Hello Harmony / Garfield County Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We are excited for what the year will bring and are honored to work with your families.

This is our touchpoint email, and you will receive one every month. Look for it because it will contain pertinent links, important dates and other information to keep you fully informed. Be sure to add this email address to your contact list so that you never miss one.

In this Touchpoint:

  • Calendars
  • Canvas Logins
  • Flex Submission Dates
  • MobyMax Curriculum
  • Harmony Portfolio Courses
  • Resource and Curriculum Orders
  • Parent Dashboard
  • SPED
  • Get Social

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 Click Here for the official Garfield County School District calendar for the 2020-21 school year.

Upcoming School Dates:
August 18: First Day of School
September 6: Labor Day – No School
October 18-19: Fall Break – No School
October 22: End of 1st Term

We are excited to bring back Odyssey for the 2021-22 school year.

Odyssey is an online program for grades K-8. Each Odyssey course is organized into learning paths that align with state standards. Math courses are sequential, and students follow the organized outline to complete lessons and assignments. Other subjects (Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies) are organized so that students can do any assignment whenever they want, but the course is outlined in the suggested order. All course material is provided online, so there is no textbook. Parents may choose to order learning resources that supplement the Odyssey course content. On average, students spend 30 minutes a day working on assignments for each subject.

If you are interested in Odyssey, please refer to the Curriculum Orientation for more information.

Canvas Logins
If your child has a Flex Direct, Flex Independent, or Harmony Portfolio course, you will be receiving an email with a login to Canvas, a learning management system for these courses. Please be sure to log in and make sure you can access your child’s account. This is where you will submit Flex worksheets, access Flex Direct teacher presentations, submit weekly learning logs for Portfolio courses, etc. Instructions for submissions will be included in the parent handbooks for these courses. You can also access the submission instructions in the Parent Orientation in the “Course Information with FAQs” section.

Flex Submission Dates
Here are the Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission dates for the 1st Quarter. Be sure to submit your students’ worksheets on time as this tracks attendance and progress.

August 27

  • Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math

September 10

  • Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science 

September 24

  • Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math

October 8

  • Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science

Flex worksheets for Kindergarten courses have been updated as follows:  

  • Kindergarten Language Arts:  16 total worksheets for the year
  • Kindergarten Math:  16 total worksheets for the year
  • Kindergarten Science:  8 worksheets for the year

Please note which Kindergarten worksheets will be submitted for each date. 

To find helpful information about Flex Direct or Flex Independent courses, log in to the Family Resource Center and go to the Parent Orientation. From the sidebar menu, go to Course Information with FAQs and click on Flex Direct or Flex Independent. You’ll find FAQs, which include submission instructions and a submission video. 

Harmony Portfolio Courses
Students with Harmony Portfolio courses are expected to submit a weekly learning log or narrative that outlines the educational objectives that the student met during that calendar week. Learning log submissions will be due every Friday and fulfill the attendance requirement with Garfield County School Districts. Students should not fall behind on learning log submissions. Here are some sample learning logs.

Language Arts: In Language Arts this week we’ve been studying Roald Dahl’s poems and Johnny memorized his favorite poem and created an art project about it. We also finished reading “Where the Red Fern Grows” and he is working on a book report for that. He completed 2 pages from Handwriting without Tears and worked on his weekly Spelling words.

Math: In math we worked on Chapter Three in Saxon and did workbook pages 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3.

Science: In Science we are studying the moon. The kids took notes on a short lecture. We then did a fun object lesson about phases of the moon using Oreo cookies. The kids observed the moon and will continue to add to their moon observation notes over the next week.

MobyMax Curriculum
If you have MobyMax courses, be sure to check out the helpful information in the MobyMax Parent Handbook, which has also been added to the MobyMax course information in the Parent Orientation. There you will also find a MobyMax orientation video, which includes some helpful information.

Resource and Curriculum Orders
Resource Ordering opened on July 1st and orders are being processed within 2 weeks. If there are any issues you will receive a help ticket in the Parent Dashboard as well as an email.

If you have not heard from the ordering department or received login information or Flex sheets two weeks after you have finalized your courses or two weeks after you submitted your order, THEN you can contact your mentor for further assistance. We are working hard to serve as many students as we can, and we truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we process orders.

You can also check the status of your resource request by logging in to the Family Resource Center and scrolling down to see your children’s names. 

Parent Dashboard
Get to know your way around the new Parent Dashboard in the Family Resource Center. All the information about your children, course selections, resource orders, and available funding is included there! Also, refer back to the Harmony, School, and Curriculum Orientations throughout the school year.

If you have special needs concerns for your student, please contact your mentor. Your mentor will send concerns to our paraeducator. She will work with the Garfield County team to meet those needs.

Get Social
Are you on Facebook? 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. Find us at:


We wish you a wonderful school year!

Brianna Sego (bsego@harmonyed.com)
Garfield Account Manager 

Denise Glines (dglines@harmonyed.com)
Accommodations Specialist

Heather Taylor (htaylor@harmonyed.com)