Esteemed Harmony Family,

First and foremost, I hope that you and your family are doing well!  We would like to take this time to communicate that HSE-Laredo will provide spring (January-May) dual credit courses through Lone Star College.  Please view the following important information:

1) Thoroughly read the HSE-Laredo dual credit action plan document.

  1. a) New students to dual credit: complete the steps on pages 3-5 starting from step 1.
  2. b) Students who have taken at least 1 dual credit class: complete the steps on pages 3-5, starting from step 3.

2) If you wish to take a dual credit spring 2021 course, you must complete the steps in the document by Tuesday, December 8th, 2020.

3) If you are currently enrolled in a 1301 course and would like to take the 1302/1316 portion if applicable, you must still submit an application by referring to the third point of this e-mail.

4) Our counseling team will assist you throughout this dual credit endeavor.  Please contact the following counselors if you require assistance:

12: N. Chelik nchelik@harmonytx.org

11: I. Pala ipala@harmonytx.org

10: B. Santos bsantos@harmonytx.org

9: L. Cantu lcantu@harmonytx.org

 

Thank you so much for being part of our Harmony family.  Keep up the wonderful work and please contact us in case you have any questions about dual credit or the registration process; we’ll be more than happy to assist you!

There will be no classes Nov. 23-27

 

 There will be no classes Nov. 23-27

There will be no classes Nov. 23-27

HAPPY

THANKSGIVING!

Wishing you an enjoyable

and memorable

Thanksgiving Break!

 

 

 

 

FRIENDLY REMINDER FOR ALL HARMONY LAREDO CAMPUSES NO CLASSES MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020 DUE TO STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIRTUAL CLASSES RESUME TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 THANK YOU

 

FRIENDLY REMINDER FOR ALL HARMONY LAREDO CAMPUSES NO CLASSES  MONDAY, 	NOVEMBER 9, 2020 DUE TO STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT  VIRTUAL CLASSES RESUME TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 THANK YOU

FRIENDLY REMINDER FOR ALL HARMONY LAREDO CAMPUSES

NO CLASSES

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020

DUE TO STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

VIRTUAL CLASSES RESUME TUESDAY,

NOVEMBER 10

THANK YOU

HSE-LAREDO PARENT CERTIFICATION INFO. NIGHT WHEN: Nov. 12th @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm WHERE: Zoom Join the meeting using the link below: https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81974479033 Meeting ID: 819 7447 9033 WHY ATTEND (Open to all students and parents)? • Learn more about industry-based certifications available to scholars. • Ask questions to attending pathway teachers. • Learn workforce and education benefits with earning a certificate. CAMPUS PATHWAYS • Accounting and Financial Services • Biomedical • Design and Multimedia • Law Enforcement • Engineering and Robotics AVAILABLE CERTIFICATES • Adobe Pro • QuickBooks • Microsoft Office • Small Business • Medical Assistant • Registered Dental Assistant • AutoDesk

HSE-LAREDO PARENT CERTIFICATION INFO. NIGHT

WHEN: Nov. 12th @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

WHERE: Zoom

Join the meeting using the link below:

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81974479033

Meeting ID: 819 7447 9033

WHY ATTEND (Open to all students and parents)?

  •  Learn more about industry-based certifications available to scholars.
  • Ask questions to attending pathway teachers.
  • Learn workforce and education benefits with earning a certificate.

CAMPUS PATHWAYS

  • Accounting and Financial Services
  • Biomedical
  • Design and Multimedia
  • Law Enforcement
  • Engineering and Robotics

AVAILABLE CERTIFICATES

  • Adobe Pro
  • QuickBooks
  • Microsoft Office
  • Small Business
  • Medical Assistant
  • Registered Dental Assistant
  •  AutoDesk

For more information please click here

HSE-LAREDO PARENT CERTIFICATION INFO. NIGHT WHEN: Nov. 12th @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm WHERE: Zoom  Join the meeting using the link below:  https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/81974479033 Meeting ID: 819 7447 9033 WHY ATTEND (Open to all students and parents)? •  Learn more about industry-based certifications available to scholars.  • Ask questions to attending pathway teachers.  • Learn workforce and education benefits with earning a certificate.   CAMPUS PATHWAYS •	Accounting and Financial Services •	Biomedical  •	Design and Multimedia •	Law Enforcement  •	Engineering and Robotics AVAILABLE CERTIFICATES •	Adobe Pro •	QuickBooks •	Microsoft Office  •	Small Business  •	Medical Assistant  •	Registered Dental Assistant •	 AutoDesk

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Honesty Be true to yourself and others. Be trustworthy. Always do the right thing. Acceptance Embrace others opinions Respect diversity Welcome differences Wisdom Knowledge is Power Learning is limitless Never stop learning. Kindness Be friendly and generous Be mindful of others Make everyone feel included Service Make a difference Help others with an open heart. Empower others to contribute

Honesty Be true to yourself and others. Be trustworthy. Always do the right thing. Acceptance Embrace others opinions Respect diversity Welcome differences Wisdom Knowledge is Power Learning is limitless Never stop learning. Kindness Be friendly and generous  Be mindful of others Make everyone feel included Service Make a difference Help others with an open heart. Empower others to contribute

Honesty

  • Be true to yourself and others.
  • Be trustworthy.
  • Always do the right thing.

