HCS News
Week of August 1, 2022
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Important Dates
Summer Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10AM-1PM

Aug 4 - Northern CA Tour Info Meeting
Aug 4 - Senior Portraits: Old Poway Park
Aug 5 - Senior Portraits: Old Poway Park
Aug 5 - HCS Open House
Aug 5 - Summer Merch Store Closes
Aug 10 - Northern CA Tour Info Meeting
Aug 11 - School Board Meeting
Aug 11 - Sixth Grade Event Planning Meeting
Aug 12 - Senior Portraits: Balboa Park
Aug 13 - Senior Portraits: Balboa Park
Aug 12 - Class of 2023 Senior Beach Day
Aug 17 - Leadership Dinner
Aug 19 - HCS Open House
Aug 20 - Sixth Grade Pool Party
Aug 22 - Back to School Rally
Aug 26 - Music Club Auditions
Aug 27 - Dad's Prayer Breakfast
Aug 27 - Senior Portraits: HCS Office
Aug 29 - 1st Day of School
Aug 30 - School Pictures
Aug 31 - School Pictures
Class Days and Academy

Aug 29 - 1st HCS & Jr. Academy Day
Sept 1 - 1st Day of EC/BON/CLMT
Sept 8 - 1st Day of DC/ESC
Administrative Updates & Announcements From the Office
Regular Office Hours will resume beginning on August 22nd. At that time, we will be available for both in-person visits and on the phone from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday.
As you know, HCS has a text notification system that we use to send the weekly newsletter link and occasionally other important announcements and reminders. Beginning this school year, our text number is now the same as our office business phone number. So if you don't already have our office number, (858) 541-2254, saved in your contacts, please save it now so that you can easily identify texts from the office.
HCS Summer Merch Store Is Open

Did you hear our Summer Merch Store is now OPEN? Get your school spirit gear just in time for our Back to School Rally! Last day to order is August 5th. Access our online store here.

Please make note that the password for the Members Only section of the website will be updated effective September 1st to: 2223hcssd.

This password will unlock the Members Only section located at the bottom of every page of the website. The password will be included at the bottom of every weekly e-news. Documents, Resources, Important Links, and much more may be found in this section of the website.
Dad's Prayer Breakfast

August 27, 2022
8:00 AM
Grace Brethren Church
3455 Atlas Street, San Diego 92111

Calling all HCS Dads! Join the HCS Board and other HCS Dads as they meet for food, fellowship, and kicking off the school year in prayer. RSVP by August 24th.

To register, click HERE
Back to School Rally

August 22, 2022
6:00 PM
Foothills Church

Save the date for our annual Back to School Rally. This is a high energy, fun event with music, dancing, photo ops, clash of the classes competition games, and an opportunity to hear from all our clubs. Don't miss out on the fun!
School Board Meeting

August 11, 2022
6:00 PM
Del Cerro Baptist Church

HCS members may attend the general board meetings; kindly RSVP to HCSboard@hcssd.org if you will be attending. Please note that while the board meeting begins at 6:00 pm for board members, the open session portion of the meeting will normally start at 6:45pm.

To discuss a specific issue (other than what is on the agenda for the night already) please submit your request in advance to HCSboard@hcssd.org to be placed on the agenda for a future meeting. 
Library Usage Fee Has Been Waived
for 2022-2023 School Year

Books for the 2022-2023 school year are ready for check-out. Please create an account on our Lending Library site. Online checkout or in office checkout is now available. Make sure you are not “adding to your list” when you should be “checking out.”

To see all library policies please see the library website.
School Picture Day Is Coming!

August 30, 2022 - Grace Brethren Church 10:00am - 3:00PM
August 31, 2022 - Foothills Church 10:00am - 3:00PM

All HCS students & parents should get their photos taken even if you do not intend to purchase any pictures. Your photos will be used to create Student IDs (K-12) and Faculty IDs (useful for teacher discounts). Grades K-11 will have the photos in the yearbook. (Seniors will be obtaining their own special senior pictures for the yearbook.)

Please make sure that your student(s) comply with the school's dress code policy for their photos. Yearbook will not publish portraits that do not meet dress code and you will not be able to substitute with your own portrait.

Mike Shriver Photography will be taking School Pictures, School IDs & Yearbook photos. Picture packages will only be printed for those students making a prepayment. Pictures are guaranteedPackage price list will be posted as soon as it is available.
Class Days
Class Day Fees

Classroom fees are due by the 1st class day in September. Classroom fees are paid directly through the Homeschool Life Registration site (HSL). The payment link to pay those fees will open on August 29th. b

Please note: these fees will not be invoiced through Bill and Pay nor will they be reflected there. You will need to pay these fess on the HSL site.
With Much Growth Comes Much Opportunity!

As HCS continues to grow and add new Class Day Campuses, we find ourselves in need of seasoned homeschooling families to help launch the newer campuses. Several Lead Teachers are needed at both the Clairemont and Escondido Class Day campuses next year.

Are you in a season of life to add either of these new campuses as a second class day option next year and be part of the team launching this campus? Or perhaps you are not able to attend the class day, but are able to volunteer to teach a class. If either of these scenarios are an option for you, please contact the Leads at either Clairemont or Escondido and see how you can help!

For the 2022-2023 school year: There will be no extra charge to add either the Clairemont or Escondido Class Day as a second class day campus.

Clairemont Lead - Lydia Amos

Escondido Lead - Allison Wardrip
Events & Field Trips
First 6th Grade Event of the Year!

August 20, 2022
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Palacios Home in Poway

Hello Incoming 6th Grade Families!

