Tiger Mail

9/14/2022

Calendar

Wednesday 9/14 Parent Academy 5:30-6:30

Tuesday, 9/20 College Application Night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday 9/22 College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Monday 9/26 Polka Dot/ Stripes Day

Tuesday 9/27 Twin Day

Wednesday 9/28 Wacky Tacky

Thursday 9/29 Pajama Day

Wednesday 9/30 Graphic Tee Day

Wednesday 9/30 ESL Parent Night 5:30

Tuesday 10/4College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday 10/6 College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday 10/18 College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday 10/21College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday 11/1 College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

GT Parent Nominations

Please fill out this form if you would like to nominate your child and have her/him tested as part of the screening and identification process for the Harmony Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program.


Fill out a separate form for each child to be nominated. Your electronic signature at the end of this form indicates that you are aware that nomination and permission do NOT ensure placement into the program.


Testing will take place during the month of October, 2022.

Nominations will be accepted from 9/1/2002 - 9/30/2022

GT Parent Nomination Form

HSA Pflugerville Parent Nomination

Perfect Attendance

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ESL Parent Night

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Spirit Week

We are excited to have our first Spirit Week. Please remember that students must be in dress code. Students will have to call home if they are not in dress code appropriate clothing.
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College Application Nights

As a friendly reminder, we will be having "COLLEGE APPLICATION NIGHTS" bi-weekly every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM. We have limited capacity at the Computer Lab, Room 158, and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Here are the event dates:


Tuesday, September 20, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday, September 22, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday, October 4, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday, October 6, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday, October 18, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday, October 21, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday, November 1, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

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Attendance

Please make sure that your students are dropped off by 7:45am. The doors close promptly at 7:45am. If your student is late, they must come in through the front office. A parent MUST come sign them in. This rule applies to students that drive as well.

Want to show off your talent?

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Dismissal Times

Monday-Thursday, school gets out at 3:10 and students need to be picked up within 30 minutes of dismissal.

Friday, school gets out at 2:00 and students need to be picked by 2:30.



Dress Code Reminder

Students must be in uniform, including pants with belt loops and a belt, NO HOODIES

Parent Academy and Ice Cream Social

We would love to have Parents come out to hear about Social Emotional Learning and how we implement it on our campus. You will also meet our Wellness Councilor and be able to ask questions.

Please join us from 5:30-6:30 on Wednesday September 14th.

A Note From the Health

The Health Aide will be conducting Mandated Health Screenings this month starting SEPTEMBER 19 2022, the following are the requirements for all mandated screenings. If you choose to opt-out of the screening, you may do so as long as we have the requested documentation:


VISION AND HEARING SCREENING REQUIREMENTS


The requirements for VISION AND HEARING SCREENING apply each year for children enrolled in any licensed child care center, child care home, or school program at the ages or grades listed below:

4-year-old students in Pre-K, Kindergartners, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th graders.

Spinal Screening Requirements

State law says that schools must screen students for spinal problems in the following grades/at the following ages:

  • Girls at age 10 or 5th grade AND at age 12 or 7th grade

  • Boys at ages 13 or 14 or 8th grade


If you do not wish to have your child screened for religious reasons, you must submit an exemption to the school and proof of MD screening before September 19, 2022.

(Screening is usually done by visual inspection of the spine to look for asymmetry of the shoulders, shoulder blades, and hips. The screener will not touch your student)

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Parents will be notified of the results of the screening only if professional follow-up is necessary. Usually, the recommendations from your health care provider consist of dietary changes and additional physical activity. This screening procedure does not replace your child’s need for regular health care and checkups.

According to Texas law, these screenings must be conducted unless an MD letter of screening has been provided in advance of the screening

Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please send an email to the health Aide at mordillano@harmonytx.org

Senior Parent Night

Dear student, parent(s) or guardian(s),

HSA Pflugerville College and Career Department organize the 12th Grade Parent Night for our students and their parents.


