Communication is key
At Harmony Christian School we understand that one of the keys to partnering with families is to ensure that we maintain frequent and timely communication with parents. We have many programs in place to ensure that this important communication takes place.
The use of the Slack workspace technology for parent/teacher/administration communications has helped provide more effective communication between parents/teachers/staff at HCS. With the use of Slack, we have been able to streamline communications between parents with children in the same grade as well as communicative access to their respective teachers. Each parent invited to the app are assigned to their child’s grade channel (along with school-wide-chat and announcement channels). All HCS Teaching staff are assigned to their respective grade channels as well. Parents can communicate with other parents as well as teachers publicly or privately. Parents/Teachers can also attach pictures, documents, videos, etc. If Sally forgot her homework and needs a specific lesson plan, her mom or dad post it in the Slack app. All of the parents with children in her grade will see the notification and attach or explain what the homework is. The app will also be used for sending out important announcements and weather-related information.
Instructions for installing Slack
Other forms of communication
We understand not everyone will take advantage of the use of an app for communication. For this reason, we do still communicate via email with our parents. However, we do highly recommend the use of the Parent Connection App to get the latest updates.
We also communicate important through the use of our school-wide text system. This allows us to provide those who are not on the Slack app, with immediate information.
Back to School Night
Parents are invited to our Back to School Night at the beginning of the school year. There will be a variety of stations that will give your family an opportunity to meet and greet your teacher, drop off classroom supplies, fill out release forms, check in medicines, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and to order spirit wear. It will be an open house type event, so please be prepared to spend approximately 60-90 minutes on campus to complete the steps at each station.
Our website will also be updated with all email communications via our News page. The Harmony Christian School events calendar can also be found on our website.
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1790 Route 211 East
Middletown, NY 10940
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