The HPS Austin district will be hosting their 2nd district safety meeting for the school year. Please join us on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 10:00 am at the following link: DISTRICT SAFETY MEETING

Location: Zoom

Interest survey: Please complete this form if you plan to attend

Date: Monday November 16th, 2020

Time: 11:35am 

Please email any questions to: Erika Chody at: EChody@harmonytx.org

 

This meeting is to review the Needs and Goals established in the Spring for 2020-2021. The DIP Committee set up goals and areas of growth in the spring and in this meeting we would look over those items and see how we are progressing.

Ubicación: Zoom

Encuesta de interés: complete este formulario si planea asistir

Fecha: 16 de noviembre de 2020

Hora: 11:35 am

Envíe sus preguntas por correo electrónico a: Erika Chody a: EChody@harmonytx.org

 

 

Hello,

If you missed the ESL meeting, here is the link for the video.

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/rec/share/ZsEzZFM2LaWZRQN3XiDiTsiJAJokmW7M6B_wCU_T91JjOaN8HK341FGrA0oc1EoB.OMEZh9HZ39WK4GQ-

Free Meals For All Children Starting November 2nd

Beginning November 2nd, Harmony Public Schools will offer free meals for all children ages 18 and under. Students under 21 who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. Free breakfast and lunch will be available daily for students attending classes at the school. For distance learners, meal boxes will be available for pick up at  Harmony Science Academy-Pflugerville on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am. Meal distribution is open to our students, their siblings, and the community.

Parents wishing to pick up a meal box without children present will need to present one of the following to verify guardianship:

∙ Individual student report cards

∙ Attendance record from parent portal of a school website

∙ Birth certificate

∙ Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled

∙ Other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility)

If you have any questions, please contact Susana Coronado email scoronado@harmonytx.org, phone # 512-251-5000 and text at 512-670-8133

District Safety Meeting Zoom Link

We're Hiring

Physics Teacher (Pflugerville, TX)

Job Duties:
Prepare appropriate curriculum and annual plan to submit to the administration for approval. Teach
secondary school students in the subject of Physics; apply the curriculum as prepared and approved;
keep attendance records; assign lessons; administer tests to evaluate students’ progress; and maintain
discipline in the classroom. Create lesson plans, correct homework, and evaluate teacher-made tests.
Prepare tests to evaluate students’ progress, record the results, and issue reports to inform parents of
progress. Contact parents to offer positive reinforcement regarding social and academic achievements
the students make.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Physics or Physics Education and 1 year of experience as Physics Teacher at
secondary school level. Teaching experience must be full-time as a teacher of record (not substitute) at
general education setting (not special population).

How to Apply:
Mail resumes to:
Attn: HR Dept, Harmony Public Schools
9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S Houston, TX 77099
Refer to Ad#IE

Parents and guardians,

You are cordially invited to attend the Austin District VIRTUAL Title I Parent & Family Engagement Information Meeting held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 3:00pm (Via Zoom).

Please fill out the Google Form below to receive the Zoom link if you plan to attend the virtual meeting.
Google Form: https://forms.gle/wP63P7dTKnLqbaoK8

Agenda Items:
1. Title I Program Presentation
2. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and District-Parent Compact
3. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for the current year
4. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
5. Comments, Q&A

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Padres y tutores,

Está cordialmente invitado a asistir a la reunión informativa sobre la participación de padres y familias del Título I VIRTUAL del Distrito de Austin que se llevará a cabo el martes 13 de octubre de 2020 a las 3:00 pm (Via Zoom).

Complete el formulario de Google a continuación para recibir el enlace de Zoom si planea asistir a la reunión virtual.
Formulario de Google: https://forms.gle/wP63P7dTKnLqbaoK8

Elementos de la agenda:
1. Presentación del programa Título I
2. Revisar y evaluar la Política de PFE del año pasado y el Acuerdo entre Padres y Distrito
3. Desarrollar conjuntamente la Política y el Pacto de PFE para el año en curso.
4. Plan de estudios de la escuela, rendimiento académico
5. Comentarios, preguntas y respuestas

 

(TEXAS) – On the eve of National Principals Month, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain top-level school leaders at its campuses across the state.

This project will strengthen and evolve Harmony’s existing Human Capital Management System, developed through a previous Department of Education grant project (Teacher Incentive Fund, 2016), to more explicitly focus on strengthening instructional leadership by better positioning and supporting current and rising principals and instructional leadership teams to excel and remain in their roles—especially in high-need schools. Harmony has 50 schools designated as high-needs throughout the state.

The project design draws on proven research showing that strong instructional leadership improves educator effectiveness, which, in turn, accelerates growth in student outcomes.

“Great schools require great leadership,” said Harmony CEO Fatih Ay. “That’s why one of our highest priorities at Harmony Public Schools is to equip our principals and other school leaders with the tools they need to build cultures of achievement, character, and community at their campuses.”

Harmony was one of only 13 school systems in the country to receive the DOE grant and the largest of three Texas recipients.

“Great teachers deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and to be compensated accordingly,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement Wednesday, September 1. “All too often, though, they lack access to relevant professional development courses and are compensated on a step-scale ladder that treats them like cogs in a machine instead of as individuals with unique talents and interests. We’ve challenged today’s awardees to rethink all of that, and they have risen to the challenge.”

The new funding brings the total amount awarded to Harmony by the Department of Education within the past few years to $92.5 million. 

