Tiger Tracks Inside Edition
Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - April 15, 2019
PLEASE limit student passes - we have seen a big increase in the number of students in the hallways. Passes should be issued during 5th and 7th periods for emergencies only!
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Monday, April 15
CRASE Training - For Parents and Community - FBISD Police Presentation on Response to Active Shooters - 6:30 PM
Remember to recognize your students with positive office referrals!!
Tuesday, April 16
TIGER TUESDAY: The future is BRIGHT! Wear your favorite spring colors to support softball and baseball!
Softball: v KHS @THS 6:00, 7:30
Baseball: v RPHS 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17
College Wear Wednesday
Signing Day - 2:00 PM - gym
Department Leader Meeting - 2:45 PM
Thursday, April 18
Good Luck to all of our Tigers participating in the Area Track Meet!!
Tech Thursday: P223 during all lunches - come learn Hyperdoc
Baseball: JV v CHS 4:30, 7:00, V @CHS 7:00 PM
I-Fest - 6:00 PM - Auditorium
Friday, April 19
Good Friday Holiday
This week's Tiger Shout Out goes to Mrs. Chadwick, Mrs. Cain, Mr. Barocio, and Mrs. Kimbrough for all of their hard work for a successful Global Issues Summit! Thank you to our custodians for staying late and coming early as well! The first THS Global Issues Summit was a success! Thanks to all that came out to support!
The Travis Tiger Class of 2022 needs a sponsor! If you would be interested in this highly rewarding role (the rewards are mostly intangible, but yeah…), please email Mr. Pope!!
Setting Up Challenge Questions on New Portal
Click Here for Job Aid to complete this task - everyone MUST complete
As we continue to provide you enhanced services, Information Technology will publish a Self-Service portal (MyFortBendISD) for resetting your password. The new portal introduces a security feature that is new to the district, challenge questions, that simplifies the password recovery process while adding a level of protection to your district identity. In addition to setting up three required challenge questions, staff will be also create three Help Desk verification question and answer sets. The Help Desk verification provides the ability for the Customer Service Center to assist you with processing a forgotten password. The portal will be accessible within the district as well as available from home, using either district or personal devices.
As this feature becomes available at campuses, Teachers will have the ability to assist students with resetting passwords within the same system.
April 22 Professional Development Day Agenda
Announcement for Students!
Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors – Would you like to climb the Great Wall? Would you be interested in exploring Hong Kong? Have you ever wanted to be a global ambassador? If so, this opportunity is for you! The FBISD Student Leadership Department would like to invite you to apply to be a member of the 2019 FBISD Student Delegation that will visit China next fall. For more information, please see the informational poster located in the cafeteria and/or pick up an informational flyer located in the front office. Applications are due April 22nd and are considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
End of Year Textbook and Teacher Material Collection
Mrs. Vargas is currently collecting teacher resources, materials, and/or class sets. If you have any outstanding textbooks, teacher resources, and/or materials that you may not be using or plan on using for the remainder of the school year, please let her know. She will make arrangements with you to collect them.
See list below for current items issued.
2019 Summer PD Resources
New FBISD Visitor Policy
The following is the expectation of FBISD when we have visitors to our campus. These protocols are for the safety of all on campus and will help to ensure that visitors do not roam our campuses without approval/appointment. Please note – this includes any meetings – such as parent conferences, 504, ARD or other.
For Meetings: Classroom, Counselor’s Office, Administrator’s Office
The receiving employee will let the receptionist know they are expecting a visitor and what time the visitor is expected. Once the visitor comes to campus, our receptionist will check them in and call the receiving employee. The receiving employee will come to the front office to escort the visitor to the meeting space.
Visit to Clinic:
Once the visitor, most likely parent, comes to campus, our receptionist will check them in and call the clinic. After the clinic verifies the visitor, office staff/student aide will escort the visitor to the clinic.
Lunch: The front office calls to an administrator on duty in the commons and informs them of a parent visiting their child for lunch. The administrator acknowledges and waits to receive the parent at the Tiger. The parent might walk to the Tiger unattended if a student aide is not available.
The front office will call the registrar’s office to let them know that they have a visitor. The visitor will be met at the registrar’s office. When the visitor needs to go to the counseling office, the registrar’s office will call to let them know they are on their way. Student aides will be used as much as possible to escort visitors.
These protocols are expected to be put into place in FBISD.
Employee Student Transfers 2019-2020
The Employee Student Transfer window will open to current full-time, benefits eligible employees for the 2019-20 school year on April 10, 2019. Employee Student Transfer applications will be accepted April 10 through May 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. A list of closed campuses will be posted on the Department of Student Affairs website.
New and current full-time employees requesting an Employee Student Transfer for the 2019-20 school year must complete an online application during the application window.
NOTE: Late applications will not be accepted and will require the student to attend school at their home campus for the 2019-20 school year.
Use of Edgenuity for Grade Repair
If you are not yet taking advantage of Edgenuity for grade repair and would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Blake or Coach Lane. They can assist you with log in procedures and assigning lessons.
Don't forget to recognize your students with a POSITIVE OFFICE REFERRAL!!
Click Here for a great article on helping students reframe failure or negativity into positive opportunities. This is important in letting students understand that failure isn't always bad - it is an opportunity for growth and/or learning.
Professional Growth Opportunity through Peer Observation!
To have your name added to the Tiger Board (volunteering to allow others into your classroom), please use this link or add your name to the Tiger Board in the front office behind the mailboxes: https://goo.gl/forms/7jK0Im7OS0bvqDSD2
If you or your PLC would like to observe classrooms, please use this request link: https://goo.gl/forms/qLZNDRfCTr4w4vOq2
- What absences count towards exemptions? All absences coded E and U will be counted towards exemption totals. T and L will also count - 3 tardies/lates equals 1 absence for exemption purposes.
Don't Forget to Sign Up for your Biometric Screening!
Student Holiday - Professional Development Day
Exams and Reviews due to Department Chairs
AP Exams Pre-Admin Session - 2nd and 3rd period
Faculty Meetings - During Conference or After School
Spring Underclassmen Awards
Senior Walk and Decision Day
Department Leader Meeting
Senior Awards Night
Prom- The Downtown Aquarium - 8:00 PM
Senior Exemption Forms Distributed in Advisory
Senior Exam Reviews Distributed to all Seniors
Senior v Faculty Basketball Game - 2:15 - Activity Schedule
Underclassmen Exemption Forms Distributed in Advisory
Underclassmen Reviews Distributed to all Underclassmen
Senior Exemption Forms Due 3:00
Spring Football Game
Underclassmen Exemption Forms Due 3:00
Senior Lunch, Senior Slide Show, Graduation Meeting
Graduation Duties Faculty Meeting
Graduation 4:30 - Smart Financial Centre
ALL THINGS ADVISORY
9th grade Access Code: 9RPJK-MPNR7
10th grade Access Code: MTPC8-VJHXW
11th grade Access Code: 6P8DB-Q3QXP
12th grade Access Code: VWF3J-W62C3
Weekly Advisory Lesson Plans are located in the 4th 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.
REMINDER! Power Points should be downloaded to computer from Schoology to view embedded videos and hear the voice overs!
Fridays We Wear RED - Tiger Pride Points Link