The Heritage Herald

January 14, 2022

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Hello HMS Families,

We are very excited to welcome our students back after our adaptive pause! We also know that our students are excited to get back to the school as well. Please remind your child to charge their chrome books, prepare their uniform and remember their masks so that we can have a smooth transition back to in person learning.

Please read all of the information in this newsletter and feel free to give us a call with any questions (708-458-7590).

Mrs. P. Malone

Principal, HMS

Important Information


1/19 ~ 8th Grade Parent Night at Argo at 7:15

1/21 ~ Progress Reports go home

1/25 ~ 8th Grade Pictures (more information below)

1/26 ~ Spanish Placement Testing (8th Grade)

Uniforms & Masks

Please send your student to school every day in uniform, and with a mask.

Reminder: Hoodies/Sweaters with large, inappropriate logos are not allowed.

Please read the information regarding the 5 Essentials Survey and take the survey below. Thanks!

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8th Grade Pictures

8th Grade students will take Graduation (Cap & Gown) pictures on January 25, 2022. While the eighth graders can be out of uniform, only a small portion of their shirts/ties/blouses will be seen.

Please make every effort to send your 8th grader to school for pictures, as make-ups will be difficult due to COVID.

Our photographers, Lifetouch, will be taking extra precautions on this day. Caps & Gowns will be steam cleaned and sanitized after each student, and protective coverings will be used as well. If you have any questions, please give us a call (708-458-7590)

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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.