THE ABCs OF HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL

THE ABCs OF HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL

1st Semester Schedules Available Online Usually the Friday before school starts, your class schedule can be found online. Just go to the campus portal (https://campus.lps.k12.co.us/campus/portal/littleton.jsp) and log in. Need help logging in? Give the office a call and they will help you through it. You can print your schedule off this screen also.

6 Week Grade Reports In your campus portal accounts, your student’s 6 week progress report will be listed after 6 weeks into the semester. This gives you a good record of how your student is doing and an opportunity to get advice and help for your student when necessary. It also gives a good discussion point for teacher conferences.

Academic Recovery Students in need of academic recovery for courses failed or who are in need of remediation, may take courses in Summer School which will be offered at Arapahoe Community College in cooperation with Littleton Public Schools. The Summer School program runs through the month of June. Another option for academic recovery is to take courses through an accredited online program. We are familiar with the BYU Independent Study Program. For more information go to http://ce.byu.edu/is/ or phone 1-800-914-8931. Students need to meet with their counselor to discuss their academic recovery plans and acquire a signature of approval for either option. Summer School brochures can be picked up in the Counseling Office. For further information, contact your student’s counselor at (303) 347-7610.

Accountability Committee The Heritage High School Accountability Committee serves both advisory and school accountability functions. The committee consists of parents, students, teachers, school principal, and community members. All meetings are open to the public for observation, and members of the public are provided opportunities to address the committee at all regular meetings. Meetings are usually the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4-6p.m.

Advisory Students will now be scheduled into an Advisory three days a week instead of two. Mondays will remain the Advisory day where students build relationships and receive announcements and information regarding school topics and issues. Wednesdays and Thursdays will become Intervention Days for teachers to address students’ academic issues and also to provide students with extensions of lessons and deeper learning opportunities in the core areas. Two of the core areas will be assigned to Wednesdays and the other two will be on Thursdays.

AfterProm After Prom is  held at Heritage High School following Prom beginning at 12:00 midnight  and ending at 4:00 a.m. This event provides a safe and fun night for juniors and seniors and their guests. Students need not attend Prom to attend After Prom.

Every student who attends After-Prom is required to complete an After-Prom Waiver Form  (Found on the HHS website under General: School Forms) and return it to the designated basket in the Main Office. Waiver Forms are also required of guests attending the event. The guest portion of the Waiver Form can be found at the bottom of the Heritage student waiver. The waiver can be found on the web page under General and School Forms. Tickets will go on sale about 2 weeks before Prom from 3rd through 6th hr. by the senior pit. A community preview is usually held the Saturday afternoon before.  Come see how HHS parent volunteers transform the school into a fabulous wonderland for our kids! After Prom is made possible entirely by generous donations from Heritage parents and community sponsors.  Thank you to all of them for the many hours of hard work that makes this event not only possible, but a huge success!

All School Barbecue Held in May, the administration of Heritage holds a barbecue for the students at HHS during the normal lunch periods. 

All School Test Day (Explore/PLAN/PSAT results presentation) ALL-SCHOOL TESTING DAY IN OCTOBER. The following tests will be offered during this all-school testing day to help students participate without missing classes or experiencing conflicts on weekend test dates: The EXPLORE Test from ACT for all freshmen, the PLAN Test from ACT for all sophomores, The PSAT Test from College Board for all juniors, an opportunity to visit colleges or take the ASVAB Military Assessment for all seniors. The Counseling Team will provide the results of the EXPLORE, PLAN, and PSAT tests to students and parents in presentations in January. The content of these presentations will be an explanation of the results and recommendations for future college and career planning. Presentations will be held in the Heritage Theater in the evening. Please come early to pick up test results before the presentation.

All State Choir More than 2500 Colorado High School juniors and seniors audition to be selected for Colorado All-State Choir. We are proud to often have several Heritage students qualify for the All-State choir, the CSU Honor Band AND the Colorado All State Symphony Orchestra!

Appointments If your student has an appointment that will cause him/her to miss class time, the following procedure should be followed:

1. Call the Attendance Office (303-734-6700) 24 hours in advance. Include the time your student needs to leave and the time you expect them to return to school. If a message is left on the recorder the day of the appointment, it may not be retrieved until after your student needs to leave.

2. A pass will be prepared and waiting in the Attendance Office for your student to pick up first thing in the morning on the day of the appointment. Your student needs to give the pass to the appropriate teacher before class begins so he/she can leave class with minimal interruption.

3. Upon returning to school, your student must check in at the Attendance Office, even if it is during an unscheduled or passing period. Please note: If you arrive at school to pick up your student without prior notice, you may experience a delay that could cause you to be late for your appointment.

AP Classes The Advanced Placement program is sponsored by College Board, a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing, inspiring, and connecting students to college. AP course curricula and exams are written by College Board and representative of freshman level college knowledge. Heritage offers numerous AP courses during the school year. Our intent is to challenge students and to better prepare them for college. The philosophy of Advanced Placement at Heritage is open access for students who want to take an AP course. Students taking an AP course must have a signed AP Agreement on file with the AP Coordinator. This agreement details the expectations of our Advanced Placement program in which a student participates in summer work prior to the school year, course activities throughout the year, and the culminating exam in May. In addition, there is a fee for the exam. For more information about the Heritage AP Program visit the Heritage website. If you have any questions, you may contact Laronda Lawson, AP Coordinator.

AP Scholar Awards One hundred and ten students at Heritage High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 20 percent of the 2.1 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

AP Testing Heritage High School is proud of our students’ efforts to challenge themselves with college level material. As part of our policy of access to AP, it is expected that students complete their year of study in AP courses with the exams. Advanced Placement exams take place in May. In January, all AP students were provided with the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents. This resource provides a wealth of information including preparation for exam day, the exam schedule, and receiving exam scores. If you have not had the opportunity to see this bulletin, you can access it on the Heritage webpage under the Academics tab – Advanced Placement. Drop in pre-registration for AP exams will take place in April, periods three through six in the Third Floor Lecture Hall. If you would like to learn more about Advanced Placement, go to www.collegeboard.org/apstudents. If you have questions about AP at Heritage High School, contact your student’s counselor or Laronda Lawson, AP Coordinator.

Athletics Website HHS Athletics has moved to a new website: http://www.heritageagles.com. This new website is home to all Athletic events, links and the new online registration for all sports. Once a current season is open for registration, proceed to the main athletic page and click the register tab at the top of the page and pick the sport for which you wish to register. Athletes are still required to give the Athletic Office a hard copy of their physical before they are eligible to participate.

Attendance Parents need to call the Attendance Office to excuse their student’s absence by 12 noon of the day following the absence. Notes are not accepted at high school. If a student needs to be excused from school early for an appointment, please call the Attendance Office the day before the appointment and have the student pick up a pass to excuse him/her from class early on the day of the appointment. Students must check in at the Attendance Office when they arrive to school late. Parents should notify the Attendance Office at least one week prior to pre-arranged absences of three or more days. Students are allowed to self-medicate in high school providing they do not share their medicine. We do not stock aspirin or other over-the-counter medication in the office. Requests for homework can be made by calling before 8 a.m. on the third day of an illness. Homework will then be available for pick-up after 3 p.m.

