Dear HST Parent/Guardians, Students, and Staff,

All Harmony Houston North Schools and the District will remain closed on Monday-Tuesday, February 22-23. From Wednesday, February 24 through Friday, February 26, students will work asynchronously at home. Teachers can work from home during this time. School admin and essential workers report to the campuses as needed.

Weather UPDATE:

All Harmony schools in the North District will remain closed on Friday, February 19. There will be no virtual or in-person instruction, and employees will not report to work.

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Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may apply online by clicking here.

Teachers and other staff members of Harmony Public Schools will receive a major upgrade to their employer-paid benefits package after the Harmony Public Schools Executive Board unanimously approved a sweeping new benefits expansion.

 

The package will go into effect later this spring with the start of Harmony’s annual benefits enrollment period, and includes new employer-paid benefits related to health care, retirement, and life insurance.

 

“The past year, the world has seen the true value of our teachers and team members in a way they never have before,” Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals who take such good care of our students deserve to know that they are being taken care of, as well – both their immediate needs and their long-term needs. So we are excited to be able to offer them an additional set of benefits that saves them money on their health care costs each month, while also helping them prepare for their retirement down the road.”

 

The new benefits include:

 

MATCHING RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS: Exempt employees can receive 100% matching contribution to employee 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan, up to $1,500 annually depending on tenure of service. This is in addition to employee’s TRS Retirement System Benefits.

 

  • Previously: No employer matching contribution. 

 

FREE VISION: Free vision care for employees.

 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

 

FREE DENTAL: Free dental care for employees. 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

INCREASED FREE LIFE INSURANCE POLICY: Free $100,000 life insurance policy for all Exempt employees.

 

  • Previously: Free $20,000 life insurance policy.

 

The package amounts to a roughly $2.4 million estimated increase in annual expenditure on employer-paid benefits for the Texas-based school system. However, Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said the investment was worth it because of the positive impact on employee quality of life, work-life balance, and workplace satisfaction.

 

“The investments with the best returns are always the investment made in people,” Ay said. “We’ll continue to make these kinds of investments on behalf of our employees as often as we can.” 

 

The expansion was the fourth major announcement related to employee benefits made by Harmony in the past year. The school system also announced two employee bonuses last year, as well as a promise to continue independently offering the now-expired federal COVID-19 leave benefits for impacted employees.

 

For a full list of Harmony Public Schools employer-paid and supplemental benefits, please visit https://www.harmonytx.org/benefits.

 

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 2020-2021 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.

 

No School Reminder
 
School will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. School will resume on regular schedule on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Dear HST Parents and Students,

 

We are excited to offer the following clubs to HST students for the Spring semester. Please choose the clubs you want to sign up for. Please make your selections in a way so that you do not have any scheduling conflicts. Selecting a club does not guarantee that you will be able to join that club since each club/organization has limited spots available. Once all spots are filled, no one else will be allowed to join that club. If you would like to apply for more than one club, you need to submit a new form for each club.

Please review the after school clubs’ details for the Spring Semester, 2020-2021 school year, and slides below and click on the registration form to sign up.

  • One student can join up to a maximum of 3 clubs.
  • All after school clubs will begin on Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  • All after school clubs are free of charge for all HST students.

Please contact the listed club advisor for detailed club information.

If you have any other questions, please send an email to aysetas@harmonytx.org.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR SPRING CLUB REGISTRATION 

There will be no school for students tomorrow, Friday, January 15, 2021 as it is a teacher workday. There will also be no school on Monday due to Martin Luther King Jr. day.

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for Gifted and Talented (G/T) screening. 

 

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in Fall 2020 are not eligible to test in Spring 2021. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Referral Form (English): Parent GT Referral Form in English

Referral Form (Spanish): Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Monday, February 8, 2021. The Spring GT testing window is set by the campus in February or March. Campuses may elect to use NWEA MAP scores as a prescreening criterion for GT Testing.

 

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher. 

