Archive for month: December, 2020
Technology S.E.C Assembly Series
Please virtually join us for your grade level’s
Social Emotional Culture Assembly
Episode 1: “Woosa”. Dealing with Stress in 2020
6th gr—December 15th
7th gr– December 16th
8th gr– December 17th
Speaker: Mrs. Tuck, District Behavioral Counselor
Time: 8:15am (L0)
Meeting ID: 758 276 5271 * Passcode: 079051
TRAVEL SAFETY NOTIFICATION
Dear Harmony Students, Families, and Staff:
Soon, our schools will close for our annual winter break. In a typical year, the break would mean a time of gathering together with loved ones, and perhaps travel. However, this year, local and national health officials are strongly discouraging all citizens from traveling or meeting in groups outside their immediate households in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in our community. Regardless of winter break plans or activities, the following details outline the health protocols which will be followed after the winter break for students who may have been exposed to COVID-19 while away from school.
Please be aware that, due to CDC travel guidelines, students and families who have traveled to locations that are marked as a coronavirus risk by the CDC must quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus. 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, but are not limited to:
Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Honduras, India, Israel (including the West Bank and Gaza), Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Puerto Rico (U.S.), Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, etc.
Please keep the following CDC recommendations in mind:
Testing before and after travel can reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Testing does not eliminate all risk, but when paired with a period of staying at home and precautions like wearing masks and social distancing, it can make travel safer by reducing spread on planes, in airports, and at travelers’ destinations.
The following are some activities that the CDC indicates puts you at higher risk for COVID-19:
- Travel from a country or U.S. territory with a Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 Travel Health Notice.
- Going to a large social gathering like a wedding, funeral, or party.
- Attending a mass gathering like a sporting event, concert, or parade.
- Being in crowds like in restaurants, bars, fitness centers, or movie theaters.
- Taking public transportation like trains or buses or being in transportation hubs like airports. • Traveling on a cruise ship or river boat.
If you participated in higher-risk activities during your international travel, you should quarantine for 14 days AND do the following after travel:
- Get tested 3-5 days after travel
- Please note that on campus testing is not available for those returning from travel.
- If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness (Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, Elderly, etc) for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
Principal at Harmony School of Technology
- Monday is Holiday Ties and Scarves day.
- Tuesday is Holiday Hat and Hair day.
- Wednesday is Holiday Accessories day.
- Thursday is Holiday Socks day.
- Friday is Ugly Sweater/Jeans day.
Greetings HPS Family and Friends,
As we look forward to a wonderful holiday break, we wanted to inform you regarding meal distribution plan for Winter Break. In addition to regular Monday distribution, we will distribute 7-day meals include breakfast, lunch and milk for Winter Break on Friday, December 18th 2020 from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM at the below location;
· Harmony School of Advancement
3171 North Sam Houston Pkwy W.
Houston, TX 77038
Meal distribution will resume on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 at Harmony School of Advancement from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM.
Meal distribution will continue every Monday (8:30 AM – 10:00 AM) thereafter for the month of January unless noted below due to student & staff holiday.
SSO is a free meals program for all children ages 18 and under. Students 21 and under who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. Meal distribution is open to our students, their siblings, and the community.
Parents wishing to pick up a meal box without children present will need to present one of the following to verify guardianship:
∙ Individual student report cards
∙ Attendance record from parent portal of a school website
∙ Birth certificate
∙ Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled
∙ Other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility)
While our goal is to be able to provide meal boxes to all families requesting one for each of their children, please note that meal boxes are on a first come, first serve basis.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Julianne Srirama, HSTechnology Child Nutrition Assistant, at email@example.com
*Alternate meal distribution dates due to student & staff holidays in January:
– Tuesday, January 19th, 8:30 AM -10:00 AM (the meals provided on Monday, January 11th will be for 6 days)
- Media & Public Relations
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.
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
Please click here for the HPS Child Find Policy.
As required by Title IX, Harmony Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with Harmony Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to Harmony’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Title IX training presentation link
Harmony’s Title IX Coordinators:
Director of Internal Investigations
HPS Central Office
713-343-3333 x1104 Employee and applicant matters
Kelly Ann Hebeler
Director of Employee Relations
HPS Central Office
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.
Harmony Public Schools Admission Policy
Click here to see Harmony Public Schools Admission Policy.
DR. ONER ULVI CELEPCIKAY, MR. HOMER STEWART, MRS. HELEN SHERWOOD, DR. HAKDURAN KOC, DR. MEHMET ARGIN, DR. OSMAN KANLIOGLU, MS. LAURA GONZALES