Thursday, March 12 we will be hosting a Nutrition Awareness Night @ HSE. If you want to learn about healthy nutrition habits, how to properly feed our student athletes or reading nutrition labels this is a great event for you! Hope to see you there.

Spring Break is almost here for our students and staff members across the state.  We sincerely hope everyone in our Harmony community has a fun and relaxing break before together we begin the final stretch toward the end of the school year.

We understand that many of you will be traveling this spring break. With concerns about the Coronavirus in the minds of many, we want to share a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about staying healthy when traveling, as well as provide more info about a few Harmony policies related to returning to school after visiting certain risk-prone destinations.

Tips for Healthy Travel

In general, the same advice for fighting germs and bacteria  applies when traveling as it does when staying home:

  • Wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer;
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth;
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • When greeting others, consider an alternative to hugs or handshakes, such as an elbow bump.

Additionally, here are a few additional tips related specifically to those traveling:

  • Be aware of your surroundings (including people who are sick) and try to distance yourself as appropriate;
  • Avoid areas that you feel might make your more likely to be exposed;
  • Know how to get reliable local information about any possible changes to the situation;
  • Avoid public transportation, if possible. Confined spaces such as buses, trains, subways, and airplanes may put you at a higher risk of infection;
  • When eating animal-based products, make sure they are thoroughly cooked before eating.

Returning to School After Visiting Risk-Prone Areas

Due to CDC travel guidelines, students and families that have traveled to locations that are marked as a Coronavirus risk by the CDC must have a letter of clearance from their medical provider before returning to campus. Failure to provide a clearance letter will result in the student being dismissed home. Students will have 48 hours to provide proof of doctor’s clearance. Any additional absence will require further documentation from the parents or doctor. For a list of countries with COVID-19 travel advisories, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Currently these countries include: 

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Additionally, please be aware that families travelling to China’s Hubei province or mainland China may face a mandatory quarantine and be monitored by public health officials. Any health department guidelines should be followed by any affected families and absences will be waived upon return to school with provision of proof of quarantine. 

At Harmony Public Schools, we take the health and safety of our students and staff members seriously. Harmony is closely tracking all new developments regarding the Coronavirus and will continue to share timely, relevant updates, as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to your campus health staff. 

We appreciate your help in supporting healthy and happy learning environments for our Harmony community. 

 

DR. SEUSS WEEK IN FULL EFFECT THIS WEEK. 

If you’re dedicated to creating the best school environment possible for our students and staff, then Harmony Public Schools wants you on our team! Learn more about our current and upcoming job openings, as well as what makes Harmony a great place to work!

TO REGISTER: https://www.HarmonyTX.org/JobFairs

Harmony Reading Challenge 'Read Learn, and Explore' is March 2-May 1, 2020.

This spring, Harmony is challenging our students to participate in a friendly reading competition across classrooms and other campuses.

Beginning March 3, students are challenged to read books and advance through pre-determined advancement levels in order to earn rewards at each stage.

With Spring Break coming up, we urge parents to help encourage their children to take advantage of this time to read books they are excited about.

You can find challenges for each grade level by clicking the link to our Spring Reading Challenge PDF below.

HPS Spring Reading Challenge

Harmony Public Schools has been a proud member of the El Paso community for more than 13 years.

Harmony opened Harmony Science Academy – its first school in El Paso and in West Texas overall – in the Fall of 2006. At the time, it was the school system’s only campus west of of San Antonio.

The school system quickly expanded, however, and today serves three campuses in El Paso after opening Harmony School of Innovation-El Paso in 2009 and Harmony School of Excellence-El Paso in 2016. Soon, the Harmony School of Science-El Paso will open for the 2020-2021 school year on the city’s west side.

Harmony has been widely-recognized for its positive impact on students and the community since its earliest days in El Paso.

In 2019 alone, Harmony schools in El Paso have been recognized be the TEA, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report for its family-focused campus culture and consistent academic achievement.

Here are some of Harmony’s recent accomplishments in El Paso so far in 2019:

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 5th Gr. Mandatory SSI Meeting Wednesday, February 19th @ 3:30. Please refer to e-mail letter for more information.

Let’s Go and Cheer our Tigers On!

Parent(s)/Guardian(s), 

We will have a 2 hour delayed start tomorrow, February 12. Students must be dropped off at 10:00 am and must be in class no later than 10:20 am. Breakfast will NOT be served and lunch times will remain as scheduled. Please visit our social media or school website for any updates regarding inclement weather.  

Thank you for your understanding as we focus on everyone’s safety during this inclement weather. 

 

Padre (s) / Tutor (es), 

Tendremos un retraso de 2 horas mañana, el 12 de febrero. Los estudiantes entrarán a clases a partir de las 10:00 a.m. y deben estar en el salón antes de 10:20 a.m. No se servirá desayuno ya que la hora de comida permanecerá igual. Visite nuestras redes sociales o el sitio web de la escuela para obtener actualizaciones sobre el clima inclemente.  

Gracias por su comprensión mientras nos enfocamos en la seguridad de todos durante este clima inclemente. 

 

Let’s Go and Cheer our Tigers On!

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Parent(s)/Guardian(s),

We will have a 2 hr delay tomorrow. Conferences will start @ 10:00AM instead of 8:00AM. All conferences scheduled between 8:00AM-10:00AM will be rescheduled for after school during the upcoming weeks. Please call the front office to reschedule. Thank you for your understanding as we focus on everyone’s safety during this inclement weather. Classes resume Thursday; regular schedule.

If you filled out an application for your child(ren) to become part of Harmony Public Schools please come to HSA on February 11th.  This day you will find out if your child(ren) was/were selected to become part of Harmony Public Schools.  Hope to see you all there!

Go Tigers! 

The deadline for application for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools is almost here. If you are a current Harmony family that would like to change campuses next year, or would like to apply to become a first-time Harmony student in 2020-2021 here’s s everything you need to know about how to apply for next year.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

The deadline for application for open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Harmony Public Schools is almost here. If you are a current Harmony family that would like to change campuses next year, or would like to apply to become a first-time Harmony student in 2020-2021 here’s s everything you need to know about how to apply for next year.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Every child isn’t the same. So why should every school be?

Harmony Public Schools believes each student can achieve their own unique, full potential through a caring and collaborative academic environment that emphasizes personalized learning and innovative instructional methods.

WHAT MAKES HARMONY DIFFERENT

Engaging Education: Our project-based learning engages critical thinking skills and makes learning fun with hands-on activities that educate and excite.

Skills for Tomorrow: Our curriculum has been recognized by the TEA & others for providing students the STEM skills they need for the in-demand jobs of the future.

College Ready: Harmony has a 100% college acceptance rate, and almost two-thirds of our students are the first in their families ever to attend college.

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Harmony Public Schools charge tuition to attend?

Absolutely not. Harmony is a tuition-free, Texas public charter school. We believe every student deserves the opportunity to attend a high-quality public school that fits their individual needs regardless of income. 

Who is eligible to attend Harmony Public Schools?

All children residing in a Harmony school’s geographic boundary who meet registration requirements are eligible to attend. Unlike most other schools, though, Harmony’s geographic boundaries are much wider and generally include the entire community in which the school resides, meaning that all students in the area – regardless of neighborhood or family income level – have the same opportunity to attend a high-quality Harmony school.

What documents do I need to apply?

No documents are needed just to apply. However, if your child is selected for enrollment during the lottery process, you will need to provide a few basic documents that verify your child’s identity and home address.

I have a child in Harmony already, and would like to enroll their sibling for the first time. Do I still need to apply?

Yes. Siblings of current Harmony students still need to apply, but are given priority status if a campus lottery is needed.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

February 10

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 Application Deadline

February 11-25

Campus Lotteries Held (if needed)

Apply Now!

 

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.

Harmony Public Schools is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year.