Session Agenda:


  • Welcoming & Introduction
  • HS Graduation Requirements
  • College Application
  • Financial Aid Application
  • Post-secondary transition
  • Senior Timeline
  • Upcoming Events & Announcements


Our event will be placed on Thursday, September 8th, at 5:00 PM in the High School Cafeteria.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at this important event.

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We are still accepting students

Our campus is still enrolling students! We would love for you to refer any families or friends to register for our campus. For any questions please contact our Student Recruitment Coordinator.

Thank you,

Jessica Mondragon

Student Recruitment Coordinator

1421 Wells Branch Pkwy, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Cell Phone: 737-228-0567 8am-4:20pm

Lunch updates

Schools will transition back to requiring family applications for free and reduced-priced meals to meet USDA requirements.


We encourage all the parents to complete a meal application at:


www.schoolcafe.com


Instructions on how to complete the meal application online:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xu45wedp2aMHLvU0XqDB5-4pQuO59nSI/view?usp=sharing


Please note: school meals were previously free due to the pandemic however, this free option will no longer be available unless you apply and your student qualifies for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program.

Please take a few minutes to complete the meal application today.


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Las escuelas volverán a exigir solicitudes familiares para comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido para cumplir con los requisitos del USDA.

Les pedimos a todos los padres completar una solicitud de comida en:


www.schoolcafe.com


Instrucciones sobre cómo completar la solicitud de comida en línea:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xu45wedp2aMHLvU0XqDB5-4pQuO59nSI/view?usp=sharing


Tenga en cuenta: las comidas escolares anteriormente eran gratuitas debido a la pandemia, sin embargo, esta opción gratuita ya no estará disponible a menos que presente una solicitud y su estudiante califique para el Programa de almuerzo gratis y reducido.
Tómese unos minutos para completar la solicitud de comida hoy.

From the Health Aide


Health Office Notes

IMMUNIZATION

Please Update your student Immunization record.


  • Students entering 7th grade are required to have one dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) for individuals who have not already received those vaccines.
  • We need the original form of the affidavit for Exemption for Immunization if the student is not able to get the vaccine. COPY is INVALID. here is the link to request an Affidavit for an exemption https://co-request.dshs.texas.gov/


If you have questions about the missing vaccine for your student or already have an updated record of immunization, you can email the health aide at mordillano@harmonytx.org or send a message to this number (516)778-7539.


MEDICATION and HEALTH CONDITION

Harmony Public Schools health staff only administer medications and treatments for which we have a valid, current year doctor’s order and parent signature.

Parents must turn in all forms with the medication and medications cannot be transported to and from the school by students. Medications must be labeled by the pharmacy for the student who is to take the medication. Medications must be picked up at the end of the year or when the doctor discontinues the medication, or they will be discarded in compliance with Harmony Public Schools' medication policy.


Update your child's medical records any time your student is treated or diagnosed with a new health condition.

More information on the Harmony Public Schools medication/health condition policy can be found in the student handbook. https://hsapflugerville.harmonytx.org/health-services/#policies

Substitutes are needed

We would love for you to join our team!
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Middle School Regional Science Fair information

Here is the link for students to register for Regonials. Students must use this link to start their registration.


https://www.scienteer.com/register/harmonyscienceacademynorthaustinms


Deadline for all paperwork is 1/26/2023.


Please let Mrs. Fletcher know if you have any questions or need help.

High School Regional Science Fair information

Here is the link for students to register for Regonials. Students must use this link to start their registration.


https://www.scienteer.com/register/harmonyscienceacademynorthaustinhs


Deadline for all paperwork is 1/26/2023.


Please let Mrs. Fletcher know if you have any questions or need help.

Club Sign up

The club sign up is live. All fees must be paid in order to attend. Payments are made through the RevTrak system. We do not accept any payments at the office. Please also read the description as there are specific grade levels for each club. Please see Mrs. Munoz in 139 if you would like to apply for a waiver.


All clubs have already started. Please have your student stop by Mrs. Munoz's office if they have any questions.


