Tivy High School Updates

Marking Period 3 Progress Report

Marking Period 3 Progress Reports

Marking period 3 progress report period will end on Friday, December 2 at 3:30 PM. Marking period 3 will end on Friday, December 16th with the conclusion of semester exams. The exam schedule can be found below. Grades for marking period 3 will be captured on Monday, January 2nd.

Grades will be captured from Skyward on Monday, December 5, and will be available in Skyward Student and Family access. Please visit with your student to celebrate their successes and areas for growth.

UIL Eligibility can be regained if a student was failing any course for the 2nd marking period and is passing all courses this progress report period. Students will regain eligibility on December 9 at 3:30 PM.

UIL Eligibility Calendar is included below. Please have your student speak to their coach and/or sponsor about UIL eligibility.

Semester Grades, Credits and Attendance

High School students are awarded credits for graduation based on semester grades and attendance. Students must have 70 or higher at semester average to have earned the grade credit.

All students must be in attendance 90% of the school days to be eligible for the credit regardless of the grade. Students who have missed 10 or more days in any class period.

Students who do not earn credit by either grades or attendance will need to recover the credit in summer school or repeat the course.

Students need to be on campus as much as possible to learn, be successful, and stay on track for graduation.

Professional Learning Day for Staff/Student Holiday

Monday, Jan. 2nd 2023 at 8am-3:30pm

3250 Texas 534 Loop

Kerrville, TX

Monday, January 2nd is the last day of holiday break for our students. Staff will be busy learning and preparing for the next six weeks on campus.

All students will return to campus on Tuesday, January 3, for the start of the second semester.

How to set up email notifications for student progress in Skyward Family Access

In Skyward Family Access, parents/guardians have the ability to set grade notifications for your individual students. The access allows parents/guardians to decide if they want a progress report daily, weekly, or monthly. There are additional options to receive automatic emails from Skyward for attendance, low grade performance, and cafeteria payments.

The picture below demonstrate where and how to select these options. The steps include:

1. Log into Skyward Family

2. Click on My Account

3. Scroll to bottom and find the email notifications selections

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Setting Good Expectations Day 1 & Keeping the Bar High

Campus expectations discussed and reviewed during our first week.

1. Cell phones will not be a distraction to engagement.

2. Dress code is designed for professional learning environment.

3. Attendance is critical to success. Being on time is critical to success and campus safety.

4. Students/staff should not under any circumstance allow access to the building by exterior door. All visitor/campus traffic will come through main office.

5. The opportunity to learn and grow is available for all students at Tivy High School.

Senior Cap & Gown Ordering Information

Senior Cap & Gown ordering has begun! Check out the How to Order information sheet below if you have not already ordered Class of 2023 graduation supplies!

Support Tivy High School Project Graduation 2023

Tivy High School PTO--"PTO is dedicated to Tivy Staff Support"

Please join our PTO. PTO meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 12 noon in person and available by Zoom.

The Tivy PTO focuses their event on celebrating our staff on campus. It does not require fundraising and has flexible ways to participate. Please consider supporting their efforts by joining PTO. Your membership dues are used to support the staff.

Use the attachment below for 2022-2023 PTO Membership. Membership forms can be returned to the front office and placed in PTO mailbox.

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December PTO Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 1st, 12-1pm

3250 Texas 534 Loop

Kerrville, TX

Join us in December for campus news, events, and guest speakers. Tivy PTO's mission is to support our staff and students.

Technology Reminders for Tivy High School

Tivy High School will continue as a 1:1 device campus.

Device insurance is available through Skyward Family access and is recommended to offset any costs associated with lost, stolen, or damaged computers.

Students will have access to WIFI connections only through district issued devices.

Students are not permitted to access phones during instruction in classrooms. We want to keep their focus on learning. Thank you for partnering with us to find the balance for phone use.

Purchase Device Insurance through Skyward Family Access

Skyward Fines & Fees

Student fines and fees will carry over from previous school years. We will continue to contact parents and students about fines and fees. Please use Skyward Family access to process all fines and fee payments. If there are questions, please contact the school office for assistance.

Upcoming Dates

See the Tivy High School website calendar for complete list of Tivy Athletic & Fine Art events.

