Harmony DC Public Charter School

August 11, 2022 Parent Newsletter

Student Orientation

Please join us for Orientation


Tuesday, August 16- 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Thursday, August 18 -2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


*Classroom Visits

*Teacher Introduction

*Light Refreshments

*Uniform Distribution

*PTO sign up

*Sign up for After School Clubs and Activities

*Before and Aftercare sign up

*Pick up Schedule

Harmony DC PCS 2022-23 Academic Calendar

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the 2022-23 Academic Calendar.

1st day for students is Monday, August 22nd!

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


https://dchealth.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/2022-03-01-DCHealth_School-ImmunizationRequirements-Guide.pdf



Additional Resources

2022 District Pediatric Locations

DC Immunization Requirements

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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!

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.

Supply List

Dear Harmony Families,
Please click the link to access the 2022-23 supply list.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g9GKuz9oUwezVPzg2fzbZrpRPt-uessy/view?usp=sharing

Uniform Policy

Take a peek below at our uniform policy.
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Virtual Home Visits

Dear Parents and Families,

We are dedicated to starting this year strong. In the next few weeks, Harmony staff will be reaching out to conduct virtual home visits. 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!

Harmony DC Public Charter School

Harmony DC prepares students for higher learning in a safe, caring, and collaborative atmosphere through a quality learner-centered educational program with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.