Dear Harmony Parents and Guardians,

Harmony Public Schools has continued to monitor the health conditions in El Paso and is committed to safely re-opening campuses.

In accordance with the Texas Education Agency Reopening Plan, the El Paso region has entered the Orange Zone (hospitalization rates under 20%) https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564.  Therefore, in careful collaboration with district officials along with recommendations from the city’s health department, we will begin a phased return to campus for elementary students who have opted-in for on campus instruction beginning Tuesday, January 19th.

  • Phase 1: January 19th PreK-2nd grade
  • Phase 2: January 25th 3-5th grade

Harmony Public Schools will continue to offer virtual learning to students who selected this method of instruction. Please visit Skyward to review or update method of instruction by clicking on the Instruction Reselection Form.  Please allow campuses 15 days to process your request.

In order to ensure a safe return to campus optional Rapid COVID-19 Testing will be available to all students, teachers and staff upon their return.

The city also made the following recommendations, which we will be following as available:

  • School Nurses and Medical/Health Assistants should receive COVID-19 vaccination during Phase 1a, second tier.
  • Teachers and staff that qualify under Phase 1b should register with a vaccine provider to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Utilize rapid COVID-19 testing available for screening of teachers, staff and students, giving priority to symptomatic individuals.
  • School Districts review and update current infection control protocols.

Harmony Public Schools will continue to monitor the health conditions and hospitalization rates in the region and will communicate if any changes to the plan are necessary.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to your return to campus.  If you have any questions please contact your campus principal.

Sincerely,

Kamil Yilmaz

Superintendent

 

 

Estimados padres y tutores de Harmony:

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony han continuado monitoreando las condiciones de salud en El Paso y están comprometidas a reabrir los campus de manera segura.

De acuerdo con el Plan de Reapertura de la Agencia de Educación de Texas, la región de El Paso ha ingresado a la Zona Naranja (tasas de hospitalización por debajo del 20%) https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564. Por lo tanto, en una cuidadosa colaboración con los funcionarios del distrito junto con las recomendaciones del departamento de salud de la ciudad, comenzaremos un regreso gradual al campus para los estudiantes de primaria que hayan optado por la instrucción en el campus a partir del martes 19 de enero.

  • Fase 1: 19 de enero de PreK-2 ° grado
  • Fase 2: 25 de enero a 3-5 grados

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony continuarán ofreciendo aprendizaje virtual a los estudiantes que seleccionaron este método de instrucción. Visite Skyward para revisar o actualizar el método de instrucción haciendo clic en el Formulario de reselección de instrucción. Por favor, espere 15 días para que los campus procesen su solicitud.

Con el fin de garantizar un regreso seguro al campus, todos los estudiantes, maestros y personal tendrán acceso a las pruebas rápidas COVID-19 opcionales a su regreso.

La ciudad también hizo las siguientes recomendaciones, que seguiremos cuando estén disponibles:

  • Las enfermeras escolares y los asistentes médicos / de salud deben recibir la vacuna COVID-19 durante la Fase 1a, segundo nivel.
  • Los maestros y el personal que califican bajo la Fase 1b deben registrarse con un proveedor de vacunas para recibir la vacuna COVID-19.
  • Utilizar las pruebas rápidas COVID-19 disponibles para la evaluación de maestros, personal y estudiantes, dando prioridad a las personas sintomáticas.
  • Los distritos escolares revisan y actualizan los protocolos de control de infecciones actuales.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony continuarán monitoreando las condiciones de salud y las tasas de hospitalización en la región y comunicarán si es necesario realizar algún cambio en el plan.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y esperamos su regreso al campus. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el director de su campus.

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.

Mark your calendar! It is that time again.

Re-Enrollment begins January 4th, 2021          

All you need to complete your re-enrollment is your parent skyward login and upload a current proof of residence document. This is to ensure your child’s spot for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Deadline to submit your form through Skyward is January 22, 2021.

