The following is a message from Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay.

 

Dear Harmony Families,

Like many of you, we at Harmony Public Schools are greatly concerned by the rise in COVID-19 cases attributed to the Delta variant.

At Harmony, we are working diligently to keep our schools safe and provide families the tools they need to keep their child protected from COVID-19.

Today, we would like to share with you several important updates regarding Harmony’s COVID-19 policy and procedures.

First, we would like to announce that we will be offering a TEA-approved “remote conferencing” option that will allow students a limited ability to attend classes from home if they are sick, have been exposed to COVID-19, or in a COVID-19 high-risk group.

Per TEA requirement, the total amount of time for remote instruction may not exceed more than 20 instructional days for the entire 2021-22 school year. In order to be eligible, students must meet one of the criteria below:

  • The student is unable to attend school because of a temporary medical condition that is documented by a physician licensed to practice in the United States. 
    • The student’s healthcare provider is required to complete and sign an HPS COVID-19 High Risk Exemption Medical Certification form. Parents need to submit the form to the school health aide to confirm eligibility.  Failure to provide the completed form will disqualify a student from participating. Here is the link to download exemption application form: https://www.HarmonyTX.org/medicalrequest
  • The student has a positive test result for a communicable condition  listed in state regulations at 25 Tex. Admin. Code §97.7. Parents need to provide test results to the school health aide listing the communicable condition. This includes a positive test result for COVID-19.
  • The student has been identified as having been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual as confirmed by the school, the student’s health care provider, or local health agency.  Parents need to provide written notification or send email to the school health aide.

Next, we would like to share an update regarding contact tracing and reporting of potential COVID-19 cases on campus. 

Although it is not required for schools to conduct contract tracing and inform parents if someone in their child’s class had tested positive for COVID-19, we believe families have the right to know what is happening at their child’s school. That’s why we will continue to implement the following measures.

We will:

  • Inform parents if a child or team member tests positive for COVID-19 in their classroom.
  • Conduct contact tracing to determine the potential spread of COVID-19 in our schools.
  • Provide transparency to the public about our schools by continuing to update our COVID-19 “case count” dashboard, which can be found at www.HarmonyTX.org/coviddashboard.
  • Continue to work with local pharmacies and community health organizations to host on-campus vaccination clinics for team members and eligible students age 12 and older. (Please follow your campus Facebook page and parents newsletter for more info about upcoming campus clinics near you.)

Finally, we understand that a full remote learning option is something some of our families are highly interested in.  Currently, state leaders in the Texas Legislature are convening in Austin to vote on whether they will allow districts to offer full virtual learning.

We don’t yet know what the decision of the Texas Legislature will be, or how long it may take to reach that decision.

 What we do know is that an option for virtual learning is an important issue to our Harmony families across the state. That’s why, despite the challenges schools across Texas have faced in offering virtual learning this fall, we are fully prepared to quickly move to a virtual option for those families interested, should state leaders approve this option.

We will continue to keep you updated as new developments occur.

Thank you for your support and collaboration throughout this process, and for being a part of our Harmony family.

Sincerely,

Fatih Ay | CEO, Harmony Public Schools

The following is a list of questions commonly asked by parents and students about the start of the 2021-22 school year at Harmony Public Schools.

For more information, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/playbook.

Harmony Public Schools
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:  Will Harmony Public Schools offer virtual learning this year?

A:  No. Harmony will return to  face to face instruction  at all campuses for the 21-22 school year as mandated by the Texas Education Agency. We are excited to have our students back in the classroom and will continue to support their social, emotional, and academic growth.

Q:  What will on-campus instruction look like for this year?

A:  Just as before the pandemic, students will attend in-person learning  according to the academic calendar. This calendar can be found on your campus website.  Teachers will provide in-person learning, which includes hands-on activities, small group projects and intervention, station rotations, teacher one-on-one support, etc.

Q:  What COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for students and teachers?

A:  Face masks are optional for both students and Harmony team members, but are strongly recommended.  Physical distancing may be maintained to the extent possible.  Hand sanitizer will be provided, and students will be encouraged to practice frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizer, and physical distancing.  Teachers will sanitize high-touch areas in the classroom when necessary.  Because the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving, we may update protocols as the situation dictates.

