Tiger Tracks

Parent Newsletter - Issue #239 - April 15, 2019

This Week in Tiger Land

Monday, April 15

Fort Bend ISD Police presentation Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (6:30pm)

Tuesday, April 16

TIGER TUESDAY: The future is BRIGHT! Wear your favorite spring colors to support Tiger softball and baseball!

Softball vs. Kempner (6:00/7:30pm)

Baseball vs. Ridge Point (7:00pm)

Wednesday, April 17

College Wear Wednesday

Signing Day: Gym (2:00pm)

Thursday, April 18

Good luck to all of our Tigers participating in the Area Track Meet!

JV Baseball vs. Clements (4:30/7:00pm)

International Festival: Auditorium (6:00pm)

Friday, April 19

Good Friday Holiday!

I-Fest is Coming!

International Festival (aka IFEST) will be held in the Auditorium at THS on April 18th, at 6 pm. $3 Tickets will go on sale April 15th through 18th during lunches.

PALS Applications are currently available to students in the Counseling Office. Applications are due on Wednesday 04/17/19. No late applications will be accepted!

Reese Center Applications Available for Some Programs

Student applications to be considered to attend James Reese Career and Technical Center for the 2019-2020 school year reopen Monday, April 15th at 8:00 AM. The following programs have limited availability and are open for applications:

· Arts and A/V Production

· Computer Technology

· Construction (HVAC & Plumbing)

· Culinary Arts

· Diesel Mechanics

· Education and Training

· Firefighting

· Hospitality & Tourism

· Oil and Gas/Energy and Natural Resources

Applications will close on Thursday, April 18th at 10:00 PM, and notifications will be sent the following week. To complete an application, click on the link below. https://www.fortbendisd.com/jrctc Your district credentials (student ID and password) are needed to log on. Please make sure to complete all required fields before you hit submit.

James Reese Career and Technical Center / About the Campus


The Fort Bend Independent School District, an Equal Opportunity Educational Provider and Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, disability and/or age, military status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by law in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions.

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Travis High School values the partnership between home and school. Our mission is for all students to graduate inspired and equipped for futures beyond what they can imagine! We are proud to offer workshops for parents on a variety of topics to help you support your child in high school.

We would like to invite you to CRASE Training on April 15th at 6:30 pm in the Travis Auditorium. CRASE Training:

In the past two decades, horrific mass shootings have been thrust into public consciousness. Mitigating the effects of these sudden incidents is the responsibility of those who serve in our communities’ public safety organizations. The public expects an effective and swift response to these threats and the sequence of events that follow.

Research has shown, however, that many of the mass attacks, or active attacks, are over before law enforcement responders arrive on the scene. Civilians who find themselves embroiled in such an event must be prepared to take immediate action to save their own lives before law enforcement arrives. The average response time for police response to an active attack event is three minutes. Without effective, pre-planned response options for civilians at the scene of the attack, many victims can be seriously injured or killed during these three minutes.

Law enforcement agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills.

We look forward to our continued work with parents and law enforcement officers in our effort to ensure our schools are safe. Thank you for entrusting your child to our care.

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Graduation Ticket Pick Up will be Monday, May 13 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Tickets may only be picked up by the graduate or a parent listed in Skyward. Tickets that are not picked up this evening will be given to students at graduation practice on May 23rd.

2019 Summer School Information

Summer School Registration Begins on April 22nd!

Congrats to Mrs. Diaz on Announcing Her Retirement! See Letter Below in Case You Missed It!

Important Information for Parents that Drop Off Students

Please remember that the Student Parking Lot in the front of the building is for student parking only. This area does not allow for student drop offs. Parents entering this lot to drop off students poses a safety risk to our student drivers. Parents may drop off students in the front circle drive or on the bus ramp AFTER 7:10 AM.

It has also come to our attention that it is becoming a common practice for students to be dropped off at Timewise on Harlem and then walk across the street. This is a huge safety concern for our students as there is a large amount of traffic on Harlem before school and very minimal lighting on the road. Thank you for dropping your student on campus!

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Need a Verification Of Enrollment?

Students needing a Verification of Enrollment or VOE for driving permits or licenses will need to submit their request on the VOE clipboard located at the Registrar’s Office. Students may sign-up for their VOE before school, in between classes, during lunch, or after school. Once they sign-up for their VOE, it will be ready the following day after 7th period for pick up in the black box at the Registrar’s Office.

Please plan accordingly to ensure your VOE will be ready in time for any appointments you may have.

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Spring Exam Exemptions - ALL Grades

Students reviewed the following exam exemption criteria in Advisory last week. It is important to note that all Excused and Unexcused absences count for exemptions. For exemption purposes, 3 tardies will equal 1 absence. Please contact your student's grade level AP if you have exemption questions.

Travis High School Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony Information

PTO/YES Program

The YES table is every Tuesday during all three lunches. Students can look for us in the Commons with the red tablecloth labeled Travis YES Program. If students need a print-out of their hours for National Honor Society or for any other reason, they should fill out the request form available at the table and turn in to one of the YES representatives. Students will be able to pick up the print-out the following Tuesday at the YES table, so please make a note of your deadlines and plan accordingly!

Check Your Student's Tiger Pride Point Total

Tiger Pride Points are the "currency" we use to reward students for good behavior and/or participation in events and initiatives on our campus. Students must have their student ID to receive points.

Counselors' Corner

Schedule changes, counselor alpha splits, level change info...get it all right here!

College and Career Readiness

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