We hope that everyone is having a great summer! Please note that the front office will be closed July 3-July 12. We will reopen on July 13th.

 Harmony Public Schools will allow each family to choose whether to continue learning from home or return to campus for in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, based on each family’s unique needs. Families can also switch between the two as local COVID-19 conditions or family situation changes.

The flexible learning plan was announced by Harmony CEO Fatih Ay in a letter to families.

“The best choice for Harmony in 2020-2021 is the choice that’s best for your family,” Fatih said. “While this flexible plan may be an uncommon approach, we firmly believe it is the right approach for families during these uncommon times.”

Families that choose at-home learning will have access to the same rigorous, academic environment that they have come to expect from their neighborhood Harmony campus, taught by teachers trained for educating and engaging students in a virtual environment.

Families who choose to send their students for in-person learning will find a safe and organized learning environment that they can feel comfortable sending their child to each day. This includes enhanced health  and sanitary protocols, as well as possible adjustments to daily routines to help keep all of our students and team members as safe as possible.

All students will continue to receive the same full academic and support services from their teachers, counselors, and school leaders that they would receive on-campus, including our English-language learners and students receiving Special Education services.

Helping to keep families connected regardless of their learning location is Harmony’s new, all-in-one learning management system Schoology. Through Schoology, students and families will have full access to instructional materials, assignments, grading, calendars, and parent messaging in one platform that follows them seamlessly from at-home to in-person learning and back, if needed.

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 2020-2021 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.

Please see this newsletter for information on the event.

https://www.smore.com/613rg

HSAPf Class of 2020 Commencement Walk – June 27th, 8 am

Harmony Science Academy – Pflugerville Class of 2020 Commencement Walk
Drive-through

Save-the-Date
Saturday, June 27th, begins at 8 am
HSAPf Parking lot

  • For immediate family only, a maximum of 4 guests per graduate
  • Facial masks required to attend

More details to be emailed and posted on our website and Facebook event page. This is a drive-through event and a schedule will be sent soon. Please RSVP on the FB event page to let us know your graduate will attend!

Virtual Graduation – June 20th, 1 pm

Please share the link for Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville’s Virtual Graduation Ceremony with your family and friends. harmonypflugerville.stageclip.com

At the moment when you visit the link, it is empty but the ceremony will live premiere on June 20th at 1 pm. It will remain empty until then. I will be sending out reminders every day starting on Wednesday. Please email me if you have any questions.

Hola estudiantes y padres, aquí está el enlace para la ceremonia virtual para la escuela de Harmony Pflugerville. En este momento, el enlace está vacío, pero el 20 de junio a la una de la tarde vas a podrás ver la ceremonia con este enlace. Por favor comparte este enlace con tu familia y amigos que quieren ver la ceremonia de tu estudiante. Si tienen preguntas por favor mándame un correo.
harmonypflugerville.stageclip.com

Thank you, gracias,
Ofelia Arroyo

Senior Fee Reimbursement

To request reimbursement for Graduation and Prom, please send a request to Mr. Okur at hokur@harmonytx.org

Include the following information:

  • Student’s name and student ID number
  • Fee that you are requesting reimbursement (Graduation, Prom)

Cap and Gown Pick-Up

Cap and Gown pick-up will be available from Monday, June 8th until Monday, June 16th, from 9 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm (closed 1-2 pm).

We will have a staff member, Ms. Ramirez, at the front office and will be available. Please ring the doorbell to be let in, and please follow all CDC guidelines; 6-feet social distancing, if possible, and facial coverings should be worn to enter the building. 

Virtual Graduation Ceremony Submission Deadline – June 8th

Due to the website complications that we have been experiencing through MarchingOrder we now have until June 8th at 11:59 pm to submit graduation ceremony slide information. Senior emails were deactivated which caused much confusion on when and how to complete the slide but we now have an extension. 

Please submit an appropriate photo and selfie video for all to view; your submissions will be reviewed. Cap and gowns for the selfie video is not required; you may dress in a nice outfit. If a slide is not submitted, a photo and full name will be submitted on your behalf. Upload NOW upload.stageclip.com or graduation@marchingorder.com 

Please have your child check their school email daily, encourage them to get online, and complete their virtual graduation slide. If you have any questions after reading through the previously sent emails, please do not hesitate to email Ms. Arroyo at oarroyo@harmonytx.org

 

 

 

Summer School Session II starts Monday, June 15th.

