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Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may read the job description, or apply online.

Dear parents,
Sugar Land MMA will be hosting a Spring Break Camp from March 14-18. Please see the flier below for more information.
Dear parents,
We would like to let you know that Nominations for Parent of the Year (POY) are now open.
The POY award is to acknowledge and honor parents for exceptional parenting skills and achievement, as well as, contribution, service and leadership in support of children, families, schools and communities. This is a great opportunity for you to nominate those parents who you think are deserving of this award or you may nominate yourself. Please see the eligibility requirements that must be followed in order to be considered for this award listed below and the application for POY 2021-2022.
ELIGIBILITY:
For the purposes of the POY Award, “parent” is defined as a responsible caregiver or guardian, and may be used to refer to or include mother, father, aunt, uncle, grandparent, etc. Nominees, however, do have to be parents of school-age children in the same school or school district where their children attend. Nominees may not be employees of a Harmony Campus or District.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Gil at shirley.gil@harmonytx.org
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Administration

 

Sincerely,

Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Administration

Dear parents,

We would like to let you know that Jiu-Jitsu and Basketball after school clubs still have spots available for the second semester. These two clubs will begin next week, Basketball on January 20th and Jiu-Jitsu January 19th. Please see the information below to sign up your student.
Link to Sign up for Jiu-Jitsu
Dear parents,
We would like to let you know that due to a rapidly escalating number on COVID cases, we have canceled our STEAM AND International Festival that was scheduled for January 29, 2022. There is a possibility we may reschedule it for a later time in the upcoming months. We will keep you posted.
Note: All science fair projects are still due based on the timeline set and grading and presentation of the projects will continue as scheduled.
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Administration
Dear parents,
Please click on the link below to see the Dissemination of Federal Report Card 2020-2021.
Dear parents,
In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for Gifted and Talented (G/T) screening.
Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 1 & up who were tested in Fall 2021 are not eligible to test in Spring 2022. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website (see below).
The referral forms must be returned or emailed to the front office by January 31, 2022. The Spring GT testing window is set by the campus in February or March. Campuses may elect to use NWEA MAP scores as a pre screening criterion for GT Testing.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.
In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for Gifted and Talented (G/T) screening.
Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 1 & up who were tested in Fall 2021 are not eligible to test in Spring 2022. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website (see below).
The referral forms must be returned or emailed to the front office by January 31, 2022. The Spring GT testing window is set by the campus in February or March. Campuses may elect to use NWEA MAP scores as a prescreening criterion for GT Testing.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher.
De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, Harmony Public Schools comenzará a tomar referencias para todos los estudiantes interesados en los grados K-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.
Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los estudiantes en los grados 2 y superiores que fueron evaluados en el otoño de 2020 no son elegibles para la prueba en la primavera de 2021. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.
Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 31 de enero del 2022.
Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.
Dear Sugar Land Academy Family:
Welcome back to the second semester of the 2021-2022 academic school year! I hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful Winter Break and took some time to reconnect with family and friends. I wish you a Splendid New Year and hope this new year brings you and your family peace, joy, and happiness.
As we welcome the second semester with great enthusiasm, our main focus will be academics. Between now and year-end, you can expect us to continue our pursuit of excellence, one child at a time by ensuring that we are effectively teaching all grade level standards and skills and providing high-quality instruction to every student. As we strive to provide rigorous and high-quality instruction to all of our students we want our students to understand that they are a vital part of the puzzle of success. In turn, I ask that parents continue to commit to their child’s education by ensuring attendance in school every day, arriving on time, provide your student support in completing class/homework assignments and encourage your student to maintain focus in class by giving their very best.
Lastly, I would like to remind parents and guardians that your student must arrive on time to school as well as be in dress code. All students are expected to be in school by 7:40 am. Please be reminded that instruction begins at 7:45 am and students who arrive thereafter will be counted tardy and will be missing out on valuable instruction time which will hinder their academic success.
We strongly encourage all students to wear a mask throughout the school day. If your student feels sick or is showing symptoms of COVID 19 please stay home until your student is symptom free and/or COVID free to return. We welcome you back to our first day of school for the second semester, January 5th. 2022.
Kind Regards,
Always for the Children!
Afreen Merchant
Principal – Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land

Re-Enrollment for current Harmony families who plan to return next school year is January 4-28, 2022.

