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April 25, 2021 Principal Message

Hello Patriot Families!  


It is hard to believe that April is already nearing its end.  This week we look forward to a full, five-day week of learning!   Here are this week’s updates: 


Notes for All Students


8th Grade Parents: The College Foundation of North Carolina is hosting a virtual “8th Grade Kick-off to College” on April 27th @ 6pm. They will provide information regarding ways to help your student get career and college ready with CFNC. Please go HERE to register. 


Rising Heritage High 9th Grade Students:  Any student/parent who needs to make changes to the "Heritage High School 9th Grade Course Requests," please complete the following Google Form found HERE - be sure you indicate you are a current 8th grade student and mark Ms. Weaver as your counselor. The deadline to make changes is May 28th.   There is no need to complete the form if you are pleased with your elective choices.  


Can't remember which electives you signed up for?  Go to your Powerschools account and click on "Class Registration."  Need to see the HHS 9th grade registration sheet again?  Go HERE.


Yearbook Information:  April 30th is the last day to order a yearbook at   The school ID code is 14310021.  


Notes for Virtual Academy Students

No additional messages


Notes for Plan A Students


Carpool: Thanks for helping us make carpool run smoother with the new changes!  We really appreciate you not unloading students in the morning before we are there to supervise.  Afternoon carpool is now complete in about 30 minutes each day.  I would still remind you that the Wake Forest Police Dept. has asked drivers to refrain from entering the carpool line prior to 2:50 to prevent a backup on Rogers Road long before school dismissal.   If there were an emergency, crews would be delayed in accessing the campus.  Finally, we’ve had several reports of carpool drivers using profanity or using gestures that we discourage in our students.  Please be kind to one another since students are always watching and listening.  Thank you!

Reminders from Previous Weekly Messages


Athletics Conditioning Workouts:  Refer to the athletics website regarding sports updates.  Spring Sports Conditioning Workouts continue through April 30.


Attendance Notes:  If you need to provide an absence note for your child, please do so digitally by contacting our data manager at


Covid Diagnosis/Exposure:  If a student should receive a positive Covid diagnosis or be exposed to someone who has, do not send the student to school.  Please contact the principal at   


End-of Year Testing Update:  Click here. 


Health Screening:  Students should not be in school if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to someone with COVID-19, instructed to quarantine, or if they are sick or experiencing any of these symptoms: 

  • 100.4° fever or higher
  • Sore throat
  • New cough
  • New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • New severe headache

If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, he/she should not report to school. 


Library/Media Center Access:  Media Center Reservation 


Lunch/Breakfast Menus:  Our School     All WCPSS Schools 


Quarter 4 Bell Schedule:  Bell Schedule




Take Care,

Jo Ellen Newhouse, Heritage Middle School Principal