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
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
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.
FBISD has tele-counseling resources for students district-wide.
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
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!!
Need to pay a fine or fee? See information below.
Free Resources for College Admissions Test Prep
EBSCO is offering these resources for free until June 30.
College Admissions Test Prep Resources from EBSCO LearningExpress®
(free access through June 30, 2020)
● AP® Chemistry Study Guide
● AP® Computer Science A Study Guide
● AP® English Literature and Composition Study Guide
● AP® European History Study Guide
● AP® Statistics Study Guide
● AP® U.S. Government Study Guide
● AP® U.S. History Flash Review
● SAT® Math Success in 20 Minutes a Day
Region IV Parent Training
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.
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
We are thankful for FBISD Child Nutrition Services!
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.
A Message from Nurse Lischau
Counselor and Administrator Splits
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)
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)