Parent Newsletter - Issue #303 - January 18, 2021
Online Learning for all THS Students January 19-January 22
The duration of this transition is contingent upon campus staffing and several other internal and external environmental factors that are being monitored daily. It is our intention to return to face-to-face instruction for students currently designated for face-to-face learning for Term 3 once we are able to do so. A status update will be provided at the end of next week.
All students and staff will continue to operate on the current bell schedule assigned to them for 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 Tuesday morning.
Child Nutrition Information
FBISD Child Nutrition will continue the Grab and Go meal service as planned with Monday's meal service moved to Tuesday due to MLK Day. On Tuesday morning, families can pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner to provide meals for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday morning, families can pick up meals for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Grab and Go meal service will regular Monday and Thursday pick-ups on Monday, January 25.
Student Programing Information
Since this shift to online learning was driven more so by the need to ensure business continuity instead of COVID-19 mitigation, at this time, U.I.L. and some student academic programs may continue face-to-face operations. As a reminder, it is very important 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. Also, students may still attend the James Reese Career and Technical Center for face-to-face learning.
At this time, ninth grade students scheduled to take the PSAT on Wednesday, January 20, 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 normally receive district transportation will have access to transportation the day of the test, and regular 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 Tuesday afternoon with details about the day of the test.
Thank you for your flexibility and support throughout this pandemic. I understand that this shift in academic delivery will once again require our community to adapt. We must remain disciplined and vigilant in our approach to this pandemic as we do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses and in our surrounding communities. Our passionate and dedicated faculty and staff will continue to deliver high-quality instruction as we shift to online learning, our District’s mission has continued because of their hard work and with the strong support of our community.
Moving forward, in order to support the District’s continued efforts to mitigate the spread of illness in our community, students and staff must report symptoms, exposures and positive results immediately in the daily wellness screening. Please continue to take all necessary precautions and follow the established protocols – wear a face covering, socially distance yourself, avoid large gatherings, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer. It is also important that you monitor for symptoms, stay home and see a physician if you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19.
As a reminder, FBISD practices comprehensive health and safety protocols to help prevent the spread of illness. We are urging our staff and families to continue to do their part by adhering to these protocols. It is critical for students and staff to remain home if they are feeling ill, showing symptoms, or have been exposed to someone positive for COVID-19.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this temporary shift to online learning.
Sarah Laberge, Principal
Travis High School
This Week at a Glance
Monday, January 18
- MLK School Holiday
- ProGrad Board Meeting 7:15 PM Zoom (Scroll for details)
Tuesday, January 19 (B Day)
Tiger Tuesday: Superhero Day @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- Boys Soccer @ Strake Jesuit 5:00/7:00 PM
Wednesday, January 20 (A Day)
College Wear "Warm up" Wednesday @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- Boys Basketball @ AHS 4:00/5:30/7:00 PM
- Girls Basketball vs. AHS 4:00/5:30/7:00 PM
Thursday, January 21 (B Day)
Friday, January 22 (A Day)
On Fridays we wear RED!! @ths_tigers #tigerpride365 (TPP)
- Boys Soccer vs. AHS 5:00/7:30 PM
Saturday, January 23
- Boys Basketball vs. George Ranch 10:00AM/11:30AM/1:00PM
- Girls Basketball @ George Ranch 10:00AM/11:30AM/1:00PM
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
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.
Tiger Class of 2021
ProGrad Board Meeting
Monday, Jan. 18th, 7:15pm
This is an online event.
🗣Attention: Senior Parents!
ProGrad Board Meeting
Monday, 1/18/2021, at 7:15 p.m.
Join us via Zoom to learn about current ProGrad activities, including how your Senior can earn Tiger Bucks to later be redeemed for prizes at the End-of-Year Celebration!🎉🐯💲
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking this link:
Meeting ID: 974 3077 6432
We Look Forward To Seeing You There!
Alternative to End of Year Celebrations Survey
Be sure to check your school email from Mrs. Laberge about the survey for alternatives to an End of Year Celebration. We need your input as we plan to celebrate the Class of 2021!
🗣Attention: Tiger Family!
We still have YARD SIGNS available to Celebrate our Class of 2🐯21 TIGER SENIORS!!🎉
We also have TIGER TERRITORY yard signs available for ALL CLASSES!🐾
These signs are being sold in support of our THS Class of 2021 Project Graduation.
They can be purchased for $25 per sign at the following Sign-Up Genius link. Juniors and Seniors will earn Tiger Bucks for purchasing!🐯💲
📲Click below to place your on-line order:
🗣Please spread the word and share the link with other THS friends and neighbors!🐾
❓For questions, e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
👏🏾Thanks for supporting our THS Seniors!
❇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
Grab & Go Meals closed on 1/18/21
Sites will reopen on Tuesday, January 19, for families to receive meals for Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, January 21, meal pickup will resume as normal, for Thursday through Saturday.
Visit www.fortbendisd.com/grabandgomeals to find the Grab and Go Meals site closest to you.
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.
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)