Re-Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year for Harmony families begins soon.

During this time of year each January, we ask families to complete a simple, online Re-Enrollment process, letting us know they’ll be joining us for another great year of learning and fun next school year, which starts in August 2022.

This simple step allows us to make sure each current student’s spot at Harmony is reserved for the following school year, and assess how many new student seats we have available for other applicants.

Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools runs January 4-28, 2022. Look for more details in your email inbox, via Skyward, or on our Facebook page soon.

In the meantime, check out these 6 things families need to know about Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools.

#1 – When is Re-Enrollment season?

For the 2022-2023 school year, re-enrollment will be January 4-28, 2022.

#2 – How do I apply for Re-Enrollment?

The preferred method for re-enrollment is through the student’s online Skyward account. (A link to Skyward can be found at the top of your campus homepage or you can simply click here.). Parents without internet and/or Skyward access may also request a paper re-enrollment option from their child’s campus.

#3 – What is the difference between Re-Enrollment and Open Enrollment?

Re-enrollment is intended for current Harmony students planning to stay at their current campus the following school year, or who will naturally feed upward to a new campus (e. from elementary to nearby middle school). Open Enrollment is for new students, or current students who wish to change Harmony campuses for personal reasons (ex. transferring to a campus closer to home).

#4 – If a student plans to stay at the same school next year, are they automatically guaranteed re-enrollment if they complete the re-enrollment process before the deadline?

Yes, so long as their family completes the re-enrollment process.

#5 – What happens if a parent does not submit their re-enrollment information before the deadline?

If a parent misses the deadline to complete the re-enrollment process, then the student will lose his/her reserved space for next school year and must apply during Open Enrollment, held November 1-February 10 each school year. To apply, visit www.HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

#6 – What does a Harmony parent need to do if they would like to stay with Harmony, but transfer to a different campus for the next school year?

If a parent would like to change Harmony campuses for the following school year, they must submit an application for the desired school at www.HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

Dear Parents,
Winter Gala “Let It Snow” is around the corner!
Please click on the link below to read more about this event and how you can help us make this event a successful one.
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Administration

Dear parents,
Thank you for your interest in the Winter Gala performance. All participating students and parents must RSVP so our school can provide adequate seating and space for all who will attend. If parents/guardians do not complete this form by 5 pm on Wednesday, December 1st, your student(s) will not be performing.
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy SL Administration

 

If your student is struggling in a subject, or just has a question about tonight’s homework assignment, Harmony Public Schools has a solution.

Harmony is proud to now offer free tutoring 24/7 with TutorMe.

Through TutorMe, students in Grades 3-12 have free, 24/7 online access to verified experts in more than 300 fields.

Check out the video below to learn more, or look for the TutorMe option inside Clever in your family’s MyHarmony Portal account.

Dear parents,

Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land is partnering with The Ismaili Council of Southwestern US and East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry in efforts to help FBISD families in need. We are kindly asking for your kind donations of non-perishable foods. You can drop off your items at the front office starting November 10th through November 30th. Your donations will be greatly appreciated by those families in need.

As an added bonus if the HSA-SL campus meets our goal of 1,000 cans donated by November 29th, Mrs. Merchant will throw the school an ice cream party!

 

 

Sincerely,

Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land Administration

October 29, 2021

 

Dear Sugar Land Academy Parents/Guardians,

 

It has come to our attention that there are many cars, during Drop Off especially, making the U-turn near the neighborhood behind the school. This practice is clearly unsafe, and I strongly urge all parents to refrain from getting into this habit. There is also a “No U-turn” sign (for dismissal hours) that is posted at the median to remind all drivers a U-turn during dismissal time is not permissible. However, most parents have encountered the same challenge at drop off as well, therefore we urge you to NOT make a U-turn during drop off at that median for your safety and that of your student along with other drivers and parents on Eldridge. Because many parents are making U-turns at this median during drop off each morning a few accidents have already occurred, and I am requesting each and everyone of you to PLEASE honor my request. Unfortunately, I do not have jurisdiction over the city streets and cannot control traffic or assign a staff/security officer outside of school property. However, I will reach out to the Sugar Land Police Chief and request Sugar Land police to patrol the area. For this reason, I urge all parents and guardians to travel to the stoplight where it is permissible to perform a U-turn safely.

