Friday, March 1, 2024
High School Selection!!
Marist College, P-Tech and West applications are due on Friday, March 8th for a specific program of interest.
Yondr Program - Cell phone pouch!
Heritage Middle School is implementing the Yondr Cell Phone Pouch system. Every student will secure their phone in a personally assigned Yondr pouch when they arrive to school. Students will maintain possession of their phones and will not use them until their pouches are opened at the end of the day. Students are expected to bring their pouches back to school each morning. This is to promote a phone-free space to help optimize teaching and learning. If you have any questions or if there is an emergency and you need to contact your child, please reach out to the main office at 845-563-3750. You can also visit https://www.overyondr.com/schools for more detailed information.
Heritage Middle School Dismissal!
To have a safe dismissal, we are asking families no longer to park on Union Ave to wait to be let on the property. We are asking families to arrive at 2:10pm. At this time, buses will be leaving the property. If you arrive earlier, you can park in the Temple Hill Academy parking lot until 2:10pm. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Cell Phone Policy!
Cell phones must be turned off and out of sight for the entire school day!
1st offense - The student and administration will review the policy of no cell phone use.
2nd offense - An administrator will review the policy with the student and parent. The parent will be notified that future violations can result in suspension, revocation of the student's privilege to have a phone in school.
3rd offense - The phone will be confiscated and secured in the Main Office until the end of the day. The student's privilege will be suspended or revoked and the student will be subject to other disciplinary action (ex. suspension).
If your child is 14 years old, he/she can get their working papers in the Health Office. They need a physical within a year to get working papers. If your child is turning 14 years old over the summer, he/she can get their working papers at NFA Main.
Students and staff - wearing a mask will be optional. Please respect each other for their choice of wearing a mask or not wearing a mask. Students and staff must keep monitoring for symptoms and stay home if you are sick. If you test positive for COVID 19, please notify your school immediately. Please continue to wash your hands and use hand sanitizer to help reduce the spread of the virus.
All Students that want to try out for a sport must fill out the "Final Forms" form on the NECSD website and have a current physical on file in the Health Office!!
Center for H.O.P.E. Group!
The H.O.P.E. Group will be collecting food this year (no clothes) for those in need. All canned goods, pasta, soups and drinks can be dropped off in room 315.
School Holidays and Closures!
Monday, March 25th thru Friday, March 29th - no school - Spring Recess. Students return to school on Monday, April 1st.
Wednesday, April 10th - no school - Religious Holiday
Friday, April 26th - 1/2 day for students. Staff development day
Tuesday, May 21st - 1/2 day for students. Staff development day
Monday, May 27th - no school - Memorial Day
Wednesday, June 19th - no school - Juneteenth
Wednesday, June 26th - 1/2 day of school - Last day of school
Water refill stations are now available to refill water containers. Make sure you bring enough water to school.