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June 28, 2019 Principal's Message


Thanks for an AMAZING year!


Wow – what an awesome school year it has been! Wishing all students and their families a wonderful week of celebrating July 4th.  We look forward to seeing everyone for Open House on July 8.


Open House July 8 for ALL tracks


We have scheduled our Open House / Schedule Pick up event for the 2019-2020 school year for Monday, July 8 from 12-2 for Tracks 2 and 4 and from 2:30-4:30 for Tracks 1 and 3. Please visit the HMS website for a detailed schedule for the day.


First day of 2019-20 is July 9


The first day of school for students on Tracks 1, 2 and 3 is Tuesday, July 9.


New WCPSS Student Dress Code


The WCPSS Board of Education has created a new student dress code policy #4316. We ask all parents to carefully review this policy and partner with us by monitoring student attire. We strive to honor the guiding principles the WCPSS BOE set that focuses on a student dress code which is similar to those experienced and expected in the workplace. The full student dress code policy can be found on the WCPSS website under Board Policies as well as on the HMS website under reminders.  While the entire policy should be read carefully, I wanted to point our three areas (sections A, D and H) in particular:

  • Students must wear clothing that covers their skin from chest to mid-thigh with non-see-through fabric in front, back and on the sides.
  • Breasts, genitals and buttocks must be covered with non-see-through fabric.
  • Head coverings (including hats and hoods) are prohibited in the building with the exception of sincerely held religious beliefs or cultural expressions or to reasonable accommodate medical or disability related issues.


Supply lists posted to website


The 2019-2020 school supply lists have been posted to our website under the “parents” tab and then “supply lists”.


Follow us on Social Media and stay informed


Consider following us on our several Twitter feeds: Our Principal Mr. McCabe: @CMcCabeWCPSS, Our School: @HeritageMiddle1 and Our Students: @HMS_6th, @HMS_7th, @HMS_8th. You can also follow us on Facebook @HeritageMiddle1 and on Instagram @HeritageMiddle1. 


High School Freshman early start events


Wake Forest and Heritage High Schools have announced their Freshman Early Start events - students will meet teachers, learn about clubs, tour the school and get their schedules. Heritage HS is on August 22nd at 7AM and Wake Forest HS is on August 8th from 1-5PM. You must sign up for WF HS Cougar camp using this link. More info is on the High Schools' websites.


2019-2020 Transportation updates


Any transportation eligible student who needs to make a change or request bus service for the 2019-2020 school year should be sure to submit the form no later than June 10. Contact student services with any questions.


Wishing all families a wonderful July 4th Holiday week!

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