Acceptance

  • Embrace others opinions
  • Respect diversity
  • Welcome differences

Wisdom

  • Knowledge is Power
  • Learning is limitless
  • Never stop learning.

Kindness

  • Be friendly and generous
  • Be mindful of others
  • Make everyone feel included

Service

  • Make a difference
  • Help others with an open heart.
  • Empower others to contribute

(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.

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.

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, September 21, 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
12 Novels
4 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
3 Student Choice

Grade 9-12
14 Novels
5 Fiction
4 Nonfiction
1 Poetry
4 Student Choice

Share your favorite reads on social media by tagging Harmony and using the hashtag #HarmonyReads.

Interested in Science Fair? Do you enjoy learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Have MORE great project ideas? Want to compete with other students from HSE-Laredo and South Texas? Then Science fair is for you! Why do Science Fair? • It’s a great opportunity for hands-on learning, even at home! • Allows you to develop, investigate, and design your own project. • Allows you to improve your presentation skills by presenting to community professionals. • Gain lifelong experiences by meeting fellow competitors and finding mentors. Interested but need inspiration? Visit the following websites for inspiration or for some great ideas: • https://www.sciencenews.org/ • https://www.sciencebuddies.org/ • https://www.societyforscience.org/research-at-home/609076 For more information on how to get started or how to participate contact: Ms. A. Garcia at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org *All Science Fair Competitions will be taking place virtually for 2020-2021*

The science fair contributes to our scholar’s social developments, increases the skills of the presentation and increases interest in STEM fields!

Learn more about our HSE Laredo science fair in the flyers below.

 Interested in Science Fair? Do you enjoy learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Have MORE great project ideas? Want to compete with other students from HSE-Laredo and South Texas? Then Science fair is for you!  Why do Science Fair? • It’s a great opportunity for hands-on learning, even at home! • Allows you to develop, investigate, and design your own project.  • Allows you to improve your presentation skills by presenting to community professionals. • Gain lifelong experiences by meeting fellow competitors and finding mentors.  Interested but need inspiration? Visit the following websites for inspiration or for some great ideas:  • https://www.sciencenews.org/ • https://www.sciencebuddies.org/  • https://www.societyforscience.org/research-at-home/609076   For more information on how to get started or how to participate contact: Ms. A. Garcia at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org *All Science Fair Competitions will be taking place virtually for 2020-2021*

Interested in Science Fair? Do you enjoy learning about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? Have MORE great project ideas?

Want to compete with other students from HSE-Laredo and South Texas? Then Science fair is for you!

Why do Science Fair?
• It’s a great opportunity for hands-on learning, even at home!
• Allows you to develop, investigate, and design your own project.
• Allows you to improve your presentation skills by presenting to community professionals.
• Gain lifelong experiences by meeting fellow competitors and finding mentors.

Interested but need inspiration?
Visit the following websites for inspiration or for some great ideas:
https://www.sciencenews.org/
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/
https://www.societyforscience.org/research-at-home/609076

For more information on how to get started or how to participate contact:
Ms. A. Garcia at ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org
*All Science Fair Competitions will be taking place virtually for 2020-2021*

For more information please click here

2020-2021 Science Fair Club  MEETING DATES:  Every Tues. and Thurs. at 4:00 PM  MENTORS* (Please contact for more information):  Mrs. Martinez- Biology memartinez@harmonytx.org Ms. Shinn-Chemistry ashinn@harmonytx.org Ms. Garcia-Biology ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org  *Other teachers may serve as mentors. Mentors listed are those leading the Science Fair Clubs.*

2020-2021 Science Fair Club
MEETING DATES:
Every Tues. and Thurs. at 4:00 PM
MENTORS* (Please contact for more information):
Mrs. Martinez- Biology
memartinez@harmonytx.org
Ms. Shinn-Chemistry
ashinn@harmonytx.org
Ms. Garcia-Biology
ashley.garcia@harmonytx.org

*Other teachers may serve as mentors. Mentors listed are those leading the Science Fair Clubs.*

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the additions workers have made over the years to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Enjoy your day off students, teachers, staff and parents. #LaborDay

 

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the additions workers have made over the years to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  Enjoy your day off students, teachers, staff and parents. #LaborDay

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the additions workers have made over the years to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  Enjoy your day off students, teachers, staff and parents. #LaborDay

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Dear Parents:

You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Excellence-Laredo

Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

5:30 p.m.

Zoom

https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/99772285539?pwd=cUZ1cUxYNm1PTU1vYkZvK1cwOFQ1dz09

 

Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate and update/develop Written Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact

 Agenda Items:

Title I Program Presentation

  1. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact
  2. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for current year
  3. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance
  4. Comments, Q&A

For more information please click here

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

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Dear Harmony Public School Laredo Parents/Guardians   8/27/2020

We  are  proud  to  announce  Harmony  Public  Schools  Laredo  along  with neighboring  school districts have partnered with the City of Laredo to provide students  free  Wifi  resources  for  remote  learning.  Please review  the  graphic below for available free  public Hotspot connections.

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Dear Harmony Public School Laredo Parents/Guardians				8/27/2020 We  are  proud  to  announce  Harmony  Public  Schools  Laredo  along  with neighboring  school districts have partnered with the City of Laredo to provide students  free  Wifi  resources  for  remote  learning.  Please review  the  graphic below for available free  public Hotspot connections.

