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12601 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon, CA  94583

Tel: (925) 790-2500  

Fax: (925) 824-2830

Attendance: (925) 790-2599

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Birthday Message

To post a message on the Iron Horse marquee for a student's birthday, please click here and return the form to the office.

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No School Friday, 9/30 -- Staff Development Day

SRVEF Run for Education

Have you signed up for the 33rd SRVEF

Run for Education yet?  

This year there is increased payouts for the schools. Help us meet our goal of 40% of student enrollment registered for the run! 

Please help support our school and keep us in the race! 

 

NEW INCENTIVE:   There is a new 72 hour promotion for the run. The incentive is quite good. Following are the details.

Beginning Wednesday, September 28th through Midnight on Friday, September 30

the top 3 schools with the highest % increase in runner registrations will receive:

 

$10,000 to spend on the fund-a-need of their choice

$5,000 to spend on the fund-a-need of their choice

$2,500 to spend on the fund-a-need of their choice

 

We are currently at 6.7%....lets raise that now!!!

 

Register now at  https://raceroster.com/events/2016/8439/the-run-for-education

 

Oct: 4-14: Online Auction

Oct: 15: Health & Wellness Expo at Iron Horse Middle school

Oct: 15: Mini Run (Pre-school) at Iron Horse Middle School

Oct: 16: Race Day! (5K Fun run, 5K or 10 K Timed run)

 

Not a runner? Not a problem! You can volunteer to earn points for the school. To volunteer at the event sign up athttps://www.srvef.org/volunteer/default.aspx


Online Auction for Education  - Bids open Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at www.SRVEF.org/Auction

 

Find out more at the: https://www.srvef.org/TheRunForEducation/RaceInformation.aspx

IHMS UPCOMING EVENTS

September 30   No School-Staff Development Day

 

October 3-7      Conference Schedule - Dismissal at 11:40am

 

October 4           NO Science Fair Meeting due to Conferences

 

October 11th       Science Fair Meeting after school

 

October 11th    6th grade Study Skills Workshops during lunch

& 13th               in the library.  

                           Topic : Getting Organized

 

October 14       8th Grade Panoramic Pictures at 8:15am

                         

October 16       RUN FOR EDUCATION-REGISTER NOW!

 

October 18         Science Fair Meeting

 

October 19         Picture Makeup/Re-takes in the MPR during lunch

 

November 3        Minimum Day-Dismissal at 11:47

 

November 11        No School-Veteran's Day

 

November 21-25  No School-Thanksgiving Break

 

December 22-January 6  No School-Winter Break

San Ramon Rotary Auction

Online Auction for Education October 4-14

The annual San Ramon Rotary Online Auction for Education is the largest funder of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation’s educator grants. Last year’s auction raised over $80,000 towards grants that funded innovative programs and technology for SRVUSD students.

The auction opens on October 4 at 10 a.m. and closes on October 14 at 10 p.m.

New this year! Everyone who bids will be entered to win the following great prizes!  

60" TV courtesy of San Ramon Rotary's Auction for Education

$500 shopping card to Target courtesy of Crow Canyon Orthodontics

A class party for up to 30 kids from Rockin Jump Dublin

Bids open Tuesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at www.SRVEF.org/Auction.

The drawing will be held on race day. Visit www.sanramonrotary.org for more information.

Welcome Letter from our Principal

Dear Jaguar Parents/Guardians:

 

I wanted to extend a “welcome back” message to all of our students and parents. The staff has been preparing for school to start and are excited to meet your children.

 

I would like to extend a special “welcome” to our new students, parents, and families. Whether you are a sixth grader or new to our Iron Horse community, we are very glad to have you here. Iron Horse is a great place for students to learn and grow. Please stop and introduce yourself to me should you ever see me around campus or the community. I would like an opportunity to welcome you in person if at all possible.

 

Welcome to New Staff

Please join me in welcoming our new staff members to the Iron Horse community.

 

Monica Heitman – Core 7 & 8
Alana Scott  – French Teacher

Justine Song – Math 6 Teacher

Allison Stevens – Core 6 teacher

Ajeeta Chaudhri – Psychologist

Devrah Lawver – Counselor

Katy Tomalenas – Resource Teacher

Doug Wartenberg – Computers/Video Production Teacher

Garrett Tsang – Science 8 Teacher

Jessica Carvalheira – Core 8 Teacher

 

Bell Schedule

For more information on our bell schedule, including Minimum days and Conference week, please click HERE to view our schedules.

 

Traffic Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Safety of our students, staff, and parents is my number one priority during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-ups. As you prepare for drop-off and pick-ups, please consider the following alternatives to utilizing our front parking lot which can become very busy:

  • IHMS overflow parking lot adjacent to the track
  • San Ramon Transit Center (“Intermodal”) along Executive Parkway – we staff the Transit Center 15 minutes before the start of school and 15 minutes after dismissal.

