Daily Announcements 11/2/2020

Important District Dates: Tu

Important District Dates:

Tuesday, November 3rd – No School- Election Day

Wednesday, November 11th – Picture Re-Take Day for K-12 students.

Friday, November 13th – 2nd Quarter Mid-Term

Monday, November 16th - School Board Meeting, at Homer at 7 PM

Friday, November 20th – 2nd Quarter Mid-Term grades posted.

Wednesday, November 25th – Friday, November 27th – No School – Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 30th – School Resumesesday, November 3rd – No School- Election Day Wednesday, November 11th

District Notices: 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.


November Calendar of Events


Elementary/Junior High Upcoming Events: Wednesday's Lunch Menu:

Ham & Cheese Sandwich Peas Pears Milk Homer's Lunch Menu


High School Upcoming Events: Wednesday's Lunch Menu:

Chili Mac Mixed Veggies Peaches Garlic Bread Stick Milk

Broadlands Lunch Menu


Elementary/Jr High Announcements:

  • 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. We still have 2 uniforms missing! 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 day is held on Wednesday, Nov. 11th.       
  • Open gym practices for any boy in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade interested in playing basketball will begin TODAY, Nov. 2nd.  In order to participate in open gyms, students must have a current physical on file.
  • A reminder for all shuttle riders: The shuttle bus leaving from the HS does not leave until 7:45 AM each day. There is not anyone on duty to supervise until 7:30 AM. Students should not be arriving at the HS before 7:30 AM each day.
  • As a reminder: There will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020.


  • 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.
  • **Parents please remember that our new front drop off/pick up lane needs to be kept free of parked vehicles. If your student is not standing out front waiting for you, please make sure to utilize a parking spot so that traffic may continually move forward. Likewise, students MUST be ready to exit the vehicle when dropping off.**
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • **Heritage’s District website has been updated. You may download our mobile app at Google play and Apple stores. Search for “Heritage Schools”.
  • 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.
  • 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!

High School Announcements:

  • Parents: Just a reminder we have several students coming in without the self-certification forms. Please be sure you are filling these out and signing them daily for your students. 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.
  • Picture retakes will be on November 11th during HR. If you were absent or want new pictures you may get them at that time. If you need replacement pictures for the ones you already bought you need to bring the first copies with you to turn back in to Interstate at that time.
  • Junior Parents Needed! There will be a Post Prom meeting on Thursday November 5 at 6:15pm at the Homer Library. Jess Sands has volunteered to be the chairperson for Post Prom this year. We only have a handful of parents that have said they would help out. We need more parents to volunteer in order to make the Post Prom event a success. Please consider attending the meeting to help out! Thank you!
  • We will be collecting different food items and toys each week to support local families this holiday season through November and December! The whole school will be working together to reach a collective goal. We will also be having a change drive in which each class will be competing to collect the most change. Bring in food and change throughout November and December to feed our community! Thank you in advance for all your help and support!


  • Reminder for shuttle riders: The shuttle bus leaving from the HS does not leave until 7:45 am each day. There is not anyone on duty to supervise until 7:30. Students should not be arriving at the HS before 7:30 each day.