Dear Families,
We are thankful!
As we prepare to take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want
to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many
students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn.

We thank:
● Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority
since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in
the classroom and eventually in a job.
● Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each
classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so
children do not want to miss out on learning
● Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra
hands and attention our children need

We appreciate each one of you so much. We look forward to seeing you
after the Thanksgiving holiday. We also hope you will keep in mind that
school is closed on Monday, November 23, 2020 – November 27, 2020 and
reopens Monday, November 30, 2020.
We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra days off
during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there,
even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning
time and leave your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it
is in high school.

Sincerely,
Dr.Sepesy

Dear Harmony Parents/Guardians,
Harmony Public Schools looks forward to educating your children during the 2020-2021 school year. We
have prepared this letter to inform you of Harmony’s policies and procedures as they relate to your
students’ attendance and academic success.
Please remind your student and keep these important absence points in mind:

  • When your student is absent from school, we must know that you are aware of that absence.
    Therefore, parents must contact their school campus EACH DAY a student is absent.
  •  If a student is absent and we have not heard from that student’s parents or guardians, we will
    notify the parent or guardian through the contact information on file. For this reason, it is most
    important that you provide us your latest and best contact information.
  • Upon return to school, students have 3 days to provide a note of excuse that has been signed by
    their parent/guardian or the medical provider. The note must describe the reason for the
    absence.
  •  Page 14 of our Student/Parent Handbook provides a list of excused and unexcused absences.

*Unless your student is specifically exempt from compulsory attendance, your student will be placed in
our Truancy Prevention Measure (TPM) program at their campus to address your student’s attendance.
Please refer to the HPS 2020-2021 Student/Parent Handbook for additional information. We encourage
our students to attend school on a regular basis to achieve academic success.
Sincerely,
Dr.Sepesy

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Friday November 20th, meal distribution will be extended from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. You will receive your student meals for the Thanksgiving Break. 

Parents wishing to pick up a meals without children present will need to present one of the following to verify guardianship:

  • Individual student report cards
  • Attendance record from parent portal of a school website
  • Birth certificate
  • Official letter/email from facility or school listing children enrolled
  • Other official ID cards (for example, IDs issued by a child care facility)

Harmony Public Schools is thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a wonderful break and stay safe. See you again on Monday, November 30th.

 

Comidas para el descanso de Acción de Gracias

Viernes 20 de noviembre, la distribución de comidas se extenderá de 3:00 a 5:00 pm. Recibirás sus comidas para estudiantes para el descanso de Acción de Gracias.

Los padres que deseen recoger comidas sin niños presentes deberán presentar uno de los siguientes para verificar la tutela:

  • Individuale boletas de calificaciones de los estudiantes
  • Registro de asistencia del portal de padres de un sitio web de la escuela
  • Acta de nacimiento
  • Carta oficial/correo electrónico de la instalación o la escuela que enumera los niños inscritos
  • Otro tarjetas de identificación oficiales (por ejemplo, identificaciones emitidas por un centro de cuidado infantil)

Harmony Public Schools estamos agradecidos por usted. ¡Feliz Acción de Gracias! Esperamos que tenga un descanso maravilloso y manténgase seguro. Nos vemos el lunes 30 de noviembre.

Harmony School of Science will be hosting a food drive from November 16th- November 20th from 8am-4pm.  Bins will be located outside of the campus for your convenience.   Nonperishable items only please!

 

Due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in El Paso we will be postponing our Trunk or Treat event that we had rescheduled for November 19th until March, for Read Across America week.
We appreciate your understanding! Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

Starting Monday, November 9, 2020 through November 30, 2020, we will be having our Poppin Attendance Challenge. The grade level with the highest attendance average will win a Home Movie Night Package.

A partir del 2 de noviembre, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony ofrecerán comidas gratuitas para todos los niños menores de 18 años. Los estudiantes menores de 21 años que están actualmente inscritos en una escuela y están identificados como discapacitados mental o físicamente también son elegibles. El desayuno y el almuerzo gratuitos estarán disponibles todos los días para los estudiantes que asisten a clases en la escuela. 

Para los estudiantes a distancia, habrá comidas disponibles para recoger en Harmony School of Science (1730 Joe Battle) los:

  • lunes por la mañana de 7:30 a 9:00 am
  • Viernes por la tarde de 3:00 a 4:00 pm

Distribución de comidas está abierto a nuestros estudiantes, sus hermanos y la comunidad.

Los padres que deseen recoger comidas sin niños presentes deberán presentar uno de los siguientes para verificar la tutela:

  • Individuale boletas de calificaciones de los estudiantes
  • Registro de asistencia del portal de padres de un sitio web de la escuela
  • Acta de nacimiento
  • Carta oficial/correo electrónico de la instalación o la escuela que enumera los niños inscritos
  • Otro tarjetas de identificación oficiales (por ejemplo, identificaciones emitidas por un centro de cuidado infantil)

Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con Maggie Cordova 

mcordova@harmonytx.org o 915-500-4193

Dear Harmony Parents and Guardians,

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, the current hospitalization rate of 32%, and the newly implemented Region 19 School Safe Zones, Harmony Public Schools – El Paso will not require 25% of students, that selected in person instruction, to return to campus on October 28th as previously communicated. In addition, teachers will continue to teach remotely.