Examples of Proof of Residency Documents may include:

    • A recently paid rent receipt
    • A current lease agreement
    • The most recent property tax receipt indicating home ownership
    • A current utility bill indicating the address and name of the resident 
    • *Reminder
      •  P.O. Box address cannot be listed as an address (Bill must be within the last 60 days)

Questions About Re-Enrollment?

Why do I need to re-enroll?

By letting us know your student will be coming back to Harmony in 2021-2022, you’ll skip the lottery process and automatically guarantee your child’s spot for next school year!

Who should submit a re-enrollment notice?

The parent/guardian of any current Harmony student who plans to stay at the same campus next school year or who will advance to a “feeder” campus in the new school year (ex. advancing from elementary campus to nearest middle school campus). Students wishing to change to a new, non-feeder campus for other reasons (ex. closer to home) in 2021-2022 should apply through our open enrollment website before February 10.

How do I re-enroll?

Families can submit their re-enrollment notification January 4-22 through the Skyward link at the top of their campus website or by clicking the link in this email. Families without internet or Skyward access should contact their campus for assistance in re-enrolling.

What happens if a parent does not submit their re-enrollment information before the deadline?

If a parent misses the deadline to complete the re-enrollment process, then the student must apply during Open Enrollment (Nov. 1, 2020 through Feb. 10, 2021) at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

 

La reinscripción comienza el 4 de enero del 2021          

Todo lo que necesita para completar su reinscripción es su inicio de sesión de padres y comprobante de residencia. Esto es para asegurar el lugar de su hijo/a para el año escolar 2021-2022. 

La fecha límite para enviar su formulario a través 

de Skyward es el 22 de enero del 2021.

Algunos ejemplos de documentos de prueba de residencia pueden incluir:

    • Recibo de alquiler recientemente pagado.
    • Contrato de arrendamiento actual.
    • Recibo de impuesto de propiedad más reciente que indica la propiedad de la vivienda.
    • Factura de servicios públicos actual que indica la dirección y el nombre de los ocupantes de residencia.
  • *Recordatorio
    • La dirección de la casilla de correo postal no puede aparecer como dirección física
    • La factura debe estar dentro de los últimos 60 días

 

Preguntas sobre ¿Reinscripción?

 

¿Por qué debo volver a inscribirme?

Si nos hace saber que su hijo/a regresará a Harmony en 2021-2022, se saltará el proceso de lotería y garantizará automáticamente el lugar de su hijo/a para el próximo año escolar.

¿Quién debe enviar un aviso de reinscripción?

El padre / tutor de cualquier estudiante actual de Harmony que planea permanecer en la misma escuela el próximo año escolar o que avanzará a un campus “alimentador” en el nuevo año escolar (por ejemplo, avanzando desde el campus de primaria hasta el campus de secundaria más cercano). Los estudiantes que deseen cambiarse a un campus nuevo, no alimentado por otras razones (por ejemplo, más cerca de casa) en 2021-2022 deben presentar su solicitud a través de nuestro sitio web de inscripción abierta antes de 10 del febrero.

¿Cómo me reinscribo?

Las familias pueden enviar su notificación de reinscripción del 4 al 22 del enero a través del Skyward enlace en la parte superior del sitio web de su campus o haciendo clic en el enlace de este correo electrónico. Las familias sin acceso a Internet o Skyward deben comunicarse con su campus para recibir ayuda para volver a inscribirse.

¿Qué sucede si un padre no envía su información de reinscripción antes de la fecha límite?

Si un padre no cumple con la fecha límite para completar el proceso de reinscripción, entonces el estudiante debe presentar la solicitud durante la Inscripción Abierta (del 1 de noviembre del 2020 al 10 de febrero del 2021) en HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Friday November 20th, meal distribution will be extended from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. You will receive your student meals for the Thanksgiving Break. 

Parents wishing to pick up a meals 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)

Harmony Public Schools is thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a wonderful break and stay safe. See you again on Monday, November 30th.