To register please fill out this form:  https://forms.gle/mJsfV4w5K5ZW71Uu9

After registering please follow the steps:

Summer School Site: https://sites.google.com/harmonytx.org/hsa-pf-distance-learning/summer-school

 Instructions

Step 1: Students will go to use the Summer School Google Classrooms page below to locate the course they are taking.

Step 2: Use the link to join the google Classroom.

Step 3: Students will check each Classroom for invitations to daily zoom meeting, assignments and instructions.

Step 4: Students will complete the assignment for each course.

Step 5: Students will attend daily zoom meeting using the link on the Google Classroom.

Step 6: Students can attend the tutoring time for each class if they need assistance. A zoom link will be in the Google Classroom for the meeting. This is where you get your questions answered and show your progress for the week. Your instructor may ask you to attend if he/she feels you need the extra coaching.

Step 7: Students will follow instructions via Google Classroom for each class and turn in work virtually. All work will be turned in electronically via the Google Classroom.

Good afternoon to all Parents, Guardians, Students, and Staff, 

For the safety and well-being of Harmony’s graduating seniors, it was decided not to hold traditional, in-person graduation ceremonies throughout Harmony’s statewide system of schools. The 2020 Graduation Ceremony will virtually take place for the protection and safety of everyone in the school district. Many have sent emails about their frustrations and uncertainties. The decision for a virtual graduation ceremony was not an easy one to make but was decided due to COVID-19 restrictions and keeping every person safe and healthy. This decision in no way diminishes the accomplishments that each student has made. We want our seniors to know that we appreciate them and want to celebrate with them. Please read about the virtual graduation below for more information.

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The HSAPf Virtual Graduation is June 20th at 1 pm; the website link will be available soon. Once you receive the ceremony website link, you may share it with your family and friends to see your student graduate. Although it is not a live ceremony, the video will premiere as if it were live at 1 pm on June 20th; everyone tuning in will be watching the same thing at the same time. Each slide to run smoothly and in a timely fashion. See how it works: https://stageclip.com/products/movethetassel/

Due to the website complications that we have been experiencing through MarchingOrder we now have until June 7th at 11:59 pm to submit graduation ceremony slide information. Senior emails were deactivated which caused much confusion on when and how to complete the slide but we now have an extension. 

Please submit an appropriate photo and selfie video for all to view; your submissions will be reviewed. Cap and gowns for the selfie video is not required; you may dress in a nice outfit. If a slide is not submitted, a photo and full name will be submitted on your behalf. Upload NOW upload.stageclip.com or graduation@marchingorder.com 

Please have your child check their school email daily, encourage them to get online, and complete their virtual graduation slide. If you have any questions after reading through the previously sent emails, please do not hesitate to email Ms. Arroyo at oarroyo@harmonytx.org.

We thank you for your understanding and wish your graduate a healthy start on their future endeavors. Congratulations to all Seniors and their Families.

Ofelia Arroyo

High School Counselor 

May 6, 2020

Re: AP Exams

Attention AP Students and Parents:

Advanced Placement (AP) exams start next week.  Please make sure that you are prepared by logging on to the College Board testing site.  Log in to the site this week to ensure that everything is working correctly.  If you have any issue logging in, please contact Mr. Yildirim at ayildirim@harmonytx.org or call College Board at 866-315-6068.

On the day of the test, remember to have everything you need ready before the exam begins and make sure to have a quiet, comfortable place to test without interruptions.  Be sure to let your families know that this is a timed test and you need to be able to focus to complete it.

Parents, there are several things you can do to help ensure a successful testing experience for your student.  Make sure that your student is fully rested and prepared to test. It is also important to make sure your student eats a good dinner the night before, if not a good breakfast the morning of testing. If you have other children in the house, help keep them quiet and away from where your AP student is testing.

Similarly, encouraging your student to do his or her personal best can greatly improve self-confidence levels leading to better performance. 

