• mr. scott lyons Mr. Scott Lyons

    Mr. Lyons received his BA in English from Florida State University and his MEd in English Education and Master in School Administration from North Carolina State University.

    Mr. Lyons served as an English teacher at Githens Middle School in Durham and Enloe Magnet High School in Raleigh.  He has also served as an assistant principal at Enloe and as principal at Ligon Middle School, Leesville Road High School and Enloe High School.

  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/30/2020 1:20:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Tuesday November 3 is a Teacher Workday.  There is no school for students.  Please get out and vote for the candidates of your choice.

     

    “Bell” Schedule for the Week:

    First Period                       8:00 – 9:00

    Second Period                   9:45 – 10:45

    Third Period                      10:55 – 11:55

    Lunch                                11:55 – 12:55

    Fourth Period                    1:00 – 2:00

     

    Wednesdays will be asynchronous days on the dates listed below.  We do not have an asynchronous day again until November 18.  So, students will attend “live classes” on every school day next week.

    o   November 18 – All WCPSS

    o   December 2 – All WCPSS

    o   December 16 – All WCPSS

    o   January 6 – All WCPSS

    o   January 13 – All WCPSS

     

    Quarter 1 grades are now viewable in PowerSchool.  If you wish to have a hardcopy report card, you may submit a request to hhs-grades@wcpss.net. 

     

    The following email was sent to students today.  Please make sure they read their email so that they participate in the Student Government election if they have not already: “Today you had an opportunity to vote for your Student Government representatives in Advisory.  If you were not able to attend Advisory today or if you had the wrong link, you may still vote until Monday, November 2 at 3:00 pm.  Please check your student email for the link.  The Voter key is SGAelection and Voter ID is your Student ID.  Thank you and make sure your voice is heard.”

     

    Parents, you are invited to join us in encouraging all Huskies to “Get Up and Get Ready!” daily for school.  We are seeking to motivate students to implement best practices to enhance their remote learning experience during the 2nd quarter.  Getting ready and preparing to actively engage in class is a big part of the equation.  We thank you in advance for your partnership in this effort.

     

    Monday, November 2 is senior portrait makeup day.  Appointments are required and can be made at: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhmtc3s/.  There is a $15 sitting fee.  Full details can be found on the senior page of the website.

     

    Wednesday, November 4 is makeup picture day for 9th – 11th grade students.  Appointments are required.  Go to https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhkghhs/ to make your appointment.  You may order photos by using code:  EVTXPNCTQ. 

     

    Virtual academy enrollment for spring semester is ongoing.  The deadline is November 4.  You may access the portal at www.wcpss.net/virtual-academy.

     

    Spring Career and College Promise “CCP” enrollment is underway.  The deadline to apply is November 14.  Interested students must first view the mandatory information session at ccp.waketech.edu.  You may also visit the dual enrollment tab under General Academics section of our website for more details and instructions.

     

    Seniors can now pay senior fees, $45 for June graduates due on February 26 and $20 for midyear graduates due on December 1.  You can find the link on the senior page of the website.

     

    The deadline for senior graduation orders has been extended to November 6.  Please visit the senior page of the website under “senior musts” for the link.  Basic cap and gown package is $34 and you will find the link there as well.

     

    There will be a virtual meeting for all midyear graduation candidates and parents/guardians on Thursday, November 12 at 6:00 pm to discuss finishing the semester, as well as preparing for the January 29 midyear graduation.  Meeting code will be shared closer to the date.

     

    Governor’s School 2021 applications are now being accepted.  Interested sophomores and juniors should send an email to Mr. Walston at jwalston3@wcpss.net.

     

    Carson Scholar nomination forms are now available from the Student Services page. Ninth through eleventh grade students with strong evidence of achievement and service are encouraged to apply.

     

    The deadline for students to submit the Prudential Spirit of Community Award application is November 10.  If your child has exceptional community service, please encourage participation.  Students can stop by the virtual Counseling Corner for more details.

     

    Any student who is interested in joining the 2021 China or 2022 Japan trip, please contact our Chinese teacher Wenjing Liu. Her email is wliu2@wcpss.net.

     

    From the PTSA corner: 

    *Class of 2021:  Celebrate your senior with a commemorative brick. All bricks are installed in the HHS back courtyard. Help the PTSA, help beautify the school, and leave a legacy. It’s a win-win-win!  Visit https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html to place your order.

     

    *It’s time to link your grocery store cards to support Heritage High School.  If you shop at Lowes, Publix or Harris Teeter, you can find the links in the scrolling announcements on the main page.

     

    * Hello Everyone- It's Spirit Night Time Again!  Thank you to those of you who attended the event at Mellow Mushroom. Families participated and PTSA raised some money! Our next Spirit Night will be on November 11 at MOD Pizza from 5:00pm-9:00pm

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Confirmed Case of COVID-19/Caso Confirmado del COVID-19

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/27/2020 4:45:00 PM

    Heritage High School Families and Employees,

     

    We have been notified that an individual associated with one of our athletic teams has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was last on our campus October 22, 2020.

     

    We are working closely with the Wake County Public Health Division and the individual  to identify and notify anyone who may have been in close contact with the individual to provide them further instructions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines close contact as being “within 6 feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more.” 

     

    There is nothing for you to do unless you are contacted by your local health department. If you are contacted by your local health department, please respond immediately and follow their instructions.

     

    If you are worried you may have been exposed and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can be tested at one of the free testing locations throughout Wake County. You may also consult with your healthcare provider or call the Wake County COVID Hotline at 919-856-7044. 

     

    Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever or chills, a new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or a new loss of taste or smell.

     

    Following guidelines from the NC Department of Health and Human Services and WCPSS, the person with COVID-19 will not return to a WCPSS facility until they have met the requirements outlined on the Returning To School After Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness website.

    Privacy Laws

    While we understand the concerns of families and employees, the school system is prohibited by state and federal law from disclosing the health information of students or employees. Each individual’s health information is a private matter. No one should publicly declare another employee or student as sick. In the event others need to be notified of a suspected or positive case of COVID-19, local health officials will notify them and provide them further instructions. Do not notify colleagues, students or families of positive cases. To protect individual privacy, notifications will not identify anyone by name or contain information that could be used to identify them.

    School Cleaning

    We will have areas that may have been exposed to the virus thoroughly cleaned in accordance with NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and Wake County Public Health guidelines, using an EPA approved disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

    Precautions to prevent the spread of germs

    To help prevent the spread of germs, the CDC, NCDHHS, and Wake County Public Health Division emphasize the importance of complying with the 3 Ws: 

    Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth
    Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact
    Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer
    Emotional support

    Students feeling anxious about this situation should reach out to their school counselor or principal for support. 

     

    Employees feeling anxious about this situation can visit the Employee Assistance Program site on WakeConnect for additional resources and support.

    Additional Information about COVID-19

    For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please visit these websites:

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    NC Department of Health and Human Services
    Wake County Public Health Division 
    Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

     


     

    Estimadas Familias y Personal de la Escuela Secundaria Heritage:

     

    Hemos sido notificados que una persona asociada con uno de nuestros equipos de deportes ha tenido una prueba positiva del COVID-19. Esta persona estuvo en nuestro recinto escolar por última vez el 22 de octubre. 

     

    Estamos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con la División de Salud Pública del Condado Wake y con el individuo para identificar y notificar a cualquier persona que pudo haber estado en estrecho contacto con el individuo para proporcionarle más instrucciones. Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) definen el contacto cercano como estar a una distancia de 6 pies de una persona infectada por un total de 15 minutos o más.   

     

    Usted no tiene que hacer nada a menos que su departamento de salud local se comunique con usted. Si su departamento de salud local se comunica con usted, responda inmediatamente y siga las instrucciones que le den.

     

    Si a usted le preocupa haber estado expuesto y está experimentando síntomas del COVID-19, puede hacerse la prueba en uno de los lugares de prueba gratuitos en todo el condado Wake. Además, usted puede consultar con su proveedor de atención médica o llamar a la línea telefónica COVID Hotline del Condado Wake al 919-856-7044.

     

    Los síntomas del COVID-19 incluyen fiebre o escalofríos, una nueva tos, falta de aire o dificultad para respirar, o una nueva pérdida del gusto o del olfato.

     

    De conformidad con las pautas del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Carolina del Norte y WCPSS, la persona con COVID-19 no regresará a ninguna instalación de WCPSS hasta que haya cumplido con los requisitos descritos en el sitio web Regreso a la escuela después de un diagnóstico, exposición o enfermedad.

    Leyes de privacidad

    Si bien entendemos las preocupaciones de las familias y los empleados, la ley estatal y federal prohíbe al sistema escolar divulgar la información médica de los estudiantes o empleados. La información médica de cada individuo es un asunto privado. Nadie debe declarar públicamente enfermo a otro empleado o estudiante. En caso de que otras personas necesiten ser notificadas de un caso sospechoso o positivo del COVID-19, los funcionarios de salud locales les notificarán y les darán más instrucciones. Por lo tanto, no notifique a colegas, estudiantes o familias de casos positivos. Para proteger la privacidad individual, las notificaciones no identificarán a nadie por su nombre ni contendrán información que pueda usarse para identificarlos.

    Servicio de limpieza en la escuela

    Limpiaremos a fondo las áreas que pueden haber estado expuestas al virus, de acuerdo con las directrices del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (NCDHHS) de NC y las directrices de Salud Pública del Condado Wake, con un desinfectante aprobado por EPA para el SARS-CoV-2, el virus que causa el COVID-19.

    Precauciones para prevenir la propagación de gérmenes

    Para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de gérmenes, los centros CDC, NCDHHS y la División de Salud Pública del Condado Wake enfatizan la importancia de cumplir con las 3 W: 

    Ponerse (Wear) un protector facial de tela sobre su nariz y boca.
    Esperar (Wait) a una distancia de 6 pies. Evite el contacto cercano
    Lavarse (Wash) las manos o usar desinfectante para manos.
    Apoyo emocional

    Los estudiantes que se sientan ansiosos por esta situación deben comunicarse con su consejero escolar o director de la escuela para obtener apoyo. 

     

    Los empleados que se sientan ansiosos por esta situación pueden visitar el sitio del  Programa de asistencia para empleados en WakeConnect para obtener recursos y apoyos adicionales.

    Información adicional sobre el COVID-19

    Para obtener más información sobre el COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visite los siguientes sitios web:

    Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC)
    Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Carolina del Norte
    División de Salud Pública del Condado Wake 
    Gracias por su continuo apoyo y cooperación.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/22/2020 9:00:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Tomorrow, Friday, October 23 is a teacher workday.  There is no school for students.

     

    “Bell” Schedule for the Week:

    First Period                       8:00 – 9:00

    Second Period                   9:45 – 10:45

    Third Period                      10:55 – 11:55

    Lunch                                11:55 – 12:55

    Fourth Period                    1:00 – 2:00

     

    Wednesdays will be asynchronous days on the dates listed below.  We do not have an asynchronous day again until November 18.  So, students will attend “live classes” every day next week.

    o   November 18 – All WCPSS

    o   December 2 – All WCPSS

    o   December 16 – All WCPSS

    o   January 6 – All WCPSS

    o   January 13 – All WCPSS

     

    Parents, you are invited to join us in encouraging all Huskies to “Get Up and Get Ready!” daily for school.  We are seeking to motivate students to implement best practices to enhance their remote learning experience during the 2nd quarter.  Getting ready and preparing to actively engage in class is a big part of the equation.  We thank you in advance for your partnership in this effort.

     

    The portal is now open for families to submit or cancel requests for spring semester enrollment in the virtual academy.  The deadline is November 4.  You may access the portal at www.wcpss.net/virtual-academy.

     

    Report cards will be released electronically on October 30.  If you wish to have a hardcopy, you may submit a request to hhs-grades@wcpss.net. 

     

    Wednesday, October 28, at 9:00 am, students interested in taking free college classes at Wake Tech are invited to join an info and Q and A session to ensure understanding of all steps from the HHS side.  Students will be provided with a Google Meet code via Remind prior to this event.  If you have questions about the CCP process, feel free to email dcwilliams@wcpss.net.  The deadline to submit applications for spring enrollment is November 14.

     

    Our yearbook staff is seeking the help from students and parents this year for building a yearbook product that is inclusive and diverse.  In order to capture all the wonderful things taking place with students in and outside the classroom, you are encouraged to upload photos using the link:  https://images.jostens.com/415464927. You can also begin purchasing a yearbook at Jostens.com

     

    Seniors can now pay senior fees, $45 for June graduates due on February 26 and $20 for midyear graduates due on December 1.  You can find the link on the senior page of the website.

