Join the ESL Department in the library for an informational evening about our ESL program on Thursday, October 7th at 5 pm!

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.

Thursday, September 30th from 5-6 pm. Come learn about how you can help build your student(s) awareness about cyber security along with how to assist your student(s) and their mental health.

Click here to access the meeting

 

Please be advised there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, September 24th due to parent/teacher conferences. Please contact your student’s teacher to sign up for a conference.

Join us on Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:00-6:30 for our ‘Title 1 & GATE Welcome Night.’ See the flyer for more information.

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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.

 

Due to the inclement weather forecasted for later tonight and into tomorrow, classes will be closed for all Harmony Public Schools in the Houston S/W District on Tuesday, September 14. We hope our families stay safe and dry!

Please be advised that we will be having early dismissal today at 1:00 PM. There will be NO after school clubs or tutorials. Elite Learning is also cancelled. We are continuing to monitor the weather and will send updates regarding the remainder of the week. Please stay safe!

Just an update on how dismissal will run today. Please use the same routes as you would on a regular dismissal day.

  • HSA Katy (elementary) will dismiss at 1:00 pm
  • HSI Katy (middle/high) will dismiss at 1:43 pm
  • Sibling dismissal will run the same as a regular day but will not start dismissing until HSI releases at 1:43 pm.
    • Do not enter the dismissal line until 1:25 pm if you are waiting for siblings
  • NO clubs, tutorials, or after school Elite learning. Please make sure all students are picked up in a timely manner.

We hope this helps clears up some of the confusion but please reach out if you have any questions.

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We understand that parents love the opportunity to have lunch with their students. This is why once a month you will be able to join your child to lunch! The open Friday this month for parents to attend lunch will be this Friday, September 10th. Please make sure to stop by the front office to sign in with your ID. No one is allowed to enter the cafeteria without first signing in at the front office. We suggest all COVID protocols are followed to help with the safety of our students and staff.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Please be advised there is NO SCHOOL for students & staff on Monday, September 6th. We hope you have a fun & safe three day weekend!

UPDATE- We regret to inform you that club registration will be postponed until Wednesday, September 8th at 9:00 AM.

Club registration will begin at 9 AM on Friday, September 3rd. Click here to access the documents about what clubs are being offered and instructions on how to sign up through RevTrak.

All clubs will begin the week of September 13th.

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