A schedule of AP tests is attached for your reference. 

Thank you for all you do to help your student be as successful as possible, and for all of your contributions to Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville.

I will be more than happy to assist if you have any questions.

Agil Sharifov

Principal

 

Exam Start Times:  Central Time: 11:00 a.m. Central Time: 1:00 p.m. Central Time: 3:00 p.m.
Mon, May 11 Physics C: Mechanics Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism United States Government and Politics
Tues, May 12 Latin Calculus AB

Calculus BC

Human Geography
Wed, May 13 Physics 2: Algebra-Based English Literature and Composition European History
Thurs, May 14 Spanish Literature and Culture Chemistry Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Fri, May 15 Art History United States History Computer Science A
Mon, May 18 Chinese Language and Culture Biology Environmental Science
Tues, May 19 Music Theory Psychology Japanese Language and Culture

Italian Language and Culture

Wed, May 20 German Language and Culture English Language and Composition Microeconomics
Thurs, May 21 French Language and Culture World History: Modern Macroeconomics
Fri, May 22 Comparative Government and Politics Statistics Spanish Language and Culture

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Harmony Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch for pick up by parents/guardians at designated locations throughout the district. 

Meal distribution locations are:

  • Harmony Science Academy-Austin: 930 E Rundberg Ln. Austin, TX 78753
  • Harmony Science Academy-Pf: 1421 Wells Branch Pkwy STE 200, Pf, TX, 78660
  • Harmony School of Innovation-Austin: 2124 E St Elmo Rd STE A, Austin, TX 78744

The meal distribution will be three times a week, on Mondays (for Monday and Tuesday), Wednesdays (for Wednesday, Thursday) and Fridays (for Friday, Saturday, Sunday) from 11AM to 1 PM.

Parents now have the option of picking up meals for their children without them being present in the vehicle.  One meal bag will be issued for each child 18 and under. However, eligibility must still be verified. There are three options when picking up meals:

  1. If children are present in the vehicle, no additional documentation is required.  
  2. If a parent/guardian requests meals for children enrolled in Harmony Public Schools (not present in the vehicle), no additional documentation is needed since we already have record of eligibility by enrollment. 
  3. If a parent/guardian requests meals for children not enrolled in Harmony Public Schools, they must present one of the following documents at the time of pick up.  
    • Official letter/email/electronic school application from school listing children enrolled.
    • Individual student report cards
    • Attendance record from parent portal of the school website, printed or electronic, that includes the children names
    • Birth certificate for children not in school
    • Student ID cards

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.

Sincerely,

HPS Austin

 


 

Estimados padres,

Harmony Public Schools continuarán proporcionando desayuno y almuerzo para que los padres los recojan en lugares designados en el distrito. Las comidas pueden recogerse en lugares designados en los días siguientes.

Los lugares de distribución de comidas son:

  • Harmony Science Academy-Austin: 930 E Rundberg Ln. Austin, TX 78753
  • Harmony Science Academy-Pf: 1421 Wells Branch Pkwy STE 200, Pf, TX, 78660
  • Harmony School of Innovation-Austin: 2124 E St Elmo Rd STE A, Austin, TX 78744

La distribución de comidas será dos veces por semana, os lunes (para lunes y martes), los miércoles (para el miércoles, jueves) y los viernes (para el viernes, sábado, domingo) de 11AM a 1 PM.

Los padres ahora tienen la opción de recoger las comidas para sus hijos sin que ellos estén presentes en el vehículo. Se le dará una bolsa de comida por cada niño menor de 18 años. Sin embargo, la elegibilidad todavía debe ser verificada. Hay tres opciones al recoger comidas:

  • Carta oficial/correo electrónico/solicitud de escuela electrónica de la escuela que enumera a los niños inscritos.
  • Reporte de grados de cada estudiante 
  • Registro de asistencia del portal de los padres del sitio web de la escuela, impreso o electrónico, que incluye los nombres de los niños
  • Certificado de nacimiento para niños que no están en la escuela
  • Tarjetas de identificación de estudiante

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la escuela de su estudiante.

Sinceramente,

HPS Austin

 

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

On Friday, April 17th, 2020, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that all Texas school campuses will remain closed through the remainder of the current school year.

