SOAR Palmdale Updates
As principal of SOAR High School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to SOAR High School - Palmdale! We are all excited to have students on campus - filling our classrooms with energy and enthusiam for learning! We endeavor to help every student feel welcomed, connected, and a part of our SOAR family. Additionally, at SOAR, we have a strong foundation oin Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) principles. It is our mission to provide a supportive, flexible, and academically enriched environment to ensure all students are college ready and can find success in our global society. As such, our teachers have spent the summer planning and preparing for the upcoming school year!
We hope that you will find our website and my weekly SOAR Updates both helpful and informative. SOAR Updates is emailed, texted, and shared on the app with parents, students, and staff on Friday evenings, and we upload them to the SOAR website (soarhs.org) under the "About" Tab then "Updates." Additionally, we maintain several social media sites. If you want to stay current with what's happening on SOAR High School's campus, follow us on Instagram @soarhsprincipal or @soarhighschool
I am honored to serve as the principal of SOAR High School's Lancaster and new Palmdale campus. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.
Once again, welcome! Let's make it a great year at SOAR together!
NOTE: The First Week's Schedule has Changes...
MONDAY (Friday Release Time) 8:30 - 2:35
TUESDAY (Mon-Thurs. Schedule) 8:30 - 3:35
WEDNESDAY (Mon-Thurs. Schedule) 8:30 - 3:35
THURSDAY (Minimum Day) 8:30 - 1:05
FRIDAY (Mon-Thurs. Schedule) 8:30 - 3:35
We have a new bell schedule!
Things You Might Like to Know...
Both AVC and SOAR campuses are open to students from 7:30 - 4:00.
Monday, August 8th - First day of high school classes. Monday is a Friday bell schedule; students will be released at 2:35pm.
- Thursday, August 11th - SOAR BTSN/Family BBQ - this is a minimum day. Students will be released at 1:05.
- Monday, August 15th - First day of AVC classes
1. Connect with others - good relationships are important to your mental wellbeing.
2. Be physcially active - being active is not only good for your physical health and fitness, but it can also improve your mental wellbeing.
3. Learn new skills - learning new skills can boost self-confidence, build a sense of purpose, and hep you connect with others.
4. Give to others - acts of giving and kindness can help you feel more positive.
5. Pay attention to the present moment - be mindful in mind and body.
Be a STAR!
STUDENTS, don't forget to Be a STAR no matter where you are -- that's in the classroom, on campus, connected online, or in the community -- again, we're promoting Self advocating, Teachable, Accountable, and Respectful leaders -- STARs -- here at SOAR!
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.
It's important that all members of the SOAR community are familiar with behavioral expectation, academic integrity policies, dress code, etc. Students will be getting a copy of the planner through AVID classes soon. Again, until then, we ask that you review our online version of this document.
SOAR Self-screening Procedures
Students will need to do a self-screening daily prior to coming to campus; this is in line with the AVUHSD. There is nothing that students will need to submit or show for entry onto the high school campus. The self-screening questions include the following:
Have you been in close physical contact in the last 14 days with anyone known to have COVID-19 or anyone who has any symptoms of COVID-19?
Are you currently quarantined because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19?
Has anyone in your household recently tested positive for COVID-19?
Are you currently awaiting test results for a COVID-19 test?
Are you currently experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Fever at or above 100.4 degrees
Chills, sweating and/or repeated shaking or shivering
Mild or moderate difficulty breathing/shortness of breath for unknown reasons
Muscle aches or body aches
Vomiting or diarrhea
Loss of taste or smell
Runny or congested nose
Feeling unusually tired or weak
If you answered yes to any of these questions, DO NOT report to school. Stay home and email email@example.com to report the absence.