A Few Reminders to Keep our Scholars Safe!
DAILY HEALTH SCREEN (INCLUDING TEMPERATURE CHECKS) – In your agreement to come back to campus for in-person learning, you agreed to perform a health screen every day BEFORE your scholar comes to school as noted in the mitigation plan (CLICK HERE).
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
● congestion or runny nose
● new loss of taste or smell
HAND WASHING & CLEANING – Once scholars are on school grounds, we ask that they wash their hands immediately in the restrooms (gym or new building – staff will be outside to guide). Scholars will also be asked to wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning and the end of each class. They will also be asked to clean their desk at the end of each class. Cleaning by scholars has been and always will be a part of being at Heritage. During COVID we know our scholars will step up and help out in this area.
DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK – We want you to be aware that due to class sizes social distancing will be limited in many areas. The recommendation in this case is to have all desks in a row and scholars in masks. You will see this in many classrooms. Masks will be required on campus for teachers and scholars. Masks DO NOT need to be red, white, or blue, however they do need to be heritage standard with no inappropriate slogans or symbols. When social distancing is available, the masks may be taken off at teacher discretion. For our full face covering policy, (CLICK HERE).
The Athletic Department still has Heritage Masks available. They are 2 for $20 or $12 each. Stop by the Athletic Office to purchase. Cash only!
For additional questions including procedures for COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test, please see the mitigation plan (CLICK HERE).
If you are an in person scholar, you are considered absent if you are not physically present (even if you do work online). However, if you an in person scholar and quarantining due to exposure to COVID your absence will be reversed to present as long as you have signed into your online classes.
Only 2 weeks until Open Enrollment begins for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have friends or family members that would like to join us for next year…NOVEMBER 1st is the date to remember. 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 family within our school, you are extended the opportunity to reserve your scholar’s space for next year. Please complete this RE-ENROLLMENT FORM and submit it by November 15th, 2020. Please complete one for each scholar that currently attends Heritage Academy Maricopa.
NEW SCHOLARS – If you have friends or 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 are currently on a waitlist for all grade levels. Don’t hesitate to call the office if you have any questions or concerns.
Please Join the Advanced Drama Class for
THE TRAIL OF LEGENDS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd
It’s a dark trail of haunting stories! Over 22 actors in period costumes dramatizing bone-chilling tales, stories of ghosts, monsters and the supernatural. Appropriate for ages 10+. There will be awesome Halloween treats too!
SCHOLAR COUNCIL PRESENTS….
BUCKS for BOOS
(DOLLARS FOR DUDS)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29th
On Dollars for Duds days, scholars are allowed to wear non-uniform clothing (INCLUDING JEANS) that meet Heritage Standards. $1.00 for shirt and $1.00 for pants/shorts. Dollars for Duds is optional and scholars do not have to participate. Money raised goes to support Scholar Council and the school activities and dances they support.
Costumes are permitted as long as they meet Heritage Standard. NO FULL MASKS OR FACE PAINT. (Face Masks still REQUIRED).
Heritage Standard means: no sleeveless or midriff shirts; shorts must be 4″ from the middle of the knee and skirts must come to the middle of the knee: no cargo pants or shorts; no pants or shorts that are ripped or torn; no leggings; and no inappropriate slogans or symbols on the clothing.
Since the office is closed, if a scholar is wearing inappropriate clothing, they will be dress coded and will need to change into uniforms we have on hand in the office. Items are not allowed to be dropped off at campus.
IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR PINK ON!!!
PRACTICES – October 26-29 3:45-4:45pm @ Pacana Park (due to our field being seeded)
GAME DAY– November 5th 4:00 pm -6:00 pm @ Heritage Academy
ENTRY COST – 1 can food each person
WHAT PLAYERS NEED TO DO *SHOW UP FOR PRACTICE *Need Mouth Guard *Team Shirts $6 each (S-L) $10 each (XL-XXL) *Donate 2 cans of food for entry to play
CHEER SQUAD PRACTICES – Tuesday 10/27 (7:00-9:00 PM) and Friday 10/30 (8:00-10:00 AM) @ the Heritage Gym. Email Joanne Taylor if you have questions about the cheer squad – firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a BIG FAMILY EVENT and a ton of FUN!
