The Heritage Herald

October 8, 2021

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Hello HMS Parents

As usual, I hope everyone is happy and healthy. If you have any questions about any information in this newsletter, please call the HMS main office at 708-458-7590.

Mrs. P. Malone

Principal, HMS

Important Information

TODAY: Progress Reports go home. If you have questions about your child's grades and assignments, please reach out to the teacher via email. Click here for a list of all teacher email addresses. If you do not have email, feel free to call the school (708-458-7590) and leave a message for the teacher to call you.

TODAY: Argo Community High School is hosting their 2nd Annual Fall Festival from 4-7:30pm. This outdoor event will be hosted at Argo Community High School with free admissions and will feature a variety of bounce houses, games, mini golf, football games, and of course food. See the flyer below for additional information.


October 12, 2021 ~ After School Clubs start. Click below to register your child.

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Morning Drop Off

If you would like to use the HMS Drop Off line, please call the HMS main office and we will give your child a a sign to hang on your rearview mirror. With this you can enter the drop off line at 59th Place and drop your child off in front of the school.

If you are dropping your child off on 73rd Ave., make sure they use the walkway. Students are not allowed to cross the field in the morning, as staff and buses are driving in that area. This is extremely dangerous, and we want to keep everyone safe. Thanks!

6th Grade Parents

Some students will receive a red note attached to his/her progress report. This is a note from the nurse informing you that if your child does not have an updated physical exam and vaccinations by Friday, October 15, 2021 they CAN NOT come to school on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Please make every attempt to have all physical and vaccination paperwork by October 15, 2021. Click the document below for a list of clinics.


8th Grade Parents~PSAT-October 26, 2021

All 8th Graders will take the PSAT. Scores from the PSAT, along with 8th grade teacher recommendations, will be used to help place 8th grade students into their freshmen courses at Argo High School for the Fall of 2022. These course selections with Argo counselors will take place sometime in January/February 2022. Additional information regarding course selections will be sent at a later date. See the letter below for additional information.


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.

Sports News

Boys Basketball tryouts are next week.

  • Wednesday is 7th Grade
  • Thursday is 8th Grade

Please register on the HMS athletic page if you plan to play this season.

Questions? Contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Mowinski

Go Sailors!