• 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 3/5/2021 1:10:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    This week we welcome back to the building students that signed up for Plan B and are in cohort B or 2.  Virtual Academy and Plan B students in cohorts A/1 or C/3 will be learning remotely.  The bell schedule we will use for all groups has changed as we will not have advisory first.  The new bell schedule has advisory only on Fridays and can be accessed at this link.  Also, important information for school is on our School Reopening Spring 2021 Husky Guide on our website.

     

    Friday, March 12 is a teacher workday, there is no school for students.

     

    Cohort 3/Cohort C will return the week of March 15 for in-person instruction and Cohort 1/Cohort A will return the week of March 22.  The cohort rotations were changed by WCPSS, and the new calendar can be accessed at this link.  WCPSS is considering further changes to the rotations.  If changes are made, we will inform you.

     

    PowerSchool is now available for students to select courses for the 2021-22 school year.  Freshmen and sophomores are meeting with counselors virtually in groups during 2nd period, March 1 – March 18.  Juniors should proceed with registration individually after their junior conference has been completed.  Counselors will be available virtually on March 12 from 9:30 am-1:00 pm to assist with any registration questions.  Link will be sent to students via Remind and student email.  You are encouraged to initiate dialogue with your student and be part of their course registration process.  You can browse course offerings, videos, access applications, and more on the Course Registration page of our school website.

     

    Students interested in taking college courses at Wake Tech next year can begin the enrollment process now.  Interested students and parents should go to ccp.waketech.edu to get started.  After reviewing the information at ccp.waketech.edu and hhsacademics.weebly.com/dual-enrollment.html, if there are questions, plan on attending the Virtual Heritage HS Wake Tech CCP Live Q & A Session on March 16, 6:00 - 6:45 pm.  The meeting link will be shared in next week’s Principal’s Message and to students via Remind the day of the event.

     

    Juniors!  If you missed the ACT on February 23, the make-up day is March 9 at 7:25 am.  Students should look for an email from Ms. Vincent and respond accordingly so we can best plan.  March 9 is not an asynchronous day; however, your attendance will be reported accordingly. There is not an academic penalty if you do not test; however, this is an opportunity to test and receive scores that may be used for colleges and scholarships at no expense to you.

     

    9th Grade Announcements:

    Mrs. Beaster and Dr. Tate completed our spring visits to English classes last week and shared important information regarding your child's graduation and post-secondary planning.  Please encourage him/her to complete their 4-year graduation plan in preparation for course registration.  A blank plan can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/2024GradPlans.  Feel free to contact Dr. Tate if you have any additional questions at ttate@wcpss.net.  Mrs. Beaster shared information on how students could investigate their post high school plan and the steps to take as a freshman to start that process. Please visit this link- http://bit.ly/HHSCS9th   to access the information. For questions, contact Dawn Beaster at dbeaster@wcpss.net.

     

    Senior Announcements:

    Cap & Gown pictures are scheduled for March 5th, 9th, & 16th.  Prestige is providing cap and gown for the portraits. Go to schedule.prestigeportraits.com to schedule an appointment.  See HHS Senior Page for flyer with more details.

     

    Jostens is hosting a graduation pick up order day on March 18 from 3-5pm in the bus loop parking lot.  Any orders that have been paid in full will be available for pick up at this time.  It’s not too late to order cap and gown, but don’t delay. Go to Jostens.com to order.

     

    If you have not ordered your legacy bricks today, there is still time.  Order yours today to celebrate your senior and help the PTSA!  Deadline is Monday, March 8th. https://www.heritagehighschoolptsa.com/legacybricks.html

     

    Seniors! Interested in pursuing teaching as a career? The Future Teachers Program application window is open through March 31.  More information found on scholarship bulletin and https://www.wcpss.net/Page/20672

     

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits by February 26. By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services will soon begin collecting free and reduced lunch data from WCPSS to determine families that will receive additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!  Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at  www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.

     

    A Message From Your PTSA:

    Hello Everyone- It's Spirit Night time!   Our next Spirit event will be on Wednesday, March 17 at MOD Pizza. They are giving us 20% of the proceeds from 5:00-9:00pm!  Please help us promote this as these usually go over quite well. It's St. Patrick's Day, so maybe picking up a pizza will go well with the festivities that night!

