The Harmony Public Schools Executive Board has approved the academic calendar for the 2021-22 school year. As noted on the calendar, we will be offering summer enrichment camps Aug 2-10, more details to follow.

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The Enrollment Lottery will take place virtually this year on Tuesday, February 16 at 12 pm. To view the lottery visit harmonytx.org/lottery the day of the event. Applicants will receive an access code via email.

 

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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.

 

Dear Harmony Parents/Guardians,
 
Harmony Public Schools El Paso is considering changing its academic calendar to a “year-round” calendar to align with area district calendars. You play an important role in our decision making process and we want to know your preference. Please click on link below and fill out the by Wednesday, January 27th.
 

El Paso Campuses Jan. Meal Distribution

Greetings HPS Family and Friends,

As we look forward to the three day weekends in the month of January, we wanted to make you aware of some changes regarding meal distribution for Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Meal distribution will be changed to Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 7:30 to 9:00 am due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on January 18th. Meal distribution will continue every Monday (7:30-9:00 am) and Friday (3:00-4:00 pm) thereafter for the month of January except for Thursday, January 28, 2021. Meal distribution will be changed to Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm due to student Holiday on January 29.  Monday, February 1, 2021 will resume back to normal schedule, 7:30 to 9:00 am. 

SSO is a free meals program for all children ages 18 and under. Students 21 and under who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. 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)  

 

While our goal is to be able to provide meals to all families for each of their children, please note that meal boxes are on a first come, first serve basis.

Have a wonderful day and stay safe!

 

 

 

Saludos a los amigos y familiares de HPS:

Mientras esperamos los fin de semanas largos, queremos informarles sobre algunos cambios relacionados con la distribución de comidas para el martes 19 de enero del 2021 y jueves 28 de enero del 2021.

La distribución de comidas se cambia al martes 19 de enero del 2021 de 7:30 a 9:00 am debido al día festivo de Martin Luther King Jr.. La distribución de comidas continuará todos los lunes (7:30 a 9:00 am) y los viernes (3:00 a 4:00 pm) a partir de entonces para el mes de enero excepto para el jueves, 28 de enero de 2021. La distribución de la comida será cambiada al jueves, 28 de enero de 2021 de 3:00 pm a 4:00 pm debido al día de descanso para los estudiantes el 29 de enero. El lunes 1 de febrero de 2021 volverá al horario normal, 7:30 a 9:00 am.

SSO es un programa de comidas gratis para todos los niños menores de 18 años. Los estudiantes menores de 21 años que están actualmente matriculados en una escuela y estén identificados como discapacitados mental o físicamente también son elegibles. La distribución de comidas está abierta a nuestros estudiantes, sus hermanos y la comunidad. 

Los padres que deseen recoger una caja de comida sin niños presentes deberán presentar uno de los siguientes para verificar la tutela: 

  • Boletas de calificaciones individuales de los estudiantes
  • Registro de asistencia del portal de padres de un sitio web de la escuela 
  • Certificado de nacimiento 
  • Carta oficial / correo electrónico de la instalación o la escuela que enumera los niños inscritos 
  • Otras tarjetas de identificación oficiales (por ejemplo, identificaciones emitidas por un centro de cuidado infantil)  

 

Si bien nuestro objetivo es poder proporcionar comidas a todas las familias para cada uno de sus hijos, tenga en cuenta que las cajas de comida son distribuidas por orden de llegada.

¡Que pasen un bonito día y manténganse a salvo!

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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 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.