Orientation will be held virtually this year for our incoming 6th Graders. Please click on the link below to see a message from Mr. Vaughan, as well as to meet your 6th Grade Administrative Team. You will also find other valuable information inside this link, such as how to read your class schedule and protocol for returning to school (valuable information for all grades).
Returning to School Protocol and 6th Grade Orientation
Your child’s first day of school is fast approaching! In order to access Live instruction on Monday, August 31, your student will need to add the class invite to their Teams calendar by RSVP or accepting the meeting invite from each of their teachers sent to their school e-mail. They will access their e-mail through Office 365, which is located in V-Portal. They will then join each period class as listed on their schedule through an invite that is located on their Team’s calendar. Please have your student do their best to attend each period’s Live session on time as attendance will be taken each period. If there are technical difficulties this first week, please be patient and understanding as we will troubleshoot the problems as they arise. Please see the files below on how to access Teams and your student’s VCS e-mail.
We look forward to supporting your child’s learning through Volusia Live.
Ways a Parent Can Help a Child Learn to Read
How to access Edgenuity
Check Student Progress in Edgenuity
Breakdown of Grades in Edgenuity
How to Access Microsoft Teams
How to Access Student E-mail
Derbyshire Place I would like to say a special thank you to First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach, Daytona Dream Center, Halifax Urban Ministries, and to all of our local donors, sponsors, and volunteers who help make this happen for our community. We will continue doing this during the COVID-19 Crisis every Friday, to aid the many underserved families of our community, as long as we are able to. Please remember to stay in your cars and let us serve you. See you on Friday!
The Journey 975 E Graves Avenue, Orange City, FL 386-775-3500. 2nd and 4th Saturdays (through the summer), noon to 2 pm. No ID required.
Orange City United Methodist 396 E University Ave, Orange City, FL Monday through Friday, 9 am to noon. No ID required. One bag per family, once a week.
Every Tuesday, 8:30 am to 10 am. Food and pet supplies. ID required. Orange City residents only.
St Jude's Episcopal Church 815 E Graves Ave, Orange City, FL 386-775-6200
Backpack Buddies OC Text 386-316-2959 to schedule delivery or go to backpackbuddiesoc.com. Delivery only; limited to Orange City addresses only.
Food Brings Hope is thrilled to announce we will be sponsoring a Drive Through Food Distribution at Mainland High School on Thursday, May 7 from 10am to 12:30pm or until all the food has been distributed. This Drive Through Food Distribution is open to the community. Individuals need to remain in the vehicle and a FBH volunteer will put the food in their trunk or hand it through the window. Cars will enter through the east entrance of Mainland and travel through the bus loop area for pick up. It is the goal of FBH to facilitate this Food Pick Up at Mainland every Thursday. Mainland Drive Through Food Distribution on Thursday, May 7th. Volunteers needed between 9:30am to 12:30pm. Please contact Diane@FoodBringsHope.org if you are able to fill a volunteer request.
Stay Home for My Life (Virtual Youth Fest) An inspiring online event designed for youth and young adults who have experience with mental health, substance use, foster care and/or other challenges. Thursday, May 7th, from 4 - 5:30 pm ET. Registration is required for this free event - www.Bit.ly/mylifeyouthfest This event will be held every Thursday until "Stay at Home" orders are lifted.
Veteran's Services Hero's Mile https://www.heroesmile.com/ Our program has not slowed down as we are very specific to the clients we accept and we are still processing referrals for admit. Our corporate protocols are reviewed daily via conference call and our client screening and facility cleaning processes far exceed the CDC requirements. Staff are also screened daily prior to entering the facility to ensure we maintain the highest level of preparation/cautiousness that we can.
NSB Housing Authority Our Section 8 waitlist is open. They can apply at our website www.newsmyrnahousing.com. Taking the first 1500 applications. Will provide access to internet and computers to apply for unemployment benefits. Phone applications if approved by DCF. Will provide a phone number for them to call. Public housing residents with a job loss to contact email@example.com or call 386-562-7113 for rent reductions.
