Irons Jr. High Newsletter

We Are Hawks!

Winter Break

Irons Family,

As we prepare to wind down the first semester, I want to share how incredibly grateful I am for all of your efforts and hard work this year in making our first semester a success. From the challenges of remote learning to gearing up for in-person learning, the patience you have exhibited with our teachers and staff has been refreshing. Irons family, I can only say thank you!

Join me in welcoming Mrs. Mamie MillerPrejean as our new Assistant Principal at Irons Jr. High. Mrs. Prejean comes to us from Oak Ridge High School, where she served as Lead Counselor for the past ten years. We are incredibly excited to have her passion for student success and leadership at Irons Jr. high.

Semester exams will take place Dec 14-18 following the schedule below. All in-person learners should attend school daily to complete their exams. Only our remote learners, students who are ill or under quarantine, should take exams remotely.

Remote student semester exams will only be available on the same day that their scheduled class period will take the exam. Exams will open at 12:01 am and close at 11:59 pm each day. Please look at your student's schedule ahead of time and make plans accordingly. Students can find schedules in parent or student access center.

Class leveling will take place leading into the second semester. We will do our very best to keep students with the same teachers, but some students could end up with different core and elective teachers for the second semester.

Before your child returns for the second semester on Wednesday, January 6, please log in to parent or student access center to see your child's updated schedule. All students will report to their 1st-period class when we return on January 6, 2021.

For our parents whose children remain unsuccessful in the remote learning environment, I strongly encourage you to return your children to Irons Jr. High for in-person instruction. As an educator, I cannot sit by and allow students to remain unsuccessful in the remote learning environment. I am confident that with our COVID safeguards in place, all students will be as safe as possible from COVID-19. Please contact Irons if you would like more information about the safety procedures we have in place.

As we move into the Holidays, there will likely be many opportunities for students to gather outside of school with friends and loved ones. During this time, please express to your child the importance of taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, frequently washing hands, and social distancing. We all must work together as partners to balance the need for social interaction and celebration with keeping our schools open to in-person learning. Our partnership is critical in order to keep students and staff safe and in school throughout the holiday season. Should your child test positive for COVID-19 over the Winter Break, we ask that you email Irons Jr. High at so we can provide the appropriate support and make the required notifications.

Winter Break 12/19-1/5 students will return to school on Wednesday, January 6.

I wish everyone a safe and Happy Holidays!

Robert MacFarlane

Irons Jr. High Principal

We Are Hawks!

Early Dismissal at 12:55 on December 18th

Winter Break 12/19-1/5 Students will return to school on Wednesday January 6th

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Inter State Studio Picture Retake Link

Picture Retakes will take place January 12, 2021 in all lunches for In-person students. Parents you will use order code 54051J

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!


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.

School Cash

We are so excited to start the new school year! We have missed being able to engage in person with our students and watch them as learning takes root.

As you know we have made several modifications to how we operate in order mitigate the risk of COVID-19. I want to assure you that the health and safety of your family and our staff is our highest priority.

Please Pay School Fees Online

As part of those modifications, we are asking you to use our online payment system to purchase school items when you can. Cash can play a significant role in virus transmission, and we are working toward following the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to use contactless payments to mitigate virus spread.

Paying Online is Fast and Easy

Paying school fees online is fast and easy and can be done from any computer or smartphone. Getting setup up is three simple steps:

1. Create Your Profile: Go to and click on “Get Started Today”.

2. Confirm Your Email: Check your inbox for the email confirmation and click on the link inside. Sign in with your new login details.

3. Add a Student: Click “Add Student” and fill in the required fields with your child’s details.

Apply for School Meal Benefits The Easy Way

Irons Jr. High 19-20 TAPR Report

Select Accountability Reports Click 2019-2020 Select Texas Academic Performance Report