Heronfield has special traditions for the first day of school designed to socialize and energize new and returning students. The day begins with a Community Meeting and advisory, followed by a shortened class schedule. During lunch and recess, students participate in large group games run by the teachers. We want students to wake up the next morning and look forward to returning to Heronfield as an engaged participant in the community. To paraphrase English teacher Mr. King, “… because we are such a small school, we need you to say YES! We need you to say yes to cross-country, to say yes to playing a new musical instrument, and we also need you to greet each other in the eye and call each other by name.” Heronfield students are known and loved from the very first day of school.