Parent Newsletter - Issue #304 - January 24, 2021
THS instruction will remain Online for the week of January 25-29
The duration of this pivot is contingent upon campus staffing and several other internal and external environmental factors that are being monitored daily. Travis High School students will return to their previously selected Term 3 learning model of face-to-face or online learning once we are able to do so. A status update will be provided at the end of next week.
This Week in Tiger Territory
Monday, January 25 (B Day)
Tuesday, January 26 (A Day)
Tiger Tuesday: Jersey Day @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- Boys Soccer @ George Ranch 5:30/7:30 PM
- Girls Soccer vs. George Ranch 5:30/7:30 PM
Wednesday, January 27 (B Day)
College Wear "Warm up" Wednesday @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- Girls Basketball vs. Bush at Wheeler Fieldhouse JV 4:00/V 5:30 PM
Thursday, January 28 (A Day)
- Varsity District Dive Meet
Friday, January 29 (B Day)
On Fridays we wear RED!! @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- Girls Varsity District Swim Meet at Don Cook Natatorium
- Girls Soccer @ Bush 5:30/7:30 PM
- Boys Soccer vs. Bush 5:30/7:30 PM
Saturday, January 30
- Boys Basketball vs. Clements 10:00AM/11:30AM/1:00PM
- Girls Basketball @ Clements 10:00AM/11:30AM/1:00PM
- Boys Varsity District Swim Meet
Tiger Advisory Update
Attention 10th and 11th grade students! Leadership Opportunity!
- Participate in the book club process for 4 weeks- February 1-26th during 8th period advisory.
- Watch a video weekly.
- Read two chapters weekly.
- Engage in discussion and refelction with THS Staff Advisory Leaders
- Try activities and challenges from the book and share with other book club members within THS and Fort Bend ISD.
- An important requirement- Once the book club is completed then the student leaders will "pay it forward" by using what they learned and leading the book study with other Travis students in small groups for the next round of the book club.
If you are interested, scan the QR code or click the link to fill out the application by Tuesday, January 26th.
We can't wait to get started!
Bell Schedules for the week of January 25-29
All students and staff will continue to operate on the current bell schedule assigned in Term 3. T3 online students will continue with the virtual bell schedule from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. During the shift to online learning, T3 face-to-face students will log in to Microsoft Teams from home and follow their current schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Teachers will send T3 face-to-face students Microsoft Teams invites before classes begin on Monday morning.
Student Programming Information
Since this pivot's continuation is still due to the need to ensure business continuity instead of COVID-19 mitigation, UIL and some student academic programs may continue face-to-face operations. As a reminder, it is essential for all students currently in isolation or quarantine to remain home and not report for any in-person learning or activities. Agriculture students and members of Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be allowed to continue in-person learning and work at the agriculture center. However, Reese Center students may not attend the James Reese Career and Technical Center for face-to-face learning due to the Reese Center also pivoting to online learning next week. Please refer to communications sent by the District and Reese Center administration for more details.
At this time, Tenth-grade students scheduled to take the PSAT on Tuesday, January 26, will proceed as planned, and the District will coordinate with campus administration to ensure that testing is proctored and monitored. Students registered to take the PSAT who usually receive district transportation will have access to transportation the day of the test. Breakfast and lunch meal service will be provided to students participating in PSAT testing. Parents of students scheduled to take the PSAT can expect to receive additional communication by Monday afternoon with details about the day of the test.
New Office 365 Features for Students
New features are now added to Office 365 for Students
- Planner (A To-Do app used for personal and teamwork planning)
- Stream (An Enterprise Video service where students can view videos shared with them)
- Whiteboard (Provides freeform, intelligent canvas where real-time people, ideas, and content come together)
Assignment of these new features can take up to 48 hours to complete for all student accounts.
Tiger Magic Minute
Tiger Class of 2021
Class of 2021 Project Graduation (ProGrad) Tiger Bucks Valuation
Senior Students and Parents:
Please review the attached Tiger Bucks Valuation Sheet to fully understand how Tiger Bucks can be earned and later used.
Please stay tuned for updates on how we'll celebrate our Seniors at the end of the year.
(Note: Juniors can also begin earning Tiger Bucks to apply to their senior year.)
❓For questions, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your support to us!!
❇WAYS TO SUPPORT CLASS OF 2021 PROGRAD❇
Community Rewards Programs - click on the below links to join these programs, selecting either William B. Travis Project Graduation options for each retail outlet. The Senior Class Project Graduation will then receive a portion of the total amount spent, which will help support our end-of-year Graduation Celebration! Families of all classes are asked to participate. Once enrolled, this will carry over from year to year - to then support your child's class.
- AmazonSmile Program (www.smile.amazon.com)
- Kroger Community Rewards Program (https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards)
- Randall’s Good Neighbor Program (https://www.randalls.com/yourstore/good-neighbor.html)
Save the Date- Graduation
Friday, June 4th, 8am
3335 Hurricane Lane
Missouri City, TX
More details to come!
Tiger PRIDE Points
Annual FBISD HS Diversity Conference
This conference will be held on February 24, 2021. It is an excused absence from school.
This is just a friendly reminder that the deadline to apply is quickly approaching, and is now on Monday, January 25, 2021.
The application consists of either a student self-nomination OR a teacher nomination form that teachers will fill out.
Student Self Nomination Form:
The FBISD Filmmaker’s Academy will be hosted virtually on 1/30. Third-Twelfth grade students can register to attend. This is a workshop where students can learn film & photography skills.
Student Password Issues
If a student forgets or needs to reset his/her password, please go to my.fortbendisd.com to reset it. If you are having issues and can't seem to navigate the site, please contact Felicia Olivacce, data clerk or Andrea Spina, librarian.
From the Registrar's Office
Verification of Enrollment (for driving purposes)
VOEs take 24 hours to process so please plan accordingly.
Please send Mrs. Charles an email email@example.com to request with a Subject Line: VOE Request.
This QR Code will take you to the VOE website; click Cynthia Charles to get to her email.
Counselor and Administrator Splits
Tenille Pakoejoe, 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)