Heritage Elementary

Friday, September 18th

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


9/30/20: Virtual Wednesday

9/30/20: TECH DAY - Heritage Auditorium

10/15/20: K-12 Virtual Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/20/20: No School Kindergarten Only

10/22/20: K-12 Virtual Evening parent/Teacher Conferences

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All parents are required annually to update their student's EMA (Emergency Medical Authorization). This form must be completed within your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

Please visit our website and go to Back-To-School-Forms. There you will find instructions on navigating your parent portal login page.

Thank you for your quick attention to this matter.

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Plan for Progress (P4P) Promise

Dr. Briggs: What are the facts about the Pickerington Schools' ballot issue?

In Dr. Brigg’s latest Plan for Progress (P4P) Promise blog post, he shared the facts about how the Nov. 3 ballot issue seeks to address the district's growing enrollment. You can also find out how bond issue passage will affect the student population, individual buildings and facilities across the district by watching a unique “show-and-tell” video on our bond issue info webpage.

The voter registration deadline is October 5 - to learn more about how to register or update your registration, visit www.VoteOhio.gov
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2019/2020 POPS Winners

POPS (Pride of Pickerington) winners are selected after a nomination process that includes nominations by other staff members, voting within each building, and a review of the nominations by the building principals. Criteria includes how well nominees represent the district in areas such as core values, work performance, dedication, collaboration and reflecting Pickerington Schools’ mission.

Congratulations to Mrs. Thielman - Classified Saff and Mrs. Mattox - Certified Staff

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Spring Carnival Refunds

Hi Heritage families!

If you purchased wristbands for the PTO's Spring Carnival and would like a refund, please send us a message or email heritageptoplsd@gmail.com. The carnival was originally scheduled for March 13th but cancelled due to COVID. If you would like to consider your purchase a donation to the PTO, there is no need to respond (and thanks!). We will work on processing any refund requests over the next couple of weeks. Thank you!

Heritage PTO

This Week at Heritage

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2nd Grade Math

Julian and Logan are proud of their 2nd grade math work. We are so proud of them!
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3rd Grade - Miss Agan

Look at our deep sea diver! Jacques Cousteau came to visit our class to kick off our new text: The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau.
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Mrs. Branson's Math Plus

Eliud Z passed both multiplication and division Xrtra Math.
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Art with Mrs. M

Artists are learning all about the color wheel as they paint this week!

Still Smiling!

Mrs. Starkey, Mrs. Schwartz & Mrs. Davis are smiling for the weekend!
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Please click the link below for specific information about grades K-8 VLA school picture day.

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Attention Kindergarten Parents


Kindergarten health requirements, resources, and forms from the School Nurse.

Required forms:

1. Immunizations Record - The State of Ohio requires all Public-School children to have updated Immunizations. See attachment.

2. Physician Report Form – A completed report signed by a HealthCare Provider, dated from 08/21/19 to present, for your child’s physical.

See attachment or click here Physician Report Form

Health Concerns – Please communicate your child’s health concerns and medications. If needed, a Health Plan will be developed and shared with teacher(s).

Online Registration – When completing this form, make sure to note your student’s health conditions, allergies and medications.

Change of Clothes - During school hours your child may need to change their clothes due to bladder/bowel accidents and/or falling in water puddles and/or mud.

Please place an extra set of clothes in their book bag to use if needed.

Email the completed forms to your School Nurse. Marnica_dreher@plsd.us

Please contact the School Nurse with any questions or concerns.



Directly email the PLSD technology department for tech support.


If you are in need of help please email asktech@plsd.us, please be sure to include as much information in the email as you can, include your name, building, a detailed explanation of the problem, if you are on a Chromebook or iPad. The more information we have the quicker we can solve the issue.

Also, remember that we have technology repair days every Wednesday and lots of information on our technology department page on the District website.


A friendly reminder that our tech staff are here to help you every Wednesday, 9am - 11:30am and 1pm to 3pm. They are located in the Heritage Auditorium pictured below.
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Please click on the following link and proceed to step 5 for information about paying school fees.

Thank you.


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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!