February 24th as the HarmonyAll-Stars play on the court prior to Rockets vs. Knicks! The Harmony Choir will sing the National Anthem before tipoff! All-Star Games Start at 1:00 Rockets game time is 7:00 pm.
Please join us for our upcoming District Annual Title I meeting on Wednesday, October 16th. During this meeting, we will review, evaluate, and develop a written Parent and Family Engagement Policy (PFE) and School-Parent Compact for 2019-2020. Since we have two districts, there will be two sessions, one for Houston South (9:00am-10:00am) and the other for Houston West (1:00pm-2:00pm).
For more details, please select the invitation below that represents your child’s district. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Phoebe Taylor, District Coordinator/Federal Programs by Monday, October 14th. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Juniors Academic and College Application Information Night
We are going to launch this year’s Junior parent meeting with a very important event. You are strongly urged to attend since we will discuss very important items that are critical for your children and this information will be presented only this semester.
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: High School Cafeteria
We encourage you to participate in this event as junior students and parents since this year is the most important year for college applications and also for scholarships.
You are invited to attend the GT parent night that we will be having this coming Friday, October 11th. It will be at the school’s library starting at 500 Pm. We will have information about what we do in GT, internships and many other topics. We want to stay in contact with you and your student so please come. Harmony Public Schools is committed to implementing a program that meets the unique social, emotional,and intellectual needs of gifted and talented students through the collaboration of students, educators, parents and community members that ensures opportunities for maximum growth and development for lifelong success.
All students in Grades 9-10-11 will take PSAT 8/9 or PSAT test on Wednesday, October 16. This is an important test to measure student’s college readiness and plan for life after high school.
Please read this attachment for important information and details about this test: PSAT Information For Parents
Please reply to this email or call us for any questions about the PSAT.
Testing Coordinator, email@example.com
Todos los estudiantes en los grados 9-10-11 tomarán el examen PSAT 8/9 o PSAT el miércoles 16 de octubre. Este es un examen importante para medir la preparación universitaria del estudiante y planificar su vida después de la escuela secundaria.
Lea este archivo adjunto para obtener información importante y detalles sobre esta prueba: Información de PSAT para padres
Responda a este correo electrónico o llámenos si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el PSAT.
Coordinador de Pruebas, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the next days, the English teacher of your student will hand out the MAP® Growth™ Family Report , which is a summary of how your child is performing academically, as measured by the most recent MAP Growth test your child has taken. These tests and scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.
If you haven’t received the MAP Growth Report from your student, please email me at email@example.com and I will send you the report by email.
MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.
Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.
Your child’s MAP Growth results are represented as RIT scores. A RIT score is the overall score for a subject based on a Rasch Unit (RIT), and you’ll see it referenced in the Family Report your teacher will share with you.
I hope you find these reports informative. If you have questions, please contact the English or Math teacher of your student.
For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit
Harmony Science Academy, Houston High
We will hold our Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, September 25th and meetings will be held from 1:30 pm to 5 pm.
School will be dismissed early on that day at 12:55 pm. You may check our Early Dismissal bell schedule on our website: https://hsahouston.harmonytx.org/bells/
In order to better serve you, we will be using an appointment system this year. Please use the link below to book 10 min appointments with teachers that you would like to meet. If the link does not open, you may copy and paste it into your browser or open the attached file with links.
Appointment Link: http://bit.ly/HSAparentteacher2019HSA Parent-Teacher Conference – September 25th,2019 – Sheet1
You may check your child’s teacher names in your Skyward Family Access account. If you don’t have access to your Skyward or if you need help with booking your appointments, please reply to this email or give us a call at 713-492-0214.
We hope to see you all next week!
Celebraremos nuestras conferencias de padres y maestros el Miércoles 25 de septiembre y las reuniones se llevarán a cabo desde 1:30 p.m. a 5 p.m.
La escuela saldrá temprano ese día a las 12:55 pm. Puede consultar nuestro horario de campanas de salida temprana en nuestro sitio web: https://hsahouston.harmonytx.org/bells/
Para brindarle un mejor servicio, utilizaremos un sistema de citas este año. Utilice el siguiente enlace para reservar citas de 10 minutos con los maestros que le gustaría conocer. Si el enlace no se abre, puede copiarlo y pegarlo en su navegador o abrir el archivo adjunto con enlaces.
Enlace de cita: http://bit.ly/HSAparentteacher2019
Puede verificar los nombres de los maestros de su hijo en su cuenta de Skyward Family Access. Si no tiene acceso a su Skyward o si necesita ayuda para reservar sus citas, responda a este correo electrónico o llámenos al 713-492-0214.
¡Esperamos verlos a todos la próxima semana!
You are cordially invited to attend the Harmony Science Academy Houston-High School Title I Meeting.
Please see the file below 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 kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment.
Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s web site. Here are the links for the forms;
The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. G/T assessment period will take place in October.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT coordinator or GT coach/teacher.
“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”
In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.
The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.
Harmony Proposed Pay Increases
Students who did not meet satisfactory performance standards on one or more STAAR End of Course exam(s) are required to continue testing as mandated by state law. Below is the schedule for the next testing opportunity. Students who do not participate or are not successful in June, their next testing opportunity will be in December 2019.
All testing will take place at HSA-Houston. Please arrive at the check-in time specified above and enter through the front doors of the school. Students must bring picture identification (school ID card, driver’s license, or state issued ID card) to the testing session. Students are allowed to bring a quiet snack and a bottle of water. Cell phones will not be allowed in the testing rooms but can be stored at check-in with campus personnel. Students may leave after completing their test.
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you.
STARTING JUNE 1, FIND A NEARBY MEAL SITE AND HOURS OF OPERATION
1 Call 211
2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or
3 Visit SummerFood.org
Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar—incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.
A PARTIR DEL 1 DE JUNIO BUSQUE UN SITIO DE COMIDA CERCANO Y LAS HORAS DE OPERACIÓN
1 Llame al 211
2 Envíe un mensaje de texto* COMIDA al 877–877, o
3 Visite SummerFood.org
Parent Information Rack Card
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.