We will however continue to offer learning centers for our students as needed. As a reminder, the learning centers, are a supervised “study hall” like setting where students complete their daily classwork remotely from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If interested, please contact your campus for learning center availability.

For more information regarding the Region 19 School Systems COVID-19 on Campus Attendance plan, please visit www.esc19.net/Page/1564.

Thank you for your unwavering support. We will continue to keep you updated as new developments take place.

Sincerely,

Kamil Yilmaz, M.Ed., M.S.
Area Superintendent- HPS West Texas District


Attention parents:

Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in El Paso, we have decided out of an abundance of caution, to postpone our Trunk or Treat Fall Parade scheduled for October 29th. Tentative new date will be November 19 from 4:30-6:30. We appreciate your understanding.

Stay safe!

Good Afternoon Harmony Parent/Guardian,

Our child nutrition assistants will be available next week to assist you one on one with completing lunch applications. Join any time that is convenient for you on Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Please check your email for the zoom link.

Please see the attached PDF below that includes: 

  • Information to better understand the importance of submitting a lunch application

  • How to complete the lunch application in SchoolCafe

  • As well as a hard copy of the paper application

Thank you and have a wonderful day!


Buenas tardes, padre / tutor de Harmony,

Nuestros asistentes de nutrición infantil estarán disponibles la próxima semana para ayudarlo individualmente a completar las solicitudes de almuerzo. Únase en cualquier momento que le resulte conveniente del lunes 26 de octubre al viernes 30 de octubre de 8:00 am a 5:00 pm.  Vea el enlace de zoom en su correo electronico.

Consulte el PDF adjunto a continuación que incluye: 

  • Información para comprender mejor la importancia de enviar una solicitud de almuerzo

  • Cómo completar la solicitud de almuerzo en SchoolCafe

  • Copia de la solicitud de almuerzo en papel

Gracias y tiene ¡Un maravilloso día!


Helpful Guides/Guías útiles

  • Why is it important to complete your lunch application

Lunch application FAQ sheet 2020.pdf 

Lunch applications FAQ sheet 2020 Spanish.pdf

  • Completing your application on SchoolCafe

Creating your School Cafe Account.pdf

SchoolCafeApplicationguideEnglish.pdf

SchoolCafeApplicationguideSpanish.pdf

  • Paper Applications

2020_2021_NSLP Eligibility Application.pdf

2020-2021 Spanish NSLP app.pdf

10/21/2020
Dear Harmony Parents and Guardians,
At Harmony Public Schools, providing our students and staff a safe and academically-focused
learning environment is our highest priority.
In accordance with the approved waiver from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) allowing an
extension of remote-only learning, we are now preparing for our phase-in plan which is expected
to begin on a Wednesday, October 28th
.
The phase-in plan to allow students to safely return to campus is listed below with identified
grade levels. All students returning to in-person learning must have chosen in-person learning as
the requested option in the school survey. If you plan to change the method of instruction, this
must be completed in Skyward (see link below).
October 28 (Pre-K) – 25% of students that selected In-Person Learning will return to campus
November 2 (Pre-K – Kinder) – 50% of students that selected In-Person Learning will return to
campus
November 4 (Pre-K – 2nd) – 75% of students that selected In-Person Learning will return to
campus
November 6 (Pre-K – 2nd, 5th & 6th) – 100% of students that selected In-Person Learning will
return to campus.

While our campuses will not be fully opened throughout the phase-in plan, we still have limited
availability at our campus learning centers. As a reminder, the learning centers, are a supervised
“study hall” like setting where students complete their daily classwork remotely from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. If interested, please contact the campus for learning center availability.
Thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times, and for helping keep
our students safe and focused on learning. We will continue to keep you updated as new
developments take place.
Sincerely,
Harmony Public Schools – El Paso

 

For letter in Spanish and additional information please click link below.

El Paso Delayed Opening Letter 10 -28 (2) HSS

Dear HSS Parents and Guardians,

Attention: Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in El Paso, we have decided out of an abundance of caution, to postpone our Trunk or Treat Fall Parade scheduled for October 29th. Tentative new date will be November 19 from 4:30-6:30. We appreciate your understanding. Stay safe!

Good Morning Harmony Parent/Guardian,

Please see the PDF attached in regards to lunch applications and household income verification forms.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Lunch application and household income verification FAQ sheet 2020.pdf 


Buenos Días Padre/Tutor de Harmony,

Por favor, vea el PDF adjunto con respecto a las solicitudes de almuerzo y los formularios de verificación de ingresos del hogar.

Gracias y que tengas un día maravilloso!

Lunch application and household income verification FAQ sheet 2020 Spanish.pdf