Friday, September 3rd will be a Student Holiday and Staff Professional Development Day. Enjoy your long weekend!

Thursday, September 1st will be Fall Picture Day!  Students should be in their full school uniform for these pictures.

 

Join us Monday, August 8th, 4-6pm for Meet the Teacher Night to see your student’s teacher and say “hello”.   Please make your visit brief as we want to allow as many parents and students in the building that we can in a safe manner.

Feel free to bring school supplies…please have them bagged and labeled with your child’s first and last name.  If you can’t make this event, please feel free to drop off bagged & labeled supplies any day before school begins from 8am-3:30pm.

Please note:  We kindly ask that parents attend with their student and DO NOT bring additional family members as space in the classrooms will be limited.  We want to have a safe event and we don’t want to crowd the building.  Your cooperation in the manner is appreciated!

Due to high demand, many uniform sizes quickly were sold out shortly after we launched our new online uniform store Thursday.

Fortunately, our uniform supplier has informed that they have added new inventory and are continuing to work to provide additional color and size choices as quickly as possible.

Shop now to get your uniforms purchases in time for the first day of school and take advantage of these offers:

EARLY SHOPPER SAVINGS
Shop July 21-Aug. 4 to get short sleeve polos for only $13.50 (reg. $15) or long sleeve for only $16.50 (reg. $18).

FREE HOME SHIPPING
Buy two or more items to qualify for free shipping directly to your home using promo code HPSPOLO at checkout.

Two Ways to Shop Your School’s Uniform Store

On Our Site
Click ‘Uniforms’ under the PARENTS tab of your child’s campus website.

Find Your School Website

On FrenchToast
Search for your campus name and city on the ‘Shop By School’ page.

Go to ‘Shop By School’

Frequently Asked Questions

The size and color I want are still out of stock – what can I do?
Our partners at French Toast are working hard to get more colors and sizes in stock as soon as possible. To get an automatic update when your uniform preference is ready to purchase, just enter your email in the ‘Notify Me’ box under the product ‘Out of Stock’ message.

Can my child still wear uniforms that were purchased previously?
Of course! If your child’s uniform is still in good condition, they are welcome to continue wearing uniforms from previous years, even if the campus has updated to a new uniform color scheme.

The free shipping code isn’t working – what’s up?
The free shipping code – HPSPOLO – is for orders of two items are more, so just make sure you have enough items to qualify for free shipping in your cart. If you’re still experiencing issues, please contact Customer Service at https://www.frenchtoast.com/contact-us.

Which uniform color do I need for my child?
When ordering new uniforms and polos, the following are the approved color schemes for each grade level:

The uniform color options don’t look like the ones I see above
– is something wrong?
There might be a minor color variation between the preview image on the French Toast website and the images above, but not by much. If the uniform you’re selecting doesn’t look right, just make sure you have the correct dress code selected from the drop down near the top of your screen.

Why can’t I just order uniforms directly at my campus anymore?
Unfortunately, year-round direct sales of school uniforms can be a complicated and time-consuming process for an individual campus. We’d rather put our team’s talents to use by serving our students. By partnering with an industry-leading school uniform supply company like French Toast, Harmony is able to keep uniform costs down for families while freeing up school staff (and storage space!) to focus on the other needs of our schools.

No returns or exchanges.
Uniforms will no longer be available for purchase at campuses.

Parents, if you missed the opportunity to pre-order school supply packs online, please view the HSS-Austin 2022-2023 School Supply List to shop on your own:

HSS-Austin 2022-2023 School Supply List

School Supply Packs by our school supply partner EPI, are now available for next year. Order your student’s school approved supply pack by June 17th to save time and money. A portion of all proceeds will go back to the school.  Any late orders placed after June 17th will include an additional late fee.

  • Supply Packs will be delivered to the student’s home address
  • Each purchase provides a donation to our school

 

You may click the link 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 – English

HSS-Austin 2021-2022 School Supply Pack Flyer – Spanish

 

Select the following link to order online and enter our school ID:  HAR307:  www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

 

Our Front Office summer hours will be Monday – Friday, 8am-3pm (closed the week of  July 4th-8th).  If you have any questions during the summer, please call at 512-821-2700 during those hours.

 

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive.

The Summer Meal Programs ensures kids have no-cost, health meals this summer and return to school read to learn.

Help us spread the word about this valuable program!

Text FOOD to 304-304 or visit SummerFood.org to find a site.

Los niños necesitan comidas nutritivas para aprender, crecer y prosperar.

Los programas de comidas de verano aseguran que los niños tengan comidas saludables sin costo este verano y regresen a la escuela leyendo para aprender.

¡Ayúdenos a correr la voz acerca de este valioso programa!

Envíe FOOD al 304-304 o visite SummerFood.org para encontrar un sitio.

Your family may be eligible for a financial benefit to assist with food purchases for your student.

PEBT benefits will soon be available for families whose children have experienced COVID related absences and who qualify for free or reduced price benefits through the National School Lunch Program.  

 

Does my child qualify?

 

Both criteria must be met to qualify for PEBT benefits.

