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Volume 26 Number 29  |  4/17/2020
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20

School Closed for the Remainder of
2019-2020 School Year

Details regarding return of textbooks, graduation plans, etc will be forthcoming.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Below is an update from the Texas Private Schools Association. They are providing daily weekday updates on the progression of COVID-19 in Texas and its implication on private schools in Texas:

Schools Closed for Remainder of the School Year

Governor Abbott announced that public and private schools are closed for the remainder of the school year.   He made this announcement during a press conference announcing the gradual opening of businesses in Texas.  We will get more information about schools with extended school year schedules and summer programs in the conference call with the Commissioner of Education on Tuesday at 3pm.

Texas Cases of COVID-19:
There are now 17,371 confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of 169,536 people tested in 192 out of 254 counties, and 428 deaths.  More state details are available here.  The projected peak in Texas according to IHME is now April 29th.

Website Live!

Check out our new and improved! Thank you to Robin Barnes and Darla Smith for their great efforts in helping to develop the site! All of the same resources from the previous website are there.

If you encounter any problems, send an email to and we will do our best to resolve them! 

Classroom Security

Due to recent developments and in an effort to stay in front of privacy concerns involving Zoom, Heritage will require waiting rooms to access all Zoom classrooms (Meeting IDs), effective next week. Some classes are already using this feature. Nothing about entering class will change for the student - the teacher will simply have to admit them to the class. This update will allow for easy accessibility to the app but will add a crucial second layer of security to stop an unintended third party from accessing any of our classrooms (meeting rooms), for any reason.

If you have any questions or concerns about this or anything else regarding Zoom, please contact

Thank you for your understanding and adaptability. There has been no evidence of foul play as of yet, and we would like to keep it that way. This simple measure is a significant one in ensuring that we maintain complete privacy in our classrooms.

Progress reports will be sent out next
Friday, April 24, 2020

Zoom Chapel

In grammar school chapel, Mrs. Brantley emphasized that Jesus came to remove our sin and take it upon himself. She presented a vivid visual lesson to illustrate her point very effectively.
Kelly Graham spoke to upper school chapel about Isaiah 58, which emphasizes the meaning of true justice (mishpat) and righteousness (tzaddeket.) God confronts his people: don't expect to be rewarded when you are not only just checking off spiritual boxes, but you are even being harmful to others. God desires humble worship, love toward others, and true justice.

Ideas, Comments and Troubleshooting

Send us ideas you have for special family times..
for “connecting” with your neighbors…for creating memories….
for book titles for recreation and sharing with the whole family…

And please send us photos of your Heritage @ Home experience to:
Got Tech Questions? 

Send an email to
or for urgent cases, text or call Esteban at 830.998.1122

Checking In...

Sophomore Caden Bray enjoying his own nature-filled Heritage @ Home classroom.
Heritage @ Home has been FUN for Kindergarten!! Austin & I have been reading to each other (Fox in Socks, is our fave go-to), and making our very own Word Caterpillar!

Mrs. Shipman has been amazing! Our Zoom time is equally informative and entertaining. It’s a nice change from our new “normal” class time.

- Tamara Novian, Heritage parent
Wess Burnett teaches brother Wyatt’s math lesson in a rare moment of quiet
in their collective study session.
Fifth grade students make their Roman catapults
at home with a variety of household items.
This week first grade planted green bean seeds
after reading the Parable of the Sower.

First grade also read to their pets, practiced their math facts with
shaving cream, worked out on a treadmill for PE, and prayed fervently.
In a contender for Heritage photo of the year, Zachary "MJ" Zgabay takes a break from Heritage @ Home class time to slam dunk an inspiring Bible verse: 

Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God! - 1 Corinthians 10:31
Especially at this time, use Amazon Smile at NO COST to you!
There is an extension to your internet browser that is free and simple to add that will automatically make your Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile purchases that will benefit Heritage... Remember there are zero drawbacks to using AmazonSmile, it works just as a normal Amazon transaction works, only benefits the school. When selecting the charity, search for "Heritage Family School" and we should come up close to the top of the list.


Heritage can take advantage of our partnership with Shutterfly to earn funds for our school. This is similar to Amazon Smile. Go through the links below to the Shutterfly store to  The school earns 8% for any orders placed through this storefront link.  No funds are earned through the app or the regular Shutterfly website.


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