The Buzz

Volume 3, Edition 1, August 27, 2021

A Message from Principal Dr. Robin Hardy

Welcome Back Yellow Jackets ! As we work toward continuous school improvement, we need your help keeping our students safe. Our student parking lot, located at the end of the west wing (closest to Wescott Road), is for student parking only. No one without an appropriate parking pass should park his/her vehicle in the student lot. The student parking lot is not intended as a cut through, nor is it a location for students to be dropped off/picked up by their parents and guardians. Additional traffic in this area poses a danger to student safety and hinders traffic flow.

When dropping off or picking up your student(s), please use the St. Andrews Rd. entrance at the traffic light to navigate the lanes in front of the west wing and our Center for the Arts (CFA). If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Dr. Robin Hardy, Proud Principal at rlhardy@lexrich5.org or 803.237.3411. Thank you for doing your part to keep our students safe.

School Pictures - Seniors and Underclassmen

Senior Information

Senior Yearbook Portraits will be taken on Monday, September 27 and Tuesday, September 28. Visit https://seniors.legacystudios.com/irmo-high-school-columbia-sc/ to select your day and time. Your sitting fee must be paid at the time of booking.


Senior yearbook ads can be purchased by visiting www.yearbookforever.com and searching Irmo High School. The deadline to purchase a senior ad is February 28, 2022.


Underclassmen Information

Underclassmen yearbook photos will be taken on Monday, October 11.

Yearbooks may be purchased by visiting www.yearbookforever.com and searching Irmo High School.

Please email Erin Parker, Yearbook Sponsor, at eparker@lexrich5.org with any questions.

Lunch Application

Yes, breakfast and lunch are free but we still need completed applications!

Breakfast and lunch for students will be provided at no cost during the 2021–2022 school year. Eligible families are encouraged, however, to complete the online meal applications for the 2021–2022 school year, which determines eligibility for other benefits, including P-EBT funding, scholarships, reduction in school fees, camp fees waived or reduced, ACT/SAT fees waived or reduced, etc. Families may begin the online meal applications at www.lunchapplication.com.

Chromebook Support - The Tech Nest is here to help!

New students are welcome to come to The Tech Nest in the Media Center between 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm to get Chromebooks.

Need a Chromebook repaired? Come to the Tech Nest in the Media Center between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm each day.

Parents/Guardians, please view the District’s Parent Orientation for District Issued Chromebooks.

PSAT Information - October 13 is coming !


Sophomore Information

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered to all 10th grade students at IHS during the school day on October 13, 2021 beginning at 8:30am at no charge. Scores can be used for National Merit Qualification.

Transportation will be provided for IHS FIVE 10th graders. Please complete the required form below no later than Sept. 29: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VLQNDXG9sirA3fkyRMC_E1rE2zWXn3Z0jl2vBVwsb0s/edit?ts=6123c99f


Optional Testers

PSAT/NMSQT is optional for 9th, 11th, and 12th graders. It costs $18. Register below by September 10: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeUsoLoNEP_NE0UN3LYIht-0BGjG_BIQkM66Pu4aYSdjiLC4Q/viewform

ACT/SAT 2021-2022

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School Counseling Information


Class Rank Information

Updated Class Rank for the 2021-2022 school year will be available after the 16th day of school. If you are currently requesting transcripts via Parchment please select the "hold for grades'' option. Once the official rank has been updated your order will be processed. * Failing to do so may result in your transcript being sent with the rank reflective of the 2020-2021 school year*


Course Withdrawal Deadline

The deadline to withdraw from a year-long course without penalty is Tuesday, August 31. 2021. Students wishing to request a course withdrawal can do so using the IHS Schedule Change Form linked here or pick up a paper copy of the form in the School Counseling office.

Course withdrawals will only be considered if they meet the following criteria:

  • Credit earned in Summer School

  • Pre-Req failed

  • Computer or Clerical Error


College Colors Day

Across the United States students, parents, family, faculty, fans, and alumni celebrate College Colors Day every year on the Friday before Labor Day. By rocking college colors and apparel, you show spirit and school pride. This also provides an opportunity to highlight post-secondary options and celebrate a college-going culture! Please encourage students to rock their favorite college gear on Friday, September 3, 2021.

RETURNING MISSED CALLS FROM IHS

If you miss a call from 476-3000, please check your voicemail to see if the caller left a message. The number that appears on your caller ID is the main number for the front office, and unfortunately, ALL outgoing lines in the school show this number. If you know who you missed a call from, we are able to connect you to your caller. We do encourage staff placing calls to leave messages.

Wednesday mornings - Late Start


On Wednesdays, classes start one hour later to allow for teachers to participate in professional development. The first bell rings at 9:10 am. Bell Schedules are on our website: https://www.lexrich5.org/IHS , Our School tab, Bell Schedules page.


Mark your calendars for NO Late Start Days for this school year:

October 13, 2021

March 2, 2022

March 23, 2022

May 4, 2022

May 11, 2022

May 18, 2022

May 25, 2022

June 1, 2022

The stage is waiting !

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Keep your student informed !

Students need to join their grade-level google classrooms. Students may ask their homeroom teachers for the code to join. Important information is shared regularly so it is imperative students have access.

Student Parking Information

All students are required to take the Alive at 25 class in order to receive a parking pass at IHS. Please click this link to be directed to information on the IHS website regarding Alive at 25 classes and the online parking pass application. You can also access this information under the resources tab on the IHS homepage. Purchased parking passes can be picked up at schedule pick up on 8-2-2021. Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Carlsen at (803) 486-3195 or dcarlsen@lexrich5.org


Athletics Update

Ticket sales to all athletics events are online only at https://gofan.co/app/school/SC1145. When attending event, please remember the D5 clear bag policy.



Irmo High School Students may purchase a Fall Season Athletic Pass for only $20!!

Would you like to purchase a Fall Sports Athletic Pass for only $20.00

Passes allow for admission to all of the football and volleyball games at no additional charge;

cheer is excluded. Students will receive a sticker as proof of purchase. Athletic Pass Stickers must be placed on school ID to be valid.


The pass will be made available for purchase during all B-Day lunches next week.

Students may also purchase the pass any time at the Athletic Office - located behind the goalpost on the football field.

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Student Voice Needed !

Students' voices are needed to serve on our School Improvement Council! There is a google form in each grade-level classroom to indicate interest or students are asked to contact Mr. Yobs at syobs@lexrich5.org. or go by his office in the East Wing.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE

August 30 - September 6


August 30

  • MAP Testing Begins - all 9th-grade students - ELA and math teachers will inform students of their test dates
August 31
  • Auditions for Fall Play - 4:00 - 6:00pm - Center for the Arts
September 3
  • Varsity Football vs. South Florence 7:30 - 10:00 pm Home WC Hawkins Stadium - Cluster Night

September 6

  • Labor Day Holiday - No School

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