Archive for month: February, 2019
Registration for all campuses will begin on Monday, February 25th.
Application Lottery Status
This means that your child is offered a seat from the campus.
Starting on Monday, February 25th, you will have 2 business days to accept the placement at a campus.
If you accept placement at our campus, you will forfeit placement at all other campuses. You will have 10
business days to complete the registration process which includes: filling out the registration forms and submitting all required
documentation such as proof of residence, transcripts, discipline records, immunizations, and student identification.
If you decline placement, you will be removed from that Harmony campus lottery list only.
This means that your child is placed on the wait list for the campus. As students accept/decline spots on the offered
list, your child will move up. If your child moves up to the offered list, the system will send you a message through Smart Choice.
For full printed registration instructions, please click here
For a video walkthrough, please click here.
|District||Location of Lottery||Lottery Date||Lottery Time|
Austin and Pflugerville Campuses
|Austin District Office
13425 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78717
El Paso, Lubbock,
and Odessa Campuses
|HSA – El Paso Auditorium
9405 Betel Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
Houston and Bryan Campuses
|Harmony School of Excellence
7340 N. Gessner Dr. Houston, TX 77040
|Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
Houston and Beaumont Campuses
|Harmony Public Schools Central Office
9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099
San Antonio, Brownsville,
and Laredo Campuses
|Harmony School of Excellence – San Antonio
2015 SW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78227
|Harmony School of Innovation – Waco
1110 S. Valley Mills Dr. Beverly Hills, TX 76711
Fort Worth Campuses
|Harmony School of Innovation – Fort Worth
8100 S. Hulen St. Fort Worth, TX 76123
Nature, Euless, and
Grand Prairie Campuses
|Harmony School of Innovation – Grand Prairie
1441 Fish Creek Rd Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Dallas, Plano, Carrollton,
Business, and Garland Campuses
|Harmony School of Business
8080 W President George Bush Hwy Dallas, TX 75252
It’s time for another exciting Movies Under the Stars PTO event! Join us on Friday, February 22nd at 6pm for a fun family event. There will be concessions available, so bring your blankets, lawn chairs and come out to enjoy this amazing event!
Parent-Teacher Conference Day is scheduled for Monday, February 18th beginning at 2pm. Teachers have started creating their schedules for conferences on this day or during the week. Please be sure to sign up for a conference time as soon as possible.
We will have our Black History Month Celebration Event on Wednesday, February 27th. This event is sponsored by our students and all performances will be student led as well.
Join us for our Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night Fundraiser on Wednesday, February 13th from 4-7pm. Encourage your friends, families and neighbors to come out and support our school. When you dine in or purchase at the drive thru, just say: “I support Harmony School of Science Spirit Night”, leave your receipt and a donation will be made to the school.
Chick-Fil-A -12501 N. Mopac
North Mopac & Parmer Lane
Austin, Tx. 78727
In observation of President’s Day Monday, February 18th is a student holiday and staff development day.
If you would like to show appreciation to your teachers and staff you may participate in the monthly Teacher Breakfast. For this month breakfast is sponsored by 3rd Grade families. You may bring breakfast items the day before or the morning of Wednesday, February 13th.
Parents, it’s time for your child to show heart! This year, we are launching the Kids Heart Challenge, formerly Jump Rope for Heart. It’s your child’s chance to be a Heart Hero by learning about heart health, spreading the word and raising funds to save other children.
Have your child go to heart.org/kidsheartchallenge so they can take one of the three challenges and email family and friends to ask for donations. Your child will earn a glow-in-the-dark wristband just for registering online! When they get donations, they will receive Echo, Finn and a clasp! In addition to the other prizes your child can earn by collecting donations – they will also be helping our school!
The American Heart Association will donate a percentage back to the school so that we can purchase PE Equipment! The school wide goal this year is $4000. We can do it!!
Thank you for supporting the physical and emotional well-being of our students, our school and the American Heart Association.
This semester’s Saturday “I am a STAAR” academic workshop has already started. Students were invited to attend for extra academic support. Please be sure to follow the Saturday Tutorial Schedule:
Saturday Workshop Schedule – 9am-12pm:
February 9th,16th, 23rd
March 2nd, 30th
April 6th, 13th, 27th
Parents, please be sure to arrive on time for drop off and pick up. We appreciate your support & cooperation.
We are experiencing a high number of students attending school with flu symptoms or symptoms leading to high fever or flu diagnosis. Please understand, if your student is sent to school with flu-like symptoms and they exhibit a high fever, fatigue due to illness and/or vomiting we must send them home.
It is very important for the safety of all other students and our staff that students who have been diagnosed or show signs of flu be treated by a doctor and not attend school until they are well.
Students should stay home for treatment and observation if he or she
has any of the following symptoms:
· Fever (greater than 100 degrees; your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees for a minimum of 24 hours)
· Vomiting (even once)
· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
· Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
· Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
It is very important to adhere to the guidelines for treatment, observation and keeping students home when they are not in the best of health. We appreciate your cooperation and support in keeping our campus healthy.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.