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1001 Parnell Court
Deltona, FL 32738
(386) 575-4113

    Free and Reduced Lunch​

    ​To apply for free and reduced lunch, please click here.

    You can also apply with your computer or mobile device at This is a secure site and completely confidential. Please take a moment of your time and apply.  Our school relies on these applications to fund additional programs and services for our students. If technology is not available at home, please stop by our front office to apply.

    To be entered into a drawing for a gift basket, your entry must be received before December 16.  All families are welcome to enter!  See the following flyer for futher details:

    Gift Basket R​affle

    Returning to School Protocol and ​​​6th Grade Orientation

    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 a​s to meet your 6th ​Grade Administrative Team.  You will also find other valuabl​e 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 Orient​ation

    Attention Volusia Live Students

    ​Your child’s first day of school i​s 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. 

    (through the section "Social Emotional Learning Resources")

    Online Learning Support for Parents

    Ways a Parent Can Help a Child Learn to R​​ead

    How to access Edgenuity

    Check Student Progress in ​Edgenuity

    Breakdown of Grades in Edgenuity​​

    How to Access Microsoft Teams

    How to Access Stu​dent E-mail

    ​​​Community Resources​

    • CWC Ministries Days/Hours: Pantry Mon - F 8:30 – 11:0054 S. Ridgewood, Baseme​​nt, FL, 32174 (386) 310-4910
    • Adventist Church NSB Closed Pantry due to COVID-19
    • 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!

    • Edgewater United Methodist Church Days/Hours: Saturday 8.30 - 11.30 am >>>> not open on the 5th Saturday of the month <<<<< 211 North Ridgewood Ave, FL, 32132• (386)428-6552   Please call week prior to confirm they will be having pantry
    • Pay It Forward Deland Days/Hours: Thursdays 10-12 - not open on 5th Thursdays. Nearest bus stop at Hill and New York. 250 N. Hill Avenue, FL, 32724 Pastor Robert 321-604-8002
    • New Hope Church of God Days/Hours: Third Wednesday 11:00a-1:00p 2855 Lake Helen- Osteen Road, FL, 32738 (386)532-8291
    • Church of God Prophecy of DeLeon Springs Hours: 4th Monday for TEFAP and non TEFAP 11:00a-1:00p and bread on 2nd Monday. On call for emergencies. Call first 386-277-2167 4721 Dundee Ave, FL, 32130
    • The Sanctuary Days/Hours: Pantry every Thursday 12:00p-2:00p. and Saturday 9:00a-12:00p 401 E. Taylor Rd, FL, 32724 (386)734-7777
    • Emmanual SDA Days/Hours: Delivery only at this time, to schedule (386) 334-9202
    • Salvation Army West Volusia Days/Hours: Wednesdays 1 pm - 3pm ** USDA weekly, all other pantry food monthly. On call for emergencies 1240 S. High St., FL, 32720 (386)738-2406 Must Bring ID and this is for the West Side of the County
    • Manna Ministries Christian Fellowship Days/Hours: Wednesday 11 - 12 can call 631.487.3134 for emergency distribution 1385 Maximilian St., FL, 32725 (386)490-0870
    • Liberty in Christ Ministries Days/Hours: 2nd Saturday from 9 – 11for April On call for emergencies 1308 E Normandy Blvd Suite A, FL, 32725 (386)747-6306 Will be a drive-thru they need name and number in household
    • St. Brendan Outreach Days/Hours: Saturdays 10:00a-11:45 am 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd, FL, 32176 (386)795-4260
    • Restoring Hope Days/Hours: Tuesday 8.30 a - 9.30 a enter pantry on left (if facing front door) side of building 1200 9th Street, FL, 32117 (386)299-7303
    • 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 requi​red.

    • 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 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 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 - This event will be held every Thursday until "Stay at Home" orders are lifted.

