Kinder School Supply List

2 boxes of Ticonderoga #2 pencils
Clipboard
16 glue sticks
2 box of baby wipes
2 container of Clorox wipes
2 boxes of tissues
1 pair of round tip scissors
2-24 count box of crayons
1 plastic pencil box
1 subject primary composition notebooks
3-4 count packs of dry erase markers
1 box gallon size ziploc bags
1 pack of 8.5X11 white copy paper
1 pack of 8.5X11 white card stock
1 pack of Play-doh
counters (snap cubes)
1 mini white board
Boys Only:
                 1 package each of 9×12 manila and colored paper
Girls Only:
                1 box of quart size ziploc bags
Wants:
                Post-its
                Extra glue sticks

 

First Grade School Supply List

2 “12 count #2 presharpened pencils”
24 Elmers glue sticks
1 pkg Clorox wipes
3 boxes tissue
1 pair round tip scissors
2 “24 count crayolas”
1 box colored pencils
1 pencil box
1 pack index cards
2 marble wide ruled composition books
2 marble story composition book (primary)
2 marble composition book w/ dotted lines (primary)
1 pkg dry erase markers
1 “1 inch 3 ring binder”
1 pkg sheet protectors
2 pocket folders w/ brads (green, yellow)
Girls Only:
                  1 pkg 12 x 18 manilla paper
                  1 pkg 12 x 18 color paper
                  1 box of ziplock quart bags
                  1 package of baby wipes
                  1 pkg 8.5 x 11 colored card stock
Boys Only:
                1 “8.5 x 11 white copy paper”
                1 “9 x 12 manilla paper”
                1 “9 x 12 color paper”
                1 box of ziplock gallon bag
                1 bottle of hand sanitizer

 

2nd Grade School Supply List

2 boxes of #2 pencils (20 ct)
8 glue sticks
1 box of baby wipes
2 containers of clorox wipes
2 boxes of tissues
4 pink erasers
1 pair of round tip scissors
1 pkg washable markers
2 “24 count crayons”
1 box of colored pencils
1 plastic pencil box
1 pkg wide ruled notebook paper
3 Primary composition notebooks
1 pkg dry erase markers
1 “1 inch 3 ring binder”
2 large bottle hand sanitizer
1 pkg of 5 pocket dividers
1 highlighter
Boys only:
                1 package each of 9×12 manila and colored paper
                1 pack 8.5×11 colored or white card stock
                1 box gallon zip lock bags
Girls only:
                1 pkg each 12×18 manila and colored paper
                1 pkg copy paper (8.5 x 11)
                1 pkg quart size zip lock bags
                1 pkg post it notes

 

3rd Grade School Supply List

File folder (accordion folder, with a zipper)
1 packages of 3×5 note cards
7 composition notebooks (please no glitter covers)
3 pkgs #2 pencils
1 box of dry erase markers
1 box each of thin and bold markers
1 box of colored pencils
1 box of crayons
1 pair of scissors
1 package of highlighters
8 packages of glue sticks
4 packages of cap erasers
2 package of Pink Pearl erasers
4 boxes of Kleenex
1 package of multiplication flash cards
1 package of large manila paper
1 package of small manila paper
1 package of white lined paper
Girls Only:
                1 can of Clorox wipes
                1 box of quart-sized Ziploc bags
                1 container of wet wipes
Boys Only:
                1 bottle of hand sanitizer
                1 box of gallon-sized Ziploc bags
                1 package of color construction paper
Wants (optional/extra)
               Lined sticky notes
               Plastic spoons or forks
               Clorox Wipes

 

4th Grade School Supply List

1 Plastic Magazine Holder
1 “2 or 3 inch. Zipper binder with carrying strap (5-Star)”
2 Index cards 3”x 5” ruled 100 pk.
1 “1 ½” black 3 Ring binder (clear view)”
1 package of construction paper
8 Composition note books 100 sheets
2 “24 pack #2 pencils”
2 “Packs of 0.5 Mechanical pencils”
2 Markers, Dry Erase, Chisel, Low Odor, Asst. 4/Pk
2 Markers Washable, Classic Colors,
1 Art Pencils, Colored 12/Set
2 Scissors, 5″
2 Filler Paper, wide ruled, 120/Pk
6 Highlighters, Chisel Tip
8 Glue Sticks, Washable, (Elmer’s if possible)
2 Pencil Cap package Erasers, Latex Free, 12/Pk
2 White high polymer eraser or pink erasers
1 pack of 5 tab dividers with pockets.
1 pack of sheet protector
1 ORM-D-Hand Sanitizer, Antibacterial, Gel, pump top, 30 oz.
4 Facial Tissue, Hypoallergenic, 200 Ct.
Girls Only:
                2 Package of Clorox wipes.
                1 Storage Bags, Economy Zip, Gallon
                1 Manila Drawing Paper, 9″ x 11″, 50/Pk
Boys Only:
               1 Manila Drawing Paper, 12″ x 18″, 50/Pk
               2 pack of baby wipes.
              1 Storage Bags, Quart Size

