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COMMUNITY RESOURCE INFORMATION
**DISCLAIMER** The Antelope Valley Union High School District does not in any way endorse the community providers listed. These resources are for your information to use at your own convenience. *Updated: December 2017
- AVUHSD School Site Contact Information
- Community Resources (Food, Housing, Grief, Abuse Prevention, & More)
- District Counseling Services
- Government Agencies
- Mental Health Resources
- AV Clinics & Pregnancy Resources
- Anger, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Runaway, and Self Esteem Issues
- Depression or Suicidal Thoughts
- General Counseling Services
- Miscellaneous Community Resources
|AV Saving Grace||(661) 200-4362|
|A Second Wind Violence Prevention Project||(661) 947-6642|
|Anger Intervention Services||(661) 418-3649|
|Cedarwood Counseling Center||(661) 945-7608|
|Change Lanes||(661) 948-2555|
|Children of the Night (24hr runaway hotline)||(800) 551-1300|
|Domestic Violence Hotline||(661) 945-6736|
|Gay and Lesbian Center||(323) 993-7670|
|Hope for Anger, Hope for Change||(661) 733-0095|
|L.A. County Child Abuse Hotline (DCFS)||(800) 540-4000|
|Olive Support Services||(661) 941-8688|
|The Outreach Center (Gay & Lesbian)||(661) 92 PRIDE|
|Personal Involvement Center, Inc||(661) 220-2995|
|Sexual Assault Response Service Hotline||(661) 723-7273|
|VIDA Program (LA Co. Sheriff’s Dept)||(661) 949-6585|
|60 Day Emergency Shelter 24 hr hotline||(661) 945-6736|
211 LA County Community Resources www.211LA.org
American Red Cross (661) 267-0650
2715 E Ave P, Palmdale, CA 93550
Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) (661) 945-9445
422 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Local Transit and Dial a Ride van services to disabled persons & seniors over 65
Antelope Valley WorkSource Center (661) 726-4128
1420 West Ave. I, Lancaster, CA 93534
Access to Job Leads, Computers with Internet Access, Fax & Copy Machines, Interview Preparation, Job Corps Services, Job Search Workshops, Resume Preparation, Typing Test Certifications, Youth Employment Opportunity Program and Wi-Fi
Antelope Valley Self-Help Legal Access Center-Neighborhood Legal Services (800) 433-6251
42011 4th Street West 3rd Floor, Room 3700, Lancaster, CA
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) (661) 428-4375
P.O. Box 1328, Rosamond, CA 93560
BACA’s mission is to help children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live, by providing group support for the child during stressful times
CalWorks Outreach/Legal (661) 723-7772
Family Law, Domestic Violence
The Catalyst Foundation (661)948-8559
44758 Elm Suite I, Lancaster, CA 93534
Information, Referrals, Transportation, HIV Testing, Counseling, Employment Training, and HOPWA Housing Assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS, Title IV
Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (661)949-1206
45111 Fern Ave., Lancaster, CA 93534
Child Abuse Prevention & Counseling (661) 949-1206 www.ccav.org
45111 Fern Ave. , Lancaster, CA 93534
Child Care Resource Center (866) 674-5437 www.ccrcca.org
Lending Library, Health & Nutrition Training , Disaster Preparedness , Subsidized Childcare
Daystar Mini-treats (661) 547-4238
716 W. Kettering St., Lancaster, CA 93534
Agriculture Based Programs, Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Pregnancy Program
Friends Outside (661) 728-0844
44750 60th Street West, Lancaster CA 93536
Assist in improving quality of life of families, children and communities impacted by incarceration, and to assist with successful reentry
Grace Resource Center (661) 940-5272 www.graceresources.org
45134 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534
Food, Clothing, Shelter, Parenting & Computer Classes, Assistance with Monitored Visits & Safe Exchange
Greater Valley Immigration Services (661) 272-1424
1305 East Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93550
Immigration, Students Deffered Action and Citizenship
Healthy city provides information plus action resources for services referrals & social change.