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/26/2021 12:45:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Since we are welcoming back our last cohort this week, there is a lot of repetition in the message and the one the last two weeks.  If your student is in Virtual Academy or has already been in the building in their cohort, you can skip down to “New Information.”  If your student is in Cohort 1/Cohort A, please read all of this information for a smooth start to in-person learning.

     

    This week we welcome back to the building students that signed up for Plan B and are in cohort A or 1.  Virtual Academy and Plan B students in cohorts B/2 or C/3 will be learning remotely.  The bell schedule we will use for all groups is on our website at this link.  Also, important information for school is on our School Reopening Spring 2021 Husky Guide on our website.

     

    Wednesday, March 3 is an asynchronous day, so students do not report to school that day.

     

    For the next week, advisory is first.  Some of our students have release first period.  If that is the case, they do not have to report to school until second period.  They can miss advisory their first week in the building.  After that, we have a new schedule and advisory is after first period.  So, they will join advisory again at that time.  There will be a screener to admit students who do not have a first period at the student parking lot entrance in the back of the school.

     

    Students who attend school in-person on rotation should bring their laptop to school each day.  Please make sure it is charged each night.  If a student does not have a laptop, we will have sanitized ones in each classroom for use.

     

    Cohort 2/Cohort B will return the week of March 8 for in-person instruction and Cohort 3/Cohort C will return the week of March 15.  The cohort rotations were changed by WCPSS, and the new calendar can be accessed at this link.  WCPSS is considering further changes to the rotations.  If changes are made, we will inform you.

     

    All students attending school in person need to complete an attestation form.  If possible, print the form and have the student bring it with him/her on the first day he/she reports to school in person.  If you have no way to print, we will have copies available to fill out and bring back the second day.  The form is available at this link.

     

    If students are riding the bus, a parent/guardian must complete a one-time health screening attestation form.  Parents/guardians commit to screening their students at home every day before they go to the bus stop.  They attest that they will not send their student to school if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, are experiencing a symptom of COVID-19, or are running a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.  Submit the one-time form online, or download a PDF of the form, at www.wcpss.net/busform.

     

    For students in Plan B who plan to drive to school, please keep the following in mind.  Make sure your parking pass is clearly visible on your dashboard.  Gold Pass for seniors--Park in Spots #87-362 and Purple Pass for Sophomores and Juniors--Park in Spots 363-529.  Do not back into Spaces.  Still need to get a Parking Pass--check the website under Students for the Paperwork.

     

    New Information:

    A new senior scholarship bulletin is available.  There are many upcoming deadlines and a variety of opportunities for funding, including for those who plan to take advantage of the community college option.  You can access the latest bulletin on the financial aid and scholarship tab on the senior page of the website.

     

    Seniors! Interested in pursuing teaching as a career? The Future Teachers Program application window is open through March 31.  More information found on scholarship bulletin and at the following link: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/20672

     

    Students interested in taking college courses at Wake Tech next year can begin the enrollment process now.  Interested students and parents should go to ccp.waketech.edu to get started.  Please review the information at on the Wake Tech website about CCP and hhsacademics.weebly.com/dual-enrollment.html.  If you have questions, plan on attending the Virtual Heritage HS Wake Tech CCP Live Q & A Session on March 16th from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.  The meeting link will be shared in the coming weeks.

     

    Senior cap and gown pictures (Lifetouch provides the cap and gown) are scheduled for March 5, 9 and 16.  Link to schedule appointments will be sent to students via Remind as soon as it’s available.

     

    Jostens will be on campus March 18 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the front bus loop to deliver graduation orders.  Seniors may only pick up orders that have been paid for in full and have a zero balance.

     

    PowerSchool is now available for students to select courses for the 2021-2022 school year.  Freshmen and sophomores will meet with counselors virtually in groups during 2nd period from March 1 – March 18.  Juniors should proceed with registration individually after their junior conference has been completed.  Counselors will be available virtually on March 3 and March 12 from 9:30am – 1:00 pm to assist with any registration questions.  The link will be to students via Remind.  You are encouraged to initiate dialogue with your student and be part of their course registration process.  You can browse course offerings, videos, access applications, and more on the Course Registration page of our school website.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Important Information for Juniors

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/20/2021 11:00:00 AM

    Hello, Parents of HHS Juniors,

     

    All juniors (Plan B and Virtual Academy) will take the ACT on Tuesday, February 23 as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative.  No need to pre-register or sign up.  All 11th grade students take the ACT for free.  Be present on campus by 7:20 am. If students have a Graphing Calculator, they should bring it with them. There will be a short break, so students may want to bring a water bottle and a small snack.  Bus transportation and lunch will be provided.  Testing should conclude shortly after 12:00/noon. Students can park in the anywhere student parking lot.  Juniors should prepare by learning more about the ACT.  Go to www.act.org for information about how the test is scored and sample questions.   Go to actstudent.org to access free test preparation materials.  Some students may even be able to use scores from this test for college admissions purposes.

