Get Ready for Back to School!

2021-2022 School Year Updates and Helpful Information

The First Day of School is on the Way!

Wednesday, August 11th - Arrive by 7:45am

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Dear Harmony Families,

Welcome to a new school year at Harmony School of Science Austin! As we continue to prepare for our upcoming school year we want to make sure you can begin to prepare with as much information that we can provide.

This edition is very detailed and somewhat lengthy but the information will be very helpful to you in answering your questions as you prepare yourself and your student to have a wonderful and successful school year.

We hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of your summer vacation and can't wait to see you all soon!

Mr. Waylon Stengler, M.Ed.

Principal | Harmony School of Science - Austin

Please Review the Harmony 2021-2022 Playbook

Harmony Public Schools 2021-2022 Academic Calendar - Mark you Calendar Today!

HSS-Austin Parent Orientation Packet - Including Daily Schedule, Uniforms, Absence Policy and More!

Virtual Parent Orientation - Video Recording Now Available

If you missed the sessions of our Virtual Parent Orientation held on Thursday, July 29th you may view the recording of one of the 3 sessions at your convenience. There is quite a bit of helpful information and answers to some of your questions to prepare you and your student for the 2021-2022 school year. Please take the time to review this video.


Virtual Parent Orientation Survey - Only Fill Out if You Attended or Viewed the Recording Above

If you attended or viewed the recording of the Virtual Parent Orientation, please complete the 2021-2022 Back to School Virtual Parent Orientation Survey.

HSS-Austin School Supply List

If you were not able to purchase the pre-packaged school supply pack, please review our School Supply List below to shop for your student's grade.

Please note: 4th & 5th Grade students will need a Zippered 3 Ring Binder with a shoulder strap each day - any color or school appropriate graphics (not included in the supply packs).

After School Care Program - Elite Learning

Elite Learning will provide After School Care for HSS-Austin students on our campus from dismissal to 6pm during school days. After School Care will be available beginning the First Day of School with registered students. Please review a few details and the flyer below for more information:

  • Registration Fee - $50 per student or $75 for for 2 or more siblings

  • Drop in care at $25 per day - purchase in sets of 5 days at a time

  • First month’s payment will be due the week of August 9th before school starts -

  • August Standard Fee: $170 (pro rated)

  • August Free/Reduced Fee: $150 (pro rated)

  • Standard Monthly Fees: $250 - Free & Reduced: $220 -

  • Monthly Discount: 10% discount for each sibling.

All questions regarding After School Care must be directed to Elite Learning.

For more information visit their website at, by phone at

1-855-66ELITE (1-855-663-5483) or email at

HSS-Austin Schedule Change Update - Early Dismissal Every Friday @ 2:05pm

Harmony Public Schools is investing in the development of our teachers by providing additional District specific training and professional development for the 2021-20222 school year. In order to successfully provide this service, Harmony Public Schools has implemented an early dismissal every Friday.

Our campus Friday dismissal will be at 2:05pm.

Please plan accordingly to have your student picked up by 2:30pm on Fridays.

Frequently Asked Questions for 2021-2022

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions sheet below for common questions being asked by new and current parents.

Please Note: Student schedules are being entered in Skyward and will be available soon.


Parents, please begin to log in to your Skyward parent portal account to make sure you still have your correct log-in and password accessible to you. You don't want to wait until the last minute to view and confirm parent contact information, your student's information and receive important academic details.

* All student profiles are being updated with Teacher information *

Skyward Website:

If you are a NEW Harmony Parent and you don't have a log-in yet, don't worry...that information will be sent to you soon via email.

If you are a RETURNING Harmony Parent and you don't have a log-in or require assistance, please submit the Forgot Password entry and follow the instructions.

Meet the Teacher Night & Supply Drop Off - Monday, August 9th, 4-6pm

Join us for Meet the Teacher Night to see your student's teacher and say "hello". Please make your visit brief as we want to allow as many parents and students in the building that we can in a safe manner. Feel free to bring school supplies...please have them bagged and labeled with your child's first and last name.

