HMS Eagles Express

From HMS to HOME...let's stay connected!

July 22, 2021

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Greetings from the Allegri Family!

Happy summer to all my HMS students and families. I am SO thrilled to be fully on board with Liberty Public Schools and officially be a Heritage Eagle. What a fast few months it's been since my announcement as principal. From meet and greets with staff, to learning all things LPS, and trying my best to pretend I don't get lost in the building weekly! Every day that passes, I am reminded that this move to Liberty Public Schools, and this new role as Heritage principal is exactly what I wanted and where I wanted to be. Thank you for being a part of my story and my next chapter as an educator.


My family is so excited to join the Eagle family as well. So much in fact that I find myself spending plenty of money on new swag, which I am not complaining about one bit! Above you will see my husband, Daniel, my son Rush (6) and my daughter Gia (9). We are so excited about the start of the school year where they will enter 1st and 4th grade...but certainly not rushing this summer break one bit either!


I cannot wait to get to know you and your child(ren) and be a part of their educational journey. Thanks for the warmest and most supportive welcome, and please know I will work my hardest to make sure 1) Your child feels safe here 2) Your child knows the adults care about them here, 3) Your child has someone to talk to if they ever have a problem, and 4) Your child is proud to be a Heritage Eagle. It's also important you, as the parent, feel connected to HMS. So please know I will also work hard to make sure 1) You know what's happening at Heritage 2) You feel safe sending your child to school here and 3) You feel heard when you have a concern. 4) You are also proud to be a Heritage Eagle.


This Smore newsletter will be my weekly form of communication to you. The link will be shared via the weekly messenger and you can click on it to see lots of important information. New info will always be at the top, and anything worth repeating will be found towards the bottom. For the summer, I won't necessarily be sending this weekly, but more so on a need to know basis, as to not overwhelm you with communication. You can also see this newsletter by going to our website www.lps53.org/hms and sign up for our daily announcement email. You can find the link by scrolling down to the For Parents spot. If you have any questions, just give us a call and we can help. Using our website for things like handbooks, links to PTSA, and many other family resources is key to staying connected with us.


Lastly, as I am sure you have noticed -- our building is getting some love this summer with the addition of a new track and field and an updated library. It's our hope all construction is done before the school year starts! However, if this past year has taught us anything, it's that we will be very flexible! Please know we are only a phone call or email away, so please do reach out with any questions or concerns you have this summer.


Thanks for partnering with me. I can't wait to meet you!

Dr. Reagan Allegri

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Mark Your Calendars!

Aug 10 & 11 - Heritage Orientation (9:00 am- 5:00 pm)

Aug 23 - WEB day *for incoming 6th graders only* (8:30 am - 11:30 am)

Aug 23-25 - Cheer Practice/Tryouts (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Aug 23 - Cross Country Practice Begins (3:00 pm - 4:15 pm)

Aug 23 - Football Practice Begins (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Aug 23 - Volleyball Practice Begins (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Aug 24 - First day of School (Start Time 7:45 a.m.)

Aug 25 - Early Release for Professional Development (1:50) *happens every Wednesday*

Aug 30 - Student Picture Day

Aug 31 - Back 2 School Night (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Sept 6 - NO SCHOOL for Labor Day

Sept 7 & 8 - Auditions for Fall Play

October 18 & 19 - Parent Teacher Conferences (3:00-7:00 pm)


more dates will be added as we get closer to the start of school, but these felt most important

Online Registration & Transportation Opt In


Registration:


As a reminder, if you have not yet completed the Returning Student Registration and Annual Residency Verification, and are planning to return to LPS for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, the portal is open for you to complete for each of your students. This is required for all returning students and needs to be completed by August 1, 2021. To ensure that your student is ready to start school, please log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal and complete the Returning Student Registration. This must be complete before orientation at HMS.


  • To access the PowerSchool Parent Portal, click here.
  • To access the Returning Student Registration and Annual Residency Verification portal, click here.


Transportation Opt-in:


Also, if you want your child to ride the school bus this fall, they will need to opt in, which can be completed using the form below.

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Want a Locker?

If you'd like your child to have access to a locker this year at HMS, we are asking that you "opt in" for this by using the link below. This needs to be done prior to August 1 so we can have this information on the schedules for students when they arrive at orientation.
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Heritage Orientation Nights

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 10th, or Wednesday, August 11th, between 9am-5pm for our Orientation here at Heritage. HMS will be open for our annual open house. Students may come either day, but we are advertising that 7th and 8th graders come on August 10th and 6th graders come on August 11th in order to distribute the traffic.


This is a great opportunity for students to:


  • receive their schedule
  • set up lockers and practice using it (students must opt in to get a locker...see info above)
  • get information about our HMS PTSA
  • purchase a yearbook for $15 (can also be done during the school year) - or use the link below under quick links to purchase now.
  • Pay to Play, $50 (cash or check only onsite - we will advertise an online option closer to the school year) or use the link below under quick links to purchase now.
  • meet with the nurse to turn in health forms.
  • walk the building
  • get Power School log in information
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Attention Incoming 6th Graders!!!!

WEB Day is the day that all our incoming 6th graders are invited to HMS to get more acquainted with Heritage. There will be a welcome assembly and then break off into groups for lots of fun activities.


Things to know:

  • This will happen 8/23 in the North gym.
  • 6th graders are asked to be at HMS from 8:30-11:30.
  • Parents must provide transportation to and from HMS for this event.
  • Please ensure your child does not bring anything with them as they will not be using their lockers at this time.


We can't wait to me our new class of 6th graders!

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Athletics Link

Please click the link below to read all about sports practices, games/meets, and coach and physical information.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u68gzQkCNfgFwn2QfxsVR6rDGpsUCIG_-3nvqTl7B8U/edit?ts=60e6699e
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PTSA Spotlight

HMS Parent-Teacher-Student Association is so excited to have you join them in helping make this year the best one yet for our Heritage Eagles. We will have a booth at registration, but in the meantime we'd be honored and so grateful to have you join. Here are the different levels of memberships. We will be accepting cash, check or Venmo! Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing hmseaglesptsa@gmail.com


Membership Levels:

$20 Basic Membership (Voting right, vinyl Eagle sticker)

$50 Navy Membership (Voting right, Eagle sticker, and a t-shirt)

$100 Gold Membership (Voting right, 2 Eagle stickers, and 2 t-shirts)


We also welcome and appreciate any donation to our organization if you'd prefer to do that.

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News from the LMC

Library Links & News

I hope your student has been enjoying time reading this summer! Here are some links where they can track their reading & qualify for some celebrations this coming school year.

Heritage Library Website

Summer Reading Challenge

Mark Twain (6th grade) & Truman (6th-8th grade) Award Nominees

Places to borrow books this summer:


Also, the HMS library is undergoing a renovation this summer! We are so excited for the learning that will take place in this newly remodeled space and cannot wait for the students and families to see it.

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International Languages

Your International Language Teachers are gearing up for an incredible 2021-2022 school year, and are wishing you a wonderful summer!
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Follow Us!

To keep up to date on all the amazing things your child is learning and doing at HMS, please:

  • Follow us on Twitter using the #heritagems and @heritagescoop.
  • Follow us on our Facebook page is @heritageMSLPS

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