Thank you for your cooperation and support with this request.

 

Sincerely,

 

Afreen Merchant,

Principal – Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land

Charter Schools and ISD Schools - Understanding how they're similar and how they're different.

One of the questions we hear most from prospective parents interested in applying to Harmony Public Schools is “I’ve been looking at schools near me, but I don’t understand – what is the difference between a charter school and an ISD public school?” 

Texas public charter schools have grown exponentially in the past 25 years – both in Texas, and around the country – but we understand why many parents who grew up in a traditional independent school district setting themselves may still have questions.

That’s OK. We’ve got the answers to all of your biggest questions about charter schools.

So, what exactly is a charter school?

A charter school is a public school, and in many ways very similar to a traditional ISD school as you might think of one.

  • Charter schools do not charge tuition or application fees.
  • Charter schools accept every student who applies, as long as the school or grade level has not reached its enrollment capacity.
  • Charter school students take the same core classes and state tests (ex. STAAR) as ISD students. 
  • Charter schools are held to strict standards of financial and overall accountability by the Texas Education Agency.
  • Charter schools offer a full range of special services, including special education, English as a Second Language (ESL), Dyslexia, and 504. 

However, what makes charter schools different is what makes us special. In a word, that difference is “choice.”

Way back in 1995, the Texas State Legislature decided that even though there are a lot of great schools in Texas, a one-size-fits-all approach to education wasn’t working for all families. Each child is unique: some with special gifts, others with special challenges, and all with special dreams for their futures.

To help better serve every Texas student, the Texas public charter school system was created to allow independent, education-based nonprofit organizations called Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) to open and operate free public schools for Texas students with the promise that they would provide a new school choice in education for local Texas families.

For some charter schools, that new choice might be a curriculum that focuses on dual-language learning. For others, it might be helping students who have dropped out of the traditional school setting reclaim their path to graduation.

At Harmony Public Schools, we specialize in hands-on, project-based learning with a heavy emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as advanced college preparedness and character education.


DID YOU KNOW?

Of the roughly 100 schools in Texas certified as official Texas STEM Academies be the Texas Education Agency, 23 are Harmony Public Schools high schools – more than any other school system in Texas!

Thirteen Harmony high schools have also been named among the Best STEM High Schools in the U.S. by Newsweek.


 

Who can attend a charter school?

As long as a student lives within its geographic boundaries of the school, any child can attend a Texas public charter school. However, unlike traditional ISD schools where students usually must attend whichever nearby campus they are “zoned” to, public charter school geographic boundaries are generally very large – often covering multiple communities or counties. These large geographic boundaries are another way Texas public charter schools offer Texas families a choice in their student’s education, and are unique from traditional ISDs. For example, rather than sending their child to an ISD campus near their home address, a parent may prefer for their child to attend one near a grandparent’s home, or the parent’s place of work. Or they may prefer to send their child to a campus that specializes in a specific curriculum, like STEM, or with a higher TEA accountability rating than their neighborhood ISD school. All of these are options with Texas public charter schools.

Do public charter schools charge tuition?

Texas public charter schools are free to attend. Applying to a Texas public charter school is also free.

When and how can a student apply to a charter school?

A student can apply to a charter school at any time during the school year and be accepted if space is available. However, most Texas public charter schools also offer an open enrollment period each year specifically for prospective new students. During this time, families can learn more about their charter school options and enter their name for the enrollment lottery, which is held in the event there are more applicants than available seats. For Harmony Public Schools, open enrollment runs each November 1 through February 10. 

MORE INFO: Learn more about how to apply to Harmony Public Schools.

How is a charter school funded?

As opposed to a traditional ISD school, which receives its funding primarily from the taxes local homeowners pay each year combined with additional funding from the state, charter schools receive their primary funding from the state and federal governments. Additionally, charters often receive both public and private grants to fund many of their innovative academic programs. For example, in recent years Harmony Public Schools has received grants of varying amounts from the U.S. Department of Education, the Texas Education Agency, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the Elon Musk Foundation, among others.

