Dear HSI-Katy Community,

Harmony School of Innovation Katy is a 1st year campus at this new building, and serves the needs of underprivileged 8-12 grade students in the Greater Houston area. Although we focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), core subjects are taught through our TEA approved curriculum that prepare our students to confidently excel in all academic areas. 

Throughout the year our academy hosts enrichment activities such as programs and festivals to engage and further involve our parents and community members in the development of the world’s next leaders – our students. The programs that we host help diversify the knowledge and the skillsets our students hold and also help us build a strong positive campus culture among our students, staff, and parents. With the absence of a Parent Teacher Organization, we have been struggling to collect items to make our events a success. 

I have attached a list of items we are in need of and tentative events/programs for students and staff.

We need corporate and individual sponsors to donate incentives for the programs and events in the form of prizes, monetary donations on Revtrak, and/or food/beverage donations. 

We hope that you and/or your corporation can help us by donating items for any of the events listed above. 

We) hope that you will visit our website https://hsikaty.harmonytx.org/ for up to date information about our campus.  

Our tax exempt number is 760615245. 

Thank you for your generosity and support in helping us develop well-rounded citizens who will learn to give back to their community.

Sincerely,

Dina Hamadi
Engagement Coordinator
Dhamadi@harmonytx.org
 

WISH LIST
  • Breakfast items for 100 participants (donuts, coffee, kolaches, pastries, breakfast tacos, juices) 
  • Breakfast items for 75 staff members for Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Lunch items for 75 staff members for Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Raffle/Auction/large incentive items: Kindles, IPads, Nooks, TV’s, bicycles, etc.
  • Gift Certificates/Cards (Chick Fil-A, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Office Depot, Walmart, Target, Museum Tickets)
  • Movie tickets
  • Plates, cups, and plastic utensils

Tentative Events/Activities

  • Parent Night: TBD  Second Semester  (~100 participants) 
  • Talent Show: TBD  (~100 participants) 
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: May 1-5  (74 staff members) 
  • Counselor Appreciation Week: Feb 6th – 12th
  • Senior Sunrise (Senior Class Breakfast)
  • Senior Sunset (Senior Class Sunset Picnic)
  • Senior Banquet: TBD End of April/May (54 Seniors + Parents)
  • Culture/Passport Night
  • Ivy League Trip
  • Staff Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 7th Grade Transitional Event

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented
students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for newly enrolled
students in grades 8-12 for gifted and talented screening.
Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them
for assessment. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the
school’s website.

Parent GT Referral Form in English
Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2022, and G/T assessment
period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and
identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator.

Ms. Karmakar skarmarkar@harmonytx.org

Dear HSI-Katy Parents and Students,
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Dear Parents,

During the month of September, your child will take tests called Measures of Academic
Progress ® (MAP ® ). We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and
to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of
Math, Reading, Language and Science (6-8) and Math, Reading, Language(9-10) . Your child
will take the tests on a computer or Chromebook.
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a
result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude
toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time
while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth. Following each
testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth.

Math Map test September 12th (8th-9th and 10th grade)
Reading Map test September 13th(8th-9th and 10th grade)
Science MAp test September 14th 8th grade
We are truly excited to begin a new era that focuses on every child’s individual growth and
achievement. Partnering to help all kids learn, parents and teachers can have a profound
positive effect on the lives of our children.
For more information, see: https://www.nwea.org/resources/a-parents-guide-to-map/

Sincerely,

Ms. Derin
CAMPUS COORDINATOR-TESTING & FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!

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 at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2022, and G/T assessment period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator or G/T coach/teacher.

GATE (Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos) Anuncio

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a recibir referencias para kindergarten y estudiantes recién inscritos en los grados 1-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación

 

La fecha límite de referencia de GATE es el 30 de septiembre de 2022 y el período de evaluación de G / T se llevará a cabo en octubre.

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

Dear valuable parents, students, teachers and staff!

