Building Message

Principal

Dru Tomlin
Principal

Good day and Happy Weekend, Heritage MS Students & Families!

Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful (and warm) wintry weekend. Let’s stay #HuskySafe on the roads as you travel about the town today and in the days ahead–and of course, stay tuned for any announcements about school delays, early releases, etc. We appreciate your flexibility on the homefront as we navigate all of the interesting challenges we’re facing this year. As a parent of two WCS students myself, I know the struggle is real!   

Here are some Husky Happenings and Information for the week of January 24-28, 2022:

  1. Here is the #HuskyStrong Word of the Week video, which is about Justice! Check it out and then encourage your Husky to complete the #HuskyStrong Word of the Week Google form by Friday, Jan. 24th. 

  2. The Westerville City School District (WCSD) and Westerville Public Library (WPL) have partnered to expand student access to educational and recreational materials. All WCSD students will receive a free WPL library card! Families were given the opportunity to opt out of this initiative when they completed required back-to-school forms. Participating students should have received their library card in their homerooms last week. For additional details about this initiative, CLICK HERE and/or reach out to Mrs. Konik, Heritage Media Specialist

  3. The sale for the yearbook has started and runs through February 28th. The cost of the yearbook is $22.00.  You can either order by sending back the yearbook order envelope that will be coming home soon with your student, or for your convenience you can order online by going to book.hrimaging.com.  Simply follow the instructions on the site, it is that simple!  Please contact our customer service dept at 740/369-4215 if you have questions or have trouble ordering online.

  4. High School Academic Information Night is on Monday, January 24 from 6-8pm at each high school for all 8th Grade families. Click on this link to find out more: https://www.wcsoh.org/29/News/7693#sthash.iJSfTKu6.dpbs. Each high school's presentation specific to incoming freshmen will run at the following times: Central (6 pm), North (6 pm), and South (7 pm). Resources will be posted on each high school's website too in the event a family cannot attend in person.

  5. Parent-Teacher Conferences! Now that we have completed the first half of the 3rd quarter, we are continuing to work with your students on ending the school year strong.  In February, we will have an opportunity to connect with families through parent/teacher conferences on February 17th and 24th. February 17th conferences will be scheduled as virtual/on-line conferences through GoogleMeet. February 24th conferences will be scheduled in-person in your student’s classroom. These conferences are designed to meet the needs of students and families requiring additional academic support.  Please remember that you can connect with your student’s teacher at any time throughout the school year and they will be happy to discuss your student’s progress with you.  

Conference Format:

  • Our 2nd-semester parent/teacher conferences will be 1-on-1 conversations between parents and teachers, with the goal of reviewing student progress and ensuring their success. 

  • 6th grade conferences will take place with your student’s team of teachers; there will be one available session per team every 10 minutes.   

  • 7th & 8th grade conferences will take place with your student’s individual teachers; there will be one available session every 10 minutes.

  • All conferences will have the option of being held in person or as a virtual conference using Google Meet.  For those attending in-person conferences, please note that everyone must wear a mask to enter the building.

 Sign Up and Scheduling:

  • Teachers will reach out to families over the next two weeks to begin scheduling conferences.   Conference sign-ups to fill the remaining appointments will officially open on Friday, February 11.  

  • Families will receive an email on Friday, February 11th, with a link and instructions about how to sign up for a conference.

  • Please note: some teachers may have adjusted schedules (dates/times) based on responsibilities to other buildings, events, and activities. Please check schedules closely when booking.

  1. Husky “Next Level” Athletics this week! 

    • Basketball: 

      • Tuesday (Jan. 25) at 5:30pm: Boys basketball vs. Olentangy Orange MS at home. Girls basketball vs. Olentangy Orange MS away. 

      • Thursday (Jan. 27) at 5:30pm: Boys basketball vs. Genoa MS at home. Girls basketball vs. Genoa MS away. 

    • Wrestling:

      • Wednesday (Jan. 28) at 5pm at WNHS. Rule the ‘Ville Tournament!

    •  Need information about the upcoming Winter Sports Season? Check out our HMS Athletics Page today! http://www.wcsoh.org/27/Content/918

As always, please feel free to reach out at any time to me via email (tomlind@wcsoh.org) or via phone at 614-797-6610 if you have questions, concerns, ideas, etc. We appreciate the efforts of our #HuskyStrong families more than you know! Keep your eyes on the prize and seize every day with kindness, excellence, safety, and Husky PRIDE!

#HuskyStronger Together,

Dr. Tomlin and your Heritage MS Family




1/23/2022


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