Houston South District Lottery Date and Location

 

Thank you for your application to Harmony Public Schools. We are pleased that you and your family are interested in joining our community for the 2021-2022 school year.

We are reaching out to inform you that we will hold our Houston South District lottery for available seats on the date and location listed below.

 

Due to the pandemic, we will hold a virtual lottery this year. As such, please be aware of the below important items about the lottery and registration process:

Lottery winners will be posted at the lottery location itself and at each respective campus after the lottery is held. Winners will also receive an automated phone call from the campus of the next steps for registration within 24 hours of the lottery itself. At such time, you will have two business days to log in to your Smart Choice account where you submitted your application to Accept or Decline placement in the system.

Registration for all campuses will begin on March 1, 2021. From this date, you have 10 business days to submit all required documentation. A list of required documents and step by step instructions can be obtained by calling the school and speak with our registrar. Also, all the students who was offered a seat will receive a call with instructions

We wish you luck in the upcoming lottery and are here to assist you with this process in any way possible.

 

Lottery Information

  • Date: February 24, 2021, at 10:00 AM
  • Virtual Lottery Web Link: (Sent Through Email you Provided in Smart Choice)
  • Virtual Lottery Access Code: (Sent Through Email you Provided in Smart Choice)
  • Campuses: Harmony School Of Excellence – Sugar Land

All Houston & Beaumont campuses along with the District office will be closed on Monday & Tuesday, February 22-23.
 
Classes resume on Wednesday February 24.
 
All classes will be “Asynchronous-Online Only” Wednesday thru Friday. There will be no in-person or live classes. Students must submit their exit tickets and/or other assignments by the end of each day.
 
Meal Distribution:
Meals will be distributed for three days on Wednesday, February 24.

Dear HSE-Sugar Land Parents/Guardians:

Mustang Academy is cancelled for Saturday, Feb. 20. Our campus will reopen for in-person and virtual instruction on Monday, Feb. 22. All students will be required to attend classes on this day. If you are experiencing a hardship related to the recent weather events that affects your student’s ability to attend class, please let us know, so we can help in any way possible.

A Week staff and hourly employees will report to campus; B Week staff will telework.

If anything changes, we will update you as soon as possible.

See you Monday! And Go Mustangs!

HSE-Sugar Land Administration Team


Update: All Harmony schools & the District Office in Houston and Beaumont will remain closed on Fri, 2/19. There will be no virtual or in-person instruction, and employees will not report to work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear HSE-Sugar Land Parents/Guardians:

Due to current power outages and connectivity issues, there will be no asynchronous classes Friday, February 19. All campuses and buildings in the district will be closed, and students are not required to attend any Zoom sessions or turn in any assignments on Schoology. No instruction will take place.

Stay safe and warm. And Go Mustangs!

HSE-SL Administration Team

Lottery has been postponed to February 24 @ 10 A.M.


WEATHER UPDATE

All Harmony campuses & the District Office will be closed on Wednesday, 2/17 & Thursday, 2/18.

There will be no virtual or in-person instruction and staff will not report to work.

A decision for Friday will be made on Thursday.

Tentative plan for Friday 2/19 – students will have asynchronous virtual learning and staff will work from home.

Hello HSE-Sugar Land Parents/Guardians:

Due to current power outages and connectivity issues, there will be no asynchronous classes Tuesday, Feb. 16. All campuses and buildings in the district will be closed, and students are not required to attend any Zoom sessions or turn in any assignments on Schoology. No instruction will take place.

We will update you tomorrow about any virtual or in-person classes for Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Stay safe and warm. And Go Mustangs!

HSE-SL Administration Team

Due to the inclement weather forecast & the potential for hazardous road conditions, Harmony Public Schools Houston South/West District campuses will be closed on Tuesday, February 16. All staff will work from home. All students will participate in asynchronous virtual learning.

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Teachers and other staff members of Harmony Public Schools will receive a major upgrade to their employer-paid benefits package after the Harmony Public Schools Executive Board unanimously approved a sweeping new benefits expansion.

 

The package will go into effect later this spring with the start of Harmony’s annual benefits enrollment period, and includes new employer-paid benefits related to health care, retirement, and life insurance.

 

“The past year, the world has seen the true value of our teachers and team members in a way they never have before,” Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals who take such good care of our students deserve to know that they are being taken care of, as well – both their immediate needs and their long-term needs. So we are excited to be able to offer them an additional set of benefits that saves them money on their health care costs each month, while also helping them prepare for their retirement down the road.”

 

The new benefits include:

 

MATCHING RETIREMENT CONTRIBUTIONS: Exempt employees can receive 100% matching contribution to employee 403(b) and/or 457(b) plan, up to $1,500 annually depending on tenure of service. This is in addition to employee’s TRS Retirement System Benefits.

 

  • Previously: No employer matching contribution. 

 

FREE VISION: Free vision care for employees.

 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

 

FREE DENTAL: Free dental care for employees. 

  • Previously: Employee-paid supplemental benefit.

INCREASED FREE LIFE INSURANCE POLICY: Free $100,000 life insurance policy for all Exempt employees.

 

  • Previously: Free $20,000 life insurance policy.

 

The package amounts to a roughly $2.4 million estimated increase in annual expenditure on employer-paid benefits for the Texas-based school system. However, Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay said the investment was worth it because of the positive impact on employee quality of life, work-life balance, and workplace satisfaction.

 

“The investments with the best returns are always the investment made in people,” Ay said. “We’ll continue to make these kinds of investments on behalf of our employees as often as we can.” 

 

The expansion was the fourth major announcement related to employee benefits made by Harmony in the past year. The school system also announced two employee bonuses last year, as well as a promise to continue independently offering the now-expired federal COVID-19 leave benefits for impacted employees.

 

For a full list of Harmony Public Schools employer-paid and supplemental benefits, please visit https://www.harmonytx.org/benefits.

 

Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 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. 

 

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for both students and team members.

 

 

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.