Back to school night This is usually the second week of school. All Parents are encouraged to attend Back-to-School Night. This evening provides parents the opportunity to visit their student’s classes and to meet teachers. Student schedules and maps will be available in the front lobby if needed. Refreshments and information about student activities, clubs, and athletics will be available in the Student Center as well. It is for parents though students are welcome to attend. It’s a good way to meet your child’s teachers and understand the classes and expectations they have each semester.

Band The Heritage Eagles Marching Band is a primary source of pride for Heritage High School and the city of Littleton.  Twice honored by the City Council as Guest Citizens, the marching band performs at home football games, regional parades, and field contests, including the CBA State Marching Band Championships each October.  Pyramids was a fantastic production! The HHS Pep Band: Our Basketball Program is one of the best!  We have the pep band to match:  The Sixth Man Basketball Band!  This band brings a huge presence to the gym: music, cheers, and tons of fun!!! Pep/Basketball Band is an extra-curricular activity that provides excitement, energy, and a home-court advantage for our Heritage Eagles basketball teams. The drum majors will conduct the band. Course offered: Wind Ensemble: Our top concert band, consisting of Heritage’s finest woodwind, brass, and percussion students.  This group strives for excellence and members are regularly selected for all-league and all-state honors.  Members are auditioned in the spring for the following year.  Please check  our “Audition Materials” for more information. Symphonic Winds: Our intermediate concert ensemble consists of non-auditioned 10 – 12th graders and freshmen who earned their 8th grade teacher’s recommendation.  These students work hard and have fun, but may not be ready for the challenges of the Wind Ensemble. Concert Winds: Our freshman level concert band requires no audition or recommendation, just an interest in having fun playing music and improving with other great people! Jazz 1 & 2: Jazz at Heritage has a rich and accomplished tradition!  Bebop, blues, funk, and swing are the mainstays of a HHS jazz diet.  These two bands meet as part of the regular school day and earn Fine Arts credit just like the concert band classes. Membership in the jazz program requires two things: 1. A separate audition (for Jazz 1 only), and 2. Participation in a concert band (except for piano and guitar). Please see “Audition Materials” for more information. Chamber Labs: For those students looking to max out their musical experience at Heritage, we offer Chamber Labs, meeting once a week to develop a whole new performance environment.  Solos, duets, trios, and quartets keep the students engaged where specialized instruction and peer coaching  provide a true personalized education!  Students are placed in labs based on availability. Heritage Eagles Marching Band: No band in Littleton entertains more people than we do! Parades, football games, marching contests, and pep rallies keep us moving from August to October.  Membership is open to all concert and jazz band students and color guard members. Short summer camps provide students with all the opportunities they need to get ready for the fall. Pep Band: We take our fun VERY seriously! Entertaining crowds at basketball and baseball games, pep rallies, and community events requires nothing more than your instrument, a little rehearsal, and a sweet t-shirt!  Students from the concert bands drive this group with the latest and greatest music from all styles! Percussion Ensemble: Not quite enough drumming for you?  Compete from November to April in contests all over the Metro Area in a concert style ensemble directed by our resident expert. Even those with little percussion experience are encouraged to participate! Music Appreciation & Basic Theory: Those looking for an alternative to the performing ensembles may be interested in either of these classes.

Campus Portal To access your student’s grades, attendance, reports, and a family calendar, students and parents/guardians can go to the Student/Parent Portal at https://campus.lps.k12.co.us/campus/portal/littleton.jsp . If you are a new parent/guardian user and have not yet received your Infinite Campus Portal Activation Code, you need to go to the Main Office at Heritage High School, complete an Electronic Student Information System User Agreement, show a photo ID and be issued your Activation Code. Instructions on how to use the code, set up your account and access the Student/Parent Portal will be included with your Activation Code.

Career and Technical Education Classes The Health Science, Teacher Cadet and Fashion Design classes at Ames hold an Open House for interested students, parents, and counselors as well as visitation days for students who may be interested. Keep in mind that a visit is a required part of the application process for Health Sciences. The LPS Ames Facility is located at 7300 South Clermont Drive, Centennial, 80122. The Open House for all three classes is usually held in January. There are additional visitation dates which can be found in the Counseling Office or on the HHS website.

CHSAA Fall Conference Colorado High School Activities Association

CHSAA Large Ensemble Festival

CHSAA Speech Festival

Class Meetings – Held throughout the year as necessary with the administration. Usually there is one in the first weeks of school for each class (Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen).

College Fair Night

College Information Night

Concert Band/UNC Band Concert

Concurrent Enrollment The Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act is a program that provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in courses at local colleges and earn both high school and college credit. Part of the legal requirement is that students complete applications 60 days prior to the end of the previous semester, so you must plan ahead. Students interested in this opportunity for the Fall Semester must attend an informational meeting. If you have questions regarding this excellent opportunity, please call Brian Powers at (303) 347-7614. Detailed information may be found at the following website: http://www.cde.state.co.us/SecondaryInitiatives/. Due to the close proximity, most of our students opt to attend Arapahoe Community College for this program. To review the ACC course catalog, go to: http://www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/schedules/catalogs.

Continental League Orchestra, Choir And Band Honorees We always have many talented Heritage students who are selected to participate in the Continental League Honor Music Festival usually held in January at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver.

Counseling Financial Aid Night If you need help paying for college, this session is for you. You’ll get valuable information about college costs, types of financial aid available, and how to apply. This can sometimes seem like a complicated process, so College In Colorado, a free resource for career and college planning, is available to help you understand all the steps and to answer your college funding questions. There is usually a meeting in December in the 2nd Floor Lecture Hall at Heritage. Contact the HHS Counseling Department for the specific date and time.

Counselors During the school day, counselors may not be able to answer their phones or check their email if they are working with students, parents, or staff. Please leave a message by phone or send an email to your student’s counselor with the purpose of your contact so the information you are seeking can be researched. Return communication will be made as soon as possible. If you need immediate attention, please call (303) 347-7610 and speak with our secretary, Ms. Nancy Ollada, or registrar, Mrs. Debbie Graham. Counselors encourage students to sign up to see them throughout the school year for academic questions, personal concerns, and college planning needs. The Counseling Office has a clipboard system in place where students can sign up to see their counselor during an unscheduled period. It is recommended that students write their scheduled time in their planner so that they will remember their appointment. In order to protect the privacy of other students, parents, and staff members who may be meeting with a counselor, we ask that students please check in with the counseling secretary or the registrar before walking back to their counselor’s office. It may be a few moments before their counselor is free and students are asked to stay in the waiting area until their counselor is available.

