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HES HERO 6.10.22



 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.


June 16 – 6:30 pm PTA Meeting

June 17-23 Track 2,3,4 EOGs

June 23 – 4:30-5:30 Tr 3,4 Meet the Teacher

June 24 – 1:45 5th grade clap-out Track 3,4

June 27 – Last Day Track 2,3,4 


Register NOW!

We are continuing to monitor our student enrollment VERY closely.  If you know of a child that will be 5 by August 31, 2022 please encourage the family to register them for kindergarten NOW. 


21-22 VA Students:

If you have been enrolled in Virtual Academy this year please return any instructional materials on the following dates:

Grade 1 – June 23 at Meet the Teacher

Grade 4 and 5 – Your last day of EOG testing


Apply for free and reduced-price school meals

All students currently receive free school meals supported by federal funding due to the pandemic. This funding is set to end on June 30, 2022. In order to receive free or reduced-price meals for next school year, families need to submit a meal benefits application. All families must complete an application for the 2022-2023 school year starting July 1 in order to receive benefits. Please allow 10 business days for processing. 

We need you to complete a 2022-2023 meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for extra funding next year. If you have not completed a free or reduced-price meal application and think your child may be eligible, please apply online or request a paper copy from the main office after July 1. Paper applications can also be requested by calling 919-588-3535 or 919-856-2920 or emailing  

2022-23 meal prices

  • K-5 Breakfast $1.50 and lunch $3.00
  • 6-12 Breakfast $1.75 and lunch $3.25

Transportation assignment notifications for 2022-23:
Transportation assignment approvals for the 2022-23 school year will include a service start date sent via email to the family. As routes are posted, transportation will notify families individually. Notifications will begin to be sent starting June 23 for year-round schools.


Early Release Days for 22-23:

WCPSS has approved 8 early release days for students during the 22-23 school year.  Students will be dismissed 2 hours early on the following dates:

July 28

Sept. 2

Nov 10

Dec 5

Dec 21

Mar 24

Apr 6

May 9

In addition, Track 1,2,3 will have an additional Teacher Workday on April 24.  Track 4 students will attend school on April 24.




HES PTA will hold a virtual meeting Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. via Google Meet (link will be sent the day of the meeting). All parents and caregivers are welcome!


Looking ahead to the 2022-2023 school year, the PTA has a few open positions including Volunteer Coordinator and Birthday Lunch Coordinator. Please contact for more information.