 

Comidas para el descanso de Acción de Gracias

Viernes 20 de noviembre, la distribución de comidas se extenderá de 3:00 a 5:00 pm. Recibirás sus comidas para estudiantes para el descanso de Acción de Gracias.

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

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

Harmony Public Schools estamos agradecidos por usted. ¡Feliz Acción de Gracias! Esperamos que tenga un descanso maravilloso y manténgase seguro. Nos vemos el lunes 30 de noviembre.

 

CAMPUS CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN FORM:

CIP HSE complete 20-21

A partir del 2 de noviembre, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony ofrecerán comidas gratuitas para todos los niños menores de 18 años. Los estudiantes menores de 21 años que están actualmente inscritos en una escuela y están identificados como discapacitados mental o físicamente también son elegibles. El desayuno y el almuerzo gratuitos estarán disponibles todos los días para los estudiantes que asisten a clases en la escuela. 

Para los estudiantes a distancia de Harmony Science Academy y Harmony School of Excellence, habrá comidas disponibles para recoger en Harmony School of of Excellence (9435 Betel Dr.) los:

  • lunes por la mañana de 7:30 a 9:00 am
  • Viernes por la tarde de 3:00 a 4:00 pm

Distribución de comidas está abierto a nuestros estudiantes, sus hermanos y la comunidad.

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

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

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Jose Chavira 

jose.chavira@harmonytx.org or 915-307-4772

Dear Harmony Parents and Guardians,

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the current hospitalization rate of 32%, and the newly implemented Region 19 School Safe Zones, Harmony Public Schools – El Paso will not require 25% of students, that selected in person instruction, to return to campus on October 28th as previously communicated. In addition, teachers will continue to teach remotely.

We will however continue to offer learning centers for our students as needed. As a reminder, the learning centers, are a supervised “study hall” like setting where students complete their daily classwork remotely from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If interested, please contact your campus for learning center availability.

For more information regarding the Region 19 School Systems COVID-19 on Campus Attendance plan, please visit www.esc19.net/Page/1564.

Thank you for your unwavering support. We will continue to keep you updated as new developments take place.

Sincerely,

Kamil Yilmaz, M.Ed., M.S.
Area Superintendent- HPS West Texas District


Good Afternoon Harmony Parent/Guardian,

Our child nutrition assistants will be available next week to assist you one on one with completing lunch applications. Join any time that is convenient for you on Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Please check your email for the zoom link.

Please see the attached PDF below that includes: 

  • Information to better understand the importance of submitting a lunch application

  • How to complete the lunch application in SchoolCafe

  • As well as a hard copy of the paper application

Thank you and have a wonderful day!


Buenas tardes, padre / tutor de Harmony,

Nuestros asistentes de nutrición infantil estarán disponibles la próxima semana para ayudarlo individualmente a completar las solicitudes de almuerzo. Únase en cualquier momento que le resulte conveniente del lunes 26 de octubre al viernes 30 de octubre de 8:00 am a 5:00 pm.  Vea el enlace de zoom en su correo electronico.

Consulte el PDF adjunto a continuación que incluye: 

  • Información para comprender mejor la importancia de enviar una solicitud de almuerzo

  • Cómo completar la solicitud de almuerzo en SchoolCafe

  • Copia de la solicitud de almuerzo en papel

Gracias y tiene ¡Un maravilloso día!


Helpful Guides/Guías útiles

  • Why is it important to complete your lunch application

Lunch application FAQ sheet 2020.pdf 

Lunch applications FAQ sheet 2020 Spanish.pdf

  • Completing your application on SchoolCafe

Creating your School Cafe Account.pdf

SchoolCafeApplicationguideEnglish.pdf

SchoolCafeApplicationguideSpanish.pdf

  • Paper Applications

2020_2021_NSLP Eligibility Application.pdf

2020-2021 Spanish NSLP app.pdf

 

PDF Download:

Lunch application and household income verification FAQ sheet 2020 (English)

 

 

 

Descargar PDF:

Lunch application and household income verification FAQ sheet 2020 Spanish (Spanish)

10/12/2020

Dear Harmony Parents and Guardians,

At Harmony Public Schools, providing our students and staff a safe and academically-focused learning environment is our highest priority.

