The Heritage Herald

September 24, 2021

Hello HMS Families,

I hope the Fall season finds everyone well. HMS will be wrapping up our Fall testing with IAR testing (September 27th-October 4th). We ask students to approach every test they take with the decision to do their best.

Please make sure your child gets enough sleep and eats breakfast at home or at school. Also, it is very important for your child to charge their Chromebook every night and bring it to school every day. Please help them out with this. While our middle schoolers are getting older, they still need our help and reminders.

As always, please call the HMS main office with any questions.

Mrs. Malone

Principal, HMS

Devious Licks

Unfortunately, a small number of HMS students have attempted to destroy and/or steal school property, following a TikTok trend. This has caused disruption to the flow of our school day. Students must now have a staff signature and time stamp each time they go to the restroom. While I hope this trend ends soon, we must take these measures in order to keep everyone safe and to prevent damage to the school.

Parents, please talk to your children and explain that if they are caught damaging and/or stealing school property, fighting, and inappropriately touching students or staff, they will be suspended and face additional consequences that theft, destruction and assault warrant. Please click here to read more.

The fact is, the overwhelming majority of HMS students are "doing the right things". We are incredibly fortunate for this. We continue to encourage these students to not be by-standers and to report information regarding inappropriate behavior to their parents, teachers and admin.

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IAR Testing

All HMS Students will be taking IAR Tests this week (September 27-October 1). They will take reading and math tests. 6th grade students will also take a Science test on October 4th. Please make sure your child gets enough rest and eats breakfast at home or at school.

Also, please make sure your child charges their Chromebook overnight and brings it to school each day.

Progress Reports ~ October 8, 2021

Progress Reports will go home with students on October 8, 2021. ALL students know how to check their grades in PowerSchool and assignments on Schoology. Please tell your children to show you their grades and/or missing assignments so that they can stay on track.

If you have questions about your child's grades and assignments, please reach out to the teacher via email. Click here for a list of all teacher email addresses. If you do not have email, feel free to call the school (708-458-7590) and leave a message for the teacher to call you.




If your child is experiencing any COVID symptoms, PLEASE keep him/her home and call the school for further guidance.

Additional Information:

Please be aware if your child has any of the following symptoms Covid-19 should be suspected and your child should NOT attend school until you have spoken to the school nurse. If your child presents to school with any of the above symptoms you will be called to pick up your child immediately. You will then be given instructions on how and when your child may return to school.

· Fever (100.4 or higher)

· New onset of moderate to severe headache

· Shortness of breath

· New cough

· Sore throat

· Vomiting

· Diarrhea

· New loss of sense of taste or smell

· Fatigue from an unknown cause

· Muscle, or body aches from and unknown cause.

If a student has had contact with a COVID positive person, they must be kept home, and the building nurse notified. If any student while at school discloses, they have been in contact with a COVID positive person you will be called to pick up your child immediately. You will then be given instructions on how and when your child may return to school.

In our efforts to keep everyone safe the nurses will be diligent in following up on any student who presents to school ill. We understand keeping your child home may have its difficulties, however it is the only way to keep our community safe.

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Argo Community High School is hosting their 2nd Annual Fall Festival on Friday October 8th from 4-7:30pm. This outdoor event will be hosted at Argo Community High School with free admissions and will feature a variety of bounce houses, games, mini golf, football games, and of course food. See the flyer below for additional information.