Tiger Tracks Inside Edition

Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - September 2, 2019

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:

Monday, September 2

Labor Day-NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, September 3

Update your website bios, teaching schedule, and tutorial times! Link to Schoology!

Tennis @ Dulles (V): 3:00


Wednesday, September 4

College Wear Wednesday

Volleyball: vs Friendswood (Home) 4:30/5:30/6:30

Football vs Foster (F): 5:00

Fall Open House (all teachers): 6:00-8:30 (First period begins at 6:30)

"Tiger tots"--any staffulty member who would like to bring their own children to Open House, STUCO officers will be volunteering their time to care for our kiddos!!! Click here to reserve a spot.

UIL Academic coaches meeting (Library): 5:30

Head coaches meeting (fieldhouse): 6:45 am


Thursday, September 5

Theme Day: White Out-"Blind the Falcons"!

Tech Thursday with Mr. Nichelson: Bring your lunch and we'll provide dessert!

Picture Day - All students will take pictures during their English class

Tennis: vs Dulles (JV)

Football @ Foster (Varsity): 7:00


Friday, September 6

Fridays we wear RED!!!!

End of Progress Report #1 - Grades due by Midnight Sunday! Reminder to log parent contact for all students that are failing!

Tennis @ Morton Ranch (Varsity): 3:00

Volleyball: @ Mayde Creek 4:30/5:30/6:30

REMINDER!

It is imperative that you place a sign on your door when your classroom is relocated. We have had several instances in the last week where office aides/staff were unable to locate students with passes because class was not in the classroom. Thank you for helping us out with this!

New items to complete:

Email Signature: Each employee is required to have a Travis High School signature on their email which includes our school colors and the following confidentiality statement:


CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: This electronic transmission and any documents or other writings sent with it are confidential information which is intended only for the named recipient and which may be legally privileged. If you receive this communication in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone, at 281-634-7000 for instructions on its destruction or return. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action concerning the contents of this communication or any attachment(s) by anyone other than the named recipient is strictly prohibited.

SIGN UP FOR TIGER TOTS DURING OPEN HOUSE-Sept 4

Student Council will be offering child care during Open House. If you need child care, please use the link to sign up.

ESL ACCOMMODATION FORMS-DUE SEPT. 13

BOY Instructional Accommodation Checklists are due SEPTEMBER 13 for all English Learners (ESL). Please turn them in to Ms. Cravens and contact her with any questions.

Overdue "To Do" items

Frontline (Formerly AESOPS)-DEADLINE 8.29.2019 TO COMPLETE

You received an email on 8.29.2019 from notifications@mail1.frontlineed.com with instructions as to how to sign up for the new absence reporting system. Please ensure you complete this ASAP.
Laptop User Agreement

Equipment User Agreement-Job Aide

Special Populations Binders

As a reminder, all teachers should now have received or downloaded accommodation logs and accommodations for all 504 and Special Education students. In addition, you should create a log for each ESL student in your classes. A complete list was placed in your box to assist you in identifying all of these students. We will send an additional verification list at the end of the first three weeks to ensure you have all required documents after the majority of schedule changes are completed.

Teacher toolkit

Terrific Tiger Teachers!

We will post weekly in this section of the newsletter something from a member of our Leadership Team that you can add to your tool kit! We would also love any ideas for our amazing teachers on campus. Submit your teacher toolkit ideas to Ms. Baker!


NEARPOD APP


Nearpod is a student engagement platform that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom. The concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz's, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on.

Clinic Corner


Clinic Pass Information


Don’t forget to stop by the clinic to do the Epi-Pen administration demonstration if you haven’t yet done it for this year. This is a TEA requirement. Also, the nurses will place an Emergency Card in each of your mailboxes next week. Please complete it and return it to the clinic as soon as possible. Thank you for your attention to this important request.

AVID

W.I.C.O.R. signs: If anyone needs additional sets, they're ready! Come by F114 to pick them up.

Coffee Club!

Dues are $20 (cash only) for the year. This helps us replenish the supplies. The two coffee pots in the copy room are the ones used for coffee club. You can pay cash to Sabrina Behrens in I101/H107 and receive a receipt. We’ll start coffee club Monday Aug. 19.

Teacher Resources

Request for Educational Support

Ms. Franco, our Professional Learning Lead, now has a form to fill out for any Educational support requests.

Student password assistance

Refer to the email from Ms. Spina for specific instructions on 8.14.2019 if you are having trouble navigating through the site.

Having an issue with Technology?

Our campus IT is Joshua Martin and his office is in the library! Please remember to put in a Support Portal ticker (Formerly CRM ticket) instead of emailing him when you have a request. Thank you!

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ALL THINGS ADVISORY

Check out Advisory Courses in Schoology!

9th grade Access Code: 25JG-6TGZ-63PVB

10th grade Access Code: VH3S-K9X8-5BGJV

11th grade Access Code: JJRJ-J73S-VV69B

12th grade Access Code: 2NQ2-Q2R3-DQTR9


Weekly Advisory Lesson Plans are located in the 1st 9 weeks folder of your appropriate Schoology Course under the appropriate dated week. You MUST log in and JOIN the correct Schoology course to access the videos and materials for this week's lessons.

TEACHER SHOUT OUTS!

Congratulations to Mr Upright for being named the Belles Teacher of the Week!!
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Blended Learning

Shout out to Ms. Malik for integrating blended learning in her classroom! The Leadership is very impressed with how so many teachers are utilizing technology in the classroom--Keep it up!!
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Schoology Access Code for all THS Professional Development - 35S22-5WVJF - We have uploaded back to school PD resources here too!

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Office Referrals

Want a way to award Tiger Pride Points or recognize a student? Submit a positive office referral!

Grading Policy and Reporting Reminders! - PLEASE REVIEW!

  • Do NOT put a 0 in on any assignment that was not completed due to student absence - for any reason - until the student has had sufficient time and opportunity to complete the assignment and failed to do so.
  • Assignments in grade book must have specific name - i.e. Ch 12 vocab assignment vs Homework 2
  • Grades must be entered within 5 days of assignment due date.
  • Late Work is accepted - 1 day late is up to 15 points off; 2 days late is up to 30 points off
  • Parent contact is required any time a student is unsuccessful and any time a student is in danger of failing a course - please document all contact

Link for Student Schoology Access

How to Reset Your Network Password

Do you have news to share? Email THS Announcements! (THS.Announcements@fortbendisd.com)

Tiger Tracks Parent Newsletter

ROARING AHEAD

September 9

Athletic Booster Club Meeting - 6:30 PM


September 11

Fort Bend Family Night with the Houston Dynamo-7:30 p.m.


September 13

Pep Rally - Activity Schedule


September 18

Raising Cane's Fundraiser for THS Dance: 11:00 am-9:00 pm

CBLT Meeting 3:00 PM


September 20

Progress Report #2 Ends - UIL Eligibility Check - No Pass/No Play

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UH Teacher Appreciation Day 10.12.2019

Houston Teachers family, friends, and guest can enjoy the game at a preferred rate of $15!