January 20th Principal's Update

This is a full update with time sensitive events!

Dear Lancaster High School Eagle Families

Good evening Eagles! We hope your student has settled into 2nd semester well and will put their foot forward in making this semester a successful one. We have quite a few events on the horizon so please take a moment to scan the headings below for information that pertains to you, your student, or your family.


Next week's schedule:


  • Tuesday (Regular 8:45am - 3:40pm)
  • Wednesday School Day is a Minimum Day (8:45am - 1:40pm)
  • Wednesday Back-to-School Night (5:30pm - 7:30pm)


This week, the key items of our update are:

  • Back-to-School Night - See info by clicking here or see info below
  • Parent Institute For Quality Education (PIQE) - Looking for support for your student to learn skills and gain tools for success? See below for a 8-week seminar opportunity
  • Attendance - What to do if your student is absent
  • Seniors (action required) - Prom and Grad Nite info below
  • Yearbook Information - See info below for time-sensitive yearbook information. Don't miss out on your student in the yearbook.
  • Tutoring information is below (both virtual live and in-person live tutoring)
  • Program highlights - ASB weekly message
  • Community Events - Join us for our LCAP Community Engagement Forum and School Site Council. Info below
  • District Events - Career Academy Open House for incoming 9th graders. See info below


Sincerely,

Your Principal, Zach Mercier

Back to School Night is set for Wednesday, January 25th, and we want to invite each of you to join us as we begin semester 2 of the 2022-2023 school year. As in years past, Our “Back to School” day will be a minimum day where students will be released at 1:40 p.m., so please make note of this early release. Tuesday, January 24th, will be a regular day with dismissal at 3:40 pm - NOT a flex day!


Food trucks will be available to purchase food.


This Back to School Night will be in a “showcase” format, and all departments and clubs will be in our large and small gyms. This is a great opportunity for students and families to inquire about classes for next school year. INCOMING 9th GRADE FAMILIES ARE ALSO INVITED!


We look forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting many new ones on Back to School Night, Wednesday, January 25th – so please make plans to join us. As always, you can find this information and much more on our school website www.lancasterhs.org and by following us on the AVUHSD App. Visit tinyurl.com/lnhsinformation to stay connected.
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Parent Institute For Quality Education (PIQE)

PIQE provides empowering information, skills development, and support systems for our families. WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE FLYER BELOW to see if this service can assist your family and your student. To register, use the link below.


PIQE is our trusted school partner providing a variety of hands-on workshops, seminars, and ongoing support that offer families the tools to advocate for their children, and know their rights as well as the know-how, responsibility, and opportunity to partner with schools, community, and civic leaders. Offering the following programs:


  • Signature Family Engagement Program (K-12)
  • Social Emotional Learning (K-12)
  • Early Childhood Development Program (0-5)
  • Family Literacy Program (P-3rd)  STEM Program (K-12)
  • Bridge to College (11-12)


Offering the following professional development programs:

  • Educator Workshop
  • Culturally Responsive Family Engagement


To register, CLICK HERE

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrd-2uqT0pHNDCnEqsABw8K75puceb6YAB
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Attendance

Is your student going to be absent?

Positive school attendance is the best predictor of student success. However, if your student is going to be absent, you can clear the absence one of two ways - email or call in.


You may report your student's full-day absence by emailing the Attendance Office at lnhs-attendance@avhsd.org

If you have other Attendance related matters please contact the Attendance Office at Lancaster High School by phone at 661-726-7649

(A-L) ext 784

(M-Z) ext 786

Yearbook Information

Yearbook is Officially On Sale!

The 2023 Yearbook is officially on sale! Please contact Ms. Mendoza in Accounting to purchase the book for $65. If you want a personalized yearbook, please order through your account at Jostens online. The price will rise to $70 at the end of the semester.


Last year's book sold out before the yearbook arrived, so don't miss out on your piece of Lancaster history. The only way to guarantee a copy is buying during the presale as after that, it's first come first serve until the yearbooks run out.

Senior Ads (special pages purchased for yearbook to celebrate your senior)

We have two weeks left for you to purchase senior recognition ads for your graduating seniors. Don't miss out on honoring your child today! Please use the attached flyer and email me at jgriffey@avhsd.org if you have any questions!

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Prom Is Near

Juniors and Seniors...

Prom will be on April 15 this year. Use the Google form to be approved to buy your ticket. All the information you need about prom is on the form! You need to be on your student google account to access the form.


