We're Hiring

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.

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

We're Hiring
📅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

Dear parents,

Please click on the link below to access the parent information letter for HMA.

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tbOhhrpcTqYK6mSP-xToKMSYuk5OPO7-?usp=sharing

 

Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with Texas’ favorite designer jewelry brand Kendra Scott.
As part of the brand’s “Shop for Good” community initiative, Kendra Scott will be donating 20 percent of all sales during a two-day event in May to Harmony’s COVID-19 Gap Fund, which supports Harmony Public Schools students experiencing learning gaps due to COVID-19.

To participate, simply purchase any item from select Kendra Scott stores from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 or online at KendraScott.com anytime May 4 & 5, and have 20% of your purchase automatically donated to the HPS COVID-19 Gap Fund when you use promo code “GIVEBACK-1D9P” at checkout.

To learn more or RSVP in order to receive reminders, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/KendraScott.
Participating Texas store locations include (5-7 p.m. May 4 only):

AUSTIN
• The Domain: 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX
• Lamar: 3800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
• South Congress: 1701 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

DFW
• ClearFork: 5217 Marathon Ave, Fort Worth, TX
• Preston Center: 8383 Preston Center, Dallas, TX
• Highland Village: 1500 Cottonwood Creek, Highland Village, TX
• Plano: 5800 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX

EL PASO
• La Villita: 6801 North Mesa Street, El Paso, TX

HOUSTON
• Bay Brook: 700 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, TX
• City Centre: 806 Town & Country, Houston, TX
• Cypress: 9945 Barker Cypress, Cypress, TX
• Highland Village: 2701 A Drexel Dr Houston, TX
• Katy: 23501 Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX
• Sugar Land: 16535 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX

ODESSA
• Commons at North Park: 2900 Loop 250 Frontage Road, Midland, TX

SAN ANTONIO
• The Quarry: 310 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX
• La Cantera: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

SHOP ONLINE USING PROMO CODE GIVEBACK-1D9P (May 4 & 5):
https://www.KendraScott.com

About Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott is a leading jewelry brand named for its founder Kendra Scott, a single mom from Texas who created a fashion empire by making and selling jewelry from her home. The brand now has store locations in almost every state and three countries (though their headquarters are still right here in Texas). Their founder is also well known for her frequent appearances as an investor on TV’s “Shark Tank.”

About Harmony Public Schools
Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

 

March 29, 2021

Re: STAAR Administration

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

STAAR testing will start soon.  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.

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.

To ensure equity for all students, The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requiring all students to take STAAR in a monitored testing session at school supervised by a trained test administrator.  Appropriate public health protocols will be followed during all testing administrations.

To safeguard your child’s success on STAAR, please do the following: make sure your child arrives on time (7:30 am) to school after a good night’s rest; is prepared to test, and eats a good dinner the night before and a good breakfast the morning of testing.  Similarly, encouraging your child to do his or her personal best can greatly improve your child’s self-confidence which will lead to better performance. Students will be required to bring their Chromebooks on testing day. We do urge students to bring a snack to eat during the test.

Following are the dates for the upcoming 3-5 Grades Spring 2021 STAAR exams.

·         APRIL

o    Grade 4 Writing: Tuesday. April 6

·         MAY

o    Grades 3-5 Math: Tuesday, May 11

o    Grades 3-5 Reading: Wednesday, May 12

o    Grade 5 Science: Thursday, May 13

 In addition to state assessments, other upcoming exams required by HSA-SL include:

  • NWEA MAP for K-2: April 19-30

 

  • NWEA MAP for grades 3-5: May 17-21

 

As a reminder, the campus will be closed to all visitors, including parents, on testing days.  This includes lunch drop-offs.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

above is your student’s testing schedule for April testing so that your family may make any needed arrangements to bring your student to campus on their assigned days.

If you have any questions or concerns about testing, please do not hesitate to contact our testing coordinator, Jessica Wilcox at jwilcox@harmonytx.org.

 

Sincerely,

Harmony Science Academy-Sugar Land Administration

You’re Invited!

