Irons Jr. High Newsletter

We Are Hawks!


Irons Family,

Can you believe it is almost February! Even with all the covid-19 focus, the year is moving fast. Believe it or not, we are planning for the next school year, and the planning process starts with you and your child's choice of courses for next year. Starting next week, you will receive a newsletter or emails with all the information needed to complete the course selection process for your next school year at Irons or ORHS. I encourage you to often refer to this information and keep an eye on due dates.

If you are in 8th grade, I encourage you to take a look at the ORHS website for information on cheer and drill tryouts, athletic and band information, along with details on activities that take place at ORHS. I will be sending out information from ORHS as it comes available. We are working to make the transition to the next grade as smooth as possible.

Spring sports will start soon, including track, tennis, golf, and soccer. If your student is planning on trying out for these sports, they must have a physical loaded online in the SPORTSWARE app before tryouts. If your student does not have a physical on file, please do not wait until the last minute. If you have any questions, you can find the needed information on our athletic website or reach out to one of our coaches.

Cheer clinic and tryouts are scheduled for March 8-11 for our current 6th and 7th grade students. All information can be found on the Irons Cheer website

Drill clinic and tryouts are scheduled for April 12-15 for our current 6th and 7th grade students. All information can be found on the Irons Drill Team .

Please encourage your child to wear face coverings throughout the school day. We will continue practicing distancing in the classrooms, halls, and cafeteria. Additionally, we will continue to limit access to the building to staff and students only.

We need to do everything possible to keep our school safe and open for face to face learning. You can help by doing the following:

1. send your child to school with a mask every day

2. talk to your child about how they should wash their hands or use our hand sanitizer stations throughout the school day

3. talk to your child about the importance of wearing their mask properly over their mouth and nose

4. ask your child to refrain from hugging or touching others while on campus

If your child is sick, please keep them home. If your child is exposed to or positive for COVID-19, please reach out to Irons at so we can provide the appropriate support and make the required notifications.

Due to driver storages, buses are becoming more and more full. If your student is currently a bus rider and you can drop them off in the morning and pick them up by 4:05 pm, please consider doing so.

We will continue to be vigilant on campus and remind students of the expectations for masks, hand washing, touching, or eating outside of the cafeteria. It is our job to protect our school and keep Irons open.

Robert MacFarlane

Irons Jr. High Principal

We Are Hawks!

CISD COVID 19 Dashboard

COVID Dashboard Link


1/27-28 7th Grade Course Registration Starts

1/26-28 8th Grade Course Registration Starts

2/12 Student Holiday
2/15 Student and Staff Holiday

All Course Registration Due 2/12

2/18 Track Starts

2/24 EDC Competition
3/8-3/11 Cheer Tryouts
3/12-3/21 Spring Break

3/22-23 Golf Tryouts

3/31-4/1 Tennis Tryouts

3/31-4/1 Soccer Tryouts
4/2 Student and Staff Holiday
4/6 7th Grade STAAR Writing
4/12-4/15 Drill Tryouts

5/5 Alg. I EOC

5/6 8th Science STAAR

5/7 8th Social Studies STAAR

5/11 7 and 8 Math STAAR

5/12 7 and 8 Reading STAAR

Irons Yearbooks On Sale Now

Don't miss out on the 2020 yearbook! We have limited quantities remaining. Contact Debbie Richardson for more information.

2020-2021 yearbooks are currently available for $45, which will be the best price of the year!

Order 20-21 Yearbooks Here

Link to Purchase Yearbooks

Irons Jr. High Athletics

All Things Athletic

Car Rider Line


  • Pull forward in the line to close up space between cars
  • Stay in the right-hand lane until you have picked up your child
  • Move to the left-hand lane to exit the drive
  • Do not park and have your child run across traffic
  • Please exit at a safe speed


Please remember that instruction begins at 8:50AM. It is so important for your child to arrive on campus in plenty of time to walk to their class, get some breakfast, put their things away, talk to their teacher and then prepare to start a day of learning. Please help them by arriving in the car line in plenty of time to drop them off and allow them the time they need to prepare for the day.

Students must be in their seat when the bell rings at 8:50AM. Students not in their seat will be counted as tardy.

Student are given 6 free tardies per nine weeks. Tardy seven will result in a one hour after school detention.

CISD Gifted and Talented

Link to CISD GT Information

Apply for School Meal Benefits The Easy Way

Irons Jr. High Accountability Reports

Irons 2019-2020 Federal and School Report Cards