Braves Rise Together Newsletter
Braves are who we are; Rise is what we do!
This newsletter will contain Braves news, updates, sports, and information about activities and events. It will be published bi-monthly. Stay tuned for our next edition on March 1st!
A Message from our Principal!
As 2021 draws to an end, we are grateful that during this unprecedented time, our students and staff have maintained resilience. Their commitment to success has risen beyond our expectations. We are very appreciative of your support.
We would like to congratulate our Reading Teacher of the Year, Mr. Dubois Scott. Mr. Scott teaches English and is dedicated to his students and IRHS.
We hope that this winter break is a time of rest and relaxation. Please practice social distancing, wear your mask, and if traveling, please be cautious. Remember, winter break is from December 20th through January 2nd. Students will return to the building on January 3rd.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of Indian River, I would like to wish all our Braves families a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. We hope that you have a restful and safe winter break.
12/15 Orchestra Concert at 7pm
12/16 Band Concert at 7pm
12/20-1/2 Winter Break
1/10 PTSA Meeting at 5:30pm
1/12 NHS Induction Ceremony at 6pm
1/17 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday- No School
1/28 End of Marking Period 4
1/28 Early Release Day
1/31 Teacher Workday- No School
2/1 Teacher Workday- No School
2/18 Miss Indian River Pageant at 8pm
2/21 President's Day Holiday- No School
Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators anonymously. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.
Submit a Tip:
Weapons and Drugs
A Quick Tip mobile app is also available for download on IOS and Android devices. On the first use, enter the Location Code: Chesapeake.
Updated Mask Policy
On Friday, December 31st, the Chesapeake Public Schools' School Board directed School Administration to make COVID-19 vaccines and testing for student athletes optional beginning January 3, 2022. Masks will be mandatory on school property. Masks are still required on school buses, as per the federal requirements.
Student Drop-off and Pick-up
Due to health and safety guidelines at this time, limited items may be dropped off. The acceptance of forgotten items is limited to medicine/personal items delivered to the clinic or Chromebooks and school work. Any student who forgets his/her lunch will be offered a school lunch at no charge. No food deliveries of any kind will be allowed. This policy is for student safety and to maximize instructional time. No earbuds. Cell phones and house keys will be given to the student at the end of the day. Sports equipment may be dropped off at the end of the day before practice.
IRHS 2021-2022 Reading Teacher of the Year: Mr. DuBois Scott
Final Exam Schedule for Semester 1
End-of-Course SOL Preparation and Testing Schedule
Winter Spirit Week December 13th-17th
Winter Wonderland at River
The Giving Tree: Warmth for the Holidays
Honoring our Custodians
Extenuating Circumstance Policy
Homecoming 2021 at River
Faculty Homecoming King and Queen
Homecoming King and Queen
Cadets served over 1,600 veterans and families today. Service Before Self!
The drama department put on a wonderful production of the Grimm Brothers!
Winter Sports were Phenomenal at River!
Congratulations to Coach Hailey Estes!!
The Varsity Competition Team had a very impressive season. Hitting 3 perfect routines at each competition, their perseverance and hard work helped them to earn the honor of Region 5A runner-up which secured them a spot in the VHSL State Cheer Competition. The Braves performed at the state competition on Saturday, November 6th at the Siegel Center in Richmond with an awesome performance scoring the highest in school history and placing 5th in the state.