Archive for month: September, 2018
Each year from September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The 2018 Hispanic Heritage Month theme is: “Hispanics: One Endless Voice to Enhance our Traditions.” The theme invites us to reflect on Hispanic American’s tradition, history and culture.
The ESL and Spanish departments will be hosting Heritage Night on October 10th from 3:05 – 5:00 in the cafeteria this year. ESL students from 4th-8th will be participating as well as LOTE students.
The Scholastic Book Fair will run from October 8th-12th. Special programs include:
Lunch with Grandparents*: Monday, October 8th
Bring a lunch to share with your prince or princess!
Students in Kindergarten 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Students in 1st grade 11:08-11:38 a.m.
Students in 2nd grade 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Students in grades 3-4, 11:20-11:50 a.m.
Students in grades 5-8, 12:10-12:35 p.m.
*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your student’s lunch period. For students in grades K-3, it is extremely important to let their teacher know (either by note or email) that they will be eating lunch with a grandparent so that they can be sent directly to the commons area when they are dismissed for lunch.
Family Night Tuesday, October 9th 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Join us for contests, raffles, special performances, and food trucks!
Donuts with Dukes
Join us for a morning of donuts and great books at the Book Fair!
Students with last names starting with A-L
Thursday, October 11th, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Students with last names starting with M-Z
Friday, October 12th, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Dear HSE Parents,
Please help our school continuously improve by completing this OPTIONAL survey. Any and all feedback is welcome and will be used by the school improvement team to help review, revise, and implement school policies currently in place.
Please read for more information on how the school staff, parents, and students of HSE will all share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This document will be explained to parents by teachers during the parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, October 25, 2018.
Please read for more information on the school’s expectations for parent engagement including a list of common events and activities for parents and families to attend throughout the school year.
Please read for more information on how the school will use various federal and state funds to improve student achievement and facilitate parent and community engagement.
You are cordially invited to Harmony Houston North annual Title I meeting on Monday, October 1st, from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Also, you can give input at the Parent Family Engagement Review meeting on Thursday, September 20th from 9:00 to 11:00 am.
Both meetings will be held at 3203 N Sam Houston Pkwy W Houston, TX 77038 room #408
Fill out a survey HERE
September 12, 2018
- There are no staff members on duty until 7:00 A.M. to watch the students outside.
- Students are not allowed in the building before 7:20 A.M. unless they are reporting to a team practice.
- Therefore, we are not responsible for those who are here before 7:00 A.M.
- Please remember the final drop off time is 7:45, and students will be counted as tardy if they enter the building at or later than 7:50 A.M.
There available spots for these clubs if you are interested in enrolling your child/ren.
- Tuesday – Home Skills – (2nd – 4th grade)
- Wednesday – Club invention – (2nd & 3rd grade)
- Friday – Club invention – (4th & 5th grade)
- Friday – Guitar – (2nd – 8th grade)
Title I informational sessions will be held in the HSE cafeteria from 4:45 to 5:00 pm on
Tuesday, September 11th
Wednesday, September 12th
Thursday, September 13th
New drop-off/parking/pickup rules will be implemented on Tuesday with the biggest changes happening for Advancement High School students and their buses.
Be sure to check out both maps so we can have a smooth transition and, hopefully, a much more efficient parking lot!
HSE will be issuing numbered hanging car tags to replace the windshield stickers currently used at dismissal. The car tags are easier to transfer from car to car and the larger print makes the numbers easier to read. Tags will be neon yellow this year and will change color every year.
We will begin issuing car tags on September 5th
Receiving Car Tags:
- Car tags will be sent home with students who already have a number assigned to them from previous years
- Each student will get 2 copies of the new car tag; extras will be made by request
- For students who are NEW to HSE, parents will need to come to the front office and show ID to receive their number*
* Parent/Guardian must present ID and be listed in Skyward to verify they are legally able to pick up the child
- There will also be an opportunity to receive your car tags during Info Nights
Displaying Car Tags:
- Car tags must be displayed in the window, whether it’s hung from rear view mirror or on the dashboard, in order to have the student released to the parent
- Stickers need to be discarded if they do not match the number on the tag
- If the parent shares their car tag and number with anyone, they assume the responsibility for their child’s safety
- Official implementation starts on September 10th – if you do not have your car tag you will need to park and claim your tag.
- Media & Public Relations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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).
As required by Title IX, Harmony Public Schools does not (and is required not to) discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. This non-discrimination requirement applies to admission to and employment with Harmony Public Schools. Inquiries into issues related to Title IX may be referred to Harmony’s Title IX Coordinator(s) (identified below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.
Title IX training presentation link
Harmony’s Title IX Coordinators:
Director of Internal Investigations
HPS Central Office
713-343-3333 x1104 Employee and applicant matters
Kelly Ann Hebeler
Director of Employee Relations
HPS Central Office
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.