Dear Parents,

Click on the link below to access the academic calendar 2021-2022.

 

Academic Calendar 2021-2022

This letter is for families with:

• Children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
• Children who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers free meals to all students.*
• Children born after Aug. 1, 2014, in families who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.
*Contact your child’s school if you have questions about the school’s participation in these programs.

If you do not meet at least one of the requirements listed above, your child is not eligible for the P-EBT benefits described below.

Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.

The application for P-EBT will open June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply.

The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021.

Who Needs to Apply?
A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:

o Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one
month between August 2020 and June 2021.

o Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.
• A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:
o Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
o Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.
For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6
p.m. Central time.

Esta carta es para las familias con:
• Niños que están aprobados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido a través del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares (NSLP).
• Niños que asisten a una escuela beneficiaria de la Cláusula de Elegibilidad Comunitaria (CEP) o a una escuela de la Cláusula 2 (P2) que ofrece comidas gratuitas a todos los estudiantes.*
• Niños nacidos después del 1 de agosto de 2014 en familias que recibieron beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
*Comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo si tiene preguntas sobre la participación de la escuela en estos programas.
Si usted no cumple con al menos uno de los requisitos mencionados anteriormente, su hijo no puede recibir los beneficios de P-EBT descritos a continuación.

Estimado padre o tutor,

Los estudiantes matriculados (hasta los 21 años de edad) de familias que perdieron temporalmente el acceso a las comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido para el año escolar 2020-2021 debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 podrían reunir los requisitos para recibir la Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios durante la Pandemia (P-EBT). Los beneficios de P-EBT pueden usarse para comprar alimentos en cualquier tienda que acepte la tarjeta Lone Star.

La presentación de solicitudes para P-EBT se abrirá el 2 de junio de 2021. Visite yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (en inglés) para presentar la solicitud. El enlace para la solicitud distingue entre mayúsculas y minúsculas. La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud es el 13 de agosto de 2021.

¿Quién debe presentar la solicitud?
Un padre o tutor deberá presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o Está matriculado en K-12 y NO pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y junio de 2021.
o Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP por primera vez durante el año escolar 2020-2021 en mayo o junio de 2021.
• Un padre o tutor no tiene que presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y abril de 2021.
o Nació después del 1 de agosto de 2014 y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
Para más información sobre los requisitos, la presentación de la solicitud y cómo recibir sus beneficios de P-EBT, visite hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt, o llame al Centro de llamadas de P-EBT al 833-442-1255, de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. hora del centro.

 

is a semiannual problem solving contest. The goal of this competition is to build students’ knowledge in math, improve their problem solving skills, and inspire them to excel in mathematics. We would like to congratulate our 2020-2021 Fall Contest participants as they received their certificates and awards on 5/24/2021. Way to go HSA-SL!

 

We invite all parents, staff, and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-Houston South/West District Wellness Plan Committee meeting and triennial assessment. The meeting will be held virtually on May 19th, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 PM. We will review our current District Wellness Plan as well as complete our triennial assessment on the implementation of our District Wellness Plan. If you are interested in joining please send an email to cmoreno@harmonytx.org. A link to join will be sent to you before the meeting.

For questions or additional information, please contact Celeste Morales at cmoreno@harmonytx.org.

HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY – SUGAR LAND

13415 W. Bellfort Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77478 Phone (281) 265-2525 Fax (281) 265-6525

 

 

May 10, 2021

 

Re:  IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STATE TESTING FROM PRINCIPAL MERCHANT

 

Dear Parents,

 

STAAR assessments will continue next week. Although this school year has been challenging, we are confident our students are ready and have the skills necessary to be successful on the STAAR tests.

 

There is no state option for taking a state assessment from home, so virtual learners MUST come to campusWe are expecting 100% participation

 

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) is a state-mandated test that measures students’ mastery of the statewide curriculum at various grade levels in elementary, middle school, and high school. As a district, we must comply with federal and state laws relating to state assessments. We are also committed to providing the safest environment possible for students and staff on our campuses, including the continuation of masks, social distancing, and extensive cleaning protocols, before, during, and after testing.

 

While we believe that teacher assessment of learning is extremely important, data from tests like STAAR can help us evaluate the impact of the COVID pandemic on student learning.

Knowing your child’s data is extremely important for the next school year. Our teachers have been working tirelessly to plan, develop, and execute engaging and rigorous lessons throughout this school year. They have attended professional learning seminars, meetings, professional development days, received coaching and guidance every step of the way to prepare for this moment and beyond.

