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September 12, 2021 Principal Message

Hello Patriot Families!  

This week Track 1 left for a well-earned vacation.  We welcome back Track 2 and Camp WCPSS students.   Here are this week’s reminders: 

Thank you:  To those of you who have given to the PTA No Fuss Fundraiser, we appreciate your generosity.  We were able to place our first purchase order for seven new monitors this week! 

Virtual Academy Update:   VA Update 9/9 (for Weekly Update)

Walkers/Bicyclers:  If your child walks or bicycles to school, please remind them to follow the rules of the road, especially when crossing streets.  We’ve had several close calls lately with students running/riding into traffic when they did not have the right of way.  

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 

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 soon!

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   

Take Care,

Jo Ellen Newhouse, Principal of Heritage Middle School