GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION (GATE) ANNOUNCEMENT!

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.

English

English Form

Spanish

Spanish Form

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.

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coordinator Mr.Miglin via pmiglin@harmonytx.org.

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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

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.

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.

 On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans,  Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

 

The benefits previously were part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal program which provided American workers a number of workplace safeguards related to COVID-19. Primarily, the benefits included up to 10 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) days if an employee was unable to work due to COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms, possible exposure, or required quarantine for themselves, a family member, or child care provider. 

Those federal benefits expired December 31, 2020. However, The Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted at an emergency meeting Monday night, January 4, to independently extend the same benefits to employees throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

 

“The Harmony board felt this action was not only an important thing to do, but the right thing to do for our staff and their families,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said in a letter to employees  Tuesday. “By offering these benefits, our team members can know that their jobs and livelihoods will not be impacted if they need to seek treatment for COVID-19 or stay home with possible symptoms. Additionally, our student families also can know that Harmony is doing all it can to take care of the team members who take care of their students, and reduce potential COVID-19 exposure on campus.”

On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans, Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-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. 

 

The school system has committed to offering both in-person and remote learning options for students throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and is now accepting applications for new students for the 2021-22 school year.

 

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.

The 2019–20 School Report Cards (SRCs) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’ individual characteristics and its academic performance. Due to COVID-19, all campuses and districts received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.
 
If you are unable to access the report electronically and would like a paper copy of the report, please contact your school and ask for a paper copy of the 2019-2020 School Report Card.
Monday: Candy Cane day (dress in red and white)
Tuesday: Scarf and Cocoa (wear scarves and we will distribute hot cocoa in the morning.  Virtual students may come by the arrival line in the morning for some cocoa as well!)
Wednesday: Pajama day
Thursday: Grinchy Green (dress in your best grinch or green outfit!)
Friday: Holiday Sweater or masquerade (wear your favorite holiday/ugly sweater, or decorate a face mask and wear it!)


 Harmony Public Schools South/West District will host its next District Safety Meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Zoom Link Here

Parents! We are so excited to announce our first ever HSS-Houston Parent Academy! Join Ms. Ferguson and Ms. Castro as they offer over 15 years of combined education experience to bring you monthly classes to learn tips and tricks to help you support your students, your family, and yourself during these unusual times. Grab a drink and a snack, get comfortable and sign in to Zoom for a fun learning experience. Please register here or go to tinyurl.com/HSSHoustonPA so we can send you the zoom link. We look forward to getting to know you better and learning with you!
(¡Padres! ¡Estamos muy emocionados de anunciar nuestra primera Academia de Padres de HSS-Houston! Únase a la Sra. Ferguson y la Sra. Castro, ya que ofrecen más de 15 años de experiencia educativa combinada para brindarles clases mensuales para aprender consejos y trucos para ayudarlos a apoyar sus estudiantes, su familia y usted mismo durante estos momentos inusuales. Tome una bebida y un refrigerio, ponerse cómodo e inicie sesión en Zoom para una experiencia de aprendizaje divertida. Regístrese aquí o visite tinyurl.com/HSSHoustonPA para que podamos enviarle el enlace de zoom. ¡Esperamos conocerte mejor y aprender contigo!)

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(English Policy)HPS South-District PFE Policy 11-4-2020 (Spanish Policy) HPS South- District PFE-Policy 11-4-2020 (2)

Harmony School of Science – Houston invites you to shop our Online Book Fair and support our school! The Fair runs from November 21 – December 4

Our Fair will feature a Virtual Fair walk-through so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience:

Browse titles by grade, meet popular authors, and much more! All purchases will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!). Don’t miss these two weeks of events, fun, and books. https://tinyurl.com/hssbookfair

 

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the end of hostilities in Europe during World War II.  Known as Armistice Day, it was the symbolic breath that the world was able to take after 6 long years at war.  Today, we recognize all the men and women who have placed country before self and served this country through good times and bad.

On Veterans Day, we recognize the TEAMWORK that the men and women that have served in the armed forces engaged in to protect themselves, their comrades, and this country.  We celebrate the INTEGRITY our veterans display by standing by the ideals of this country and being true and honest to the principles of freedom that they protected.  We celebrate with GRATITUDE the role each has played in keeping our country and homes safe from foreign violence.  We celebrate them with EMPATHY knowing that many times in their service to our country, they had to leave loved ones at home and risk all they knew to protect us.  We know that the service to country doesn’t stop once the uniform is retired.  And most importantly, we recognize and give the utmost RESPECT to all the men and women who have donned the uniform of one of the branches of the United States Armed Forces and have served honorably to protect this nation and its ideals.  Today, the 11th day, of the 11th month

collectively as TIGERS, we salute and graciously thank all our veterans on this, the 11th day, of the 11th month – Veterans Day.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Beginning November 2nd, Harmony Public Schools will offer free meals for all children ages 18 and under.

Students under 21 who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. Free breakfast and lunch will be available daily for students attending classes at the school.

For distance learners, meal boxes will be available for pickup at Harmony School of Science-( 5435 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096 ) on Mondays ONLY from 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

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 website
  • 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)

 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Flores via pflores@harmonytx.org or call our school at (713) 729-4400

 

Sincerely,

Administration Team

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Houston South

District Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Virtual online Meeting

Please make an RSVP

 

Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate, and update/develop Written Parent and Family

Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

 

Agenda Items:

I. Title I Program Presentation

II. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact

III. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for the current year

IV. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance

V. Comments, Q&A

Fall 2020- South District PFE Meeting Parent Invitation… (1)

 

Queridos padres:
Están cordialmente invitados a asistir a la reunión de participación de padres y familias del Título I del distrito Houston West.
Cuándo: Miercoles, 4 de Noviembre del 2020
Hora: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
La junta será virtual.
Por favor confirmen su asistencia por medio del link para que se les envíe invitación a Zoom.

Meta/Propósito: Revisar, evaluar y actualizar / desarrollar la Política escrita de participación de los padres y la familia (PFE) y el Acuerdo entre la escuela y los padres
Temas en la agenda:
I. Presentación del programa Título I
II. Revisar y evaluar la política de PFE del año pasado y el acuerdo entre la escuela y los padres.
III. Juntos desarrollaremos la política de PFE y acuerdo para este año.
IV. El currículo de la escuela y desempeño académico
V. Comentarios, Preguntas y Respuestas