Tiger Tracks Inside Edition

Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - August 19, 2019


Monday, August 19

Reminder! Advisory lessons are loaded in Schoology! Let us know if you need help!

All teachers should have special populations binders completed this week!

Tuesday, August 20

Volleyball (home): 4:30/5:30/6:30

Wednesday, August 21

College Wear Wednesday

Thursday, August 22

Thankful Thursday!

Theme day attire: Tie-up Taylor--wear your tie dye!!!!

Football scrimmage: at Alief Taylor 6:30

Good luck Volleyball Team at Tournament!

Friday, August 23

Fridays we wear RED!!!!

Tennis: at Brazoswood (8:00 am)

Saturday, August 24


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.

New items to complete:

Laptop User Agreement

Equipment User Agreement-Job Aide

Overdue "To Do" items

We understand there's A LOT to do at the beginning of the year,, but please make this a priority if you haven't completed all the following tasks:

  • PLC Survey
  • 9 weeks calendars (email to TTESS Appraiser and Dena Garcia)
  • Staffulty information survey
  • Sub Folders turned in to Department Head
  • Advisory Schoology sign up--make sure to sign up for the appropriate grade level and review first day advisory information/activities
  • Classroom survey
  • Sign up for Mandatory Duty
  • Update Teacher Website (Dena Garcia is webmaster if you need assistance) Be sure you post your tutorial times!
  • Update Parent Communication Folder in Schoology
  • Pick up Special Pops binder in A116 if you did not already get one - access necessary documentation and submit electronic signatures
  • Calendar all meeting dates for the year!
  • AVID Door Signs: Attachment below
  • Pick up Staff Parking Tag if you have not already


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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Beginning of the Year Resources

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.

Textbook Request Form

This form is to checkout textbooks (individual and class sets) and teachers editions for the 2019-2020 school year. Please make sure you include all courses and preps that you teach. You may contact Salina Chapa with any textbook questions.

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)

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)

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August 28

Department Head Meeting (FOCR)

September 2

No School - Labor Day Holiday

September 4

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

Head coaches meeting (fieldhouse): 6:45

September 5

Picture Day

UH Teacher Appreciation Day 10.12.2019

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

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