 

Our goal, our allegiance, our focus has always been and will continue to be for the continued success of our children. The learning gap created by the pandemic is a real concern and without data, like that from the STAAR Test, it will be difficult to effectively support students that may be falling behind. We have a moral duty and obligation to make sure that our children are as prepared as possible for what lies ahead.

STAAR assessment data will help myself and our teachers know what type of supports, interventions and recommendations for acceleration that are best for your child. Failure to take the STAAR assessment may result in your child missing out on additional supports and interventions that could help close the achievement gap. This STAAR test data along with accumulated data over the course of the year will be the determining factor for

GT, STEM, HMA and advanced placement for your student.

 

TEA has made a number of adjustments to help school districts provide a safe on-campus testing environment – including the option to provide asynchronous instruction to those non testing grades (K-2, in order to reduce the number of students on campus during testing days). With that being said, at HSA-SL,  only students who are testing will be on campus, while the remainder of our students will continue learning asynchronously on testing days.

 

May STAAR Testing Schedule

  • Grades 3-5 Math: Tuesday, May 11
  • Grades 3-5 Reading: Wednesday, May 12
  • Grade 5 Science: Thursday, May 13

 

Again, students must attend on-campus to take state assessments.  The state does not allow an “opt-out” option for state assessments. We are expecting 100% participation

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact my deans or myself.

 

Thank you for all you have done this year to partner with us through this difficult time.

 

Sincerely,

 

Afreen Merchant

Principal

 

Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land

📅Mark your calendars📅
 
Harmony Public Schools South/West District is hosting a Virtual Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, May 22, 2021, from 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
 
https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/harmony_public-schools/e/WgjJ7TD

Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land STEM Summer Camp 2020-2021

 

 

Date: May 5th, 2021

Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

Our campus will be offering a STEM Summer Camp for our campus students attending 1-5th grade levels. This program will be beneficial with STEM hands-on enrichment kits and materials designed for each grade level that will boost students’ creativity and innovative skills.

HSA – SL STEM 2020-2021 Summer Camp will be held only in-person starting Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 through Friday, June 4th, 2021 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Your student will be accepted into the program based on a first come first serve basis. Please click hereor go to https://forms.gle/ShnE5rTG2PT1Rkjt9 and submit the Google document by May, 21st, 2021 to place your student’s name on the list of children who will attend 2020-2021 STEM Summer Camp.  As mentioned, enrollment is based on a first come first serve basis and we will NOT be able to take additional students once we meet our cap, therefore please do not wait until May 21st to sign up. HSA – SL will inform you via email by May 25th, 2021 if your student is accepted into the camp.

 

Expectations for HSA – SL 2020- 2021 In-Person STEM Summer Camp 

  1. STEM Summer Camp is free, 4 days long, and accepts students from 1-5th grades on a First Come First Serve basis. 
  2. Students MUST attend all in-person sessions and showcasing activities. 
  3. Individual STEM Kits will be provided to each student during the camp.
  4. We will follow CDC guidelines and maintain social distance
  5. Students must wear a mask at all times while on campus. 

 

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please contact our 2-5 Academic Dean, Mr. Damirov at rdamirov@harmonytx.org.

 

Sincerely,

 

HSA – SL Administration

 

 

Congratulations to our K-2 team for taking FIRST PLACE in the District Level, Name That Book Competition 2020-2021!!

Thank you, Ms. Qureshi for leading this awesome team!

Dear parents,
School supplies may be ordered through EPI by clicking on the link below. Please enter our school code: HAR223. Be sure you are choosing supplies for the grade level your student will be in during the 2021-2022 school year.

HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY – SUGAR LAND
2021-2022 SCHOOL SUPPLY ONLINE ORDERING INFORMATION

Order Securely Online Today. Sales tax is included in pricing.
1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks
2. Enter the school ID, HAR223
3. Follow the directions to complete your order.

4. Save a copy of your EPI confirmation email as your receipt.

Online Ordering will end on June 27th, 2021.

  • Kindergarten: $110
  • 1st Grade: $110
  • 2nd Grade: $120
  • 3rd Grade: $100
  • 4th Grade: $100
  • 5th Grade: $120

SCHOOL SUPPLIES WILL BE DELIVERED TO THEIR DESIGNATED CLASSROOMS AND PARENTS CAN COME TO THE FRONT OFFICE TO PICK THEM UP. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN PACKS ARE READY.
For questions, contact Hamid Fatih at 281-265-2525 or Front Office at 281-265-2525

Dear parents,

School supplies may be ordered through EPI by clicking on the link below. Please enter our school code:  HAR223.  Be sure you are choosing supplies for the grade level your student will be in during the 2021-2022 school year.

 

http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks