Hello Wasatch / Harmony Families,

Welcome to the start of second semester! It is time for another monthly touchpoint email.

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
Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
Staying on Pace
Harmony Portfolio Courses
Resource Ordering
Get Social

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

Upcoming School Dates

  • Jan. 17:  Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school, Harmony office closed
  • Feb. 21: Presidents Day, no school, Harmony office closed
  • March 11: End of 3rd quarter, deadline for 3rd quarter work
  • March 14-21: Spring Break: no school and mentors will be on break as well
  • May 27: Last day of school, end of 4th quarter, deadline for 4th quarter work

Flex Submission Dates
Here are the Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission due dates for 3rd quarter:

  • January 14 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)     
  • January 28 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
  • February 11 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
  • February 25 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)

Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission due dates for 4th quarter:

  • March 11 – (No Kindergarten Submission)
  • April 1 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
  • April 15 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
  • April 29 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
  • May 13 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)

Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
Be sure to have your child respond to the weekly discussion post in the Wasatch Homeroom in Canvas. The question is posted each Friday, and you have until the following Thursday to answer the question. Doing so provides WLA a weekly “attendance log” and helps them to have a connection with students. This is an important part of your child’s attendance with WLA.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Piper Riddle, director of Wasatch Learning Academy, at 435-654-6018 or piper.riddle@wasatch.edu. 

**Please note that this is separate from the Harmony Flex and Portfolio courses that are in Canvas, so your child will have 2 Canvas accounts. We’ve been told that on the mobile Canvas app, you are able to toggle between accounts.

Staying on Pace
With a new quarter having just started, it’s a good time to make sure that your child is on pace with their 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 are the quarterly portfolio submissions dates for 2nd semester:

  • Mar. 4: 3rd quarter portfolio due
  • May 6: 4th quarter 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. If you have a concern about your child working at grade level, please contact your mentor.
  • 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.

Resource Ordering
Resource ordering is now open through January 31. This includes resource orders for learning materials, Internet, and 3rd Party in which Harmony pays directly for the orders.

You are also 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 clicking on the Funding tab.  

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.

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:


Warm Regards,

Nancie Pratt, Program Manager (npratt@harmonyed.com)
Denise Glines, Specific Needs Specialist (dglines@harmonyed.com)
Julie Sharpe, Lead Mentor (jsharpe@harmonyed.com)
Ashley Coney, Mentor (aconey@harmonyed.com)
Carly Purdy, Mentor (cpurdy@harmonyed.com)
Cristi Aguirre, Mentor (caguirre@harmonyed.com)
Libby Rice, Mentor (lrice@harmonyed.com)
Melissa Newberg, Mentor (mnewberg@harmonyed.com)
Noelle Quijano, Mentor (nquijano@harmonyed.com)
Ranya Williams, Mentor (rwilliams@harmonyed.com)
Sarah Dooley, Mentor (sdooley@harmonyed.com)
Talia Capdepon, Mentor (tcapdepon@harmonyed.com)