IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 2/12  –  HS VALENTINE’S DANCE –  7:00 – 8:30 PM (See Post for Details)

      

  • 2/15-16  –  NO SCHOOL –  President’s Day

      

  • 2/17  –  SONIC PTO FUNDRAISER –  5:00-8:00 pm (See post for details)

      

  • 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  –   MAKING OF AMERICA SEMINAR –  8:30 AM – 3:00 PM (See post for details)

      

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

      

  • 3/8-18  –  NO SCHOOL –  Spring Break

      

IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION

HELPFUL LINKS

Heritage Families-

Our semester is in full swing!  We appreciate the hard work and dedication of our scholars as they keep up on their studies, play games, rehearse shows, and maintain their schedules.

As time flies by, we want to remind you to continue to keep up on your scholar’s grades through Powerschool.  If you are able to get the app, when grades are updated you will be notified automatically.  This is a great tool to use to help scholars stay eligible for games and not worry about retention.  We are only a couple of weeks away from spring break.  This is a good half way point in the semester to make sure you are on track!  Take a look!

We can’t thank our Heritage families enough for helping as much as you do. We have volunteers and parents who are always willing to help us and lighten our loads.  Thank you for being willing to give of your time and help the school be the best it can be.  This is how schools are successful – the many people that put in time and effort!  Thank you!

Sincerely, 

Kimberly Ellsworth
Principal, Maricopa Campus

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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY HERITAGE FAMILIES! 

WE SURE LOVE OUR HEROES…

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…AND OUR AMAZING PTO!!!  

A BIG THANK YOU to Sam Ross, Jessica Jaeger, John Reese, Erica Holguin, and Elena Holguin for the darling hand-made candle holders and treats!  We are so grateful for all of the love we felt this week from our hero families!  

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SCHOLAR COUNCIL PRESENTS…

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All high school scholars, please join us TONIGHT, Friday, February 12th, for our Valentine’s Day Dance; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Heritage Gym.  Cost is $8.00 per person at the door. 

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Semi formal dress code

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The next Making of America Seminar will be held on Friday, February 26th, 2021.

Heritage hosts this seminar twice a year, typically in the Spring and Fall. This year’s seminar will be taught by Earl Taylor.

RSVP by filling out the form at https://heritageacademyaz.com/making-of-america-seminar/

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2020-2021 JH History Tour (7th & 8th Grades)

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Southern Arizona – April 28th & 29th

***REMINDER: 2ND PAYMENT DUE***

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR SCHOLAR IS ABSENT: 

  1. CALL THE SCHOOL BEFORE 10:00 AM THE DAY OF THE ABSENCE.  
  2. LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH THE REASON FOR THE ABSENCE.
  3. CHECK GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR WORK THEY MISSED IN CLASS.

The Department of Education defines an EXCUSED ABSENCE as being an absence due to illness, doctor appointment, bereavement, family emergencies and out-of-school suspensions not to exceed 10% of the instructional days scheduled for the school year.

FAMILY VACATIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED EXCUSED ABSENCES.

Attendance Letters are mailed out at the first of the month for scholars who currently have (5) or more absences for the grading period. 

Just a reminder of Heritage Academy’s policy concerning attendance:

Any scholar who misses ten percent (10%) or more of classes (usually five or more per semester) in a given subject may not receive credit for that subject. Each teacher sets his/her own policy for work missed. Furthermore, many experiences and activities by their very nature cannot be duplicated or “made up.”

When a scholar is absent, a parent must call the school at the beginning of the day to indicate that the scholar will not be in attendance.  Please be sure to include a reason for the absence if you are leaving a voicemail.  Excusing an absence allows the scholar to make up work missed, however, it does not remove the absence.

We understand that there are times when a scholar may have more absences than normal due to a chronic illness. If your scholar suffers from a chronic illness, please complete the CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION PACKET, and return it to the front office with the required documentation.

Additionally, any scholar who is absent from school on a given day cannot participate in any school activity that

same day or evening.

