Dear Heritage Families,
We are excited to welcome our in-person learners back to campus next Wednesday, September 9! We have missed seeing scholars every day and teaching in-person.
We want to thank all Heritage families for your continual support. These past few months have been difficult to wade through and figure out what is next. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Our teachers have been working tirelessly to make sure all classrooms are ready to go from curriculum to cleaning materials. They have been instrumental and helping make online learning successful. They will continue to teach in-person and support online learners. Once again we ask for patience during this transition.
We want to remind each family to screen your scholars before they come to campus. All scholars will be asked to wash their hands and head directly to class. First hour room numbers and class assignments will be posted that morning. We do have a closed campus with the exception that parents can pick up a scholar early from the front office. Dropping off clothes, homework or lunch is not a reason to visit the office.
We know we have the best scholars and are anxious to serve them. Thank you for trusting us and helping us though this time.
Principal, Maricopa Campus
A Few Reminders to Keep our Scholars Safe!
DAILY HEALTH SCREEN – We will ask families to do a health screen every day BEFORE their 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).
OUR FIRST DAY OF IN-PERSON CLASSES ON CAMPUS WILL BE THIS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH!
WELCOME BACK HEROES!! WE HAVE MISSED YOU!!
Here is a copy of our 2020-2021 CALENDAR:
and a copy of our BELL SCHEDULE:
DROP-OFF and PICK-UP…
What You Need to Know About Driveline!
Driveline has changed from last year! Please follow the posted signs and directions of staff members.
1. Once you pull into campus you will head south around the building and will divide into two lanes. There is NO DROP-OFF or PICK-UP on the south side of the gym.
2. As you turn onto the east side of the gym you will pull into the DROP-OFF ZONE. Vehicles will unload in both the left and right lanes. If you are in the right lane, your scholars will only be allowed to exit the vehicle from the passenger side and walk up to the crosswalk to cross traffic. ***IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO COORDINATE WITH YOUR SCHOLARS WHICH LANE YOU PLAN TO PICK THEM UP IN AHEAD OF TIME!!***
3.There is also a center EXIT LANE. If you find the car in front of you is not moving or waiting for their scholars, you can pull into the center lane to exit. As both the right and left lanes can use this lane, please proceed with caution and be polite!
4. SCHOLARS DRIVING TO CAMPUS will use the exit lane to get around to the scholar parking lot. Once the lanes merge after the crosswalk, scholars will turn right into the teacher parking and then follow the signs to the scholar parking lot. All staff and scholars parking on campus will need a parking permit. Please see the Parking Permit post below.
5. All 3 lanes from the drop-off zone will merge into one and exit as a single lane. Please proceed with caution as your approach crosswalks and look for staff members for direction. For a map of the driveline,(CLICK HERE).
NEW PAYMENT SYSTEM
We will be using MySchoolBucks as our new payment system for course fees and to purchase items 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 or pay your PTO dues.
- If you click on “School Invoices” this is where your course fees will be listed once they are assessed which will happen in the next few weeks. You will be able to make a payment right through this system once your invoice is available. PowerSchool balances should be corrected by the end of next week and then credits can be used to pay for your semester 1 course fees.
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 FOR WEDNESDAY?
*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.
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!
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.
REMINDER: NO ROLLING BACKPACKS ALLOWED ON CAMPUS
For the safety of the scholars and staff, Heritage does not allow rolling backpacks on campus.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
IF THERE ARE ENOUGH SIGN-UPS,
ANOTHER EVENT WILL BE HELD FROM
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SPACE LIMITED TO 70 ATTENDEES
MASKS ARE REQUIRED
COTTON CANDY, CHIPS, AND SODA
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
Our Heritage PTO is planning several fun festivities to celebrate Constitution Week virtually and on campus.
Monday and Tuesday at lunch we will offer scholars the opportunity to be a signer on the Constitution.
Wednesday and Thursday you can choose to participate in a Constitutional History Scavenger hunt which will reward you with a treasure if you succeed.
These activities will be available both virtually for online learners and in person. In addition, we plan to release a couple of links each day M-Th to performances by scholars who have prepared songs, dances, skits, artwork, videos etc. to display their love for America and our Constitution. Our scholars are working hard on their performances and we are thrilled to see them! The culminating link on Thursday will be a slide show/video of all of you, our scholars, expressing your love for your country.
NJHS induction rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (for inductees only)
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) induction will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 6-7 p.m.
NHS induction rehearsal will be held Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 7-7:30 p.m. (for inductees only)
National Honor Society (NHS) induction will be held Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 7:30-8 p.m.
Inductees will be limited to 2 guests each for induction night to abide by social distancing guidelines.
PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER EVENT
WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH
TIME: 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
LOCATION: MARICOPA PANDA EXPRESS
20% OF EVENT SALES WILL BE DONATED TO HERITAGE ACADEMY
SHOW THIS FLYER OR ENTER CODE 315733 IN THE PROMO CODE BOX DURING ONLINE CHECKOUT
SCHOLAR COUNCIL PRESENTS….
DOLLARS FOR DUDS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th
$1.00 for shirt & $1.00 for pants/shorts
On Dollars for Duds days, students are allowed to wear non-uniform clothing (INCLUDING JEANS) that meet Heritage Standards. $1.00 for shirt and $1.00 for pants/shorts. Dollars for Duds is optional and students do not have to participate. Money raised goes to support Scholar Council and the school activities and dances they support.
Heritage Standard means: no sleeveless or midriff shirts; shorts must be 4″ from the middle of the knee and skirts must come to the knee: no cargo pants or shorts; no pants or shorts that have holes, or are ripped or torn; and no inappropriate slogans or symbols on the clothing. If a scholar is wearing inappropriate clothing, they will be dress coded and sent home to change.
Our very own Heritage Hero, Crystal Santillan, has been making headlines in Maricopa! (READ IT HERE). A year ago, she decided she wanted to give back to the community and she started a Facebook group with her dad called Arizona Friday Giveaways. Just recently she coordinated a donation drive for the Phoenix Rescue Mission and collected 9,500 bottles of purified water for the homeless in the phoenix area.
Crystal, we are so proud of you and the AMAZING things you are doing to help share your light in our community! ❤️💙❤️💙 Way to Go Hero!!
We would love to share more stories of heroes in action! Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In-Person Scholars will have a scheduled time during school on Sept. 16th to have their pictures taken.
- Online Scholars may also get their pictures taken on Sept. 16th, but they will need too come to campus between 2:00 -3:30 pm. There will be a re-take day in January if you would like to wait until next semester to have them taken.
- All scholars (In-Person and Online) will be required to wear Heritage Uniforms for pictures.
- Seniors will get pictures this day for their ID and Powerschool, but they will be receiving information in the mail about their Senior picture day which will be on Friday Oct. 16th.
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. 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).
“Application Opening Night Livestream”
The BYU application is opening next week and they are holding a huge “virtual application” livestream. Seniors can go to virtualevent.byu.edu to sign up.
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/