Accordingly, our school buildings will remain closed but learning will continue online. During this time, we will continue to provide free meal services, as well as Chromebook access to those students who need them.

Information about ongoing coursework, grading procedures, end-of-year advancement, student counseling services, and documentation and resources for families with special education needs can continue to be found at www.HarmonyTX.org/AtHome. We will share more information about graduation for seniors as more information becomes available, and as the Texas Education Agency continues to offer its guidance.

Thank you.

Harmony Public Schools

 


 

Familias de Harmony

El viernes 17 de abril de 2020, el gobernador de Texas, Greg Abbott, anunció que todos los campus escolares de Texas permanecerán cerrados durante el resto del año escolar.

Por consiguiente, nuestros edificios escolares permanecerán cerrados pero el aprendizaje continuará en línea. Durante este tiempo, continuaremos proporcionando servicios de comidas gratuitas y proporcionando acceso a Chromebook a aquellos estudiantes que los necesiten.

La información sobre el trabajo de los cursos, los procedimientos de calificación, el avance de fin de año, los servicios de asesoramiento estudiantil y la documentación y los recursos para las familias con necesidades de educación especial se puede seguir encontrando en www.HarmonyTX.org/AtHome. Compartiremos más información sobre la graduación para los estudiantes a medida que esté disponible más información, y a medida que la Agencia de Educación de Texas continúe ofreciendo su guía.

Gracias.
Harmony Public Schools

DEAR PARENTS:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Austin District’s

2020-21 District Comprehensive Needs Assessment (D-CNA) /District Improvement Plan (DIP)  Virtual Meeting

 Thursday 4/16/2020

10:00am

Zoom

Goal/Purpose:  Review 2019-2020 D- CNA/DIP and develop 2020-21 D-CNA/DIP

Agenda

  • Purpose of D-CNA/DIP
  • Review last years D-CNA/DIP
  • Review of Data
  • Areas for Improvement and Priority of Needs
  • Revise and Develop Goals, Objectives and Strategies for the new D-CNA/DIP
  • Comments, Q&A
  • If you are interested in attending. Please email Erika Chody at EChody@HarmonyTX.org for more information

 


 

QUERIDOS PADRES:

Están cordialmente invitado a asistir la

reunión virtual de evaluación integral de necesidades del distrito (D-CNA) / Plan de mejora del distrito (DIP) de Distrito de Austin 2020-2021

 

Jueves 16/04/2020

10:00 a.m

Zoom – Virtual

Meta / Propósito: Revisar 2019-2020 D-CNA / DIP y desarrollar 2020-21 D-CNA / DIP

Agenda

  • Propósito de D-CNA / DIP
  • Revisión de los últimos años D-CNA / DIP
  • Revisión de datos
  • Áreas de mejora y prioridad de necesidades
  • Revisar y desarrollar metas, objetivos y estrategias para el nuevo D-CNA / DIP
  • Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas
  • Si estás interesado en asistir. Envíe un correo electrónico a Erika Chody a EChody@HarmonyTX.org para obtener más información.

 

 

 

Parent Invitation for D-CNA_DIP Austin 20-21

 

Here is the link for the distance learning.  This way it is easier to access.

https://sites.google.com/harmonytx.org/hsa-pf-distance-learning/home

Harmony Public Schools is encouraging our families to take a few moments to complete the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone, or mail.

The 2020 Census is a count of everyone who lives in the United States and its territories. The 2020 Census questionnaire asks a few simple questions like the age, sex, and the number of people living in your home.  Individual responses are confidential and cannot be used against you by any court or government agency.

When it comes to schools, the 2020 Census will determine funding for special education, teacher training, technology, school lunch assistance, Head Start and after-school programs. The census will also help determine funding for other important programs for families, such as maternal and child health programs, and housing, heating and food assistance.

People should count all children who live in their homes, including newborns and others too young for school. That’s important because responses to the census help schools plan for the resources they will need when the new generation of children is ready for school.

To begin, click here or call one of the numbers below, or look for the Census form in your mail.

