Travis ECHS Weekly Update
Week of September 13th
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!
Masks are required on all AISD properties. This includes all sporting events.
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
Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 5pm
1211 East Oltorf Street
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
What do you need for Registration?
- CREATE AN ACCOUNT
- GATHER DOCUMENTS (IF NEW TO DISTRICT)
- REGISTER ONLINE
Bell and Daily Schedule (There is a link at the end of the Newsletter if you'd like to print.)
This is a very useful link for parents/students/staff looking for their bus numbers and bus.
- PSAT testing October 26 for 9th-11th grades. 12 graders will be TSI testing
- Schedule changes are complete for Fall 2021. If there any questions or concerns, please reach out to your students' counselor.
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.
Seniors Class of 2022 - Ms. Hammill firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Class of 2023 - Mrs. Garcia email@example.com
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Freshmen Class of 2025 - Ms. Hudson email@example.com
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.
Help Ms. Rozanc give students the gift of music for a lifetime! This project will supply her students with instruments they get to keep!
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