DEAR HARMONY LAREDO PARENTS: THE CITY OF LAREDO ISSUED A STAY HOME/WORK SAFE ORDER AIMED AT SLOWING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, WE WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT SCHOOL ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS ARE EXEMPT, MEANING, WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE SERVICE HOURS ALLOWING YOU TO DRIVE TO YOUR CHILD’S CAMPUS TO PICK UP ESSENTIAL ITEMS SUCH AS CURB-SIDE BREAKFAST/LUNCH, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS (EDUCATIONAL PACKETS) AND CHROMEBOOKS. BREAKFAST/LUNCH WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROVIDED AT OUR HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY LAREDO CAMPUS LOCATED ON 4401 SAN FRANCISCO AVE. BLDG A ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAYS FROM 11:00-1:00 PM. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR THE INFORMATION FROM YOUR CAMPUS FOR THE STUDY PACKAGES AND CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTIONS AS THIS MAY DIFFER FROM EACH CAMPUS. THANK YOU. BE SAFE! #HARMONYATHOME

 

DEAR HARMONY LAREDO PARENTS: THE CITY OF LAREDO ISSUED A STAY HOME/WORK SAFE ORDER AIMED AT SLOWING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, WE WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT SCHOOL ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS ARE EXEMPT, MEANING, WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE SERVICE HOURS ALLOWING YOU TO DRIVE TO YOUR CHILD’S CAMPUS TO PICK UP ESSENTIAL ITEMS SUCH AS CURB-SIDE BREAKFAST/LUNCH, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS (EDUCATIONAL PACKETS) AND CHROMEBOOKS.  BREAKFAST/LUNCH WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROVIDED AT OUR HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY LAREDO CAMPUS LOCATED ON 4401 SAN FRANCISCO AVE. BLDG A ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAYS FROM 11:00-1:00 PM.  PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR THE INFORMATION FROM YOUR CAMPUS FOR THE STUDY PACKAGES AND CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTIONS AS THIS MAY DIFFER FROM EACH CAMPUS.  THANK YOU.  BE SAFE! #HARMONYATHOME

DEAR HARMONY LAREDO PARENTS:

THE CITY OF LAREDO ISSUED A STAY HOME/WORK SAFE ORDER AIMED AT SLOWING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, WE WANT TO INFORM YOU THAT SCHOOL ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS ARE EXEMPT, MEANING, WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE SERVICE HOURS ALLOWING YOU TO DRIVE TO YOUR CHILD’S CAMPUS TO PICK UP ESSENTIAL ITEMS SUCH AS CURB-SIDE BREAKFAST/LUNCH, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS (EDUCATIONAL PACKETS) AND CHROMEBOOKS.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROVIDED AT OUR HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY LAREDO CAMPUS LOCATED ON 4401 SAN FRANCISCO AVE. BLDG A ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAYS FROM 11:00-1:00 PM.

 

PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR THE INFORMATION FROM YOUR CAMPUS FOR THE STUDY PACKAGES AND CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTIONS AS THIS MAY DIFFER FROM EACH CAMPUS.

THANK YOU.  BE SAFE! #HARMONYATHOME

CAMPUSES CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

For the past 20 years, Harmony Public Schools has established an educational model built strongly on the foundations of science-based learning and responsible citizenship in our communities.

Currently, all available science from community health experts continues to tell us that the best way to be responsible members of our communities is to have our students and staff remain at home.

This is why we have determined that it is in the best interest of our students, team members, and communities to discontinue in-person schooling at our campuses and administrative offices statewide until further notice.

While these facilities remain closed, instruction and learning at Harmony schools will continue. Our classes are operating online through our established digital learning tools, taking advantage of many of the technology tools and blended learning methods already practiced in Harmony’s  physical classrooms. Because our teachers and school leaders will remain available to guide our students each school day, we anticipate instructional continuity during these unusual and difficult times. To request access to a Chromebook and/or for questions regarding internet access, please contact your child’s campus.

