SMS Jag E-News

Week of March 1, 2021

Dear Jags,


We look forward to welcoming back our T3 Face-to-Face students to campus tomorrow, March 1, 2021. The unexpected weather events of the last couple of weeks have challenged many of our families in unexpected ways, but the kindness, flexibility and patience of our whole community has been inspirational. We are better together and our students are learning to me more resilient by the actions we take and the lesson we teach them through events like this.


On campus, we are continuing to prepare for T4. If you requested a Learning Model change for your child, you will receive more information about that transition in the coming weeks. We are also in the middle of course selection for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. In this email, you will find important information about informational meetings related to your student and course offerings for next year.


Finally, we hope you will join us for our Virtual Spring Open House this Thursday, March 4 from 6:30-7:30pm. Our teachers, counselors and administrators look forward to connecting with you to share the things that are taking place in classrooms and throughout the school. Look for an email this week with a schedule and links for the evening.


Have a great week!


Cholly Oglesby, Principal

Sartartia Middle School

#SartartiaStrong

#BetterTogether

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Tuesday, March 2nd

TELPAS Testing

Tennis Match @ Lake Olympia MS 4:30pm

8th Grade Course Selection Night 6:00-7:00pm


Wednesday, March 3rd

TELPAS Testing

Girls Track @ Dulles HS 4:45pm


Thursday, March 4th

TELPAS Testing

5th Grade Parent Night 5:30-6:30pm

SMS Spring Open House 6:30-7:30pm

CHS Cheer Parent Meeting 6:00pm


SAVE THE DATE-March 11 & 12

Virtual Heritage Day

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Science Fair

Congratulations to all of the students that competed in this year's science fair. We had four students and three projects move on to the second round of judging at the first ever virtual Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH). Way to go Jags!

Angi T. and Anni T. (7th grade)

Srivasini P.(6th Grade)

Jackson S. (6th Grade)

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Our 8th grade course selection night has been rescheduled for March 2, 2021 @ 6pm-7pm. The 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Jo Wells, will present an informational session about course selection to make this process smooth for you. High School preparation is upon us and the first step is properly planning your child's classes for 9th grade. All information will be made available after the presentation via our website. Click here to join the meeting.

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Attendance

Attendance and engagement in all classes, regardless of learning model, is expected from every student, every day. Parent notes are required for all absences within five days from the absence date. Notes must include full student name as well as the reason for the absence (including technical difficulties). If a student misses a synchronous engagement, they are counted absent. Please email all absence notes to AttendanceSMS@fortbendisd.com. Contact our attendance clerk, Mrs. Williams, at (281)634-6322 if you have questions.


1. The student is required to attend all classes for every period a class is offered.

2. The student has to respond to roll call when the teacher calls his/her name.

3. The student has to be engaged and participate in class.

4. If the student is having technical issues, missing the classing link, they should email the teacher during the class about the issue.

SMS Cell Phone Policy

This is a reminder to all parents and students that Sartartia Middle School is an "Away for the Day" campus. Student devices (including cell phones, headphones, airpods, etc), are to be turned off and in a backpack unless the classroom teacher has allowed the use of devices for instructional purposes. Phones and other devices that are visible in classrooms and hallways during the school day will be picked up and held in in the front office until the end of the day. Administrators and staff will be doing hall sweeps to collect all phones and devices that are not being used for instructional purposes. All students have access to a phone in the front office to contact a parent or guardian if needed.

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.

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.

Secondary Student Support Portal

In an effort to enhance our technology support, Fort Bend ISD has given secondary students (Grades 6 - 12) the ability to report application and hardware incidents using the FBISD Support Portal via 1Link. Students will select Student Application Support or Student Hardware Support to request assistance.

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SMS 2020-21 Yearbook

Be sure to check out our yearbook webpage where you will find all of the info on how to get your pictures and ads submitted for the 2020-2021 school year.


It's also not too late to buy your yearbook. It has definitely been a memorable year and we are excited for what is to come!

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


Jo Wells-Lead Counselor

JoH.Wells@fortbendisd.com

281.634.6319

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