First Day Of School

August 11th is the first day of the 2022-2023 school year.  We look forward to seeing all of our scholars and are excited for another great year!

First Day Of School

2022-2023 School Supply List

2022-2023 School Supply List

 

Dear HSI families,

Please see the link below to the 22-23 school supply lists. Thank you!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TQAwWpiXLkPmAR0DXi0rdOQiwmew5WMB/view?usp=sharing

Summer Reading Assignment

Summer Reading Assignment

Please see below the attachment for the Harmony Summer Reading Assignment for incoming middle school students (6th – 8th grades).

Summer Reading Assignment

 

Children need nutritious meals to learn, grow and thrive.

The Summer Meal Programs ensures kids have no-cost, health meals this summer and return to school read to learn.

Help us spread the word about this valuable program!

Text FOOD to 304-304 or visit SummerFood.org to find a site.

Los niños necesitan comidas nutritivas para aprender, crecer y prosperar.

Los programas de comidas de verano aseguran que los niños tengan comidas saludables sin costo este verano y regresen a la escuela leyendo para aprender.

¡Ayúdenos a correr la voz acerca de este valioso programa!

Envíe FOOD al 304-304 o visite SummerFood.org para encontrar un sitio.

Last Day Of School

Last Day Of School

Thursday, May 26th, is the last day of school.  It has been a great year with all of our wonderful scholars, families and staff.  We hope that you have a fun-filled Summer and we look forward to seeing you back for the 2022-2023 school year!

Graduatioin & Promotion Ceremonies

Graduatioin & Promotion Ceremonies

Please make your calendar for our Graduation and Promotion Ceremonies which will take place on May 24th.

Kinder – 9:00
5th Grade – 9:45
8th Grade – 10:30

All are invited to our Harmony San Antonio Community Produce Market which will take place on May 21st from 12:30-2:30 at Harmony School Of Excellence SA (2015 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX).

Affordable prices – cash, credit and SNAP forms of payment accepted.

Flyer Link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZwTV4W_1dB91JJDMcR4K-T3Xi7j0A2CI/view?usp=sharing

College & Career Spirit Week

College & Career Spirit Week

Join us in our College & Career Spirit Week by participating in the following dress days:

Mon (May 16): We Are College Bound – Wear a college shirt with jeans
Tues (May 17): Dreaming Over The Rainbow – Grade levels wears a designated color with jeans
Pre-k & LS – pink 
Kinder & 1st grade – purple 
2nd & 3rd grade – yellow 
4th & 5th grade – orange 
6th grade – green 
7th grade – red 
8th grade – blue
Wed (May 18): Career Day – Dress in the attire of what real life profession you aspire to be in
Thurs (May 19): Step Up To College Education – Wear crazy socks with jeans
Fri (May 20): Wild About College – Wear an animal print shirt with jeans

**Please Note – jeans with holes, tears and distressed marks of any kind are not allowed. If your child is participating but not dressed according to the dress theme of the day, they will be asked to call home for the parent to bring them a uniform.

Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo

Join us by participating in Cinco de Mayo Spirit Week May 3-6.  The dress days are as follows:

Tues (May 3): Teacher Tuesday – Dress as your favorite teacher for National Teacher Appreciation Day
Wed (May 4): Star Wars Day – Wear a Star Wars shirt & with jeans(May the 4th be with you)
Thurs (May 5): Happy Cinco de Mayo! Dress in anything red, white and green (jeans okay)
Fri (May 6): Tourist Appreciation Day – Wear your wackiest and tackiest outfit

**Please Note – jeans with holes, tears and distressed marks of any kind are not allowed. If your child is participating but not dressed according to the dress theme of the day, they will be asked to call home for the parent to bring them a uniform.

Celebrate National Super Hero Day With Us

Celebrate National Super Hero Day With Us

Students and staff may dress up like a super hero on Thursday, April 28th, in celebration of National Super Hero Day.

Each year on April 28th, National Superhero Day honors superheroes, both real and fictional.

Batman, Superman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Hulk, and Spiderman are just some of the superheroes whose names we recognize. Even though they are fictional, these superheroes are great role models for our children. They serve and protect while fighting evil.

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. ~ Gerard Way

Our real-life superheroes may not have superpowers or wear capes, but they are also great role models who serve and protect while fighting evil. Military personnel, police officers, firefighters, and teachers are just a few of the heroes who protect us on a daily basis.

**Please Note – jeans with holes, tears and distressed marks of any kind are not allowed. If your child is participating but not dressed according to the dress theme of the day, they will be asked to call home for the parent to bring them a uniform.