(For more information on our at-home learning program, visit HarmonyTX.org/AtHome . To request access to a Chromebook or internet access, contact your child’s campus.)

We will also continue to offer free meal services to children in our communities, as local and state safety guidelines allow.

We thank you for your support and understanding in making this critical decision. We also are profoundly grateful for the extreme determination and Harmony pride shown by both our students and team members these past several weeks. Time and again you have proven why Harmony Public Schools is an institution where excellence is the standard.

We will continue to provide timely updates as new, relevant information comes available, and inform you immediately if our campuses reopen prior to the end of the school year.

Thank you and be well,

 

Fatih Ay

CEO | Harmony Public Schools

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Dear Parents,
The safety of our students and staff is our top priority at Harmony Public Schools. As new developments continue to unfold regarding the COVID-19 situation, we wanted to provide you an important update regarding the potential impact of the virus on our schools.
While there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported on our campuses or within our school family at this time, out of an abundance of caution we are announcing a ​temporary closure of all Harmony Public Schools campuses through Monday, April 6​.
All school activities, field trips, athletics events, and competitions have also been cancelled during this time. At this time, we anticipate that ​classes will resume for students onTuesday, April 7​.
This decision was made after discussions with and upon the recommendations of local health officials. We strongly believe it is the best decision for helping to keep our students, staff, and communities safe at this time.
During this closure, our Harmony team members will continue to work remotely to finalize the details of a distance-learning plan to make sure students continue to receive educational services with minimal interruption. You will receive regular updates on how this plan will be implemented.
We continue to urge families and team members to stay informed of current Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to the prevention of the spreading of viruses, including limiting out of town travel, “social distancing,” and self-quarantining for those who have recently traveled to impacted areas.
We recognize this is a rapidly evolving situation and will continue to aggressively monitor new developments and respond with appropriate actions based on the best interests of our Harmony families and the guidance of local health officials. Throughout this process, we will continue to communicate with you new information as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support during these unusual circumstances. With your continued collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.
For more information about Harmony’s response to the COVID-19 threat or to find resources for families, visit our​ ​Coronavirus “Response & Resource” page​ or one of the following links below.

 

Coronavirus Response & Resource Page

Requirements for Returning to School After Foreign Travel

Contact Harmony Health Services

 

We will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation carefully and will keep you informed if any relevant new information becomes available.

 

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Esteemed Harmony Parents,
Harmony Public Schools is proactively monitoring the current status of the coronavirus and will continue to follow the guidance of our local health authorities. Our top priority is to keep all our Harmony families and students informed so they can remain healthy and safe.
As you are aware, our campus will have spring break between March 16th through March 20th. During this time, maintenance will ​thoroughly clean and disinfect our campus, including student electronics (chromebooks, headphones, laptops, etc.), with the recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If you travel to CDC-identified high-risk sites, prom​ptly notify your child’s teacher and campus administrator. Harmony teachers and staff are also advised of these recommendations.
If your child or anyone in your household feel sick leading up to the return to school, we strongly advise you to stay home and visit your family doctor for clearance prior to returning to school.
We thank you for entrusting your child with Harmony Public Schools and appreciate that you are doing your part to ensure that your child remains healthy and safe at all times. ​Classes are currently scheduled to resume on MONDAY, MARCH 23.​ If there is any change, we will provide you with necessary updates.
In the event that we must close school for a longer period of time, we want our scholars to be prepared to continue their learning at home. Therefore, they will be expected to complete assignments at home for class credit and grades. These assignments will be available online via the links/code below. To better accommodate our Harmony family, we will also print the assignments upon request from 9:00AM-3:00PM on March 24th (Tuesday) and March 25th (Wednesday). Please click on the links below in order to access the work packets.