Are Texas public charter schools for-profit?

No. By law, Texas public charter schools must be nonprofit entities. All funds received are used in the service of our students and school teams.

Do charter schools require uniforms?

That’s a decision that’s up to each charter school. At Harmony Public Schools, we do have a uniform policy. (Our students do get regular “free dress” days, though.)

Do charter schools offer the same types of programs and extracurricular activities as ISD schools?

Charter schools offer almost all of the same programs and extracurricular activities as ISD schools, though just like at an ISD school, the exact selection of extracurricular opportunities varies from campus-to-campus. Traditionally, charter schools specialize in offering a wide variety of academic-focused extracurriculars. For example, at Harmony Public Schools, some of our most popular extracurricular activities are our groundbreaking eSports clubs, LEGO robotics, rocketry, computer coding, and biomedicine. Our schools also compete in a wide variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, and football. 

What other differences are there between charter schools and traditional ISD schools?

There are a few other differences between Texas public charter schools and ISDs, but most don’t impact the day-to-day campus life of our students. For example, charter school boards consist of appointed volunteers with a unique interest in education, rather than private individuals who have chosen to run for election.


Dear parents,

Due to a high demand for Art and Soccer Club, we have open these two clubs for Thursdays from 3:00-3:45 pm. These clubs are ONLY for K-2 students who are currently NOT enrolled in an after school club. If you would like your child to participate in one of these clubs please call the front office and make a $100 payment to secure your spot. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ms. Gil at shirley.gil@harmonytx.org.
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy SL Administration

Dear parents,
Due to low participation, Mom’s Night Out has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing you at the Fall Festival on October 29, 2021.
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy SL Administration

Dear parents,

HSA-SL will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 25th – October 29th. Please see below the activities scheduled for that week.

 

Please join us for the Harmony Public Schools S/W District Safety Meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.

Zoom Link: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/89698925974

 

Dear parents,
We have seen an increase of parents coming to our school to have lunch with their child (ren). Although we are very happy about that, we need all parents to be background checked prior to entering the building.
Please click on the link below and complete the registration process to be background checked and be able to enter the building. If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Gil at shirley.gil@harmonytx.org
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy SL Administration

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please join us for our upcoming District Annual Title I meeting.

During this meeting, we will review, evaluate, and develop a written Parent and Family Engagement Policy (PFE) for 2021-2022. 

Houston West District District Annual Title I Meeting  

Wednesday, October 20 for Houston West (12:30 pm-1:00 pm)

For more details, please see the invitation attached. If you plan to attend, please RSVP using the link.

Thank you!

Queridos padres:
Están cordialmente invitados a asistir a la reunión de participación de padres y familias del Título I del distrito Houston West.
Cuándo: miércoles 20 de octubre de 2021
Hora: 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
La junta será virtual.
Por favor confirmen su asistencia por medio del link para que se les envíe invitación a Zoom.
La reunión será virtual.
Confirme su asistencia a través del enlace para recibir una invitación a Zoom
Forma para RSVP
Meta / Propósito: Revisar, evaluar y actualizar / desarrollar la Política de Participación de los Padres y la Familia (PFE) escritaTemas de la agenda:
I. Presentación del programa Título I
II. Revisar y evaluar la política de PFE del año pasado.
III. Juntos desarrollaremos la política y el acuerdo de PFE para este año.
IV. El plan de estudios y el rendimiento académico de la escuela V. Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas

English Version

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a_J4QedEzb8jn7OFMJ6EfepazonsthGF/view?usp=sharing

 

Spanish Version

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YNjRwfwzkjPgSffc02kA0fxS7fvvPpgs/view?usp=sharing

Spanish Version

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bYYRt_C3sJsyYHQzbIpcS85DrGX-pUp5/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102409731402795253048&rtpof=true&sd=true

English Version

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bYYRt_C3sJsyYHQzbIpcS85DrGX-pUp5/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102409731402795253048&rtpof=true&sd=true

This year every child at Harmony Public Schools is eligible to receive free lunch and breakfast each day from our child nutrition team.
However, Harmony would like to remind parents of the need to still submit one of our critical Harmony forms instead of the application normally associated with qualifying for Free & Reduced Price Meal Programs.
Each year, Harmony Public Schools is required to collect and report the socioeconomic status of each student to the Texas Education Agency for purposes of the annual state accountability ratings and for federal reporting. The data collected is used by educational agencies to determine funding which may be used for a variety of programs and educational opportunities.
Today, we are asking parents to please complete the online form “Household Income Information” in Skyward. Upon login to Skyward, this form is accessible from the main screen. If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Assistant at your child’s school.

