IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 12/1-12/15  – NHS TOY DRIVE  – Collection boxes in the front lobby and gym 

  • 12/9  – HOLIDAY CHOIR CONCERT – 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30 PM (See Post for Details)  

  • 12/10  – PTO MEETING – 7:00 PM (See Post for Details)  

  • 12/11  – HERITAGE DANCE SHOWCASE – 5:00 & 7:30 PM (See Post for Details)  

  • 12/14  – TEACHER GIFT BAG DROP-OFF – during driveline (See Post for Details)  

  • 12/15  – GRADUATION CAP & GOWN ORDERING DEADLINE 

  • 12/14-12/17  – FINALS WEEK – Attendance Required (See Post for Details)  

  • 12/18-1/3  – CHRISTMAS BREAK – Do something nice for someone!  

IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION

HELPFUL LINKS

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Heritage Families,

Thank you for being part of Heritage!  We know many are struggling this semester with online, in school and back and forth.  It has been a tough ride.  Despite troubles, you are pulling through.  We appreciate your persistence and determination.  We hope next semester will be a smoother ride.

Get lots of rest, eat well and come prepared each day.  One more week of classes and then finals week.  Study now for finals and prepare ahead.  Teachers will be reviewing over the next week.

Have a great weekend.  Stay safe!

Kimberly Ellsworth
Principal, Maricopa Campus

Course-Fees

Course fees for all FIRST SEMESTER classes are now past due. Scholars who have not paid their class fee(s) by Thursday, December 10th 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.

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:

  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.

2nd Semester Course Fees

2nd Semester Invoices will be sent out December 18th, and they will be due Monday, January 4th when we return from Christmas Break.  Mr. Halterman will be making schedule changes for non-payment that first week back.

 2020-2021 COURSE FEES

You will receive an invoice for each fee-bearing course your scholar has for 2nd semester.  If you have a credit on your account, your invoice will be updated to reflect the new balance owed before January 4th so you can complete payment if applicable.

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CLASS SCHEDULES

Mr. Halterman is just about finished with the 2nd semester schedules and will be emailing them out!

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.

Please be on the look-out for Mr. Halterman’s email.  It will include a link to the schedule change request form.

DRESS CODE REMINDERS

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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.

A Few More Reminders……
– clean shaven even with a mask on
– no nose rings even under masks
– no denim khakis

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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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HOLIDAY CHOIR CONCERT 

Wednesday, December 9th 

3 showings @ 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30 pm

Audience members need to sign up using signup genius
(https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044FAEAE22AA8-holiday)

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HERITAGE DANCE SHOWCASE 

Friday, December 11th 

2 showings @ 5:00 & 7:30 pm

Each scholar will receive (2) tickets for each show (4 tickets total).

DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.

Dress Rehearsal will be December 11th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

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IT’S CRUNCH TIME!!!
FINALS WEEK: DEC 14th – DEC 17th
All scholars are required to take their final exams for each class during finals week.  There will not be a test make-up after break, so if your scholar misses their final during this week, they will receive a “0”.

 

Homecoming

Scholar Council put together a FABULOUS Homecoming Event!  

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Thank you Ms. Allen and Scholar Council for all of your hard work!  We had so much fun dancing and making memories!  Can’t wait for the next dance!

Citizenship

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)

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Community-Service-Opportunities

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.

CLICK HERE FOR A COMMUNITY SERVICE TRACKING SHEET

Other volunteer opportunities for our Maricopa community can be found on justserve.org.

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Open-Enrollment

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.  

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Heroes Athletics Update

Spring Sports Interests Lists:

We have announced our spring sports and are collecting lists of scholars who are interested in participating.  Spring games will begin in March, but will be included in your scholar’s winter semester schedule.  If your scholar would like to participate in one (or more!) of the sports listed below, please click here for the Google Form and complete it by Friday 12/5.  (please see form for more details)

Spring Options:  High School Softball, High School and Junior High Baseball, High School and Junior High Boys Volleyball, High School Girls Soccer, Junior High Co-Ed Soccer, Junior High Girls Basketball, High School and Junior High Swim Team, High School and Junior High Golf Team.

