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
School Site Council Elections Results
Congratulations to our newly elected School Site Council members!
STUDENTS - Valerie Manzano, Rachel Mobaraka, and Samuel Zhu
PARENTS - Keith Harvey and Lilian Rivera
STAFF - Stephanie Franklin, Amy Norman, and Steve Sedlacek
Thank you to everyone who participated in the election!
Computer Mice and Headsets Available!
Don't Miss Our 9th Grade Parent Workshop Tonight!
Who - 9th Grade Parents/Guardians
What - Transitioning to Early College: Tools and Take-aways
This workshop is taking place after our first grading period, so we will discuss tools that parents can use to help students be successful with navigating both high school and college. We will also review resources our Counseling Department has made available to 9th grade students.
When - Tuesday, September 29th at 6pm
Where - Be on the lookout for a link from our Counseling Department later this week to sign up for this virtual event -- you will be emailed the link to join the event once your interest is submitted on the form. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Moya (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Chainey (email@example.com) for more information.
Why - Our school/family partnership is an essential part of student success!
If you still need to sign up for this workshop, please visit the following link: https://forms.gle/bGdrVmL6JrvyxZet8
Class Of 2021 FAFSA Workshop!
Thursday, October 1st marks the day that the 2021-2022 FAFSA opens. Counseling will be in AVID 4 classes that day to discuss how to fill out the FAFSA and other financial aid forms. We want to invite families to a follow-up workshop focused on these topics. It is a very good idea for parents to have a good understanding of these processes in order to better support students.
In this workshop, Counseling will explore the various platforms students will use to apply to college, plus what colleges are looking for in their applications. Furthermore, financial aid forms such as the FAFSA, CSS Financial Profile, Scholarships, and other college forms will be discusses, as well as important deadlines and costs associated with senior year.
When: Thursday, October 1st at 6pm
Please register for this event by filling out registration form: https://forms.gle/jsaHkxTPDjoTviJc8
You will receive an email with a zoom link to the event on October 1st.
Email Mrs. Rika Moya at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Class of 2021 - Senior Portraits
In the coming weeks, reminders will be sent to seniors (and their parents) who have not gone in for their sitting. You are under no obligation to purchase pictures; however, due to the pandemic, there is a sitting fee. If you have questions about that fee, please direct them to the photographer. If you have any concerns or issues about being able to complete your senior portrait before the deadline (10/16/2020) please email email@example.com.
ASB Fan Cloth Fundraiser
Find apparel, accessories, and more priced from $20 to $50. This fundraiser will close on October 5th, so please don't delay in getting your SOAR gear!
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!
The AVUHSD Food Service Team is pleased to announce Saturday meal distribution at all eight comprehensive high schools. Each 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 www.AVfood.org for more information or to apply/renew your lunch application for the 2020/2021 school year.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.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!
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
Don't forget to be a STAR!
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.