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Dear HSI Tiger Parents/Guardians:

Reminder: The last day to fill out a request for a Chromebook will be Wednesday 4/1/2020 at 8:00 am.  Please keep in mind that these are for HSI elementary scholars only. Also, a family of two siblings will receive only one Chromebook and a family of three siblings can request two Chromebooks.

Please note that you must fill out the request form in order to pick up.

The following days and times have been assigned for Chromebook pick-up at HSI:

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 9am to 12pm

Friday, April 3, 2020 – 1pm to 4pm

 

Estimados Padres de Familia

Este es un atento recordatorio que este próximo Abril 1,2020 será el último día para hacer una petición de computadora “Chromebook”. Por favor tome en cuenta que solo se asignará computadora a los estudiantes que cursen el ciclo escolar con Harmony School of Innovation.-Laredo (Nivel Primaria), Así mismo queremos informar que  por cada familia de 2 hermanos cursando en HSI solo se entregará una computadora y para Familias de 3 hermanos cursando en HSI se entregará dos computadoras.

Se requiere que  complete la siguiente forma para programar su entrega de computadora(s).

Los siguentes fechas han sido designadas para la entrega de las computadoras “Chromebooks”, en nuestro centro estudiantil HSI.

Jueves, Abrill 2, 2020 – 9am to 12pm

Viernes, Abril 3, 2020 – 1pm to 4pm

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Please click on the link below to access the breakfast menu for the month of April.

April Breakfast menu 2020

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Please click on link below to access the lunch menu for the month of April.

April Lunch menu 2020

Dear Harmony LAREDO Parents:

The City of Laredo issued a Stay Home/Work Safe order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, we want to inform you that school essential operations are exempt, meaning, we will continue to have service hours allowing you to drive to your child’s campus to pick up essential items such as curb-side breakfast/lunch, instructional materials (educational packets) and Chromebooks.

Breakfast/lunch will continue to be provided at our Harmony Science Academy Laredo campus located on 4401 San Francisco Ave. Bldg A on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 11:00-1:00 PM.

Please look out for the information from your campus for the study packages and chromebook distributions as this may differ for each campus.

Thank you. Be SAFE! #HARMONYATHOME

Dear Harmony Families & Team Members,

For the past 20 years, Harmony Public Schools has established an educational model built strongly on the foundations of science-based learning and responsible citizenship in our communities.

Currently, all available science from community health experts continues to tell us that the best way to be responsible members of our communities is to have our students and staff remain at home.

This is why we have determined that it is in the best interest of our students, team members, and communities to discontinue in-person schooling at our campuses and administrative offices statewide until further notice.

While these facilities remain closed, instruction and learning at Harmony schools will continue. Our classes are operating online through our established digital learning tools, taking advantage of many of the technology tools and blended learning methods already practiced in Harmony’s  physical classrooms. Because our teachers and school leaders will remain available to guide our students each school day, we anticipate instructional continuity during these unusual and difficult times. To request access to a Chromebook and/or for questions regarding internet access, please contact your child’s campus.

(For more information on our at-home learning program, visit HarmonyTX.org/AtHome . To request access to a Chromebook or internet access, contact your child’s campus.)

We will also continue to offer free meal services to children in our communities, as local and state safety guidelines allow.

We thank you for your support and understanding in making this critical decision. We also are profoundly grateful for the extreme determination and Harmony pride shown by both our students and team members these past several weeks. Time and again you have proven why Harmony Public Schools is an institution where excellence is the standard.

We will continue to provide timely updates as new, relevant information comes available, and inform you immediately if our campuses reopen prior to the end of the school year.

Thank you and be well,

 

Fatih Ay

CEO | Harmony Public Schools

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Attention HSI Parents:

Packets for the week of March 30th will be available for pick up at HSI Laredo through the pick up lane. This packet will cover our students’ educational needs for the third week. You may also print them from home using the links below. 

We kindly ask that you stay in your vehicles and someone will come to your car to assist you. There will be an officer at the campus informing the front office staff that you are there for the packets. 

