Dear Harmony Families,
It is incredible to see how quickly this year is coming to an end. We have completed the first quarter of the school year and well into the second quarter. We have faced successes and challenges in the past months however, we have continued to work to provide a positive, safe learning environment for our students.
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, our campus will be closed from Monday, November 23, 2020, through Friday, November 27, 2020. Students will return to school on Monday, November 30, 2020.
During this time of thanks and reflection, I would like to thank our Harmony families for all your patience and support. We are thankful for our hardworking faculty and staff who have shown a commitment to student learning.
We hope you take this time to relax and enjoy your family. Please stay safe and immediately inform our campus if your child has been exposed to someone who has COVID or tested positive during Thanksgiving break. If this is the case, please keep your child(ren) at home for 14 days for quarantine purposes and continue online education with the regular schedule.
I would like to wish all of you and your families a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday break!
Attention Parents and Guardians:
Due to hazardous weather and road conditions predicted for tomorrow, Harmony Science Academy Odessa is canceling In-person and virtual classes tomorrow Tuesday, October 27th.
The building will be closed. There will be no virtual classes.
If you have a student who was scheduled to attend in-person learning tomorrow, please bring them on Wednesday, October 28th.
Thank you and stay safe.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In order to continue to meet the academic needs of our students, we are gathering information about their ability to continue learning at home using online materials and/or a virtual classroom in the event of an extended school closure.
Please complete the following survey to help us understand the availability of the internet and devices in your home. This will allow us to determine what supports we can provide our students to support continued learning at home.
We are so excited for the new academic school year. We wish you best and success for the upcoming year.
You can find the school supply list below provided by your student’s classroom teacher for Kinder through 8th grade.
Please remember yellow highlighted items can be priority purchased for online learning.
Dear Students and Parents,
If wireless internet is not available at home, various internet service providers provide 60 days free Internet service. Visit these web sites for details www.internetessentials.com (After 60 days cost is $9.95/month) https://www.spectrum.com
You can see some useful link on the document attached below.
For free hotspot device and cheap internet service, you can check this link; Single Hotspot Donation for Mobile Beacon’s 4G LTE Internet Service for Schools
Dear Parents and Students,
It is important to check your emails daily since emails are our essentials communication tool right now. Please check your emails daily, and answers teachers’ and school admins’ emails as requested. Turn on your email notifications and make sure those emails don’t go to your junk mail, spam or trash folder.
Students, please make sure you login to your google classroom along with your school email, and join classes if you added to a new class by your teachers and check stream of each class you have.
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON MONDAY OCTOBER 14, 2019. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY AND ENJOY YOUR LONG WEEKEND.
Harmony Science Academy Odessa students will be showcasing their STEM projects at Odessa Jackalopes Hockey game on Friday, December 14th at Ector County Coliseum. All parents and families are invited. STEM showcasing will start at 6:00 PM and hockey game will start at 7:11 PM.
Dear Parents, Students and Staff;
2018 – 2019 Academic Calendar for HSA Odessa is ready!
Please click on the link below to see it.
We are pleased to announce that the Skyward Mobile App for parents is now available to download from the Apple or Google App Store for smartphone and tablet devices.
Our parents now have access to their child’s student information while on the move. Mobile versions of Family access and student access will keep our parents fully informed, with immediate access to alert information, schedules grades and more.
You may use the instructions on attached document below.
- 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 email@example.com . 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
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
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.