Dear Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the entire staff, we welcome you and our students to the 2022-2023 school year at Irvington High School, Home of the Blue Knights. We hope you and your family had a healthy and safe summer. We look forward to beginning this school year Embracing Diversity, Educating Leaders and Changing the World!

We have been working all summer, gearing up for an incredible new school year. Many layers of safety will be in place to protect everyone’s health and wellbeing in our school, including mandatory mask-wearing for students and staff. This year we will renew our commitment to excellence in all that we do as we seek to provide world-class instruction with the expectation that all students can learn and succeed. We will continue to provide students with opportunities to address academic deficiencies, build numeracy and literacy skills, be college and career ready, and have the opportunity to participate in advanced academic classes.

Please make note of the following:

First Three Days of School
School begins on Wednesday, September 7th. Students are to arrive at school by 8:10 A.M; however, we recommended, due to security screening, that students arrive as early as possible. Students who have been issued an ID must use their ID to enter the building. Those who were not issued will have an opportunity to obtain an ID within the week. Be aware that the first three days (9/7 -9/9) are half days for students. Dismissal time for students will be 12:30 p.m.

Arrival and Dismissal

All students will arrive by 8:10 a.m. and enter through designated doors.

  • 9th &10th grade students will enter at the front door entrance (Clinton Avenue).
  • 11th grade students will enter at Exit# 7 (East Wing).
  • 12th grade students will enter at Exit #1A (West Wing).

Students can dismiss from all exits EXCEPT the main entrance.

  • All students will exit at 2:45 (starting Monday 9/12/22)

*Times and locations are subject to change. Families will be notified of any changes.

School Uniforms
Irvington High School’s uniform policy is in effect. IHS’s uniform consists of navy blue or white polo shirts; and navy blue skirts and/or pants. 12th Grade students ONLY can wear navy blue, white, or black polo shirts. Skirts and shorts must be 2 inches or less from the knee. Also, students are to wear closed-toe shoes. Except for religious or health reasons, hats and scarves are not to be worn or visible. Sweaters and fleece outerwear must be navy blue. Please refrain from purchasing hoodies for school use.

Lunch Applications
It is imperative that a lunch application is completed for your students. Online lunch applications are available on the district’s website. Please complete asap.

Parent Communication
Parents will have access to the PowerSchool parent portal to review students, grades and attendance. Please contact your child’s school counselor to receive your PowerSchool ID and Password.

Chromebook Return
Electronic devices should have been returned by all students for updating at this time. Please return devices if not done so already. Chromebook distribution for the 2022-23 school year will begin the week of September 19, 2022.

Freshman – Class of 2026
Upon entering the building on September 7, 2022, please report to the Auditorium to receive class schedules.

Again, we welcome you and our students to the 2022-2023. school year. We look forward to a safe, positive, and productive school year as we join in the District’s mission of “Building Our Community, One Student at a Time”.


Malikita Wright