March 31, 2021
Harmony Science Academy Garland
Sofieh Hopovac- Campus Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett Garrett- Dean of Academics: email@example.com
Timothy Clark- Dean of Students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Gregory- Student Success and Engagement/Testing/Federal Programs- email@example.com
Kyla McDade- Special Education- firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamara Yarborough- ESL- email@example.comMilada Medinic-Kazazic- Gifted and Talented Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paula Gonzalez- Business Manager- email@example.com
Juveria Hussain- Student Recruitment- firstname.lastname@example.org
Although this school year has been challenging, we are confident our students are ready and have the skills necessary to be successful on the upcoming EOY (end of year) assessments. Please note the dates that important testing will be taking place. While MAP testing will continue to be administered virtually, please see the note below about STAAR testing.
**We are required to administer the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test in person, on campus for all students in eligible grades, including those students receiving online instruction this year. Please see the attached parent letter for more information. If your student is a remote learner and will not be coming to school due to COVID-19 concerns, please fill out this form for every student that is in a testing grade. Students should be dropped off at 8:30 AM on their designated testing day. They will need to bring a lunch or may purchase one from the school. Virtual students will test in our testing center (the gym). We will call parents to pick up students once they have completed the test.
April 6 - 4th Grade Writing STAAR**
April 19-30: K-2 EOY (end of year) MAP Testing
April 26-30: Pre-K EOY (end of year) Circle Assessment
11 - 5th/6th Reading STAAR**
12 - 5th/6th Math STAAR**
13 - 5th Science STAAR**
17-21: EOY (end of year) MAP Testing 3rd- 6th
24 - 3rd/4th Reading STAAR**
25 - 3rd/4th Math STAAR**
STAAR Letter English:
STAAR Letter Spanish:
If you have any questions or concerns about testing, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
Heather Gregory, Campus Testing & Federal Programs Coordinator
A LOOK AHEAD...
1 - Pre-K and Kinder Round Up
1-30 - Talent Show Videos & Teacher Appreciation Videos Can be Submitted (stay tuned)
2 - Student & Staff Holiday
3-11 - National Robotics Week
6 - STAAR Testing - 4th Grade Writing
6 - Last Day to Donate to our School STEAM Engine Fundraiser
7 - Asynchronous Day
7 - Virtual Bingo - PTO Meeting @ 5:30 http://meet.google.com/vgp-jfrh-pkd
8 - Urban Air Spirit Night
8 - Virtual Parent Academy 6-7 PM
9 - Science Fair Projects Due
16 - Student Holiday & Teacher Workday
11-16 - Science Fair Judging
19-23 - Scholastic Book Fair (online option) https://www.scholastic.com/bf/hsagarland
23 - Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night
19-30 - EOY (end of year) MAP Testing K-2
21 - Asynchronous Day
21 - Virtual Spelling Bee (2nd-6th)
22 - In & Out Drive Thru Fundraiser & Prize Pick Up
26-30 - PK EOY (end of year) Circle Assessment
30 - Virtual Career Fair
3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
5 - PTO General Meeting
6 - Urban Air Spirit Night
5 - Asynchronous Day
11 - 5th and 6th Grade Reading STAAR
12 - 5th and 6th Grade Math STAAR
13 - 5th Grade Science STAAR
17-21 EOY MAP Testing (3rd - 6th)
19 - Asynchronous Day
20 & 21 - Chuck E. Cheese Spirit Night
24 - 3rd and 4th Grade Reading STAAR
25 - 3rd and 4th Grade Math STAAR
27 - Last Day of School
HSA Garland will be hosting a career day on April 30th! We are needing parents and community members to come and share their expertise about their career with our students. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please sign up here.
Virtual Singing Project
What is THIS Project ?
HPS Central Office wants to create an end product video that will be something like this one: Virtual Singing Project (Sample Project Link)
We are looking for talents who will be singing in the video. We are looking for students, staff, and parents who may want to participate.
* record your singing video
* email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
* deadline is April 14th
-You will be contacted by central office if you are selected for the video.
VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW VIDEO LINK
If you would like to participate in our virtual talent show, please post your video with the line below.
FlipGrid Talent Show link https://flipgrid.com/bdf52c60
Teacher Appreciation Videos
In your video you may:
-Wish all teachers a happy Teacher Appreciation Week
-Thank a specific teacher or group of teachers (in this case, put his or her name in the title of your video)
-Use three words to describe why you love your teacher
-Something else to show your appreciation
Link to record video: https://flipgrid.com/hsag2021
6TH GRADE PARENT SURVEY...
The success of the district and our schools relies on building strong, trusting relationships with our families and listening to our students. Our School Culture Survey is designed to foster open communication and strengthen those relationships, as well as to improve the quality of our schools.
The survey is open March 23, 2021‒ April, 2021. It asks for feedback on academic preparation, student support, safety and behavior, school leadership, and family involvement. We’ll use the results to help determine our strengths, identify opportunities for improvement, and develop responsive action plans. Please see link below:
HSAG Name State School of Character
Harmony Science Academy-Garland has been selected a 2021 State School of Character for our outstanding efforts in promoting cultures of character in their schools and communities. This makes the second school in Harmony's DFW District to achieve this honor.
Virtual Family Visits
Have you scheduled your family's virtual home visit yet?!
Our Virtual Home Visits are a 30-minute scheduled video call between a teacher and a student’s family, from the teacher’s home or classroom to the family’s home help parents establish strong relationships with the school and teachers, even when they cannot meet face-to-face. During these unprecedented times, HPS teachers and staff will continue to visit our families virtually until it is safe to return to campus.
Home visits has positive effects on student’s learning, and social and emotional improvement.
Benefits for students include:
- Students whose parents agree to home visits, have better behavior and conduct,
- Improved academic performance, student attendance
- A better ease at learning, and trust of their teacher,
- Forms a higher level of respect for teachers, themselves and others.
Benefits for parents include:
- Parents are secure knowing that teachers genuinely care for the welfare of their children.
- Creates a trusting bond between the teacher and parent.
- Parents feel confident that their child’s future is in the hands of teachers who go beyond the call of duty to guarantee each student’s prosperity.
- Allows parents to become a part of the school environment.
Harmony teachers visit more than 7,000 homes each year. We encourage you to contact your child's campus or fill out this form https://forms.gle/xVRxhRrkF8aqSNLH7 to request your virtual home visit today!
Please click here for the drop off and dismissal map and information.
DFW Parent/Student Support Resources
Annual AHERA Notification to Parents, Teachers and Staff
Dear Parents, Teachers and Staff,
In accordance with the 40 CFR Part 763 (enacted by Congress in 1986) of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). Section 763.93 pertaining to the Asbestos in School Identification and Notification Rule, Harmony Science Academy – Garland hereby notifies all parties of the Asbestos Management Plan availability.
The Asbestos Management Plan is available for review at the administrative office during regular campus operating hours.
We would like to inform you that there are currently no asbestos-containing building materials at our campus.
For additional information about AHERA or any specific questions regarding the Asbestos Management Plan, you may contact the campus operations manager, Paula Gonzalez at email@example.com.
Emergency Phone Number
You can also reach Mrs. Hopovac at (972) 729-9127 (texting works best!)