National Honor Society will be hosting its first blood drive of the 2022-23 school year next Thursday, September 8th from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at HSI-Katy. September is childhood cancer awareness month – donors will receive a pair of free socks! Our goal is to have at least 21 successful donors. Donors can scan the QR code on the flyer or visit this direct link to schedule their own appointment online: https://www.commitforlife.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/358268

Dear Parents,
I want to thank all of our students, parents, staff members, and community members for their continued patience and trust in getting to this point. While this may have been an unexpected start to 2022-2023, we are excited about an amazing year of learning and fun ahead. Our students missed 5 instructional days due to late opening. Those 5 days will be made up using additional minutes and days. With this update, our academic calendar has been updated. Listed below are the changes on the calendar.

Calendar was updated: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15bzr-gjaDceMkZh9q7cYXle6uZpK_ObB/view?usp=sharing

Start date: 08/23/2022
End date: 05/25/2023 (no change)

Attendance Terms
Q1: 08/23/2022-10/14/2022
Q2: 10/17/2022-12/16/2022 (no change)
Q3: 01/03/2023-03/10/2023
Q4: 03/20/2023-05/25/2023 (no change)

PD Days to Instructional Days (5 days updated)
10/14/2022
11/04/2022
01/03/2023
01/13/2023
03/03/2013

Thank you.

Dear HSI Katy Parents/Guardians & Students!
The Texas Education Agency has released the State Accountability Ratings for the 2021-2022 academic year after 2 years of gruesome teaching and learning given the pandemic, and We are super excited to share that we are shining as a school with our state accountability ratings.

We earned a state rating of “A” along with earning 5 distinctions.

 

 

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

Welcome back!

With a new year comes new opportunities and a time for new beginnings. We believe this school year is going to be filled with more opportunities than ever for achievement, exploration, and inspiration for our students and team members across Texas.

This year, Harmony is proud to welcome its largest class ever – roughly 42,000 students – to our 60 campuses. Harmony also experienced its largest batch of new student applicants – more than 50,000 – for this school year. Neither of these accomplishments could have been possible without the support of our Harmony families and staff members sharing the good word about their school with friends, neighbors, and families. For that, we owe you our thanks.

Whether your family is new to Harmony or you’ve been with us for years, Harmony will offer each of our scholars the same high-quality, STEM-focused education filled with opportunities to connect and engage with their schools, teachers, and classmates.

Though it has been only a few days since the first of our schools opened for the 2022-23 school year, already we have some exciting news to share. This week, the Texas Education Agency released its first State Accountability Ratings since the start of the pandemic. We are excited to report that five HPS districts and 23 HPS campuses earned a perfect “A” rating on this key report. Two districts and 32 campuses also received “B” ratings. Collectively, Harmony was the highest scoring major Texas charter school network in terms of the percentage of campuses which scored a “B” or better.

These results come on the heels of some extraordinary spring STAAR test results, which found that statewide not only had most of our students made up any achievement loss caused by the COVID pandemic, but in the majority of our schools, our students actually scored higher than they did pre-pandemic. Despite these successes, the work to help our students fully rebound from the pandemic will continue throughout 2022-23, as we continue to emphasize additional learning acceleration and ongoing emotional well-being support for our students.

Our TEA Ratings and STAAR scores are just a couple of the reasons why we’re so excited to begin another school year, but there are plenty more. In addition to our normal annual programs and initiatives, Harmony will be focusing on several key areas this school year:

 

  • School culture and climates of character will continue to be a primary focus for all of our campuses. The positive results of this ongoing initiative already are plain to see. Systemwide, we have seen a dramatic drop in behavioral incidents at our campuses, as an increase in counselor staffing is helping to better support students before possible issues arise. HPS also is proud to share that in 2021-22, three of our campuses were named National Schools of Character, making a total of seven HPS national winners in the past three years. Thirteen campuses have also been named State Schools of Character. We expect several other campuses to earn these honors this year.

 

  • We will continue to focus on school safety measures and scientific-based health protocols to keep our students and staff safe and focused on achievement. Over the summer, each of our schools conducted additional campus safety training, including security audits of their points of entry. This is in addition to the long-standing security measures already in place, which include yearly safety audits, which exceed the TEA requirement of once every three years. We will continue to work to increase the safety of our school communities, as keeping our students and team members safe is our highest priority.

