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Archive for month: August, 2019
Dear Parents & Guardians,
Harmony Science Academy-Cypress was informed Thursday that a few, small inspection requests will need to be completed before we can officially open our doors to families in our new Cy-Fair home for the 2019-2020 school year.
Therefore, we will not be able to begin our school year Monday, August 26.
We believe our families deserve our full transparency, so we wanted to provide additional details on the requests made by the inspection team:
Changes to signage: Add address number to outside of building, reposition exterior sign to point toward street, add more specific names to utility room doors.
Minor Repair: Add plastic caps to exterior pipes to prevent debris collection, complete sidewalk pour from fourth exit to playground, change hinges on utility room door to make self-closing, caulk one-inch hole in gym wall.
Other: Complete installation of fire safety box to front gate, repaint red stripe near dismissal line, add acoustic padding to gym to eliminate possible echo during fire tests, adjust description setting on fire alarm control panel.
As you can see, these requests are reasonable and easily addressed. Most have already been completed since Thursday’s walk-through. However, due to the availability of the inspection team, the building cannot be reinspected until Monday morning.
While we are disappointed by the delay as we are sure you are, our staff is fully prepared – and very excited – to begin the 2019-2020 school year in our state-of-the-art new Cy-Fair home as soon as we receive a final thumbs up.
We’ll keep you informed as soon as we learn more from the inspection team Monday.
Thank you for your patience and thank you for being a part of the Harmony family.
Evangelena Taylor | Principal
Harmony Science Academy – Cypress
Dear Parents & Guardians,
Due to an unexpected scheduling delay in the building inspection process, we must inform you that the first day of school for Harmony Science Academy-Cypress will no longer be this week.
We recognize that this delay may be an inconvenience for some of our families. However, our top priority is creating a safe, welcoming environment where learning flourishes and students benefit from the most state-of-the-art resources and facilities available.
Our projected first day of school will be Monday, August 26. We expect to be able to provide an update to parents early Friday with more details.
Finally, we would like to thank all of the families who participated in our campus orientation earlier this week. It was a pleasure meeting so many new faces. We can’t wait to get to know your families even better this school year in our new Cy-Fair home.
Mrs. Evangelena Taylor | Principal
Harmony Science Academy-Cypress
IMPORTANT UPDATE – NO SCHOOL
Due to follow up inspections that needs to be made by the city and fire marshal, there will be NO school this week. An announcement will be made on Friday as to our new start date.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
We have just been informed that an inspection is scheduled for noon today and there is NO access to our school today. Please DO NOT come to the campus as no one will be allowed in the building.
We will keep you posted as we get more information. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Our final fire inspection is being postponed until Tuesday afternoon. To ensure that safety is in place for at least 24 hours before students enter our building, we need to move our Orientation location to another Harmony school and change the time.
- Tuesday, August 20th
- 5 – 8 pm
- Harmony School of Achievement (16205 Kieth Harrow Blvd,
Houston, TX 77084)
- Meet the Teacher will be in the gym
- Uniforms/Student service fees will be in the cafeteria
What do you need to bring:
- Please bring checks in case we do not have internet connection for credit card payments.
- School supplies need to be bagged and labeled with your student’s name and grade.
- Have all daycare and after school organized for first day to ensure we dismiss children properly.
Thank you for your understanding and patience as we complete construction for our new school.
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Complaints regarding website accessibility may be submitted through the Public Complaint process outlined in Board Policy PG-1.12 (Public Complaints).
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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.