Heritage Upper School (Grades 7th - 12th)
Optional Summer Orientation Workshops for Incoming 9th Graders
TIMELINE: What to expect from us
In March/April, you will receive a call from our Registrar to set up a meeting with your Guidance Counselor. The Counselor will help your child select his/her courses for the upcoming school year. He/she will also get you on our Parent Portal. The Portal is your primary source of information during the school year. Not only will it provide you with constantly updated information and resources, it also connects you to your child’s grades, classes, and weekly assignments. It is vital that you connect to the Parent Portal in order to complete mandatory health forms through Magnus Health. All health forms must be submitted online; students MAY NOT begin school in August if these forms are not completed.
You will receive a postcard and an email in July letting you know that important information about the upcoming school year (Bus Information, Magnus Health, etc.) is posted on the Parent Portal. For your convenience (since new families may not be comfortable with the Parent Portal yet), we will also post this information on the New Parent Web Page. Students’ schedules will also be mailed home and posted on the Portal at the end of July.
NEW STUDENT TECHNOLOGY ORIENTATION (optional)
June 3rd OR July 29th
from 10:00am - 12:00pm | Upper School Library
Students will receive their school email address, register iPads on school wifi, and download apps needed for school. You must register for this session by emailing: Pam Holifield, email@example.com, with your preferred date and student grade/name. Incoming 9th grade students who are registered for Freshman 101 do not need to attend this program.
PARENT AND STUDENT ORIENTATION: WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL YEAR!
August 11, 2020 (Jr. High School Grades 7 & 8) 7:00 p.m.
August 13, 2020 (High School Grades 9 - 12) 7:00 p.m.
The goal of this program is to help make parents and students feel comfortable and ready for the first day of school. Topics will include the first day of school, transportation, lunch, discipline policies, extracurricular activities, athletics, fine arts, PTO involvement, and guidance & college planning. Students will have the opportunity to tour the campus with faculty and student ambassadors. New students are encouraged to bring a copy of their class schedules with them to help them identify the location of their classrooms while on the tour. A club fair will be held prior to each orientation (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.).
PARENT PORTAL TRAINING & BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT
Parent Portal Orientation will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Upper School Library/Media Center. Parents will learn how to check daily grades, view important school information, connect to classes and check weekly assignments. Back-to-School Night takes place from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. across campus. Because our campus is so large, we do not require parents to follow the bell schedule. You are free to wander campus and visit teachers in any order you like. Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule with you. Help tables will be set up across campus with student ambassadors to assist you. Back-to-School Night is not intended to be a time to talk individually with teachers about your child. (You will have that chance on November 2nd, the first Conference Day of the Year.) Back-to-School Night allows you to get to know your child’s teachers and to hear about the courses he/she is taking.
All iPads must be registered in order to access the school wifi network. The Library/Media Center staff will help set up school email accounts and AHS portal accounts. A list of school suggested apps will be available. Students attending Freshman 101, Using the iPad the American Heritage Way, or the Research/Speech Workshop will register their iPad during these classes. Please note: Each student must create a personal APPLE ID prior to bringing the device on campus.
Dates: July 29th - August 7th (Monday - Friday)
Times: 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Upper School Library/Media Center
MAGNUS HEALTH PORTAL: All health forms must be uploaded to Magnus Health on the Parent Portal.
If you need any assistance with this, please contact:
Terri Lesser, Magnus Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kristina Siegel, Library Director (email@example.com)
Pam Holifield, Directory of Educational Technology, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please note that the Library/Media Center staff will be available daily during the first week of school to assist students and register iPads. 6th grade students will register iPads in their homeroom class.