We are so excited to begin an awesome school year!  We are inviting our parents to our Back to School Virtual Orientation on Thursday, July 29th.  You may attend either of the 3 available sessions:  10am, 2pm or 5:30pm. Please join us for an informative meeting about the 2021-2022 School Year.

The link for the meeting will be sent out soon.  Enjoy the remainder of your summer!

The HPS Central Texas District will be hosting a District Safety Meeting for the 2021-2022 school year.

If interested, please join the zoom link at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Parents, if you missed the opportunity to pre-order school supply packs online, please view the HSS-Austin 2021-2022 School Supply List to shop on your own:

HSS-Austin 2021-2022 School Supply List

 

If you want to save yourself some time and money on school supply shopping, our School Supply Packs are now available to order online. All orders must be placed online by July 2nd to allow for processing and shipping to be delivered to HSS-Austin.

  • Supply Packs will be distributed to student classrooms upon arrival.
  • Each purchase supplies a donation to our school.
  • Select the link below to order online and enter our school ID HAR307:  www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

 

You may also click the button below to view the Supply Pack Flyer including online ordering instructions and supply pack prices for each grade level.

HSS-Austin 2021-2022 School Supply Pack Flyer

This letter is for families with:

• Children who are certified for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
• Children who attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2) school that offers free meals to all students.*
• Children born after Aug. 1, 2014, in families who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.
*Contact your child’s school if you have questions about the school’s participation in these programs.

If you do not meet at least one of the requirements listed above, your child is not eligible for the P-EBT benefits described below.

Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card.

The application for P-EBT will open June 2, 2021. Go to yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply.

The application link is case-sensitive. The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021.

Who Needs to Apply?
A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:

o Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one
month between August 2020 and June 2021.

o Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020–2021 school year in May or June 2021.
• A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:
o Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
o Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.
For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–6
p.m. Central time.

Esta carta es para las familias con:
• Niños que están aprobados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido a través del Programa Nacional de Almuerzos Escolares (NSLP).
• Niños que asisten a una escuela beneficiaria de la Cláusula de Elegibilidad Comunitaria (CEP) o a una escuela de la Cláusula 2 (P2) que ofrece comidas gratuitas a todos los estudiantes.*
• Niños nacidos después del 1 de agosto de 2014 en familias que recibieron beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
*Comuníquese con la escuela de su hijo si tiene preguntas sobre la participación de la escuela en estos programas.
Si usted no cumple con al menos uno de los requisitos mencionados anteriormente, su hijo no puede recibir los beneficios de P-EBT descritos a continuación.

Estimado padre o tutor,

Los estudiantes matriculados (hasta los 21 años de edad) de familias que perdieron temporalmente el acceso a las comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido para el año escolar 2020-2021 debido a la pandemia de COVID-19 podrían reunir los requisitos para recibir la Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios durante la Pandemia (P-EBT). Los beneficios de P-EBT pueden usarse para comprar alimentos en cualquier tienda que acepte la tarjeta Lone Star.

La presentación de solicitudes para P-EBT se abrirá el 2 de junio de 2021. Visite yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (en inglés) para presentar la solicitud. El enlace para la solicitud distingue entre mayúsculas y minúsculas. La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud es el 13 de agosto de 2021.

¿Quién debe presentar la solicitud?
Un padre o tutor deberá presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o Está matriculado en K-12 y NO pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y junio de 2021.
o Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP por primera vez durante el año escolar 2020-2021 en mayo o junio de 2021.
• Un padre o tutor no tiene que presentar la solicitud si el niño que reúne los requisitos:
o Nació el 1 de agosto de 2014 o antes y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre agosto de 2020 y abril de 2021.
o Nació después del 1 de agosto de 2014 y pertenece a una familia que recibió beneficios de SNAP durante al menos un mes entre octubre de 2020 y junio de 2021.
Para más información sobre los requisitos, la presentación de la solicitud y cómo recibir sus beneficios de P-EBT, visite hhs.texas.gov/es/pebt, o llame al Centro de llamadas de P-EBT al 833-442-1255, de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 6 p.m. hora del centro.

 

Join us for a a special Graduation & End of Year celebration!  This will be a drive thru event to celebrate our Pre-K, Kindergarten & 5th Grade Graduates as well as to say “Happy Summer” to everyone else!  The parade will begin in our drive line heading toward the back parking lot (dismissal area).

We invite all families to decorate your cars with signs, window paint, balloons or other decorations!

We are hosting our 5th Grade Virtual Graduation ceremony on Monday, May 24th at 5:30pm!  All 5th Grade Families will receive more information from teachers soon.  We hope to see you there!

It’s almost time for our last Spirit Week of the school year!  Let’s go out with a smile on our faces and say HELLO SUMMER!!!  All spirit day attire must still be school appropriate according to our Harmony Free Dress Policy (NO rips, tears, thin straps or tank tops w/out a shirt over it).

 

Monday Neon Day:  wear summer bright or neon colors

Tuesday Beach Day:  wear your best beach attire (knee length shorts or pants and a beach day t-shirt), sunglasses, sun hat or bring a beach ball…let’s have some fun!

Wednesday Disney Vacay Day:  wear your favorite Disney shirt, hat, socks or any Disney attire

Thursday Hawaiian Luau Day:  wear your tropical or Hawaiian attire for a big day of luau fun!

 

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: Hello Summer Spirit Week – Tiger Talk)

We are hosting our Virtual Pre-K & Kindergarten Graduation ceremonies on Friday, May 21st. Parents will receive more information from teachers soon. We hope to see you there!

Pre-K Graduation – 10:00am

Kindergarten Graduation Schedule: 

KA – 1:00PM

KB – 1:30PM

KC – 2:00PM

 

Virtual Graduation Reminders:

* All guests will be muted once the Graduation Ceremony begins

* Students should be respectful to everyone attending Graduation

* Please keep all chats relevant so we may all enjoy the ceremony

Are you searching for an engaging coding activity for your student during summer? Harmony Public Schools has partnered with UT Dallas faculty & students. This is a great opportunity to attend virtual coding classes and learn new skills for 3rd-12th grade Harmony students.  Click the link below to view the flyer. Camps are 2 weeks: June 7-11th & July 12th-16th.

Register by May 19, 2021:  harmonytx.org/UTDsignup

Fees:  $10 non-refundable per weekly camp

For More Camp Course Details:  harmonytx.org/UTDcamp21

Harmony-UT Dallas Virtual Summer Camp Flyer

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!