Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with Texas’ favorite designer jewelry brand Kendra Scott.
As part of the brand’s “Shop for Good” community initiative, Kendra Scott will be donating 20 percent of all sales during a two-day event in May to Harmony’s COVID-19 Gap Fund, which supports teachers and student families struggling with financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.

To participate, simply purchase any item from select Kendra Scott stores from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 or online at KendraScott.com anytime May 4 & 5, and have 20% of your purchase automatically donated to the HPS COVID-19 Gap Fund when you use promo code “GIVEBACK-1D9P” at checkout.

To learn more or RSVP in order to receive reminders, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/KendraScott.
Participating Texas store locations include (5-7 p.m. May 4 only):

AUSTIN
• The Domain: 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX
• Lamar: 3800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
• South Congress: 1701 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

DFW
• ClearFork: 5217 Marathon Ave, Fort Worth, TX
• Preston Center: 8383 Preston Center, Dallas, TX
• Highland Village: 1500 Cottonwood Creek, Highland Village, TX
• Plano: 5800 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX

EL PASO
• La Villita: 6801 North Mesa Street, El Paso, TX

HOUSTON
• Bay Brook: 700 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, TX
• City Centre: 806 Town & Country, Houston, TX
• Cypress: 9945 Barker Cypress, Cypress, TX
• Highland Village: 2701 A Drexel Dr Houston, TX
• Katy: 23501 Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX
• Sugar Land: 16535 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX

ODESSA
• Commons at North Park: 2900 Loop 250 Frontage Road, Midland, TX

SAN ANTONIO
• The Quarry: 310 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX
• La Cantera: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

SHOP ONLINE USING PROMO CODE GIVEBACK-1D9P (May 4 & 5):
https://www.KendraScott.com

About Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott is a leading jewelry brand named for its founder Kendra Scott, a single mom from Texas who created a fashion empire by making and selling jewelry from her home. The brand now has store locations in almost every state and three countries (though their headquarters are still right here in Texas). Their founder is also well known for her frequent appearances as an investor on TV’s “Shark Tank.”

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.

 

Join us on April 20, 2021 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm via Zoom for our Title III Community Engagement Spring Event.  See information flyer below for Zoom link.

 

Únase a nosotros el 20 de abril de 2021 de 5:30 pm a 6:30 pm a través de Zoom para nuestro Evento de primavera de participación comunitaria del Título III. Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para obtener información en español y para ver el enlace de Zoom.

 

 

Haga clic aquí para obtener información en español

The purpose of this announcement is to inform our HPS communities about changes to the Student Success Initiative (SSI) promotion/retention and retesting requirements for the 2020–2021 school year. In light of past and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner of Education has waived grade promotion requirements for students in fifth and eighth grade for the 2020–2021 school year. Notwithstanding anything the contrary in prior policy or procedure, Harmony Public Schools will comply with the Commissioner’s waiver of SSI requirements for this school year.

For additional information, please click on this link to review TEA’s correspondence in regards to the matter: Waiver of the Student Success Initiative (SSI) Promotion Requirements)

Good afternoon Harmony Families,

We hope our Harmony families and staff are staying safe and warm during this unprecedented winter storm. With the current power outage affecting the greater DFW and Waco areas, combined with inclement weather predicted for tomorrow, all HPS DFW/Waco campuses and the District Office will be closed again Wednesday, February 17. There will be no in-person or virtual learning.

We will continue to closely monitor weather and roadway conditions for the possibility of school operations changes for the remainder of the week. Please continue to check campus social media pages, websites and local news stations for updates.

Thank you, and stay warm Harmony family!


Buenas tardes familias de Harmony,

Esperamos que nuestras familias y personal de Harmony se mantengan seguros y abrigados durante esta tormenta invernal sin precedentes. Con el actual corte de energía que afecta a las áreas de DFW y Waco, combinado con las inclemencias del tiempo previstas para mañana, todos los campus de HPS DFW/Waco y la Oficina del Distrito cerrarán nuevamente el miércoles 17 de febrero. No habrá aprendizaje presencial o virtual.

Continuaremos monitoreando de cerca el clima y las condiciones de las carreteras para la posibilidad de cambios en las operaciones escolares durante el resto de la semana. Por favor, continúe revisando las páginas de redes sociales del campus, sitios web y estaciones de noticias locales para actualizaciones.

Gracias, y manténgase calientitos familias de Harmony!

Virtual Parent Academy 

Join us Thursday 02/11/2021

from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.

Click the link below to join virtually!

https://meet.google.com/tgs-giux-sai

 

Academia Virtual Para Padres

Únase a nosotros jueves 02/11/2021

de 5:00 pm a 6:30 pm.

¡Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para unirse virtualmente!

https://meet.google.com/tgs-giux-sai

 

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 by clicking here.

Teachers and other staff members of Harmony Public Schools will receive a major upgrade to their employer-paid benefits package after the Harmony Public Schools Executive Board unanimously approved a sweeping new benefits expansion.

 

The package will go into effect later this spring with the start of Harmony’s annual benefits enrollment period, and includes new employer-paid benefits related to health care, retirement, and life insurance.

 

“The past year, the world has seen the true value of our teachers and team members in a way they never have before,” Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals who take such good care of our students deserve to know that they are being taken care of, as well – both their immediate needs and their long-term needs. So we are excited to be able to offer them an additional set of benefits that saves them money on their health care costs each month, while also helping them prepare for their retirement down the road.”

 

The new benefits include:

 

MATCHING RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS: Exempt employees can receive 100% matching contribution to employee 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan, up to $1,500 annually depending on tenure of service. This is in addition to employee’s TRS Retirement System Benefits.

 

  • Previously: No employer matching contribution. 

 

FREE VISION: Free vision care for employees.

 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

 

FREE DENTAL: Free dental care for employees. 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

INCREASED FREE LIFE INSURANCE POLICY: Free $100,000 life insurance policy for all Exempt employees.

 

  • Previously: Free $20,000 life insurance policy.

 

The package amounts to a roughly $2.4 million estimated increase in annual expenditure on employer-paid benefits for the Texas-based school system. However, Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said the investment was worth it because of the positive impact on employee quality of life, work-life balance, and workplace satisfaction.

 

“The investments with the best returns are always the investment made in people,” Ay said. “We’ll continue to make these kinds of investments on behalf of our employees as often as we can.” 

 

The expansion was the fourth major announcement related to employee benefits made by Harmony in the past year. The school system also announced two employee bonuses last year, as well as a promise to continue independently offering the now-expired federal COVID-19 leave benefits for impacted employees.

 

For a full list of Harmony Public Schools employer-paid and supplemental benefits, please visit https://www.harmonytx.org/benefits.

 

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.

 

CLUBS will begin on  Monday, January 25th!!!

¡¡¡CLUBS comenzarán el lunes 25 de enero !!!

***ONLY $5 per student for each sponsored club.  All clubs are virtual (online) via Zoom and will be held from 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm on the day listed.

***SOLO $ 5 por estudiante para cada club patrocinado.  Todos los clubes son virtuales (en línea) a través de Zoom y se llevarán a cabo de 4:00 pm a 4:50 pm en el día indicado.

***Wednesday’s Dance Club is $30 per month/*** El club de baile del miércoles cuesta $ 30 al mes

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP AND PAY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 22TH.

FECHA LÍMITE PARA REGISTRARSE Y PAGAR ES EL VIERNES 22 DE ENERO.

There are 3 easy steps to get your student enrolled in a club./Hay 3 sencillos pasos para inscribir a su estudiante en un club.

Step 1: Choose a club.  You may click on the links below to learn more about each club.

Paso 1: Elige un club. Puede hacer clic en los enlaces a continuación para obtener más información sobre cada club.

Monday/Lunes Clubs: 

Movie Club: Kinder – 2nd grade

Minecraft Club: 3rd – 5th grade (YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL LAPTOP! Harmony Chromebooks will NOT work.)

Tuesday/Martes Clubs:

Coder Z : 4th & 5th grade

Virtual Game Club:  3rd – 5th Grade

Virtual Play Date: Kinder – 2nd grade

Virtual Play Date: & Let’s Chat: 3rd-5th grade

Wednesday/Miércoles Clubs:

***After School Dance Program Sponsored by Worship Arts Dance: Kinder – 5th

Thursday/Jueves Clubs: 

Virtual Field Trips Club: 3rd-5th grade

Movie Club: 3rd – 5th grade

Prodigy Club: 2nd – 5th grade

Art Club: 1st & 2nd Grade

Friday/Viernes Clubs: 

Book Club:1st & 2nd Grade

Step 2: Complete this form to sign up for a club.

