HERITAGE COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.8
Heritage Elementary/JH School (217) 896-2421
Heritage High School (217) 834-3393
Opening of School Information 2022-2023
Registration packets will be mailed out in mid-July to each Heritage family.
New students and incoming kindergarten students will need to call the school office to set up an appointment to complete registration paperwork. These appointments can be scheduled beginning July 13, 2022. Kindergarten and new k-8 students can contact Stacy at 217-896-2421 ext. 110; High School new students can 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. All forms are available on the heritage8.org website, if needed.
Fall Registration Dates
Aug. 2, 2022: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 3, 2022: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
**All completed paperwork and payments will be accepted at
Heritage Elementary & Junior High School, located at 512 W. First St., Homer, IL 61849
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 2023.
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 for a student to be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities.
Aug. 2, 2022: Registration drop off and fee payment: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m ; 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
**Beginning on July 13th, Kindergarten and new k-8 students contact Stacy at 217-896-2421 ext. 110 for appointment to register; High School new students contact Julie at 217-834-3393.
Aug. 3, 2022: Registration drop off and fee payments : 8:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 15- 16, 2022: Teacher’s Institute
Aug. 17, 2022: First student attendance day 1st -12th grades – 8:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Aug. 19, 2022: First student attendance day for Kindergarten – 8:00 – 2:50 p.m.
Registration Information Letter with Opening Week of School Information/Dates
School Supply Lists
Heritage K-8 Homer school supply list 2022-2023
* Heritage K-5 parents and student, also download this list that Homer New Life Church of Faith will be donating to every student in K through 5. Heritage Schools thanks them for this program again this year!!!!!
* Note also sales tax discount information from article below for parents August 2022 in Illinois:
Illinois residents look forward to school supply tax cut
Many Illinois residents are looking to find some financial relief as the new school year approaches.
As a part of the Illinois Family Relief Plan, sales tax for clothing, school supplies,
and all other back-to-school items will be reduced for a ten-day window.
As of August 5 sales tax for items related to back to school will be reduced from 6.25% to 1.25%.
Registration Forms PDF Format
Student Medical History
Additional New Student Registration Forms PDF Format