IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 1/22  – HERITAGE ACADEMY TALENT SHOW (TONIGHT) – 5:00-7:30 PM @ the Heritage Gym (See Post for Details)

      

  • 1/31  – OPEN ENROLLMENT DEADLINE –  (See Post for Details)

      

  • 2/9  – PTO MEETING –  7:00 PM 

      

  • 2/12  –  HS VALENTINE’S DANCE –  (more details to come)

      

  • 2/18  –  JH CHOIR CONCERT –  6:00 & 7:30 PM (more details to come)

      

  • 2/23  –   HS CHOIR CONCERT –  6:00 & 7:30 PM (more details to come)

      

  • 2/26-27  –   MURDER MYSTERY DINNER –  7:00 – 9:00 PM (more details to come)

      

IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION

HELPFUL LINKS

Parents,

We are making a small adjustment to our afterschool drive line pick-up procedure.  We will be coning off the pick-up area at the north-east corner of the gym (as pictured) until 3:20p.  This will help with the safety of the scholars who use of the field during 4th period.

If you are there early to dismiss a scholar before 3:30p, please pull around the cones so you can drive through.  If there are any cars parked beyond the cones, we will kindly ask them to exit and drive back around.

We will begin this new process starting Monday, January 25th.

Thank you,

HA Maricopa Administration

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If a scholar (or member of their household) is sick and experiencing symptoms that might be COVID-related, DO NOT bring any of your scholars to school.

If a scholar (or a member of their household) is isolated or quarantined, is awaiting test results, has tested positive, or has been exposed to another individual that has tested positive for COVID, please keep your scholar(s) home until the COVID case has cleared.

If you need to sign out your scholar, send only a healthy individual to do so.  Please do not come in the building with symptoms yourself. 

We have prepared a Google Form to help families communicate and understand current health protocols. That form is available here: https://bit.ly/35fkQE7. Please review and fill out the form and notify the Attendance Clerk, Mrs. Mimi Adams, of the absence. It is also recommended that your scholar communicate with each of their instructors. The instructors can make arrangements for work via Google Classroom during that absence.

Scholars must not come to school if they exhibit ANY of the following symptoms:
● fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, or chills
● shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
● muscle aches
● sore throat
● headache
● fatigue
● congestion or runny nose
● cough
● vomiting
● diarrhea
● new loss of taste or smell

To better understand symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, we encourage families to refer to the Arizona Department of Health Services website: https://www.azdhs.gov/

Course-Fees

Course fees for all SECOND SEMESTER classes have been assessed and are now PAST DUE. Scholars with balances will be dropped from all fee-bearing classes starting Monday and will not be enrolled back in for the remainder of the semester.

As a reminder, our course  FEES ARE FOR THE CLASS, NOT THE SPORT.  Even if your scholar is not playing on a competitive team, you are still responsible for paying the course fee as is listed on the course request form completed at orientation.

2020-2021 COURSE FEES

You will receive an invoice for each fee-bearing course your scholar has for 2nd semester.  HAVE A CREDIT?  If you have a credit on your account, you will go to myschoolbucks.com then select school store > browse all items > pay with existing account credit and complete the form.

MySchoolBucks is our new payment system for course fees and to make purchases through the school store.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT LINK YOUR MYSCHOOLBUCKS ACCOUNT TO POWERSCHOOL.  

To create your account go to MySchoolBucks.com and follow these instructions:

  1. Click “Sign Up Free”
  2. Follow the step by step instructions to add our school and your scholars to your account.  Our district is Heritage Academy Inc.  
  3. Click on “School Store” on the top menu bar for a list of options.

  1. If you click on “Store Home” it will take you to where you can purchase items like a parking permit, pay your PTO dues, or pay for the Fine Arts Retreat.
  2. If you click on “School Invoices” this is where your current course fees and end of year school balances from last year will be listed.  You will be able to make a payment right through this system!
  3. We only accept online payments.  No cash or checks will be accepted.

COMMON ISSUE:  

No invoices?  You must add your scholars to your account.  Click the profile icon and select “My Students.”  You may also need to add Heritage Academy as a new district if you another school on your account that uses myschoolbucks.  We are also finding that if you have linked your account to PowerSchool it will give you this message as well.

TONIGHT!  TONIGHT!  TONIGHT!

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COME OUT AND SEE AMAZING HERO TALENT!!

TALENT SHOW WILL BE:
Friday, January 22nd
5:00 – 7:30 PM @ the Heritage Gym
Sign up to watch the talent show!
130 Slots available due to social distancing!
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Moving

If you are moving and/or transferring to another school, please complete this WITHDRAWAL FORM.

You will need return any books or checked out items to the school when you come to pick up/sign the withdrawal paperwork.  Please allow 24 hours to process the withdrawal paperwork.  We will call you when it is ready.

