Hello Harmony / Iron County Families,

Happy March,

Wow! This year is going by fast and we are quickly reaching the end of the school year, make sure your students submit on time and stay up to date on all their work. If you have any problems or questions, please reach out to your mentor, and they are happy and ready to help.

In this Touchpoint:

  • Calendars 
  • Flex Submissions Dates
  • Re-enrollment Now Open
  • Important: Iron Homeroom / Attendance
  • Spotlight: Spelling Stars
  • Portfolio Submissions for 3rd Quarter
  • 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 for the official Iron County School District calendar for the 2022-23 school year.

Upcoming School Dates:
Mar 10: End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 15-17: Teacher Contract Days (No School)
Apr 10-14: Spring Break (No School)

Flex Submission Dates

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

  • March 10 – (No Kindergarten Submission) 

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

  • March 24 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
  • April 7 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
  • April 28 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
  • May 12 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)

Re-enrollment Now Open
Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year has begun. You should have received an email with instructions on how to re-enroll. If you haven’t received one, please check your spam folder or reach out to your mentor for help.. If you have younger children or friends who would like to enroll, you can complete a new student application now. We look forward to working with your family for the new school year!

Important: Iron Homeroom / Attendance
Be sure to have your child respond to the weekly discussion post in the Iron Homeroom in Canvas. The question is posted each Friday, and you have until the following Friday to answer the question. Doing so provides ICSD a weekly “attendance log,” and this is an important part of your child’s enrollment with ICSD.

Spotlight: Spelling Stars
Did you know that Harmony provides Spelling Stars accounts to all students? Students use the games to learn to spell in an easy and motivating way. Games include some classics like Fill in the Blank, Mouse Maze, and Word Search, as well as some fun unique games like Crazy Fish and Bink Bonk. 

You are encouraged to use this program with your children as best meets their needs. There are no expected number of activities, and students are not required to use this program.

A new Spelling Stars section has been added to Harmony’s Curriculum Orientation, and you can find it here.

Portfolio Submissions for 3rd Quarter
The 3rd quarter portfolio submissions were due on Feb. 17 and must be submitted by May 15. All portfolios need to be submitted no later than May 15 to give the teachers time to review and grade them before the end of the semester. If you have any questions about portfolios, please contact your mentor.

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.

Get Social
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. 

We wish you a wonderful school year!

Brianna Webster, Iron Account Manager (bwebster@harmonyed.com)
Denise Glines, Paraeducator (dglines@harmonyed.com)
Amanda Hernandez, Mentor (ahernandez@harmonyed.com)
Gwen Adams, Mentor (gadams@harmonyed.com)
Hannah Keller, Mentor (hkeller@harmonyed.com)
Christina McDowell, Mentor (cmcdowell@harmonyed.com)
Ranya Williams, High School Mentor (rwilliams@harmonyed.com)
Stacey Snow, Mentor (ssnow@harmonyed.com)