Heritage Elementary

Friday, January 8th

Building Information

Mr. Chad Rice, Principal

Mrs. Marieca Mattox, School Counselor

Mrs. Marni Dreher, School Nurse

Mrs. Katie Thielman, Building Secretary

Mrs. Lisa Karavakis, Office Assistant


January 18 - No School - Martin Luther King Day

January 20 - No School - Innovation Day (Prof. Dev.)

January 21 - Virtual PTO Meeting

Technology Support

Technology Support is located at the glass doors labeled "P & O" BETWEEN Heritage main office and the District Office.

January Support Hours:

Mondays: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Wednesdays: 9:00am to 11:00am

Fridays: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Please Consider Donating

The PTO needs your help!

Click the link below for more information!


i-Ready Diagnostic

Students will take the i-Ready Diagnostic test and make-up testing from January 11th - January 29th.

The Diagnostic test is important because it helps us identify what your student knows and what they need to learn. Please make a plan for testing days being sure to get a good night's rest and that they eat breakfast.

Test the device(s) your child will use to take the Diagnostic. Check that the device turns on. Check that the device is powered up or is plugged in. Test the audio. Headphones are recommended. Encourage your child to try their best on each question and try not to rush.

With your help, we will be able to provide your child with a positive testing experience.

PTO Virtual Meeting

The next virtual PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, January 21st at 7pm. Please email PTO Secretary Leslie Weibush (leslieweibush@icloud.com) to request a meeting invite. See you there!

Contest Winner

Thank you to everyone who entered our virtual gingerbread and cookie contest! The winner of the gift card was 3rd grader, Bennett M.!
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The Domino's Fundraiser

The Domino’s “Slice the Price Card” Fundraiser is now open! Please turn in orders and funds collected by Friday, January 22nd (please make any checks payable to HES PTO).
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Still Smiling!

Even with masks on, it's easy to see these 1st grade students and their big smiles in Mrs. Dimmerling's class. Keep smiling!
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Dress for the Weather

It is that time of year when the temperature may vary greatly from day to day. Please be sure that your student comes to school dressed for the weather each day. We go outside for recess unless we have inclement weather or the wind chill factor is below 25 degrees.
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Do you know a Heritage Elementary School staff member who is truly the heart of Heritage? Someone who goes above and beyond to make a difference for your child, our school, or our community? Click on the link below to recognize a HES staff member as the Heart of Heritage.


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Habit 1

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Counselor Connection


Dear Heritage families,

We are looking forward to another amazing year at Heritage Elementary, a Leader In Me Lighthouse School. The beginning of this year is different from anything we have experienced and as such we have incorporated some building changes in order to adhere to the guidelines. Things seem like they are continually changing and we are doing our best to stay current with all expectations from the Ohio Department of Education as well as the Ohio Department of Health. Below are the updates to the building procedures.


Bus: As students arrive they will be dismissed one bus at a time starting at 9:05. As students enter the building they will either a) go directly to their classroom or b) go to the cafeteria to get breakfast.

  • Breakfast- if your student is getting breakfast they will enter the cafeteria using the hallway entrance. Once they get their breakfast they will then proceed directly to their classroom to eat their breakfast.

Parent Drop-Off: Students that are being dropped off by their parent will enter the building starting at 9:05.

K-1st: Students will enter the building using doors marked BB

2nd - 3rd : Students will enter the building through the alley using doors marked AA

4th & Breakfast eaters: Enter the door marked B

Water bottles:Our building now has 2 touch free drinking fountains. If your student is being sent to school with a water bottle to be refilled, please make sure your student’s name is on the bottle.


Here are the student lunch times for 1st-4th grade:

4th- 11:45-12:30

1st- 12:15- 1:00

3rd- 12:45-1:30

2nd- 1:15- 2:00

Packers: if a student is bringing a lunch from home we ask that they either put it in a brown bag so that all contents can be thrown away after eating or that they have a bag in their lunch box that they can get prior to going to lunch to take with them. We are trying to avoid taking lunch boxes to the cafeteria as we no longer will have teacher classroom totes to hold lunch boxes.

Kindergarten AM dismissal-

Bus- Students will be taken by an adult to their bus pick up in front of the building.

Parent Pick Up- Parents will remain behind the buses and allow them to pick up their students first. The first parent pickup car should start at the yellow “Buses Only” sign located in front of the building. After buses have departed we will begin dismissing students one by one. Please have your neon green sign provided by Heritage Elementary visible in your windshield to help with dismissal.

Kindergarten PM arrival-

Bus: Students will exit one bus at a time and proceed to their classroom teacher located near door A (main entrance).

Parent drop off: Parents will remain behind the buses and allow them to release their students first. The first parent pickup car should start at the yellow “Buses Only” sign located in front of the building. After buses have departed we will begin dismissing students one by one.


While at recess we ask that students wear a mask when they are not able to remain socially distant. Students may be permitted to remove their mask when they can be socially distant. Students are responsible for their own mask at all times.


Parent Pick-up: Students that are going to be picked up by a parent or guardian will need to have the neon green sign provided by Heritage in the wind shield of their car. Due to social distancing guidelines, all parent pick ups will use the designated car line. Students will only be released to a vehicle in the car line. Only students designated as “walkers” at Heritage Elementary will be permitted to leave without a vehicle (designated walkers will have a different colored sign). Please do not park and walk to the door with your sign, you must remain in your car.


Students will be called to the buses from their classroom as soon as their bus arrives. Buses will only be called one at a time to avoid overcrowding in the hallways. Students are required to wear a mask at all times during dismissal as well as on the bus ride home.

Thank you all for helping us to continue to make Heritage Elementary a place where our students can be Learners, Leaders and Leave a Legacy.


Mr. Rice



Please refer to our District's homepage to find the school supply list for all Heritage students.

You can access that page by clicking here!