Harmony News

March 26, 2021

Happy Spring Break

Dear Families,

Next week is Spring Break and all school offices will be closed all five days. The staff and I would like to wish you safe travels and restful days. Enjoy your time together. See you the week of April 5th.

Eric Stewart (and staff)

Hybrid Participants,

We are excited for the return of hybrid students to 4 days a week of in-person learning starting April 20. Preparations are underway as we add additional desks to classrooms. We will keep students seated 6 feet apart when possible, but in several classrooms students will sit closer than 6 feet apart, but at least 3 feet apart.

Students seated in the cafeteria will be less than 6 feet apart, but at least 3 feet apart. At these distances, due to contact tracing, students will initially be allowed to pick where they want to sit at the table and then that seat will become their every day seating in the cafeteria . They are welcome to move later but will need to see the dean to help with the adjustment

These distances are within School Board parameters and due to Harmony's high rate of hybrid return. To help with seating we will also be looking at optional (and weather permitting) outdoor seating in the courtyard and 6 feet apart desks in café. For questions, please contact the grade level dean.

Don't Give Up

When we return from Spring Break, we wanted to remind families that the end of Quarter 3 is Friday, April 9. Now is great time to check your grades in PVUE/SVUE and to finish the quarter strong. Keep working hard through the end of the quarter and during the last quarter until school ends.

April 16 is NOW an "Asynchronous" Learning Day

Friday, April 16 – from LCPS interim superintendent Dr. Ziegler, April 16 “will be an asynchronous learning day for all students and staff so that school staff can finalize preparations in schools for shifting to 4-day hybrid learning on April 20.”

Chromebook Repair?

If a Chromebook fails in some way, which impedes access, please use another device to access Google and/or try one of the following troubleshooting tips: 1) In Settings, click on About Chrome and check for updates, 2) Clear Cache from All Time, 3) Turn off your Chromebook, then turn it back on.

Students may receive technical support through one of the following methods:

The Technology Support Center will be staffed from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F (excluding holidays).

School Counselor News

Our school counselors are always available to talk with students and parents that have questions. Please reach out to them when needed.

6th Grade:

jamie.sharp@lcps.org, counselor

7th Grade:

alysia.brown@lcps.org, counselor

8th Grade:

christy.pierson@lcps.org, counselor

Student Counsel Association (SCA) at Harmony

There will be an organizational meeting on Thursday, April 8 at 8 am for student interested in the SCA. Interested students should contact george.cassutto@lcps.org.

WHS Freshman Elections

8th graders - want to run for office at WHS? This self-nomination form will be open through 4pm on Friday, April 23. After that time, WHS will be in touch with the names of the students who have signed up to run.


Superintendent's Statement on Equity

Here is a link to our School Board's / Superintendent's statements on equity:


Additional resources may also be helpful in talking with your children and families about these issues.

LCPS Equity website

Resources for Talking with kids about Race and Racism

Teaching Tolerance