DON’T GET BLOCKED IN

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AVOID SIGNING YOUR SCHOLAR OUT BETWEEN 2:30-3:30 PM

Need to schedule an appointment for your scholar during school hours?  We ask that you try and schedule appointments on Fridays when the scholars are out of school.  We know this isn’t always possible due to days and hours of operation, however we do ask that you avoid signing your scholar out between 2:30 – 3:30 pm.  We have several parents who arrive early to driveline beginning around 2:45 pm.  If you arrive to sign-out your scholar after 2:30 pm you risk being blocked by the driveline.

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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/

Our tentative 2021-2022 Calendar is Now Available!!

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HAMaricopa Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Please note that dates are subject to change per board approval in June 2021.

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.

Say My Name… Say My Name… 
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What’s My Name… What’s My Name???

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We have 2 little burrowing owls that live on campus and they don’t have official names yet! Please vote here for your favorites: https://bit.ly/WHATSMYNAME!   We will collect votes through next Thursday and give you the results next Friday!

Please be respectful to our little friends and always keep your distance from wild animals.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BURROWING OWLS HERE

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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)

College-Transcript-Request

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

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Coach Daniels’ Heroes Club Volleyball went 3-0 this week, even though they were seeded last!  The team is made up of four varsity players, three junior varsity players, and one junior high player.

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Our Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball teams are finishing up their season and headed to tournaments at the end of the month. Coach Vernon Daniels and Coach Colin Comerford have done an excellent job with their respective teams.  Each team continues to grow stronger as individual players and teammates.Screenshot_20210209-203815_WhatsApp   Screenshot_20210209-203825_WhatsApp

Coach Deakyne honored his six seniors this week at his Basketball Senior Night!

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Our Junior High Softball team rose to the challenge on Saturday, February 6th.  They played 3 solid games and beat the two-time defending Champions, Dobson Academy, to make it the Championship game.  Our girls battled hard and brought home two amazing pieces of hardware.  We are very fortunate to have Coach Zappa, who is dedicated to the program, and a group of young ladies, who had such desire and confidence in themselves as well, each other.  We are so proud to call them all Heritage Heroes.

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Our Junior High Basketball teams are finishing up their seasons as well. Coach John Hill and Coach Jason Schalow give their players 110% through the final buzzer and their players are happy to do the same. It’s always an exciting time to see the energy on the court.

It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks we will be starting our Spring Competitive season.  We continue to be inspired by our Student Athletes and look forward to what Spring will bring.  GO HEROES!


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Another BEAUTIFUL bulletin board update by Mrs. Ford!  Thank you for sharing your talents with us!  

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Mr. Klepfer’s JH Baseball class brought the good ‘ole sandlot to reality this week!   

IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK!!  
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Dates

 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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COLLEGE CORNER

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Scholarships
Looking for scholarships can be time consuming!
Here is a link to some wonderful opportunities:
Be sure to apply before the deadline!
ASU NAU
University-of-Arizona
Seniors accepted and planning to attend ASU, NAU, or UofA… Check this scholarship out!!! The 2021 Dorrance Scholarship Application deadline is now less than two weeks away! Please encourage your eligible students to apply and follow-up with those who have started an application –the odds this year are better than ever! Students can access the application via our website: www.DorranceScholarship.org. The deadline to apply is February 10th, 2021 at 4:59pm.
College-Prep
Do you have questions regarding College planning?

Heritage Academy offers advising to every scholar on campus. Mr. McCambridge 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 Mr. McCambridge, please visit https://calendly.com/greg-mcca/45min

Enrollment

HAVE FRIENDS OR FAMILY THAT WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US NEXT YEAR? 

Our Open Enrollment period for next school has now ended and seats will be offered through a lottery next week for those who do not currently attend Heritage and submitted applications prior to January 31, 2021.    

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 missed the deadline 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/.

After the lottery runs, all seats will be offered on a first come, first served basis.  Heritage siblings will receive priority.  

We currently do not have any remaining seats for 2020-2021 school year.  

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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.

UNIFORMS 

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THERE ARE (3) APPROVED UNIFORM VENDORS TO CHOOSE FROM:

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

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

3. 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).

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.

MY SCHOOL BUCKS

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

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT USE POWERSCHOOL FOR FEES.  All Powerschool balances are $0 for every scholar.  You will not use PowerSchool to see if you owe fees.  

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.

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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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.