On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans,  Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.


The benefits previously were part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal program which provided American workers a number of workplace safeguards related to COVID-19. Primarily, the benefits included up to 10 Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) days if an employee was unable to work due to COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms, possible exposure, or required quarantine for themselves, a family member, or child care provider. 

Those federal benefits expired December 31, 2020. However, The Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted at an emergency meeting Monday night, January 4, to independently extend the same benefits to employees throughout the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.


“The Harmony board felt this action was not only an important thing to do, but the right thing to do for our staff and their families,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said in a letter to employees  Tuesday. “By offering these benefits, our team members can know that their jobs and livelihoods will not be impacted if they need to seek treatment for COVID-19 or stay home with possible symptoms. Additionally, our student families also can know that Harmony is doing all it can to take care of the team members who take care of their students, and reduce potential COVID-19 exposure on campus.”

On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans, Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness. 


The school system has committed to offering both in-person and remote learning options for students throughout the 2020-2021 school year, and is now accepting applications for new students for the 2021-22 school year.


About Harmony Public Schools


Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.

Dear Harmony Parents and Guardians,

Harmony Public Schools has continued to monitor the health conditions in El Paso and is committed to safely re-opening campuses.

In accordance with the Texas Education Agency Reopening Plan, the El Paso region has entered the Orange Zone (hospitalization rates under 20%) https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564.  Therefore, in careful collaboration with district officials along with recommendations from the city’s health department, we will begin a phased return to campus for elementary students who have opted-in for on campus instruction beginning Tuesday, January 19th.

  • Phase 1: January 19th PreK-2nd grade
  • Phase 2: January 25th 3-5th grade

Harmony Public Schools will continue to offer virtual learning to students who selected this method of instruction. Please visit Skyward to review or update method of instruction by clicking on the Instruction Reselection Form.  Please allow campuses 15 days to process your request.

In order to ensure a safe return to campus optional Rapid COVID-19 Testing will be available to all students, teachers and staff upon their return.

The city also made the following recommendations, which we will be following as available:

  • School Nurses and Medical/Health Assistants should receive COVID-19 vaccination during Phase 1a, second tier.
  • Teachers and staff that qualify under Phase 1b should register with a vaccine provider to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Utilize rapid COVID-19 testing available for screening of teachers, staff and students, giving priority to symptomatic individuals.
  • School Districts review and update current infection control protocols.

Harmony Public Schools will continue to monitor the health conditions and hospitalization rates in the region and will communicate if any changes to the plan are necessary.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to your return to campus.  If you have any questions please contact your campus principal.


Kamil Yilmaz




Estimados padres y tutores de Harmony:

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony han continuado monitoreando las condiciones de salud en El Paso y están comprometidas a reabrir los campus de manera segura.

De acuerdo con el Plan de Reapertura de la Agencia de Educación de Texas, la región de El Paso ha ingresado a la Zona Naranja (tasas de hospitalización por debajo del 20%) https://www.esc19.net/Page/1564. Por lo tanto, en una cuidadosa colaboración con los funcionarios del distrito junto con las recomendaciones del departamento de salud de la ciudad, comenzaremos un regreso gradual al campus para los estudiantes de primaria que hayan optado por la instrucción en el campus a partir del martes 19 de enero.

  • Fase 1: 19 de enero de PreK-2 ° grado
  • Fase 2: 25 de enero a 3-5 grados

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony continuarán ofreciendo aprendizaje virtual a los estudiantes que seleccionaron este método de instrucción. Visite Skyward para revisar o actualizar el método de instrucción haciendo clic en el Formulario de reselección de instrucción. Por favor, espere 15 días para que los campus procesen su solicitud.

Con el fin de garantizar un regreso seguro al campus, todos los estudiantes, maestros y personal tendrán acceso a las pruebas rápidas COVID-19 opcionales a su regreso.

La ciudad también hizo las siguientes recomendaciones, que seguiremos cuando estén disponibles:

  • Las enfermeras escolares y los asistentes médicos / de salud deben recibir la vacuna COVID-19 durante la Fase 1a, segundo nivel.
  • Los maestros y el personal que califican bajo la Fase 1b deben registrarse con un proveedor de vacunas para recibir la vacuna COVID-19.
  • Utilizar las pruebas rápidas COVID-19 disponibles para la evaluación de maestros, personal y estudiantes, dando prioridad a las personas sintomáticas.
  • Los distritos escolares revisan y actualizan los protocolos de control de infecciones actuales.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony continuarán monitoreando las condiciones de salud y las tasas de hospitalización en la región y comunicarán si es necesario realizar algún cambio en el plan.

Gracias por su continuo apoyo y esperamos su regreso al campus. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el director de su campus.

The 2019–20 School Report Cards (SRCs) are now available on the Texas Education Agency’s website. The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’ individual characteristics and its academic performance. Due to COVID-19, all campuses and districts received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.
If you are unable to access the report electronically and would like a paper copy of the report, please contact your school and ask for a paper copy of the 2019-2020 School Report Card.

Mark your calendar! It is that time again.

Re-Enrollment begins January 4th, 2021          

All you need to complete your re-enrollment is your parent skyward login and upload a current proof of residence document. This is to ensure your child’s spot for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Deadline to submit your form through Skyward is January 22, 2021.

Examples of Proof of Residency Documents may include:

    • A recently paid rent receipt
    • A current lease agreement
    • The most recent property tax receipt indicating home ownership
    • A current utility bill indicating the address and name of the resident 
    • *Reminder
      •  P.O. Box address cannot be listed as an address (Bill must be within the last 60 days)

Questions About Re-Enrollment?