November 21-25, Thanksgiving Holidays

December 2, Progress Reports MP3; Make-A-Wish Pep Rally

December 6-9, STAAR Retesting

December 7, FIT

December 13-16, Semester 1 Exam Schedule

December 19-January1, Holiday Break

January 2, Professional Learning Day

January 3, Start of MP4 and Semester 2

Spring Dates to Plan for:

February 17, Professional Learning Day/Student Holiday

March 1, SAT School Day (Juniors)

March 13-17, Spring Break

April 7, Good Friday Holiday

April 10, Student/Staff Holiday

Saturday, April 15th Junior/Senior Prom

April 17, Professional Learning Day/Student Holiday

April 25, English 1 & English 2 STAAR Testing

April 29, ROTC Military Ball

May 2-12, AP Testing Window

May 2, Biology STAAR Testing

May 3, US History STAAR Testing

May 9, Algebra STAAR Testing

May 22-26, Senior Week/Final Exams

May 26, Class of 2023 Graduation 8PM Tivy Antler Stadium

Tivy High School New Bell Schedule for 2022-2023

December STAAR Re-testing December 6-9

Students who will be retesting STAAR in December have received a letter and an email with details for test date. Students preparing for English 1, English 2, Biology, Algebra and US History tests will receive additional support through their core subject classes.

Students will receive small group reviews for subjects starting Monday, November 29 and concluding, December 2.

House Bill 4545 Information & What it means for our students?

HB 4545 establishes requirements for accelerated instruction for students who did not pass the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) in the 2022 school year.

Accelerated Instruction requirements are met by delivering supplemental instruction (tutoring) before school, after school, or embedded in the school day.

We will meet with all students in grades 10 through 12 who require the accelerated instruction. These students will have another STAAR testing opportunity in December. Students will be provided with options for before school, after school, or during F.I.T for tutoring. We'll encouraged each student to log at least one hour per week in preparation for the December retest. Students are required to log 30 hours of additional instruction per test.

For our 9th grade students who were unsuccessful on STAAR in 8th grade, we will begin Accelerated Learning Committee meetings next week. 9th grade students will also be receiving opportunities for Accelerated Learning based on their test results from 8th grade.

9th grade students do not have retesting in December but we are working to prepare them for success on upcoming STAAR tests in April and May.

All HB4545 Meetings are complete. Students use tutoring schedule to log hours.

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F.I.T Bell Schedule for 2022-2023

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Topics Shared on Campus;

As we continue to partner with our families to prepare for success on campus, we will share information regarding topics from campus experience.

  • Vaping - Check out the presentation below shared to all students through science classes.
  • Social Media Information (Tips for protecting student information and how to make positive use of social media accounts)
  • Police Officer Interaction Video (shared by TEA requirements through Social Studies Courses)

If there are topics you would like to see included in Tivy High School updates you can respond to the Principal's Newsletter with requests.

Vape Education Information

Flashing Lights Program--Police Officer Interaction

Campus Visitor Protocols & Additional Safety Reminders

  • All campus visitors must enter from Student Parking Lot/Main Entrance. Please do not utilize our flagpole entry unless necessary for handicap parking.
  • Please use the doorbell and state your purpose for visit. Staff will request photo ID to obtain visitor pass to move beyond office location.
  • Please report directly to main office for any campus business.
  • Students are not permitted to visit parking lot for deliveries or at any point during the school day without permission.
  • Help us keep students on campus throughout the school day unless checking out for doctor appointments, etc. Please provide attendance documentation promptly.
  • Tivy High School is a closed campus. Students are not permitted to leave for lunch. Please do not allow your student to come and go throughout the school day for lunch.
  • Staff entrance is for staff only. Students will not be permitted to enter through the gate for morning drop off.
  • Campus doors open at 7:15 AM. Students arriving before 7:15 arrive by bus or for athletics and are checked in at designated locations. All other students will wait at student entrance until 7:15 AM.

Campus Safety Training & Drills

All school safety drills will be announced in advance to parents, students, and staff.

In our third marking period, we will conduct our November and December Fire Drills.

We encourage students to use the P3 Campus Anonymous Reporting System for concerns with school and/or student safety.

See Something-Say Something Campaign Held September 27-September 30

We discussed the four principles of a Safe and Supportive School:

1. Start with Hello-help end social isolation.

2. Be an Upstander--be responsible and respectful with your actions.

3. See something, say something anytime there is a concern.

4. Find a trusted adult.

Please continue to encourage students to follow the principles outlined in our "See Something Say Something Campaign".

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