PEBT benefits will soon be available for families whose children have experienced COVID related absences and who qualify for free or reduced price benefits through the National School Lunch Program.  

 

Does my child qualify?

 

Both criteria must be met to qualify for PEBT benefits.

 

#1 A COVID related absence from August – December due to a positive test or exposure that has been verified by the campus.  COVID absences from January  – May will receive benefits in July.

  

#2 Eligible for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program.  To determine your child’s eligibility, submit an application through www.schoolcafe.com.  Paper applications may also be requested from the school office.  Students attending a CEP campus or who are directly certified automatically meet the eligibility requirement.      

  

The deadline to complete a meal eligibility application is April 6th.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Child Nutrition Assistant.

We're Hiring

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 apply online.

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

On Friday, April 22nd, wear blue and green with jeans to celebrate Earth Day.

We all need love and care, including Mother Earth – let’s take care of nature and make this a sustainable place for those yet to come!

**Please Note – jeans with holes, tears and distressed marks of any kind are not allowed. If your child is participating but not dressed according to the dress theme of the day, they will be asked to call home for the parent to bring them a uniform.

Student & Staff Holiday Harmony School Of Innovation San Antonio

Student & Staff Holiday Harmony School Of Innovation San Antonio

Friday, April 15th, and Monday, April 18th, are both a Student and Staff Holiday.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, April 19th.  Enjoy your extended weekend!

Student & Staff Holiday

Student & Staff Holiday

Friday, April 8th, is a Student and Staff Holiday.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 11th.  Enjoy your three day holiday!

Fiesta Dress Days

Fiesta Dress Days

We will have special dress days in celebration of Fiesta (April 5th – 7th).

April 5th (Tues): Pinata Tuesday – Wear as many bright colors that you can (jeans okay)

April 6th (Wed): Como La Flor – Wear your flowers (headpiece, clothing, accessories – jeans okay)

April 7th (Thurs): Dress Your Fiesta Best – Wear your best Fiesta clothes

April 8th (Fri): Student & Staff Holiday

**Please Note – jeans with holes, tears and distressed marks of any kind are not allowed. If your child is participating but not dressed according to the dress theme of the day, they will be asked to call home for the parent to bring them a uniform.

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day

We invite our HSI Lobos to wear a blue shirt with blue jeans on Friday, April 1st, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day which is on April 2nd.  This day seeks to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and improve the lives of those currently living with autism.  That is why we wear blue on this day.

**Please Note – jeans with holes, tears and distressed marks of any kind are not allowed. If your child is participating but not dressed according to the dress theme of the day, they will be asked to call home for the parent to bring them a uniform.

Harmony Team Walk Siclovia March 27th

Harmony Team Walk Siclovia March 27th

Hello HSI Families,

Catch our Harmony Team at Siclovia on Sunday, March 27th. We will be out and about with the community playing in the streets.

If you would like to join us we will meet at S. Flores (H-E-B) at 9:30 and make our way towards Roosevelt Park. You are welcome to walk with us for a short while and then enjoy the event with your family. There will be activities for youth, treats for pets, food trucks and so much more.

**Please dress for warm/hot weather and be sure to stay hydrated.

Siclovia is from 10a – 2p. We hope to see you there!

Student Holiday Spring Break

Student Holiday Spring Break

Friday, March 11th, is a Student Holiday and District Staff PD.  The following week, March 14-18, is Spring Break.  Classes will resume on Monday, March 21st. We hope that everyone has a fun, safe and enjoyable break!

Dr. Seuss Dress Days

Dr. Seuss Dress Days

Join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss by participating in the following spirit dress days:

Tuesday (Mar 1): “Green Eggs & Ham” – Wear a green shirt with jeans
Wednesday (Mar 2): Favorite Character Day – Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character (Thing 1/Thing 2, Dr. Seuss, etc.).  Parade at 8:30 (see below for more info).
Thursday (Mar 3): “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” – Wear animal print shirt and/or pants (jeans okay)
Friday (Mar 4):Oh the Places You’ll Go” – Dress up in attire from your “real life” career of choice

Parents/Guardians – you are invited to our Favorite Dr. Seuss Character Parade that will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd, at 8:30.  Please plan to arrive early as gates will close by 8:05.  You may stand along the parked cars in the parking lot – the parade will run from the cafeteria doors to the gym.

**Please Note – jeans with holes, tears and distressed marks of any kind are not allowed. If your child is participating but not dressed according to the dress theme of the day, they will be asked to call home for the parent to bring them a uniform.

In accordance with United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, an entity planning to submit a federal grant application must afford a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted.

