2021-2022 High School Academic Guide.pdf


DELAYED OPENING: Friday, February 4, Harmony Public Schools will have a two-hour delayed start in response to the freezing temperatures expected in the morning. Classes will begin at 10 am and students can be dropped off starting at 9:30 am.

CAMPUS CLOSURES: Due to the incoming winter weather storm, our campus will be closed Thursday, Feb. 3.  Stay warm and safe!

Join us, Saturday, February 5 at Cielo Vista Mall from 12 – 4 pm in front of JC Penney, for the latest projects and demonstrations from Harmony’s STEM students.  Over 100 projects will be on display.  Hope to see you there!


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SAVE THE DATE! The Enrollment Lottery will be held on Tuesday, February 15 at 12pm MST.

 

After giving across-the-board pay raises to full-time teachers and campus staff earlier this school year, Harmony Public Schools will now be giving pay raises to all levels of substitute teachers.
The daily rate increase goes into effect February 14. The increase was approved unanimously by the Harmony Public Schools Board of Directors on January 29. Under the rate increase, substitute teachers will earn an extra $20-30 per day on top of the already-competitive Harmony rate.
For a teacher only working a few days per week, the increase will mean a few hundred dollars each month on top of the compensation they already earn. For certified teachers and long-term substitutes, the rate increase could mean up to $600 per month in increased pay (see chart above for rates for each position).
“Each day, substitute teachers are making a major impact on our schools by keeping our students on-track and learning when their regular teachers are unable to attend school,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals are important members of our school community, and we want to show our thanks.”
Harmony currently has substitute teaching opportunities at all of its campuses statewide.
Earlier this school year, Harmony also announced $4,000-$7,500 in additional annual compensation for teachers and other school staff.
The increase was the third occasion in the past two school years in which Harmony announced a major improvement to employee compensation and benefits.
In January 2021, Harmony announced a sweeping upgrade of its employer-paid benefits that provided free vision and dental plans to all full-time employees, introduced matching retirement plan contributions for 403(b) and (457(b) participants, and increased life insurance payouts from $20,000 to $100,000.
In Summer 2019, Harmony also announced statewide base pay increases for employees ranging from $3,500-$5,000, as well as additional stipends for teachers working in hard-to-staff subjects.
Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 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.
Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for both students and team members.
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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Good day Harmony Family,

Please use the below link or QR code to take a 10 minute survey to let us know how we are doing and what can be improved. There are separate links for Parents, 2nd – 5th grades, and 6th – 12th grades. HSI Students will receive their grade specific survey link and QR code in their school email. Please remind them to take it as well. Thank you!

Secondary Student Survey:

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https://survey.k12insight.com/p/21-22-School-Quality-Survey-Students-6-12

*All students in grades 6-12 can access the survey through the link above. They will enter their student ID number to complete the survey.  

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Elementary Student Survey:

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https://survey.k12insight.com/p/21-22-School-Quality-Survey_Elementary-Students 

*All students in grades 2-5 can access the survey through the link above. They will enter their student ID number to complete the survey.  

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Parent Survey:

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 https://survey.k12insight.com/r/21-22-HPS-SchoolQualitySurvey-Parents 

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Buenos días, Familia Armonía,

Utilice el enlace a continuación o el código QR para realizar una encuesta de 10 minutos para informarnos cómo lo estamos haciendo y qué se puede mejorar. Hay enlaces separados para padres, grados 2 a 5 y grados 6 a 12. Los estudiantes de HSI recibirán el enlace de la encuesta específica de su grado y el código QR en el correo electrónico de su escuela. Por favor, recuérdeles que también lo tomen. ¡Gracias!

Encuesta de Estudiantes de Secundaria:

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https://survey.k12insight.com/p/21-22-School-Quality-Survey-Students-6-12

*Todos los estudiantes en los grados 6-12 pueden acceder a la encuesta a través del enlace de arriba. Ingresarán su número de identificación de estudiante para completar la encuesta.

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Encuesta de estudiantes de primaria:

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https://survey.k12insight.com/p/21-22-School-Quality-Survey_Elementary-Students 

*Todos los estudiantes en los grados 2-5 pueden acceder a la encuesta a través del enlace de arriba. Ingresarán su número de identificación de estudiante para completar la encuesta.