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Estimados padres / tutores de Harmony Public School Laredo:    8/27/2020

Estamos orgullosos de anunciar que las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony Laredo,  junto con los distritos escolares vecinos, se han asociado con la Ciudad de  Laredo para proporcionar a los estudiantes recursos de Wifi gratis para el aprendizaje remoto. Revise la gráfica a continuación para ver las conexiones de  puntos de acceso públicos disponibles.

Dear Harmony Public School Laredo Parents/Guardians 8/27/2020 We are proud to announce Harmony Public Schools Laredo along with neighboring school districts have partnered with the City of Laredo to provide students free Wifi resources for remote learning. Please review the graphic below for available free public Hotspot connections.

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Beginning of School Year 2020-2021 Items/ Artículos Para el Comienzo del Año Escolar 2020-2021

 

Please click on each link below to see more information / Por Favor haga clic en cada enlace a continuación para ver más información.

 

School Supply List / Lista de Útiles Escolares

 

Academic Calendar 2020-2021 / Calendario Academico 2020-2021

 

Student Orientation / Orientación Estudiantil

 

Teacher Information / Información del Maestro

 

Uniform Information / Información de  Uniformes

 

Chromebook Request Form / Formulario de Solicitud de Chromebook

 

Lunch Application Form / Formulario de Solicitud de Almuerzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear HSE Parents/Guardians,

2020 – 2021 Lunch application are available on School Cafe for completion. You may visit www.schoolcafe.com to apply online with last years credentials. For any questions or concerns you may contact Ms. Martinez at jmartinez@harmonytx.org or at 956-791-0007

Thank you,

HSE – Laredo

 

 

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Estimados HSE padres / tutores,

2020 – 2021 La solicitud de lonche está disponible en School Cafe para completar. Puede visitar www.schoolcafe.com para solicitar en línea con las credenciales del año pasado. Para cualquier pregunta o inquietud, puede comunicarse con la Sra. Martinez a jmartinez@harmonytx.org o al 956-791-0007

Gracias,

HSE – Laredo

Note: This document is intended as a simplified version of our Harmony Public Schools “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” For further information or clarification on any topic, please refer to the Playbook.

 

When will campuses re-open?

As of August 1, 2020, campuses are scheduled to open Tuesday, September 8 for in-person learning to those students who wish to attend in person. Families may also elect to continue learning in a virtual setting from home. 

 

Could the campus reopening date change?

Possibly. Harmony Public Schools is closely following guidance from the Texas Education Agency, public health officials, and others in determining when to reopen our campuses. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our students, team members, and communities while preserving academic continuity for our learners.

 

What safety measures will be in place when campuses open?

Harmony is instituting a wide variety of health protocols, which are described in detail in “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” Among the new measures 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.
  • Remaining flexible regarding student and team member absences due to COVID-19, as allowed by TEA guidelines and applicable employment laws.

 

How often will the campus and/or my student’s work station be cleaned and disinfected.

At the end of the day, custodial services will clean and sanitize all desk surfaces including seat, chair back, desk, any dividers if available with soap and water or all-purpose cleaning agents and sanitizers that meet state and local food safety regulations. Staff, including teachers, may also perform more frequent cleanings throughout the day, as needed.

 

What happens if a child or staff member attending school on-campus tests positive for COVID-19, is exposed to someone who is positive, or displays symptoms of COVID-19?

Anyone displaying the signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should follow below self-quarantine policy:

Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with Positive Testing

The following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with Negative Testing or MD Note

If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19 and wants to return to campus before completing the above stay at home period, the following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • Either obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis OR obtain a negative COVID-19 test AND

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications).

  1. Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with No Testing and No U.S. Based Medical Provider’s Note

The following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Readmittance will be granted when the following has been completed:
  1. Proof of negative COVID tests or U.S. based medical provider’s alternative diagnosis delivered to campus health staff or registrar if no health staff is available OR

  2. when all three of the following criteria are met:

  • At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • At least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

For more information on quarantine measures, including requirements for specific scenarios, see the “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.”

Can parents visit their child at school during the school day?

Harmony is asking parents to limit visits to campus only to necessary appointments which cannot be done through virtual meetings. Harmony requests that all in-person visits be scheduled in advance. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering and those who proceed beyond the reception area (pre-arranged and approved appointments) will follow campus guidelines for visitors. 

 

How do I purchase uniforms for the new school year?

Uniforms can be ordered online using the Revtrak online ordering site listed on your campus website. Uniforms will be available to pick up once campuses reopen. Campuses will remain flexible with the enforcement of uniform policies until families are given an appropriate amount of time to order and pick up uniforms. Students will not be required to wear uniforms for online learning.

 

Will drop-off and pick-up change?

Yes. Both drop-off and pick-up times will be staggered to limit potential cross-exposure among persons. 

 

What will lunchtime and breakfast look like?

Lunch will be served in the classrooms, however breakfast may be served either in the classrooms or in the cafeteria based on the number of students attending in-person. If eating in the cafeteria, students will be socially distanced.

Before and after meals or snacks all students and staff will also be able to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

Can I eat lunch with my child on campus?

At this time, due to COVID-19, parents and visitors will not be permitted to visit students during mealtimes.

Can I bring lunch to my child on campus?

Parents bringing food during the school day is prohibited.  Students who forget their lunch will be provided a school meal. 

Note: This document is intended as a simplified version of our Harmony Public Schools “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” For further information or clarification on any topic, please refer to the Playbook.

