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District Parent and Family Engagement Policy

The District Parent and Family Engagement Policy was jointly developed with parents and families at the annual Title I meeting held in October. Below is a link to the adopted policy.

SPIRIT JACKET ORDER ANNOUNCEMENT

Great opportunity to order your HSI-Sugar Land Spirit Jacket.  The red and royal blue jackets come with our school logo lettering and mascot.
The jacket costs $35.00.  For $7.00 extra, you can have your name printed on the back of the jacket.  NO NICKNAMES.  If you order a 2XL or 3XL, there will be a $3.00 extra cost.
Please see Coach Roark for jacket sizing.
Full payment is to be made in the front office.  You may use a credit card or check with driver’s license on the check. ***After paying, give your receipt to Coach Roark.
THURSDAY, November 15, WILL BE THE DEADLINE TO PLACE AN ORDER AND MAKE A PAYMENT.  
 
Click on the link to place your order.  
 

Junior and Senior Potluck Picnic Has Been Cancelled

Junior and Senior Potluck Picnic has been canceled as a result of the expected rain on Friday.

 

When the picnic is rescheduled, details will be posted online and will be published in a new notice.

 

SAT Boot Camp`18 at Camp Olympia for 9th-10th-11th Grade

Dear Parents & Students, 

It is with great excitement that we invite your child to join us for our SAT Boot Camp`18 at Camp Olympia program. We have an action-packed program lined up this year that is sure to energize your child with a strong interest in SAT learning and exploration. Our goal is to provide our students with the test-taking skills, strategies, and content-specific review to be successful on the SAT test.

In addition to the exciting schedule of events, you can take extra comfort in knowing that HSI-Sugar Land will also provide:

● Online diagnostic testing so we know where you stand before you arrive

● 6 hours of intensive test prep on Saturday and Sunday including overviews from all test sections

● Suitable for any level of experience with the SAT

● Advanced strategies and problem analysis for all test sections

● College advising interview on Saturday and Sunday evenings

● A full exam administered on Khan Academy on Monday morning

Where: Camp Olympia – Camp Olympia – 723 Olympia Drive – Trinity, TX 75862

What: SAT Boot Camp`18 at Camp Olympia

When: November 16-17-18-19, 2018 (3 Nights-4 Days)

Who: Sophomore, Junior, and Seniors

Fee: $175 (Per Person)

Please turn the parent permission form to Mr. Ciftci at aciftci@harmonytx.org and let us know if you have any questions/concerns.

The Camp Booklet

Parent Permission Form

 

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Bilingual Teachers Needed!

We're Hiring

Harmony Public Schools is recruiting talented, compassionate bilingual teachers dedicated to helping every student succeed. Harmony offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Interested applicants may read the job description, or apply online.

Girls Basketball Tryouts

We will be having girls basketball tryouts next week at 3:30 pm. Tryouts will be located in the gym and athletic attire is required. Tryouts should be over at 5:30 pm.

 

FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE POTLUCK PICNIC

 

We’re throwing a potluck, and we hope that you will come.

We’re providing the drinks, hot dogs, and buns.
If your last name begins with A through H, please bring a side dish to pass for each plate.
If your last name begins with I through P, please bring a salad to share with everybody.
If your last name begins with Q through Z, please bring a dessert, sweet as can be.
November 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm in Eldridge Park
To ensure there is enough food and drink for everyone, please make RSVP with the link below.

Thanksgiving Lunch on Friday, November 16th

Dear Parent,

                We would like to invite you to our Thanksgiving Lunch on Friday, November 16th starting at 11:00 am.    

Please fill out & send this slip back to school by Monday, November 5

 

TSI Testing Nov. 10

TSI testing is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9 AM – 2 PM.  Below is the link to the online registration form.  The deadline to register for this testing date is Monday, November 5.  For more information about TSI testing, please see your counselor.
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District Title I – Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Dear Parents/Guardians,
 
Have you ever wondered how you can be involved in your child’s education at a District level?  Please join us for our upcoming District Annual Title I meeting on Monday, October 29th from 4:00 – 4:30pm at Harmony Science Academy – Sugar Land.  During this meeting, we will review, evaluate, and update/develop a written Parent and Family Engagement policy (PFE) and the School-Parent Compact.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to ptaylor@harmonytx.org, District Coordinator for Federal Programs.  *Light refreshments will be served*

Varsity Volleyball Game

We have senior night on Friday 19th of October. We encourage everyone to come out and support mustangs.
HSI – SL Mustangs vs YES Prep Southeast (Home Game) at 5 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week- October 22-26

We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week and pledging to stay drug free during the week of October 22nd.  Students will receive a red ribbon and can participate in the daily themes if they wear their ribbon and promise to say “NO to drugs!”  All dress code guidelines on page 15 of the Student Handbook remain in effect. 
 
