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July 5, 2019 Principal's Message


Open House Monday, July 8 for ALL Tracks


Our Open House / Schedule Pick up event for the 2019-2020 school year is 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 July 9 for Tracks 1, 2 & 3


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


Free/Reduced Meal Benefits


Free/Reduced Meal Benefits: Online applications for 2019-20 are now available at Paper copies of the application are available upon request (contact HMS Student Services at 919-562-6204). Free/Reduced meal benefits from 2018-19 expire for students on Track 1 on Aug. 19. They expire for students on Tracks 2 & 4 on Sept. 9 and they expire for students on Track 3 on Sept. 10.  Please call the school with any questions.


New 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


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


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. 


AIG Parent Meetings


AIG Parent Information Meetings (sessions are the same): July 23 9:30-10: 15 a.m. and August 6 6:00-6:45 p.m.


Looking forward to seeing all families on Monday for Open House!

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