ONLINE LEARNING NEWS

Harmony School of Ingenuity

Section 1: Online Learning Starts on April 6th ( How?? Please Read below)

Dear Students/Parents,


This week, we started the first phase of our distance learning program, the learning packets. Remember to complete your learning packets and return once classes resume. The next phase begins on Monday, April 6, 2020. Students and teachers will go online for a comprehensive digital learning experience that includes elements of independent learning, video-based lessons, and a variety of online software, including Google Classroom.


ACCESS to TECHNOLOGY

Students will sign in to my.harmonytx portal to reach integrated software and google classrooms on chromebooks or other devices. Parent guide to access my.harmonytx portal and Google classrooms can be seen in the Parent Guide English and Spanish presentations. Live and recorded parent webinars will be hosted in the following days and webinar information will be available on the campus website and Facebook pages. Students without computers or access to the internet at home should contact their school. For further details on accessing technology, you may visit https://www.parent.harmonytx.org/athomelearning and Free Internet access for 60 days.)


GOOGLE CLASSROOM

HPS will utilize Google G-Suite platform to provide learning plans for students. Students will log in to their My Harmony accounts to join the google classrooms by using the codes provided by their teachers. Teachers will use the platform to communicate, provide feedback, and assess the learning progress of their students. Harmony students have already been using blended learning software in their classrooms; the software will be integrated into learning plans.

Throughout the next phases, our teachers will be available via email and other digital platforms to provide structure, guidance, and feedback. Once, our teachers set up their google classroom, they will contact you to start the online learning experience. Information regarding grading and high school credits will be shared later.

Below, you will find the comprehensive plan and a sample daily schedule you can follow.


STUDENTS with SPECIAL NEEDS

For students in special education and 504 programs, accommodations and/or modifications will be implemented to the extent appropriate and possible by our teachers in google classrooms (technology may have some limitations). For students in pullout programs, our special education teachers will create google classrooms, provide resources and support virtually to the extent appropriate and possible (technology may have some limitations). We are still working on a plan regarding provision of speech therapy and related services, ARDs, 504 meetings, and FIEs. For all of these matters, we are following guidelines from the State of Texas and Department of Education, which is still forthcoming and additional changes may be made as we receive further instruction. Your patience is appreciated as we work to ensure student needs are met.

DISTANCE LEARNING COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

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SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

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SECTION 2: Parent Webinars to attend to support student learning


Harmony At-Home Learning Webinars for Parents



Harmony Public Schools will utilize Google G-Suite platform to provide learning plans for students during extended school closures. Students will sign in to my.harmonytx portal to reach integrated software and google classrooms on chromebooks or other devices. Students without computers or access to the internet at home should contact their school. For further details on accessing technology, you may visit https://www.parent.harmonytx.org/athomelearning and Free Internet access for 60 days.

Live webinars will be hosted by the district representatives and webinar dates, times, and information can be seen below.

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SECTION 3) Parent Guide (Spanish and English) for Google classroom

Parent guide to access my.harmonytx portal and Google classrooms can be seen in the Parent Guide Englishand Spanish presentations.

SECTION 4: Ask your child to ACCEPT invitations sent by teachers to join Google classrooms by logging in to their Harmony email.

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