September 3, 2021
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A Message from Dr. Toni Hicks
We wrapped up another incredible week in Jarrell ISD! Volleyball played great on Tuesday taking home the win, football had another stellar performance last night winning 70-0 against Austin Travis, and cross country performed very well Friday morning in Temple taking home several medals in our division. Our band and cheerleaders turned up the spirit dial with setting the stage in song and cheers. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our students in action. Your support goes a long way.
On the heels of these recent student achievements, it is with great pride I share with you the Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees approved official brand standards for the district on Wednesday. You can view them here. This brand standard honors the “hooked” JC that has been synonymous with our district for years. It also identifies four official colors -- Jarrell Blue, white, black and two shades of grey for contrast -- and an image of a cougar in profile.
These brand standards symbolize the pride we have in our community. As a AAAA district, we applaud our School Board for recognizing the importance of uniquely distinguishing our district and establishing our district’s identity. And we thank our architects at Huckabee for creating these assets for us at no cost.
It is always a pleasure to share with you milestones for the district, highlights from the week, and especially achievements of our students and staff. Please enjoy this week’s newsletter and have a safe and enjoyable three-day weekend.
Save-the-Date: Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally - October 13
Jarrell High School is hosting a homecoming parade Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. The parade will start at Jarrell Middle School and end at Jarrell High School. Wear your blue and cheer on the Cougars!
COMMUNITY HOMECOMING PEP RALLY
Jarrell High School is hosting a homecoming pep rally at 7:30 p.m at Cougar Stadium following the parade. It will be a wonderful event. We hope to see you there!
Igo and Jarrell Elementary Schools Host Grandparents Day Events September 10
Jarrell ISD is pleased to invite grandparents and grandparent figures to eat lunch at Jarrell Elementary or at Igo Elementary with their students on Friday, September 10. Please contact your child's campus for more information.
Cross Country Competes in Temple
Staff Spotlight - Bradley Louder and Ashley Louder
The Assistance League of the Georgetown Area is meeting the needs of our students by providing Walmart gift cards to families.
Jarrell Middle School now has a Little Free Library near its front entrance.
Igo Elementary students start the day with positivity, clear expectations, and a focus for learning while having fun!
Family Health Clinic to Open September 7
The Family Health Center at Jarrell ISD is scheduled to open September 7. The Family Health Center is located at 301 East Avenue F. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Children, adults, and families are welcome! Schedule an appointment for family health care; substance use services; behavioral health services; 24-hour crisis care.
24/7 crisis hotline: 800-841-1255.
The clinic offers scheduled and walk-in appointments for anyone regardless of their insurance status. The cost of services will be charged on a sliding fee scale based on the ability to pay. Built on a commitment to expand access to health care, the Family Health Center at Jarrell ISD will offer medical examinations for illnesses, infections, colds, and flu as well as immunizations and sports physicals. Specialty care including psychiatric evaluations, medication reviews, counseling, and care coordination will also be available.
Student Absences for COVID-19 and Class Credit
Jarrell ISD administrators understand the COVID-19 pandemic may place students and families in very difficult circumstances. The health and safety of our students remain our top priority. We do not want students to jeopardize themselves or others by attending school when they are sick because they are concerned about missing too much school. Therefore, if your child contracts COVID-19 and must miss 10 days of school for quarantine, students and parents are encouraged to work with their campus administration. An attendance committee will meet to determine if your student has mastered the class material. If your student demonstrates mastery of the class, the time missed due to COVID-19 will not impact his or her ability to receive full credit for the class. This applies to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Please know our path forward regarding attendance during the pandemic is subject to change pending new legislation or guidance from the Texas Education Agency.
How Parents Can Help Ease Traffic Congestion at Jarrell and Igo Elementary Campuses
Jarrell ISD is aware of the traffic concerns around Jarrell Elementary and Igo Elementary. Staff members are working on processes to ease the high traffic congestion during drop-off and pick-up.
We understand it takes a few weeks to establish and maintain the routine. Thank you for arriving at school on time and helping your child start the day right. Instruction begins at 7:30 a.m. This means if you arrive at school after 7:30 a.m., your child will be marked tardy. Three tardies equal one absence.
To help further streamline processes, please consider the following morning and afternoon procedures for each campus. Read more about these processes.
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Important: Complete the Free and Reduced Meal Application
Children need healthy and nutritious meals to learn and grow. Jarrell ISD is proud to offer healthy meals every school day. Students must reapply each school year to receive free-and reduced-price meal benefits. Households eligible for free and reduced-price benefits may be eligible for additional benefits from the state.
Jarrell ISD uses online free and reduced applications exclusively to determine eligibility for the 2021-2022 school year.
Complete the application:
For more information regarding the online application system, please contact Food Services at 512-746-2124 x 4410.
Information gathered on the application affects the following:
• Waivers for college entrance exams, such as SAT and ACT
• Waivers for Advanced Placement fees
• Waivers for college applications
• Title I and College, Career, Military Readiness funding
Happy Wednesday, Cougars! Today is the first day of September. There are many opportunities to celebrate, honor, and reflect this month.
***Don't forget, Monday, Sept. 6 is Labor Day. Jarrell ISD schools and offices will be closed.***
Sept. 10 - Grandparents Day Luncheons at Igo ES and Jarrell ES
Sept. 15 - Jarrell ISD Board of Trustee Meeting, Admin Annex, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 - Igo ES Open House and Jarrell ES Open House
Oct. 6 - Jarrell ISD Board of Trustee Meeting, Admin Annex, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 11 & 12 - Student Holiday/ Staff Professional Development
Oct. 13 - PSAT Administered to all 10th and 11th Grade and SAT administered to all 12th grade
Oct. 13 - Homecoming Parade 7 p.m. and Community Pep Rally 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 - Homecoming Football Game
Nov. 22-26 - Student & Staff Holidays