Update!

Dear Parents,

Due to overwhelming demand, we have added one more day to distribute Chromebooks. If you were not able to come yet, you may come to school on Friday, March 27th between 11 am – 1 pm to pick up a Chromebook for your child.

Please make sure to complete the Chromebook Request Form at this link: https://forms.gle/zWKGqDh3xZfQxXuN6

Please reply to this email if you have any questions.

Regards,

HSA Houston Administration

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Queridos padres,

Debido a la abrumadora demanda, hemos agregado un día más para distribuir Chromebooks. Si aún no pudo venir, puede venir a la escuela el viernes 27 de marzo entre las 11 a. M. Y la 1 p. M. Para recoger un Chromebook para su hijo.

Asegúrese de completar el formulario de solicitud de Chromebook en este enlace: https://forms.gle/zWKGqDh3xZfQxXuN6

Responda a este correo electrónico si tiene alguna pregunta.

Saludos,

Administración de HSA Houston

 

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Dear Parents,

As we are preparing to transition into online learning, we understand that some families have challenges with lack of computer devices at home. In order to help those families, our school has prepared a limited number of chromebooks to be distributed to students.

In order to be eligible to get a chromebook from school, you must complete and submit this online request form, which includes chromebook agreement form: https://forms.gle/zWKGqDh3xZfQxXuN6

Please understand that we have a limited number of chromebooks so we are reserving chromebooks only for those who do not have any computer devices at home. If you have siblings at the same campus, only 1 chromebook will be issued per family.

After you fill out and submit the above form, please come to campus either on Tuesday, March 24 or Wednesday, March 25 between 11 am – 1 pm. (Learning Packets will also be distributed during those times). Student must be present with you in the car in order to get the chromebook. Devices will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We are doing our best and working expeditiously to offer everyone equal opportunity during this online learning process and hope to make this process as smooth as possible.

Please reply to this email if you have any questions.

Thank you!

HSA Houston Administration

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Queridos padres,

Mientras nos preparamos para la transición al aprendizaje en línea, entendemos que algunas familias tienen problemas con la falta de dispositivos informáticos en el hogar. Para ayudar a esas familias, nuestra escuela ha preparado un número limitado de Chromebooks para distribuir a los estudiantes.

Para ser elegible para obtener un Chromebook de la escuela, debe completar y enviar este formulario de solicitud en línea, que incluye el formulario de acuerdo de Chromebook: https://forms.gle/zWKGqDh3xZfQxXuN6

Por favor, comprenda que tenemos un número limitado de chromebooks, por lo que estamos reservando chromebooks solo para aquellos que no tienen ningún dispositivo informático en casa. Si tiene hermanos en el mismo campus, solo se emitirá 1 Chromebook por familia.

Después de completar y enviar el formulario anterior, venga al campus ya sea en Martes 24 de marzo o miércoles 25 de marzo entre las 11 a.m. y la 1 p.m. (Los paquetes de aprendizaje también se distribuirán durante esos momentos). El estudiante debe estar presente con usted en el automóvil para obtener el Chromebook.

Estamos haciendo nuestro mejor esfuerzo y trabajando de manera expedita para ofrecer a todos la igualdad de oportunidades durante este proceso de aprendizaje en línea y esperamos que este proceso sea lo más fácil posible.

Responda a este correo electrónico si tiene alguna pregunta.

¡Gracias!

HSA Houston Administration

 

Dear All,

Free meal pick-up dates have been changed starting March 30th, Monday and You can pick up lunch and breakfast for multiple days.

Drive through Breakfast/ lunch Available

Starting:  March 30th Mondays & Thursdays from 11 am-1 pm

Address: 9421 W Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099

 

Dear Students and Parents,

Harmony Public Schools campuses are closed until April 6th!

Our goal is to maximize learning during this time and keep our students engaged. Our curriculum directors have prepared two-week self-study modules for our students. Students are asked to complete the work and submit to their teachers when they return to campus.

Harmony Science Academy – Houston will have Learning Packets available for parent pick-up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25. If you’d prefer to print the packets yourself, please see the links below.

High School:

ELAR

Math

Science

Social Studies

Access STEMscopes Online

 

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority at Harmony Public Schools. As new developments continue to unfold regarding the COVID-19 situation, we wanted to provide you an important update regarding the potential impact of the virus on our schools.

While there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported on our campuses or within our school family at this time, out of an abundance of caution we are announcing a temporary closure of all Harmony Public Schools campuses through Monday, April 6. All school activities, field trips, athletics events, and competitions have also been cancelled during this time.

At this time, we are anticipating classes will be able to resume for students on Tuesday, April 7. Staff will return for a work-day on Monday, April 6.

