Please be advised there is no school on Friday, November 15th due to staff professional development. We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing three day weekend.
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 click here to apply online.
HSA Katy will be having a food drive between November 11th-21st to help those in need during the holiday season. All donations will be given to a local charity. The class that brings the most donations will win a popcorn party.
Please contact Ms. Schaefer if you have any questions.
Join us Thursday, November 14th for our Parent Academy! We’re very excited about all our speakers and the useful information they will be sharing with us. Come join for the whole event or just individual sessions. We hope to see you there!
Please be advised that ALL clubs and tutorials are cancelled today, November 7th due to weather. We’re sorry for the inconvenience but this is for the safety our of students and staff.
If you or someone you know is a Veteran, we would love to have them come speak with our students about your experience in the service. If you are able to visit, please reach out to your student’s teacher or to Ms. Schaefer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised that any student that donated to our Fall Festival will have free dress tomorrow, November 6th. Students have received a free dress pass with guidelines on it. Please make sure all students abide by these guidelines. Thank you for all the families that donated and helped make our Fall Festival a success!
Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Stay at Current Campus Next Year
Wait for your re-enrollment form to arrive at the start of the second semester, then submit it between January 6-24 to let us know you’ll be coming back in 2020-2021
Families of Current Harmony Public Schools Students Intending to Move Campuses Next Year
Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to apply for enrollment to your new intended Harmony campus.
Families of Potential New Harmony Public Schools Students
Visit HarmonyTX.org/Apply from Nov. 1-Feb. 10 to learn more about Harmony and apply for open enrollment.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?
Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.
WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT
Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.
Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.
College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?
Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income.
Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?
All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.
What documents do I need to apply?
No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.
I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?
Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Begins for New Students
Re-Enrollment Period for Current Students
Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline
Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)
Click here to see the breakfast and lunch menus for the month of November.
We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week the week of October 28th – 20th. Red Ribbon week educates students on the dangers of drugs . To celebrate, students will be able to dress up to show their stand against drugs. Students can pay $1.00 each day, to participate for that day’s theme. All proceeds will go to the beautification fund.
In support of our wonderful Astros – students may wear Astros attire with jeans on Tuesday, October 22nd. Go Astros!
We will be having picture retakes on Wednesday, October 23rd. Students that are having their pictures retaken will need to be in uniform. To order online, please visit mylifetouch.com with picture day ID: PB019045Y1
October is National Principals Month! It’s an opportunity to say “thank you” to principals everywhere and honor their hard work and dedication. To help appreciate Principal Mattingly, students will be able to wear pajamas for $3.00 (cash) on Friday, October 25th. All proceeds will go to our beautification fund.
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Location: HSA Katy Gym
All HSA Katy Elementary student and their families are invited out for a night of fitness, health, wellness and fun. We will have various stations and information about taking care of your body for a healthy lifestyle. Come play some games, exercise, eat some health snacks, and visit with various professional health organizations. We will have various prizes to give away throughout the evening, and we hope to see you there!
Click here to see our 2019 Accountability Ratings Overall Summary.
Created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, National School Lunch Week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (the largest federal child nutrition program). This year, National School Lunch Week is October 14-18, and this year’s theme is “Save the Day with a Healthy School Lunch!”
Please be advised that we do have school on Monday, October 14th. This is the start of the new nine weeks.
YOU’RE INVITED! Join us Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 from 5PM – 8PM at Glowzone Katy. 20% of Proceeds will go back to HSA KATY PTO! Please note that closed toes shoes are required. For more information, please contact the PTO.
830 S. Katy Fort Bend Rd.
Due to a supplier issue our school will be receiving Turkey & cheddar sandwich instead of the Sausage & Cheddar biscuit on Wednesday, October 23. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
HPS SW District Office – Houston
14100 Southwest Fwy. Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate, and update/develop a written Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and
Teachers The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on December 10, 2015. The ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Under ESSA, all schools receiving Title I funds must inform parents of their right to ask schools about the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers. HSA-Katy encourages parents to communicate with their child’s teacher(s) on a regular basis. Additionally, parents are welcome to contact their child’s Dean of Academics, Mr. Malik or the Dean of Students, Mr. Rodriguez. If you would like to view a teacher’s license, please access this link: https://secure.sbec.state.tx.us/sbeconline/virtcert.asp.
For more information on ESSA and the role of parents, please visit the United States Department of Education’s website at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/index.html.
HSA Katy has partnered up with Advancial Credit Union to help students learn the importance of saving for the future. Students can create an account online with the help of an adult and then deposit money into it. Advancial representatives will be on campus once a month for deposit days. Students can bring their money to school and have their money deposited that day. Simple as that! If you’re interested in creating an account, click here. The first campus deposit day will be Tuesday, October 8th from 10:30-11:30 am.
Join us October 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm in Cafeteria A for our Campus Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting.
Title I is a federally funded program throught the Elementary and Secondary Education Act designed to give all students the opportunity to have a high-quality education and become proficient in reading and math.
During this meeting, we will share information about the format of our Title I program. We will also review, evaluate, and update our written Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact.
Click here to access more information about this event.
Join the ESP Department for dinner and information about your child’s ESL Program. You are invited to bring a favorite dish from your family’s culture to share with our families. Please label your dish and ingredients included.
- Website Accessibility
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at email@example.com . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
- Report Bullying
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
- HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
- Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
- Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
- Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
- TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.
Access the guide — in English and Spanish — at the Texas Transition Website.