Daily Annoucements 10/5/2020

Important District Dates  
Friday, October 9th – No School – Teacher’s Institute Day
Monday, October 12th – No School – Columbus Day
Monday, Oct 19- Thursday, Oct 22 - Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 23rd – No School – Parent Teacher Conferences
District Notices:
Heritage's district website, heritage8.org , is transitioning to a new site.  It may take up to 48 hours for the transition to complete.  You will be able to download our mobile app at Google play and Apple stores.  Search for "Heritage Schools".

Please note that as of Sept. 1st the State of Illinois has changed food distribution guidelines for area schools.  What this means to our area families is that Heritage School District will be able to offer our Breakfast and Lunch programs for all registered students within our school district free of charge until further notice. Regardless of your family’s economic status, all registered students may sign up each morning to receive a free Breakfast/ Lunch. All meals that were previously charged to students as of Sept. 1st will be credited back to student accounts.
Elementary/Junior High
Upcoming Events:

Tomorrow's Lunch Menu:
Hotdogs, Bun, Chex Mix, Applesauce, Milk
High School
Upcoming Events:

Tomorrow's Lunch Menu:
Cheese Pizza, Salad, Applesauce, Milk
Elementary/Junior High Announcements:

    The next JH Cross Country meet will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 6th at home for the Heritage Invite at 4:00 PM. Good luck!!
    On Thursday, Oct. 8th there will be a JH Volleyball meeting for 6th-8th grade students who are interested in playing this season. It will take place at 11:00 AM in our Multipurpose gym.
    There are extra Elementary/JH yearbooks available for sale in the office for $20.00 each.
    JH Baseball players need to go ahead and turn in all baseball uniforms ASAP. Uniforms may be turned into the office or into Mrs. Archer in a plastic bag with your name on it. Uniforms will be handed out as needed when picture re-take days are determined later in the year.       


    Please remember to discuss with your student as to whether or not he/she will be eating breakfast/lunch that is offered at the school this year.  Menus are available, but all lunches will be sack lunches as students will be taking them with them as they leave the building.
    Students should be presenting a Self-Check sheet every morning that has been completed by a parent/guardian at home before they are allowed to enter our building. Please make sure to have these forms accessible to help speed up our morning entry. THANK YOU!
    Please remind students that there is no eating or drinking on the bus. Breakfast/Lunches will be sent home with students, but should not be opened until they reach their destination.
    Please check your child’s STI account to keep up with student progress as midterms/report cards will not be printed and sent home.  If you are unable to access your child’s account please contact the office for a paper copy.
    NO vehicles are permitted in the circle drive where buses drop off in the morning or afternoon.
    Please remember to be cautious and courteous when dropping off and picking up students in the front or back parking lots. DO NOT pass vehicles and make sure to pay close attention to students exiting vehicles and entering our building.
    Please remember that if you wish to speak with a teacher or staff member regarding your student’s classroom performance, you must schedule an appointment for a meeting.  Daily classroom activities are held to a tight schedule and unplanned interruptions may negatively affect academic success in the classroom.
    Per Mrs. Sander’s request and as stated in the student handbook, K-5 students can no longer access cell phones at school during school hours.
    If sending in snack or treats for a class, please remember no home-baked goods can be shared.  All items must be pre-packaged and in store box containers.
    If your student will be gone for a doctor’s appointment, please have him/her bring a note from the doctor upon returning to school to show that they were there.  Otherwise the absence will be marked unexcused by the school.
    Please remember that there is NO SMOKING on school grounds, and that seat belts should be fastened properly around children as they are being picked up or dropped off on school property.

High School Announcements:

    Parents: Thank you to all of you that are sending in the self-certification forms with your students! Just a reminder to please be sure to put your students name on the form as well as checking the Yes/No boxes and adding your signature. Thank you!
    Parents: Just a reminder that if you have a freshman we need copies of their physical and dental records. If you have a senior we need proof of their meningitis shot. Thank you!
    This year it is required for graduation that all seniors fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The portal will open on 10/1. There is an option to opt out of this requirement by completing a non-participation form. The form can be picked up from Mrs. Knott's office.
    School Spirit Day will be Friday 10/2. Support your school by wearing Hawk wear or old Homecoming t-shirts.
    FCCLA Chapter dues will be $15.00 per member. Please get your payment to Mrs. Mohr in check or cash. Please try to have the exact amount if you can. There will be envelopes on her door to write your name on and a box inside the door to drop your payments in. You can make the check out to Heritage FCCLA for $15 and in the memo write SY20-21 Dues. Please pay by Thursday 10/8. Once you have paid dues you will be added to our official member roster. On Friday 10/9 there will be a mailing list created. This mailing list will have access to the online election ballot and you will be able to vote for the Heritage FCCLA officer team. You will not be able to vote or be on the ballot if you have not paid your dues by Thursday 10/8.