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7th Grade Immunization Requirements

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https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/student-assessment-overview/optional-end-of-year-assessments

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Dear Parents & Scholars,

Please visit the relevant link that pertains to you.

Incoming HSA_6th Grade_2020 Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming HSA_7th Grade_2020 Summer Reading Assignment

Incoming HSA_8th Grade_2020 Summer Reading Assignment

Greetings Harmony families!  TEA recently released: Tips for Families with English Learners.  Click here to learn how to help your child with school in a few easy steps from home.

Saludos familias de Harmony! TEA recientemente lanzó: Consejos para las familias de aprendices de inglés.  “Haga clic aquí para aprender cómo ayudar a su hijo(a) con la escuela con unos sencillos pasos desde su hogar.”

DYSLEXIA FLYER WITH LOGO

HSA Laredo CIP 2020-2021

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Dear HSA Scholars and parents,
Please be advised that in an effort to make your Distance Learning process through Google Classrooms a successful one, our teachers have been conducting live, open to all students tutorial sessions Monday through Thursday, twice a day for 45 minutes each. This LINK provides the schedule of all teachers’ live tutorial sessions. You have the liberty to attend any and all of these sessions if you find out that you will benefit from this extra help. However, please be informed that we understand that everyone has his/her unique situation at home and attending these sessions may not always be possible for all. Therefore, these sessions are not mandatory and do not count against you if you don’t attend.
Should you have questions or concerns please feel free to call or email us.
Thank you,
Abdullah Tatir
Principal
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Dear HSA Parents/Guardians/Staff/Scholars:

You are cordially invited to attend a Zoom online meeting for the presentation of the 2020-2021 Campus Continuous Improvement Plan at 10:00am using the following link:

Topic: HSA Laredo – Campus Continuous Improvement Plan Meeting – for Staff/Parents-Guardians/Scholars
Time: Apr 16, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92844597331?pwd=aE5tMko1REphYmlZd1J1eTZYeUhpZz09

Meeting ID: 928 4459 7331

Its that time again! We are beginning our new staff recruitment efforts. Join our team!

We have the following vacant positions open and ready for you to apply for next year:

-Intern (must be Harmony Graduate)
-Discipline assistant
-Teacher assistant
-ELA Teacher/Reading Interventionist
-Science Teacher
-Resource Teacher
-GT coordinator

Apply at:
https://www.harmonytx.org/jobs

We encourage anyone with qualifications to apply. Except admin and coordinator positions, other positions are open for applications throughout the year.

Thank you and Good Luck!

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Dear HSA Parents/Guardians,

Please be advised we will conduct our campus-based needs online-meetings Thursday April 9, 2020. There are four meetings that will cover different areas/topics and will be available through Zoom for online parent participation:

These are the links:

Topic: C.N.A. MEETING: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Student Achievement
Time: Apr 9, 2020 08:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 713 733 881
Password: 644262
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Oscar Macias is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Time: 9:00AM
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Meeting ID: 790 452 9727
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Victoria Palacios is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Demographics & Family/Community Involvement
Time: Apr 9, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 527 901 075
Password: 613485

Topic: HSA – School Context and Organization & Technology
Time: Apr 14, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time(US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 515 906 761
Password: 5vVntE
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HSA Parents,
Please click the link below to obtain Google Classroom code information. Please make sure to have your child register for their classes before April 6, 2020.

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

For the past 20 years, Harmony Public Schools has established an educational model built strongly on the foundations of science-based learning and responsible citizenship in our communities.

Currently, all available science from community health experts continues to tell us that the best way to be responsible members of our communities is to have our students and staff remain at home.

This is why we have determined that it is in the best interest of our students, team members, and communities to discontinue in-person schooling at our campuses and administrative offices statewide until further notice.

While these facilities remain closed, instruction and learning at Harmony schools will continue. Our classes are operating online through our established digital learning tools, taking advantage of many of the technology tools and blended learning methods already practiced in Harmony’s  physical classrooms. Because our teachers and school leaders will remain available to guide our students each school day, we anticipate instructional continuity during these unusual and difficult times. To request access to a Chromebook and/or for questions regarding internet access, please contact your child’s campus.

(For more information on our at-home learning program, visit HarmonyTX.org/AtHome . To request access to a Chromebook or internet access, contact your child’s campus.)

We will also continue to offer free meal services to children in our communities, as local and state safety guidelines allow.

We thank you for your support and understanding in making this critical decision. We also are profoundly grateful for the extreme determination and Harmony pride shown by both our students and team members these past several weeks. Time and again you have proven why Harmony Public Schools is an institution where excellence is the standard.

We will continue to provide timely updates as new, relevant information comes available, and inform you immediately if our campuses reopen prior to the end of the school year.