CENSUS BY PHONE:

  • English: 844-330-2020
  • Spanish: 844-468-2020
  • Chinese (Mandarin): 844-391-2020
  • Chinese (Cantonese): 844-398-2020
  • Vietnamese: 844-461-2020
  • Korean: 844-392-2020
  • Russian: 844-417-2020
  • Arabic: 844-416-2020
  • Tagalog: 844-478-2020
  • Polish: 844-479-2020
  • French: 844-494-2020
  • Haitian Creole: 844-477-2020
  • Portuguese: 844-474-2020
  • Japanese: 844-460-2020
  • English (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-418-2020
  • Spanish (for Puerto Rico residents): 844-426-2020
  • TDD (Telephone Display Device): 844-467-2020

Dear Harmony-Pflugerville Students and Parents,

I hope you are all doing well. While our school remains closed, our staff works remotely to transition into online learning. As part of our Distance Learning program, students and teachers will utilize Google Classroom platform for online learning. Students will access learning materials and assignments via their Gmail account and communicate with their instructors through email and online conferencing tools.

We have created a separate website for our students and parents to refer for instructions, information and video tutorials in regards to Distance Learning program. HSA-Pflugerville Distance Learning.

This website will be updated regularly to include necessary information and resources for online learning. The “Instructions” page of the website has step by step instructions for students to access their online classes. Under the “Students/Parents” tab, you will find links for Video Tutorials, Class Info,  Free Internet Information, Mental Health Resources and etc.

Students are expected to login to their account by Monday, March 30th 2020 (and once every week day), and follow the instructions to continue learning. Students should communicate with their teachers and/or counselors in case of any questions or need for assistance. Please know that our staff work from their homes as our school building will remain closed until further notice and they are available to assist you remotely during regular work hours on weekdays. You may also find the contact information of our school leadership team on this website if you need to reach out to us.

Thank you and Stay Safe!

Agil Sharifov,  M.Ed. M.A

Principal, Harmony Science Academy-Pflugerville

 

Estimados estudiantes y padres de Harmony-Pflugerville,

Espero que a todos ustedes estén bien. Mientras nuestra escuela permanece cerrada, nuestro personal trabaja de forma remota para hacer la transición al aprendizaje en línea. Como parte de nuestro programa de educación a distancia, los estudiantes y los maestros utilizarán la plataforma Google Classroom para el aprendizaje en línea. Los estudiantes accederán a materiales y tareas de aprendizaje a través de su cuenta de Gmail y se comunicarán con sus maestros a través de correo electrónico y conferencias en línea.

Hemos creado un sitio web separado para que nuestros estudiantes y padres refieran instrucciones, información y tutoriales en video sobre el programa de Educación a Distancia. HSA-Pflugerville Educación a distancia.   HSA-Pflugerville Distance Learning.

Este sitio web se actualizará periódicamente para incluir la información y los recursos necesarios para el aprendizaje en línea. La página de “Instrucciones” del sitio web tiene instrucciones paso a paso para que los estudiantes accedan a sus clases en línea. En la pestaña “Estudiantes / Padres”, encontrará enlaces para tutoriales en video, información de clase, información gratuita de Internet, recursos de salud mental, etc.

Se espera que los estudiantes inicien la sesión en su cuenta antes del lunes 30 de marzo de 2020 (Los estudiantes deberán de revisar sus clases todos los días de lunes a jueves, el viernes será para tareas que enriquezcan el aprendizaje de los estudiantes, conferencias con estudiantes y padres) y sigan las instrucciones para continuar aprendiendo. Los estudiantes deben comunicarse con sus maestros y / o consejeros en caso de cualquier pregunta o necesidad de asistencia. Tenga en cuenta que nuestro personal trabaja desde sus hogares ya que el edificio de nuestra escuela permanecerá cerrado hasta nuevo aviso y ellos están disponibles para ayudarlo de forma remota durante las horas de trabajo regulares de lunes a viernes. También puede encontrar la información de contacto de nuestro equipo de liderazgo escolar en este sitio web si necesita comunicarse con nosotros.

¡Gracias y manténgase a salvo!

 

Agil Sharifov,  M.Ed. M.A

Principal, Harmony Science Academy-Pflugerville