 

5th Grade School Supply List

3 composition notebooks
1 “2 inch binder”
2 pkg of 100 sheet college ruled notebook paper
8 tab divider
4 pkg #2 Pencil
1 pkg pencil sharpener
1 pkg Red pen
1 pkg color pens (optional)
1 pkg of pink block erasers
2 pkg 4 count dry erase marker
1 pair of headphones/earbuds
2 pkg colored pencils
1 pkg of 24 count markers
1 pkg 24 count crayons
1 pkg of pink block erasers
1 pkg glue sticks, or 1 liquid glue
1 flexible ruler not wooden
2 pkg of 100 count index cards 3*5
1 pair of scissors
1 pkg of color construction paper
2 pkg large size Manilla construction paper 11×17
1 Pkg 50 count cardstock
2 pkg Post Its
1 box of sandwich ziplock bags
1 pkg Baby wipes
4 multicolored highlighters
2 bottles of Clorox wipes, spray
3 boxes of facial tissues
3 rolls of paper towels
3 bottles of Hand sanitizer
Personal Dictionary

 

  • Begins Thursday, August 13.
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • From HSI-Euless campus.
  • For the students who enrolled in distance learning as part of the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program.

Note: This document is intended as a simplified version of our Harmony Public Schools “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” For further information or clarification on any topic, please refer to the Playbook.

 

When will campuses re-open?

As of August 1, 2020, campuses are scheduled to open Monday, September 14 for in-person learning to those students who wish to attend in person. Families may also elect to continue learning in a virtual setting from home. 

 

Could the campus reopening date change?

Possibly. Harmony Public Schools is closely following guidance from the Texas Education Agency, public health officials, and others in determining when to reopen our campuses. Our top priority is ensuring the safety of our students, team members, and communities while preserving academic continuity for our learners.

 

What safety measures will be in place when campuses open?

Harmony is instituting a wide variety of health protocols, which are described in detail in “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” Among the new measures are:

  • Temperature screenings for students and staff.
  • Requiring all students and employees to wear a mask when on campus or in other group settings. (Students may bring their own mask, or the school will provide them.)
  • Limiting average class sizes to allow for social distancing. (Exact class size will be dependent on number of students attending in-person versus online-only.)
  • Spacing desks at least six feet apart to maintain proper social distancing and/or installing partitions where students cannot be kept six feet apart.
  • Severely limiting classroom rotations/switches to prevent the spread of germs across campus and to limit person-to-person exchanges.
  • Staggered drop off and pickup times to limit person-to-person exchanges.
  • Modified drop off and pickup procedures (ex. Students going directly to class after drop off and/or waiting in classroom at the end of the day until parent arrives for pickup).
  • Requesting all students wash hands frequently.
  • Detailed nightly cleaning by contracted company.
  • Required Coronavirus Awareness & Prevention trainings for all employees.
  • Remaining flexible regarding student and team member absences due to COVID-19, as allowed by TEA guidelines and applicable employment laws.

 

How often will the campus and/or my student’s work station be cleaned and disinfected.

At the end of the day, custodial services will clean and sanitize all desk surfaces including seat, chair back, desk, any dividers if available with soap and water or all-purpose cleaning agents and sanitizers that meet state and local food safety regulations. Staff, including teachers, may also perform more frequent cleanings throughout the day, as needed.

 

What happens if a child or staff member attending school on-campus tests positive for COVID-19, is exposed to someone who is positive, or displays symptoms of COVID-19?

Anyone displaying the signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should follow below self-quarantine policy:

Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with Positive Testing

The following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with Negative Testing or MD Note

If an individual has symptoms of COVID-19 and wants to return to campus before completing the above stay at home period, the following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • Either obtain a medical professional’s note clearing the individual for return based on an alternative diagnosis OR obtain a negative COVID-19 test AND

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications).

  1. Exposure (confirmed or unconfirmed) or Illness with No Testing and No U.S. Based Medical Provider’s Note

The following criteria must be met in FULL:

  • at least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • the individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Readmittance will be granted when the following has been completed:
  1. Proof of negative COVID tests or U.S. based medical provider’s alternative diagnosis delivered to campus health staff or registrar if no health staff is available OR

  2. when all three of the following criteria are met:

  • At least three days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications);

  • The individual has improvement in symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and

  • At least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

For more information on quarantine measures, including requirements for specific scenarios, see the “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.”

Can parents visit their child at school during the school day?

Harmony is asking parents to limit visits to campus only to necessary appointments which cannot be done through virtual meetings. Harmony requests that all in-person visits be scheduled in advance. All visitors who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering and those who proceed beyond the reception area (pre-arranged and approved appointments) will follow campus guidelines for visitors. 

 

How do I purchase uniforms for the new school year?

Uniforms can be ordered online using the Revtrak online ordering site listed on your campus website. Uniforms will be available to pick up once campuses reopen. Campuses will remain flexible with the enforcement of uniform policies until families are given an appropriate amount of time to order and pick up uniforms. Students will not be required to wear uniforms for online learning.