     

    Junior Conferences are well underway.  All 11th grade students should be scheduling a meeting with their counselor to review credits earned, senior year courses, and post high school plans.  Juniors with last names A-Ge should schedule their conference with Mr. Walston at jwalston3.youcanbook.me.  Juniors with last names Gf-N should schedule their conference with Ms. Lyons at blyons.youcanbook.me. Juniors with last names O-Z should schedule their conference with Ms. Santos at cmsantos.youcanbook.me

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/19/2021 9:00:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    This week we welcome back to the building students that signed up for Plan B and are in cohort C or 3.  Virtual Academy and Plan B students in cohorts A/1 or B/2 will be learning remotely.  The bell schedule we will use for all groups is on our website at this link.  Also, important information for school is on our School Reopening Spring 2021 Husky Guide on our website.

     

    There will be two asynchronous days the week of February 22 (this coming week).  All juniors will take the ACT next week on Tuesday, February 23.  High schools have made this an asynchronous day due to the number of rooms and number of teachers needed to administer the test.  Wednesday, February 24 is a WCPSS determined asynchronous day.  So, Plan B students in cohort C/3 will be in school February 22, 25 and 26 (Monday, Thursday and Friday) this coming week.

     

    The next late work deadline is Friday, February 26.  Students may submit late work assigned on February 8 or later with no penalty.

     

    For the next two weeks of school, advisory is first.  Some of our students have release first period.  If that is the case, they do not have to report to school until second period.  They can miss advisory their first week in the building.  After that, we have a new schedule and advisory is after first period.  So, they will join advisory again at that time.  They will need to enter school in the front of the building to get screened when they arrive to second period.

     

    Students who attend school in-person on rotation should bring their laptop to school each day.  Please make sure it is charged each night.  If a student does not have a laptop, we will have sanitized ones in each classroom for use.

     

    Cohort 1/Cohort A will attend school the week of March 1 and Cohort 2/Cohort B will return the week of March 8.  The cohort rotations were changed by WCPSS, and the new calendar can be accessed at this link.  WCPSS is considering further changes to the rotations.  If changes are made, we will inform you.

     

    All students attending school in person need to complete an attestation form.  If possible, print the form and have the student bring it with him/her on the first day he/she reports to school in person.  If you have no way to print, we will have copies available to fill out and bring back the second day.  The form is available at this link.

     

    If students are riding the bus, a parent/guardian must complete a one-time health screening attestation form.  Parents/guardians commit to screening their students at home every day before they go to the bus stop.  They attest that they will not send their student to school if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, are experiencing a symptom of COVID-19, or are running a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.  Submit the one-time form online, or download a PDF of the form, at www.wcpss.net/busform.

     

    For students in Plan B who plan to drive to school, please keep the following in mind.  Make sure your parking pass is clearly visible on your dashboard.  Gold Pass for seniors--Park in Spots #87-362 and Purple Pass for Sophomores and Juniors--Park in Spots 363-529.  Do not back into Spaces.  Still need to get a Parking Pass--check the website under Students for the Paperwork.

     

    All juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, February 23 as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative.  No need to pre-register or sign up.  All 11th grade students take the ACT for free.  More specific information coming Saturday, February 20th, to junior parents only.

     

    The Counseling and Student Services department welcomes Ms. Brandy Lyons as the counselor for students in 10th-12th grade with last names Gf-N.  Her official start day is Monday, February 22.  Her email address is blyons@wcpss.net.  Ms. Weaver, former Gf-N caseload counselor, is now the Dean of Counseling and Student Services.

