Travis ECHS Weekly Update

Week of April 12, 2021

Principal Message

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Dear Travis ECHS Community,

We welcomed all students back to campus this week to follow their regular schedule for the first time in over a year. We have been excited to see about 130 students per day back on campus and we expect attendance to continue to grow. If your student is having a difficult time being successful working remotely, please consider sending them back to campus so we can help them have a successful end to the school year.

It is not too late to earn the credits needed to progress to the next grade level and continue moving towards graduation. Our teachers are devoting class time to helping students better their understanding and their grades. We are looking forward to spending time with our Seniors and doing a few fun things together before graduation.

Please keep an eye out for the Senior calendar of events that will be coming soon. If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help. Once a Rebel...

Christina Steele Hantgin M.Ed.

AISD APP for Pre-Screen

The app will allow all AISD students, staff and families to check grades and attendance. It also includes a COVID-19 self-screening for users to complete before coming into contact with others or before leaving home for work or school.

COVID Vaccine Info

As of Monday, March 29, 2021, everyone age 16 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas.

Senior Stuff- Class of 2021

Senior photo proofs have arrived on campus. Seniors can come to campus over the next 2 weeks to pick up the proofs. Come to the front of the school and ring the buzzer. Front office staff will bring them out to you.

SENIOR Fridays!

  • 4/16 Taco Truck Lunch
Come to school for the day and join us for lunch in the courtyard.

Taco Libre will be provided for all seniors. You will need a ticket to get your food.

Tickets will be provided when you complete the safety screening to enter the building or when you join us at the courtyard.

  • 4/23 Pizza Party for Lunch!
Join us for school and then pizza for lunch in the courtyard.
Info On Graduation

AISD to Hold Outdoor, Socially Distanced Graduation Ceremonies / El AISD celebrará ceremonias de graduación al aire libre con distanciamiento social

Counselor Corner

SAT Testing for 11th grade will be on campus April 13. Students who have registered should have received info from Mr. Duran. Students will need to bring their own devices fully charged for testing.

Counselors are available on campus, through zoom, by telephone for all students and families in need of support. Please reach out to the school with any questions or concerns.

STAAR Testing Dates

April 20th - English 1

April 22nd - English 2

May 11th - Algebra 1

May 12th - Biology

May 13th - US History

While Austin ISD has offered remote learning to families for this entire school year, the Texas Education Agency requires that STAAR/End of Course (high school EOC) exams be administered on campus.

It is in each high school student’s best interest to take the EOC exam immediately upon completion of the respective course. These EOC exams are graduation requirements; so, postponement of the exams makes it more difficult for students to do their best on the assessments.

The campus will be set up to administer EOC exams following CDC guidelines for social distancing, sanitizing, wearing masks, etc.

GO Center

The Go Center Staff provides career advising services such as: Career Assessments College Applications Financial Aid Applications HS Transcript Request SAT/ACT Registration (as limited) Scholarships Assistance Military Enlistment Information

Travis Rebel Athletics

Home Athletic Events

Week of April 12 – April 17



Facebook: William B. Travis Athletics

Monday, April 12

No Athletic Events

Tuesday, April 13

Baseball vs. Anderson at Garrison 7:00 pm

Wednesday, April 14

No Athletic Events

Thursday, April 15

Area Track Meet at Burger

Friday, April 16

Baseball vs. Anderson at Nelson 7:00 pm

Area Wrestling

Saturday, April 17

Area Wrestling


As a reminder, online registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens on January 4, 2021, in the Parent Portal.

​For additional information regarding online registration, please visit our Parent Portal website ​at And if you need assistance, please call the Parent Support line at 512-414-9187.

If you are interested in submitting a transfer for the 2021-2022 school year, ​information will be made available in the near future. Information will be posted at the transfer website at

​As always, if you need assistance, please submit your questions through Let's Talk: (Student Transfers). ​We are here to serve you.

Also, if you need to submit a records request, there is a new online form available: or

Thank you​ again for being a part of the AISD Family.

Staff Contact List and Info

This document contains all Travis staff's email and classroom phone number.

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


Austin ISD is committed to sharing information about COVID-19 with our staff and community. Individuals who may have been exposed will be contacted directly and provided information on the next steps, including a quarantine timeline if needed.


Why is it important for my child to take the STAAR?

STAAR assessments are an important tool for evaluating how much our students have learned in a given year. While we believe that a teacher’s assessment is most important, we recognize that data from STAAR can help us evaluate how our students are learning. We hope to have as many students as possible participate in STAAR this spring and are working to provide the safest testing environment possible.

Who takes STAAR?

STAAR is required by state law in,

  • Grades 3–8 mathematics,
  • Grades 3–8 reading,
  • Grades 4 and 7 writing,
  • Grades 5 and 8 science,
  • Grade 8 social studies,
  • High school Algebra I, English I, English II, Biology, and U.S. History.

Who Takes TELPAS and why is it important?

Texas annually assesses the English language proficiency of students who have been identified as English learners (ELs) in four language domains—listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS evaluates the progress that each EL has made in becoming proficient in the use of academic English.

Can students take the STAAR or TELPAS assessments from home?

No. To participate, a student must be physically present on campus.

What adjustments have been made to make on-campus testing safer for students?

The Texas Education Agency has made a number of adjustments to help school districts provide a safe on-campus testing environment, including the option to expand the test window to space out testing. Austin ISD mandates that all students, staff and visitors on campuses wear a mask, pre-screen for symptoms through the AISD app and practice social distancing when feasible. Additionally, each campus principal will have the ability to create a testing plan based on campus space and availability of staff.

Will STAAR results be used for grade promotion for students in grades 5 and 8?

No. The Texas Education Agency waived the rule stating that students must perform successfully on STAAR math and reading at grades 5 and 8 to be promoted to the next grade level. Instead, Austin ISD’s promotion policies will apply.

Is successful completion of End of Course (EOC) assessments at the high school level in English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and Social Studies still required for graduation?

Under current law, students are required to perform successfully on EOCs to meet graduation requirements. Although students may have future opportunities to take EOCs prior to graduation, we believe it is important for students to participate in EOCs at the immediate conclusion of the course to have the best chance of success.

If my student completes an EOC course this spring but does not take the EOC assessment, can the EOC requirement for that course be eliminated by an Individual Graduation Committee?

No. Under current law, a student must attempt an EOC assessment at least once before an Individual Graduation Committee can consider alternate criteria to satisfy the EOC requirement.

What if parents decide that on-campus testing is not a viable option for their children?

In that case, we respect your decision to continue to participate in remote instruction on testing days and your child will not take STAAR or TELPAS. For high school students, please note the above EOC graduation requirements.

Will campuses receive a state accountability ratings (A-F) for the 20-21 school year?

No. TEA has stated that A-F ratings will not be assigned for 2020-21 because of disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, STAAR results and accountability reports will be prepared for each campus and district and the reports will be available to the public.