Tivy High School Updates

Principal's Message MP2

Marking Period 2

Students and families,

The end of October brings the end of marking period 2. We enjoyed a fabulous Homecoming week complete with a new addition of a new tradition. Enjoy a few Homecoming pictures below.

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

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.

School Announcements for Monday, October 25th

Marking Period 2 Report Cards

The second six weeks report card period will end on Friday, October 29th. Report card grades will be captured Monday, November 1. We encourage parents and students to monitor their grades using Skyward Student Access and/or Skyward Family Access.

Marking period grades are used to determine UIL eligibility. Students who fail any course for t marking period will lost eligibility on Friday, November 5th at 3:40 PM. 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.

Advanced Placement (AP) Test Payment Deadline Friday, October 29

Students who are planning to take the AP exams in May must pay their down payment by Friday, October 29th. Students have received registration instructions from their AP teachers. If a student has submitted their enrollment paperwork, the amount can be viewed under tab Fines & Fees in Skyward Family access. If they have not yet completed registration paperwork, please have the see Mrs. Wren or their AP teacher.

Students can also bring check/cash payments to Mrs. Wren in the assistant principal's office. Deadline of Friday must be met to ensure test will be ordered.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions-Computer Devices

1. Will all students be issued a device? Yes, students will need devices on campus for courses. Teachers will balance the use of devices in each classroom.

2. What if I do not want my student to bring a device back and forth between home and school? Please have your student stop by Mrs. Wren's desk to be issued a locker.

3. Can I still purchase device insurance? Yes, please click the blue button link below to purchase the $25 insurance.

4. I want my student to keep using their own device. Students on a Kerrville ISD device will have access to specific software, filtered and reliable internet capabilities and connections, and technology support that can offered or guaranteed on personal devices.

Computer Device Insurance Payments

Fee Management Link can be accessed through Skyward Family Access

Educational Tours Meeting with Mrs. Dixon Meeting Wednesday, October 27th Library

EF Tours

Calling all adventure seekers!

Ever wanted to see the world and experience another culture first hand?

Well now you can! Ms. Dixon is thrilled to announce that she will be taking a group of students to England, France, Belgium, Germany and Austria in the Summer of 2023 and she wants you to come!

Join Mrs. Dixon for an informational meeting on Wednesday in the Tivy Library.

FAFSA Information & Upcoming Date

Senior Parents,

October 1st, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application is open for all seniors students. This is a starting point to gather financial information for post secondary aid and scholarship opportunities.

For the class of 2022, students are required to complete the application per Texas Education Agency guidelines. We will work with individual students and families to help with this process.

Please contact the counseling office if you need assistance with the FAFSA.

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!

November PTO Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 4th, 12pm

3250 Texas 534 Loop

Kerrville, TX

Join us for the November PTO meeting! We will have guest speaker, Officer Justin Gonzales, our campus SRO to speak with parents and answer questions regarding school safety, vaping, and latest trends for teenagers.

Upcoming Dates

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

October 26, HOSA Blood Drive

October 29, End of Marking Period 2; AP Payments Deadline

November 1, Marking Period 3 Begins

November 11, Veteran's Day

November 19, Marking Period 3 Progress Reports

November 22-26, Thanksgiving Holidays

December 14-17, Semester Exam Schedule

December 20-January 3, Holiday Break

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.

Digital Footprints for Our Students

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.

KISD IS LOOKING FOR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS! A great way to support a campus.