Timberwolf Times

Travis Intermediate School: February 1, 2022

Travis Intermediate School

Charita Smith, Principal

Pamela Britton, Assistant Principal

Maria Dominguez, Assistant Principal

Becky Kemp, Counselor

Aimee Castillo, Counselor

Campus Vision:

Travis Intermediate has a positive learning environment that ensures success for all students through the implementation of quality instruction and the development of personal respect and responsibility.

Campus Mission:

At Travis Intermediate, we set high standards for our students. Our focus is the whole child, promoting successful learners, problem solvers, and promoting appropriate socialization and acceptance.

Important Information for Travis Parents/Guardians

If your child is a car rider in the mornings, we do need your help with our students arriving to school on time. Instruction begins at 8:50 a.m. and when students are late to class, they are missing out on valuable instruction. We have early start available to our students so they can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. We ask that you make plans to have them to school by 8:45 a.m. so they are able to arrive to their classroom before instruction begins. If your child will be eating a free breakfast from our cafeteria, we ask that they arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. to ensure they have adequate time to eat before our instructional day begins.


We also encourage you to talk with your child about their classwork, homework, and grades. If you have any questions about how your child is performing, please reach out to your child’s teachers. Parents can also stay up to date on their child’s grades, attendance, tardies, and more with a Parent Access Center account. Instructions for how to set up this account is found at the bottom of this newsletter. If you have any additional questions or need assistance, please contact the school and we will be happy to assist you.


This will also be a great time to review with your child our dress code and cell phone policies included in this newsletter. Following these procedures will reduce disruptions to the learning environment caused when a student is out of dress code or not following the cell phone policy.

Dropping Off Lunches- Please note, students not eating a lunch from the cafeteria will need to bring their lunch with them when they come to school. Lunches for students may not be dropped off in the front office for your child. If your child forgets their lunch, they may receive a free lunch this year from the cafeteria.


Students Arrive to School by 8:50 a.m.: Instruction begins at 8:50 for Travis students and we need your support in helping our students be at school on time. If your child arrives to campus after 8:50 a.m., parents will need to park and bring their child in to the front office to check in, letting the front office staff know the reason for the late arrival, providing a doctor's note, etc.


Early Start: Travis will again offer early start drop off beginning at 7:30 a.m. through the cafeteria entrance on Pauline St. Staff members will be on duty beginning at 7:30 a.m. to receive students. We ask that for the safety of our students, please do not drop off prior to 7:30 a.m. as students will not be supervised.


Travis Cell Phone Policy - As stated in the district Elementary & Intermediate Student Handbook, students are allowed to have cell phones on campus. Cell phones must remain turned off during the instructional day and in the student's backpack. If students do not comply with this policy, staff members may confiscate the cell phone and turn them in to the assistant principal. A parent/guardian will need to come to the school to pick up any cell phone that has been confiscated, as it will not be returned to the student once taken up.

Mark Your Calendars

  • Feb. 1: Boyz to Men 7:45 a.m.; ASAP Boy's Basketball
  • Feb. 3: Student Council Meeting 8:00 a.m.; ASAP Girl's Basketball
  • Feb. 7-11: Counselor Appreciation Week
  • Feb. 8: 5 Math Interim Assessment (All Day): Girlz to Ladies 8:00 a.m.; ASAP Boy's Basketball
  • Feb. 10: 5 Reading Interim Assessment (All Day); ASAP Girl's Basketball
  • Feb. 11: 6 Math Stand-Alone Field Test (All Day)
  • Feb. 15: 6 Math Interim Assessment; 5 Spanish Reading Stand-Alone Field Test (All Day); Boyz to Men 7:45 a.m.; ASAP Boy's Basketball
  • Feb. 16: 6 Reading Interim Assessment (All Day)
  • Feb. 17: 5 Science Interim Assessment (All Day); ASAP Girl's Basketball
  • Feb. 18: Student Holiday (Inclement Weather Day)
  • Feb. 21: No School for Students and Staff
  • Feb. 22: ASAP Boy's Basketball; Jr. High Schools Visit 6th Graders; School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • Feb. 23: 5/6 Social Studies CFA; Ambassador Meeting 8:00 a.m.
  • Feb. 24: ASAP Girl's Basketball
  • Feb. 24: Kona Ice Day
  • Feb. 28: Scoliosis Screenings

Travis Multicultural Month for February

For the month of February, Travis will celebrate different cultures around the world. During our morning announcements, students will hear fun facts, music, and videos from four different counties: Nigeria, Mexico, Germany, and Vietnam. 6th grade students will also be involved in different activities during their social studies time.

