Every Campus Received a “Met Standard” Rating!
The Seven Harmony Districts Received six “A”s and one “B” Rating:
The Fall Festival will be held on Friday, November 1st, from 5-7 PM. Tickets will be sold for food and activities.
Help us celebrate being “Drug-Free” by participating in the Red Ribbon dress-up days listed in the flyer below. Please remember that all special dress days still need to follow the student handbook guidelines. Thank you
You are invited to our Storybook Parade that will be held on Thursday, October 31st, at 8:30 AM. Students that are dressed up as a storybook character AND have their book will participate in this parade. Guests may watch the parade from the parking lot so there is no need to sign in with the front office.
Please join us for our Fall Book Fair on October 28th through October 31st. The fair will be open from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of that week and will be open from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm on Thursday (closed on Friday). It will be also closed daily from 12-1:20. If you would like to shop online please visit http://harmonyschinnovsanantonio – thank you.
We are partnering with CVS to host a flu clinic for ages 7 and up. Please sign up in the front office, fill out the consent forms and leave a copy of your insurance if you would like to participate.
The most common insurances CVS takes are Aetna, Caremark, United Health Care, Cigna, Medicare, Community First, and Federal BCBS. They do not accept a few BCBS plans, Tricare, and Superior.
The vaccine costs forty dollars, but for the clinic participants without insurance, the vaccine will be twenty-five dollars. They prefer cash payments but will accept checks also.
CVS will bring HD flu vaccines for individuals over sixty-five years old.
Friday, October 18th, is Wear It Pink Day. Students and staff may come dressed in pink from “Head To Toe” To Support Breast Cancer.
Monday, October 14th, will be a student holiday. Parent-teacher conferences will also be held on this day from 2:00-6:00.
Students may wear a blue shirt with uniform bottoms on Wednesday, October 9th, to support National Stop Bullying Day. We would also like for our staff to participate.
Harmony Public Schools implemented home visits over a decade ago now called HPS PATH program (Parent and Teacher Home visits). We are proud to announce that all six districts and 58 campuses are active participants in the HPS PATH Program.
Home visits are intended to develop a positive and impactful relationship with families. This is an opportunity to get to know you and your child in the comfort of your own home. Time is taken to share your Hopes & Dreams for your student, academic expectations, and share school resources. Home visits are not parent/teacher conferences. They are meant to “get to know each other” and to build a viable relationship for the academic benefit of your student.
Studies show that this program has increased student academic achievement and improved parent engagement in schools. It has brought teachers and families closer together and created opportunities for better communications between home and school.
We are excited about the HPS PATH Program and look forward to meeting with you and your student! To request a home visit, please click here:
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Harmony Public Schools (San Antonio District) has partnered with the San Antonio FC Soccer Club to bring you “Harmony Family Night”!
Make plans to join us on Saturday, September 28th at 7:30 pm as the San Antonio FC take on Fresno.
Our discounted group ticket rate is $12.50 per ticket and it includes a food voucher as well as the opportunity to hold the flag on the field during the National Anthem.
Get tickets here: https://groupmatics.events/event/SAFCHarmony19
To participate in the pre-game flag experience, please arrive no later than 6:40 pm.
The month of September celebrates Hispanic Heritage. We invite our students and staff to help us celebrate by participating in the dress-up days that are listed in the flyer below.
Harmony Family and Friends! Please join us on September 24th at 3:30 pm in the 3rd-floor cafeteria to engage in ELA & Math games and activities. Learn fun and exciting ways to explore ELA & Math.
Dear Harmony Parents/Guardians: Please click on the link below to view an important letter regarding the safety of our students and updated times that the gates will be open and closed during the day. Thank you
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 web site. Here are the links for the forms;
The forms must be returned to the front office by Friday, September 27, 2019. G/T assessment period will take place in October.
For more information about the screening and identification process, parents may contact the school’s GT coordinator or GT coach/teacher.
We would like to invite all of our wonderful Harmony grandparents to come have breakfast with their Harmony grandchild/grandchildren on Friday, September 6th, from 7:30-8:00 AM in the 3rd-floor cafeteria.
Please see the attached message from the administration about morning drop-off and dismissal procedures.
We invite all of our families and staff to our first PTO meeting of the school year. The meeting will take place on August 22nd at 3:30 p.m. in the first-floor cafeteria. Please see the attached agenda and a list of officer duties below.
Picture day for individual pictures will be held on Wednesday, August 28th – Students will wear their uniform. Information will be sent home with students the week before.