JANUARY UNIFORM DEALS

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PTO BAHAMA BUCKS FUNDRAISER

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HUGE THANK YOU to the PIWOWAR FAMILY for the donating 4 boxes of masks to our scholar supply!

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We are so grateful!  THANK YOU!!  THANK YOU!!  

Open-Enrollment

Open Enrollment will end January 31st for the 2021-2022 school year.  If you have Heritage siblings, friends, or other family members that would like to join us for next year…NOW IS THE TIME TO ENROLL!  Open Enrollment will run through January 31st and seats will be offered around the second week of February.  

As we prepare for re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year, we anticipate a continuation of increased enrollment, with many new families eager for their scholar to benefit from the quality academic environment at Heritage Academy – Maricopa Campus.  

EXISTING SCHOLARS – As an existing scholar, you are extended the opportunity to reserve your space for next year. Please complete this RE-ENROLLMENT FORM if you haven’t already (most of have you have completed this already).  You will need to complete one for each scholar that currently attends Heritage Academy Maricopa.  If you know you will be moving or not returning, please complete the form as well to let us know.  

NEW SCHOLARS  If you have Heritage Siblings, friends, or other family members that do not currently attend Heritage but would like to join us for next year…they will need to complete the full enrollment application.  Click here to start the application: https://heritageacademyaz.com/enroll/. Open Enrollment will run through January 31st and seats will be offered around the second week of February. Heritage siblings will receive priority.  

By way of information, we do have a few spots left in 6th grade (TO ATTEND NOW) if a scholar would like to make the switch over to ensure their spot for next year!    

Edgenuity

For our online scholars, below are some helpful links to help you get acquainted with Edgenuity.

 https://www.edgenuity.com/resources/edgenuity-help-for-families/

Have questions?  Please contact Afton Welker (afton.welk@heritageacademyaz.com)

Be-on-Time-

Scholars can be dropped off starting at 7:30 am and need to be picked up after school by 4:00 pm!

The front office closes at 4:00 pm.  Scholars will not be permitted in the building after this time without a teacher and will need to wait in the  driveline area for their parents, and may not wait in the front office.

We would also like to remind families that Heritage Academy has a strict Tardy Policy.

TARDY POLICY: If you scholar is tardy more than 3 times to school, they will be pulled into a “sweep,” (similar to a detention) for the remainder of 1st period, and every tardy after.  They simply are not allowed to interrupt their first hour class coming in late.  Parents will be called on the scholar’s 5th tardy, and a meeting will be scheduled at their 7th tardy.

Why does being on time matter?  At Heritage, we want all of our scholars to learn traits that will help them be successful in their lives.

Here are just a few benefits of punctuality: 

  • INTEGRITY
  • DEPENDABILITY
  • LEADERSHIP
  • RESPECT
  • DISCIPLINE
  • ORGANIZED
  • PRODUCTIVE
  • LESS – STRESSED
  • SELF-CONFIDENCE
  • CREDIBILITY

Here are some tips to arrive on time: 

  1. PACK IT UP THE NIGHT BEFORE – Uniforms, gym clothes, shoes, jackets, sports equipment, water bottles, homework, lunch etc.
  2. TIME TRICKS – set alarms, change the clocks in your house to be early, tell yourself school starts at 7:45 (not 8:00).
  3. ANTICIPATE DELAYS– Add 25% of your travel time to your commute for traffic, gas, emergencies, etc.

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NEED YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT TO APPLY FOR COLLEGE?   

Stop by Mrs. Hoffman’s office for a copy of your unofficial transcript or CLICK HERE and complete the request form for an official one to be sent to the college you are applying to.  


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Heroes Athletics Update

Wrestling

Our J.H and H.S wrestling teams opened their season last week.  Highlights include Chris Senne, 120lbs with a 4 & 0 record, pinning all his opponents. Xander Mylek, 91lbs also went 4 & 0 and Kaden Dodson, 144lbs went 2 & 2. A great effort was made by the rest of the team. In most cases these were first time wrestlers going up against much older and more experienced competitors.  Our Heroes worked hard and left everything on the mat. Coaches could not be more proud.

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JH Boys Basketball

Team “A” holds a 4 in 1 record. Head Coach John Hill could not be more excited and proud of his team. These young men have put some serious points on the board and work well together as a team.  Going in he knew this season would be a challenge to coaches, scholars and parents alike as we all strive to do our part to get the season within the constraints and restrictions of the covid era we are currently in.  Together we have risen above the challenges and made our mark. Coach Hill works with all of his players, each week on a Team Theme.  Each Theme is a cornerstone of his coaching philosophy. Team “B” and Head Coach Jason Schalow, have also made great strides this season.  With not as many games played, they are making the most of what they have with a 2 in 1 record.  Showing consistent growth and determination on the court, Coach Schalow is excited to see what the rest of the season holds.  Coach Hill shares, “Abe Lincoln said if he had 6 hrs to chop down a tree he’d spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe.  We are sharpening the axe right now, and doing it through enforcing good habits. I am big on attention to detail and trying to “sharpen the axe” with everything we do in the Junior High basketball program.”

