HCS News

Week of March 13, 2023

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Important Dates

See Full School Calendar Here

Office Hours: M T W 10am - 3pm; Th 12pm - 5pm


Mar 15 - High School SDRM Service Project

Mar 15 - 2023-2024 School Enrollment & Re-enrollment Opens

Mar 18 - Alumni Basketball Games

Mar 18 - 6th Grade Ice Skating Event

Mar 20 - Open House at Both Academies

Mar 21 - Knott's Berry Farm Field Trip

Mar 24 - Coffee Meetup with Principal

Mar 27 - Open House at Both Academies

Mar 29 - Fleet Science Center Field Trip

Mar 31 - Peter Pan Theater "Oliver" Field Trip

Apr 3-7 - Office Closed for Spring Break


Mar 13 - Academies

Mar 16 - EC/BON/CLMT

Mar 20 - Academies

Mar 23 - DC/ESC

Mar 27 - Academies

Mar 30 - DC/ESC

Administrative Updates & Announcements From the Office

Re-Enrollment for the 2023-2024 School Year Opens on Wednesday, March 15th

Re-enrollment takes place in your SIS account. Instructions for re-enrolling may be found HERE. No payment is due at this time. Re-enrollment fees are due by July 15th.

Please note: While enrollment fees have not changed, all tuition levels have increased by $5/month for the 2023-2024 school year.

Re-enrolling is one of the four things you will need to complete to be eligible to register for classes in April. The other items are COS completed, 1st-semester grades entered, and your financial account current.

NEW THIS YEAR: On the re-enrollment form, you will be asked to update your church information. You will then be asked if you are willing to be listed in the HCS Church Directory. This is a document that will eventually be posted in the password-protected Members Only section of the website. If you find yourself not currently attending a church or needing to make a change, this document will give you some ideas of local churches to try and some HCS families you will find there.

New Podcast Episode:

Mission Accomplished -

Graduating Your Last Student

In this podcast episode, HCS Assistant Principal Jane Richards, Communications Director Lilia Sepulveda, and long time HCS mom Debbie Vannoy share the bittersweet experience of graduating their final student from homeschool. They provide encouragement to stay the course and advice on how to prepare for this amazing milestone.

Access the podcast on our Buzzsprout site or search for Homeschool Talk with HCS on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Podcast Addict, and more. Subscribe to the show to be notified when new episodes are uploaded. 

March Coffee Meetup with the Principal

March 24, 2023

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Cafe 86

1392 E Palomar Street

Chula Vista, CA 91913

This month's coffee meetup with the principal will be in Chula Vista. South bay members, don't miss this opportunity to hang out with principal Vicki and talk homeschool, HCS, curriculum, or none of the above. Space is limited so visit the website for more details and to sign up for a spot.

New Office Hours

Due to staffing changes, we will be closing the office on Fridays beginning this week until further notice. The office remains open from 10:00am - 3:00pm M, T, W and 12:00pm - 5:00pm on Thursdays.

WORD Completion

Congratulations to the following students for completing the WORD passage for the year.

Natalie Palacios (9th)

Arata Torii (6th)

Ayumi Torii (8th)

Akira Torii (10th)

Keep working on this year's passage! Visit our website for more information and to see all WORD achievers.

Registration for SAT-10 Testing Now Open

Cost: $35 per Student

This test is optional but recommended for grades 4th - 11th

Registration Deadline is April 5, 2023

In Person Option: April 11-13, 2023

Del Cerro Baptist Church

At Home Option: April 19 - 26, 2023

Materials may be picked up at the office starting April 17th. All test materials must be returned to the office no later than April 27th. Materials not received by April 27, will not be mailed in for scoring.

Visit our website for more information and registration.

Academies & Class Days

Junior Academy and HCS Academy Open Houses

Come sit in on any Jr. Academy or HCS Academy class on either March 20th or March 27th. You must RSVP and let the Leads know what day you plan to attend and what class(es) you would like to sit in on. Some classes have space limitations and will close to visitors when capacity is reached.

Both Academy schedules are posted on HSL.

Junior Academy News - Kindergarten

We will offer a Kindergarten class at Junior Academy only if we reach a minimum number of six enrolled kindergarteners by June 1st. If you plan to enroll in Kindergarten at Junior Academy, be sure to do so before June 1st to ensure the class is offered next year.

Events & Field Trips

Visit the Field Trips webpage for details and registration.

Details for the following field trips coming soon.

May 12 - Shrek, Metropolitan Educational Theater Network | May 19 - Classics4Kids: Nature's Music

Fleet Science Center Field Trip

March 29, 2023

9:15 am - 12:00 pm

We will enjoy the documentary Great Bear Rainforest in the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater embarking on a Journey into the land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear from the Great Bear Rainforest, one of the wildest places left on Earth and the last intact temperate rainforest in the world. After the film, families are free to explore the science center. Registration closes at 75 people or 3/27/23, whichever comes first.

Peter Pan Jr. Theater Presents "Oliver"

Friday, March 31, 2023

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

This showing is for students in grades 4th-12th. Only 20 tickets are available so register quickly. Registration closes on 3/22/23 or when sold out, whichever comes first.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Field Trip

April 21, 2023

10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Bring your lesson plans to life with a field trip to Medieval Times! A perfect complement to your curriculum and showcases life in the Middle Ages, the roles of Castles and nobility, and the history of medieval knights. You'll witness incredible jousting, sword fighting, and horsemanship that will keep your students engaged, enthralled, and talking about your visit long after you've left the Castle. Registration closes on 4/4/23

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

April 26, 2023

8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Enjoy a Self-Guided Tour of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park with fellow HCS families! Experience the free shows and animal presentations throughout the day for great learning fun! Registration closes on 4/21/23 or when full, whichever comes first.

