Jag-E News

Sartartia MS -- Exemplary Education Every Day -- 8.29.19

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Jags are on the Move!

Dear Jag Families,

What an awesome week we have had getting into the groove of the 2019-2020 school year. Consider becoming a volunteer with PTO as we have many opportunities for each of you to assist our staff and students. Our Volleyball teams had a great showing last week at their scrimmage and our 8A team pulled out their 1st district win last night against the Bowie Bears. Please continue to support our Fall Athletic Programs. Go JAGS! Our Open House is slated for September 5th at 6:00 pm. Make sure you know your student's schedule with room numbers to help you to better navigate open house. A great idea would be to save it in your phone. We can't wait to meet each of you at open house or at a game. Just a reminder that FBISD and SMS is closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.

  • Monday, September 2: No School--Labor Day
  • Tuesday, September 3: 7th Grade A Football vs. HBMS @ SMS
  • Tuesday, September 3: 7th Grade B Football vs. HBMS @ HBMS
  • Wednesday, September 4: 8th Grade Football vs. HBMS @ HBMS
  • Thursday, September 5: Open House 6pm


Cholly Oglesby


Sartartia Middle School

Student Spotlight

Katarina Godinez is a new 8th grader as SMS this year. Her kind-nature and positive attitude are encouraging to everyone she interacts with. She continues to put forth an extra effort to be on top of her assignments and has been super flexible with changes here at SMS.

Katarina is polite and respectful and always puts forth her best effort in classes by asking and answering questions. We are glad to have Katarina as a SMS Jaguar this year!

Staff Spotlight

Mr. Murphy has been teaching 8th Grade ELA at SMS for the past 5 years. He also sponsors our National Junior Honor Society and is a huge fan of the University of Houston. GO COOGS! He is very close with his parents and sister (who is also a teacher0,) and the proud uncle of 2 nieces (11 and 6 years old). Mr. Murphy also has two dogs who that he considers like "children," a basset hound named Ruben and a terrier mix named Molly. He has a huge "family" of close friends and co-workers.

Mr. Murphy truly believes that language and literacy are the cornerstone of education and he sees it as his duty to reach all kids. Mr. Murphy uses language and literacy to break down barriers and help students achieve any future they have envisioned for themselves.

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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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.

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SMS Counselors Need Mentors

We are looking forward to another year of mentoring at Sartartia Middle School. Thanks to our volunteers who have made time to meet with our students and build long lasting, meaningful relationships!

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. Mentors and their mentees would meet weekly throughout the school year during the student’s elective class period. There will be a mandatory campus level training as well if it is your first time mentoring on our campus.

Please use the district volunteer link to submit your application and background check which must be done each year: Volunteer link: Click here!.

The mandatory district orientation (MUST have every 3 years) is:

Wed, September 18, 2019

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Fort Bend ISD Administration Building

16431 Lexington Blvd.

Sugar Land, TX 77479

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please reach out to: VIPS@fortbendisd.com.

Please email, Katherine Friedel, mentor liaison at Sartartia, at katherine.friedel@fortbenisd.com if you are interested in volunteering. There will be a mandatory campus level training as well if it is your first time mentoring on our campus.

Thank you so much for volunteering!

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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!

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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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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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!

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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.

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Assistant Principals & Counselors

6th grade

Courtney Border-Assistant Principal



Brandi Goodly-Counselor



7th grade

Dr. Sunday Johnson-Associate Principal



Rachel McCune-Lead Counselor



8th grade

Paul Wells-Assistant Principal



Kat Friedel-Counselor