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October 4, 2020 Principal Message

Hello Patriot Families!  

Track Out began on Thursday!  I hope you and your family are able to spend some time together without the added stress of school assignments.  All students return to virtual learning on October 19.  Here are this week’s updates: 

Cohort Information:  Students in Plan B will be returning to school on a 3-week rotation beginning Nov. 9 per the School Board’s decision this past week.  Plan B Families will receive communication regarding which dates students should report to school by Oct. 7. 

Health/Safety:  We continue to prepare the building for students’ reentry.  Signage has been placed reminding everyone to follow the three Ws:  Wear Your Mask, Wait 6 Feet or More Apart, and Wash Your Hands Frequently.  All classrooms have been outfitted with hand sanitizer stations.  Hallways have been marked with 6 Feet Apart sticker reminders.  Room capacity signage has been posted with the maximum number permitted per social distancing guidelines.  Two water filling stations have been ordered to convert existing water fountains. 

PTA Information  Thanks to those who participated in our Spirit Night events last week. 

Please consider joining and donating to our NO FUSS FUNDRAISER!  Your support is greatly needed and appreciated!!  Please check out the HMS PTA website for more information.  You may also contact us by email  with any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your support!

Report Cards:  Quarter 1 Report Card information will be finalized in PowerSchool Oct 23.  Each team will send a notification to parents that grades have been finalized.  Direct questions to individual teachers.  If you need a printed report card, please email

Reminders from Previous Weekly Messages:  

Student Services Needs Assessment:   Our Student Services Team is available to provide resources and to assist with needs of our families.  Please complete the following survey to let them know of your needs at this time:  Needs Assessment Survey 

Take Care,

Jo Ellen Newhouse, Heritage Middle School Principal