2020 - 2021 Academic School Year | Week #1: 09/08/2020 - 09/11/2020
Important Alerts
Beginning September 21st, please log into the parent PowerSchool portal and select which option you would like for the next 6 weeks beginning on October 19th: virtual or face-to-face. If you do not select an option, your child will automatically be enrolled for in-person learning.
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Updates & Events
Important Dates
  • September 21st - September 25th - Declare your child's selection for face-to-face or virtual learning on the PowerSchool portal
  • October 11th - Last Day of Early Bird Senior Dues Pricing
  • October 16th - Last day of virtual school for all
  • October 19th - First day of Face-to-Face option
  • View HISD's reopening plan HERE
  • ASAP - seniors register for portraits with Lot Five Studios
Parent Commitment Updates - Virtual v. Face-to-Face
SELECT YOUR PREFERENCE NEXT WEEK

Beginning Monday, September 21st until Friday, September 25th, families will be able to select if they would like face-to-face instruction beginning October 19th or if they would like to continue with virtual learning. Selection will be under the forms section of the parent portal in PowerSchool. If families do not complete the selection before the deadline, students will be automatically be placed into in-person learning.

As a campus, we are creating plans for various scenarios - our students' and faculty's safety is our number one focus. The amount of students that select face-to-face instruction will determine if students are able to return full time or if we will have a hybrid schedule. If you would like to change your selection after the window closes, you will have this ability after the next grading cycle.

If you have not created your parent account using the access codes that were mailed home and need the information, please contact Maria Rodriguez at mrodri21@houstonisd.org.

View more from HISD about the upcoming Selection Process HERE
Open House Recap
A huge thank you to the families that were able to join us for our first-ever virtual Open House. Our staff was excited to connect with families and hosting virtually allowed the flexibility of a recording for families to view at their convenience.

All recorded live sessions will be shared through a link in a call-out next week - stay tuned! If you would like to view teacher individual course introductory videos, you can find them by navigating into your child's cohort page, found HERE.
Technology Service Request
TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE

If your child is having issues with technology, please submit a tech request form at: https://tinyurl.com/EnergyTechService

  • Want to learn more about using the HUB? Click HERE!
  • Want to learn more about using Microsoft Teams? Click HERE!
Do You Need Internet Support?
If you are struggling and would like assistance with internet, everyoneon.org can help you find offers, including:

  • Comcast - free for the first 60 days and then $10/month.
  • Call 855-846-8376
  • AT&T - $11/month.
  • Call 833-220-5211
Senior Portraits - Reminder to Sign Up
Your senior year is here! Lot Five Studios is proud to be the official graduation portrait photographer for EIHS Class of 2021! Seniors, get ready to be photographed in your cap and gown and show off your style in your favorite casual outfit.

Begins: Weekends starting September 12th - October 25th and will be approximately an hour long

Location: Lot Five Studios at Winter Street Studios
2102 Winter Street
Houston, TX 77007

Appointments will be made HERE!
Senior Dues
Senior dues are upon us! All seniors are required to make this one-time payment. If your child is on free and reduced lunch, a reduced fee is available upon request.

What is covered in senior dues?
  • Graduation Ceremony & Professional Graduation Photo
  • Yearbook
  • Cap & Gown
  • Diploma Cover
  • Graduation Panoramic Picture
  • Senior Picnic
  • Senior T-Shirt
  • Senior Breakfast
  • Prom
How Do I Pay?

Early Bird Payment (Now - October 11, 2020)
   Cost: $200.00   

Regular Payment (October 12, 2020 - January 10, 2021)
   Cost: $225.00   

Late Payment (January 11, 2021 - March 12, 2021)
   Cost: $250.00   

*Installment plans available upon request.

CASH, CREDIT OR MONEY ORDER ONLY! NO CHECKS ACCEPTED! SUBMIT PAYMENTS ONLINE AT USING LINKS ABOVE.
Laptop Forms
If you have not already done so, your laptop forms must be submitted!
Celebrations & Shout Outs!
Shout Out: Ms. Amy White!
ConocoPhillips posted a huge congratulations to Ms. Amy White in regards to being the 2020 Math Teacher of the Month - they even had it displayed at the Minute Maid park!