Schedule for packet pick up at HSI

March 30th 9:00 am-12:00 pm

March 31st 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

 

Estimados Padres de Familia: 

Los nuevos paquetes de estudio en casa del periodo que abarca de Marzo 30, 2020 a Abril 3,2020   estarán disponibles para recoger en nuestro plantel estudiantil HSI.- Laredo, están diseñados para cubrir las necesidades estudiantiles para la tercera semana de estudio en casa.

El horario de entrega de material educativo será el siguiente en HSI:

Marzo 30, 2020.    9:00 am-12:00 pm

March 31, 2020.    1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Por la  seguridad de usted  y de nuestro personal solo se entregará el material educativo  directamente en sus carros, así que les pedimos de la manera mas atenta que permanezcan en los carros.

Asi mismo les informamos que tienen la opción de descargar este material educativo mediante estos enlaces electrónicos, así podrá evitar salir de su casa. 

Work Packets Links:

Kinder Week March 30

https://drive.google.com/file/d/15vtjRCgCyLzPVMmiivD7J9J8cjx-VIVZ/view?usp=sharing

 

First Grade Week March 30

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S2X2C-uQs61_RwT1VaF48GmyovZYicCR/view?usp=sharing

 

Second Grade Week March 30

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dSMy6nI8jJ5MVzduOlnoewovcLfYkJG1/view?usp=sharing

 

Third Grade Week March 30

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b64yOxnPq9OHLJ7AuI1AkzovzNRdzDsd/view?usp=sharing

 

4th Grade ELA and Writing Week March 30

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1abtUvdIoMRc8DOWPAkOrv9HxXU5dzYSC/view?usp=sharing

 

4th Grade Math Week March 30

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AzH-oO6h5HoaRSI1HXakIbBghM6Xrnia/view?usp=sharing

 

5th Grade ELA Week March 30

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qxHUj-uAsZhTkAcrpNyxD_DpX94uCOdg/view?usp=sharing

 

5th Grade Math Week March 30

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10zgEpmfI13lVWXsqYfOpf3G62YJky4Ab/view?usp=sharing

 

Life Skills Unit Week March 30

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zX8D5il-dXs_E3YKhmxwV69J4oVjP5t7/view?usp=sharing

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Attention HSI Parents:

Packets for the week of March 23rd will be available for pick up at the middle school Wednesday March 25th from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. You may pick them up in the curbside lunch line.

Please ask for Ms. Caldera and she will provide the packet for the grade level. These packets are only for students that were absent the Friday 3/13/2020 before Spring Break.

Thank You.

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Attention HSI Parents:

HSI-Laredo will have temporary phone numbers for parents to contact the school:

For General Questions:

956-308-1867

For Registrations Questions:

956-308-1868

Both phone number will begin Tuesday 3/24/2020 and will be available from 7:15 am to 4:15 pm and close 1 hr for lunch.

Thank you

Attention Parents:

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority at Harmony Public Schools. As new developments continue to unfold regarding the COVID-19 situation, we wanted to provide you an important update regarding the potential impact of the virus on our schools.

While there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported on our campuses or within our school family at this time, out of an abundance of caution we are announcing a temporary closure of all Harmony Public Schools campuses through Monday, April 6. All school activities, field trips, athletics events, and competitions have also been cancelled during this time.

At this time, we are anticipating classes will be able to resume for students on Tuesday, April 7. Staff will return for a work-day on Monday, April 6.

This decision was made after discussions with, and upon the recommendations of, local health officials.  We strongly believe it is the best decision for helping to keep our students, staff, and communities safe at this time.

During this closure, our Harmony team members will continue to work remotely to finalize the details of distance-learning plan to make sure students continue to receive educational services with minimal  interruption.You will receive regular updates how this plan will be implemented.

Additionally, all full-time, non-exempt and exempt employees will continue to be paid according to their normal rate and schedule.

We continue to urge families and team members to stay informed of current Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines related to the prevention of the spreading of viruses, including limiting out of town travel, “social distancing,” and self-quarantine for those who have recently traveled to impacted areas.

We recognize this is a rapidly evolving situation and will continue to aggressively monitor new developments and respond with appropriate actions based on the best interests of our Harmony families and the guidance of local health officials. Throughout this process, we will continue to communicate with you new information as soon as possible. We anticipate further updates no later than the week of March 23-27.

