Osos Outreach Newsletter

April 27, 2020 - Issue 34

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HSI-Austin's 2019-2020 Parent of the Year - Ivirruth Martinez-Chable!

Mrs. Martinez-Chable has dedicated an enormous amount of personal time and effort in support of our students and staff. As PTO President she has reached out to our community and brought many exciting events for our families. Thank you Mrs. Martinez-Chable for all you do for our HSI Osos!

Del Valle Bus Stop Interest/Encuesta de Interés de parada de autobús en Del Valle

HSE and HSI are considering adding bus stops in the Del Valle area. If you would be interested in consistently using school bus transportation, please complete the following form.

HSE y HSI están considerando agregar una parada de autobús escolar en el área de Del Valle. Si esta interesado en usar el autobús escolar consistentemente por favor complete esta forma.


Tips for EL Parents

TEA has released helpful tips for EL parents and how to navigate through finding resources and connecting online.

Available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Calling all HSI Families!

We are asking for our parents/guardians and students to record a 5-10 second video thanking our teachers for all the work they do! Not being able to finish out the year with their classes has teachers missing their students dearly.

With Teacher Appreciation week around the corner let's let them know we are still thinking about them and can't wait to reunite soon!
1.Record a 5-10 second video saying "Thank You! Thank you for..."
2.Send video to hsiaustinpto@gmail.com or contact fmontenegro@harmonytx.org.

For further questions contact fmontenegro@harmonytx.org. Can't wait to see your videos!

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If your student is struggling with anxiety or needs someone to talk to about COVID-19 worries, our counselors are available to help.

Look for the Healthy Minds section under "Parents" tab on our campus website, or visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/HealthyMinds.
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Harmony Public Schools Austin offers free lunch and breakfast pick-up each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to every child under the age of 18, regardless of school enrollment status.

The meal pick-up locations are as listed:

• Harmony Science Academy-Austin: 930 E Rundberg Lane Austin TX 78753

• Harmony Science Academy-Pflugerville: 1421 Wells Branch Pkwy STE 200, Pflugerville, TX, 78660

• Harmony School of Innovation-Austin: 2124 E St Elmo Rd STE A, Austin, TX 78744

Harmony Public Schools is committed to meeting the food and nutritional requirements of every child in our communities. Thank you, and stay healthy.

For more information in English and Spanish:


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HSI Family Outreach Resources

HSI has created a Google Classroom for families to refer to for useful resources and Social and Emotional Learning Strategies to use with your children. This will also be where Mindfulness Moment with Ms. Meg will be posted daily!

Google Class name: HSI Family Outreach Resources

Class Code: p7rm4qc

Austin Family Resources/Recursos Familiares de Austin

Below you will find different resources for family needs. For further details on accessing technology, you may visit https://www.parent.harmonytx.org/athomelearning and Free Internet access for 60 days.

HPS Distance Learning Grading Policy

Hello Oso Families,

Our teachers, staff, and administrators are committed to supporting you and your family during this challenging transition of distance learning. Please join your teachers' ClassDojo if you have not done so already. This will help you stay up to date with your children’s academic success opportunities during this time. Teachers are available to support you through Google Classroom, Dojo, and email.

Starting Monday, April 13th we will begin providing grades for your student's completed work. Assignments, grades, and feedback can be seen in Google Classroom and then entered into Skyward. For progress reports and report cards you will see letter grades instead of numerical grades.

-For example:

E=Exemplary, S=Satisfactory, N=Needs Improvement, or I=Incomplete for assignments.

-For progress reports and report cards for the 4th quarter, you will see:

P=Pass, F=Fail, or I=Incomplete.

Please make sure your student is logging in to their google classroom at least once a day to check for work assigned from each of the teachers and to turn in completed work. While online learning is best for your student as it allows interaction with their teachers and classmates, we encourage you to reach out to your teacher(s) if you need an alternative means of gaining assignments. We are committed to helping all families.

Parents, please partner with us as we learn together during this time. It is vital that students work remotely to attain credit issued by the State of Texas and Harmony for the remainder of the school year. Please let us know how we can help.

Our continued priority is for your child's health and education even during remote learning. Please connect with us on Facebook, ClassDojo, our website, and with our weekly Oso Outreaches for updates.

Please stay safe and healthy. We hope to see you all soon!

Amy Chankin, Principal

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Have questions?
Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page to hep you find the answers you're looking for.

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HSI Contact Information Update

HSI has new operating hours from 10 am - 2 pm

We also have 3 alternative numbers families may use to contact our front office staff during our new hours.

Ms. Dulce: 737.2284642

Ms. Angela: 512.820.9939

Ms. Iris: 737.228.4710

Virtual Resources for Science and Social Studies from home!

Google Arts & CultureWorld arts & culture


National Geographic Kids!


Brookfield ZooZoo Virtual Tour


Discovery EducationVirtual Field Trip


Texas State CapitolVirtual Tour and facts about the state capitol


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Support for Parent Owned Businesses/Apoyo Para Empresas Propiedad de Padres

Our campus would like to support our HSI families who are small business owners and may be struggling during this time of uncertainty. If you would like to have your business' information posted, please complete this survey to let us know how our community can help your business!



Nuestro campus quisiera apoyar a nuestras familias de HSI que son dueños de pequeñas empresas y pueden estar luchando durante este tiempo de incertidumbre. Si desea que se publique la información de su empresa, complete esta encuesta para informarnos cómo puede ayudar nuestra comunidad.


A Message from the School Counselor

Hi everyone! Hopefully these videos with Ms. Meg will be helpful reminders through your day to take care of yourself and to breath.

They will be posted into Google Classrooms.

Name of the class is HSI Family Outreach Resources under Classwork as "Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources".

Class Code: p7rm4qc

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SEL Focus - Special Edition

Today's news may be stressful for children to understand and work through. Here are a few resources you will be able to access.




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2019-2020 HPS Austin District Academic Calendar

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