Travis ECHS Weekly Update

Week of September 13th

Principal's Message

Good Evening Travis Family and Community,


It was lovely to see so many of our family and community members join us for Back 2 School Night this past Thursday. If your family was unable to attend please reach out to your student's counselor or teachers for any remaining questions.


We will be supporting our volleyball team this evening as they take on McCallum High School. Go Rebels!




Christina Steele-Hantgin

Principal

Masks are required on all AISD properties. This includes all sporting events.

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AISD will Require Masks at School

Starting Wednesday, August 11, students, staff and visitors will need to wear face masks when on school properties, Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde announced late Monday at a school board meeting.

  • "I am responsible for the safety, health and welfare of each and every one of our students and our staff. If I err, I must err on the side of ensuring that we’ve been overly cautious, not that we have fallen short," Elizalde said.

  • "These protocols are especially important for the protection and health and safety of our youngest and most vulnerable students who cannot be vaccinated at this time," said Board President Geronimo Rodriguez.

Why it matters: On July 9, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended universal indoor masking in schools as a way to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19, especially when paired with other safety measures such as vaccines, social distancing, rapid tests and increasing ventilation.

Yes, but: Gov. Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA No. 36, which prohibited schools from issuing a mask mandate.

  • The Houston and Dallas school districts have also issued mask mandates.

Go Deeper: Austin ISD required masks throughout all of last school year and saw a lower positivity rate inside its schools than in the community at large.

For more info see: Austin ISD Masks Mandate

Principal's Coffee Meeting

Come meet with your principal, Christina Steele Hantgin, in the Travis ECHS Library from 9:30 am.-10:30 am once a month on Tuesdays.

September 21, 2021

October 19, 2021

November 16, 2021

December 14, 2021

January 25, 2022

February 15, 2022

March 22, 2022

April 19, 2022

May 17, 2022

For more information, please call Rosalinda R. Villarreal,

Parent Support Specialist @ 414-7714 or the Parent Reception Office @ 512- 414- 2527 or 414-7732

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CAC Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 5pm

1211 East Oltorf Street

Austin, TX

The Campus Advisory Council (CAC) is a committee of parents, teachers, the principal, school staff, local business owners, and community leaders. The CAC provides input to the principal pertaining to a variety of campus-level issues, including planning, budgeting, safety, and school organization.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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What do you need for Registration?


  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT
For families registering students new to AISD, an AISD Portal account must be created before you can access the online registration system. To create an AISD Portal account, visit portal.austinisd.org.


  • GATHER DOCUMENTS (IF NEW TO DISTRICT)
Families registering students new to AISD will need to provide the following documentation at the child’s campus, or upload the documents in online registration



  • REGISTER ONLINE
Once your account is created you can register online:

Bell and Daily Schedule (There is a link at the end of the Newsletter if you'd like to print.)

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Need a bus? Click the link to find your stop!

This is a very useful link for parents/students/staff looking for their bus numbers and bus.

Counselors Updates

  1. PSAT testing October 26 for 9th-11th grades. 12 graders will be TSI testing
  2. Schedule changes are complete for Fall 2021. If there any questions or concerns, please reach out to your students' counselor.
  3. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.

    • 78% of all people who die by suicide are male.
    • Although more women than men attempt suicide, men are nearly 4x more likely to die by suicide.
    • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10–34 and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S.
    • The overall suicide rate in the U.S. has increased by 35% since 1999.
    • 46% of people who die by suicide had a diagnosed mental health condition.
    • While nearly half of individuals who die by suicide have a diagnosed mental health condition, research shows that 90% experienced symptoms.
    If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, please reach out to
  4. https://integralcare.org/program/mobile-crisis-outreach-team-mcot/


Seniors Class of 2022 - Ms. Hammill laura.hammill@austinisd.org


Junior Class of 2023 - Mrs. Garcia jaime.garcia@austinisd.org


Sophomore Class of 2024 - Mr. Wennberg brian.wennberg@austinisd.org


Freshmen Class of 2025 - Ms. Hudson ann.hudson@austinisd.org

Freshmen It's not too late to join the Travis Hospitality and Tourism PTECH and earn your Associate degree for free. You will learn from ACC professors and hotel and restaurant managers and become ready to start your career in the third largest industry in Austin. See your counselor Ms. Hudson or Ms. Orozco to enroll.

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Support our Students Making Music for a Lifetime

Help Ms. Rozanc give students the gift of music for a lifetime! This project will supply her students with instruments they get to keep!

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. 1-800-273-8255

Do you want to show someone in the Travis Community you appreciate them? Send them a FISH!

Fill out this form: https://forms.gle/e9WcPeTFJtzzSZki9


Want more info on the "Fish" philosophy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKBS6qa6DeA