Good Morning Team!

We are one step closer to updating our Core Values for next school year.  Please take a few moments this week to take a quick survey.  We would love to see your participation. We would like 2nd to 5th grade students to participate in taking this survey as well.
  The survey will close on Friday May 6, 2022 by 5pm. 
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Dear Harmony Parent / Guardian:

 

The district’s current vended meal provider has closed their local facility and will no longer be providing meals to Texas schools.  On April 18, the school’s new meal provider, The Basil Garden, will begin providing a healthy breakfast and lunch for students.  Meals continue to be free this year for all students, so we encourage your child(ren) to try the new meals.

The April menus will be posted on the school website and attached below.

The menu for the rest of the school year will offer one entree, fruit, vegetable, and milk.  Not every day will offer a vegetarian entree.  If your child(ren) follows a vegetarian diet, please email the Child Nutrition Assistant at your child’s school to obtain the form needing to be completed.  Once the form is received, the CNA will make sure that your child has a vegetarian entree on days when one is not on the regular menu.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Child Nutrition Assistant at your child’s school.

 

Sincerely,

Child Nutrition

 

Basil Garden- April Menu 2022

 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-aprogram-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: Texas Department of Agriculture | Food and Nutrition Division Section 3, Civil Rights & Confidentiality | January 4, 2022 | Page 9 of 20 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax:(202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Estimado padre / tutor de Harmony:

 

El actual proveedor de comida del distrito ha cerrado sus instalaciones locales y ya no proporcionará comidas a las escuelas de Texas. El 18 de abril, el nuevo proveedor de comidas de la escuela, Basil Garden, comenzará a ofrecer un desayuno y almuerzo saludables para los estudiantes. Las comidas continúan siendo gratis este año para todos los estudiantes, así que animamos a su(s) hijo(s) a probar las nuevas comidas.

Los menús de abril se publicarán en el sitio web de la escuela.

El menú para el resto del año escolar ofrecerá un entree, fruta, verdura y leche. No todos los días ofrecerá un entree vegetariano. Si su(s) hijo(s) sigue una dieta vegetariana, por favor envíe un correo electrónico al Asistente de Nutrición Infantil en la escuela de su hijo(a) para obtener el formulario que necesita ser completado. Una vez recibido el formulario, la CNA se asegurará de que su hijo tenga un entrante vegetariano en los días en que uno no esté en el menú regular.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con el Asistente de Nutrición Infantil en la escuela de su hijo.

 

Atentamente,

Nutrición Infantil

 

Basil Garden- April Menu 2022

 

Los demás programas de asistencia nutricional del FNS, las agencias estatales y locales, y sus beneficiarios secundarios, deben publicar el siguiente Aviso de No Discriminación: De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632- 9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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An image of May STAAR dates

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An image of the May EOC dates.

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An image of AP exam dates

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An image of the Egg Hunt Flyer

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Our Military Families are AWESOME!
So, let’s celebrate! “Purple Up!” Day is actually April 15th, but since we do not have school on this day, we invite everyone to wear purple on Thursday, April 14th as well.
Also, please use the link below to RSVP and let us know you are attending our Muffins With Military Families Event.

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Attention all 5th, 6th, and 7th Grade students and parents.
All students that will be in middle school next year will be required to complete the LOTE survey to choose a foreign language class for the 2022-2023 School Year. Classes will be awarded on a first come first serve basis and the Survey will open Monday 4/18/2022. Please see the attached flyer for links to the survey.

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PEBT benefits will soon be available for families whose children have experienced COVID related absences and who qualify for free or reduced price benefits through the National School Lunch Program.  

 

Does my child qualify?

 

Both criteria must be met to qualify for PEBT benefits.

 

#1 A COVID related absence from August – December due to a positive test or exposure that has been verified by the campus.  COVID absences from January  – May will receive benefits in July.

  

#2 Eligible for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program.  To determine your child’s eligibility, submit an application through www.schoolcafe.com.  Paper applications may also be requested from the school office.  Students attending a CEP campus or who are directly certified automatically meet the eligibility requirement.      

