Archive for month: March, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
There will be no school on March 30th, 2018 due to a student holiday. The school will resume on April 2, 2018.
Dear Prospective parents,
HSE Sugar Land will hold its Lottery on March 29, 2018, at 5:00 pm.
Event Address: Harmony School of Innovation Sugar Land
13522 W Airport Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77498
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Harmony Science Academy – Harmony School of Innovation and our community partners are launching a new Parent Academy which will offer you and your family access to many exciting opportunities! The Parent Academy is being given to enhance parent engagement and transform students’ educational experience at home and at school so that our children can reach their fullest potential. Harmony Public Schools in collaboration with Family Houston, ESCAPE and Children at Risk, will host the Parent Academy for our Harmony Science Academy and Harmony Science Innovation SL parents. Parent Academy workshops will provide tips and tools to support parents in helping their children succeed in school. The Parent Academy will be held Saturday, March, 24th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
We want to congratulate our winners from yesterday’s LOTE Olympiad! Placing first place on the Spanish poetry category Vyshnavi Gade and also first place in the folk dance category with our amazing Turkish folk dance! In addition, placing in second place in the Turkish singing category Sharell Hernandez and in the Spanish singing category Christianna Occhipenti! We are so proud of our students!
Dear parents and students,
Harmony School of Innovation Sugar Land is providing TSI Testing one more time for this Academic year. In order for students to take a TSI test, the registration form must be completed and submitted by the Thursday, March 22 at 4:00 pm prior to the selected testing date. Harmony email account is required to complete the form. Students must preregister.
Walk-ins will not be allowed to test.
We hosted a School Safety Information Night for our parents and staff members with the participation of Sergeant Aldridge of the local SWAT team, and SLPD Crime Prevention Officer Johnston! We reviewed some of our current security measures and procedures already established, as well as discussed plans to further enhance security on campus.
Summer Dual Credit registration has started.
Dual Credit courses are courses offered for dual credit from agreements between high schools, universities and community colleges whereby a high school student enrolls in a college course and simultaneously earns college credit and high school credit for the course.
To ensure that students are taking meaningful dual credit courses, they need to be aware of the requirements and degree/certification requirements in their field of interest as well as their two-year college and their future four-year college. By tracking students’ college coursework along with their high school graduation plan, students should be aware of their progress toward the college goals. We have been seeing and helping students during our course selection one-on-one meetings and Summer Dual Credit courses for the last three weeks.
We have an agreement with both HCC and Lone Star. A student can take the Dual Credit from both colleges as long as they apply online and create an account.
HCC is free for all students and more convenient for in-person classes. You need to complete and turn in HCC Dual Credit Forms, Meningitis Shot Record and Test scores (SAT, ACT, or TSI).
Lone Star charges only service fee based on the number of credits and is more convenient for Online classes. You need to turn in LSCC Exceptional Admission Form, LSCC Parental Consent Form and Test Scores (SAT, ACT, or TSI).
I attached both of the colleges’ registration forms. Please fill out the forms and turn them into your assigned counselor or Mrs. Dok by this coming Friday, March 9 at 4:00 pm. All courses will be approved based on the College Core Curriculum.
Here are the Summer Dual Credit eligibility criteria for your reference.
Please Join Us!
We are proud to announce and invite you and your family to join us for the annual language and culture competition final.
Students will perform in singing, poetry, and folk dance…
Annual Language & Culture Competition
Monday, March 5th 2018 | 1:00PM
Harmony Public Schools – Central Office
9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S
Houston, TX 77099
The safety and security of our students is always the absolute highest priority at Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land. We take this responsibility with extreme seriousness and are constantly reevaluating existing procedures, equipment, and ideas to further enhance security on our campus. As recent events have heightened school security concerns across the country, we would like to invite our parents, students, staff, and community members to attend a School Safety Night with the participation of Sugar Land Police Department’s SWAT representatives.
Please join us in the 3rd Floor Multi-Purpose room on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:00pm. During this event, we will review current procedures, discuss plans for improvements, answer questions, and encourage feedback from attendees.
- Media & Public Relations
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
As required by Title IX, Harmony Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with Harmony Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to Harmony’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Title IX training presentation link
Harmony’s Title IX Coordinators:
Director of Internal Investigations
HPS Central Office
713-343-3333 x1104 Employee and applicant matters
Kelly Ann Hebeler
Director of Employee Relations
HPS Central Office
Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.