Got Talent?

HSA CP is holding the Talent Show on May 13th at 4:30 at the school cafeteria.

You are invited to witness amazing talents!

 

We treasure our volunteers and want to thank you for your hard work! Join us for a coffee and doughnut and a fun morning of meeting your fellow volunteers and celebrating all the HSA Cedar Park has accomplished because of YOU!
Please RSVP :
We can’t wait to see you there!
Tuesday, April 19th, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
In-School Cafeteria
Your family may be eligible for a financial benefit to assist with food purchases for your student.

PEBT benefits will soon be available for families whose children have experienced COVID related absences and who qualify for free or reduced price benefits through the National School Lunch Program.  

 

Does my child qualify?

 

Both criteria must be met to qualify for PEBT benefits.

 

#1 A COVID related absence from August – December due to a positive test or exposure that has been verified by the campus.  COVID absences from January  – May will receive benefits in July.

  

#2 Eligible for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program.  To determine your child’s eligibility, submit an application through www.schoolcafe.com.  Paper applications may also be requested from the school office.  Students attending a CEP campus or who are directly certified automatically meet the eligibility requirement.      

  

The deadline to complete a meal eligibility application is April 6th.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact your school’s Child Nutrition Assistant.

There is no school from 3/11-3/20.  We will see everyone back on campus on 3/21.

We hope that you enjoy your Spring Break!

In accordance with United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, an entity planning to submit a federal grant application must afford a reasonable opportunity for public comment on the application before it is submitted.

Harmony Public Schools hereby gives notice to the public that it intends to file the following applications and request awarded amounts for federal grant funds with the Texas Education Agency for the school year 2022-23. HPS welcomes comments or questions concerning any of these grants, and requests that any comments or questions be submitted by June 30, 2022 using the form below.

En concordancia con United States Code (U.S.C.) Annotated, Title 20, Chapter 70, Subchapter VIII, Part C, Section 7846, and Public Law (P.L.) 114-95, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 8306, una entidad que planea presentar una solicitud de subvención federal (subsidio) debe brindar una oportunidad razonable para comentarios públicos. Las siguientes son las subvenciones federales que

Harmony Public Schools por la presente notifica al público que tiene la intención de presentar las siguientes solicitudes y solicitar los montos otorgados para fondos de subvenciones federales con la Agencia de Educación de Texas para el año escolar 2022-23. HPS agradece los comentarios o preguntas sobre cualquiera de estas subvenciones y solicita que los comentarios o preguntas se envíen antes del 30 de junio de 2022 mediante este Google form.

Thursday 3/24 for any staff or students who want to retake their picture or were absent on picture day.  Flyers will be sent home. Free dress for those taking pictures.

 

Join Ms. Bramble on March 24th!

Topic: Coffee with Principal (March 24)
Time: Mar 24, 2022 08:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://harmonytx.zoom.us/j/87367399007

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We are looking for adults from diverse backgrounds with a variety of interesting careers that will get HSA Cedar Park kids excited about the many possibilities in their future. Are you a doctor, lawyer, actor, firefighter, dentist, architect, hairdresser, artist, producer, plumber, musician, engineer, or teacher? Do you do something else that kids would love to learn about? Are you a stay-at-home parent who volunteers for a cause or left an interesting career? Parents, friends, or relatives are all welcome to participate.
Reach out to rakkus@harmonytx.org if you are interested in joining us!

We will be hosting our Scholastic book fair from April  25-29 and we are looking for volunteers to help our students with book choices, as well as perform cashier duties, during the school day.

The following shifts are available:

04/25/22: (7:30-9:30)  (09:30 – 11:30)  (1:00-3:05)

04/26/22: (7:30-9:30)  (09:30 – 11:30)  (12:45-3:05)

04/27/22: (7:30-9:30)  (09:30 – 11:30)  (1:00-3:05)

04/28/22: (7:30-9:30)  (09:30 – 11:30)  (1:00-3:05)

04/29/22: (7:30-10:30)  (9:30 – 11:30)  (1:30-03-05)

You can sign up through the EZ Volunteer through Parents> Be a Volunteer on our website  Thank you in advance for any time you can give.

Link to the Opportunities

https://harmonyps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/harmonyps/Opportunity_List.aspx?app=0&Category=0&StartDate=&School=69&VolNeeded=0,0&SortBy=0

Mark your calendars for 8 a.m. on February 28 for the general PTO meeting on Zoom. We will cover the following topics:

 

We are proud to announce the results of Austin Energy’s Regional Science Fair.
Eric Blanco                  – First Place
Jason Dean Benway   – First Place
Pavithra Rayayee Ramakrishnan  – First Place
Aditya Jha and Pranav Obla Prasanna  – Second place
Jariah Williams       – Second Place
Klemens Njoroge Muriuki    – Second Place
Hasini Yarru              – Second Place
Ria Rastogi               – Second Place
Zanya Rizvi         – Second Place with special health through science award

Shivas Goparaju     – Third Place

Tanisha Chittur        – Third Place

Pranathi Chilipi        – Third Place

Salih Abdalla           – Third Place

 

 

Congratulations to the students for their outstanding achievements!

