Dear Parents and Guardians:

SUBJECT: PSAT

On October 12, HSI-Sugar Land will offer the PSAT to students in grades 9-11. The 9th graders will be taking the PSAT8/9, and the 10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT. The scores from these assessments will be used to
help determine class placement for next year and help students track how they are doing with regard to college readiness.
Additionally, for 11th graders, their scores on the test will determine their eligibility for scholarships, including the National Merit Scholarship.

Links for the student guides are below in the chart. Student guides contain detailed information about the tests for parents
and students as well as sample questions. Additional practice tests are available online at College Board
(www.collegeboard.org/psatpractice) and online at Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org/).

On testing day, students need to arrive on time to school and are expected to wear their uniforms in accordance with the
dress code policy. Students are encouraged to get a restful night’s sleep before the test and to eat a healthy breakfast on
the day of testing. Additionally, please remind your child not to bring his/her cell phone or other electronic devices into
the testing room. As per College Board rules, students caught with these prohibited devices will have their scores
canceled.

Lastly, on test day, HSI-Sugar Land will be closed to all visitors and parents, including lunch drop-offs, until testing is
complete. The estimated end time for testing is 1:30 pm.

Thank you for your continued support.

Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land

Dear Mustang Families,
We appreciate your patience with drop-off and dismissal in our school grounds, however we would like to address a pressing issue.
Our student’s safety is our utmost priority. It has come to our attention that many students are walking across the streets to be dropped off/picked up. It is understandable that the dismissal route may be overwhelming at the moment however we are pleading that you follow the given route. We want each student to reach school and back home safely. Currently, we see students walking across Old Richmond Rd. and Belknap Rd., cars making U-turns and drivers parking or dropping off/picking up in the nearby neighborhoods. All these practices; though may save a couple minutes at most, are putting lives at risk.
We have started our after school clubs, and are currently working with our construction team on student parking spaces, which should relieve some traffic for everyone. Police officers are posted on Belknap Road to help direct our traffic to and from our campus to the main streets.
As observed, our current dismissal plan is running rhythmically.
Again, we are grateful for all that you do for your students and will appreciate your support with enforcing the dismissal plan by dropping and picking your student on school grounds.
Sincerely,
HSI- Sugar Land Administration
Attn: Parents/Guardians,
School Cafe applications are open to all families who wish to apply, if you have any additional questions or need assistance please email childnutrition.houstonwest@harmonytx.org.
This is the link to our district’s schoolcafe: https://www.schoolcafe.com/harmonypshoustonwest
This is the link to a step-by-steps guide on creating an account:
Our campus will be awarding all students whose parents have applied by this Friday, September 23rd! 🍕

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The school will host its annual Title I parent and family engagement meeting on October 6, 2022. The meeting will be at 5:00 PM in the cafeteria. Please see the flyer for more details. Thank You

Annual Title I Meeting for Parents and Families

Get ready to say cheese!!! Picture day is coming up, all students must be in school uniform. 😎

Mustangs!
We are pleased to announce the First Career Night of the 2022-23 academic year happening this month.
Sign up to hear excellent professionals from the medical field.
The Medical Career Night will take place on Tuesday, September 20th at 3:45 pm at the school cafeteria. You must stay in the cafeteria after dismissal. The deadline to sign up is Monday, September 19th, 2022.
See you there!
Dear Mustangs,
Our club website registration is down, and no payments are available to be made at the moment. Please continue to attend your clubs regularly, your advisor will let you know once this issue has been resolved.
Have a great week and thank you for your patience! 🙂

Dear Senior Parent(s) or Guardian(s), 

Senior year of high school is an exciting, busy time for both you and your student. We hope, in the months ahead, that you are able to make wonderful memories of this special time before your student  heads off to college. 

This may also be a time when you begin to have serious conversations about college costs, or how to  secure financial aid for college. Although it may seem stressful or confusing, having these conversations and taking action early can simplify the process for your family.

For many students, financial aid makes college after high school a realistic goal. And when higher education feels attainable, students are more likely to pursue it. In 2019, House Bill 3 introduced a new graduation requirement for Texas students. Beginning with the 2021–22 school year, all students need to submit a financial aid application, taking one of the following actions to graduate:

  • Complete and submit the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) 
  • Complete and submit the Texas application for state financial aid (TASFA) 
  • Submit a signed opt-out form 

With that in mind, we encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid 

(FAFSA) as soon as you are able after the October 1st release date. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for a variety of aid: federal, state, and school-based, as well as grants and 

Scholarships.