  • In 2012, the DOE awarded Harmony a $30 million Race to the Top grant to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student to succeed in college and their careers.
  • In 2016, the DOE awarded Harmony a $26.7 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to develop a merit-based system for rewarding its highest-performing teachers. (The system, known as H-STEP, was foundational in Harmony being named to the Texas Education Agency’s inaugural class of Teacher Incentive Allotment districts in Fall 2020.)
  • In 2018, the DOE awarded Harmony an $8 million Education Innovation Research grant to  build upon Harmony’s project-based learning STEM model for Grade 6-12 students by introducing similar curricula to students in Grade K-5, and by creating a system of support and professional development for elementary school teachers.

“Great principals and school leaders, given their unique talents and devotion to their teachers and students, should receive the support they need to continue to be successful,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan. “Under the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, the U.S. Department of Education provides assistance to school districts that are rethinking how to strengthen instructional leadership to make sure principals and leadership teams are well equipped to support their teachers and students. I look forward to seeing how the grant funds are utilized by Harmony Public Schools.”

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. In 2020, Harmony hadall 23 high school campuses named among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, 13 named to the Best STEM High Schools in America by Newsweek, and earned two National School of Character recognitions from Character.org.

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.

Reading skills are foundational to educational success for all students.

Encouraging students to read more improves their skills and promotes a love of reading they can continue throughout their educational years and into adulthood.

That’s why Harmony Public Schools is hosting a fall Reading Challenge for all students in all campuses.

Join your classmates from across your campus and across the state from Monday, October 5, 2020 though Sunday, January 3, 2021 as together we show our love for reading and discover new and exciting ideas, authors, and stories through our favorite books.

Along the way, we’ll recognize our top readers and campuses each month, share favorite book picks, and ask for your reviews on some of your favorite reads.

The reading challenges by grade are:

Kindergarten – Grade 2
20 Books

Grade 3-5
10 Novels
3 Fiction
3 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

Grade 6-8
11 Novels
4 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
2 Student Choice

Grade 9-12
12 Novels
4 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

Share your favorite reads on social media by tagging Harmony and using the hashtag #HarmonyReads.

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for kindergarten and newly- enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening.  Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may refer them for assessment. Referral forms are available on the school’s website. Read more

Here is this week’s Tiger Mail

https://www.smore.com/jfxhb

HPS will make student courses visible on Schoology some time on Sunday.  Students will be able to see their courses and the zoom links from their teachers.

Thank you for your patience.  We are excited for the new school year to begin!

Stay Connected with Remind

The Academic Department at Harmony Science Academy Pflugerville right on your phone—

Seniors – Class of 2021

  1. If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: at/hsapf2021

 

Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

 

  1. If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications. Text the message @hsapf2021 to the

number 81010.  If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @hsapf2021 to (951) 643-8054.

 

  1. Don’t have a mobile phone? Go to at/hsapf2021 on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

 

Juniors – Class of 2022

  1. If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: at/hsapf2022

 

Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

 

  • If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications. Text the message @hsapf2022 to the

number 81010.  If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @hsapf2022 to (951) 643-8054.

 

  1. Don’t have a mobile phone? Go to at/hsapf2022 on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

 

Sophomores – Class of 2023

  1. If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: at/hsapf2022

 

Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

 

  1. If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications. Text the message @hsapf2023 to the

number 81010.  If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @hsapf2023 to (951) 643-8054.

 

  1. Don’t have a mobile phone? Go to at/hsapf2023 on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

Stay Connected with Remind

Remind is a service that allows us to send messages directly to your phone. Signing up for Remind is quick and easy. You can sign up to receive text messages, emails or you can download the Remind app to receive smartphone notifications (or any combination of these). This is a matter of personal preference. The messages and information will be the same.

 

SENIOR Code:

 

@hsapf2021

 

JUNIOR Code:

 

@hsapf2022

 

 

SOPHOMORE Code:

 

@hsapf2023

 

 

FRESHMEN Code:

 

@hsapf2024

 

 

Signing up for text messages

  1. Text the code for your school to the phone number 81010.

  1. Reply to the text messages from the Remind team:

Signing up for smartphone notifications

  1. Download the Remind app on your Android or iOS device. Click here for a link to the apps:
  2. Open the app and create an account (or log in if you already have one)
  3. Tap the + by classes joined and enter the school code from above.

 

That’s all you need to do to start receiving messages from Remind!

 

A few other things you might like to know:

  • Our personal contact information (like cell phone numbers) will not be visible on Remind.
  • You can join a class or school to receive Remind messages via text, email, or push notification (or any combination of these).
  • To get text notifications:
  • Join by text:
    Participants text a unique class or school code to a Remind phone number. For U.S teachers, the Remind number is 81010. For example, if you wanted to join a class with the class code @math, you would text @math to 81010.
  • If you are a new user, check out our video here:
  • If you are an existing user, check out our video here:
  • Join online:
    Visit remind.com/join and enter the class or school code along with your mobile phone number. You’ll get text notifications at the number you entered.
  • Get mobile app notifications.
    Download the mobile app for iOS and Android devices and create a new account (or log in if you already have one.) To join a class, tap the + by Classes Joined and either join with your class code or search for your class. You’ll automatically get app notifications.
  • Get email notifications.
  • Join online:
    Visit remind.com/join and enter the class or school code and your email address.
  • Join from your inbox:
    Send a blank email to code@mail.remind.com. (If the class code were @math, for example, you’d send a blank email to math@mail.remind.com.) You’ll get a response with more instructions.
  • If you don’t have a class code, you can log in to your account to search for your class.