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First Day of School – Monday, August 17, 2020

Harmony Science Academy- Sugar Land is preparing for a great start to the new year, as we kick off our virtual 2020-2021 school year! Please read this message carefully, as it includes important technology information, including online resources and as well as other helpful reminders.
First Day Success: Are you ready for the new school year? What should you do in the first minute of the first day of school? Prepare yourself and be sure to watch the Back to School for Students and Parents video:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSPBZplLcYQKg8HYjsmG4xNC8XjDec9QxjO4BvoGUta21Hbid5DsIre4L8Gw2PkCP8mWZemTfJw7WGQ/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=3000&slide=id.g43b4920ab6_0_0

Attendance
Whether online or in-person, daily attendance in school is a strong indicator of future success and is a requirement. It is important to ensure your child’s daily participation in each class. Harmony Public Schools is beginning the 2020-2021 School year in remote learning through synchronous (online) and asynchronous (offline) instruction. All students are expected to attend daily synchronous class sessions and demonstrate daily progress in asynchronous activities through Schoology, such as completion of assignments and communication to/from the teacher-related coursework.

Grab and Go Meals
Grab and Go Meals continue for the 2020-2021 school year. Beginning on August 17, meals will only be available to Harmony Science Academy- Sugar Land students. Parents may pick up meals between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Students do not need to be in the car, but the parent must provide student ID or proof of student registration in the school. Meals will only be provided to students who are enrolled at that school. If you have children enrolled in multiple Harmony schools, you will need to visit each campus to pick up meals.
Just as if meals were served on-site, all students will be charged for meals according to their eligibility for free, reduced, or paid. For students of paid eligibility, breakfast cost $1.75 and lunch is $3.30. For students of reduced price eligibility, breakfast cost $0.30 and lunch is $0.40.
Parents are strongly encouraged to submit an application for free or reduced-price meals by going to www.schoolcafe.com and setting up a parent account. Paper applications may also be picked up from the school on meal distribution days. Once a student is approved for free or reduced-price meals, they will remain that eligibility for the rest of the school year and the first 30 days of the next. Parents are encouraged to reapply whenever there is a loss of income or new participation in SNAP/TANF.

Communication Reminders
Please be sure to stay connected to Harmony Science Academy- Sugar Land and Harmony Public Schools through its various channels.
District Website – https://harmonytx.org/
HSA-SL Website – https://hsasl.harmonytx.org/
Social media – Facebook
Wednesday Mail: Coming soon!
You can communicate with your student’s teacher directly via email
As we prepare for the first day of instruction on Monday, August 17, we encourage parents to visit the HPS Playbook (https://harmonytx.org/playbook) for information and resources regarding the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
We wish all of our Harmony Science Academy- Sugar Land community a great weekend! See you all Monday!
Have a great school year,

Afreen Merchant
HSA-SL Principal