 

  • For our former students, we will continue to offer a number of assistance programs to ensure their long-term success after HPS. First, the HPS Alumni Career Center will provide ongoing support and services to assist them with career development, job placement, and long-term success. Next, Harmony is extending its postsecondary support services with the new Alumni College Coaching program. The program aims to provide on-college campus coaching, and monthly success workshops to increase Harmony graduates’ enrollment, retention, and more importantly their college completion. It will be piloted at three universities this fall: the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, and North American University. Finally, our College & Career counselors are wrapping up a successful season of “summer melt” intervention to make sure last year’s graduating seniors become this year’s entering college freshmen. Across our system, HPS made personal contact with 94% of our Class of 2022 to make sure they are still enrolled in college, have their financial aid in order, and know when and where to be on Day 1 of college.

 

  • To help prepare our students for the workforce, we will continue to expand our Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Industry-Based Certification (IBC) programs. Harmony currently offers more than 650 career pathways courses in 10 different fields, including Biomedical Science, Engineering, Programming & Software Development, Accounting & Financial Services, and Business Management, among others. In 2021-22, HPS invested more than $19 million in federal funds into these programs, allowing more than 15,000 students to get a jumpstart on the future careers of their dreams.

 

  • Through our Harmony Partners in Education program, we will continue to seek businesses, volunteers, and other community members who can bring resources and opportunities to our schools and students. During 2021-22, Partners in Education matched more than 1,000 partners with school projects across our system.

 

  • For students interested in a career in public service, HPS will continue to expand its rapidly-growing Service Leadership Society, which already is among the largest of any school system in the state. Harmony’s SLS program is dedicated to encouraging civic engagement among our students and exposing them to leadership opportunities within their communities while at the same time, allowing them to interact with elected officials and their staff.

 

  • To continue supporting the continued influx of interest in Harmony, we are continuing to add new campuses and expand others. This school year, HPS debuts two new campuses – Harmony School of Excellence-Katy and Harmony School of Science-San Antonio – as well as four additional major campus expansions. We’re also breaking ground on three others – in El Paso, Fort Worth, and Leander – this school year.

 

As you can see, we all have a lot to look forward to this year.

On behalf of our team members, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you and your family to the 2022- 2023 school year. We look forward to getting to know your family better this school year and sharing all that Harmony has to offer.

Sincerely,

Fatih Ay
CEO | Harmony Public Schools

Dear students,
Update: AP Summer assignment deadline extended to August 26th Friday

AP Summer assignments deadline has been extended to August 26th Friday. This applies to all AP Courses.

Friendly Reminder to all 8th-12th grade students, Please see below,

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Please submit your AP Summer Assignments and AP contract via this form by uploading them.
  • Students who fail to submit summer assignments and HSI-Katy Advanced Placement (AP) Student Contract signed by a student and a parent/a guardian by  Aug 26th, 2022, will be MOVED from advanced placement courses to on-level courses at the beginning of the year.
  • No submissions will be accepted AFTER the deadlines. It is the students’/ parents/guardians` responsibility to ensure that all required information is provided and the request forms/assignments are complete.
  • No submission will be accepted by emails. Please make sure you submit your AP summer assignments on time via this form.

Thank you and have a wonderful summer! 

HSI Katy AP Committee

Google link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x9ku4QzlpWzpnbUjxCV7pnI4GJSei2EsOcWdRbh5OEA/edit

Student & Parent Welcome Back Letter (2022-23)

 

Dear Parent/Guardian & Students

We are excited to welcome you to the start of the 2022-2023 school year again! We have a lot to look forward to this year! We have prepared this letter to inform you of Harmony’s policies and procedures as they relate to your students’ attendance and academic success. Below are a few things to help you get ready:

  • First Day: As announced earlier, the first day of school has been moved back to Aug 22nd, 2022. Until further notice, we will begin our first day at 7:50am on Monday, August 22nd. All students should report to campus on time each day to ensure they do not miss any learning time. We will provide another update regarding the construction status no later than Aug. 15th.
  • Contact Info: Do we have the correct phone number, email, and mailing address for you? Update your contact info at your Skyward Account. (Skyward Family Access English/Spanish)
  • Attendance: When your student is absent from school, parents are asked to inform the school. This contact can be made through Skyward using the Guardian Entrance Absence Request. This request allows the parent to submit an absence request directly to the campus Attendance Specialist through the parent’s Skyward Family Access. Once the request has been submitted, the Attendance Specialist will approve or deny the request. This action must be taken by the parent for each absence.  
  • We’re here to help: If we can help with things like devices, meals, health and mental health, or anything else, check our website at https://hsikaty.harmonytx.org/ or call Ms. Khan Secretary: 956-256-7134. Ms. Hernandez Registrar: 401-372-7199. Ms. Hanaa Attendance: 301-375-0858.
  • How to access Harmony Portal: Last but not least, please read below important reminders and click on the links to watch the videos explaining how to access Harmony Portal. Once students get access to Harmony Portal, they will have access to all other resources such as Student Emails, Schoology, CLEVER, etc. Please follow these steps to ensure you have access before Monday August 22, 2022.

How to get to My Harmony Portal and Claim Account

How to Get to My Harmony Portal and Open Schoology

 

  • Virtual Home Visits: We have started our Virtual Home Visit Drive. Please be sure to register using this link: https://forms.gle/cunHtQFSo6C6wFjP9 We will go over important information 

Sincerely,

Serif Mercan,

Harmony School of Innovation Katy

Dear HSI- Katy Parents and Guardians,

We would like to inform you one more time that our new campus is located at 21650 Bellaire Blvd. Richmond TX-77407. I wanted to update you all about our new campus. We were planning to move to the new campus on July 15th, but we have faced a setback due to supply chain issues.  With this update, we decided to have our student orientation at the current building, 22400 Grand Corner Dr. from 8:00 am -12:00 pm on  August 10th (Grades 10, 11 & 12) and August  11th (Grades 8 & 9). In preparation for the opening of school, please review the attached orientation materials at this link. It will be discussed with you all during Campus PD Days prior to orientation.

Orientation day 2022-2023 Aug 10th

Orientation day 2022-2023 Aug 11th

Dear HSI Katy Families, Guardians, and Students!
On behalf of the staff at HSI Katy, welcome to the 2022-23 school year. We are excited about starting a new year of learning for our students. We will continue to promote a safe and supportive environment for your child. Please, see our principal, Mr. Mercan`s message at this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OfjUE-K4vw67Qu1q1P38Lb3jTlnOeJt5nHOevtB-fhQ/edit

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,

 

Summer assignments are designed to help bridge the summer learning gap and prepare students for the upcoming curriculum.

 

For students taking advanced placement courses (AP courses and AP/Dual Courses) for the 2022-2023 academic year, summer assignments are REQUIRED to be completed by students to prepare them for all types of AP Courses by Thursday, August 18, 2022 (3rd Day of School).

 

Please click here to check the AP courses and their required summer assignments for the 2022-2023 academic year.

 

All summer assignments and turning in the student contract are due on the 3rd day of school (Thursday, August 18, 2022) unless otherwise noted on the course page or by your course teacher!!!

 

Please see the following links about all AP Summer Assignments along with teachers’ contact information and the Advanced Placement (AP) Student Contract. This information will be sent to parents/students via email and posted on our school website as well.

 

HSI-Katy AP Summer Assignments List

HSI-Katy Advanced Placement (AP) Student Contract

 

If you don’t see any courses listed or have any questions, please contact your AP teacher listed on the document directly to verify.

 

Please submit your AP Assignments separately for each course to the below link by Thursday, August 18th, 2022 by 4:00 pm.

