Cougar Champions

Community newsletter - November 12, 2020

A Message from Dr. Toni Hicks

Hello, parents!

You will probably hear me say this a lot, but one of my goals as superintendent is to serve and support you.

Here's what you can expect from me:

Communication is a top priority. To get valuable information to you, I plan to share the Cougar Champions newsletter each week. And I will occasionally put out video messages. (My latest video is available below.)

Effective listening is another important priority for me. On Friday, we will be sending a brief needs assessment survey to parents, students and staff. These surveys are listening tools designed to help me get a pulse on what's going well in the district and where I can better support the district.

Please take a moment to complete the survey when it comes through your email.

Know that moving forward, ongoing communication will be something you can count on. And there will be many other opportunities for you to participate and engage your voice. So stay tuned!

Thank you and have a great week!

Dr. Hicks - Nov 9 Update

Celebrating Cougar Champions

Below: Jasmine Benavidez placed 4th at Regionals and advanced to the State Cross Country Meet.
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JISD is Hiring!

Jarrell ISD is hiring substitutes, bus monitors, crossing guards and more. Join our team and support student learning. Apply today!

Health and Safety Reminders

Jarrell ISD students and families are reminded to review the district's "Ready, Set, Learn!" plan and the self-screening procedures before coming to school.

Any of the following symptoms indicate a possible COVID-19 infection:

  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth;
  • Sore throat;
  • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (or, for students with a chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline);
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain; or
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever.

If you or your student begins experiencing any of these symptoms in a way that is not typical, we encourage you to contact your physician. If you or someone in your home is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 to please notify our school immediately. See the district's COVID-19 webpage.

Free Breakfast and Lunch Available for All In-person Learners

ll Jarrell ISD students who are attending school in-person will receive a free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year. This service is made possible by the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Previously the district had announced that free meals would be available through the end of December.

Athletic Ticket Information Available Online

The Jarrell ISD Athletics Department is posting game and ticket information online. Learn more!

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 14 - Jarrell FFA Fundraiser at Schlotzsky's, 4-9 p.m. Learn more.
  • Nov. 18 - Jarrell ISD Board Meeting, Admin Annex, 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 19 - School Health Advisory Committee meeting, JISD Administration, 5:30 p.m. Learn more.
  • Nov. 21 - City of Jarrell Fall Family Fun Day at Memorial Park, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 23-24 - Student Holiday/Staff Comp Day
  • Nov. 25-27- Student/Staff Holiday

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About Jarrell ISD

Jarrell ISD is located in northern Williamson County. The mascot is The Cougars. It has four campuses: Jarrell High School, Jarrell Middle School, Igo Elementary School and Jarrell Elementary. The district is home to more than 2,300 students. Enrollment is projected to double in the next 10 years.