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HCS Data Management Update #4

Posted on March 21, 2019

MyHCS: A Single Login to the Heritage World

Frustrated by too many login requirements for too many databases and online resources? Our new system will provide a single login to access all your Heritage info. From this single login, you will be able to see the administrative, financial, extra-curricular, event and calendar information that is customized for your family and is organized and presented by our Veracross SIS (Student Information System), as well as seeing all of your student’s classroom and academic information via a click-through to Canvas, our new LMS (Learning Management System).

The single login will replace current login requirements into HCS Connect (for accessing updating family information), Net Classroom (for information on grades and academic info, lunch purchases and billing), Moodle (our current LMS with assignment and grade info), Net Community (for student enrollment processing), and event attendance, volunteer signup and activity registration often done through separate tools and applications not connected to any Heritage database.

Current login and signup requirements such as these will be replaced.

Current Heritage Logins

In our new systems, you will be able to access virtually all of your information and engagement with Heritage through this single login.

New MyHCS Login

On a mobile phone.

Mobile Login

As previously mentioned, our new systems will be entirely responsive to whatever device you are using. This is important at a time when the majority of people use their smart phones for virtually all of their communications.

We have now, internally, “gone live” with our data and are continuing the process of merging duplicate records from multiple databases and cleaning up records. In addition to cleanup and duplicate identification we can do through system tools, we will also want all of our families to provide an update to their current student and family information so that we move forward with the best data possible. We will be requesting family info updates starting May 1.

A full rollout of the new system will occur over the summer as we look forward to starting the new school year with new information management in place. Stay tuned to this weekly update as we count down to our new and improved systems.

To view previous data management updates, click here.

Health Info For Families

Posted on February 12, 2019

As is typical for this time of year, our student body is experiencing an increased rate of illness. We would like to remind all parents to adhere to the following guidelines when determining whether or not to send a student to school:

1. Students must be fever-free (below 100 degrees) without medication for a full 24 hours before returning to class.

2. Students must remain home for a full 24 hours after diarrhea and/or vomiting.

3. We ask that students remain at home if there is green/yellow drainage from nose or a severe cough.

2019-20 Academic Calendar Now Available

Posted on December 19, 2018

Our 2019-2020 Academic Calendar is now available. The academic calendar includes important dates such as campus closures, student breaks, Parent/Teacher Conferences and more. For your convenience we have formatted this calendar into a printable document. [View 2019-20 Calendar]

Winter Weather Information

Posted on November 14, 2018

It’s that time of year again! This season as winter weather arrives, we want to make sure that you have some general information about how we will communicate weather-related school or activity delays and closings. Please take a moment to review these questions and answers.

Join the Admissions Go Team

Posted on October 29, 2018

If you are interested in helping spread the word that Heritage is a great school, then the Admissions Go Team might be a way for you to volunteer!

The Admissions Go Team is made up of parents that are willing help when big events arise. Some of this might involve attending a Heritage Info Night and greeting prospective families or serving food at a Welcome Wednesday event. There is often a need to have individuals help organize materials for prospective families or even make phone calls to remind those already registered to attend events.

This work is fun and a great way to get to know other parents with a passion to reach out to prospective families! If you are interested in joining this enthusiastic group contact Regina Schrock at reginaschrock@heritagechristian.net or 317-849-3441.


Announcements for specific schools can be found here:
Elementary School // Intermediate School // Middle School // High School

Helpful Resources & Information

Links

Health Services

Nursing Staff

Deb Hastings, R.N., B.S.N.
Nursing Coordinator
(deb.hastings@heritagechristian.net)

Rosemary Day, R.N.
(rosemary.day@heritagechristian.net)

Kara Klopfenstein, R.N., B.S.N.
(kara.klopfenstein@heritagechristian.net)

Lana Kritsch, R.N., B.S.N.
(lana.kritsch@heritagechristian.net)

Diana Malmloff, R.N., B.S.N.
(diana.malmloff@heritagechristian.net)

Angie West, R.N., B.S.N.
(angie.west@heritagechristian.net)

Contact HCS Health Services

Email us at: nurse@heritagechristian.net

Nursing Office for Preschool - 4th Grade
Direct Line: (317) 813-3839
Fax: (317) 849-5420

Nursing Office for 5th -12th Grade
Direct Line: (317) 813-3902
Fax: (317) 849-5414

Safety & Security


Security Information & Enhancements for the 2018-19 School Year

Posted on August 8, 2018

As we kickoff the 2018-19 school year, we want to remind you of our safety and security policies, inform you of some changes and enhancements, and ask for help in maintaining a culture of safety on our campus.

