 9: 7th Grade A Football vs. FCMS @ FCMS; B Team has a BYE.
  • Tuesday, September 10: 8th Grade A Football vs. FCMS @ FCMS
  • Wednesday, September 11: Volleyball vs. HBMS @ HBMS
  • Wednesday, September 11: VIPS breakfast @ 9:15am and PTO Meeting @ 10:15am
  • Friday, September 13: THS Band Night 7pm
  • Saturday, September 14: Volleyball Tournament


Sincerely,

Cholly Oglesby

Principal

Sartartia Middle School

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Student Spotlight

Our student of the week is 8th grader, Alexander Song! He was just recently voted as our 2019-2020 National Junior Honor Society president and is a member of the Sartartia Orchestra. He is an excellent student that challenges himself in the classroom and beyond.


He exhibits the skills of a servant leader in the way he interacts with students and teachers in class and around campus. Alexander continues to serve and lead as a Boy Scout and also volunteers for various causes in his community.

Staff Spotlight

Ms. Rosar has been in education for 14 years and currently teaches 7th Grade Science. She has also coached volleyball, basketball and soccer at SMS for the last four years. She is a dedicated teacher, department head, and mom. Ms. Rosar has three kids: one in college, one in 4th grade and one in 6th grade. They are her whole world! Growing up, Ms. Rosar always knew that she wanted to be a teacher and she used to create classrooms where she could teach her stuffed animals at home. She is also continuing her passion for education by pursuing her graduate degree at Texas A&M University. Whoop!

Parents--Please complete the beginning of the year Online Forms

Currently, 868 out of 1298 Online Verification forms have been completed by our parents. We still need 430 forms signed to reach 100%. Thank you for completing the verification forms.


To avoid having to use a forest of paper to print forms for parents to complete on the first day of school, parents may complete this annual task starting July 30. See below for details.


  • Verify your child(ren)'s information in Skyward Family Access
  • Download this helpful flyer (in English and Spanish) to guide you through the process
  • To start the verification process, click here to go to Skyward Family Access
  • NOTE 1: Please allow your children "Full Access" (FA) to district computers and the network. In order to conduct research, create projects, take certain assessments, use Schoology, use their district email account, and more, students must have full access to the district's resources
  • NOTE 2: Please provide permission for your child(ren) to take surveys. As we seek to hear and listen to students' voices and opinions to make SLMS a better place to work and learn, we cannot do that if students do not have permission to take surveys. We don't do many of them, but the ones we do are important, and they originate from within the district
  • We appreciate all you do to make us an excellent world-class school! Please forward all questions about SKYWARD Family Access to our Data Entry Clerk, Ms. Hodson at 281-634-6323 or email michelon.hodson@fortbendisd.com

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Counselors' Corner

Hey Jag Parents!


We are so excited about the start of our 2019-2020 school year!! We have BIG plans for this year: exciting new programs and learning opportunities for you and your child to help you navigate through their middle school years. We hope to see you at parent nights and other learning opportunities that we are offering this year. Be on the lookout for dates/times in the parent newsletters and at Open House this week. Below we have included some of the things that are coming up so that you are aware:


Level Changes

We will start to process level changes on Monday, September 9th. If your child would like to change their level from Pre-AP to Academic or vise versa, please send them to the students center to pick up a level change form. Please know that there are many steps to this form and the form will need to be completed before any level change is processed. A few things to note ** A conference between teacher/parent will need to happen before any level change is processed **Level changed will not be granted if a child has a 75 or above in the course, per district policy that is provided for you on the back of the form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email your grade level counselor.


Be an SMS Mentor

We are looking for adults in our community to volunteer their time mentoring Sartartia students. We will be accepting new mentors this year at SMS until Friday, September 27, 2019. Students who are in need of a reliable, comforting person to help guide them, will be selected by staff referral. The mandatory district orientation (MUST have every 3 years) is: Wed, September 18, 2019 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM​ at the Fort Bend ISD Administration Building

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please reach out to: VIPS@fortbendisd.com or katherine.friedel@fortbenisd.com if you are interested in volunteering.


Turn it GOLD week - Sept 9-13

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and GOLD is the official awareness ribbon color. GOLD is a precious metal and a reminder that our children are more precious than GOLD. This is our time to honor children and families affected by the disease and rally support for ground-breaking research that can save our kids' lives. Let's show our support and spread awareness by participating in "Turn It Gold" Week!! Beginning on Sept 9th, we will have a week of themed dress-up days. See our attached flyer for details.

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WILL YOU GO GOLD WITH US?

September was proclaimed National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in 2012 to bring awareness to pediatric cancer. FBISD will "Turn it Gold" September 9th - September 13th. SMS will have a "GOLD OUT" day September 13th. Read the attached parent letter for more details.