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Encuesta para padres:

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Harmony Science & Engineering Fair (H-SEF) is an annual science fair that brings together middle and high school students across the Harmony network who have engaged in advanced research projects all year long. Majority of H-SEF finalists are award winners in their regional science fairs within their local communities. H-SEF aims to promote STEM through advanced research among secondary students and increase their interest and motivation to pursue STEM careers. 

H-SEF 2022 will be in person at the Harmony Public Schools Central Office in Houston and it is open to all Harmony middle and high school students.  

Below you will find H-SEF rules and guidelines along with the event timeline.

H-SEF 2022 Information

H-SEF RULES & GUIDELINES

H-SEF 2022 Registration Link

H-SEF 2022 (In Person)

January 2022 – H-SEF announcement and flyers shared with HPS schools

January 17, 2022 – Application process begins

March 4, 2022 – Student registration deadline.

March  7-31 2022 – Review process begins and Pre-qualification decisions made

March  28 2022 – April 1 2022 – Qualification Emails sent to students

April 23, 2022 –H-SEF 2022 Judging and Award Ceremony (In Person)

For questions reach out to your campus science fair coordinator or principal.

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Hello H.S.I. Tigers!!

The time has come to redeem your points! Please be sure to check your points before you begin shopping.
Orders must be submitted by 5:00 pm, Sunday, 01/30/2022

Catalog: https://www.flipsnack.com/00442255/6th-12th-garde-tiger-shop.html

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Aguirre at claudia.aguirre@harmonytx.org


Tiger Shop Catalog:

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Select the link below for the:

6-12th Grade Tiger Shop Online Order Form

 

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Harmony School of Innovation

Spirit Day

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 6:30am -11:00pm

Support Harmony School of Innovation, stop by Chick-fil-A at North Hills Crossing for a bite to eat. You can order in the drive through, dine in, curbside through the CFA App or have your food delivered to your home also through the CFA App.

“When placing your order through the CFA app, type “HARSCHI” in the “Special Requests” section in order to get credit. Flyer is not required”


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Winter MAP Testing Announcement


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Basketball Final Schedule.pdf


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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 1 & up who were tested in Fall 2021 are not eligible to test in Spring 2022. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website (see below).
The referral forms must be returned or emailed to the front office by January 31, 2022. 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.
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 31 de enero del 2022.
Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

Harmony School of Innovation will be hosting a free Covid-19 vaccination clinic this Thursday, January 6, from 3 to 5 pm. This event is open to the public, however, anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. All vaccine brands, second doses and boosters will be available with proper documentation of previous doses.

 

Re-Enrollment for current Harmony families who plan to return next school year is January 4-28, 2022.

Re-Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year for Harmony families begins soon.

During this time of year each January, we ask families to complete a simple, online Re-Enrollment process, letting us know they’ll be joining us for another great year of learning and fun next school year, which starts in August 2022.

This simple step allows us to make sure each current student’s spot at Harmony is reserved for the following school year, and assess how many new student seats we have available for other applicants.

Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools runs January 4-28, 2022. Look for more details in your email inbox, via Skyward, or on our Facebook page soon.

In the meantime, check out these 6 things families need to know about Re-Enrollment at Harmony Public Schools.

#1 – When is Re-Enrollment season?

For the 2022-2023 school year, re-enrollment will be January 4-28, 2022.

#2 – How do I apply for Re-Enrollment?

The preferred method for re-enrollment is through the student’s online Skyward account. (A link to Skyward can be found at the top of your campus homepage or you can simply click here.). Parents without internet and/or Skyward access may also request a paper re-enrollment option from their child’s campus.

#3 – What is the difference between Re-Enrollment and Open Enrollment?

Re-enrollment is intended for current Harmony students planning to stay at their current campus the following school year, or who will naturally feed upward to a new campus (e. from elementary to nearby middle school). Open Enrollment is for new students, or current students who wish to change Harmony campuses for personal reasons (ex. transferring to a campus closer to home).

#4 – If a student plans to stay at the same school next year, are they automatically guaranteed re-enrollment if they complete the re-enrollment process before the deadline?

Yes, so long as their family completes the re-enrollment process.

#5 – 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 will lose his/her reserved space for next school year and must apply during Open Enrollment, held November 1-February 10 each school year. To apply, visit www.HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

#6 – What does a Harmony parent need to do if they would like to stay with Harmony, but transfer to a different campus for the next school year?

If a parent would like to change Harmony campuses for the following school year, they must submit an application for the desired school at www.HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

Winter Spirit Week.pdf