HERITAGE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.8
Download one-page pdf here: Heritage registration letter 2020-21
Opening of School Information 2020-2021
Heritage Elementary/JH School (217) 896-2421–Heritage High School (217) 834-3393
NOTE: ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO ONGOING UNCERTAINTY OF COVID-19. HERITAGE SCHOOLS WILL ADHERE TO ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE AS THE SUMMER TRANSPIRES.
Due to the COVID outbreak, registration packets will be mailed out in mid-July to each Heritage family. Please note that the following information is tentative until further ISBE directives are given. New students and incoming kindergarten students will call the school office to set up an appointment to complete registration paperwork. These appointments can be scheduled beginning on July 13th, Kindergarten and new k-8 students contact Stacy at 217-896-2421 ext. 110; High School new students contact Julie at 217-834-3393. All other completed forms, payments and fees will be due during the fall registration dates. We will not be able to provide space for forms to be completed during registration. Again, all forms need to be filled out prior to registration dates. If you require duplicate forms, you may print them from the website.
**Beginning on July 13th, Kindergarten and new K-8 students should contact Stacy at 217-896-2421 (ext. 110) for appointments to register; High School new students contact Julie at 217-834-3393
Fall Registration Dates (Subject to Change)
Aug. 5, 2020: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 6, 2020: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
**All registration completed paperwork to turn in and payments will be made at
Heritage Elementary /Junior High School, located at 512 W. First St., Homer, IL 61849. Precautions to limit social contact will be in place for the dates and times listed above under current state COVID guidelines.
Please note the additional information needed for the following grades:
Kindergarten: All students entering kindergarten must have a certified birth certificate; proof of a physical (all immunizations (including proof of two varicella (chicken pox) vaccines) must be up to date), dental exam, and eye exam.
2nd Grade: All students entering 2nd grade must have proof of a dental exam.
6th Grade: All students entering 6th grade must have proof of physical (T-dap vaccination, varicella (chicken pox) vaccinations, meningitis vaccine; all immunizations up to date); dental exam.
9th Grade: All students entering the 9th grade must have proof of a physical exam (T-dap vaccinations). Freshman must also provide a dental exam that has been completed within 18 months of May of 2021.
12th Grade: All seniors are to show proof of having the MCV4 (Meningitis vaccine). If you had one on or after your 16th birthday, then only one is required. If you had one before your 16th birthday, then a second vaccine is required.
Athletic Participation: Students participating in athletics must have a completed updated sports physical exam prior to the start of the sport’s practice times. In addition, all athletes must either purchase school insurance or parents may sign a waiver stating that the athlete is covered by a family insurance plan. All fees must be paid in order for a student to be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities.
Aug. 5, 2020: Registration drop off and fee payment: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 6, 2020: Registration drop off and fee payments: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 17, 2020: Teacher’s Institute
Aug. 18, 2020: First student attendance day 1st -12th grades – 8:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Aug. 19, 2020: First full day student attendance 1st-12th grades
Aug. 20, 2020: First student attendance day for Kindergarten – 8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.