The Tippit Times

September 10, 2021



    Tippit Middle School
    The Tippit Times


    September 10, 2021


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    Upcoming Events

    September 13th - Open House @ Tippit 6pm - 8pm

    September 14th - 7th Grade Football vs. Forbes @ 5pm

    September 15th - Cross Country Meet @ Harker Heights HS 5:30pm

    September 15th - PTA General Meeting @ 6pm

    September 16th - 8th Grade Volleyball vs. Hutto @ 5pm

    September 16th - PTA Parent Information Night @ 6:30pm

    September 17th - Band Movie Night @ 4:30pm

    Principal’s  Corner 

    Food Deliveries


    Food deliveries to the front office from fast food restaurants are not allowed.  Students may bring a lunch from home or eat in the cafeteria.  If a student forgets their lunch from home, parents can drop off their lunch box but no fast food (Chick fila, Whataburger, Mcdonalds…).  All students may eat for free in the cafeteria.  Thank you for helping us with this.  

    Tippit Open House 


    We will have our Tippit Open House on Monday September 13th from 6 pm - 8p pm.  This will be a come and go event where parents have the opportunity to meet our Titan teachers and staff.  Teachers will also be providing information about their classes and providing answers to frequently asked questions.  We would love to see you there!

    House Bill 4545


    House Bill 4545 provides additional learning opportunities for students who did not meet standards on the STAAR exam. 

    For any student who did not pass STAAR in grades 3-8 or EOC assessments in any subject area, Accelerated Instruction (AI) must be delivered in the 2021-2022 school year (starting in fall 2021) or subsequent summer 2022. This includes students who did not take the scheduled STAAR or EOC tests in spring 2021. 

    If students did not take the STAAR or EOC tests, districts must administer an assessment designed to show grade level proficiency on the TEKS. School systems must determine the TEKS-aligned assessment that they will use and whether students met levels of satisfactory performance. We will address this through our beginning of the year NWEA Map Test (please see above).  This means that if a student who did not take STAAR last spring shows satisfactory performance on the BOY Map Test, then they will not need AI.  


    Parents and students who will receive additional learning opportunities and tutoring will be notified by their assistant principal by the end of September.  


    Counselor's Corner


    Schedule Changes/ Pre-AP class drop window


    The deadline to submit schedule changes has passed and we are no longer accepting schedule change requests.  

    Students who are enrolled in a Pre-Ap class and wish to move to a regular class can turn in a request starting September 13th through October 1st.

    The Locker 

    The locker supplies new clothing items, toiletries, and school supplies for students in need.  We currently have an ample stock of toiletry items and would love to send home care packages for families who could benefit.

    We are always in need of new clothing items, especially t-shirts, leggings, athletic pants/shorts, and hoodies and welcome your donations.

    Please see the Tippit Counseling Department website below if you have not already done so as it is a wonderful resource.  Click on the parent tab for some great information on transitioning your students to middle school.  

    Nurse’s Corner

    If your student(s) is awaiting test results (due to symptoms or known exposures) and/or has tested positive, please notify the campus nurse immediately per district policy.  It is imperative that we track testing so that we can help identify and mitigate campus risks as well as meet quarantine guidelines.


    Please be sure to screen your student AND other people living in the home before your student arrives on campus each day. Symptoms of concern include:

    • Fever >100

    • Sore throat

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • New cough

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain

    • New onset of headache

    Please note that the symptoms we are seeing the most with POSITIVE cases include runny nose, headache, sore throat, and mild allergy-like symptoms. We have also encountered students who are testing positive but have had zero symptoms.  It has been very rare that a student has had a fever. 

    ***If someone AT HOME is symptomatic, pending COVID test results, or has tested positive in the last 14 days please contact Nurse Edmondson for guidance and quarantine protocols. 


    Please note that we cannot accept negative rapid antigen swabs without a doctor's note clearing the student. Per district policy, we can only accept a negative PCR test  or Viral RNA without a doctor's note accompanying it.

    • If you would like to schedule a free PCR test you can click this LINK for locations and appointment availability.

    If you have ANY doubt about your child’s symptoms or possibility of being ill, it is better to keep them home to monitor, and notify campus nurses to discuss the re-entry process.


    Please take a moment to review our Student Process Map. This will explain the criteria if quarantine is needed with each case and how/when they will be able to return to campus.


    Please understand that most non-emergency/first aid cases will be taken care of in the classroom by the teachers this year to decrease the risk of cross contamination in the nurse's office.


    Our community and school campuses are experiencing a COVID surge at this time. We are working diligently on campus to try and mitigate the spread. We are sanitizing the campus nightly as well as encouraging standard precautions daily in the classroom setting.


    If you have any further questions or concerns, please email or call me to discuss them. Thank you!


    Phone: 512-943-5041




    PTA’s Corner

    Taco Truck at Tippit for Open House!

    Want to make Open House a little less stressful and a lot tastier? Well here’s your chance! Pre-order now and pick up your hot meal at Georgetown’s own Takavron Taco Truck! Preordering allows you to select from their ENTIRE menu. There will be fewer items available to purchase at Open House.

    Order Open House Dinner Here

    Look for “Events” on their homepage to find Tippit Middle School.


    Membership/Pledge Drive

    We have had 78 new members join PTA this school year and $775 was raised for our pledge drive so far!  Keep up the awesome support Titan family! 

    Join PTA! Current members and members that join the month of September will be entered into a raffle for tickets to Typhoon Texas (summer 2022).

    •  Every year membership starts fresh. EACH person in your family can sign up, including your student. Membership is $10.

    • There is no time commitment when you sign up to be a member. BUT you do have the option of being added to the volunteer list if you choose.

    •  If you donate at least an additional $10 by September 30th, you will receive a Titan water bottle!

    Click Here to Sign Up Today!



    Parent Info Night- ”How to Support our Students’ Mental Health”

    Meet the newly hired School-Based Therapy Team at a Parent Info Night (9/16 @ 6:30 PM ) Council PTA has partnered with GISD to provide important and impactful information on how parents can support our students in the area of mental health. 

    • Familiarize yourself with the vocabulary used in school to help your child regulate their emotions

    • Learn techniques to improve communication & support your child's needs

    • Receive community resources and program recommendations

    • Provide feedback on topics that you would like to get more information about from the GISD School-Based Therapy Team

    Thursday, September 16th @ 6:30 PM, Tippit Middle School


    ZOOM PTA Meeting Wednesday, September 15

    Join us for our first PTA meeting of the school year. We will be virtual to make it easier for you to join the fun! Hear about the latest events, volunteer opportunities, and latest news from Principal Longoria.

    PTA Meeting 9/15 @ 6 PM- JOIN HERE


    Save the Date- PTA Meetings for this school year: 9/15, 11/17, 3/23, 5/18 @ 6 PM


    Fun and Easy way to Support our Tippit Teachers/Staff

    Every month, we will be thanking our teachers by having a fun-themed day filled with snacks and drinks to show our appreciation for all they do for our kiddos. Below is a link to sign up to bring something in for a certain month. If you love to decorate this is your time to shine! If you work and have no time to volunteer, this is your time to shine! Sign up today! Monthly Snack Day Sign Up

    Interested in being a Volunteer or Mentor?

    Tippit students need you! There are LOTS of ways to get involved on campus. The first step to ANY of those opportunities is to register on the school district’s website. Second, is to sign up on the PTA website. We will be expanding our mentor program this year, offering parents and community members (even Grandparents!) the opportunity to interact with students one-on-one and also one to many. Once you’ve completed both steps, you’ll be notified when opportunities come up.