  

The deadline to complete a meal eligibility application is April 6th.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Child Nutrition Assistant.

We're Hiring

We're Hiring

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.

EOC Testing Flyer.pdf


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Attention all current parents and students in 5th through 7th grade. If you are interested in taking Honors courses next year and would like more information please visit the linked survey.

Middle School Pre-AP Honors Nomination Flyer.pdf


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In accordance with United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, an entity planning to submit a federal grant application must afford a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted.

Harmony Public Schools hereby gives notice to the public that it intends to file the following applications and request awarded amounts for federal grant funds with the Texas Education Agency for the school year 2022-23. HPS welcomes comments or questions concerning any of these grants, and requests that any comments or questions be submitted by June 30, 2022 using the form below.

En concordancia con United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, una entidad que planea presentar una solicitud de subvención federal (subsidio) debe brindar una oportunidad razonable para comentarios públicos. Las siguientes son las subvenciones federales que

Harmony Public Schools por la presente notifica al público que tiene la intención de presentar las siguientes solicitudes y solicitar los montos otorgados para fondos de subvenciones federales con la Agencia de Educación de Texas para el año escolar 2022-23. HPS agradece los comentarios o preguntas sobre cualquiera de estas subvenciones y solicita que los comentarios o preguntas se envíen antes del 30 de junio de 2022 mediante este Google form.

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Panda Express Fundraiser for HSI Elementary Robotics Flyer.pdf


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BOSS Fundraiser for HSI Elementary Robotics.pdf


An image of the HSI Robotics Fundraiser at Boss Chicken flyer on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

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STAAR EOC Camp Flyer.pdf


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Attention Parents and Guardians,

Please view the attached flyer for instructions regarding Parent Teacher Conferences for Friday February 18, 2022.

Parent Teacher Conference Instructions.pdf


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Each school year, thousands of families submit their application to become a part of Harmony Public Schools.

Here’s how we select applicants for enrollment each year to make sure each applicant has an equal opportunity to become our next high-achieving Harmony scholar.

STEP 1

Each January, we ask current families to let us know if they’ll be coming back to Harmony next year. This is called “Re-Enrollment.”

STEP 2

Based on the number of students returning next year and the number of classes in each grade level, we determine how many open spots we will have for new students.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, new families are submitting their applications during our annual Open Enrollment season, which runs from November 1 through February 10 each year.

STEP 4

After February 10, if the number of new applicants is greater than the number of available spots we have, Harmony holds a “blind lottery” to make sure all applicants have a fair opportunity to be seated.

STEP 5

Families of students selected for enrollment are notified. Those not selected are put on a “waitlist” and contacted as soon as a spot opens up.

… and that’s it!

Here are some answers to our applicants’ most frequently asked questions.

#1 – IS THERE ALWAYS A LOTTERY?

Not always, but often.

Whether a lottery is needed is determined by the number of spots available at each grade level and the number of eligible applicants interested in them.

#2 – I WAS SELECTED FOR ENROLLMENT –
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NEXT?

Most importantly, we need you to officially accept the spot (a link will be provided on the acceptance letter). Then, between now and next fall, you’ll need to officially register your child and provide a few documents verifying their identity and home address.

After that, we’ll see you on the first day of school!

(Note: If you were accepted by more than one campus, please register at your preferred campus and decline the invitation of any others. This will allow us to offer those spots to another prospective Harmony family.)

#3 – I WAS PLACED ON A WAITLIST –
IS THERE ANY CHANCE I WILL GET TO ATTEND?

Absolutely – so don’t give up hope! Students initially placed on a waitlist are given the opportunity to enroll all the time at Harmony, often for one of the following reasons:

  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery didn’t completion registration by the deadline.
  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery moved away.
  • A student was selected by two schools in the lottery, but of course could only register at one.
  • We added an an extra class at the grade level for which you applied.
  • One of our nearby campuses had an opening,
    and reached out to see if you were interested in attending there.

More Questions?

Reach out to us on Let’s Talk to let us know how we can help!