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News & Notes

ACCESS Testing Dates

Heritage Elementary will administer an English language proficiency assessment to limited English proficient students in grades K through Fifth on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 (Make-up Testing)

For more information on ACCESS for ELLs please visit  SC Department of Education link.

Golden Apple Award

Nominate a teacher who has made a difference in your life!

Ingles and WYFF4 want to reward the teachers who are going above and beyond. Each week, an area teacher will be selected to receive the Golden Apple Award and profiled Thursdays on WYFF News 4. If you have a teacher you would like to nominate please select the link below for instructions and nomination form.

Golden Apple Award Nomination Form


GCS Magnet Academy Application Schedule

Are you interested in your child attending a GCS Magnet Academy in 2024-2025? Check out the link below for important information pertaining to the application process and timelines.

Magnet FAQs

GCS Magnet Academy Schedule



Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines

vOLUNTEERDo you plan on volunteering or chaperoning on field trips? If so, Greenville County Schools has implemented additional security checks for school volunteers. All volunteers must submit an online application to the district and receive clearance from the district before volunteering or chaperoning any school field trip.

Please visit GCS School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines page for complete details. There you will find links to apply for Level I or Level II clearance. Anyone who wishes to be considered for chaperoning on field trips MUST be approved as LEVEL II. 


Regular attendance is crucial in the success of every student. Here are a few reminders to help you and your student have a successful year at Heritage Elementary:

• The building opens for students at 7:00 am
• School starts promptly at 7:45 am
• No early dismissals after 1:45 pm
• School is dismissed at 2:15 pm
• Students should be picked up from school no later than 2:30 pm
• A parent must send a note for ANY absence or it will remain unexcused
• Students are allowed to miss 10 non-medical school days each year.
• All absences after the 10th non-medical absence must be for medical reasons and accompanied by a note from a doctor.
• A student must attend at least 3 hours or 180 minutes to be counted present for the day.

Submit a note for your child's absence.

Doctor's notes or parent notes can also be faxed to 864-355-6046 or emailed to . Please feel free to call our attendance clerk for any questions at 864-355-6001.

Parent Backpack Signup

Parents are encouraged to sign up for parent backpack. You will need your student's school ID number to add your student once you have enrolled as the parent. Please visit the GCSD link below for information to get started.

Parent Backpack Signup


Please visit GCSD Student Services - Health Services webpage for up to date information pertaining to health room and medication policies.