Q:  My child struggled with virtual learning, and I am concerned they are academically behind.  How will Harmony help my child regain academic progress?

A:  We understand that some students struggled last year.  Our educational teams are here to diagnose learning loss and provide an intervention plan to address it.  This will include regular Response to Intervention (RTI) system implementation, after school tutoring, small group instruction, Saturday school, and summer school options.

Q:  My child excelled with virtual learning last year.  Will they be academically challenged this year?

A:  Yes!  We will continue to provide rigorous instruction with differentiated options for students including emphasis on college and career readiness.

Q:  Will extracurricular activities resume this year?

A:  Yes!  We anticipate all extracurricular activities to resume for students, including academic clubs, athletics, fine arts, UIL, competitions, etc. Check the Clubs page of your campus website throughout the year for new clubs and extracurriculars.

Q:  After a year out of the classroom, how will students and staff be supported in transitioning back to a social setting?

A:  Harmony will provide mental health support to our students and staff during and after the back to school transition period.  Each campus will utilize a Behavioral Counselor and implement support systems to ensure all students and staff receive the help they need.

Q:  Where can I apply for free or reduced price meals?

A:  All students eat FREE this year at all schools! Your child will automatically receive their free meal(s) each day in your campus cafeteria. You may, however, still be asked to complete a Free & Reduced Meal eligibility form once the school year starts, as this plays a crucial role in determining the amount of federal and state funding your child’s school may receive.

Q:  What safety protocols will be in place during breakfast and lunch?

A:  Cafeteria teams will continue to clean and sanitize dining areas.  Physical distancing will be maintained to the extent possible.  Students will sanitize their hands before and after eating, and will not be allowed to share food or utensils.  Harmony will maintain adult supervision in the cafeteria to reinforce mealtime safety measures.

Q:  Will water fountains be available for students?

A:  Students will have access to touchless water fountains and are encouraged to bring their own reusable clear water bottles to use throughout the day.  Water bottles should be taken home daily to be cleaned.

Q:  What if my child displays symptoms of COVID-19 while at school?

A:  The teacher will immediately call the Health Aide, who will pick up the student from the classroom and place the student in isolation to minimize interaction.  The school Health Aide will communicate with the parent/guardian, and the student will be sent home.  The student may not return to school until clearance is given by the school Health Aide.  Additional guidance on the criteria that must be met prior to the student’s return to school is located in the Harmony Public Schools Back to School Playbook, 2021-2022.

Q:  Should I notify the school if my child tested positive for COVID-19 or was in close contact with someone who tested positive?

A:  Yes, families will self-report within 48 hours to the Health Aide if their child(ren) tested positive for COVID-19 or if they believe the child(ren) has been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Q:  How will I be notified if my child is exposed to COVID-19 at school?

A:  If classroom exposure occurs, families will be notified via letter home, call, or school messaging services and the classroom will be sanitized.

Q:  May I visit my child’s school?

A:  Harmony always welcomes visitors to campuses and district offices, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will implement some limitations to minimize risk.  Visitors will check in through the front office security system, and we will continue utilization of temperature checks.  All visitors should complete a self-check before entering a school building, and visitors with COVID symptoms should NOT enter school buildings or offices.

 

 

The following is a message from Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay for HPS students, families and team members.

Hello … and happy summer vacation!

 

We hope you are having a fun and relaxing break. Here at Harmony, we’re already hard at work preparing for another exciting and engaging school year for our students and team members.  With the first day of classes just a few weeks away, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide our students, team members, and their families a little more information on what to expect in the coming school year.

 

Here are a few highlights, but expect more details along with our annual Back to School Playbook in the days ahead:

 

 

CAMPUS-BASED LEARNING FOR ALL: Last year, many of our families elected to learn remotely rather than sending their student to campus. Accordingly, Harmony came into the summer preparing to expand and further improve its virtual learning options for families in 2021-22. Unfortunately, state leaders in the Texas Legislature have declined to continue funding for full-time virtual learning in 2021-22 for all Texas public schools, eliminating the option for virtual learning for millions of public school students at thousands of campuses like ours across the state. We are closely monitoring all potential developments and will provide family updates as new developments may occur. In the meantime, we are eagerly looking forward to greeting all of our scholars back in person when the 2021-22 school year begins.

 

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRANSITION HELP: Many of our students will be returning to campus for the first time in a long time this fall. For some of our youngest students, it will be their first time coming to campus ever. So we’ve developed a comprehensive transition plan that focuses on helping students regain possible academic losses from the past two years, Social Emotional Learning (SEL) support, increasing access to campus behavioral counselors, and a behavior intervention system that rewards good choices.

 

 

RETURN OF EXTRACURRICULARS & SPORTS: With proper safety precautions, Harmony students will be able to participate in a full range of in-person extracurricular activities this fall, including sports and other interschool competitions. We’ll also continue to offer many of the clubs and activities that students enjoyed last school year. Keep an eye on the Clubs page of your campus website for more information on activities offered at your Harmony campus.

 

 

MODIFIED CAMPUS SANITATION PROTOCOLS: Health experts have learned a lot about how COVID-19 spreads since the start of the pandemic. So with all of our learners returning to campus this fall, we have modified some of our safety procedures and eliminated others to comply with the most up-to-date guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Texas Education Agency. Chief among those changes is a reduced social distance requirement in some indoor settings, a change in mask recommendations for outdoor activities, and the opportunity for visitors and volunteers to come to campus again under certain circumstances (at principal’s discretion). Look for more complete details on these and other COVID-related guidelines in the coming days in our “Back to School Playbook.”

 

 

MASKS OPTIONAL: According to an order from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, public schools are no longer allowed to require their students or team members to wear masks. Instead, masks are optional for both students and team members. Currently, the CDC strongly recommends masks for unvaccinated individuals ages 2 and older. (Ages 12 & Up: Find a free and convenient vaccine clinic near you.) Harmony will continue to offer masks for those who request them.

 

As you can see, helping our students move forward from the past two years both academically and social-emotionally will be key goals of the 2021-22 school year. We appreciate your ongoing support in this critical effort and will provide you more details soon.

 

 

Thank you for being a member of our Harmony Public Schools family.

 

 

We can’t wait to see you this fall!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

On June 3, 2021, the Texas Education Agency informed the districts that a funding waiver for remote learning will not be an option. This means that HSA-Houston won’t be able to offer virtual school this fall. All HSA-Houston students will attend classes in person starting with the first day of school on August 16, Monday. You can also see the 2021-2022 Academic Calendar from this link: https://bit.ly/hsaacademiccalendar .

In addition to that, there will be a major change to our bell schedule on Fridays when HSA-Houston will begin dismissal at 2:25 pm. Please contact with HSA-Houston for any questions.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Schedule HSA High
Doors Open 7:15 am
Start Time 7:45 am
Tardy 7:46 am
Dismissal 3:17 pm
Late Pick Up 4:00 pm

***Friday Schedule*** HSA High
Doors Open 7:15 am
Start Time 7:45 am
Tardy 7:46 am
**Dismissal **2:25 pm
Late Pick Up 3:00 pm

You will notice in the schedule above that we are starting school at 7:45 am. The biggest change is our Friday schedule. All students will dismiss early every Friday of the school year. You will need to make arrangements to ensure your child is dropped off and picked up on time during our new start and end times. We appreciate your cooperation.

Sincerely,
HSA-Houston Admin Team
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Queridos padres y guardianes,

El 3 de junio de 2021, la Agencia de Educación de Texas informó a los distritos que una exención de fondos para el aprendizaje remoto no sería una opción. Esto significa que HSA-Houston no podrá ofrecer escuela virtual este otoño. Todos los estudiantes de HSA-Houston asistirán a clases en persona a partir del primer día de clases el lunes 16 de agosto. También puede ver el Calendario Académico 2021-2022 desde este enlace: https://bit.ly/hsaacademiccalendar

Además de eso, habrá un cambio importante en nuestro horario de timbre los viernes cuando HSA-Houston comenzará la salida a las 2:25 pm. Comuníquese con HSA-Houston si tiene alguna pregunta.