 

1) Access one of the following links  or scan the code: or
2) Double click the appropriate class title to access the
assignment folder
3) Complete the workQR CODE ENGLISH

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Viernes 13 de Marzo de 2020

 

Estimados Padres de Familia,

Se les informa que el distrito escolar Harmony Public Schools monitorea con seriedad la situación de la propagación del coronavirus en nuestra comunidad y continúa comunicándose con las autoridades locales de salud. Nuestra máxima prioridad es la salud de nuestros estudiantes y sus familias y por esta razón continuaremos informándoles.
Como está programado, nuestra escuela tendrá el receso escolar de Spring Break durante la semana de marzo 16 a marzo 20. Durante este tiempo, el equipo de mantenimiento utilizará las medidas necesarias para desinfectar toda la escuela. Esto incluirá el equipo electrónico como las Chromebooks, computadoras, y audífonos. De esta manera seguiremos las recomendaciones dadas por la agencia gubernamental, Centro de control y prevención de enfermedades o CDC.
Si usted planea viajar a un lugar identificado de alto riesgo por la agencia gubernamental CDC por favor notifique al profesor(a) de su hijo(a) o al personal administrativo de la escuela. También, se le recomienda al personal educativo y administrativo seguir esta recomendación.
Si su hijo(a) o alguien de la familia está enfermo le sugerimos que se quede en casa y visite a un doctor para que obtenga un alta médica antes de regresar a la escuela.
De antemano, le agradecemos su confianza en Harmony Public Schools y apreciamos que usted ponga de su parte para que su hijo(a) continúe en un óptimo estado de salud. ​Es importante mencionar que las clases se reanudarán el próximo LUNES 23 DE MARZO DE 2020.​ En caso de algún cambio, nosotros se los informaremos.
En caso de que se tome la medida de extender el receso escolar por un periodo indefinido, nuestra escuela desea que los alumnos continúen con su aprendizaje en casa. Por este motivo, los alumnos deberán completar trabajos asignados por todos sus profesores y así puedan obtener calificaciones en este bimestre. Todos estos trabajos estarán en línea en los siguientes enlaces o códigos. En caso de que usted necesite que impriman los trabajos para su hijo(a), personal de la oficina estará disponible el próximo martes 24 de marzo y miércoles 25 de marzo entre las 9:00de la mañana y 3:00p.m. de la tarde. Para acceder a estos trabajos haga clic en los siguientes enlaces o escanee el código.

 

1. Acceda al siguiente enlace o escanee el código
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1L9tZP-d9C79X-dvjVctg64_Q6ANs0jaJBufnzweGlSU/edit?usp=shar ing
2. Haga clic dos veces en la asignatura de su hijo(a) para acceder a los
trabajos.

3. Pida a su hijo(a) que lo complete.QR CODE SPANISH

 

 

 

 

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Harmony Public Schools IMPORTANT UPDATE

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Harmony Public Schools IMPORTANT UPDATE

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority at Harmony Public Schools. As new developments continue to unfold regarding the COVID-19 situation, we wanted to provide you an important update regarding the potential impact of the virus on our schools.

While there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported on our campuses or within our school family at this time, out of an abundance of caution we are announcing a temporary closure of all Harmony Public Schools campuses through Monday, April 6. All school activities, field trips, athletics events, and competitions have also been cancelled during this time.

At this time, we are anticipating classes will be able to resume for students on Tuesday, April 7. Staff will return for a work-day on Monday, April 6.

This decision was made after discussions with, and upon the recommendations of, local health officials.  We strongly believe it is the best decision for helping to keep our students, staff, and communities safe at this time.

During this closure, our Harmony team members will continue to work remotely to finalize the details of distance-learning plan to make sure students continue to receive educational services with minimal  interruption.You will receive regular updates how this plan will be implemented.

Additionally, all full-time, non-exempt and exempt employees will continue to be paid according to their normal rate and schedule.

We continue to urge families and team members to stay informed of current Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to the prevention of the spreading of viruses, including limiting out of town travel, “social distancing,” and self-quarantine for those who have recently traveled to impacted areas.