     

    The deadline for senior graduation orders has been extended to November 6.  Please visit the senior page of the website under “senior musts” for the link.  Basic cap and gown package is $34 and you will find the link there as well.

     

    The Governor’s School 2021 application process is starting.  Interested sophomores and juniors should send an email to Mr. Walston at jwalston3@wcpss.net to learn more about the application process.

     

    We are venturing into the final week of College Application Week.  Seniors have just 5 more days to apply to NC colleges via CFNC and take advantage of waived application fees.  Seniors can get help daily from counselors live during the lunch hour.  The Google Meet code has been shared with seniors directly. 

     

    If your teen is interested in speaking to a military recruiter (any branch) on October 28 at 12:30 pm, please email dbeaster@wcpss.net for Google Meet codes

     

    From the PTSA corner: 

    Class of 2021:  Celebrate your senior with a commemorative brick. All bricks are installed in the HHS back courtyard. Help the PTSA, beautify the school, and leave a legacy. It’s a win-win-win!  Visit https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html to place your order.

     

    It’s time to link your grocery store cards to support Heritage High School.  If you shop at Lowes, Publix or Harris Teeter, you can find the links in the scrolling announcements on the main page.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/16/2020 2:10:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    “Bell” Schedule for the Week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday):

    First Period                       8:00 – 9:00

    Second Period                   9:45 – 10:45

    Third Period                      10:55 – 11:55

    Lunch                                11:55 – 12:55

    Fourth Period                    1:00 – 2:00

     

    Wednesdays will be asynchronous days on the dates listed below.  Schools determine asynchronous days until October 26, then all schools are required to use the district days WCPSS determined as follows:

    o   October 21 – School Determined

    o   November 18 – All WCPSS

    o   December 2 – All WCPSS

    o   December 16 – All WCPSS

    o   January 6 – All WCPSS

    o   January 13 – All WCPSS

     

    Since we are in remote learning for the time being, our partnerships with parents means more than ever.  We would like to support your efforts at home as much as possible and keep the lines of communication open between you and teachers.  If you haven’t already, please log into your parent portal to view your child’s grades to see status.  Also as a means to increase class engagement during live instruction, we are asking students to get up and ready for class.  This means, getting out of bed, getting dressed and taking a seat to learn. 

     

    The PTSA is collecting supplies to help our regional special education students get additional cleaning supplies.  If you are able to donate, please go to the following link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CAFA629A31-donations

    The end of first quarter is October 22.  Students are encouraged to do their best to submit any remaining work for the best outcome.  Report cards will be released electronically on October 30.

     

    The spring semester registration for virtual academy will be from October 21 - October 28.  If you are currently registered and wish to discontinue in spring semester you can also use this portal.  Access the virtual academy page on the district website for further information as well as the link on the 21st.

     

    The ACT will be offered on October 20th to 12th grade students who missed the opportunity to test last Spring.  If you are an Early Grad or need an ACT score for scholarship purposes, this test session is for you.  Otherwise, you will be eligible to participate later in the Spring 2021 test administration. Please email wvincent@wcpss.net to add your name to the roster. 

     

    Our yearbook staff is seeking the help from students and parents this year for building a yearbook product that is inclusive and diverse.  In order to capture all the wonderful things taking place with students in and outside the classroom, you are encouraged to upload photos using the link:  https://images.jostens.com/415464927. You can also begin purchasing a yearbook at Jostens.com

     

    Seniors can now pay senior fees, $45 for June graduates due on February 26 and $20 for midyear graduates due on December 1.  You can find the link on the senior page of the website.

     

    The deadline for senior graduation orders has been extended to November 6.  Please visit the senior page of the website under “senior musts” for the link.  Basic cap and gown package is $34 and you will find the link there as well.

     

    The Governor’s School 2021 application process is starting.  Interested sophomores and juniors should send an email to Mr. Walston at jwalston3@wcpss.net to learn more about the application process.

     

    College Application Weeks for seniors will begin on October 19.  Seniors should access details on the senior page of the website for how to take advantage of applying to colleges for free.  Seniors should now ensure they are able to log into CFNC.

     

    As a reminder, seniors should use CFNC to request official transcripts to all NC colleges, public and private.  Use wcpss.scriborder.com for requesting transcripts to colleges outside of NC. 