Why do I need to re-enroll?

By letting us know your student will be coming back to Harmony in 2021-2022, you’ll skip the lottery process and automatically guarantee your child’s spot for next school year!

Who should submit a re-enrollment notice?

The parent/guardian of any current Harmony student who plans to stay at the same campus next school year or who will advance to a “feeder” campus in the new school year (ex. advancing from elementary campus to nearest middle school campus). Students wishing to change to a new, non-feeder campus for other reasons (ex. closer to home) in 2021-2022 should apply through our open enrollment website before February 10.

How do I re-enroll?

Families can submit their re-enrollment notification January 4-22 through the Skyward link at the top of their campus website or by clicking the link in this email. Families without internet or Skyward access should contact their campus for assistance in re-enrolling.

What happens if a parent does not submit their re-enrollment information before the deadline?

If a parent misses the deadline to complete the re-enrollment process, then the student must apply during Open Enrollment (Nov. 1, 2020 through Feb. 10, 2021) at HarmonyTX.org/Apply.


La reinscripción comienza el 4 de enero del 2021          

Todo lo que necesita para completar su reinscripción es su inicio de sesión de padres y comprobante de residencia. Esto es para asegurar el lugar de su hijo/a para el año escolar 2021-2022. 

La fecha límite para enviar su formulario a través 

de Skyward es el 22 de enero del 2021.

Algunos ejemplos de documentos de prueba de residencia pueden incluir:

    • Recibo de alquiler recientemente pagado.
    • Contrato de arrendamiento actual.
    • Recibo de impuesto de propiedad más reciente que indica la propiedad de la vivienda.
    • Factura de servicios públicos actual que indica la dirección y el nombre de los ocupantes de residencia.
  • *Recordatorio
    • La dirección de la casilla de correo postal no puede aparecer como dirección física
    • La factura debe estar dentro de los últimos 60 días


Preguntas sobre ¿Reinscripción?


¿Por qué debo volver a inscribirme?

Si nos hace saber que su hijo/a regresará a Harmony en 2021-2022, se saltará el proceso de lotería y garantizará automáticamente el lugar de su hijo/a para el próximo año escolar.

¿Quién debe enviar un aviso de reinscripción?

El padre / tutor de cualquier estudiante actual de Harmony que planea permanecer en la misma escuela el próximo año escolar o que avanzará a un campus “alimentador” en el nuevo año escolar (por ejemplo, avanzando desde el campus de primaria hasta el campus de secundaria más cercano). Los estudiantes que deseen cambiarse a un campus nuevo, no alimentado por otras razones (por ejemplo, más cerca de casa) en 2021-2022 deben presentar su solicitud a través de nuestro sitio web de inscripción abierta antes de 10 del febrero.

¿Cómo me reinscribo?

Las familias pueden enviar su notificación de reinscripción del 4 al 22 del enero a través del Skyward enlace en la parte superior del sitio web de su campus o haciendo clic en el enlace de este correo electrónico. Las familias sin acceso a Internet o Skyward deben comunicarse con su campus para recibir ayuda para volver a inscribirse.

¿Qué sucede si un padre no envía su información de reinscripción antes de la fecha límite?

Si un padre no cumple con la fecha límite para completar el proceso de reinscripción, entonces el estudiante debe presentar la solicitud durante la Inscripción Abierta (del 1 de noviembre del 2020 al 10 de febrero del 2021) en HarmonyTX.org/Apply.

Attention parents!! Our New Harmony Swag is available to purchase. See link below:
Current Uniform promotions:
– Buy 2 uniforms get a free mask!
– Buy 3 or more short sleeved uniform shirts and pay $12 each!
All uniforms must be picked up at our campus 1730 Joe Battle Blvd.
Methods of payment accepted:
-Credit Card/ Debit, Checks, Money Orders
-We do not accept American Express or Cash
Grades Pre-k to 5th: Teal and Blue uniforms
Grade 6th: Maroon and Dark Navy uniforms

HSS Parents and Guardians,

We have dates for the Second Semester Book Distribution drive through. K – 2, 5th & 6th grade students have content books to be picked up. Please fill out a Book Agreement form b efore picking up your child’s books and use the map below for drive through directions. Parents with multiple students can come during one of their time slots and get all their books at the same time.

Book Distribution Dates and Times:

Monday, December 14th from 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Kinder, 1st & 2nd
Tuesday, December 15th from 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5th and 6th Grades
Wednesday, December 16th from 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Make-Up Day

Book Agreement Form : https://forms.gle/3ztef1WxWXQaLrVm8


Padres y tutores de HSS,

Tenemos las fechas de distribución de libros para el segundo semestre de servicio al carro. Estudiantes de K-2, 5th & 6th tienen libros de contenido que hay que recoger.  Por favor llene el  acuerdo antes ​ de recoger los libros de su hijo(a) y  siga las indicaciones de tráfico en el mapa. Padres con varios estudiantes pueden venir durante cualquiera de los horarios y obtener todos sus libros al mismo tiempo.

Book Distribution Dates and Times:

Lunes, 14 de Diciembre de 4 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.     Kinder 1ro & 2do grado

Martes, 15 de Diciembre  de 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.    5to y 6to grado

Miércoles, 16 de Diciembre de 4 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.   Dia de recuperación


Acuerdo: ​ https://forms.gle/3ztef1WxWXQaLrVm8

Please join us for our virtual Winter Extravaganza Week beginning on December 14. All students, teachers and parents are encouraged to participate in these fun daily activities.

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.


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
  •  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.

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.