 

#1 A COVID related absence from August – December due to a positive test or exposure that has been verified by the campus.  COVID absences from January  – May will receive benefits in July.

  

#2 Eligible for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program.  To determine your child’s eligibility, submit an application through www.schoolcafe.com.  Paper applications may also be requested from the school office.  Students attending a CEP campus or who are directly certified automatically meet the eligibility requirement.      

  

The deadline to complete a meal eligibility application is April 6th.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Child Nutrition Assistant.

We're Hiring

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.

Our much anticipated Field Day will be back this year live and in person!   We are so excited to see what Coach Monninger has planned for our Field Day Fun!

 

If you would like to pre-order your HSS-Austin Field Day T-shirt, you can order until Friday, April 8th.

HSS-Austin Field Day T-Shirt Order Link

We are so excited to host another amazing Book Fair for Spring!

Students will make their Book Fair purchases using the E-Wallet. Even funds that students had left over from the Fall can be used for the Spring Book Fair.

 

It would be a good time to send your E-Wallet account link to family members and friends so they can load funds to student E-Wallets.

E-Wallet Set Up Link – 1st Time Account

 

Online shopping: Friday, April 1st – Thursday, April 14th

Student shopping during class visits: Friday, April 1st – Friday, April 8th

In accordance with United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, an entity planning to submit a federal grant application must afford a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted.

Harmony Public Schools hereby gives notice to the public that it intends to file the following applications and request awarded amounts for federal grant funds with the Texas Education Agency for the school year 2022-23. HPS welcomes comments or questions concerning any of these grants, and requests that any comments or questions be submitted by June 30, 2022 using the form below.

En concordancia con United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, una entidad que planea presentar una solicitud de subvención federal (subsidio) debe brindar una oportunidad razonable para comentarios públicos. Las siguientes son las subvenciones federales que

Harmony Public Schools por la presente notifica al público que tiene la intención de presentar las siguientes solicitudes y solicitar los montos otorgados para fondos de subvenciones federales con la Agencia de Educación de Texas para el año escolar 2022-23. HPS agradece los comentarios o preguntas sobre cualquiera de estas subvenciones y solicita que los comentarios o preguntas se envíen antes del 30 de junio de 2022 mediante este Google form.

Are you considering joining our school for the 2022-2023 school year and you want to learn more about our campus?  Then join us as we host several Open House and Tour events.

Please review the Open House dates available and reserve your tour spot today:  HSS-Austin Open House

Tuesday, March 29th, 4:00-4:30pm 

Tuesday, April 12th, 4:00-4:30pm 

 

We hope to see you soon!

The time is near to celebrate the academic achievements of our Pre-K, Kindergarten & 5th grade students. Graduation pictures will be on Thursday, March 24th. This is NOT a free dress picture day, so please come to school in your school uniform.

Note: Please be sure your student is in attendance on this day…there will not be a makeup day for graduation pictures.

Spring Break is almost here! Enjoy a week long vacation to spend with your families, relax and have some fun!

❄️🌨️ In order to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and families, Harmony Public Schools Central Texas schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, February 24, 2022. We will resume our regular schedule of classes and extra-curricular activities on Friday, February 25, 2022.

Stay safe and stay warm, Harmony families!

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❄️🌨️ Para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, familias, y personal, las escuelas y oficinas de Harmony Public Schools Central Texas estarán cerradas el jueves 24 de febrero. Reanudaremos nuestro horario regular de clases y actividades extracurriculares el viernes 25 de febrero de 2022.

¡Manténganse seguros y abrigados, familias de Harmony!

Each school year, thousands of families submit their application to become a part of Harmony Public Schools.

Here’s how we select applicants for enrollment each year to make sure each applicant has an equal opportunity to become our next high-achieving Harmony scholar.

STEP 1

Each January, we ask current families to let us know if they’ll be coming back to Harmony next year. This is called “Re-Enrollment.”

STEP 2

Based on the number of students returning next year and the number of classes in each grade level, we determine how many open spots we will have for new students.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, new families are submitting their applications during our annual Open Enrollment season, which runs from November 1 through February 10 each year.

STEP 4

After February 10, if the number of new applicants is greater than the number of available spots we have, Harmony holds a “blind lottery” to make sure all applicants have a fair opportunity to be seated.

STEP 5

Families of students selected for enrollment are notified. Those not selected are put on a “waitlist” and contacted as soon as a spot opens up.

… and that’s it!

Here are some answers to our applicants’ most frequently asked questions.

#1 – IS THERE ALWAYS A LOTTERY?

Not always, but often.

Whether a lottery is needed is determined by the number of spots available at each grade level and the number of eligible applicants interested in them.

#2 – I WAS SELECTED FOR ENROLLMENT –
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NEXT?

Most importantly, we need you to officially accept the spot (a link will be provided on the acceptance letter). Then, between now and next fall, you’ll need to officially register your child and provide a few documents verifying their identity and home address.

After that, we’ll see you on the first day of school!

(Note: If you were accepted by more than one campus, please register at your preferred campus and decline the invitation of any others. This will allow us to offer those spots to another prospective Harmony family.)

