March 26 , 2020
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WE MISS YOU!
Dear Students and Families,
We miss seeing you all every day during school hours. We hope this newsletter provides some information to assist all of you. Your school admins and teachers are here to address any concerns and answer questions during the duration of our time out of school.
It is important for you all to pay attention to any and all communications from HST, admins, and individual teachers. Parents, please be sure you are receiving school messenger email, and phone messages or Tiger News (weekly newsletter). Contact Mrs. Tas at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not so that it may be fixed. Students, make sure you are getting Google Classroom notifications.
Keep reading for more information about our school services and other resources for families.
STUDENTS DISTANCE LEARNING
Dear HST Students/Parents,
This week, we are completing the first phase of our distance learning program, the learning packets. Remember to complete your learning packets and return once classes resume. The next phase begins on Monday, March 30, 2020. Students and teachers will go online for a comprehensive digital learning experience that includes elements of independent learning, video-based lessons, and a variety of online software, including Google Classroom.
ACCESS to TECHNOLOGY
Students will sign in to my.harmonytx portal to reach integrated software and google classrooms on chromebooks or other devices. Students without computers or access to the internet at home should contact their school at (email@example.com).
HPS will utilize Google G-Suite platform to provide learning plans for students. Students will log in to their My Harmony accounts to join the google classrooms by using the codes provided by their teachers. Teachers will use the platform to communicate, provide feedback, and assess the learning progress of their students. Harmony students have already been using blended learning software in their classrooms; software will be integrated into learning plans.
Throughout the next phases, our teachers will be available via email and other digital platforms to provide structure, guidance, and feedback. Once, our teachers set up their google classroom, they will contact you to start the online learning experience. Information regarding grading will be shared later.
Below, you will find the comprehensive plan and a sample daily schedule you can follow and all the google classroom codes for our teachers.
HST GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES
SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION
You will get more detailed schedule from teachers. Please follow teachers’ Google classes
To access the Harmony At-Home Learning Program online
FREE INTERNET for 60 DAYS
Comcast/Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone
To sign up, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.
(After 60 days cost is $9.95 Per Month + Tax)
For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi
Call 1-844-579-3743 to enroll.
Discounted telecommunications service
2020-2021 HOUSTON NORTH DISTRICT ACADEMIC CALENDAR - ALL CAMPUSES
Pre-order your Yearbook ONLINE NOW!
HST yearbooks are hardcover and softcover, full-color, professionally printed and packed with 80+ pages. The books include individual student portraits and coverage of academics, arts, athletics, clubs and organizations, and more. Students of all grade levels appear in the yearbook. The deadline to purchase a yearbook online is May 8, 2020.
Deadline to order online is 05/08/2020
You can order your yearbook by clicking on the link: www.inter-state.com/yearbook. and enter code: 43450Q
- Soft cover yearbooks are $30.
- Hard cover yearbooks are $35.
HST Admin & Coordinator Team
Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
If you have any questions regarding our programs, please contact the correct coordinator.
• Principal – Celil Basol – firstname.lastname@example.org
• Assistant Principal – John Cuma Yucel- email@example.com
• Assistant Principal – Lynn Hagemier- firstname.lastname@example.org
• Principal Resident – Mehmet Cellik- email@example.com
• Instructional Coach – Kari Waterworth- firstname.lastname@example.org
• Testing and Federal Program Coordinator – Dilek Suslu- email@example.com
• Operation Manager - Samra Didic- firstname.lastname@example.org
• Engagement and Support Coordinator – Ayse Tas- email@example.com
• ESL Coordinator – Maria Piralla- firstname.lastname@example.org
• GT Coordinator/Teacher – Amanda Gigante- email@example.com
• Student Discipline Coordinator – Deirdre Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org
HST Emergency Text Messaging System
Opt-in to the HST emergency text messaging system. Send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to 67587. You can also opt-out of these messages at any time by replying "stop" to one of our
*NOTE: The mobile phone number must match a phone number in the HST database. Be sure to contact the front office if you need to update your contact information.