Here is the link for clubs

https://hsapflugerville.harmonytx.org/clubs/


Here is the link for payments

https://harmonytx.revtrak.net/austin/harmony-science-academy-pflugerville/harmony-science-academy-pflugerville-clubs/#/v/club-fee-s-pflugerville

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Drop off and pick up map

Please see the map below for the layout of the drop off and pick plan.
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Lunch Information

Back to School will also mean BACK TO STUDENT MEAL RATES.

Schools will transition back to requiring family applications for free and reduced-priced meals to meet USDA requirements.


We encourage all the parents to complete a meal application at:


www.schoolcafe.com


Instructions on how to complete the meal application online:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xu45wedp2aMHLvU0XqDB5-4pQuO59nSI/view?usp=sharing


Please note: school meals were previously free due to the pandemic however, this free option will no longer be available unless you apply and your student qualifies for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program.

Please take a few minutes to complete the meal application today.


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Regreso a clases también significa REGRESAR A LAS TARIFAS DE COMIDAS PARA ESTUDIANTES.

Las escuelas volverán a exigir solicitudes familiares para comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido para cumplir con los requisitos del USDA.

Les pedimos a todos los padres completar una solicitud de comida en:


www.schoolcafe.com


Instrucciones sobre cómo completar la solicitud de comida en línea:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xu45wedp2aMHLvU0XqDB5-4pQuO59nSI/view?usp=sharing


Tenga en cuenta: las comidas escolares anteriormente eran gratuitas debido a la pandemia, sin embargo, esta opción gratuita ya no estará disponible a menos que presente una solicitud y su estudiante califique para el Programa de almuerzo gratis y reducido.
Tómese unos minutos para completar la solicitud de comida hoy.



Child Nutrition Assistant

Susana Lippart

scoronado@harmonytx.org

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Campus information on uniforms

Uniform Information

Uniform Shirts

-Uniform shirt must be ordered from https://www.frenchtoast.com/long-sleeve-pique-polo-shirt-w-harmony-logo/p/1716?dressCode=13880

- If the Uniforms are sold out or you are waiting for them to be delivered, high school students may wear a white or black polo and middle school students may wear red or navy blue polo.

- Alternative shirts must be polo shirts

- Once uniforms become available all students must be in the Harmony uniform top.

- We will announce when spirit shirts are on sale. Spirit shirts may be worn only on Fridays with jeans.

Uniforms Bottoms

- Students are required to wear navy blue, khaki, or black uniform pants.

- No jeans allowed (unless a spirit shirt was purchased to wear only on Fridays with jeans.)

- No legging, jeggings, joggers, or cargo pants allowed.

- A blue/ Brown belt is required for all students.

- Only grades 6-8 can wear shorts that are no shorter than the knee.

- No ripped jeans on days jeans are allowed.

Sweaters/ Jackets

- Must be able to be unzipped at all times so the uniform top is visible.

- No pullover sweaters

- Must be blue, black, red, or grey.

- No hoodies allowed

- Hoodies will be confiscated and picked up by parents.

shoes

- Must have closed-toe tennis shoes (any color)

- No type of boots are allowed.

Hair

-Hair color must be natural.

-No colors such as pink, blue, green, purple, etc allowed.

Technology policy

-All cell phones/ AirPods/smartwatches must remain turned off and in their backpacks the entire school day.-

-If a student is caught using the phone during school hours, the phone will be taken up and turned into the front office.

-If your student's phone is taken up, parents must pick it up from the office and pay a $10 fee. No cash accepted.

-Students can request to use the school phones around the building if they need to communicate with parents.

Tardy Policy

- All students must be in class no later than 7:45 AM

- If a student arrived after 7:45 AM parents must get down to sign their student.

- No students are allowed into school without a parent/guardian's signature.

- For the tardy policy please refer to page 20 of the student handbook.

Please refer to our handbook https://drive.google.com/file/d/13TAEklIeB7GvPB1BXLk-4C3lAaDspuRr/view for more information.

