In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking referrals for all interested students in grades K-12 for Gifted and Talented (G/T) screening. 

 

Anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Students in grades 2 & up who were tested in Fall 2020 are not eligible to test in Spring 2021. Referral forms are available at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Referral Form (English): Parent GT Referral Form in English

Referral Form (Spanish): Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The referral forms must be returned to the front office by Monday, February 8, 2021. The Spring GT testing window is set by the campus in February or March. Campuses may elect to use NWEA MAP scores as a prescreening criterion for GT Testing.

 

For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT Coach/teacher. 

 

Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos (GATE) Anuncio

 

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, Harmony Public Schools comenzará a tomar referencias para todos los estudiantes interesados en los grados K-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

 

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los estudiantes en los grados 2 y superiores que fueron evaluados en el otoño de 2020 no son elegibles para la prueba en la primavera de 2021. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación: Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

Los formularios de referencia deben devolverse a la oficina de la escuela antes del lunes 8 de febrero del 2021. 

 

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

 On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans,  Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

 

The benefits previously were part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal program which provided American workers a number of workplace safeguards related to COVID-19. Primarily, the benefits included up to 10 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) days if an employee was unable to work due to COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms, possible exposure, or required quarantine for themselves, a family member, or child care provider. 

Those federal benefits expired December 31, 2020. However, The Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted at an emergency meeting Monday night, January 4, to independently extend the same benefits to employees throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

 

“The Harmony board felt this action was not only an important thing to do, but the right thing to do for our staff and their families,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said in a letter to employees  Tuesday. “By offering these benefits, our team members can know that their jobs and livelihoods will not be impacted if they need to seek treatment for COVID-19 or stay home with possible symptoms. Additionally, our student families also can know that Harmony is doing all it can to take care of the team members who take care of their students, and reduce potential COVID-19 exposure on campus.”

On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans, Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-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. 

 

The school system has committed to offering both in-person and remote learning options for students throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and is now accepting applications for new students for the 2021-22 school year.

 

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.

The 2019–20 School Report Cards (SRCs) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’ individual characteristics and its academic performance. Due to COVID-19, all campuses and districts received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.
 
If you are unable to access the report electronically and would like a paper copy of the report, please contact your school and ask for a paper copy of the 2019-2020 School Report Card.
Dear Husky Family,
Please enjoy the Husky Heartbeat newsletter. Catch up on the latest HSA-Carrollton news from the field. We wish you all the safest, healthiest, and happiest week!

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:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wNlmE54v0OBSCPTfMIzRAadGwa79zuVL-ZuwjYQNkfY/viewform?gxids=7757&edit_requested=true

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 BankNorth Texas Food Bank, or Central Texas Food Bank. Have a safe and happy winter break.

For more information please see the letter below.

Meal Distribution Update Letter

Huskies!

If you have missed DA2 or interim test last week or this week, Tue, Dec 15, 12:00 P.M- 4:00 P.M is your last chance for make up. Gradebook will close on Dec 16th.
Zoom link for make up session:
Meeting ID: 868 3398 3604
If you miss any Social Studies test on Dec 15th you may join the link above on Dec 16th at 8:30 A.M to make up your test.

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(mroy@harmonytx.org).

Dear Husky Family,
Please enjoy the Husky Heartbeat newsletter. Catch up on the latest HSA-Carrollton news from the field. We wish you all the safest, healthiest, and happiest week!

Huskies!

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.

 

Huskies!

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.