Dear Families,

 

Our schools may be closed, but our meal services for students are still open for business.

 

Harmony Public Schools is committed to meeting the food and nutritional requirements of every child in our communities while our campus is in closure for the COVID-19 outbreak. Each weekday, we will offer free lunch and breakfast pickup options for any child  — regardless of enrollment status — in need of a nutritious meal.

 

Meals will be served drive-up style and will be available for all car passengers under age 18, regardless of enrollment status. The meal pickup location for our campus will be located at Harmony School of Innovation 5210 Fairbanks  El Paso, Tx 79924 and open each weekday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.  During this time, children can pick up a sack lunch for the day, as well as a sack breakfast for the following morning. 

 

We look forward to serving you soon!

 

Harmony Public Schools

 

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Estimada familias:

 

Nuestras escuelas pueden estar cerradas, pero nuestros servicios de comidas para estudiantes aún están abiertos para los negocios.

 

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony se comprometen a cumplir con los requisitos alimenticios y nutricionales de cada niño en nuestras comunidades mientras nuestro campus está cerrado por el brote de COVID-19. De lunes a viernes, ofreceremos opciones de recolección de almuerzo y desayuno gratis para cualquier niño, independientemente del estado de inscripción, que necesite una comida nutritiva.

 

Las comidas se servirán al estilo de conducción y estarán disponibles para todos los pasajeros de automóviles menores de 18 años, independientemente del estado de inscripción. La ubicación de recogida de comidas para nuestro campus estará ubicada en HHarmony School of Innovation 5210 Fairbanks  El Paso, Tx 79924 y estará abierta todos los días de la semana de 11 a.m. a aproximadamente 12 p.m. Durante este tiempo, los niños pueden recoger un almuerzo para el día, así como un desayuno para la mañana siguiente.

 

Esperamos servirle pronto!

 

Harmony Public Schools

 

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority at Harmony Public Schools. As new developments continue to unfold regarding the COVID-19 situation, we wanted to provide you an important update regarding the potential impact of the virus on our schools.

While there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported on our campuses or within our school family at this time, out of an abundance of caution we are announcing a temporary closure of all Harmony Public Schools campuses through Monday, April 6. All school activities, field trips, athletics events, and competitions have also been cancelled during this time.

At this time, we are anticipating classes will be able to resume for students on Tuesday, April 7. Staff will return for a work-day on Monday, April 6.

This decision was made after discussions with, and upon the recommendations of, local health officials.  We strongly believe it is the best decision for helping to keep our students, staff, and communities safe at this time.

During this closure, our Harmony team members will continue to work remotely to finalize the details of distance-learning plan to make sure students continue to receive educational services with minimal  interruption.You will receive regular updates how this plan will be implemented.

Additionally, all full-time, non-exempt and exempt employees will continue to be paid according to their normal rate and schedule.

We continue to urge families and team members to stay informed of current Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to the prevention of the spreading of viruses, including limiting out of town travel, “social distancing,” and self-quarantine for those who have recently traveled to impacted areas.

We recognize this is a rapidly evolving situation and will continue to aggressively monitor new developments and respond with appropriate actions based on the best interests of our Harmony families and the guidance of local health officials. Throughout this process, we will continue to communicate with you new information as soon as possible. We anticipate further updates no later than the week of March 23-27.

Thank you for your support during these unusual circumstances. With your continued collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

Don’t forget to spring forward an hour at 2:00AM this Sunday.

When you change your clock ⏰, it’s a great idea to change the batteries ? in your smoke alarms!

Spring Break is almost here for our students and staff members across the state.  We sincerely hope everyone in our Harmony community has a fun and relaxing break before together we begin the final stretch toward the end of the school year.

We understand that many of you will be traveling this spring break. With concerns about the Coronavirus in the minds of many, we want to share a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about staying healthy when traveling, as well as provide more info about a few Harmony policies related to returning to school after visiting certain risk-prone destinations.

Tips for Healthy Travel

In general, the same advice for fighting germs and bacteria  applies when traveling as it does when staying home:

  • Wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer;
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth;
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • When greeting others, consider an alternative to hugs or handshakes, such as an elbow bump.

Additionally, here are a few additional tips related specifically to those traveling:

  • Be aware of your surroundings (including people who are sick) and try to distance yourself as appropriate;
  • Avoid areas that you feel might make your more likely to be exposed;
  • Know how to get reliable local information about any possible changes to the situation;
  • Avoid public transportation, if possible. Confined spaces such as buses, trains, subways, and airplanes may put you at a higher risk of infection;
  • When eating animal-based products, make sure they are thoroughly cooked before eating.

Returning to School After Visiting Risk-Prone Areas

Due to CDC travel guidelines, students and families that have traveled to locations that are marked as a Coronavirus risk by the CDC must have a letter of clearance from their medical provider before returning to campus. Failure to provide a clearance letter will result in the student being dismissed home. Students will have 48 hours to provide proof of doctor’s clearance. Any additional absence will require further documentation from the parents or doctor. For a list of countries with COVID-19 travel advisories, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Currently these countries include: 

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Additionally, please be aware that families travelling to China’s Hubei province or mainland China may face a mandatory quarantine and be monitored by public health officials. Any health department guidelines should be followed by any affected families and absences will be waived upon return to school with provision of proof of quarantine. 

