Here is the Tiger Talk Newsletter – Make sure that you are up to date on the current events happening at Harmony Science Academy.
There will be no school on Friday, September 20th due to staff development.
For the safety of our students we have a dismissal
and pick up policy.
Reminder that students are to be picked up NO
LATER than 30 MINUTES after dismissal time.
Parents cannot park at surrounding businesses to wait for
students. Businesses have complained and will TOW
Clubs & Practices
Students need to be picked up within 10 MINUTES of
the club/practice/games ending.
Please complete student walk forms if students are
allowed to walk off campus after school.
For more detailed information on our Dismissal Policies,
please refer to the Student & Parent Handbook.
Come join us at McDonalds on Marbach, tomorrow from 4PM-8PM. 20 percent of the proceeds go to the Class of 2020 and 100 percent of all cookie sales go to Class of 2020. So plan on having dinner with us. McDonalds on Marbach has donated thousands of dollars to our school so let’s show our support to them and make this the biggest showing ever!
Here are the Lunch and Breakfast Menu’s for HSA.
We are having issues with our phone lines and are currently working to correct the issue. Thank you for your patience.
Senior meeting has been changed due the Meet the Teacher event being rescheduled and it would be impossible to be at Mcdonald’s senior fundraiser and the meeting. Meeting will be Thursday, September 5th at 6PM.
Come join us for Meet the Teacher Night on September 11, 2019, 4pm – 6pm.
You are Cordially Invited to Attend the
Harmony Science Academy – San Antonio
Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting
When: September 4, 2019
Session 1: 4 pm
Session 2: 5 pm
Where: Large Cafeteria
Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact
Title I Program Presentation
Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact
Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for current year
School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
In Harmony’s continued effort to build stronger relationships between our campus and your family, We encourage you to take advantage of our Home Visit program. To receive your own home visit, please click the link and fill out the form below. http://shorturl.at/gqAC1
Come join us for Meet the Teacher Night on September 11, 2019, 4pm – 6pm.
Harmony Science Academy and it’s district received A Rating by the Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Advance Academic Parent Night – Come learn more about our college readiness programs. August 22nd at 5:30PM inside the HSA Cafeteria. We will have a UT Austin Representative on site to answer your questions. (see flyers for more details)
Here is the 2019-2020 bell schedule. It will remain the same as last school year.
2019-2020 Traffic Flow Map
School Cafe is up for Lunch Applications for school year 2019-2020.
Parents please visit www.SchoolCafe.com to submit Lunch application for school year 2019-2020.
Keep up to date with all of our activities and take a look at our past successful events. Don’t forget to support our students and leave us a positive review / recommendation.
MIDDLE SCHOOL :
Friday, August 2nd
1st Session 9 am – 12 pm
(Teacher Break (12‐1 pm)
1 pm – 4 pm
HIGH SCHOOL :
Monday, August 5th
1st Session 9 am – 12 pm
(Teacher Break 12‐1 pm)
1 pm – 4 pm
Parents must attend one of the assigned times due to presentations. If you have siblings you may attend only one session for both students. Please arrive on time for the presentation.
Introductions will begin at start time of orientation. All of the forms for orientation are located in the link below.
Here is the basic school supply list for High School and Middle School. There may be additional items that your child will need that will be included on the syllabus they will receive on the first day of school.
2019-2020 Middle / High School Supply List
1 – BACKPACK
2 – #2 PENCILS
1 – MECHANICAL PENCILS (pack)
2 – BLACK INK PENS (pack)
1 – PACKAGE COLORED PENCILS (12 count)
1 – COLORED MARKERS (pack)
1 – RULER (including metric measure)
1 – HIGHLIGHTER (multicolor pack)
1 – ZIPPER BINDER
4 – 2” BINDER (suggest varied colors)
1 – PACKAGE NOTEBOOK FILLER PAPER (WIDE RULE; 300 count package)
1 – PACKAGE 10 DIVIDER PAGES FOR BINDER
1 – PACKAGE GRAPHING PAPER – QUAD (for geometry/engineering/science students)
8 – SINGLE SUBJECT WIDE RULE SPIRALS (suggest varied colors)
6 – BRAD FOLDERS W/POCKETS (suggest varied colors)
1 – SCISSORS (round blunt tip)
1 – PENCIL SHARPENER
2 – COMPOSITION BOOKS
1 – PENCIL / PEN POUCH (for binder)
4 – KLEENEX (tissues boxes)
2 – HAND SANITIZER (bottles)
1 – CLOROX WIPES (cleaner)
USB FLASH DRIVE – LUNCH BAG – *(MIDDLE SCHOOL) TEXAS INSTRUMENTS CALCULATOR
If student is taking ART (see below)
1 – 9X12 SKETCH BOOK
1 – 10 pack PENCILS
2 – PLASTIC ERASERS
*Parents should replace / replenish supplies as needed during the school year.
- PE uniforms, school uniforms and other purchases will be available at Orientation.
- Elective classes and Pathway courses may have additional minimum requirements and will be included in the syllabus provided on the first day of school.
- Items may be required by individual departments, including:
subject 3-ring 1 ½” binders (thus the students would have multiples)
index cards (bound or loose)
glue sticks (4)
page protectors (10 count package)
“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”
In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.
The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.
Harmony Proposed Pay Increases
Need help finding your child’s scores? Follow the attached instructions. Either have the Social Security number ready or their S Code.
HSA will accept the volunteer hours that you earn at the YMCA
Looking for something for your teens to do this summer? Why not have them volunteer at the YMCA and in return they will receive a FREE membership for the summer.
This program runs June 1st through August 31st. Teens will be required to complete 3 volunteer hours per week to be eligible for the FREE membership.
Parents and teens interested in this summer program should attend an information session Saturday, June 8th at 10am for more details.
Harmony Science Academy Summer Reading List 6th-8th grades.
Harmony Science Academy Summer Reading List High School 9th-12th grade.
Here is the photo gallery by Lisa Mendez, for the 2018-2019 Senior Graduation. No password is needed, just enter your email.
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Use the mapping tool below to find a site near you.
STARTING JUNE 1, FIND A NEARBY MEAL SITE AND HOURS OF OPERATION
1 Call 211
2 Text* FOODTX to 877-877, or
3 Visit SummerFood.org
Nuestros niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender, crecer y prosperar—incluso cuando no hay escuela. Bajo el Programa de Servicios de Alimentos para Niños durante el Verano, los niños de 18 años de edad o menores pueden seguir comiendo comida saludable durante todo el verano, sin costo. Solo tienen que ir a un sitio de comida que participe en el programa.
A PARTIR DEL 1 DE JUNIO BUSQUE UN SITIO DE COMIDA CERCANO Y LAS HORAS DE OPERACIÓN
1 Llame al 211
2 Envíe un mensaje de texto* COMIDA al 877–877, o
3 Visite SummerFood.org
Parent Information Rack Card
- Media & Public Relations
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
As required by Title IX, Harmony Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with Harmony Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to Harmony’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Title IX training presentation link
Harmony’s Title IX Coordinators:
Director of Internal Investigations
HPS Central Office
713-343-3333 x1104 Employee and applicant matters
Kelly Ann Hebeler
Director of Employee Relations
HPS Central Office
Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.