The sooner the FAFSA is completed, the sooner you and your student can make informed college choices…and get back to enjoying all the memory-making moments still in store.

Beginning October 1, visit www.studentaid.gov to begin the FAFSA application and submit it for the following academic year (2023-2024).

Also, FAFSA help is available! Check with your high school counselor, schedule an appointment  with the UAspire financial aid advisor, and attend one of our FAFSA workshops for more support and information.

 

Announcement:

HSI Sugar Land will also be hosting a 12th Grade College Application/FAFSA-TASFA Night on our campus on September 22nd from 5:30 pm to 7 pm for Senior Parents/Seniors. We look forward to seeing you there! 

You can find the flyer for this event here: 12th Grade College Application FAFSA/TASFA Academic Night 

HSI Sugar Land College and Career Department 

Dear Mustang Families, 

As we are closing the second week of school, we want to thank you all for your continued support. We appreciate your patience with dropoff and dismissal in our school grounds,  however we would like to address a pressing issue. 

Our student’s safety is our utmost priority. It has come to our attention that many students are walking across the streets to be dropped off/picked up. It is understandable that the dismissal route may be overwhelming at the moment however we are pleading that you follow the given route. We want each student to reach school and back home safely. Currently, we see students walking across Old Richmond Rd. and Belknap Rd., cars making U-turns and drivers parking or dropping off/picking up in the nearby neighborhoods. All these practices; though may save a couple minutes at most, are putting lives at risk. 

We have started our after school clubs, and are currently working with our construction team on student parking spaces, which should relieve some traffic for everyone. Police officers are posted on Belknap Road to help direct our traffic to and from our campus to the main streets. 

As observed, our current dismissal plan is running rhythmically.

Again, we are grateful for all that you do for your students and will appreciate your support with enforcing the dismissal plan by dropping and picking your student on school grounds. 

Sincerely, 

HSI- Sugar Land Administration 

 

Not sure what day your club meets? Check our after school club schedule to make sure you don’t miss out! 😀

Suicide is a problem that touches the lives of many Americans. Many of us may know someone, such as a friend, family member, or coworker who has attempted or died by suicide. Over the past two decades, suicide rates have steadily risen in the United States. Suicide is currently ranked 10th for cause of death among all ages. It is important for you to know that suicide is preventable. With commitment and engagement in our communities, workplaces, and homes, together we can help reduce the number of suicides. Resources are available to assist in noticing the warning signs, risk factors, treatment, and therapies.

Hello Parents/Guardians,
HSI-Sugar land would like to invite all 9th-11th grade students, their parents to our Parent Academic Night event on Thursday, September 29th, 2022 @ 5:30 PM. Save the date and hope to see you there!

Dear Students and Parents,

In anticipation of next week and the start of our after School clubs, we would like to announce that officially all club’s commencements will be starting on Tuesday, September 6th 2022 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. During dismissal students will be in the front of the building, where they will be picked up.

Here is the link to register for New Clubs if you have not done so! Once you register, please attend your Club according to the Schedule starting tomorrow! You will be officially Registered member once you attend the first day of your club and also submit your Registration package to your Club Advisor/ Coach including the related Club Payments. Thank you!

Club Registration LINK

If you have any questions, please contact the front office.

Sincerely,

HSI Engagement Team

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Announcement!

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 at the front office and on the school’s website.

 

Parent GT Referral Form in English

Parent GT Referral Form in Spanish

 

The deadline for GATE referral is September 30, 2022, and G/T assessment period will take place in October. For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s G/T coordinator or G/T coach/teacher.

GATE (Educación para estudiantes dotados/talentosos) Anuncio

De acuerdo con el Plan Estatal de Texas para la Educación de Estudiantes Dotados / Talentosos, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony comenzarán a recibir referencias para kindergarten y estudiantes recién inscritos en los grados 1-12 para la evaluación de estudiantes dotados y talentosos.

Cualquier persona interesada en el bienestar educativo de estos estudiantes puede nominarlos para dicha evaluación. Los formularios de referencia están disponibles en la oficina y en el sitio web de la escuela.

 

Forma de nominación

 

La fecha límite de referencia de GATE es el 30 de septiembre de 2022 y el período de evaluación de G / T se llevará a cabo en octubre.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de selección e identificación, los padres pueden comunicarse con el entrenador / maestro de GT de la escuela.

As we embark on a new school year unlike any other, we at Harmony recognize the increase in challenges that many of our students and families are facing. As such, if there is any need, for example, a need for food, clothing, mental health support, or if your family is going through a difficult time and it is affecting your child, please let us know.