    • 2020 Statewide Human Trafficking Summit will be Tuesday 10/6/2020.  The summit will be a webinar this year and at no cost.  Registration will open 6/1/2020
    • NSB Housing Authority food drop @ our CRC @ 600 Greenlawn St  for Seniors food bags available.​
    • School Way Café As of April 13, School Way Café is going to be able to hand out multiple days worth of meals at our food distribution sites at both schools and bus drop-off locations. This will limit the number of trips for students and families and limit exposure, while still providing the same number of meals for students per week.  Here is how it works:  
      • ​​On Mondays, students will receive breakfast and lunch for MONDAY and TUESDAY 
      • On Wednesdays, students will receive breakfast and lunch for WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY  
      • On Fridays, (no change) students will receive breakfast and lunch for FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY.  
      • The time of day and locations will stay the same (subject to change based on need).
      • Here are the lists of school and bus drop off sites:

    Veteran's Services Hero's Mile  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 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 kgwesterfield@n​ 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 ​​​

    F​l​orida Unemployment 

    Water Sa​fety

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources

    SEL Tip of the Week:  We can shape our self-talk
    We all have self-talk. Fortunately, we, and our students, can learn to shape what that self-talk is.  As we go about our daily lives, we are constantly interpreting the situations in which we find ourselves. Psychologists call this inner voice “self-talk,” and it includes our conscious thoughts as well as our unconscious assumptions or beliefs. Sometimes our self-talk is helpful and reasonable, however, our self-talk can also be negative, unrealistic or self-defeating. But with practice, we – and our ​students – can learn to notice our own negative self-talk as it happens, and we can consciously change it.  Click here for positive self-talk strategies.

    Family Engagement S​urvey

    Please take a moment and click on the link below to complete our Family Engagement Survey.  Your feedback is appreciated:

    Survey Link​​

    ​Wan​t to Become a Volunteer?

    If you would like to become a VIPS (Volunteer in Public Schools), please select from the options below:

    English Application

    Spanish Application

    Online Application Instructions:

    • Fill out the online application form on any computer or the Raptor Kiosk at any school. Be sure to use your full legal name and birthdate.
    • Have your government issued ID scanned at a school or district site. Your ID must match the name and birthdate you provided on your volunteer application.
    • Once approved, you will receive an e-mail to the address you provided in your application. Approvals are immediate if there are no alerts from the background check.
    • All volunteer approvals will expire on June 30, 2020, requiring volunteers to renew. Your ID will not need to be scanned again unless your name has legally changed.

    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​​.

    Virtual Instruction Provider Enrollment Letter

    Provider Letter - English

    Provider Letter ​- Spanish

    Parent and Guardian Contact Information

    Please click here to provide your contact information.

    HMS Program of Studies

    Pro​gram of Studies 2020-2021

    Warnings for Parents About E-Cigarettes and Vaping

    Warnings and Further Vaping Information

    Academic and Behavioral Concerns

    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.

    How to Access Gradebook 

    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:

    High School, College, and Career Planning

    When it comes to career options, there are so many from which to choose. Make smart career choices by matching careers that fit best with your personal characteristics and researching labor market information. Build a personal portfolio at:

    2020-202​1 Heritage Middle School Business Partners

    Partnership activities include:

    • Provide incentives and awards;
    • Financial contributions;
    • In-kind service to volunteer, mentor, tutor, or serve on councils/advisories;
    • Donation of equipment;
    • Adoption of a particular school or event;
    • Release time for employees to volunteer in schools;
    • School sponsorship of programs, seminars and workshops.

    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 Class Resources

    Math Parent-Student Resources

    HMS Family Center

    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:

    • Monthly Speakers
    • Computer Access
    • Resources
    • Translator

    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.

    Hygiene Information

    Hygiene PowerPoint

    Tardy Policy

    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:

    1. Warning/Connect Ed
    2. Warning/Connect Ed
    3. Parent phone call/teacher consequence
    4. Referral and each tardy thereafter

    School Emergency Guide

    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 Case of Evacuation

    In the event where Heritage Middle School should be evacuated, parents are to pick their children up at the following location:

    Pine Ridge High School
    926 Howland Blvd.
    Deltona, FL 32738

    (386) 575-4195

    Media operations for the above stated event will be conducted at the following location:

    Publix at Deltona Commons
    605 Courtland Blvd.
    ​Deltona, FL 32738

    Certified School Counselors

    6th Grade House/8th Grade House​ (Last Names L-Z):
    Counselor - Suzette Luckett, 45085 ​ 

    7th Grade House/8th Grade​ House (Last Names​ A-K)​:
    Counselor (Guidance Director) - Michelle Scully​, 45031

    A Message From the Counselors


    504/PST Contacts

         Dr. Stephanie ​O​wens​​​

    Parent Involvement Team 

    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.