#3 – I WAS PLACED ON A WAITLIST –
IS THERE ANY CHANCE I WILL GET TO ATTEND?

Absolutely – so don’t give up hope! Students initially placed on a waitlist are given the opportunity to enroll all the time at Harmony, often for one of the following reasons:

  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery didn’t completion registration by the deadline.
  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery moved away.
  • A student was selected by two schools in the lottery, but of course could only register at one.
  • We added an an extra class at the grade level for which you applied.
  • One of our nearby campuses had an opening,
    and reached out to see if you were interested in attending there.

More Questions?

Reach out to us on Let’s Talk to let us know how we can help!

In order to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and families during the expected winter storm, Harmony Public Schools Central Texas schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, Feb. 3rd, and Friday, Feb. 4th, 2022. We will resume our regular schedule of classes and extra-curricular activities on Monday, February 7th, 2022.
Stay safe and stay warm, Harmony families!
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Para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, familias, y personal durante la tormenta de invierno esperada, las escuelas y oficinas de Harmony Public Schools Central Texas estarán cerradas el jueves 3 de febrero y el viernes 4 de febrero de 2022. Reanudaremos nuestro horario regular de clases y actividades extracurriculares el lunes 7 de febrero de 2022.
¡Manténganse seguros y abrigados, familias de Harmony!

Harmony Public Schools Central Texas is closely monitoring the winter weather conditions that are anticipated for Thursday, Feb. 3rd, and Friday, Feb. 4th. Families will be made aware of any changes that may impact the school day through social media and the regular channels of communication used by their campus.

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Harmony Public Schools Central Texas está monitoreando de cerca las condiciones climáticas invernales que se anticipan para el jueves 3 y viernes 4 de febrero. Se informará a las familias sobre cualquier cambio que pueda afectar el día escolar a través de las redes sociales y los canales regulares de comunicación utilizados por su campus.

After giving across-the-board pay raises to full-time teachers and campus staff earlier this school year, Harmony Public Schools will now be giving pay raises to all levels of substitute teachers.
The daily rate increase goes into effect February 14. The increase was approved unanimously by the Harmony Public Schools Board of Directors on January 29. Under the rate increase, substitute teachers will earn an extra $20-30 per day on top of the already-competitive Harmony rate.
For a teacher only working a few days per week, the increase will mean a few hundred dollars each month on top of the compensation they already earn. For certified teachers and long-term substitutes, the rate increase could mean up to $600 per month in increased pay (see chart above for rates for each position).
“Each day, substitute teachers are making a major impact on our schools by keeping our students on-track and learning when their regular teachers are unable to attend school,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals are important members of our school community, and we want to show our thanks.”
Harmony currently has substitute teaching opportunities at all of its campuses statewide.
Earlier this school year, Harmony also announced $4,000-$7,500 in additional annual compensation for teachers and other school staff.
The increase was the third occasion in the past two school years in which Harmony announced a major improvement to employee compensation and benefits.
In January 2021, Harmony announced a sweeping upgrade of its employer-paid benefits that provided free vision and dental plans to all full-time employees, introduced matching retirement plan contributions for 403(b) and (457(b) participants, and increased life insurance payouts from $20,000 to $100,000.
In Summer 2019, Harmony also announced statewide base pay increases for employees ranging from $3,500-$5,000, as well as additional stipends for teachers working in hard-to-staff subjects.
Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness.
Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for both students and team members.
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.

This week was super busy and full of exciting academic events. We started our Awards Assembly events in each classroom and we know you are so excited to view them. Please review your student’s grade level Awards Assembly per the buttons below. Pre-K and 3rd-5th Grade will be recorded next week and we hope to have them ready for the next edition of Tiger Talk.

 

Kindergarten Awards Assembly

First Grade Awards Assembly

Second Grade Awards Assembly

HSS-Austin will present its 2021-2022 Science Fair Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 3rd. We look forward to revealing our top 3 students and taking a quick view of projects that our students have created this year. If you would like to see the amazing projects and support the participants, please join us.

Let’s be all about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math for our STEAM Spirit Week!

Makerspace Monday – wear a creation you & your parents have designed for your shirt, hat, socks, hair, a full costume or anything you can imagine…get creative and build something amazing!

Technology Tuesday Nerd Day – show us how smart you are & wear your nerdiest outfit with glasses, suspenders, a tie or bow tie, a sweater vest or whatever will get you in a nerd kind of mood!

Wild About STEAM Wednesday – wear your favorite animal print shirt, hat, socks, face mask.

Totally Out of This World Thursday – wear your favorite space or computer type shirt or

We’re on 100…High Frequency Friday – it’s the 100th Day of School so wear something to represent 100 and/or mix it up and wear neon or bright colors, your favorite HSS Spirit shirt, a shirt with a tiger image and/or sunshades.

Join us for an informational meeting for all parents of our ESL students on Thursday, January 20th from 5:30-6:30pm.   The Zoom meeting link will be sent to parents from our ESL Coordinator, Mrs. Cox.