Tivy High School Updates

Principal's Message End of MP3

Marking Period 3 End of Semester 1

Students and families,

We are reaching the end of the first semester 2021-2022 school year. This means our students should be on track to earn 3.5 credits this semester. Check your progress in Skyward. Credits are the key to graduation success. Seniors, we are flying into the 2022 spring and preparing for your graduation. Stay focused on your goals.

Please continue to encourage students to use all of the resources available on campus for their success.

Thank you for your support, understanding, and patience as our staff continues to grow student minds.


Shelby Balser

Proud Principal

Tivy High School

December STAAR Retesting Information-December 7-10

Students who were not successful or did not participate in STAAR English 1, English 2, Algebra, Biology, or U.S. History will retest December 7 through December 10.

  • Tuesday, December 7-English 1
  • Wednesday, December 8-Algebra, Biology, US History
  • Thursday, December 9-English 2
  • Friday, December 10-Make-up Tests/Students Testing More than One Subject

Success on the STAAR tests at the high school level are part of the graduation requirements. Student who were unsuccessful in 2021 have been provided additional instruction opportunities under HB 4545.

Good Things Happening At Tivy---Here is our Message!

Tivy Students do the following because of the pride they have in their school & community:

  • Work to get better each day.
  • Have a positive attitude and outlook.
  • Are good to one another.
  • Take care of their building by picking up after themselves and respecting property.
  • Follow the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Set high expectations for themselves.
  • Use the resources in the building for support.
  • See something say something.

With these expectations, we continue to be able to allow students flexibility and freedoms on campus. Please partner with us to reinforce these common expectations.

Daily School Announcements & Other Information

Did you know you can access all school announcements in a newsletter format? Each daily announcement for students is available on the Tivy High School website. It is a great way to keep up with school events, fundraisers, and general school reminders.
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Marking Period 3 Report Card Grades

The third six grading period will end on Friday, December 17 with the completion of semester exams. Report card grades will be captured and finalized on Monday, January 3rd. We encourage parents and students to monitor their grades using Skyward Student Access and/or Skyward Family Access.

Marking period grades are used to regain UIL eligibility. Students who fail any course for marking period 3 will lose their eligibility to start the second semester. Eligibility will be lost on Friday, January 7 at 3:40. Semester grades do not determine eligibility but do determine credit acquisition. Please speak with your student's sponsor or coach with eligibility questions.

After-School Tutoring Available with Late Bus Monday-Thursday

Tutoring for all subjects is available after-school until 4:30 each day in the Tivy High School Library. Students can also attend tutoring with their teachers after school based on their teacher's schedule.

A 4:30 Late Bus runs each day Monday through Thursday for students wishing to attend after-school tutorials. A late bus pass is required and can be obtained from their teacher.

Encourage students to attend tutoring either before school, after school, or during F.I.T lunch to ensure success in the classroom.

Semester 2 Schedule Change Request Process

Our counseling department has shared the schedule change request form via email to all students. The process is outlined in the attachment below and has strict timelines for requests. Please contact your student's counselor for questions and assistance.

House Bill 4545 Information & What it means for our Students?

HB 4545 establishes new requirements for accelerated instruction for students who did not pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) in the 2021 school year.

Accelerated Instruction requirements are met by delivering supplemental instruction (tutoring) before school, after school, or embedded in the school day.

We have met with all students in grades 9 through 12 who require the accelerated instruction. 10th through 12th grade students will have another STAAR testing opportunity in December. 9th grade students are preparing for April and May STAAR tests.

Students have been provided with options for before school, after school, or during F.I.T lunch tutoring. We've encouraged each student to log at least one hour per week in preparation for the December retest. Students are required to log 30 hours of additional instruction per test.

See the flyer below for Accelerated Instruction Options.

Tivy High School Bell Schedule

Technology Updates for Tivy High School-Device Insurance & Network Updates

Our students have been issued devices and are using them daily on campus. Please take advantage of the device insurance. Device insurance can be found under Fines & Fees tab in Skyward Family access.

Due to necessary district technology updates, we will no longer be able to support the "Bring Your Own Device" network for student personal devices. This transition happened quickly and we have just a handful of students still using their own devices.

What this means? We are not supporting the use of student phones, student tablets, or student-owned computers on the school's WIFI network. We are supporting approximately 1400 laptops for students, all teacher computers, and the soon-to-be installed ViewSonic board upgrades for the campus.

If your student wishes to be issued a locker for device storage, please have them see Mrs. Wren in the assistant principal's office. If your student needs a laptop issued, please have them see Mrs. Strain in the library.

Fines & Fees

Possible Fines & Fees Available for Payment Through Skyward Family Access-Fee Management

  • Parking Permit
  • Computer/Device Insurance
  • AP College Board Payments
  • Dual Credit Payments

Fee Management Link - Through Skyward Family Access

Fee Management Link can be accessed through Skyward Family Access

Make-A-Wish Pep Rally Video is linked on the Tivy High School Website

Kathryn Riederer

College Career Support

CCMR-College, Career, and Military Readiness Opportunities

Our counseling department has met with all students on campus. Please use the link below to connect with our College & Career Advisor on campus.

Students access their Naviance program through their Clever account. Naviance allows them to track college and career options. Seniors will use this program for scholarship information in the spring. Ask your students about their Naviance access.

Clever Account login for students:

username: firstname+lunchnumber (do not add plus sign)

password: lunchnumber (4 digit cafeteria code)

Tivy High School Parent-Teacher Organization

Joining the PTO Made Easy

Need to pay your PTO Dues--you can Venmo your due to Mrs. Stokes.


Dues money is the source of income to provide support and love to the campus staff. The Tivy PTO does not do any fundraising. They count on your support. You can also pick up forms on campus at the front office and submit payment in their little blue box (pictured).

Thank you for supporting the Tivy PTO!

February PTO Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 3rd 2022 at 12pm

3250 Texas 534 Loop

Kerrville, TX

Join us for the February PTO meeting! We will skip the January meeting as we return from Holiday break. The meetings are conducted both in person and through zoom.

Upcoming Dates

Please check out the Tivy Website for upcoming athletic/Fine Arts dates.

December 7-10, STAAR Retesting Window (See details above)

December 14-17, Semester Exam Schedule (see attachment below)

December 20-January 3, Holiday Break

January 4, Students return for Semester 2

January 6, Herff-Jones Graduation Presentation for Class of 2022

Ordering Graduation Items & Cap/Gown

Students have received email link with information from Herff-Jones, our graduation supplier. Students will attend an in-person informational meeting in the near future. The PDF attachment provides the link for families wishing to begin the ordering process.

Graduation, May 27th is just around the corner for our seniors.

Project Graduation Class of 2022

Attention Senior Parents--Help support Project Graduation

Please read the attached letter below for more information on this Senior event. The time from school start to May 27th will go quickly; planning for graduation night event starts soon.

Social Media, Support & P3 Campus Reporting

The campus is working through the latest series of social media challenges and situations.

We continue to discuss with students the impact of social media/technology and the digital resume we are building with each post, comment, video, etc. There are many positive powerful uses for social media and technology to connect people, information, and ideas. We encourage students to focus on the positive impacts they make on the world around them. Please partner with us to encourage this message and monitor your student's use of technology.

Additionally, both students and parents have access to our P3 campus system for reporting concerns anonymously. Our safety motto is "If you see something, say something."; we are here to help.

Students Dressing for Success

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