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Please be advised there is NO SCHOOL Friday, January 15th due to staff professional development & Monday, January 18th in observance of MLK Day. we hope you have a relaxing four day weekend! Classes resume on Tuesday, January 19th.

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HPS offers free meals for all children ages 18 and under. Students under 21 who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. Free meals will be offered daily for onsite learners. Distance learners may pick up a meal box on Mondays (except Holidays) from 9 am – 10 am.

Upcoming meal distribution dates are:

  • Tuesday, January 19th (No School Monday)
  • Monday January 25th

Please contact Mrs. Dikova, Child Nutrition Assistant, at rdikov@harmonytx.org for more information.

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. 

 

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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.

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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.

Meal distribution will resume on Wednesday, January 6th from 9 am – 10 am. Meals will be distributed for 3 days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The next meal distribution will be on Monday, January 11th from 9 am – 10 am. Five days of meals will be distributed as usual.

Students from Mrs. Gullickson and Mr. Underhill’s third grade classes had an opportunity to create an extra credit project in which students had the option of completing a Website, Google Slides presentation or physical presentation (poster board, drawing, model, etc.) . They had to complete a Solar System project that included every planet, two facts about each planet and the planets needed to be in order. Below are some of the outstanding projects that were created. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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Click here to see our TEA School Report Card for the 2019-2020 Academic School Year.

 

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As we look forward to a wonderful holiday break, we wanted to make you aware of the meal distribution schedule for the holiday break.

On Friday, December 18, 2020, meal distribution will take place from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. We will distribute meals for 7 days which includes breakfast, lunch and milk. These meals are available for both in person and distance learners.

Our campus will not have SSO meal distribution from Monday, December 21, 2020 through Monday, January 4, 2021. Meal distribution will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, from 9:00 am-10:00 am.

SSO is a free meals program for all children ages 18 and under. Students 21 and under who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. Meal distribution is open to our students, their siblings, and the community.

Parents wishing to pick up a meal box without children present will need to present one of the following to verify guardianship:

  • Individual student report cards
  • Attendance record from parent portal of a school website
  • Birth certificate
  • Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled
  • Other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility)

While our goal is to be able to provide meal boxes to all families requesting one for each of their children, please note that meal boxes are on a first come, first serve basis.

For additional resources and locations to mobile pantries in your area, please visit and enter your zip code: https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/find-help/agency-locator/

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs.Dikova, Child Nutrition Assistant, at rdikov@harmonytx.org

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

Zoom Link Here

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Did you complete your “Migrant Family Survey” for the 2020-2021 school year? If not, please log into your Skyward Access (not your student’s account) and complete the 3 question survey. This should take no longer than 5 minutes. Once completed, the tile will look like the picture below. Please contact Ms. Delgado if you have any questions. Please complete this task as soon as possible.

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

Curbside meals for the week of November the 23rd will be available for curbside pick up on Friday November the 20th from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM ONLY.
Please remain in your vehicle and we ask that you wear your mask and open the trunk so that meals can be placed inside safely and swiftly. 
Thank you for your understanding

HSA Katy will be holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive which will run November 16th to 20th. Each grade level is requested to bring certain items (please see flyer below). The grade level that donates the most items will receive free dress for every Friday during the month of December. Let’s help those in need during this holiday season!

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Applications for the 2021-2022 school year opened on Nov. 1st, so if you have any siblings you’d like to apply for, please do so and make sure to check off the choice asking if the applicant has a “sibling currently attending” so they can receive sibling priority. Failure to check this option will result in the new applicant not receiving priority status.

Also, please note that this is only for new incoming students. If your child already attends Harmony, you DO NOT have to fill out an application. Returning students will complete a Re-Enrollment Form which will be sent by the registrar in January 2021. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Delgado at edelgado@harmonytx.org

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Beginning November 2nd, Harmony Public Schools will offer free meals for all children ages 18 and  under. Students under 21 who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. Free breakfast and lunch will be available daily for students  attending classes at the school. For distance learners, meal boxes will be available for pick up at  Harmony Science Academy Katy (22400 Grand Corner Dr Katy, TX 77494) on MONDAYS ONLY from 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM. Meal distribution is open to our  students, their siblings, and the community. 

 

Parents wishing to pick up a meal box without children present will need to present one of the following  to verify guardianship: 

Individual student report cards 

Attendance record from parent portal of a school website 

Birth certificate 

Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled 

Other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility)  

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs.Dikova at rdikov@harmonytx.org, or call the school at 832-437-3926.

Students will be able to wear their pajamas on Thursday, November 5th, free of charge. Please make sure all pajamas are school appropriate. This will be a fun way to keep kids warm and excited for a three day weekend!

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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