As you are likely aware, COVID-19 continues to remain a strong and steady presence in our El Paso community. Earlier today, the City of El Paso announced that the number of active cases in our city has reached an all-time high following a steady upward trend throughout last week.  Therefore, due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in El Paso, and based upon recommendations from the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, we have requested a waiver from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) allowing an extension of remote-only learning until Wednesday, October 28th, with a phased in return to campus.  Therefore, campuses will not fully re-open on Tuesday, October 13th as previously stated.

The phase-in plan to allow students to safely return to campus is listed below.  Please note: campuses will inform parents regarding which grade levels will be allowed to return in each phase.

October 28– 25% of students that selected In-Person Learning will return to campus

November 2– 50% of students that selected In-Person Learning will return to campus

November 4– 75% of students that selected In-Person Learning will return to campus

November 6– 100% of students that selected In-Person Learning will return to campus

 

While our campuses won’t be fully re-opened until this date, we still have limited availability at each of our four campus learning centers.  As a reminder, the learning centers, are a supervised “study hall” like setting where students complete their daily classwork remotely from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If interested, please contact your campus for learning center availability.

Thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times, and for helping keep our students safe and focused on learning. We will continue to keep you updated as new developments take place.

 

Sincerely,

Harmony Public Schools – El Paso

 

 

10/12/2020

Estimados padres y tutores de Harmony:

En las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony, nuestra máxima prioridad es proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes y personal un entorno de aprendizaje seguro y centrado en lo académico.

Como probablemente sepa, COVID-19 continúa siendo una presencia fuerte y constante en nuestra comunidad de El Paso. Hoy temprano, la Ciudad de El Paso anunció que el número de casos activos en nuestra ciudad ha alcanzado un máximo histórico siguiendo una tendencia ascendente constante durante la semana pasada. Por lo tanto, debido al reciente aumento de casos de COVID-19 en El Paso, y según las recomendaciones del Departamento de Salud Pública de la Ciudad de El Paso, hemos solicitado una exención de la Agencia de Educación de Texas (TEA) que permite una extensión de solo aprendizaje hasta el miércoles 28 de octubre, con un regreso gradual al campus. Por lo tanto, los campus no volverán a abrir completamente el martes 13 de octubre como se indicó anteriormente.

El plan de incorporación para permitir que los estudiantes regresen con seguridad al campus se enumera a continuación. Tenga en cuenta: los campus informarán a los padres sobre qué niveles de grado se les permitirá regresar en cada fase.

28 de octubre: el 25% de los estudiantes que seleccionaron el aprendizaje en persona regresarán al campus

2 de noviembre El 50% de los estudiantes que seleccionaron el aprendizaje en persona regresarán al campus

4 de noviembre, el 75% de los estudiantes que seleccionaron el aprendizaje en persona regresarán al campus

6 de noviembre El 100% de los estudiantes que seleccionaron el aprendizaje en persona regresarán al campus

Si bien nuestros campus no se reabrirán por completo hasta esta fecha, todavía tenemos disponibilidad limitada en cada uno de nuestros cuatro centros de aprendizaje del campus. Como recordatorio, los centros de aprendizaje son un entorno supervisado como una “sala de estudio” donde los estudiantes completan su trabajo diario de clase de forma remota de 8 a.m. a 3 p.m. Si está interesado, comuníquese con su campus para conocer la disponibilidad del centro de aprendizaje.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo durante estos tiempos sin precedentes y por ayudar a mantener a nuestros estudiantes seguros y enfocados en el aprendizaje. Continuaremos manteniéndolo actualizado a medida que se produzcan nuevos desarrollos.

 

Sinceramente,

Escuelas Públicas Harmony – El Paso

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October 2020 Menu

(TEXAS) – On the eve of National Principals Month, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain top-level school leaders at its campuses across the state.