 

When will campuses re-open?

As of August 1, 2020, campuses are scheduled to open Tuesday, September 8 for in-person learning to those students who wish to attend in person. Families may also elect to continue learning in a virtual setting from home. 

 

Could the campus reopening date change?

Possibly. Harmony Public Schools is closely following guidance from the Texas Education Agency, public health officials, and others in determining when to reopen our campuses. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our students, team members, and communities while preserving academic continuity for our learners.

 

What safety measures will be in place when campuses open?

Harmony is instituting a wide variety of health protocols, which are described in detail in “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” Among the new measures 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.
  • Remaining flexible regarding student and team member absences due to COVID-19, as allowed by TEA guidelines and applicable employment laws.

 

How often will the campus and/or my student’s work station be cleaned and disinfected.

At the end of the day, custodial services will clean and sanitize all desk surfaces including seat, chair back, desk, any dividers if available with soap and water or all-purpose cleaning agents and sanitizers that meet state and local food safety regulations. Staff, including teachers, may also perform more frequent cleanings throughout the day, as needed.

 

What happens if a child or staff member attending school on-campus tests positive for COVID-19, is exposed to someone who is positive, or displays symptoms of COVID-19?

If the person is on-campus, they will be immediately removed from the classroom setting. For students, parents will be notified immediately and required to pick up their child within one hour. For staff members, employees will be asked to leave the campus immediately.

Before returning to campus, the student or staff members must self-quarantine until the following criteria are met:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared (not required with proof of Negative test result).  

If physically able, the student can continue classwork from home using HPS online learning system. 

 

For more information on quarantine measures, including requirements for specific scenarios, see the “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.”

 

Can parents their child at school during the school day?

Harmony is asking parents to limit visits to campus only to necessary appointments which cannot be done through virtual meetings. Harmony requests that all in-person visits be scheduled in advance. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering and those who proceed beyond the reception area (pre-arranged and approved appointments) will follow campus guidelines for visitors. 

 

How do I purchase uniforms for the new school year?

Uniforms can be ordered online using the Revtrak online ordering site listed on your campus website. Uniforms will be available to pick up once campuses reopen. Campuses will remain flexible with the enforcement of uniform policies until families are given an appropriate amount of time to order and pick up uniforms. Students will not be required to wear uniforms for online learning.

 

Will drop-off and pick-up change?

Yes. Both drop-off and pick-up times will be staggered to limit potential cross-exposure among persons. 

 

What will lunchtime and breakfast look like?

Lunch will be served in the classrooms, however breakfast may be served either in the classrooms or in the cafeteria based on the number of students attending in-person. If eating in the cafeteria, students will be socially distanced.

Before and after meals or snacks all students and staff will also be able to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

Can I eat lunch with my child on campus?

At this time, due to COVID-19, parents and visitors will not be permitted to visit students during mealtimes.

Can I bring lunch to my child on campus?

Parents bringing food during the school day is prohibited.  Students who forget their lunch will be provided a school meal. 

Note: This document is intended as a simplified version of our Harmony Public Schools “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” For further information or clarification on any topic, please refer to the Playbook.

 

What do I need to learn from home?

Students will need access to a computer device and the internet to complete schoolwork from home. Students without consistent access to either may receive them from their Harmony campus. Campuses will begin distributing them via drive-through pick-ups starting the first week of August. Additionally, students may find that headphones, especially noise-canceling headphones, are helpful for online learning, however they are not required.

 

Will I need to shop for school supplies?

Yes. All students regardless of learning location (i.e. home or campus) will be completing assignments alongside their peers using the supplies listed by their campus.

 

Is anything different about online learning this year?

Yes, quite a bit. Harmony has upgraded its online learning by switching to a new system called Schoology. Through Schoology, students will be able to interact and engage with their teachers and peers in real-time throughout the school day to provide and more advanced and enriching school experience. Families will also have full access to grades, progress reports, assignments, classroom learning materials, calendars, and more from within the Schoology platform, providing a simple one-stop-shop for all things related to their student’s learning experience. Students and families will receive more instruction on accessing and logging into Schoology as classes begin.

 

Will online learners be taught differently than on-campus learners?

No. All students will be taught using the same material and at the same pace by the same Harmony teacher. In most cases, online learners will be taught simultaneously alongside their on-campus peers, unless the student is taking part in asynchronous learning (i.e independent learning outside normal school hours).

 

How will grades be calculated?

Grades will be counted on the traditional 0-100 scale. The “pass/fail” grading system that was implemented out of necessity during the Spring 2020 semester will not be used.

 

What hours of the day will online classes be taught?

Your campus will announce the specific schedule for your student, but generally speaking, classes will be taught online in real-time by their teachers during normal school hours (instructional minutes may vary by grade, according to Texas Education Agency requirements). This is called “synchronous learning.” A sample schedule can be found in the Harmony “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” Students needing to learn outside this timeframe can choose to learn independently. This is called “asynchronous learning.”

 

What rules or expectations are there for online learners?

