Entries by John Boyd

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Harmony extends expired federal COVID-19 benefits for all employees

 On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans,  Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.   The benefits previously were part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal program which provided American workers a number of […]

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U.S. Department of Education awards Harmony $27.8 million grant

(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, […]

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Harmony Public Schools hosts HPS Reading Challenge

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 […]

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Need a computer for virtual learning? Harmony can help

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 […]

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Harmony Public Schools to allow each family to choose to return to school or continue at-home learning for 2020-21 school year

 Harmony Public Schools will allow each family to choose whether to continue learning from home or return to campus for in-person learning for the 2020-2021 school year, based on each family’s unique needs. Families can also switch between the two as local COVID-19 conditions or family situation changes. The flexible learning plan was announced by […]

Your family counts! Be sure to complete the 2020 U.S. Census

Harmony Public Schools is encouraging our families to take a few moments to complete the 2020 U.S. Census online, by phone, or mail. The 2020 Census is a count of everyone who lives in the United States and its territories. The 2020 Census questionnaire asks a few simple questions like the age, sex, and the […]

COVID-19 & ‘clean campus’ procedures for after spring break

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 […]

A note for families about Coronavirus & spring break travel

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 […]

An important note about Coronavirus for Houston-area families

To Our Harmony Community, Wednesday night, Health Department officials in Fort Bend County announced the first presumptive case of COVID-19 — better better known as Coronavirus — in the Greater Houston area. The patient, a man in his 70s who had recently traveled overseas to a high-risk country, is in stable condition. While no cases […]

Free School Meals for All Students

Due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on the families of Houston, the Texas Department of Agriculture is allowing school districts located in counties declared a disaster area to serve ALL students (regardless of eligibility) a free breakfast and lunch until September 30th, 2017. Our school will be participating in this initiative, so we are […]

Gifted and Talented Education Announcement

In accordance with the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented students, Harmony Public Schools will begin taking nominations for kindergarten and newly-enrolled students in grades 1-12 for gifted and talented screening. Effective September 1, 2017, anyone interested in the educational welfare of these students may nominate them for assessment. Nomination forms are available […]