Welcome to Cypress

2022-2023 school year

Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 16 - School Supply Drop-off and Car Tag Pick-Up (9 am - 3 pm)
  • Friday, August 12 - Meet the Teacher (4 pm - 5:30 pm)
  • Wednesday, August 17 - First Day of School (early dismissal at 2:25 pm) - NO school supply drop off


Dear Parents/Guardians,


Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! My name is Evangelena Taylor, the principal of Harmony Science Academy - Cypress. I am so honored you chose our school for your child to become an Owl! We will all be learning, growing, and reflecting as we experience Cypress’s fourth school year together!


To give you some background about myself, this will be my 20th year in education. My first 11 years were spent as a primary teacher in Klein ISD, and in the following 5 years, I served as the AP of Academics at the Harmony School of Excellence in Houston.


I am originally from Los Angeles, California, and come from a family of educators. I have two wonderful daughters, who attend the Harmony School of Excellence-Houston, a very sweet Husky, and a supportive husband who loves to DJ various school events when he is not traveling for business.


In order for your children to be successful, both academically and socially, we are committed to our vision and mission and have established four character traits. We believe your children, our students, will become W.I.S.E. both inside and outside of the classroom.


The vision and mission for our campus are as follows:


Our vision is to ensure all students are both academically successful and culturally enriched.


Our mission is that we believe our students will achieve these goals by demonstrating Willing, Integrity, Sensible, and Equity.


The character traits that are expected of all Cypress Owls are the following:


  1. Willing: to come to school ready, eager, and prepared to learn

  2. Integrity: to have strong, moral principles

  3. Sensible: to make choices that benefit the students, staff, and the entire Owl community

  4. Equity: to recognize and uplift all Owls, whether it is by recognizing each other’s uniqueness or creating a bond that benefits all students, staff, and the entire Owl community


Please click on the button below for some Frequently Asked Questions about the '22-'23 school year.


I am again grateful you have chosen for you and your child(ren) to become Cypress Owls!


Stay Safe and Healthy,


Evangelena Taylor, M.Ed.

Principal

Mandatory Student Fees

There is a yearly mandatory fee of $13.86 for all students that includes the following:


  • Student ID badge
  • Lanyard
  • Art/Music/Technology fee


Please click HERE to pay.

22-23 School Uniforms

The elementary shirts have been pre-selected to avoid confusion about what color to purchase. All questions or order details will be answered by French Toast, as the school no longer handles uniform shirts or purchases. Please click HERE to order on frenchtoast.com.


If sizes are sold out, please check the French Toast website continuously as they are updated frequently. If you have any uniform questions, please contact French Toast at www.frenchtoast.com/contact-us.


This will be the last year you can wear Harmony's red uniform shirts. Plain red polos will NOT be allowed.

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NEW Spirit Shirts - Pre-Sale $18

Students will be able to wear this year's spirit shirts with jeans on Fridays. Students must wear their uniforms with uniform pants (not jeans) on Fridays if they do not have this year's spirit shirt.


Our PTO is selling our 22-23 spirit shirts. These new shirts are the ONLY spirit shirts that can be worn with jeans on Fridays this year. Your student will NOT be able to wear any previous year's spirit shirts on Fridays.


Take advantage of the discount pre-sale price of $18. It will be $20 when school starts on August 17.


Please click HERE to place your order. When the spirit shirts come in, PTO will deliver the shirts to your student.


If you have any questions, please email PTO at hsacypresspto@gmail.com

Join the PTO!

Annual membership per family is $20 and all proceeds go directly to supporting HSA-Cypress!


Click HERE to join. After submitting your form, the PTO will send you an invoice to the email address provided for payment.

Please go like our Facebook Page www.fb.com/hsacpto for the most up-to-date communication!

You can also message us there with any questions!

School Supply List

You can order your 2022-23 school supplies NOW!

Please click on the link to view the list and order online.

Click HERE to view the list.

Click HERE to order online.


School supplies can be dropped off from Tuesday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 16 from 9 am - 3 pm in the back of the building (cafeteria). You can pick up your car tags when you drop off your school supplies. Please label your student's first and last name and grade level.


To ensure a smooth drop-off, you will NOT be able to drop off school supplies on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 17.


School supplies can be dropped off after school starts in the front office starting August 18, 2022.