Course Fees Heritage High School student fees for first semester are posted in September and due by the end of October. Second semester course fees will be posted on Infinite Campus by the end of January and due by the end of February. In an effort to conserve resources, we no longer mail printed statements. Please view your student fees by logging into Infinite Campus and selecting the ‘Fees’ tab for each student. Please review your students’ fees in Infinite Campus prior to contacting the Bookkeeper with questions. If you do not have an Infinite Campus login, please contact Heidi Dudley at 303-347-7676 to set up an account. There are two ways to pay fees:

1. Pay Online – You may pay online through RevTrak. You can do this by clicking on the RevTrak icon on either the Main page or the Parent page of the Heritage website. You must have a ‘parent’ login to Infinite Campus to pay fees online.

2. Send a Check – If you are paying by check please include your student’s name and identification number to: Heritage High School 1401 West Geddes Avenue Littleton, CO 80120 Attention: Bookkeeping

It is important to keep your student’s account current. Some of the consequences for past due accounts include: College, NCAA, and withdrawal transcripts are held until fees/fines are paid. Students with a balance due greater than $100 cannot attend prom. Students with a balance due cannot purchase parking permits. Students with a balance due cannot pickup their yearbooks. Seniors with a balance due cannot participate in graduation. If you have any questions, please contact Bookkeeper Eileen Schreiberg at (303) 347-7609.

CRAMFEST LINK hosts the annual Cramfest on a day the week before December finals in the Heritage Student Center. This is a great opportunity for freshmen to get help from LINK leaders in preparing for their first high school final exams. The LINK leaders will have reviewed study materials from freshman teachers and will be prepared to offer some specific help in the core classes as well as some general advice and study tips in preparing for finals overall. With the generous support of our PTO, snacks will be provided.

Cross Country Summer Training Anyone interested in running with the Cross Country Team in the fall is invited to join us for training runs throughout the summer. We usually hold workouts at the Heritage track on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. from June through August. This is a terrific way for incoming Freshmen and upperclassmen to make a lot of new friends before the start of the school year! For further information, contact Coach Lee at (303) 797-2993 or (720) 272-9053 or Coach Rossing at (303) 706-1666.

DECA Store This store is located in the student center and run by our students. Looking for that perfect gift for your Heritage student or just want to show some Eagle pride? Well, come on down to the DECA Depot in the Student Center and see all the cool stuff we have. The store is full of sweats, hoodies, long sleeve T’s, and many fun items. Come see our HHS tumblers, license plate holders, foam Eagle claws, Snapback hats, beanies, and all kinds of new items that will make perfect gifts! Store hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, Periods 3 – 6 and Thursday during Periods 2 – 6. If these times do not work for you, please email bbolen@lps.k12.co.us and Mrs. Bolen will find a time that will work for you to do your all of your shopping at the DECA Depot!

Denver Spring College Fair The Colorado Council on High School and College Relations presents the Annual Denver Spring College Fair held locally in April.  Meet with college admission representatives and learn more about colleges and universities from across the nation. Students and parents are invited and attendance is free. Pre-register for the event online at www.gotocollegefairs.com. Print the bar code and bring it with you to the college fair. Instead of standing in long lines to complete interest cards or talk with admissions representatives, your bar code can be scanned.

Dress Code School climate is important for students’ academic success, therefore we feel it is important for students to exhibit appropriate attire. Students are expected to dress accordingly for the school setting and for school sponsored activities. We are asking for your continued assistance and support with the enforcement of our dress code. A copy of the complete student dress code can be found in the student planner, but some particular areas of focus during the warmer months are: Skirts will be a minimum of the student’s arms—to the fingertips—in length. Shorts will have an inseam of no less than 2 ½ inches. No clothing deemed inappropriate or too revealing – no exposed undergarments, bra straps or boxer shorts. Shoulder straps should be 1½ inch in width. No halter tops, tube tops, or sagging pants are allowed. Students not adhering to the dress code will be asked to change their attire. Repeated violations of the dress code will result in additional disciplinary action up to and including suspension or expulsion.

Early Graduation To apply for early graduation, juniors need to meet with their counselor in the spring of their junior year. At that time, a credit check will be done and a conversation regarding post-graduation planning will occur. A letter to Ms. Stacey Riendeau, Principal, explaining the student’s reason for early graduation, plans for second semester of their senior year, and whether or not the student intends to participate in the graduation ceremony in May must be included with the application. Applications must be signed by parents, as well as by the student and submitted to their counselor no later than the predefined deadline of that year, typically the beginning of May. In addition: students taking Advanced Placement courses must complete both semesters, so this option would not be open to them. Summer school and on-line course work will be accepted as credit recovery only. The option for early graduation is not open to transfer students who enroll at Heritage during their senior year. All early graduates must attend first semester final exam week and successfully complete the semester. All graduates will receive their official diplomas after the graduation ceremony in May.

Ebooks Students may now check out Follett eBooks and Catalist digital audiobooks remotely with their Google lpsk12.org account username and password by accessing the HHS Follett site through the Heritage website (Academics>Library). At the Library page under Resources, click the HHS Library System link and then log into the system by using your Google Apps student login information (first part of username without the @lpsk12.org and your Google Apps password). Once you are logged into the library system, click on the Catalog tab. Then click on “Follett Shelf” in the left-hand menu bar. This will take you to the blue Follett Shelf screen. Here you can see and preview all of the Heritage Library eBooks that are currently available. For information on how to check out an eBook, see the final title in the eBook section titled “Full-featured Online Reader – Quick Reference.” Please note—HHS eBooks may only be downloaded to computers. Soon eBooks and digital audio books will be available for checkout on personal devices such as Apple iOS iPads, Android tablets (3.0 or greater), and some smart phones. Once these features are available, additional information will be posted under Resources on the Library page of the Heritage website.

Elevator Access Students who need access to the building elevator may check out a key in the Main Office. A $10 deposit is required to receive an elevator key. The deposit will be refunded to the student when the key is returned.

FAFSA INFORMATION FOR JUNIOR PARENTS: Are you wondering what the federal government figures you can afford to annually pay for college? The FAFSA4caster is a Web tool to help high school juniors and their families plan for education beyond high school. Juniors can receive an estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) by entering their information into FAFSA4caster, a simplified version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA4caster also provides guidance on next steps for applying for admission, applying for federal student aid, and paying for education beyond high school. It’s never too early to start planning for your student’s future education. Benefits: FAFSA4caster is a companion piece to the official FAFSA on the Web. The free FAFSA4caster tool will assist high school juniors and their families in the following ways: Instantly calculate an estimated EFC Inform the student of potential Federal Pell Grant eligibility, Reduce the time needed to complete the FAFSA when the student applies as a senior. FAFSA4caster Access: Juniors and their families interested in assessing their eligibility for federal student aid can access FAFSA4caster by visiting https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s1. Contact Information: If you have any questions about FAFSA4caster, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

Fall Choir/Orchestra Concert This combined concert usually takes place in November. Look for actual dates on the school monthly calendar and ITK.

