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Greetings Thunderbirds! E-folder 3/12/20




Check out the new THES Parent Resource Facebook page for everything THES needs to know.

You can also find what you need on our website at and


Principal Update & Coffee Chat Mar 26

Our next schedule Principal Update & Coffee Chat is Friday, Mar. 26th, 10-11am.  The Coffee Chat theme is:

Screen time has become a frequent and important topic discussed among parents. If you’ve ever had thoughts such as: “Am I letting my child have too much screen time? How much is too much? Will screens ruin my child’s development?” then our next counselor presentation is for you. Join Mrs. Piedra and Ms. Cano for our next parent coffee, where we will have a safe place to discuss frequent concerns around screen time and what healthy screen time means for each family.

March 26 at 10:00am
Meeting ID: 964 7623 2276
Passcode: joinus


Calendar Reminders

  • Spring Break is March 15-19.  School resumes on March 22.
  • PTA Meeting (via Zoom) March 22, 6:30-7:30
  • No school (DOI): April 2


THE GOOD SAMARITAN Food Distribution

Where: The Good Samaritan, 7000 Woodhue Drive, Austin, TX 78745
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 8am to 10am


District Of Innovation Professional Development Days (No school for students)

Travis ECHS Vertical Team DOI Day: 04/02/2021.  This date is a student holiday and staff development day.  Please be sure to mark your calendar.


New and Returning Student Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Online Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open! Parents will need to access the online registration through the Parent Portal. You can find specific registration directions HERE and attached below. If you need assistance please call the AISD Parent Support Line at 512-414-9187.



The beginning of the transfer season for 2021-2022 will be delayed. The frozen schools announcement will also be delayed. Please check back on this website for updates as they become available. All deadlines will be pushed back as well. Thank you for your patience.

More Information:

  • For the quickest response, you can send us a message at: (Choose Student Transfers).
  • Please call if you have questions about transfers for the 2020-2021 school year (512-414-1726).


Health Guidelines

Please review the information provided in the links below to learn more about how to respond if you believe your child has a positive COVID case and general guidelines for when to keep your child home from school. If you have any questions, please contact our school health room at 512-414-4495. Thank you!

COVID 19 Guidelines

When to Keep Your Child Home (English)  or  (SPANISH))

The Center for Disease control provides guidance for best practices to avoid infection and available resources.


PTA/STAAR Information for THES families Meeting

Thank you for your on-going support and participation in your child’s education. We continue to recognize how resilient students have been in the face of the many challenges we’ve all encountered this year. Students have seized on opportunities to enhance their use of technology, grow academically, and continue learning. 

While Austin ISD has offered remote learning to families for the entire school year, Texas Education Agency guidelines require us to administer the STAAR on-site. It is our goal for every student who is able to come to campus to do so. All safety measures will be in place for the administration of the test including masks, social distancing where feasible, and easily available handwashing and sanitizing stations.

Please join us on Monday, March 22nd  6 :30 pm to discuss our campus STAAR information with  specific dates and times for testing.


PTA General Meeting

Monday, March 22nd, 6:30-7:30 pm via Zoom

Please join your PTA and the THES Leadership for a General PTA Meeting.  One of the main topic will be the upcoming STAAR Testing and what it will look like in the times of COVID.  We will also get updates on the current status of the school building and take a look at the upcoming school year.  

Zoom Meeting Info will be sent via Class Dojo before the event.


March Friday Morning Assembly

Premiered at 8:00am, March 11th the KTHE-TV, Travis Heights Elementary YouTube channel.

Nothing makes more sense this year than to have the Monthly Friday Morning Assembly premiere a week off and on a Thursday to bring in the official open of Spring Break. ;).

In case you missed it:

Enjoy! Have a wonderful respite fellow Thunderbirds.