Homeless Solutions Access Center (661) 942-2758
Supportive Services for Homeless Families & Individuals
Independent Living Center of So. Cal. (661) 942-9726
606 East Avenue K-4, Lancaster, CA 93535 Serves persons with disabilities of all ages
People Ready (661) 267-0773
190 Sierra Court Suite C1, Palmdale, CA 93550
Employment opportunities in areas such as Construction, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Retail, and Hospitality. www.laborready.com
Lancaster—44812 N. Sierra HWY, Lancaster Ca 93534
Palmdale– 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Dr., Palmdale, CA 93550
OUTreach Center (661) 92-PRIDE (7-7433)
LGBT community center
44845 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534
Youth Groups, Transgender Support Groups
Pro-Care Hospice (661) 951-1146
42442 10th St. West Suite E, Lancaster, CA 93534
Grief Support Group for adults, Walk-Ins are welcome, Hospice Services
Raising Our Children’s Kids (R.O.C.K.) English (661) 478-1881 Spanish (661) 466-6294
24hr access to Emergency Support, Weekly Support Groups, Advice and Advocacy to Kinship Caregivers, Referrals to the Kinship Orientation and Foster/Kinship
Regional Center (661) 945-6761
43210 Gingham Ave., Lancaster, CA, 93535
Offers services for individuals with developmental disabilities
Saint Vincent De Paul (661) 942-3222
45058 Trevor Avenue, Lancaster, CA
Food Bags, Meals, Clothes
Scattered Site Traditional Housing (661) 942-1789 or (661) 949-1916
Sexual Assault Response Services SARS (661) 949-6143
Sexual Assault, Anti-Bullying Program, Development for Schools, Teen Dating Violence, Human Trafficking Education, Free Evening Counseling
South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) (661) 267-5191 www.cityofpalmdale.org/residents/SAVES
1002 E. Ave. Q-12, Palmdale, CA 93550
Food & Transportation Programs, Motel Vouchers, Back to School Supplies, Assist Emancipated/Foster Youth
South Valley WorkSource Center (661) 265-7421
38510 Sierra Hwy, Palmdale, CA 93550
Job Development, Resume Workshop, On the Job Training, Career Counseling
Torres Martinez Tribal Tanf (661) 466-1100 www.TMTANF.org
460 W. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93551
Provides assistance for Native American families
United Community Action Network (661) 948-3000 www.ucanav.org
44231 Division St, Lancaster, CA 93535
Soup Kitchen, Drug & Alcohol Counseling, Anger Management, Community Service
Valley Oasis (661) 945-6736 or (661) 945-5509 www.valleyoasis.org
Domestic Violence support services ,Therapy Services surrounding violence and abuse
Vitas Healthcare (661) 942-3595
4444 16th Street West Suite 205, Lancaster, CA 93534
Yes2Kids: Antelope Valley Child Abuse Prevention Council (661) 940-9530 www.yes2kids.net
Youth Support Association (YSA) (661) 949-6615
Teen talk line and phone friend.
California Department of Education (CDE) www.cde.ca.gov
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) (661) 723-2272
Advocate for foster children
Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) (661) 723-2272
Palmdale- 39959 Sierry Hwy., Palmdale CA (661) 223-4200
Lancaster- 300 East Ave K6, Lancaster CA (661) 471-1001
Department of Social Services (DPSS)
Calworks for Families (866) 613-3777
General Relief for Individuals (661) 974-9883
Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) www.lacoe.edu
Alafia (661) 940-9094
Serves Children 0-18, Medi-Cal required
Antelope Valley Hospital (661) 949-5000
Mental Health Unit (661) 949-5250
Associated Christian Therapy (661) 952-7543
41765 12th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551
Christian Based Therapy, Victims of Crime (VOC) accepted, Dependency Court Ordered Counseling
Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center (661) 874-4050
43355 Gingham Avenue, Suite 104/105, Lancaster, CA 93535
Medical Care, Adult Mental Health, Family Planning, Parenting, Medication Assistance, HIV & STD Testing & Services
Beacon of Hope (661) 977-6644
Mental Health Services, including Domestic Violence Counseling (for female victims only)
Child & Family Guidance Center (661) 265-8627 www.childguidance.org
40005 10th Street West, Suite 106 Palmdale, CA 93551
Out Patient Services for Children 0-18yrs with Emotional Problems, Child/Youth Crisis Response Services, 24hr Emergency Consultation, Intensive Home Services for Children/Families
Children’s Bureau Regional Office (661) 949-0131
921 W. Avenue J, Suite C, Lancaster, CA 93534
Department of Mental Health (DMH) (661) 723-4260 www.dmh.lacounty.gov
349-A East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
Mental Health Services (661) 949-0131 www.all4kids.org
Partnership for Families, School-Linked Programs Protecting Children, Creating Caring Communities
Masada Homes (661) 726-5500 www.masadahomes.org
314 East Avenue K-4, Suite 104, Lancaster, CA 93535
Outpatient Services & Therapeutic Behavioral Services
Mental Health Access Center/PMRT (661) 223-3838 daytime
(800) 854-7771 after hours
Mental Health America (661) 726-2850 www.mhala-aves.com
506 West Jackman Street, Lancaster, CA, 93534
Serves Individuals 18 & Over
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (661) 341-8041
44349 Lowtree Avenue Ste. 104, Lancaster, CA, 93534
Education Programs, 10 Week Peer-to-Peer Course, Recovery Support groups. Spanish speaking courses available
Optimist Community Mental Health (661) 575-8395 www.oyhfs.org
520 West Palmdale Blvd. Unit D, Palmdale 93551
Therapy/Psychiatric Services for children
Palmdale Medical Mental Health (661) 947-3333
2720 East Palmdale Blvd. Suite 129, Palmdale, CA 93550