Fall Play – Our theater department does a play in the Fall. It is usually a smaller production than the Spring Musical. Look for audition dates on the school monthly calendar and ITK. Performances are usually Thursday, Friday, & Saturday evening.

Fall Sports These include: Cross Country, Football, Boys’ Golf, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Softball, Boys’ Tennis, and Volleyball. You must have a current physical.  For more information and specific details on HHS Sports, click here.

Festival Band Concert

Final Exams A three-day schedule at the end of each trimester. Usually 2 exams are scheduled per day. The time schedule is revised. Please Note: In order to maintain the integrity of final examinations, students may not take examinations prior to the scheduled time. Students who are not present to take an exam when scheduled may take another version of the test between specific set dates in January and May. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the teacher to take the final. All finals must be made-up by the January and May deadlines. Students will receive an “F” on any final that is not made-up by the January and May deadlines.

First Day of School

Fine Arts Award Night

Forgetting A new parent drop-off table will be located near the main entrance by the security desk. Parents will be able to drop forgotten items such as books, art projects, lunches, etc. for their students to pick up during the school day. All items must be clearly labeled with the student’s name. Please be aware that the school will not be responsible for any valuables left for students, so please have conversations with your son or daughter about the importance of being responsible for planning their day and packing appropriately!

Freshman Ice Cream Social It’s March, and second semester is almost over. The Ice Cream Social is LINK’s way of saying “thanks for a great year!” For four periods, LINK Crew members are stationed in the Student Center and scoop out ice cream sundaes and ice cream cones to any freshman who attends. It is always a blast!

Freshman Link Orientation  Freshman Orientation is held on a day before the 1st day of school in August from 8 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. Light snacks are served. New Student Orientation for upperclassmen is usually held the same day but just in the morning. The orientation involves an assembly, “getting to know you” and team building activities, as well as a tour of the building. Freshmen will have their pictures taken for student IDs and will also receive copies of their preliminary schedules and locker assignments. This orientation day is important and will allow students to meet new people, get acquainted with Heritage, and feel more comfortable on the first few days of school. Please mark your calendars and make arrangements to be at school that day. There is no make up day. Please leave backpacks and school supplies at home, as they are not needed for the day. We look forward to meeting you! Photo I.D.s for freshmen will be taken during the activities portion of the LINK day. All students are required to have a valid student ID while attending Heritage High School. An ID is necessary for identification purposes during testing, entrance to sporting events and school activities. Upperclassmen will have their student ID pictures taken during the first week of school. On the first day of school, freshman students will report to the Main Gym where they will be linked with their Advisory classes and then proceed to their Advisory classrooms.

Freshman Pancake Breakfast On the second late start of the semester, the LINK Leaders make and serve the freshman class yummy pancakes. The fun starts at 8 am, and with chocolate chips, sprinkles and love — the bonds of LINK Leaders and their freshmen grow even stronger! 

Future Leaders Conference

Graduation The Heritage High School Graduation Ceremony usually takes place at the end of May at the Littleton Public Schools Stadium. A reception for all graduates and their guests typically takes place in the Heritage High School Student Center immediately following the graduation ceremony. Tickets are not needed for this outdoor ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, graduation is usually moved indoors at Heritage High School. A certain number of tickets for the indoor ceremony will be issued to each student at no charge. Tickets will be inserted in the cap/gown bag. Two red tickets will allow guests to sit in the Main Gym to view the ceremony in person. The four remaining blue tickets will allow guests to be seated in the Auxiliary Gym or the Theatre to watch the ceremony via live video feed. A reception for all graduates and their guests will take place immediately following the graduation ceremony in the Heritage Student Center. Extra tickets for the indoor ceremony are not available due to seating limitations.

Graduation Photographs In the past, professional photographers have been contacted to take candid photographs of each graduate during the ceremony. A graduate may elect to order a package offered, but is not obligated to do so. More information will be made available in March regarding the details. Families will have an opportunity to take pictures prior to graduation since seniors will be in possession of their robes for several days before the ceremony. If you wish earlier photos of your student in the school setting, Heritage has caps and gowns on hand, as well as blank diplomas, which may be used as “props.” If you would like to borrow these items, they may be obtained from the Activities Office.

HHS TIP LINE (303) 734-6730 The purpose of the phone tip line is to provide a confidential opportunity to give school officials information about use, possession, distribution or sale of drugs or alcohol as well as any information regarding a dangerous situation.

(Heritage) Legacy Brick Project Help the Heritage High School PTO build a more vibrant campus! The engraved bricks and plaques you purchase will generate the funding needed to update and enhance the entrance of the school facility adding locations for students to interact and study, create a strong and lasting connection for students with the community, alumni and traditions of HHS, and raise funds to enhance facilities. Investing in our school is vital for future growth and continued success! The installed bricks and plaques will be placed in the courtyard to create a beautiful entry into HHS. The bricks are a great way to honor your family, loved one or branch of service or promote your business. For an additional $25 celebrate your favorite school club by purchasing a club symbol to be engraved on your brick. $20 will go to your school club of choice! The plaques are perfect for businesses to show their support to the HHS community. Go to www.heritagelegacybrickproject.wordpress.com for more information and to get the order forms.

Homecoming Week A week-long celebration of our school. Each day has special activities at school and after school including a bonfire, Parade, Powder Puffs game, food drive, a dance, and of course our HHS Homecoming football game!

Homework Request Please call the counseling secretary at (303)347-7610 before 8 a.m. on the third consecutive day of an illness to request homework for your student. Homework will be available for pick-up in the Counseling Office after 3 p.m. Any homework requests made after 8 a.m. will be ready the following day after 3 p.m. Many teachers are now posting assignments on their web pages making it a very convenient way for students to stay caught up on any assignments they miss. Please go to the Heritage High School website at http://heritage.littletonpublicschools.net and click on Teacher Pages. If you are planning a pre-arranged absence of three days or more, please notify the Attendance Office. These are absences such as a trip or vacation, college visit, surgery, etc. Once the office is notified, your student can pick up a pre-arranged absence form from the Attendance Office and see teachers before he/she leaves. Teachers will note on the form any work that will be missed.

Hullabaloo Hullabaloo is our annual student talent show in November. In the past, a portion of the proceeds went towards supporting our sister school in Sierra Leone. Come support our cause and enjoy a great show put on by our very talented students!

Incoming Freshman Registration Nights (Math Placement tests)

ITK/Student Announcements  ITK stands for “In The Know”. This is a weekly email newsletter sent every Monday morning with everything you need to know for the coming week and weeks ahead. It also includes a calendar of the week. To submit any information to ITK, just send an email to kasmith@lps.k12.co.us by 10am Friday. Not receiving the newsletter? To receive the weekly “In the Know” email, parents/guardians need to make sure their email address is correct in the Parent Portal of Infinite Campus. Go to your campus portal account, click on “contact preferences” on the left and be sure you have your correct email listed with the “general” box checked. Any announcement you’d like to be included in the Student Announcements made over the intercom at school must be received by Thursday at 10am.