Thank you and be well,

 

Fatih Ay

CEO | Harmony Public Schools

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Good Afternoon!

The Texas State Safety Center has released some mental health resources for you to share with your families.  They can be found here: RESOURCES

In this link you will find articles on:

Coping with Stress during an outbreak – (English and Spanish)

Disaster Stress Helpline

How to Cope with Sheltering in Place

Tips for Social Distancing – (English and Spanish)

Tips for Talking to Children During Outbreaks

They have several other helpful resources in regards to the Coronavirus that can be found here: Additional Resources

Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need me to find any additional information for you.

Thank you all and stay safe!

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Please visit the link for more information https://docs.google.com/document/d/19RJ6ObphAXb7-DPTfgdpqZZDhOQaoXjmeSqmB2cYJZ4/

 

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HSA Family,

Please be advised that Spectrum is offering 2 months of free internet. This can be helpful for our scholars to complete their assignments.
Please consider looking into this option if you don’t already have home internet.

 

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Parent letter Addressing School Closure

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The safety of our students and staff is our top priority at Harmony Public Schools. As new developments continue to unfold regarding the COVID-19 situation, we wanted to provide you an important update regarding the potential impact of the virus on our schools.

While there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported on our campuses or within our school family at this time, out of an abundance of caution we are announcing a temporary closure of all Harmony Public Schools campuses through Monday, April 6. All school activities, field trips, athletics events, and competitions have also been cancelled during this time.

At this time, we are anticipating classes will be able to resume for students on Tuesday, April 7. Staff will return for a work-day on Monday, April 6.

This decision was made after discussions with, and upon the recommendations of, local health officials.  We strongly believe it is the best decision for helping to keep our students, staff, and communities safe at this time.

During this closure, our Harmony team members will continue to work remotely to finalize the details of distance-learning plan to make sure students continue to receive educational services with minimal  interruption.You will receive regular updates how this plan will be implemented.

Additionally, all full-time, non-exempt and exempt employees will continue to be paid according to their normal rate and schedule.

We continue to urge families and team members to stay informed of current Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to the prevention of the spreading of viruses, including limiting out of town travel, “social distancing,” and self-quarantine for those who have recently traveled to impacted areas.

We recognize this is a rapidly evolving situation and will continue to aggressively monitor new developments and respond with appropriate actions based on the best interests of our Harmony families and the guidance of local health officials. Throughout this process, we will continue to communicate with you new information as soon as possible. We anticipate further updates no later than the week of March 23-27.

Thank you for your support during these unusual circumstances. With your continued collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

As students return from spring break, we would like to ask the Harmony community for your renewed diligence in helping our schools maintain the best-practices for clean campuses established before break.

That of course includes the normal requests regarding washing hands, covering your mouth when coughing, and staying home when sick. However, we also need your help keeping viruses and germs contained by asking your student to immediately report to their campus health office if their experience any of the following symptoms while at school:

  • Suspected fever: Student is flushed, student unusually pale, complaints of body aches/pains student is lethargic or unusually tired, student statements of having had a fever or taken medication at home to make them feel better.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Dry cough with or without nasal drainage, difficulty breathing (visibly difficult breathing includes using abdominal muscles to breathe, inability to speak more than a couple of words at a time, flaring nostrils when breathing) or statements of feeling short of breath, chest or lung pain, wheezing or grunting with breathing.

Additionally, families should be aware that any student returning from a travel area on the CDC list of at-risk countries for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) MUST see their medical provider before returning to campus. Students will have 48 hours to submit a clearance letter from their doctor before returning to campus. After this, student absences will not be excused. A student cannot return until they have clearance from their doctor or have finished quarantine if medically recommended.

With your continued support and collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

Thank you.

P.S. … For more information about COVID-19 and our school system’s response, including additional resources for families, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/coronavirus.

 

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. 

 

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HSA Parents,

We will be selling the following yearbooks at $5.00 each. 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2016-2017. Our 2017-2018 yearbook will sell for $25.00. if you are interested, please stop by the front office to make your purchase. Limited quantities available. Thank you

Dear Parents and Students,

There will be no school on Friday Nov 09, 2018 for students, but we will have meet the teacher night from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM on campus.

 

Estimados padres  de familia y alumnos,
No habrá clases el viernes 9 de noviembre para los estudiantes, pero nos reuniremos con la noche de maestros de 3:30 pm a 6:00 pm en el campus.

HSA-Dear Parents,

We invite you to join us for our annual “Coffee Talks”. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 6th for 6th grade and Thursday, November 8th for 7th and 8th grade from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. We will have our Principal and Assistant Principals available to answer any questions you may have and address any concerns as well. We will be providing coffee and pastries. Hope to see you here!