Heritage Middle School 5670 Scioto Darby Road (District)
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. Join our technology department for a screening of her award-winning documentary on January 31 at 7pm in the Davidson High School PAC.
While tickets are free, we ask you to register ahead of time so we can plan for the event.
Unhealthy relationship behaviors often start early, and lead to a lifetime of abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 1 in 11 adolescents is the victim of physical dating violence. Come learn the warning signs, and ways to promote positive relationships in your teen’s life on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30 pm and Heritage Middle School in the Media Center.
Yearbook order forms are being sent home with students. Please make sure to return the form with payment by Friday, February 2nd, 2018. Click Here to download another order form. The school does not order extra yearbooks so students must purchase one by the February 2nd deadline to get a yearbook.
The Hilliard City School District will return to session with the start of the second semester on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. While this isn’t opening day, there is some important information we’d like to share as we return to our daily routine.
Winter Weather and Cold Temperatures
Our benchmark for closing is around the -20 degrees with wind chill taken into account. Yes, -10 degrees is cold, but we must be consistent. Parents of younger students need to feel comfortable making plans for potential calamity days. When it’s below zero we must bundle-up, wear layers, and be prepared for the cold weather of Central Ohio winters
Also, in most cases a 2-hour delay actually makes the situation worse. Our busses run on schedules. When we delay, the busses experience different traffic conditions. This potentially changes the travel time and could expose students to extra time in the cold weather.
So, don’t plan on delays for cold weather, plan on attending school unless the temperature dips below -20 with the wind chill, and embrace the beauty of our Ohio weather.
When the snow falls in central Ohio, we have a number of factors that go into the decision of holding classes. Our transportation team is out checking roads by 3:00 AM; our mechanics are getting busses started, warmed-up, and ready for students well before dawn every morning in the winter. We communicate with city and county road crews, local law enforcement authorities, and other area districts. We have strong connections with our local media; communications is the key when making these decisions. Ultimately, the decision to close is made prior to 5:45 AM to give time for parents and students to make plans.
When school is closed, it will be communicated in many ways. Please make sure you have accurate information; double-check your sources. If you are relying on social media, make sure you are getting information from an authentic source. We will post on our web page, my Twitter, the District’s Twitter and Facebook first.
If we cancel for the day, it means all middle school and elementary activities are canceled. The high schools will make a decision later in the day on any activities. The SACC programs are closed as well. If we are on a two-hour delay, it means there will be no morning preschool, kindergarten, or morning SACC
Ultimately, our goal is to get students into school every day. During the winter always give yourself a little extra time, bundle up, and get ready to learn . . . if we can get into school, we will be having school.