From The Principal May

May 22, 2020
From the Principal clipart of kids with backpacks

My Wonderful Heritage Community,

It is hard to believe that we have completed our 2019-2020 school year.  I want to begin by telling you all how grateful I am for your amazing support during our last nine weeks of remote learning.  I am so proud of all of our students and how well they managed their schoolwork and technology.  In addition, I am also proud of all of our parents who supported their children during this remote learning period.  I know it has not been easy, but I feel so fortunate to have such an outstanding staff that truly cares about your children and worked very hard on preparing lessons, offering Google and Zoom meetings, and creating instructional videos.  As a community, we supported one another and have emerged stronger through it all.

I am so excited to share that we raised $30,328.00 at our online auction!  Many thanks to everyone who donated items, put class baskets together, and spent time bidding and winning.  The money raised will support staffing at Heritage in the 2020-2021 school year.  I could not be more appreciative of our community for their support...thank you with all my heart.

I also want to give a shout out to our parent volunteer, Anna Lamb, who served as our PTO president for the past two years.  We sincerely thank her for the countless hours and support she has poured into our school; Anna, your passion for Heritage will leave a lasting impact!  I would also like to welcome in our new co-presidents, Nicole Campbell and Susan Smith!  Heritage PTO is truly one of the best and we look forward to these two ladies leading our amazing parent community in the coming year.

Many of you may be wondering about class-teacher placements.  At this time, we anticipate sharing this information sometime in July.  The district has suggested we hold off as they are analyzing our budget and working on plans for next year.  I will be serving on a COVID task force this summer to support the decisions moving forward regarding school in August.  I will share any updates with you all during the summer.

Thank you to all who picked up your children’s personal items and returned any school items you had.  We will keep the supplies of those who did not have a chance to come by school until our return; they will be safe in our gym all summer.  

This summer we will be having our fire alarm system redone.  We are also having some exterior work, bathroom flooring, and some roof work done as well.  Our building will be closed for the summer while this work is being completed.  All of this work is paid for with mill/bond money, thanks to the support of voters in Douglas County.

On a personal note, I just wanted to thank each and every one of you for your support during my first year as a principal.  I am blessed to lead our extraordinary school with such a supportive community.  I wish you and your families a great summer break and my hope is to see you all back in school in August.


Jean Wolach


Heritage Elementary