Jazz Band Concert

Joint HAC/PTO Meeting In January, the PTO and Accountability committees meet together. All are welcome to this meeting.

Junior Escorts Meeting

Incoming/New Students Incoming ninth grade students’ registration will begin with an informational meeting in February offered on 2 nights in the HHS Theater. These information nights will include distribution of registration materials and an explanation of the registration process. It is imperative that both student and parent attend one of these informational sessions together.  Following the informational meetings on these two evenings, we will begin the online registration process at for students who are ready to register. For those families who are not ready that evening, please plan to attend one of the additional sessions to register for classes. The additional registration sessions for freshman families will be on a Saturday morning and again on one day the following week. We will use criteria gathered from the middle schools to verify placement for honors classes that have been requested. However, out of district students will need to take a math placement test which will be administered in February in the Third Floor Lecture Hall at Heritage High School.

Juniors Post Grad Appointments Juniors will be called to Post Grad starting after winter break. During this individual appointment, juniors will receive their Graduation Folder. This folder includes information that will be helpful as your student begins their college search. It is filled with information about test preparation, essay writing, standard admissions requirements for Colorado schools and much more. All information in the folder will be reviewed with students, and they will be encouraged to begin thinking about what their plans are for after high school. Remember – the summer between junior and senior year is an important time for these students to begin the process of preparing for college. The Heritage Post Grad Center is here to help!

Last Day of School This is the last day of final exams. Important end of year notes:

Textbooks: Textbooks are due on dates specified by individual teachers. A $5 late fee will be assessed if books are not returned during the class period specified by the teacher. Late books must be returned to the bookkeeper’s office (not to the teacher) to ensure proper credit to the student’s account. If a student finds a lost textbook after paying the replacement fee, he or she may return the book to the bookkeeper for a refund (minus the late fee) only up to the end of the following semester. Textbook replacement fees will not be waived nor will refunds be issued for any books returned after the cutoff date.

Fees/Fines: Students and parents may view fees and fines on Infinite Campus. It is the student’s responsibility to clear up any existing fines prior to the end of the year. Students must clear all outstanding fees and fines before they will be allowed to pick up their yearbooks. Seniors will not receive their caps and gowns if they have outstanding books or fines. May 10 is the deadline for all seniors to return books and pay fines in order to participate in graduation. Transcripts will be held until all books are returned and fines are paid. This includes sending college and NCAA transcripts for juniors and seniors and sending transcripts to transfer schools if students move out of the attendance area. Students must return all late textbooks and clear all fines before they will be issued parking permits in the fall.

League Dance Competition

Liberty Bell Annual LIBERTY BELL INVITATIONAL 5K CROSS COUNTRY MEET. This is a large cross-country meet at HHS. Schools from all around Colorado and surrounding states participate in September. Roads around HHS are closed for part of the afternoon after school.

Liberty Bell Track Meet at LPS Annual track meet held at Littleton HS in April.

Liberty Bell Wrestling Tournament Held in December.

LINK Link Leaders are a select group of juniors and seniors who work with the freshmen to help them transition smoothly to high school life at Heritage.

LINK Celebration Assembly Our Heritage LINK Crew hosts the annual Celebration Assembly. The assembly will honor the Senior Class and recognize the top ten seniors and our retirees.

Littleton Stride

Lockers Each student is assigned a locker to store valuables and text books during the school day. Students are responsible for their lockers and should not share them or the combinations with other students. Locker changes must be made through the Main Office. Locker assignments and combinations can be found on each student’s printed schedule, so be sure to print and bring your schedule to school!

LPS Foundation Spirit Celebration & Silent Auction Held annually in the Spring, they call it a Spirit Celebration because it’s just that – spirited! From the smiling faces that greet you at the door to the will-you-look-at-that! Examples of technology in the classroom, this is not your typical fundraiser. They’ll feed your spirit (as well as your stomach) and offer unique, appealing auction items you won’t find anywhere else. After dinner, students take center stage, showcasing our bright and talented home-grown hosts. Don’t miss this invigorating opportunity to see why Littleton Public Schools are Getting Better all the time! For more information and to register visit www.spiritdinner.com.

LPS Night at the Avalanche/Nuggets/Rockies Littleton Public Schools has special game nights at the Colorado hockey, basketball, and baseball games. Students and their families receive special discounts, sit in special designated seating. There are often prizes at these games.

The LPS Student Code Of Conduct: Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, families will no longer automatically receive hard copies of the Littleton Public Schools (LPS) Student Code of Conduct every August. Easily accessible links to an online Code of Conduct will be available on each school website and the district website. Families will be able to print it out at home if they wish, or they can choose to simply access it online. Many school districts have moved to an online Student Code of Conduct as a way to save money and use less paper. LPS used to print more than 20,000 copies of the booklet each year. Printed copies of the Student Code of Conduct will still be available in each school and for parents upon request.

MAD Week Community Relations prepares a fantastic MAD Week. Over the past seven years, the Heritage community has raised over $115,000 in support of varying causes, including building an addition to a school serving the Dalits in India and building and continuing to support our sister school in Sierra Leone. Students in the past voted to change the cause and support veterans home from war—splitting their efforts between the Lone Survivor Foundation and the Danny Dietz Foundation. The student body voted to focus MAD Week 2014 on raising money for our sister school, the Heritage High School of Kabala. Due to an increase in enrollment, there is a need to build two additional classrooms. These two classrooms will allow the school to expand its program to include high school courses, making it possible for it to become an accredited secondary schoolOur goal for the week is to raise $10,000 to help build and outfit these two classrooms.

There are always many great activities in school and afterschool starting with an all-school assembly and ending with the well-known Student vs. Staff Basketball Game. Parents are encouraged to attend events. You can find this year’s specific activities on the Heritage Website under Activities<Mad Week.

Mall Daze Special days during the year when outside vendors come in during lunch periods. Sometimes HHS items are for sale during this time too.

Mr. Eagle  Boys from the senior class will face off in the Heritage Theater in a Miss America-style pageant to see who will be crowned as the current year Mr. Eagle! The evening consists of an opening dance, a talent show, an evening wear fashion show, and a question and answer portion. This will surely be an entertaining evening, so please plan to attend and cheer for your favorite senior boy. Tickets will be on sale the week of the event.

National Honor Society A special by invitation only society for Juniors and seniors with academic excellence.

National Merit Reception  The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.  Nationally,  students qualified as National Merit Semifinalists. Semifinalists will compete to become National Merit Finalists for a share of more than $35 million in scholarship money from more than 8200 Merit Scholarship awards. Finalists are announced in April. Our Commended HHS Students have placed among the top five percent of those 1.5 million students in the past.

Naviance Post Grad Planning Service Heritage High School is committed to helping all students gain access to college, scholarships, and effective career planning services. To meet this commitment, we create secure accounts in the Naviance online planning service for all students during their academic careers at Heritage at http://connection.naviance.com/heritageco. This system provides strong security to protect information and to assure privacy, meeting the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Ultimately, the account belongs to you and your student. Please contact the counseling office if you need help accessing, updating or deleting your student’s account in Naviance. We are happy to assist you with any questions.