Thank you for your support during these unusual circumstances. With your continued collaboration, together we can provide a healthy learning environment for our students and staff.

HSI Laredo Parents:

As news of the coronavirus remains prevalent, I want to assure you that
HSI Laredo, continues to monitor the situation through proven and
trustworthy sources, and is working with our local Laredo Health
Department to keep employees and students safe. HSI Laredo will be
closed for Spring Break from March 16-20 and for Coronavirus precaution
for March 23-30th. On Tuesday, March 31st, we will once again be
monitoring students and staff for symptoms of concern and exposure risk
and confer with local health department officials about appropriate steps to
prevent the spread of illness.
We have planned instructional material for the time school will be closed.
This will allow for instruction to be delivered remotely during this closure.
HSI is committed to ensuring that students do not experience an
interruption of learning. In the event that we must close school for a longer
period of time, we want the students to be prepared to continue their
learning at home with the information we will share for the length of this
time. This means the students will be expected to complete assignments at
home for class credit and grades. At this time classes will resume on
Tuesday, March 31st. Please monitor our social media or school website
for further updates. You may access these assignments using the links
below if your child was absent Friday and did not receive the packets.

Please click on links below for information:

HSI Laredo COVID Letter English

HSI Laredo COVID Letter Spanish

Class Grade Work:

Kinder and 1st Grade Work

2nd Grade Work

3rd Grade Work

4th Grade Work

5th Grade Work 1st Part

5th Grade Work 2nd Part

V Hernandez Class Work

 

Spring Break is almost here for our students and staff members across the state.  We sincerely hope everyone in our Harmony community has a fun and relaxing break before together we begin the final stretch toward the end of the school year.

We understand that many of you will be traveling this spring break. With concerns about the Coronavirus in the minds of many, we want to share a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about staying healthy when traveling, as well as provide more info about a few Harmony policies related to returning to school after visiting certain risk-prone destinations.

Tips for Healthy Travel

In general, the same advice for fighting germs and bacteria  applies when traveling as it does when staying home:

  • Wash hands frequently and/or use hand sanitizer;
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth;
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • When greeting others, consider an alternative to hugs or handshakes, such as an elbow bump.

Additionally, here are a few additional tips related specifically to those traveling:

  • Be aware of your surroundings (including people who are sick) and try to distance yourself as appropriate;
  • Avoid areas that you feel might make your more likely to be exposed;
  • Know how to get reliable local information about any possible changes to the situation;
  • Avoid public transportation, if possible. Confined spaces such as buses, trains, subways, and airplanes may put you at a higher risk of infection;
  • When eating animal-based products, make sure they are thoroughly cooked before eating.

Returning to School After Visiting Risk-Prone Areas

Due to CDC travel guidelines, students and families that have traveled to locations that are marked as a Coronavirus risk by the CDC must have a letter of clearance from their medical provider before returning to campus. Failure to provide a clearance letter will result in the student being dismissed home. Students will have 48 hours to provide proof of doctor’s clearance. Any additional absence will require further documentation from the parents or doctor. For a list of countries with COVID-19 travel advisories, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Currently these countries include: 

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Additionally, please be aware that families travelling to China’s Hubei province or mainland China may face a mandatory quarantine and be monitored by public health officials. Any health department guidelines should be followed by any affected families and absences will be waived upon return to school with provision of proof of quarantine. 

At Harmony Public Schools, we take the health and safety of our students and staff members seriously. Harmony is closely tracking all new developments regarding the Coronavirus and will continue to share timely, relevant updates, as needed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to your campus health staff. 

We appreciate your help in supporting healthy and happy learning environments for our Harmony community. 

 

Dream Job

Attention:

Harmony School of Innovation – Laredo is seeking dedicated Bilingual and ESL teachers. Bachelor’s degree in a directly related field and Texas teacher certification are required. Please email your resume to gsalas@harmonytx.org.

Thank you!

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Please click on the link below to access the lunch menu for March 2020

March 2020 Lunch Menu

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Click on the link below to access the breakfast menu for March 2020

March 2020 Breakfast Menu