Unemployment Until claimants can report earned wages on CONNECT, they will need to report their return to work date by calling the following number: 1-833-352-7759. There are prompts for different questions which includes one for employers as well. Hours: M-F from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Coping with Coronavirus
SMA Walk-In Screening Flyer
CHRYSALIS Telehealth Brochure
CHRYSALIS - Symptoms We Treat
CHRYSALIS Telehealth Brochure (Spanish)
ADAPT Telehealth Flyer
Family Place Services
The Gift of Free Groceries
Dr. Temple Grandin: Empowering Autistic Individuals be Successful
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources
Please take a moment and click on the link below to complete our Family Engagement Survey. Your feedback is appreciated:
If you would like to become a VIPS (Volunteer in Public Schools), please select from the options below:
Online Application Instructions:
NOTE: The Raptor system that is used to check in visitors and volunteers has been upgraded. Any volunteer who was cleared prior to June 3, 2019 will need to have his/her ID re-scanned. IDs will not transfer as part of this upgrade. A new application will not be required until July 1, 2020.
Provider Letter - English
Provider Letter - Spanish
Please click here to provide your contact information.
Program of Studies 2020-2021
Warnings and Further Vaping Information
Should parents or guardians have questions regarding students’ academic or behavioral concerns, the first, and best, place to start is with the teacher. Only the teacher directly involved will be able to answer your specific questions. Should you feel the need for additional assistance after speaking with the teacher, the School Counselor should be consulted.
Keep up with your child's academic progress and attendance using the Gradebook App through VPortal:
VPortal Access Link
The ParentPortal allows you to monitor your child's progress in school by providing Internet access to grades, attendance, discipline, academic history, and standardized test results in a secure password protected environment:
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Partnership activities include:
If you would like to become a Heritage Middle School Business Partner, please call (386) 575-4113 and request to speak with Dr. Owens or Ms. Bonilla.
Math Parent-Student Resources
The HMS Family Center is a liaison between home and school. Our primary focus is to provide resources to be able to assist parents with the tools they need to further enhance our student's education and daily life. We've implemented many new and exciting programs to further stimulate parent involvement. Ms. Pina looks forward to creating a strong and productive partnership with all of our parents.
The following services will be provided:
The HMS Family Center is located in the Media Center, room 701. It will be open during regular school hours. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs. Pina at extension 45067.
Students are expected to be at school and in their classes ON TIME. Tardy is defined as not being in the designated classroom/area when the bell rings. Tardies are counted on a nine-week basis. For each tardy an automated call goes home. Consequences are as follows:
During and following an emergency situation, school and district officials must act quickly and follow established emergency protocols to safeguard students and staff, secure schools, and communicate accurate information in a timely manner. Parents can assist greatly by helping with preparation before the emergency.
School Emergency Guide for Parents
In the event where Heritage Middle School should be evacuated, parents are to pick their children up at the following location:
Pine Ridge High School926 Howland Blvd.Deltona, FL 32738
Media operations for the above stated event will be conducted at the following location:
Publix at Deltona Commons605 Courtland Blvd.Deltona, FL 32738
6th Grade House:Counselor - Suzette Luckett, 45085
7th Grade House:Counselor (Guidance Director) - Michelle Scully, 45031
8th Grade House:Counselor - Stephanie Lindfors, 45084
Academic Intervention and Tutoring
Parent and Family Engagement Plan
Title I Parent & Family Engagement Plan (PFEP)
Virtual Instruction Policy
Free and Reduced Lunch
Students Without Money for Meals Policy
The purpose of the Parent Involvement Team is to promote parent involvement within our school. It offers ideas and inspiration to encourage moms of all ages, as they go about their most important daily task of raising children.
Feel free to contact Mrs. Pina with any questions you might have at extension 45067.
Bullying and/or Harassment Reporting Form
Florida KidCare Health Insurance
New Procedure for Release of Your Student's Directory Information
Notifications of FL PIRC of FND
Don't forget that Heritage collects:
Box Tops for Education
Labels for Education
Tyson Project A+
Ronald McDonald House Charities Pop Tops Program
Contact your child's counselor for more information.