We are exploring the possibility adding a few new sports to our program, High School Tennis, High School Girls Sand Volleyball, and High School Track.  These options are available in the G-Form as well.

Winter Sports Update:

Our winter sports are currently practicing and preparing for their games.  Games have been moved to January.  Please keep your eye on the CAA Preps site for up-to-date game schedules.  The schedules will be changing for a few more weeks, but should be final by winter break.  Our winter sports are boys basketball, girls varsity basketball, junior high softball, and wrestling.  If you have questions about these sports, please email Mr Miller (Jeffrey.miller@heritageacademyaz.com)

Fall High School Sports Recap:

We had a very successful fall sports season.  Each team improved on last years results.  We had great participation on each team, and we added a couple new teams that were able to compete for the first time.

High School Football: Our scholars competed in our first year of 8-man tackle football.  Coach Ramirez and his staff prepared the team to play and then waited patiently until games were available.  Once they could play, they took advantage of that opportunity!  This young team offensively is led by a duo of freshmen QBs, Darius Brown and Deuce Palmer.  Supporting them, is speedster Martreon Risper (So), hard-running Jeremiah Carter (So), and athletic RJ Lee (So).  Defensively, it is more young leadership with Andrew Ensminger (So) leading the team in tackles and Sam Coates (So) and Ben James (Fr) not far behind.  They completed their regular season this last week with a record of 5-1 and have qualified for the D1 CAA State Championship Game next Saturday (12/12).  Go Heroes!

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High School Girls Volleyball: Heritage girls volleyball made vast improvements this year as the team continues to develop.  Our varsity team is lead by young talent in All-State nominees Helen Andrews (So), Abby Dirks (Fr), Avory Oosthuizen (Fr).  The varsity girls finished 5-7 and heart-breakingly one set away from advancing to the play-offs.  We are really excited for what Coach Daniels and this young squad can do next year.  For the first time, we fielded a JV team and they had a very successful season finishing 7-3 with four 8th graders and one 7th grader contributing to their success.

High School Boys Soccer: This was our first year to have a boys soccer team compete and they worked extremely hard for each win they had.  They finished the season with three wins but did it in a very dramatic way.  Coach Hill worked tirelessly to put a team on the field with personnel became a problem as the season went on.  In each of those three wins, the team started less than 11 players and had no substitutes available and simply outworked the other team to victory.  Senior, Tyler Kientzler, led on the field, supported by Ryder LaFramboise (Fr) and a group of gutsy 8th graders.  Congrats to Coach Hill and the boys for setting their standards high.

Boys and Girls Cross Country: Our XC team has continued to grow and improve.  Our high school runners will be competing in the state championship meet this Friday.  The High School team is led by Amor Juarez (So) and Fisher Ormond (So).  Great Job Coach Ormond and good luck to all this weekend!

Our Junior High team completed their season a week ago and brought home a couple of team trophies this year.  They were led by 8th graders Tyler Ormond and Vash Livingston.  Tyler medaled in the state meet and the boys team finished just off the podium in 4th place.

Junior High Fall Updates: We had great participation on our JH squads, enough to form two flag football teams and two girls volleyball teams.  Our flag teams had a great season and were able to play an exciting game against each other that came down to the last play of the game.  Our JH girls volleyball teams had very eventful seasons as well.  The first team advanced to the state play offs and lost a close game to the #2 seed.  We formed a boys JH soccer team, which unfortunately was not able to compete due to the other schools dropping out, so we (unofficially) won state by default!

We are very excited about the direction of all our sports programs.  Please be aware that updated schedules and results are always available at CAAPreps.com.

We are interested in hearing your experiences as well, positive or if they need improvement.  Feedback is a blessing, if you have the time, please complete this feedback survey and tell us your thoughts.

For questions, please email Mr Miller (Jeffrey.miller@heritageacademyaz.com)

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Ms. Schwarzen’s Art Class participated in a Valley Fever Awareness Contest this week.

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IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!!  
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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.

Fine Arts Retreat

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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*:
-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

TO MAKE A PAYMENT, go to myschoolbucks.com and login > click on the school store > click on Fine Arts Retreat and make a payment.

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO ON HOW TO MAKE A PAYMENT

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

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Dates

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.
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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.

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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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/