New Student Orientation New Student Orientation for upperclassmen will also be held in August before the 1st day of school. This orientation involves questions and answers and a tour of the building from current HHS students. This orientation day is important and will allow your student to meet new people, get acquainted with Heritage, and feel more comfortable on the first few days of school. We hope you will join us!

Newspaper The Pioneer is an open forum publication distributed by the newspaper class at Heritage High School, Littleton, CO. The Pioneer is a member of the CHSPA, NSPA, and the JEA. It is the mission of The Pioneer to relay all pertinent information to Heritage High School and the surrounding community.

One Act Plays Performed in the Spring, this show features short plays directed by seniors in the theater program and feature HHS’s up and coming freshman and sophomore talent.

Open Enrollment Students who live outside the Heritage High School boundaries may apply for optional enrollment by following these procedures (Please mail, fax, or bring to school the following materials):

  1. The completed In-District or Nonresident Open Enrollment form (found on the LPS site or HHS School Forms page)
  2. Unofficial copy of transcript and test scores (for incoming 9th graders we need both 7th and 8th grades)
  3. Copy of attendance record
  4. Copy of discipline record
  5. A short letter addressed to Ms. Stacey Riendeau, principal, stating why you want your son/daughter to attend Heritage High School and how you heard about Heritage.

The deadline to submit open enrollment applications is January 31 of each year for the following school year. Applications received after this deadline will be approved on a space-available basis. The Littleton Public School District requires open enrolled students who live out of district to submit an Intent to Renew Form to the Counseling Office by January 31st of the current school year. Please note that if you live within LPS boundaries (i.e., Littleton or Arapahoe High School attendance areas) you do not need to turn in the form. You can download the Intent to Renew form from the Heritage website “School Forms” page. Out of District students need to renew their enrollment every year in January for the following school year.

Parent Teacher Conferences  Held twice a year, in October and March, all parents are invited to attend the Fall and Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences Six-week grades-in-progress will be available on Infinite Campus following the end of the Six Weeks grading period. Parents are encouraged to bring copies of their students’ grades to conferences. Conferences are held in the Main Gym. Teachers will be arranged alphabetically with their names posted on their tables. Special Education teachers will be located in their offices on the first floor. Counselors will be available in their offices, and administrators will be circulating in order to assist parents.

Parking Permits Parking Permit forms will be distributed during Advisory on the first day of school, and permits will be issued beginning the week of school. The form can also be found on the Heritage website home page. Students must provide the following items to receive a parking permit: Driver’s License, Car Registration, Proof of Insurance, Signed Parking Permit Form, Current Student ID. You must have all of the above items to receive a permit. You may not park in the lot without registering your vehicle, even if you have paid for a permit. Students must also clear all outstanding fees and/or fines with the bookkeeper before they can receive their parking permits. Please note: There are a limited number of free parking spaces in the church parking lot across the street from the baseball field and along the practice field on Windermere Street.

Parking Tickets Students are reminded that they need to have a current parking permit to park in the school lot. Campus supervisors will ticket student cars that do not appropriately display a current permit. Permit distribution is managed by Ms. Ficklin in the Main Office. 

PAE Patrons of Academic Excellence.

PAE Awards Night Each spring, Patrons of Academic Excellence (PAE) hosts an Academic Recognition Ceremony where we gather to honor our high achievers. At this ceremony, all students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above are recognized. Upperclassmen with a GPA of 3.8 or above for two years may receive letters or pins. A highlight of the evening is the random drawing of scholarships for graduating seniors. These scholarships are made possible by the generosity of our community. In order for PAE to continue its work honoring HHS students for their academic achievements, we need your continued financial support to assist with the ceremony and scholarships. Please make donations payable to HHS/PAE and mail to Heritage.

Performing Arts Assembly

PFA The Heritage High School Patrons of Fine Arts (PFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit booster organization open to parents of students enrolled in any of the Fine Arts Programs at Heritage: Band, Orchestra, Vocal Music, Theater Arts, and Visual Arts. Our purpose is to support the students and faculty in the Heritage Fine Arts Department through awareness and advocacy.

PLC Late Start Certain specific dates during the year when the school day is delayed by 2 hours. This time allows for teacher training and planning.

Principal’s Advisory Committee

Prom Open to Juniors and Seniors and their guests, Prom is held in the late Spring at a predetermined location. It is usually on a Saturday night about 8 to midnight. AfterProm is held at Heritage High School immediately following the Prom until 4 am. Guests must fill out a waiver form and turn it in by the school office deadline to attend with a Junior or Senior.

Prom Ticket Sales Tickets for Prom and After Prom typically go on sale 2 weeks before the date of Prom. They are usually sold during lunch periods by the Senior Pit. Prom invitations are distributed to Juniors and Seniors during advisory. Students wishing to attend prom must have a school fees balance less than $100.

PTO This committee made up of parents, teachers, and staff serve the school and community in numerous activities, events, and support throughout the school year. The committee depends on volunteers to provide support for numerous activities through the year. To help financially or to volunteer, please contact the current PTO President Kristi Lucas at kmlucas@comcast.net.

PTO Teacher Grant Awards The HHS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) uses donations made to the PTO during fall registration to support teacher grants for the current school year. Each fall the PTO gives teachers an opportunity to submit a Teacher Grant form to request additional items that would benefit students in their classroom, and the grants are awarded through a competitive selection process. The funding covers requests for things like additional books, supplies, equipment, and special programs, etc. These grants would not be possible if it were not for the generosity and support of our HHS families.

Regional Cheer/Dance Competition

Registration The registration process for Spring begins in November. You can view your next semester’s class schedule in the beginning of December.

The registration process for Fall begins in January when registration information is distributed to current ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students by the counselors during Advisory class meetings. Students will go through a registration checklist with Advisory teachers when their registration material is distributed. Students will then have an opportunity to talk with teachers about placement and obtain appropriate signatures before the Infinite Campus registration portal opens in February. Parents need to review their students’ schedule requests and sign their registration cards prior to their scheduled registration date. Students will complete registration during English classes with the assistance of counselors.

Safe2Tell STATEWIDE TIP LINE (877) 542-SAFE. Safe2tell, a toll-free, anonymous Colorado tip line answered by the State Patrol, is for anyone concerned about a threat to student and staff safety. Safe2tell is a statewide initiative that is an expanded effort of Crime Stoppers in schools.

School ID Pictures Individual student photos will be taken at Freshman Orientation and during the first week of school in the Student Center. These pictures will be used to create student ID cards and will be published in the yearbook (except for seniors who may submit portraits). Students who wish to order copies of their pictures should bring completed photo order packets with checks made payable to Studio 5, Inc. Freshmen Student ID photos are taken during their Freshman Orientation on a day prior to the 1st day of school. All other students’ photos are taken during the school day during the first week of school. Students who miss their assigned times may have their pictures taken on any of the days listed above. There will be a scheduled Makeup Day for IDs and. (This day is for new students who weren’t here when original pictures were taken or who missed the first round of pictures.) A Retake Day is also scheduled. (Students must bring picture packets back to the photographer to have pictures retaken. Students will receive their picture packets around the first week of October in their Advisory classes.)

