CYPRESS — The CEO of Harmony Public Schools announced that students in campuses, including the Harmony School of Discovery (6th – 12th grade) and Harmony Science Academy – Cypress (Kindergarten – 5th grade) will have the option to do online learning this fall.

Additionally, families are currently expected to have the option for traditional face-to-face learning, or blend that with online learning, as the situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus changes.

The Cypress News Review recently shared their 2020-2021 calendar (click to view).

Below is a message sent out on Friday, June 26, 2020, and then the Spanish version of the letter follows:

Dear Harmony Families,
As a parent, you no have doubt been asking the same question as most other families since campuses across the country were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

What are the schools going to choose to do when they come back?

After weighing each of the options available and listening to your feedback, Harmony Public Schools has determined that the best choice for the 2020-21 school year is a flexible learning plan that allows each family to make its own choice for the new school year.

In short, families can choose to continue to learn online, send their child to campus to learn in-person, or alternate between the two as family situations or local COVID-19 conditions change. The choice is entirely up to each family.

Regardless of the learning location, families will be able to stay up-to-date with their student’s progress with our new, all-in-one learning management system Schoology. Through Schoology, students and families will have full access to instructional materials, assignments, grading, calendars, and parent messaging in one platform that follows them seamlessly from at-home to in-person learning.

Additionally, whether learning from home or learning from campus, students will receive the same safe, high-quality Harmony education your family has come to expect:

Families that choose at-home learning will have access to the same rigorous, academic environment that they have come to expect from their neighborhood Harmony campus, taught by teachers trained for educating and engaging students in a virtual environment.

Families who choose to send their students for in-person learning will find a safe and organized learning environment that they can feel comfortable sending their child to each day. This includes enhanced health and sanitary protocols, as well as possible adjustments to daily routines to help keep all of our students and team members as safe as possible.

All students will continue to receive the same full academic and support services from their teachers, counselors, and school leaders regardless of learning location, including our English-language learners and students receiving Special Education services.

While this flexible plan may be an uncommon approach, we firmly believe it is the right approach for families during these uncommon times.

We thank you for your continued support and feedback in helping Harmony Public Schools reach this decision for the 2020-2021 school year and looking forward to helping your child continue their educational journey … from wherever that may be.

Sincerely,

Fatih Ay
CEO | Harmony Public Schools

Fatih Ay, CEO Harmony Public Schools

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Estimadas familias de las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony:
Como padre, sin duda se ha preguntado lo mismo que la mayoría de las familias desde que los campus de todo el país se vieron obligados a cerrar debido a la pandemia de COVID-19:

¿Qué van a optar por hacer las escuelas cuando regresen?

Después de sopesar cada una de las opciones disponibles y escuchar sus devoluciones, las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony han determinado que la mejor opción para el año escolar 2020-21 es un plan de aprendizaje flexible que permita a cada familia hacer su propia elección para el nuevo año escolar.

En resumen, las familias pueden elegir entre continuar aprendiendo en línea, enviar a su hijo al campus para aprender de forma presencial, o alternar entre los dos sistemas a medida que cambien las situaciones familiares o las condiciones locales de COVID-19. La elección depende totalmente de cada familia.

Independientemente del lugar de aprendizaje, las familias podrán mantenerse al día con el progreso de su estudiante con nuestro nuevo sistema de gestión de aprendizaje todo en uno, Schoology. A través de Schoology, los estudiantes y las familias tendrán acceso completo a los materiales de instrucción, tareas, calificaciones, calendarios y mensajes para los padres en una plataforma que los sigue sin problemas entre el aprendizaje en casa y el aprendizaje presencial.

Además, tanto si aprenden en casa como en el campus, los estudiantes recibirán la misma educación segura y de alta calidad de Harmony que su familia espera:

Las familias que elijan el aprendizaje en casa tendrán acceso al mismo entorno académico riguroso que esperan del campus Harmony de su vecindario, impartido por maestros formados para educar e involucrar a los estudiantes en un entorno virtual.

Las familias que elijan enviar a sus hijos a aprender de forma presencial encontrarán un entorno de aprendizaje seguro y organizado con el que se sentirán cómodos al enviar a su hijo cada día. Esto incluye protocolos sanitarios y de salud mejorados, así como posibles ajustes en las rutinas diarias para ayudar a mantener a todos nuestros estudiantes y miembros del equipo tan seguros como sea posible.

Todos los estudiantes continuarán recibiendo los mismos servicios académicos y de apoyo completos de sus maestros, consejeros y líderes escolares, independientemente del lugar de aprendizaje, incluyendo a nuestros estudiantes de inglés y a los estudiantes que reciben servicios de educación especial.

Si bien este plan flexible puede ser un enfoque poco común, creemos firmemente que es el enfoque correcto para las familias durante estos tiempos poco comunes.

Agradecemos su continuo apoyo y sus devoluciones para ayudar a las Escuelas Públicas de Harmony a llegar a esta decisión para el año escolar 2020-2021 y esperamos poder ayudar a su hijo a continuar su trayectoria educativa… desde donde sea.

Cordialmente,

Fatih Ay
CEO | Harmony Public Schools

 

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