Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

 

As HPS South/West district schools, we will resume classes tomorrow August 28th,2020 as scheduled

Sincerely,

 

HSE-SL Administration Team

Dear Parents/Students/Staff,

 

HPS continues to monitor the weather as Hurricane Laura approaches the Texas Gulf Coast. Due to precaution, Harmony School of Excellence-Sugar Land will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, August 26-27,

All Virtual Classes are canceled. We will continue to monitor and evaluate local conditions and communicate plans for Friday, August 28 as additional information becomes available.

 

Stay Safe!

HSE – Sugar Land Administration Team

Dear HSE-Sugar Land Parents/Guardians:

This message is to inform you that we will have one last pickup day for Chromebooks and instructional materials from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, in the back of the school. This special pickup day is for anyone who was unable to attend the regularly scheduled pickup days earlier this week, or for anyone who has issues with the Chromebook or materials they received.

  • If you need a Chromebook, you must complete this form no later than Saturday evening.
  • If you have an issue with your Chromebook, you must complete this form no later than Saturday evening.
  • If you do not complete the proper Chromebook form by Saturday evening, we will not be able to issue you a Chromebook or replace the device on Sunday.

Please Note: If you do not attend the special pickup day on Sunday, we will not be able to give you a Chromebook or materials until after the first week of school. If you need a Chromebook or materials, please plan to attend the pickup on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Thanks and Go Mustangs!

HSE-Sugar Land Administration TEAM

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This message is to inform you about a few key points about the meal distribution at our campus HARMONY SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE SUGARLAND:

  • Starting Monday, August 17, 2020, we will be Serving Breakfast and Lunch at HSE_SL.
  • The distribution days will be Every MONDAY and WEDNESDAY From 8-10 AM.
  • Parents Can only pick up meals for the child that is enrolled in our campus and will be verified and charged by their distinctive STUDENT ID’S.
  • We will be serving meals at the back of the school.
  • The parents will have an option to request a vegetarian meal.
  • On Mondays, parents will pick up Breakfast & lunch for MONDAY & TUESDAY
  • On Wednesday parents can pick up breakfast & lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

EVERY STUDENT WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE MEALS REQUESTED ACCORDING TO THEIR ELIGIBILITY.

**PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR CHILDS APPLICATION IN SCHOOLCAFE FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021, TO MAINTAIN YOUR ELIGIBILITY STATUS.

For any further queries please feel free to contact:

Hira Waris

Child Nutrition Assistant HSE-SL

HWARIS@Harmonytx.org 

 

Parent Support

  1. Connect to your students in Schoology.  Make sure you have your child’s unique 12-digit code Parent Access Code available to set up your account.  You only need to do this one time for each child. You can request this code from one of the teachers of your child or from the school admins.How to Create a Parent Account:
  1. Setup Your Notifications to customize your Schoology experience and receive updates about your child’s grades and activity in Schoology. Don’t forget to add your phone number to receive customized push notifications.
  2. Get the Schoology App on your device: Schoology also has a convenient mobile app that can be downloaded and used on mobile phones, tablets, and iPads! This app can be found in the iTunes and Google Play stores.    Video Directions     Written Instructions


  3. Have Your Schoology Account? Watch these short videos to create the best user experience.
  4. How to use Schoology?  Video Link 1     Video Link 2   Written Instructions
  5. Do you want to explore More?  Parent Guide Written Instructions
  6. Schoology Basics for Students:    English   Spanish

What Should I Expect in Schoology? 

  • Access to digital assignment submissions in Schoology directly through the grade book.
    • Note Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, etc. are not viewable to parents because Google access is restricted to students and teachers)
  • The learning experience delivered through the platform.
  • Your child’s activity in the course, including but not limited to:
    • Submitted and missing assignments
    • Posts (text and media) your child created
  • Classroom communication such as announcements about assignments and classroom updates

 

Parent FAQ

  • How do I see my child’s Live Session Zoom Links and Schedule?
    • You can see your child’s schedules from Skyward. Zoom Links will be shared from Schoology.

 

  • When submitting assignments, what file types does Schoology support?
    • While there is no limit to the number of files you can attach to materials in Schoology, you must upload each file individually. Schoology has a size limit of 512 MB per file.

Supported file types:

Images

*.jpg, *.gif, *.png, *.jpeg

Media (audio and/or video)

*.flv, *.mp4, *.mp3, *.mov, *.m4v, *.m4a, *.3gp, *.3g2, *m2v, *.avi, *.mpg, *.asf, *.wma, *.wmv, *.wm, *.swf, *.rm, *.caf

Files

*.doc *.docx, *.pdf, *.ppt, *.xls

Mac OS/iOS Users: Apple Pages (*.pages) files are not currently supported. Please export Apple Pages documents as PDF to ensure your assignments are accessible to your teacher.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please click this LINK to access HPS Back To School Playbook

Thank You

HSE- Sugar Land Administration Team

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are in the process of getting students ready for distance learning and we are preparing Chromebooks and other educational materials that your student may need during distance learning. We have scheduled a day and time for all the materials to be picked. Please fill out the survey if you need a Chromebook for distance learning. If you do not need a Chromebook, you can just show up on the
scheduled day and time.

Here is what you will need to do if you need a Chromebook:  You will need to complete the survey that was sent out to your email on Friday. This survey outlines an agreement between Harmony Public Schools, parents, and students for the care and instructional use of the Chromebook.

Please bring Student ID on the day of pick up, if a student is new to Harmony School of Excellence Sugar Land and does not have a Student ID then we will check Parent Driver License or ID, the parent that is listed in the Skyward. Student ID numbers will be verified in advance of pick-up to ensure the student is currently enrolled in Harmony School of Excellence – Sugar Land.