     

    Course registration information can be accessed from the main HHS page, under the Academics, then “General Academics” tab.  Parents and students are encouraged to review posted materials to make informed decisions for course selection. Counselors will assist students with course registration within 2nd period classes March 1st through March 19.  On March 3, from 9:30 am-1:00 pm, counselors will be available via Google Meet for students to log in and ask questions regarding course registration.  The link will be shared via Remind closer to March 3.

     

    Ever wonder about NC's Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)? Did you know that NC has the oldest HBCU in the south & the largest HBCU in the country? Plan on attending CFNC’s webinar to learn about the rich history and benefits of attending an HBCU on Tuesday, February 23, at 6:00 pm.  More information and registration is available at the following link: http://bit.ly/CFNCHBCU

     

    Students wishing to take free college courses at Wake Tech can begin the enrollment process starting on Monday, February 22.  Go to ccp.waketech.edu for more information.  Heritage High School will host a virtual information session with Wake Tech representatives soon.  Stay tuned for an announcement regarding a confirmed date and time.

     

    Last call for Senior tux or drape pictures!  Lifetouch will be on campus Friday, February 26 and Wednesday, March 3.  This is an optional activity for seniors who have not yet taken their senior picture for the yearbook.  Sitting fee is $15.  To schedule a session go to: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhmtc3s. Please note that the 2:30-4:30 time slot is limited to Virtual Academy seniors only.  More information on the HHS senior webpage.

     

    Last call for students in 9th-11th grades who still need to take a yearbook picture! Lifetouch will be on campus Friday, February 26 and Wednesday, March 3.  Students must make an appointment here- https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhkghhs/.  Please note that the 2:30-4:30 time slot is limited to Virtual Academy students only.

     

    If your child is looking for an inclusive safe space to share and connect, have him or her join the HHS student equity team every Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm. At the meetings, we hold constructive dialogues, celebrate our differences, build bridges, promote diversity, and work to make Heritage a better place for everyone.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Important Information for Plan B and VA

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/16/2021 12:05:00 PM

    Good Afternoon, Huskies,

     

    We are looking forward to welcoming Cohort B (sometimes referred to as Cohort 2) to school in person tomorrow.  We have put together a video for you to watch with your Heritage High School child today to help prepare them for the new procedures expected to keep everyone safe during in-person learning.  I encourage all parents to view this with your child prior to the week they return to in-person learning.  Click here to view video.

     

    We have also updated information on our website to help make the transition from all remote learning to a combination of pure virtual academy or Plan B three-week rotations.  Please take the time to view this important School Reopening 2021 Husky Guide by clicking here.

     

    In-person students should bring a fully charged laptop and charging cord to school.  If they do not have a computer or have been using a desktop at home, we will have additional laptops at school to use.

     

    Message from the HHS PTSA:

    Welcome back to in-person learning! In celebration of our return, the PTSA would like to ask for you to join and donate to help support our teachers and administration during this time. You can donate here: 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 2/12/2021 9:35:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Monday, February 15 is a calendar out day and a day off for students and teachers.  The building will be open from 7:00 am – 2:30 pm.

     

    Tuesday, February 16 is a teacher workday - no school for students.

     

    This week we welcome back to the building students that signed up for Plan B and are in cohort B or 2.  Virtual Academy and Plan B students in cohorts A/1 or C/3 will be learning remotely.  The bell schedule we will use for all groups is on our website at this link.  Also, important information for school is on our School Reopening Spring 2021 Husky Guide on our website.

     

    For the first three weeks of school, advisory is first.  Some of our students have release first period.  If that is the case, they do not have to report to school until second period.  They can miss advisory their first week in the building.  After that, we have a new schedule and advisory is after first period.  So, they will join advisory again at that time.  They will need to enter school in the front of the building to get screened when they arrive to second period.

     

    Students who attend school in-person on rotation should bring their laptop to school each day.  Please make sure it is charged each night.  If a student does not have a laptop, we will have sanitized ones in each classroom for use.

     

    There will be two asynchronous days the week of February 22.  All juniors will take the ACT next week on Tuesday, February 23.  High schools have made this an asynchronous day due to the number of rooms and number of teachers needed to administer the test.  Wednesday, February 24 is a WCPSS determined asynchronous day.  So, Plan B students in cohort C/3 will be in school February 22, 25 and 26 (Monday, Thursday and Friday) that week.

