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Wednesday, September 9
5th Grade iPad Distribution Stop by Heritage between noon-6 p.m. by gym doors

Thursday, September 10
5th Grade Orientation for last names A-K from 9:30-1:00 p.m.

Friday, September 11
5th Grade Orientation for last names L-Z from 9:30-1:00 p.m.

Week of September 14
Grades 1-12 will begin distance learning

Hello Heritage Families,

I hope all of you had a relaxing, peaceful and healthy summer and now, it’s time for school to begin!  School for all students begins on Monday, September 14 at 9:30 a.m.  The online school day will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  On Wednesdays, your children’s teachers will have posted office hours to support their learning while they work on assignments for the day.

So, how will this learning look different than last April and May?  Great question!  Every student will be expected to join each of their classes throughout the day as they follow their schedule.  Every teacher will be online during each of their classes, with their Google Meet open the entire time, so, your students will see all of their teachers faces for every class, every day. 

The Fall Heritage Learning Schedule is included in our Heritage daily announcements for all families to view.  If we put all of this information together, an example might follow this process, if your child’s 1st hour class is Science with Mrs. Havir, he/she will join her class at 9:30 a.m.,  Mrs. Havir will do a beginning check-in and warm-up, give directions for the day or give a mini lesson and keep her google meet open until 10:10 a.m.  Next, for 2nd hour your child might have Language Arts with Mrs. Kuntz, your son/daughter will join her class at 10:25 a.m., Mrs. Kuntz will do a check-in and warm-up, etc. and keep her google meet open until 11:05 a.m. as class proceeds.  Your child will do this throughout the day, just as if he/she were at school.  Again, your child will literally ‘see’ every teacher each day with the exception of Wednesday which are office hours for individual support. 

On Monday, September 14, the first day of school, each teacher will go over classroom expectations, any needed supplies, etc. just like any normal school year.

All 5th grade students will receive their schedules at 5th grade orientation on Sept. 10 or Sept. 11 and all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will receive their schedules on Thursday, September 10 in the Campus portal.  Mrs. Hainline will be sending an update on directions and a short video on how to access this.

Lastly, it is vital that every family receive the Heritage daily announcements for continued information and updates.  If you are not currently a subscriber, please call my secretary, Kiara O’Reilly at 651-403-7406 and she will get you signed up using your email address.

We look forward to the school year starting and appreciate our families generosity, grace and understanding.  Please continue to pick up your phones and watch your emails for important information as we maneuver through this period of change.  We WILL make this a great year for your child and for you.  For parents, please know I plan to hold weekly zoom meetings by grade level for parents that have questions or just need to seek support.  They will be every Wednesday…..stay tuned for more details.

Please have your child mark their calendars for Monday, September 14 at 9:30 for the first day of school.  Again, their school day will go from 9:30 to 4:00.  They will also be receiving a video from their homeroom teacher sometime next week.  Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend and stay tuned for more information.

Karen Allen

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