Early Arrivals
For their safety, students may not arrive at school before 7:15 am. Supervisory personnel are not on duty until that time. Students arriving between 7:15 am and 7:35 am should proceed to the Cafeteria (grades K-2) or the Gym (grades 3-5) and wait there until they are dismissed to their classrooms. If at all possible, students should arrive promptly at 7:35 am as that is the time they are first allowed to enter the classroom areas. Students arriving before 7:15 am will be sent to KidzU at the parents' expense.

Please call the school office if your child will be absent from school. Many of our students walk or ride bikes to school, and we make every effort to account for each student. You may contact the office staff by calling (817) 305-4820 beginning at 7:15 am each morning. If you prefer, you may leave a voice mail at the same number between 3:30 pm and 7:15 am. Please let us know your child's name, their teacher's name, and reason for the absence. A note must be sent with your child explaining the reason for the absence the morning they return to school. This note should be brought to the office where your child will receive an Admission Permit to return to class.

Tardy Procedures
All students will be marked tardy in their classrooms if they arrive after 7:40 am. Students must stop by the office to get an Admit Permit before they go to their classrooms.

Doctor and Dentist Appointments
In the event an appointment must be scheduled during the school day, a parent must come into the school office and sign the student out of school. Upon returning to school, the student must bring a written note from the parent or physician explaining the absence. We will issue an Admission Permit that they will present to their teacher for readmission to class.

Birthday Celebrations
Student birthdays are announced daily on the Eagle Morning News. If you wish to send something to celebrate your child's birthday, it must be non-edible. Examples of non-edible birthday treats are stickers, pencils, crayons, etc.

Dress Code
Shorts may be worn by students at Heritage Elementary School. Shorts must be at least mid-thigh length. Nylon wind shorts need to have something worn under them and bicycle style shorts must have something worn over them. Revealing tank tops or shirts advertising alcoholic beverages or other inappropriate subject matter will not be permitted.

Inclement Weather Policy
Weather conditions may occur which make it necessary for the schools in Grapevine Colleyville ISD to be closed for the safety of students and staff. Announcements of this nature will be posted on the district site as information becomes available. In addition, parents and students are advised to listen to local radio or television stations for a current news report.

No announcements will be made when schools are to remain open. If schools are to be closed for an entire day, that announcement will be made by 6:30 a.m. that day. Early release of classes already in session may be made if it appears that weather conditions are becoming worse and driving would be hazardous.