School Supply List School supply lists are not provided at Heritage over the summer months. If teachers require specific supplies for their classes, they will inform students during the first week of classes in the fall. Suggestions for general supplies to start the year include spiral notebooks with pockets, #2 pencils, and pens.

Security Policy Building Access: To increase the security of Heritage High School, all but the main entry to the building will be locked after 7:30 a.m. each morning. All other building access points are locked and can be used as exits, but are not points of entry. Visitor Check-In and Identification: All visitors to Heritage High School must check in at the main entrance upon arrival on our campus. Visitors are required to provide photo identification when they check in. Thank you for your cooperation!

Senior Awards Night The Athletic/Academic Awards Convocation will take place in May. We will recognize those students who have achieved academic and athletic excellence. We will also recognize students who have received college scholarships. Typically, Heritage does not receive such notification so we have no way of knowing unless students tell us. Some colleges have not yet sent out scholarship awards, so we cannot recognize everyone this evening. However, we are proud to announce the scholarships we do know about and the decisions these students have made. If any senior has received an academic or athletic scholarship, he/she must bring documentation of the scholarship to the counseling office by a specific date in the Spring, in order to be recognized at this awards ceremony.

Senior Cap and Gown Distribution Seniors must pay all outstanding fees and fines to receive their caps and gowns and participate in the graduation ceremony. Cap and gown pick-up is usually the Friday before Graduation at the third floor Athletic Entrance. Seniors must enter through the athletic entrance only. All fines must be cleared through the bookkeeper and/or library by that Friday, in order to pick up a cap and gown. Because that Friday is a mandatory school day, students MUST make arrangements to accommodate this time. Seniors have already paid for their cap and gowns. Refund requests must be made in writing to Herff Jones. Students will not be allowed to pick up gowns and tickets other than their own. Student ID will be required. Parents may pick up their student’s cap and gown and tickets. Tickets for the inclement weather indoor ceremony will be included with caps and gowns.

Senior Class Picture

Senior Diplomas Diplomas are legal documents, and birth certificates are used to confirm the correct spelling of graduates’ names. There are many students without a birth certificate on file. If you are not sure your child has a certificate on file, please e-mail a copy to kficklin@lps.k12.co.us, fax a copy to 303-347-7603, or drop off a copy in the Main Office—Attention: Kerry Ficklin. Parents should also check students’ names in Infinite Campus for spelling errors as soon as possible and make any necessary corrections with our registrar. If a birth certificate is not on file, Infinite Campus will be used to print diplomas. Our supplier charges for reprints, and names cannot be corrected without a legal document, i.e.: birth certificate, passport, citizenship papers, or court documents.

Senior Exit Interview All seniors are required to complete a Senior Exit Interview in the Post Grad Center before they will be allowed to pick up their cap and gown for graduation. The interview will take five minutes. You will be asked about your final post high school plans. If you applied for college please let us know which colleges you applied to and the outcome for each, any scholarships you have been offered, and whether you plan to accept them or not. Please bring in a hard copy of the offer letter. We also need to know where you would like your final transcript sent. These interviews take place during the month of April and early May. Remember – this step is required for graduation!

Senior Picture There are FOUR options for including a senior portrait in the yearbook. Click here to read about all of the pricing and details for these four options; please read through the information carefully!

  •  No props are allowed in the school portrait (foreign objects, animals, sports equipment, instruments, hats, sunglasses, additional people, cars, etc.).
  • The Senior must be centered in the photo, facing the camera, with both eyes visible. The portrait is to be a head shot; no full-body shots will be accepted.
  • The head size in digital photo must be ½ inch measured from bridge of nose to bottom of chin.
  • No soft focus and no vignette
  • Simple, uncluttered background (indoors or outdoors).
  • No solid color backgrounds
  • Photo must be in color, CYMK or RGB mode, 300 dpi, at least a 600 x 900 pixel count, with overall image size of at least 2 x 3 (vertical size wallet)
  • Submit the photo in jpeg format on a cd with student’s name and phone number, along with the photographer’s name and phone number. You can mail the cd to the school in care of Jami DeVries (you will not get the cd returned back to you), or you can drop off the cd in the main office. You may also e-mail the photo as a jpeg attachment to jdevries@lps.k12.co.us
  • Preferred Photographer List 
  • You may attach a check (payable to HHS) to the photo, or the student’s HHS account will be charged to be paid at a later date (deadline for all seniors to pay their fines is late April 2013, but activities such as prom and yearbook distribution may be affected if the student has fines).

An important reminder: If you submit a photo after 3p.m. on Oct. 4th, there is a $25 late fee. You can attach a check (payable to HHS) to the photo, or the student’s HHS account will be charged. Portraits received after Oct. _ will NOT be in the yearbook. Please note that this is our final deadline and can make no exceptions.

Senior Scram Senior Scram is the positive, school-sponsored alternative to senior ditch day. In May, the administration and the senior class leadership will sponsor Senior Scram to reward our seniors for working hard, behaving well, and setting a positive example for the rest of the student body. This day of fun and safe activities allows seniors to hang out for one last time as a class. Seniors will pick up their cap and gown for graduation, sign yearbooks, eat plenty of food, play various games, and enjoy their last day at Heritage. Senior Scram is always a fun day and allows the school to promote safe and fun traditions while celebrating the accomplishments of a great group of students. This is the legacy we ask seniors to leave behind.

Senior Wall Painting The tradition of painting the senior wall has been long-standing at Heritage High School. The wall is usually painted the week before school starts in August and parent volunteers are needed to help chaperone the festivities.

Showcase Night

Sierra Leone The students and community in Littleton are quite honored and proud to be a part of what has become an amazing international connection. Over the past years, Heritage students here in Littleton have raised almost $60,000 to support the community in Kabala. Heritage students raised funds to provide majority of the financing to build a school in the community and students here in Littleton raised money to provide furniture for the school and a water well for the school and community. Over the past years, Heritage students and teachers have traveled to Sierra Leone to help clear the land, build and paint the school, and meet the people of the community. Every summer students and staff continue to visit our sister school and regular live blogs have been held during the school years.

Spring Break One very looked forward to week in the Spring! See the LPS calendar for the year for the dates.

Spring Choir/Orchestra Concert

Spring Sports These include: Baseball, Boys’ and Girls’ Track, Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Swimming, Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse (club). You must have a current physical.  For more information and specific details about Spring Sports, click here.

