Attention Parents: due to the final days of Book Fair and our Hands on Science event on Friday, November 16th, we will have a closed campus / no visitors week during all lunch periods.

We will utilize the cafeteria all week for the Book Fair and our Hands on Science event. We will need the space to allow the students to enjoy the events.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this time.

Don’t you want to escape to a place of new adventures? Then you should come to the Enchanted Forest Book Fair and experience many new characters and stories and let your imagination grow! Scholastic Book Fair will be on campus Wednesday, November 7th-Wednesday, November 14th. Please review the reminders and daily hours of operation.

Book Fair Reminders:

  • We will have closed campus with no lunch visitors during all lunch periods
  • Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the morning and/or after school hours.
  • Students will visit with their class – you may send cash (including sales tax) in an envelope or Ziploc bag (including the student’s name and grade/section) for return of the student’s receipt and possible change back.
  • All sales include 8.25% sales tax…please add an additional amount to cover sales tax

Book Fair Daily Hours of Operation:  Wednesday, Nov 7th – Wednesday, November 14th:

  • Morning Hours of Operation: 7:20am-8:00am
  • Afternoon Hours of Operation: 3:10pm-5:00pm
  • Special Opening on Friday, November 9th – 9am-12pm

 

Parents, I’d like to remind you that as the cooler temperatures arise we will still have PE and recess outside as long as weather permits. It’s important for students to wear warm clothing & bring jackets so they can participate comfortably.

Parents mark your calendar for a Student Holiday on Friday, November 9th. This day will be a Staff Development Day.

 

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Are you looking for a gift for someone special with a scent of the holidays? Or maybe an item or two for yourself while supporting our students and school at the same time? Then let’s all partner together and begin with our Yankee Candle Holiday Fundraiser.All packets went home with students on Friday. You can take orders from family members, friends or co-workers or for those families that live out of town, they have the option to order online as well for even more amazing products to choose from.

Online Shopping – Over 500 Items Online:

* Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com or the Online Store button below

* Enter our school Group Number 999987350

* Click the Start Shopping box

* Online shopping available until January 9, 2019

HSS-Austin would like to invite our students to participate in our annual Book Character Dress Up Day!  You may dress as your favorite book character on this day, but don’t forget to bring in your book or a photocopy of the cover of the book. Even our teachers and staff will take part in the fun as well…so let’s get ready for an exciting day!

Please remember there are a few items we will not allow on this day:

NO masks, face paint completely covering the face, inappropriate costumes or toy weapons.

Let’s have fun in a safe and responsible manner.

 

 

Would you like to share a little morning moment with your student to get their day started with a special moment? Join us for Pastries With Parents sponsored by our PTO team.

If you plan to attend, please submit your attendance response by selecting the button below so that we may be able to prepare accordingly:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uOVGqM_DV220Yj-lBu4XvSRC9c5Jk6rN6vsFVIXNCBc/edit

 

Red Ribbon Week is an important initiative to provide safety awareness regarding the elimination of drug use. Our campus will participate in Red Ribbon Week with daily activities to show our support to educate our students and encourage them to be drug free.

  • Monday – Put A Cap On Drugs – Hat Day
  • Tuesday – Sock It To Drugs Day – Crazy Sock Day
  • Wednesday – Be On A Drug Free Team Day – Wear Your Favorite Team Gear (team jersey or t-shirt)
  • Thursday – Shade Out Drugs Day – Wear Sunglasses
  • Friday – Show Your Red Ribbon Spirit – School Spirit, College Shirt or Red Shirt Day

Take a look at the Red Ribbon Week informational fact sheet below to learn more about this initiative.

 

If your HSS-Austin student is a bus rider of any of our 3 bus depot locations, please register your email or cell phone number today with Remind 101. When you register you will have access to real time updates regarding your student’s bus including morning or afternoon delays. This will allow us a quicker and more efficient way to send information & updates to you when we receive them.

Please select the link for your student’s bus depot location and register today:

Tech Ridge Bus (Sears Parking Lot) – https://www.remind.com/join/hssaustr

Round Rock Bus – https://www.remind.com/join/hssausrr

Camden Apt Bus – https://www.remind.com/join/hssaus

 

Please note: the messages will only be for important information to be sent to you regarding your student’s bus, not for a chat communication purpose.

 

Our HSS-Austin Medical Assistant will be conducting the following mandatory health screenings as noted below:

10/09-10/12: Hearing Screenings (K,1st, 3rd, 5th and all new HSS-Austin students)

10/15-10/19: Vision Screenings (K,1st, 3rd, 5th and all new HSS-Austin students)

10/22-10/26: Scoliosis (5th grade girls)

If you have any questions or concerns, please email our Medical Assistant at: maritza.hernandez@harmonytx.org.

