We have currently reached enrollment capacity and will be starting a waiting list for the 2015-2016 school year. If Heron is your neighborhood school and you need to register your child, please visit our office or call 916-567-5680 so we can assist you with your enrollment options.
Registration for 2015-16 Year
Our office is open for registration!
Monday - Friday
HERON K-8 BACK TO SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS 2015
Required Back to School Forms:
Please go to our school website (www.heronflyers.com) or come into our front office for the back-to-school forms you will need to complete, including updated emergency cards, applications for free and reduced lunch, photo/video waivers, library and technology use agreements, and the Heron K-8 Student & Family Handbook Agreement Form, an acknowledgement that you have read the updated Heron Student & Family Handbook. If you do not want your child to appear on our website, social media, or the weekly edition of The Heron Show, please download a photo/video waiver and turn it into the office. This form only needs to be turned in if you DO NOT give permission for a photo/video release. The Heron Show is produced by our new Technology Elective class and is also supported by our after-school Production Club. The news show is entirely run by students and features activities, school events, classroom projects, and our character education focus. Every classroom watches The Heron Show on Friday mornings in their classrooms. We will have the first production this year in late September or Early October, and most episodes will be shared on www.heronflyers.com!
Arriving to School and Morning Walk:
Our school gates open at 7:45, when breakfast service begins in the cafeteria. Kindergarten students may report directly to their classrooms, middle school students report to the middle school court by the gym, and 1st-6th grade elementary students report to the multipurpose room. All 1-6 students on campus from 7:45 to 8:00 need to be in the cafeteria where we have supervision. At 8:00, students may go out to the blacktop for our Morning Walk. During Morning Walk, all students drop their backpacks, scooters, etc. on their line and join in the walk around the big perimeter of the blacktop. This is a time to chat and get moving before learning begins! Students should not be standing around or playing on the playground structure, and parents are encouraged to join in the walk. The whistle will blow at 8:10 for students to line up on their designated class lines, teachers will pick students up, and students will be in their classrooms ready to begin instruction at 8:15.
Instruction begins at 8:15 for our K-6 students and 8:05 for our 7-8 students. Please remember to drop your child off at least 10 minutes before they should be in their seats, ready to learn. The circle lot on the south side of Heron is for buses only. The front lot is a place to circle through for drop-off, but please do not ever leave your car unattended. The only unattended cars will be the Prestige bus and parents of students in our SDC classes, designated with bright placards in their windows. If you plan to walk your child in, give yourself time and please find a parking place in the lot or on the street. The safety of our students is our top priority, so please take extra precaution, drive slowly through the parking lot, and be patient! We thank you in advance for cooperating with our staff in keeping all of our students and parents safe during the high traffic periods before and after school.
Communication and positive relationships are critical aspects of bringing a school community together under a common vision for students. Therefore, you will receive a weekly Parent Newsletter every Friday titled The Friday Flyer, (a new addition this year!) and a weekly phone message and e-mail every Sunday evening. All parents are also encouraged to “like” our Heron School and Heron PTSA Facebook Pages for regular updates and announcements. Teachers will send home regular communication, and we are all accessible by email if you have a question or want to set up a time to talk. Please keep your Student & Family Handbook in an easy-to-find location throughout the year, as it is another vital communication tool. It contains important information about our special programs, our policies and procedures, and our expectations for student behavior and safety. This document is available on our school website at www.heronflyers.com and we will always have additional copies in the front office as well. To save on paper, we will not be printing the document for every student, but we will ask that you sign and return the “Heron K-8 Student & Family Handbook Agreement Form” after your family has had a chance to review and discuss the information. Thank you!
Mark Your Calendars For These Important Dates!
Back To School Picnic August 7th 4:00-6:00
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social August 10th (times vary by teacher)
First Day of School! August 12th 8:05 start for 7-8; 8:15 start for K-6
First Day Principal Coffee Chat August 12th 8:15 in the quad
Back to School Night August 20th 6:30-8:00
Picture Day August 25th K-3; August 26th: 4-8
Labor Day Holiday – No School September 7th
Parent Teacher Conferences- Minimum Day Schedule November 16-20
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