This year, we are offering parents the means to communicate any non-academics needs to the school through a Student Assistance Form, better known as a SAF. By submitting a SAF, you will be alerting the campus administrators to your child’s needs and will give us an opportunity to provide resources, support, or some form of assistance.

We look forward to a new school year in the hope that by working together we can provide a safe, caring, and collaborative atmosphere for our students where all their needs are met.

You can also access the Student Assistance Form (SAF) at the following link: www.harmonysaf.com

Student Assistance Form link

Hello Parents/Guardians, 

HSI-Sugar land would like to invite all Senior students, their parents to our Senior Parent Night event on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 @ 5:30 PM. Save the date and hope to see you there!

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

In anticipation of next week and the start of our afterschool clubs, we would like to announce that officially all club’s commencements will be starting on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 from 4:00-5:00 PM. During dismissal students will be in the front of the building, where they will be picked up. 

For club schedule conflicts ONLY, please fill out this club form to choose the specific club to be dropped for our team to work on ASAP. If you have any additional questions or concerns, place your comments at the bottom of the club form.

Thank you, 

Campus Engagement Team

 

Dear Students and Parents,

I hope this email finds you well.

There is going to be a NACAC college fair on September 25th Sunday, 2022 between 1PM-4PM. We will be taking our 11th and 12th grade students. NACAC College Fair is a big opportunity with many advantages to students who are in the process of college application and who are getting prepared to be in the process. It will give them the sense of motivation for pursuing education when they interact with the representatives from the college. NACAC provides a platform for students to ask their questions about the admission process and get their answer directly from the first hand party from the colleges itself. It also allows students to figure out or explore more colleges they did not think about or heard of before. Addition to that they can discover the colleges they were not aware that they are matched to. While students may extend their college list, they can also narrow down what they are not matched for from their college list. Other advantages of NACAC College Fair for students is that they will get knowledge on the colleges’ financial aid opportunities which is the biggest obstacle for most of the students discontinuing post-secondary education. Last but not the least, students will be able to collect information without making the campus visit trip to the actual site. This definitely saves time and money for them.

 

Attached is the flyer and the link for the detailed information below. Please complete your registration and submit the NACAC Confirmation Form with your permission slip before Thursday September 15th to reserve your spot on the bus. Transportation will be provided by the school. Please contact Habibe Agdeniz at hagdeniz@harmonytx.org

should you have any questions or concerns, please let us know!

Note: The permission slip is attached in the link below “Smartsheet Confirmation Form”. Please remember to upload it to the NACAC College Fair form including the registration proof with NACAC.

Registration Link

Detail Info about the Event

Smartsheet Confirmation Form

Thank you

HSI Counseling Team

Dear Seniors,
 
Have you started working on your applications? Are you ready to submit your documents? Good news! On Saturday, September 10th, we will be hosting a Senior Boot Camp here on campus where all seniors are expected to come together to work on their college applications. You will also get a chance to submit all of your required documents with the help of your counselor.
 
Our goal is to you have you submit your applications as early as possible. Submitting and applying early can lead to you earning more scholarships. Additionally, it may also help you to receive an answer for your admission decisions a lot earlier! 
I’m sure that you are all eager to read “Congratulations” from your dream school.
 
In addition to the above items, we will host a fun activity along with a few door prizes. 
 
More good news: We will also be providing breakfast to you all on the day of the boot camp.
 
We look forward to seeing you all at the Boot Camp!
Trust me, you do not want to miss this!!!
 
Date: September 10th, 2022
Time: 8:30-1:00pm
Location: Harmony School of Innovation High-Sugar Land
13738 Old Richmond Rd Sugar Land, Texas 77498

Estimados Alumnos,

¿Han empezado a trabajar en sus aplicaciones? ¿Están listos para enviar sus documentos? ¡Buenas noticias! El sábado 10 de septiembre, organizaremos un Senior Boot Camp aquí en el campus donde se espera que todos los estudiantes de último año se reúnan para trabajar en sus solicitudes universitarias. También tendrán la oportunidad de presentar todos sus documentos requeridos con la ayuda de su consejero.

Nuestro objetivo es que envíen sus solicitudes lo antes posible. Enviar y aplicar temprano puede llevarlos a ganar más becas. Además, ¡también puede ayudarlos a recibir una respuesta para sus decisiones de admisión mucho antes! 

Estoy seguro de que todos están ansiosos por leer “Felicitaciones” de la escuela de sus sueños.