Monday 10/22 will be “Put a Cap on Drugs.”  Students may wear a hat.
Tuesday 10/23 will be “Unite Against Drugs.”  Students may wear camo.
Wednesday 10/24 will be “”Lei” Off Drugs.”  Students may wear Hawaiian.
Thursday 10/25 will be “Team Up Against Drugs.”  Students may wear jerseys.
Friday 10/26 will be “Too Bright for Drugs.”  Students may wear neon.

No School Friday, October 19th

This is a reminder that there will not be school on Friday, October 19th for staff development.  We hope everyone has a fun and safe three-day weekend and look forward to seeing everyone on Monday to kick off the second quarter.

Varsity Girls Soccer Tryouts

Varsity Girls Soccer Tryouts will be Tuesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 25 from 3:30-5:00 at Eldridge Park. Students must be in attendance both days. Sign up sheet is outside Rm 318. Students need to wear appropriate athletic clothes, have running shoes and bring water. See Ms. Connelly or Ms. McCarthy for any questions.

Boys’ Basketball Tryouts

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Boys’ Basketball Tryouts(2 days, if necessary)

1st Day Tryout, WEDNESDAY, October 24,  3:30-5:30 p.m.(1st Cut List)
2nd Day Tryout, WEDNESDAY, October 31, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Final Cut List)
You must athletic attire to tryout.
All boys interested, must signup on the tryout list on Coach Roark’s office door.  Also, see Coach Roark for a tryout information packet.  You must do both, if you are interested.
If you have any questions, please see Coach Roark.

Level up with a Healthy School Lunch

Basically, the idea behind National School Lunch Week is to promote healthy meals to students and the theme that is decided by the TDW (Texas Dept. of Agriculture) is “Level up with a Healthy School Lunch” which plugs into students’ affinity for video games.

 

We encourage parents to join their students for lunch thrice for the following dates:

 

Tuesday – Oct 16th, Wed – Oct 17th and Thurs – Oct 18th.

PSAT Wednesday, October 10

Students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 10. The campus will be closed that day to visitors and parents, including lunch drop-offs, until after testing. On the day of the exam, students need to arrive to school on time and have a #2 pencil, eraser, and an approved calculator. Please read the attached PSAT parent letter for more information.

 

2018 PSAT letter

 

9th-grade PSAT Student Guide

 

10th and 11th-grade PSAT Student Guide

 

College Fair

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians & Students,

We extend a cordial invitation to you to the College Fair at HPS Central Office on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Over 60 institutions from the United States of America will be at the College Fair to provide parents and students with information about admission requirements, curriculum, career planning, financial assistance, housing, sports and activities, scholarships, work study, ESL programs, and costs associated with overseas education.

To register for the event, please turn in your parent/guardian permission forms to Mr. Ciftci (Room # 323). If you require additional information, please contact Mr. Ciftci at (281) 302-6745 ext. 323 or at email aciftci@harmonytx.org .

We will be looking forward to seeing you on the day.

Sincerely,

HSI – Sugar Land College Counseling Team

College Fair Flyer 2018 – 2019

Open enrollment begins soon

Open Enrollment 2018 - 2019 begins Thursday November 1st, 2018

The open enrollment period for new Harmony Public Schools students is approaching fast.

Open Enrollment for campuses statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10 for students wishing to enroll for the Fall 2019 semester.

What is Harmony?

Harmony Public Schools is a system of exceptional PreK-12 college-preparatory charter schools in Texas, specializing inScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Harmony has 56 schools in communities across Texas, including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and in neighborhoods everywhere in between. Click here to find a campus near you.

What comes with a Harmony Public Schools education?

The Harmony Public Schools system is frequently recognized as one of the best school systems in Texas for its well-rounded curriculum with a special emphasis on STEM education.

