The following is a list of questions commonly asked by parents and students about the start of the 2021-22 school year at Harmony Public Schools.

For more information, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/playbook.

Harmony Public Schools
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:  Will Harmony Public Schools offer virtual learning this year?

A:  No. Harmony will return to  face to face instruction  at all campuses for the 21-22 school year as mandated by the Texas Education Agency. We are excited to have our students back in the classroom and will continue to support their social, emotional, and academic growth.

Q:  What will on-campus instruction look like for this year?

A:  Just as before the pandemic, students will attend in-person learning  according to the academic calendar. This calendar can be found on your campus website.  Teachers will provide in-person learning, which includes hands-on activities, small group projects and intervention, station rotations, teacher one-on-one support, etc.

Q:  What COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place for students and teachers?

A:  Face masks are optional for both students and Harmony team members, but are strongly recommended.  Physical distancing may be maintained to the extent possible.  Hand sanitizer will be provided, and students will be encouraged to practice frequent hand washing, use of hand sanitizer, and physical distancing.  Teachers will sanitize high-touch areas in the classroom when necessary.  Because the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving, we may update protocols as the situation dictates.

Q:  My child struggled with virtual learning, and I am concerned they are academically behind.  How will Harmony help my child regain academic progress?

A:  We understand that some students struggled last year.  Our educational teams are here to diagnose learning loss and provide an intervention plan to address it.  This will include regular Response to Intervention (RTI) system implementation, after school tutoring, small group instruction, Saturday school, and summer school options.

Q:  My child excelled with virtual learning last year.  Will they be academically challenged this year?

A:  Yes!  We will continue to provide rigorous instruction with differentiated options for students including emphasis on college and career readiness.

Q:  Will extracurricular activities resume this year?

A:  Yes!  We anticipate all extracurricular activities to resume for students, including academic clubs, athletics, fine arts, UIL, competitions, etc. Check the Clubs page of your campus website throughout the year for new clubs and extracurriculars.

Q:  After a year out of the classroom, how will students and staff be supported in transitioning back to a social setting?

A:  Harmony will provide mental health support to our students and staff during and after the back to school transition period.  Each campus will utilize a Behavioral Counselor and implement support systems to ensure all students and staff receive the help they need.

Q:  Where can I apply for free or reduced price meals?

A:  All students eat FREE this year at all schools! Your child will automatically receive their free meal(s) each day in your campus cafeteria. You may, however, still be asked to complete a Free & Reduced Meal eligibility form once the school year starts, as this plays a crucial role in determining the amount of federal and state funding your child’s school may receive.

Q:  What safety protocols will be in place during breakfast and lunch?

A:  Cafeteria teams will continue to clean and sanitize dining areas.  Physical distancing will be maintained to the extent possible.  Students will sanitize their hands before and after eating, and will not be allowed to share food or utensils.  Harmony will maintain adult supervision in the cafeteria to reinforce mealtime safety measures.

Q:  Will water fountains be available for students?

A:  Students will have access to touchless water fountains and are encouraged to bring their own reusable clear water bottles to use throughout the day.  Water bottles should be taken home daily to be cleaned.

Q:  What if my child displays symptoms of COVID-19 while at school?

A:  The teacher will immediately call the Health Aide, who will pick up the student from the classroom and place the student in isolation to minimize interaction.  The school Health Aide will communicate with the parent/guardian, and the student will be sent home.  The student may not return to school until clearance is given by the school Health Aide.  Additional guidance on the criteria that must be met prior to the student’s return to school is located in the Harmony Public Schools Back to School Playbook, 2021-2022.

Q:  Should I notify the school if my child tested positive for COVID-19 or was in close contact with someone who tested positive?

A:  Yes, families will self-report within 48 hours to the Health Aide if their child(ren) tested positive for COVID-19 or if they believe the child(ren) has been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Q:  How will I be notified if my child is exposed to COVID-19 at school?

A:  If classroom exposure occurs, families will be notified via letter home, call, or school messaging services and the classroom will be sanitized.

Q:  May I visit my child’s school?

A:  Harmony always welcomes visitors to campuses and district offices, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will implement some limitations to minimize risk.  Visitors will check in through the front office security system, and we will continue utilization of temperature checks.  All visitors should complete a self-check before entering a school building, and visitors with COVID symptoms should NOT enter school buildings or offices.

 

 

Student Orientation - Harmony School of Innovation SA

Student Orientation - Harmony School of Innovation SA

Dear Harmony School of Innovation-San Antonio Parents/Guardians,

We hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer! We are so glad you will be a part of our Harmony School of Innovation family this upcoming school year. Please find the student orientation dates below:

Monday, August 9th
8:30 AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Pre-K – 8th Grade Student Orientation

During the Orientation, you will receive your scholars’ schedule, visit different stations, have the opportunity to complete required school forms and meet HSI-SA faculty.

Stations set up will include:
*Student ID badge photos taken (Badges will be provided after school begins). $5 replacement charge if lost
*PTO Sign up
*Before and After School Care sign up
*Sports Sign Up
*Club Sign Up

During orientation the following is available for purchase with check or money order only (no cards):
*School spirit shirts from previous school years will be on clearance for $5. (limited sizes available)
*Reserve your Student Planner for $5 (all PK-8th grade students are required to purchase a planner for the 2021-2022 school year).

Student uniform items will not be sold during orientation hours on August 9th.

August 6th begins tax free weekend. Uniform items purchased from the front office that day as tax free. The following items are available now for purchase with debit or credit cards only through our front office between 7:30 and 4:30 Monday-Friday (closed on holidays):
*Uniform tops $13.86 each (1-2 tops)
*Uniform tops $11.09 each (3-5 tops)
*Uniform tops $9.24 each (6+ tops)
*School jackets will be on sale for $18.48 each

If you have any questions please feel free to call the school at 210-265-1715. Thank you again for choosing Harmony School of Innovation-San Antonio, we look forward to seeing you at orientation!

Sincerely,
Bambi L. Teaff, Principal

Orientation Letter Link

LOTE Survey

LOTE Survey

Dear 6th-8th Grade Parents/Guardians:

Please complete the following LOTE survey to let us know whether your child would like to be in Spanish or Turkish this school year.  Thank you for your support.

Survey Link

Uniform Shirts

Uniform Shirts

Dear HSI families,

Please find the pricing information listed below in regards to uniform shirts and jackets (amounts listed are before taxes).

1-2 uniform shirts —> $13.86 each
3-5 uniform shirts —> $11.09 each
6+ uniform shirts —> $9.24 each
Fleece jackets —> $18.48 each

Purchases can be made with debit or credit card only.  If you have any questions please feel free to call the front office at 210-265-1715.  Thank you

District Summer Safety Committee Meeting

District Summer Safety Committee Meeting

Dear HSI families,

There will be a District Summer Safety Committee Meeting on Wednesday, July 21st, at 9:00 am.  If you would like to be added to the attendee list, please contact Mr. Zengin at yzengin@harmonytx.org – thank you.