Weekly Message

Posted by Scott Lyons on 8/20/2021 11:00:00 AM

Hello Huskies,


Monday August 23 is the first day of school for all students.  Freshmen, sophomores and juniors participating in in-person learning should report to their advisory classrooms to receive their final schedule.  Virtual Academy students can view their final schedule in PowerSchool, and should get a message from the WCPSS VA Team today. Any schedule received prior to Monday, August 23 should be discarded.  If your child has not yet submitted a technology permission and military disclosure form, he or she will bring one home which should be completed.  Privacy release forms are also available if you desire to complete one.  Student/Parent handbooks will also be distributed.  Students will receive lunch information from their 3rd period teachers on the first day of school.


All seniors will report to the loading dock on Monday morning, beginning at 7am, for the annual senior breakfast.  Advisory attendance will be taken, so all seniors must check in at the loading dock.  They will receive their final schedules during this time.


Bus assignments are now available to view in Power School, and the routes and stop times are also on the WCPSS Transportation site.  Click on Bus Routes and scroll under High Schools until you see Heritage and click to see that information.  You can also utilize the “Here Comes the Bus” app for more details.  Students with bus questions will be able to see an administrator during their lunch.


To our carpool families, if you have not yet reviewed the carpool information in the start of school section of the website, we invite you to do so prior to Monday morning.  Morning carpool is located in the back student parking lot.  When dropping students off, please pull up as far as possible to allow more vehicles to pull in.  Only afternoon Pick up/Carpool is located in the front staff parking lot.  When picking up students, please pull up as far as possible to allow more vehicles to pull in. 


Registration for the October 13 PSAT has begun.  Students who participate gain access to My College Quickstart, Khan Academy for SAT prep and more.  Juniors are encouraged to take the test for National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholarship competitions.  The registration fee is $17 however, juniors with a designated weighted GPA can test for free.  Fee waivers are available for juniors meeting eligibility criteria.  You can register your 9th and 10th grade student using the online payment tool by September 17.  Juniors may register for the PSAT by completing this Google Form- https://tinyurl.com/PSATHusky11 by September 17.


We had three successful events in one day yesterday as we hosted the Early Start Day orientation for students, Virtual New Parent Orientation and Virtual Senior Night.  We hope all who participated received information to help navigate high school in general and the school year.  Videos of New Parent Orientation and Senior Night are posted online under the “Events” page in the “Start of School Information” on our website.


Follow Heritage High School on Twitter at @hhs_huskies to get school updates.   For best results, be sure to say yes to notifications for your cell phone so that you can easily see school updates.


Seniors are reminded to complete the task of getting your senior portrait for the yearbook.  Go to https://local.prestigeportraits.com/nc/morrisville/951-aviation-parkway.html  or call (919) 377-0026. This is a busy time for Prestige.  Continue to call if there are no appointments available.


Virtual Meet the Teacher Night will be Tuesday, September 14, beginning at 5:30pm.  Want to know other upcoming events?  Please refer to the school calendar, found on the school’s website.


We are looking forward to a great day on Monday!


Warm regards,

Scott Lyons