This decision was made after discussions with, and upon the recommendations of, local health officials.  We strongly believe it is the best decision for helping to keep our students, staff, and communities safe at this time.

During this closure, our Harmony team members will continue to work remotely to finalize the details of distance-learning plan to make sure students continue to receive educational services with minimal  interruption.You will receive regular updates how this plan will be implemented.

Additionally, all full-time, non-exempt and exempt employees will continue to be paid according to their normal rate and schedule.

We continue to urge families and team members to stay informed of current Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to the prevention of the spreading of viruses, including limiting out of town travel, “social distancing,” and self-quarantine for those who have recently traveled to impacted areas.

We recognize this is a rapidly evolving situation and will continue to aggressively monitor new developments and respond with appropriate actions based on the best interests of our Harmony families and the guidance of local health officials. Throughout this process, we will continue to communicate with you new information as soon as possible. We anticipate further updates no later than the week of March 23-27.

Thank you for your support during these unusual circumstances. With your continued collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

As students return from spring break, we would like to ask the Harmony community for your renewed diligence in helping our schools maintain the best-practices for clean campuses established before break.

That of course includes the normal requests regarding washing hands, covering your mouth when coughing, and staying home when sick. However, we also need your help keeping viruses and germs contained by asking your student to immediately report to their campus health office if their experience any of the following symptoms while at school:

  • Suspected fever: Student is flushed, student unusually pale, complaints of body aches/pains student is lethargic or unusually tired, student statements of having had a fever or taken medication at home to make them feel better.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Dry cough with or without nasal drainage, difficulty breathing (visibly difficult breathing includes using abdominal muscles to breathe, inability to speak more than a couple of words at a time, flaring nostrils when breathing) or statements of feeling short of breath, chest or lung pain, wheezing or grunting with breathing.

Additionally, families should be aware that any student returning from a travel area on the CDC list of at-risk countries for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) MUST see their medical provider before returning to campus. Students will have 48 hours to submit a clearance letter from their doctor before returning to campus. After this, student absences will not be excused. A student cannot return until they have clearance from their doctor or have finished quarantine if medically recommended.

With your continued support and collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

Thank you.

P.S. … For more information about COVID-19 and our school system’s response, including additional resources for families, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/coronavirus.

 

Spring Break is almost here for our students and staff members across the state.  We sincerely hope everyone in our Harmony community has a fun and relaxing break before together we begin the final stretch toward the end of the school year.

We understand that many of you will be traveling this spring break. With concerns about the Coronavirus in the minds of many, we want to share a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about staying healthy when traveling, as well as provide more info about a few Harmony policies related to returning to school after visiting certain risk-prone destinations.

Tips for Healthy Travel

In general, the same advice for fighting germs and bacteria  applies when traveling as it does when staying home:

  • Wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer;
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth;
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • When greeting others, consider an alternative to hugs or handshakes, such as an elbow bump.

Additionally, here are a few additional tips related specifically to those traveling:

  • Be aware of your surroundings (including people who are sick) and try to distance yourself as appropriate;
  • Avoid areas that you feel might make your more likely to be exposed;
  • Know how to get reliable local information about any possible changes to the situation;
  • Avoid public transportation, if possible. Confined spaces such as buses, trains, subways, and airplanes may put you at a higher risk of infection;
  • When eating animal-based products, make sure they are thoroughly cooked before eating.

Returning to School After Visiting Risk-Prone Areas

Due to CDC travel guidelines, students and families that have traveled to locations that are marked as a Coronavirus risk by the CDC must have a letter of clearance from their medical provider before returning to campus. Failure to provide a clearance letter will result in the student being dismissed home. Students will have 48 hours to provide proof of doctor’s clearance. Any additional absence will require further documentation from the parents or doctor. For a list of countries with COVID-19 travel advisories, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Currently these countries include: 

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Additionally, please be aware that families travelling to China’s Hubei province or mainland China may face a mandatory quarantine and be monitored by public health officials. Any health department guidelines should be followed by any affected families and absences will be waived upon return to school with provision of proof of quarantine. 

At Harmony Public Schools, we take the health and safety of our students and staff members seriously. Harmony is closely tracking all new developments regarding the Coronavirus and will continue to share timely, relevant updates, as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to your campus health staff. 

We appreciate your help in supporting healthy and happy learning environments for our Harmony community. 

 

To Our Harmony Community,

Wednesday night, Health Department officials in Fort Bend County announced the first presumptive case of COVID-19 — better better known as Coronavirus — in the Greater Houston area. The patient, a man in his 70s who had recently traveled overseas to a high-risk country, is in stable condition.

