SUGAR LAND, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from Harmony Public Schools)
At Harmony Public Schools, we are deeply committed to the safety of our students, team members, and communities as new cases of COVID-19 continue to rise throughout Texas.
On Monday, August 9, Harmony Public Schools informed families that it will be offering a Texas Education Agency-approved virtual learning program on a limited basis for students with a documented medical need. As part of the program, students can receive up to 20 days of synchronous virtual instruction per academic year if they are unable to attend class on-campus due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis; have been in close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual; or are a member of a high-risk medical group, as documented by a licensed physician. Should a student require more than 20 days, they may apply for a waiver for an additional 20 days with his or her campus’ student health office.
Harmony feels this virtual learning opportunity provides parents a valuable option to keep their child safe from the risk of COVID-19, while also on-track academically and connected to their classmates and school interests.
Harmony also announced that it will continue to inform parents if a child or team member tests positive for COVID-19 in their classroom. We also will conduct contact tracing to determine the full extent of any possible presence of COVID-19 on our campuses.
We feel these measures are important steps in helping to keep our students safe, and continuing a culture of collaboration with our Harmony families in the fight against COVID-19.
We will continue to explore all available options to keep our students, team members, and communities safe from COVID-19.
No further comment will be issued at this time.
About 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.
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.
Harmony Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for both students and team members.
(Press release from Harmony Public Schools)
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