Hello Harmony / Iron County Families,

Happy October!

We hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying this wonderful fall season. This is a great time to make sure your students are progressing and catch up on any work that may be behind. In this touchpoint, be sure to pay attention to the new Iron truancy policy. Also, please note that ordering for 1st semester ends on October 31, so get your orders in before then. As a note, reimbursements will still be open.

As a reminder, your mentor is your main point of contact and is always happy to help and lead you through the school year. If you aren’t sure who that is, all you need to do is go to the Parent Dashboard in the Family Resource Center and go to the mentor tab to find out.

  • Your mentor will help answer all your questions, so you won’t need to go to anyone else.

In this Touchpoint:

  • Calendars
  • Important: Iron Homeroom Attendance / Truancy
  • Flex Submission Dates
  • Portfolio Submissions for 2nd Quarter
  • Resource Orders
  • Supplemental Programs
  • 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:
Nov 23-25 Thanksgiving Break (no school)
Dec 11: Last day to submit Flex and Portfolio work
Dec 15: Last day to complete online classes
Dec 22-Jan 3: Christmas Break (no school)

Important: Iron Homeroom Attendance/ Truancy
Be sure to have your child respond to the weekly discussion post in the Iron Homeroom in Canvas. You have from Saturday at 12 am to the following Friday at 11:59pm to submit the homeroom attendance question each week. Doing so provides Iron County a weekly “attendance log” and helps them to have a connection with students. This is an important part of your child’s attendance with Iron County. 

If students miss two consecutive logs, they will receive a truancy letter. Once the truancy letter is sent, you will have 5 school days to respond to the letter with a plan moving forward so your student isn’t dropped.

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

Flex Submission Dates
Here are the remaining Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission dates for the 1st semester. Be sure to submit your students’ worksheets on time, as this tracks attendance and progress.

  • October 28 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
  • November 11 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
  • November 22 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
  • December 9 – (No Kindergarten Submission) 

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’ll find FAQs, which include submission instructions and a submission video. 

Portfolio Submissions for 2nd Quarter
For Harmony Portfolio courses, the 2nd quarter portfolio submissions were due on Nov 18. All portfolios need to be submitted no later than Dec. 9 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
Ordering is open for all types of orders until Oct 31. For all the ordering types except reimbursement, you can submit one order per semester per student. The 1st semester ordering period is July 1 – Oct 31, and the 2nd semester ordering period is Dec 1 – Jan 31.

Request Technology: This is the best place to order laptops to make sure they are ordered in case there are any hold-ups with your orders.
Request Educational Supplies & Resources: Order all your general supplies, workbooks, textbooks, pencils, art supplies, museum membership, etc. You can submit items from multiple websites.
Request 3rd Party Payments: Once your 3rd party vendors are approved, you can request the payment for them here. You will receive a check to pay them once it is processed. If you are taking a full-year class, make sure to split up the payments and only pay by semesters.
Internet Payments: Use this to request up to $225 payable to your internet service provider per semester. Note: This is limited to one per family.
Request Curriculum Subscriptions and/or Kits: If you want to purchase curriculum or other subscriptions offered through Harmony (like MobyMax, Dreambox, etc.) and use it as an extra resource, this is the place.
Request Reimbursement: Reimbursements can be submitted up to 10 times per year – once for each month of the school year. Only 1 file can be submitted per submission, so you can include several receipts into one Google or Microsoft Word document and submit them that way.
Request Educational Subscriptions: Educational subscriptions  include subscriptions for Tinker Crate, ABC Mouse, Kiwi Crate, and dozens of other educational subscription options. If you don’t see an item listed, you can request that subscription when you request school supplies.

Supplemental Programs
Emails with logins for the supplemental programs are being sent out to students who have completed course registration. These programs include Reading Eggs, BrainPop, Study Island, and Spelling Stars. They can be used as supplements to your child’s regular curriculum. Also, no pacing guides or grading will be used for these programs.

For Study Island, you can select the state programs option or US programs option and then choose any of the grade levels and courses you would like from the drop-down menu. Note that for grades K-1 you will need to select the US programs in order to access the content.

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)