Student Orientation will be August 12th and 13th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed from 1:00 – 2:00) for all students. During this time families will have the opportunity to visit their student’s classroom, drop off school supplies, purchase items such as uniforms, ID’s and planners (credit cards only please), learn about VOLY and sign up for PTO. Please see the attached orientation letters below:
We love our parent volunteers! If you would like to volunteer please create a parent account through VOLY. We already have a few opportunities available for you. Click on the link below for directions.
August 14th is the first day of school. We look forward to seeing all of our students and are excited for another great year!
Please see the attached Academic Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year below.
The 2019-2020 school supply lists are now available – click on the links below to access the desired grade level.
“We are very happy to continue to reward our staff for their dedication to excellence,” said Fatih Ay, CEO of Harmony Public Schools. “Every year our 34,000 plus students consistently exceed state education standards. Our teacher’s hard work is recognized annually by major publications, such as US News Best High Schools, and noted children’s advocacy groups.”
In addition to a base salary increase of between $3,500 & $5,000, teachers will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 if they have between 5 and 9 years of classroom experience. Those with more than 10 years’ experience will receive $2,000. “We see this as an investment not only in our teachers but in our students as well,” Ay said.
The new salary schedule follows Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of the $11.5 Billion school finance reform package. Harmony chose to target additional funding into pay & benefits for teachers and staff. These increases have been presented to the HPS Board of Directors, and will be up for approval after receiving regulations from TEA.
Harmony Proposed Pay Increases
- Website Accessibility
Harmony Public Schools (“Harmony”) is committed to making the information on its website accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the Harmony website, please contact HPS Webmaster by email at email@example.com . Please include the following when communicating with Harmony regarding accessibility issues:
A description of your accessibility concern.
The format in which you prefer to receive the materials.
The web page address of the requested material(s).
The best way to contact you (email address or phone number, or both).
Harmony will make appropriate accommodations to facilitate access to any website content.
Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
Please note that some pages on the Harmony website contain links to third-party sites, which are not within Harmony’s control. If you notify Harmony of problems with accessing a third-party site that is necessary to participate in one of Harmony’s programs or activities, we will make the material or information available in an accessible format.
- Report Bullying
If you are experiencing a problem with bullying at Harmony, or have other discipline-related concerns regarding one of our schools, please fill out the form at the link below for the Dean of Students.
- HPS Child Find Policy
It is the policy of the Harmony Public Schools to ensure that
- All children with disabilities enrolled in the charter school regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated; and
- A practical method is developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.
These requirements apply to:
- Homeless children;
- Children who are wards of the state;
- Highly mobile children (including migrant children); and
- Children who are suspected of being in need of special education but who are advancing from grade to grade.
20 U.S.C. 1412(a)(3)(A); 34 CFR 300.111(a)(1)(i), (c).
- Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy
It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.
- Non-discrimination Statement in Career and Technical Education Programs
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS offers support to school district for career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Education and Training; Finance; Government and Public Administration; Health Science; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services; Information Technology; Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security; Manufacturing; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment in HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS secondary schools.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its CTE programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
HARMONY PUBLIC SCHOOLS will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and CTE programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, CHARLES LAMBERT, and/or the Section 504 Coordinator, IHSAN KARA, at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Phone: (713) 343-3333.
- Aviso de No discriminación en los Programas de Educación Profesional y
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony ofrecen programas vocacionales en Agricultura, Alimentación y Recursos Naturales; Arquitectura y Construcción; Artes, Tecnología de Audio / Video y Comunicaciones; Administración de Negocios y Administración; Educación y Entrenamiento; Finanzas; Gobierno y Administración Pública; Ciencias de la salud; Hospitalidad y Turismo; Recursos Humanos; Tecnología de la Información; Derecho; Seguridad Pública, Correccionales y Seguridad; Manufactura; Mercadeo; Ciencias, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas; Transporte, Distribución y Logística. La admisión a estos programas se basa en el número de estudiantes de secundaria registrados en las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades de CTE, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Las Escuelas Públicas Harmony tomarán las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y CTE.
Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX, CHARLES LAMBERT, y/o el Coordinador de la Sección 504, IHSAN KARA, a la siguiente dirección: 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099, Teléfono: (713) 343-3333.
- TX Transition and Employment Guide
The Texas Transition and Employment Guide provides youth, young adults, parents and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals to education, employment, and community living.
Access the guide — in English and Spanish — at the Texas Transition Website.