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Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to a new Academic Year at Heritage International School. We all hope you had a pleasant summer.
This year at Heritage we are launching Engage to all parents and students. This is a school management application that allows teachers, students and parents to communicate directly with each other, view schedules, attendance, updates on classes and reports. An email was sent out on September 2nd inviting parents to sign up. If you did not receive an email, we ask that you fill out a contact update form and return it to the school registrar in order to proceed with the sign-up process. Please note that the Secondary will no longer be posting updates on the e-corner all updates will be posted on Engage. Please complete the sign-up process this week to receive updates.
With the start of a new year we would like to take the time to remind all parents and students of the uniform policy. Students are expected to wear the Heritage logo clothing and change for Physical Education classes starting in Grade 7. For more detailed information on the uniform policy please refer to the Parent Handbook on page 27.
Each year at Heritage International School we also try to impress upon the student body the importance of being on time.
The following chart is a clear-as-crystal proof that when it comes to education, the “time is of the essence” adage rings especially true.
Parents, it is of utmost importance that your children arrive to school between 8 and 8:15 am, in time for school assembly at 8:20 and for class at 8:30. Do understand that 8:30 is not the target hour. 8 o’clock should be your aim as proper arrival time at school, so they can be mentally ready and prepared for the day ahead.
Not only does lateness create disruption in the class when a late student enters, but it is detrimental to their own learning, and consequently to a certain extent their marks and grades.
For example, if a student comes to school late 10 minutes every day, that amounts to 50 minutes a week, which is nearly a week and a half of class time missed. Over 13 years of schooling, that’s nearly a year and a half of absence! Some are of the mind that nothing much happens at the start of the day. Not true! The first 10 minutes of a class sets the tone for what’s ahead, as lessons naturally begin right away.
So please, parents, make sure that your children are in compliance with this most important and crucial aspect of their education. Punctuality is of the essence.
At your service always,
The Heritage International School Principals
* On the first day of school, all grade 7 and 8 students will receive FIVE binders, each with one pack of paper and one pack of dividers. This will cost 400 LE in total and is required payment to their homeroom teacher. These binders are for their English, social studies, French, math and science classes. They are 5.5 CM and 2 ring O binders.
Kindly click on the below link to view the Art Supply Lists for grades 7 & 8: