Dear Parents,

We are Kicking Off the Year with Virtual Home Visits!

We will be hosting a Virtual Home Visit. Please use the survey below to state the date and time you would like for us to do the virtual home visit. If you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Bozyigit our engagement coordinator – hbozyigit@harmonytx.org

Virtual Home Visit Scheduling Link

During the virtual home visit, our faculty and staff will address all your questions and concerns and get you started for our 2020-2021 academic school year. Please note, virtual home visits are 1-15-20 min long and are always done by your child’s teacher, Counselor, or by the leadership team. We appreciate your partnering with us in efforts to help your child maximize academic growth.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could fill out the Virtual home visit survey form. We have extended the deadline until Monday, August 31st.

Thank you in advance for opening your doors via zoom to Harmony Science Academy!

Dear Parents and Guardians and Students,

As HPS South/West district schools, we will resume classes tomorrow August 28th,2020 as scheduled except Beaumont.

Sincerely,

HSA-Houston

Dear Parents and Guardians,

ELA and Math consumable workbooks will be distributed as the schedule shown below. Please enter from the high school gate(first gate) and drive to the backside of the cafeteria entrance(morning drop-off location). Please stay in your car and roll down the backseat window or pop your trunk for non-contact access.

ELA and Math workbooks are only for English I-II-III-IV, English I Honors, English II Honors, Algebra I, Algebra I Honors,Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra II and Algebra II Honors.

We’re looking forward to seeing our HSA Houston families!

Date Time Grade Level
September 1st, Tuesday 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm 9th and 10th grade
September 2nd, Wednesday 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm 11th and 12th grade
September 3rd, Thursday 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-4:00pm All grade levels
Dear Parents,
We are excited about the upcoming school year. We understand you might have a lot of questions regarding college counseling related items and the upcoming school year.
Next Thursday, August 20th, the Counselor department will like to host a Virtual Counseling Night at 6 p.m. Flyer is attached. During this session, we will be introducing the College Counseling Department, covering the graduation requirements, and answering any questions you may have regarding college counseling. In addition, we will be covering parent access to Schoology. We will be sending the link to the virtual meeting 30 minutes prior to the event on Thursday. Due to limited space in the zoom, please join the meeting as one family.
As a reminder, Counselors will have weekly college counseling classes with your child to cover several college counseling topics in more details.
 If you would like to know who your assigned counselor is, please check the chart below. Students have been divided by their last names among the counselors for each grade level.
Student Distribution.PNG
We look forward to see you there!
HSA Houston Counseling Department

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

The reopening of Harmony Public Schools campuses for live, in-person learning is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 2020.  Now is the time to tell us your family’s decision on where your scholar would like to learn from once campuses open.  Please log into your parent Skyward account and please complete the short one question Back to School Survey.

Please check http://bit.ly/hsabacktoschool form for the instruction on how you get the Back to School Survey from Skyward.

Our Two Options

LEARN FROM HOME LEARN FROM CAMPUS
Highlights Highlights
·       Completely upgrade online learning environment Completely upgrade online learning environment
·       Choose live online classes or learn around your own schedule ·       Real-time interaction and engagement with teachers and online classmates
·       Real-time interaction and engagement with teachers and fellow classmates ·       Enhanced campus safety & sanitation measures
·       New online extracurricular activities & clubs ·       Adjustments to daily routines to reduce number of interactions
·       Computer devices provided for families without access ·       Smaller class sizes (exact size dependent on campus attendees)
·       Meal services available ·       Required face masks
·       Traditional grading system ·       Traditional grading system
·       Attendance taken daily ·       Attendance taken daily

Families may change their attendance preference at any time in the school year by notifying their campus in writing.

With Tiger Pride,

HSA-Houston Admin Team

How to get Schoology Parent Access Code

Please check this link to get your Parent access code: http://bit.ly/hsaparentaccess

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DOSiPygdlg#action=share

Written Direction: http://bit.ly/hsasschoology

Parents’ Frequently Asked Questions about Schoology

I already have Skyward, why do I need Schoology?

Skyward Family Access is our parent application for viewing and monitoring student’s official grades and attendance. Schoology is our learning management system, it’s like our online classroom. When students have learning activities in Schoology you can see the actual task your child completed. Not all learning activities and assignments are done in Schoology some are still done with pen and paper.

Does Schoology have a mobile app?

Yes. The Schoology app is available for download from the Apple App Store, Android App Google play or Amazon app on kindle fire.

Who do I contact when I need help?

Email our IT Manager at amaravilla@harmonytx.org or (281)940-5044

Can I Setup My Notifications?

Schoology allows you to setup your notifications to customize your Schoology experience and receive updates about your child’s grades and activity in Schoology. Don’t forget to add your phone number to receive customized push notifications.

For more information, please visit https://harmonytx.org/schoology

 

 

​Dear HSA Tigers Parents and Students,

We are excited to begin the new school year on Monday, August 17, 2020. We had a great turnout for our first Chromebook distribution, Virtual Orientation, and ​Q&A sessions last week.​You can watch the recorded Q&A Session​ from this link ( Password: !&81Ok7d​). We have put together a slideshow with some helpful information about our online learning systems and our campus culture. Please take a moment to look through this presentation, and feel free to contact us with any questions. 

​If you were unable to come to campus to pick up your child’s Chromebook​,​ we will have a 2nd drive-through Chromebook distribution event this Monday, August 17, 2020 between 8 AM and 4 PM. Please contact Mr. Ariel at ​amaravilla​@harmonytx.org or call ​713-492-0214​ if you have any questions.You can still fill out the Technology need survey from this link: https://bit.ly/hsasurvey1

We are excited and ready to start school this Monday, the 17th. Here are the steps that will set you up for success. 

Step 1: Make sure you have access to my.harmonytx.org (your portal). Check how to claim my harmony portal information from this link if needed. You can learn your school ID from ​amaravilla​@harmonytx.org

Step 2: In Skyward, review your schedule and compare it to the new bell schedule. You will see your classes daily for 50 minutes. Only a few classes will not meet daily, but your teachers will let you know. In Skyward it shows L1, L2, L3, etc. This is period 1, 2, 3 etc. 

Step 3: Login your schoology account from my harmony portal. Check this video to see how you can login to your schoology account.

Step 4: Under your portal, check the Schoology tab and you should see your classes. In your class, you should see a link to your teachers zoom for live classes. Attendance to live classes is mandatory. You will not be able to receive credit for classes if you are not attending live zoom class sessions. 

Step 5:  Show up to class, do your work, be patient, be flexible, and get credit for your classes!

 

If you need help with Schoology, please visit https://harmonytx.org/schoology​ . This document answers most of your questions. If you still have questions, please use the contact information below to the appropriate staff member and we will be happy to help. 

 

Principal: Oguz Kaan Torun : otorun@harmonytx.org

Dean of Programs: Muhammed Kaya : kaya@harmonytx.org

Dean of Students and Culture : Jamie White : jamie.white@harmonytx.org

Dean of Career and Counseling: Syed Hasan : shasan@harmonytx.org

Attendance Clerk: Yvette Gil – ygil@harmonytx.org

IT Support: Ariel Maravilla – amaravilla@harmonytx.org

Registrar: Leila Alushi lalushi@harmonytx.org

 

If you would like to know who your assigned counselor is, please check the chart here. Students have been divided by their last names among the counselors for each grade level. 

We wish all of our students and parents a great weekend! See you all Monday!

HSA-Houston Admin Team

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Estimados padres y estudiantes de HSA Tigers:

 

Estamos emocionados de comenzar el nuevo año escolar el lunes 17 de agosto de 2020. Tuvimos una gran participación en nuestra primera distribución de Chromebook y sesiones de orientación virtual y preguntas y respuestas la semana pasada. Puede ver la sesión de preguntas y respuestas grabada desde este enlace ( Contraseña:! & 81Ok7d). Hemos elaborado una presentación de diapositivas con información útil sobre nuestros sistemas de aprendizaje en línea y la cultura de nuestro campus. Tómese un momento para leer esta presentación y no dude en contactarnos si tiene alguna pregunta.

 

Si no pudo venir al campus para recoger el Chromebook de su hijo, tendremos un segundo viaje a través del evento de distribución de Chromebook este lunes 17 de agosto de 2020, entre las 8 a.m. y las 4 p.m. Comuníquese con el Sr.Ariel en amaravilla @ harmonytx.org o llame al 713-492-0214 si tiene alguna pregunta. Aún puede completar la encuesta de necesidad de tecnología desde este enlace: https://bit.ly/hsasurvey1

 

Dear Parents and Students,

My Harmony Portal   is our new a secure pipeline that automates the login process of administrators, teachers, and students to access Applications across Harmony Public Schools. This enables continuously updated roster information, provisioning accounts and access to applications permitting the users to get access without having to handle different usernames and passwords. This school year, Students and teachers after login to My Harmony Portal, they will see the Clever Icon and other applications. These icons have access to Educational Software. This is the link to My Harmony Portal:my.hartmonytx.org

You can also visit http://www.theitspot.org/myharmonyportal to get more information

Please make sure claim your child’s My Harmony Portal account by visiting my.harmonytx.org, if they have not done so.

Students are expected to claim their accounts in order to use their harmony email account.

Please visit my.harmonytx.org (not myharmonytx.org)

Use Your last four number of SSN

First Name: «firstname»

Last Name: «lastname»

Your DOB : (remember to put in correct mask MM/DD/YYYY)

If the system is not working in chrome browser, please try Internet explorer/Edge.

If the system does not work, please contact to school IT to reset the password. Our IT Manager email is amaravilla@harmonytx.org .

You will find more detailed information and documents.

My Harmony Portal

​​We will be holding our orientation virtually this year on Tuesday, August 11th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Join us on Zoom for information on the upcoming school year.

We can’t wait to see you all.

​​We will share the zoom info via Skyward​ 30 minutes prior to live orientation at 5:30 pm due to the virtual zoom safety reasons​.Please check your email inbox.

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Tendremos nuestra orientación virtualmente este año el martes 11 de agosto de 6:00 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. 

Únase a nosotros en Zoom para obtener información sobre el próximo año escolar. 

No podemos esperar a verlos a todos. 

Compartiremos la información del zoom a través de Skyward 30 minutos antes de la orientación en vivo a las 5:30 p.m. debido a las razones de seguridad del zoom virtual. Por favor revise su bandeja de entrada de correo electrónico.

Parent Support

  1. Connect to your students in Schoology.  Make sure you have your child’s unique 12-digit code Parent Access Code available to set up your account.  You only need to do this one time for each child. You can request this code from one of the teachers of your child or from the school admins.

    How to Create a Parent Account:    

Video Directions      Written Directions 1        Written Directions 2

REGISTRASE COMO PADRES para obtener una cuenta de Schoology nueva. Use el código de acceso para quedar automáticamente asociado a su hijo.  (Video- Registrase Como Padres)

Note:  Harmony employees must create a personal Schoology account with their personal email. Use the Linking Account Instructions to toggle between your personal and professional account.
 

  1. Setup Your Notifications to customize your Schoology experience and receive updates about your child’s grades and activity in Schoology. Don’t forget to add your phone number to receive customized push notifications.
     
  2. Get the Schoology App on your device: Schoology also has a convenient mobile app that can be downloaded and used on mobile phones, tablets, and iPads! This app can be found in the iTunes and Google Play stores.    Video Directions     Written Instructions


  3. Have Your Schoology Account? Watch these short videos to create the best user experience.
  4. How to use Schoology?  Video Link 1     Video Link 2   Written Instructions
  5. Do you want to explore More?  Parent Guide Written Instructions
  6. Schoology Basics for Students:    English   Spanish

What Should I Expect in Schoology? 

  • Access to digital assignment submissions in Schoology directly through the grade book.
    • Note Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, etc. are not viewable to parents because Google access is restricted to students and teachers)
  • The learning experience delivered through the platform.
  • Your child’s activity in the course, including but not limited to:
    • Submitted and missing assignments
    • Posts (text and media) your child created
  • Classroom communication such as announcements about assignments and classroom updates

Parent FAQ

 

  • How do I see my child’s Live Session Zoom Links and Schedule?

 

You can see your child’s schedules from Skyward. Zoom Links will be shared from Schoology.

 

 

  • When submitting assignments, what file types does Schoology support?

 

While there is no limit to the number of files you can attach to materials in Schoology, you must upload each file individually. Schoology has a size limit of 512 MB per file.

Supported file types

Images

*.jpg, *.gif, *.png, *.jpeg

Media (audio and/or video)

*.flv, *.mp4, *.mp3, *.mov, *.m4v, *.m4a, *.3gp, *.3g2, *m2v, *.avi, *.mpg, *.asf, *.wma, *.wmv, *.wm, *.swf, *.rm, *.caf

Files

*.doc *.docx, *.pdf, *.ppt, *.xls

Mac OS/iOS Users: Apple Pages (*.pages) files are not currently supported. Please export Apple Pages documents as PDF to ensure your assignments are accessible to your teacher.

Dear Parents,

Our team has designated the below dates for your students to pick up their Chromebook and any supplemental materials.

Each grade level will be assigned a certain date to come to school to retrieve their device. It will be a drive-through style and everyone will stay in their cars. All parents/students must enter from the 1st Gate (Blue High School gate) and proceed towards the cafeteria behind the school. Chromebooks will be handed over at the cafeteria entrance while parents and the student are inside the car. This is the exact same location where students used to be dropped off in the mornings. Parents may be asked to present an ID if the student is not in the car. Please be sure to complete the survey which indicates that you are in need of a computing device.

Below is the schedule:

12th Grades – Monday, August 10th, between 8 am – 12 pm

11th Grades – Monday, August 10th, between 12 pm – 4 pm

10th Grades – Tuesday, August 11th, between 8 am – 12 pm

9th Grades – Tuesday, August 13st, between 12 pm – 4 pm

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Queridos padres,

Nuestro equipo ha designado las fechas de impacto para que sus estudiantes recojan su Chromebook y cualquier material complementario.

A cada nivel de grado se le asignará una fecha determinada para venir a la escuela a recuperar su dispositivo. Será un estilo de conducción y todos permanecerán en sus autos. Todos los padres / estudiantes deben entrar por la 1ra puerta (puerta de Blue High School) y dirigirse hacia la cafetería detrás de la escuela. Los Chromebooks se entregarán en la entrada de la cafetería mientras los padres y el estudiante están dentro del automóvil. Este es exactamente el mismo lugar donde solían dejar a los estudiantes por las mañanas. Se les puede pedir a los padres que presenten una identificación si el estudiante no está en el automóvil. Asegúrese de completar la encuesta que indica que necesita un dispositivo informático.

A continuación se muestra el calendario:

12. ° grado – Lunes 10 de agosto, entre las 8 am y las 12 pm

11. ° grado – Lunes 10 de agosto, entre las 12 p.m. y las 4 p.m.

10mo grado – martes 11 de agosto, entre las 8 am y las 12 pm

9no grado – Martes 13 de agosto, entre las 12 p.m. y las 4 p.m.

Note: This document is intended as a simplified version of our Harmony Public Schools “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” For further information or clarification on any topic, please refer to the Playbook.

 

When will campuses re-open?

As of August 1, 2020, campuses are scheduled to open Tuesday, September 8 for in-person learning to those students who wish to attend in person. Families may also elect to continue learning in a virtual setting from home. 

 

Could the campus reopening date change?

Possibly. Harmony Public Schools is closely following guidance from the Texas Education Agency, public health officials, and others in determining when to reopen our campuses. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our students, team members, and communities while preserving academic continuity for our learners.

 

What safety measures will be in place when campuses open?

Harmony is instituting a wide variety of health protocols, which are described in detail in “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” Among the new measures are:

  • Temperature screenings for students and staff.
  • Requiring all students and employees to wear a mask when on campus or in other group settings. (Students may bring their own mask, or the school will provide them.)
  • Limiting average class sizes to allow for social distancing. (Exact class size will be dependent on number of students attending in-person versus online-only.)
  • Spacing desks at least six feet apart to maintain proper social distancing and/or installing partitions where students cannot be kept six feet apart.
  • Severely limiting classroom rotations/switches to prevent the spread of germs across campus and to limit person-to-person exchanges.
  • Staggered drop off and pickup times to limit person-to-person exchanges.
  • Modified drop off and pickup procedures (ex. Students going directly to class after drop off and/or waiting in classroom at the end of the day until parent arrives for pickup).
  • Requesting all students wash hands frequently.
  • Detailed nightly cleaning by contracted company.
  • Required Coronavirus Awareness & Prevention trainings for all employees.
  • Remaining flexible regarding student and team member absences due to COVID-19, as allowed by TEA guidelines and applicable employment laws.

 

How often will the campus and/or my student’s work station be cleaned and disinfected.

At the end of the day, custodial services will clean and sanitize all desk surfaces including seat, chair back, desk, any dividers if available with soap and water or all-purpose cleaning agents and sanitizers that meet state and local food safety regulations. Staff, including teachers, may also perform more frequent cleanings throughout the day, as needed.

 

What happens if a child or staff member attending school on-campus tests positive for COVID-19, is exposed to someone who is positive, or displays symptoms of COVID-19?

Anyone displaying the signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should follow below self-quarantine policy:

Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with Positive Testing

The following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with Negative Testing or MD Note

If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19 and wants to return to campus before completing the above stay at home period, the following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • Either obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis OR obtain a negative COVID-19 test AND

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications).

  1. Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with No Testing and No U.S. Based Medical Provider’s Note

The following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Readmittance will be granted when the following has been completed:
  1. Proof of negative COVID tests or U.S. based medical provider’s alternative diagnosis delivered to campus health staff or registrar if no health staff is available OR

  2. when all three of the following criteria are met:

  • At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • At least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

For more information on quarantine measures, including requirements for specific scenarios, see the “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.”

Can parents visit their child at school during the school day?

Harmony is asking parents to limit visits to campus only to necessary appointments which cannot be done through virtual meetings. Harmony requests that all in-person visits be scheduled in advance. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering and those who proceed beyond the reception area (pre-arranged and approved appointments) will follow campus guidelines for visitors. 

 

How do I purchase uniforms for the new school year?

Uniforms can be ordered online using the Revtrak online ordering site listed on your campus website. Uniforms will be available to pick up once campuses reopen. Campuses will remain flexible with the enforcement of uniform policies until families are given an appropriate amount of time to order and pick up uniforms. Students will not be required to wear uniforms for online learning.

 

Will drop-off and pick-up change?

Yes. Both drop-off and pick-up times will be staggered to limit potential cross-exposure among persons. 

 

What will lunchtime and breakfast look like?

Lunch will be served in the classrooms, however breakfast may be served either in the classrooms or in the cafeteria based on the number of students attending in-person. If eating in the cafeteria, students will be socially distanced.

Before and after meals or snacks all students and staff will also be able to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

Can I eat lunch with my child on campus?

At this time, due to COVID-19, parents and visitors will not be permitted to visit students during mealtimes.

Can I bring lunch to my child on campus?

Parents bringing food during the school day is prohibited.  Students who forget their lunch will be provided a school meal. 

Note: This document is intended as a simplified version of our Harmony Public Schools “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” For further information or clarification on any topic, please refer to the Playbook.

 

What do I need to learn from home?

Students will need access to a computer device and the internet to complete schoolwork from home. Students without consistent access to either may receive them from their Harmony campus. Campuses will begin distributing them via drive-through pick-ups starting the first week of August. Additionally, students may find that headphones, especially noise-canceling headphones, are helpful for online learning, however they are not required.

 

Will I need to shop for school supplies?

Yes. All students regardless of learning location (i.e. home or campus) will be completing assignments alongside their peers using the supplies listed by their campus.

 

Is anything different about online learning this year?

Yes, quite a bit. Harmony has upgraded its online learning by switching to a new system called Schoology. Through Schoology, students will be able to interact and engage with their teachers and peers in real-time throughout the school day to provide and more advanced and enriching school experience. Families will also have full access to grades, progress reports, assignments, classroom learning materials, calendars, and more from within the Schoology platform, providing a simple one-stop-shop for all things related to their student’s learning experience. Students and families will receive more instruction on accessing and logging into Schoology as classes begin.

 

Will online learners be taught differently than on-campus learners?

No. All students will be taught using the same material and at the same pace by the same Harmony teacher. In most cases, online learners will be taught simultaneously alongside their on-campus peers, unless the student is taking part in asynchronous learning (i.e independent learning outside normal school hours).

 

How will grades be calculated?

Grades will be counted on the traditional 0-100 scale. The “pass/fail” grading system that was implemented out of necessity during the Spring 2020 semester will not be used.

 

What hours of the day will online classes be taught?

Your campus will announce the specific schedule for your student, but generally speaking, classes will be taught online in real-time by their teachers during normal school hours (instructional minutes may vary by grade, according to Texas Education Agency requirements). This is called “synchronous learning.” A sample schedule can be found in the Harmony “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” Students needing to learn outside this timeframe can choose to learn independently. This is called “asynchronous learning.”

 

What rules or expectations are there for online learners?

Synchronous online learners will be asked to comply with the following rules:

  • Student’s camera must be on during class time.
  • Student should maintain school-appropriate behavior.
  • Student should be dressed appropriately. (shirt, school shirt, jeans or khakis are OK).
  • Only the student may be visible (no friends or siblings).
  • Student’s microphone should be off unless instructed by a teacher (this prevents background noise).
  • Students are expected to interact through the Zoom chat function.
  • Students must show up on time.
  • Students must use appropriate and respectful language at all times.
  • Students are asked to use tools such as “raising your hand” (available in Zoom) and the chat feature if you have a question or want to answer a question.
  • Student should remove distractions, such as going where there’s less background noise and turning off your phone.
  • Student should use headphones, if possible, for increased privacy and better speaker and microphone quality.
  • Students should have all required materials for class (books, paper, markers, etc..) nearby before the session begins.
  • Students should be prepared to be called on to answer a question or participate in a discussion or activity at any time.

 

How will absences and attendance be counted for online learning?

Students who are logged in and learning alongside their teacher and classmates during normal school hours (synchronous learning) will be counted in attendance when they lo in to learn. 

 

Student who learn independently through self-guided instruction (asynchronous learning) will be counted in attendance when they meet daily learning benchmarks and/or turn in daily assignments by no later than 11:59 p.m. on the given schoolday.

 

What happens if my child doesn’t have a computer to do their schoolwork on while learning from home?

Harmony will supply a computer device and/or internet access for the purpose of completing schoolwork to any student that does not have consistent access at home. These will be provided beginning the first week of August and distributed by drive-through pickups at your nearby Harmony campus.

 

Will my child have to wear a Harmony uniform for online learning?

Students may choose to wear a uniform if they would like to when learning online, however they are not required to. Instead, they are required to follow the dress code guidelines set forth for “Free Dress Days” set forth in the Student & Parent Handbook. This states:

 

“Garments must be free of holes, tears, inappropriate wording, logos, messages or advertising. No short, skin tight, or legging dresses, or skirts may be worn. All dresses must have sleeves. Students may not wear low cut, midriff-baring, or backless blouses. Students may wear jeans, but they cannot be tight pants including jeggings, tights or skinny style pants. Clothing items must not depict images of violence.”

 

Dear HSA-Houston Families,

Our school district will begin using SchoolMessenger to deliver text messages to staff and parent mobile devices. In addition to robocalls and email notifications, text messages will now be used to send information about events, school closings, safety alerts, and more. Timely communication is very important to us, especially during the virtual learning time.

In order to begin receiving text message notifications from the district, all staff and parents must opt-in to messaging services.  Beginning on Monday, August 17th  (and throughout the remainder of the school year) we will begin sending opt-in text messages to the phone numbers that we have on file.

You can participate in this free service, Recipients can opt-in by responding “Y” (or “Yes”), via to the opt-in message or by texting “Y” to 67587. Please check the flyers below for more information:

SMS_Text_Opt-In_Flyer_ENG

SMS_Text_Opt-In_Flyer_Spanish

In order to communicate with you through SchoolMessenger, it is important that we have the most up-to-date contact information available for all parties. If You haven’t updated your contact information, please fill out our survey from this link as soon as possible: https://bit.ly/hsasurvey1

Please check out Frequently Asked Questions from here: FAQ

 

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Estimadas familias de HSA-Houston,

Nuestro distrito escolar comenzará a usar SchoolMessenger para enviar mensajes de texto al personal y a los dispositivos móviles de los padres. Además de las llamadas automáticas y las notificaciones por correo electrónico, ahora se usarán mensajes de texto para enviar información sobre eventos, cierre de escuelas, alertas de seguridad y más.

La comunicación oportuna es muy importante para nosotros, especialmente durante el tiempo de aprendizaje virtual. Para comenzar a recibir notificaciones de mensajes de texto del distrito, todo el personal y los padres deben optar por los servicios de mensajería. A partir del lunes 17 de agosto (y durante el resto del año escolar) comenzaremos a enviar mensajes de texto de suscripción voluntaria a los números de teléfono que tenemos en el archivo.

Puede participar en este servicio gratuito. Los destinatarios pueden optar por responder respondiendo “S” (o “Sí”), a través del mensaje de aceptación o enviando un mensaje de texto con el mensaje “Y” al 67587. Consulte los folletos a continuación para obtener más información:

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