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Parking Lot Reminder

For the safety of our students, we ask that all vehicles please WAIT until all buses have exited the parking lot before exiting.

If you are picking up your child, wait in the parking area, and teachers will assist your child to your vehicle.  We ask that you not pick up your child before the bell rings at 4:00pm.  Teachers are still having class, and this is becoming a major disruption.  We realize that wait time in the parking lot is quite lengthy and apologize for any inconvenience, but it is for the safety of all students.  

School Meals: We are pleased to announce that the USDA has granted a waiver that will allow ALL students to eat free until further notice.  This means that any student who pays for school meals will not be charged beginning today (September 3). These meals will remain free until the waiver expires, at which time all students will return to their original paid/reduced/free status.  When we are made aware of changes to this waiver’s status, we will pass the information on to you.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

October Calendar

Oct. 8 Flu Shots – Choctaw Nation & Atoka County Health Department will be giving flu shots for students and staff.

Oct. 13 Parent/Teacher Conference – All parents are encouraged to attend parent/teacher conferences.  As a reminder, the grading schedule has changed from Nine Weeks to Semester.  Report cards will be mailed at the end of First and Second Semester.

Oct. 13 Blood Drive – In the Saferoom from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Remember to bring ID and wear a mask. All donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies to identify potential convalescent plasma donors.  Your donation will help save lives!

Oct. 14-16 Fall Break – No School – No Before or After School Program

Oct. 29 PK3-8th Grade Halloween Parties – Due to Covid-19, parents, guardians, and guests will NOT be allowed to attend.  You may send treats to school with your child. Please do not allow your child to wear messy face make-up.

**Due to Covid-19, we will not be having the Grandparents’ Meal this year.

Should your child need to do something after school that is not what they normally do (ride bus, pick-up, etc.), please send a note. This is preferred over calling, due to the fact that calls take up a lot of teaching and class time.  We request that phone calls to the office be limited to emergency situations only and made as early as possible.

Parents who are privately transporting students who have classes in the Early Childhood Learning Center need to enter the east gate and exit the west gate.  Those parents who have students in the Lower and Upper Elementary buildings need to enter the south gate and exit the north gate.

We ask for the cooperation of all parents, students, and staff so that we may have a safe and successful year.

Yearbooks are now available: Due to the school year ending early last year, we were unable to sell the 2018-2019 yearbooks! Also 2019-2020 year books are available! Yearbooks are $10 each.  Please specify which year you would like to purchase when ordering.

 

Back to School COVID-19 Protocol

The following plan has been created to allow our students to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year in the safest manner possible. The unprecedented times of the COVID-19 Pandemic are constantly changing which means our response must also change at times. We ask for your cooperation, flexibiity, and patience as we strive educate your child during these extraordinary times. Thank you in advance for working along with us to protect each and every student at Harmony School. 

 

Daily Screening

  1. Parents will screen using provided checklist; if parents send their child to school, they are certifying that student is healthy.  School may check temperature at the door.
  2. Staff will screen themselves.  If they come to work, they are certifying they are healthy.

 

At School Procedures

Isolation Room: Any student or staff memberr who exhibits a fever of 100 degrees or more will be instantly isolated in a predetermined isolation room and immediately sent home. After being sent home, the student or staff member cannot return to school until one of the following criteria is met:

  • WITHOUT COVID TESTING:  The student or staff member must not be present at school for 10 days.
  • After a NEGATIVE COVID TEST:  The student or staff member can return to physical school after 3 days of being fever free with no fever reducing medication.

Student will become a distance learner at home until he/she can return to school. The student will be counted as present because digital learning will be provided. The student will be entered into a Google form accessible only to necessary school personnel.

POSITIVE COVID TEST: ​​

  1. Consult with county Health Department to begin tracing.
  2. Communicate to school staff.
  3. Communicate to applicable parents depending on classroom arrangement.
  4. Thoroughly sanitize classroom.
  5. Positive case classroom goes to distance learning for 14 days while those students are quarantined.  If the student has siblings, the siblings will also be quarantined.
  6. If the attendance of campus learners at the site and/or district where the positive case occurs reaches a 35% absenteeism rate, the site and/or district will go to distance learning for 14 days.  The count starts on the first day of distance learning.
  7. Grab and Go meals will be provided starting on Day 1 of distance learning. Delivery schedule will be dictated by the district’s Child Nutrition capabilities.

 

Access to School Facilities

Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of our students, parents will only be allowed to enter the main building (office window only) during the regular school day.  For assistance, parents are asked to call the office at (580)889-3687.

 

Bus Transportation

  • Alternate transportation recommended for all bus riders if possible.
  • Maximize air flow.
  • Seating chart required on all buses.
  • Additional bus routes (district decision)

Requirements for All Elementary Teachers

  • maximize classroom space (remove reading nooks, center areas, etc.)
  • one directional seating (for all classrooms that don’t have round tables)
  • seating charts (required by all teachers for all classes)

Subscribe to Calendar:  Have school events show up directly on your cell phone calendar by subscribing!  It’s convenient to have access to important dates right there at your fingertips any time of day.  Go to Quicklinks and subscribe to the District Calendar.  

 

  • Click on Subscribe to Calendar
  • Touch to Copy Link
  • Go to Settings on phone, Accounts and Passwords, Add Account, Other, Add Subscribed Calendar
  • Paste
  • Next
  • Save
  • Go to Calendar Screen.  At bottom touch Calendars.  Touch Harmony.  Select color – red of course!

 

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Important Contact Info

Foster Care Contact:  

Lori Armstrong 580-889-3687

Homeless Liaison Contact:  

Brian Walker 580-889-3687

Contact Information

Harmony Public Schools
4926 South Bentley Rd.
Atoka, Oklahoma 74525
Schedule:

Office:  Mon-Thur 8:00am-4:00pm

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Phone: 580-889-3687
Fax: 580-889-4631

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