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Travis High School Faculty Newsletter - May 6, 2019

It's TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!! We can never say thank you enough for the work that you do! Wear your jeans ALL week as one small token of our appreciation! Hope you enjoy this week!!


Monday, May 6

Biology STAAR Testing - Click Here for Bell Schedule, Proctor Schedule

Juniors and Seniors Late Arrival - 10:35 AM

AP Testing - US Government, Chinese Language, Environmental Science - Click Here for Room Relocation List

Tuesday, May 7

Algebra I STAAR Testing - Click Here for Bell Schedule, Proctor Schedule

Juniors and Seniors Late Arrival - 10:35 AM

AP Testing - Spanish Language, Japanese Language, Physics 1- Click Here for Room Relocation List

Wednesday, May 8

College Wear Wednesday

US History STAAR Testing - Click Here for Bell Schedule, Proctor Schedule

Seniors Late Arrival - 10:35 AM

AP Testing - English Lit, European History, French Language - Click Here for Room Relocation List

Thursday, May 9

US History STAAR Testing - Click Here for Bell Schedule, Proctor Schedule

Seniors Late Arrival - 10:35 AM

AP Testing - Chemistry, Spanish Literature, German Language, Psychology - Click Here for Room Relocation List

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon - Thank you to our AMAZING PTO!

Baseball Playoffs: Details TBA

Friday, May 10

It's Friday, We Wear RED!!!

AP Testing - US History, Computer Science Principles, Physics 2 - Click Here for Room Relocation List

Exam Reviews Distributed to ALL Seniors

Exemption Forms Distributed to Seniors in Advisory

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!

Faculty vs Seniors Basketball Game - ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

Spring Play - 6:00 PM

Senior Sunset - 5:30 PM

Baseball Playoffs: Details TBA

Saturday, May 11

Baseball Playoffs: Details TBA

Spring Play - 6:00 PM

This week's Tiger Shout Out goes to Mr. Ladd! We appreciate all you do and are thankful you are here to help keep our Tigers in class!!

Mindful Mondays

Bell Schedule for May 6-8

Another Prom is in the books and it was a HUGE success! Thank you to Nicole Hitt for all of your hard work creating a beautiful and memorable prom! And THANK YOU to all of the Staffulty that dressed up and made the drive to chaperone our Tigers! Everyone looked AMAZING and we truly appreciate you!

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.

Test Room Prep Requirements

Be sure you have completed the following:

· -Desks in rows of 5x6 or 6x5

· -Boards erased

· -Cover or remove any instructional material for biology or algebra

· -Nothing under the desks

· -Teacher desk is clutter free with tape available

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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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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.

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.

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

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May 6-17

AP Testing

May 14

Underclassmen Exemption Forms Distributed in Advisory

Underclassmen Reviews Distributed to all Underclassmen

May 15

Senior Exemption Forms Due 3:00

May 16

Spring Football Game

May 17

Underclassmen Exemption Forms Due 3:00

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

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