    Please encourage your teen to increase his/her knowledge about postsecondary options by participating in these upcoming info sessions and programs: 

     

    Email dbeaster@wcpss.net for google meet codes for the following: 

    North Carolina Central University, Wed October 21, 1:15pm

    Skema International Business School (Raleigh) & Wofford, Wed. Oct. 21st, 8am or 1:15pm

    Army, Army National Guard and Marines:  Oct. 21st & Oct. 28th, 12:30pm

     

    Any student who is interested in joining the 2021, 2022 Japan trip and 2021 China trip, please contact our Chinese teacher Wenjing Liu. Her email is wliu2@wcpss.net   The trip interest meeting will be on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30pm.

     

    From the PTSA corner: 

    *The next Spirit Night will be on October 22 at Mellow Mushroom from 5:00pm-9:00pm

    *It’s time to link your grocery store cards to support Heritage High School.  If you shop at Lowes, Publix or Harris Teeter, you can find the links in the scrolling announcements on the main page.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Supply Pick Up

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/11/2020 1:00:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    If your child is enrolled in any of the courses listed below in the FALL semester, please plan to pick up supplies on any of the following dates:

    Tuesday, October 13th 8am-12 noon

    Wednesday, October 14th, 12 -3pm

    Thursday, October 15th, 8am-12 noon

    Friday, October 16th, 12 – 3pm

    *You are picking up NEW supplies your student needs for the remainder of the first semester*

     

    **If you are unable to pick up your child’s supplies, please email Mrs. Mwanda at bmwanda@wcpss.net. Please include your child’s first and last name in your email. **

     

    CTE

    Animal Science 1 w/ Mr. Holland-Available Thursday & Friday only!

    Interior Design 2

    Arts

    Art 1 w/ Ms. Bryon – Available Thursday & Friday only!

    Drawing & Visual Arts w/ Ms. Huff – Available Thursday & Friday only!

     

    English

    African American Literature

     

    ​Science

    APES w/ Ms. Norris– Available Thursday and Friday only!

     

    Math

    Graphing calculator, if needed

    Math 1 Semester

    Special Topics

    Foundations of Math 2

    Math 2

    Math 3

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/9/2020 10:45:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    “Bell” Schedule for the Week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday):

    First Period                       8:00 – 9:00

    Second Period                   9:45 – 10:45

    Third Period                      10:55 – 11:55

    Lunch                                11:55 – 12:55

    Fourth Period                    1:00 – 2:00

     

    Wednesdays will be asynchronous days on the dates listed below.  Schools determine asynchronous days until October 26, then all schools are required to use the district days WCPSS determined as follows:

    o   October 14 – School Determined

    o   October 21 – School Determined

    o   November 18 – All WCPSS

    o   December 2 – All WCPSS

    o   December 16 – All WCPSS

    o   January 6 – All WCPSS

    o   January 13 – All WCPSS

     

    Guidelines for Asynchronous days:

    o   Work will be posted by Tuesday so students can ask questions before the asynchronous Wednesday.

    o   Work is due the next day (Thursday).

    o   No more than 60 minutes of work should be assigned by each teacher.

     

     

    The next late work deadline for students is Friday, October 16.  All parents are encouraged to take time weekly to view student grades in the parent portal.  This will help keep you up to date on student status, as well as specific details of any missing work.

     

    All students have a WCPSS email account and are expected to check it daily for school related messages.  For safety and security purposes, staff members can only email students at their WCPSS email account and students should use their WCPSS email to communicate with staff.  Please have a conversation with your Husky student about this communication tool.

     

    Is your child in need of a peer tutor?   Please have them complete a request at https://tinyurl.com/hhstutoring20.  Students must check their email daily for request updates and Google Meet invitations.   Questions: email Ms. Davis edavis7@wcpss.net 

     

    Athletic workouts have begun.  Encourage your student athlete to check out the schedules on the athletic page of our website.  You can also view updates on seasons for all Husky sports.

     

    The ACT will be offered on October 20th to 12th grade students who missed the opportunity to test last Spring.  If you are an Early Grad or need an ACT score for scholarship purposes, this test session is for you.  Otherwise, you will be eligible to participate later in the Spring 2021 test administration. Please email wvincent@wcpss.net to add your name to the roster. 

