Week 7 Principal's Update
Dear Quartz Hill High School Families,
Please take a few moments to review this week's update. Thank you for your support and what you are doing for your individual student as they work remotely.
Your Principal, Zach Mercier
Important Dates Approaching
October 9th - End of the 1st Quarter
It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of the first quarter! While you will receive a hard copy report card in the mail, you don’t need to wait. As a reminder, you can check your student’s progress using one of the three options below:
AV High School District App - This app gives you news, up-to-date information, as well as your student’s progress. You may download the app on both the Apple App Store and Android App Store. When in the App Stores search for avuhsd, choose Quartz Hill High School from the list, allow notifications if asked, and you are in!
PowerSchool App - This app ties right into your PowerSchool parent portal. You will get live updates on grades and attendance. This app is also found on the Apple App Store and Android App store. Search for PowerSchool. The district code is NWMZ.
Parent Portal: https://powerschool.avhsd.org This is where you can access all your student’s information from within PowerSchool. You can create an account using the Create an Account tab and filling out the information. You can get your student’s Access ID and Access Password from your school sites main office.
October 21st - Student Free Day - This means your student DOES NOT have to log in to their Google Classrooms on Oct. 21st.
Attendance and Absences
In the event that your student must be absent, you may clear an absence using using the same process as normal. Contact our attendance office directly to clear an absence. Your student may also clear an absence by attending the Office Hours of the class missed during the same day.
To clear an absence, contact:
Ms. Rice at email@example.com or 661-718-3100 ext. 830 for last names A-K
Ms. Garibay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-718-3100 ext. 831 for last names L-Z
School Site Council
QHHS Student and Program SPOTLIGHT
We want to thank everyone who participated in the opening assembly of Future Ready. This week we turn to Flipgrid and we will continue to use Flipgrid all the way through week #7.
You and your students can access materials for week #3 by going to flipgrid.com/51545f68 or you can download the flipgrid app and use the join code 51545f68.
This week students will learn how believing in themselves and trusting their skillsets are two of the most important aspects of self-awareness. But so is understanding that you have room to grow, learn, and appreciate other viewpoints.
"Self-awareness starts with knowing that you're not necessarily right about everything." - Kieran Wilson
The student activity this week is a challenge to go have a conversation with someone who you have recently disagreed with on a topic. They could be your sibling, classmate, or friend and the topic could be anything! Take this opportunity to learn more about their beliefs by asking questions that allow you to learn how they came to that conclusion. Come back and share what you learned and if it changed the way you feel!
At the end of the video is a circle activity where students can brainstorm career pathways related to a lifestyle they would like to pursue.
QHHS Parent/Student LIVE Support Page
This page is the GO-TO-SITE for all Parent and Student Support. Bookmark this site! You will find information and resources for direct student and parent support at this site.
INCLUDED IS LIVE SUPPORT! Yes, you read that correctly. Within the page, click the large purple circle at the bottom of the page and you will be connected live to Ms. Jones in our Support Center via Google Meet. Ms. Jones will be able to assist you with most circumstances and if she cannot she will connect you directly with the person who can.
This page also has information and support for students and parents.
Other Parent/Student resources
Included is the alphabet breakdown by last name so you may contact your counselor directly.
Use this directory when you are trying to reach us as we are working remotely some days and may not be at our phone lines.
Our school app is a MUST HAVE as it is our main source of communication.
September is Suicide Prevention month, and the Antelope Valley Union High School District is on a mission to reduce the stigma attached to talking about suicide. This month, we ask everyone to“Take 2” to help prevent suicide – take two minutes to raise awareness about suicide prevention, take two minutes to reach out for help, take two minutes to support a friend, and take two minutes to educate yourself. Stay tuned all month for more prevention information and activities, but, if you need help now, reach out to a parent, teacher, counselor, psychologist, or trusted adult. We are here to help.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
TEXT 741-741 or CALL 800-273-8255
Meal Service Update
Our Food Service Team is pleased to announce meals for Saturday at all eight comprehensive high schools. Each Friday (do not arrive Saturday, double kids are being provided Friday), Food Services will provide all eligible persons 18 years and younger two meal kits that will include Saturday’s lunch, as well as Monday’s breakfast. Daily meal service takes place from 11:00 to 1:00 Monday through Friday. Visit avfood.org for more information.
Please provide a child(ren)’s identification when receiving more than six meal kits.