Dear HSA-Houston Families,
Parent Conference Day is next Friday, September 25th.  Teachers will be available to meet with parents from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  If you’d like to schedule a conference, please do by clicking this linkbelow and choosing an available time slot for each of your the teacher you want to meet. Virtual meeting links will be shared by your child’s teacher before the meetings.

Please keep in mind that conferences will keep to a strict 15-minute time limit in order to accommodate as many parents as possible on this day.  However, you are always welcome to schedule a separate conference with your child’s teacher at any time.

You may sign up for a time slot by clicking this link:  http://bit.ly/hsainfosession

Additionally, student learning on Friday will be impacted by parent conferences.  There will NOT be any synchronous learning time all day due to parent-teacher meetings. Students may use the time to catch up on any asynchronous assignments that have not yet completed.

If you have any questions, please communicate with your child’s teachers.

Best Regards,

HSA-Houston

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Enlace de inscripción para la conferencia de padres y maestros de otoño

Estimadas familias de HSA-Houston:

El Día de la Conferencia de Padres es el próximo viernes 25 de septiembre. Los maestros estarán disponibles para reunirse con los padres de 10:00 am a 6:00 pm. Si desea programar una conferencia, haga clic en este enlace a continuación y elija un intervalo de tiempo disponible para cada uno de los maestros que desea conocer. Los enlaces de las reuniones virtuales serán compartidos por el maestro de su hijo antes de las reuniones.

Tenga en cuenta que las conferencias se mantendrán en un límite de tiempo estricto de 15 minutos para acomodar a tantos padres como sea posible en este día. Sin embargo, siempre puede programar una conferencia por separado con el maestro de su hijo en cualquier momento.

Puede inscribirse para un horario haciendo clic en este enlace: http://bit.ly/hsainfosession

Además, el aprendizaje de los estudiantes el viernes se verá afectado por conferencias de padres. NO habrá tiempo de aprendizaje sincrónico durante todo el día debido a las reuniones de padres y maestros. Durante la tarde, los estudiantes pueden usar el tiempo para ponerse al día con cualquier tarea asincrónica que aún no haya completado. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con los maestros de su hijo.

Saludos cordiales,

HSA-Houston

Good afternoon Harmony Science Academy Houston Families,

Over the weekend the Board of Directors for Harmony, in consultation with medical and local authorities, determined that HSA Houston will not open its door to any form of in-person learning until October 5th. Until then, all students will continue in the online learning format. We will host a zoom parent information and Q&A Session on Thursday the September 17th at 6:00 pm to answer questions. This is open to all parents and students, but we particularly encourage those who chose “in person” to attend. 

Please click the survey link to write your questions: Survey Link: http://bit.ly/hsareopening
Due to the limit of spots in zoom per session, we are requesting families to join the zoom meeting with one link. That will give more families of students the opportunity to join to also ask their questions. Link to join the session will be provided 30 minutes prior (5:30 p.m.)*Questions that are asked through the survey will be given priority during the live sessionThank you

HSA-Houston

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Buenas tardes Harmony Science Academy Familias de Houston,

Durante el fin de semana, la Junta Directiva de Harmony, en consulta con las autoridades médicas y locales, determinó que HSA Houston no abrirá sus puertas a ninguna forma de aprendizaje en persona hasta el 5 de octubre. Hasta entonces, todos los estudiantes continuarán en el formato de aprendizaje en línea. El jueves 17 de septiembre a las 6:00 pm organizaremos una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con información para padres de zoom para responder preguntas. Esto está abierto a todos los padres y estudiantes, pero alentamos particularmente a aquellos que eligen asistir “en persona”.

Enlace de presentación

Haga clic en el enlace de la encuesta para escribir sus preguntas: Enlace de la encuesta: http://bit.ly/hsareopening
Debido al límite de puntos en zoom por sesión, estamos solicitando a las familias que se unan a la reunión de zoom con un enlace. Eso le dará a más familias de estudiantes la oportunidad de unirse para también hacer sus preguntas. El enlace para unirse a la sesión se proporcionará 30 minutos antes (5:30 p.m.)* Las preguntas que se hagan a través de la encuesta tendrán prioridad durante la sesión en vivo.

HSA-Houston

DEAR PARENTS:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend Online (Google Meet)

Harmony Science Academy-Houston High School Title I Parental Involvement Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 16th, 7 pm

Meeting ID meet.google.com/bwf-swxp-xjx

Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent Involvement (PI) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

Agenda Items:

I. Title I Program Presentation
II. Review and evaluate last year’s PI Policy and School-Parent Compact
III. Jointly develop PI Policy and Compact for current year
IV. Comments, Q&A

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians,

Harmony Public Schools administers the NWEA MAP Growth and Reading Fluency tests at the beginning of the year each year to establish baseline data for our scholars as well as to measure growth for our returning scholars that tested the previous year. This data is used to drive our instructional focus for each scholar as well as to identify trends within our campuses and district. As you know, this year is unique in that we are all beginning this instructional year remotely and we will need your assistance in ensuring that the integrity and validity of our assessments are maintained. To do this, we have created this document for you to help you navigate the NWEA MAP assessment and answer any questions you may have.

The MAP Test days for Harmony Science Academy will be:

Tuesday, September 15th: MAP Reading for 9th + 10th grade

September 16th: MAP Math for 9th + 10th grade

Please read this letter carefully as it has all the information for your student to take the MAP test at home.

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Queridos Estudiantes, Padres y Tutores,

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony administran las pruebas NWEA MAP de Crecimiento y Fluidez de Lectura al comienzo del año cada año para establecer datos de referencia para nuestros estudiantes, así como para medir el crecimiento de nuestros estudiantes que regresan y que evaluaron el año anterior. Estos datos se utilizan para impulsar nuestro enfoque de instrucción para cada alumno, así como para identificar tendencias dentro de nuestros campus y distrito. Como saben, este año es único en el sentido de que todos comenzamos este año educativo de forma remota y necesitaremos su ayuda para garantizar que se mantenga la integridad y validez de nuestras evaluaciones. Para hacer esto, hemos creado este documento para que lo ayude a navegar por la evaluación NWEA MAP y responda cualquier pregunta que pueda tener.

La prueba de MAP en Harmony Science Academy :

Martes septiembre 15: MAP Leyendo por 9th + 10th grade

Miércoles septiembre 16: MAP Matmaticas por 9th + 10th grade

Por favor lea el archivo adjunto con atención, ya que contiene toda la información para que su estudiante tome el examen MAP en casa.

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 on the school’s website. Read more

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.