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HES Announcements 9.11.20


Important Dates:

September 14 – Interim Reports Sent Home K-5

September 16 – Istation Assessment Begins K-5

September 29 and 30 – Remote Learning Days

                                       PTA Spirit Days at Coldstone Creamery

September 30 – Quarter 1 Ends

October  1 – 16 Students Tracked Out

October 19 - Students Return


Great Job:

We would like to applaud the majority of our students and families for your dedication to ensuring students are joining their google meet each day.  We understand the technical difficulties some families are experiencing and are here to support you.  Please continue to reach out to WCPSS Help Desk and/or Heritage Elementary (919-562-6000). If your student is not able to log in on a particular day due to technical difficulties they do have a 3 day window to complete and submit assignments in order to be marked present.  Please ensure your child is completing all daily assignments.



As a school we are monitoring our Dreambox data closely as there is a correlation to student performance data on Dreambox and NC EOG scores.  It is imperative all students complete 5-7 lessons weekly.  Parents, please encourage your child to complete the lessons but do not assist with answering the questions. It is an adaptive problem so will adapt when a child is experiencing difficulty.  We need a true representation of the child’s capability.  Currently, our students are averaging 89.64 minutes per week on Dreambox and completing 8.4 lessons per week.  This exceeds our expectations!  Keep up the great work!

Percent of Student Engaging By Grade Level:

K – 89%                      3rd – 94%

1st – 97%                     4th - 91%

2nd – 95 %                   5th - 89%


Beginning of Year Literacy Assessment - IStation:

Next week all K-5 students will begin taking a literacy assessment.  Please view this link with important information for ALL parents prior to Monday. 


Positivity Project:

This week our classes have been talking about Teamwork while engaging on our morning meetings.   Some big ideas included:

  • If we work together, we can accomplish major feats.
  • You owe it to your country to help make it better.
  • I want to help. It feels good to sacrifice for the greater good
  • By working together, we will be more successful.
  • We would love for you to join us.
  • The success of the group is more important than just my success.

Next week will be learning about Open-Mindedness. Some big ideas for you to discuss and model at home might include:

  • Looking at evidence that goes against my beliefs and taking it into consideration,
  • Changing your mind is not a sign of weakness yet of character and intelligence
  • Seeking out and examine all possible evidence before forming an opinion.


Media Check – out:

Wake ID Portal – Follett to see HES book collection. Click book you would like to hold and we will pull the book for you. Curbside pick-up will be Tuesdays 11:30-1:30 Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Remote Learning Programs

Programas de Aprendizaje Remoto

If you are a family looking for a program to support your child’s remote learning time, you can view all available options below. Organizations across Wake County have worked together to ensure that there are locations convenient to most families and that programs are affordable. All organizations offer financial assistance.

YMCA of the Triangle Scholastic Support Centers

Centros de Apoyo Escolar del Triángulo de YMCA

YMCA Scholastic Support Centers are a place where your K –8 students can go to participate in their online school or Virtual Academy classes. The program is offered either Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with an extended day option for those who need full-day care, or as a full-day program from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Hours vary by location, and exact times may vary depending on school system student attendance policies.


*The locations listed below are the current locations. The YMCA is prepared to add additional locations in local churches and community centers as needed.

Camp Kanata | 13524 Camp Kanata Road | Wake Forest, NC 27587

Kerr Family YMCA | 2500 Wakefield Pines Drive | Raleigh, NC 27614

Register: Click here for more information and to register.


Girls on the Run and Heart and Sole:

Many Fall 2020 Virtual Sites Open for Registration!  Girls on the Run is here for you! Keep the fun, friends, and connection going! GOTR Triangle is excited to offer your girl amazing activities, engaging, meaningful discussions, and the chance to be active; all woven into the Girls on the Run one-of-a-kind bonding experience--online!

Click here to register. There are currently 13 different times from which to choose. Wow!

Click here to learn more about our programs. So many reasons to sign up for this program.

The fee is $170, and includes a personal journal, shiny 5k medal, cool completion certificate, and GOTR tee shirt.  Keep her active, keep her healthy, and watch your GOTR girl go



Way to go Hurricanes!  We are at 90 PTA members (families + teachers) so far!  We would love to see that number reach our goal of over 200 members strong.  Thank you for those families and teachers who have already joined!  If you haven't already done so, please take a minute to click the link below to sign up.


Here's how you can join:



Go to 

IMPORTANT - please email once you completed your registration.  Include, STUDENT NAME, TEACHER, and GRADE LEVEL in the email.


Thank you to everyone who came out to Dairy Depot for our spirit day!  Our next Spirit Day will be SEPTEMBER 29-30 at COLD STONE CREAMERY!!


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