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Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - May 13, 2019

Downstairs book room will be open before school and during all lunches this week for textbook turn in! Seniors MUST turn their books in by Friday 5/17. 9th-11th have until 05/22 if needed!


Monday, May 13

Senior Exemption Cards Distributed in Advisory - check your box before 1st period!

Senior Exam Reviews distributed to ALL Seniors!

Snowcones from the Admin Team for Teacher Appreciation! Tickets will be in your boxes - you may come get your snowcone any time 11:30-1:00 in front of the school!

AP Testing - Biology, Physics C- Click Here for Room Relocation List

Graduation Ticket Distribution - Commons - 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 14

Underclassmen Exemption Cards Distributed in Advisory - check boxes before school!

Underclassmen Exam Reviews distributed to ALL 9th - 11th grade students!

AP Testing - Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Art History, Human Geography- Click Here for Room Relocation List

Spring Play - 6:00 PM

Science National Honor Society Induction 6:00 PM

FFA Banquet - 5:45 PM

Pro Grad Meeting - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, May 15

College Wear Wednesday

DEADLINE: Senior Exams and Rosters for ALL testing seniors for 2, 4, and 7 period exams are due to Mr. Bassett by 3:00 PM. - Complete Google Doc HERE

AP Testing - English Language, MacroEconomics - Click Here for Room Relocation List

Jostens at all lunches - cap and gown delivery

Senior Exemption Cards due to Senior Office by 3:00 PM

Spring Play - 6:00 PM

Spring Athletic Banquet - 6:30 PM

Department Meetings - Details coming from Department Leaders

Thursday, May 16

Faculty vs Seniors Basketball Game - ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

AP Testing - World History, Statistics - Click Here for Room Relocation List

Belles Spring BBQ Meal Pick Up 5:00 PM

THS Fine Arts Showcase - 6:00 PM

Spring Football Game - 6:30 PM

Friday, May 17

It's Friday, We Wear RED!!!

Deadline for students to clean out lockers!

AP Testing - Microeconomics, Music Theory, Computer Science, Latin- Click Here for Room Relocation List

Seniors only - 7th period exam - 12:45-2:45

Underclassmen Exemption Cards due to grade level AP office by 3:00 PM

Percussion Ensemble Concert - 7:00 PM

This week's TIGER SHOUT OUT goes to Mrs. Garcia and Mr. Oliphant for their amazing flexibility with the weather events during testing week! Thank you for all of the extra efforts to get all of our Tigers tested! And another TIGER SHOUT OUT goes to Mrs. Vargas! Thank you for keeping us hydrated every Monday!!

End of Year Textbook and Teacher Material Collection

Mrs. Vargas is currently collecting teacher resources, materials, and/or class sets. If you have any outstanding textbooks, teacher resources, and/or materials that you may not be using or plan on using for the remainder of the school year, please let her know. She will make arrangements with you to collect them.

See list below for current items issued.

Getting Ready for End of Year Check Out

- Talk with students about fines and fees

- Student Conference forms for any student that failed a grading period

- Parent phone log for all T4/Semester Failures

- Summer PD Registration

- 504 logs and electronic signature for all students

- Sped accommodation logs for all students

- ESL documentation for all students

- Clear T3 blank grades and INC

- Department Head check out list

- Turn in textbooks and teacher resources when ready

End of Year Resources

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Exemption Information


- If a student is doubled up in Science, can they exempt both? Yes, they can as long as they don't exceed the total number of exemptions.. For example, a junior may choose to exempt two science courses, 1 social studies, 1 math, and choose to take their English final.

- What absences count towards exemptions? All absences coded E and U will be counted towards exemption totals. T and L will also count - 3 tardies/lates equals 1 absence for exemption purposes.

Information for Teachers of GT Students

Teachers in a GT assignment must complete a minimum of 6 hours for the GT Update. Of the 6 hours, a minimum of 3 hours of GT professional learning must be completed in FBISD. If teachers choose to complete a pre-approved update or other professional learning outside the district during the summer, an additional 3 hours must be completed in FBISD by September 14, 2019. The FBISD GT professional learning sessions will provide an introduction to GT Learning plans, how to address GT student needs to develop goals, and how to differentiate instruction to support the variety of GT Learning plans in a classroom.

Don't forget to recognize your students with a POSITIVE OFFICE REFERRAL!!

The Positive Office Referral should be used when a teacher wishes to reward a student for something academic or behavioral. This differs from the ROAR award in that Positive Office referrals can be issued at any time and for any positive behavior worthy of reward. The ROAR award is for students working hard over a period of time and producing academic results. To submit a Positive Office Referral, CLICK HERE. Students that receive a POR will be called in by an administrator and will also be awarded 25 Tiger Pride points!

Teacher Toolkit

As we all look toward the end of the year, it's clear that our students begin to "check-out." One way to keep them involved in their learning process and end the year strong is goal setting! Setting individual goals by providing even a little time in class for our students (and us!) to recommit to learning and refocus our attention may provide that final push we all need. Try setting aside some time in class this week to have your students write an academic goal they have between now and the end of the year. Here is a quick video detailing what this may look like with your students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFVG__cTCmw&feature=youtu.be

High School: Modeling Goal Setting


Video 4-6: Scaffolding Goal Setting: World History, Ninth Grade, LTHS, La Grange, IL James Milkert, World History teacher at LTHS is scaffolding goal setting...