 

Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos (GATE) Anuncio

 

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, Harmony Public Schools comenzará a tomar referencias para todos los estudiantes interesados en los grados K-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

 

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los estudiantes en los grados 2 y superiores que fueron evaluados en el otoño de 2020 no son elegibles para la prueba en la primavera de 2021. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación: Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 8 de febrero del 2021. 

 

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

 On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans,  Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

 

The benefits previously were part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal program which provided American workers a number of workplace safeguards related to COVID-19. Primarily, the benefits included up to 10 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) days if an employee was unable to work due to COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms, possible exposure, or required quarantine for themselves, a family member, or child care provider. 

Those federal benefits expired December 31, 2020. However, The Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted at an emergency meeting Monday night, January 4, to independently extend the same benefits to employees throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

 

“The Harmony board felt this action was not only an important thing to do, but the right thing to do for our staff and their families,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said in a letter to employees  Tuesday. “By offering these benefits, our team members can know that their jobs and livelihoods will not be impacted if they need to seek treatment for COVID-19 or stay home with possible symptoms. Additionally, our student families also can know that Harmony is doing all it can to take care of the team members who take care of their students, and reduce potential COVID-19 exposure on campus.”

On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans, Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-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. 

 

The school system has committed to offering both in-person and remote learning options for students throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and is now accepting applications for new students for the 2021-22 school year.

 

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.

The 2019–20 School Report Cards (SRCs) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’ individual characteristics and its academic performance. Due to COVID-19, all campuses and districts received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.
 
If you are unable to access the report electronically and would like a paper copy of the report, please contact your school and ask for a paper copy of the 2019-2020 School Report Card.
Current Harmony Public Schools families can be guarantee enrollment for the 2021-22 school year by submitting their re-enrollment form in Skyward from January 4-22, 2021. The re-enrollment is a simple 4 steps. Just head to http://www.harmonytx.org/ReEnroll2021 to begin!
      Deadline: January 22
It just takes about 5 minutes.
Step 1
Log Into Skyward
Step 2
Select Re-Enrollment Form
Step 3
Complete & Submit
Step 4
Verify Your Residence
Please watch the video  for re-enrollment steps

HST 2019-2020 School Report Card

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)

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/7582765271?pwd=NHBmeU5mdStSNXRGV0IwL21LT000dz09

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.

Sincerely,

Mr. Basol

Principal at Harmony School of Technology

Spread some holiday cheer as we have some fun throughout next week!
All HST students are being encouraged to show their spirit by dressing according to spirit days’ themes each day next week.
Holiday spirit weekdays are as follows:
  • 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.
Be sure to snap a picture of yourself in spirit wear and post it on our school Facebook.

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.

For additional resources and locations to mobile pantries in your area, please visit: Houston Food BankYMCA of Greater Houston, or Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Julianne Srirama, HSTechnology Child Nutrition Assistant, at jsrirama@harmonytx.org

*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)

11-18-2020

Dear Families,

We are thankful!

As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We thank:

• Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job.

• Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning

• Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need

We appreciate each one of you so much. We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that school is closed on Monday, November 23, 2020 thru Friday, November 27, 2020 and reopens Monday, November 30, 2020.

We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra days off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

Sincerely,

Harmony School of Technology

Harmony Houston North District invites you to join our

District Support Team

Join here by filling out this form

We need your experience and input in making our district a better place for our students, parents and staff. This team will meet several times a year (virtual and/or face-to-face) to create and evaluate the district plans , policies and, build a more effective district. The ultimate goal is to equip students with the skills, strategies and knowledge to thrive and build a successful life in the 21st century

Harmony Houston North District lo invita a unirse a nuestra(o)

District Support Team

Únase aquí llenando este formulario

Necesitamos su experiencia y aportes para hacer de nuestro distrito un lugar mejor para nuestros estudiantes, padres y personal. Este equipo se reunirá varias veces al año (virtual y / o cara a cara) para crear y evaluar los planes y políticas del distrito y construir un distrito más eficaz. El objetivo final es equipar a los estudiantes con las habilidades, estrategias y conocimientos para prosperar y construir una vida exitosa en el siglo XXI.

