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Volume 27 Number 01  |  08/14/2020
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:
The old has gone, the new is here!


2 Corinthians 5:17

WELCOME BACK!

August 19 is coming!

At long last, the classrooms are ready and we are re-opening our doors for a great 2020-21 school year. Students are asked to wear Heritage uniforms but chapel wear is not required. Please be sure to read the COVID Protocols we sent in an email (or locate it on the COVID-19 button on our website). We have extended the day for all levels to ensure ample personal hand washing as well as participation in basic classroom sanitizing. Our restrooms will be cleaned several times daily; common areas will also receive extra cleaning. Students in upper school will also be sure lockers are wiped down.
Because of local COVID regulations, we will NOT have our traditional Back-to-School Night on Monday.

However, we look forward to our first volleyball game, Sept 10. (facemasks, distancing in MPAC will follow COVID guidelines) and …
SAVE THE DATE for SPIRIT WEEK and FLIGHT NIGHT: Sept 25, when we will play football vs. Leakey and have a Fall Family Tailgate! Details TBA!   
LOCKER Decorating will be allowed in Herzog Hall for 7-12th graders: 4-5p August 17MASKS or FACE SHIELDS are required.Please do not linger in the hall.Ms. Dee will let you know your locker number (check with her in the office).

FIRST DAY

GRAMMAR SCHOOL:
  • Parents of K - 5th graders will drop their children off at the traditional spot in the Grammar School circle. 
  • Parents are asked not to linger.
  • Esteban Garza will take pictures of children and their teachers.
  • Parents of Kindergarten children may accompany their child to the Kindergarten classroom. (Please park in the main parking lot and not the Grammar School circle.)
  • Children will keep their backpacks with them and go straight to MPAC where Coach Kevin will show them where to sit, spaced apart.
  • Parents will not accompany children to the classrooms.
  • K-5 will not be required to wear masks.
  • K - 5th will be dismissed at 3:20.  Pick-up will be in GS circle. Please do not park or get out of the car.
UPPER SCHOOL:
  • Upper school students (6-12th grade) will report to Herzog Hall, wearing a face mask or face shieldNote: In light of recent studies which indicate that bandanas and especially gaiters are actually counterproductive, we request that all 6-12th graders wear the mask or shield.
  • Locker assignments and schedules will be available at the table near the front door.
  • Students may put things in their lockers and then go to 1st period classes.
  • At 8:30, Upper School will have an assembly outlining new routines, COVID protocols, etc. The remainder of the day will follow the schedules the students receive.
Dismissal will be at 3:30.
BUS: The bus WILL be running the first day of classes. Since the school day is slightly longer, the pick up in Kerrville will be closer to 4:15.

WELCOME TO HERITAGE

When Heritage School gained a new Athletic Director, David Borrer, we discovered his wife’s multiple talents.  Coach Borrer said of joining Heritage: “Throughout the San Antonio and the Hill country area, Heritage has long been the standard for excellence in education and athletics among small private schools.”  Maritza commented similarly: “I am happy to be a part of a school that sees each child as more than just a face in a classroom or a grade on a test; Heritage’s faculty and staff provide a Christ-centered learning environment that focuses on developing and nurturing the mind, body, and soul of every student.” Mrs. Borrer is now our new Admissions Director and part of the Advancement team (in charge of Development, Marketing, and Admissions).  Assuming this area of responsibility will allow Mrs. Sauer to focus her time and talents on the job of Registrar, College Guidance Counselor, and Renweb administrator.   Mrs. Borrer comes to Heritage with much experience in teaching.  A graduate of Princeton University (BA in English, French) and her MA in Teaching (Differentiated Instruction), Mrs. Borrer has taught high school English, high school math. An active woman, she has also coached track and will do so for Heritage this year.  She has also agreed to be our new Cheer sponsor. 
Mrs. Varwig, our beloved and sweet first grade teacher, resigned this summer to take a new job teaching reading in Comfort ISD.  We will miss her gentleness and smile, but we are excited to announce that Rebecca Spraggins Williams will assume the role.   Rebecca was one of the original 29 students at Heritage Family School back in 1994, and was the MC of our very first Shakespeare Festival!  Among other roles, Rebecca was the Children’s Ministries Director at Hill Country Church for several years.  Her husband, Trent, a former Young Life director and an EMS first responder is studying nursing. All four of their children will be attending Heritage this year: Georgia (K), Silas (3rd grade), as well as Gabriel (7th grade) and Kaleb (8th grade) who joined us last year.  Rebecca said, “I’m happy not only to be with my first graders, but to be able to foster a desire and excitement for lifelong learning, all with the love of Christ.”  We are excited to have Rebecca as part of our Heritage faculty and to welcome her family, along with the Borrers into our Heritage Family!
On August 13, NEW families were welcomed to the Heritage family in a small gathering on the patio.  After dessert and fellowship, the children played on the playground, supervised by some of our older students while the Shepherding families shared with the group interesting information about our new families.  Mrs. Hierholzer gave a brief orientation and packets of information were sent home.  WELCOME!!

SUMMER THEATER

Heritage junior Faith Lindner was in Mr. Straus's production of Into the Woods, Esteban Garza was in the FTC production of Harvey.
The entire Music family (Alicia, John, Hannah, Joey) were in Mr. Straus's production of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and the Welder girls and dad (Clark, Lilly, Lindsay, Alice) were in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in Massachussetts in early August. 
The SCHOOL SUPPLIES list can be found in the General folder on the My Heritage page here.

The COVID Health Safety Plan can be found here.

If you haven't ordered your yearbooks yet, do so here!

HELP!

We’re missing 148 library books!
Check your house, car, under your bed, etc. and please return
any books you have that belong to Heritage School.
See list here.

THANK YOU.

YUMMY LUNCHES FOR 2020-21

We will again offer a variety of vendors’ lunches for parents to select from for their children. Clear River will no longer be a provider, but HILDA’S will have 5 burritos on the menu! We’re also adding DUTCHMAN’S sandwiches. In addition, we will still offer Chick-Fil-A, West End Pasta and West End Pizza. Ask Dee Schumann for info. Go to the order form here.

HERITAGE FOOTBALL
LIVE ONLINE VIDEO
COMING SOON

Eagle Fans,
 
The Heritage School Athletic Department is thrilled to announce the Live Online Video Production of select Eagle football games for the 2020 season!

Heritage School is partnering with Fbg.Live  to broadcast select regular season games in addition to ALL playoff games. Fbg.Live will provide the HD quality broadcast, multiple angles, replays and professional service that will make following the Eagles easier than ever before. This service will be free and will be available to anyone with an internet connection.

Heritage School will pass along more details regarding broadcast schedule and how to view games as we get closer to Game Day.
If you are interested in advertising opportunities during Heritage games or other Fbg.Live productions, feel free to contact Paige Findley at Paige@fbg.live.

David Borrer, Athletic Director
Tim Shipman, Head Football Coach
 

BIRTHDAYS

If parents want to bring birthday treats for their child to school, we ask that parents:   
  • Bring cupcakes or individually wrapped cookies (no sheetcakes or items that cannot be served individually, prepared in advance)
  • Leave the treats with Dee Schumann in the main office at Herzog Hall; she will be sure the treats get to Grammar Schoool (where teachers will distribute at lunch or a suitable time) and Upper School student (to share at lunch).
  • Please call Dee in the office to arrange ahead of time.

UPCOMING DATES

Volleyball  vs Bulverde Bracken-  September 11, 5PM

Football Scrimmage - September 18 7PM - vs. Round Rock Christian and Feast

Flight Night and Fall Family Tailgate  -  September 25  -  Details TBA
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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