Archive for month: October, 2018
The scholastic book fair is here from Monday, October 22nd – Friday, October 26th. Our book fair is located in the library and it is open to everyone from 7:30am to 4:00pm. Book fairs are a perfect opportunity to stock up on books for your student to read at home.
You can’t make it to the book fair in person? No problem! You can shop our book fair online at https://scholastic.com/bf/hsihouston starting TODAY until Sunday, October 28th. All items purchased online will be delivered straight to your student in their classroom.
We are implementing a major update to our dismissal procedure. Any student who is a car rider will have a barcode assigned to their name. These barcodes will take the place of the paper name tags. This will help make our dismissal run a lot faster, as teacher’s won’t have to manually type in each student name. Teachers will walk up to your car and simply scan the barcode. Our barcode codes will look similar to this:
Barcodes will be distributed during dismissal time. Teachers will come and help you place your barcodes in your windshield.
For the safety of our students, any car picking up your student must have this barcode in their window or we will not be able to release the student to you. You will be given an extra barcode for an additional car. If you need any additional barcode codes, please visit our front office.
Join us on Wednesday, November 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for our Parent Academy.
To RSVP click here: https://goo.gl/forms/ulO1FcvTPWMeXWZ33
Have you ever wondered how you can be involved in your child’s education at a District level? Please join us for our upcoming District Annual Title I meeting on Tuesday, October 30th from 4:00-4:30pm at Harmony Science Academy – Houston. During this meeting, we will review, evaluate, and update/develop a written Parent and Family Engagement policy (PFE) and the School-Parent Compact.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, District Coordinator for Federal Programs. *Light refreshments will be served*
Red Ribbon Week will be from Tuesday, October 23rd to Friday, October 26th. This year’s theme is “Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free”. This campaign is designed to create awareness to live a drug-free lifestyle.
Tuesday, October 23rd: “Team Up Against Drugs” – Wear your favorite teams shirt with school uniform pants.
Wednesday, October 24th: “HSI is United Against Drugs & Bullying” – Wear an orange or red shirt with school uniform pants.
Thursday, October 25th: “Sock it to Drugs” – Wear your crazy socks with school uniform.
Friday, October 26th: “Put a Lid on Drugs” – Wear a hat with your school uniform.
There will be no school on Friday, October 19th due to Staff Development Day. Classes will resume back on Monday, October 22nd at 7:55 a.m.
In observance of “Breast Cancer Awareness Day”, students are allowed to wear a pink shirt on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.
Please keep in mind that students must wear their uniform pants with their pink shirt. If you have any questions please contact our school.
National School Lunch Week (NSLW) will be from Monday, October 15th to Thursday, October 18th. This year’s theme is “Level Up with a Health School Lunch!” Students will be doing various activities during lunch time. Please feel free to stop by and have a meal student.
Join us on Monday, October 15th in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month in the cafeteria from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students will give presentations on the origin and historical significance of this holiday. There will also be singing and dancing for closing remarks. Nos vemos!
Families that attend will receive 2 PRIDE Points at the door.
Congratulations students, parents and staff for a successful 2017-2018 school year!
Social Studies Distinction
Top 25% in Student Progress Distinction
Top 25% in Closing Performance Gaps Distinction
Distinction Earned for Post Secondary Readiness
Fleece jackets are available at the front office for $20. Get yours today! All Sizes are available for purchase with Credit Card, Check or Money Order (NO CASH).
HSI is organizing a trip for 8th Graders in the Spring of 2019 to Spain. Please see the flyer attached for more information. If interested, please contact our Engagement Coordinator.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
8th Grade students will be taking the PSAT 8/9 on Wednesday, October 10th. Make sure that your student arrives to school on time to avoid any testing delays. Also, please make sure that your student has a good night sleep and a hearty breakfast.
Please review the student guide that was sent home with your child and visit psat.org/8-9 for more information.
- Media & Public Relations
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at email@example.com . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
As required by Title IX, Harmony Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with Harmony Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to Harmony’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Title IX training presentation link
Harmony’s Title IX Coordinators:
Director of Internal Investigations
HPS Central Office
713-343-3333 x1104 Employee and applicant matters
Kelly Ann Hebeler
Director of Employee Relations
HPS Central Office
Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.