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Welcome to HECC! Important Back-to-School Message

Dear HECC Families,

This message is intended to provide you with important information to create a smooth transition on the first day of school - Wednesday, August 31st, 2022.

First, I want to express that we are very excited to welcome your children into our building. This will be the first step in fostering a love of learning while supporting your child’s social, emotional, and academic goals. We believe in providing a high-quality, comprehensive education for all students. This occurs through the partnership between school, home, and community. It is vital that your children attend school each day. Please also ensure your child is well rested and prepared.

For the first day of school, please send your child with a bookbag that includes their device, charger and storage bag. Teachers will be utilizing the iPad to provide high-quality instruction within the classroom. The device will be stored within the classroom and charged at school. Our early childhood programming will not require evening assignments on the device; however, devices will be sent home in the event of anticipated inclement weather.

Our district provides breakfast and lunch at no cost to families. Click here for the menus.

During the first several days, please be patient with buses. Drop off and pick up times may be delayed as we streamline transportation schedules.  

Please complete all necessary paperwork (Emergency Contact Form, Handbook Acknowledgement, etc.) sent in your child’s folder. It is crucial we receive this important information to add to your child’s file. Read the Student / Parent Handbook thoroughly. Be advised our policy does not permit open containers to be brought into the school. Empty water bottles may be sent in your child’s bookbag and filled during the school day. In addition, hats, hoodies, earbuds, etc. cannot be worn in school.

Finally, teachers will be explicitly teaching procedures and RAMS (Respectful, Accountable, Motivated, Safe) expectations during the first weeks of school. Please ask your child about their day and provide opportunities for them to share.

Again, please do not hesitate to communicate questions or concerns. We are looking forward to an AMAZING year!

Kristie Gizienski, Principal