6th Grade Ice Skating Event

March 18, 2023

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (12:45pm check in time)

KROC Center Ice

6845 University Avenue, San Diego, 92115

All sixth graders are invited to attend the March social event. Cost is $20 per skater and includes skates rental. Siblings are welcomed, however, this is not a drop off event for younger siblings. Sign up to attend HERE.

San Diego Rescue Mission Donations

The need for the months of March and April are men's sweats, jeans, and shorts of all sizes. Please drop off your gently used donations at any Class Day campus donation box. Email Charmin Goble at chargoble@yahoo.com with any questions.

Clubs & Sports

Senior Section

Senior Graduation Registration

All seniors need to complete the form below for their upcoming graduation ceremony. Cap and gown will be ordered on this form.

Important! Even if your senior is not walking in the ceremony, we need this information.

Registration Deadline: 4/5/23

Register Here

Senior Paddle Boating Event

March 23, 2023

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Santee Lakes, Lake 5

9310 Fanita Parkway

Santee, CA 92071

Join the fun on the water along with your class of 2023 friends. Bring $20 cash for the paddle boat rental and duck food. Life vest is required for everyone.

Registration is open up until the day of event.

Hostesses: Mrs. Lawton & Swayzie Lawton

Register Here

High School Section

High School Service Project

March 15, 2023

9am - 12pm

We are scheduled to do Community Service at the San Diego Rescue Mission, the third Wednesday of every month until May 2023, from 9am - 12pm. Must be in high school. Please contact Charmin Goble at (714) 321-1240 with any questions. Hope to see you on March 15th. 

High School Formal - Masquerade Ball

April 13, 2023

5pm - 10pm

Marina Village, Seaside Room

$75/Student (Mar 1 - Mar 30)

Your presence is requested at the Heritage Christian School High School Formal Masquerade Ball 2023.

Join us for a night of dining, entertainment, fellowship, games, and dancing. Wear your own masquerade mask or make one on-site. Event is for Heritage Christian School High School Students Only, no outside guests or younger students allowed.

Visit our website for details and registration.

Spring Virtual Christian College Fair

Explore the comprehensive, ongoing virtual college booths anytime March 20–31, 2023. Visit college booths and watch college-prep webinars.

Interact LIVE with reps from each college on Wednesday, March 22, 7 to 10 pm (EDT) and Tuesday, March 28, 7 to 10 pm (EDT). Visit website HERE for more information.

Attending a Christian college or university is a worthwhile investment that far outweighs the risks of attending a public school. We firmly believe our members' campus cultures and commitments to integrating faith into our classrooms helps students not only maintain their faith but also make it stronger. Our schools work to help students to have the best academic foundation possible so they can fulfill their calling in any career and stand out among other college graduates. 

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Submissions by our members or alum for events or opportunities that are NOT sponsored by HCS.

Redeemer's Grace Church Science Camp 2023: Created to Create - Exploring the Seas

Who: Those entering 1st-6th grade in September 2023

Where: Clairemont, CA

When: June 19th-23rd, 2023 - From 9:00am-12:00pm

Website: HERE

Vision Statement: Science Camp: Created to Create exists to showcase for children the harmony between God and creation through an understanding of God's wisdom, creativity, and power shown in the real-life applications of S.T.E.A.M. disciplines.

More Info: lisajoan13@gmail.com

Redeemer’s Grace Church Youth Camp 2023: Programmed to Know - Programmed to Know

Who: Those entering 7th-10th grade in September 2023

Where: Del Mar, CA

When: July 31st-August 4th, 2023 - from 9:00am-12:30pm

Website: HERE

Vision Statement: The vision of Youth Camp: Programmed to Know is to display the workmanship of God through the lens of engineering to youth in our local community by fostering innovation in modern technology and admiration for our Creator.

More Info: lisajoan13@gmail.com

Music Lessons by HCS Alumni Sasha Waters

Sasha Waters is a Heritage alumni who has an impressive 12-year background in music as a versatile musician. Her expertise lies in teaching private lessons in a range of musical disciplines such as piano, guitar, songwriting, traditional music theory, worship leading, and improvisation.

Sasha has a passion for imparting knowledge to her students and instilling in them the importance of music theory, note reading, and proper technique. She is of the firm belief that such a foundation is essential for any aspiring musician and can serve as the bedrock for a successful career in music.

However, she does not stop there. Sasha also understands the significance of ear training, improvisational playing, and building creative confidence. She strives to equip her students with a well-rounded skillset that will enable them to excel in any musical genre they choose to pursue.

Moreover, Sasha takes a personalized approach to teaching and understands that each student has their own unique learning style and musical goals. She makes it a point to tailor her lessons to suit the individual needs of each student, providing a customized learning experience that ensures maximum engagement and optimal learning outcomes.

In summary, Sasha Waters is an accomplished musician with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in teaching music. Her teaching philosophy is centered on providing a solid foundation in music theory, note reading, and proper technique while emphasizing the importance of ear training, improvisational playing, and building creative confidence. She is dedicated to providing a personalized learning experience for each student, and her passion for music and teaching is evident in everything she does.

Schedule your free trial lesson today!

Mobile: 858-344-6293

Email: sashawaters3@gmail.com

The Republican Women of California: El Cajon Valley

Founders' Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to a student who is graduating from high school in 2023. There is an award of $1000 for the student who is determined to be the best candidate having written an essay of "What the United States Constitution Means to Me." In addition, high academic performance, leadership skills and community involvement is taken into consideration.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2023. The winner will be notified in the month of May. The will also be invited to read their essay the RWCECV general meeting on June 20, 2023. Following their presentation, the scholarship award will be presented to the winning applicant.

For a scholarship application packet please email debbiesnotes@cox.net.


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