STAAR Interim Assessments in February

Our 5th and 6th grade students will be taking interim assessments in February. These assessments will give us valuable data information so our teachers will know when intervention measures are needed to improve student understanding of a subject. It is important for your child to be at school the entire day on our interim assessment days so we can gain this valuable information to help your child be successful.


Also, please know that we will practice our testing procedures for STAAR testing that will be in May. This means students who have cell phones with them at school will turn those phone in to their homeroom teacher's at the beginning of the day. Teachers will distribute cell phones back to students before leaving for the day.


If you would like to watch a video about STAAR Interim Assessments please click here.

STAAR Stand-Alone Field Testing

During the weeks of February 7 – 18, 2022, school districts across the State of Texas will be participating in the STAAR Stand-Alone Field Test. The STAAR Stand-Alone Field Test is a requirement of HB 3906, from the 86th Legislature, 2019 which mandates a redesign of the STAAR Test to be implemented in the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of the Stand-Alone Field tests is to gather data to properly integrate new components and question types into the future STAAR assessments.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has selected 49 Conroe ISD campuses to participate in the field test. Each campus is selected to administer a single grade or subject. Participation in the STAAR Stand-Alone Field Test is mandated by TEA – districts and campuses may not opt out.

Travis Intermediate has been chosen to administer 5th grade Spanish Reading and 6th grade Math field tests. These will be administered on Friday, February 11, 2022 for 6th Math and Tuesday, February 15, 2022 for 5th Spanish Reading.

STAAR Stand-Alone Field Test details:

● Tests are online only; no paper materials are available

● Campuses should schedule approximately 2.5 hours to administer the test

● All eligible students enrolled in the grade or course selected for the campus are required by TEA to participate in the field test – including English Learners and students with disabilities, unless a student requires an accommodation that is not available in the online field test

● No data or scores will be received from the field test, they are for information only – neither campuses nor students are scored or rated based on these tests

● Number and type of questions:

o Math tests have 30 questions

o Reading tests have 22 to 39 questions

o Question types will vary by test form, but all new questions types will be field tested

More information about the STAAR Redesign process can be found on the TEA STAAR Redesign webpage.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Pamela Britton

Travis Testing Coordinator


Durante las semanas del 7 al 18 de febrero de 2022, los distritos escolares de todo el estado de Texas participarán en la prueba de campo independiente de STAAR. La prueba de campo independiente STAAR es un requisito de HB 3906, de la Legislatura 86, 2019, que exige un rediseño de la prueba STAAR para implementarse en el año escolar 2022-2023. El propósito de las pruebas de campo independientes es recopilar datos para integrar correctamente nuevos componentes y tipos de preguntas para las futuras evaluaciones de examen del STAAR.

La Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA) ha seleccionado 49 campus de Conroe ISD para participar en la prueba de campo. Cada campus es seleccionado para administrar un solo grado o materia. La TEA exige la participación en la prueba de campo independiente de STAAR; los distritos y las escuelas no pueden rechazar la participación.

Travis Intermediate ha sido elegida para administrar las pruebas de campo en lectura en español en el grado quinto y matemáticas en el 6to grado. Estas pruebas se administrarán el viernes 11 de febrero de 2022 para 6. ° Matemáticas y el martes 15 de febrero de 2022 para 5. ° Lectura en Español.

Detalles de la prueba de campo independiente STAAR:

● Las pruebas son solo en línea; no hay materiales de papel disponibles

● Los campus deben programar aproximadamente 2,5 horas para administrar la prueba.

● TEA requiere que todos los estudiantes elegibles inscritos en el grado o curso seleccionado para el campus participen en la prueba de campo, incluyendo los estudiantes que hablan inglés y los estudiantes con discapacidades, a menos que un estudiante requiera una adaptación que no esté disponible en la prueba de campo en línea.

● No se recibirán datos ni puntajes de la prueba de campo, son solo para información: ni los campus ni los estudiantes reciben puntajes o calificaciones en función de estas pruebas.