Horario Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves HSA alta
Puertas abiertas 7:15 am
Hora de inicio 7:45 am
Tarde 7:46 am
Salida 3:17 pm
Recogida tardía 4:00 pm

*** Horario Viernes *** HSA alta
Puertas abiertas 7:15 am
Hora de inicio 7:45 am
Tarde 7:46 am
** Despido ** 2:25 pm
Recogida tardía 3:00 pm

Notará en el horario anterior que comenzamos la escuela a las 7:45 am. El mayor cambio es nuestro horario de los viernes. Todos los estudiantes saldrán temprano todos los viernes del año escolar. Deberá hacer arreglos para asegurarse de que su hijo sea dejado y recogido a tiempo durante nuestras nuevas horas de inicio y finalización. Apreciamos tu cooperación.

Atentamente,
Equipo de administración de HSA-Houston

Please join us for the Harmony Public Schools S/W District Safety Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 9:00 A.M.

Zoom Link: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/89838569818?pwd=Ty8vazN2Q1EwUitkME5OL0E2WHhJQT09

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We hope that you are enjoying the summer break and ready to kick off the 2021-2022 academic school year in the coming weeks. We would like to inform you of some extremely important dates for our scholars. We’re asking that you please make note that our Student Orientations and Tiger Camp will be on the following dates:

August 12, 2021
9th & 10th Graders
8:00-3:00

August 13, 2021
11th & 12th Graders
8:00-12:00

In the event you have many any questions, please contact Dr. White (jamie.white@harmonytx.org), Mr. Kaya (kaya@harmonytx.org), or Mr. Hasan (shasan@harmonytx.org).

Sincerely,
HSA-Houston Admin Team


Queridos padres y guardianes,

Esperamos que esté disfrutando de las vacaciones de verano y esté listo para comenzar el año escolar académico 2021-2022 en las próximas semanas. Nos gustaría informarle de algunas fechas extremadamente importantes para nuestros estudiantes. Le pedimos que tome nota de que nuestras Orientaciones para estudiantes y Tiger Camp serán en las siguientes fechas:

12 de agosto de 2021
Estudiantes de noveno y décimo grado
8: 00-3: 00

13 de agosto de 2021
Estudiantes de 11 ° y 12 ° grado
8: 00-12: 00

En caso de que tenga muchas preguntas, comuníquese con el Dr. White (jamie.white@harmonytx.org), el Sr. Kaya (kaya@harmonytx.org) o el Sr. Hasan (shasan@harmonytx.org).

Atentamente,
Equipo de administración de HSA-Houston

To: HSA-Houston Students and Families

From: Dr. White, Assistant Principal

Date: July 13, 2021

Subject: Student Dress Code Reminders

Harmony Science Academy-Houston Dress Code is an important part of our school culture and climate. Our goal is to always provide an environment that is free of distractions, safe, orderly and conducive to the learning of our scholars.   Below of this memo, you will find a few reminders regarding Harmony Science Academy-Houston Dress Code.

  1. Khaki, Blue, or Black Pant must be free of holes, rips, cuts, graffiti, and must be worn at the waist (no sagging). If a belt is needed to hold jeans up, one must be worn.
  2. Jeans are only allowed to be worn on Friday’s and they must be free of holes, graffiti, and must be worn at the waist (no sagging). If a belt is needed to hold jeans up, one must be worn.
  3. Shorts may not be worn at any given time during the academic school year.
  4. Uniform Shirts (long/short sleeve) must be worn every day unless indicated by an administrator.
  1. Hoodies/Jackets are allowed, but cannot be worn on the head while inside the school building. School uniform shirt must be worn even with the hoodie.
  1. Inappropriate Apparel such as pajamas or clothing representing drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gangs, violence or are crude, suggestive or divisive in words or pictures may not be worn at any time while on campus, field trips, college fair, etc…
  2. Shoes must be worn at all times. Bedroom slippers, sandals, Crocs, flip-flops and heels are not allowed.
  3. Class/Spirit shirts or any clothing designed to represent HSA-Houston or an organization at HSA-Houston must be approved by administration before it is sold or worn on school grounds.
  4. Athletic uniforms may not be worn during the instructional day unless approved by the administration.
  5. Items not allowed on campus: blankets used as outerwear, caps, hats and other attire that is distracting to the learning environment.