 

Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott officially signed into law a new education funding bill that will allow public schools like ours to offer full virtual learning to up to 10 percent of our student body enrolled in Grades K-12.

 

Under the law, to be eligible to participate and remain in virtual learning, students must meet all of the following criteria:

 

  • Students must have passed the most recent STAAR exams (if applicable to grade level). If student did not take STAAR, NWEA grade-level proficiency is required, AND;
  • Students must have earned a “C” grade of higher in “foundation curriculum” courses taken virtually or remotely in the previous school year (ex. Math, reading), AND;
  • Students must have no more than 10% unexcused absences during the previous school year, and maintain less than 10 unexcused absences in a six-month period.

 

Recently, we asked families to log into Skyward to let us know if they prefer for their child to attend virtual learning or continue in-person learning on campus. The deadline to make your selection is Wednesday September 15, 2021. For those who select “Virtual Learning,” we will cross-checking their student records to determine their eligibility status. Those selected will be notified by their home campus soon and given further directions on how to begin online learning.

 

For those not selected for virtual learning or who wish to remain in-person learning from campus, Harmony will continue to offer its “remote conferencing” option on an as-needed basis. Under this program, students can learn from home for up to 20 instructional days if they have a pre-existing medical condition, or are forced to quarantine due to positive COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure. Additional days may be granted upon TEA approval with required documentation.

 

Harmony thanks you for your ongoing support and patience as the situation regarding virtual learning unfolded these past few weeks. Whether your student is attending virtual or in-person, we look forward to a great school year with you and your family.

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La semana pasada, el gobernador Greg Abbott promulgó oficialmente una nueva ley de financiación de la educación que permitirá a las escuelas públicas como la nuestra ofrecer aprendizaje virtual completo para hasta el 10 por ciento de nuestros estudiantes.

 

En consecuencia, Harmony Public Schools se complace en anunciar que comenzará a ofrecer una opción de aprendizaje virtual a partir del lunes 4 de octubre para los estudiantes elegibles, según lo permitan los límites de inscripción.

 

Según la ley, para ser elegible para participar y permanecer en el aprendizaje virtual, los estudiantes deben cumplir con todos los siguientes criterios:

 

 

  • Los estudiantes deben haber aprobado los exámenes STAAR más recientes (si corresponde al nivel de grado). Si el estudiante no hizo STAAR, se requiere competencia de nivel de grado de NWEA, Y;

 

  • Los estudiantes deben haber obtenido una calificación “C” o superior en los cursos del “plan de estudios básico” hechos de forma virtual o remota en el año escolar anterior (por ejemplo, matemáticas, lectura), Y;

 

  • Los estudiantes no deben tener más del 10% de ausencias injustificadas durante el año escolar anterior y mantener menos de 10 ausencias injustificadas en un período de seis meses.

 

Recientemente, les pedimos a las familias que inicien sesión en Skyward para informarnos si prefieren que su hijo asista al aprendizaje virtual o que continúe con el aprendizaje presencial en el campus. La fecha límite para hacer su selección es el miércoles 15 de septiembre de 2021. Para aquellos que seleccionen “Aprendizaje virtual”, verificaremos sus registros de estudiantes para determinar su estado de elegibilidad. Los seleccionados serán notificados por su campus de origen pronto y se les dará más instrucciones sobre cómo comenzar el aprendizaje en línea. 

 

Para aquellos que no hayan sido seleccionados para el aprendizaje virtual o que deseen seguir aprendiendo de manera presencial desde el campus, Harmony continuará ofreciendo su opción de “conferencias remotas” según sea necesario. Bajo este programa, los estudiantes pueden aprender desde casa durante hasta 20 días de instrucción si tienen una afección médica preexistente o si se ven obligados a ponerse en cuarentena debido a un diagnóstico positivo o exposición a la COVID-19. Se pueden otorgar días adicionales con la aprobación de la TEA con la documentación requerida.

