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Attendance Tournament


 

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January 27, 2021
Dear Harmony School of Innovation Parents and Guardians,

Region 19’s School Safe Zones Prevention and Mitigation Plan https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564 is set to expire on January 31. Therefore, middle/high school teachers will report to campus starting Monday, February 1. We will begin a phased return to campus for middle and high school students who have opted-in for on campus instruction beginning Wednesday, February 3rd.

  • Phase 1: February 3rd 6-8th grade
  • Phase 2: February 8th 9-12th grade

Harmony Public Schools will continue to offer virtual learning to students who selected this method of instruction. Please visit Skyward to review or update your child’s method of instruction by clicking on the Instruction Reselection Form. Please allow campuses 15 days to process your request.
In order to ensure a safe return to campus optional Rapid COVID-19 Testing will be available to all students, teachers and staff upon their return.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to your return to campus. If you have any questions please contact your campus principal.

Dr. Kamil Yilmaz, Area Superintendent

 


Estimados padres y tutores de Harmony School of Innovation:

El Plan de Prevención y Mitigación de Zonas Seguras Escolares de la Región 19 https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564 está programado para expirar el 31 de enero. Por lo tanto, los maestros de secundaria y preparatoria se reportarán al campus a partir del lunes 1 de febrero. Comenzaremos un regreso gradual al campus para los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria que hayan optado por recibir instrucción en el campus a partir del miércoles 3 de febrero.
● Fase 1: 3 de febrero 6-8 grados
● Fase 2: 8 de febrero 9-12 grado

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony continuarán ofreciendo aprendizaje virtual a los estudiantes que seleccionaron este método de instrucción. Visite Skyward para revisar o actualizar el método de instrucción de su hijo haciendo clic en el Formulario de selección de instrucción. Por favor, espere 15 días para que procesen su solicitud.
Con el fin de garantizar un regreso seguro al campus, todos los estudiantes, maestros y personal tendrán acceso a las pruebas rápidas COVID-19 opcionales a su regreso.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y esperamos su regreso al campus. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el director de su campus.

Dr. Kamil Yilmaz, Superintendente de área

HSI English Parent Notification Letter Federal Report Card

HSI Spanish Parent Notification Letter Federal Report Card

TEA 2019-20 Federal Report Card for HSI El Paso


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Dear Harmony Parents/Guardians,
 
Harmony Public Schools El Paso is considering changing its academic calendar to a “year-round” calendar to align with area district calendars. You play an important role in our decision making process and we want to know your preference. Please click on link below and fill out the by Wednesday, January 27th.
 
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Dear Harmony Parents/Guardians,
Please view the attachment regarding informative sessions for Skyward where we will be covering Skyward Family Access, The Skyward Mobile App, Skyward Notifications, and General Navigation.

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Dear Harmony Parents,
Please view the attached announcement regarding the use of Skyward as our main grading platform.

Skyward Grade Notification


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Good day, Harmony Family,

Harmony is making plans for the availability of students to be back on campus according to the newest information sent out earlier that can be found here.  This information states that Pre-K through 2nd grades may return Tuesday, January 19th and 3rd through 5th grades may return Monday, January 25th. 6th grade and above students will be allowed to return at a later date as determined by the tri-county Covid hospitalization rate. 

Parents have the option for their children to return to the classroom or remain participating in a remote learning setting from home.  Returning to class has many variables and knowing how many and which students to expect is imperative.  Please follow one of the guidelines below.

**If your student is currently participating in a remote learning setting from home (or is attending on campus learning centers) and you wish to keep it that way, no action is required.  All students will continue their current learning method unless the next guideline is followed.

**If your student is currently participating in a remote learning setting from home and you wish to have them start attending on campus learning, on the prescribed date according to your child’s grade level, you must fill out the “Instruction Re-Selection Form found in the Family Access of your child’s Skyward account by Tuesday , January 12th, 11:59 pm. 

Select “Instruction Re-Selection Form” and then select “Start.” Next, select your choice from the drop down menu. Finally, click “Submit.” 

Again, only do this if you wish to have them change from remote to on campus learning on January 19th or 25th. The deadline to submit your request is Tuesday , January 12th, 11:59 pm. 

New submissions or change of requests, after this date will not be considered until after January 27th. 

What students can expect when returning to campus:  Due to the social distancing requirements and several other logistical obstacles, It can not be guaranteed that your child will be in the same classroom as their scheduled teacher.  Even if possible, that teacher still has to teach the students that are learning remotely. Therefore, your child will most likely continue learning using a Chromebook as they are already doing at home, participating in remote learning. Also, all students will be required to wear the prescribed school uniform while on campus.

Feel free to contact the front office with any questions you may have at 915-757-2929.

Thank you,


Buen día, familia Harmony,

Harmony está haciendo planes para que los estudiantes estén disponibles para regresar al campus de acuerdo con la información más reciente enviada anteriormente que se puede encontrar aquí. Esta información indica que los grados de prekínder a segundo pueden regresar el martes 19 de enero y los grados del tercero al quinto pueden regresar el lunes 25 de enero. A los estudiantes de 6º grado en adelante se les permitirá regresar en una fecha posterior según lo determine la tasa de hospitalización de Covid de los tres condados.