Synchronous online learners will be asked to comply with the following rules:

  • Student’s camera must be on during class time.
  • Student should maintain school-appropriate behavior.
  • Student should be dressed appropriately. (shirt, school shirt, jeans or khakis are OK).
  • Only the student may be visible (no friends or siblings).
  • Student’s microphone should be off unless instructed by a teacher (this prevents background noise).
  • Students are expected to interact through the Zoom chat function.
  • Students must show up on time.
  • Students must use appropriate and respectful language at all times.
  • Students are asked to use tools such as “raising your hand” (available in Zoom) and the chat feature if you have a question or want to answer a question.
  • Student should remove distractions, such as going where there’s less background noise and turning off your phone.
  • Student should use headphones, if possible, for increased privacy and better speaker and microphone quality.
  • Students should have all required materials for class (books, paper, markers, etc..) nearby before the session begins.
  • Students should be prepared to be called on to answer a question or participate in a discussion or activity at any time.

 

How will absences and attendance be counted for online learning?

Students who are logged in and learning alongside their teacher and classmates during normal school hours (synchronous learning) will be counted in attendance when they lo in to learn. 

 

Student who learn independently through self-guided instruction (asynchronous learning) will be counted in attendance when they meet daily learning benchmarks and/or turn in daily assignments by no later than 11:59 p.m. on the given schoolday.

 

What happens if my child doesn’t have a computer to do their schoolwork on while learning from home?

Harmony will supply a computer device and/or internet access for the purpose of completing schoolwork to any student that does not have consistent access at home. These will be provided beginning the first week of August and distributed by drive-through pickups at your nearby Harmony campus.

 

Will my child have to wear a Harmony uniform for online learning?

Students may choose to wear a uniform if they would like to when learning online, however they are not required to. Instead, they are required to follow the dress code guidelines set forth for “Free Dress Days” set forth in the Student & Parent Handbook. This states:

 

“Garments must be free of holes, tears, inappropriate wording, logos, messages or advertising. No short, skin tight, or legging dresses, or skirts may be worn. All dresses must have sleeves. Students may not wear low cut, midriff-baring, or backless blouses. Students may wear jeans, but they cannot be tight pants including jeggings, tights or skinny style pants. Clothing items must not depict images of violence.”

 

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Harmony Public School San Antonio/Brownsvillwe LogoDear Parents and Guardians,
In response to recent school closures we are gathering information about the ability of our students to continue learning at home using online materials and/or a virtual classroom. Please complete the following survey to help us understand the availability of internet and devices in your home. This will allow us to determine which students need Chromebook and a hotspot device so we can provide our students to support continued learning at home.
* Please fill out this form for each Harmony student you have.

Estimados Padres y Tutores,

En respuesta a los recientes cierres de escuelas, estamos recopilando información sobre la capacidad de nuestros estudiantes para continuar aprendiendo en casa usando materiales en línea y/o clase virtual. Complete la siguiente encuesta para ayudarnos a comprender la disponibilidad de Internet y dispositivos en su hogar. Esto nos permitirá determinar qué estudiantes necesitan Chromebook y un dispositivo hotspot para que podamos proporcionar a nuestros estudiantes para apoyar el aprendizaje continuo en casa.
*Por favor llene este formulario para cada estudiante de Harmony que tenga

To fill out the form please click on the link below. / Para completar el formulario, haga clic en el siguiente enlace.

Harmony School of Excellence – Laredo Technology Survey Form / HSE Laredo Formulario de encuesta de tecnologíaHarmony Public School San Antonio/Brownsvillwe LogoGoal: Expand Distance Learning Opportunities for students who need technology at home

Harmony Public Schools is committed to helping students and their teachers continue learning outside of school. Students with no technology device available for at-home learning may receive a Chromebook for their use at home. The limit for checkout is one device per Harmony family.

Objetivo: ampliar las oportunidades de aprendizaje a distancia para los estudiantes que necesitan tecnología en casa

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony se comprometen a ayudar a los estudiantes y a sus maestros a seguir aprendiendo fuera de la escuela. Los estudiantes sin dispositivos tecnológicos disponibles para el aprendizaje en el hogar pueden recibir un Chromebook para su uso en el hogar. El límite para pagar es un dispositivo por familia Harmony.

Chromebook distribution is scheduled for Monday, August 3rd 2020. / La distribución de Chromebook está programada para el Lunes 3 de Agosto de 2020.

To request a Chromebook please click on the links below / Para solicitar una Chromebook, haga clic en los enlaces a continuación

Harmony School of Excellence – Laredo Student Chromebook Request Form / Formulario de solicitud y acuerdo de Chromebook para estudiantes HSE Laredo 

 

 

Families have enough to concentrate on these days without having to worry if their child has the tools they need to complete their schoolwork.

If your child doesn’t have consistent access to a computer device or the internet to complete schoolwork during virtual learning, Harmony Public Schools is here to help.

Beginning the first week of August, Harmony campuses across the state will be offering drive-by technology pickup days where families can pick up free computer devices and internet access solutions (ex. WiFi hot spot) for students to use to complete virtual learning during the 2020-2021 school year.

Last spring, about 4,000 Harmony students took advantage of our device-lending program, or about 1-in-every-8 students.

Through these devices, students and families will be able to access Harmony’s new learning management program Schoology. Through Schoology, students will be able to interact with both teachers and peers in a more in-depth, interactive learning experience that includes both live and on-demand classes, academic tutoring, interventions services, parent-teacher conferencing, and even extracurricular activities.

Families will also have full access to grading, assignments, schedules, progress reports, and messaging with Schoology, placing all a family’s educational tools in one easy-to-use program.

Best of all, when the time to return to campus comes, the student’s Schoology account will follow them back to campus, easing the transition for students, families, and teachers.

