Hello Iron / Harmony Families,
The last day of school is May 21st so make sure you have all your work up to date by then.
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:
- Important Dates
- Re-Enrollment for 2021-22
- Staying on Pace
- Harmony Portfolio Courses
- Flex Feedback Form
- Resource Ordering
- Educational Experiences for the Summer
Here are important upcoming dates. You can also find the calendar on your parent dashboard.
Upcoming School Dates
- Last Day of School: May 21
Flex Submission Dates
Here are the Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission due dates for 2nd semester.
- May 14 (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
Re-Enrollment for 2021-22
Please confirm your child’s spot in Iron County and make sure your student is all set for the 2021-22 school year. You can click here to confirm re-enrollment. If you have a new student to enroll or know someone wanting to apply for Harmony, they can apply here.
We also are excited to announce that for the 2021-22 school year we will be offering 10th grade. If you are enrolling a 10th grader who was enrolled in a school other than Iron County in the 20-21 school year, make sure you get their transcripts so we can sign them up for classes smoothly.
Staying on Pace
With the school year winding down, make sure that your child is on pace with their Harmony/Iron coursework. Please be sure to stay on pace with your submissions, as well as online coursework.
Contact your mentor if you have a question or issue regarding your student’s courses. Your mentor is your main point of contact at Harmony and is available to help with any issues and concerns you may be having about courses, ordering, grades, etc.
Harmony Portfolio Courses
Be sure to submit learning logs each week for your child’s Harmony Portfolio courses. This helps to stay on pace and to tell what your child has been working on during the week.
Once a quarter you will submit a portfolio for each core subject that shows that the student has been learning. Here is the 4th quarterly portfolio submissions date for 2nd semester:
- May 7: 4th quarterly portfolio due
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 should 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 at least 2 months.
- Be sure that any files that you submit are in pdf or jpeg format. Some formats are not accessible for our teachers. Only file formats that a teacher can access will be graded.
If you have any questions about portfolios, please contact your mentor.
Flex Feedback Form
We’ve provided the Flex Feedback Form as a convenient way for you to let Harmony know about specific concerns with Flex quizzes or worksheets. These issues could include difficulty finding resources for a question, broken links to online resources, a confusing or misstated question, or even a spelling or grammatical error.
Please submit your specific concerns via the Flex Feedback Form. You can also find a link to the form on the parent dashboard in the Quick Access Links box.
Resource ordering has now closed for the school year. This includes resource orders for learning materials, Internet, and 3rd Party in which Harmony pays directly for the orders.
Help tickets about resource ordering are still being taken care of.
You are still able to submit a reimbursement request each month from now through May for each child. Only one document may be uploaded for each reimbursement request, but you may include multiple receipts in the document.
You can check your student’s funding balance by going to your parent dashboard and scrolling down to see your child’s name. Then click on Student Funding Account. There you’ll see the remaining balance for your child.
You can also check the status of your resource orders by clicking on each resource order link. If there is an issue with your resource order, you can contact the ordering department by submitting a Help Desk Ticket. You may leave comments related to missing items, provide additional information, etc. Note: The Help Desk is only for resource order questions.
Educational Experiences for the Summer
We know this year has been a tough one in many respects. As the official school year winds down, we thought to share some no-cost resources and ideas with you to support your student’s progress through the summer months and in preparation for next year. Consider a relaxed learning schedule for the summer, for example, 30 minutes of reading and 20 minutes math 3-5x week, nature exploration or field trips 1x week, etc.
- If you have MobyMax or DreamBox, these courses will remain active until the end of June.
- Reading eggs, Study Island, BrainPop will be available until the end of June.
- Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/
- Math – look for the Get Ready courses
- New Reading and Language Arts courses
- Local libraries – do lots of read-aloud time and let children pick books they want to read; also, many libraries have summer reading programs
- Printable resources for math and LA, free books, etc.
- Utah Educator Network (UEN) – many lesson plans for all subjects, https://www.uen.org/k12educator/corelessonplans.shtml
➜ Fry Words: https://sightwords.com/sight-words/fry/
➜ Dolch Words: https://allaboutlearningpress.wistia.com/medias/vneydzohm3
- Repeated Readings
The student chooses a passage (poetry, short story, topic of interest) and practices it several times until fluency is obtained.
➜ Readers Theater: http://www.thebestclass.org/rtscripts.html
➜Timed Passages: https://thinkfluency.com/reading-passages/
Note: Remind the child that timed passages are to help all aspects of fluency (accuracy, speed, and prosody). Sometimes with timed passages kids want to go for speed; however, accuracy, expression, punctuation, and phrasing are still important too!
- Read Alouds
Pick and have a regular time every day, have fun, use lots of different books (a large variety helps build background knowledge)
Printable handouts, many subjects
K-5 learning games
Math Drills (printable worksheets)
Physics games (many ages)
World of Tales
Summer activities from an OT
Summer activities for Executive Functioning
Brianna Sego, Account Manager/Mentor
Amanda Hernandez, Mentor
Gwen Adams, Mentor
Stacey Snow, Mentor