Información Uniforme

Camisas de uniforme

-La camisa del uniforme debe pedirse en https://www.frenchtoast.com/long-sleeve-pique-polo-shirt-w-harmony-logo/p/1716?dressCode=13880

- Si los Uniformes están agotados o estás esperando a que te los entreguen, los estudiantes de preparatoria pueden usar polo blanco o negro y los estudiantes de secundaria pueden usar polo rojo o azul marino.

- Las camisetas alternativas deben ser polos.

- Una vez que los uniformes estén disponibles, todos los estudiantes deben estar en la parte superior del uniforme Harmony.

- Anunciaremos cuando las camisetas de espíritu estén a la venta. Las camisas de espíritu se pueden usar solo los viernes con jeans.

Pantalones de uniformes

- Los estudiantes deben usar pantalones de uniforme azul marino, caqui o negro.

- No se permiten jeans (a menos que se haya comprado una camisa de espíritu para usar solo los viernes con jeans).

- No se permiten mallas, jeggings, joggers o pantalones tipo cargo.

- Se requiere un cinturón azul/marrón para todos los estudiantes.

- Solo los grados 6-8 pueden usar pantalones cortos que no sean más cortos que la rodilla.

- No se permiten jeans rotos en los días en que se permiten jeans.

Suéteres/ Chaquetas

- Debe poder abrirse la cremallera en todo momento para que la parte superior del uniforme sea visible.

- No suéteres tipo pullover

- Debe ser azul, negro, rojo o gris.

- No se permiten sudaderas con capucha

- Las sudaderas con capucha serán confiscadas y recogidas por los padres.

Zapatos

- Debe tener zapatos tenis cerrados (cualquier color)

- No se permite ningún tipo de botas.

Pelo

-El color del cabello debe ser natural.

-No se permiten colores como rosa, azul, verde, morado, etc.

Política tecnológica

-Todos los teléfonos celulares/AirPods/smartwatches deben permanecer apagados y en sus mochilas durante todo el día escolar.-

-Si se sorprende a un estudiante usando el teléfono durante el horario escolar, se tomará el teléfono y se entregará a la oficina principal.

-Si el teléfono de su estudiante está ocupado, los padres deben recogerlo en la oficina y pagar una tarifa de $10. No se acepta efectivo.

-Los estudiantes pueden solicitar usar los teléfonos de la escuela alrededor del edificio si necesitan comunicarse con los padres.

Política de Tardanzas

- Todos los estudiantes deben estar en clase a más tardar a las 7:45 a.m.

- Si un estudiante llegó después de las 7:45 AM, los padres deben bajar para firmar a su estudiante.

- Ningún estudiante puede ingresar a la escuela sin la firma de un padre/tutor.

- Para conocer la política de tardanzas, consulte la página 20 del manual del estudiante.


Consulte nuestro manual https://drive.google.com/file/d/13TAEklIeB7GvPB1BXLk-4C3lAaDspuRr/view para obtener más información.

ESL information

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Important Links

Harmony Science Academy - Pflugerville

Aydin Yildrim, Principal

ayildirim@harmonytx.org


High School


Serdar Ozguven Dean of College and Career

sozguven@harmonytx.org

Natasha Barker, AP

nbarker@harmonytx.org

Dr. Lisa Wyatt, AP

lwyatt@harmonytx.org

Mrs. Staursky, Special Education/504 Coordinator

Rstaursky@harmonytx.org



Middle School


Gulsah Baykara, AP

gyildirim@harmonytx.org

Janiece Beardslee, AP

jbeardslee@harmonytx.org

Mrs. Williams, Special Education/504 Coordinator

nefertiti.williams@harmonytx.org



Front Office


Student Recruitment Coordinator ( Registrar )

Jessica Mondragon

jmondragon@harmonytx.org


Attendance Clerk

Jessica Sanchez

jessica.sanchez@harmonytx.org


Child Nutrition Assistant

Susana Lippart

scoronado@harmonytx.org


Health Aide

Mary Ordillano

mordillano@harmonytx.org