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JH Girls Softball

Our J.H. Softball team remained undefeated with their recent win against Grande Innovation on Thursday, 20 to 6.  Coach Zappa and his team of Lady Heroes continue to develop their talents as individual players as well as a team.  They are such a fun and exciting team to watch and we will definitely be doing so as they continue their season with their eyes on the playoffs. They have a big week next week, be sure to send them good vibes! Let’s go Heroes!

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With questions about HA Maricopa Athletics, please email Mr. Miller (Jeffrey.miller@heritageacademyaz.com)

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Mr. Hamblin’s ginormous lemons are back!  They are a cross between citrons and lemons, grown on a tree at Mr. Hamblin’s parents’ home in Gilbert.  They are a yearly favorite around here for scholars and staff!  

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Mrs. Huff’s digital photography class is currently learning about the history of photography.  In these photos they are learning about and getting to experience the photographic development process of Cyanotypes.

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IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!!  
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Dates

January 25

February 1, February 15, & February 22

March 1, March 22, & March 29

April 5, April 19, & April 26

May 3, May 17, & May 24

Southern-Arizona-Tour

Who: All 7th & 8th grade scholars
When: April 28-29 2021
Where: Tucson, Bisbee, Tombstone etc
Why: Exploring the Queen Mine, Tombstone, Pima Air & Space Museum, and the
Sonoran Desert Museum

Included: Transportation, hotel for 1 night, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners,
and admission entrance to all locations

Cost: $325 per scholar 

Payments: Tour can be found in the school store at myschoolbucks.com (See Post Above to add an account)
Payment schedule
$100 due Jan 20th
$100 due Feb 12 th
Balance due March 12th

Refund Policy:
(either tour or student cancels)
Full refund before Feb 15th
Refund minus $100 between Feb 16th – March 28th
No Refund after March 28th
Refunds are only eligible for those who do not use ECA tax credits. ECA tax
credits are considered a donation and therefore can not be refunded.

PERMISSION SLIP TO ATTEND 

PRINTABLE FLYER

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The Google Classroom will have a emergency Contact form for you to fill out as well as a Permission slip to print out and sign and then upload to the Google Classroom.  This is where I will post all tour information. Things such as packing lists or updates as we get closer to the tour date.
If you have any other questions please email Ms. Fairbanks at marin.fairbanks@heritageacademyaz.com

FRANCE TOUR 2022

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Dear Heritage families,

Heritage Academy high school scholars are invited to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience to France: Paris, Normandy, and Brittany during Spring Break 2022!

We are excited to offer this opportunity right now to give scholars some hope for a brighter future. We had an amazing experience in France this past Spring Break.  While the world might feel like it is filled with uncertainty, we want to give families the chance to look ahead. In addition, to make sure you feel confident making future travel plans, EF is offering a risk-free enrollment period.

There are limited spots on this tour!  To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please email me or call the EF Traveler Support Team at 1-800-665-5364, Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM EST. You might also want to review the Parent Guide for information about payment plans, on-tour safety, credit opportunities, and more.

Now, let’s get ready to go to France!

Thanks,

Joseph Arnold

jarnold@heritageacadmeyaz.com
French I/II/III, P.E.
Cross Country, Varsity Boys Soccer, Junior High Soccer
Heritage Academy Laveen

Will you or your Scholar be driving to school and parking on campus for the day? 

You will need a parking permit!  

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Please complete the following PARKING PERMIT APPLICATION if you or your scholar plans to park on campus for the 2020-2021 school year.  Parking permits must be hung on the rear-view mirror at all times while on the Heritage Academy Campus.  You will be assigned a designated parking spot.  There is a $10 fee/year for SCHOLAR parking, and permits can be purchased through the school store at MySchoolBucks.com.  You will need to login or create an account to access the store.  See MySchoolBucks Post above for details on setting up an account.    There is no fee for Staff Parking.  Permits are non-transferable and there is a $10 Replacement Fee if the permit is lost or stolen.    

WANT TO ORDER LUNCH?  

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*IMPORTANT NOTES:  MAKE SURE YOUR ORDER IS COMPLETE AND FULLY PAID FOR.  YOU MUST ORDER  24 HOURS AHEAD OF TIME.  IF YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT, YOU WILL NEED TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE WITH YOUR SCHOLARS CURRENT GRADE TO VIEW THE CALENDAR.