     

    Cohort 3/Cohort C will attend school the week of February 22 and Cohort 1/Cohort A will attend school the week of March 1.  The cohort rotations are set by WCPSS through the third quarter, and the calendar can be accessed at this link.  The cohort calendar may change for 4th quarter.

     

    All students attending school in person need to complete an attestation form.  If possible, print the form and have the student bring it with him/her on the first day he/she reports to school in person.  If you have no way to print, we will have copies available to fill out and bring back the second day.  The form is available at this link.

     

    If students are riding the bus, a parent/guardian must complete a one-time health screening attestation form.  Parents/guardians commit to screening their students at home every day before they go to the bus stop.  They attest that they will not send their student to school if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, are experiencing a symptom of COVID-19, or are running a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.  Submit the one-time form online, or download a PDF of the form, at www.wcpss.net/busform.

     

    For students in Plan B who plan to drive to school, please keep the following in mind.  Make sure your parking pass is clearly visible on your dashboard.  Gold Pass for seniors--Park in Spots #87-362 and Purple Pass for Sophomores and Juniors--Park in Spots 363-529.  Do not back into Spaces.  Still need to get a Parking Pass--check the website under Students for the Paperwork.

     

    All juniors will take the ACT on February 23 as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative.  There is no need to pre-register or sign up.  All 11th grade students take the ACT for free.  We encourage juniors to prepare by learning more about the ACT.  Go to www.act.org for information about how the test is scored and sample questions.   Go to actstudent.org to access free test preparation materials.  Some students may even be able to use scores from this test for college admissions purposes.

     

    Junior Conferences are well underway.  All 11th grade students should be scheduling a meeting with their counselor to review credits earned, senior year courses, and post high school plans.  Links to schedule the conferences were sent to students via Remind on 2/1 & 2/11.

     

    If you were unable to attend Curriculum Fair on 2/10, PowerPoints and video recordings of the info sessions will be posted on our course registration page by end of day 2/12.  The direct link is- https://hhsacademics.weebly.com/course-registration.html.  All are invited to browse this page for course registration materials and important dates.  Course registration in PowerSchool begins on 2/26.  In addition to working with 9th and 10th grade students in small groups in their 2nd period classes, counselors will have course registration support sessions on March 10 and 11.  More information to come soon!

     

    Midyear senior ranking is complete.  Seniors needing midyear grades and reports sent to colleges should send an email directly to their counselor.  A-Ge – jwalston3@wcpss.net, Gf-N – lweaver2@wcpss.net, O-Z – cmsantos@wcpss.net  

     

    Last call for Senior cap and gown pictures!  Lifetouch will be on campus Thursday, February 18, Friday, February 26 and Wednesday, March 3.  This is an optional activity for seniors who have not yet taken their senior picture for the yearbook.  Sitting fee is $15.  To schedule a session go to: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhmtc3s/  . Please note that the 2:30-4:30 time slot is limited to Virtual Academy seniors only.  More information on the HHS senior webpage.

     

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Meal Benefits for 2021-2022

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/11/2021 12:25:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits for the 2021-2022 school year by Feb 26. By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services will soon begin collecting free and reduced lunch data from WCPSS to determine families that will receive additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!

     

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 2/5/2021 2:35:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Bell Schedule for Monday, February 8 through Friday, February 12

    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

     

    There will be no asynchronous day next week.

     

    Spring Semester Virtual Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Fair events are scheduled for Wednesday, February 10.  We encourage you and your child to engage with teachers and learn more about course options for next year.  More information and links will be posted at the top of the on the main HHS webpage.

     

    Monday, February 15 is a calendar out day and a day off for students and teachers.

     

    Tuesday, February 16 is a teacher workday - no school for students.

     

    All information for Heritage High School families about school starting Wednesday, February 17 can be found on the HHS website.  I have linked School Reopening Spring 2021 Husky Guide: Here.  Please read this information carefully.  It applies to all students (Plan B and VA) and includes the new bell schedule we will use for Plan B and VA.

     

    Students on Cohort 2/Cohort B will be in person starting Wednesday, February 17 through Friday, February 19.  Cohort 3/Cohort C will attend school the week of February 22 and Cohort 1/Cohort A will attend school the week of March 1.  The cohort rotations are set by WCPSS through the third quarter, and the calendar can be accessed at this link.  The cohort calendar may change for 4th quarter.