While no cases of Coronavirus have been reported in our schools, Harmony Public Schools is continuing to proactively monitor each new development in the Coronavirus outbreak and working closely with local officials to make sure any and all measures are followed to keep our students and staff safe.

At this time, HPS will continue to hold classes as normal. However we will continue to seek direction from health officials and reassess, if necessary. We urge families to continue best practices for the prevention of spreading germs — wash hands frequently, cover mouth when coughing, avoid touching your face — and to please seek medical attention, if needed.

We appreciate your collaboration in keeping your campus a healthy learning environment for our students and team members.

Sincerely,

Harmony Public Schools

Harmony Reading Challenge 'Read Learn, and Explore' is March 2-May 1, 2020.

This spring, Harmony is challenging our students to participate in a friendly reading competition across classrooms and other campuses.

Beginning March 3, students are challenged to read books and advance through pre-determined advancement levels in order to earn rewards at each stage.

With Spring Break coming up, we urge parents to help encourage their children to take advantage of this time to read books they are excited about.

You can find challenges for each grade level by clicking the link to our Spring Reading Challenge PDF below.

HPS Spring Reading Challenge

Dear Parents,

We just received another update from our District Office. Due to newly added limitations and requirements for water use, we will be closing our campus on Friday, February-28th! All classes and after school activities are cancelled!

Also, please be reminded that Monday, March-2nd is a Student Holiday due to Staff Professional Development. Classes will resume on Tuesday, March-3rd!

Have a nice weekend!

Mr. Haytiyev

Principal, HSA-Houston

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Queridos padres,

Acabamos de recibir otra actualización de nuestra oficina del distrito. Debido a las nuevas limitaciones y requisitos para el uso del agua, cerraremos nuestro campus el Viernes 28 de febrero ¡Todas las clases y actividades después de la escuela están canceladas!

Además, recuerde que El lunes 2 de marzo es feriado estudiantil debido al desarrollo profesional del personal. ¡Las clases se reanudarán el martes 3 de marzo!

¡Ten un buen fin de semana!

Señor Haytiyev

Director, HSA-Houston

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools Houston South & West district has several upcoming Job Fairs.

To see a list of Houston South & West district job fairs and register please Click Here

To find the list of all upcoming job fairs across the state, point your browser to harmonytx.org/job-fairs.php and check if your region/metro area has a fair coming up.

Life’s short. Do work that matters!

The deadline for application for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools is almost here. If you are a current Harmony family that would like to change campuses next year, or would like to apply to become a first-time Harmony student in 2020-2021 here’s s everything you need to know about how to apply for next year.

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

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

The deadline for application for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools is almost here. If you are a current Harmony family that would like to change campuses next year, or would like to apply to become a first-time Harmony student in 2020-2021 here’s s everything you need to know about how to apply for next year.

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

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

Dear Students,

We will be offering the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) one designated day every month to accommodate everyone for TSI Testing!TO RSVP for the test, please fill out the survey below for the date You are available!

Saturday Feb 8th– Deadline to RSVP Wednesday February 5th
Wednesday Feb 26th (test will start at 1:30 p.m due to School Early Release for Parent Teacher Conference) –  Deadline to RSVP Monday February 24th
Saturday March 28th- Deadline to RSVP Wednesday March 25th
 Saturday April 25th- Deadline to RSVP Wednesday April 22nd

The Texas Success Initiative (TSI) is an assessment that helps the university determine if the student is college ready. Students are tested in three general areas: Reading, Writing and Mathematics.In order for the student to be eligible to take the TSI Assessment, he/she must complete the TSI Pre-Assessment Activity and turn in the Verification form to their counselor.

To complete the required TSI Pre-Assessment, students may go to the following link: http://ctle.hccs.edu/gcpass/TSIPracticeTests/tsipracticetests.htm

After completing the 3 practice tests, you will fill out the verification form and submit it. You will then turn the submitted verification form to your counselor: https://sites.austincc.edu/paa/5-student-resources/congratulations-you-have-completed-the-paa/ . If you completed the Pre-assessment and submitted the verification previously you do NOT have to resubmit it again to your counselor. We highly recommend you to do preassessment from Austin Community College for extra practice.

2019-2020 Parent Academy Flyer

Parent Academy -It will be held right after Freshmen Academic Night.

Parent Academy-Cyber Security/Technology/Flood Risks

 

Dear Prospective Harmony Parent,
Be our guest at our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) and Multicultural Festival for 2020. Come and let our students show you why Harmony is the leader in STEAM!
Saturday, March 7th at 9:30am
Harmony Science Academy – Houston
9431 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. S
Houston, TX 77099
Free admission and open to the public! See attachment for details!
You can check the last year’s video from this link: Click Here