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Our School

Heritage Elementary School is delighted to serve its nearly 600 students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. One of 11 elementary schools in the Tulare City School District, Heritage is proud of its traditions, instructional programs, parent involvement, and school spirit. We aim high at Heritage and provide the support and resources necessary for every child to meet and exceed standards.

Our Vision

Our vision at Heritage is to create a safe, encouraging, healthy atmosphere where children are able to reach their maximum potential both socially and academically. Our team approach to teaching builds upon high academic and behavioral standards and provides the foundation for accommodating individual, social, emotional, and educational needs. Parents, teachers, students, and staff work together to support personal growth in every student.

We have a variety of programs that allow for the growth and success of every child in our care, including before and after school care and a well-stocked library. Our highly qualified teachers and staff work hand in hand with the parents on our site council to ensure every student has the tools to success.

Mission Statement

Heritage School is an integral part of the community, which contributes to the education of youth. We recognize that individuals differ and attempt to meet the varying needs of all children enrolled in the school. The staff works toward establishing a school program that utilizes consistent methods and conforms to the latest knowledge relating to the learning process. By retaining the best of traditional practices and varying these approaches so that they are appropriate for the subject matter and the individuals being taught, this goal is attained. Together we work toward establishing a pupil-staff-parent relationship based on mutual respect to attain a common objective—fulfilling the educational needs of our children.

Physical Education Instructional Time

The adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, shall include instruction, beginning in grade 1 and continuing through grade 6, in physical education, with emphasis upon the physical activities for the pupils that may be conducive to health and vigor of body and mind, for a total period of time of not less than 200 minutes each ten schooldays, exclusive of recesses and the lunch period. (Ed. Code 51210 (a)(7)) You may review our P.E. instructional time as well as our P.E. instructional schedule for more information.

If you have questions regarding physical education minutes, you should first contact your child’s teacher or principal. If you are not satisfied with the site level response, please contact:

Assistant Superintendent of Personnel
600 N. Cherry
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 685-7200

You can submit any complaints regarding the number of P.E. minutes provided for your child using the uniform complaint procedures form, which is available in English and Español and is also available in the district office located at 600 N. Cherry, Tulare, California 93274.

School: Heritage Elementary
Mascot: Hawks
Established: 1997
Students Served: 600
Grades Served: TK–6th

Daily Schedule

7:30 - Supervision Begins
7:40-8:10 - Breakfast served
8:15 - School begins
8:20 - Tardy Bell/Instruction Begins
10:10-10:25 - 1st-3rd Recess
10:30-10:45 - 4th-6th Recess
11:00-11:45 - TK Lunch
11:30-12:15 - K-3rd Lunch
12:15-1:00 - 4th-6th Lunch
1:30–1:45 - TK/Kinder Recess
2:30 p.m. - K-3rd Dismissal
3:25 p.m. - 4th-6th Dismissal

Early Dismissal Schedule

11:00 - 4th-6th Lunch
12:30 - 4th-6th Dismissal
1:30 - TK-3rd Dismissal