You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Houston South

District Title I Parent and Family Engagement Meeting

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Virtual online Meeting

Please make an RSVP


Goal/Purpose: Review, evaluate, and update/develop Written Parent and Family

Engagement (PFE) Policy and the School-Parent Compact


Agenda Items:

I. Title I Program Presentation

II. Review and evaluate last year’s PFE Policy and School-Parent Compact

III. Jointly develop PFE Policy and Compact for the current year

IV. School’s Curriculum, Academic Performance

V. Comments, Q&A

Fall 2020- South District PFE Meeting Parent Invitation… (1)


Queridos padres:
Están cordialmente invitados a asistir a la reunión de participación de padres y familias del Título I del distrito Houston West.
Cuándo: Miercoles, 4 de Noviembre del 2020
Hora: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
La junta será virtual.
Por favor confirmen su asistencia por medio del link para que se les envíe invitación a Zoom.

Meta/Propósito: Revisar, evaluar y actualizar / desarrollar la Política escrita de participación de los padres y la familia (PFE) y el Acuerdo entre la escuela y los padres
Temas en la agenda:
I. Presentación del programa Título I
II. Revisar y evaluar la política de PFE del año pasado y el acuerdo entre la escuela y los padres.
III. Juntos desarrollaremos la política de PFE y acuerdo para este año.
IV. El currículo de la escuela y desempeño académico
V. Comentarios, Preguntas y Respuestas

Zoom Meeting Link


SAT & PSAT Test Day Information

Dear Parents and Guardians:


In October, Harmony School of Ingenuity will offer the PSAT to students in grades 8-11 and SAT to students in grade 12. These assessments focus on the knowledge and skills evidence shows matters most for college and career readiness. Our counselors and teachers will be speaking with students about what to expect on the tests and tips to be successful. They will address the format of the tests, strategies for answering questions, and information about why they are important. In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the test dates will be spread out over five testing dates, one date selected for each grade level. Remote testing is not available for the PSAT and SAT. Students must take the tests in person, on campus, on the designated test date. Due to the current circumstances in regards to COVID-19, the school understands that all students may not be comfortable testing on campus, and therefore it is not mandatory for students to take these tests on these dates. In order to get a better idea of how many students to prepare for, we asked students to sign-up for the appropriate grade level test if they do plan on taking the test. The deadline had since passed. Please contact the test coordinator for more information.

Following is the testing information for each grade level:

Grade Level



Start Time: 8:00 am

Estimated End Time

Student/Parent Guides


PSAT 8/9

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

12:00 pm

PSAT 8/9 Student Guide


PSAT 8/9

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

12:00 pm

PSAT 8/9 Student Guide



Saturday, October 17,  2020

12:30 pm

PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide



Thursday, October 29, 2020

12:30 pm

PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide


SAT School Day

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

1:00 pm

SAT School Day Student Guide

The student guides contain detailed information about the tests for parents and students as well as sample questions. Additional practice tests are available online at College Board ( and online at Khan Academy (

Students who are testing need to arrive on time to school on their test day, bring #2 pencils, an approved calculator* (listed below), and if desired, a quick snack to eat during the short break between test sections. Students are encouraged to get a restful night’s sleep before the test and to eat a healthy breakfast on the day of testing. Additionally, please remind your child not to bring his/her cell phone or other electronic devices into the testing room. As per College Board rules, students caught with these prohibited devices will have their scores cancelled.

Thank you for your continued support.

*Calculator Information:

There are two parts of the Math section on the PSAT and SAT. In the second part, the students have the option to use calculators. The school is not obligated to provide calculators to students, and all questions can be answered without the use of a calculator. We do encourage students to bring an approved calculator on the day of the test. It is best if they have had an opportunity to practice using their calculator at home, prior to the testing day.

Calculators permitted during testing include:

● Most graphing calculators (see chart below)

● All scientific calculators

● All four-function calculators (not recommended)

Below is the list of College Board approved calculators:


You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Ingenuity’s

 Title I Parent/Family Engagement Meeting

Date: October 12, 2020

Time: 5:00-5:30


Please RSVP here:

Title I Parent Information Meeting Sign-Up

Goal/Purpose:  To learn your rights as the parent of a student that attends a Title I school.

*For questions regarding the school’s Title I Program, contact Ms. Cobb at




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You are Cordially Invited to Attend

Harmony School of Ingenuity’s

Title III Parent/Family Night

Date: October 12, 2020

Time: 5:30PM-6:00PM 


Please RSVP here:

Title III Parent/Family Night

Goal/Purpose:  To learn about our school’s Title III program.


*For questions regarding the school’s Title III Program, contact Mr. Bonner at


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Parents this is an important announcement from Harmony School of Ingenuity. We encourage all families that have not completed the lunch application online at There are many benefits behind the lunch program. For example free/reduced meals if qualify, waving test fees, receiving incentives, college benefits, and more. if you have any questions or need assistance please email Ms.Sanchez at

(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, developed through a previous Department of Education grant project (Teacher Incentive Fund, 2016), to more explicitly focus on strengthening instructional leadership by better positioning and supporting current and rising principals and instructional leadership teams to excel and remain in their roles—especially in high-need schools. Harmony has 50 schools designated as high-needs throughout the state.

The project design draws on proven research showing that strong instructional leadership improves educator effectiveness, which, in turn, accelerates growth in student outcomes.

“Great schools require great leadership,” said Harmony CEO Fatih Ay. “That’s why one of our highest priorities at Harmony Public Schools is to equip our principals and other school leaders with the tools they need to build cultures of achievement, character, and community at their campuses.”

Harmony was one of only 13 school systems in the country to receive the DOE grant and the largest of three Texas recipients.

“Great teachers deserve to be treated as the professionals they are and to be compensated accordingly,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said in a statement Wednesday, September 1. “All too often, though, they lack access to relevant professional development courses and are compensated on a step-scale ladder that treats them like cogs in a machine instead of as individuals with unique talents and interests. We’ve challenged today’s awardees to rethink all of that, and they have risen to the challenge.”

The new funding brings the total amount awarded to Harmony by the Department of Education within the past few years to $92.5 million. 

  • In 2012, the DOE awarded Harmony a $30 million Race to the Top grant to support locally developed plans to personalize and deepen student learning, directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student to succeed in college and their careers.
  • In 2016, the DOE awarded Harmony a $26.7 million Teacher Incentive Fund grant to develop a merit-based system for rewarding its highest-performing teachers. (The system, known as H-STEP, was foundational in Harmony being named to the Texas Education Agency’s inaugural class of Teacher Incentive Allotment districts in Fall 2020.)
  • In 2018, the DOE awarded Harmony an $8 million Education Innovation Research grant to  build upon Harmony’s project-based learning STEM model for Grade 6-12 students by introducing similar curricula to students in Grade K-5, and by creating a system of support and professional development for elementary school teachers.

“Great principals and school leaders, given their unique talents and devotion to their teachers and students, should receive the support they need to continue to be successful,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Elementary and Secondary Education Frank Brogan. “Under the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, the U.S. Department of Education provides assistance to school districts that are rethinking how to strengthen instructional leadership to make sure principals and leadership teams are well equipped to support their teachers and students. I look forward to seeing how the grant funds are utilized by Harmony Public Schools.”

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. In 2020, Harmony hadall 23 high school campuses named among the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News and World Report, 13 named to the Best STEM High Schools in America by Newsweek, and earned two National School of Character recognitions from

Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 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:, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: