Travis Intermediate School: October 4, 2021
Mark Your Calendars
- Sept. 15-October 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
- Oct. 8 & 10: Student Holiday, No School
- Oct. 14: Individual Picture Retakes
- Oct. 18-22: Scholastic Book Fair in the Library
- Oct. 20: 5th Grade Open House 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Come and Go Event)
- Oct. 21: 6th Grade Open House 5:30-7:00 p.m. (Come and Go Event)
- Oct. 25-29: Red Ribbon Week
From Our Principal, Charita Smith
TikTok is a social media platform with videos to view, post and share. Even without an account, students can easily search through TikTok videos by typing in the website address on any device giving them instant access to millions of videos. Currently students have been engaged in some activities where they are copying some of the TikTok videos and it's causing a disruption here at Travis. The specific videos are titled "the devious lick" challenge and these videos are encouraging students to vandalize school property, steal items from the restrooms, damage restroom plumbing and steal classroom items from teacher classrooms. Each month is a different focus, and they get progressively worse. They include, slapping a staff member, touching students inappropriately and the list goes on.
I, along with the other two Assistant Principals, have spoken to all students at the end of their lunch time about making the right decisions and not copying what they see on social media. It was also explained that doing such things on campus is vandalism, theft, and assault and would warrant a call to the police because engaging in those acts are illegal.
Please have some serious discussions with your child about doing what is right even when no one is watching. I do know this is an age where students like to explore and test boundaries, but I would not want any student to be in trouble with any police authorities.
Thank you for your help and support with this and I look forward to seeing everyone soon at Open House.
TikTok es una plataforma de redes sociales con videos para ver, publicar y compartir. Incluso sin una cuenta, los estudiantes pueden buscar fácilmente a través de videos de TikTok escribiendo la dirección del sitio web en cualquier dispositivo, lo que les brinda acceso instantáneo a millones de videos. Actualmente, los estudiantes han participado en algunas actividades en las que están copiando algunos de los videos de TikTok y esto está causando un trastorno aquí en Travis. Los videos específicos se titulan el desafío "la lamida tortuosa" y estos videos están alentando a los estudiantes a vandalizar la propiedad de la escuela, robar artículos de los baños, dañar las tuberías de los baños y robar artículos del salón de clases de los maestros. Cada mes es un enfoque diferente y empeoran progresivamente. Incluyen, abofetear a un miembro del personal, tocar a los estudiantes de manera inapropiada y la lista continúa.
Yo, junto con los otros dos subdirectores, hemos hablado con todos los estudiantes al final de la hora del almuerzo sobre cómo tomar las decisiones correctas y no copiar lo que ven en las redes sociales. También se les explicó que hacer tales cosas en el campus es vandalismo, robo y asalto y justificaría una llamada a la policía porque participar en esos actos es ilegal.
Por favor, tenga algunas conversaciones serias con su hijo sobre cómo hacer lo correcto incluso cuando nadie lo esté mirando. Sé que esta es una época en la que a los estudiantes les gusta explorar y probar los límites, pero no me gustaría que ningún estudiante tuviera problemas con las autoridades policiales.
Gracias por su ayuda y apoyo con esto y espero verlos a todos pronto en el Open House.
Important Information for Travis Parents/Guardians
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.
Travis Dress Code
- Tennis shoes are required for PE. Wheeled shoes, house shoes, slides or flip flops should not be worn.
- Pants with holes or rips must be worn with tights or shorts long enough to cover the students thighs.
- 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)
Purchase Your Travis T-Shirt!
SHIRT SALE FOR PARENTS/GARDIANS!
Order your shirt for $12 during the month of October.
Order forms are in the front office.
For further information contact Mrs. Adarme 936-709-7025 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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®.
Parents are requested to sign the Resolution of Respect at Open House. There will be several locations around the building.
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