This year every child at Harmony Public Schools is eligible to receive free lunch and breakfast each day from our child nutrition team.
However, Harmony would like to remind parents of the need to still submit one of our critical Harmony forms instead of the application normally associated with qualifying for Free & Reduced Price Meal Programs.
Each year, Harmony Public Schools is required to collect and report the socioeconomic status of each student to the Texas Education Agency for purposes of the annual state accountability ratings and for federal reporting. The data collected is used by educational agencies to determine funding which may be used for a variety of programs and educational opportunities.
Today, we are asking parents to please complete the online form “Household Income Information” in Skyward. Upon login to Skyward, this form is accessible from the main screen. If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Assistant at your child’s school.
Cheer Tryouts Rescheduled
 
After the weather-related cancelations, HST cheer tryouts will now be held on Friday, September 17, 2021. Please contact Mrs. Guidry for more information.

 

Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott officially signed into law a new education funding bill that will allow public schools like ours to offer full virtual learning to up to 10 percent of our student body enrolled in Grades K-12.

 

Under the law, to be eligible to participate and remain in virtual learning, students must meet all of the following criteria:

 

  • Students must have passed the most recent STAAR exams (if applicable to grade level). If student did not take STAAR, NWEA grade-level proficiency is required, AND;
  • Students must have earned a “C” grade of higher in “foundation curriculum” courses taken virtually or remotely in the previous school year (ex. Math, reading), AND;
  • Students must have no more than 10% unexcused absences during the previous school year, and maintain less than 10 unexcused absences in a six-month period.

 

Recently, we asked families to log into Skyward to let us know if they prefer for their child to attend virtual learning or continue in-person learning on campus. The deadline to make your selection is Wednesday September 15, 2021. For those who select “Virtual Learning,” we will cross-checking their student records to determine their eligibility status. Those selected will be notified by their home campus soon and given further directions on how to begin online learning.

 

For those not selected for virtual learning or who wish to remain in-person learning from campus, Harmony will continue to offer its “remote conferencing” option on an as-needed basis. Under this program, students can learn from home for up to 20 instructional days if they have a pre-existing medical condition, or are forced to quarantine due to positive COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure. Additional days may be granted upon TEA approval with required documentation.

 

Harmony thanks you for your ongoing support and patience as the situation regarding virtual learning unfolded these past few weeks. Whether your student is attending virtual or in-person, we look forward to a great school year with you and your family.

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La semana pasada, el gobernador Greg Abbott promulgó oficialmente una nueva ley de financiación de la educación que permitirá a las escuelas públicas como la nuestra ofrecer aprendizaje virtual completo para hasta el 10 por ciento de nuestros estudiantes.

 

En consecuencia, Harmony Public Schools se complace en anunciar que comenzará a ofrecer una opción de aprendizaje virtual a partir del lunes 4 de octubre para los estudiantes elegibles, según lo permitan los límites de inscripción.

 

Según la ley, para ser elegible para participar y permanecer en el aprendizaje virtual, los estudiantes deben cumplir con todos los siguientes criterios:

 

 

  • Los estudiantes deben haber aprobado los exámenes STAAR más recientes (si corresponde al nivel de grado). Si el estudiante no hizo STAAR, se requiere competencia de nivel de grado de NWEA, Y;

 

  • Los estudiantes deben haber obtenido una calificación “C” o superior en los cursos del “plan de estudios básico” hechos de forma virtual o remota en el año escolar anterior (por ejemplo, matemáticas, lectura), Y;

 

  • Los estudiantes no deben tener más del 10% de ausencias injustificadas durante el año escolar anterior y mantener menos de 10 ausencias injustificadas en un período de seis meses.

 

Recientemente, les pedimos a las familias que inicien sesión en Skyward para informarnos si prefieren que su hijo asista al aprendizaje virtual o que continúe con el aprendizaje presencial en el campus. La fecha límite para hacer su selección es el miércoles 15 de septiembre de 2021. Para aquellos que seleccionen “Aprendizaje virtual”, verificaremos sus registros de estudiantes para determinar su estado de elegibilidad. Los seleccionados serán notificados por su campus de origen pronto y se les dará más instrucciones sobre cómo comenzar el aprendizaje en línea. 

 

Para aquellos que no hayan sido seleccionados para el aprendizaje virtual o que deseen seguir aprendiendo de manera presencial desde el campus, Harmony continuará ofreciendo su opción de “conferencias remotas” según sea necesario. Bajo este programa, los estudiantes pueden aprender desde casa durante hasta 20 días de instrucción si tienen una afección médica preexistente o si se ven obligados a ponerse en cuarentena debido a un diagnóstico positivo o exposición a la COVID-19. Se pueden otorgar días adicionales con la aprobación de la TEA con la documentación requerida.

 

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y paciencia mientras se desarrolló el aprendizaje virtual estas últimas semanas. Ya sea que su estudiante asista virtual o presencialmente, esperamos tener un gran año escolar con usted y su familia.

 

Due to inclement weather with Tropical Storm Nicholas, all after-school clubs and extracurricular activities are canceled today, Monday, Sept 13. In addition, in-person and virtual classes are canceled on Tuesday, September 14. All Harmony Houston North offices and schools will be closed on Tuesday, September 14.

Afterschool Activities Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

 Dear HST parents, students, and staff!

All afterschool activities — including clubs, sports, and practices — are canceled today, September 13th2021, due to the inclement weather.

ESL PARENT EVENING

Tuesday, September 14

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Please join us by ZOOM

Dear students and guardians,

 

As you may already know, Friday, September 10, was the last day for students to sign up for after-school programs. Unfortunately, due to a lack of registration, some clubs were unable to make it and therefore have been canceled. Those clubs are the Russian club, Turkish club, Spanish spelling bee, PEP Squad, Music and Dance club. If your student had signed up for any of these clubs, then please contact Mrs. Didic at sdidic@harmonytx.org to reimburse your club fees. I know that club registration has already ended but, if your student is interested in any other clubs other than those that have already been filled up, let me know. I will check with the club sponsors to see if they will accept students. If your student was unable to register for a club that they were interested in this semester, I hope that they will be able to do so next semester.

 

Note: Some of our clubs require try-outs or teacher selection such as First Lego Robotics, Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Yearbook. Before you sign-up or pay for these clubs, you should be selected after tryouts or have completed an assignment to be accepted in that club, such as Yearbook. FBLA, cheerleading, and CRLP clubs will continue accepting students until next Friday. Cheerleading will have tryouts on September 14, 2021, around 3:30 PM. FBLA has no requirements and you can regularly register for it.

Thank you all for your understanding on this matter.

Club Registration Form

Club Payment Link(REVTRAK)

Join our Team and become an HST Cheerleader. TRYOUTS  Tuesday 9/14/2021. YOU’RE INVITED!

 

Dear Enrichment, Technology, and Advancement Families,

Due to the challenges that we faced during arrival and dismissal, we are making a significant change to the traffic patterns for the Enrichment, Technology, and Advancement property.
Advancement and Enrichment will now enter the property from the first exit, south of the campuses.  Both of these campuses will then exit from the driveway closest to the Advancement campus.
Technology will continue to enter and exit from the driveway closest to Technology.
There are many changes that are resulting from the change in traffic patterns.  Please review the map in careful detail, paying special attention to the directions as they apply to families with students at multiple campuses.
We will post an FAQ within the coming days to further assist learning the new procedures.
Due to the complex nature of arrival and dismissal on the property, the procedures will be strictly enforced and exceptions will not be made.
Once you’ve reviewed the maps, please reach out to your campus administration if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Enrichment, Technology, and Advancement Administrative Teams

ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL MAPS