Harmony News - School Update

Sent Jan 13

Principal Update

Hello everyone,


I hope you are safe and rested. This newsletter has lots of information and many links to our website. Please read it over carefully and help us make sure your kids understand any changes. Details are below but we start a new bell schedule (with new start and end times) on January 21. We also have a link for some protocols that will be in place for those hybrid students returning (TBD) once the School Board confirms the metrics and return dates. There is also important information about mathematics courses for next year. Please check out the information and email me with any questions, eric.stewart@lcps.org.


We look forward to seeing everyone again.

Bell Schedule (starts Jan 21)

Here is a link to the school website which has our NEW bell schedule. This will start January 21 regardless of return to school status and will be used until the end of year in June.


https://www.lcps.org/cms/lib/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/2019/Bell%20Schedules%2020-21%20S2.pdf

MLK Discussions

Hive Time this week was dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hybrid Return Reminders - from our Town Hall meetings

Yearbook Order Information

Here is a link to our new Harmony Yearbook Facebook page. This includes information on how to order and receive frequent updates.



Facebook link for newsletter

https://www.facebook.com/Harmony-Middle-School-Yearbook-103656698180896



For any Yearbook questions, please contact rachel.martin@lcps.org or kelly.mcgrath@lcps.org.

Calendar Dates

Jan 13 - PTA Meeting at 10 AM (link below)

Jan 15 - Last day of Quarter 2

Jan 18 - MLK Day / Holiday

Jan 19 - Student Holiday / Teacher Workday

Jan 20 - Inauguration Day / No School

Jan 21 - FIRST DAY of second semester / NEW bell schedule starts

Jan 21 - MOD Pizza Night (see separate email sent earlier)


(The PTA is in need of officer positions for next year as well as nomination committee members. If interested, contact our principal for more details. We need you.)

Puzzle for the Family

From our courtyard...


Which direction is the sun and then which compass directions are straight ahead and to the right?

Scheduling News for Next Year

Rising 7th and 8th Grade Information:


  • January 4 to April 30 - District Opens Course Request Window
  • Jan. 22nd- Teacher Recommendations are due
  • February 2 - Window opens for rising 7th and 8th
  • March 19 - Window closes for rising 7th and 8th
  • August 23 - Schedule Pick Up and Locker Assignment (1 PM to 4 PM)


Rising 9th Grade Information:


  • January 4 to April 30 - District Opens Course Request Window
  • February 2 - Window opens for rising 9th
  • March 19 - Window closes for rising 9th
  • Student Tour and Visit at WHS - Still TBD
  • Curriculum Night at WHS - February 18 at 6 PM

Math Information


Dear Parents/Guardians of rising 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students,


Students currently enrolled in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade will receive a middle school math course teacher recommendation for the 2021-22 school year. The 2021-22 Middle School Math Course Selection Process Document contains detailed information about this process. Additionally, this Information Video for Parents, explains the process and addresses many frequently asked questions. If you have further questions about the process, please reach out to your student’s teacher and/or guidance counselor.


Sincerely,

Nicole Akers and Cindy Brady

(LCPS Mathematics Department)