In 2018, six of districts received ‘A’ ratings from the Texas Education Agency on its annual state accountability ratings. The TEA also found that all of Harmony’s campuses earned a “Met Standard” rating in its 2018 STARR testing.

Harmony also has a 100 percent college acceptance rate system-wide among our graduating seniors.

What is our enrollment process?

Open enrollment for Harmony Public Schools statewide begins Nov. 1 and continues through Feb. 10. Our application and instructions for submission can be found online or at any of our campus offices. In the event the number of qualified applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment at any campus, a lottery is held at the end of February to fairly fill the available openings.

Find out more …

To find out more about our admissions process, including information about selection process and required application materials, please visit harmonytx.org/admissions.php

ESL Parent Night Thursday October 4, 2018.

You are invited to ESL Parent Night

for Harmony School of Innovation Sugar Land.

Please join us on October 4, 2018 from 5pm-6pm.

We will be sharing information about the ESL program,

TELPAS and how to support your child.

Students who attend with their parents will have the

opportunity to earn extra credit for their choice of class.

We hope to see you there!

 

ESL Parent Night Oct 4 2018

HSI-Sugarland Financial Aid Parent/Guardian Night

Dear Parents/Guardians & Seniors,
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HSI-Sugarland Financial Aid Parent/Guardian Night 
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm. – 7:30 pm.
Location: Multi-Purpose Room

 

NOTE: Please make sure to bring your own laptops with you.
I would like to extend an invitation for you to participate in a financial aid information session/workshop. During this session, you and your Scholar will have an opportunity to review the financial aid process, participate in a demonstration for filling out necessary financial aid forms, and complete the Financial Aid Form for Student Application (FAFSA) with the help of a financial aid expert. Financial aid is available to help students pay for college – and the first step to accessing those funds is to complete a FAFSA.
In order to complete the FAFSA, the following documents are required:
  • Social Security Number of Scholar
  • Scholar’s alien registration or permanent resident card if not a U.S. citizen
  • Driver’s License of Scholar (if any)
  • Financial information from the previous year (ex. for the 2017-18 school year, Scholars will need financial information from 2016)
  • Financial information includes the following:
  • W-2 Forms and other records of money earned in the previous year (if any)
  • Scholar’s Federal Income Tax Return from previous year (if any)
  • Parents Federal Income Tax Return (if Scholars are considered a dependent)
  • Scholar’s untaxed income records—(i.e. worker’s compensation, child support received)
  • Scholar’s current bank statements (if any)
  • Scholar’s investment records (if any)

Thank you very much for your willingness to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ciftci at aciftci@harmonytx.org.

Title I, Parents’ Right-to-Know: Highly Qualified Teachers

 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on December 10, 2015.  The ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  Under ESSA, all schools receiving Title I funds must inform parents of their right to ask schools about the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers.  HSI-Sugar Land encourages parents to communicate with their child’s teacher(s) on a regular basis. Additionally, parents are welcome to contact the principal, Mr. Simsek, or the Dean of Academics, Mrs. Qutob, for more information.  If you would like to view a teacher’s license, please access this link: https://secure.sbec.state.tx.us/sbeconline/virtcert.asp.  For more information on ESSA and the role of parents, please visit the United States Department of Education’s website at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/index.html.

Title I Documents

HSI-Sugar Land’s School-Parent Compact and Parent and Family Engagement Policy were jointly develop with parents and families. Both documents were reviewed and adopted at the annual Title I meeting on September 20. Attached are the documents as well as the presentation from the meeting. If you have any questions, please email dgerard@harmonytx.org.

GATE Parent Welcome Event

Dear New and Returning GT Students & Parents,

You are cordially invited to attend GATE Parent Welcome Event at Harmony School of Innovation – Sugar Land

GATE Parent Welcome Event will be held on Thursday, September 27, at 5:00 PM– 6.15 PM in Multipurpose Room (3rd floor).

Please contact Ms. Zadeh (ext 206) should you have questions or concerns.

We hope to see you all there

 

HSI-Sugar Land Wednesday Mail

Dear all,
Please find the link below to the Wednesday Mail of HSI-Sugar Land.
Best wishes.

 

Open enrollment begins soon for the 2019 - 2020 School Year!

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