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Dru Tomlin

Good day, Heritage MS Families!

I hope this message finds you doing well and enjoying a wonderful Fall weekend. Even though it was a shorter week last week, we still accomplished quite a bit here at Heritage! This included great Parent-Teacher conferences on Thursday, October 14 between many HMS teachers and families about student progress during the 1st 9 weeks. Our teachers really enjoy talking to our families about how we can work together to help our Huskies on the road ahead. We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to have these critical discussions! Here’s to a great start to the 2nd 9 weeks!

Here are some Husky Happenings for the week of October 18-22, 2021:

  1. Here is the #HuskyStrong Action Challenge Video! Check it out and then complete the HuskyStrong Action Challenge Google Form by Friday, October 22.

  2. PTSA Fundraiser News! The PTSA Fundraiser sale starts tomorrow (Oct. 18th) and runs through Oct. 29th.  All sales are online and each Husky will have a specific web sale code that they will receive by both email and on their fundraiser catalogs, which they will get tomorrow in homeroom. We are looking to raise $2,000 dollars to fund PTSA programs like scholarships, school beautification, school parties, and much more.  Students will be entered in drawings for a  PS5 game system, Kindle fire, Apple watch, and air pods each time they sell just five items.  They will also be entered in to win one of four $25 dollar gift cards from PTSA for each five items they sell, too.  Visit for more information! Any items sold through the fundraiser will be delivered on December 4th to Heritage and pick up will be from 10am to 1pm. 

  3. We wanted to offer a potential heads up as it relates to COVID cases and close contacts. If impacted, you may receive COVID related notifications via phone call from a school nurse and/or via a robo call and text message requesting you pick up your student from school as soon as possible (driving students at high school will be sent home) or requesting you keep your student home from school. Please check your email when you receive these notifications for further details. If you have questions when/if you get that email, please call the number provided on the communication. All notifications are sent to guardian numbers and emails listed in PowerSchool.   

  4. Key dates this week:

    • Monday, October 18 at 3pm: teachers will be submitting grades for 1st quarter. If you have any questions, concerns, etc. about a grade, please reach out to your student’s teachers. 

    • Thursday, October 21: Parent-Teacher Conferences from 4-8pm. If you haven’t signed up yet, there may still be time slots open! Use the following link: You should be able to see available time slots for October 21. Click here to get step-by-step instructions about how to sign up for your conferences. Please keep in mind that these conferences are not mandatory and are primarily intended for families who have questions and concerns about their students’ progress. 

    • Friday, October 22: No school.

  5. Husky “Next Level” Athletics this week! Need information about the upcoming Winter Sports Season? Check out our HMS Athletics Page today!

Thanks for being exceptional partners in this critical educational journey. As the saying goes, it takes teamwork to make the dream work! As we do this important work, let’s remember that mistakes are part of the learning experience and that our young adolescents have characteristics that are unique. Please feel free to reach out at any time to me via email ( or via phone at 614-797-6610 if you have questions, concerns, ideas, etc. Let’s continue to keep our eyes on the prize and seize every day with kindness, excellence, safety, and Husky PRIDE!

#HuskyStronger Together,

Dr. Tomlin and your Heritage MS Family


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