Sweethearts @ Skeeters 2019

The Sweethearts use this as a fundraiser. Click below to get your tickets early.
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Front Office Procedures

Due to the vestibule in the front office, it is important to note the following for our check-in process. Everyone who intends to enter the building past the sign-in window during the school day, must have state issued identification to do so. We rely on the RAPTOR scan system for badging visitors in and it only reads state issued ID cards or driver’s licenses. Each visitor will be given a yellow badge to wear throughout the duration of the visit.


All deliveries including homework, clothes, and lunches, etc... must be delivered by 11:00 AM due to the drop-off cart being moved to a different location for student access.


Lunch drop off : please make sure that all lunches are delivered by 11:00 AM so that we may roll the cart into an area that students can access. It is also requested that parents minimize lunch drop off to special occasions.

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Student Schedules

Schedule Change Request Forms are no longer being accepted.

Student IDs / Check-in Stations - COMING SOON

Early in the school year, FBISD will roll out a new ID badging system for all students and employees. All students and employees throughout FBISD will be required to wear identification badges. The expectation, once rolled out, is that not only will students wear the badge, they will scan their badge at one of two kiosk stations located at building entrances as a "check-in" to help us know they arrived on campus. We don't have all the details to share with you just yet, but we wanted to make sure you were aware that this was going to occur. We have the badging equipment already on campus, but are awaiting training in order to set it up and roll it out. Stay tuned for updates!
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Free and Reduced Meal Information

Visit the district’s Free and Reduced Meal webpage to sign up for or renew your children for the free and reduced meal program. Applications/renewals are available starting August 5. We could be eligible for more funding even if your student never plans to eat in our school cafeteria.

Help us to help our students by simply filling out the form.

FBISD Launches SchoolCafe

FBISD’s Child Nutrition Department will be launching a new software program this school year, SchoolCafe. SchoolCafe will allow parents to create an account, make online payments, view school menus, set account restrictions and more. SchoolCafe can be accessed at https://www.schoolcafe.com/fbisd or through the SchoolCafe app. (Visit the Apple Store or Google Play store to download.)


Please note, you will still be able to view menus through MealViewer.


RevTrak is no longer be available to process any Child Nutrition payments. Parents are able to make payments through https://www.schoolcafe.com/fbisd or through the SchoolCafe app.


Should you have any questions, please contact FBISD Child Nutrition at (281) 634-1855.

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JAG SPORTS

SMS Athletics Fundraiser

Today, we are embarking on a new era for Sartartia Athletics. The Sartartia Athletic Department is collecting monetary donations for the purchase of many items that are much needed by OUR student/athletes here at Sartartia. Items such as an ice machine, goal post padding, outside storage shed, new water coolers, are just a few examples of much needed items. Please help donate to a worthwhile cause. The link to the donation page is below. Thank you Jags!

https://fortbendisd.revtrak.net/FBISD-Schools-1082/Middle-School/Sartartia-MS/sms-athletics/#/v/SMS-Athletics-Donation-2374

Athletic Physicals

All students need a valid and up to date athletic physical on file before they can participate in extracurricular activities. Students can download an athletic physical form off the FBISD athletics page and bring it with them to submit to their coaches on the first day of school (or before school starts, which is better). All students need to visit www.rankonesport.com and fill out all of the electronic forms. All forms need to be submitted electronically, AND the physical form must be turned in before a student athlete is eligible to tryout/participate.
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NEWS

We will be present at the Open House tonight to meet you and answer any questions you may have. We will also have our Merchandise and Cash Drive Forms on hand if you would like to order Hoodies, Lanyards etc or Donate to our annual Cash Drive.

We would also like to invite you to attend our VIPS Breakfast to meet the PTO Board and learn about volunteering opportunities and how you can get involved. Please see the attached invite for more details.

JOIN SMS PTO 2019-2020

We are looking for Enthusiastic Parents to join the PTO team for the coming school year. We need parents to help make Sartartia Middle School the best it can be.


We love parent volunteers! Please renew your annual Criminal History Authorization (CHA) by visiting the district website. These reset on July 1 each year.


Reasons to Get Involved:


1) Its a Great Way to Meet Other Parents with Kids the same age as your own.
2) You can help raise money for a great cause - your children's education.
3) You will get to meet & know the Teachers and Administrators.
4) You can plan and execute fun events for the whole family.
5) Get your voice heard.


These are just some of the benefits of joining the PTO. Help us Help the School Help the Students be successful.

  • Its Rewarding!
  • Its Important!
  • Its Fun!


Need more information on our PTO, please visit the PTO website by clicking here

Important Allergy Information

Please click this link to read more about our procedures for students with food allergies.

Find All Your Jag Gear Below

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Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal

courtney.border@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6314


Brandi Goodly-Counselor

brandi.goodly@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6318


7th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal

sunday.johnson@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6316


Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor

rachel.mccune@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319


8th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal

paul.wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6331


Kat Friedel-Counselor

katherine.friedel@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6320

PICTURE DAY IS COMING

PICTURE DAY IS COMING

SMS Picture Day is Friday, Sept. 6th. Order forms can be picked up from your student’s PE, KickStart, or Health teacher or at the Front Office.