Hello Harmony / Wasatch Learning Academy Families,

The school year is almost halfway through and Christmas break is approaching. As we come to the close of 2nd Quarter, please let your mentor know if there’s anything we can do to help you finish up this quarter strong! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

In this Touchpoint:

  • Calendars
  • Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
  • Flex Submission Dates
  • Portfolio Submissions for 2nd Quarter
  • Options Day 2nd Semester
  • Ordering
  • 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 Wasatch County School District calendar for the 2023-24 school year.

Upcoming School Dates:
Dec. 15: Last day for online curriculum work for 2nd Quarter
Dec. 20: Last day to submit Flex or Portfolio work for 2nd Quarter
Dec 21-Jan 3: Christmas Break (No School)

End of 2nd Quarter
Mark your calendars for the end of first semester on Dec. 20!  This is the final date to submit Flex worksheets or quizzes.  Portfolios for 2nd quarter were due on Nov. 10 and must be submitted no later than Dec. 20 (see below for more information).

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

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 remainder of 2nd Quarter. Be sure to submit your student’s worksheets on time so that our graders can have time to grade them and we can record your students’ progress.

December 1 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
December 15 – (No Kindergarten Submission) 

Dec. 20 is the final date that students are able to submit Flex worksheets for 2nd quarter. Be sure to have all Flex worksheets submitted prior to the end of the quarter.

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 due date was Nov. 10. All portfolios needed to be submitted no later than December 20 to give the teachers time to review and grade them. If you haven’t submitted, please contact your mentor for instructions.

The guidelines for portfolios are as follows:

  • 5-8 portfolio items per core subject (math, language arts, science).
  • 1 portfolio item per elective for elementary students.
  • 1-2 portfolio items per elective for middle school students. 
  • 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.

Options Day for 2nd Semester
Did you know that your child can still join Options Day for 2nd semester?  Options Day offers 4 hours of fun, elective classes with other Harmony students. If you are interested in Options Day for 2nd semester, your mentor can help you and also answer any questions you may have.

American Fork: Mondays or Thursdays
Logan: Tuesdays
Roy: Tuesdays
Morgan: Thursdays

Resource Orders
Ordering is now open for 2nd semester and will be open until January 31st. We can’t guarantee any items will arrive by Christmas. For all the ordering types except reimbursement, you can submit one order per semester per student.

2nd semester ordering window is Dec 1 – Jan 31.

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 happy and safe December!

Emery Melendez, Program Manager
Denise Glines, Paraeducator
Ashley Coney, Mentor
Carly Purdy, Mentor
Libby Rice, Mentor
Mario Wilcock, Mentor
Melissa Newberg, Mentor
Noelle Quijano, Mentor
Sarah Dooley, Mentor