SOAR Updates

8/25/2020

Attendance

Attendance, most especially in this distance learning model, is vital to student success and progress. There is an expectation that our STARs attend every course assigned, every day. It is very important to ensure teachers/instructors are aware of a student's online presence.


Please keep in mind that college instructors may drop students from their class for non-attendance. All SOAR students must be registered into an AVC class in order to remain in the program. Whether it is high school or college, if a students misses a class for any reason, they should follow up with the teacher/instructor directly via email.


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. Although we are not on campus, we are still responsible for record keeping.

Back to School Night

SOAR's Back to School Night will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 2nd beginning with a video from SOAR at 5pm. Please look for information next week on how you'll log in to view our school and each teacher's video. Thank you for your support!

School Site Council

If you would like to make a nomination for SOAR's School Site Council for this 2020-21 school year, please email Dr. Herrera (sherrera@avhsd.org) by September 1st. School Site Council plays an important role in contributing ideas, helping to make decisions, and working closely with students, staff, and families in order to manage the school goals and budget within the site plan. This year, we are looking for three students, two parents, three faculty members, and one staff member willing to put in the work for our council. This is a Mid-Cycle WASC accreditation year as well; SSC will also help with this process. Again, all nominations should be made to Dr. Herrera by September 1st.

Meal Service Update

AVUHSD meals will be served from 11:30am to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday, at the eight comprehensive high schools. As a reminder, meals will only be provided to students currently enrolled in the Antelope Valley Union High School District.


Students or a parent/guardian may pick up a meal at one of the district's comprehensive campuses. Students will receive lunch and the next day's breakfast at their current eligibility rate. A recognizable form of school identification is required.


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

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. Virtual tutoring conducted by SOAR teachers will begin soon --- please stay posted for more information.


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/Thursday schedule this Friday, August 28th. These are also published on our website (https://www.soarhs.org/students/calendar) or in the student handbook.

Upcoming Holidays

Monday, September 7th, is a student-free holiday in honor of Labor Day. Labor Day is the first Monday in September and came out of the labor movement, honoring the social and economic achievements of American workers. This is a yearly national tribute for the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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/.
SOAR Updates - 8/25/2020