 

Will drop-off and pick-up change?

Yes. Both drop-off and pick-up times will be staggered to limit potential cross-exposure among persons. 

 

What will lunchtime and breakfast look like?

Lunch will be served in the classrooms, however breakfast may be served either in the classrooms or in the cafeteria based on the number of students attending in-person. If eating in the cafeteria, students will be socially distanced.

Before and after meals or snacks all students and staff will also be able to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

Can I eat lunch with my child on campus?

At this time, due to COVID-19, parents and visitors will not be permitted to visit students during mealtimes.

Can I bring lunch to my child on campus?

Parents bringing food during the school day is prohibited.  Students who forget their lunch will be provided a school meal. 

Note: This document is intended as a simplified version of our Harmony Public Schools “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” For further information or clarification on any topic, please refer to the Playbook.

 

What do I need to learn from home?

Students will need access to a computer device and the internet to complete schoolwork from home. Students without consistent access to either may receive them from their Harmony campus. Campuses will begin distributing them via drive-through pick-ups starting the first week of August. Additionally, students may find that headphones, especially noise-canceling headphones, are helpful for online learning, however they are not required.

 

Will I need to shop for school supplies?

Yes. All students regardless of learning location (i.e. home or campus) will be completing assignments alongside their peers using the supplies listed by their campus.

 

Is anything different about online learning this year?

Yes, quite a bit. Harmony has upgraded its online learning by switching to a new system called Schoology. Through Schoology, students will be able to interact and engage with their teachers and peers in real-time throughout the school day to provide and more advanced and enriching school experience. Families will also have full access to grades, progress reports, assignments, classroom learning materials, calendars, and more from within the Schoology platform, providing a simple one-stop-shop for all things related to their student’s learning experience. Students and families will receive more instruction on accessing and logging into Schoology as classes begin.

 

Will online learners be taught differently than on-campus learners?

No. All students will be taught using the same material and at the same pace by the same Harmony teacher. In most cases, online learners will be taught simultaneously alongside their on-campus peers, unless the student is taking part in asynchronous learning (i.e independent learning outside normal school hours).

 

How will grades be calculated?

Grades will be counted on the traditional 0-100 scale. The “pass/fail” grading system that was implemented out of necessity during the Spring 2020 semester will not be used.

 

What hours of the day will online classes be taught?

Your campus will announce the specific schedule for your student, but generally speaking, classes will be taught online in real-time by their teachers during normal school hours (instructional minutes may vary by grade, according to Texas Education Agency requirements). This is called “synchronous learning.” A sample schedule can be found in the Harmony “Back to School Playbook 2020-2021.” Students needing to learn outside this timeframe can choose to learn independently. This is called “asynchronous learning.”

 

What rules or expectations are there for online learners?

Synchronous online learners will be asked to comply with the following rules:

  • Student’s camera must be on during class time.
  • Student should maintain school-appropriate behavior.
  • Student should be dressed appropriately. (shirt, school shirt, jeans or khakis are OK).
  • Only the student may be visible (no friends or siblings).
  • Student’s microphone should be off unless instructed by a teacher (this prevents background noise).
  • Students are expected to interact through the Zoom chat function.
  • Students must show up on time.
  • Students must use appropriate and respectful language at all times.
  • Students are asked to use tools such as “raising your hand” (available in Zoom) and the chat feature if you have a question or want to answer a question.
  • Student should remove distractions, such as going where there’s less background noise and turning off your phone.
  • Student should use headphones, if possible, for increased privacy and better speaker and microphone quality.
  • Students should have all required materials for class (books, paper, markers, etc..) nearby before the session begins.
  • Students should be prepared to be called on to answer a question or participate in a discussion or activity at any time.

 

How will absences and attendance be counted for online learning?

Students who are logged in and learning alongside their teacher and classmates during normal school hours (synchronous learning) will be counted in attendance when they lo in to learn. 

 

Student who learn independently through self-guided instruction (asynchronous learning) will be counted in attendance when they meet daily learning benchmarks and/or turn in daily assignments by no later than 11:59 p.m. on the given schoolday.

 

What happens if my child doesn’t have a computer to do their schoolwork on while learning from home?

Harmony will supply a computer device and/or internet access for the purpose of completing schoolwork to any student that does not have consistent access at home. These will be provided beginning the first week of August and distributed by drive-through pickups at your nearby Harmony campus.

 

Will my child have to wear a Harmony uniform for online learning?

Students may choose to wear a uniform if they would like to when learning online, however they are not required to. Instead, they are required to follow the dress code guidelines set forth for “Free Dress Days” set forth in the Student & Parent Handbook. This states:

 

“Garments must be free of holes, tears, inappropriate wording, logos, messages or advertising. No short, skin tight, or legging dresses, or skirts may be worn. All dresses must have sleeves. Students may not wear low cut, midriff-baring, or backless blouses. Students may wear jeans, but they cannot be tight pants including jeggings, tights or skinny style pants. Clothing items must not depict images of violence.”