     

    All students attending school in person need to complete an attestation form.  If possible, print the form and have the student bring it with him/her on the first day he/she reports to school in person.  If you have no way to print, we will have copies available to fill out and bring back the second day.  The form is available at this link.

     

    If students are riding the bus, a parent/guardian must complete a one-time health screening attestation form.  Parents/guardians commit to screening their students at home every day before they go to the bus stop.  They attest that they will not send their student to school if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, are experiencing a symptom of COVID-19, or are running a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.  Submit the one-time form online, or download a PDF of the form, at www.wcpss.net/busform.

     

    For students in Plan B who plan to drive to school, please keep the following in mind.  Make sure your parking pass is clearly visible on your dashboard.  Gold Pass for seniors--Park in Spots #87-362 and Purple Pass for Sophomores and Juniors--Park in Spots 363-529.  Do not back into Spaces.  Still need to get a Parking Pass--check the website under Students for the Paperwork

     

    Welcome Ms. Santos, the newest member of the counseling department.  She is the counselor for students in 10th-12th grade, last names O-Z.  Her email address is cmsantos@wcpss.net.  Ms. Weaver is now the Dean of Counseling and Student Services and is the contact for students in 10th-12th grade, last names Gf-N until later this month when Ms. Lyons officially starts.

     

    In preparation for course registration, paper copies of transcripts will be available for pick up on February 9th and February 11th from 1-4pm at the front of the school for current 9th-11th grade students.  Unable to come to campus?  Students may email pjenks@wcpss.net or their counselor for an electronic copy.

     

    All juniors will take the ACT on February 23rd as part of North Carolina’s college readiness initiative.  We encourage juniors to prepare by learning more about the ACT.  You can go to www.act.org for information about how the test is scored and sample questions.  Go to actstudent.org to access free test preparation materials.  Some students may even be able to use scores from this test for college admissions purposes.

     

    Junior Conferences have begun!  All 11th grade students should be scheduling a meeting with their counselor to review credits earned, senior year courses, and post high school plans.  Links to schedule the conferences were sent via Remind on Monday.

     

    You can now view course options for year 2021-22 in the academic page of our website, under “course registration”.  You can also access the course registration timeline which lists all opportunities students have to make best decisions when choosing courses.

     

    Missed the spring semester grade level meetings from student services?  You can access the presentation and recorded sessions here - http://heritagehs-student-services.weebly.com/

     

    The deadline for the SECU People Helping People Scholarship is February 10th.  Seniors should refer to the financial aid tab of the senior webpage for more information and review other scholarship opportunities. http://hhsseniors.weebly.com/financial-aid--scholarships.html

     

    Midyear senior ranking will be complete on Monday, February 8.  Seniors needing midyear grades and reports sent to colleges should send an email directly to their counselor.

     

    If your HHS child is looking for an inclusive safe space to share and connect, have him/her join the HHS student equity team every Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm. Here, we celebrate our differences, build bridges, promote diversity, and work to make Heritage a better place.

     

    From Your Athletic Boosters:

    Athletic boosters are having the first general meeting for all parents next Monday, Feb 8th 6:30-7:30 on Zoom.  ALL parents are encouraged to attend to get up-to-date information about the athletic program and supporting student athletes at HHS.  Please use the following link for the schedule And Zoom links for the remaining meetings for the 20/21 school year.  https://www.heritagehuskyspiritwear.com/booster-information.html#/

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/29/2021 2:55:00 PM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Bell Schedule for 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

     

    Wednesday will be an asynchronous day for students.

     

    The window is now open for students to opt out of Honors classes.  Please complete the correct form if you want your student to opt out of Honors level Social Studies, English or Science.  Please complete the form by Friday, February 5th.  The forms can be found at this link.

     

    Thank you for your patience as we needed to reschedule the sophomore class meetings.  They will now be on Tuesday, February 2 at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30.  Watch for an email with details and access links.

     

    Our counseling department is in the process of welcoming new staff members.  10th – 12th O – Z students will welcome Ms. Santos beginning Monday.  You are encouraged to send her a welcome email at cmsantos@wcpss.net.  Stay tuned for additional new staff information.  Also, Ms. Weaver will be transitioning to the Dean position beginning Monday, but she will also maintain her current caseload until the other new counselor begins.