We do not charge any fees to create an account or to order student’s lunches. Our meal prices are typically at or below a restaurant’s in­ store price. Place orders and process payment on our secure website.  No more forgetting or losing lunch money!

No minimum orders. You can order lunches for one day, one week or months in advance. Add, edit, or cancel an order up to noon on the day before delivery.  You can print a calendar view of lunch orders and receive weekly opt-in email reminders.  Additionally, if you add orders and forget to process payment you will receive an alert.We offer a range of selections at a variety of price points. Our menus include combos, entrees and a la carte options.

My Hot Lunchbox is happy to accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian meal choices.  We are a peanut free company.  Our Customer Service Team is happy to help. For any inquires please call: 1-888-894-8295.

Freddys

 

Does your scholar require medication during the school day?

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Our medication policy has changed this year.  In cases where medication is required by a doctor to be given during school hours, Heritage Academy
officials administer prescription medication in the school setting in accordance with specific regulations that come from state law.

The following form needs to be completed by the doctor and delivered to the school by an adult with the medication.
Administering Meds Form 2020

Please note, medication to be given two (2) and/or three (3) times daily are to be given at home, unless specifically ordered by the doctor to be given at school. For prescription medication, there must be a written order from the physician stating the name of the medication, the dosage and the time it is to be administered and that it must be administered during school hours. There must be written permission from the parent/guardian for the medication to be administered at school. The medication must be in the original prescription container labeled by the pharmacist. Pharmacies will provide a duplicate container for school use upon request. No medications in envelopes, foil, or baggies will be accepted.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 15-341(A)(35),(36), students who have been diagnosed with anaphylaxis and/or breathing disorders may carry and self-administer emergency medications while at school and at school- sponsored activities. The student’s name must be on the medication container and annual written documentation, which authorizes the possession and self-administration of the medication from the
student’s parent is required.

UNIFORMS 

Uniforms will be required starting the first day back on campus September 9th!  

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THERE ARE (4) APPROVED UNIFORM VENDORS TO CHOOSE FROM:

1. DENNIS UNIFORMS – https://www.dennisuniform.com/schools/QHR (1-2 week delivery)

2. EDUCATIONAL OUTFITTERS – http://phoenix.educationaloutfitters.com/heritage-academy-maricopa-campus/ (6-8 week delivery)  

3. LANDS’ END – https://www.landsend.com/co/account/school-uniformsSchool Account # 900147471 (Under Mesa -District) (Check website for delivery times)

4. PRINTED DESERT – https://heritageacademyuniforms.com/  (Check website for delivery times)

UNIFORM GUIDELINES:

HERITAGE POLO – Red, White, or Blue must be purchased from an approved uniform vendor (Heritage Logo Required).

PANTS – Can be purchased anywhere as long as they meet the dress code standards (must be beige khaki lightest color option) or navy. No cargo pockets or leggings.  Cannot be ripped, torn, or frayed.

SKIRTS/DRESSES – MUST COME TO MIDDLE OF THE KNEE.  CHECK MEASUREMENTS OF SKIRT LENGTH FROM VENDORS BEFORE PURCHASING.  MOST OF THEM ARE NOT LONG ENOUGH.  Can be purchased anywhere as long as they meet the dress code standards (must be beige khaki lightest color option) or navy. Cannot be ripped, torn, or frayed.

SHORTS – Must be no shorter than four inches above the knee. Can be purchased anywhere as long as they meet the dress code standards (must be beige khaki lightest color option) or navy. No cargo pockets.  Cannot be ripped, torn, or frayed.

OUTERWEAR (Sweatshirts, Sweaters, Jackets) – Can be purchased anywhere as long as they meet the dress code standards (must be solid red, white, or navy blue with no large graphics or lettering. (Heritage Logo not required)

SPORTS/PE UNIFORM – Must be from one of the approved uniform vendors. (Lands’ End does not carry it).   Uniform consists of navy blue basketball shorts (HA Logo Required) and a solid red t-shirt (HA Logo Required).

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College-Prep
Do you have questions regarding College planning?

Heritage Academy offers advising to every scholar on campus. We will coach them along their college prep path, get them enrolled in college while in high school, and set up for future success!

Parents and scholars….. Do you have questions regarding College or high school planning?
Below is a list of topics that you may want to consider.

  • High school course selection
  • Early College Program – Dual enrollment, AP & CLEP
  • Earning an Associates Degree at Heritage Academy
  • ACT/SAT/PSAT (Which test and when?)
  • Financial Aid (Scholarships, Grants, Loans & FAFSA)

To schedule your appointment with Mrs. Weiler, please visit the website:  https://hamaricopa.com/advising/