Please help support our rules and policies, thereby facilitating your student(s) growth as learners, citizens and young adults. We ask that you speak with your student(s) about the policy and guidelines and please consider these expectations when shopping for clothing or evaluating their day to day dressing and grooming habits.  If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 713-492-0214 or jamie.white@harmonytx.org, whereas I can verbally validate what is written herein. Thank you for your support of this effort and we look forward to seeing and working with you during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we continue our preparations for the 2021-22 school year, we would like to inform you about the new bell schedule for HSA-Houston. Please see the new start and end times for the 2021-22 school year. There will be a major change to our bell schedule on Fridays when HSA-Houston will begin dismissal at 2:25 pm. Please contact with HSA-Houston for any questions.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Schedule

Doors Open: 7:15 am
Start Time: 7:45 am
Tardy: 7:46 am
Dismissal: 3:17 pm
Late Pick Up: 4:00 pm

***Friday Schedule***
HSA High
Doors Open: 7:15 am
Start Time: 7:45 am
Tardy: 7:46 am
**Dismissal: **2:25 pm
Late Pick Up: 3:00 pm

You will notice in the schedule above that we are starting school at 7:45 am. The biggest change is our Friday schedule. All students will dismiss early every Friday of the school year. You will need to make arrangements to ensure your child is dropped off and picked up on time during our new start and end times. We appreciate your cooperation.

Sincerely,
HSA-Houston Admin Team
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Queridos padres y guardianes,

A medida que continuamos con nuestros preparativos para el año escolar 2021-22, nos gustaría informarle sobre el nuevo horario de timbre para HSA-Houston. Consulte las nuevas horas de inicio y finalización para el año escolar 2021-22. Habrá un cambio importante en nuestro horario de timbre los viernes cuando HSA-Houston comenzará la salida a las 2:25 pm. Comuníquese con HSA-Houston si tiene alguna pregunta.

Horario Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves
HSA High
Puertas abren 7:15 am
Hora de inicio 7:45 am
Tardía 7:46 am
Despido 3:17 pm
Recogida tardy 4:00 pm

***Friday Schedule***
HSA High
Puertas abren 7:15 am
Hora de inicio 7:45 am
Tardía 7:46 am
**Despido **2:25 pm
Recogida tarde 3:00 pm

Notará en el horario anterior que comenzamos la escuela a las 7:45 am. El mayor cambio es nuestro horario de los viernes. Todos los estudiantes saldrán temprano todos los viernes del año escolar. Deberá hacer arreglos para asegurarse de que su hijo sea dejado y recogido a tiempo durante nuestras nuevas horas de inicio y finalización. Apreciamos tu cooperación.

Atentamente,
Equipo de administración de HSA-Houston

HSA Houston – July (1)

 

The Harmony Public Schools Executive Board unanimously approved a systemwide compensation increase for its 4,000+ teachers and team members across Texas.

Harmony teachers and other education professionals will receive between $4,000-$7,500 per year in additional compensation beginning the 2021-22 school year for a total annual system investment of roughly $15 million.
“The obstacles our schools have overcome the past two years have shown the profound impact that highly-qualified, highly-dedicated teachers can have on positive student outcomes,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said. “Opportunities like this are just one way we are showing our appreciation for all that our team members have contributed the past two years and for all the hard work still to come.”

The compensation increase comes in two parts:

A $2,000-$5,500 base pay increase for teachers and education professionals. The exact amount varies by community based on local market pay scales (see chart below).

A $2,000 across-the-board “Acceleration Stipend” for all teachers and professional employees.

All non-exempt (i.e. hourly) employees also will receive a raise of at least $1/hour, with some employees receiving $2/hour or more increases depending on position and location. With these increases, no full-time hourly worker in the Harmony system will earn less than $15/hour.

The increase was the third occasion in the past two school years in which Harmony announced a major improvement to employee compensation and benefits.

In January 2021, Harmony announced a sweeping upgrade of its employer-paid benefits that provided free vision and dental plans to all full-time employees, introduced matching retirement plan contributions for 403(b) and (457(b) participants, and increased life insurance payouts from $20,000 to $100,000.

In Summer 2019, Harmony also announced statewide base pay increases for employees ranging from $3,500-$5,000, as well as additional stipends for teachers working in hard-to-staff subjects.

