Do you enjoy helping animals in need, or simply contributing your time to a good cause? Look into this wonderful opportunity provided by our local Animal services shelter.

 

Dear Students,
If you ordered your cap and gown with Jostens, please join us for a curbside pick up. If you have a pending balance,  please try to pay online or call Jostens to set up your payment.
Information below. Please be sure to read the instructions

The Enrollment Lottery will take place virtually this year on Tuesday, February 16 at 12 pm. To view the lottery visit harmonytx.org/lottery the day of the event. Applicants will receive an access code via email.

 

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.

Dear HSA Class of 2021 Students and Parents,

 

We will be having our Senior Picture Day on Saturday, February 27th from  9:00 am to  12:15 pm. Attached you will find the information for the packages that will be available to purchase from Hot Shots Studio.

Your participation for this event is mandatory even if you are not purchasing a package.  We will use these pictures for official school use, including the senior yearbook. For those students who will be purchasing a package,  please show up ready with your payment. Cash, credit card and money orders are all acceptable forms of payment. I would advise that you bring exact amounts if you are paying in cash.

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Here are the instructions for Senior Picture Day.  Please read them carefully. 

1-Students should dress in black, formal attire.  The idea is to have your portrait taken with a formal black top. If you have any doubts on your choice of wardrobe please refer to the school dress code.

2-Please make your way to the HSA porch auditorium following the route on the attached map. Students will approach in their vehicle one by one according to the schedule. Parents or the driver are to remain in their vehicles. After the photo, the graduate and their parents/driver must leave the event. See attached map.

3- If you would like to take a picture with a cap and gown please bring your own. We will avoid any exchange of clothes in order to follow the safety guidelines.

4- We will follow all of the CDC guidelines throughout the day. Everyone must wear face masks at all times and may only remove masks for the prearranged photo.

5-Please make sure to arrive on time for your picture. We are under severe time constraints, please do not miss your assigned time slot.

Below you will find the student list and the map. Let us know if you have any questions.

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Dear Parents,

It is our pleasure to welcome some students to campus. We are currently working to make this experience another success. As always, our goal is to provide a safe environment to our students and we are taking the necessary measures for this purpose.

While Distance Learning continues, most teacher will be conducting their Zoom Sessions from campus rather than home, our Learning Centers will disappear allowing In Person Instruction to take place.

In you have completed in Skyward the Re-Selection form prior to January 28th, 2021 and opted for In Person Instruction, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that your student has been accepted to attend In Person Instruction. If you did not complete the Re-Selection form in Skyward, you may still do it but the approval process will take at least 15 days from the time of your request.

Take the time to print that confirmation in order to accelerate the verification process during the week. Be aware that students still need to enter the Zoom sessions for all their classes and that the Distance Learning Program continues besides the In Person Instruction.

Finally, read and understand the following guidelines provided by the Harmony Public Schools. Your support is very important in the implementation of these guidelines.

 

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.

 

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January 27, 2021
Dear Harmony Science Academy Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and Staff,

Region 19’s School Safe Zones Prevention and Mitigation Plan https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564 is set to expire on January 31. Therefore, middle and high school teachers will report to campus starting Monday, February 1. Middle and high school students who have opted-in for on campus instruction will begin on Friday, February 5th.
Harmony Public Schools will continue to offer virtual learning to students who selected this method of instruction. Please visit Skyward to review or update your child’s method of instruction by clicking on the Instruction Reselection Form. Please allow campuses 15 days to process your request.

In order to ensure a safe return to campus optional Rapid COVID-19 Testing will be available to
all students, teachers and staff upon their return.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to your return to campus. If you have
any questions please contact your campus principal.

Dr. Kamil Yilmaz, Area Superintendent

 

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Estimado (s) padre (s) / tutor (es) y personal de Harmony Science Academy:

El Plan de Prevención y Mitigación de Zonas Seguras Escolares de la Región 19
https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564 está programado para expirar el 31 de enero. Por lo tanto, los maestros de secundaria y preparatoria se reportarán al campus a partir del lunes 1 de febrero. Los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria que hayan optado por recibir instrucción en el campus comenzarán el viernes 5 de febrero.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony continuarán ofreciendo aprendizaje virtual a los estudiantes
que seleccionaron este método de instrucción. Visite Skyward para revisar o actualizar el método
de instrucción de su hijo(a) haciendo clic en el Formulario de selección de instrucción. Por favor,
espere 15 días para que procesen su solicitud. Con el fin de garantizar un regreso seguro al campus, todos los estudiantes, maestros y personal tendrán acceso a las pruebas rápidas COVID-19 opcionales a su regreso.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y esperamos su regreso al campus. Si tiene alguna pregunta,
comuníquese con el director de su campus.

Dr. Kamil Yilmaz, Area Superintendent

Dear Harmony Parents/Guardians,
 
Harmony Public Schools El Paso is considering changing its academic calendar to a “year-round” calendar to align with area district calendars. You play an important role in our decision making process and we want to know your preference. Please click on link below and fill out the by Wednesday, January 27th.
 

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.