Cougar Staff Newsletter

October 8, 2021

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COVID-19: Back-to-School Plan

For latest protocols based on guidance from the Texas Education Agency

COVID-19 Dashboard

Updated statistics on positive cases

A message from Toni Hicks, Ed.D.

Next week is homecoming week in Jarrell ISD! I know you share my excitement for the fun activities planned. As a native Texan, there's nothing quite like it. While my spirit mum may not drag the floor or have lights (like the one I wore in high school), I am looking forward to decking out in Jarrell blue spirit.


Just a quick reminder, Monday, Oct. 11 and Tuesday, Oct. 12 are student holidays and staff professional development days. We hope our students and their families enjoy this much-needed long weekend. Jarrell ISD teachers and staff will spend this time sharpening the tools in their instructional toolkit. After receiving feedback from our staff, we have made Oct. 13 an early release day to give teachers additional time to prepare.


Read below for details on the homecoming parade, pep-rally, and football game. It’s going to be a great week. Thank you for your support and enjoy the weekend! Cougar Proud!

Toni Hicks, Ed.D.

Cougar Celebrations

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The Jarrell ISD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution marking October as Principals Month. All month long, we are recognizing and thanking our principals for their hard work and dedication. Kudos to Adrienne Rodriguez, principal of Igo Elementary; Lara Hutchinson, principal of Jarrell Elementary; Kelly Blair, principal of Jarrell Middle School; and Dr. Joe Green, principal of Jarrell High School.
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Above: Dr. Hicks met with local realtors earlier this week to share the Jarrell ISD story.
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Above: Thank you to Mrs. Pat Locke, Mr. Tony Locke, and Mr. Bill Jackson for volunteering at Igo Elementary! These Sun City residents are thrilled to be involved in Jarrell ISD.
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Above: Dr. Hicks met with the student advisory council at Jarrell Elementary. What an impressive group of student leaders!

Important News and Information for Families

Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

The Jarrell ISD community is very excited to welcome students, parents, staff, alumni and all community members to our homecoming festivities.


PARADE - 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 the Home Place subdivision entrance. Wear your blue and cheer on the Cougars!


COMMUNITY HOMECOMING PEP RALLY - October 13

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!


HOMECOMING GAME- October 15

The Cougars will play Robinson for Homecoming on Friday, October 15. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. Tailgaters may set up in the parking lot at 6 p.m.


An alumni tent will be available, and bar-b-que will be available for purchase. Alumni will have a designated section in the stands and will be recognized during the game.


Tickets will be available online next week.

Insurance Available for Chromebooks

Jarrell ISD is excited to offer an option for parents to sign-up for insurance to cover damage, loss, or theft of their student's Chromebook. Families have 30 days to sign up. The annual fee for insurance is $29.95 per student. Repairs and replacements are cover 100 percent at no additional cost, regardless of the circumstances.

For more information, check out the Frequently asked questions.


Flyer in English

Flyer in Spanish

Reimaging Education Committee Seeking Volunteers

Jarrell ISD is seeking volunteers for its Reimagining Education Committee. Members of this committee will explore how we can work together and better serve students and support teachers in the years ahead.


Teachers, staff, parents, and students are invited to attend. The first meeting will be Nov. 9, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Admin Annex. Future meetings will be planned at a later date.

Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23

To celebrate healthy choices, Jarrell ISD is participating in Red Ribbon Week activities in late October.


Remember the dress code still applies, and learning is always our top priority.
Monday, Oct. 25 – Wear Red
Tuesday, Oct. 26 – Camo Day “Drugs Can’t Find Me”
Wednesday, Oct. 27 – College and Career Day “Your future is bright without drugs” Wear a college or career shirt to show your plans
Thursday, Oct. 28 – Team Up Against Drugs Wear your favorite Sports Wear to Show Your Commitment to Staying Drug Free
Friday, Oct. 29 – Cougar Strong – Show your Jarrell Cougar Spirit

Shop with AmazonSmile and Support the Jarrell Education Foundation

The Jarrell Education Foundation, a non-profit launched in 2019 by a committee of dedicated community volunteers, is working to enhance student learning through innovative opportunities that promote academic excellence. You can support the work of the Jarrell Education Foundation when you shop using AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Jarrell Education Foundation. And 100% of funds raised by the Jarrell Education Foundation stay in Jarrell ISD. Learn more: https://www.jarrellisd.org/about_us/JEF

Upcoming Events

Oct. 11 & 12 - Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development

Oct. 11-15 National School Lunch Week

Oct. 11 & 12 - Student Holiday/ Staff Professional Development

Oct. 12 - Columbus Day/Discoverers’/Indigenous People’s Day

Oct. 13 - PSAT Testing Day

Oct. 13 - Texas Educational Human Resource Day

Oct. 13 - EARLY RELEASE DAY

Oct. 13 - Jarrell High School Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

Oct. 13 - Homecoming Parade 7 p.m. and Community Pep Rally 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 - Homecoming Football Game, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 - National Boss's Day

Oct. 15 - Jarrell High School Homecoming

Oct. 18-22 - National School Bus Safety Week

Oct. 23-31 - Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 24 - Healthy Kids Running Series Begins

Oct. 27 - Jarrell ISD Board of Trustee Meeting, Admin Annex, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 10 - Student Holiday/Staff Planning Day/Workday

Nov. 22-26 - Student & Staff Holidays

Community Flyers

Jarrell ISD is consolidating flyers for local organizations and posting them on our website. If you would like to post a flyer, please email Jennifer.Bailey@jarrellisd.org.

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 2,800 students. Enrollment is projected to double in the next 10 years.

Got celebrations to share? Send them to communications@jarrellisd.org. Thank you!

We are proud to showcase excellent students and staff. To see more, follow us on Twitter @hicksJISD ; @Jarrell_ISD; @JES_cougars; @IEScougars; @jarrell_ms; and @JarrellHS.