Dear Sugar Land Academy Parents and Guardians,
If your child has been diagnose with dyslexia, our district is hosting an in-person dyslexia workshop for all Harmony parents. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity as it will help you better support your student at home.
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Administration

Harmony Public Schools Houston South & West Districts are hosting an in-person event to assist parents in helping their children who are dyslexic or struggling with reading. Parents will receive information and engage in hands-on activities during this workshop.

Please register by March 7 to ensure adequate seating:
https://hpshoustonsouthwestdyslexiaparenttraining.eventbrite.com

 

Dear Sugar Land Academy Parents and Guardians,

 

We are in dire need of your support!  We feel the necessity for all PARENTS/GUARDIANS (both if applicable) to join us on campus on Thursday, March 3, 2022 as we teach you ways to increase student success while addressing the learning gaps that are present as a result of the pandemic and other factors. Promotion versus Retention is in question here! I urge you to make time from your overly busy day to attend this 1 hour session with me as I guide and coach you in supporting your student while I learn what else my team and I can do to support your student. Despite our efforts as a school, our number of “At Risk” students is alarming this academic year unlike any past years and therefore I call for this high priority and urgent meeting. I hope you will make time to partner with me in your child’s education.

 

Please RSVP using the following link by February 28, 2022. You may select either the AM Session (8:15 AM – 9:30 AM) or the PM session (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM).

 

RSVP Link:http://tinyurl.com/2p944y2d

I look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 3, 2022!

 

 

Sincerely,

Afreen Merchant

Principal

Harmony Science Academy- Sugar Land

Go Texan Day

Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land will be celebrating “Go Texan Day” on Friday, February 25th. We encourage our students and staff to dress up as cowboys and cowgirls.  Please note this refers to western wear (boots, hats, jeans, etc.), no Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans jerseys are allowed. School dress code rules apply. YEEHA!

 

 

Sincerely,

Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Administration

Each school year, thousands of families submit their application to become a part of Harmony Public Schools.

Here’s how we select applicants for enrollment each year to make sure each applicant has an equal opportunity to become our next high-achieving Harmony scholar.

STEP 1

Each January, we ask current families to let us know if they’ll be coming back to Harmony next year. This is called “Re-Enrollment.”

STEP 2

Based on the number of students returning next year and the number of classes in each grade level, we determine how many open spots we will have for new students.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, new families are submitting their applications during our annual Open Enrollment season, which runs from November 1 through February 10 each year.

STEP 4

After February 10, if the number of new applicants is greater than the number of available spots we have, Harmony holds a “blind lottery” to make sure all applicants have a fair opportunity to be seated.

STEP 5

Families of students selected for enrollment are notified. Those not selected are put on a “waitlist” and contacted as soon as a spot opens up.

… and that’s it!

Here are some answers to our applicants’ most frequently asked questions.

#1 – IS THERE ALWAYS A LOTTERY?

Not always, but often.

Whether a lottery is needed is determined by the number of spots available at each grade level and the number of eligible applicants interested in them.

#2 – I WAS SELECTED FOR ENROLLMENT –
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NEXT?

Most importantly, we need you to officially accept the spot (a link will be provided on the acceptance letter). Then, between now and next fall, you’ll need to officially register your child and provide a few documents verifying their identity and home address.

After that, we’ll see you on the first day of school!

(Note: If you were accepted by more than one campus, please register at your preferred campus and decline the invitation of any others. This will allow us to offer those spots to another prospective Harmony family.)

#3 – I WAS PLACED ON A WAITLIST –
IS THERE ANY CHANCE I WILL GET TO ATTEND?

Absolutely – so don’t give up hope! Students initially placed on a waitlist are given the opportunity to enroll all the time at Harmony, often for one of the following reasons:

  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery didn’t completion registration by the deadline.
  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery moved away.
  • A student was selected by two schools in the lottery, but of course could only register at one.
  • We added an an extra class at the grade level for which you applied.
  • One of our nearby campuses had an opening,
    and reached out to see if you were interested in attending there.

More Questions?

Reach out to us on Let’s Talk to let us know how we can help!

February 8, 2022

Dear parents of Emergent Bilingual Students (including parent denials)

Emergent Bilingual Students in grades K-12, including parent denials, are required to be assessed through the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS). The Texas Education Agency developed TELPAS to meet state and federal testing requirements for assessing the English language proficiency of Emergent Bilingual Students in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading and writing. TELPAS assesses the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), which are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).

The assessment components for grades K–1 and 2–12 differ in the following ways:

• Grades K–1: Holistically rated listening, speaking, reading, and writing assessments based on ongoing classroom observations and student interactions.

• Grades 2–12: Online reading and listening and speaking tests and holistically rated student writing collections

For these assessments, teachers are trained to use proficiency level descriptors to determine the English language proficiency levels of students.

The state testing calendar for TELPAS is February 7, 2022 through April 1, 2022. Our school is going to assess students between February 7, 2022 and March 4 , 2022. If a student is absent on the day of testing, a make-up test will be administered before March 11, 2022. We ask that you refrain any activities that might cause your student(s) to be absent from school during this time.

Additional information about TELPAS can be found at the following website:   https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/telpas/telpas-resources

If you would like to practice with your student, at home, please go to : https://www.texasassessment.gov/practice-tests.html to access the online practice tests.

Sincerely,

Afreen Merchant

Principal

Dear Sugar Land Academy Parents and Guardians,
Harmony Science Academy-Sugar Land will be hosting our annual STEAM /International Festival on Saturday, March 26th, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. What an amazing way to show our campus diversity, which is one of the things that makes HSA-SL such a unique place! We are inviting all of our parents to join us at this wonderful event by hosting a booth to represent a country and culture. If you would like to be a part of this extraordinary experience by hosting a booth, please fill out the form from below by Friday, February 11th , 2022 . If you have any questions, you can contact Ms. Gil at shirley.gil@harmonytx.org.
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Administration

Due to the forecast inclement weather and the potential of hazardous road conditions, Harmony Public Schools will be closed on Friday, February 4. Schools and district facilities are scheduled to reopen on Monday, February 7.

Please stay safe and warm!

Debido a las inclemencias meteorológicas previstas y la probabilidad de condiciones peligrosas en las carreteras locales, las Escuelas Públicas Harmony y las instalaciones del distrito estarán cerradas el viernes 4 de febrero y reanudarán el lunes 7 de febrero.

Por favor manténgase, seguro

Please join us for the Harmony Public Schools S/W District Safety Meeting on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 2:00 P.M.

Zoom Link: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81807156107?pwd=eEhHNG50aDJuMFNlQm9rRTBDS0J0QT09

Free Dress Picture day is coming!!
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, February 10, 2022, we will have Free Dress Picture Day. Students are allowed to have free dress, school dress code rules apply.
We are looking forward to seeing big smiles!!
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Administration
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Due to the drop in the temperature over the course of the day tomorrow, Thursday, we will be cancelling all afterschool clubs and tutorials. Please make arrangements to pick up your student(s) promptly at 3:05pm.
Please stay safe and warm.
Thank you,
HSA-SL Administration