● Número y tipo de preguntas:

o Las pruebas de matemáticas tienen 30 preguntas.

o Las pruebas de lectura tienen de 22 a 39 preguntas

o Los tipos de preguntas variarán según el formulario de prueba, pero todos los tipos de preguntas nuevas se probarán en el campo.

Puede encontrar más información sobre el proceso de rediseño de STAAR en la página web TEA STAAR Redesign webpage.

Por favor, háganos saber si usted tiene alguna pregunta.

Coordialmente,

Pamela Britton

Coordinador de pruebas de Travi

Travis Dress Code

We are asking for our Travis parents to assist us with students dressing appropriately for school each day. The complete dress code can be found on our school web page, but the following is a summary of the highlights of how our Travis Timberwolves "Dress for Success":


  • Pants with holes or rips must be worn with tights or shorts long enough to cover the student's thighs.
  • Tennis shoes are required for PE. Wheeled shoes, house shoes, slides or flip flops should not be worn.
  • Pants should be worn at waist level, not sagging.
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses should be fingertip length. When arms are straight down along a student's side, material should be long enough to touch the tips of the fingers.
  • Clothing that may refer to or advertise tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, narcotics or any other prohibited substance or displays vulgar/inappropriate language, obscenities, or graphics/pictures of any kind that are inappropriate for the school setting are not allowed.
  • Hoods covering the head should not be worn in common areas inside the building. (hallways, cafeteria, auditorium)

No Place for Hate® is an initiative of the Anti-Defamation League. The initiative is designed to engage the entire Travis school community in creating a welcoming environment committed to stopping all forms of bias and bullying. ADL’s No Place for Hate initiative provides a unique framework to incorporate new and existing programs with one consistent message. The initiative can help Travis foster a culture of respect and create a safe learning environment for students at all grade levels.


We begin every morning with the Resolution of Respect:

  • I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly.
  • I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone—even if they are not like me.
  • If I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher.
  • I will help others to feel safe and happy at school.
  • I will be part of making my school No Place for Hate®.

Counselor's Corner

Updates from Our Clinic

Scoliosis screenings Feb. 28. There will be a letter coming home with students with more information.

Can my child go to school today?

Kids Heart Challenge Thank You Celebration!

Thank You Travis Intermediate! It’s time to celebrate! Whether you took a challenge to be healthy, whether you spread the message about the importance of taking care of your heart, whether you earned donations to help us help those in need, YOU are a HEART HERO! We say Thank You from the bottom of our heart!

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¡Gracias Travis Intermediate! ¡Es hora de celebrar! Ya sea que asumió el desafío de estar saludable, ya sea que difunda el mensaje sobre la importancia de cuidar su corazón, que haya obtenido donaciones para ayudarnos a ayudar a los necesitados, ¡usted es un HÉROE DEL CORAZÓN! ¡Te damos las gracias de todo corazón!

Information from Our Jr. High Schools

Registration

Student Registration:

If you have a child who needs to be registered to attend our campus, please call the school at 936-709-7000 to speak with our registrar, Ms. Solis.

Contact Us

Contact Information:

We are here to support you! Please feel free to contact the school between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at 936-709-7000 or via email at contacttravis@conroeisd.net.

2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)

The Travis 2020-2021 Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) has been posted on our school's profile page. The accountability reports can be accessed using the following steps:


From the school’s website at www.travis.conroeisd.net

· Go to "Our School/Campus"

· Click “View School Profile"

· Select “Accountability Reports”

· Click “2020-2021”

· Select "Texas Academic Performance Report "

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Parent Access Center

Parent Access Center is a free program available to all CISD parent/guardians that allows viewing of helpful information regarding student attendance, report cards, progress reports, daily grades, state test results, Students Achieving Excellence (SAE), discipline and available lunch money. Parents may also sign up to receive an email alert when an assignment score is inputted or updated.


Parents/Guardians wishing to access this service must have a valid email address.


Please go to the following link and follow the directions below:

http://www.conroeisd.net

Click the “Student/Parent” tab

Click on “Parent Access Center”

Click “Register”

Click to Register for Parent Access

Sign up for Parent Access to stay up to date with your child's grades and more.

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