We recognize this is a rapidly evolving situation and will continue to aggressively monitor new developments and respond with appropriate actions based on the best interests of our Harmony families and the guidance of local health officials. Throughout this process, we will continue to communicate with you new information as soon as possible. We anticipate further updates no later than the week of March 23-27.

Thank you for your support during these unusual circumstances. With your continued collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

As students return from spring break, we would like to ask the Harmony community for your renewed diligence in helping our schools maintain the best-practices for clean campuses established before break.

That of course includes the normal requests regarding washing hands, covering your mouth when coughing, and staying home when sick. However, we also need your help keeping viruses and germs contained by asking your student to immediately report to their campus health office if their experience any of the following symptoms while at school:

  • Suspected fever: Student is flushed, student unusually pale, complaints of body aches/pains student is lethargic or unusually tired, student statements of having had a fever or taken medication at home to make them feel better.
  • Respiratory symptoms: Dry cough with or without nasal drainage, difficulty breathing (visibly difficult breathing includes using abdominal muscles to breathe, inability to speak more than a couple of words at a time, flaring nostrils when breathing) or statements of feeling short of breath, chest or lung pain, wheezing or grunting with breathing.

Additionally, families should be aware that any student returning from a travel area on the CDC list of at-risk countries for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) MUST see their medical provider before returning to campus. Students will have 48 hours to submit a clearance letter from their doctor before returning to campus. After this, student absences will not be excused. A student cannot return until they have clearance from their doctor or have finished quarantine if medically recommended.

With your continued support and collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

Thank you.

P.S. … For more information about COVID-19 and our school system’s response, including additional resources for families, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/coronavirus.

 

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With concerns about Coronavirus and the Flu prominent in the community, we would like to remind families that, to prevent spread of contagious illness in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
  • Headache
  • Mild stomach ache

Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms: 

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mount and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 48 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (956) 791-0007.

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Sincerely,
Ms. De Los Santos
Health Aide

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Spring Break is almost here for our students and staff members across the state.  We sincerely hope everyone in our Harmony community has a fun and relaxing break before together we begin the final stretch toward the end of the school year.

We understand that many of you will be traveling this spring break. With concerns about the Coronavirus in the minds of many, we want to share a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about staying healthy when traveling, as well as provide more info about a few Harmony policies related to returning to school after visiting certain risk-prone destinations.

Tips for Healthy Travel

In general, the same advice for fighting germs and bacteria  applies when traveling as it does when staying home:

  • Wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer;
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth;
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • When greeting others, consider an alternative to hugs or handshakes, such as an elbow bump.

Additionally, here are a few additional tips related specifically to those traveling:

  • Be aware of your surroundings (including people who are sick) and try to distance yourself as appropriate;
  • Avoid areas that you feel might make your more likely to be exposed;
  • Know how to get reliable local information about any possible changes to the situation;
  • Avoid public transportation, if possible. Confined spaces such as buses, trains, subways, and airplanes may put you at a higher risk of infection;
  • When eating animal-based products, make sure they are thoroughly cooked before eating.

Returning to School After Visiting Risk-Prone Areas

Due to CDC travel guidelines, students and families that have traveled to locations that are marked as a Coronavirus risk by the CDC must have a letter of clearance from their medical provider before returning to campus. Failure to provide a clearance letter will result in the student being dismissed home. Students will have 48 hours to provide proof of doctor’s clearance. Any additional absence will require further documentation from the parents or doctor. For a list of countries with COVID-19 travel advisories, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Currently these countries include: 

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Additionally, please be aware that families travelling to China’s Hubei province or mainland China may face a mandatory quarantine and be monitored by public health officials. Any health department guidelines should be followed by any affected families and absences will be waived upon return to school with provision of proof of quarantine. 

At Harmony Public Schools, we take the health and safety of our students and staff members seriously. Harmony is closely tracking all new developments regarding the Coronavirus and will continue to share timely, relevant updates, as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to your campus health staff. 

We appreciate your help in supporting healthy and happy learning environments for our Harmony community. 

 

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