Tiger Tracks Inside Edition
Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - April 29, 2019
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Monday, April 29
End of Progress Report #8
Tuesday, April 30
TIGER TUESDAY: Participate in Senior Citizen Day or Wear your FAVE Tiger Gear!
I-Fest - 6:00 PM - Auditorium
Grades due by 11:59 PM for PR 8
Wednesday, May 1
College Wear Wednesday
Mandatory STAAR Training Faculty Meetings - during conference or after school
Department Leader Meeting - 2:55 FOCR
Thursday, May 2
Jostens Cap and Gown Distribution - all lunches
Senior Awards Night 6:30 PM
Baseball Playoffs: vs Cinco Ranch @Sweeney HS
Friday, May 3
It's Friday, We Wear RED!!!
Baseball Playoffs: vs Cinco Ranch @ Sweeney HS
Saturday, May 4
Prom - The Downtown Aquarium - 8:00 PM - Click Here for Duties
This week's Tiger Shout Out goes to Mrs. Martinez and Coach Hitt! Thank you for all of your hard work coordinating Senior Walk and Decision Day! It was a GREAT day for our Seniors! Thanks to all that participated, covered, chaperoned, or donated!
STAY TUNED FOR BASEBALL PLAYOFF GAME SCHEDULE! GAMES WILL BEGIN THIS WEEK!
Bell Schedule for May 6-8
2019 Summer PD Resources
Don't forget to recognize your students with a POSITIVE OFFICE REFERRAL!!
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.
End of Year Resources
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
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...
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
- 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.
Employee Student Transfers 2019-2020
The Employee Student Transfer window will open to current full-time, benefits eligible employees for the 2019-20 school year on April 10, 2019. Employee Student Transfer applications will be accepted April 10 through May 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. A list of closed campuses will be posted on the Department of Student Affairs website.
New and current full-time employees requesting an Employee Student Transfer for the 2019-20 school year must complete an online application during the application window.
NOTE: Late applications will not be accepted and will require the student to attend school at their home campus for the 2019-20 school year.
Use of Edgenuity for Grade Repair
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.
Professional Growth Opportunity through Peer Observation!
To have your name added to the Tiger Board (volunteering to allow others into your classroom), please use this link or add your name to the Tiger Board in the front office behind the mailboxes: https://goo.gl/forms/7jK0Im7OS0bvqDSD2
If you or your PLC would like to observe classrooms, please use this request link: https://goo.gl/forms/qLZNDRfCTr4w4vOq2
- 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.
Don't Forget to Sign Up for your Biometric Screening!
STAAR Testing - Click Here for Bell Schedule
Juniors and Seniors Late Arrival - May 6-7
Seniors Only Late Arrival - May 8
Senior Exemption Forms Distributed in Advisory
Senior Exam Reviews Distributed to all Seniors
Senior v Faculty Basketball Game - 2:15 - Activity Schedule
Underclassmen Exemption Forms Distributed in Advisory
Underclassmen Reviews Distributed to all Underclassmen
Senior Exemption Forms Due 3:00
Spring Football Game
Underclassmen Exemption Forms Due 3:00
Senior Lunch, Senior Slide Show, Graduation Meeting
Graduation Duties Faculty Meeting - 2:30 PM
Graduation 4:30 - Smart Financial Centre
ALL THINGS ADVISORY
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