Braves Rise Together Newsletter

Braves are who we are; Rise is what we do!

This newsletter will contain Braves news, updates, sports, and information about activities and events. It will be published bi-monthly. Stay tuned for our next edition on December 1st!

A Message from our Principal!

Greetings Braves Family,


This year is off to a good start. In an effort to keep everyone safe, our staff and students continue to follow the safety mitigation strategies and protocol. With approximately 1,600 students in the building, we have enjoyed some sense of normalcy amongst this ongoing pandemic. Many of our after-school clubs and activities have begun to meet and prepare for homecoming events beginning next week. We hope to see you at the parade and game on Friday, October 22nd.


We have just finished our first quarter, and I am proud of the 748 students that made honor roll. We had 189 make Superintendent's Honor Roll, 249 make Principal's Honor Roll and 310 make Honor Roll. Way to go Braves!


Follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates and important information.


Take care,

Naomi Dunbar

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Important Dates:

10/19 Federal Impact Aid Cards Distributed to Students

10/20 Federal Impact Aid Cards Need to be Returned to School

10/25-10/29 SOL Testing - Writing

11/1 Teacher Work Day

11/2 Virtual Student Learning Day

11/5 End of Marking Period 2

11/5 Early Release Day (All Students)

11/11 Veterans Day - Holiday

11/18 Parent Advisory Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m.

11/24-11/26 Thanksgiving Holiday

2021-2022 Bell Schedule

Block One: 8:55-10:30

Block Two: 10:35-12:05

Block Three: 12:10-2:20

  • 1st lunch: 12:05-12:35
  • 2nd lunch: 12:40-1:10
  • 3rd lunch: 1:15-1:45
  • 4th lunch: 1:50-2:20

Block Four: 2:25-3:53

Student Drop-off and Pick-up

Students may not enter the building prior to 8:40 a.m. Upon arrival, students should report directly to their homeroom classroom or directly to the cafeteria for breakfast. Students may drop off instruments before they report to homeroom. Dismissal is staggered at the end of the day: 3:53 p.m. for bus riders; 3:55 p.m. for walkers, parent pick-up, and student drivers; 3:57 p.m. for athletes and student activities.

Bus Transportation

Bus routes may be found on the CPS website (www.cpschools.com). Students should review and memorize their bus route number. Since time of pick-up may still be irregular, cooperation from everyone is necessary and appreciated. Students are required to wear masks on the bus.

Student Parking

Student drivers will not be allowed in the building until 8:40 a.m. and should only enter through the main front entrance. Students may still purchase parking passes in the main office. This information here.

Water Bottles:

All students are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Students will be allowed to refill their water bottles at the bottle filling stations around the building.

Deliveries/Forgotten Items:

Due to health and safety guidelines at this time, limited items may be dropped off. The acceptance of forgotten items is limited to medicine/personal items delivered to the clinic or Chromebooks and school work. Any student who forgets his/her lunch will be offered a school lunch at no charge. No food deliveries of any kind will be allowed. This policy is for student safety and to maximize instructional time. No earbuds. Cell phones and house keys will be given to the student at the end of the day. Sports equipment may be dropped off at the end of the day before practice.

Honoring #2 JaQuan Yulee

JaQuan Rashad Yulee was already a star. He was an outstanding student athlete who overcame tremendous odds. His infectious joy and laughter could only be eclipsed by his bright smile. He played linebacker on the football team at Indian River from 2014-2016. Yulee was a highly sought after football recruit, who had multiple offers from Power Five colleges and universities in the nation, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Ohio State. He later earned his Bachelors degree from Marshall University. JaQuan Yulee tragically lost his life on July 13th, 2021 at the age of 24, one day before he had planned to announce his commitment to Virginia State University to play football and pursue his Masters degree. On September 24th, 2021, we honored this young king by retiring his football #2.

The Grand Opening of Riverbucks was a GREAT Success!!

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IRHS Homecoming 2021

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Get Involved!!

Dress Days:

  • Monday (October 18th) - Team Sports Day

    • Any team sport will work, high school, college, or professional!

  • Tuesday (October 19th)- Twin Day

    • Come dressed as a twin, triplets, quintuplets...the more the merrier!

  • Wednesday (October 20th)- Celebrity/ Character Look-alike Day!

  • Thursday (October 21st)- Throwback Thursday

    • Pick a decade, any decade!

  • Friday (October 22nd)- IRH Spirit Day

    • Show your Indian River Spirit!

    • PARADE at 5:30pm

    • Football game vs. Great Bridge at 7:00pm

Guidance updates!!

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Impact Aid Survey - 2021
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Virtual Internship Fair Alert!

The CTE Department is hosting a Virtual Internship Fair on Tuesday, November 2 from 4-6:30! Please join us as we engage in a Work-Based Learning workshop from a Google representative and learn about career opportunities from several businesses in Hampton Roads! All high school students are encouraged to participate! Please see Ms. Pervall in Guidance for additional details.


Register HERE!

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IRHS Sports

Please click HERE to visit our athletics page.

GO Fans Tickets

Spend $20 and get into all sporting events for the Fall season. Click HERE for purchase.

Did you know that our Volleyball team is ranked #1 in the 757??

The boys are ready for the #PinkOut

Let’s go Braves!
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Winter Sports Physicals

Winter Sports Physicals


Go to IRH Athletics for more information.

Senior Night Honoring all Fall Sports!

Please come out and support our seniors!!



October 19th Volleyball Girls 5:45pm Boys 7:00pm

October 20th Field Hockey 5:30pm

November 5th Football 7:00pm

Winter Sports Tryouts

November 8th


Go to IRH Athletics for more information.