Archive for month: March, 2019
Dear admitted and prospective students and parents,
You are invited to Harmony School of Innovation-Katy`s Open House: April 17th at 3:30-5:00 pm
The open houses are instrumental in helping new students and parents become acquainted with their school. It assists families in familiarizing themselves with the school’s layout, programs, teachers, staff and administrators.
This opportunity is for new students who will be the first time in our HSI-Katy building.
Estimados alumnos y padres admitidos y futuros,
Estás invitado a la Reunion Informativa de Harmony School of Innovation-Katy: 17 de Abril a las 3: 30-5: 00 pm
Las jornadas de reunion informativa son fundamentales para ayudar a los nuevos estudiantes y padres a familiarizarse con su escuela. Ayuda a las familias a familiarizarse con el diseño, los programas, los maestros, el personal y los administradores de la escuela.
Esta oportunidad es para nuevos estudiantes que serán la primera vez en nuestro edificio HSI-Katy.
TSI testing will be held on April 6th and May 11th. Any student who needs to take TSI should email their counselor to register.
Due to a shortage of supplies, our catering vendor will provide apples instead of bananas on March 26, Tuesday. Thank you.
Debido al corto inventario de platanos/bananas, nuestro provedor de alimentos provera manzanaz en vez de platano/bananas es dia de hoy, Martes 26 de Marzo. Gracias
The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is a state mandated test that measures student mastery of the statewide curriculum in Reading at Grades 3-8; in Writing at Grades 4 and 7; in Mathematics at Grades 3-8; in Science at Grades 5 and 8; and Social Studies at Grade 8. STAAR End of Course (EOC) tests are administered to students enrolled in the following high school courses: Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History.
Satisfactory performance on 8th grade Math and Reading STAAR tests is a prerequisite to grade promotion. Satisfactory performance on all five STAAR EOC tests is prerequisite to high school graduation in Texas.
Additionally, the SAT will be administered to all 11th graders on April 23, 2019 at no cost to students.
High school students taking AP exams have been informed of the testing schedule for those assessments. They will take place between May 6 and May 17, 2019.
Please be advised of the following upcoming dates for testing:
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 STAAR Writing 7, STAAR Math 8, EOC English I (9th)
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 STAAR Reading 8
Thursday, April 11, 2019 EOC English II (10th)
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Biology EOC, U.S. History EOC (11th)
Wednesday, May 9, 2019 Algebra I EOC
Monday, May 13, 2019 STAAR Math 6, STAAR Math 7, STAAR Retest Math 8
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 STAAR Reading 6, STAAR Reading, 7, STAAR Retest Reading 8
Lunch Menu Change for today Tuesday, March 19, 2019: Tomatoes are being implemented instead of green beans due to a shortage of green beans.
Harmony Public Schools has several upcoming Job Fairs in many locations across Texas.
To find the list of upcoming fairs near you, point your browser to harmonytx.org/job-fairs.php and check if your region/metro area has a fair coming up.
Life’s short. Do work that matters!
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!
Harmony School of Innovation Katy invites incoming 6th & 7th and 8th grade students and their families to attend Course Selection and Course Information Night. On this night, our Academic team will host sessions for students and parents to review valuable information on the course selection process and provide a platform to ask questions about elective course options and course planning.
HSI Katy School Cafeteria A
March 19 Tuesday at 5:00-6:30 pm: Incoming 7th and 8th Graders
March 20th Wednesday at 5:00-6:30pm: Incoming 6th Graders
Harmony Innovation Katy invita a los estudiantes entrantes a 6th, 7th, 8th y a sus familias a asistir a la noche de información de selección de cursos . En esta noche, nuestro equipo académico será anfitrión de sesiones para estudiantes y sus familias para repasar información importante sobre el proceso de selección de cursos y proveer una plataforma para hacer preguntas sobre las opciones para elegir los cursos y la planeación de los mismos.
Cafetería A HSI- Katy
Marzo 19, Martes de las 5:00 pm-6:30 pm: estudiantes entrantes a 7th y 8th.
Marzo 20, Miércoles de las 5:00 pm-6:30 pm: estudiantes entrantes a 6th.
You asked! We changed!
You’re invited to take our website survey to find out if the new website is meeting your needs.
During the last few months, we’ve been working to revamp our campus websites based on the feedback we received from focus groups, and online user surveys. Your feedback was critical because it helped us understand why people visit our websites and what they are trying to achieve once they get there.
It’s easy to take part in the survey and should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete!
We take your feedback very seriously, and want to provide parents with a valuable resource. If one of your favorite features from the old site is missing: let us know… (Gently – remember the Golden Rule!)
Click on this link to take the survey immediately.
Digital Ecosystem Team
Dear HSI Families,
- Media & Public Relations
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
As required by Title IX, Harmony Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with Harmony Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to Harmony’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Title IX training presentation link
Harmony’s Title IX Coordinators:
Director of Internal Investigations
HPS Central Office
713-343-3333 x1104 Employee and applicant matters
Kelly Ann Hebeler
Director of Employee Relations
HPS Central Office
Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.