Click here to sign-up for a virtual club!

Paso 2: Complete este formulario para inscribirse en un club.

Haga clic aquí para inscribirse en un club virtual

Step 3: Go to the HSA Dallas Elementary website and make your payment on RevTrack.  If you have not used RevTrack before, click on the link at the bottom of this page to watch a tutorial video on how to make payments using RevTrack.

Paso 3: Vaya al sitio web de HSA Dallas Elementary y realice su pago en RevTrak. Si no ha utilizado RevTrak antes, haga clic en el enlace de abajo para ver un video tutorial.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON REVTRACK FOR CLUBS. 

 

 

 

 

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 2 & up who were tested in Fall 2020 are not eligible to test in Spring 2021. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Referral Form (English): Parent GT Referral Form in English

Referral Form (Spanish): Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Monday, February 8, 2021. 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. 

 

Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos (GATE) Anuncio

 

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.

 

Forma de nominación: Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 8 de febrero del 2021. 

 

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

 On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans,  Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

 

The benefits previously were part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal program which provided American workers a number of workplace safeguards related to COVID-19. Primarily, the benefits included up to 10 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) days if an employee was unable to work due to COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms, possible exposure, or required quarantine for themselves, a family member, or child care provider. 

Those federal benefits expired December 31, 2020. However, The Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted at an emergency meeting Monday night, January 4, to independently extend the same benefits to employees throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

 

“The Harmony board felt this action was not only an important thing to do, but the right thing to do for our staff and their families,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said in a letter to employees  Tuesday. “By offering these benefits, our team members can know that their jobs and livelihoods will not be impacted if they need to seek treatment for COVID-19 or stay home with possible symptoms. Additionally, our student families also can know that Harmony is doing all it can to take care of the team members who take care of their students, and reduce potential COVID-19 exposure on campus.”

On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans, Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-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. 

 

The school system has committed to offering both in-person and remote learning options for students throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and is now accepting applications for new students for the 2021-22 school year.

 

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.

The 2019–20 School Report Cards (SRCs) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’ individual characteristics and its academic performance. Due to COVID-19, all campuses and districts received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.
 
If you are unable to access the report electronically and would like a paper copy of the report, please contact your school and ask for a paper copy of the 2019-2020 School Report Card.
Dear Parents,
We need a treasurer for PTO!  Please submit your nominations using this link.  Remember, the nominee must have a student currently enrolled at HSA Dallas (Elementary, Middle, or High School).  Also, the nominee must accept the nomination in order to be included on the ballot.
We will accept nominations until Dec 14, 2020.  Please continue to watch Wednesday mail for the voting ballot.

Queridos padres,

¡Necesitamos un tesorero para el PTO! Envíe sus nominaciones utilizando este enlace. Recuerde, el nominado debe tener un estudiante actualmente inscrito en HSA Dallas (escuela primaria, intermedia o secundaria). Además, el nominado debe aceptar la nominación para ser incluido en la boleta.

Aceptaremos nominaciones hasta el 14 de diciembre de 2020. Continúe mirando el correo del miércoles para ver la boleta de votación.

Dear Harmony DFW Families:
We wanted to bring you an update on our meal services program.
Beginning today, Monday, Nov. 2, Harmony Public Schools will offer free meals for all children ages 18 and under. Students under 21, who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled, are also eligible.
Free breakfast and lunch will be available daily for students attending classes at the school. For distance learners, meal boxes will be available for pick up at the High School campus:
  • Harmony Science Academy-Dallas (High School) – 12005 Forestgate Dr, Dallas, TX 75243
Distribution will be on Mondays from 9-10 a.m. and Fridays from 3-4 p.m. Meal distribution is open to our students, their siblings, and the community.
Parents wishing to pick up a meal box without children present will need to present one of the following to verify guardianship:
  • Individual student report cards
  • Attendance record from parent portal of a school website
  • Birth certificate
  • Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled
  • Other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility)
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Brenda Renteria at brenteria@harmonytx.org or at 469-730-2477.

Click the link below to join the English Learner Parent Outreach and Training Webinar on October 14, 2020.  There will be two presentations available: 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para unirse al seminario web de capacitación y alcance para padres de estudiantes de inglés el 14 de octubre de 2020. Habrá dos presentaciones disponibles: 8:00 am y 5:00 pm.

English Learner Parent Outreach and Training