     

    Course corrections are now complete and we are encouraging students to settle into the semester.  You can partner with us by helping to ensure your teen has secured a place for remote learning that allows them to focus.  Encourage your teen to engage with the teacher during classes by turning on the camera for interaction.  Finally, check PowerSchool often for grade updates.

    Spring Semester Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Fair will be on Wednesday February 10.  Meet the Teacher begins at 5:30pm.  Please view the flyer on the course registration page within the academic section of our website. 

     

    You can now view course options for year 2021-22 in the academic page of our website, under “course registration”.  You can also access the course registration timeline which lists all opportunities students have to make best decisions when choosing courses.

     

    The junior marshal selections are delayed.  We anticipate releasing the list in a few weeks for juniors who submitted an application.

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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  • Principal's Weekly Message

    Posted by Scott Lyons on 1/22/2021 10:15:00 AM

    Hello, Huskies,

     

    Due to the PSAT administration on Tuesday, it will be an asynchronous day.  So, students will have an assignment to complete.

     

    Bell Schedule for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

    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

     

    Tuesday Asynchronous

     

    Bell Schedule for Friday (Advisory)

    First Period                 8:00 – 9:00

    Advisory                     9:05 – 9:35

    Second Period             9:45 – 10:45

    Third Period                10:55 – 11:55

    Lunch                          11:55 – 12:55

    Fourth Period              1:00 – 2:00

     

    Report cards are available via PowerSchool today.  If you are unable to access the report card and need a hardcopy, please call the main office at 919-570-5600 or email mbeverly@wcpss.net.  Students have until Tuesday to submit any grade disputes to their teachers.  They can do this by emailing the teacher and copying bmwanda@wcpss.net on the message.

     

    Our counseling department will facilitate grade level meetings next week to share academic, career/college planning, course registration and specific grade related information.  Junior meetings are on Monday.  Freshmen will meet on Tuesday.  Seniors will meet on Wednesday and Sophomores will meet on Thursday.  Due to limited number of participants, we are asking students to join during their assigned alpha group’s time:  3:30 (A – Ge), 4:30 (Gf – N) and 5:30 (O – Z).  We will send access links via email.  Parents are welcome to participate in the meetings. Please join with the student to keep us from exceeding our connectivity limits for the sessions.

     

    Our district has recently launched a campaign to recruit substitute teachers. Our subs receive training, work flexible hours and earn bi-weekly pay and incentives based on the number of jobs they pick up. If you have an interest in supporting our schools and shaping bright futures, visit wcpss.net/subs to learn more.

     

    Senior specific information: 

    Seniors have until January 27 to submit a reduced course load request for this semester.  This is an extended courtesy deadline form this fall semester and will not be extended beyond this date.  The form is found at https://hhsacademics.weebly.com/course-registration.html

    Midyear transcripts will be available after senior ranking is complete later next week.  Seniors needing to submit a midyear transcript can begin requesting these documents next Friday. 

     

    It’s time for the PSAT.  Juniors who are registered for the PSAT should report to campus on this Tuesday by January 26 at 7:25am.  Testers should bring #2 pencils and are allowed to bring an approved graphing calculator.  Face coverings are required and all students testing must pass the screening to enter the building.  Please encourage your tester to read the CollegeBoard policy on what they are allowed to bring into the testing room.  This information is found in the registration bulletin they should have picked up already, or it can be found at  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/taking-the-tests/test-day-checklist   

    We are preparing students to settle into the semester.  You can partner with us by helping to ensure your teen has secured a place for remote learning that allows them to focus.  Encourage your teen to engage with the teacher during classes by turning on the camera for interaction.  Finally, check PowerSchool often for grade updates.

     

    All parents will be able to meet spring semester teachers during the February 10 virtual Meet the Teacher event.  It begins at 5:30 pm.  Stay tuned for access links and more details on the main page of our website. 

     

    Course registration for the next academic year is right around the corner.  Next Friday in advisory, students will get access to course options, videos, supplemental information from HHS and the district to assist and support in the process.  You can partner with us by reviewing the Course Registration timeline with your teen to keep them aware of what they can and should be doing to ensure they request correct and meaningful courses in the next year.

     

    A Message From Your PTSA:

    Hello Everyone- It's Spirit Night Day time!   Our next Spirit event will be on Friday, January 29th all day at Bada Bean Coffee. They are giving us 25% of the proceeds from the day! Yay!

     

    Warm regards,

    Scott Lyons

    Principal

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