Welcome to Zotz

In our service to at-risk youth, our goal at the Zotz Education Center is to enhance academic achievement, encourage responsible citizenship, and provide students with the necessary resources and strategies that will assist them with achieving their educational and personal goals through non-traditional settings.

 

Inclement Weather Make-Up Days

Please be advised, make up days for our recent school closures due to inclement weather will be:

February 17, 2014 & June 6, 2014

 

Late Arrival Days

High Schools Only

Throughout the year, we will have student late arrival days to allow our teachers to collaborate and plan in order to provide our students the best possible instruction.  On these days, students will report to school by 9 am.  All late arrival days are on Wednesdays with the dates listed below.

 

Late Arrival Dates for 2013-2014 (Students report at 9:00 am):

September – 18, 25                                 

October – 2, 9, 30

November – 6, 13, 20                             

December – None                                   

January – 15, 22, 29

February – 5, 12, 19, 26                        

March – 19, 26                                         

April – 9, 16, 30

May – None                                               

June - None

 

Additional Information about Late Arrival Days from Dr. Williams, Superintendent of GPISD

(English and Spanish)

 

Testing and Tutorial Information

 

 

US History, Algebra and Biology EOC Exams

 

Do you need to take/retake the EOC Algebra I, Biology or US History Exam(s)? Are you a senior and need to retake any sections of the TAKS ex-am? Are you an AP student and need to practice for an upcoming AP exam(s)? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you should make plans to attend the GPHS Saturday tutorials on April 12, 2014 8am-11:30 am.

 

Click Here for Tutorial Flyer

 

TAKS Re-Test

April 21st-24th


 

US History, Algebra and Biology EOC Exams

 

Calling all EOC Students...We would like to encourage you to participate in tutorials at your home campus to help you prepare for your U.S. History, Algebra & Biology EOC Exams. Tutorials are being held this Saturday, May 3rd, 8am-noon at NSSH. Door prizes will be given and lunch will be served. We hope to see you there!

 

EOC Algebra, Biology, and US History

May 6th and 7th

 

 

 

Internet and Mobile Device Safety

for Parents of Teens

Parents/Guardians visit the page above for information on Internet and Mobile Device Safety for your teenager.

 

Tip of the Week

 

 

Digital Citizenship Tips for Parents

 

We live in a rapidly changing media and tech world in which kids are far more plugged in digitally than parents and teachers are, and these technologies present huge challenges for our kids and how they grow up. Digital dramas can have a lasting effect on a teen’s life. But parents and educators can make a real impact on the future of teens growing up in a digital world. Help teens help themselves.

 

The Internet’s not written in pencil. It’s written in pen. What teens do online spreads fast and lasts long. Remind them to think before they post.

 

Nothing is as private as they think. Anything teens say or do can be copied, pasted, and sent to gazillions of people in a heartbeat. Make sure kids use privacy settings and that they understand that the best way to protect their secrets is not to post personal stuff.

 

Kindness counts. The anonymity of the digital world can lead kids to say and do things online that they wouldn’t in person. Encourage them to communicate kindly, stand up for others, and build positive online relationships rooted in respect.

 

Digital cheating is still cheating. Right and wrong extend to online and mobile life. Impart your values, and tell kids not to plagiarize, download illegally, or use technology to cheat in school.

 

Embrace their world. None of us wants technology to isolate us from our kids. Do some homework, and ask kids to share the sites they visit, the songs they download, the gadgets they love. It’s up to us to join the fun and help them seize the potential.

 

Article Excerpt from:  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/be-a-good-digital-citizen-tips-for-teens-and-parents

 

This article and more information about Internet and Mobile Device Safety can be found at:  www.commonsensemedia.org

 

 

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  Consejos de la semana

 


Ayudar a los adolescentes a usar sitios de redes sociales de forma segura


Sitios de redes sociales pueden tener muchos beneficios para los adolescentes, por ejemplo permitiéndoles explorar a nuevos intereses.  Ayudar a su hijo adolescente usarlos más segura por repasando los siguientes consejos y arrancadores de discusión.

  • Mira que amigo de su hijo adolescente listas para ver quién tiene acceso a su perfil. Asegúrese de que su hijo sabe a todos amigos en persona.
  • Enseñar a su hijo para establecer perfiles de private–pero tenga en cuenta que la configuración de privacidad no garantizan la completa privacidad.
  • Con su hijo adolescente quitar cualquier contenido inapropiado y fotos y borrar cualquier información personal.
  • Revisa los perfiles de amigos de su hijo adolescente para ver si allí está revelando información o fotos sobre su hijo.
  • Fuente: http://www.netsmartz.org/SocialNetworking