Tiger Mail

9/21/2022

Calendar

Tuesday, 9/20 College Application Night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday 9/22 College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

FRIDAY 9/23 NO SCHOOL

Monday 9/26 Polka Dot/ Stripes Day

Tuesday 9/27 Twin Day

Wednesday 9/28 Wacky Tacky

Thursday 9/29 Pajama Day

Thursday 9/29 Noche Hispanoamericana 5:30pm

Friday 9/30 Graphic Tee Day

Friday 9/30 ESL Parent Night 5:30

Tuesday 10/4 College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday 10/6 College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday 10/18 College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday 10/21College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday 11/1 College Application night 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Spirit Week

We are excited to have our first Spirit Week. Please remember that students must be in dress code. Students will have to call home if they are not in dress code appropriate clothing.
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Noche Hispanoamericana

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Homevisits have started

We would love to visit with you and your student. If you would like to have your students teacher have a zoom homevisit with you, please email Mrs. Munoz so we can get it set up. Her email is Lmunoz@harmonytx.org
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GT Parent Nominations

Please fill out this form if you would like to nominate your child and have her/him tested as part of the screening and identification process for the Harmony Public Schools Gifted and Talented Program.


Fill out a separate form for each child to be nominated. Your electronic signature at the end of this form indicates that you are aware that nomination and permission do NOT ensure placement into the program.


Testing will take place during the month of October, 2022.

Nominations will be accepted from 9/1/2002 - 9/30/2022

GT Parent Nomination Form

HSA Pflugerville Parent Nomination

Lunch Applications

If you have not filled out a lunch application for your student, they were sent home. Please fill this out and return it asap.

College and Career Corner

Please take a look at the first edition of the High School Counselor Corner.

Perfect Attendance

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ESL Parent Night

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College Application Nights

As a friendly reminder, we will be having "COLLEGE APPLICATION NIGHTS" bi-weekly every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM. We have limited capacity at the Computer Lab, Room 158, and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Here are the event dates:


Tuesday, September 20, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday, September 22, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday, October 4, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday, October 6, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday, October 18, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Thursday, October 21, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Tuesday, November 1, 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

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Attendance

Please make sure that your students are dropped off by 7:45am. The doors close promptly at 7:45am. If your student is late, they must come in through the front office. A parent MUST come sign them in. This rule applies to students that drive as well.

Want to show off your talent?

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Dismissal Times

Monday-Thursday, school gets out at 3:10 and students need to be picked up within 30 minutes of dismissal.

Friday, school gets out at 2:00 and students need to be picked by 2:30.



A Note From the Health

The Health Aide will be conducting Mandated Health Screenings this month starting SEPTEMBER 19 2022, the following are the requirements for all mandated screenings. If you choose to opt-out of the screening, you may do so as long as we have the requested documentation:


VISION AND HEARING SCREENING REQUIREMENTS


The requirements for VISION AND HEARING SCREENING apply each year for children enrolled in any licensed child care center, child care home, or school program at the ages or grades listed below:

4-year-old students in Pre-K, Kindergartners, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th graders.

Spinal Screening Requirements

State law says that schools must screen students for spinal problems in the following grades/at the following ages:

  • Girls at age 10 or 5th grade AND at age 12 or 7th grade

  • Boys at ages 13 or 14 or 8th grade


If you do not wish to have your child screened for religious reasons, you must submit an exemption to the school and proof of MD screening before September 19, 2022.

(Screening is usually done by visual inspection of the spine to look for asymmetry of the shoulders, shoulder blades, and hips. The screener will not touch your student)

Acanthosis Nigricans

Parents will be notified of the results of the screening only if professional follow-up is necessary. Usually, the recommendations from your health care provider consist of dietary changes and additional physical activity. This screening procedure does not replace your child’s need for regular health care and checkups.

According to Texas law, these screenings must be conducted unless an MD letter of screening has been provided in advance of the screening

Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please send an email to the health Aide at mordillano@harmonytx.org

Lunch updates

Schools will transition back to requiring family applications for free and reduced-priced meals to meet USDA requirements.


We encourage all the parents to complete a meal application at:


www.schoolcafe.com


Instructions on how to complete the meal application online:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xu45wedp2aMHLvU0XqDB5-4pQuO59nSI/view?usp=sharing


Please note: school meals were previously free due to the pandemic however, this free option will no longer be available unless you apply and your student qualifies for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program.

Please take a few minutes to complete the meal application today.


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Las escuelas volverán a exigir solicitudes familiares para comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido para cumplir con los requisitos del USDA.

Les pedimos a todos los padres completar una solicitud de comida en:


www.schoolcafe.com


Instrucciones sobre cómo completar la solicitud de comida en línea:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xu45wedp2aMHLvU0XqDB5-4pQuO59nSI/view?usp=sharing


Tenga en cuenta: las comidas escolares anteriormente eran gratuitas debido a la pandemia, sin embargo, esta opción gratuita ya no estará disponible a menos que presente una solicitud y su estudiante califique para el Programa de almuerzo gratis y reducido.
Tómese unos minutos para completar la solicitud de comida hoy.

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Drop off and pick up map

Please see the map below for the layout of the drop off and pick plan.
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Campus information on uniforms

Uniform Information

Uniform Shirts

-Uniform shirt must be ordered from https://www.frenchtoast.com/long-sleeve-pique-polo-shirt-w-harmony-logo/p/1716?dressCode=13880

- If the Uniforms are sold out or you are waiting for them to be delivered, high school students may wear a white or black polo and middle school students may wear red or navy blue polo.

- Alternative shirts must be polo shirts

- Once uniforms become available all students must be in the Harmony uniform top.

- We will announce when spirit shirts are on sale. Spirit shirts may be worn only on Fridays with jeans.

Uniforms Bottoms

- Students are required to wear navy blue, khaki, or black uniform pants.

- No jeans allowed (unless a spirit shirt was purchased to wear only on Fridays with jeans.)

- No legging, jeggings, joggers, or cargo pants allowed.

- A blue/ Brown belt is required for all students.

- Only grades 6-8 can wear shorts that are no shorter than the knee.

- No ripped jeans on days jeans are allowed.

Sweaters/ Jackets

- Must be able to be unzipped at all times so the uniform top is visible.

- No pullover sweaters

- Must be blue, black, red, or grey.

- No hoodies allowed

- Hoodies will be confiscated and picked up by parents.

shoes

- Must have closed-toe tennis shoes (any color)

- No type of boots are allowed.

Hair

-Hair color must be natural.

-No colors such as pink, blue, green, purple, etc allowed.

Technology policy

-All cell phones/ AirPods/smartwatches must remain turned off and in their backpacks the entire school day.-

-If a student is caught using the phone during school hours, the phone will be taken up and turned into the front office.

-If your student's phone is taken up, parents must pick it up from the office and pay a $10 fee. No cash accepted.

-Students can request to use the school phones around the building if they need to communicate with parents.

Tardy Policy

- All students must be in class no later than 7:45 AM

- If a student arrived after 7:45 AM parents must get down to sign their student.

- No students are allowed into school without a parent/guardian's signature.

- For the tardy policy please refer to page 20 of the student handbook.

Please refer to our handbook https://drive.google.com/file/d/13TAEklIeB7GvPB1BXLk-4C3lAaDspuRr/view for more information.

Información Uniforme

Camisas de uniforme

-La camisa del uniforme debe pedirse en https://www.frenchtoast.com/long-sleeve-pique-polo-shirt-w-harmony-logo/p/1716?dressCode=13880

- Si los Uniformes están agotados o estás esperando a que te los entreguen, los estudiantes de preparatoria pueden usar polo blanco o negro y los estudiantes de secundaria pueden usar polo rojo o azul marino.

- Las camisetas alternativas deben ser polos.

- Una vez que los uniformes estén disponibles, todos los estudiantes deben estar en la parte superior del uniforme Harmony.

- Anunciaremos cuando las camisetas de espíritu estén a la venta. Las camisas de espíritu se pueden usar solo los viernes con jeans.

Pantalones de uniformes

- Los estudiantes deben usar pantalones de uniforme azul marino, caqui o negro.

- No se permiten jeans (a menos que se haya comprado una camisa de espíritu para usar solo los viernes con jeans).

- No se permiten mallas, jeggings, joggers o pantalones tipo cargo.

- Se requiere un cinturón azul/marrón para todos los estudiantes.

- Solo los grados 6-8 pueden usar pantalones cortos que no sean más cortos que la rodilla.

- No se permiten jeans rotos en los días en que se permiten jeans.

Suéteres/ Chaquetas

- Debe poder abrirse la cremallera en todo momento para que la parte superior del uniforme sea visible.

- No suéteres tipo pullover

- Debe ser azul, negro, rojo o gris.

- No se permiten sudaderas con capucha

- Las sudaderas con capucha serán confiscadas y recogidas por los padres.

Zapatos

- Debe tener zapatos tenis cerrados (cualquier color)

- No se permite ningún tipo de botas.

Pelo

-El color del cabello debe ser natural.

-No se permiten colores como rosa, azul, verde, morado, etc.

Política tecnológica

-Todos los teléfonos celulares/AirPods/smartwatches deben permanecer apagados y en sus mochilas durante todo el día escolar.-

-Si se sorprende a un estudiante usando el teléfono durante el horario escolar, se tomará el teléfono y se entregará a la oficina principal.

-Si el teléfono de su estudiante está ocupado, los padres deben recogerlo en la oficina y pagar una tarifa de $10. No se acepta efectivo.

-Los estudiantes pueden solicitar usar los teléfonos de la escuela alrededor del edificio si necesitan comunicarse con los padres.

Política de Tardanzas

- Todos los estudiantes deben estar en clase a más tardar a las 7:45 a.m.

- Si un estudiante llegó después de las 7:45 AM, los padres deben bajar para firmar a su estudiante.

- Ningún estudiante puede ingresar a la escuela sin la firma de un padre/tutor.

- Para conocer la política de tardanzas, consulte la página 20 del manual del estudiante.


Consulte nuestro manual https://drive.google.com/file/d/13TAEklIeB7GvPB1BXLk-4C3lAaDspuRr/view para obtener más información.

Important Links

Harmony Science Academy - Pflugerville

Aydin Yildrim, Principal

ayildirim@harmonytx.org


High School


Serdar Ozguven Dean of College and Career

sozguven@harmonytx.org

Natasha Barker, AP

nbarker@harmonytx.org

Dr. Lisa Wyatt, AP

lwyatt@harmonytx.org

Mrs. Staursky, Special Education/504 Coordinator

Rstaursky@harmonytx.org



Middle School


Gulsah Baykara, AP

gyildirim@harmonytx.org

Janiece Beardslee, AP

jbeardslee@harmonytx.org

Mrs. Williams, Special Education/504 Coordinator

nefertiti.williams@harmonytx.org



Front Office


Student Recruitment Coordinator ( Registrar )

Jessica Mondragon

jmondragon@harmonytx.org


Attendance Clerk

Jessica Sanchez

jessica.sanchez@harmonytx.org


Child Nutrition Assistant

Susana Lippart

scoronado@harmonytx.org


Health Aide

Mary Ordillano

mordillano@harmonytx.org