The Bi-Weekly What: August the 28th, 2020

September 9th, 2020

The Bi-Weekly What:
Friday, August the 28th, 2020

Imagine Water Works
Hurricane Laura Mutual Aid Fund

Hurricane Laura was a catastrophic category 4 storm, the largest that Louisiana has seen since 1856, that has significantly impacted and changed the lives of South West Louisiana citizens forever.

If you’d like to help out, please donate or share, or learn more about the fundraiser please click here. All proceeds go directly to supporting people from SW Louisiana who are most impacted by the storm, prioritizing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Imagine Water Works accountability measures have been listed on the fundraiser since they launched it. Their team is led by multi-generational native Louisianans who evacuated for/after Katrina; their accountability comes not just from these posted commitments but also from our community, families, neighbors, and friends who we live and share these experiences with.

Click Here to Support Hurricane Laura Victims

What We’re Reading

Here’s what our students are reading in the next couple of weeks. If you need some suggestions, we highly recommend the following…

Give us the Ballot – Ari Berman
The Yellow House – Sarah Broom
Stamped – Jason Reynolds, Ibram Kendi
Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi
Death and the Maiden – Ariel Dorfman
What the eyes don’t see – Mona Hanna-Attisha

Lauryl & Charles prepping book deliveries for New Harmony students!

New Podcast Alert!

We have a fresh podcast for you! The episode was created by the class of 2022 (current 10th graders) last spring, but held in a secret vault until now! Click here to listen.

Listen Here

Parent Actions and Need to Knows…

Please Complete:
Virtual Learning Parent Feedback Survey

Dear New Harmony families,

Thank you for all the support you’ve provided to students over the first three weeks of virtual learning. It’s a new and challenging world for everyone, and we appreciate your help tremendously.

As a staff, we are always thinking about how to make things better for students, so we’d love to hear from you about how you think things are going so far. Please complete this survey about you and your child’s experience with virtual learning thus far this year: Virtual Learning Survey – Families.

Staff will use this information to make changes to improve you and your child’s experience with virtual learning. The survey is anonymous, but you can choose to share your name at the end of the survey, if you’d like. Your honest thoughts and feedback are important and appreciated!

Please complete by the end of the day on Thursday 9/4. 

Thank you!

Complete the Survey Here

Join the Special Education Advisory Committee!

NHH is starting a Special Education Advisory Committee!  This committee will provide advice and feedback regarding special education policies, procedures, and resources. It will also engage in outreach activities with the community at large to increase the level of knowledge, support, and collaboration with respect to special education.

If your child has an Individual Education Program (IEP) and you are interested in joining the Special Education Advisory Committee at New Harmony, please complete this interest form.  We will meet at least 3 times this year, either virtually or in person, and submit an annual report to Sunny (school leader) in May.

Parent Office Hours: New Times

At the request of our parents, optional office hours for parent questions/concerns are now offered at two different times: Tuesday at 9-9:45 a.m. and Wednesday 3-3:45 p.m. We will alternate weeks for morning or afternoon sessions. Check out the calendar for a direct link to Zoom. If you can’t make either of those times work, please let Sunny know ( and we can schedule something else.

Weekly Meal Kits brought to you by
Genuine Foods

New Harmony is proud to partner with Genuine Foods for our meal provider this school year. Even though we are learning from a distance, we are working together to make sure your student can receive breakfast and lunch from New Harmony. We will be providing weekly meal kit pick-up and drop-offs, along with recipes.

You can find out more information and sign up for future weekly meal kits by clicking the button below.

Food & Nutrition Information and Sign-Up

Student Learning: The Virtual Hub

Our online hub for virtual learning is live: New Harmony Virtual Hub. This website holds all the key information students need for online learning: orientation links, links to student Gmail, Google Classroom, student schedules, as well as links to join live Zoom classes. (Note: you can only access the links to live Zoom classes with a NH email account.) We will post weekly announcements with important info to the hub under the “Announcements” tab.

Access the Virtual Learning Hub

Communities in Schools Consent Form
for Counseling

Please fill out this consent form on behalf of your student. Returning students must have consent granted as well. This will give consent for your child to receive counseling services or other related services if/when needed.

Please contact our social worker, Christine ( or 504-228-4303 if you have any questions or concerns)

Sign Counseling Consent Form
Sign Counseling Consent Form (Spanish)

We are thinking about the folks in South West Louisiana and the families that have been forever affected by this storm. Please consider donating to the mutual aid fund at the top of this email if you are able to.
Thank you and have a safe weekend. 

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