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STUDENT ORIENTATION

Please note that our Student Orientation date is for ALL NEW & RETURNING students and is on Monday, August 18th!

A welcome packet with our newsletter will be mailed to the address on record in the front office on August 1st; please bring any completed forms with you and your child to our orientation. Extra copies of the forms will be available at orientation should you not receive materials.

*K-8th: August 18th (9AM - 12:30PM)
************CLOSED 12:30-1:30PM *********
*K-8th: August 18th (1:30 - 5:00PM)

School starts on Wednesday August 20th, at 7:50am.

Let's go Tigers! read more . . .


UNIFORM SALE

Please join us this Monday, August 4th, from 9am-3pm to purchase your school uniforms. Limit is 3 per student and the price is $15.

Again on Friday, August 8th, and Saturday, August 9th, from 8am until 2pm for back to school uniform shopping!

Spirit shirts, IDs, Lanyards, supplies, and more available on sale at the front office. For more details, please contact Ms. Garcia, mgarcia@harmonytx.org.

School Uniform Shirts are $15!
School Fleeces are $25!
K-5 Tiger backpacks are $13
Complete school supply pack is $100
ID Card is $7
Lanyard is $5
PTO is $5
Activity/Club supply is $20
Minimum Deposit Lunch credit is $25

Go Tigers!


7TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS


All 7th grade students must have the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Meningitis vaccine) and Td Booster by August 18, 2014 to be in compliance with Texas State laws.

Please turn all updated vaccine records in to the front office or email them to sbecerra@harmonytx.org with your student’s name as the subject.

All students who do not have the updated record in their file will not be permitted to attend school on the first day. If you have questions please call 713-729-4400 Ext 158


HPS Promotion Policy

Promotion for failing students

Students who failed the year or the state assessment have two options to be promoted to the next grade level:

• Option 1: Receive additional instruction in Summer School and earn passing grade (see explanation below).

• Option 2: For those who choose not to attend summer school, students will sit for an exam (i.e., Credit by Examination (CBE)) and earn passing score. The school may not charge fee for this option.


Option 1: Additional instruction in Summer School

Harmony Public Schools is offering a summer school program highly recommended for K thru 8th grade students who need additional instruction. The four-week program, from June 3rd to June 27th, will focus on Reading and Math skills and concepts.

Additionally, Harmony Public Schools highly recommends the students who score below 50th percentile in MAP Reading and/or Math; fail Reading and/or Math course(s); STAAR Reading and/or Math tests.

Schools may charge for summer school with the exception of the following:
• ESL Students entering Kindergarten or First Grade,
• Special Education students who need extended school year or compensatory services,
• Students who failed one of the SSI Assessments; 5th Grade Math, 5th Grade Reading, 8th Grade Math, 8th Grade Reading and EOC tests in High School.
• Courses needed for high school graduation by a student that were not offered during the school year and available to student.


SCHOOL UNIFORM

The Harmony Public Schools adopts a strict dress code policy. Please click here to see 2013-2014 Student Parent Handbook.
The only outerwear permitted this school year is an official Harmony school fleece available to purchase in the front office. Please allow 3-4 weeks for orders to arrive at school. Don't wait for winter to place an order-be ready ahead of time and shop tax free weekend! Students may wear a long-sleeve solid color shirt (red, white, blue, black or gray) under their uniform shirts. Boots are not permitted. All belts should be solid with no metal studs or designs on them.
Please contact Ms. Alcorn with any questions at salcorn@harmonytx.org. read more . . .


CELL PHONE POLICY

During the 2013-2014 school year cell phones AND other electronics MUST BE left in THE LOCKER during school hours! The school is not responsible for stolen or lost cell phones or electronics. It is recommended not to bring these devices to school at all.

Students YOU MAY NOT have them in your back pocket, purse OR backpack. Phones will be confiscated and there will be a fee to receive them back. Please review pages 19-20 in the Student Handbook. Parents please remind your students about the new policy.

For more school information please contact Ms. Alcorn at salcorn@harmonytx.org. read more . . .


AFTER SCHOOL CARE

We are pleased to partner with Zenith Learning again for the 2013-2014 school year. Please see website for more details https://www.zenithlearning.org/


CHILD FIND

It is the policy of the Harmony Science Academy Charter School to locate and identify any child who contacts or enrolls in the Charter School who may have a disability and be in need of special education and related services, regardless of the severity of the disability, in accordance with its procedures as reflected in the CHILD FIND legal framework of the Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process, located at: http://framework.esc18.net/. read more...


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Calendar
 
 August 20, Wednesday
First Day of School
 
 
 September 1, Monday
Labor Day (no classes)
 
 
 October 13, Monday
Staff Meeting (no classes)
 
 
 October 20, Monday
Second Quarter Starts
 
 
 November 24, Monday
Thankgiving (no classes)
 


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