May Breakfast and Lunch Menu

 

Hello, Students and Parents!

It is that time of the year again that we challenge you to participate in our front yard sign Facebook initiative.  We encourage our students to take a yard sign, place it in their front yard and take a picture to post on Facebook!  There will of course be a reward! We will be awarding 50 PBA POINTS that can be used at our tiger store in which we have a lot of awesome great choices.  We have curbside pick-up Mon-Fri from 3 pm-4 pm. Just drive up to the front and let our security guard know you are here for a yard sign! The deadline is May 7th,  2021. If you choose to be discreet please email your picture to our school email (hodessa@harmonytx.org), message to our school Facebook. (for it NOT to be posted to Social Media).

March 29, 2021

Re: STAAR Administration

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

STAAR testing will start soon.  Although this school year has been challenging, we are confident our students are ready and have the skills necessary to be successful on the STAAR tests.

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR™) is a state-mandated test that measures students’ mastery of the statewide curriculum at various grade levels in elementary, middle school, and high school.  STAAR End of Course (EOC) tests are administered to students enrolled in the following high school classes: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History.  All students currently enrolled in these courses as well as students who need to retake exams are required to participate in this testing.  Satisfactory performance on each STAAR EOC test is a prerequisite for a high school diploma.

To ensure equity for all students, The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is requiring all students to take STAAR in a monitored testing session at school supervised by a trained test administrator.  Appropriate public health protocols will be followed during all testing administrations.

To safeguard your child’s success on STAAR, please do the following: make sure your child arrives on time to school after a good night’s rest; is prepared to test, and eats a good dinner the night before and a good breakfast the morning of testing.  Similarly, encouraging your child to do his or her personal best can greatly improve your child’s self-confidence which will lead to better performance.  All testing materials will be provided by the school.  We do urge students to bring a snack to eat during the test.

Following are the dates for the upcoming Spring 2021 STAAR and STAAR EOC exams.

APRIL

  • STAAR Alt 2 Testing Window: March 29 – May 7
  • Grades 4 and 7 Writing: Tuesday. April 6

MAY

  • Algebra I EOC: May 4-7
  • Grade 8 Science: Thursday, May 6
  • Grade 8 Social Studies: Friday, May 7
  • Grades 3-8 Math: Tuesday, May 11
  • Grades 3-8 Reading: Wednesday, May 12
  • Grade 5 Science: Thursday, May 13

As a reminder, the campus will be closed to all visitors, including parents, on testing days.  This includes lunch drop-offs.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

If your child’s method of instruction is Virtual Learning, please take this survey [survey link] to inform us whether your child will come to school to take the STAAR assessment.

If you have any questions or concerns about testing, please do not hesitate to contact me at [etaskin@harmonytx.org].

Sincerely,

Mr. Michael E. Taskin

Testing & Federal Programs Coordinator

29 de marzo de 2021

Asunto: Administración de STAAR

Estimados padres /guardianes

Las pruebas de STAAR comenzarán pronto. Aunque este año escolar ha sido difícil, estamos seguros de que nuestros estudiantes están listos y tienen las habilidades necesarias para tener éxito en las pruebas de STAAR.

 “STAAR” es un acrónimo en inglés que significa “Las Evaluaciones de Preparación Académica del Estado de Texas”.  Las pruebas de  STAAR son pruebas obligatorias del estado que mide el nivel de dominio el estudiante tiene sobre el plan de estudios estatal en varios niveles entre la primaria, secundaria y preparatoria.  Los exámenes de STAAR de fin de curso (EOC) se administran a los estudiantes inscritos en las siguientes clases de la escuela secundaria: Álgebra I, Biología, Inglés I, Inglés II y  Historia de EE. UU. Todos los estudiantes actualmente inscritos en estos cursos, así como los estudiantes que necesitan volver a tomar exámenes, deben participar en esta prueba.  El cumplimiento de nivel “satisfactorio” en cada prueba STAAR EOC es un requisito para obtener una diploma de la escuela secundaria.

Para garantizar la equidad para todos los estudiantes, la Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA) requiere que todos los estudiantes tomen las pruebas de STAAR personalmente en la escuela supervisada por un administrador capacitado sobre las pautas de las pruebas .  Se seguirán los protocolos de salud pública apropiados durante todas las administraciones de pruebas.

