PSAT/Student Activity Day
TESTERS (10th and 11th graders) -- Please make sure that you are at school and in your testing locations by 7:45am. Also, look for a personalized email on Tuesday outlining your testing location for the PSAT. You should plan to eat a good breakfast that morning and bring two #2 pencils along with a calculator with you as well.
Non-testers (9th and 12 graders) - Please make sure to sign in at the tables in front of SOAR between 7:45 and 8am on Wednesday morning. The options for students who are not taking the PSAT are as follows:
- North Athletic Field - Sports
- AVC Boardroom - Movies
- AVC Student Lounge - Board/Electronic Games
- Yoshida Hall 202 Lab - Study Hall
- Mesquite Hall 323 Lab - College Applications/Financial Aid (Seniors Only)
- AVC Cafeteria - College Applications/Financial Aid (Seniors Only)
Students will have the option to pick their locations during the following timeframes; space will be limited in some locations:
- Round 1 - 8:00am - 9:25am
- Round 2 - 9:30am - 10:55am
- Round 3 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Once a student makes it to their location, they will need to fill out a form indicating their location. The Google form will be emailed out to you on Wednesday morning, so please make sure to look for that message in your AVUHSD Gmail account. A staff member will remind you of this at each location.
Again, once students are finished testing or have wrapped up their activities at 12:30pm, they are free to leave campus. If you have any questions, please talk with your teachers on Tuesday (10/12) or stop by the office for more details.
Coffee with the STARs!
This is a time to mingle with SOAR staff and learn more about the SOAR program. We look forward to seeing you there!
SOAR and AVC BOOK INFORMATION
Click HERE for information on SOAR and AVC books.
Food Services to Provide Universal Feeding in 2021-22
Food Services is pleased to announce that beginning in 2021-22, your student will receive meals at no charge as part of their school day thanks to the USDA's COVID Relief Plan. This is an automatic benefit for all enrolled students throughout CA. It is important that our students are nourished in order for them to learn and not have the pressure associated with program eligibility.
These changes mean students are not required to complete a meal application or provide any specific documentation, however, the AVUHSD is still required to gather family income and demographic information to ensure that your student benefits from additional state and federal programs that are available.
The CDE uses this confidential information to identify qualifications for additional funding that provides for many programs and opportunities for our students. Based on the information provided, eligible students may receive fee waivers for the PSAT or SAT, free college applications, and much more. The AVUHSD is eligible for additional Supplemental and Targeted funding for student programs and services based on a variety of factors, including this data.
Please help us provide the best opportunities that we can for our students by taking a few minutes to fill out this form: https://family.titank12.com/income-form/new?identifier=3JD2ZE
Visit the Food Services website at avfood.org for more information or to contact them with any questions regarding the above link.
Students are always welcome to come to campus for breakfast (7:15-7:45am) and lunch (12:30- 1:20pm). Remember, there is no cost for meals this year. All meals are served out of the "Lunch Box" between the office and S-1.
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.
If you have not taken your senior portraits, please do so as the deadline to get them done to be included in the yearbook is quickly approaching. We are asking seniors to get their portraits done by the end of September/early December. You can go to O'Connor or William Edwards. Students may pick their own outfits, pick backgrounds, and the studios will do the rest. Have questions? Email Mrs. Jefferson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOAR Self-screening Procedures
Students will no longer need to register or submit a daily screening through the STOPIt Survey for high school campus entry. They will, however, need to do a self-screening daily prior to coming to campus; this is in line with the AVUHSD. Again, 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.
Expectations for Staying on Campus
We ask that you please have a conversation with your son/daughter about this topic, especially if they drive themselves to campus. Again, all students must be checked out through the office and may not leave campus between high school classes. If you have any questions, please contact the front office.
Grade-level Google Classrooms
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 español: http://bit.ly/DocOpt-InSPAN
AVC Hearts and Hands Information
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.