 

AP Summer Assignment Submission Form

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

 

  • Please submit your AP Summer Assignments and AP contract via this form by uploading them.
  • Students who fail to submit summer assignments and HSI-Katy Advanced Placement (AP) Student Contract signed by a student and a parent/a guardian by the 3rd day of school (Thursday, August 18, 2022) will be MOVED from advanced placement courses to on-level courses at the beginning of the year.
  • No submissions will be accepted AFTER the deadlines. It is the students’/ parents/guardians` responsibility to ensure that all required information is provided and the request forms/assignments are complete.
  • No submission will be accepted by emails. Please make sure you submit your AP summer assignments on time via this form.

 

Thank you and have a wonderful summer! 

 

HSI Katy AP Committee

Due to high demand, many uniform sizes quickly were sold out shortly after we launched our new online uniform store Thursday.

Stock shortage is not expected to be an ongoing issue. Fortunately, our uniform supplier has informed that they have added new inventory and are continuing to work to provide additional color and size choices as quickly as possible.

Shop now to get your uniforms purchases in time for the first day of school and take advantage of these offers:

EARLY SHOPPER SAVINGS
Shop July 21-Aug. 4 to get short sleeve polos for only $13.50 (reg. $15) or long sleeve for only $16.50 (reg. $18).

FREE HOME SHIPPING
Buy two or more items to qualify for free shipping directly to your home using promo code HPSPOLO at checkout.

Two Ways to Shop Your School’s Uniform Store

On Our Site
Click ‘Uniforms’ under the PARENTS tab of your child’s campus website.

Find Your School Website

On FrenchToast
Search for your campus name and city on the ‘Shop By School’ page.

Go to ‘Shop By School’

Frequently Asked Questions

The size and color I want are still out of stock – what can I do?
Our partners at French Toast are working hard to get more colors and sizes in stock as soon as possible. To get an automatic update when your uniform preference is ready to purchase, just enter your email in the ‘Notify Me’ box under the product ‘Out of Stock’ message.

Can my child still wear uniforms that were purchased previously?
Of course! If your child’s uniform is still in good condition, they are welcome to continue wearing uniforms from previous years, even if the campus has updated to a new uniform color scheme.

The free shipping code isn’t working – what’s up?
The free shipping code – HPSPOLO – is for orders of two items are more, so just make sure you have enough items to qualify for free shipping in your cart. If you’re still experiencing issues, please contact Customer Service at https://www.frenchtoast.com/contact-us.

Which uniform color do I need for my child?
When ordering new uniforms and polos, the following are the approved color schemes for each grade level:

The uniform color options don’t look like the ones I see above
– is something wrong?
There might be a minor color variation between the preview image on the French Toast website and the images above, but not by much. If the uniform you’re selecting doesn’t look right, just make sure you have the correct dress code selected from the drop down near the top of your screen.

Why can’t I just order uniforms directly at my campus anymore?
Unfortunately, year-round direct sales of school uniforms can be a complicated and time-consuming process for an individual campus. We’d rather put our team’s talents to use by serving our students. By partnering with an industry-leading school uniform supply company like French Toast, Harmony is able to keep uniform costs down for families while freeing up school staff (and storage space!) to focus on the other needs of our schools.

No returns or exchanges.
Uniforms will no longer be available for purchase at campuses.

Starting 2022-23 School Year, Uniform Polo Shirts will be sold online only!

Shipped Directly to Your Home

Uniforms will no longer be available for purchase at campuses

 

Options will be available in short and long sleeve

 

During the first two weeks of the web store’s opening (July 21 – August 4), shirts are $13.50 for short sleeve and $16.50 for long sleeve.

 

After the 2-week sale period, prices will revert back to $15 for short sleeve and $18 for long sleeve for the remainder of the school year.

Original prices will take effect August 5, 2022 for th

e remainder of the school year.

 

Free shipping on 2 or more shirts in same order (USE CODE: HPSPOLO)

No returns or exchanges.

Uniforms will no longer be available for purchase at campuses.

 

Visit your campus’ website and under “parents” select “uniforms” and you will be redirected to the site for purchasing.

Please join us for the Harmony Public Schools S/W District Safety Meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 1:00 P.M.

