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HES HERO 7.30.21


At HES we are committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment that partners with families to promote high expectations, critical thinking, and the belief that other people matter.  Students will leave HES equipped to be global life-long learners who are advocates for change.


Important Dates:

Aug 2 – First Day for Track 4 Students

              First Day for Track 3 Summer Learning

Aug 5 – Back to School Night Tracks 1 and 2

               4:30 Virtual

               6:00 Face to Face w/ mask

               6:30 Face to Face w/mask

Aug 9 - Interims Home for Tracks 1 and 2

Aug 13 – Last Day for Track 3 Summer Learning

Aug 16 – Book Fair

Aug 26 - Back to School Night Tracks 3 and 4

               4:30 Virtual

               5:30 PTA Meeting

               6:00 Face to Face w/ mask

               6:30 Face to Face w/mask



Back to School Night:

Next Thursday, August 5, we will have Meet the Teacher for Tracks 1 and 2.  We have several options and guidelines in order to maintain the safety of all participants.

  • 4:30 – Families can participate in our virtual offering at this time from the comfort of your home or office. Each teacher will include the meet code in the Monday newsletter.
  • 6:00 – In person – we must maintain reasonable social distancing to ensure everyone’s safety, so we are requesting that only one parent escort each student. If possible, students can remain at home so parent can engage in the learning.
  • 6:30 – Another in person option with same parameters as above.

Transportation Changes:

If you must make a transportation change for your child during the day, please contact the main office by calling 919-562-6000.  DO NOT email the teacher as they are busy teaching and not able to check email prior to dismissal.  All changes must be communicated by 2:15 pm.

Afterschool Care:
If you are in need of afterschool care the YMCA hosts an afterschool program at HES each afternoon. The program runs until 6:00 pm daily.  Here is the LINK to register:



PTA News:

HAVE YOU JOINED PTA YET? Families can join the PTA and help support the school in our efforts to provide our children, teachers, and staff with the best opportunities to be successful learners.  We have lots of fun things planned this year for our school, and membership plays a BIG part of this!  PTA membership is a yearly membership, so if you haven't already joined THIS school year, please take a minute to follow the link below and sign up!  No commitment required!

SPIRIT WEAR - If you would like to order HES spirit wear for your child this school year, please go to the link below to purchase.  There will also be an order form coming home with your child once school starts.  ALL ORDERS DUE AUGUST 9!

VOLUNTEERS - If you are interested in being more involved with the school and helping out with organizing and implementing events and activities, please contact us!  We have several volunteer positions open and could use your help! Email us at

BOOK FAIR is coming back, starting August 16!  We are excited to have a book fair back in the school this year!  Be on the lookout for more info to come.

Do any of our HES families own a landscaping business?  We would love some advice on sprucing up the school!  Please contact us at