Hello Wasatch / Harmony Families,
Welcome to the start of 3rd quarter! It is time for another monthly touchpoint email.
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
- Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
- Introducing WhyTry
- Spotlight: Study Island
- Staying on Pace
- Harmony Portfolio Courses
- Resource Ordering
- Get Social
Here are important upcoming dates. You can also find the calendar on your parent dashboard.
Upcoming School Dates
- Jan. 4: 3rd quarter begins
- Jan. 16: MLK Day, Harmony office closed, no school
- Jan. 31: 2nd semester resource ordering closes
- Feb. 10: 3rd quarter portfolio submissions due
- Feb. 20: Presidents Day, Harmony office closed, no school
- March 10: End of 3rd quarter
- March 13-14: PD days, no school
- April 3-7: Spring Break, no school
- April 28: 4th quarter portfolio submissions due
- May 26: End of 4th Quarter, last day of school
- May 29: Memorial Day, Harmony office closed
Flex Submission Dates
Here are the Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission due dates for 3rd quarter:
- January 20 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
- February 3 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
- February 17 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
- March 3 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission due dates for 4th quarter:
- March 17 – (No Kindergarten Submission)
- March 31 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
- April 21 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
- May 5 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
- May 19 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
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 WLA a weekly “attendance log,” and this is an important part of your child’s enrollment with WLA.
Harmony is introducing a new course, Growth Mindset with WhyTry! This life skills course aims to fill a student’s imaginary backpack with tools for life success. Through a combination of age-appropriate hands-on activities using creative metaphors, art activities, music, and journaling, students will explore strategies for life. WhyTry is a 16-week course for students in grades K-3 and 4-6. Look for more information in an email coming soon.
Spotlight: Study Island
Did you know that Harmony provides Study Island accounts to all students? Study Island provides K–12 practice and standards mastery in language arts, math, science, and social studies. It will help improve your child’s proficiency and retention in these key subjects. This program also provides test prep for year-end state assessments.
While Study Island is a beneficial program for all students, for students with Flex or Portfolio courses, Study Island may be used as a part of the student’s curriculum.
You are encouraged to use this program with your children as best meets their needs. There are no expected number of activities, and students are not required to use this program.
Note: Students in the Wasatch Connect program receive other supplemental programs.
Staying on Pace
With a new quarter having just started, it’s a good time to make sure that your child is on pace with their coursework. Please be sure to stay on pace with your submissions, as well as online coursework.
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.
Harmony Portfolio Courses
Be sure to submit learning logs each week for your child’s Harmony Portfolio courses. This helps to stay on pace and to tell what your child has been working on during the week.
Once a quarter you will submit a portfolio for each core subject that shows that the student has been learning. Here are the quarterly portfolio submissions dates for 2nd semester:
- Feb. 10: 3rd quarter portfolio due
- April 28: 4th quarter portfolio due
If you have any questions about portfolios, please contact your mentor.
Resource ordering is now open through January 31. This includes resource orders for learning materials, Internet, and 3rd Party in which Harmony pays directly for the orders.
You are also able to submit a reimbursement request each month from now through May for each child. You can now submit multiple files per reimbursement request, so you no longer need to combine receipts into one document.
You can check your student’s funding balance by going to your parent dashboard and clicking on the Funding tab.
You can also check the status of your resource orders by clicking on each resource order link. 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 questions.
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:
Nancie Pratt, Program Manager
Ashley Coney, Mentor
Carly Purdy, Mentor
Cristi Aguirre, Mentor
Emery Melendez, Mentor
Libby Rice, Mentor
Lynelle McElhannon, Mentor
Melissa Newberg, Mentor
Noelle Quijano, Mentor
Ranya Williams, Mentor
Sarah Dooley, Mentor
Stacy Snow, Mentor
Denise Glines, Paraeducator