SOAR High School, 2021 CA Distinguished School Award Recipient
Congratulations to our entire SOAR community -- we share this award with all of you who have contributed to SOAR's continued success!
AVC Book Return
Coffee With the Stars/Title I Meeting
Don't forget to bring your coffee...we will see you at 8:30 a.m.
Prom Photo Opportunity!
Again, the hours are from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in S-5 this Friday (May 7, 2021).
Please see the price sheet below.
All returning students for the 2021-22 school year must complete their annual PSE enrollment form for the 2021-22 school year no later than May 14th. This can be done by logging in and selecting the "Enrollment 2021-22" link under the "Navigation" menu in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Instructions to complete the enrollment forms are available in English and Spanish here: https://bit.ly/pseinstructions
Some tips for PSE:
- If you have multiple students attending SOAR, you will need to submit a form for each student. You can toggle between students in the PowerSchool parent portal by clicking their names at the top left of the screen.
- The enrollment forms will only be available in the parent portal.
- If you do not have a home phone and are using cell phones as your main points of contact, please be sure to duplicate these numbers as your home phone AND your cell phone.
- Don't forget to update your email address.
- If you require a PowerSchool password reset, please complete this form request: http://bit.ly/pspasswordreset
Please email Mrs. Schaeffer at email@example.com if you require assistance.
Please Make Attendance a Priority
Attendance has a direct correlation to student success! If students miss a high school class for an excusable reason, parents/guardians must email Mrs. Andrews to clear the absence: firstname.lastname@example.org and students must follow up with teachers for assignments. Students should follow up directly with college instructors in the case of an absence. Next week is AVC finals. Although we are not on campus, we are still responsible for record keeping. Please make attending both your high school and college classes a priority!
Again, if a student misses a high school class, parents must contact Mrs. Andrews (email@example.com) to clear the absence. We really appreciate your support with this matter!
Check Out Our Virtual Calming Room!
The AVUHSD's Virtual Calming Room was recently designed to assist students in identifying strategies for managing their feelings and emotions. Consisting of mental health supports, mindfulness activities, guided meditations, live Zoo cameras, and much more, this website comes at the perfect time! Please check it out at the following link: https://bit.ly/AVcalm
Mental Health Awareness Video
STOPIt SafeScreen Procedures
With that said, once we are able to bring back in-person instruction, students must complete a self-assessment on the STOPIt website each day prior to coming to campus. Again, students will be asked to show their screening pass as they enter campus for future in-person instruction. The STOPIt SafeScreen is a web-based, HIPAA-compliant, data-encrypted application designed for any Internet-connected device or smartphone in order to ensure access by all.
If students cannot find the email from STOPIt SafeScreen, please go to the following site to register: https://safescreen.stopitsolutions.com/welcome/6938ece5285241c59491ba57ad309bc3
Please remember to ensure that SOAR High School is listed as your location and that you take the time to add in your cell phone number in the settings in order to receive daily text notifications.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Senior Activities and Graduation 2021
Seniors/Senior Families -- please stay posted for information coming out this week on the SOAR Graduation Week events (this will go directly to your email). Again, all of these will take place the week of May 24th, wrapping up the week with our graduation ceremony on Friday, May 28th at 7pm in the AVC Football Stadium. All of the information on tickets, protocols, and action items will be in the communication. Thank you for your patience as we adjust to new guidelines.
Also, don't forget that AVC's Commencement Ceremony will be presented on YouTube through the Antelope Valley College channel on May 7, 2021 at 7:00pm. Please share with friends and family...everyone can watch: www.youtube.com/user/avcommunitycollege
New Document Delivery Option in PowerSchool
The Antelope Valley Union High School District has added a document delivery feature to PowerSchool. This will enable SOAR High School to send report cards via email. In order for this feature to work, parents will need to log into their PowerSchool account and "Opt-In" for document delivery.
Please review the instructions to opt-in below:
English Instructions: http://bit.ly/DocOpt-InEng
Instrucciones en español: http://bit.ly/DocOpt-InSPAN
Grief Group Flyer
There has been a lot of loss this past year and we really want to encourage anyone who may be suffering from loss to attend this group meeting weekly. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Sneed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are here for you!
Food Services is excited to be welcoming students back to campuses. All students will be provided a Grab & Go breakfast each morning when arriving to school and lunch at the
end of the school day at no-charge. We will be following all District
protocols to ensure a safe and efficient process when students
receive their meal(s).
In addition to a special treat each day, all meal kits will include milk,
juice and water at breakfast and milk and juice included at lunch.
With hybrid scheduling, Food Services will provide a next day meal
kit each Tuesday and Friday for students to take home.
Drive-up meal distribution will continue at all eight comprehensive
high schools Monday-Thursday from 11 AM until 1 PM for all eligible
persons 18 and under.
Please visit our website at
www.avfood.org for menus and more information.
Support College-Going Wednesdays and Spirit Fridays!
Remember, the 1st Wednesday of the month will be dedicated to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) -- please show college spirit by wearing an HBCU t-shirt!
Remember, SOAR students have access to all AVC resources as well. For information on how to get connected with AVC's Learning Center for additional support, visit AVC's website.
Fridays at SOAR
Don't forget to be a STAR!
SOAR Stars are also life-long learners and self-advocates who solve the most pressing challenges through an unwavering pursuit of knowledge, innovation, and collaboration, becoming engaged and productive leaders in their communities.