Para asegurar el éxito de su hijo(a) en STAAR, haga lo siguiente: asegúrese de que su hijo(a) llegue a tiempo a la escuela después de una buena noche de descanso; está preparado(a) para tomar la prueba; y come una buena cena la noche anterior y un buen desayuno la mañana de la prueba. De manera similar, el animar a su hijo a que haga lo mejor que pueda, puede mejorar en gran medida la confianza en sí mismo(a) de su hijo(a), lo que conducirá a un mejor desempeño. Todos los materiales de prueba serán proporcionados por la escuela. Recomendamos a los estudiantes que traigan una botana sencilla para comer durante la prueba.

Las siguientes son las fechas para los próximos exámenes STAAR y STAAR EOC de primavera de 2021.

ABRIL

  • STAAR Alt 2 Exámenes: 29 de marzo – 7 de mayo
  • Grados 4 y 7 Escritura e Inglés I: martes, 6 de abril

MAYO

  • Álgebra I EOC: 4-7 de mayo
  • Grado 8 Ciencias: jueves, 6 de mayo
  • Grado 8 Estudios Sociales: viernes, 7 de mayo
  • Grados 3- 8: Matemáticas: martes, 11 de mayo
  • Grados 3-8 Lectura: miércoles, 12 de mayo
  • Grado 5 Ciencias: jueves, 13 de mayo

Como recordatorio, durante los días de exámenes, la escuela  estará cerrada a todos los visitantes, incluidos los padres. Esto incluye la entrega del almuerzo. Gracias de antemano por su cooperación y comprensión.

Si el método de instrucción de su hijo ha sido virtual durante el año, responda esta encuesta [enlace de la encuesta] para informarnos si su hijo vendrá a la escuela para realizar las pruebas de STAAR.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud acerca de las pruebas, no dude en comunicarse conmigo al etaskin@harmonytx.org.

Atentamente,

Mr.Michael E. Taskin

Coordinadora de Pruebas y Programas Federales

The Harmony Public Schools Executive Board has approved the academic calendar for the 2021-22 school year.

Odessa Calendar One-Pager 2021-2022

 

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,

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:

Greetings HPS Family and Friends,

As we look forward to the three day weekend, we wanted to make you aware of some changes regarding meal distribution for Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Meal distribution will be changed to Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from 7:30 to 9:00 am due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 18. Meal distribution will continue every Monday (7:30-9:00 am) and Friday (3:00-4:00 pm) thereafter for the month of January. All meal distribution dates beyond January will be communicated on a monthly basis.

SSO is a free meal 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 website1-13-2021 January Meal Distribution Email for Odessa and Lubbock

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 meals to all families for each of their children, please note that meal boxes are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 

Thank you! Have a wonderful day and stay safe!

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!

Sincerely, 

Yuksel Koçak

Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please see the PDF attached in regards to lunch applications and household income verification forms.

Lunch Application and Household Income Verification FAQ sheet 2020


Buenos Días Padre/Tutor de Harmony,

Por favor, vea el PDF adjunto con respecto a las solicitudes de almuerzo y los formularios de verificación de ingresos del hogar.

Gracias y que tengas un día maravilloso!

Lunch Application and Household Income Verification FAQ sheet 2020 Spanish

 


Helpful Guides

Creating your School Cafe Account.pdf

SchoolCafeApplicationguideEnglish.pdf

SchoolCafeApplicationguideSpanish.pdf

Instructions on how parents complete Household form.pdf

Illness Notification Non-Covid or Unconfirmed. Please read.

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Below is a video that shows how to create a Schoology Parent Account and communicate with teachers through the Schoology Message Center.
[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjdoSTY6fVo[/embedyt]
PSAT Testing Sign up Due Friday, October 16th.
Sign up ONLY if you are willing to come to face-to-face testing.
8th Grade PSAT Sign up form: https://forms.gle/EGUywsfgKm6wP4vq6
Dear Parents/Guardians
Please fill out the form below if you would like to nominate your child and have her/him tested as part of the screening and identification process for the Harmony Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program.
Fill out a separate form for each child to be nominated. Your electronic signature at the end of this form indicates that you are aware that nomination and permission do NOT ensure placement into the program. Testing will be done during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.
Nominations will be accepted by 10/1/2020.

English Link: https://forms.gle/huAC6LNh7PjWBNwY6

For questions contact your campus Gifted and Talented Coach Michael E. Taskin at etaskin@harmonytx.org