A Few Reminders to Keep our Scholars Safe!
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
● congestion or runny nose
● 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.
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).
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).
No School 9/25-10/11
Enjoy some time-off with friends and family!
CONSTITUTION WEEK was FANTASTIC!!
THANK YOU to our WONDERFUL PTO for putting it together!!
YOU ARE AMAZING!!
Many thanks to all of the Faculty, Staff, Scholars, and PTO Volunteers who contributed to the videos and scholar performances! Thank you for the practice hours, late nights, hours in the sun, the technology trouble shooting and the loss of sleep. It was worth it to all of us who get to enjoy these videos!
A faculty and scholar tribute to our Constitution and the blessings we have because of it:
Heritage Academy Ballroom Dancers:
Heritage Academy Dancers:
Heritage Academy Choirs:
Heritage Academy Band and Orchestra:
Heritage Academy Drama:
Heritage Academy Sports Teams:
“Just wanted to let you know- all of those links of scholars dancing, singing, etc literally brought tears to my eyes this morning as I watched. It was all so beautifully done! I am so proud to say I am part of this school. What an amazing way to honor America! Wow, just wow!” –Mrs. Hoellwarth
IT’S TIME TO GET YOUR PINK ON!!!
PRACTICES – October 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 3:45-4:45pm @ Pacana Park (due to our field being seeded)
DRAFT AND TEAM SELECTION – October 13th during practice
GAME DAY– November 5th 4:00 pm -6:00 pm @ Heritage Academy
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
*This is our GUYS
*Practice schedule coming soon
This is a BIG FAMILY EVENT and a ton of FUN!
For questions, please email or text Ashley Abercrombie at 602-920-8989.
Looking for a Community Service Opportunity over Fall Break?
AZ Masks for Medical Workers is a four-week community effort to make 600,000 medical-grade masks for donation to Arizona hospitals. They are providing 6,000 kits, each with materials to make 100 medical-grade masks, to community volunteers, who will assemble and sew the masks.
The kits are suitable for novice sewers, including most Heritage-aged scholars! Each kit includes the materials to make 100 masks. If you feel you may not be able to complete 100 masks yourself, find a friend to help you! Heritage Academy will be the drop-off/pick-up location for Maricopa over the next 4 Saturdays.
Volunteers may sign up on JustServe.org beginning FRIDAY (TODAY), September 25th to reserve kits. Volunteers will then pick up the kit at Heritage Academy on the date and time provided on JustServe.org and return the completed masks as directed. Additional information including printable instructions and video tutorials may be found at https://www.azmasksformedicalworkers.org.
When you sign-up for your kit, you will select the number of volunteers. 1 volunteer = 1 kit (100 masks)
The first pick-up day is SATURDAY (TOMORROW), September 26th from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at Heritage Academy (41000 W Heroes Way Maricopa, AZ 85138). SIGN UP NOW to reserve your kit!
Other volunteer opportunities for our Maricopa community can be found on justserve.org.
A HUGE THANK YOU to SHELLEY CARROLL for the this BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART for our lobby!
We absolutely LOVE IT! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!
Mr. Berry enjoyed the cooler weather this week outside with the Band class!
Ms. Lopez also enjoyed sometime outdoors in her relaxing Yoga class!
Mrs. Schmidgall’s class did an art project incorporating the Preamble to the Constitution
…and Ms. Schwarzen’s Advanced Art class created mixed medium art projects using balloons filled with paint and spray paint!
The volleyball program played their season opener on Monday, an intrasquad blue vs. red game.
Full schedules for the fall season are now available! Make sure your athletes have completed their physicals and athletics packets. For links to the calendar, athletics packet, physical packet, and more, please visit our Athletics Site.
For questions regarding our athletics program, please email our athletic director, Jeff Miller (email@example.com)
MY SCHOOL BUCKS UPDATE
Hello Heritage Academy Parents:
As we announced last month, we are migrating over to using MySchoolBucks (MSB) to handle payments, receipts & invoicing for student fees, donations, PTO Dues, field trips, yearbooks, and spirit wear. Unfortunately it is taking longer than anticipated to make the transition.
While we are currently working with an implementation specialist to get the student fees side of MSB completed, our School Store is live with several items available for purchase. You can buy a yearbook, pay PTO dues or even make ECA and Non-ECA donations there (no class fee payments can be made at this time via ECA donations). Spiritwear is available for certain classes/ organizations and the Fine Arts Retreat will be available for signup and payment soon.
To have access to your student’s info in the new program, you will need to do the following:
- Create your MSB account
If you have not created your MSB account yet, you can do so by logging into your PowerSchool parent account. You will not be able to do this by using a PowerSchool student account. On the left navigation menu there is a MySchoolBucks link. Select the MySchoolBucks link/button and click “Go To MSB”. You may need to hit the “Re-Sync” button if the data is out of date. You will then be asked to create a new MySchoolBucks Account by selecting “New MySchoolBucks User” or you can click “Existing MySchoolBucks User” if you already have an existing account. This will only work on a PC and not through the PowerSchool app.
You don’t have to have a PowerSchool account to get a MSB account. You can create a MSB account by either going directly to the MySchoolBucks website or go to the Heritage Academy website and choosing “Payments” under the “Parents” tab.
- Add Students
Once you have created your MSB account you will need to add your students to your account before you will be able to see the school store, and when they are available, your child’s fees and account balances. You can do that by clicking on the blue person in the white circle icon in the upper right hand corner and choose “My Students” from the drop-down menu. You will be directed to input the information needed for the program to find your students.
If grandparents or others want to pay school fees or purchase school items they can create MSB accounts or they may pay as a Guest. There will be Express Pay buttons on each Heritage Academy website for donations and yearbooks.
With the exception of Scholar Council activities and Donations, we will no longer be accepting cash or checks for payment.
See THIS LINK for info on how to set up MSB.
REMINDER: YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INVOICE FOR STUDENT FEES WHEN THE PROGRAM IS READY TO ISSUE FEES AND ACCEPT PAYMENTS. We cannot accept class fee payments at this time.
Thank you for your patience,
for quick reference: www.myschoolbucks.com
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.
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 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).
Where: Heritage Academy Laveen, 4275 W Baseline Rd, Laveen Village, AZ 85339, USA
Description: The PSAT is an optional preparatory test for the SAT with four focus areas: reading, writing, language, and math. The most common reasons for taking the PSAT are:
- To help prepare for the SAT. You will become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions you will see on the SAT.
- To enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (grade 11).
- To assess your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study.
- To see how your performance on admissions tests compares to other students applying to college.
- To receive information from colleges when you check “yes” to Student Search Service
Registration and payment due by Sept. 25 or when all spots are filled. ONLY 50 seats available. The cost is $20.
Sign-up now https://hamaricopa.com/payments/ (Your payment through MySchoolBucks is your registration)
Class of 2021 – Senior Planning Meetings
Mrs. Weiler will be working closely with your family this year to assist your senior with post-graduation goals. Schedule your Senior Meeting now using the following link: https://hamaricopa.com/advising/
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/