Spring Sports Assembly & Senior Slide Show

Student of the Month Heritage High School has an academic recognition program called Student of the Month. Teachers representing the nine curricular departments select four students of the month, usually one from each grade level. Selection criteria is based on high academic achievement and performance in the classroom. Each month we invite students and parents to attend a reception where teachers cite examples of exemplary student achievement. Each honoree receives a certificate and a pen. Students’ photos are taken to display on digital displays around campus.

Student Government The Student Government at Heritage High School represents the wishes and concerns of the students through a democratic representative process to the community, school, administration, and staff.  In addition, Student Government provides a vehicle for students to learn and teach leadership skills through national, state, league, district, and all-school events. Sponsor:  Ms. Kristi Brethauer (kbrethauer@lps.k12.co.us).Every student who wishes to be involved in Student Government, either the Leadership Class or the Student Government Advisory, MUST complete the following application and return it to Kristi Brethauer. If you are applying for the Leadership Class, you automatically are applying for the Advisory as well.

Summer Check-in Parents will need an Infinite Campus Portal account to enroll their students for the next school year. Summer check-in will be online, and only parent and/or guardian accounts will have permission to complete the process. This will replace the check-in packets that have traditionally been sent home at the end of the school year. Check-in will begin in early summer, and parents will be alerted to its activation through an all-call.

Because IT support staff do not work during the summer, parents must set up their Portal accounts before the end of the school year. They can do so by coming to the main office during regular school hours, completing an Electronic Student Information Agreement and showing a photo ID. They will then be provided with an activation code and directions on setting up their account. For questions on the check-in process, please contact Christine Flaum at 303-347-7668. For questions on setting up a Portal account, please contact Heidi Dudley at hdudley@lps.k12.co.us.

Swim Waiver Test The Heritage Swim Waiver Test is given twice a year, in the early Fall and after Christmas vacation. Any student who wishes to take the test must sign up with Ms. Rossing or Mrs. Lee. Requirements for the test are available on the HHS website. Click on “Academics,” “Physical Education,” and then “Swim Waiver” to view. Students must complete their swimming requirement or successfully pass the Swim Waiver Test before the end of their junior year, or they will be required to enroll in and successfully complete a swimming class during their senior year. Students may find Ms. Rossing or Mrs. Lee in the girls’ locker room before or after school to sign up.

Target Education Program Heritage High School was thrilled to receive a check in the amount of $2487.76 from Target’s 2012 Take Charge of Education program. When school supporters use the REDcard, Target donates up to 1% of their purchases to designated K-12 schools. We would like to thank Target for their continued support!

TCAP Testing Each year students in Colorado take tests required through the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP). The test results are used to monitor student learning, and to inform parents and teachers of student progress. The state continues to transition to a new state assessment, thus the name Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP). In March, students in grades nine and ten will be assessed in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. In addition, students in grade ten will be assessed in Science. We request that you please try to avoid scheduling medical/dental and other appointments during testing week. There is a revised school class schedule during this week. Revised schedules will be posted in the ITK newsletter.

Thanksgiving Break HHS has the entire week of Thanksgiving off.

Tutors (peer)

Twitter The Counseling Department has a Twitter account full of great information for students and parents. Follow us at www.twitter.com/HeritageCounsel to get the most up to date counseling news and information. We’ve posted information to help students plan for college, as well as useful tips to navigate high school and beyond. The Athletic Department’s tweets will keep you informed about all things athletics @HeritagEagles, and the band also has a Twitter account @HeritageBands for official band news. Another account parents may want to follow is Littleton Public Schools @LPSK12 to stay current with happenings around the school district. You can also follow us on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/heritagehs/.

Unified Eagles Unified Sports is a pioneer sports program that combines Special Olympics Athletes and general education Partners on the same teams for sports training and competition.  The program is designed to help break barriers by enabling Athletes and Partners to participate as TEAMMATES. All practices are in the auxiliary gym beginning at the beginning of January. Becoming a partner: http://specialolympicsco.org/volunteer/unified-partners/ for information and to get and print off paperwork. Partners must turn in completed paperwork in the PACE room (Room 119) from 2:30-3:30 on December 11 and 18. Paperwork is due by December 19 to reserve your place on the team.

Welcome Back Dance The HHS Student Government hosts its annual Welcome Back Dance on the first Friday back to school in the Heritage Student Center. The HHS administrative team is pleased to continue supporting this exciting tradition as it is always a memorable one for students. All grade levels of students are encouraged to attend and dance the night away. This dance is for Heritage students only. Students will be required to have their 2012-13 school IDs to attend and must be dressed in school appropriate attire. Anyone dressed inappropriately will be turned away at the door or asked to go change. Tickets are only available the night of the dance. The Littleton Public School’s district-wide dance policy will be enforced. The specifics of this policy may be found in the first few pages of the student planner and are designed to help give guidance to all in attendance.

Wind Ensemble Senior Farewell & Pops Concert

Winter Break The time between the last day of first semester finals and the 1st day of second semester. Usually a two week break. The LPS school calendar can be found on the LPS website at http://www.littletonpublicschools.net/

Winter Musical Typically a bigger show, this is performed in late February. Discount tickets are available at www.hhstheatre.net. All seats are reserved, so please purchase early for the best seats and to avoid the lines at the door.

Winter Spirit Week Second semester, we come back to school and begin the week’s activities with a dress-up day, Flannel PJ Day, and end the week with one of our time-honored favorites — the Welcome Back Again Dance, on Friday. The whole week is meant to be like “Homecoming Week”, a chance to show your class and school pride, just for second semester. Outfits are planned so that students who participate can earn points for their class. A special Winter Spirit Week trophy is at stake!

Winter Sports These include: Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, Wrestling, Girls’ Swimming and Unified Eagles. You must have a current physical.  For more information and specific details about Winter Sports, click here.

Yearbook Distribution Students must pay all outstanding fees and fines to pick up their yearbooks. Making an investment in a yearbook is the perfect way for your child to remember all the special memories, friends, and events of their school years. Our award-winning yearbook is truly special for these (and many more) reasons, so be sure to reserve one for your child today. You may purchase the current school yearbook by visiting the bookkeeper, or you can order the book online (you can find a link on our yearbook website). To take advantage of our best pricing,  go to the Heritage Website for early ordering and final ordering deadlines. We do order a very limited amount of extra books, and they are sold for $75 in May on a first come, first served basis. Don’t take the risk—order yours today!

Senior Portrait Deadline: Please be sure to go to the HHS Website and go to For Students< Senior Info/Graduation for the deadlines for your senior picture. If portraits are not received by the deadline, a $25 late fine will be assessed and charged to the student’s account. If the photo is not turned in by a certain date, it will not be in the book.

Senior Quote and Bio Deadline: See the website for the specific deadline date. There will be a basket in the main office. We will not be accepting ANY late forms…no exceptions!

Senior Ads Deadline: Want to purchase a special ad for your senior? Visit theyearbookcompany.com for pricing, sizing, and layout options. The Yearbook Company handles all the advertising for the book, so you will need to contact them with any questions. Please do not contact the school. Deadlines for early purchasing and final purchasing can be fond there too.