Harmony Public Schools will allow each family to choose whether to continue learning from home or return to campus for in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, based on each family’s unique needs. Families can also switch between the two as local COVID-19 conditions or family situation changes.

The flexible learning plan was announced by Harmony CEO Fatih Ay in a letter to families.

“The best choice for Harmony in 2020-2021 is the choice that’s best for your family,” Fatih said. “While this flexible plan may be an uncommon approach, we firmly believe it is the right approach for families during these uncommon times.”

Families that choose at-home learning will have access to the same rigorous, academic environment that they have come to expect from their neighborhood Harmony campus, taught by teachers trained for educating and engaging students in a virtual environment.

Families who choose to send their students for in-person learning will find a safe and organized learning environment that they can feel comfortable sending their child to each day. This includes enhanced health  and sanitary protocols, as well as possible adjustments to daily routines to help keep all of our students and team members as safe as possible.

All students will continue to receive the same full academic and support services from their teachers, counselors, and school leaders that they would receive on-campus, including our English-language learners and students receiving Special Education services.

Helping to keep families connected regardless of their learning location is Harmony’s new, all-in-one learning management system Schoology. Through Schoology, students and families will have full access to instructional materials, assignments, grading, calendars, and parent messaging in one platform that follows them seamlessly from at-home to in-person learning and back, if needed.

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 2020-2021 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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Harmony Public Schools is encouraging our families to take a few moments to complete the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone, or mail.

The 2020 Census is a count of everyone who lives in the United States and its territories. The 2020 Census questionnaire asks a few simple questions like the age, sex, and the number of people living in your home.  Individual responses are confidential and cannot be used against you by any court or government agency.

When it comes to schools, the 2020 Census will determine funding for special education, teacher training, technology, school lunch assistance, Head Start and after-school programs. The census will also help determine funding for other important programs for families, such as maternal and child health programs, and housing, heating and food assistance.

People should count all children who live in their homes, including newborns and others too young for school. That’s important because responses to the census help schools plan for the resources they will need when the new generation of children is ready for school.

To begin, click here or call one of the numbers below, or look for the Census form in your mail.

CENSUS BY PHONE:

  • English: 844-330-2020
  • Spanish: 844-468-2020
  • Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
  • Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
  • Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
  • Korean: 844-392-2020
  • Russian: 844-417-2020
  • Arabic: 844-416-2020
  • Tagalog: 844-478-2020
  • Polish: 844-479-2020
  • French: 844-494-2020
  • Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
  • Portuguese: 844-474-2020
  • Japanese: 844-460-2020
  • English (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
  • Spanish (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
  • TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

For the past 20 years, Harmony Public Schools has established an educational model built strongly on the foundations of science-based learning and responsible citizenship in our communities.

Currently, all available science from community health experts continues to tell us that the best way to be responsible members of our communities is to have our students and staff remain at home.

This is why we have determined that it is in the best interest of our students, team members, and communities to discontinue in-person schooling at our campuses and administrative offices statewide until further notice.

While these facilities remain closed, instruction and learning at Harmony schools will continue. Our classes are operating online through our established digital learning tools, taking advantage of many of the technology tools and blended learning methods already practiced in Harmony’s  physical classrooms. Because our teachers and school leaders will remain available to guide our students each school day, we anticipate instructional continuity during these unusual and difficult times. To request access to a Chromebook and/or for questions regarding internet access, please contact your child’s campus.

(For more information on our at-home learning program, visit HarmonyTX.org/AtHome . To request access to a Chromebook or internet access, contact your child’s campus.)

We will also continue to offer free meal services to children in our communities, as local and state safety guidelines allow.

We thank you for your support and understanding in making this critical decision. We also are profoundly grateful for the extreme determination and Harmony pride shown by both our students and team members these past several weeks. Time and again you have proven why Harmony Public Schools is an institution where excellence is the standard.

We will continue to provide timely updates as new, relevant information comes available, and inform you immediately if our campuses reopen prior to the end of the school year.

Thank you and be well,

 

Fatih Ay

CEO | Harmony Public Schools

Dear Parents,

As we are preparing to transition into online learning, we understand that some families have challenges with lack of computer devices at home. In order to help those families, our school has prepared a limited number of chromebooks to be distributed to students.

In order to be eligible to get a chromebook from school, you must complete and submit this online request form , which includes chromebook agreement form. Please do not come to school without filling out the online form to request a chromebook.

Please understand that we have a limited number of chromebooks so we are reserving chromebooks only for those who do not have any computer devices at home. If you have siblings at the same campus, only 1 chromebook will be issued per family.