Los padres tienen la opción de que sus hijos regresen al aula o sigan participando en un entorno de aprendizaje remoto desde el hogar. Regresar a clase tiene muchas variables y es imperativo saber cuántos y qué estudiantes esperar. Siga una de las siguientes pautas.

** Si su estudiante está participando actualmente en un entorno de aprendizaje remoto desde casa (o está asistiendo a los centros de aprendizaje del campus) y desea mantenerlo así, no se requiere ninguna acción. Todos los estudiantes continuarán con su método de aprendizaje actual a menos que se sigan las siguientes pautas.

** Si su estudiante está participando actualmente en un entorno de aprendizaje remoto desde su casa y desea que comience a asistir al aprendizaje en el campus, en la fecha prescrita de acuerdo con el nivel de grado de su hijo, debe completar el “Formulario de reelección de instrucción encontrado en el Acceso familiar de la cuenta Skyward de su hijo antes del martes 12 de enero a las 11:59 pm.

Seleccione “Formulario de reelección de instrucciones” y luego seleccione “Iniciar”. A continuación, seleccione su elección en el menú desplegable. Finalmente, haga clic en “Enviar”.

Nuevamente, solo haga esto si desea que cambien de aprendizaje remoto a aprendizaje en el campus el 19 o 25 de enero. La fecha límite para enviar su solicitud es el martes 12 de enero a las 11:59 pm.

Nuevos envíos o cambios de solicitudes, después de esta fecha no se considerarán hasta después del 27 de enero.

Qué pueden esperar los estudiantes al regresar al campus:  Debido a los requisitos de distanciamiento social y varios otros obstáculos logísticos, no se puede garantizar que su hijo esté en el mismo salón de clases que su maestro programado. Incluso si es posible, ese maestro todavía tiene que enseñar a los estudiantes que están aprendiendo de forma remota. Por lo tanto, lo más probable es que su hijo continúe aprendiendo usando un Chromebook como ya lo está haciendo en casa, participando en el aprendizaje remoto. Además, todos los estudiantes deberán usar el uniforme escolar prescrito mientras estén en el campus.

No dude en ponerse en contacto con la oficina principal con cualquier pregunta que pueda tener al 915-757-2929.

Gracias,

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. 

 

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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.

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Dear Harmony Parents and Guardians,

Harmony Public Schools has continued to monitor the health conditions in El Paso and is committed to safely re-opening campuses.

In accordance with the Texas Education Agency Reopening Plan, the El Paso region has entered the Orange Zone (hospitalization rates under 20%) https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564.  Therefore, in careful collaboration with district officials along with recommendations from the city’s health department, we will begin a phased return to campus for elementary students who have opted-in for on campus instruction beginning Tuesday, January 19th.

  • Phase 1: January 19th PreK-2nd grade
  • Phase 2: January 25th 3-5th grade

Harmony Public Schools will continue to offer virtual learning to students who selected this method of instruction. Please visit Skyward to review or update method of instruction by clicking on the Instruction Reselection Form.  Please allow campuses 15 days to process your request.

In order to ensure a safe return to campus optional Rapid COVID-19 Testing will be available to all students, teachers and staff upon their return.

The city also made the following recommendations, which we will be following as available:

  • School Nurses and Medical/Health Assistants should receive COVID-19 vaccination during Phase 1a, second tier.
  • Teachers and staff that qualify under Phase 1b should register with a vaccine provider to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Utilize rapid COVID-19 testing available for screening of teachers, staff and students, giving priority to symptomatic individuals.
  • School Districts review and update current infection control protocols.

Harmony Public Schools will continue to monitor the health conditions and hospitalization rates in the region and will communicate if any changes to the plan are necessary.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to your return to campus.  If you have any questions please contact your campus principal.

Sincerely,

Kamil Yilmaz

Superintendent

 

 

Estimados padres y tutores de Harmony:

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony han continuado monitoreando las condiciones de salud en El Paso y están comprometidas a reabrir los campus de manera segura.

De acuerdo con el Plan de Reapertura de la Agencia de Educación de Texas, la región de El Paso ha ingresado a la Zona Naranja (tasas de hospitalización por debajo del 20%) https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564. Por lo tanto, en una cuidadosa colaboración con los funcionarios del distrito junto con las recomendaciones del departamento de salud de la ciudad, comenzaremos un regreso gradual al campus para los estudiantes de primaria que hayan optado por la instrucción en el campus a partir del martes 19 de enero.

  • Fase 1: 19 de enero de PreK-2 ° grado
  • Fase 2: 25 de enero a 3-5 grados

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony continuarán ofreciendo aprendizaje virtual a los estudiantes que seleccionaron este método de instrucción. Visite Skyward para revisar o actualizar el método de instrucción haciendo clic en el Formulario de reselección de instrucción. Por favor, espere 15 días para que los campus procesen su solicitud.

