A NOTE FROM Mrs. Udall:
Hello Heritage Families,
Thank you for your patience this week as we’ve navigated the first days of school. A few quick reminders:
DRIVE LINE. Pull ALL THE WAY up toward the dumpster before dropping off scholars. Keep the middle and far left lanes moving. No dropping off along Drew Street or the alley. Let’s be good neighbors and not clog up or block driveways, parking spots, etc.
PARKING. Carpool if possible. All scholars who drive should pick up a parking pass from the front desk BEFORE parking in the lot. We don’t have enough spots for everyone who wants to drive, so parking is first come, first serve. Other free places to park are along 1st Avenue and behind the church south of campus (not FUMC). The City of Mesa will be monitoring the city lot west of the school. The alley will be closed sometime in the next month for construction purposes.
DRESS CODE. No scholars will be allowed to sit in their classes out of dress code. Beginning next week, there will be a random daily dress code check. Any scholar out of dress code will be sent to the front desk and may not return to class until they are in dress code. Scholars may be calling home to get permission to shave, get different clothes/shoes, etc. If hair is out of dress code, scholars will be asked to pull it up/gel it/pin it back to be in compliance with our dress code while on campus. Log entries will be written for dress code violations.
HEAT & LUNCH & WATER. We are closely monitoring the heat and will offer scholars a place to eat inside when there is a heat advisory. Our PTO sells snacks each day in the kitchen during lunch. We sure appreciate our PTO! We have access to the FUMC gym for our PE classes and sports classes. Send a refillable water bottle for your scholars to stay hydrated.
CLOSED CAMPUS. Heritage has a closed campus. A closed campus means a parent/guardian is required to sign out their scholar. If your scholar drives to campus, you may sign a waiver for them to sign themselves (not their siblings) out. All scholars must sign out before leaving campus. We ask you to drop off lunches and other forgotten items at the front desk only. We do allow seniors on track to graduate to leave campus for lunch.
SCHEDULES. All our electives and classes are full. The only schedule changes that will be made at this time are by teacher recommendation or for seniors to graduate.
NEW STAFF. We have a great staff and would like to introduce some of our new teachers. Full bios can be found on our website.
DE Computers – Heather Forcey has been teaching CIS 105 on our Gateway campus, and now we get to share her.
Orchestra – Greg Hamilton a professor and professional musican joins us from Minnesota. He plays the cello and bass. We share Greg with our Maricopa campus.
Algebra II – Ashley Johnson has been teaching at Mountain View HS and is also bringing along her daughter who will be a 7th grade Hero.
7th grade history – Anna Meissbach hails from Kansas and has always dreamed of teaching history.
8th grade history – Liz Purtell has been teaching history at ASU Prep and has a passion for our Constitution.
Martial Arts – Jacob Thomas has a military and martial arts background. He has trained in many different martial arts styles and is excited about introducing them to our scholars.
Yearbook, FACS, scholar council – Kim Wilson has graduated 5 Heritage Heroes and is now taking on some of our busiest electives.
Swim Coach – Doreen Lemke has spent her life dedicated to the sport of swimming and is invested in the swimming world.
We are so lucky to have them join our wonderful staff.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Heidi Udall, Principal