IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 11/2 – 11/7 – HOMECOMING WEEK – (See Post for Details)

  • 11/3 – POWDER PUFF CHEER PRACTICE – 7:00 – 9:00 PM @ Heritage Gym (See Post for Details)

  • 11/5 – POWDER PUFF GAME – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ TBD (See Post for Details)

  • 11/5 – SENIOR GRADUATION INFORMATION NIGHT (REQUIRED FOR ALL 12 GRADERS) – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Heritage Gym (See Post for Details)

  • 11/10 – PTO MEETING – 7:00 pm (See Post for Details)

IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION

HELPFUL LINKS

A Few Reminders to Keep our Scholars Safe!  

Daily-Health-Screens

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
● headache
● fatigue
● congestion or runny nose
● cough
● vomiting
● diarrhea
● 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. 

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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).

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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) 

Happy-Halloween

Our Heritage Campus turned into a wizarding world this week as we participated in Scholar Council’s Bucks for Boos.  An epic duel between Bellatrix Lestrange and Harry Potter was a highlight as Bellatrix took the win and was awarded 10 points for Slytherin!

Photos by Jeff Hazlett and Mimi Lopez

WIZARDS

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Hermione Granger after drinking polyjuice potion!

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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.

Open-Enrollment

Only 1 day 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.  

Brrrr…It’s getting cold out there!

Spirit-Gear

Just a reminder that hoodies, sweatshirts, sweaters, and jackets worn inside the building must be solid red, white, or blue with no striping, graphics, or lettering.  Heritage spirit wear (as seen above) is approved as dress code compliant.

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THE TRAIL OF LEGENDS WAS A SPOOKY SUCCESS!  

A HUGE thank you to all of the parents, scholars, and staff who made this event possible! 

Photos by Cindy Price

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Homecoming

Scholar Council has put together an AMAZING SPIRIT WEEK for Homecoming!  Dress down outfits and costumes must 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.

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CLICK HERE for a full page print-out of the week!  

  

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IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR PINK ON!!!  

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GAME DAY– November 5th 4:00 pm -6:00 pm @ Pacana Park
      PINK OUT
      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

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CHEER SQUAD PRACTICESTuesday 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  – joanne.tayl@heritageacademyaz.com

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This is a BIG FAMILY EVENT and a ton of FUN!

For questions, please email or text Ashley Abercrombie at 602-920-8989.

  

GRADUATION

INFORMATION

NIGHT

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH

7:00 – 8:30 PM @ HERITAGE GYM

Happenings-Around-Campus

6th graders from Mrs. Hill’s math class, racing to put together an order of operations puzzle.

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Mrs. Huff’s Digital Photography class is learning about the elements of design through shooting images of different textures.

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And Mrs. Titus’ 8th grade science class participated in a Halloween science escape room!!

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IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!!  
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ATHLETIC UPDATE

Winter Sports Classes and Competitive Teams Clarifications:

If your scholar is interested in competing on a winter team OR being in one of these winter sports classes, please complete the Google Form ASAP.  It can be found  HERE

As with every class, we may not be able to accommodate all that would like to be in a specific sports class due to limitations to space, equipment, or coaches. We recommend to all scholars that are interested in being in the class OR on the team, complete the Google Form and attend any available try outs.

Tryouts for these teams are stated below:

Boys JH Basketball try out will be held this FRIDAY (10/30) at our gym from 2:00p – 4:00p.  Please have the boys come in their PE uniform and bring their own water.  COVID guidelines will still apply.

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JH Softball tryouts will be held WEDNESDAY (11/4) at Pacana Park from 3:45p – 6:00p and FRIDAY (11/6) at Pacana Park from 8:00a – 11:30a.  Girls should come appropriately geared and dressed for softball.

HS Girls Basketball try out is on TUESDAY (11/3) from 3:30p – 4:30p in the gym.  Girls need to report to the gym immediately after school.  They should be sure to have their PE uniform and appropriate shoes for the gym.

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NOTE:  All practice sessions and try outs are closed to parents.  Please do not enter the gym.  If your scholar has a conflict with one of the posted try outs, please email Mr Miller (Jeffrey.miller@heritageacademyaz.com) While we would like to allow all scholars to participate in the sports classes, space and scheduling could limit their ability.  All sports classes are fee bearing as well.  Our fee system will be operational soon.  Please review the weekly newsletter for more information on fees.

Our fall season is coming to an end.  Our teams have done well and some are preparing for play-off games.  To view schedules and results, please check our CAA Preps site at: azcaapreps.com

Are you interested in a challenge?

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Wrestling is an opportunity to participate in one of the world’s oldest and most rigorous sports. It is an individual sport with a team sport component. Come join the Heritage Wrestling Team today! Interest sheet can be found at the front desk.

MY SCHOOL BUCKS UPDATE

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First of all, thank you for your patience as we have been working on getting our new invoice and payment system up and running.
2020-2021 COURSE FEES:
If your scholar owes school fees for the first semester of this school year, you will be receiving an invoice on NOVEMBER 9th for those fees!   Once you receive the invoice, you will submit payment for those fees through MySchoolBucks. 
  
ACCOUNT CREDITS:
If your scholar has account credit from last school year, you should have received an emailed credit memo showing the amount of ECA and non-ECA account credits your scholar currently has. These credits include reimbursed fees for cancelled classes and tours due to Covid 19 as well as ECA credits previously paid to scholar accounts. Those credits will be applied to invoices prior to those invoices being sent to you on NOVEMBER 9th and should show up as a partial (in some instances as a full) payment on the invoice. 
 
FINE ARTS RETREAT:
If your scholar plans to attend the Fine Arts Retreat, please complete the FINE ARTS RETREAT FORM. Once the paperwork is completed, you will make your payment through the school store at MySchoolBucks. Any questions regarding account credits or invoices should be directed to Mrs. Hoffman at thoffman@heritageacademyaz.com.

See THIS LINK for info on how to set up MSB.

REMINDER: YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INVOICE FOR COURSE FEES ON NOVEMBER 9TH. 

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Fine Arts Retreat

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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*:
-Art
-Full Orchestra (band, strings, percussion)
-Beats of the Street (percussion & advanced piano)
-Dance
-Musical Theatre
-Ballroom dance
-Photography
-Stage Combat
-Vocal Jazz

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

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP

For questions or to sign-up, please contact Ms. Schwarzen at stephanie.schw@heritageacademyaz.com

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Dates

November 2, November 16, November 23, & November 30

December 7 

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

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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
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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 

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).

COLLEGE CORNER

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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/