     

    Our yearbook staff is seeking the help from students and parents this year for building a yearbook product that is inclusive and diverse.  In order to capture all the wonderful things taking place with students inside and outside the classroom, you are encouraged to upload photos using the link:  https://images.jostens.com/415464927. You can also begin purchasing a yearbook at Jostens.com

     

    We are inviting HHS PTSA members to join the Wake County PTSA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Meeting on Thursday, October 15 at 7:00 pm.  The  meeting code is:  https://meet.google.com/gtg-qauc-qdd

     

    Please encourage your teen to increase his/her knowledge about postsecondary options by participating in these upcoming info sessions and programs: 

    *NSBE College and Career Night virtual event, Today October 9, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Registration details are posted on the Student Services page of our website.   

    *Virginia Tech:  October 12, 2:30 pm (google meet code is on senior page of website)

     

    Email dbeaster@wcpss.net for Google Meet codes for the following: 

    **Appalachian State, High Point & The Army! Wed. Oct. 14th, 8am or 1:15pm

    **North Carolina Central University, Wed October 21, 1:15pm

    **Skema International Business School (Raleigh) & Wofford, Wed. Oct. 21st, 8am or 1:15pm

    **Army, Army National Guard and Marines:  Oct. 21st & Oct. 28th, 12:30pm

     

    College Application Weeks for seniors will begin on October 19.  Seniors should access details on the senior page of the website for how to take advantage of applying to colleges for free.  Seniors should now ensure they are able to log into CFNC.

     

    As a reminder, seniors should use CFNC to request official transcripts to all NC colleges, public and private.  Use wcpss.scriborder.com for requesting transcripts to colleges outside of NC. 

     

    Any student who is interested in joining the 2021, 2022 Japan trip and 2021 China trip, please contact our Chinese teacher Wenjing Liu. Her email is wliu2@wcpss.net   The trip interest meeting will be on Thursday, October 15 at 6:30pm.

     

    From the PTSA: 

    Thank you for those who supported the PTSA by shopping at So You Boutique!  The PTSA received a percentage back from your shopping.

     

    The next Spirit Night will be on October 22 at Mellow Mushroom from 5:00pm-9:00pm.

     

    It’s time to link your grocery store cards to support Heritage High School.  If you shop at Lowes, Publix or Harris Teeter, you can find the links in the scrolling announcements on the main page of the Heritage website.

     

    When shopping on Amazon, please shop Amazonsmile.com. It is your same Amazon login and they donate to your charity of choice. Please choose Heritage high school PTSA- and help us help the students and teachers!

     

    Thank you to all who have joined and donated to our NO FUSS FUNDRAISER!   

    If you have not joined or donated go to https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2019-2020-ptsa-membership-donations-copy

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 10/2/2020 8:40:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    We are listening to our students, parents, and staff.  Some students are struggling with online learning. Teachers are needing time to adjust their teaching and to meet the needs of the students.  Beginning this coming week, Wednesdays will be designated for asynchronous learning activities instead of live instruction. This does not mean that students will be off on Wednesdays; it means that a teacher will assign your child an activity to complete in lieu of attending a live class on Wednesdays.  These are official school days where students are still expected to submit work and attendance taken.  This will also allow time for students to catch up on work if they are behind.  This flexibility allows teachers to better meet the needs of all students.

     

    “Bell” Schedule for the Week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday):

    First Period                 8:00 – 9:00

    Second Period             9:45 – 10:45

    Third Period                10:55 – 11:55

    Lunch                          11:55 – 12:55

    Fourth Period              1:00 – 2:00

     

     

    Students interested in taking tuition free college courses at Wake Tech next semester through the Career and College Promise program may now begin the registration process.  Although the deadline is November, students are encouraged to begin now. 

     

    It is now time to place class ring and senior cap and gown orders.  View videos and access order link at hhsseniors.weebly.com and click on Senior Musts.    Also, Jostens will host a drive service day in our bus loop on Wednesday, October 7 from 2:30-4:30 for students and parents needing assistance. 

     

    College Application Weeks begin on October 19.  If you have a senior, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of using CFNC to apply to several colleges for free.  Encourage your seniors to plan now and begin applying so they are ready to submit during the event weeks.

     

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) portal is now open for senior families to submit the application.  If you need assistance, schedule an appointment with Ms. Waldrum by calling 919-570-5600, ext. 20712.

