Hello Harmony Families,

Happy Fall!  We are almost halfway through first semester now, 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 Courses and Submission Dates
  • Harmony Portfolio Courses
  • Resource Orders
  • Get Social
  • iReady Supplemental Resource

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/utah/

Here is the official Provo eSchool/Provo School District calendar. Save this for reference during the year.  

Provo eSchool Calendar 

Upcoming dates:
Fall break:  Oct. 17-22
No Options Day: Oct. 2 (due to Fall break)
Thanksgiving break:  Nov. 27-29
No Options Day:  Nov. 26 (due to Thanksgiving)
Last day of 1st semester:  Dec. 20
No Options Day: Dec. 24, Dec. 31 (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. This information is helpful if you have a Flex Independent, Flex Direct, or Harmony Portfolio course.

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

Flex Courses and Submission Dates
Here are the next Flex submission dates:  Oct. 11, Oct. 27, Nov. 8, Nov. 22. Be sure to submit your students’ worksheets on time as this tracks attendance and progress.

To find helpful information about Flex, log in to the Family Resource Center, then go to Educational Resources > Flex Resources > Flex Training.  Be sure to watch the “How to Submit a Flex Worksheet” video found in Flex Resources in the Family Resource Center. 

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

Harmony Portfolio Courses
If your child has a Harmony Portfolio course, be sure to submit the learning log every Friday. This is how we know that your child is working in the course.  The log is a report of what has been taught and learned at home.

The first Portfolio reviews will take place in October.  You will meet with a teacher twice a semester through a video chat to review your student’s portfolio, so you’ll need to be able to access these items easily. Alternately, a teacher may review the portfolio items that are submitted.  Look for more information on how to submit your child’s portfolio items.  

Remember to keep your child’s work for review during the school year.  It is vital that you keep your children’s work for the entire year in an organized way. You may want to file the actual, physical work, or you may choose to take pictures of it and keep in a folder on a computer.  

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/harmonyedutah/

iReady Supplemental Resource
Parents are already reporting that their children are enjoying using iReady as a supplemental resource. This program is available to all children enrolled with Provo eSchool for use throughout the school year as a supplement to core curriculum. And there is no cost to students for this resource. 

Once students have taken the diagnostic assessments, iReady creates a unique learning path for the student to work on and strengthen skills. We encourage all students to use this program.  Students who consistently use the program for 20 minutes twice a week for each subject generally see significant improvement in math and reading. If you have questions about the iReady program, please contact your mentor.

We hope your family is having a wonderful educational experience. Please contact your mentor if you have questions about any part of the Harmony program.

Kind regards,

Nancie Metro, Account Manager

Beth Duckwitz, Mentor

Denise Glines, Mentor

Joy Brown, Mentor

Kevin Shawda, Mentor

Mario Wilcock, Mentor

Stacey Snow, Mentor