Reading skills are foundational to educational success for all students.

Encouraging students to read more improves their skills and promotes a love of reading they can continue throughout their educational years and into adulthood.

That’s why Harmony Public Schools is hosting a fall Reading Challenge for all students in all campuses.

Join your classmates from across your campus and across the state from Monday, September 21, 2020 though Sunday, January 3, 2021 as together we show our love for reading and discover new and exciting ideas, authors, and stories through our favorite books.

Along the way, we’ll recognize our top readers and campuses each month, share favorite book picks, and ask for your reviews on some of your favorite reads.

The reading challenges by grade are:

Kindergarten – Grade 2
20 Books

Grade 3-5
10 Novels
3 Fiction
3 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

Grade 6-8
12 Novels
4 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

Grade 9-12
14 Novels
5 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
4 Student Choice

Share your favorite reads on social media by tagging Harmony and using the hashtag #HarmonyReads.

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Exploration Parent-Staff Update Regarding Reopening

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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 kindergarten and newly- enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening.  Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment. Referral forms are available on the school’s website. Read more

Dear Harmony Families,

Creating a safe and academically-focused learning environment for our students and staff members is the top priority at Harmony Public Schools. After careful consideration, today we are announcing an extension of remote learning for your campus.

This extension will extend through at least Monday, September 14, and perhaps longer as Harmony continues to weigh guidelines from the Texas Education Agency and guidance from local and state health officials.

During this extension, campus and district leaders will continue to further evaluate the current and potential future impact of COVID-19 in our communities, as well as make final campus preparations based upon needs determined during our Learning Location selection period, which took place the past two weeks.

We understand that this extension may be a hardship for some families who opted to return to campus when possible. We assure you our campus and district staff are working tirelessly to make sure our campuses are ready for students as soon as in-person learning can safely and responsibly begin.

As a reminder, once students and staff return to campus, they will find a number of improvements and new wellness protocols designed to increase student and staff safety while retaining a fun, collaborative, and academically-focused campus culture.

Among these safety enhancements are:

• Temperature screenings for students and staff.
• Requiring all students and employees to wear a mask when on campus or in other group settings. (Students may bring their own mask, or the school will provide them.)
• Limiting average class sizes to allow for social distancing. (Exact class size will be dependent on the number of students attending in-person versus online-only.)
• Spacing desks at least six feet apart to maintain proper social distancing and/or installing partitions where students cannot be kept six feet apart.
• Severely limiting classroom rotations/switches to prevent the spread of germs across campus and to limit person-to-person exchanges.
• Staggered drop-off and pickup times to limit person-to-person exchanges.
• Modified drop off and pickup procedures (ex. Students going directly to class after drop off and/or waiting in the classroom at the end of the day until a parent arrives for pickup).
• Requesting all students to wash their hands frequently.
• Detailed nightly cleaning by a contracted company.
• Required Coronavirus Awareness & Prevention training for all employees.

 

Additional details on these and other safety protocols can be found in Harmony Public Schools Back to School Playbook.

We are excited to open our doors to our students and staff hopefully very soon. Thank you for your ongoing support and feedback throughout the reopening process.

Your campus is opening soon – please choose your attendance preference

IMPORTANT NOTE:
To complete selection process, you must be logged into your Skyward Family Access account (not your child’s account). If you do not have a Family Access account, please contact your child’s campus.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS – THE TIME IS NOW!
The reopening of Harmony Public Schools campuses for live, in-person learning is tentatively scheduled for
Tuesday, September 8.
Now is the time to tell us your family’s decision on where your scholar would like to learn from once campuses open.
Highlights
  • Completely upgraded online learning environment
  • Choose live online classes or learn around your own schedule
  • Real-time interaction and engagement with teachers and fellow classmates
  • New online extracurricular activities & clubs
  • Computer devices provided for families without access
  • Meal services available
  • Traditional grading system
  • Attendance taken daily
Highlights
  • Completely upgraded online learning environment
  • Real-time interaction and engagement with teachers and online classmates
  • Enhanced campus safety & sanitation measures
  • Adjustments to daily routines to reduce number of interactions
  • Smaller class sizes (exact size dependent on campus attendees)
  • Required face masks
  • Traditional grading system
  • Attendance taken daily
Families may change their attendance preference at any time in the school year by notifying their campus in writing.
SELECT AN OPTION BELOW
Deadline: Friday, August 28
NOTE:
Links above take user to Skyward login.
You MUST log into your FAMILY ACCESS ACCOUNT (not Student Account) to complete the selection process.
(If you do not have a FAMILY ACCESS account, please contact your child’s campus.)
Once inside Skyward, select “Back to School Instruction Selection Form” to begin attendance selection process.

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Please click below for the welcome letter.

Welcome Letter from Principal – Google Docs

 

Please click here for an orientation video.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1G3vWcCL_njP3xSaTIRKS1m1qBATkOLU_?usp=sharing

For English flyer click on the picture

 

For Spanish flyer click on the picture

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As Harmony School of Exploration continues to prepare for the successful launch of online instruction on Monday, August 17, 2020, it is important that each student has internet access and a technology device.

If your student is in need of a technology device, complete the form below by August 10:

Chromebook distribution will occur:  August 12th from 1:00 pm -4:00 pm for the last names of A-K

August 13th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm for the last names of L- Z

Parents are also encouraged to check the Harmony Public School’s website regularly for the most up-to-date information on the start of the 2020-21 school year and to follow the District and Exploration campus on social media. We appreciate your continued partnership.

Sincerely,

Harmony School of Exploration