To find out when your campus will host its technology pickup day, follow them on Facebook.

To learn more about Harmony’s 2020-2021 reopening plan, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/ReOpening.

At Harmony Public Schools, our top priorities are the health and safety of our students and staff, as well as the academic and developmental growth of our scholars.

In response to the continued spread of COVID-19 in the communities which we proudly serve, Harmony Public Schools is announcing the following revised plan for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

 

THE BASICS

Students at all HPS campuses statewide will start the academic year on Monday, August 17 in an online-only setting. Classes will continue online-only until at least Tuesday, September 8. During these three weeks, you will receive a survey asking your family to choose the option of either continuing classes online only, or returning to campus for in-person learning after Labor Day, if possible. Harmony will announce no later than the first week of September whether there is a need to extend online-only learning further, or if families who have opted for on-campus learning may return for in-person instruction. Students who opted for at-home learning will continue to learn remotely throughout the remainder of the school year, unless they notify their campus of a change request through Skyward.

All HPS staff will continue to work remotely while campuses are closed, unless a specific and essential job function requires their presence on campus or at an administrative office.

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REASON FOR CHANGE

The primary purpose of these changes is to provide a safe educational environment for both our students and staff members, as well as to comply with local ordinances in many of our Harmony communities which specifically prohibit in-person schooling until after Labor Day.

SUPERIOR NEW ONLINE LEARNING SYSTEM, FEATURING ENHANCED STUDENT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Accelerating your child’s education – even when learning from home – is one of our core missions. That’s why we’ve spent the summer completely revamping our online learning system to create a more interactive learning environment that’s easier to use for families, better connects students to their teachers and classmates, and – most importantly – promotes academic growth even while our campuses are closed.

 

With our new Schoology learning management system, students attending classes online will experience a robust academic experience with more one-to-one engagement with teachers through live classroom sessions, regular online office hours, as well as academic tutorial sessions, and intervention services for students who need them.

 

Students also will enjoy options for at-home, online extracurricular activities — including club activities, and both e-sports and academic competitions — that will allow them to stay connected with their classmates online, even if they can’t be together in person.

 

Parents will have full access to instructional materials, assignments, grading, calendars, student progress updates, and parent messaging in one simple platform.

 

Best of all, when it’s time for your student to return to campus, the Schoology system will follow them seamlessly back to campus, making the transition easier for both your student and your family.

 

Harmony teachers have spent their summers learning the intricacies of Schoology and will be prepared to incorporate it into their learning beginning on the first day of class.

 

 

 

 

STUDENTS NEEDING COMPUTER DEVICE OR INTERNET ACCESS

For the purpose of completing schoolwork, Harmony Public Schools will provide computer devices and/or internet access by request to those students without access at home. Each campus will have a drive-by pickup option for computer and WiFi access in early August. For more information, please contact your Harmony campus.

 

MEAL SERVICES
Free meal services will continue to be provided beginning the first day of school. Please contact your campus or follow them on Facebook to learn more about meal pickup dates, times, and locations.

 

 

ATTENDANCE FOR AT-HOME LEARNERS

A daily digital attendance record will be taken for all students learning from home, according to Texas Education Agency guidelines and requirements. Those at-home learners not in attendance will be marked “Absent,” as they would if learning on campus.

 

ENHANCED ON-CAMPUS SAFETY PROTOCOLS

To make sure our on-campus learning experience is as safe as possible for HPS students and staff members, Harmony will institute a broad spectrum of campus safety protocols once on-campus instruction resumes.  Some of the new safety protocols include:

  • 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.
  • Remaining flexible regarding student and team member absences due to COVID-19, as allowed by TEA guidelines and applicable employment laws.

 

 

HANDLING OF COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

Whether screened at school or self-screened at home, the following conditions are considered symptomatic of COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and could lead to a required leave from campus:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19

 

RETURNING TO CAMPUS AFTER COVID DIAGNOSIS OR SYMPTOMS

Anyone displaying the signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should follow below self-quarantine policy:

Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with Positive Testing

The following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

  1. Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with Negative Testing or MD Note

If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19 and wants to return to campus before completing the above stay at home period, the following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • Either obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis OR obtain a negative COVID-19 test AND

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications).

Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with No Testing and No U.S. Based Medical Provider’s Note

The following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Readmittance will be granted when the following has been completed:
  1. Proof of negative COVID tests or U.S. based medical provider’s alternative diagnosis delivered to campus health staff or registrar if no health staff is available OR

  2. when all three of the following criteria are met:

  • At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • At least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

FAMILIES NEEDING ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE

We look forward to partnering with your family this school year to help your child continue to grow academically. We understand that any adjustments to the normal school environment or calendar may create unexpected challenges for some families. If you would like to discuss specific needs for your student or family that are not addressed above, please contact your local Harmony campus or contact us via our Let’s Talk online platform.

 

 

 

AVISO DE CAMBIO EN EL PLAN DE REAPERTURA DE LAS ESCUELAS PÚBLICAS DE HARMONY

 

En las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony, nuestras prioridades son la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y nuestro personal, así como el crecimiento académico y de desarrollo de nuestros estudiantes.

En respuesta a la continua propagación del COVID-19 en las comunidades a las que orgullosamente servimos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony anuncian el siguiente plan revisado para el inicio del año escolar 2020-21.