Attention HSS-Austin Families:  PTO will sponsor the very anticipated Family Game Night! Join us here at HSS-Austin on Friday, October 12th from 5-7pm. It will be a great night of family fun! Please view the link to the volunteer form: https://goo.gl/forms/nSEpffDuR8IooJwg1

 

The St. David’s Foundation Dental Program will be on campus Thursday & Friday, October 11th & 12th to provide free dental screenings for all HSS-Austin students that would like to participate. A licensed dentist will view the student’s teeth to determine if they need treatment. If the dentist determines the student needs treatment, they will receive a ‘Dental Treatment Consent Form’ for parent’s approval. Students who do not need further treatment will also receive a form letting their parents know that no treatment is necessary.

Please review additional information by clicking on this link:

https://stdavidsfoundation.org/our-programs/dental-program/

All students received the first form which is the Dental Screening Form.  Parents only need to return this form if you DO NOT want your student to participate in the free dental screening.  If you DO NOT return this form your student will have their dental screening.

 

Saint David’s Foundation image.

Monday, October 8th will be a student holiday and staff development day.  There will also be scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences held in the afternoon beginning at 2pm.   All conferences should be scheduled with your child’s teacher.

 

Attention HSS-Austin Parents:  The Tech Ridge and Round Rock buses will have a schedule change beginning Tuesday, October 9th.  Please adhere to the following updated schedule for both locations:

Morning Bus Arrival – 6:40am        

Morning Bus Departure – 6:45am

 

Please review the entire parent letter that was sent via email and Tiger Talk to all parents regarding this change:

Harmony AM Bus Changes

 

Harmony School of Science Austin Bus Stop

Open Enrollment 2018 - 2019 begins Thursday November 1st, 2018

The open enrollment period for new Harmony Public Schools students is approaching fast.

Open Enrollment for campuses statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10 for students wishing to enroll for the Fall 2019 semester.

What is Harmony?

Harmony Public Schools is a system of exceptional PreK-12 college-preparatory charter schools in Texas, specializing inScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Harmony has 56 schools in communities across Texas, including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and in neighborhoods everywhere in between. Click here to find a campus near you.

What comes with a Harmony Public Schools education?

The Harmony Public Schools system is frequently recognized as one of the best school systems in Texas for its well-rounded curriculum with a special emphasis on STEM education.

In 2018, six of districts received ‘A’ ratings from the Texas Education Agency on its annual state accountability ratings. The TEA also found that all of Harmony’s campuses earned a “Met Standard” rating in its 2018 STARR testing.

Harmony also has a 100 percent college acceptance rate system-wide among our graduating seniors.

What is our enrollment process?

Open enrollment for Harmony Public Schools statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10. Our application and instructions for submission can be found online or at any of our campus offices. In the event the number of qualified applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment at any campus, a lottery is held at the end of February to fairly fill the available openings.

Find out more …

To find out more about our admissions process, including information about selection process and required application materials, please visit harmonytx.org/admissions.php

Parent Teacher Conference Day is scheduled for Monday, October 8th beginning at 2pm. If you have not scheduled your Parent Teacher Conference, please do so as soon as possible. If you are unable to schedule your conference on that day contact your student’s teacher to make other arrangements. Please review the helpful tips for a successful conference under the Academics section of Tiger Talk.

 

Kindergarten & 1st Grade parents, please join our principal, Mr. Subas for Coffee Talk on Wednesday, September 26th at 8:00am.  Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while providing your valuable feedback about effective ways to continue our growth and improve our school.

 

 

We will host an informational meeting for all parents of our returning Gifted & Talented (GATE) students on Tuesday, September 25th from 5-6pm.

Join the HSS PTO as they sponsor our last Family Skate Night for the school year. Come out and join us all on Friday, September 21st from 6-11pm to Playland Skate Center located at 8822 McCann Dr., Austin, Tx. 78757.  See you there!

We’d like to invite our ESL Parents to attend a meeting with our ESL department on Thursday, September 20th from 5-6pm.  This meeting will be for our Spanish speaking ESL parents.

Join us for our Welcome Back to School Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 12th 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

 

Monday, September 3rd is a Student and Staff Holiday!  Enjoy your long weekend and we’ll see you on Tuesday, September 4th!

 

No School!

School Bus

 


TRANSPORTATION RULES

 

  1. Follow the driver’s instructions at all times.
  2. Please enter and leave the vehicle in an orderly manner.
  3. Keep feet, books, instrument cases, and other objects out of the aisle.
  4. Do not deface the vehicle or its equipment.
  5. Do not put head, hands, arms, legs, or any object out of any window, or throw objects inside or outside of the vehicle.
  6. Do not possess or use any form of tobacco on school buses.
  7. Observe all the usual classroom rules.
  8. Stay seated while the vehicle is moving.
  9. Fasten seat belts, if available.
  10. Wait for the driver’s signal before leaving, or crossing in front of the vehicle.

 

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2018 STAAR Test Results: Every Campus Received a "Met Standard" Rating | The Seven Harmony Districts Received six "A"s and one "B" Rating.

Every Campus Received a “Met Standard” Rating!

The Seven Harmony Districts Received six “A”s and one “B” Rating:

Harmony Public Schools Recognized By TEA as Best in Class