    (1.) Register with the School District to Volunteer or Mentor

    (2.) Sign Up to Volunteer or Mentor at Tippit





    Tippit Middle School
    The Tippit Times


    10 de septiembre de2021


    Próximos acontecimientos

    deseptiembre 13ª - Open House @ Tippit 18:00-20:00

    de septiembre de décimo cuarto - 7mo Grado de fútbol contra Forbes @ 17:00

    de septiembre de 15to - Cross Country Meet @ Harker Heights SA las 5:30 pm

    Septiembre 15to - Reunión General de PTA @ 18:00

    de septiembre de 16o - 8vo Grado voleibol vs. Hutto a las 5 pm

    16 de septiembre - Noche de información para padres de la PTA a las 6:30 pm

    17 de septiembre - Noche de película de la banda a las 4:30 pm

    Esquina del director 

    Entregas deentregas de


    alimentos No se permitenalimentos a la oficina principal desde restaurantes de comida rápida.  Los estudiantes pueden traer su almuerzo de casa o comer en la cafetería. Si un estudiante olvida su almuerzo en casa, los padres pueden dejar su lonchera pero no comida rápida (Chick fila, Whataburger, Mcdonalds…). Todos los estudiantes pueden comer gratis en la cafetería. Gracias por ayudarnos con esto.  

    Tippit Open House 


    Tendremos nuestra Tippit Open House el lunes 13 de septiembre de 6 pm a 8 pm. Este será un evento de ida y vuelta donde los padres tendrán la oportunidad de conocer a nuestros maestros y personal de Titan. Los maestros también brindarán información sobre sus clases y darán respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes. Nos encantaría verte allí!

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    Cámara deCámara de Representantes ofrece oportunidades de aprendizaje adicionales para los estudiantes que no cumplieron con los estándares en el examen STAAR. 

    Para cualquier estudiante que no aprobó STAAR en los grados 3-8 o las evaluaciones EOC en cualquier área temática, la Instrucción Acelerada (AI) debe entregarse en el año escolar 2021-2022 (comenzando en el otoño de 2021) o el verano posterior de 2022. Esto incluye a los estudiantes que no tomaron las pruebas STAAR o EOC programadas en la primavera de 2021. 

    Si los estudiantes no tomaron las pruebas STAAR o EOC, los distritos deben administrar una evaluación diseñada para mostrar la competencia de nivel de grado en los TEKS. Los sistemas escolares deben determinar la evaluación alineada con TEKS que usarán y si los estudiantes alcanzaron niveles de desempeño satisfactorio. Abordaremos esto a través de nuestra Prueba de Mapa NWEA de principios de año (ver más arriba). Esto significa que si un estudiante que no tomó STAAR la primavera pasada muestra un desempeño satisfactorio en la Prueba de Mapa BOY, entonces no necesitará IA.  


    Los padres y estudiantes que recibirán oportunidades adicionales de aprendizaje y tutoría serán notificados por su subdirector a fines de septiembre.  


    Esquina del Consejero


    Cambios en el horario / ventana de salida de clases Pre-AP


    La fecha límite para enviar cambios en el horario ha pasado y ya no aceptamos solicitudes de cambio de horario.  

    Los estudiantes que están inscritos en una clase Pre-Ap y desean pasar a una clase regular pueden entregar una solicitud a partir del 13 de septiembre hasta el 1 de octubre.

    El casillero 

    El casillero proporciona ropa nueva, artículos de tocador y útiles escolares para los estudiantes que lo necesiten. Actualmente tenemos un amplio stock de artículos de tocador y nos encantaría enviar paquetes de atención domiciliaria para las familias que podrían beneficiarse.

    Siempre necesitamos nuevas prendas de vestir, especialmente camisetas, leggings, pantalones / pantalones cortos deportivos y sudaderas con capucha y agradecemos sus donaciones.

    Consulte el sitio web del Departamento de Consejería de Tippit a continuación si aún no lo ha hecho, ya que es un recurso maravilloso. Haga clic en la pestaña de padres para obtener información excelente sobre la transición de sus estudiantes a la escuela intermedia.  

    Rincón de la enfermera

    Si su (s) estudiante (s) está esperando los resultados de la prueba (debido a síntomas o exposiciones conocidas) y / o ha dado positivo,

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