Note: Parents are REQUIRED to complete this survey if they are planning on checking out a Chromebook from HSE – Sugar Land (If the survey is not completed prior to the pick-up time, we will not be able to issue a Chromebook to the student)

Chromebook Agreement Requirements: (There will be more information in the survey)
A. You will be fully responsible for the Chromebook and charger for the remainder of distance learning.
B. If the Chromebook/Charger or the Headset are lost, damaged, destroyed, stolen (Example – missing keys, liquid spills, dropped, cracked screens, etc.) or NOT returned in the same condition at the end of the school year, you will be responsible for a $315.00 fee payable to HSE – Sugar Land for the Chromebook and a $20 fee for the headset

Note: You are NOT required to check out a school Chromebook. The student may use a personal computer for Distance Learning.

Chromebook and Other Educational Material Pick Up Schedule:
6th Grade:
 Day: Tuesday, August 11
 Time: 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM
7th Grade:
 Day: Wednesday, August 12
 Time: 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM
8th Grade:
 Day: Thursday, August 13
 Time: 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Place: Harmony School of Excellence Sugar Land (back of the school)

Please Note: If you have multiple students attending our campus, you may pick up all their supplies at once on Thursday, Aug. 13. However, parents are REQUIRED to complete a separate survey for EACH of your student attending HSE-Sugar Land ONLY. If you are unable to pick up your student’s supplies on Tuesday or Wednesday, you may come Thursday. However, please make every effort to come on the designated date or you may experience much longer wait times.

Sincerely,
HSE-Sugar Land Administration Team

Note: This document is intended as a simplified version of our Harmony Public Schools “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” For further information or clarification on any topic, please refer to the Playbook.

 

When will campuses re-open?

As of August 1, 2020, campuses are scheduled to open Tuesday, September 8 for in-person learning to those students who wish to attend in person. Families may also elect to continue learning in a virtual setting from home. 

 

Could the campus reopening date change?

Possibly. Harmony Public Schools is closely following guidance from the Texas Education Agency, public health officials, and others in determining when to reopen our campuses. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our students, team members, and communities while preserving academic continuity for our learners.

 

What safety measures will be in place when campuses open?

Harmony is instituting a wide variety of health protocols, which are described in detail in “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” Among the new measures are:

  • Temperature screenings for students and staff.
  • Requiring all students and employees to wear a mask when on campus or in other group settings. (Students may bring their own mask, or the school will provide them.)
  • Limiting average class sizes to allow for social distancing. (Exact class size will be dependent on number of students attending in-person versus online-only.)
  • Spacing desks at least six feet apart to maintain proper social distancing and/or installing partitions where students cannot be kept six feet apart.
  • Severely limiting classroom rotations/switches to prevent the spread of germs across campus and to limit person-to-person exchanges.
  • Staggered drop off and pickup times to limit person-to-person exchanges.
  • Modified drop off and pickup procedures (ex. Students going directly to class after drop off and/or waiting in classroom at the end of the day until parent arrives for pickup).
  • Requesting all students wash hands frequently.
  • Detailed nightly cleaning by contracted company.
  • Required Coronavirus Awareness & Prevention trainings for all employees.
  • Remaining flexible regarding student and team member absences due to COVID-19, as allowed by TEA guidelines and applicable employment laws.

 

How often will the campus and/or my student’s work station be cleaned and disinfected.

At the end of the day, custodial services will clean and sanitize all desk surfaces including seat, chair back, desk, any dividers if available with soap and water or all-purpose cleaning agents and sanitizers that meet state and local food safety regulations. Staff, including teachers, may also perform more frequent cleanings throughout the day, as needed.

 

What happens if a child or staff member attending school on-campus tests positive for COVID-19, is exposed to someone who is positive, or displays symptoms of COVID-19?

If the person is on-campus, they will be immediately removed from the classroom setting. For students, parents will be notified immediately and required to pick up their child within one hour. For staff members, employees will be asked to leave the campus immediately.

Before returning to campus, the student or staff members must self-quarantine until the following criteria are met:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);
  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and
  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared (not required with proof of Negative test result).  

If physically able, the student can continue classwork from home using HPS online learning system. 

 

For more information on quarantine measures, including requirements for specific scenarios, see the “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.”

 

Can parents their child at school during the school day?

Harmony is asking parents to limit visits to campus only to necessary appointments which cannot be done through virtual meetings. Harmony requests that all in-person visits be scheduled in advance. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering and those who proceed beyond the reception area (pre-arranged and approved appointments) will follow campus guidelines for visitors. 

 

How do I purchase uniforms for the new school year?

Uniforms can be ordered online using the Revtrak online ordering site listed on your campus website. Uniforms will be available to pick up once campuses reopen. Campuses will remain flexible with the enforcement of uniform policies until families are given an appropriate amount of time to order and pick up uniforms. Students will not be required to wear uniforms for online learning.

 

Will drop-off and pick-up change?

Yes. Both drop-off and pick-up times will be staggered to limit potential cross-exposure among persons. 

 

What will lunchtime and breakfast look like?

Lunch will be served in the classrooms, however breakfast may be served either in the classrooms or in the cafeteria based on the number of students attending in-person. If eating in the cafeteria, students will be socially distanced.

Before and after meals or snacks all students and staff will also be able to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

Can I eat lunch with my child on campus?

At this time, due to COVID-19, parents and visitors will not be permitted to visit students during mealtimes.

Can I bring lunch to my child on campus?

Parents bringing food during the school day is prohibited.  Students who forget their lunch will be provided a school meal.