Harmony Quận Bắc Houston mời bạn tham gia

District Support Team

Tham gia tại đây bằng cách điền vào biểu mẫu này

Chúng tôi cần kinh nghiệm và ý kiến đóng góp của bạn trong việc biến học khu của chúng tôi trở thành một nơi tốt hơn cho học sinh, phụ huynh và nhân viên của chúng tôi. Nhóm này sẽ họp vài lần một năm (ảo và / hoặc trực tiếp) để tạo và đánh giá các kế hoạch, chính sách của học khu và xây dựng một quận hiệu quả hơn. Mục tiêu cuối cùng là trang bị cho học sinh những kỹ năng, chiến lược và kiến thức để phát triển và xây dựng cuộc sống thành công trong thế kỷ 21.

Dear parents,
Your input is important to us as we work to continuously improve your student’s learning environment. As part of this effort, we would appreciate you taking 5 minutes to complete this brief survey about our school culture and climate. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you, Principal Basol

Celebrate Thanksgiving by helping others in our community.

November 16-20

This week only!

Donations go to Northwest Assistance Ministries

 

Dear HST Parents/Guardians, Staff and Students,

Veteran’s Day, November 11th, is an important day set aside to thank and honor those who have served in the military. Honoring our veterans is important to us at Harmony School of Technology and therefore we will have the following activities at HST to honor our veterans:

  • Wall of Honor
  • Veteran’s Day Advisory Lesson

Faculty, Staff and community, please join us in celebrating Veteran’s Day through the various activities taking place on campus.

We are inviting you to share a picture of family members or friends that have served in the military. We will make a bulletin board in the hallway to celebrate the Veterans of our community who have honorably served our country. We will be featuring this Wall of Honor for the month of November on our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

If you would like to honor a veteran, please complete this form by the end of today.

If you would like to honor a Veteran: You can click here to complete the electronic form by the end of today or submit information and copy of a picture to the front office tomorrow morning.

Be sure to include the following information:

  • Student’s Name
  • Name of Veteran
  • Relationship to student
  • Branch of Service
  • Served in War/Served
  • Accomplishment/Rewards

Calling all burrito lovers,

Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 7600 Cypress Creek Pkwy in Houston for our fundraiser on Saturday, November 07 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. We’re raising money to support Harmony School of Technology PTO, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they’ll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!

NEW! ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP

Use code 2Q3MWVN in ‘promo’ field before checkout. Orders placed online or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted. Remember, delivery orders or orders placed at a different time/location than the scheduled fundraiser will not count.

Click here for more details.

Can’t wait to see you!

Dear parents,
If you haven’t had a chance yet to fill out the form, please do so now. In order to better serve your children, the school district would like to identify families and out-of-school youth who may qualify to receive additional educational services from our community partners. The information provided will be kept confidential. Please answer the following questions by Friday, November 13,2020. This is required for all students. Use one form per family, but include each of your children enrolled at a Harmony Campus.

Please click here to take the Family Survey

Estimados padres,
Si aún no ha tenido la oportunidad de completar el formulario, hágalo ahora. Con el fin de servir mejor a sus hijos, el distrito escolar desea identificar a las familias y los jóvenes que no asisten a la escuela que puedan calificar para recibir servicios educativos adicionales de nuestros socios comunitarios. La información proporcionada se mantendrá confidencial. Responda las siguientes preguntas antes del viernes 13 de noviembre de 2020. Esto es obligatorio para todos los estudiantes. Utilice un formulario por familia, pero incluya a cada uno de sus hijos inscritos en un campus Harmony.

Dear HST Parents/Guardians and Students!

Please be advised that next Tuesday, November 3rd, is Election Day. There will be no in-school or remote instruction on Tuesday, November 3rd, for parent-teacher conferences. Students (onsite and virtual) will not attend school on the 3rd during the parent-teacher conference day. Parent-teacher meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. using Google Meet video conferencing.

Teachers will send their conference information to all of our families, so please check your emails if you don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers. Can’t schedule something for the 3rd? No worries! Contact your child’s teacher(s) to set something up for an alternative date.

There will be no virtual after-school clubs on that day.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at any time. Thank you for your continued support