     

    If you need to update your contact information (email or phone number only), please send the correct information along with a copy of your photo identification to hhs-contact-updates@wcpss.net. 

     

    The counselor corner will be open for students on Tuesday and Thursday next week during lunch.  Students can reach a live counselor during that time for general questions.

     

    Any student who is interested in joining the 2021 Japan trip, please contact our Chinese teacher Wenjing Liu. Her email is wliu2@wcpss.net   Her travel website is https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2301532MS

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Yearbook Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/30/2020 12:40:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Heritage High School Yearbook welcomes you to the 2020-2021 school year!

     

    We’re here to share some exciting news with you regarding the 2021 yearbook. Yes, we are having a yearbook, and guess what? You’re officially on the yearbook staff! Yes, you read that right! This year, more than ever, we ask that you join us. This is going to be an unbelievable book and one that will be treasured forever.

     

    What are some ways you could help us achieve this task? Consider:

    -Follow us on Social Media. We will post invites to share your pictures on various topics. Just use this link to send us photos. https://images.jostens.com/415464927

    -When you see an email regarding the yearbook, open it! Complete the form requesting information and pictures. Easy! 

    -If you or a parent you know takes pictures at student events, please let us know. We want to feature every student in various aspects of their life.  Look for those moments when they are just playing with their pet, working in their virtual learning space, playing their instrument, or enjoying a family meal. Other options include students participating in sports outside of school, virtual club meetings or events, theatre performances, art projects or just candids of your kids. You get it! Send us pictures of everything so your student can be included.

     

    This yearbook is unique in that it will be created by the whole school. Thank you in advance for being a part of this historic year.  Don’t forget to reserve your copy at www.jostensyearbooks.com

    About Yearbooks | Jostens

    There’s no year like yours. Celebrate a year of friends, events, and experiences. Get your high school yearbook today.

    www.jostensyearbooks.com
     or call 1.877.767.5217.  The book is on sale for the lowest price of the year until 10/23.

     

    Sincerely,

    Scott Lyons, Principal

    Jeff Schweickert, Yearbook Advisor

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/25/2020 1:50:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    “Bell” Schedule for the Week:

    First Period                 8:00 – 9:00

    Second Period             9:45 – 10:45

    Third Period                10:55 – 11:55

    Lunch                          11:55 – 12:55

    Fourth Period              1:00 – 2:00

     

    Monday, September 28 is a teacher workday and there will be no school for students.

     

    Need to access teacher codes, bell schedule, and other remote learning resources?  You can now go to the Virtual Learning 2020 tab, which is found under the Academics tab on the school website.

     

    Grades will be updated in PowerSchool by 8:00 am on Tuesday, September 29.  Parents and students can log in and view their interim grades for this quarter.

     

    We are still honoring late work deadlines this year.  Because of virtual learning taking place now and the extra time it is taking teachers to plan and upload assignments, it may take them a little longer to grade make-up work.  It will be graded and updated, but please give our teachers grace as it may take a little longer than it did in the past.

     

    Beginning Thursday, October 1, our school counselors will open the virtual counseling corner for students during their lunch (11:55 – 12:55).  Encourage your students to access a live counselor for general questions during that time.  

     

    If you missed Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, you can now find the recorded presentation as well as the PowerPoint on the senior page of the website, under financial aid and scholarships.

     

    If you missed the Freshman Parent University presentation yesterday, you can access the recorded presentation on the Freshman Academy page of the website.

     

    If you need to update your contact info (email or phone number only), please send the correct information along with a copy of your photo identification to hhs-contact-updates@wcpss.net. 

     

    School picture day for 9th-11th graders will be 10/1 & 10/2 from 8am to 2pm at Heritage High School.  Use the following links to schedule an appointment and to place your order. Appointments are first come first serve. Students must have masks to enter the building.  Upon arrival, students need to park in the bus parking lot and remain in the car until 3 minutes before their appt. time.  Parents/guardians should remain in the vehicle.

    Schedule an Appointment:

    https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhkghhs/

    (Everyone must have an appointment, Walk-ins not permitted)

    Order School Pictures:

    www.mylifetouch.com

     

    The process for Career and College Promise dual enrollment for spring semester begins next week.  Any student interested in taking courses for college credit or special certifications should go to ccp.waketech.edu to read all steps of the process.  The mandatory information session will be online.  It is the first and very important part of the registration process.  Visit the General Academics page of our website and click on “Dual Enrollment” for more details. 

