Classes are canceled today – there will be no face-to-face or virtual instruction for students and staff. We may switch to at-home instruction for everyone on Wednesday. We’ll monitor weather conditions throughout the day and keep you updated. Please stay safe and warm!

Classes are delayed until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. Any further delay or cancellation will be communicated tomorrow morning. Stay warm & safe!

Good Morning Harmony Parent/Guardian,

Please see the PDF attached in regards to lunch applications and household income verification forms .

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Lunch application and household income verification FAQ sheet 2020.pdf 
 


Buenos Días Padre/Tutor de Harmony,

Por favor, vea el PDF adjunto con respecto a las solicitudes de almuerzo y los formularios de verificación de ingresos del hogar.

Gracias y que tengas un día maravilloso!

Lunch application and household income verification FAQ sheet 2020 Spanish.pdf 

 


Helpful Guides

Creating your School Cafe Account.pdf 

SchoolCafeApplicationguideEnglish.pdf 

SchoolCafeApplicationguideSpanish.pdf 

Instructions on how parents complete Household form.pdf 

PSAT Testing Sign up Due Friday, October 16th.
Sign up ONLY if you are willing to come to face-to-face testing.
8th Grade PSAT Sign up form: https://forms.gle/9kCVTHe8Zw4Nifyh6

register now PSAT for 8th grade students

PSAT Flyer

Please join us for our Title I parent involvement meeting on Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

 

You may also download the flyer here 2020-Parent-Invitation-title-1-HSA-Lubbock

Zoom information:

Topic: Annual Title 1 Meeting with Parent – HSA Lubbock
Time: Oct 12, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 854 2203 9722
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(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.

Dear Parents of ESL Students,

Join us to learn about the English as a Second Language program at Harmony Science Academy. This is a digital invitation, please click on the Zoom link below to join.  Please call me if you have any questions. I hope to see you.

When: October 6, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm

Where: Harmony Science Academy Zoom  https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/84712855519

 

Sincerely,

Rosario Perez

AP Academics PreK-3rd Grades/ESL Coordinator, HSA Lubbock

1516 53rd St. Lubbock, TX 79412

Phone: 806-747-1000, Fax: 806-747-1005, Website: www.hsalubbock.org

_______________________________________________________________________________

Fecha: 30 de septiembre de 2020

Estimados Padres de Estudiantes de ESL,

Los invito a que vengan aprender del programa de Ingles Como Segundo Idioma que tenemos en Harmony Science Academy. Esta es una invitación digital.  Por favor de hacer clic en el enlace de Zoom.  Por favor llámenme si tienen preguntas. Espero verlos.

 

Fecha:  6 de octubre de 2020

Hora: 6:00 pm

Lugar: Harmony Science Academy Zoom  https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/84712855519

 

Atentamente,
Rosario Perez

AP Academics PreK-3rd Grades/ESL Coordinator, HSA Lubbock

1516 53rd St. Lubbock, TX 79412

Phone: 806-747-1000, Fax: 806-747-1005, Website: www.hsalubbock.org

 

 

 

Dear Harmony family,
If you have not done so already, please make sure to complete the Household Income Information form by 9/25.
 
Please login into your skyward account to complete the form. You may find the instructions attached below. If you need any assistance please call the front office at 806-747-1000.
Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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.

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Monday, September 21 from 8:00 am- 4:00 pm. Parents will need to schedule their conference with the teacher based on availability.
 
Please note: There will be no school for students that day.

Dear Harmony Family,

 

HSA Lubbock will be returning to in-person instruction Monday, September 14th, 2020.  Students will need to come by the school to collect their classroom materials (instructional books and supplemental materials) for their classrooms, whether they are in person or learning from home.  Below you will find a schedule of times per grade levels to retrieve the materials for your child(ren).  For safety and procedural reasons, we ask that you adhere to the following guidelines. First, follow the designated cones (on the map)  through the entry points and exit points to retrieve the school materials. You will stop by the doors by the flagpoles.  Second, remain in your vehicle, and someone will come out to assist you.  Third, make sure to exit following the area marked.

We look forward to seeing you.

Schedule: 

10:00 am – 12:00  pm Pre- K through 3rd grade Thursday September 10th, 2020

10:00 am – 12:00  pm 4th grade through 8th grade Friday September 11th, 2020

Best Regards,

HSA Lubbock Administration Team

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

Dear Harmony Families,

Creating a safe and academically-focused learning environment for our students and staff members is the top priority at Harmony Public Schools. After months of careful preparation, we are excited to announce the re-opening of our campus on Monday, September 14 for families who chose in-person learning during our learning location selection period.

Students who return to class will find a safe and organized learning environment with a number of improvements and new wellness protocols designed to increase student and staff safety while retaining a fun, collaborative, and academically-focused campus culture.

Among these safety enhancements are:

  • Temperature screenings for students and staff.
  • Requiring all students and employees to wear a mask when on campus or in other group settings. (Students may bring their own mask, or the school will provide them.)
  • Limiting average class sizes to allow for social distancing. (Exact class size will be dependent on number of students attending in-person versus online-only.)
  • Spacing desks at least six feet apart to maintain proper social distancing and/or installing partitions where students cannot be kept six feet apart.
  • Severely limiting classroom rotations/switches to prevent the spread of germs across campus and to limit person-to-person exchanges.
  • Staggered drop off and pickup times to limit person-to-person exchanges.
  • Modified drop off and pickup procedures (ex. Students going directly to class after drop off and/or waiting in classroom at the end of the day until parent arrives for pickup).
  • Requesting all students wash hands frequently.
  • Detailed nightly cleaning by contracted company.
  • Required Coronavirus Awareness & Prevention trainings for all employees.

 

Additional details on these and other safety protocols can be found in Harmony Public Schools Back to School Playbook.

We are excited to open our doors to our students and staff very soon. Thank you for all of your efforts and feedback in helping our school return to on-campus operation, and for your ongoing support in making this another great school year for our students.

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Bicici

 

P.S. … Look for more details soon on first-day scheduling, drop-off, and pickup information.

Please join us for parent/teacher meetings to discuss the curriculum being taught in your child’s classroom.

Grade Date Time Link
Pre-K 8/31/2020 3:30pm https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/92494834958?pwd=UGFNYXhnOHNHenB2MEh1ZzV0dm8vUT09 
Kinder 9/1/2020 3:30pm https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/99374643935?pwd=ZkRHdm9ISnduR0RxZm1ieHJaZlBWZz09 
1st 9/2/2020 3:30pm https://www.google.com/url?q=https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/94110002964?pwd%3Dc2l6UXV6YVJ5T2hmZ2ozUzBKRkRYdz09&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1598896190875000&usg=AOvVaw0zRzOw6yGThm0dPGMOdNFC 
2nd 9/3/2020 3:30pm https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/91916777098?pwd=S2VocmVzdHQ3RStjMG84SlhWRjVudz09 
3rd 9/4/2020 3:30pm https://www.google.com/url?q=https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/98152560715?pwd%3DWTA2eVAyTWthaU1yTU9rYnJ4NUlwdz09&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1598899512720000&usg=AOvVaw3my0lTFfbQLsRVs14JsEvZ
4th 8/31/2020 3:10pm https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/92525892391
5th 9/1/2020 3:10pm https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/97695294595
6th 9/2/2020 3:10pm https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/94570420658
7th 9/3/2020 3:10pm https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/99427573772
8th 9/2/2020 4:10pm https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/99120667867