Hello Harmony / Garfield Online Families,

Time has passed so quickly this year and it’s hard to believe we are only a month away from summer!  If you haven’t yet confirmed enrollment for the 2024-25 school year, now is the time.  Once you confirm, you will be able to select your courses and this will get you set up for a great start in the fall and ready to enjoy your summer!

In this Touchpoint:

  • Calendars
  • Monthly Trivia for Students
  • 6th Grade Students
  • Important: Garfield Homeroom / Attendance
  • Re-enrollment 2024-25
  • Flex Submission Dates
  • Portfolio Submissions for 4th Quarter
  • Ordering
  • Garfield County Contact Information
  • Get Social
  • Message from Harmony’s President

Calendars
A great place to stay up-to-date on important dates is the calendar found on the parent dashboard. Here you’ll find information such as Flex submission dates, testing dates, school dates, etc.

Click here for the official Garfield County School District calendar for the 2023-24 school year.

Upcoming School Dates:
May 17: Last day to submit Flex/Portfolio
May 15: Last day to submit Online

Monthly Trivia for Students
Answers are at the bottom of the Touchpoint email.

Question #1: Where is the Great Pyramid of Giza located?
Question #2: What do bees consume to make honey?
Question #3: What colors are the spots on a common ladybug?

6th Grade Students
Garfield Online only goes up to 6th grade. If you have a 6th-grade student they will automatically be accepted into Iron County School District and will be able to continue on enrolled with them. 

Important: Garfield Homeroom / Attendance
Be sure to have your child respond to the weekly discussion posts in the Garfield Homeroom in Canvas. The questions are posted each Friday, and you have until the following Friday to answer them. Responding each week provides Garfield Online with a weekly “attendance log” and helps them have a connection with students. This is an important part of your child’s attendance with Garfield Online.

If you have any questions about the weekly Homeroom questions, please contact your mentor or Garfield Teacher.

Re-enrollment 2024-25
Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is in full swing! If you have not yet completed the re-enrollment process, please do so soon. If you have a new student or know of friends who may want to enroll with Harmony, here is a link:  harmonyed.com/parent-account/.

Flex Submission Dates
Here are the Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission dates for the 2nd semester. Be sure to submit your student’s worksheets on time as this tracks attendance and progress.

2nd Quarter
May 10 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)

To find helpful information about Flex Direct or Flex Independent courses, log into the Family Resource Center and go to the Curriculum Orientation. From the sidebar menu in the Flex Direct and Flex Independent sections, you will find FAQs, which include submission instructions and a submission video. 

Portfolio Submissions for 4th Quarter
All portfolios need to be submitted no later than May 17th to give the teachers time to review and grade them.

The guidelines for portfolios are as follows:

  • 5-8 portfolio items per subject.
  • Items need to show student work, and examples could include worksheets, reports, tests/quizzes, science projects, etc.  Remember that portfolio Items need to be the student’s actual work, not a learning log or description of what the student has been doing.
  • Portfolio items need to be grade-level work.
  • Portfolio items need to demonstrate student work over the course of 2 months.

Resource Orders
Resource ordering is closed, however reimbursements will be open until the end of May. Don’t wait until the last minute to send in your reimbursement receipts, all receipts need to be submitted by May 31st to be reimbursed.

Garfield County Contact Information
Here is the contact information for Garfield County Online.

Sarah Oyler, Admin & 5th-6th Grade Teacher
Email: sarah.oyler@garfk12.org
Phone: 435-633-3365

Danette Verde, Administrative Assistant
Email: danette.verde@garfk12.org
Phone: 435-676-1307

Brittney Dodds, Kindergarten Teacher
Email: brittney.dodds@garfk12.org

Taylor Steed, 1st-2nd Grade Teacher
Email: taylor.steed@garfk12.org

Kimberly Blood, 3rd Grade Teacher
Email: kimberly.blood@garfk12.org

Diona Jones, 4th Grade Teacher
Email: diona.jones@garfk12.org

Get Social
Are you part of our growing community of Harmony parents?  If not, please join us and get social. It’s a great place to share what is working with your family, ask questions of other parents, and receive updates on Harmony activities. 

Message From Our President
Dear Harmony Families,

As another school year draws to a close, the Harmony team wants to thank you for letting us be a part of your student’s education.  We have enjoyed being able to assist you in your family’s educational pursuits. 

Please know that over the summer months, Harmony will continue to focus on implementing improvements in the spirit of trying to match your needs.  We hope to enhance your student’s experience by making our processes easier, more effective, and more efficient.

As a reminder, your student’s mentor is your student/family’s main point of contact for any, and all questions or concerns. We hope you have a great summer and look forward to working with you again next year!

Onward and Upward,

John Thorn
President

Have a great May!

Brianna Webster, Garfield Account Manager (bwebster@harmonyed.com)
Denise Glines, Paraeducator (dglines@harmonyed.com)
Andrea Medler, Mentor (amedler@harmonyed.com)
Hope Dalsing, Mentor (hdalsing@harmonyed.com)
Tegan Sides, Mentor (tsides@harmonyed.com)

Trivia Answers
#1: Egypt
#2: Nectar
#3: Black