     

    It is now time to place ring and senior cap and gown orders.  This information is available online at Jostens.com.  Senior parents will receive a more detailed email soon.  Also, Jostens will host a drive through service day in our bus loop on Wednesday, October 7th from 2:30-4:30 for  students and parents needing assistance. 

     

    The deadline for senior portraits is extended to November 15.  Visit the senior page of the HHS website to access the link to schedule your senior’s appointment.  Questions?  Email jschweickert@wcpss.net.

     

    There are a few remaining virtual program highlighting several NC merit award programs this upcoming week.  You can register at  https://bit.ly/NCScholarships-Fall2020.

           

    Any student who is interested in joining the 2021 Japan trip, please contact our Chinese teacher Wenjing Liu. Her email is wliu2@wcpss.net   Her travel website is https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2301532MS

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 9/18/2020 5:00:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    “Bell” Schedule for the Week:

    First Period                 8:00 – 9:00

    Second Period             9:45 – 10:45

    Third Period                10:55 – 11:55

    Lunch                          11:55 – 12:55

    Fourth Period              1:00 – 2:00

     

    Parents, you can view your students’ status in their individual classes by logging into your parent portal.  If you are having problems accessing this application, please contact us at the main office number 919-570-5600 ext 0.  You can check the Parent Portal for interim grades on September 29, as teachers will make sure they are updated by the end of the day September 28.

     

    It is now time to place ring and senior cap and gown orders.  This information is available online at Jostens.com.  Senior parents will receive a more detailed email soon.  Also, Jostens will host a drive through service day in our bus loop on Wednesday, October 7th from 2:30-4:30 for  students and parents needing assistance. 

     

    Senior portrait appointments are still being accepted.  Visit the senior page of the HHS website to access the link to schedule your senior’s appointment by the end of September.  Questions?  Email jschweickert@wcpss.net.

     

    All seniors and senior parents are encouraged to participate in the “Financial Aid 101” virtual program on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 pm.  Any parent needing additional information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process and other college funding resources should attend.  All seniors and senior parents are encouraged to participate as the FAFSA portal opens in October.  The link will be sent via text message to parents and students by Tuesday. 

     

    Scholarship information has been updated on the senior page of the website, including the first edition of the HHS scholarship bulletin.  Please encourage your seniors to participate in the scholarship application process this year.

     

    There will be a virtual program highlighting several NC merit award programs beginning September 17.  You can register at  https://bit.ly/NCScholarships-Fall2020.

           

    This year, the PSAT will be administered on January 26, 2021.  We will continue PSAT registration through the end of October.  You can find the registration link on the Student Services page of the HHS website.

     

    From PTSA:

    Thank you to all who have joined and donated to our NO FUSS FUNDRAISER!

    If you have not joined or donated go to https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2019-2020-ptsa-membership-donations-copy

     

    Thank you to those who have provided your VIC and Lowes Foods reward numbers to the PTSA.  If you haven’t done so you can email Theresa, our Retail Rebates Director, at tpritt76@gmail.com with your card information or phone number you signed up with and she will get your cards linked. *Please note that linking your cards does not affect your fuel rewards or give anyone access to your store account.
     
    To link your Publix to HHS PTSA :

    Go to www.publix.com/myaccount.  Sign in and then go to 'my publix partner'.  Once there, you can search Heritage High School PTSA and add it to your account to start earning.   

    When shopping or donating to the Giving Tree, please tell them you are with Heritage High School and we will earn points!  

     

    When shopping on Amazon, please shop Amazonsmile.com. It is your same Amazon login and they donate to your charity of choice. Please choose Heritage high school PTSA- and help us help the students and teachers!

     

    So You Boutique Spirit Night:

    So You Boutique is located inside the Factory and you can shop in-person from 5:00-7:0pm or online all day on September 24th!   15% of your purchase will be donated back to the HHS PTSA! Shop online at https://soyouboutiquenc.com

     

    From Athletic Boosters:

    The Husky Athletic Boosters will continue to sell husky gear, including special 10 year anniversary apparel.  Visit their Spirit Wear online store by clicking the athletics tab of the website and going to the Husky Athletic booster page.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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