After you fill out and submit the above form, please come to campus either on Tuesday, March 24 or Wednesday, March 25 between 11 am – 1 pm. (Learning Packets will also be distributed during those times). Students must be present with you in the car in order to get the chromebook. Devices will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have already printed the packet and don’t need a chromebook, you do not need to come to school. However, if you need to pick up a packet and/or a chromebook you have to come to school at the above mentioned hours and days. 

We are doing our best and working expeditiously to offer everyone equal opportunity during this online learning process and hope to make this process as smooth as possible. Please be patient during pick up process as you may need to wait in line. All pick up will be done as a drive through at the blue car rider line. Please enter through Greenfork Dr. in order to get in the line.

If you have any questions, please use the  ”Let’s Talk” that can be located at the top of our school website at https://hehouston.harmonytx.org

Thank you!

Sibel Cankurt

Principal

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Queridos padres,

Mientras nos preparamos para la transición al aprendizaje en línea, entendemos que algunas familias tienen problemas con la falta de dispositivos informáticos en el hogar. Para ayudar a esas familias, nuestra escuela ha preparado un número limitado de Chromebooks para distribuir a los estudiantes.

Para ser elegible para obtener un Chromebook de la escuela, debe completar y enviar este formulario de solicitud en líneaque incluye el formulario de acuerdo de Chromebook.

Por favor, comprenda que tenemos un número limitado de chromebooks, por lo que estamos reservando chromebooks solo para aquellos que no tienen ningún dispositivo informático en casa. Si tiene hermanos en el mismo campus, solo se emitirá 1 Chromebook por familia.

Después de completar y enviar el formulario anterior, venga al campus ya sea en Martes 24 de marzo o miércoles 25 de marzo entre las 11 a.m. y la 1 p.m. (Los paquetes de aprendizaje también se distribuirán durante esos momentos). El estudiante debe estar presente con usted en el automóvil para obtener el Chromebook.

Si ya ya tiene el paquete y no necesita un Chromebook, no es necesario que venga a la escuela. Sin embargo, si necesita recoger un paquete y / o un Chromebook, debe venir a la escuela en las horas y días mencionados anteriormente. 

Estamos haciendo nuestro mejor trabajando rápidamente para ofrecer a todos la misma oportunidad durante este proceso de aprendizaje en línea y esperamos que este proceso sea lo más fácil posible. Tenga paciencia durante el proceso de recogida, ya que es posible que deba esperar. Todas las recogidas se realizarán en la línea azul del conductor del automóvil. Ingrese a través de la calle Greenfork Dr. para entrar en la línea. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, utilice el “Hablemos” que se encuentra en la parte superior del sitio web de nuestra escuela en https://hehouston.harmonytx.org

¡Gracias!

Sibel Cankurt

Principal

Free Meal Pick Up!

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.

Starting tomorrow on Monday March 30th, we have “Multiple Day Meal Pick Up” service.

On MONDAYS (3 days meal) and

on THURSDAYS (4 days meal).

Each week, 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.

We look forward to serving you soon!

Breakfast and Lunch distribution locations:

(You can click on the address to see the location on a map)

Harmony Science Academy-Katy

22400 Grand Corner Dr

Katy, TX 77494

Harmony Science Academy-Sugar Land

13415 W Bellfort Ave

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Harmony School of Innovation-Houston

9421 W Sam Houston Pkwy S

Houston, TX 77099

Harmony School of Ingenuity-Houston

10555 Stella Link Rd

Houston, TX 77025

Harmony Science Academy-Beaumont

4055 Calder Ave

Beaumont, TX 77706

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Dear Students and Parents,

Harmony Public Schools campuses are closed through April 3rd.

Our goal is to maximize learning during this time and keep our students engaged. Our curriculum directors have prepared two-week self-study modules for our students. Students are asked to complete the work and submit to their teachers when they return to campus.

Harmony School of Exploration will have Learning Packets available for parent pick-up from 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon Tuesday, March 24th and 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon Wednesday, March 25th, at the car rider-blue line. Please enter through the Green Fork gate into the blue line. If you’d prefer to print the packages yourself, please see the links below.

We will continue to provide education to the best of our abilities while prioritizing the well-being and safety of our students, families, teachers, and staff.

Meal Service

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

Meals will be served drive-up style and will be available for all car passengers under age 18, regardless of enrollment status.

The location for meal service is at Harmony School of Innovation Houston ( Middle School) 9421 W sam Houston Pkwy S.Houston, TX 77099  on weekdays from 11 a.m. to roughly 1 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!

HS-Exploration Leadership Team

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.