Dear All,

Due to ongoing citywide power outages, extreme weather conditions, and internet problems the Harmony Science Academy-Odessa is canceled for tomorrow, February 17th, 2021. There is no in-person and/or live zoom session. We will keep you updating with our plan for Thursday.
Best Regards,

Dear Harmony Parents and Guardians,

We hope you and your family are staying warm and safe today. We had previously informed our Harmony families that today would be a Remote Learning Day. Unfortunately, due to power outages in our community, many of our Harmony teachers and staff are without electricity and internet today. We have asked teachers to provide self-paced lessons in their Schoology courses if they are not able to provide live lessons. However, we do have some teachers who cannot access their Schoology accounts today and will not be able to post self-paced lessons.
Please have your child complete self-paced lessons and exit tickets that are posted by their teachers. If you are having internet/power outage issues, please email your child’s teacher as soon as possible.  We thank you for your patience during these unforeseen circumstances.

The Enrollment Lottery will take place virtually this year on Tuesday, February 16 at 1 pm. To view the lottery visit harmonytx.org/lottery the day of the event. Applicants will receive an access code via email.

Come learn about everything that our K-8h grade school has to offer. After you register, you will receive a Zoom link via email for you to join us for the meeting. Please register before 1 P.M. on the day of the Open House to ensure that you receive your Zoom information on time.

Open House Dates & Times:

Tuesday, February 9th at 3:30 pm (English)
Tuesday, February 9th at 4:00 pm (Spanish)
Please click on the link below to register for Harmony Science Academy Open House event and receive the event zoom link:
We're Hiring

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.

 

Dear Harmony Families,
The Parent and Family Engagement Connection newsletter is available This volume of the newsletter includes: “Ways to Support Your Child During Covid- 19,” “What you need to know about the 2021-2022 FAFSA” and many more! Click on the link below the newsletter.