Campus Report Card

Each school year, thousands of families submit their application to become a part of Harmony Public Schools.

Here’s how we select applicants for enrollment each year to make sure each applicant has an equal opportunity to become our next high-achieving Harmony scholar.

STEP 1

Each January, we ask current families to let us know if they’ll be coming back to Harmony next year. This is called “Re-Enrollment.”

STEP 2

Based on the number of students returning next year and the number of classes in each grade level, we determine how many open spots we will have for new students.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, new families are submitting their applications during our annual Open Enrollment season, which runs from November 1 through February 10 each year.

STEP 4

After February 10, if the number of new applicants is greater than the number of available spots we have, Harmony holds a “blind lottery” to make sure all applicants have a fair opportunity to be seated.

STEP 5

Families of students selected for enrollment are notified. Those not selected are put on a “waitlist” and contacted as soon as a spot opens up.

… and that’s it!

Here are some answers to our applicants’ most frequently asked questions.

#1 – IS THERE ALWAYS A LOTTERY?

Not always, but often.

Whether a lottery is needed is determined by the number of spots available at each grade level and the number of eligible applicants interested in them.

#2 – I WAS SELECTED FOR ENROLLMENT –
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NEXT?

Most importantly, we need you to officially accept the spot (a link will be provided on the acceptance letter). Then, between now and next fall, you’ll need to officially register your child and provide a few documents verifying their identity and home address.

After that, we’ll see you on the first day of school!

(Note: If you were accepted by more than one campus, please register at your preferred campus and decline the invitation of any others. This will allow us to offer those spots to another prospective Harmony family.)

#3 – I WAS PLACED ON A WAITLIST –
IS THERE ANY CHANCE I WILL GET TO ATTEND?

Absolutely – so don’t give up hope! Students initially placed on a waitlist are given the opportunity to enroll all the time at Harmony, often for one of the following reasons:

  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery didn’t completion registration by the deadline.
  • A student who was initially selected in the lottery moved away.
  • A student was selected by two schools in the lottery, but of course could only register at one.
  • We added an an extra class at the grade level for which you applied.
  • One of our nearby campuses had an opening,
    and reached out to see if you were interested in attending there.

More Questions?

Reach out to us on Let’s Talk to let us know how we can help!

After giving across-the-board pay raises to full-time teachers and campus staff earlier this school year, Harmony Public Schools will now be giving pay raises to all levels of substitute teachers.
The daily rate increase goes into effect February 14. The increase was approved unanimously by the Harmony Public Schools Board of Directors on January 29. Under the rate increase, substitute teachers will earn an extra $20-30 per day on top of the already-competitive Harmony rate.
For a teacher only working a few days per week, the increase will mean a few hundred dollars each month on top of the compensation they already earn. For certified teachers and long-term substitutes, the rate increase could mean up to $600 per month in increased pay (see chart above for rates for each position).
“Each day, substitute teachers are making a major impact on our schools by keeping our students on-track and learning when their regular teachers are unable to attend school,” Harmony CEO Fatih Ay said. “These professionals are important members of our school community, and we want to show our thanks.”
Harmony currently has substitute teaching opportunities at all of its campuses statewide.
Earlier this school year, Harmony also announced $4,000-$7,500 in additional annual compensation for teachers and other school staff.
The increase was the third occasion in the past two school years in which Harmony announced a major improvement to employee compensation and benefits.
In January 2021, Harmony announced a sweeping upgrade of its employer-paid benefits that provided free vision and dental plans to all full-time employees, introduced matching retirement plan contributions for 403(b) and (457(b) participants, and increased life insurance payouts from $20,000 to $100,000.
In Summer 2019, Harmony also announced statewide base pay increases for employees ranging from $3,500-$5,000, as well as additional stipends for teachers working in hard-to-staff subjects.
Harmony Public Schools is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across the state, including Greater Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, Waco, Lubbock, Odessa, Bryan, Beaumont, and the Rio Grande Valley. Harmony’s curriculum places a heavy focus on STEM skills, Character Education, project-based learning, and college readiness.
Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for both students and team members.
About Harmony Public Schools
Harmony Public Schools are 58 high performing PreK-12 college preparatory charter schools throughout Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.