Celebrating Black History Month
For Black History Month activities, please make sure to visit the SOAR STARs 2020-21 Google Classroom or visit AVC's website - https://www.avc.edu/node/4675
At this time, SOAR students will not be part of the traditional sites' phase-in of "at-school" academic supports that was mentioned in the last "Update from AVUHSD". As soon as anything changes, we will make sure to inform you.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work at returning students back safely to campus as guidelines and restrictions permit!
City of Lancaster Honorees
Thank you so much for all the ways you have been there for all of us -- congratulations, again!
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. 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!
Habitudes - The Starving Baker
“This is a common hazard for leaders. We’re like the baker who spends so much time baking bread for others; we forget to eat ourselves. Leaders must feed themselves for personal growth.” ~ Habitudes
In addition to providing meals at all eight of the comprehensive high schools Mondays - Thursdays from 11am to 1pm for all persons 18 or under, Food Services is also distributing meals to all of those 18 and under at the following locations and times:
City of Palmdale
Dominic Massari Park - 37716 55th Street East (12pm - 1pm)
40th Street East and Avenue S - Dry Town (12pm - 12:20pm)
5th Street East and Avenue R (12:30pm - 1pm)
R. Rex Parris High School (12:30pm - 1pm)
City of Lancaster
Rawley Duntley Park - 3334 W. Avenue K (12pm - 12:15pm)
44125 Sierra Highway (Townhouse Motel) (12pm - 12:15pm)
Jane Reynolds Park - 716 W. Oldfield Street (12:30pm - 12:45pm)
Sgt. Steve Owens Park - 43063 10th Street West (12:30pm - 12:45pm)
American Heroes Park - 701 W. Kettering Street (12:45pm - 1pm)
- Daily meal kits include lunch and "next day" breakfast
- Friday and Saturday meal kits are provided every Thursday
- Go to avfood.org for more information
Support College-Going Wednesdays and Spirit Fridays!
Remember, the 1st Wednesdays of the month will be dedicated to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) -- please show college spirit by wearing an HBCU t-shirt!
Check Out Our New 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
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.
We Need Photos for Yearbook!
Yearbook is actively posting ideas for Yearbook photos in the Class Google Classrooms. Please take just a few minutes to ensure you're contributing to SOAR's memories by uploading your photos directly to this link: https://images.jostens.com/upload.jsp
Again, if you are curious about what types of photos Yearbooks is looking for, please refer to your Class Google Classroom, contact a representative from Yearbook, or contact Mrs. Jefferson (email@example.com).
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.