Hello IHLA / Harmony Families,
Happy Holidays! We hope you have a warm and healthy holiday season with your family and loved ones.
Please read this touchpoint email carefully, especially the information about the end of the semester and final submission dates.
In this Touchpoint:
- Important Dates
- ISAT/IRI IN PERSON THIS YEAR
- ISAT Interim Practice Testing for January
- Portfolio/Flex Submissions
- Checking Grades in School Pathways
- Options Day for 2nd Semester
- Resource Orders
- Get Social
You can also find the calendar on your parent dashboard.
Upcoming School Dates
- January 12, 2023 End of 1st Semester
- January 17, 2023 Beginning of 2nd Semester
- February 20 through February 24, 2023 Winter Break
- March 20, 2023 through April 21, 2023 ISAT Testing in Person
- March 27, 2023 through April 1, 2023 Spring Break
- May 1, 2023 through May 16, 2023 IRI Testing in Person
ISAT/IRI CHANGE in Requirements
The state of Idaho has changed the requirements for ISAT and IRI testing for this school year. It is now in person, and they will not allow for the ISAT and IRI to be tested at home. This is a state requirement, not a school requirement. You have or will be receiving a letter that will have a location, date, and time for ISAT testing. The email will be labeled ISAT Testing Information. If you have not received this letter, you will by mid January. You will also be receiving a letter for IRI Testing. NOTE: These are two different tests, and they both now need to be proctored in person. Please watch your email for information on each test.
ISAT proctored/practice testing for January
IHLA/Harmony teachers of record proctor the ISAT test if your student would like to become familiar with how the test looks and what type of questions will be asked. Your teacher of record will contact you with the information with signup instructions for the following dates:
- Friday, Jan. 6 from 2-4 pm MST
- Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 10 am-12 pm MST
- Friday, Jan. 13 from 2-4 pm MST (includes writing portion of the test)
- Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 10 am-12 pm MST (includes writing portion of the test)
- Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm MST
- Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm MST (Includes writing portion of the test)
Portfolio/Flex Submission Dates
- January 6
- January 20
- February 3
- February 17
- March 3
- March 17
Checking Grades in School Pathways
Be sure to check School Pathways for your child’s course grades. School Pathways is used to gather all online, Flex, and Portfolio grades into one place. Grades are updated twice a month grades, based on student progress and scores on assignments. Login emails for School Pathways were recently sent out for all students. Contact your mentor if you missed that email to have it sent to you again.
Options Day for 2nd Semester
Did you know that your child can still join Options Day for 2nd semester? Options Day offers 4 hours of fun, elective classes with other Harmony students. If you are interested in Options Day for 2nd semester, your mentor can help you and also answer any questions you may have.
Meridian: Tuesday spots available if you would like to sign up for 2nd semester
Coeur d’Alene: Wednesday spots available if you would like to sign up for 2nd semester
Resource ordering is now open again from December 1 to January 31.
You are also able to submit a reimbursement request each month from now through May for each child. Families may upload more than one receipt for reimbursement without combining them into one 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.
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.
Hope your Holiday Season was Joyful!