Thank you for a wonderful semester. It has been a struggle getting to where we are, but you’ve made it! We appreciate your hard work and dedication even through these difficult times. Know that we love our scholars. We want the best for them and truly feel blessed to have them in school.
We are excited for next semester and the new challenges ahead. Make sure to check your schedules that you have been scheduled for all of your classes!
Enjoy your break! Spend time serving your family and others where you can during these Holidays. We will see you back before you know it!
Principal, Maricopa Campus
Course fees for all SECOND SEMESTER classes will be assessed on JANUARY 4th and will be DUE on MONDAY, JANUARY 18th. Scholars will be dropped from all fee-bearing classes for 2nd semester and will not be enrolled in any fee-bearing class until the balance is paid in full.
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. Course fees also apply even if your scholar is online full-time.
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.
To create your account go to MySchoolBucks.com and follow these instructions:
- Click “Sign Up Free”
- Follow the step by step instructions to add our school and your scholars to your account. Our district is Heritage Academy Inc.
- Click on “School Store” on the top menu bar for a list of options.
- 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.
- 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!
- We only accept online payments. No cash or checks will be accepted.
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.
Mr. Halterman will be emailing out final 2nd semester schedules over break. They will also be available in PowerSchool as changes are made.
SCHEDULE CHANGES – Changes to a scholar’s schedule may be possible on a limited basis:
- If a scholar has a documented medical condition that prevents them from participating in a class. For school record keeping purposes, it is preferred that a doctor’s note be provided.
- If a scholar was incorrectly scheduled for an academic class (e.g. Pre-algebra instead of geometry).
- If a teacher recommends that a specific schedule change be made for academic reasons.
- If a scholar qualifies to move out of an academic support class. Please note that if a scholar was scheduled for a math lab last semester, they will be scheduled for a math lab again this semester unless they earned an A in their math class and an A in the math lab, or they have a teacher recommendation to move out of the math lab class.
WANT TO AUDITION FOR THE SCHOOL TALENT SHOW???
SEND AN AUDITION VIDEO TO MS. ALLEN
BY MONDAY, JANUARY 11th.
(No late entries will be accepted).
TALENT SHOW WILL BE:
Friday, January 22nd
5:00 – 7:30 PM @ the Heritage Gym
DRESS CODE REMINDERS
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.
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.
Scholars should try and complete the following citizenship requirements during the 2020-201 school year:
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS: 10 hours per school year (5 hours per semester).
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: Scholars should attend one of each of the following activities during the school year:
- Attend 1 Heritage sporting event
- Attend 1 Heritage fine arts event
- Attend 1 additional school event
- Service to your family (2 hours)
Volunteer opportunities are all around our community!
Mow the neighbor’s yard, volunteer at the food bank, or pick up trash in your community. Need to stay in your house? No problem! Write letters to soldiers, sew masks, call and check on your elderly friends and neighbors! There are opportunities to give service all around you! As long as you are providing service for someone outside of your home (not for your family) it can count towards your hours.
Other volunteer opportunities for our Maricopa community can be found on justserve.org.
Open Enrollment has begun 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.
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! Don’t hesitate to call the office if you have any questions or concerns.
Heroes Athletics Update
Spiritwear Update: Thank you for your patience while the last few items make their way through production. There were a few, popular items that were on backorder. We are in regular contact with the vendor and will provide an update upon return from Christmas break.
If your scholar is playing winter or spring sports and you have yet to turn in your athletic packet, those are being accepted now. Forms are available online. Please return them to Mrs. Taylor, A.D. Administrative Assistant at your earliest convenience. Scholars cannot play until their packet is received, completed in full.
For questions, please email Mr Miller (Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mimi, our Christmas Elf, has been busy gathering reindeer around campus this week and spreading joy and laughter everywhere she goes!
Mrs. Schwarzen’s art class created 3D art projects using plaster strips, balloons, cardboard, and paint.
Fine Arts Retreat
January 6-9, 2021
Advanced scholars from all Heritage Academy campuses enrolled in fine 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
TO MAKE A PAYMENT, go to myschoolbucks.com and login > click on the school store > click on Fine Arts Retreat and make a payment.
For questions or to sign-up, please contact Ms. Schwarzen at email@example.com
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.
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!
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.
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/