IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 4/2  –  MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD DAY –  6th-8th Grades 1:00-3:00 PM (See Post for Details)

  • 4/5-8  –  STANDARDIZED TESTING –  See Post for Details

  • 4/5-22 –  NJHS TOILETRIES DRIVE –  See Post for Details

  • 4/8  –  SCHOLAR COUNCIL APPLICATIONS DUE – (See Post for Details)

  • 5/1  –  PROM EVENT –  Castles and Coasters (See Post for Details)

  • 5/27  –  GRADUATION –  7:00 PM

  • 5/27  –  LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!

IMPORTANT SCHOOL INFORMATION

Testing-Schedule

WE ARE TESTING MONDAY-WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK

(APRIL 5th – 7th)

Please do not schedule appointments during this time.  Online and in-person scholars will all be participating in the testing ON CAMPUS.  Testing classroom room numbers will be posted in the drop-off area and front lobby.  Scholars will report to these room numbers for testing for first period.

***PLEASE NOTE***

9th and 12th grade scholars do not come to campus on
Monday and Tuesday until 12:00 pm.  

9th, 11th, and 12th grade scholars do not come to campus on
Wednesday until 12:00 pm.  

ONLINE SCHOLARS: We are a closed campus, so parents are not allowed to be in the building. Please use the driveline and drop you scholars off in the back of the school in the “drop-off” area.  Online scholars need to be picked up through driveline at 11:15 am (Monday – Wednesday). 

CLICK HERE FOR THE TESTING SCHEDULE

For parents or guardians of scholars who are currently online with Edgenuity, please notify Mr. Halterman at bhalterman@heritageacadmyaz.com as soon as possible if your scholar will not be able to attend during testing.

By way of information, the Arizona Department of Education will not be ranking schools for the 2020-2021 school year.  For more information on statewide assessments and frequently asked questions, CLICK HERE.

6TH – 8TH GRADE FIELD DAY IS TODAY @ 1:00 pm

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SCHOLAR COUNCIL’S SPIRIT WEEK A SUCCESS!  

Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Change-Wars

All grade levels and the teachers competed in Change Wars during Spirit Week!  

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6th grade was the grade level to beat, and although the competition was fierce, 6th grade ended up pulling it off (not including the teachers 😅)!

Pizza 🍕and Pie 🥧

Our 6th grade winners chose to pie Ms. Bocchinfuso in the face!

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A few scholars took a turn in the pie fun too!

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THANK YOU SCHOLAR COUNCIL!  SPIRIT WEEK WAS SO MUCH FUN! 

April-Fools

Heritage Academy definitely had some April Fool’s fun happening around campus!  There was a lost cat, a lost man, upside down pictures, a voice activated copier, mirrors under repair, fake quizzes, and Mr. Rivera stepped in as the new principal!  It made for a lot of laughs and fun memories!

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Tickets will be on sale at lunch from

April 5-April 23

No tickets will be available at the door.  

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Dates

April 5, April 19, & April 26

May 3, May 17, & May 24

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Heroes Athletics Update

Our Heritage Heroes proved to be resilient this week as they hit the court or field for a combined total of 20 games this week!Varsity Baseball is still running strong with an undefeated 6-0 record.  Shoutouts to Sam Huffaker, Tyler Damron, Mykah Espinueva and Paul Burke this week.

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Coed Junior High Soccer Team #1 has been tearing up the field.  They also remain undefeated with a 6-0 record.  Shoutout to Luca Hernandez this week for his 4 solid goals.

Coed Junior High Soccer Team #2 tied it up this week showing substantial personal development and teamwork. Girls Varsity Soccer is undefeated with a record of 5-0.  Shoutout to Maddy Huffaker and Ulissa Garcia  for their performance on the field this week.

Last but not least, let’s hear it for our J.H. and H.S. Swim teams.  Our H.S. boys took 4th place in team races, Robert Huff took 2nd in the 200 I.M. 3rd in the 50 butterfly and 3rd in the 100 back-stroke.  Fisher Ormond bettered his breaststroke and the 100-yard freestyle time by 10 seconds each.  That’s a huge accomplishment!  J.H. swimmer Jaden Hutson placed 2nd in the 100-yard freestyle and 2nd in the 50-yard backstroke.  Jens Robinson placed 1st in the 100-yard I.M., the 50-yard backstroke and 3rd in the 50-yard Breaststroke.  Way to go gentleman.

Next week we are testing so it will be a light week for games.  Please be sure your athletes get enough rest and a good breakfast to start the day right.  Regardless of whether our athletes are in a game or in the classroom, the expectation is the same.

Give 110%.  You got this!

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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Great News! As of today, Central Arizona College (CAC) has gone live with the signup link for Promise for the Future pledge form.

Click here www.centralaz.edu/promise to sign-up for Promise Today!

The signup period for 8th graders will be from April 1, 2021 through August 1, 2021, providing ample time for students and families to get online and complete their Promise pledge form.

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Due to the current social distancing requirements for COVID-19, CAC is actively working on scheduling several virtual online presentations on Zoom and we will send links out to those as soon as we get them.  

As a reminder:

  • Student enrollment into the program does not hold any student accountable for future enrollment at Central Arizona College, it is meant to provide every student affordable access to higher educational opportunities.
  •  All requirements of the program are to be fulfilled by high school graduation.
  • When enrolling into the program please be prepared to use a mailing address as well as personal email account.
  • Questions please email: promise@centralaz.edu<mailto:promise@centralaz.edu>

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As we continue to develop new processes for this year’s Promise for the Future enrollment,  Heritage Academy and CAC will share that information with parents and scholars as it comes available. The team here at Heritage Academy – Maricopa Campus and Central Arizona College highly value each of you and we appreciate your assistance during this new process.

Thank you and stay safe out there!

College-Prep
Has your high school scholar created a 4 year plan yet?

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

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HUGE VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR

BigFuture Day Midwest, Sunday, April 18

BigFuture Day Southeast, Thursday, April 29

Click links to get more information!
ASUNAU University-of-Arizona
Interested in attending ASU/NAU/UofA?
This week (and next) there is some great information being dispersed.
A schedule of events and additional details can be found on the Tri-University Website
Scholarships

Spring Break is coming up and is a great time to apply for college scholarships!!!

The biggest collection of scholarship information is:
Here is another link to some wonderful opportunities:
Be sure to apply before the deadline!

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.

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.  


Attendance-Reminders

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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SCHOLARS CANNOT BE SIGNED 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 due to our driveline, we are not able to sign scholars out after 2:30 pm.  If you have an appointment for your scholar, we will need you to pick them up before 2:30pm or wait until school is out to pick up your scholar.  

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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)

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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/

Be-on-Time-

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.
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.

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.

Freddys

 

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.