Además de los artículos anteriores, organizaremos una actividad divertida junto con algunos premios de puerta. 

Más buenas noticias: También les proporcionaremos el desayuno a todos el día del campamento de entrenamiento.

¡Esperamos verlos a todos en el Boot Camp!

Confía en mí, no quieres perderte esto!!!

Fecha: 10 de septiembre de 2022

Hora: 8:30-1:00pm

Ubicación: Harmony School of Innovation High-Sugar Land

13738 Old Richmond Rd Sugar Land, Texas 77498

Please see our dismissal map.  All incoming traffic must enter from southbound Belknap into the, so that vehicles are not crossing over the single-lane road.  Staff and cones will guide you around the building.  Students will be in the front of the building, where they will be picked up.  All vehicles will exit right onto Belknap.
We are requesting patience and cooperation while any issues get ironed out.  We are all on the same team with the goal of having the safest and quickest dismissal possible.  Some ways you can help us achieve that…
  • Please consider carpooling with friends/family/neighbors when possible.
  • Please follow all directives from officers and staff.
  • Please do not get out of your vehicle while in the dismissal line.
  • Please do not tell your child to meet you at a different location.  This means both on and off campus.

Thank you,

Admin Team

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

We are excited to welcome you to the start of the 2022-2023 school year! We have a lot to look forward to this year! We have prepared this informative letter to convey Harmony’s policies and procedures as they relate to your students’ academic success. Below are some important things to keep in mind as we return to school:

First Day of School

  • First Day: As announced earlier, the first day of school will be Monday, August 29th. All students should report to campus by 8:00 AM each day to ensure they do not miss any learning time.
  • Contact Information and Address: Our school phone number will remain the same – 281-302 6445. The new address is 13738 Old Richmond Road. Sugar Land, Texas 77498.

Bell Schedule

We will not be having any short days (Wednesday) for this academic year. Click on the link below to view the bell schedule.

Bell Schedule

Dress Code

  • Backpack: Lockers will not be available to students until the end of the semester. Students are requested to bring CLEAR/MESH BACKPACKS.

 

  • Uniform: If your student does not have a uniform shirt, they can wear a PLAIN BLACK, NAVY BLUE POLO. If you have your previous uniform, you can wear that as well.

Student schedules

Student Schedules can be viewed in your Skyward/Family Access. Please make sure to familiarize yourself with your schedule and room numbers in Skyward. That will allow you to have a smoother transition as you go through the building the first couple of days. Please Click on the link below to view the map of the School with Room Numbers.

School Map

Dismissal

The dismissal map will be sent Friday afternoon.

No parking permits will be issued to our students for the first week of our school. Students CANNOT park the campus for the first week of school.

  • Carpooling to and from school for the first week is highly recommended. This will allow us to regulate traffic better.
  • Please follow the instructions given by authorities,
  • Please do not leave your vehicle unattended, or block the way. There will be a towing company for this kind of situation.

 

Clubs

All after school activities (clubs, academic competitions, athletics and tutorials) will begin on September 5th, 2022. Please communicate with your club advisors for further details. New Students who would like to join a Club, please see that specific Club Advisor next week to register.

 

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

If we can help with things like devices, meals, health and mental health, or anything else, check our website at https://hsisl.harmonytx.org/ or call our campus at 281-302-6445 to be directed to the right department.

 

We would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding throughout this stressful yet exciting time. We look forward to having our students back on our campus!

 

Let’s Go Mustangs!

 

Best Wishes,

 

Dr. Besli – Principal

Dear Parent/Guardian & Students,

We are excited to share the news that our campus is officially an “A” rated campus and has earned all 7 distinctions in the following areas:

ELA/Reading

Mathematics

Science

Social Studies

Comparative Academic Growth

Post Secondary Readiness

Comparative Closing the Gaps

We would like to thank our academic team, students, and parents for their continuous support. This would not have been possible without you.

Best wishes,

Admin Team

HSI Sugar Land

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

Welcome back!

With a new year comes new opportunities and a time for new beginnings. We believe this school year is going to be filled with more opportunities than ever for achievement, exploration, and inspiration for our students and team members across Texas.

This year, Harmony is proud to welcome its largest class ever – roughly 42,000 students – to our 60 campuses. Harmony also experienced its largest batch of new student applicants – more than 50,000 – for this school year. Neither of these accomplishments could have been possible without the support of our Harmony families and staff members sharing the good word about their school with friends, neighbors, and families. For that, we owe you our thanks.

