The GUARDian

Notes from Boosters specific to the Jaguar Guard: 08.18.22

A note to our JAGuard families!

UNIFORMS: This is a friendly reminder of the items that new guard members receive in their 'new member package' their FIRST year with the program and the status of those items. (Returning members will receive the new "summer uniform" as it is a new design)

  • summer uniform* (3-4 parts: exercise bra, tank, leggings/pants) [awaiting delivery]
  • black leggings [shipped and awaiting delivery]
  • black sneakers [awaiting delivery]
  • one set of black jazz shoes* [received and to be passed out soon!]
  • one pair of gloves* [awaiting delivery]
  • one black unitard* [awaiting delivery]
  • grey team jacket* [awaiting delivery]
  • black Jaguar practice shirt* [already distributed]
  • grey star ("Kenya") practice t-shirt [already distributed]
  • blue practice t-shirt [already distributed]
  • pink practice t-shirt [already distributed]

Please note: It is very common for families to need to replenish items over the course of the game and competition season, especially jazz shoes!

If you have questions about uniforms, please contact Michelle Silva at


Ida and Michelle


Competition meal plan is required of all band and guard students. Deadline to submit payment is 9/10. If you need to make arrangements, please contact

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There are currently 50 members in the JHS guard. While that is something to be proud of, it also means that we have 50 uniforms/costumes that need to be cared for! In order to ensure that your student steps out onto that field in style, we need YOU to help!

The good news is that our first task is EASY! No sewing required! Our goal is to convert every JHS tunic (what they wore for pictures) from long sleeve to sleeveless. (they are HOT during marching season)

All you will need is: fabric scissors, sewing gauge (small ruler), iron, and an ironing board. If you don't have these, that's okay! Come anyway and we will set you up! We will also provide step by step instructions.

Saturday, August 20

Between 9am - 4pm

If everyone pitched in, this task would be taken care of very quickly. Please do not rely on other parents to take care of this task. With that said, we understand personal and work conflicts. Feel free to let us know if you CANNOT be there to assist for any period of time by contacting us at

Many hands make light work!

See you there!

Ida and Michelle

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Mark Your Calendar: PARENT Meeting!

Guard & Band Parent Meeting

Tuesday, August 23

6:30 - 8pm (at the end of summer band practice)

JHS Band hall

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Find all the information and forms that you need on our website by selecting "I am a..", select Parent and choose what you are looking for!

or click HERE for required documents

*Remember, physicals are required for band and guard students to participate!

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Sync your calendar!

Go to:

Sync to this Google Calendar by clicking on the + symbol next to "Google Calendar" on the bottom right corner of this calendar.

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Charms: Our main means of communication

This is the Band and Boosters main means of communication. Please make sure to update your information by logging in at: the school code is: JohnsonJaguarBand

After logging in, click RETURNING students. The password is your child’s Hays CISD Student ID#. It will ask you to create a new password at that point. Please feel free to use a password of your choice.

It is extremely important that you fill out as much as you can in the Adult and Student sections. Please know that the contact information is strictly contained within the Johnson Jaguar Band system and is not shared with any outside organizations. If you attempt to log into the system and are not successful using your child’s Hays CISD ID#, please email with your child’s name and ID number.

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Remind 101 (Real time communications from Directors)

Directors send out real time information via Remind 101. Students and Parents are all invited to sign up. SIGN UP via the Remind 101 app or TEXT your class code to 81010.

During the fall marching season, announcements are sent out via the Band Remind 101. The Class code is @jagbandpts.

Mr. Duffy sometimes sends messages specifically to the guard via the JAGuard Remind 101. The Class code for the guard Remind 101 is @thejagway.

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GroupMe (Real time communications between parents)

Have questions about game day? meal plans? schedules? This is the place to ask!

If you haven't already, sign up for the Color Guard (CG) GroupMe. Here is where families can ask all of these questions! It is also a great forum to organize section get-togethers or practices!

Just click THIS LINK on your phone! It is easier to keep track if you download the GroupMe app!

We also invite extended family members (Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents - ESPECIALLY those who volunteer!) to sign up.

It is very difficult for our volunteers to keep up with Facebook exchanges. Therefore, we ask that questions be directed to the GroupMe. Thanks in advance!

Requirement before Volunteering in HaysCISD

Planning on Volunteering? Make sure you signup (or renew!) via the HaysCISD VIP system. You can find that at:

We still have the "prospective color guard" website page. You can find that on the website under "I am a..."