Irons Jr. High Newsletter
We Are Hawks!
I could not be more proud to serve as Principal of Irons Jr. High. Our students and staff actions show they have Committed to Excellence this school year. We are having huge success in and out of the classroom. Our students meet our expectations to wear their smart tag ID daily. Our students are on time for class and completing academic assignments. Our students are showing authentic leadership by following our Guidelines for Success. What an excellent start to a school year!
I wish everyone an enjoyable Labor Day. Please enjoy time with your family.
Attendance Matters - It is essential that your child is in class each day unless they are ill. If your child misses school, please email our attendance office and remind your child to get with their teacher about missed work. Irons Attendance Office
Student IDs-SMART Tag - All returning 8th-grade students are required to wear their IDs while on campus. All 7th-grade students received their initial ID Thursday. All students are required to wear an ID starting Monday 8/21. Students without ID must purchase a temporary for 50 cents when they arrive at school. If a student does not have payment we will add it to their SchoolCash Online account for payment.
Child Nutrition Information - Please visit the CISD Child Nutrition Website regarding free and reduced meals or the application. You must fill out the application to be considered for eligibility. The application must be filled out each year.
Student Transportation - You must register for transportation if your child rides the bus. Please visit https://www.conroeisd.net/transportation/. If your child is utilizing the Late Bus any time this year, you must Register: https://apps.conroeisd.net/AlternativeTransportation/
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SchoolCash Online Accounts - We are excited to inform you that Conroe offers SchoolCash Online as our preferred method of payment for all school fees, including everything from field trips to yearbooks. Our SchoolCash Online page can be found here: https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com.
Benefits to parents and schools
SchoolCash Online helps parents and community members pay school-related fees safely, quickly, and easily. In addition to convenience for yourself, you will help increase efficiency and security at your school by making payments directly into your school's bank account. This allows teachers and secretaries to focus on helping students, and not counting cash. In addition, you are immediately informed about school activities!
Registering for your free SchoolCash Online account takes less than two minutes! Visit https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com and click Register.
Should you encounter any difficulties, please contact the SchoolCash Online parent help desk by visiting schoolcashonline.com/Home/Support.
How it works
Powered by KEV Group, SchoolCash Online is the industry leader in the safe and secure management of school fees. This system puts all of the school-related fees for your student online for purchase. Schools post their items and activities and assign the relevant fees to your student, so you can then make purchases online using your credit card. This allows you to stay informed about upcoming school activities while keeping track of the school fees that require your attention.
Irons Jr. High Principal
We Are Hawks!
Update From Dr. Null
Welcome back! Please see below for an update from Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent. In the video, Dr. Null recaps the start of the school year and shares timely information about a variety of topics.
View Update from Dr. Null
Approximate Video Timeline
- 1:30 Year in Review (with August updates)
- 2:40 Tax Rate
- 4:50 Bond Preview
- 9:25 Transportation and Child Nutrition
- 13:15 Football
- 18:20 Cell Phone Committee
- 21:30 Discipline
- 24:25 Book Video
Student STAAR Scores
You can access STAAR results for grades 3-8 and End-of-Course by logging into your CISD Parent Access account. The directions below will help guide you through the process. Please contact Irons if you are unable to register for an account.
Support Irons PTO Spirit Night
CISD District Art Show
Get the best price of the year when you purchase before 9/15/23
IRONS GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESS
IRONS DRESS CODE
The Transportation Department website contains valuable information for your child about bus safety. Please keep our children safe by stopping for buses that are loading or unloading.
Thank you for your understanding and patience over the last few weeks. We acknowledge that challenges with some bus routes have added stress to morning and afternoon routines for some of our families, and we apologize for that. Currently, we have over 30 bus driver vacancies. Our Transportation Department office staff are working tirelessly to cover routes for which we do not have drivers, and our mechanics, who often serve as standby drivers, are making sure the buses are running as efficiently and cool as possible given the recent heat wave. At times, when routes cannot be covered by office staff or standby drivers, bus runs may be split among two or more buses so all children who need bus service have access to it. It’s important to know that this not only impacts arrival times but also notifications sent by Smart Tag.
During this time, our amazing drivers and staff in the Transportation Department are also feeling pressure because of the vacancies. Words of encouragement go a long way in boosting the morale of those who show up every day to cover routes for our over 40,000 bus riders. Individuals interested in working in transportation as a driver, bus monitor, or technician can apply at www.conroeisd.net. There will also be a job fair on September 12th for interested individuals. Information is available on the Conroe ISD website.
Thank you for your support. We appreciate you sharing the above employment opportunities with anyone you know potentially interested in working in Transportation.
Smart Tag Notifications
Conroe ISD uses the SMARTtag™ ID system to increase security and efficiency across our campuses.
Note that returning Conroe ISD students will use their SMART tag™ ID from the previous year. Students new to a campus will receive a new SMART tag™ ID.
Learn how the system works and find FAQs at www.conroeisd.net/transportation/smart-tag/
To receive notifications about your child’s bus, including departure and bus stop arrival times, sign up for the SMART tag™ Parent portal at www.conroeisd.net/transportation/smart-tag-parent-portal/
Please print, complete form and return to Irons Jr. High in the summer or at schedule pick up day.