Dear Harmony Families,
During this time of uncertainty, we want you to know that we are still here for your students. If your student is experiencing anxiety or feels that they need someone to talk to, our counselors are available to help.
To learn more about the support your Harmony counselors can provide, schedule a teleconference with a counselor, or learn more about other support resources in your community, please visit the Healthy Minds section of your campus website (look for it under the Parents menu), or visit HarmonyTX.org/HealthyMinds. (Please note: Permission for Counseling can only be granted by a parent/guardian.)
We look forward to continuing to serve your student and their unique, individual needs.
Thank you.
Harmony Public Schools
*If you have an urgent need, you can call the COVID-19 mental health hotline supported by your local Education Service Center for assistance at 833-986-1919.
**If you have a medical emergency please call 911.
Estimadas familias,
Durante estos momentos de incertidumbre queremos que sepa que seguimos aquí para continuar ayudando a sus estudiantes. Si su estudiante está experimentando ansiedad o siente que necesita hablar con alguien, nuestros consejeros están disponibles para ayudarlos.
Si desea saber más sobre la ayuda que puede recibir de su consejero Harmony, programe una teleconferencia con un consejero, o infórmese más sobre otros recursos de asistencia en su comunidad, ingresando a la sección Heathy Minds (Mentes Saludables) en el sitio web del campus (la sección se encuentra debajo de la opción Parents (Padres)), o ingrese a HarmonyTX.org/HealthyMinds. (Aclaración: por favor tenga en cuenta que los únicos autorizados para otorgar el Permiso para recibir Servicios de Consejería son los padres de familia o tutores).
Esperamos continuar atendiendo a sus estudiantes y sus necesidades individuales y específicas.
Gracias
Escuelas Públicas Harmony
*Si tiene una solicitud urgente, puede solicitar asistencia al 833-986-1919, línea directa de salud mental COVID-19, respaldada por su Centro de Servicio Educativos local.
**Si tiene una emergencia médica, llame al 911.

DEAR PARENTS:

You are cordially invited to attend the

HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL

2020-2021 Campus Improvement Plan Zoom Meeting

 

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

3:00-4:00pm

Zoom Meeting, please email:

ikerkhofs@harmonytx.org if you would like an invitation

Goal/Purpose: Evaluation 2019-2020 CIP and Development 2020-2021 CIP

Agenda:

  • Purpose of CIP
  • Review of Campus Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
  • Review of Data
  • Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs
  • Strengths
  • Strategies of new CIP
  • Comments, Q&A
This guideline includes details of the grading practices Harmony will implement during at-home learning.
Harmony’s main focus during these historic times is on the continuance of the learning process for our students, not on the grading of assignments. Best formative practices are promoted to include timely feedback, multiple opportunities, and additional time to ensure mastery of the concepts. Our administrators, teachers, and specialists are well-prepared to provide support and direction more than ever during this phase of distance learning.
Below you can find the details of grading for high school.
Core Courses: Students will be assigned weekly assignments in core courses (Math, science, social studies, language arts, and AP courses). Students are expected to return their assignments in various ways (Google Classroom, other integrated platforms, picture was taken). Students will be taking weekly assessments.
Electives/Specials/CTE: Teachers will assign weekly experiences in technology applications, PE, CTE, Fine Arts, and other electives. Students will submit their assignments. No weekly assessment is promoted in those classrooms.
AP Courses/ Dual Credit / On Ramps Courses: Weekly expectations may vary for AP/Dual credit courses based on approved syllabi by collegeboard and local community colleges.
Local Credit Courses (Math Lab, ELA Lab, SAT/TSI Prep): Local campuses will decide on the level of support in those classrooms. Assignments will be optional and no submission is required. On the other hand, teachers may assign work from lab resources and grade it under the main class.
Grading on Google Classroom: Progress Monitoring
○       Grades will not be assigned until April 13, 2020 so that students and families can adjust to the routines of distance learning.
○       Starting April 13, numerical grades will be assigned by teachers in Google Classroom gradebook.
○       We ask our teacher to provide multiple opportunities to complete assignments. Retest and flexible deadlines are promoted.
Skyward Gradebook: Official Grading
○       No numerical grades will be assigned in Skyward during distance learning time (4th Quarter). Students will receive one of the performance indicators (PI ) below at the end of a week based on their progress on Google Classrooms.
■       E-Excellent
■       S-Satisfactory
■       N-Needs Improvement
■       I-Incomplete
○       Overall Quarter4 PI :  Teachers will enter an overall PASS/FAIL/ or INCOMPLETE indicator for 4th quarter grade by the end of distance learning time. For electives and specials, teachers will enter X-Not Assessed indicator as Q4 grade.
Final Credit Awarding: School Graduation Committee
●       Credit awarding decisions will occur after the closure of distance learning. The committee should factor in both three quarters performance and performance indicators during digital learning time.
Progression Plan During Distance Learning Time
●       A student who did not receive a half credit for the fall semester (semester average less than 70) in a course may still receive full credit by factoring in the performance in the third quarter and distance learning time. If the average of the first three quarters is higher than 70 and receives an overall PASS indicator for the 4th quarter, the student should be awarded the full credit.
●       If the average of the first three quarters is below 70, the student may still earn a full credit based on distance learning performance and the school committee decision.
GPA/Senior Class Ranking
●       Credits earned from both regular courses and weighted courses (Honors, AP, Dual, PLTWY) in the spring semester (third quarter plus distance learning time) will not be counted towards GPA.
●       Final senior class ranking for class of 2020 will be calculated based on GPA calculation at the end of Fall 2019 semester.
Credit Recovery Options
●       Our campuses are encouraged to provide distance learning options for those students in June/July to receive their missing credits.
Valedictorian, Salutatorian
●       The GPA and Class Rank as of the end of the first semester in the 2019-2020 school year will be used to determine Valedictorian and Salutatorian honors.
* All these guidelines are subject to change based on most updated TEA guidelines.

Dear Students and Parents,

You can see all live office hour schedule from this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16Cpz6-XPWyMOgGyhlRpwJLwaCf4BKd92/view?usp=sharing

Virtual class information will be posted on each teachers’ google classroom and we don’t share recurring meeting information due to security reasons. Please check the google classrooms every day!

Harmony Public Schools is encouraging our families to take a few moments to complete the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone, or mail.

The 2020 Census is a count of everyone who lives in the United States and its territories. The 2020 Census questionnaire asks a few simple questions like the age, sex, and the number of people living in your home.  Individual responses are confidential and cannot be used against you by any court or government agency.

When it comes to schools, the 2020 Census will determine funding for special education, teacher training, technology, school lunch assistance, Head Start and after-school programs. The census will also help determine funding for other important programs for families, such as maternal and child health programs, and housing, heating and food assistance.

People should count all children who live in their homes, including newborns and others too young for school. That’s important because responses to the census help schools plan for the resources they will need when the new generation of children is ready for school.

To begin, click here or call one of the numbers below, or look for the Census form in your mail.

CENSUS BY PHONE:

  • English: 844-330-2020
  • Spanish: 844-468-2020
  • Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
  • Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
  • Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
  • Korean: 844-392-2020
  • Russian: 844-417-2020
  • Arabic: 844-416-2020
  • Tagalog: 844-478-2020
  • Polish: 844-479-2020
  • French: 844-494-2020
  • Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
  • Portuguese: 844-474-2020
  • Japanese: 844-460-2020
  • English (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
  • Spanish (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
  • TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020