Harmony DC Public Charter School

November 10, 2022 Parent Newsletter

2nd Quarter begins

Wednesday, November 9th was the beginning of the 2nd quarter. Progress reports will be distributed soon. Take this time to remind your scholars about the importance of working hard to grow their brains every day.

The Importance of Sleep

Daylights savings time can bring a lot of changes to our schedules. It is really important to help our scholars stay as consistent as possible. Sleep can be one key way to provide our scholars with the tools that they need to be successful. Here is some information about the importance of sleep.

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Book Fair

We are excited to announce that there will be a book fair during the week of November 14th-18th. We will be able to accept cash, credit cards, and checks payable to Harmony DC PCS. We will not be able to accept Apple Pay, Venmo, Cash App, Paypal, Zelle or any other electronic payments. We will provide more information on fair hours next week. Your scholar will receive a flyer next week.

Check out our fair website below:


You can shop online from November 14th through November 27th to support our school! Scholastic will give back 25% in rewards to our school when you shop online during the fair. You can shop online by clicking the link above.

Here is a digital copy of the flyer:


No Aftercare November 22nd & December 22nd

There will be no aftercare on November 22nd and December 22nd. Please plan accordingly.

Canned Food Drive

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Family Thanksgiving Lunch Feast

We would love for you to join us on November 18th for a thanksgiving lunch with your scholar. Space will be limited to 2 family members per scholar and RSVPs will be required for entry.

Here are the times for the feast by grade bands:

Pre-Kindergarten: 11:00 am-11:30 am

Kindergarten-2nd Grade: 11:30 am-12:00 pm

3rd Grade-5th Grade: 12:00 pm-12:30 pm

Click the link below to RSVP by November 11th.


Attendance Incentive 11/14/22-11/18/22

Scholars who arrive to school by 8:30 am every day from 11/14/22-11/18/22 will receive up to $10 towards the purchase of a book from the book fair. The last day for the fair is Friday, 11/18/22.

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Winter Coats and Outdoor Recess

As the seasons are changing the weather is beginning to get colder. We are asking that families send scholars with a warm coat for outdoor recess.

Breakfast and Lunch Menu for November

You can access Breakfast and Lunch menus for November through the following link November 2022- Breakfast and Lunch Menu. If you would like to get a paper copy, please stop by our front office. We also have vegetarian options available.

Attendance Check-Ins

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like to check-in with every family around our school-wide attendance goals. You will receive communication around your scholars' attendance. The report for the first attendance reporting period will be from August 22-October 5. The next reporting date is December 2, 2022. Please review the documents and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Our school-wide attendance goal is 95%. Let's work together to reach this goal!


After School Clubs

If you want to see the current club offerings and get some idea, please click the link below

Current Club Offering: https://forms.gle/Qoxqrj8TABf4SwC77

Harmony DC PCS 2022-23 Academic Calendar

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the 2022-23 Academic Calendar.

Virtual Home Visits

Dear Parents and Families,

We are dedicated to starting this year strong. Harmony staff will be reaching out to conduct virtual home visits. Feel free to reach out to your scholar's teacher and schedule a virtual home visit. We would love to get to know you a little better and have some time to introduce our selves in a less formal way. We look forward to chatting!

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Harmony DC School of Excellence is looking forward to a great 2022-2023 school year!

Please click the link to sign up and join the PTO!

Immunization Requirements for 2022-23 school year

Hello Harmony Families

In order to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, all students must be up to date on their required pediatric immunizations before the start of the school year. Below is information on how you can avoid the back-to-school doctor's appointment rush.

DC Health is pleased to allow families to schedule a walk-up vaccination appointment. Appointments can be booked up to 24 hours in advance of any clinic at any school. To sign up complete the pre-registration link: https://forms.office.com/g/mmxkzS0S6m

For an updated list of immunization requirements, visit


Additional Resources

2022 District Pediatric Locations

DC Immunization Requirements

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COVID Protocols

COVID Vaccinations: Eligible students are strongly encouraged to become vaccinated for COVID-19. In some cases, COVID vaccination is mandatory. If your child has received the COVID vaccine over the summer, please email a picture of their card to info@harmonydc.org so we may update our records.

Masking: At this time, masking is required inside the building and optional outside the building. We will periodically review the mask requirements and update it as needed.

Contact Tracing: If a student tests positive for COVID-19 (through a rapid antigen or PCR test), they will be required to isolate themselves away from school for a minimum of five days. Students will be provided with schoolwork to complete during this period. They may return to school on day six (6) after testing positive.

Close Contact Protocol: If a student is named a close contact, in the 2022-23 school year, Harmony DC will employ a test-to-stay model for students exposed to COVID and not up to date on the COVID vaccine. If exposed, families will still receive a notice from our COVID Response Team that they are a close contact of a COVID-positive person. Exposed students will remain in school and be provided with a rapid antigen test and be required to submit proof of a negative test at least twice after exposure.

Harmony DC Public Charter School

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