From The Principal September

September 16, 2021
From the Principal clipart of kids with backpacks

My Wonderful Heritage Community,

I am so happy to share that we are off to an amazing start to our school year. It has been so wonderful to see your students’ each and every day as they walk into school.   I appreciate your understanding of the Tri-County Health Mask Mandate and the fact that our students are  wearing their masks each day they come to school.  If you are a visitor in our building, please make sure you have a mask on as well. 

We recently received our preliminary results from the 2020-21 CMAS testing. I wanted to share that these results are fantastic!  We continue to show great growth as well as achievement. Our teachers and students worked so hard last year and the students’ test results demonstrated this hard work. Way to go Heritage students and staff, I am so proud of you!  You should have already received your individual student’s CMAS results.   We are so excited to share that Heritage Elementary School was ranked number 20 on SchoolDigger for the entire state of Colorado.  This rating is based on all testing done in grades 3-6 in all subject areas for CMAS from the spring of 2021.  We are the number one neighborhood school in the district and the only Douglas County School ahead of us is Parker Core Knowledge (which is a charter school).  Congratulations to our hard working staff and smart students on being the number one neighborhood school in Douglas County!!! Your perseverance through one of the toughest years ever shines! Should you want to take a look at SchoolDigger, here is the LINK.

I am so fortunate to have Mrs. Jill Montoya as our Professional Learning Specialist to guide our staff with professional development, handle discipline issues if needed, and support both our gifted students and students who need additional academic reading support.  She is one busy lady supporting staff and students at Heritage. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions or student concerns.

 Our 2021 Fun in the Sun Run is under way and we are super excited.  Our amazing PTO is working so hard to make this another successful event for Heritage.  We have raised $15,000 so far…so that means that on Monday, Sept. 20th I will be moving around all day on a scooter - I will be sure to visit all classes.   A reminder our goal is to raise $25,000 and if we get 75% participation, I will become a human sundae topped with ice cream, whip cream, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, etc.  In addition, there are great prizes including a Limo to Lunch and the Plinko money board.  We will be running all day tomorrow, September 17th, during specials!   Please come out and join us as your children always love running with family members.     

Thanks for all your support in making our first month so wonderful.  Your kids are the best and I am so grateful to be the leader of such an outstanding school supported by such a kind and caring community. 


Jean Wolach