 

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y paciencia mientras se desarrolló el aprendizaje virtual estas últimas semanas. Ya sea que su estudiante asista virtual o presencialmente, esperamos tener un gran año escolar con usted y su familia.

 

Dear parents,

Due to inclement weather, HSA-SL will dismiss students today, Monday, September 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Please make sure to make proper arrangements for your student to be picked up on time.

Note: ELITE after school care will be canceled today.

 

Sincerely,

Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land – Administration

Dear parents,
Harmony Science Academy After School Clubs will begin on September 27th. We will be sharing the sign-up link once our tutorial roster is finalized. Please click on the link below to see the list of clubs, fees and days.
Dear parents,
Starting Monday, September 13th, all students will be taking the Fall NWEA MAP Test 2021-2022. Please click on the link below for more information on MAP Test. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Testing and Federal Programs Coordinator Mrs. Tiba @ traad@harmonytx.org.
Sincerely,
Harmony Science Academy – SL Administration

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and currently enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. 

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2021, and G/T assessment period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator or G/T coach/teacher.

GATE (Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos) Anuncio

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a recibir referencias para kindergarten y estudiantes actualmente inscritos en los grados 1-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación

 

La fecha límite de referencia de GATE es el 30 de septiembre de 2021 y el período de evaluación de G / T se llevará a cabo en octubre.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

Dear Harmony Families,

Today, we would like to share some important news regarding a potential virtual learning option at your child’s school.

This weekend, a new bill to fund virtual learning in Texas public schools like Harmony cleared a major hurdle in the Texas Legislature. In its current form, schools such as Harmony Public Schools would be allowed to provide virtual learning for up to 10 percent of its student body throughout the remainder of the school year.

While the bill has not received final approval and specific details may change before being signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott, it now appears very likely that schools like ours will be able to offer virtual learning in some form to students in the near future and we are looking forward to offering comprehensive virtual learning to our student population during 2021-2022 school year.

Currently, in your child’s Skyward account is a form asking your family’s interest in virtual learning. We ask that you please complete this virtual learning application form as soon as you are able. While we may not be able to accommodate every request due to potential new legal restrictions on the number of students who can participate, by understanding your preference we will be able to more quickly assign students to virtual learning should it become an option.

We will continue to share important updates with you as new information becomes available.

Thank you.

 

 

Estimadas familias de Harmony,

Hoy, no nos gustaría compartie algunas noticias importantes sobre una posible opción de aprendizaje virtual en la escuela de sus hijos. Este fin de semana, un nuevo proyecto de ley para financiar el aprendizaje virtual en escuelas públicas de Texas como Harmony eliminó un obstáculo importante en la Legislatura de Texas. En su forma actual, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony podrían proporcionar aprendizaje virtual para hasta el 10 por ciento de su cuerpo estudiantil durante el resto del año escolar.

Aunque el proyecto no ha recibido la aprobación final y unos detalles específicos pueden cambiar antes de set convertida en lay por en gobernador, Greg Abbott, ahora parece muy probable que las escuelas como la nuestra puedan ofrecer aprendizaje virtual de alguna forma a los estudiantes en un futuro cercano y esperamos ofrecer un aprendizaje virtual integral a nuestra población estudiantil durante la escuela 2021-2022 año.

Actualmente, en la cuenta de Skyward de si hijo o hija hay un formulario que pregunta el interés de su familia en el aprendizaje virtual. Le pedimos que complete este formulario de solicitud de aprendizaje virtual tan pronto como pueda. Si bien es posible que no podamos atender todas las solicitudes debido a posibles nuevas restricciones legales sobre la cantidad de estudiantes que pueden participar, al comprender su preferencia, podremos asignar estudiantes más rápidamente al aprendizaje virtual si se convierte en una opción.

Continuaremos compartiendo actualizaciones importantes con usted a medida que haya nueva información disponible.

Gracias.

