Hello Logan / Harmony Families,

As we approach the end of the school year, we hope that your children are enjoying successful educational experiences! Can you believe that this year is almost over?

This touchpoint contains important information about end-of-year testing and enrollment for next school year.

In this Touchpoint:

  • Important Dates
  • Finishing the Year Strong
  • End-of-Year Testing
  • Enrollment for 2021-22
  • Reimbursement Requests
  • Educational Resources for the Summer

Important Dates
Here are important upcoming dates. You’ll also find the calendar on your parent dashboard.

Upcoming School Dates

  • May 28:  Last day of school – No late work will be accepted
  • Memorial Day:  May 31, Harmony office closed

Options Day Dates

  • May 18:  Roy location – last day of Options Day classes
  • May 19:  Lehi location – last day of Options Day classes
  • May 20:  Heber location – last day of Options Day classes

Flex Submission Dates
Here is the remaining Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission due date for 2nd semester.

  • May 14 [Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math]

Portfolio Submission Date

  • May 7: 4th quarterly portfolio submission due

Finishing the Year Strong
Be sure to stay on pace with your submissions, as well as online coursework. The end of the school year is approaching fast! The last Flex submission deadline is May 14, but we will accept submissions up until May 21 so that we have time to grade the worksheets. Portfolio submissions should already be in, and they will also be accepted until May 21. We will do our best to grade Flex and Portfolio submissions that come in after the 21st. No completed work (online, worksheets, or portfolios) will be accepted after May 28! 

Be sure to contact your mentor right away if you have a question or issue regarding your student’s courses.  

End-of-Year Testing
RISE is the state end-of-year testing that is required for all students in grades 3-8. Acadience is the state reading assessment for grades 1-3. You will need to sign up your children for testing or complete the parental exclusion (opt out form) and return it to your mentor.

  • Location:  Logan City School District is providing in-person testing at schools within the Logan City School District. 
  • Dates:  Testing is going on now through May 21. 
  • Scheduling:  If you would like to have your children take the RISE or Acadience assessments, please contact Darlene VonNiederhausern at darlene.vonniederhausern@loganschools.org, and she will make arrangements for you.

Opting OutIf you decide that you don’t want your children to take the RISE assessment, you will need to complete the parent exclusion (opt out) form for each of your children. For those that opt out, there is no adverse consequence this year, or in future years. It will not affect placement in a grade next year or in the future. 

  • Click here for the 2020-21 Parental Exclusion Form.
  • Each child needs to be on a separate form.
  • Be sure to complete the elementary form for students in grades 3-5 and the secondary form for students in grades 6-8. 
  • Return the completed opt out form to your mentor by Friday, April 30.

Enrollment for 2021-22
We have enjoyed working with your family for the 2020-21 school year.  Harmony is now ready to enroll your child(ren) for the new school year for 2021-22. We wanted to let you know what the next steps will be.

You’ll be receiving an email which will accept your child(ren) to the Iron County School District, one of our partner schools. Since your children will be transferring to a new school district, the acceptance email will contain all the information you will need to enroll them in this school. That email will also include a way to respond if you don’t plan on continuing with Harmony for the new school year. 

We know that you’ll have questions about the Iron County program, and there are many similarities with the Harmony program that has been offered with Logan City School District this year. Please review the overview below for a general outline.

Iron County Program Details

  • Grade levels available:  Kindergarten to 10th grade
  • Student funding:
    • Kindergarten students:  $900
    • 1st-10th grade students:  $1800
  • Resource ordering includes reimbursements
  • Options Day:
  • New site will be opening in Cedar City
  • Iron County students can attend Harmony Options Day locations statewide
  • Supplemental curriculum provided to students:
    • BrainPop and BrainPop Jr (K-12)
    • Study Island (K-12)
    • Reading Eggs (K-8)

Iron County Course Requirements by Grade Level

  • Kindergarten to 5th grades:  
    • 3 core courses (Language Arts, Math, Science)
    • 1 elective course
  • 6th-8th grades: 
    • 4 core courses (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies)
    • 1 elective course per semester (2 total elective courses per year)
  • 9th grade: 
    • Core courses (year):  English 9, Secondary Math 1, Earth Science or Biology
    • Core courses (semester):  World Civilization, World Geography
    • Elective courses:  4 semester electives (2 elective courses per semester)
    • Required elective courses (semester):  PE, Digital Studies
  • 10th grade:  
    • Core courses (year):  English 10, Secondary Math 2, Biology or Chemistry
    • Core courses (semester):  World History 
    • Elective courses:  4 semester electives (2 elective courses per semester)
    • Required elective courses (semester): Health, Fitness for Life (PE)

If you have any questions about the Iron County enrollment process, program details, or course requirements, you may contact Harmony’s enrollment team at enrollment@harmonyed.com.

Reimbursement Requests
You are able to submit a reimbursement request each month from now through May 31 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. 

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 of math 3-5 times a week, nature exploration or field trips 1 time a week, etc.

  • If you have an online course such as MobyMax or DreamBox, these courses will remain available until the end of June. 
  • The supplemental programs (Reading eggs, Study Island, BrainPop) will also remain active until the end of June.
  • Many local libraries have summer reading programs – make it fun!
  • Here are a list of some online resources

Warm regards,

Nancie Pratt, Program Manager
Hannah Keller, Mentor
Heather Taylor, Mentor