Heritage Middle General Mail Call

April 6-11, 2020

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Welcome Back, Generals!


Welcome back to week 3 of digital learning at HMS! I hope you all enjoyed spending time with your families during the week of Spring Break, and you are staying safe. I wanted to take a moment to update you on a few important things as we begin the new week. Students, I also want to commend you for your hard work before the break and to encourage you to keep up with your lessons during these challenging times. Your teachers are available from 8-4 each day if you need them.

  • Please take a moment to watch the video below to see welcome back messages from HMS faculty and staff! We miss you all!

  • As you probably already know, distance learning will continue for the remainder of the school year. All athletic events have been cancelled. We are working on a digital plan for end of the year awards ceremonies and will share that information soon.

  • This Friday is a holiday, but from now until the end of the year, teachers will only be posting assignments Monday- Thursday.

  • Students will be assigned no more than 20-30 minutes of work per class/per day. If your work is taking a lot longer than this, please contact your teacher to let them know.

  • The technology hotline number for HMS is 706-965-1021. Technology specialists are available to take your calls Monday-Friday from 8:00-3:00. They can assist with any issues you are having with a device or login.

  • We are working to get refunds back to you for end of the year field trips (New York, GA Tour, Atlanta, Washington D.C.). This process will take a little time, but we will do our best to have refunds ready as soon as possible.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns. My email address is mbutler@catoosa.k12.ga.us. I hope you have a great week!

Melissa Butler

HMS Principal

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Click Below to Watch a Welcome Back Video from HMS Faculty and Staff

Resources and Important Documents

Heritage Middle School Digital Learning Plan

Please click on this link to look over our digital learning plan. This plan explains how student learning will continue to take place at HMS during an extended closure.

Click Here for Parent Help for Google Classroom

Need help with Google Classroom? Mrs. Chappelear shares some great tips to help you navigate this platform in this informational video!

10 Digital Learning Guidelines for CCPS Parents

The ten guidelines provided above are intended to help parents think about what they can do to help their children find success in a distance learning environment.

Any 8th Grade Student Interested in Trying Out for the HHS Color Guard Should Join the Google Classroom Using This Code: ki4noo7

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8th Grade Online Summer Health/PE Credit Information

If you are an 8th grader interested in taking the online summer health/pe course, please complete the packet below and email it to mbutler@catoosa.k12.ga.us

Instructions for Subscribing to the HMS News Wake Up Call

1. Click on the HMS News YouTube Channel

2. Click on the SUBSCRIBE button.

3. Click on the BELL next to the SUBSCRIBE button to allow notifications.

HMS Distance Learning - March 24
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Mental Health and Well-Being Resources for Social Distancing

Please look over the following resources for help with keeping your students mentally and emotionally healthy during social distancing as well as tips for how to calm anxious children.

Remember... our counselors are available for you and your child if you need assistance. Students may email counselors or fill out a form in the HMS Counseling Google Classroom.

Ms. Rachel Reid (Student Last Names A-L)- rreid.hms@catoosa.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Shaneka Hunt (Student Last Names K-Z) - shunt.hms@catoosa.k12.ga.us

We will have a spirit week next week so get ready, Generals!

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