We kindly ask that parents attend with their student and do not bring

additional family members as space in the classrooms will be limited.

We want to have a safe event and we don't want to crowd the building.

Your cooperation in the manner is appreciated!

First Day of School - Wednesday, August 11th, 7:45am

We are so excited to welcome you all back to school! Please make sure all students are present by 7:45am. Get a good night's rest and have a nice breakfast to get you ready for an amazing first day!

Bus Transportation Information - Updates Coming Soon

We are awaiting the finalization of the plan for our bus transportation service from our Central Office. Due to low response for the need for bus service this year, we hope to have at least 1 bus for our campus with a two stop route.

At this time we can not guarantee bus service for this school year. Any updated information regarding bus service will be communicated to all parents as soon as we receive it.

In the event we will be able to proceed with our bus service, please make note of the bus stop locations beginning each morning at HSA Pflugerville campus ending at our campus. The afternoon bus would be the same stops in reverse....leaving our campus and ending at HSA Pflugerville:

Bus Stop #1: HSA Pflugerville/Wells Branch Campus
1421 Wells Branch Pkwy #200, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Bus Stop #2: Camden Apartments on Metric
12349 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

Final Bus Stop: HSS-Austin Campus

Please note: Our school bus does not have monitors and students must

be responsible enough to ride & obey all bus safety rules. We do not recommend

Pre-K & Kindergarten students to ride the bus unless they are traveling with

another HSS-Austin sibling or other family member.

Are You Interested in Bus Transportation Service This School Year?

After reviewing the Bus Transportation Information above, please complete the survey below ONLY IF you are still interested in our Bus Transportation Service. Please note that we will only be able to service locations within a short mile radius according to the number of requests. In order to fulfill bus services we must be able to fill the entire bus of 25 students.

* This survey is NOT a guarantee for service or location,

we want to get an updated count of interest *

After School Clubs - Coming Soon!

We are planning and preparing the best way to bring back our After School Club Program. We will send information on the available options and how to register for clubs soon. Campus & Outside Partner clubs will begin in September.

First Week of School Reminders

  • Arrive on campus with patience and a sense of calm
  • Remember that safety is our first priority
  • Please refrain from the use of cell phones when entering the campus
  • Expect First Day of School traffic...other schools will begin this week.
  • Use crosswalks if you have to park on the street across from the school
  • Pre-K-1st Grade parents may park to walk in with their student through the front door - please keep your time brief
  • Grades 2nd-5th will use the drive line for drop off.
  • DO NOT park in STAFF parking spaces - any unmarked space facing the school building is available
  • DO NOT park in parking lots of neighboring businesses - you may be subject to being towed.

School Parking Lot Reminders

Staff Parking Spots:

Our parking lot is marked with designated parking for our staff. Please be mindful of these "STAFF" marked spots and DO NOT park there as our teachers and other staff members need to be able to park and get in the building in a timely manner to begin preparing for their day. Parent parking is facing the building unless otherwise marked.

Neighboring Businesses:

Please DO NOT park in the parking lots of our neighboring businesses as we must respect their property and business - you are subject to being towed.

Walking Students & Families:

We have students that walk to and from school in the morning and afternoon. Please be aware and cautious of student pedestrians in nearby crosswalks and on our campus.

We appreciate your cooperation in this manner.


08/02 - First Day Back for Staff

08/03 - Staff District Professional Development

08/09 - Back to School Meet the Teacher Night & Supply Drop Off

08/11 - First Day of School @ 7:45am


09/02 - Fall Picture Day (school uniforms)

09/06 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

09/07 - First Day of Clubs!

09/24 - Student Holiday - Teacher Professional Development Day

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Harmony School of Science - Austin is a Pre-K-5th grade public charter school providing a high quality STEM focused education option for students and families in Austin and the surrounding areas. Our school is a part of the state-wide Harmony Public Schools system.