On Saturday, the HPS executive board approved a recommendation allowing all regular employees 10 additional days of paid leave should they test positive for COVID-19 or be asked to quarantine due to  close contact with another COVID-19 positive individual.

 

The benefit is available retroactively to August 2 (first day of 2021-22 school year), and extends through December 31, 2021. 

 

Employees with additional questions or who need to request leave for any purpose should contact leave@harmonytx.org.

Dear Harmony Families,

From its beginning, Harmony Public Schools has held onto two strong beliefs.

First, that by focusing on STEM, we could help our students better understand their connection to the world around them, and prepare them to help tackle the challenges of our collective future.

Second, that schools work best when parents, teachers, and school leaders are all working together to do what’s best for our students.

Few issues have put those two core beliefs – following science, and doing what’s best for kids – into sharper focus than the issue of protective face masks at our schools.

At Harmony, we firmly believe the preponderance of credible medical evidence proves that masks are a simple and effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, communities, and homes.  This is why we frequently and publicly advocate for their use by students and team members – because it’s good science, and it’s what is best for kids.

Today, we would like to share a new Harmony Public Schools mask policy that we believe is strongly based on science and student safety, while also taking into account the legitimate reasons some families may prefer for their child not to wear a mask. We also believe this policy can remain consistent regardless of the outcome of current legal decisions related to mask “mandates” in schools.

Harmony Student Mask Policy

(Effective DATE)

  1. All Harmony staff members are asked to wear a mask on campus, unless there are medical, religious or other specific reasons that is not possible.
  2. All Harmony Public Schools students are asked to wear masks on campus. If a student does not have a mask, one will be provided.
  3. The parents of children who are unable to wear a mask due to medical or other specific issues, including difficulty breathing while wearing a mask, may submit a formal exemption request on Skyward. (This is consistent with our long-standing student Dress Code exemption policy, which can be found on page 22 of the HPS Student & Parent Handbook).
  4. We are asking that all employees, students, parents and visitors voluntarily comply with this mask policy.

 

When it comes to masks, there may be no perfect policy for all families. Masks have become one of the more hotly debated issues of our time. The one thing we can all agree on, though, is that we all look forward to a day when no one needs to wear a mask.

In the late spring and early summer, many of us believed that day was close. Unfortunately, it’s not quite here, yet.  But by working together, we will get there – hopefully soon.

For now, we’re asking for Harmony to mask up.

It’s good science, and it’s what is best for kids.

Thank you.

Dear Fourth & Fifth Grade Parents,
You are cordially invited to “Muffins with Mrs. Merchant” Wednesday, August 25th at 8:00am. This meeting will be an informative session that will allow you insight on HSA-SL’s learning programs, safety protocols, extra curricular activities, technology, school events, home visits, PTO, parent involvement opportunities and more.
Note: Your student must be dropped off in the car rider line at drop off and you are welcome to park at 7:55 am ONLY after you drop off your student in the car rider line and come to the front lobby. Your student will be brought to you from class to join you for breakfast from 8:00am to 8:15 am ONLY. (Late comers may not be able to join for breakfast, therefore please arrive on time) Thereafter, all students will be REQUIRED to go back to class at 8:15am. We have a lot to cover and will then begin our presentation at 8:25am, right after breakfast.
I look forward to my morning coffee with you!
CHEERS! ☕
Always for the Children! 🙂
Principal Merchant
Dear Third Grade Parents,
You are cordially invited to “Muffins with Mrs. Merchant” Tuesday, August 24th at 8:00am. This meeting will be an informative session that will allow you insight on HSA-SL’s learning programs, safety protocols, extra curricular activities, technology, school events, home visits, PTO, parent involvement opportunities and more.
Note: Your student must be dropped off in the car rider line at drop off and you are welcome to park at 7:55 am ONLY after you drop off your student in the car rider line and come to the front lobby. Your student will be brought to you from class to join you for breakfast from 8:00am to 8:15 am ONLY. (Late comers may not be able to join for breakfast, therefore please arrive on time) Thereafter, all students will be REQUIRED to go back to class at 8:15am. We have a lot to cover and will then begin our presentation at 8:25am, right after breakfast.
I look forward to my morning coffee with you!
CHEERS! ☕
Always for the Children! 🙂
Principal Merchant