Sartartia Middle School 11.8.20
This week has been a super busy one. We got to enjoy our first week of face-to-face athletics and had a show-out week with Football, Cross Country, and Volleyball! The extracurricular activities just reminds me of how talented, dedicated, and awesome our kids and staff/coaches truly are. Our students continue to inspire me every day as they engage, lead, and innovate in their classes and beyond. Please take a moment to watch the video below created by one of our 7th grade students in her AVID class.
We have a busy couple of weeks as we approach Thanksgiving Break. This week we will have more athletic events, our monthly PTO meeting, a Spirit Night, and we will welcome more of our online learners to campus for a reimagined picture day. You also have the opportunity to request a change in your student's learning model for Term 3 through Thursday, November 12. We are looking forward to the week ahead! Have a great week Jags!
Sartartia Middle School
Virtual Cricket Club 4:30-5:30pm (see info below)
7th Grade Football vs. Garcia MS @ Mercer Stadium 5:15pm
8th Grade Football vs. Lake Olympia MS @ Mercer Stadium 6:30pm
Cross Country Meet #2 @ SMS 4:30pm
Zoom PTO Meeting @ 6:00pm
Volleyball Game vs. Dulles MS 5:15pm
PTO Spirit Day @ Aling's Chinese Cuisine @ 6542 Hwy 90
Online Student Pictures 9:00am-2:00pm
From November 5 - November 12, parents who would like to request a change in their child’s current learning model must complete a learning model change request form in Skyward Family Access. This form only needs to be completed if a change is requested. If a student is staying in their current learning model, no action is required. It is also important that our families understand that late requests completed after November 12 will be added to a waitlist for further consideration in January, after Term 3 schedules are set and the new term is underway. Click here for more information on how to complete the form.
November 11 @ 6pm PTO Meeting
November 11, 2020 PTO Meeting @ 6:00 pm
Meeting ID: 550 754 1323
November 12 Spirit Night @ Aling's Cuisine
Are you planning for dinner this week? Check off Thursday night because SMS is having a spirit night at Aling's Chinese Cuisine (6542 Hwy 90). Mention SMS and they will give the PTO 50% of your purchase! See you there Jags!
November 14 Online Learners Picture Day
Sign up for a time slot Saturday, Nov. 14th between 9am - 2pm to come to the SMS gym and get your picture taken for the 2020-2021 yearbook. This will be the last day offered for Online Learners.
- Sign up via Sign Up Genius for Online Learners Picture Day on November 14th at SMS.
- Please turn into the SMS bus ramp driveway to drop your student off at the big gym. Students should wait in the car to have their temperature checked.
- Make sure you have completed the Skyward Wellness Check Screening for the day and take a screenshot of it on your phone to show.
- Students will enter the building through the big gym. All students should wear a mask into the building.
- Please remain in your car and wait for your student to take his/her picture and return to your vehicle.
- Parents can purchase pictures online at https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ and use the Picture Day ID: EVT2TGX4M.
11.17.20 Social Media & Bullying
Hello, Jag Family! 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.
11.18.20 GT Parent Meeting
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
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.
SMS Grading Policy Reminders
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.
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
The next curbside library book pick-up days for virtual students:
Tuesday 11/10 from 12:30-1:30 and Thursday 11/12 from 2:30-3:30.
You are welcome to pick your student’s books up either day.
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.
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.
Nominate a Teacher of the Month
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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