Zoom Link: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81807156107?pwd=eEhHNG50aDJuMFNlQm9rRTBDS0J0QT09

 

Dear HSI Katy Students and Parents/Guardians,

Summer assignments are designed to help bridge the summer learning gap and prepare students for the upcoming curriculum.

For students taking advanced placement courses (AP courses and AP/Dual Courses) for the 2022-2023 academic year, summer assignments are REQUIRED to be completed by students to prepare them for all types of AP Courses by Thursday, August 18, 2022 (3rd Day of School).

Please click here to check the AP courses and their required summer assignments for the 2022-2023 academic year.

All summer assignments and turning in the student contract are due on the 3rd day of school (Thursday, August 18, 2022) unless otherwise noted on the course page or by your course teacher!!!

Please see the following links about all AP Summer Assignments along with teachers’ contact information and the Advanced Placement (AP) Student Contract. This information will be sent to parents/students via email and posted on our school website as well.

HSI-Katy AP Summer Assignments List

HSI-Katy Advanced Placement (AP) Student Contract

If you don’t see any courses listed or have any questions, please contact your AP teacher listed on the document directly to verify.

Please submit your AP Assignments separately for each course to the below link by Thursday, August 18th, 2022 by 4:00 pm.

AP Summer Assignment Submission Form

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Please submit your AP Summer Assignments and AP contract via this form by uploading them.
  • Students who fail to submit summer assignments and HSI-Katy Advanced Placement (AP) Student Contract signed by a student and a parent/a guardian by the 3rd day of school (Thursday, August 18, 2022) will be MOVED from advanced placement courses to on-level courses at the beginning of the year.
  • No submissions will be accepted AFTER the deadlines. It is the students’/ parents/guardians` responsibility to ensure that all required information is provided and the request forms/assignments are complete.
  • No submission will be accepted by emails. Please make sure you submit your AP summer assignments on time via this form.

Thank you and have a wonderful summer

HSI Katy AP Committee

HSI Katy (8-12) School Supply List

 

 

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive.

The Summer Meal Programs ensures kids have no-cost, health meals this summer and return to school read to learn.

Help us spread the word about this valuable program!

Text FOOD to 304-304 or visit SummerFood.org to find a site.

Los niños necesitan comidas nutritivas para aprender, crecer y prosperar.

Los programas de comidas de verano aseguran que los niños tengan comidas saludables sin costo este verano y regresen a la escuela leyendo para aprender.

¡Ayúdenos a correr la voz acerca de este valioso programa!

Envíe FOOD al 304-304 o visite SummerFood.org para encontrar un sitio.

Harmony Public Schools Houston South & West Districts Job Fair
 
Wednesday, June 1
Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land at 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
13522 W Airport Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77498
 
Your family may be eligible for a financial benefit to assist with food purchases for your student.

PEBT benefits will soon be available for families whose children have experienced COVID related absences and who qualify for free or reduced price benefits through the National School Lunch Program.  

 

Does my child qualify?

 

Both criteria must be met to qualify for PEBT benefits.

 

#1 A COVID related absence from August – December due to a positive test or exposure that has been verified by the campus.  COVID absences from January  – May will receive benefits in July.

  

#2 Eligible for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program.  To determine your child’s eligibility, submit an application through www.schoolcafe.com.  Paper applications may also be requested from the school office.  Students attending a CEP campus or who are directly certified automatically meet the eligibility requirement.      

  

The deadline to complete a meal eligibility application is April 6th.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Child Nutrition Assistant.

We're Hiring

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.

In accordance with United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, an entity planning to submit a federal grant application must afford a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted.

Harmony Public Schools hereby gives notice to the public that it intends to file the following applications and request awarded amounts for federal grant funds with the Texas Education Agency for the school year 2022-23. HPS welcomes comments or questions concerning any of these grants, and requests that any comments or questions be submitted by June 30, 2022 using the form below.

