Student attendance is important at Heritage Elementary School, and students are expected to be at school on time. If your child is absent, please call the school office and inform them. Also, when your child returns to school, please send a note regarding the absence.
Students may arrive on campus as early as 7:15. Supervision is provided in the cafeteria (K-2) gymnasium (3-5) for students. The children will be dismissed from these locations to their classrooms at 7:35. They are considered tardy if they are not in the classroom at 7:40 when the bell rings. Students who arrive after 7:50 will receive an admission slip in the office. Students receiving five tardies during a nine weeks are required to have “Tardy Detention” during recess. Each class with all students present on time will have a daily entry for the weekly "No Tardy Party" drawing.
We will have "Student-led" conferences in November and February. Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teachers if you would like to have traditional parent-teacher conferences or phone conversations as needed throughout the year.
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We want to make sure that children have a special birthday! If you would like to bring a special treat for your child we ask that it be nonconsumable. We have several students with strict dietary needs. We want to make sure that all students stay safe! All birthday treats will be distributed at the end of the school day. Bringing a birthday treat is optional.
Suggestions for individual birthday treats:
- Gel pens
- Pencil toppers
- Note pads
- Other fun school supplies
Sugestions for whole-class birthday treats (all the students can use in honor of your child’s birthday):
- a set of fancy markers
- new crayons
- a book for the class library
Consider donating a book to the HES Library! Students that choose this option will be on the Morning Show with Mrs. Wallace to present their birthday book. These books will have a special name plate added to the inside cover of the book so that all students that check the book out will know your child presented this book for years to come!
We are trying to find the safest, most efficient way to continue having birthday celebrations at school while still making this a special day for your child. We appreciate your support!
All GCISD campuses remain locked during the school day. Visitors must go to the main entrance and press the intercom button located near the front door. A member of the office staff will respond and determine who the visitor is and the purpose of the visit. Once access is granted, visitors must check in with the front office through the visitor system called Raptor. This system requires a visitor to present their driver’s license or state-issued ID. Please bring your ID each time you visit campus and plan to enter the building. Parent volunteers must also complete the district background check.
Each weekend we will update our planner with the next week's homework assignments. Please have your student access the planner from the "homework" section of the website. Students may either print the planner or copy the items onto a blank planner (from the teacher). We appreciate your help so we can use instruction time wisely!
Each Monday (or the first day of the week if there is a holiday) we will email our weekly newsletter. Please read it carefully so you are aware of events and curriculum. You may also access it on our website via the "newsletter" tab.
Much of a fourth grader's reading material is self-selected, so they will typically read the same book at home as they do in class. Students may need to checkout more often than our weekly visits to the library, and our checkout day/time will vary. Therefore, we ask that students have their books with them at school every day.