Antelope Valley School District


Letter to Families

August 10, 2020

Dear SOAR Families,

We hope this letter finds you and your children safe, healthy, and excited to start the new school year! As we begin the
school year in a full distance learning model, the SOAR Counseling Department will be mostly working remotely. We want
to assure you that we are here to support the academic, social/emotional, and college/career needs of your student during
this time. Over the past few months, we have collaborated with our SOAR faculty and staff to prepare information,
resources, and creative ways to stay connected with you this school year. The main purpose of this letter is to provide
information on the various ways that you and your student can connect with us, as well as participate in learning
opportunities via online platforms.

SOAR High School Counseling Department is available in the following ways:

  • Virtual One-to-One Meetings using the Google Meet or Zoom virtual platform. Students, parents, and staff can schedule meetings with Mrs. Moya or Mrs. Chainey using the links provided below.
  • Via Email - students, parents, and staff can email their School Counselor directly using the email address provided below. Please allow 24 hours for a response M-F and up to 72 hours if your email is sent over the weekend.
  • Via Phone or Text - students, parents, and staff can call or text our dedicated SOAR Counseling Office line at 661-235-5738.
  • Request We Contact You - Ask for us to contact you using our Google Check-in request by visiting
  • Additionally, your student has been enrolled in a grade-level Google Classroom where we will post “Monthly Bulletins” that address frequently asked questions (FAQs), provide resources, outlines weekly virtual office hours, and gives updates on policies and relevant changes to academic, college & career, and social & emotional subjects.






Mrs. Moya

Head Counselor  

     M-F 9am-3pm

Mrs. Galindo

Pupil Services Technician



     M-F 9am-3pm

Please know your school counseling staff is ready, willing, and able to support students, families, and our community
during this unprecedented time. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Be well,
Rika Moya
Head Counselor, SOAR High School


AVUHSD uses PowerSchool Enrollment as a one-stop, simple process for enrolling your student. Within PowerSchool Enrollment, you will be able to enter all necessary student and parent/guardian information, as well as upload digital copies of required documents. PowerSchool Enrollment is mobile-friendly, meaning if you don’t have access to a computer or scanner, you can complete the whole process on a smartphone or tablet by taking pictures of your documents and attaching them from your device’s photo album. No more standing in lines and bringing paper copies! The entire enrollment process can be completed from the comfort and safety of your home. For more information, please visit the ENROLL section of the district website or the "Future Students" tab of your school's website.

Student Services Resource Booklet

All students within the Antelope Valley Union High School District are supported by staff members, teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, student support mentors, and other mental health staff that specifically support the students’ mental and social-emotional well-being. The Antelope Valley Union High School District’s Comprehensive plan includes a Multi-Tiered System of Support framework to best support all our students’ needs.  Click HERE to find resources and supports available.