If your student is joining us on campus for STAAR Testing, please remember to have them get plenty of rest the night before, eat a good breakfast each morning, and a little motivation to do their best.

STAAR Testing Schedule:

05/11 – STAAR Testing – 3rd-5th Grade – Math

05/12 – STAAR Testing – 3rd-5th Grade – Reading

05/13 – STAAR Testing – 5th Grade – Science

We are excited to showcase our Gifted & Talented (GT) students as they provide a virtual presentation of their Passion Projects. Details will be sent closer to the date of the event.

GT Students will present at 5pm on the following dates:

Kindergarten & 1st Grade: May 4th

2nd & 3rd Grade: May 5th

4th & 5th Grade: May 6th

We are excited to announce that our Spanish Club will sponsor a Cinco de Mayo Virtual Celebration on Tuesday, May, 4th at 1 & 1:30pm. This event will be available via livestream on our HSS-Austin Facebook during both times – https://www.facebook.com/hssaustin

With the guidance of Mrs. Cruz, our guests will be Mariachi Los Toros who will get us all ready to hit the dance floor!

Celebration Schedule:

PreK-2nd Grade – 1pm

3rd-5th Grade – 1:30pm

Do you appreciate the hard work and passion that is provided by your teacher? Has Distance Learning given you a new respect for what your teacher does in the classroom?

Let’s show some appreciation for our teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week. Take a moment to send a quick thank you email, maybe a photo or quick video of your child telling their teacher how much they mean to them.

 

Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with Texas’ favorite designer jewelry brand Kendra Scott.
As part of the brand’s “Shop for Good” community initiative, Kendra Scott will be donating 20 percent of all sales during a two-day event in May to Harmony’s COVID-19 Gap Fund, which supports teachers and student families struggling with financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.

To participate, simply purchase any item from select Kendra Scott stores from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 or online at KendraScott.com anytime May 4 & 5, and have 20% of your purchase automatically donated to the HPS COVID-19 Gap Fund when you use promo code “GIVEBACK-1D9P” at checkout.

To learn more or RSVP in order to receive reminders, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/KendraScott.
Participating Texas store locations include (5-7 p.m. May 4 only):

AUSTIN
• The Domain: 11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX
• Lamar: 3800 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX
• South Congress: 1701 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

DFW
• ClearFork: 5217 Marathon Ave, Fort Worth, TX
• Preston Center: 8383 Preston Center, Dallas, TX
• Highland Village: 1500 Cottonwood Creek, Highland Village, TX
• Plano: 5800 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX

EL PASO
• La Villita: 6801 North Mesa Street, El Paso, TX

HOUSTON
• Bay Brook: 700 Baybrook Mall, Friendswood, TX
• City Centre: 806 Town & Country, Houston, TX
• Cypress: 9945 Barker Cypress, Cypress, TX
• Highland Village: 2701 A Drexel Dr Houston, TX
• Katy: 23501 Cinco Ranch, Katy, TX
• Sugar Land: 16535 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX

ODESSA
• Commons at North Park: 2900 Loop 250 Frontage Road, Midland, TX

SAN ANTONIO
• The Quarry: 310 E Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX
• La Cantera: 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX

SHOP ONLINE USING PROMO CODE GIVEBACK-1D9P (May 4 & 5):
https://www.KendraScott.com

About Kendra Scott
Kendra Scott is a leading jewelry brand named for its founder Kendra Scott, a single mom from Texas who created a fashion empire by making and selling jewelry from her home. The brand now has store locations in almost every state and three countries (though their headquarters are still right here in Texas). Their founder is also well known for her frequent appearances as an investor on TV’s “Shark Tank.”

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.

 

Let’s get prepared for another amazing school year. Harmony Public Schools has released the academic calendar for the upcoming school year. Please select the link to review the calendar and begin entering the dates into your personal calendars.

Harmony Austin 2021-2022 Academic Calendar

We invite all 3rd & 5th Grade Parents to join us on Tuesday, April 27th at 5pm for a meeting to discuss upcoming STAAR assessments in May and other important information.

It’s almost time for our April Hello Spring Spirit Week. All spirit day attire must still be school appropriate according to our Harmony Free Dress Policy.

Monday – Morning Monday: wear your favorite pajamas to school

Tuesday – Stay Active Tuesday: wear your favorite relaxed sports gear or activewear

Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday: wear mis-matched or or other creative outfit, wacky hairstyles or silly socks

Thursday – Peace & Spring Thursday: wear tie dye, rainbows, spring colors or shirts with words of kindness

Friday – Tiger Spirit Day: wear your Harmony spirit shirt & show your Tiger Pride

 

Don’t forget to post your Spirit Week Photos on our Facebook page or email them to Ms. Williams – jearnal.williams@harmonytx.org to appear in our Tiger Talk Newsletter!

(Subject Line: College & Career Spirit Week – Tiger Talk)

Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce that the first live stream E-sports game between Harmony Science Academy- Pflugerville and Concordia University will take place on Friday, April 16th at 6:00 pm.

This exhibition event will be broadcasted on twitch.tv channel if you are interested in cheering the HSA Pflugerville team on. Let’s wish the best of luck to the HSA-Pflugerville E-Sports team!

 

College & Career Spirit Week will be a blast for our College Bound Tigers! All spirit day attire must still be school appropriate according to our Harmony Free Dress Policy.

Monday – College & Career Dreamin’ Monday:  wear your favorite pj’s as we dream of our future

Tuesday – Dress to Impress Tuesday:  dress to impress as your dream career or dress fancy as you would for an interview

Wednesday – Wild About College Wednesday:  wear animal prints: shirt, socks, hat, accessory or wear orange and/or black to represent our Tiger stripes

Thursday – College Tailgate Thursday:  wear your favorite college shirt, jersey or just wear the school colors. Feel free to add college game day accessories (#1 hand, pom-pom, socks, a college team hat or big game day hair bows, etc.)

 

Don’t forget to post your Spirit Week Photos on our Facebook page or email them to Ms. Williams – jearnal.williams@harmonytx.org to appear in our Tiger Talk Newsletter!

(Subject Line: College & Career Spirit Week – Tiger Talk)

We invite all 4th Grade Parents to join us on Tuesday, March 30th at 5pm for a meeting to discuss end of year details including the upcoming STAAR Writing assessment and other important information.

We are hosting a College Door Decorating Contest for our staff & students to participate in:

  • On campus students will participate by assisting their homeroom teacher with their classroom door.
  • Online students will participate by decorating their bedroom door, creating a poster or tri-fold board.
  • PRIZES for 2 classroom winners for on campus and 2 winners for at home students!
  • Photo submissions should be sent via Facebook or by sending an email (with Subject Line: College Door Contest) to Ms. Williams – jearnal.williams@harmonytx.org for posting by Wednesday, March 31st, 6pm.
  • Voting begins next Thursday, April 1st on campus and via Facebook for at home students.

So pick your favorite college, your parent or your teacher’s college and start decorating!

 

The purpose of this announcement is to inform our HPS communities about changes to the Student Success Initiative (SSI) promotion/retention and retesting requirements for the 2020–2021 school year. In light of past and anticipated impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commissioner of Education has waived grade promotion requirements for students in fifth and eighth grade for the 2020–2021 school year. Notwithstanding anything the contrary in prior policy or procedure, Harmony Public Schools will comply with the Commissioner’s waiver of SSI requirements for this school year.

For additional information, please click on this link to review TEA’s correspondence in regards to the matter: Waiver of the Student Success Initiative (SSI) Promotion Requirements)

Your Future Begins with Harmony!
Join us for a Virtual Statewide Job Fair March 6th – March 21st

Visit: http://HarmonyTX.org/JobFair21 to Register Today!

Be safe & have some fun…enjoy your Spring Break!

There will be a Student Holiday due to our District Professional Development Day on Friday, March 12th. Enjoy your early start to Spring Break!

Harmony Public Schools will host a dyslexia parent meeting that will be held virtually on Thursday, March 11th at 4pm. Please review the flyer for more information and join this meeting if you are available.

Harmony Dyslexia Parent Meeting – English-Spanish Flyer

Our February Spread the Love Spirit Week has been rescheduled due to Winter Storm Uri. Let’s show some love and kindness to lift our spirits. All spirit day attire must still be school appropriate according to our Harmony Free Dress Policy.

Monday – Spread the Love Day:  wear Valentine attire – shirts or socks with hearts or words of love, wear red, pink and/or white and tell someone what they mean to you

Tuesday – Let Kindness Shine Day:  wear anything shiny, with sparkles, bright or neon colors & give someone a “glowing” compliment.

