Heritage Christian School San Diego

Weekly Newsletter

May 13, 2024

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Important Upcoming Dates


May 13 - Yearbook Distribution at HCS Academy

May 16 - Yearbook Distribution at EC Co-Op Class Day

May 16 - Jr. Academy Sixth Grade Promotion Celebration

May 17 - Rescheduled Senior's Swing Dance

May 18 - Class of 2026 Event: Movie Night

May 20 - Europe Field Trip Information Zoom Meeting

May 21 - HCS Open House

May 21 - Girls Softball Scrimmage Game

May 21 - Beach Volleyball Fundraiser at Habit Burger Grill

May 22 - 6th Grade Parent Planning Meeting for '24-'25

May 23 - Yearbook Distribution at DC Co-Op Class Day

May 24 - Creation & Earth History Museum FT Deadline

May 24 - K/6/8 Promotion Registration Deadline

May 24 - Senior Grades Due

May 25 - Sixth Grade Event: Capture the Flag

May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday - Office Closed

May 28 - Yearbooks Available for Pick Up at Office

May 28 - Senior Grad Nite

May 29 - Creation & Earth History Museum Field Trip

May 29 - Europe Field Trip Information Zoom Meeting

May 30 - EC Used Curriculum Sale

May 31 - Mime Club Production

June 3 - Promotion & Graduation Rehearsal

June 4 - Summer Kickoff Concert

June 6 - DC Used Curriculum Sale

June 7 - Promotion & Graduation Ceremonies

June 10-14 - Office Closed


May 13

Academies (last day)

May 16


May 23


May 30

EC/BON (last day)

Complete School Calendar Here
Administrative Updates & Announcements From the Office

Yearbooks Have Arrived

Distribution Schedule

May 13 - HCS Academy (New Life Presbyterian) 10 am - 1 pm

May 16 - EC Co-op (Del Cerro Baptist Church) 11:30 am - 1 pm

May 23 - DC Co-op (Del Cerro Baptist Church) 11:30 am - 1 pm

May 28 - Yearbook available for pick up at the Office

Please make arrangements to pick up your yearbook at the school office by June 27th.

5-Year Plan Strategy Meeting Postponed

Due to scheduling conflicts and other factors, this meeting has been postponed until the fall. Details and committee formations will be available at the Back to School Rally in August. Stay tuned!

Looking for Summer Volunteers!

Summer is right around the corner. We typically offer summer activities based on a parent's interest in facilitating those activities. We are currently looking for someone to head up beach days, park days, hiking days, or anything else you would like to do. Contact the office if you are willing to be the point person for something over the summer.

Sixth Grade Slideshow 2024 Volunteers Needed

Are you skilled in the art form of creating slideshow presentations? We are seeking volunteers to create this masterpiece for our Sixth Grade Promotion Ceremony.

This video should be about 3-4 minutes long and must be uploaded by Saturday, June 1, 2024. HCS has already collected the photos; we are praying for the right artist.

If interested, please email Erin McKinsey at Events@hcssd.org for more details.

Calling All Fifth Grade Families

May 22, 2024 | 1:00 pm or 5:30 pm

HCS Office | 5725 Kearny Villa Rd, Suite G, San Diego 92123

Please join us for a sixth-grade parent planning meeting for the 2024-2025 school year. We will be discussing Sixth Grade Camp, parent committee formation, and the monthly events to make the year a special one for all our sixth graders, even if they are not going to camp. RSVP HERE

Join the Class of 2031 Band group HERE to stay connected with other families in your class.

School Open House

May 21 | June 20 | July 16 | August 6

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

HCS Office

Do you know someone who is interested in learning more about HCS and what we offer? We will have several Open Houses over the next four months.

As a reminder, HCS members receive a $50 credit on their school account for every family they refer who joins the school, so spread the word!

Used Curriculum Sales

All are welcome to buy or sell. There is no selling fee. Email the office mail@hcssd.org with any questions. See website for more details.

EC Sale

May 30, 2024

11:45AM - 2:00PM

Set Up at 11:15AM 

Del Cerro Sale

June 6, 2023

12:20PM - 2:30PM

Set Up at 11:50AM

Del Cerro Baptist Church

5512 Pennsylvania Lane

La Mesa, CA 91942

Lower Parking Lot

K/6th/8th Promotion Registration Now Open

Registration Deadline

May 24, 2024

Visit the Promotion website page for the details and registration links.

Have You Met Our Wonderful HCS Administrative Staff? You Can Do So In Our Website.

Who makes up the hard-working team that makes our school run smoothly?

Fun Fact #1

Together they have over eighty years of combined homeschool experience.

Fun Fact #2

Every one of our staff has either graduated at least one student from high school through HCS, is currently homeschooling a student through HCS, or has graduated from HCS themselves.

Visit the Administrative Staff website page to see their photo, read their bio, and learn a little about their homeschool experience that helps them provide excellent support to our members.

Changes for the 2024-2025 School Year

A few administrative changes are coming your way for the new school year and some have already been implemented. If you've missed the list of these changes in the past few newsletters, you can see the full list HERE.

Co-Op Class Days

Classes Are Filling Up!

Classes are filling at various co-op class day campuses. We will likely close the San Diego campus in May. If you want to register for a co-op class day, register soon!