En concordancia con United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, una entidad que planea presentar una solicitud de subvención federal (subsidio) debe brindar una oportunidad razonable para comentarios públicos. Las siguientes son las subvenciones federales que

Harmony Public Schools por la presente notifica al público que tiene la intención de presentar las siguientes solicitudes y solicitar los montos otorgados para fondos de subvenciones federales con la Agencia de Educación de Texas para el año escolar 2022-23. HPS agradece los comentarios o preguntas sobre cualquiera de estas subvenciones y solicita que los comentarios o preguntas se envíen antes del 30 de junio de 2022 mediante este Google form.

Attention Parents,

You are invited to attend Harmony Public Schools Houston South/West Districts’ 2022-2023 District Improvement Plan Meeting on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Please RSVP by filling out this form to receive a Zoom link.

 

Attention Parents,

You are invited to attend Harmony Public Schools Houston South/West Districts’ Comprehensive Needs Assessment meetings for the 2022-2023 District Improvement Plan on Friday, March 11 & March 25 from 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Please RSVP by filling out this form to receive a Zoom link.

Harmony Public Schools Houston South & West Districts are hosting an in-person event to assist parents in helping their children who are dyslexic or struggling with reading. Parents will receive information and engage in hands-on activities during this workshop.

Please register by March 7 to ensure adequate seating:
https://hpshoustonsouthwestdyslexiaparenttraining.eventbrite.com

 

Each school year, thousands of families submit their application to become a part of Harmony Public Schools.

Here’s how we select applicants for enrollment each year to make sure each applicant has an equal opportunity to become our next high-achieving Harmony scholar.

STEP 1

Each January, we ask current families to let us know if they’ll be coming back to Harmony next year. This is called “Re-Enrollment.”

STEP 2

Based on the number of students returning next year and the number of classes in each grade level, we determine how many open spots we will have for new students.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, new families are submitting their applications during our annual Open Enrollment season, which runs from November 1 through February 10 each year.

STEP 4

After February 10, if the number of new applicants is greater than the number of available spots we have, Harmony holds a “blind lottery” to make sure all applicants have a fair opportunity to be seated.

STEP 5

Families of students selected for enrollment are notified. Those not selected are put on a “waitlist” and contacted as soon as a spot opens up.

… and that’s it!

Here are some answers to our applicants’ most frequently asked questions.

#1 – IS THERE ALWAYS A LOTTERY?

Not always, but often.

Whether a lottery is needed is determined by the number of spots available at each grade level and the number of eligible applicants interested in them.

#2 – I WAS SELECTED FOR ENROLLMENT –
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NEXT?

Most importantly, we need you to officially accept the spot (a link will be provided on the acceptance letter). Then, between now and next fall, you’ll need to officially register your child and provide a few documents verifying their identity and home address.

After that, we’ll see you on the first day of school!

(Note: If you were accepted by more than one campus, please register at your preferred campus and decline the invitation of any others. This will allow us to offer those spots to another prospective Harmony family.)

#3 – I WAS PLACED ON A WAITLIST –
IS THERE ANY CHANCE I WILL GET TO ATTEND?

Absolutely – so don’t give up hope! Students initially placed on a waitlist are given the opportunity to enroll all the time at Harmony, often for one of the following reasons:

  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery didn’t completion registration by the deadline.
  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery moved away.
  • A student was selected by two schools in the lottery, but of course could only register at one.
  • We added an an extra class at the grade level for which you applied.
  • One of our nearby campuses had an opening,
    and reached out to see if you were interested in attending there.

More Questions?

Reach out to us on Let’s Talk to let us know how we can help!

Due to the forecast inclement weather and the potential of hazardous road conditions, Harmony Public Schools will be closed on Friday, February 4. Schools and district facilities are scheduled to reopen on Monday, February 7.

Please stay safe and warm!

Debido a las inclemencias meteorológicas previstas y la probabilidad de condiciones peligrosas en las carreteras locales, las Escuelas Públicas Harmony y las instalaciones del distrito estarán cerradas el viernes 4 de febrero y reanudarán el lunes 7 de febrero.

Por favor manténgase, seguro

Please join us for the Harmony Public Schools S/W District Safety Meeting on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 2:00 P.M.

Zoom Link: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81807156107?pwd=eEhHNG50aDJuMFNlQm9rRTBDS0J0QT09