 

ASPECTOS BÁSICOS

Los estudiantes de todos los campus de HPS en todo el estado comenzarán el año académico el lunes 17 de agosto en un entorno solo en línea. Las clases continuarán solo en línea hasta al menos el martes, 8 de septiembre. Durante estas tres semanas, usted recibirá una encuesta en la que se le pedirá a su familia que elija la opción de continuar las clases solo en línea o regresar al campus para el aprendizaje presencial después del Día del Trabajo, si fuese posible. Harmony anunciará, a más tardar en la primera semana de septiembre, si es necesario extender más el aprendizaje solo en línea, o si las familias que han optado por el aprendizaje en el campus pueden regresar para la instrucción presencial. Los estudiantes que optaron por el aprendizaje en casa continuarán aprendiendo a distancia durante el resto del año escolar, a menos que notifiquen a su campus una solicitud de cambio a través de Skyward.

Todo el personal de HPS continuará trabajando a distancia mientras los campus estén cerrados, a menos que una función de trabajo específica y esencial requiera su presencia en el campus o en una oficina administrativa.

MOTIVO DEL CAMBIO

El propósito principal de estos cambios es proporcionar un entorno educativo seguro tanto para nuestros estudiantes como para los miembros del personal, así como para cumplir con las ordenanzas locales en muchas de nuestras comunidades de Harmony que prohíben específicamente la escolarización presencial hasta después del Día del Trabajo.

NUEVO SISTEMA SUPERIOR DE APRENDIZAJE EN LÍNEA, CON MEJORES OPORTUNIDADES DE PARTICIPACIÓN DE LOS ESTUDIANTES Y ACTIVIDADES EXTRACURRICULARES

Acelerar la educación de su hijo, incluso cuando aprende en casa, es una de nuestras misiones principales. Por eso hemos pasado el verano renovando completamente nuestro sistema de aprendizaje en línea para crear un entorno de aprendizaje más interactivo que sea más fácil de usar para las familias, que conecte mejor a los estudiantes con sus maestros y compañeros de clase y, lo que es más importante, que promueva el crecimiento académico incluso cuando nuestros campus estén cerrados.

 

Con nuestro nuevo sistema de gestión del aprendizaje Schoology, los estudiantes que asistan a clases en línea experimentarán una sólida experiencia académica con un mayor compromiso individual con los maestros a través de sesiones de clase en vivo, horarios de oficina regulares en línea, así como sesiones de tutoría académica y servicios de intervención para los estudiantes que los necesiten.

 

Los estudiantes también disfrutarán de opciones de actividades extracurriculares en línea en casa -incluyendo actividades de club y competiciones académicas y de deportes electrónicos- que les permitirán estar conectados con sus compañeros de clase en línea, incluso si no pueden estar juntos en persona.

 

Los padres tendrán acceso completo a los materiales de instrucción, tareas, calificaciones, calendarios, actualizaciones del progreso de los estudiantes y mensajes para los padres en una plataforma sencilla.

 

Lo mejor de todo es que cuando sea el momento de que su estudiante regrese al campus, el sistema Schoology lo seguirá de forma constante de regreso al campus, haciendo la transición más fácil tanto para su estudiante como para su familia.

 

Los maestros de Harmony han pasado sus veranos aprendiendo las complejidades de Schoology y estarán preparados para incorporarlo a su aprendizaje a partir del primer día de clase.

 

 

ESTUDIANTES QUE NECESITAN COMPUTADORA O ACCESO A INTERNET

Con el fin de completar las tareas escolares, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony proporcionarán computadoras y/o acceso a Internet, previa solicitud, a aquellos estudiantes que no tengan acceso en su casa. Para solicitar un dispositivo o acceso a Internet, comuníquese con su campus de Harmony.

 

SERVICIOS DE COMIDA
Se seguirán ofreciendo servicios de comida gratuitos desde el primer día de clases. Comuníquese con su campus o sígalos en Facebook para obtener más información sobre las fechas, horarios y lugares de retiro de las comidas.

 

ASISTENCIA PARA LOS ESTUDIANTES EN CASA

Se llevará un registro digital de asistencia diaria para todos los estudiantes que aprendan desde casa, de acuerdo con las directrices y los requisitos de la Agencia de Educación de Texas. Aquellos estudiantes en casa que no asistan serán marcados como “Ausentes”, como si estuvieran aprendiendo en el campus.

 

PROTOCOLOS DE SEGURIDAD MEJORADOS EN EL CAMPUS

Para asegurarnos de que nuestra experiencia de aprendizaje en el campus sea lo más segura posible para los estudiantes y miembros del personal de HPS, Harmony instituirá un amplio espectro de protocolos de seguridad en el campus una vez que se retome la instrucción en el campus. Algunos de los nuevos protocolos de seguridad incluyen:

  • Controles de temperatura para los estudiantes y el personal.
  • Exigir que todos los estudiantes y empleados usen mascarilla cuando estén en el campus o en otros ambientes de grupo. (Los estudiantes pueden traer su propia mascarilla, o la escuela se la proporcionará).
  • Limitar el tamaño promedio de las clases para permitir el distanciamiento social. (El tamaño exacto de la clase dependerá del número de estudiantes que asistan de forma presencial o solo en línea).
  • Espaciar los pupitres al menos seis pies de distancia para mantener un distanciamiento social adecuado y/o instalar separaciones donde los estudiantes no puedan mantenerse a seis pies de distancia.
  • Limitar severamente las rotaciones/los intercambios de clase para prevenir la propagación de gérmenes en el campus y limitar los intercambios de persona a persona.
  • Escalonar los horarios de entrada y salida para limitar los intercambios de persona a persona.
  • Modificar los procedimientos de entrada y salida (por ej., los estudiantes van directamente a clase después de la entrada y/o esperan en el aula al final del día hasta que los padres llegan a buscarlos).
  • Pedir a todos los estudiantes que se laven las manos con frecuencia.
  • Limpieza nocturna minuciosa por la empresa contratada.
  • Requerir capacitaciones de Concientización y Prevención del Coronavirus para todos los empleados.
  • Permanecer flexible en cuanto a las ausencias de los estudiantes y miembros del equipo debido a COVID-19, como lo permiten las directrices de TEA y las leyes laborales correspondientes.

 

 

MANEJO DE LOS SÍNTOMAS DE COVID-19

Ya sea que se examinen en la escuela o que se autoexaminen en casa, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades consideran que las siguientes condiciones son sintomáticas de COVID-19 y podrían implicar un abandono obligatorio del campus:

  • Tos
  • Falta de aire o dificultad para respirar
  • Escalofríos
  • Temblores repetidos con escalofríos
  • Dolor muscular
  • Dolor de cabeza
  • Dolor de garganta
  • Pérdida del gusto u olfato
  • Diarrea
  • Sentirse afiebrado o una temperatura medida mayor o igual a 100 grados Fahrenheit
  • Contacto cercano conocido con una persona con COVID-19 confirmado por un laboratorio

 

REGRESO AL CAMPUS DESPUÉS DE UN DIAGNÓSTICO O SÍNTOMAS DE COVID

Después de un diagnóstico de COVID-19 o de la aparición de síntomas, los estudiantes y el personal deben estar sin síntomas durante al menos 72 horas antes de regresar al campus, incluyendo una temperatura de menos de 100 grados sin el uso de medicamentos antifebriles. Aquellos diagnosticados con COVID-19 también deben tener una nota del médico que permita el regreso.

 

 

FAMILIAS QUE NECESITAN APOYO EXTRA

Esperamos asociarnos con su familia este año escolar para ayudar a su hijo a seguir creciendo académicamente. Entendemos que cualquier ajuste en el entorno o calendario escolar normal puede crear desafíos inesperados para algunas familias. Si desea hablar sobre las necesidades específicas de su estudiante o familia que no se han tratado anteriormente, comuníquese con su campus local de Harmony o comuníquese con nosotros a través de nuestra plataforma en línea Let’s Talk.

 

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Attention HSE Parents,

Please click on the link below to learn about the “Optional End of Year Assessment” that Texas Education Agency developed.
Harmony Public Schools will not register for this test as a district but the parents are more than welcome to register their children individually to check how well their children have learned this academic year.

https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/student-assessment-overview/optional-end-of-year-assessments

 

Atención padres de familia de HSE-Laredo

Haga clic en el enlace a continuación para obtener información sobre la “Evaluación opcional de fin de año” que desarrolló la Agencia de Educación de Texas.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony no se registrarán para este examen como distrito, pero los padres son bienvenidos a registrar a sus hijos individualmente para verificar qué tan bien han aprendido sus hijos este año académico.

 

https://tea.texas.gov/student-assessment/testing/student-assessment-overview/optional-end-of-year-assessments

 

 

Esteemed Harmony Family,

First and foremost, I hope that you and your family are doing well!  We would like to take this time to communicate that HSE-Laredo will provide summer and fall dual credit courses through Lone Star College.  Please view the following important information:

1) Thoroughly read the HSE-Laredo dual credit action plan document.

2) If you are new to dual credit and would like to register for summer or fall, you must complete the steps on pages 3-5.

3) If you have taken at least 1 dual credit course and would like to register for summer or fall, you must complete the steps on pages 6-7.

4) If you wish to take a dual credit summer course, you must complete the steps in the document by Friday, May 15th, 2020.

5) If you wish to enroll in a dual credit fall course, you must complete the steps in the document by Friday, August 7th, 2020; however, we urge you to complete the items by May 29th, 2020, so we can address any issues that may arise.

6) Our counseling team will assist you throughout this dual credit endeavor.  Please contact the following counselors if you require assistance:

11:        N. Chelik         nchelik@harmonytx.org

10:       I. Pala              ipala@harmonytx.org

9:         L. Cantu          lcantu@harmonytx.org

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Click here to learn how to help your child with school in a few easy steps from home.

Haga clic aquí para aprender cómo ayudar a su hijo(a) con la escuela con unos sencillos pasos desde su hogar.

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Telephone town hall hosted by Congressman Henry Cuellar to all of high school students
As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, our students’ educational pathways, as well as their daily lives, have been disrupted.
To help high school and college students during these challenging times, Congressman Cuellar is  hosting a telephone town hall to answer questions regarding returning back to school, educational loans and grants, and their future careers in the post-COVID world.
If you are a high school or college student in the Texas 28th Congressional District, join us on Tuesday April 28, 2020  at 1 PM CT. Registration is required.
Please click on the link below

https://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/5BE4K146XCOVSO4

 

Thank you and we hope everyone is staying safe.
Orlando Ramirez | Outreach Coordinator
Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28)