Osos Outreach Newsletter

November 2, 2020 - Issue 12

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November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people!

Reading Resources and Austin Public Library Information

Download the PDFs below for all the resources that were shared in our Parent Academy last month!

VETERAN'S DAY

We are collecting images of veterans and messages from our HSI families who would like to honor their loved ones this Veteran's Day on November 11th. We will be creating a video of all the images and information sent to us!


The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 6th at 4:00 pm.

*One veteran per submission.

*Multiple submissions accepted


Please click on the link below to complete the form.

Veteran's Day Submission Form

Deadline - Friday, November 6, 2020

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Parents & Caregivers! / ¡Padres y Cuidadores!


The purpose of a Campus Needs Assessment (CNA) Committee is to examine multiple sources of data to identify the priority needs and direction for the school. This critical process is the prework to the development of the district and campus improvement plans and decisions regarding the justification for use of funds.


We invite our parents and other community members to join us for our CNA Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 3:30pm on Zoom!


Please register to join us by completing this form:

https://forms.gle/ZrWMsfLF82fqvsSa6


Questions? Contact our Testing/Federal Programs Coordinator Bernadette Labrado: blabrado@harmonytx.org

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El propósito de un Comité de Evaluación de las Necesidades del Campus (CNA) es examinar múltiples fuentes de datos para identificar las necesidades prioritarias y la dirección de la escuela. Este proceso crítico es el trabajo previo al desarrollo de los planes de mejora del distrito y del campus y las decisiones relativas a la justificación del uso de los fondos.

Invitamos a nuestros padres y otros miembros de la comunidad a unirse a nosotros para nuestra reunión del Comité CNA el Miércoles 11 de noviembre de 2020 a las 3:30pm en Zoom!


Por favor, regístrese para unirse a nosotros completando este formulario: https://forms.gle/ZrWMsfLF82fqvsSa6


¿Preguntas? Contacte con nuestra Coordinadora de Programas de Pruebas y Federales Bernadette Labrado: blabrado@harmonytx.org

Upcoming Events!

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Virtual Fall Literacy Night Event!

This year's Fall Literacy Night will be done virtually where families can view different videos of literary activities that coincide with the theme of the books!

HSI will have baggies of supplies needed to participate in this event for families to come and pick up! Day of pickup will be from Monday, November 16th - Thursday, November 19th during school business hours.


More information to come!

Parent Involvement Feedback

HSI Families, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey regarding Family Involvement here at Harmony School of Innovation. We are always looking for ways we can continue to grow and your input matters in how we proceed with family activities this year. Thank you for your feedback!


Familias HSI, por favor tómense unos minutos para llenar esta encuesta sobre la Participación Familiar aquí en la Escuela de Innovación Harmony. Siempre estamos buscando formas de continuar creciendo y su aporte es importante en la forma en que procedemos con las actividades familiares este año. Gracias por sus comentarios!

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Our Reading Challenge Continues!

Reading is a passion we want students to continue to love as they move into their adult lives.
For the fall, we are asking every Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd-grade student to challenge themselves to read at least 20 books and 3rd, 4th, and 5th-graders to challenge themselves to read at least 10 novels!
Take a photo and share on social media using the hashtag #HarmonyReads. We look forward to seeing your photos of the reading challenge!

Home Visit Requests from Families!

Home visitations by teachers get parents involved in their child's education, and let parents and children know how much teachers care! They are a vital part of building relationships between families and school staff.


Teachers will visit with their students and parents/guardians through Zoom to get to know each other and share information about upcoming events for our campus.

To request a 30 minute Home-Visit, complete this form with at least 3 optional dates that may work for you and your family and we will confirm a date and time to meet. (You can also schedule directly with your child's teacher)

Home Visit Request Survey

Solicitudes de Visitas a Domicilio


Thank you for working with us to build long-lasting relationships with our families!

Phases for back to Campus Learning!

We are entering our second stage of reopening! Please view the information provided in the links below and contact our front office to verify if your students will return during this opening phase or if you have any questions.
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HSI Parent Update Regarding Reopening

Actualización de los Padres de HSI para la Reapertura

HSI On-Campus Student Procedures

Procedimientos de los Estudiantes de HSI en el Campus

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NEW FOOD DISTRIBUTION SCHEDULE AND POLICIES

Dear Parents/Guardians,


During the school closure last spring and over the summer months, Harmony offered meals to all children ages 18 and under in the community. Meals were distributed at select schools at no charge.


HSI will distribute meals on Monday (for Monday & Tuesday) and Wednesday (for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) between 10:00am and 11:00am.