This project will strengthen and evolve Harmony’s existing Human Capital Management System, developed through a previous Department of Education grant project (Teacher Incentive Fund, 2016), to more explicitly focus on strengthening instructional leadership by better positioning and supporting current and rising principals and instructional leadership teams to excel and remain in their roles—especially in high-need schools. Harmony has 50 schools designated as high-needs throughout the state.

The project design draws on proven research showing that strong instructional leadership improves educator effectiveness, which, in turn, accelerates growth in student outcomes.

“Great schools require great leadership,” said Harmony CEO Fatih Ay. “That’s why one of our highest priorities at Harmony Public Schools is to equip our principals and other school leaders with the tools they need to build cultures of achievement, character, and community at their campuses.”

Harmony was one of only 13 school systems in the country to receive the DOE grant and the largest of three Texas recipients.

“Great teachers deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and to be compensated accordingly,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement Wednesday, September 1. “All too often, though, they lack access to relevant professional development courses and are compensated on a step-scale ladder that treats them like cogs in a machine instead of as individuals with unique talents and interests. We’ve challenged today’s awardees to rethink all of that, and they have risen to the challenge.”

The new funding brings the total amount awarded to Harmony by the Department of Education within the past few years to $92.5 million. 

  • In 2012, the DOE awarded Harmony a $30 million Race to the Top grant to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student to succeed in college and their careers.
  • In 2016, the DOE awarded Harmony a $26.7 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to develop a merit-based system for rewarding its highest-performing teachers. (The system, known as H-STEP, was foundational in Harmony being named to the Texas Education Agency’s inaugural class of Teacher Incentive Allotment districts in Fall 2020.)
  • In 2018, the DOE awarded Harmony an $8 million Education Innovation Research grant to  build upon Harmony’s project-based learning STEM model for Grade 6-12 students by introducing similar curricula to students in Grade K-5, and by creating a system of support and professional development for elementary school teachers.

“Great principals and school leaders, given their unique talents and devotion to their teachers and students, should receive the support they need to continue to be successful,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan. “Under the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, the U.S. Department of Education provides assistance to school districts that are rethinking how to strengthen instructional leadership to make sure principals and leadership teams are well equipped to support their teachers and students. I look forward to seeing how the grant funds are utilized by Harmony Public Schools.”

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. In 2020, Harmony hadall 23 high school campuses named among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, 13 named to the Best STEM High Schools in America by Newsweek, and earned two National School of Character recognitions from Character.org.

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.

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.

 

Download PDF:

September lunch menu

 

Please fill out this form if you would like to nominate your child and have her/him tested as part of the screening and identification process for the Harmony Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program.
Fill out a separate form for each child to be nominated. Your electronic signature at the end of this form indicates that you are aware that nomination and permission do NOT ensure placement into the program. Testing will be done during the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year.

Nominations will be accepted by 10/01/2020.
For questions contact your campus Gifted and Talented Coach Cameron Wilson at cwilson@harmonytx.org

 

Por favor complete este formulario si desea nominar a su hijo y hacer que lo examinen como parte del proceso de selección e identificación para el Programa de Dotados y Talentosos de las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony.
Complete un formulario por separado para cada niño a ser nominado. Su firma electrónica al final de este formulario indica que sabe que la nominación y el permiso NO garantizan la ubicación en el programa. Las pruebas se realizarán durante el primer semestre del año escolar 2020-2021.

Las nominaciones serán aceptadas antes del 10/01/2020.
Si tiene preguntas, comuníquese con el Entrenador de Dotados y Talentosos de su campus Cameron Wilson en cwilson@harmonytx.org

 

English Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_mu80ttbZ1BagX1ADTPaVvHFVUOpfOApF8vVMAdX15o/viewform?gxids=7628&edit_requested=true

 

Spanish Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1guRxnrrLrsR0Oebdtfmr0NLFgkG6ffOScuEBmuQIGdM/viewform?gxids=7628&edit_requested=true