Tiger Tracks Inside Edition

Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - August 26, 2019


Monday, August 26

Tiger Pride points start TODAY!

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

Tuesday, August 27

Tennis vs Elkins (V): 3:00

Volleyball: vs Bellville (Away) 4:30/5:30/6:30

Wednesday, August 28

College Wear Wednesday

Department Chair Meet (FOCR): 2:55

Thursday, August 29

Theme Day: Hawaiian Day!

Window Opens for T-TESS Walk-throughs

Tennis @ Elkins (JV): 3:00

Football vs HHS (JV): 5:00

Friday, August 30

Fridays we wear RED!!!!

Football vs Hightower @ Freedom Stadium (Varsity): 7:00

Freshman Tailgate 4:00 PM

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.


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


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.

Frontline (Formerly AESOPS)-DEADLINE 8.29.2019 TO COMPLETE

You will receive 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 on 8.29 when you receive the email.

Overdue "To Do" items

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!

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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.


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.
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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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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.

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


August 30

First Football Game!

September 2

No School - Labor Day Holiday

September 4

Fall Open House (all teachers): 6:30-8:30

"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 Coaches meeting (Library): 5:30

Head coaches meeting (fieldhouse): 6:45 am

September 5

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

September 6

Progress Report 1 Grading Period Ends

September 9

Athletic Booster Club Meeting - 6:30 PM

September 13

Pep Rally - Activity Schedule

September 18

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!