Whether your family is new to Harmony or you’ve been with us for years, Harmony will offer each of our scholars the same high-quality, STEM-focused education filled with opportunities to connect and engage with their schools, teachers, and classmates.

Though it has been only a few days since the first of our schools opened for the 2022-23 school year, already we have some exciting news to share. This week, the Texas Education Agency released its first State Accountability Ratings since the start of the pandemic. We are excited to report that five HPS districts and 23 HPS campuses earned a perfect “A” rating on this key report. Two districts and 32 campuses also received “B” ratings. Collectively, Harmony was the highest scoring major Texas charter school network in terms of the percentage of campuses which scored a “B” or better.

These results come on the heels of some extraordinary spring STAAR test results, which found that statewide not only had most of our students made up any achievement loss caused by the COVID pandemic, but in the majority of our schools, our students actually scored higher than they did pre-pandemic. Despite these successes, the work to help our students fully rebound from the pandemic will continue throughout 2022-23, as we continue to emphasize additional learning acceleration and ongoing emotional well-being support for our students.

Our TEA Ratings and STAAR scores are just a couple of the reasons why we’re so excited to begin another school year, but there are plenty more. In addition to our normal annual programs and initiatives, Harmony will be focusing on several key areas this school year:

 

  • School culture and climates of character will continue to be a primary focus for all of our campuses. The positive results of this ongoing initiative already are plain to see. Systemwide, we have seen a dramatic drop in behavioral incidents at our campuses, as an increase in counselor staffing is helping to better support students before possible issues arise. HPS also is proud to share that in 2021-22, three of our campuses were named National Schools of Character, making a total of seven HPS national winners in the past three years. Thirteen campuses have also been named State Schools of Character. We expect several other campuses to earn these honors this year.

 

  • We will continue to focus on school safety measures and scientific-based health protocols to keep our students and staff safe and focused on achievement. Over the summer, each of our schools conducted additional campus safety training, including security audits of their points of entry. This is in addition to the long-standing security measures already in place, which include yearly safety audits, which exceed the TEA requirement of once every three years. We will continue to work to increase the safety of our school communities, as keeping our students and team members safe is our highest priority.

 

  • For our former students, we will continue to offer a number of assistance programs to ensure their long-term success after HPS. First, the HPS Alumni Career Center will provide ongoing support and services to assist them with career development, job placement, and long-term success. Next, Harmony is extending its postsecondary support services with the new Alumni College Coaching program. The program aims to provide on-college campus coaching, and monthly success workshops to increase Harmony graduates’ enrollment, retention, and more importantly their college completion. It will be piloted at three universities this fall: the University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, and North American University. Finally, our College & Career counselors are wrapping up a successful season of “summer melt” intervention to make sure last year’s graduating seniors become this year’s entering college freshmen. Across our system, HPS made personal contact with 94% of our Class of 2022 to make sure they are still enrolled in college, have their financial aid in order, and know when and where to be on Day 1 of college.

 

  • To help prepare our students for the workforce, we will continue to expand our Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Industry-Based Certification (IBC) programs. Harmony currently offers more than 650 career pathways courses in 10 different fields, including Biomedical Science, Engineering, Programming & Software Development, Accounting & Financial Services, and Business Management, among others. In 2021-22, HPS invested more than $19 million in federal funds into these programs, allowing more than 15,000 students to get a jumpstart on the future careers of their dreams.

 

  • Through our Harmony Partners in Education program, we will continue to seek businesses, volunteers, and other community members who can bring resources and opportunities to our schools and students. During 2021-22, Partners in Education matched more than 1,000 partners with school projects across our system.

 

  • For students interested in a career in public service, HPS will continue to expand its rapidly-growing Service Leadership Society, which already is among the largest of any school system in the state. Harmony’s SLS program is dedicated to encouraging civic engagement among our students and exposing them to leadership opportunities within their communities while at the same time, allowing them to interact with elected officials and their staff.

 

  • To continue supporting the continued influx of interest in Harmony, we are continuing to add new campuses and expand others. This school year, HPS debuts two new campuses – Harmony School of Excellence-Katy and Harmony School of Science-San Antonio – as well as four additional major campus expansions. We’re also breaking ground on three others – in El Paso, Fort Worth, and Leander – this school year.

 

As you can see, we all have a lot to look forward to this year.

On behalf of our team members, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you and your family to the 2022- 2023 school year. We look forward to getting to know your family better this school year and sharing all that Harmony has to offer.

Sincerely,

Fatih Ay
CEO | Harmony Public Schools