Archive for month: December, 2020
Middle School Student Council is hosting an Among Us game night on January 8th, 2020! Make sure to join, or the imposter will win! (You don’t want that, right?)
If you are in Middle School and interested in joining, the google form link to sign up for this event is below:
Harmony Science Academy will have 8 Asynchronous instruction days in the second semester. Our goal is to provide HSA Carrollton staff with the time needed to structure their lessons, grade assignments, complete certifications necessary for their courses and to open up office hour availability for students struggling with course concepts as well as giving students a chance and more time to complete missing assignments.
Please find the details below.
- All class instruction will be asynchronous for those days. No live lessons will be held.
- On-campus students will continue coming to campus as usual, and their learning will also be asynchronous.
- All faculty will continue coming to campus.
- Teachers will provide clear guidance about what is expected from students on these days.
- Please find Asynchronous Days calendar below.
On behalf of all Harmony Science Academy-Carrollton, we would like to wish our families very happy holidays.
Dear Husky Families,
On Friday, December 18, 2020, meal distribution will be at Harmony Science Academy Carrollton at 1024 W.Rosemeade Pkwy. Carrollton, Texas 75007 from 3:00pm-4:00pm. We will distribute a 7 day meal box that includes breakfast, lunch and milk. SSO is a free meals program for all children ages 18 and under. Students 21 and under who are currently enrolled in a school and are identified as mentally or physically disabled are also eligible. 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, or other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility). Meal distribution will resume Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 9am-10am. For additional resources and locations to mobile pantries in your area during the winter break, please visit: Tarrant Area Food Bank, North Texas Food Bank, or Central Texas Food Bank. Have a safe and happy winter break.
For more information please see the letter below.
This week, Harmony Science Academy-Carrollton will be administering Interim Mock STAAR, DA 2, and EOC tests to all students grades 6-11. The schedule of testing is:
|Monday- December 7, 2020||7th Grade DA 2 Writing
8th Grade Science Interim Mock STAAR
Biology EOC Interim Mock STAAR
|Tuesday- December 8, 2020||7th Grade Science Interim Mock STAAR (Ivy Road students)
|Friday- December 11, 2020||6th-8th Grade Reading Interim Mock STAAR
English I EOC Interim Mock STAAR
English II EOC Interim Mock STAAR
|Monday- December 14, 2020||6th-8th Grade Math Interim Mock STAAR
Algebra I EOC Interim Mock STAAR
|Tuesday- December 15, 2020||6th and 7th DA 2 Social Studies
8th Grade Social Studies Interim Mock STAAR
US History EOC Interim Mock STAAR
World Geography DA 2
World History DA 2
A few reminders to ensure all students have a successful testing experience.
1) Students will log in no later than 8:30 am each day they have a test. Teachers will post Zoom links on their schoology page.
2) Please ensure that all cameras are working and connected to GoGuardian. If your child does not have a working camera, please contact the front office at 972-394-9560 to schedule a time to pick up a school-issued Chromebook. The school is open from 8 am until 4 pm Monday through Friday.
3) Testing will run from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and then break for lunch from 12:00- 1:00 P.M. All students will return to their regular afternoon schedule beginning at 1 pm.
4) Students who are not scheduled for testing, WILL FOLLOW their regular class schedule.If their teachers are proctoring,students will have asynchronous classes for that period.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Roy, Testing Coordinator(firstname.lastname@example.org).
UTD Department of Computer Science offers virtual winter break coding camps for Harmony students from December 28th to December 31st. Please see the flyer for more information.
We would like to celebrate the week of December 14-18th as Holiday Spirit Week. Please join us to celebrate the week through the following dress-up days:
HS StuCo will be holding a canned food drive from Dec. 7th to Dec. 11th to donate them to the North Texas Food Bank. Husky families, please bring the canned food that you would like to donate to the front office lobby of our campus.
- 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 email@example.com . 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.