2019 Summer PD Resources

Summer PD Registration opens on Monday, April 22nd at 4:00 PM. It is important to note that we are a PHASE 1 campus when registering. See the video and catalog linked here for assistance! Additional information can be found in the Teaching and Learning Schoology Group under Resources as well as in eLearning under Resources. As you are aware, the opening of PD Registration can sometimes feel like "Black Friday" trying to get your spot secured first. The network will only allow 2000 people in the registration site at one time. If you are trying to register Monday afternoon/evening and get an error message, log out and back in until you are able to get in. Just be patient - it will work! :)

Looking up Student Passwords

As you've noticed, we now have a new system for updating our own passwords through my.fortbendisd.com. This changed the way we look up student passwords as well. Student passwords are updated through this new system now too.

No one has access to student passwords anymore with the new system.

Since they changed the system, the way to get initial information for new/current students is for you to do the following:

  • Go to my.fortbendisd.com
  • Login
  • Click on the tab labeled “Manage Your Student’s Profile”
  • Search for your student’s name

Their ID # and email address will show up if they are in the system. It may take a day or two for new students get an account.

  • Click on the box next to their Username/ID #
  • Click the “Change Password” button
  • Make sure the box “User Must Change Password at Next Login” is checked
  • Give them a temporary password such as 12345678
  • Click “Save”
  • The student will use the new password to log in and will be then prompted to create a new one.

Setting Up Challenge Questions on New Portal

Click Here for Job Aid to complete this task - everyone MUST complete

As we continue to provide you enhanced services, Information Technology will publish a Self-Service portal (MyFortBendISD) for resetting your password. The new portal introduces a security feature that is new to the district, challenge questions, that simplifies the password recovery process while adding a level of protection to your district identity. In addition to setting up three required challenge questions, staff will be also create three Help Desk verification question and answer sets. The Help Desk verification provides the ability for the Customer Service Center to assist you with processing a forgotten password. The portal will be accessible within the district as well as available from home, using either district or personal devices.

As this feature becomes available at campuses, Teachers will have the ability to assist students with resetting passwords within the same system.

New FBISD Visitor Policy

The following is the expectation of FBISD when we have visitors to our campus. These protocols are for the safety of all on campus and will help to ensure that visitors do not roam our campuses without approval/appointment. Please note – this includes any meetings – such as parent conferences, 504, ARD or other.

For Meetings: Classroom, Counselor’s Office, Administrator’s Office

The receiving employee will let the receptionist know they are expecting a visitor and what time the visitor is expected. Once the visitor comes to campus, our receptionist will check them in and call the receiving employee. The receiving employee will come to the front office to escort the visitor to the meeting space.

Visit to Clinic:

Once the visitor, most likely parent, comes to campus, our receptionist will check them in and call the clinic. After the clinic verifies the visitor, office staff/student aide will escort the visitor to the clinic.

Lunch: The front office calls to an administrator on duty in the commons and informs them of a parent visiting their child for lunch. The administrator acknowledges and waits to receive the parent at the Tiger. The parent might walk to the Tiger unattended if a student aide is not available.


The front office will call the registrar’s office to let them know that they have a visitor. The visitor will be met at the registrar’s office. When the visitor needs to go to the counseling office, the registrar’s office will call to let them know they are on their way. Student aides will be used as much as possible to escort visitors.

These protocols are expected to be put into place in FBISD.

Student Teacher Conference Form

Updated form for 2nd semester

Use of Edgenuity for Grade Repair

Thank you to all of our teachers that are utilizing grade repair in Edgenuity to increase student success! Please remember that if you are assigning units or lessons in Edgenuity for grade repair - you must use those courses marked Blended. OC and CR are for full credit classes.

If you are not yet taking advantage of Edgenuity for grade repair and would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Blake or Coach Lane. They can assist you with log in procedures and assigning lessons.

Don't Forget to Sign Up for your Biometric Screening!

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May 6-17

AP Testing

May 20

Senior Trip

May 22

Senior Lunch, Senior Slide Show, Graduation Meeting

May 23

Graduation Practice

Graduation Duties Faculty Meeting - 2:30 PM

May 24

Graduation 4:30 - Smart Financial Centre


Check out Advisory Courses in Schoology!

9th grade Access Code: 9RPJK-MPNR7

10th grade Access Code: MTPC8-VJHXW

11th grade Access Code: 6P8DB-Q3QXP

12th grade Access Code: VWF3J-W62C3

Weekly Advisory Lesson Plans are located in the 4th 9 weeks folder of your appropriate Schoology Course under the appropriate dated week. You MUST log in and JOIN the correct Schoology course to access the videos and materials for this week's lessons.

REMINDER! Power Points should be downloaded to computer from Schoology to view embedded videos and hear the voice overs!

Fridays We Wear RED - Tiger Pride Points Link


Our campus IT is Joshua Martin and his office is in the library! Please remember to put in a CRM ticket instead of emailing him when you have a request. If he spends his time putting in your tickets, he loses time to work on the tickets! Click Here for instructions. THANK YOU!

How to Reset Your Network Password

Do you have news to share? Email THS Announcements! (THS.Announcements@fortbendisd.com)

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