A huge congratulations, Ms. White, and thank you for getting kids excited about math!
National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15th - October 15th
Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the US today and we are excited to celebrate the many individuals and culture that has helped to make our country strong. As we continue this month, students will learn more about how we can celebrate this month!
Weekly Recap
Week 2 - Getting into the Groove
As we wrapped up our second week of virtual learning, faculty, staff, and students demonstrated a deeper understanding of how virtual learning works and began to explore! Below you can see that Anatomy students played virtual operation by using clues that utilized proper terminology. Students in PE used online videos and their coach's motivation to complete their HIIT workout at home. Other students in Biology participated in a class discussion over the characteristics of life utilizing their notebooks and an engaging activity!
Student Opportunities
The time is right to start thinking about how you will spend your summer! Read below for more information on summer programs accepting applications now. You can also view more opportunities on the Energy Institute website. Click here.
Exclusive Hands-On Opportunity
TXRX Labs is seeking 15 freshmen and 15 sophomore students to join their innovative after-school program!

If selected, you will learn maker skills such as laser cutting, jewelry making, and electronics in unique hands-on projects!

Selected Energy students will meet Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00p - 6:00p. Applications will be accepted through September 25th.

To apply for a coveted spot, click HERE or ask Ms. Lauren Baird at lbaird@houstonisd.org
Join UIL
Compete in interscholastic academic competitions, learn subjects you love, and compete for scholarships!

UIL had their first meeting today but is still happy to have more students join!

For more information, contact Ms. White at Amy.White@houstonisd.org.
Scholarship Alert!
The Women’s Energy Network of Houston are pleased to sponsor ten (10) $10,000 one-time awards to exemplary high school senior girls from the greater Houston area. Through its programs, WEN is committed to introducing high school students to careers in energy, helping to fuel the industry’s need for top talent in the future. The deadline to apply is September 21st.

To learn more and apply, click HERE!
Scholarship Alert!
The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship has a variety of scholarship opportunities housed within it. There are state scholarships, career and technical scholarships, targeted scholarship, and national scholarships.

To find out more about each type, click HERE!
PTO News
Hello Energy Parents!

Thank you to all of our parents who attended our virtual coffees over the weekend. An especially BIG thank you to Principal Lambropolous and our teachers who were able to drop in and say hello. Be on the lookout for our next virtual get together. 
Volunteer committees are forming!

Please email Volunteers@EnergyInstitutePTO.org to add your name to the list. A few examples include: Fundraising, Bilingual Outreach and Teacher Appreciation.

In order to volunteer please renew your VIPS registration by logging on to HoustonISD.org/VIPS to complete your tutorial and application. 
If you have not done so, please join as a PTO member! 

All of our membership contributions and fundraising efforts are used to support Cohort Activities, the Maker Space and so much more!

Sarah Levit
EIHS PTO President 2020-21
Upcoming PTO Events
Please join us for one or more of our upcoming events. All PTO events will be virtual. Links will be posted on www.EnergyInstitutePTO.org
¡Hola, padres de energía!

Gracias a todos nuestros padres que asistieron a nuestros cafés virtuales durante el fin de semana. Un agradecimiento especialmente GRANDE al Principal Lambropoulos ya nuestros maestros que pudieron pasar y saludar. Esté atento a nuestra próxima reunión virtual. 
¡Se están formando comités de voluntarios!  Recaudación de fondos, alcance bilingüe y agradecimiento a los maestros, por nombrar algunos.

Envíe un correo electrónico a Volunteers@EnergyInstitutePTO.org para agregar su nombre a la lista.

HISD les pide a todos los voluntarios que renueven su registro VIPS ingresando a HoustonISD.org/VIPS para completar su tutorial y solicitud.

Si no lo ha hecho, ¡únase como miembro del PTO!
¡Todas las contribuciones de nuestros miembros y los esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos se utilizan para apoyar las Actividades de Cohort, el Maker Space y mucho más!

Sarah Levit
EIHS PTO President 2020-21
Upcoming PTO Events
Please join us for one or more of our upcoming events. All PTO events will be virtual. Links will be posted on www.EnergyInstitutePTO.org
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