Hello Harmony / Pioneer Virtual Academy Families,

Time has passed so quickly this year and it’s hard to believe we are only a month away from summer!  If you haven’t yet confirmed enrollment for the 2024-25 school year, now is the time.  Once you confirm, you will be able to select your courses and this will get you set up for a great start in the fall and ready to enjoy your summer!

In this Touchpoint:

  • Calendars
  • Monthly Trivia for Students
  • Message From Our President
  • Important: Pioneer Homeroom / Attendance
  • Flex Submission Dates
  • Portfolio Submissions for 4th Quarter
  • Ordering
  • Get Social
  • Message from Harmony’s President

Calendars
A great place to stay up-to-date on important dates is the calendar found on the parent dashboard.  Here you will find information such as Flex submission dates, testing dates, school dates,  etc. 

Click here for the official Pioneer Virtual Academy calendar for the 2023-24 school year.

Upcoming School Dates:
May 9: No School Day (No School)
May 10: Last day to submit Flex/Portfolio
May 15: Last day to submit Online

Monthly Trivia for Students
Answers are at the bottom of the Touchpoint email.

Question #1: Where is the Great Pyramid of Giza located?
Question #2: What do bees consume to make honey?
Question #3: What colors are the spots on a common ladybug?

Re-enrollment 2024-25
Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is in full swing! If you have not yet completed the re-enrollment process, please do so soon.. If you have a new student or know of friends who may want to enroll with  Harmony, here is a link:  harmonyed.com/parent-account/.

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

If you have any questions about the weekly Homeroom question, please contact your mentor.

Flex Submission Dates
Here are the Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission dates for the 2nd semester. Be sure to submit your student’s worksheets on time as this tracks attendance and progress.

Elementary & Middle School
May 3 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Social Studies)

High School Electives
May 3

To find helpful information about Flex Direct or Flex Independent courses, log into the Family Resource Center and go to the Curriculum Orientation. From the sidebar menu in the Flex Direct and Flex Independent sections, you will find FAQs, which include submission instructions and a submission video. 

Portfolio Submissions for 4th Quarter
All portfolios need to be submitted no later than May 10th to give the teachers time to review and grade them.

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 need to 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 2 months.

Resource Orders
Resource ordering is closed, however reimbursements will be open until the end of May. Don’t wait until the last minute to send in your reimbursement receipts, all receipts need to be submitted by May 31st to be reimbursed.

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. 

Message From Our President
Dear Harmony Families,

As another school year draws to a close, the Harmony team wants to thank you for letting us be a part of your student’s education.  We have enjoyed being able to assist you in your family’s educational pursuits. 

Please know that over the summer months, Harmony will continue to focus on implementing improvements in the spirit of trying to match your needs.  We hope to enhance your student’s experience by making our processes easier, more effective, and more efficient.

As a reminder, your student’s mentor is your student/family’s main point of contact for any, and all questions or concerns. We hope you have a great summer and look forward to working with you again next year!

Onward and Upward,

John Thorn
President

Have a great May!

Brianna Webster, Pioneer Account Manager (bwebster@harmonyed.com)
Denise Glines, Paraeducator (dglines@harmonyed.com)
Carly Edwards, Mentor (cedwards@harmonyed.com)

Trivia Answers
#1: Egypt
#2: Nectar
#3: Black