Parent Newsletter - Issue #290 - September 20, 2020
This Week at a Glance
- Synchronous Instruction Periods 1-4 Bell Schedule
Tuesday, September 22
- Tiger Tuesday: Fantasy Day (Werewolves, Fairies, Zombies, & Aliens) @ths_tigers #tigerpride365
- Synchronous Instruction Periods 5-8 Bell Schedule
Wednesday, September 23
- College Wear Wednesday
- Asynchronous Instruction
Thursday, September 24
- Asynchronous Instruction
Friday, September 25
- On Fridays We Wear Red
- Asynchronous Instruction
Attendance for Asynchronous Days
This week, ALL students will engage in asynchronous learning ONLY on September 23-25, 2020 as staff members prepare classrooms for the transition to Online and/or Face-to-Face Learning Models. Students will not have scheduled LIVE Synchronous instruction with their teachers during this time. Instead, students will engage in learning experiences provided in Schoology by their teachers.
Attendance and some grades will be taken based upon student completion of Asynchronous work assignments. Students should log in to their Schoology courses and submit assignments in order to be coded present for Asynchronous Days.
Freshman students watched this video from Mike Smith of Josten's Renaissance. Students discussed the following questions below.
October 5th Transition
The purpose of this virtual event is to empower parents to stay on top of their families safety through education on important safety precautions and potential online dangers kids are exposed to in today’s society.
Quaranzine: Voices from the Pandemic
This one is for all the writers, poets, photographers, crafters & other visual artists! We need your submissions for a new collaborative project from the FBISD High School Libraries, Quaranzine: Voices from the Pandemic. The deadline for our first online issue is September 18, 2020. Visit https://tinyurl.com/yxob7zd7 for more information!
Email AttendanceTHS@fortbendisd.com if your child is absent
AP Exam Registration
If you are enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) course, you will have an opportunity to take the AP Exam and earn college credit. The registration and ordering process will be simpler this year and it is important that students register as soon as possible. You can get your join code and further information from your AP instructor. Please see the document below for registration information and deadlines.
Help Promote School Spirit!
Our Tiger Pride Points system was put in place 3 years ago to help promote school spirit. It is a fun way to support the students’ activities/sports, dress up during spirit days, and provides an extension to an already positive school culture. With this, students can earn prizes based on the points they accumulate throughout the semester. That prize money has to come from somewhere and in the midst of a global pandemic, fundraising to keep such programs going has been a struggle. We typically raise our money on campus; therefore, that poses the question, "How will we make up for not being able to hold many fundraisers the end of Spring 2020 semester, and now into the Fall?" We need your help! Tiger Pride Points support ALL students on campus, not just Scream team. This is simply the donation page/account we use to support all students. This is taking the place of many fundraisers to continue providing rewards and activities all students have the opportunity to earn.
For now, if your student is experiencing issues with their student password, please visit www.fortbendisd.com/studentpassword for instructions. This video is a helpful tool to prepare you and your child for online learning in Teams, Schoology, and Skyward. A Technology Resources page is also available for more information.
Child Nutrition - Free & Reduced Meal Application and Grab and Go Meals
FBISD encourages all families to complete the Free & Reduced Meals application, at SchoolCafe, and families who qualified in the 2019-20 school year will need to reapply.
Grab and Go Meals will be available at 10 locations this school year, beginning August 17, for only FBISD students at one of the following status categories - “Paid,” “Reduced,” or “Free.” Students and parents will need to use their student ID number or badge at the locations to purchase meals.
Please note the closest location to your campus in your campus newsletter, found below, and make note of meal prices.
· Dulles High School
· Elkins High School
· Hightower High School
· Hodges Bend Middle School
· Kempner High School
· McAuliffe Middle School
· Missouri City Middle School
· Ridge Point High School
· Travis High School
· Willowridge High School
Your contribution will help support periodic Staff specific activities and appreciation events, such as the Welcome-Back breakfast, luncheons, and holiday festivities throughout the year. Gifts and various spirit related items may also be included.
**Donations may be made for any amount -- $10, $20, $50 you choose!
Donations to Travis HS are tax deductible. Please save your receipt for tax purposes.
**Thank you for your generous support!
Questions? Contact: Becky.Martinez@fortbendisd.com
Counselor and Administrator Splits
Dwelvin Oliphant, Lead Counselor
Ladale Webster-Lamb (A-Ch)
Monet Newsome (Ci-Go)
Jeanne Andrews (Gr-La)
Cheryl Clark (Le-Ok)
Brenell Young (Ol-Sh)
Tanya Johnson (Si-Z)
Sarah Laberge, Principal
Adrienne Garcia, Associate Principal
Damien Bassett, Assistant Principal (A-C)
Lisa Long, Assistant Principal (D-I)
Derryk Pope, Assistant Principal (J-M)
Tara Baker, Assistant Principal (N-R)
Erik Smith, Assistant Principal (S-Z)