Con el fin de garantizar un regreso seguro al campus, todos los estudiantes, maestros y personal tendrán acceso a las pruebas rápidas COVID-19 opcionales a su regreso.

La ciudad también hizo las siguientes recomendaciones, que seguiremos cuando estén disponibles:

  • Las enfermeras escolares y los asistentes médicos / de salud deben recibir la vacuna COVID-19 durante la Fase 1a, segundo nivel.
  • Los maestros y el personal que califican bajo la Fase 1b deben registrarse con un proveedor de vacunas para recibir la vacuna COVID-19.
  • Utilizar las pruebas rápidas COVID-19 disponibles para la evaluación de maestros, personal y estudiantes, dando prioridad a las personas sintomáticas.
  • Los distritos escolares revisan y actualizan los protocolos de control de infecciones actuales.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony continuarán monitoreando las condiciones de salud y las tasas de hospitalización en la región y comunicarán si es necesario realizar algún cambio en el plan.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y esperamos su regreso al campus. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el director de su campus.

Mondays from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/89384746300

Passcode: 958471

Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the following link:

https://zoom.us/j/86478181374

Passcode: 673298


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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.

Mark your calendar! It is that time again.

Re-Enrollment begins January 4th, 2021          

All you need to complete your re-enrollment is your parent skyward login and upload a current proof of residence document. This is to ensure your child’s spot for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Deadline to submit your form through Skyward is January 22, 2021.

Examples of Proof of Residency Documents may include:

    • A recently paid rent receipt
    • A current lease agreement
    • The most recent property tax receipt indicating home ownership
    • A current utility bill indicating the address and name of the resident 
    • *Reminder
      •  P.O. Box address cannot be listed as an address (Bill must be within the last 60 days)

Questions About Re-Enrollment?

Why do I need to re-enroll?

By letting us know your student will be coming back to Harmony in 2021-2022, you’ll skip the lottery process and automatically guarantee your child’s spot for next school year!

Who should submit a re-enrollment notice?

The parent/guardian of any current Harmony student who plans to stay at the same campus next school year or who will advance to a “feeder” campus in the new school year (ex. advancing from elementary campus to nearest middle school campus). Students wishing to change to a new, non-feeder campus for other reasons (ex. closer to home) in 2021-2022 should apply through our open enrollment website before February 10.

How do I re-enroll?

Families can submit their re-enrollment notification January 4-22 through the Skyward link at the top of their campus website or by clicking the link in this email. Families without internet or Skyward access should contact their campus for assistance in re-enrolling.

What happens if a parent does not submit their re-enrollment information before the deadline?

If a parent misses the deadline to complete the re-enrollment process, then the student must apply during Open Enrollment (Nov. 1, 2020 through Feb. 10, 2021) at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

 

La reinscripción comienza el 4 de enero del 2021          

Todo lo que necesita para completar su reinscripción es su inicio de sesión de padres y comprobante de residencia. Esto es para asegurar el lugar de su hijo/a para el año escolar 2021-2022. 

La fecha límite para enviar su formulario a través 

de Skyward es el 22 de enero del 2021.

Algunos ejemplos de documentos de prueba de residencia pueden incluir:

    • Recibo de alquiler recientemente pagado.
    • Contrato de arrendamiento actual.
    • Recibo de impuesto de propiedad más reciente que indica la propiedad de la vivienda.
    • Factura de servicios públicos actual que indica la dirección y el nombre de los ocupantes de residencia.
  • *Recordatorio
    • La dirección de la casilla de correo postal no puede aparecer como dirección física
    • La factura debe estar dentro de los últimos 60 días

 

Preguntas sobre ¿Reinscripción?

 

¿Por qué debo volver a inscribirme?

Si nos hace saber que su hijo/a regresará a Harmony en 2021-2022, se saltará el proceso de lotería y garantizará automáticamente el lugar de su hijo/a para el próximo año escolar.

¿Quién debe enviar un aviso de reinscripción?

El padre / tutor de cualquier estudiante actual de Harmony que planea permanecer en la misma escuela el próximo año escolar o que avanzará a un campus “alimentador” en el nuevo año escolar (por ejemplo, avanzando desde el campus de primaria hasta el campus de secundaria más cercano). Los estudiantes que deseen cambiarse a un campus nuevo, no alimentado por otras razones (por ejemplo, más cerca de casa) en 2021-2022 deben presentar su solicitud a través de nuestro sitio web de inscripción abierta antes de 10 del febrero.

¿Cómo me reinscribo?

Las familias pueden enviar su notificación de reinscripción del 4 al 22 del enero a través del Skyward enlace en la parte superior del sitio web de su campus o haciendo clic en el enlace de este correo electrónico. Las familias sin acceso a Internet o Skyward deben comunicarse con su campus para recibir ayuda para volver a inscribirse.

¿Qué sucede si un padre no envía su información de reinscripción antes de la fecha límite?

Si un padre no cumple con la fecha límite para completar el proceso de reinscripción, entonces el estudiante debe presentar la solicitud durante la Inscripción Abierta (del 1 de noviembre del 2020 al 10 de febrero del 2021) en HarmonyTX.org/Apply.