SOAR Updates

1/26/2021

SOAR Updates - 1/26/2021

2nd Back to School Night -- Don't miss the opportunity to connect with our SOAR Team!

We can't wait to welcome our families for SOAR's 2nd Back to School Night event this Wednesday, January 27th! Please visit the following link for more information, including photo icons that will link you to live virtual sessions with our team (links will not be live until 5:45pm on Wednesday):


https://www.soarhs.org/livewithsoar


Dr. Herrera's Welcome begins at 5:45pm -- Office, Counseling, and Teacher sessions will begin at 6pm and last until 7pm. Again, the purpose of this event is to further support families for student support and achievement.


See you Wednesday evening!

AVUHSD Distance Learning Survey for Students

We know that last semester was unlike anything we had ever experienced! While there are both positive and negative aspects of distance learning, we want to know what you think! Please complete this survey to help us understand the successes and challenges of distance learning for our students. We will use the results of this survey to improve your experience. Thank you -- here is the link for the brief survey:


https://antelopevalley.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5mqZjRdXnO0Gzjv

School Site Council Meeting

The School Site Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 27th, at 4:00 p.m. If you would like to attend this virtual session, please submit your interest HERE.

Don't Miss the Opportunity to Buy Your Yearbook Now!

Last chance to get your 2020-2021 yearbook for $65. Prices go up February 1, 2021! To purchase online go to www.jostens.com.


If you wish to purchase the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 bundle, the price is $90 and can be purchased by emailing Mrs. Jefferson at sjefferson@avhsd.org.

Mental Health Awareness Video

If students have not yet checked out this video, now is a great time to do so: http://bit.ly/MHAwareness2021

SOAR Recruitment/Application Information

The application to apply for SOAR High School for the 2021-22 school year is now available and can be found on our "Future Students" page online: https://www.soarhs.org/future-students.


Please help us spread the word by sharing our flyer: http://bit.ly/soar2021-22flyer.


We're looking for new STARs!

Attendance

Attendance has a direct correlation to student success! If you miss a high school class for an excusable reason, parents/guardians must email Mrs. Andrews to clear the absence: jandrews@avhsd.org and follow up with your 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!

Meal Services

Meal services will resume on Monday, January 11th at all eight comprehensive high school campuses from 11am to 1pm for all eligible persons 18 and under Monday through Friday. Meals will also be available at the following locations and times:


City of Palmdale

Domenic Massari Park- 37716 55th Street East 12:00pm-1:00pm

40th Street East & Avenue S- Dry Town 12:00pm-12:20pm

5th Street East & Avenue R 12:30pm-1:00pm

R.Rex Parris High School 12:30pm-1:00pm


City of Lancaster

Jane Reynolds Park- 716 W. Oldfield Street 12:30pm-1:00pm

SGT. Steve Owens Park- 43063 10th Street West 12:30pm-12:45pm

L-8 & Sierra Hwy. 12:00pm-1:15pm

43530 17th Street West (Lancaster Inn) 12:00pm-12:15pm

44125 Sierra Hwy. (Townhouse Motel) 12:00pm-12:30pm


Daily meal kits to include lunch and “next day” breakfast. Saturday meal kits are provided every Friday. Go to www.avfood.org for more information.

Support College-Going Wednesdays and Spirit Fridays!

Support College-Going Wednesdays and Spirit Fridays by wearing a college t-shirt on Wednesdays and either school colors (burgundy and grey) or class colors (9th - Burgundy, 10th - White, 11th - Grey, or 12th - Black) on 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

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 (sjefferson@avhsd.org).

Tutoring/Additional Supports

Students currently have access to a variety of online tools through their PowerSchool portal. Make sure to click on 'Student Resources' in order to view online textbooks, Homework Help, and much more. Students should look out for virtual tutoring and study session information and opportunities provided by their teacher.


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

Friday, January 29th is a Tuesday/Friday schedule. This means that students will attend their Tuesday/Thursday classes this Friday, January 29th.

Don't forget to be a STAR!

STARs are self advocates, teachable, accountable, and respectful in the classroom, common areas, community, and connected online.


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.

Antelope Valley College

For more information and updates for AVC, visit https://www.avc.edu/.