RUSH DAY will be on February 10, and the application is due NO LATER than February 6 to be eligible for RUSH DAY purchasing. You can buy tickets after February 10, but the price will be higher.

***APRIL 7 IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR PROM.***


Prom Application

Grad Nite for Seniors

Seniors...

Grad Nite will be on May 19 this year. Use the Google form to be approved to buy your ticket. All the information you need about grad nite is on the form! You need to be on your student google account to access the form.


RUSH DAY will be on February 10, and the application is due NO LATER than February 6 to be eligible for RUSH DAY purchasing. You can buy tickets after February 10, but the price will be higher.

***MAY 5 IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR Grad Nite.***


Grad Nite Application

School Programs

Eagle Vision

Every Tuesday, our ASB produces its "EagleVision" broadcast. This is a great place to find out what is happening across our campus. These videos will be featured on our weekly update after being shown to our students each Tuesday.
Eagle Vision 17 │ 1/17-1/20

Community Events

LnHS School Site Council

You are invited to our School Site Council on Tuesday, January 24th from 4-5pm. We will be discussing our Site Safety Plan and other agenda items related to our site plan. You can also join via Google Meet at:



SSC

Tuesday, January 24 · 4:00 – 5:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/rkk-bsnf-tst

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 754-666-3979‬ PIN: ‪329 490 070‬#

LCAP Community Engagement Forum

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Tutoring

VIRTUAL *LIVE* Tutoring (Virtual Tutoring with a Live Person)

Did you know that your student has LIVE 24 HOUR FREE tutoring available in your student's PowerSchool? Our district has partnered with Princeton Review to provide every student with this amazing service. Your student can be connected with a tutor in any subject any time of the day, for FREE. These are not videos, they are live, vetted, tutors. Think of Uber, but for tutoring! The tutors will even edit papers for your student with less than a 24 hour turn-a-round period.


The easiest way to access this free, live, virtual tutoring, is to have your student log into google with their school account, log into Power School, look on the left side of the screen and find the live tutor button, and follow the easy to follow directions from there. If you need assistance, CLICK HERE or the button below for a tutorial.

In-Person 0-Period Live Tutoring on Campus

Live, in-person, tutoring began on our campus has started. We have daily tutoring from 7:45am - 8:40am in our library.


Students must check in at the door for tutoring. Students must be working quietly or receiving tutoring to be in the library before school.


We will host all tutoring in the library during these hours with adult tutors to assist your students. Use this time for quiet work time or to get specific help from our tutors.


TUTOR TIP: Have your work out and ready. Have specific questions for tutors. Get help when you are stuck!

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How does my child get lunch?

Lunch is free for all and can be found at the multiple lunch sites on campus.


Food Services https://avfood.org/ is pleased to announce that beginning this school year, your student will receive meals at no charge as part of their school day thanks to the USDA's Covid relief plan. This is an automatic benefit for all enrolled students to students throughout California. It is important that our students are nourished in order for them to learn and not have the pressure associate with program eligibility.


This change means students are not required to complete a meal application or provide any specific documentation, however, we are still required to gather family income and demographic information to ensure that your student benefits from additional state and federal programs that are available.


The California Department of Education uses this confidential information to identify qualifications for additional funding that provides for many programs and opportunities for our students. Based on the information provided, eligible students may receive fee waivers for the PSAT, SAT, free college applications, or much more. The AVUHSD is eligible for additional supplemental and targeted funding for our student programs and services based on a variety of factors, including this data.


Lancaster parents, we need your help! Please, regardless of qualifications, or social-economic standing, please help us provide the best opportunities that we can for our students by taking the few minutes it takes to fill out this form. If you need any assistance filling out this form, email food@avhsd.org.


This confidential form* can be found at: https://family.titank12.com/income-form/new?identifier=3JD2ZE


*Please be careful of the most common errors: Do not put a space after any responses and make sure the name on the first page matches the name on the last.

Stay Connected!

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If you have not already, make sure you get our school app on your phone. All information is funneled through this app. This is the go-to spot for information, student grades, and resources.


  • Search “avuhsd” in your App Store,
  • Download the app, open and choose “Lancaster High School” and you will be fully connected.
  • Once downloaded, you will receive your individualized login and password shortly after.


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Who is my counselor?

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District Information

Career Academies OPEN HOUSE for Incoming 9th Grade Students

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