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 (email@example.com), message to our school Facebook. (for it NOT to be posted to Social Media).
Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with Texas’ favorite designer jewelry brand Kendra Scott.
As part of the brand’s “Shop for Good” community initiative, Kendra Scott will be donating 20 percent of all sales during a two-day event in May to Harmony’s COVID-19 Gap Fund, which supports teachers and student families struggling with financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.
To participate, simply purchase any item from select Kendra Scott stores from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 or online at KendraScott.com anytime May 4 & 5, and have 20% of your purchase automatically donated to the HPS COVID-19 Gap Fund when you use promo code “GIVEBACK-1D9P” at checkout.
To learn more or RSVP in order to receive reminders, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/KendraScott.
Participating Texas store locations include (5-7 p.m. May 4 only):
• The Domain: 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX
• Lamar: 3800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
• South Congress: 1701 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX
• ClearFork: 5217 Marathon Ave, Fort Worth, TX
• Preston Center: 8383 Preston Center, Dallas, TX
• Highland Village: 1500 Cottonwood Creek, Highland Village, TX
• Plano: 5800 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX
• La Villita: 6801 North Mesa Street, El Paso, TX
• Bay Brook: 700 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, TX
• City Centre: 806 Town & Country, Houston, TX
• Cypress: 9945 Barker Cypress, Cypress, TX
• Highland Village: 2701 A Drexel Dr Houston, TX
• Katy: 23501 Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX
• Sugar Land: 16535 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX
• Commons at North Park: 2900 Loop 250 Frontage Road, Midland, TX
• The Quarry: 310 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX
• La Cantera: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX
SHOP ONLINE USING PROMO CODE GIVEBACK-1D9P (May 4 & 5):
About Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott is a leading jewelry brand named for its founder Kendra Scott, a single mom from Texas who created a fashion empire by making and selling jewelry from her home. The brand now has store locations in almost every state and three countries (though their headquarters are still right here in Texas). Their founder is also well known for her frequent appearances as an investor on TV’s “Shark Tank.”
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.
Interested in making a difference in a student’s life? We are hosting a virtual job fair Saturday April 24 from 9am – 12pm. To register click on the link below and select the campus you are interested in.
March 29, 2021
Re: STAAR Administration
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.
- STAAR Alt 2 Testing Window: March 29 – May 7
- Grades 4 and 7 Writing: Tuesday. April 6
- 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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.
- STAAR Alt 2 Exámenes: 29 de marzo – 7 de mayo
- Grados 4 y 7 Escritura e Inglés I: martes, 6 de abril
- 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 email@example.com.
Mr.Michael E. Taskin
Coordinadora de Pruebas y Programas Federales
The purpose of this announcement is to inform our HPS communities about changes to the Student Success Initiative (SSI) promotion/retention and retesting requirements for the 2020–2021 school year. In light of past and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner of Education has waived grade promotion requirements for students in fifth and eighth grade for the 2020–2021 school year. Notwithstanding anything the contrary in prior policy or procedure, Harmony Public Schools will comply with the Commissioner’s waiver of SSI requirements for this school year.
For additional information, please click on this link to review TEA’s correspondence in regards to the matter: Waiver of the Student Success Initiative (SSI) Promotion Requirements)
The Harmony Public Schools Executive Board has approved the academic calendar for the 2021-22 school year.
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:
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.