Harmony Public Schools South/West District is hosting a virtual career talk in partnership with the Society of Petroleum Engineers. It’s happening on Wednesday, April 7th at 5:30 P.M. Students, parents, and staff are all invited to attend.

Dear parents,

We would like to congratulate all of our students who are participating in the Math Kangaroo Competition 2021. Your dedication and hard work did not go unnoticed.

We are proud of you!!

The purpose of this announcement is to inform our HPS communities about changes to the Student Success Initiative (SSI) promotion/retention and retesting requirements for the 2020–2021 school year. In light of past and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner of Education has waived grade promotion requirements for students in fifth and eighth grade for the 2020–2021 school year. Notwithstanding anything the contrary in prior policy or procedure, Harmony Public Schools will comply with the Commissioner’s waiver of SSI requirements for this school year.

For additional information, please click on this link to review TEA’s correspondence in regards to the matter: Waiver of the Student Success Initiative (SSI) Promotion Requirements)

Houston South District Lottery Date and Location

 

Thank you for your application to Harmony Public Schools. We are pleased that you and your family are interested in joining our community for the 2021-2022 school year.

We are reaching out to inform you that we will hold our Houston South District lottery for available seats on the date and location listed below.

 

Due to the pandemic, we will hold a virtual lottery this year. As such, please be aware of the below important items about the lottery and registration process:

Lottery winners will be posted at the lottery location itself and at each respective campus after the lottery is held. Winners will also receive an automated phone call from the campus of the next steps for registration within 24 hours of the lottery itself. At such time, you will have two business days to log in to your Smart Choice account where you submitted your application to Accept or Decline placement in the system.

Registration for all campuses will begin on March 1, 2021. From this date, you have 10 business days to submit all required documentation. A list of required documents and step by step instructions are available on our school website and from our Front Office team.

We wish you luck in the upcoming lottery and are here to assist you with this process in any way possible.

 

Lottery Information

  • Date: February 24, 2021, at 10:00 AM
  • Virtual Lottery Web Link: (Sent Through Email you Provided in Smart Choice)
  • Virtual Lottery Access Code: (Sent Through Email you Provided in Smart Choice

All Houston & Beaumont campuses along with the District office will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, February 22-23.
 
Classes resume on Wednesday February 24.
 
All classes will be “Asynchronous-Online Only” Wednesday thru Friday. There will be no in-person or live classes. Students must submit their exit tickets and/or other assignments by the end of each day.
 
Meal Distribution:
Meals will be distributed for three days on Wednesday, February 24.


Update: All Harmony schools & the District Office in Houston and Beaumont will remain closed on Fri, 2/19. There will be no virtual or in-person instruction, and employees will not report to work.

Lottery has been postponed to February 24 @ 10 A.M.


WEATHER UPDATE

All Harmony campuses & the District Office will be closed on Wednesday, 2/17 & Thursday, 2/18.

There will be no virtual or in-person instruction and staff will not report to work.

A decision for Friday will be made on Thursday.

Tentative plan for Friday 2/19 – students will have asynchronous virtual learning and staff will work from home.

Due to the inclement weather forecast & the potential for hazardous road conditions, Harmony Public Schools Houston South/West District campuses will be closed on Tuesday, February 16. All staff will work from home. All students will participate in asynchronous virtual learning.

We're Hiring

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 apply online by clicking here.

Teachers and other staff members of Harmony Public Schools will receive a major upgrade to their employer-paid benefits package after the Harmony Public Schools Executive Board unanimously approved a sweeping new benefits expansion.

 

The package will go into effect later this spring with the start of Harmony’s annual benefits enrollment period, and includes new employer-paid benefits related to health care, retirement, and life insurance.

 

“The past year, the world has seen the true value of our teachers and team members in a way they never have before,” Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals who take such good care of our students deserve to know that they are being taken care of, as well – both their immediate needs and their long-term needs. So we are excited to be able to offer them an additional set of benefits that saves them money on their health care costs each month, while also helping them prepare for their retirement down the road.”

 

The new benefits include:

 

MATCHING RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS: Exempt employees can receive 100% matching contribution to employee 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan, up to $1,500 annually depending on tenure of service. This is in addition to employee’s TRS Retirement System Benefits.

 

  • Previously: No employer matching contribution. 

 

FREE VISION: Free vision care for employees.

 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

 

FREE DENTAL: Free dental care for employees. 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

INCREASED FREE LIFE INSURANCE POLICY: Free $100,000 life insurance policy for all Exempt employees.

 

  • Previously: Free $20,000 life insurance policy.

 

The package amounts to a roughly $2.4 million estimated increase in annual expenditure on employer-paid benefits for the Texas-based school system. However, Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said the investment was worth it because of the positive impact on employee quality of life, work-life balance, and workplace satisfaction.

 

“The investments with the best returns are always the investment made in people,” Ay said. “We’ll continue to make these kinds of investments on behalf of our employees as often as we can.” 

 

The expansion was the fourth major announcement related to employee benefits made by Harmony in the past year. The school system also announced two employee bonuses last year, as well as a promise to continue independently offering the now-expired federal COVID-19 leave benefits for impacted employees.

 

For a full list of Harmony Public Schools employer-paid and supplemental benefits, please visit https://www.harmonytx.org/benefits.

 

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. 

 

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both students and team members.

 

 

About Harmony Public Schools

 

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

 

Harmony Public Schools South/West District will host its next District Safety Meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Zoom Link Here

Dear HSA-SL Parents and Students:

Each year, English Learners (ELs) are required to be assessed through TELPAS.

Prior to the TELPAS Test, we will be conducting a MANDATORY MOCK TELPAS.

 

MOCK TELPAS (TELPAS Practice Test and Test Training)

 

Test Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021

Location: Virtual

Test Time, Test Proctor, and Zoom Link have been emailed to all eligible parents and students. Please make sure to read the entire email and attached letter that was sent to you.

Your test proctor will be contacting you to confirm your test time and give you further testing instructions.

Testing will include technology training, and reading, speaking and listening assessment. The TELPAS Test does not affect academic grading. It is merely a test to determine language proficiency and/or EXIT from the ESL Program.

Please make sure that your student is logged in, from home, at their designated test time and ensure that they complete their test on their own.

Thank you for helping us prepare your students to be as successful as possible on their upcoming state assessments. Please note, the TELPAS Test is a TEA Mandated State Assessment and is mandatory for any student who is identified as LEP/ESL in Skyward.

If you have any questions, please contact our ESL Coordinator, Mrs. Davison at jdavison@harmonytx.org .

1/26/21
Dear Parent:
Harmony Science Academy Sugar Land is sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).
Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: https://www.harmonytx.org/about or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at https://tea.texas.gov/Finance_and_Grants/Grants/Federal_Report_Card/.

Please click HERE to see more information.

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 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 2 & up who were tested in Fall 2020 are not eligible to test in Spring 2021. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.
 
English
 
Spanish
 
The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Monday, February 8, 2021. The Spring GT testing window is set by the campus in February or March.
 
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coordinator Ms. Chandler via schandler@harmonytx.org.
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Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos (GATE) Anuncio
 
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
 
Forma de nominación:
 
Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 8 de febrero del 2021.
 
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 Parents,
Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land MAP (Measure Academic Progress) Winter Testing begins January 19-21. MAP testing provides us with midpoint data collection to determine the progress your student is making in ELA, Math, and/or Science.
  • Please make sure that your student gets a good night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast before school.
  • Please ensure your student has a working Chromebook or computer. If a new Chromebook is needed, please contact the front office to pick up a new computer.
  • Please encourage your child to focus, do their best, and complete the test in its entirety.
NOTE: iPads, smartphones, and Apple computers are NOT compatible with the MAP program.
Thank you for partnering with us in your child’s education as we support your child in excelling at Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land.