If you must use the front parking lot, please follow the directions of staff members, be courteous to other drivers, and stay off your cell phones. Safety comes first!

 

For more information on drop-off/pick-ups, please view this flyer.

 

School Loop Information

For our new parents, we use School Loop as an important part of our communication system.  To learn more about School Loop and how it can help parents stay connected to your child’s learning, go to www.powerofjaguar.net and click on the video on the left side of our website.  All students will be shown how to create their School Loop login the first week of school. To register for your parent login, you will need to wait until after the first day of school to login. To create your parent login, you will need your child’s Student Identification (SID) Number, which you can get by logging into the Parent Portal or by simply asking your child. The SID can also be found on your child’s Student Body card which they will receive by the end of the first week of school.

 

 

Thank you again for your continued support of Iron Horse. We never take for granted the immense levels of support that we receive from our community. We are very proud of our school and the environment that students, staff, and parents have created here together. 

 

Sincerely,

 

Joe Nguyen
Principal

Carpool Incentive Program

On behalf of the school community, thank you for making it a priority to leave a little earlier and exercise safe driving habits! I continue to encourage our families to participate in carpools to help alleviate traffic during drop-off and pick-up times. This is a great practice anytime! As an incentive, we are raffling off $25 Starbuck's gift cards on a monthly basis. To be entered, please register as a carpool participant using the linked Google Form below.

 

Thank you!

Mr. Nguyen

 

Please fill out the form IHMS Carpool Incentive Program

NEW STUDENT Enrollment

1. To enroll, log-on to the district website and complete the on-line application (http://www.srvusd.net/enrollyourchild)    

 

2. After completing the on-line application, please make an appointment with Iron Horse and bring your required documents to your scheduled appointment. Click here to schedule you appointment: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4caba62fa7fd0-newstudent       

Paperwork required at your scheduled appointment:

1.  Print out of your on-line application/summary

2.  Students original birth certificate OR passport

3.  Students immunization records from a physician

4.  Parent / guardians original & current picture ID (Driver’s license, CA issued ID, passport, military ID)

5.     Original mortgage statement, escrow closing papers indicating sale has already closed, grant deed, property tax bill OR lease/rental agreement which states the property address, names of occupants living in San Ramon (students name must appear) and signed by both parties (no copies accepted)

6.    AND a current PG&E or water bill with name and address listed (within 45 days for new home purchases/rentals) unless you just moved in.  In this case it will be requested at a later date.

 

** If you have a current 5th grade enrolled in one of our feeder schools (Bollinger Canyon, Golden View, Montevideo, Twin Creeks or part of Walt Disney Elementary) you do not need to enroll.  Your student will automatically roll into our enrollment for the 2016-17 school year.  If you are from Walt Disney and are not sure if your residential school is Pine Valley or Iron Horse, log-on to the district website and click on “School Locator”.  After entering your residential address it will list the school your child will attend.   

Click here to learn more about Success Tutorial

Math Olympiad

We are now accepting Math Olympiad sign-ups. All forms are due by this Thursday, September 29  at 3:30 in the Front office.

 

Here is the link to sign up with more information.

2016-17 Minimum Days

We have added two minimum days for the 2016-17 school year for the purposes of Staff Development. On Thursday, November 3, and Thursday, February 2, school will dismiss at 11:47 am. To help our parent community, these days were chosen so that it matches with elementary schools (in the Cal High feeder area) already existing minimum days.

 

Note: There is NO SCHOOL on 9/30 and 12/22 for students

 

Here is a list of minimum days for the school year ahead.:

 

Oct 3-7 – Fall conferences

Nov 3 – Staff Development (newly added)

Jan 23 – Work Day

Feb 2 – Staff Development (newly added)

Feb 13-14 – Spring Conferences

March 6 – Work Day

March 7 – Spring Conference

June 1 – Last day of school

IHMS Weekly Student Bulletin

Whats Up IHMS-Parent Newsletter

Calendars

RUN FOR EDUCATION-Register now!

 

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The Run for Education will be on Sunday, October 16th this year. Register now for the 5K Fun, 5K Timed or 10K Timed events. We will be having a drawing for a Baskin Robbin’s gift certificate every Friday for those students who register. If you sign up under Iron Horse Cross Country, the school gets extra points.

Parents...family out of state can be "Virtual Runners" to support the school.

https://raceroster.com/events/2016/8439/the-run-for-education                    

 

Don't want to run, but want to support Iron Horse?  Ed Run Volunteering opportunities needed too. Please consider signing up to volunteer.

 

http://209.200.67.242/Volunteer/
 

Yearbook Photos

Want your photos in the yearbook? Click HERE for more info!

 

8th grade Parents....Want to place a special ad for your 8th grader in the yearbook?

Click HERE for more info!

Class Supply Lists

A California Department of Education Gold Ribbon School

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Parent Patrol Sign-ups

Parents....Interested in helping out during your students lunch? Sign up for Iron Horse's Parent Patrol HERE now!

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