Meals will only be provided to students who are enrolled at that school and ID is needed if students are not in the car. If you have children enrolled in multiple Harmony schools, you will need to visit each campus to pick up meals. For every day in the distribution cycle, your child may choose which days they would like a breakfast and/or lunch meal. A choice of milk is available, but they are not required to take it. If your child has special dietary needs, visit the school website to download the Special Dietary Accommodations form and have it completed and signed by a licensed medical authority.

NUEVO PROGRAMA Y REGLAS DE DISTRIBUCIÓN DE ALIMENTOS

Durante el cierre de la escuela la primavera pasada y durante los meses de verano, Harmony ofreció comidas a todos los niños menores de 18 años en la comunidad. Las comidas se distribuyeron en escuelas selectas sin cargo.

HSI distribuirá comidas los lunes (para lunes y martes) y miércoles (para miércoles, jueves y viernes) entre las 10:00 am y la 11:00 am.

Las comidas solo se proporcionarán a los estudiantes que estén inscritos en esa escuela y se necesita una identificación si los estudiantes no están en el automóvil. Si tiene niños inscritos en varias escuelas Harmony, deberá visitar cada campus para recoger las comidas. Para cada día en el ciclo de distribución, su hijo puede elegir qué días le gustaría un desayuno y / o almuerzo. Hay una variedad de leche disponible, pero no es necesario que la tomen. Si su hijo tiene necesidades dietéticas especiales, visite el sitio web de la escuela para descargar el formulario Adaptaciones dietéticas especiales y que una autoridad médica autorizada lo complete y lo firme

A Note from Harmony Medical Staff

This year will be challenging, with many changes in education and the world at large. To help you navigate the School Health specific challenges for this year, we would like to make you aware of the following policies.


Parent Health Services Letter: https://bit.ly/3jKqBOY


Una nota de nuestro asistente médico:


Este año será un desafío, con muchos cambios en la educación y en el mundo en general. Para ayudarle a navegar por los desafíos específicos de la Salud Escolar para este año, nos gustaría hacerle saber las siguientes políticas.


Carta de Servicios de Salud para Padres: https://bit.ly/3jKqBOY


If a student is suspected to have COVID, they will be sent home from school with this form. (see image below)


Si se sospecha que un estudiante tiene COVID, se le enviará a casa con este formulario. (ver imagen abajo)

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Meet our School Counselor, Ms. Meg!/ Conoce a nuestra consejera escolar, la Sra. Meg!

Ms. Meg has been with HSI since the 2019-2020 school year and is going on her second year with us. She believes that every student is unique and values creating a safe and therapeutic environment to mee the specific needs of each individual.


She looks forward continuing working with our Osos! If you would like to speak with her further, you may reach out to her at mmattingly@harmonytx.org or follow the link: https://www.harmonytx.org/talktime


Check out Ms. Meg's introduction video below!

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La Sra. Meg ha estado con HSI desde el año escolar 2019-2020 y está en su segundo año con nosotros. Ella cree que cada estudiante es único y valora la creación de un ambiente seguro y terapéutico para satisfacer las necesidades específicas de cada individuo.


Ella espera continuar trabajando con nuestro Osos! Si desea hablar con ella más adelante, puede comunicarse con ella en mmattingly@harmonytx.org o seguir el enlace: https://www.harmonytx.org/talktime


¡Mira el video de introducción de la Srta. Meg abajo!

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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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PTO Membership Information!

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FAMILIES NEEDING ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE


We look forward to partnering with your family this school year to help your child continue to grow academically. We understand that any adjustments to the normal school environment or calendar may create unexpected challenges for some families. If you would like to discuss specific needs for your student or family that are not addressed in the Harmony School Start Plan for 2020-'21, please contact your local Harmony campus or contact us via our Let’s Talk online platform.

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Familias Que Necesitan Apoyo Extra

Esperamos asociarnos con su familia este año escolar para ayudar a su hijo a seguir creciendo académicamente. Entendemos que cualquier ajuste en el ambiente o calendario escolar normal puede crear desafíos inesperados para algunas familias. Si desea hablar sobre las necesidades específicas de su estudiante o familia que no se abordan en el Plan de Inicio Escolar de Harmony para 2020-'21, comuníquese con su campus local de Harmony o con nosotros a través de nuestra plataforma en línea Let's Talk.

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Monthly Activity Calendar

20-21 Academic Calendar/20-21 Calendario Académico

*calendar is subject to change/El calendario está sujeto a cambios

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For more updates and news about our campus be sure to also follow us on Instagram!

You can continue to check our website for updates and news about our campus!


Para más actualizaciones y noticias sobre nuestro campus asegúrese de seguirnos en Instagram!

¡Puedes seguir revisando nuestro sitio web para ver las actualizaciones y noticias sobre nuestro campus!