Braves RISE Together Newsletter
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This newsletter will contain Braves news, updates, sports, and information about activities and events. It will be published bi-monthly.
Indian River High School
Location: 1969 Braves Trail, Chesapeake, VA, USA
A Message from our Principal!
Greetings Braves Family,
Second semester is off to an excellent start!
We are excited about the opportunities for our students to participate in upcoming events this spring. Please join us for the Mr. and Miss Indian River Pageant on Friday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m. The cost will be $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door. Throughout the year we continue to celebrate our students and staff for their many accomplishments.
Our theme for this year's Black History Month is "Resist, Reclaim, Rebuild". It is a wonderful month of reflection and celebration for our students and staff. Thank you in advance to the Black History Committee for their hard work and efforts.
All Juniors are able to participate in the Ring Dance Event on Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. even if they have not purchased a ring. The permissions slips are available in lunches and outside of C17 before and after school.
Another opportunity for all students to get involved is our annual talent show on Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. The cost will be $10. In the past this has been an outstanding event to showcase our students' talents.
Please do not hesitate to call the main office at (757) 578-7000 if you have any questions or concerns.
February 7-11: National School Counseling Week
February 13: PTSA Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
February 17: Miss Indian River Pageant
February 20: Presidents' Day - No School
February 22: Ring Ceremony in the Auditorium at 6:00 p.m.
February 25: Ring Dance at IRHS from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
February 27: Virtual Open House at 6:30 p.m.
March 1-31: Chesapeake Reading Month/Music in our Schools Month/VSBA Equality in Education Month/Women's History Month/Youth Art Month
March 6-10: National World Language Week/School Social Work Week/National School Breakfast Week
March 6: End of Marking Period 5
March 12: Daylight Saving Time Starts
March 13: PTSA Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
March 25: PTSA Craft Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
March 29: ROTC Red Cross Blood Drive
March 31: Talent Show at 6:30 p.m.
April 1-30: Month of the Military Child/National Autism Acceptance Month/Occupational Therapy Month/School Library Month
April 3: PTSA Meeting at 5:30 p.m.
April 5: Orchestra A Little Night of Music in the Cafeteria at 7:00 p.m.
April 7: Teacher Workday - No School
April 10-14: Spring Break
April 19: Purple Up Day (For Military Children)
April 20-April 28: Book Fair
April 24-28: National Library Week
IRHS Celebrates Black History Month
Attendance Requirements Reminder
Students who are absent more than ten percent of the designated school days run the risk of not receiving credit for the classes, even if they pass them academically. For example, a student that has been enrolled since the first day of school and is absent for ten or more days is considered a chronically absent student. These students and their families will have to complete an attendance waiver request form, which will be shared closer to the end of the semester.
The Public Speaking Team competed in a Peninsula Forensics League Invitational Tournament on Thursday, January 19th, four IRHS students competed in the event, and all four placed as follows:
Donovan Hopkins: 3rd in Extemporaneous Speaking
Vanessa Rodriguez: 2nd in Poetry Interpretation
Mariah Mallory: 1st in Prose Interpretation
Kai Hocking: 1st in Original Oratory
No Cell Phone or Earbud Deliveries Allowed
Due to the new cell phone policy, we will not allow cell phones or earbuds to be dropped off for students. Thank you for your support for this policy.
One Login and Password Help
- The CPS Help Desk assists all students, and parents of Virginia's Chesapeake Public Schools District with their technology questions and requests.
- The Help Desk provides a centralized place to find resources for all your technology questions as well as showcase the integration of technology throughout the school district.
- If you are having trouble accessing OneLogin or StudentVue or ParentVue, please access the CPS Help Desk for assistance.
Please complete all necessary parking forms. Contact the main office at 757-578-7000 if you have any questions.
- Parking Permit Application (Google Form)
- Parking Permit Rules & Regulation Agreement (PDF)
- Cash or Check in the main office, to pay online click here
IRHS 2022-2023 Bell Schedule
Please see below.
2022-2023 Student Dress Code
Please read the newly adopted Dress Code Policy recently revised by Chesapeake Public Schools. The new dress code policy will be effective beginning with the 2022 school year.
How to Purchase Tickets
Tickets for high school athletic events must be purchased online using the GoFan website. GoFan sells mobile tickets for ALL high school athletic events – including all sports for home and away games. Purchasing tickets online permits fans to easily access and share tickets (email or text) without standing in line.
Click HERE to access the GOFAN website for IRHS to purchase your tickets.
Spring Sports Tryouts
Spring Sports Tryouts will commence on February 20, 2023 for Boys and Girls Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Baseball and Softball. Athletes must have a physical dated after May 1, 2022 in order to tryout.
Sports Physicals will be at Hickory High School on February 8, 2023 at 4:15 in the gym foyer.
Chesapeake Public Schools Revised 2.0 GPA Policy for Athletic Eligibility for 2022-2023
The 2.0 requirement for student-athlete eligibility has been revised for the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year. A student-athlete who does not meet the current 2.0 GPA requirement will be allowed to use their one-time probation period during the first semester of the school year 2022-2023 if he/she established a 2.0 GPA at any time during their 8th-11th grade school years. In order for a student-athlete to use their one-time probation period the following criteria must be met:
Student-athlete must be VHSL eligible as determined by the school
Schools must determine which semester the student-athlete established a 2.0
Schools must submit all supporting documentation to the Office of Student Activities
The Office of Student Activities will review documents to determine eligibility
If approved by the Office of Student Activities, the student-athlete will be permitted to use their one-time probation period during the fall semester of the school year 2022-2023 under the following conditions:
Schools must communicate with the student-athlete and parent(s) in writing that he/she is using their one-time probationary period
Schools must also communicate with the student-athlete and parent(s) in writing that he/she will not have another probation period during their high school career.
Student-athlete must attend mandatory study hall during the sports season
Schools must maintain a list of student-athletes who use their probation period under this provision