Harmony also was selected by the Texas Education Agency in 2020 among its first round of Teacher Incentive Allotment recipients, which provided annual bonuses for a select group of high-performing educators.

“Our teachers are always looking for new ways to invest in their students, so it’s important to Harmony as a school system to always find new opportunities to invest in our teachers,” Ay said. “Whether its compensation or benefits increases like these, or professional development opportunities that help team members grow their personal skillset or advance their careers, we believe that an investment in our people is among the best investments we can make.”

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness.

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for both students and team members.

About Harmony Public Schools
Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

This letter is for families with:

• Children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
• Children who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers free meals to all students.*
• Children born after Aug. 1, 2014, in families who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.
*Contact your child’s school if you have questions about the school’s participation in these programs.

If you do not meet at least one of the requirements listed above, your child is not eligible for the P-EBT benefits described below.

Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.

The application for P-EBT will open June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply.

The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021.

Who Needs to Apply?
A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:

o Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one
month between August 2020 and June 2021.

o Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.
• A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:
o Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
o Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.
For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6
p.m. Central time.

Esta carta es para las familias con:
• Niños que están aprobados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido a través del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares (NSLP).
• Niños que asisten a una escuela beneficiaria de la Cláusula de Elegibilidad Comunitaria (CEP) o a una escuela de la Cláusula 2 (P2) que ofrece comidas gratuitas a todos los estudiantes.*
• Niños nacidos después del 1 de agosto de 2014 en familias que recibieron beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
*Comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo si tiene preguntas sobre la participación de la escuela en estos programas.
Si usted no cumple con al menos uno de los requisitos mencionados anteriormente, su hijo no puede recibir los beneficios de P-EBT descritos a continuación.

Estimado padre o tutor,

Los estudiantes matriculados (hasta los 21 años de edad) de familias que perdieron temporalmente el acceso a las comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido para el año escolar 2020-2021 debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 podrían reunir los requisitos para recibir la Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios durante la Pandemia (P-EBT). Los beneficios de P-EBT pueden usarse para comprar alimentos en cualquier tienda que acepte la tarjeta Lone Star.

La presentación de solicitudes para P-EBT se abrirá el 2 de junio de 2021. Visite yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (en inglés) para presentar la solicitud. El enlace para la solicitud distingue entre mayúsculas y minúsculas. La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud es el 13 de agosto de 2021.

¿Quién debe presentar la solicitud?
Un padre o tutor deberá presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o Está matriculado en K-12 y NO pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y junio de 2021.
o Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP por primera vez durante el año escolar 2020-2021 en mayo o junio de 2021.
• Un padre o tutor no tiene que presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y abril de 2021.
o Nació después del 1 de agosto de 2014 y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
Para más información sobre los requisitos, la presentación de la solicitud y cómo recibir sus beneficios de P-EBT, visite hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt, o llame al Centro de llamadas de P-EBT al 833-442-1255, de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. hora del centro.

 

AP courses offer students college-level work while in high school. The College Board has created course guides that may include prerequisites, extended reading, or learning beyond the scope of the school-day curriculum.
You can get all the assignments by joining the Schoology AP Summer assignment group. Please check this document: How to Join Schoology AP Summer Assignment Group:  http://bit.ly/hsaapsummer
To support the learning frameworks, some courses require students to complete a summer assignment. The type and scope of the assignment will vary by course. All assignments are tightly aligned to the learning outcomes and intended to further support the student in the course.
Please carefully review any summer requirements your course may have. Courses may have links to assignments and/or books to read. When a book is listed, it should be read in its entirety, unless specific instructions are given otherwise. Please contact your AP Teachers if you have a specific question about your summer work.

We invite all parents, staff, and other community stakeholders to attend Harmony Public Schools-Houston South/West District Wellness Plan Committee meeting and triennial assessment. The meeting will be held virtually on May 19th, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 PM. We will review our current District Wellness Plan as well as complete our triennial assessment on the implementation of our District Wellness Plan. If you are interested in joining please send an email to cmoreno@harmonytx.org. A link to join will be sent to you before the meeting.

For questions or additional information, please contact Celeste Morales at cmoreno@harmonytx.org.