Hello Harmony Families,

Happy Fall!  We are already a month into the school year, and we hope that your children are working well in their courses.

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:

  • Calendars
  • Canvas Information
  • Flex Direct Courses and Submission Dates
  • Resource Orders
  • Get Social

Calendars
A great place to stay up-to-date on important dates is the first page of the Family Resource Center. Here you’ll find  information such as Options Day, testing dates, etc. Bookmark this link to stay informed.

https://harmonyed.com/frc/minnesota/

Here is the official VIBE calendar. Save this for reference during the year.  

http://www.isd518.net/Websites/isd518/files/Content/2444317/2019-2020_Calendar.pdf

Upcoming dates:
Fall Break:  Oct. 17-18
No Options Day:  Oct. 15-17 (due to Fall Break)
Thanksgiving Break:  Nov. 28-29
No Options Day: Nov. 27-28 (due to Thanksgiving Break)
Winter Break:  Dec. 23 – Jan. 1 (school resumes on Jan. 2)
No Options Day:  Dec 23- Jan. 10 (due to Winter Break)

Canvas Information
Helpful information about Canvas is available on a new page in the Family Resource Center.  Once logged into the FRC, click on this link. Information is provided for how to submit multiple pages, using the Canvas app, grading, teacher schedules, etc.

https://harmonyed.com/frc/gr/flex-direct-resources/

Flex Direct Courses and Submission Dates
Here are the first Flex Direct submission dates:  Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22. Be sure to submit your students’ worksheets on time as this tracks attendance and progress.

Please remember that if you are uploading files, you may still upload worksheets in any order you wish.  You do not have to follow the order specified by the Flex Direct Teacher or the Harmony Team if you are uploading a worksheet or portfolio.  You only have to follow that order if you are completing the quiz/online version of worksheet. You also do not have to submit both a worksheet and a quiz.  You can choose which works best for your student and situation.

For assistance with uploading, view the video at the following link:

https://harmonyed.com/frc/gr/flex/submit-flex-worksheets/

Resource Orders
October 31 is the last date to submit a resource order for the first ordering period.  Resource ordering will open again from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31.  

You can check your student’s funding balance by logging into the Family Resource Center and clicking on Student Success Plan > View Resource Allocation Balance.  

You can also check the status of your resource request by logging in to the Family Resource Center and clicking on Student Success Plan > View Your Resource Requests.  If there is a problem with your resource order, you can contact the ordering department by going to Student Success Plan > Request Resources > Get Help with an Existing Order (Submit a Help Desk Ticket).  You may leave comments related to missing items, provide additional information, etc. 

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:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HarmonyEdMN/ 

We wish you a wonderful school year!

Kind Regards,

Nancie Metro
Account Manager

Brianna Sego
Mentor