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 2 & up who were tested in Fall 2020 are not eligible to test in Spring 2021. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Referral Form (English): Parent GT Referral Form in English

Referral Form (Spanish): Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Monday, February 8, 2021. 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. 

 

Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos (GATE) Anuncio

 

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.

 

Forma de nominación: Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 8 de febrero del 2021. 

 

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

 On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans,  Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

 

The benefits previously were part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal program which provided American workers a number of workplace safeguards related to COVID-19. Primarily, the benefits included up to 10 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) days if an employee was unable to work due to COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms, possible exposure, or required quarantine for themselves, a family member, or child care provider. 

Those federal benefits expired December 31, 2020. However, The Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted at an emergency meeting Monday night, January 4, to independently extend the same benefits to employees throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

 

“The Harmony board felt this action was not only an important thing to do, but the right thing to do for our staff and their families,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said in a letter to employees  Tuesday. “By offering these benefits, our team members can know that their jobs and livelihoods will not be impacted if they need to seek treatment for COVID-19 or stay home with possible symptoms. Additionally, our student families also can know that Harmony is doing all it can to take care of the team members who take care of their students, and reduce potential COVID-19 exposure on campus.”

On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans, Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. 

 

The school system has committed to offering both in-person and remote learning options for students throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and is now accepting applications for new students for the 2021-22 school year.

 

About Harmony Public Schools

 

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

The 2019–20 School Report Cards (SRCs) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’ individual characteristics and its academic performance. Due to COVID-19, all campuses and districts received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.
 
If you are unable to access the report electronically and would like a paper copy of the report, please contact your school and ask for a paper copy of the 2019-2020 School Report Card.
Dear Parents,
Holiday Spirit Week will take place from December 14-18. All students may join the fun regardless of their method of instruction.
Monday – Ugly Holiday Sock Day – wear your favorite ugly holiday socks
Tuesday – Ugly Sweater/Holiday Shirt Day – wear your favorite ugly sweater or holiday shirt
Wednesday – Santa Hat/Holiday Headband/Holiday Hat Day – wear your favorite holiday headgear
Thursday – Candy Cane/Grinch Day – wear red and white like a candy cane or wear green like the Grinch
Friday – Pajama Day – wear your holiday/favorite (school appropriate) pajamas to school.

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow is our last day for after school clubs. After school clubs will resume the second semester.

 Harmony Public Schools South/West District will host its next District Safety Meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Zoom Link Here

English Policy 4-West District PFE Policy 11-2-2020 (101862) (Spanish Policy)-HPS West District PFE Policy 11-2-2020 (101862).. (1)

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Houston West

District Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Monday, November 2, 2020

Time: 5:00PM – 5:30 PM

Virtual online Meeting

Please: RSVP

Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family

Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

Agenda Items:

  1. Title I Program Presentation
  2. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact

III. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for current year

  1. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
  2. Comments, Q&A

2020 FALL- WEST District PFE Meeting Parent Invitation- (1)

 

Queridos padres:
Están cordialmente invitados a asistir a la reunión de participación de padres y familias del Título I del distrito Houston West.
Cuándo: Lunes 2 de Noviembre del 2020
Hora: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
La junta será virtual.
Por favor confirmen su asistencia por medio del link para que se les envíe invitación a Zoom.
Meta/Propósito: Revisar, evaluar y actualizar / desarrollar la Política escrita de participación de los padres y la familia (PFE) y el Acuerdo entre la escuela y los padres
Temas en la agenda:
I. Presentación del programa Título I
II. Revisar y evaluar la política de PFE del año pasado y el acuerdo entre la escuela y los padres.
III. Juntos desarrollaremos la política de PFE y acuerdo para este año.
IV. El currículo de la escuela y desempeño académico
V. Comentarios, Preguntas y Respuestas

Zoom Meeting Link

 

Dear parents,

We have noticed an increase in students coming to school after 8:30 am, leaving little time for students to get ready for class. Therefore, starting tomorrow October 14th, our drop-off time will take place from 7:30 am – 8:00 am. All students arriving on campus after 8:00 am will be marked tardy.

 

 

Sincerely,

Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land Administration, Faculty & Staff

(TEXAS) – On the eve of National Principals Month, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain top-level school leaders at its campuses across the state.

This project will strengthen and evolve Harmony’s existing Human Capital Management System, developed through a previous Department of Education grant project (Teacher Incentive Fund, 2016), to more explicitly focus on strengthening instructional leadership by better positioning and supporting current and rising principals and instructional leadership teams to excel and remain in their roles—especially in high-need schools. Harmony has 50 schools designated as high-needs throughout the state.

The project design draws on proven research showing that strong instructional leadership improves educator effectiveness, which, in turn, accelerates growth in student outcomes.

“Great schools require great leadership,” said Harmony CEO Fatih Ay. “That’s why one of our highest priorities at Harmony Public Schools is to equip our principals and other school leaders with the tools they need to build cultures of achievement, character, and community at their campuses.”

Harmony was one of only 13 school systems in the country to receive the DOE grant and the largest of three Texas recipients.

“Great teachers deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and to be compensated accordingly,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement Wednesday, September 1. “All too often, though, they lack access to relevant professional development courses and are compensated on a step-scale ladder that treats them like cogs in a machine instead of as individuals with unique talents and interests. We’ve challenged today’s awardees to rethink all of that, and they have risen to the challenge.”

The new funding brings the total amount awarded to Harmony by the Department of Education within the past few years to $92.5 million. 

  • In 2012, the DOE awarded Harmony a $30 million Race to the Top grant to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student to succeed in college and their careers.
  • In 2016, the DOE awarded Harmony a $26.7 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to develop a merit-based system for rewarding its highest-performing teachers. (The system, known as H-STEP, was foundational in Harmony being named to the Texas Education Agency’s inaugural class of Teacher Incentive Allotment districts in Fall 2020.)
  • In 2018, the DOE awarded Harmony an $8 million Education Innovation Research grant to  build upon Harmony’s project-based learning STEM model for Grade 6-12 students by introducing similar curricula to students in Grade K-5, and by creating a system of support and professional development for elementary school teachers.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. In 2020, Harmony hadall 23 high school campuses named among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, 13 named to the Best STEM High Schools in America by Newsweek, and earned two National School of Character recognitions from Character.org.

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both students and team members.

 

About Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

The National Elementary Honor Society will be accepting applications from September 29- October 6. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • 4thor 5th-grade student
  • Cumulative A average in all classes
  • Leadership, Service, Citizenship, and Character must be demonstrated through activities, volunteering, and teacher evaluations
  • Satisfactory conduct with no suspensions

Please click on the link below to access the form.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OekcKICGf68IXXj6YqYiGbHw20oze1mN/view?usp=sharing

Dear parents,
We hope this message finds our families safe.
All online instruction WILL continue tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23rd.
However, our campus will remain closed to students and visitors.

Dear Parents,

Due to the threat of inclement weather conditions from Tropical Storm #Beta, our campus is closed for today.
There is no In-Person instruction on campus.
Online instruction will continue for all students.

Reading skills are foundational to educational success for all students.

Encouraging students to read more improves their skills and promotes a love of reading they can continue throughout their educational years and into adulthood.

That’s why Harmony Public Schools is hosting a fall Reading Challenge for all students in all campuses.

Join your classmates from across your campus and across the state from Monday, October 5, 2020 though Sunday, January 3, 2021 as together we show our love for reading and discover new and exciting ideas, authors, and stories through our favorite books.

Along the way, we’ll recognize our top readers and campuses each month, share favorite book picks, and ask for your reviews on some of your favorite reads.

The reading challenges by grade are:

Kindergarten – Grade 2
20 Books

Grade 3-5
10 Novels
3 Fiction
3 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

Grade 6-8
11 Novels
4 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
2 Student Choice

Grade 9-12
12 Novels
4 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

Share your favorite reads on social media by tagging Harmony and using the hashtag #HarmonyReads.