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Due to the new Executive Order announced by Governor Kemp regarding school closures, The Heritage School campus will remain closed through May 22nd.  Online learning will continue until the end of the school year. 
 
 

Enjoy Spring Break Week! Classes resume on Monday, April 13.

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We are doing our part to Flatten the Curve by closing the administration office. We will continue to serve our community remotely.
If you have questions please contact the appropriate person via email. 
 
Questions:
Kristin Skelly, Head of School
 
School Records and Website Login Assistance:
Dr. Sandy Thames, Registrar
Student Billing and Smart Tuition:
Cherie White, HR and Benefits Manager
 
Financial Assistance:
Dan Langford, Interim - Director of Finance and Operations
 
Secuity Questions:
Mike Adcock, Director of Campus Security


Our Approach

Our Approach is “Preparation-Not Panic”
We are only using information from reputable sources such as the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health to guide our preparation practices. We believe that we are well equipped to handle any situation that should arise regarding COVID-19 by planning and employing scientific based practices. 
For the most detailed and up-to-date information on COVID-19, we encourage you to bookmark this page, watch our school calendar, and monitor the following websites. We will update this page with information about COVID-19 as it relates to The Heritage School. 
 
 
 

School Prevention and Education Practices

We are continuing to focus on educating our campus about how to prevent COVID-19. Nurse Renae Smith is working with all divisions to share important hand washing practices and teachers are giving students ample time to wash their hands before and after mealtimes and breaks.
 
All school service providers including Beck’s Cleaning Services and Lexington Independents (formerly Valley) have provided us with detailed cleaning protocols to address COVID-19.
 
Miss Teri, Beck’s Services, and our maintenance staff are continually wiping down doorknobs, handles, and any other areas that are frequently touched. The electrostatic sprayer is being frequently utilized to spray down all surface areas in classrooms, gyms, locker rooms, and buses.

If your child is absent due to illness, it will be important for you to provide information on the type of illness. Nurse Renae will be contacting you if she needs more information about your child’s symptoms.  
 
 
 

Travel Advisory

While the situation remains dynamic, as of today, the CDC has placed five countries on Level 2 or Level 3 travel alerts: China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Japan. CDC guidelines for travelers returning to the United States from those countries currently states, "travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning to the United States and practice social distancing." Please know that self-quarantine would apply to students, faculty, and staff in our community and includes staying home from school and work. We are eager to help any student in quarantine circumstances by keeping up with school work. Please contact your appropriate division head if your family is affected by any such travel quarantine so we can help.
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 11 items.

  • Is The Heritage School going to close?

    The Heritage School will remain closed through April 13th.   We will continue to monitor the updates and recommendations from the State of Georgia and Coweta County.
  • What additional steps is the school taking at this time?

     
    The school will take extra care with cleaning and disinfection processes, with particular attention to common surfaces.
    • Additional cleaning of common surfaces by faculty and staff is happening at regular intervals throughout the school day.
    • The evening cleaning crew has implemented a disinfectant protocol in addition to the regular cleaning.
    • All faculty and staff are required to maintain appropriate handwashing and sanitizing protocols upon entering the building and throughout the day.
  • Under what circumstances will the school close?

    If a case of COVID-19 is identified in our school or surrounding community, we will follow local and/or state health authorities’ recommendations or orders to close. We may, out of an abundance of caution and in consideration of the school’s unique needs and situation, close even if health officials don’t deem it necessary.
  • How will the decision be made to close the school?

    The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is our top priority. While The Heritage School monitors other school closings including Coweta County Public Schools and other independent schools, The Heritage School makes decisions independently based on the school’s unique needs and situation, as well as guidance from external agencies.
    In the event of a COVID-19 outbreak in our community, the school will work closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Georgia Department of Health, and health professionals to determine the best course of action, following all public health protocols.
  • How will my child’s education continue in the event of an extended school closure?

    In the remote chance that our school is forced to close for a period of time due to COVID-19, our teachers are well prepared to deliver online learning to our students. The platform for this online learning looks different per division, but details will be provided and a test run will be completed with students and parents if we have to launch this option. 
  • What about school events, gatherings, and trips?

    We will make decisions about holding or canceling events based on the updated information from health officials. Please watch for messages from the Head of School with important updates. Any changes will also be noted on our school calendar. In the event of an outbreak, to increase your chances of staying healthy, it is best to avoid crowded settings, especially if you are over sixty years of age or have chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.
     
    At this time, we have canceled the student trip to Europe planned for Spring Break. 
  • What can a parent do to prepare for a school closure?

    We encourage you to follow this advice:
    • Plan alternative childcare arrangements for children in case school is dismissed early and/or closed.
    • Talk to friends, neighbors, and other parents about sharing childcare duties if your children are well, but school is closed.
    • Talk to your employer about working from home or shifting schedules in the event of a school closure.
  • What can a parent do to prepare for an outbreak of COVID-19?

    Because the situation is very dynamic, we encourage you to stay up to date with the latest information and recommendations from health officials (see list of Health Organizations).
  • When should I keep my child home from school?

    Please continue to follow the standard school policy on illness.
    Do not send your child to school if you suspect he or she may be ill or has exhibited any of the following signs or symptoms:
    • An elevated temperature of 100 degrees or more during the last 24 hours.
    • Vomiting within the last 24 hours.
    • Repeated episodes of diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
    • Chills, loss of appetite, unusual fatigue, and/or lingering headache.
    • A significant amount of nasal discharge, particularly if the discharge is yellow or greenish in color.
    • A persistent cough.
    • A significant sore throat.
    • An earache.
    If you suspect that you or your child has a serious communicable disease, you must notify the school so we can comply with reporting requirements.
  • What happens if my child feels sick while at school?

    While we usually monitor ill students for a period of time, given the circumstances, parents will be immediately called to pick up their child as quickly as possible. 
  • What can families, students, and school personnel do to keep from getting sick and spreading COVID-19?

    The CDC recommends the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19: 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water when your hands are visibly dirty.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick (and do not return to school until you are fever-free for 24 hours without medication). We ask you to strictly adhere to this policy.
    • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
The Heritage School2093 Highway 29 North, Newnan, Georgia 30263Main Office: 770.253.9898 770.253.9898