SOAR Updates

9/15/2020

Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention month and the Antelope Valley High School District is on a mission to prevent suicide by reducing the stigma attached to talking about suicide. Over the next month, through our Google Classrooms, we will share information, videos, and resources related to suicide awareness and prevention. We encourage you to view these resources with your child, continue the conversation at home, helping to break the stigma of silence.


Please visit https://teenlineonline.org/parents/suicide for more resources on how to have these challenging conversations and how to better identify warning signs. Suicide is preventable; we are all key to prevention.


National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

TEXT 741-741 or CALL 800-273-8255

AVC/SOAR Power Shutdown

Please be advised that the power to SOAR High School will be shut down from 6am to 3pm this Thursday, September 17th. AVC is rerouting the wiring for the new Marauder Complex. If you were not aware, there is a lot of construction occurring at this time to address the goals of AVC's master building plan, exciting!


Please use our remote office number, (661) 429-0522, or email our staff directly if you need anything on Thursday: https://www.soarhs.org/about/staff-directory.

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!!

ASB Fan Cloth Fundraiser

Check out the new 2020-21 SOAR merchandise and consider supporting ASB through the Fan Cloth fundraiser: https://fancloth.shop/SJWG2.

Find apparel, accessories, and more priced from $20 to $50.


Don't forget, Fridays are spirit days at SOAR -- be proud to be a STAR by wearing SOAR gear and school or class colors every Friday!

Fall Climate Survey

This is the LAST CHANCE for any students, parents, or staff who have not had the opportunity to submit feedback on the fall climate survey to do so now! This survey will close on Friday, September 18th. We thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback!


Again, if you haven't done so already, please take just a few minutes to submit your feedback: https://antelopevalley.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6tnqRFjQAz00CYR

Meal Services

AVUHSD meals will be served from 11:30am to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday, at the eight comprehensive high schools. Meals will be provided to anyone 18 years old or younger. Even though this is the case, our school's funding and student fee waivers for exams and college applications are dependent on students qualifying. Please take the time to apply for the meal program by clicking on the link below -- this helps all of us!


Please visit www.AVfood.org to apply or renew your lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year.

Attendance

Attendance has a direct correlation to student success. If you miss a high school class for an excusable reason, parents/guardians must call or email Mrs. Andrews to clear the absence: (661) 722-6509 / 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!

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

This is a Tuesday/Friday week -- students will follow their Tuesday/Wednesday schedule this Friday, September 18th. These are also published on our online calendar or in the student handbook.

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/.