Please join us for a family style get together. Let’s end the summer and kick off our new school year with a pool party BBQ potluck. this is a great way to reunite with old friends and meet new ones just in time for the upcoming 6tgh grade camp.

Text RSVP to Emmie Palacios at (858) 733-0563 or email Emmeline.palacios@gmail.com.

6th Grade Event Planning Meeting

August 11, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
HCS Office
5725 Kearny Villa Rd, Ste G

Attention parents of sixth graders! Sixth grade is a momentous year for students, and we have some planning to do to make it so! Please come join us with other 6th grade parents to see how you can support and help make this season special. Email Kim Andreotti at mail@hcssd.org to let her know you'll be attending.
Visit our Field Trips web page for all the information on our upcoming field trips to Alpaca Farm, Volcan Valley Apple Farm, and USS Midway Museum. Don't miss out!
Northern California Tour

Come and travel with your friends and family as we tour Northern California on April 3 - 5, 2023 . Take a look at the wonderful things that we will be doing while on our trip on this linked flyer. There will be several informational Zoom meetings over the Summer so do not miss out.

Information Zoom meeting Dates:
Thursday, August 4th at 7pm
Wednesday, August 10th at 7pm

You must email RSVP to lydia@amosfamily.us to receive meeting link. 

I look forward to traveling with the HCS family,

Lydia Amos
Clubs & Sports
HCS Drama Club

Auditions: January 10 & 11, 2023

Mark your calendar for Willy Wonka Jr. auditions. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday afternoons and occasional Thursday afternoons for leads. Production performances will be held May 5-6, 2023. More information to come. Email dramaclub@hcssd.org with any questions.
Heritage Music Club 2022-2023

Auditions for Music Club
August 26, 2022

Email band@hcssd.org to schedule your audition

The Heritage Music Club seeks to honor and glorify God through excellence in music education and performance. 

Register for all Music and Choir classes on HSL. Email band@hcssd.org or choir@hcssd.org with any questions.

Junior Choir: Grades 3-5; Director: Beatriz Suarez-Pastrana
In Junior Choir, elementary school students will learn vocal technique and musical concepts while learning to perform together as a choir. 

OneAchord Choir: Grades 6-12; Director: Jenny Shippee
Our goal is to provide students with musically enriching development and outreach opportunities through the performance of choral music. 

String Ensemble: Grades: 5-12; Director: Beth James
The String Ensemble will be starting this fall for students of different ages and at least one year of private lesson experience. From classical to modern music, fiddle tunes to theory skills, this group will have fun plucking and bowing, while making beautiful symphonic melodies.

Beginning Band: Grades: 4-12; Director: Christa Beyenhof
Beginning Band is for beginning musicians who are learning their instrument for the first time, or who need some additional practice on the music fundamentals.

Concert Band: Grades: 6-12; Director: Christa Beyenhof
Concert Ensemble is open, by audition, to anyone who has studied their instrument for at least one year, but preferably two.

Jazz Band: Grades: 6-12; Director: Christa Beyenhof
Jazz Band is open, by audition, to Concert Band members. Students must be in Concert Band to participate in Jazz Band
Senior Section
Class of 2023 Senior Portrait Sessions Now Open

As explained in our April meeting for upcoming seniors, senior portraits for the yearbook are taken by the yearbook staff. Appointments are now open. See our Senior web page to book your session before they fill up.

8/4/22 Old Poway Park
8/5/22 Old Poway Park
8/12/22 Balboa Park
8/13/22 Balboa Park (Priority Given to LIFERS)
8/27/22 Studio Session at HCS Office
9/2/22 Seaport Village 
9/2/22 Seaport Village (Priority Given to LIFERS)

More detailed information about portraits and all senior deadlines related to yearbook can be found on our Yearbook/VMA Senior web page.

If you did not attend the April meeting and did not pick up an information packet from the office, you can download a copy of the packet here.
Class of 2023 Senior Beach Day

August 12, 2022
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon at the beach! Girls bring something sweet to share, and boys bring something salty to share. Meet at La Jolla Shores between towers 30-31. Look for an awning with an HCS sign on it.

Please RSVP to Vikki Grieshaber at vikkigrieshaber@hcssd.org.
Volunteer Spotlight
Meet our Five
Class Day Leads

Class Days provide classes and social opportunities for the entire family. These five campuses would not exist without the volunteer Lead pouring countless hours into ensuring this service to our families runs efficiently and smoothly. Please take a moment to thank your Lead when you see her on campus this year!

Each volunteer has wonderful and unique strengths. We encourage you to visit our Volunteer Spotlight webpage to read about each individual.
East County (EC) Campus
Emily Weld
Del Cerro (DC) Campus
Erin McKinsey
Bonita Campus
Cecilia Leffew
Clairemont Campus
Lydia Amos
Escondido Campus
Allison Wardrip
Yearbook/VMA Fun & School Spirit
Have You Picked Up Your Yearbook?

If you haven't picked up your 2022 yearbook, please do so at the office during our regular summer office hours of Monday - Thursday, 10AM - 1PM.

Contact yearbook@hcssd.org with any questions or concerns.
Classifieds & Helpful Resources
Submissions by our members or alum for events or opportunities that are NOT sponsored by HCS.
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Weekly eNews Submissions: Deadline - noon Thursday to news@hcssd.org. The email blast is for notices of interest to the entire school and regarding HCS sponsored events; with exception of pre-authorized clearance for listings in Classified section. Notices specific only to a group should go to that group’s contact list only.

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