Entries by John Boyd

An important request for parents of Harmony Public Schools students

This year every child at Harmony Public Schools is eligible to receive free lunch and breakfast each day from our child nutrition team. However, Harmony would like to remind parents of the need to still submit one of our critical Harmony forms instead of the application normally associated with qualifying for Free & Reduced Price […]

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Important update regarding Virtual Learning at Harmony

Dear Harmony Families, Today, we would like to share some important news regarding a potential virtual learning option at your child’s school. This weekend, a new bill to fund virtual learning in Texas public schools like Harmony cleared a major hurdle in the Texas Legislature. In its current form, schools such as Harmony Public Schools […]

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Harmony expands COVID-19 leave benefits for all employees

On Saturday, the HPS executive board approved a recommendation allowing all regular employees 10 additional days of paid leave should they test positive for COVID-19 or be asked to quarantine due to  close contact with another COVID-19 positive individual.   The benefit is available retroactively to August 2 (first day of 2021-22 school year), and […]

Harmony Public Schools Mask Policy

Dear Harmony Families, From its beginning, Harmony Public Schools has held onto two strong beliefs. First, that by focusing on STEM, we could help our students better understand their connection to the world around them, and prepare them to help tackle the challenges of our collective future. Second, that schools work best when parents, teachers, […]

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Parents have option for student to repeat grade or retake course

Dear Parents and Guardians: Today, we would like to inform you of important education option for your family if you believe your student may have experienced significant academic losses during the 2020-2021 school year. This summer, the 87th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 1697, which allows parents and guardians to elect for a student to […]

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FAQ: Back to School 2021-22 at Harmony Public Schools

The following is a list of questions commonly asked by parents and students about the start of the 2021-22 school year at Harmony Public Schools. For more information, visit https://www.HarmonyTX.org/playbook. Harmony Public Schools Frequently Asked Questions Q:  Will Harmony Public Schools offer virtual learning this year? A:  No. Harmony will return to  face to face […]

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What to expect at Harmony Public Schools for Fall 2021

The following is a message from Harmony Public Schools CEO Fatih Ay for HPS students, families and team members. Hello … and happy summer vacation!   We hope you are having a fun and relaxing break. Here at Harmony, we’re already hard at work preparing for another exciting and engaging school year for our students […]

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Harmony Public Schools announces compensation increases for all teachers, team members

The Harmony Public Schools Executive Board unanimously approved a systemwide compensation increase for its 4,000+ teachers and team members across Texas. Harmony teachers and other education professionals will receive between $4,000-$7,500 per year in additional compensation beginning the 2021-22 school year for a total annual system investment of roughly $15 million. “The obstacles our schools […]

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Kendra Scott to donate 20 percent of jewelry sales to Harmony Public Schools ‘COVID-19 Gap Fund’

  Harmony Public Schools is excited to announce a new partnership with Texas’ favorite designer jewelry brand Kendra Scott. As part of the brand’s “Shop for Good” community initiative, Kendra Scott will be donating 20 percent of all sales during a two-day event in May to Harmony’s COVID-19 Gap Fund, which supports teachers and student […]

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Harmony Public Schools employees receive major benefits upgrade

Teachers and other staff members of Harmony Public Schools will receive a major upgrade to their employer-paid benefits package after the Harmony Public Schools Executive Board unanimously approved a sweeping new benefits expansion.   The package will go into effect later this spring with the start of Harmony’s annual benefits enrollment period, and includes new […]

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Harmony extends expired federal COVID-19 benefits for all employees

 On the first school day after important federal workplace safeguards expired for millions of Americans,  Harmony Public Schools’ Executive Board voted to independently provide the much-needed benefits to its 4,000+ employees.   The benefits previously were part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a federal program which provided American workers a number of […]

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U.S. Department of Education awards Harmony $27.8 million grant

(TEXAS) – On the eve of National Principals Month, the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $27.8 million Teacher and School Leader Incentive grant to Harmony Public Schools to train, equip, and retain top-level school leaders at its campuses across the state. This project will strengthen and evolve Harmony’s existing Human Capital Management System, […]