For questions, please email or text Ashley Abercrombie at 602-920-8989.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
7:00 – 8:30 PM @ HERITAGE GYM
6th graders from Ms. Turik’s history class, built pyramids while learning about ancient Egypt.
The fall sports season is quickly coming to an end. We are extremely proud of the team building, sportsmanship and overall performance of our Heritage athletes. It was such a fun season! These athletes have set the precedent as we prepare for our winter season of athletics. Winter sports include, High School Boys Basketball, High School Girls Basketball, High School Boys Basketball, Junior High Boys Basketball, Junior High Softball, High School and Junior High Wrestling. It’s going to be an exciting and very busy season!
Varsity Soccer Heroes take the WIN 3-1!
Just to put this picture in context, what you see is (1) senior, (6) freshman , and (3) 8th graders. Pluse there are only only 10 players…you play soccer with 11 on the field, they played 80 minutes with one less player and won. It was a great game!
In other news, the Heritage Cross Country team had an eventful meet in Prescott.
Fisher Ormond, 10th grader from the HS team, ran right out of his shoes. He started his kick the last 200 and one came off, so he kicked the other one off and powered through. If you look closely, you can see the shoes in the picture.
While we had a lot of interest from our scholars for Junior High Girls Soccer, unfortunately there were not enough teams to form a league. Our Junior High soccer players will have to wait until the spring co-ed soccer season. If your scholar(s) are interested in one of these winter sports teams, please have them come sign the interest sheet(s) at the front desk or email the AD at email@example.com
Please check in with your scholars and see where they stand on grades, homework habits etc. Teachers are required to update grades every week by Friday night. Grade checks are pulled every Monday morning for eligibility status. Student Athletes are required to carry passing grades which are C’s or better, in order to play. If a scholar is ineligible, the expectation is for them to dress out and support their teammates but will not see playing time.
Scholars are required to have a sports physical to play Heritage athletics. If you haven’t already, please ensure your scholar obtains one if they plan to play during the winter season.
Mark your calendars! Senior Nights are as follows… Varsity Boys Soccer 11/3, Varsity Girls Volleyball 11/4 and Varsity Football 11/28.
MY SCHOOL BUCKS UPDATE
See THIS LINK for info on how to set up MSB.
REMINDER: YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INVOICE FOR STUDENT FEES WHEN THE PROGRAM IS READY TO ISSUE FEES AND ACCEPT PAYMENTS. We cannot accept class fee payments at this time.
Fine Arts Retreat
January 6-9, 2021
Advanced scholars from all Heritage Academy campuses enrolled in arts classes and programs may attend the Fine Arts Retreat in January.
A select group of scholars will spend three nights and four days (Wednesday Saturday) at Emmanuel Pines Camp located in Prescott, AZ. Scholars will spend two full days in intensive study and rehearsal in preparation for a live performance on Saturday.
Intensive Programs Offered*:
-Full Orchestra (band, strings, percussion)
-Beats of the Street (percussion & advanced piano)
Cost: $250 (includes transportation, meals, intensive workshops, extracurricular activities, and lodging at the camp)
AZ Tax Credit can be used to pay for this!
$125 due November1st**
$125 due December 3rd**
*Subject to change, based on enrollment
**No money will be refunded for any reason
For questions or to sign-up, please contact Ms. Schwarzen at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2, November 16, November 23, & November 30
January 4 & 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
FRANCE TOUR 2022
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.
We will be talking about all of the above and more at a virtual ZOOM informational meeting on October 27th at 5:30pm. Please join our meeting to hear all the details including the itinerary, dates, and cost of this trip. The meeting will also mark the official opening of enrollment!
Please click here to RSVP by Monday, October 26th, 2020 to confirm your spot at the meeting.
**Please make sure to RSVP, as the zoom meeting link will be sent directly to your email/number you have RSVP’d with 24 hours prior to the meeting**
There are limited spots on this tour, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity! Now, let’s get ready to go to France!
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!
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?
*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.
Does your scholar require medication during the school day?
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.
SCHOLARS WILL NEED A WATER BOTTLE!
It is important that our scholars stay hydrated! Drinking fountains will only be used to refill water bottles! Please be sure your scholar brings a water bottle with them each day that they can refill! Label the water bottle with FIRST and LAST NAME!
Uniforms will be required starting the first day back on campus September 9th!
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)
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).
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/