Wednesday – Dreaming of Kindness Day:   wear your pj’s or a shirt with happy emoji’s or other happy thoughts and share your Kindness Dream with your class.

Thursday – Peace, Love & Kindness Day:  wear tie-dye or attire with words of positivity & spread positive words to your your friends, teachers or class.

 

Don’t forget to post your Spirit Week Photos on our Facebook page or email them to Ms. Williams (Subject Line: Spread the Love Spirit Week – Tiger Talk) to appear in our Tiger Talk newsletter!

 

Our ESL Department will host an online TELPAS Virtual Parent Meeting for parents of our English Language Learning (ELL) students on Thursday, February 18th at 5pm. Details will be sent directly to parents soon.

The day Texas became its own country is known as Texas Independence Day. Let’s celebrate by wearing our best Texan/Western attire on Tuesday, March 2nd.

You can wear Texas shirts, hats, socks or other accessories, or just go all the way Western!

As the city warms and clean-up begins, we understand that there is much to do in these upcoming days. For Monday, February 22, and Tuesday, February 23, classes are canceled. Asynchronous learning will continue for February 24-26. No in-person learning will occur next week as our campuses will be closed for repairs and to allow our staff and Harmony families time to recoup.

 

 

Although our campuses will be closed, our food distribution days will continue on Monday, February 22, for our Harmony families.

Monday and Wednesday 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Harmony Science Academy – Austin: 930 East Rundberg Lane Austin, Texas 78753
Harmony Science Academy – Pflugerville: 1421 W. Wells Branch Pkwy Suite #200 Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Harmony School of Innovation – Austin: 2124 East St. Elmo Rd. A, Austin, Texas 78744
Harmony School of Endeavor – Austin: 13415 FM 620 N Austin, Texas 78717

Monday pick-up will be for Monday and Tuesday meals. Wednesday pick-up will be for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday meals.

 

Thank you, and we hope this message finds each of our families safe.

 


No hay escuela el 22-23 de febrero, clases asincrónicas el 24-26 de febrero.

Como la ciudad se calienta y la limpieza comienza, entendemos que hay mucho hacer en estos días próximos. Para el lunes, 22 de febrero, y el martes, 23 de febrero, se cancelan las clases. El aprendizaje asincrónico seguirá el 24-26 de febrero. Ningún aprendizaje en persona ocurrirá la próxima semana. Las escuelas estarán cerrados por reparaciones y para permitir que nuestro personal y las familias de Harmony tengan tiempo para recuperarse.

Aunque nuestras escuelas estarán cerradas, nuestros días de distribución de comidas continuarán el lunes 22 de febrero, para nuestras familias Harmony.

Lunes y Miércoles 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Harmony Science Academy – Austin: 930 East Rundberg Lane Austin, Texas 78753
Harmony Science Academy – Pflugerville: 1421 W. Wells Branch Pkwy Suite #200 Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Harmony School of Innovation – Austin: 2124 East St. Elmo Rd. A, Austin, Texas 78744
Harmony School of Endeavor – Austin: 13415 FM 620 N Austin, Texas 78717

La recogida del lunes será para comidas de lunes y martes. La recogida del miércoles será para comidas de miércoles, jueves y viernes.

Gracias, y esperamos que este mensaje encuentre a cada una de nuestras familias bien.

Week of February 22 – Curbside Meal Distribution Next Week

As the days become warmer and the sun shines brighter, we hope our communities can have some relief after this week’s historic winter storm crisis. We understand that many families are still without electricity and water, and our staff is working hard to inform all of the available resources in the community.

Beginning Monday, February 22, our food distribution days will continue for our Harmony families.

Monday and Wednesday 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Harmony Science Academy – Austin: 930 East Rundberg Lane Austin, Texas 78753
Harmony Science Academy – Pflugerville: 1421 W. Wells Branch Pkwy Suite #200 Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Harmony School of Innovation – Austin: 2124 East St. Elmo Rd. A, Austin, Texas 78744
Harmony School of Endeavor – Austin: 13415 FM 620 N Austin, Texas 78717

Throughout the weekend, our Harmony staff is working diligently to assess any building damage that may have occurred to our school campuses because of the freezing temperatures and broken pipes. Some campuses currently do not have water or sufficient water pressure. Please bear with HPS staff as they work to evaluate and repair what they can over the weekend to continue learning on campus.

