SOAR Updates

3/23/2021

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New Document Delivery Option in PowerSchool

The Antelope Valley Union High School District has added a document delivery feature to PowerSchool. This will enable SOAR High School to send report cards via email. In order for this feature to work, parents will need to log into their PowerSchool account and "Opt-In" for document delivery.


Please review the instructions to opt-in below:

English Instructions: http://bit.ly/DocOpt-InEng

Instrucciones en espaƱol: http://bit.ly/DocOpt-InSPAN

Senior Activities and Graduation 2021

Please be aware that AVUHSD leadership is working with principals, vice principals, activities/senior class advisors, and ASB/senior class presidents from schools around the valley in an effort to create activities that will highlight the tremendous efforts and sacrifice of our Class of 2021.


As soon as we have details available for high school graduation ceremonies, we will share that information with our students and families. Remember, we will be following the guidelines from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health. SOAR's graduation ceremony is tentatively set for Friday, May 28th.


For more information on AVC's virtual commencement ceremony, visit https://www.avc.edu/commencement. Please note that Mrs. Andrews will be in touch in the coming weeks regarding cap and gowns pick ups. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Andrews (jandrews@avhsd.org).

SOAR School Site Council Meeting

The next SOAR School Site Council meeting will take virtually on Wednesday, March 24th at 4:00 p.m. If you're interested in attending, please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/fGTqoX2ggMa6DbPz6


Once submitted, you will receive the secure link to join the meeting. All are welcome!

Coffee With The Stars/Title I Meeting

On Friday, March 26th at 8:30 a.m. SOAR will virtually host Coffee with the STARs, which is also our Title I meeting.


If you'd like to attend, please fill out the following form to get the link and join: https://forms.gle/menUhCK5ua9FFDXL7


Don't forget to grab your coffee...we'll see you there!

WASC Mid-cycle Accreditation Visit

As a reminder, we will have our Mid-cycle WASC Accreditation Visit on Wednesday, March 31st. During that day, the visiting committee (Mrs. Elwood and Mr. Torres) will meet with a variety of groups virtually, as well as visit several online classes.


We want to thank our entire school community, most especially our School Site Council and the Continued School Improvement Committee for all of their efforts in working towards our goals and progress here at SOAR. We're looking forward to a good visit where we will highlight all the great things happening in our program.


If you have any questions regarding WASC, please reach out to Dr. Herrera (sherrera@avhsd.org).

Attendance

Attendance has a direct correlation to student success! If students miss a high school class for an excusable reason, parents/guardians must email Mrs. Andrews to clear the absence: jandrews@avhsd.org and students must follow up with 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!

Meal Services

In addition to providing meals at all eight of the comprehensive high schools Mondays - Thursdays from 11am to 1pm for all persons 18 or under, Food Services is also distributing meals to all of those 18 and under at the following locations and times:


City of Palmdale

Dominic Massari Park - 37716 55th Street East (12pm - 1pm)

40th Street East and Avenue S - Dry Town (12pm - 12:20pm)

5th Street East and Avenue R (12:30pm - 1pm)

R. Rex Parris High School (12:30pm - 1pm)


City of Lancaster

Rawley Duntley Park - 3334 W. Avenue K (12pm - 12:15pm)

44125 Sierra Highway (Townhouse Motel) (12pm - 12:15pm)

Jane Reynolds Park - 716 W. Oldfield Street (12:30pm - 12:45pm)

Sgt. Steve Owens Park - 43063 10th Street West (12:30pm - 12:45pm)

American Heroes Park - 701 W. Kettering Street (12:45pm - 1pm)


  • Daily meal kits include lunch and "next day" breakfast
  • Friday and Saturday meal kits are provided every Thursday
  • Go to avfood.org for more information

Mental Health Awareness Video

If students have not yet checked out this video, now is a great time to do so: http://bit.ly/MHAwareness2021

Don't Miss the Opportunity to Buy Your Yearbook Now!

Last chance to get your 2020-2021 yearbook for $70. To purchase online go to www.jostens.com.


If you wish to purchase the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 bundle, the price is $90 and can be purchased by emailing Mrs. Jefferson at sjefferson@avhsd.org.

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!!


Remember, the 1st Wednesdays of the month will be dedicated to supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) -- please show college spirit by wearing an HBCU t-shirt!

Check Out Our New Virtual Calming Room!

The AVUHSD's Virtual Calming Room was recently designed to assist students in identifying strategies for managing their feelings and emotions. Consisting of mental health supports, mindfulness activities, guided meditations, live Zoo cameras, and much more, this website comes at the perfect time! Please check it out at the following link: https://bit.ly/AVcalm

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.

We Need Photos for Yearbook!

Yearbook is actively posting ideas for Yearbook photos in the Class Google Classrooms. Please take just a few minutes to ensure you're contributing to SOAR's memories by uploading your photos directly to this link: https://images.jostens.com/upload.jsp


Again, if you are curious about what types of photos Yearbooks is looking for, please refer to your Class Google Classroom, contact a representative from Yearbook, or contact Mrs. Jefferson (sjefferson@avhsd.org).

Fridays at SOAR

This Friday, March 26, 2021, will be a Monday/Friday. Students will attend their Monday/Wednesday classes this Friday. For more information on Friday schedules, please go to https://www.soarhs.org/students/calendar.

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/.