Harmony Public Schools hereby gives notice to the public that it intends to file the following applications and request awarded amounts for federal grant funds with the Texas Education Agency for the school year 2022-23. HPS welcomes comments or questions concerning any of these grants, and requests that any comments or questions be submitted by June 30, 2022 using the form below.

En concordancia con United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, una entidad que planea presentar una solicitud de subvención federal (subsidio) debe brindar una oportunidad razonable para comentarios públicos. Las siguientes son las subvenciones federales que

Harmony Public Schools por la presente notifica al público que tiene la intención de presentar las siguientes solicitudes y solicitar los montos otorgados para fondos de subvenciones federales con la Agencia de Educación de Texas para el año escolar 2022-23. HPS agradece los comentarios o preguntas sobre cualquiera de estas subvenciones y solicita que los comentarios o preguntas se envíen antes del 30 de junio de 2022 mediante este Google form.

Books Bring Us Joy

Books Bring Us Joy

Dear Parents and Families:

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from March 7th – March 10th in the 2nd Floor Library (parents may shop 7:45-2:45 (closed 12:00-1:00):

  • Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account as early as Friday, February 11th to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.  Click HERE to see a video on how to set one up for your child.

  • If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair (March 4-17). All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/harmonyschinnovsanantonio2

We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!

Happy reading,

Bambi Teaff, Principal of HSI-SA

HSI-SA High School Transition Parent Night

HSI-SA High School Transition Parent Night

Dear 8th Grade Harmony Parents,

You are invited to our High School Transition Parent Night.  All 8th-grade parents are encouraged to attend at least one of the evenings.

We will host an in-person 8th-grade parent night on Thursday, March 3rd, at 5:30 pm in the 3rd-floor cafeteria.  The virtual parent night was held on Thursday, December 2nd, at 5:30 pm.

For both parent nights, counselors from our feeder school (Harmony Science Academy) will be talking about what to expect as your student gets ready to enter high school.  You will also have the pleasure of hearing from one of our very own HSI graduates about his high school experiences.  During the in-person night, parents/guardians will also be given a folder that contains some work samples from their College & Career Counseling class along with information about high school courses, etc.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Group Pictures

Group Pictures

Classroom Group Picture Day is on Thursday, February 24th.  Students will wear their uniforms.  You may order your pictures online at mylifetouch.com with the code EVTK2J2JD.

Staff will have their group picture at 7 am in the gym.

Each school year, thousands of families submit their application to become a part of Harmony Public Schools.

Here’s how we select applicants for enrollment each year to make sure each applicant has an equal opportunity to become our next high-achieving Harmony scholar.

STEP 1

Each January, we ask current families to let us know if they’ll be coming back to Harmony next year. This is called “Re-Enrollment.”

STEP 2

Based on the number of students returning next year and the number of classes in each grade level, we determine how many open spots we will have for new students.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, new families are submitting their applications during our annual Open Enrollment season, which runs from November 1 through February 10 each year.

STEP 4

After February 10, if the number of new applicants is greater than the number of available spots we have, Harmony holds a “blind lottery” to make sure all applicants have a fair opportunity to be seated.

STEP 5

Families of students selected for enrollment are notified. Those not selected are put on a “waitlist” and contacted as soon as a spot opens up.

… and that’s it!

Here are some answers to our applicants’ most frequently asked questions.

#1 – IS THERE ALWAYS A LOTTERY?

Not always, but often.

Whether a lottery is needed is determined by the number of spots available at each grade level and the number of eligible applicants interested in them.

#2 – I WAS SELECTED FOR ENROLLMENT –
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NEXT?

Most importantly, we need you to officially accept the spot (a link will be provided on the acceptance letter). Then, between now and next fall, you’ll need to officially register your child and provide a few documents verifying their identity and home address.

After that, we’ll see you on the first day of school!

(Note: If you were accepted by more than one campus, please register at your preferred campus and decline the invitation of any others. This will allow us to offer those spots to another prospective Harmony family.)

#3 – I WAS PLACED ON A WAITLIST –
IS THERE ANY CHANCE I WILL GET TO ATTEND?

Absolutely – so don’t give up hope! Students initially placed on a waitlist are given the opportunity to enroll all the time at Harmony, often for one of the following reasons:

  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery didn’t completion registration by the deadline.
  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery moved away.
  • A student was selected by two schools in the lottery, but of course could only register at one.
  • We added an an extra class at the grade level for which you applied.
  • One of our nearby campuses had an opening,
    and reached out to see if you were interested in attending there.

More Questions?

Reach out to us on Let’s Talk to let us know how we can help!