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HES HERO Announcements 12.3.20

Important Dates:

December 3 – 7:00 pm PTA Meeting -  Meeting ID:

December 7 - Grade 4 and 5 Cohort C Returns 

                        PTA Spirit Day at Which Wich Sandwiches all day

December 16 - Asynchronous Day - Attendance will be taken

December 17 - PTA Spirit Night at Mellow Mushroom 4:00pm-8:00pm

December 21, 22 - Asynchronous Days – Attendance will be taken both days


Second Semester:

WCPSS BOE has approved the recommendation for all Pre-K – 5th grade students return to daily in person instruction beginning second semester unless students are enrolled in Virtual Academy. 


Students who elect for WCPSS Virtual Academy will receive instruction online.  To help understand all the differences between WCPSS Virtual Academy and Plan A/B/C, view this comparison chart.  


Students registered for WCPSS Virtual Academy for fall only and wish to continue in the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the spring semester must register.

Students who are not currently registered for the WCPSS Virtual Academy and wish to attend Virtual Academy for the spring semester must register.

Students who are registered in the WCPSS Virtual Academy for the entire year and who wish to remain registered for the spring semester do not need to take any action. 

Students who are not currently registered for the WCPSS Virtual Academy and who do not wish to register for the spring semester also do not need to take any action.

The application to change your student's registration will be open December 2-9. 


Positivity Project:

This week all classes are focusing on demonstrating kindness. What a perfect topic for this time of year.  You may hear your students talking about bucket fillers and bucket dippers.  A filler is giving someone a compliment or assisting someone whereas a bucket dipper is saying an unkind word or an unkind behavior.

Next week, students will be learning about how their words and actions affect others.  You can continue the conversation of bucket fillers/dippers with this topic as well.  Please reinforce when you recognize your child positively impacting someone else.




Spirit Week:

Let's have some fun during the last week of school prior to the holiday break.  Please check out this link for spirit week fun. 


Wellness and Self-Care Sessions for Students and Families in December:
In an effort to continue to provide support to our students and families, the district is offering a new series of wellness and self-care sessions. Wellness Sessions will be held throughout December and will encourage students, families and caretakers to explore the concept of resiliency and how to utilize wellness skills to restore balance to the mind and body. The second training session focuses on Restorative Practices and Community-Building Circles and is open to all who wish to learn more about these practices.


Form Required to Receive Winter Break Meal Bundles
Daily curbside and bus deliveries will not be operational from Tues., Dec. 22nd to Jan. 1. Child Nutrition Services will be offering free meal bundles that will be distributed Mon., Dec. 21 from 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at select distribution sites.

The Winter Break Meal Bundle will include eight breakfasts and eight lunches. One meal bundle per child. You do not have to be a WCPSS student to receive meals, only 18 years of age or younger to qualify. The meals will be provided at no cost. Complete the Winter Break Meal Bundle Form by Fri., Dec. 4.

When ordering, please remember that you must have sufficient cooler/freezer space to store the complete bundle for each child for eight days (breakfast and lunch).

Reminder: Immunization and Health Assessment Records Grace Period Ends Dec. 31

After multiple extensions, Tuesday Dec. 1 was the state deadline for students to submit a certification of immunization and a school health assessment. The 30-day grace period will end December 30, 2020. After the 30-day grace period, a student would have to be excluded from in-person and remote learning until compliant with these legal requirements. If a new student moves into the district, they have 30 calendar days from their first date of attendance, whether attending remotely or in-person. Schools will have until February 1, 2021 to file annual immunization reports.


FYI: Student Accident Insurance

Student Accident Insurance is available to purchase for students each school year.  Affordable yearly premiums begin at $11.00. Four plans offer optional accident coverage during school time only or 24 hour coverage. The 2020-21 coverage plans, premiums and complete details can be found on the Parent tab of WCPSS homepage under Student Accident Insurance. Questions can be directed to The Young Group at (888) 574-6288.


PTA news:

  • Looking for a fun family activity to do this holiday season?  Check out these DIY ornament kits from AR workshop!  Follow the link to see the kit options available.  Use code HES at checkout!
  • PTA needs your help!  If you would like to be a part of our Board Advisory Council, please reach out to us!  We would be happy to share what that position will entail.
  • Join us for our next PTA meeting on Dec.3 via google meet 7pm tonight! Meeting ID

At this time we will be discussing fundraising, upcoming events, and our School Improvement Plan.Heritage Elementary's goal is to provide a relevant and engaging education that will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers. To help us meet this overarching goal the staff and teachers have established the Student Improvement Program so that, by July 2021, the percentage of students demonstrating proficiency will increase 4 percentage points in Literacy and Math as measured by state and district assessments. Come hear our teachers discuss the SIP and learn how iStation and Dreambox play a vital role in helping our school achieve this goal.

  • Spirit Day with Which Wich sandwiches.  All day event! Use code HES at checkout
  • 16 - PTA will provide a Staff Holiday Luncheon.  Stay tuned for ways to volunteer!
  • 17 - Spirit Night at Mellow Mushroom from 4-8