Tiger Tracks Inside Edition

Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - December 16, 2019

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:

Monday, December 16

"Tis the season" - Long Winter's Nap: PJ Day!

Hot Chocolate bar-begins first period-teacher's lounge. Thank you DECA!!!

Please complete this mid-year survey

Continue updating Student Conference Forms and logging parent contact for students in danger of failing T2 or S1 in your class. S1 Failures must also be communicated with Counselors. The Student Conf Forms will be due at check out to T-TESS appraiser.

OVERDUE ITEM:

ALL 4th and 7th period Teachers Submit Lunch Forms to Ms. Baker OR sign the sheet in the lounge verifying you do not need any lunches delivered.

6th period Exam 12:45-2:45


Tuesday, December 17

"Tis the season" - Holiday Swag - Wear your favorite Holiday Shirt!

1st period Exam - 7:30-9:30

3rd period Exam - 9:35-11:35

Boys Varsity Soccer @ Clear Falls: 6:00 PM


Wednesday, December 18

"Tis the season" - Tacky Sweater Day

Wellness Wednesday

5th period Exam - 7:30-9:30

7th period Exam - 9:35-11:35

Athletic Signing Day during 7th period

Staff luncheon @ 12:00. Commons--Tacky Sweater contest!!!

*Early Release for all students


Thursday, December 19

"Tis the season" - Holiday Explosion: WEAR IT ALL!

End of Term 2 Grading Period

UIL Eligibility Check--T2 grades only

2nd period Exam - 7:30-9:30

4th period Exam - 9:35-11:35

*Early Release for all students

11:30-2:30 - Grade Checkout - near the Tiger

All Checkout sheets must be completed and turned into T-TESS appraiser no later than 3:00 PM

Girls Basketball vs Kempner @ 11:30/1:30


Friday, December 20

No School--ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS!!!

O-Lab Minimester in B112 7:30 AM

Boys basketball vs George Ranch @ THS 1:00 pm


Saturday, December 21

O-Lab Minimester in B112 7:30 AM

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Can a student take an exam early?

This has been a common question this week from our students. District policy does not allow students to take semester exams early. We will have semester exam make up days by department in January when we return. Be sure students are aware that they will have a 0 recorded as their exam grade but that the grade change will be made once they make up the test.
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Textbook information

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Building Use Form

You must fill out this form and submit to Mrs. Kilgore for approval prior to using any part of the building i.e. auditorium, commons, gym, etc. Students are coming in on their own to request to use the auditorium. They must be supervised.

ACTION NEEDED: Letter of Recommendations--see full list at the end of the newsletter.

Please remember, when you log on to:

· www.Naviance.com

· Click Sign in at the top and pick Schools & District Staff

· Sign in with CLEVER

· Type in WILLIAM B. TRAVIS (be sure to pick the FBISD one)

· Click Log in with LDAP

· Your username and password is your skyward credentials. Please make sure you open it in chrome!

If you have already taken care of these, yet your name is still on here, please let Mrs. Martinez know so she can help clear your name from this end.


Please remember: If your student is applying to any school with a CA in the computer screen next to it, you will need to fill out the Common App Teacher evaluation. The letter will not send without filling this out as well – it’s short and easy! (This year, I believe it actually prompts you which is an added bonus)

Grading Policy and Reporting Reminders! - PLEASE REVIEW!

  • Do NOT put a 0 in on any assignment that was not completed due to student absence - for any reason - until the student has had sufficient time and opportunity to complete the assignment and failed to do so.
  • Assignments in grade book must have specific name - i.e. Ch 12 vocab assignment vs Homework 2
  • Grades must be entered within 5 days of assignment due date.
  • Late Work is accepted - 1 day late is up to 15 points off; 2 days late is up to 30 points off
  • Parent contact and Student/Teacher Conference forms are required any time a student is unsuccessful and any time a student is in danger of failing a course - please document all contact
S1 Student Teacher Conference Form

This is required for any student who is in jeopardy of failing your class. This form shall be completed in a conference with the teacher and the student and then shared with the appropriate principal and student’s counselor.

Vaping Town Hall Meeting: Sign up here.

January 22nd at the Reese Center

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Holiday Hayride volunteers

ProGrad is looking for some helpful volunteers this month for their biggest fundraiser which is the Holiday Hayrides.

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The Holiday Hallways look AMAZING!!!

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Important Dates from the Counseling Office

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Teacher Resources

Having an issue with Technology?

Our campus IT is Joshua Martin and his office is in the library! Please remember to put in a Support Portal ticker (Formerly CRM ticket) instead of emailing him when you have a request. Thank you!

Request for Educational Support

Ms. Franco, our Professional Learning Lead, now has a form to fill out for any Educational support requests.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Link for Student Schoology Access

How to Reset Your Network Password

Travis High School Alma Mater
Travis High School Fight Song
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ROARING AHEAD

December 20 - January 5

Winter Break


January 6

Student Holiday/Professional Development Day-All staff picture

Attire: business casual


January 7

First Day of Second Semester


January 20

Holiday - MLK Day

Full list of Letter of Recommendations requested:

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HABITUDESONLINE ACCESS INFORMATION FOR NEW USERS!

You now have access to the HabitudesOnline platform.

To access your account, you will log in via www.habitudesonline.com using the following credentials:

  • Username: Your email
  • Password: Habitudes

Our platform is optimized for the Google Chrome web-browser and may not function optimally with all browsers. Google Chrome is a free browser that can be downloaded HERE.

Let us know if we can assist you with anything else. If you have specific tech support questions, simply use the chat feature in the bottom right-hand corner of your HabitudesOnline home screen or contact us via email at techsupport@growingleaders.com.