At this time, we do not have an update for the upcoming week as we evaluate the damages. We will continue to communicate to our Harmony families via social media, email, class dojo, and school messenger as soon as a decision has been made. Thank you and stay safe Harmony.

 


 

Como los días se hacen más calientes y los brillos del sol más brillantes, esperamos que nuestras comunidades puedan tener algún alivio después de la crisis tormentosa de invierno histórica de esta semana. Entendemos que muchas familias todavía son sin electricidad y agua, y nuestro personal trabaja mucho para informar todos los recursos disponibles en la comunidad.

Comenzando el lunes, 22 de febrero, nuestros días de distribución de la comida seguirán para nuestras familias de Harmony.

Lunes y Miércoles 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Harmony Science Academy – Austin: 930 East Rundberg Lane Austin, Texas 78753
Harmony Science Academy – Pflugerville: 1421 W. Wells Branch Pkwy Suite #200 Pflugerville, Texas 78660
Harmony School of Innovation – Austin: 2124 East St. Elmo Rd. A, Austin, Texas 78744
Harmony School of Endeavor – Austin: 13415 FM 620 N Austin, Texas 78717

Durante este fin de semana, nuestro personal de Harmony está trabajando diligentemente para evaluar cualquier daños en loss edificios que haya ocurrido en nuestras escuelas debido a las temperaturas de congelación y las tuberías rotas. Algunos escuelas no tienen agua ni suficiente presión de agua. Por favor sea paciente con el personal de HPS mientras trabajan para evaluar y reparar lo que pueden durante este fin de semana para continuar aprendiendo en el campus.

En este momento, no tenemos una actualización para la próxima semana. Evaluaremos los daños y continuaremos comunicándonos con nuestras familias en los redes sociales, correo electrónico, class dojo y mensajero escolar tan pronto como se haya tomado una decisión. Gracias y mantente salvos Harmony.

We hope our Harmony families and staff are safe and warm during this unprecedented winter storm. With the current power outage affecting the greater Austin area combined with inclement weather predicted for the rest of the week, HPS Austin campuses will be closed Tuesday, February 16, through Friday, February 19. There will be no in-person or virtual learning for Tuesday, February 16, Wednesday, February 17, Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19. Please stay safe and warm during this time.

Classes Cancelled
Tuesday, February 16
Wednesday, February 17
Thursday, February 18
Friday, February 19

Esperamos que nuestras familias Harmony estén seguras durante esta tormenta de invierno. Con el corte de energía que afecta el área de Austin en conjunto con el tiempo inclemente previsto para el resto de la semana, los campus de HPS Austin estarán cerrados desde el martes 16 de febrero hasta el viernes 19 de febrero. No habrá aprendizaje en persona o virtual para el martes, 16 de febrero, miércoles, 17 de febrero,  jueves, 18 de febrero y el viernes 19 de febrero. Por favor, manténgase seguro y calientitos durante este tiempo.

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may apply online by clicking here.

 

SAVE-THE-DATE

The HPS Austin Enrollment Lottery will be held on February 19th, 2021.

More details to come!

If you still haven’t applied for the 2021-2022 school year for your child, you still have time!

https://harmonytx.org/apply

Apply now!

HOW DOES THE LOTTERY WORK?
If we receive more applications than there are available openings, Harmony will host a ‘blind’ lottery to make sure all applicants have a fair chance to receive a spot. The lottery is conducted by randomized software, supervised by a campus or district leader, and verified by notary public.
SELECTION PROCESS
Q. Are students selected based on a first-come, first-serve process? All eligible applications submitted by the application deadline will be entered into the lottery. Students are selected based on pre-defined, Board-approved criteria (if applicable) such as sibling and staff priorities.
Q. How is the lottery conducted? The lottery is conducted in accordance with pre-approved guidelines. The online system generates the list of applicants that are to be awarded seats and an ordered waitlist.
Q. When will parents be notified if they are selected to participate in a program? Parents will receive notification by email if their child has been selected once the lottery has been completed.
Q. What if my child is not selected for the initial lottery process? Once the initial emails have been sent to those students who are accepted, parents must accept the seat and/or participate in a screening process. Once vacancies become available, students in the waiting pool will be offered seats using the selection process.