Hello Wasatch / Harmony Families,
As we approach the end of the school year, we hope that your children are enjoying successful educational experiences!
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:
- Important Dates
- Re-enrollment for 2021-22
- Harmony Portfolio Courses
- Reimbursement Requests
- Staying on Pace
Here are important upcoming dates. You can also find the calendar on your parent dashboard.
Upcoming School Dates
- Last Day of School: May 27
- Memorial Day: May 31, Harmony offices closed
Options Day Dates
- May 18: Roy location – last day of Options Day classes
- May 19: Lehi location – last day of Options Day classes
- May 20: Heber location – last day of Options Day classes
Flex Submission Dates
Here are the remaining Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission due dates for 2nd semester.
- April 9 [Flex Elective Submission; Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math]
- April 30 [Flex Elective Submission; Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science]
- May 14 [Flex Elective Submission; Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math]
Harmony Portfolio Submission Date
- May 7: 4th quarterly portfolio due
Re-enrollment for 2021-22
We are excited to announce our continued partnership with Wasatch County School District for the 2021-22 school year. Re-enrollment will be open soon! Until then, you can start planning your curriculum for next year and making wish lists for resource ordering, which opens on July 1.
As soon as re-enrollment begins, we’ll send you a re-enrollment email. We ask everyone to complete the re-enrollment form, whether or not you are planning on returning. We have enjoyed working with your family during the current school year!
Harmony Portfolio Courses
Here’s a reminder to learning logs each week for your child’s Harmony Portfolio courses. Learning logs help students meet attendance requirements and also let us know what your child has been working on during the week.
If you have not submitted the 3rd quarterly portfolio yet, please do so right away. Portfolio submissions need to show what the student has been learning for the past two months. The last quarterly portfolio submission due date for 2nd semester is:
- May 7: 4th quarterly portfolio due
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.
You are able to submit a reimbursement request each month from now through May 31 for each child. Only one document may be uploaded for each reimbursement request, but you may include multiple receipts in the document.
You can check your student’s funding balance by going to your parent dashboard and scrolling down to see your child’s name. Then click on Student Funding Account, where you’ll see the remaining balance for your child.
If there is an issue with your resource order, you can contact the ordering department by submitting a Help Desk Ticket. You may leave comments related to missing items, provide additional information, etc. Note: The Help Desk is only for resource order and reimbursement questions.
Staying on Pace
Be sure to stay on pace with your submissions, as well as online coursework. Wasatch Learning Academy reviews progress reports twice a month.
Contact your mentor if you have a question or issue regarding your student’s courses. Your mentor is your main point of contact at Harmony and is available to help with any issues and concerns you may be having about courses, ordering, grades, etc.
Educational Experiences for the Summer
We know this year has been a tough one in many respects. As the official school year winds down, we thought to share some no-cost resources and ideas with you to support your student’s progress through the summer months and in preparation for next year. Consider a relaxed learning schedule for the summer, for example, 30 minutes of reading and 20 minutes math 3-5x week, nature exploration or field trips 1x week, etc.
- If you have MobyMax or DreamBox, these courses will remain active until the end of June.
- Reading eggs, Study Island, BrainPop will be available until the end of June.
- Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/
- Math – look for the Get Ready courses
- New Reading and Language Arts courses
- Local libraries – do lots of read-aloud time and let children pick books they want to read; also, many libraries have summer reading programs
- Printable resources for math and LA, free books, etc.
- Utah Educator Network (UEN) – many lesson plans for all subjects, https://www.uen.org/k12educator/corelessonplans.shtml
➜ Fry Words: https://sightwords.com/sight-words/fry/
➜ Dolch Words: https://allaboutlearningpress.wistia.com/medias/vneydzohm3
- Repeated Readings
The student chooses a passage (poetry, short story, topic of interest) and practices it several times until fluency is obtained.
➜ Readers Theater: http://www.thebestclass.org/rtscripts.html
➜Timed Passages: https://thinkfluency.com/reading-passages/
Note: Remind the child that timed passages are to help all aspects of fluency (accuracy, speed, and prosody). Sometimes with timed passages kids want to go for speed; however, accuracy, expression, punctuation, and phrasing are still important too!
- Read Alouds
Pick and have a regular time every day, have fun, use lots of different books (a large variety helps build background knowledge)
Printable handouts, many subjects
K-5 learning games
Math Drills (printable worksheets)
Physics games (many ages)
World of Tales
Summer activities from an OT
Summer activities for Executive Functioning
Nancie Pratt, Program Manager
Julie Sharpe, Lead Mentor
Ashley Coney, Mentor
Camille Purcell, Mentor
Carly Purdy, Mentor
Denise Glines, Mentor
Kelsi Cahoon, Mentor
Lacey Bean, Mentor
Libby Rice, Mentor
Melissa Newberg, Mentor
Noelle Quijano, Mentor
Ranya Williams, Mentor
Sarah Dooley, Mentor
Stacey Snow, Mentor
Talia Capdepon, Mentor