Parents please take a few moments to complete the 5 Essential Survey for our district.  Please click on "5 Essentials Survey" above and then Parent Survey.  Survey ends April 2, 2021.  Thank you and we appreciate your time.

Important District Dates:

Heritage K-12 will have a Remote Planning afternoon to complete teacher/staff required trainings for ROE compliance on Wednesday, March 31st. The school day will be our normal COVID schedule 8 am – 12 pm on this day.

Thursday, April 1 - Monday, April 5, 2021 – No School – Spring break

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 – School resumes

March & April 2021 Menus & Calendar

March Calendar of Event

Click here for Homer's Lunch Menu

Click here for Broadlands's Lunch Menu

April 2021 Events Calendar

Homer Lunch Menu April 2021

Broadlands Lunch Menu April 2021

Heritage School Board Candidate Forum March 31 7pm Homer Band Room
Heritage CUSD #8 will host a school board election candidate forum March 31, 2021 Homer Band Room 7PM. In-person & Zoom stream participation will be available. In-person limited to room capacity & will follow school social distance & mask guidance. Election Day April 6, 2021
Topic: Heritage CUSD #8 Candidate Forum Time: Mar 31, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting Click Link
Meeting ID: 754 0842 5823 Passcode: 715Ed
You can submit questions in-person, virtually (Zoom code Monday), by e-mail (schoolboard@heritage8.org) or by phone to Superintendent Davis (217-896-2421 ext 135)

Elementary/Junior High

Upcoming Events:

4/1 JH GBB @ Flatville @ 6:00 PM

4/6 JH Track @ Hoopeston @ 4:00 PM

Tuesday's Lunch Menu:

Taco Boat Corn Cinn. Apple Rings Milk

High School

Upcoming Events:

4/1 JH VBall @ Okaw Valley @ 6:00 PM

4/2 HS FBall @ Cumberland @ 7:00 PM

4/5 HS VBall @ Home against Chrisman @ 6:00 PM

4/6 HS VBall @ Home against Arcola @ 6:00 PM

Tuesday's Lunch Menu:

Fish Sticks Hush Puppies Spinach Salad Pineapple Milk

Elementary/Jr High Announcements:

  1. There will be a JH Girls Basketball game played on Thursday, April 1st against PVO at Flatville at 6:00 PM.  The bus will leave from Broadlands at 4:45 PM and from Homer at 5:00 PM. Good luck!!
  2. The next JH Track meet will be held on Tuesday, April 6th at Hoopeston at 4:00 PM.  The bus will leave from Broadlands at 2:15 PM and from Homer at 2:30 PM. GOOD LUCK!!
  3. Any K-4th grade student interested in learning more about Cub Scouts may pick up flyers in the office.
  4. Attention Heritage families: We are bringing back Heritage Hawk Fridays! Please have your child wear our school colors of red, navy, or silver or dress in any Heritage Hawk fan wear to help show our school spirit on Fridays!
  5. The following camps will be offered by Parkland College this summer. Please visit their website for further information if you are interested in attending. Summer Discovery camps – for kids ages 10-18, ages vary per camp. First Gig camp, Rock and Roll Band Camp - for kids ages 7-17; Quest Camp - for girls ages 12-15; Vet Med Camp - for kids 14-17 (new for summer 2021!).


  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  1. Any student interested in summer camps Parkland is offering a number of them. Summer Discovery camp ages 10-18 Quest camp for girls ages 12-15 Vet Med camp for kids ages 14-17. Go to Parkland Colleges web page for more information.
  2. The 2021 Heritage Prom will be on Saturday April 24 at The Mill at Sugar Grove in Chrisman IL starting at 6:30 pm. Pictures will begin at 6 pm. Ticket prices will be $75.00 for Seniors and Juniors ($50.00 for juniors with fundraising points earned) and $75.00 for a non-Heritage student or an underclassman. Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, March 29 in the office.
  3. On April 13 juniors will be testing. Room assignment will be posted around the school as well as in each classroom. Please remember to bring two #2 pencils as well as your own calculator. Seniors will have the day off unless you are testing.
  4. Students: REMINDER that all permission slips and t-shirt forms for the Post Prom trip to Six Flags must be turned in TODAY before you leave school for the day. Please have exact change for your t-shirt orders


  • 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.
  • 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!