Osos Outreach Newsletter

October 13, 2020 - Issue 9

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We're in the news!

We are in the news! Story being shared tomorrow (Wednesday, October 14th) at 6pm on KXAN.

Solutions a Charter School Found to Foster Relationships Virtually

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Our Reading Challenge has Begun!

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!
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Continue celebrating!/ Continuar a Celebrar!

As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, here are some websites and books you can view online to bring in the variety of culture into your home!

Mientras continuamos celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, aquí hay algunos sitios web y libros que puedes ver en línea para traer la variedad de la cultura a tu hogar!

Books& Read Alouds online/Libros en línea:

Read Alouds in Spanish/English-YouTube

Lista de libros ilustrados para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana

List of Books for all Ages

Other online resources/Otros recursos en línea:

Latino Cultures in the US - Google

Museum of Latin American Art (molaa) Online exhibit

Hispanic Heritage Month Resources for Teachers, Parents, & Kids

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!


October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.

Read over the following facts about dyslexia to learn more about this learning difference!

Lea los siguientes datos sobre la dislexia para saber más sobre esta diferencia de aprendizaje!

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Dyslexia Awareness October Calendar!

View this calendar to learn about Dyslexia every day in October! Vea este calendario para aprender sobre la Dyslexia todos los días de octubre!

The Austin Public Health will be hosting a Resource Fair. They will be distributing bags with information on resources for the Dove Springs area, merchandise, as well as some gifts and masks. Impact Now Dove Springs will also be running a food drive at the same time and place.


When: Saturday, October 10th

Where: Back of Church 1844 Teri Rd. 78744

Time: 9AM - 10AM

Email michi.heckler@austintexas.gov for more info

La Salud Pública de Austin será la anfitriona de una Feria de Recursos. Estarán distribuyendo bolsas con información sobre recursos para el área de Dove Springs, mercancía, así como algunos regalos y máscaras. Impact Now Dove Springs también llevará a cabo una colecta de alimentos al mismo tiempo y en el mismo lugar.


Cuando: Sábado, 10 de octubre

Dónde: Detrás de la iglesia 1844 Teri Rd. 78744

Hora: 9AM - 10AM

Envíe un correo electrónico a michi.heckler@austintexas.gov para más información


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Parent Academy: Reading Strategies and Resources for our HSI Families!

Join us for our next Parent Academy on Thursday, October 22nd at 5:30 PM! We will have our Curriculum Coach Mrs. Ozarowski share our different strategies and resources for HSI! Youth Program Specialists from Austin Public Library will also be present to speak on the resources they are able to provide as well as their book catalog for digital resources!

Zoom link will be shared on the day of the event in our Class Dojo school announcements.

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Red Ribbon Week: Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free

This year's Red Ribbon Week theme will help amplify the mission to encourage children, families, and communities to live healthy, happy, and drug-free lives! It also serves as a reminder that we are all empowered with shaping the communities around us through positivity, bravery, and strength.

HSI will be celebrating Red Ribbon week during Monday, October 26th - Friday, October 30th.

El tema de la Semana del Lazo Rojo de este año ayudará a ampliar la misión de animar a los niños, las familias y las comunidades a vivir vidas saludables, felices y libres de drogas! También sirve como un recordatorio de que todos estamos facultados para formar las comunidades que nos rodean a través de la positividad, la valentía y la fuerza.

HSI celebrará la semana del Listón Rojo del lunes 26 al viernes 30 de octubre.

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

Student Zoom Information for Parents

Google Doc with Step-by-Step directions

Informacion de Zoom para los Padres/Tutores

Google Doc con Instrucciones Paso-a-Paso

How to Log Into Zoom through Harmony Portal

You may view the video below or the step-by-step document HERE
How to enable Zoom for students

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!

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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.


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
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Need a Chromebook and technology?:


Follow these instructions on how to connect your students to the internet and signing into the Chromebook. (también disponible en español)


How to log into your Harmony Portal:

Step-By-Step to Log into Harmony Portal

You can learn more about Schoology, by visiting the Harmony Public School Schoology Support Website.


Our team is here to answer your questions and offer support. If you need help, please complete and submit our Support Survey. A team member will contact you to offer assistance.

To learn more about virtual learning, please refer to our Harmony Instructional Playbook found on our website. You may also watch HSI's Virtual Parent Orientation Zoom Recording. https://bit.ly/3iKNLUV

Here is the link for attendance codes parents may refer to:

Harmony Attendance Codes

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¿Necesitas un Chromebook y tecnología?


Siga estas instrucciones sobre cómo conectar a sus estudiantes a Internet e iniciar sesión en el Chromebook. (también disponible en español)


Cómo entrar en tu Portal de Harmony:

Paso a paso para entrar en el Portal de Harmony

Puedes aprender más sobre Schoology, visitando el sitio web de apoyo de Schoology de la escuela pública Harmony.


Nuestro equipo está aquí para responder a sus preguntas y ofrecerles apoyo. Si necesita ayuda, por favor complete y envíe nuestra encuesta de soporte. Un miembro del equipo se pondrá en contacto con usted para ofrecerle ayuda.


Para aprender más sobre el aprendizaje virtual, por favor, consulte nuestro Harmony Instructional Playbook que se encuentra en nuestro sitio web. También puede ver la grabación del Zoom de Orientación Virtual para Padres de HSI. https://bit.ly/3iKNLUV

Aquí está el enlace para los códigos de asistencia que los padres pueden consultar:

Códigos de asistencia de Harmony

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!


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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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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Austin Public Health, CommUnityCare, and Central Health are hosting a series of free personal protective equipment (PPE) distributions over the next several weeks in areas with high COVID-19 positivity rates based on testing data.
The distributions will provide hand sanitizer, masks, and educational materials.

Follow link to view locations and dates: http://www.austintexas.gov/ppe


Salud Pública de Austin, CommUnityCare y Central Health están organizando una serie de distribuciones gratuitas de equipos de protección personal (PPE) durante las próximas semanas en áreas con altas tasas de positividad de COVID-19, según los datos de las pruebas.

Las distribuciones proporcionarán desinfectante de manos, máscaras y materiales educativos.

Siga el enlace para ver los lugares y las fechas:


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Monthly Activity Calendar

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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!