At Harmony Public Schools, we take the health and safety of our students and staff members seriously. Harmony is closely tracking all new developments regarding the Coronavirus and will continue to share timely, relevant updates, as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to your campus health staff. 

We appreciate your help in supporting healthy and happy learning environments for our Harmony community. 

 

Contagious Illness_Health Notice

Contagious Illness_Health Notice in Spanish


Health Notice to Parents

Harmony Reading Challenge 'Read Learn, and Explore' is March 2-May 1, 2020.

Harmony Reading Challenge ‘Read Learn, and Explore’ is March 2-May 1, 2020.


HPS Spring Reading Challenge


This spring, Harmony is challenging our students to participate in a friendly reading competition across classrooms and other campuses.

Beginning March 3, students are challenged to read books and advance through pre-determined advancement levels in order to earn rewards at each stage.

With Spring Break coming up, we urge parents to help encourage their children to take advantage of this time to read books they are excited about.

You can find challenges for each grade level by clicking the link to our Spring Reading Challenge PDF below.

Attention all HSI students and parents in Grades 8-11!

Below are the course selection links for the 2020-2021 school year. Please select the appropriate link to complete and submit the survey no later than Friday, March 6th. If you have any questions please visit your counselor in room 108.


 
An image of the Dyslexia Program Awareness flyer on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, from 8-10 AM in the HSI High School Cafeteria.

Dyslexia Program Awareness Flyer


An image of the Dyslexia Program Awareness flyer on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, from 8-10 AM in the HSI High School Cafeteria.

Harmony Public Schools has been a proud member of the El Paso community for more than 13 years.

Harmony opened Harmony Science Academy – its first school in El Paso and in West Texas overall – in the Fall of 2006. At the time, it was the school system’s only campus west of of San Antonio.

The school system quickly expanded, however, and today serves three campuses in El Paso after opening Harmony School of Innovation-El Paso in 2009 and Harmony School of Excellence-El Paso in 2016. Soon, the Harmony School of Science-El Paso will open for the 2020-2021 school year on the city’s west side.

Harmony has been widely-recognized for its positive impact on students and the community since its earliest days in El Paso.

In 2019 alone, Harmony schools in El Paso have been recognized be the TEA, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report for its family-focused campus culture and consistent academic achievement.

Here are some of Harmony’s recent accomplishments in El Paso so far in 2019:

 

An image of the HSI El Paso Stem Festival Blood Drive flyer on Saturday, February, 22nd, 2020, from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Good evening,

Due to weather conditions, We will have a 2-hour delay tomorrow. The staff will report to campus at 9:30 am and students will report at 10 am.

Thank you.

An image of the HSI El Paso Vex IQ Robotics Team

An image of the HSI El Paso Vex IQ Robotics Team


HSI El Paso Silver Tigers won the Excellence Award, Teamwork championship Award and Robotic Skills Champion Award at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy 1st Annual VEX IQ Square Away Competition Feb. 8th, 2020. Congratulations to our students and coach Marquez!

An image of the HPS El Paso Enrollment Lottery flier to be held at 1:00 pm on February 11th, 2020 at Harmony Science Academy.

An image of the HPS El Paso Enrollment Lottery flier to be held at 1:00 pm on February 11th, 2020 at Harmony Science Academy.

An image of the HSI STEM Festival flier for Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11 am - 2 pm.

An image of the HSI STEM Festival flier for Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 11 am - 2 pm.


Harmony Tigers!!!! ….Its time for our 2020 STEM FAIR!!!!!!
Get ready for some exciting Science projects hands on fun, drones, jumping balloon, food, games, vendors, pep squad & El Paso karate performances,  vendors, muscle cars and lots more. With a purchase of 10 tickets you will receive a free dress bracelet!  Bring the family and join us for fun!  Saturday, February 22nd  11am to 2pm
SEE YOU There!

The deadline for application for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools is almost here. If you are a current Harmony family that would like to change campuses next year, or would like to apply to become a first-time Harmony student in 2020-2021 here’s s everything you need to know about how to apply for next year.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

The deadline for application for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools is almost here. If you are a current Harmony family that would like to change campuses next year, or would like to apply to become a first-time Harmony student in 2020-2021 here’s s everything you need to know about how to apply for next year.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year. Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

An image of the Re-Enrollment Party flier on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 2-4 pm for K-1st or 2:30-5:30 pm for 2nd-12th

ReEnrollment


An image of the Re-Enrollment Party flier on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, from 2-4 pm for K-1st or 2:30-5:30 pm for 2nd-12th

 

An image of the HPS Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony flier on Thursday, May 28th, 2020, from 2-4 pm at 9405 Betel Dr, El Paso, TX 79907

An image of the HPS Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony flier on Thursday, May 28th, 2020, from 2-4 pm at 9405 Betel Dr, El Paso, TX 79907