Armed Security Changes

  • Many of you have noticed that security was enhanced last year with the introduction of an armed officer on campus. HCS will continue that program this year with our School Resource Officer on-campus during the school day (see below for more information).
  • In addition, HCS is expanding our armed presence on campus for the 2018-19 school year with board approval of an Armed Security Policy for our security officers to carry a weapon while on duty. We are implementing this policy in order to be positioned to both deter and respond to any situation that would put HCS families or employees in danger.
  • HCS Security has over 35 years of combined Military and Law Enforcement experience. [Meet Our Security Team]
  • Our security officers have gone through significant firearms and de-escalation training as well as an evaluation program in order to meet the requirements to carry a weapon on campus.
  • Any parent desiring more information about the specific training for the Armed Security should reach out directly to Ed Ingle (ed.ingle@heritagechristian.net) for additional follow up.

School Resource Officer

  • Officer Tim York is our HCS School Resource officer for 2018-19.
  • Officer York is a K-9 officer and his partner will be on campus with him a majority of the school days at HCS.
  • Officer York is a licensed officer with SWAT, EMT and SRO certifications along with his K-9 certification.
  • Officer York has HCS approval to interact with students and when needed, enforce the law on the HCS campus as an integral part of our security team.

Campus Hours

  • HCS campus hours for students are school days from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  • Between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. students on campus must be at a supervised activity or in one of the following locations
    • Elementary School students: ABCare
    • Intermediate and Middle School students: HUB
    • High School students: Learning Center (High School Commons/Library)
  • All students must be picked up by 5:30 p.m. unless they are participating in or attending a scheduled campus activity.

Additional Security Enhancements

While we do not publish every security enhancement and change we are making, please know that our Safe School Committee is actively and continually improving the culture of safety on our campus. As we practice Run, Hide, Fight through our lockdown drills throughout the year, we encourage you to engage with your students on the topic of school safety.

See Something, Say Something

HCS is asking for help in maintaining a culture of safety on our campus. As part of this community, if you see something that concerns you in person or online, please reach out to prevent a tragedy and protect someone from hurting themselves or others. In an emergency call 911, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, or otherwise reach out to our security team at security@heritagechristian.net.

Front Gate & Exit Gate

  • During school hours, excluding arrival and dismissal time, all vehicles traveling on to campus will be stopped at the front gate by one of our officers for identification.
  • Identification will include asking you why are you visiting campus and reviewing your parent ID card or driver's license. Therefore, bring your ID to campus.
  • Between 8:30am and 2:30pm, the exit gate located by the baseball field, will be closed. Please approach the gate slowly and the gate will open as you cross the sensor.

Arrival & Dismissal Information

  • Please review these HCS Traffic Flow videos.
  • Follow the arrows with the different colors to reach your student’s drop-off curb.
  • Follow green arrows to exit campus. Do not drop off a student in a green arrow lane.

Carline Pick Up

  • Have your parent ID card or driver's license card with you.
  • If you do not have either ID, you will be asked to park and come in to pick up your student.
  • If you have someone other than a parent picking up your student, they MUST be on the authorized pick up list in your HCS Connect account.
  • If someone attempts to pick up your child and is not on the authorized pick up list, they will be denied access to pick up until you approve or a proper resolution can be reached.
  • Please make us aware of any custody concerns by emailing the details and documents to custodygroup@heritagechristian.net.
  • For safety reasons, please do not attempt to pick up your student in locations on or off campus other than the assigned curb based on their age group.

Visitor Parking

  • Please review the HCS Parking Map.
  • Please do not park in student or employee parking and do not park along curbs.

Building Check In

  • All visitors must register and obtain a visitors badge before access will be allowed into the school building. Please display this badge at all times.
  • Visitors will be asked for a parent ID or to turn in their driver's license while visiting campus.
  • Whenever possible, all visits to campus should be scheduled ahead with the school or the employee you are visiting.

Handbooks

Phone Numbers

Heritage Main Phone: (317) 849-3441

School Office Phone Numbers:
Elementary School: (317) 813-3895
Intermediate/Middle School: (317) 813-3884
High School: (317) 813-3877

School Absence Line Numbers
Elementary School: (317) 594-5859
Intermediate/Middle School: (317) 594-5861
High School: (317) 594-5860