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September 5, 2021 Principal Message


Hello Patriot Families!  

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  Here are this week’s reminders: 

Cafeteria:  All students will be assigned a new seat in the cafeteria on Tuesday.  We have rearranged the tables to maximize separation between students. 

Yearbooks:  Yearbooks are officially on sale! Go to and enter school code 14402322 to order! $35.00 Early Pricing until 10/24! 

Reminders from Previous Weekly Messages

Attendance Notes:  Notify the school at .   Alternatively, your child may take a note to his/her homeroom teacher.

Bell Schedule:  HMS 2021-22 Bell Schedule      Virtual Academy 21-22 Bell Schedule 

BYOD Ends Sept. 3:  After Labor Day, students will utilize their WCPSS-issued device or will be assigned one for daily classroom use.  Please keep personal Ipads, laptops, and Chromebooks at home after Labor Day.  

Community Clean Up:  Mark your calendars for our community clean up, the morning of October 23!  In coordination with our PTA Beautification Committee, we will be sprucing up the front lawn.  We look forward to having families, student groups, and staff working together to complete some much needed mulching and weed pulling.  More details to come!

Covid Diagnosis:  If a student receives a positive Covid diagnosis, do not send the student to school.  Please contact the principal at    The guidance for exposure and return to school is updated here: 

Here Comes the Bus App:  For more information and to sign up, click here.

Lunch/Breakfast Menus:  Our School     All WCPSS Schools 

PTA: This year we have a special opportunity to help HMS move into the 21st century by buying a new flat screen smart TV for every classroom! Please donate today to the No Fuss Fundraiser. If every family gives, we'll reach our goal in no time! 

Join the PTA to stay in the know and continue to support our school. Thank you!  You can make payments and access all PTA-related information on the website at   Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, September 7th, at 7:00 pm.  While we hope to meet in person again SOON; for now, we will continue our virtual meetings via Zoom.  We are not allowed to publicize the meeting link, so PLEASE email us at to get the link!! Even if you're not ready to "do" something, attending the meetings is a GREAT and EASY way to know what's going on at your child(ren)'s school!  Join us!  All are welcome!

 Take Care,

Jo Ellen Newhouse, Principal of Heritage Middle School