Events & Field Trips

Creation and Earth History Museum Field Trip

May 29, 2024 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Creation and Earth History Museum is dedicated to the biblical account of science and history. The museum showcases a literal six-day creation and young earth, including a human anatomy exhibit, life-size tabernacle display, age of the earth cave, dinosaur zone and more.

Registration closes 5/24/24

France & Italy 2025 Trip

Trip: June 16-25, 2025

Info Meetings: May 20, 2024 | May 29, 2024

There is still room to join this amazing trip in June of 2025. Join one of the upcoming informational parent meetings to get more information. Contact lydia@amosfamily.us with any questions.

Clubs & Sports

Annual Girls Softball Scrimmage

May 21, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Serra Mesa Recreation Center

9020 Village Glen Drive 92123

North Ballfield

The HCS Girls Softball Team would like to invite you to our 4th annual All-Team Scrimmage! The HCS Band will be playing our National Anthem at 8:55 am and the first pitch is at 9:00 am.

The Ballfield is located DOWN THE HILL from the Rec Center Building. There is a parking lot at the Ballfield and at the Rec Center Building, as well as parking along the streets.  

Bleacher space is limited, so lawn chairs and blankets are suggested.

A concession stand will be available and will accept cash or Venmo.

Beach Volleyball Fundraiser

May 21, 2024 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Habit Burger Grill

845 Camino De La Reina

San Diego, CA 92108

Come out in support of HCS Beach Volleyball on the listed date and times. The Habit Burger Grill will donate 20% of net sales from this event.

Present this flyer on your phone to the cashier upon ordering. Valid only at the location listed above.

Mime Club Production

May 31, 2024 | 6:00 pm

Highpoint Church

6090 Santo Road, San Diego 92124

Discover the power of silence with "Silent Sermon," a mime production presented by HCS Mime Club showcasing their incredible work from the year. This unique performance communicates the message of the gospel through captivating choreography and expressive storytelling.

Witness as these talented students bring biblical stories to life through mime, exploring themes of faith, redemption, and hope. This production is the fruit of their creativity and dedication.

Purchase your tickets HERE.

Start Your Summer With Music

June 4, 2024 | 6:30 pm

Faith Chapel

9400 Campo Road

Spring Valley, CA 91977

Wrap up the school year and welcome summer with fantastic music from our own Beginning Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Junior Choir, and OneAchord Choir!

Senior Section

Senior Swing Dance

(Rescheduled from January)

May 17 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come and join your fellow seniors for a 50s-style swing dance! This event was rescheduled from January. Visit the Monthly Senior Social Events website page for details and registration. Registration closes 5/17/24.

Senior Boards

Seniors, start working on your boards! The Senior Photo and Memory Display board is a fun walk down memory lane. They should include photos and memorabilia of your choosing that reflect your life (i.e. childhood, friends, activities, awards, etc.). The displays will be viewed at the graduation ceremony. You can find more information and specifications for creating these boards on our website.

College Bound Resources

Secure a Seat for the SAT

Attention high schoolers! Many colleges consider SAT scores as part of their holistic admission and placement decisions, and your score is a valid way to show what you've learned. Most juniors take their first SAT in the spring, and many take it again in the fall of their senior year to improve their score. It can help you keep your college options open, demonstrate your unique strengths, and even qualify for scholarships. Register Here.

Upcoming 2024-25 SAT Dates

Test Dates Registration Deadlines /Late Registration Deadlines

August 24 ,2024 August 9, 2024 / August 13, 2024

October 5, 2024 September 20, 2024 / September 24, 2024

November 2, 2024 October 18, 2024 / October 22, 2024

December 7, 2024 November 22, 2024 / November 26, 2024

March 8, 2025 February 21, 2025 / February 25, 2025

May 3, 2025 April 18, 2025 / April 22, 2025

June 7, 2025 May 22, 2025 / May 27, 2025

Class Happenings

Class of 2026 (10th Grade) Social Event

All HCS sophomores are invited! RSVP and sign up to bring a snack to share on the HCS Class of 2026 Band App.

Stay Connected to Fellow Classmates

If you haven't connected with your fellow classmates on our school Class Bands, you're missing out. Both parents and students are welcome to join their grade band. It's a great way to make new friends and stay connected through the 5th - 12th grades until graduation.

Events for these groups are not organized by the school. Any family or team of families can put together an event and promote it on the Band app, Facebook group, and here in the school newsletter.

Join now and stay connected through the summer break!

Class of 2024 (seniors)

Class of 2025 (juniors)

Class of 2026 (sophomores)

Class of 2027 (freshmen)

Class of 2028 (8th)

Class of 2029 (7th)

Class of 2030 (6th)

Class of 2031 (5th)

Classifieds | Community | Helpful Resources

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

Writing Boot Camp

July 22-26, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Writing Boot Camp is being offered by Cora Sykes, an independent teacher, this summer. It is open to students entering sixth through twelfth grades. The focus will be on writing techniques used in basic essays. Subjects to be covered include creating a good thesis statement, working on transitions and conclusions, and other techniques to write an excellent essay.

Cost of the camp is $75. Email corasykes91@gmail.com to register or ask any questions. 


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