Car Tags

Each family will receive 2 car tags that need to be hanging on the car's rearview mirror during pick-up. You will have to have the actual car tag (not a picture or copy) in order to pick up your child.


Make sure you have the NEW car tags as they are color-coded by grades this year.


Car Tag pick-up (when you drop off school supplies) can be picked up from Tuesday, August 9 - Tuesday, August 16 from 9 am - 3 pm in the back of the building (cafeteria).


During dismissal in the afternoon, please remember to have your car tags ready and clearly visible. Our teacher needs to be able to read the car tag clearly.


If you do not have a car tag, you will have to park your car and pick up your child in the front office starting at 4 pm. Please make sure you are on the contact list on Skyward and have your ID ready.

Morning Drop-off

To ensure that drop-off in the morning runs smoothly, please do the following.

  • Due to safety reasons, we will NOT be able to assist the student with opening/closing vehicle doors or unbuckling car seat belts.
  • Please have your child UNBUCKLED when your vehicle comes to a complete stop.
  • School ready - backpacks and lunch boxes are next to the child(ren) or already on their backs when they exit the vehicle. Please do NOT have those items in the trunk of your vehicle.
  • Parents - please remain in your vehicle at all times.
  • For the student's safety, please do not use your cell phone.
  • Yellow crosswalk - please make sure you look for the yellow crosswalk and stop in the morning so our students can safely walk into the building. This does NOT apply to after-school dismissal.


To ensure a smooth drop-off on the first day of school, you will NOT be able to drop off school supplies. School supplies can be dropped off in the front office starting August 18, 2022.

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Dismissal Pick-Up

We ask all parents to do the following in order to reduce parent wait time.

  • Pull up to the next available cone
  • Stay in your car
  • Remain stopped until all the cars move
  • Please leave the car tag up, until your student is in the car
  • Please have your child(ren) memorize their car tag number as that is how we will dismiss students in the afternoon from now on.
  • Please make sure your child(ren) can identify your vehicle.
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Early Dismissal on Wednesdays

We have early dismissal EVERY Wednesday from 2:25 pm - 3 pm. Our staff has professional learning and professional learning community time to increase their effectiveness as a teacher.


It will begin on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 17.


If you arrive after 3 pm, you will have to park your car and pick up your child in the front office. Please make sure you are on the contact list and have your ID ready. The Late Pick-Up Policy will be enforced. Please see below for more details.

Fees for Late Pick-Ups

Late fees will be charged to those who are not picked up by 4:00 pm if the student is not in an after-school program or club. The following fees will be:


4:00 - 4:10 pm - $10

4:10 - 4:25 pm - $25

4:25 - 4:40 pm - $40


Wednesday Early Dismissal - not picked up by 3:00 pm


3:00 - 3:10 pm - $10

3:10 - 3:25 pm - $25

3:25 - 3:40 pm - $40


Note: HSA-Cypress reserves the right to contact Child Protective Services for any student picked up after 4:00 pm. This is in addition to the parent/guardian being charged the late fee.


Payment requests will be emailed by our Discipline Clerk, Ms. Bybee, who will give further instructions.

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Get Your new Owl Pack for $25

You can now purchase our special Owl Packs for $25. They include:


  • HSA Cypress water bottle (for water station since water fountains are turned off)
  • HSA Cypress lanyard for student ID
  • HSA Cypress ruler
  • HSA Cypress calculator
  • HSA Cypress hand sanitizer keychain
  • HSA Cypress colored pencils
  • 2 HSA Cypress pencils
  • a poly brad folder
  • a composition notebook


To purchase online, please click HERE. We will deliver the Owl Packs to your student.

NO Lost and Found

We do NOT have a Lost and Found section at school.


Please make sure you label all of your student's belongings (lunch box, water bottle, jacket, etc.).



School Messenger

If you haven't received text messages from our school and would like to opt-in, follow the instructions on this flyer.


https://tinyurl.com/HSACypressTextOptIn


Only numbers that are registered in our Skyward system can opt-in so please make sure your cell number is current on your Skyward Family Access.

After School Care

Our after-school care program, Elite Learning, is accepting applications for after-school care.


Please click HERE for more information about this year's program.


Please click HERE to go to their website to register and learn more!

First Day of School

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Take a virtual tour of our school

Harmony Science Academy Cypress Virtual Tour

About our school

Harmony Science Academy - Cypress is a K-5th public charter school providing a high-quality education option for students in the surrounding areas.