Tiger Tracks

Parent Newsletter - Issue #282 - May 17, 2020

This Week in Virtual Tiger Territory

Monday, May 18

Seniors Cap & Gown Drive Thru Pick-up

  • Students with the last names A-L between 9:00 am- 11:00 am.
  • Students with the last names M-Z between 11:00 am-1:00 pm.


All students and families must remain in your vehicle. If you still need to purchase a cap and gown you must bring $60 in cash. This is the only way they will accept payment.


Tuesday, May 19

Dine to Donate for THS Dance Team at Texas Road House


Wednesday, May 20

Virtual Boys Basketball Banquet 7:00 PM


Thursday, May 21

Virtual Awards Ceremonies All Grade Levels 5:00 PM - Video Link will be sent by Mr. Oliphant, Lead Counselor


Friday, May 22

End of Course Work for Seniors

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The purpose of this month is to remove the stigma and to open the conversation about mental health. Check out the You Are Not Alone campaign and the Mental Health Month Tool Kit for some great resources to help you speak up and manage your mental wellness. This is also a good time to remind you that tele-counseling resources are available. If your student is struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or feels isolated during this time, please call or email your student’s school counselor (insert your counselor(s) contact info here). They will help link you and your student to the right virtual support. You can also visit FBISD’s COVID-19 Social-Emotional Support website for more mental health and self-care resources along with the weekly Behavioral Health and Wellness Parent Newsletter (Spanish).”

Fort Bend ISD families are invited to participate in a special, live end-of-year event, “Preparing for what’s next: A conversation about coping with loss and supporting students as they prepare for a strong start to the next school year.” During this special event, Dr. Dupre will speak with award-winning compassion coach, author and FBISD graduate, Laura Jack.


They will discuss ways for students and families to process their feelings of grief and loss related to the pandemic, as well as tools that will help parents prepare their children and families for the uncertainty about what the next school year will look like. The webinar will also include a live Q&A.


The event will be held Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m., and can be accessed at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81008524114 and will also be streamed at www.fortbendisd.com/ljchat. A recording of the event will be available following the live broadcast.


The Zoom webinar will be limited to the first 1,000 participants, but all will be able to view the live stream.


As a reminder, families may access the District’s mental health resources and tools online.

Fort Bend ISD Behavioral Health & Wellness Information

FBISD has tele-counseling resources for students district-wide.

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Fort Bend ISD Online Learning Support and Resources

These support tools consist of technical, program and application-specific videos, guides, training, chats and more to assist parents as students need support at home with engaging in their virtual classroom.

Technology- Early Device Return Procedure

Should a student withdraw, or family no longer needs loaner technology devices, they should be returned to any one of the Repair Depots located at the front of Austin, Dulles or Elkins High School. Hours are Mon-Fri 7:00am – 3:30pm. No appointment is necessary. The parent will be asked to open the device to inspect for damages.
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Congratulations to Tiger Art Student, Fiona C.!

This marks the second time in the history of Travis High School of a Gold Seal Winner for Visual Arts at State VASE competition. Her piece “Appetite for Contentment”: received a score of 19 and a rating of 5 “Gold Seal” and she earned a medal for her piece. Her Gold Seal piece will be traveling around Texas for the year and will also be up in the State Capital for a period of time. Her Gold Seal piece is one of 150 that were chosen out of over 2,400 pieces at State VASE.

Way to go, Fiona!!

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Need to pay a fine or fee? See information below.

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Free Resources for College Admissions Test Prep

Region IV Parent Training

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Snap & Read

Attached below is information that outlines how students can install Snap and Read on their devices (computer or phone). Snap and Read is a text to speech tool that reads aloud written text. It works well within Schoology and when accessing webpages. It reads PDF text as well. Snap and Read installs easily and would be a great support for students who require oral administration or struggle with decoding.

Fort Bend ISD COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Webpage

Please continue to monitor your email and visit the District's website and social media channels for more information on plans to deliver instruction and information on our feeding program

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We are thankful for FBISD Child Nutrition Services!

Fort Bend ISD to offer free meals to all youth

Reminder: FBISD will offer free Grab & Go meals to anyone 18 and under and to students with disabilities without regards to age, at 11 schools (THS included) from 7:30- 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m daily, Monday through Friday.

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A Message from Nurse Lischau

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Counselor and Administrator Splits

Counselors

Dwelvin Oliphant, Lead Counselor

Ladale Webster-Lamb (A-Ch)

Monet Newsome (Ci-Go)

Jeanne Andrews (Gr-La)

Cheryl Clark (Le-Ok)

Brenell Young (Ol-Sh)

Tanya Johnson (Si-Z)


Principals

Sarah Laberge, Principal

Adrienne Garcia, Associate Principal

Damien Bassett, Assistant Principal (A-C)

Lisa Long, Assistant Principal (D-I)

Derryk Pope, Assistant Principal (J-M)

Tara Baker, Assistant Principal (N-R)

Erik Smith, Assistant Principal (S-Z)

To request that an announcement be added to this newsletter send information by Friday at 3:00 PM to

Ms. Garcia

Associate Principal

adrienne.garcia@fortbendisd.com