Friday, September 4th
BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTOS
to be LEADERS,
and to leave a LEGACY!
As we finish our first week back to school, our hearts are full to see our returning and new Heritage Leaders!
This school year certainly looks different but we are ready!
We are smiling under our masks and we will continue to smile as we navigate our new way of school!
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
School resumes Tuesday, September 8th for Cohort A.
FOOD SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT
All meals served at Pickerington Local Schools will be FREE starting Tuesday, September 8th. This is a temporary extension that is granted through the USDA National School Lunch Program. It will run until December 31 or until Congress runs out of funding for school foodservice departments. Therefore, it is imperative to complete a free and reduced lunch application to receive benefits if you feel you would qualify. Since we do not know how long this temporary extension will last this will help with the application process and will make for a smooth transition back to paid, free, and reduced status. In addition to the lunch applications, please continue to fill out the forms for the 3 day bagged meals and for the 5 day bagged meals. This will help with how many meals to send home and help with food ordering and reduction of waste.
Ala carte items, concessions, coffee bars will still be available for sale and will be charged for on the student's account.
If you have any further questions please call the food service office at 614-833-3645.
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:
1st- 12:15- 1:00
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.