Individual Counseling, Bilingual services available
Penny Lane Antelope Valley (661) 266-4783 www.pennylane.org
43520 Division St, Lancaster, CA 93534
Mental Health Services, Family Preservation, Mentor Program, Residential
Treatment, Transitional Housing, Wraparound
Antelope Valley Community Clinics (661) 942-2391 www.avclinic.org
Urgent Care & Health & Wellness in Palmdale & Lancaster Services: Pediatric, Dental, Exams, Pharmacy, Immunizations, WIC Exams, Primary Health Care
Antelope Valley Hospital OB Clinics
44439 17th Street West, Suite 104, Lancaster (661) 726-6180
38350 40th Street East, Suite 200, Palmdale (661) 726-6325
Family Planning, Pregnancy Test, Prenatal Care, and assistance with Medi-Cal
Antelope Valley Partners for Health (661) 942-4719
44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534
AV Wellness Coalition www.avph.org
Antelope Valley Public Health Center (661) 471-4860
335-B East Avenue K-6, Lancaster, CA 93535
Prenatal, Immunizations, Family Planning, & TB/STD Tests
Care Net Women’s Resource Center (661) 729-4277 www.avcarenet.com
44733 N. 10th St. West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Abstinence Education, Pregnancy Tests, Counseling, Limited Ultrasounds, Mentoring
Desert Vineyard Parenting Classes (661) 317-4826
818 1/2 Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, CA 93550
Parenting Classes, Celebrate Recovery
Family Focus Resource Center (661) 945-9598
Assistance for parent and caregivers of children with developmental delays, Parent to Parent Mentoring, IEP Training, Support groups, Lending Library
Kearin Breakthrough Parenting (661) 209-9939 www.Yes2parenting.com
44817 Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534
12-Session Parenting Course
LA County High Desert Regional Health Ctr (661) 471-4000 www.dhs.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dhs/highdesert
335 East Avenue I, Lancaster, CA 93535
Primary, Specialty, & Emergency services Urgent Care 8:00am to midnight
Males Encouraging Nurturing For the Ongoing Link to Kinship (MENFOLK) (661) 273-4710
975 East Avenue P-8, Palmdale, CA 93550
A fathers and males support group for any male that has a role in a child’s life
South Valley Medical Center (7:30—Midnight) (661) 225-3050
38350 40th Street East, Suite 100, Palmdale, CA 93552
Urgent Care Exams, X-Rays, Lab
Tarzana Treatment Centers/Family Medical (661) 723-4829 www.tarzanatc.org
907 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534
Primary Care, Domestic Violence, Rehabilitation, HIV/AIDS, and Mental Health services
Women’s Clinic of Antelope Valley (661) 947-0400
1334 East Palmdale Blvd. Suite E, Palmdale, CA 93550
Free Pregnancy Testing, Counseling, Financial Help, and Parenting Support
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) (661) 949-5805 www.wicworks.ca.gov
701 W Ave. K Suite 104, Lancaster, CA 93534
Youth Support Association (661) 949-6615
918 West Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534
Teen parenting classes, STD Prevention, & Anger Management
California school law requires that a student attend school regularly and punctually. The only legal absences by the State of California are (a) illness; (b) quarantine; (c) doctor or dental appointment; (d) funeral in the immediate family (parents, siblings, and grandparents). Days allowed for missing school: (1); out of area (3); out of state (5); (e) juvenile court appointments. Students will be assigned Saturday School for having uncleared absences.
The procedure for reporting or verifying a student’s absence is as follows:
1. Parents call the office within 3 school days.
2. Student brings an absence note from the parent to the office upon return or a parent email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. After an absence of three consecutive days or more, a doctor’s note indicating a diagnosis is required to clear an absence.
WE ARE A CLOSED CAMPUS. Students are not allowed to leave campus once they arrive/are dropped off by parents until the end of the school day.
HEALTH AND EMERGENCY POLICY
If a student is injured or becomes ill at school, every effort will be made to notify the parents. If the parents cannot be reached, then the “designated-to-be-called” person(s) will be notified in the case of an emergency. Parents and students are asked to inform the school of any changes regarding telephone numbers, places of work, or emergency contacts.
The office must also receive a written statement from the physician detailing the method, amount, and time schedules by which any medication is to be taken, and a written statement from the parent/guardian indicating that they desire the school district to assist their student in the matter set forth by the physician. Student must check all prescription medication into the office. Students are not allowed to carry medication of any kind while on campus (Education Code: 49423). If your student has a chronic or acute health condition which may affect them at school, please contact the District Nurse 661-726-7649 ext. 731 or email email@example.com.
SOAR High SCHOOL
CLASS of 2019
Dear SOAR Seniors and Parents,
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on a tremendous achievement as the year draws to a close. High school graduation is a milestone of which you, as students and parents, should be extremely proud. As graduation day approaches, SOAR High School’s staff will work hard to ensure that this is a special and memorable occasion.
We hope that your years at SOAR have prepared you for the many opportunities that await you as an adult. We at SOAR are proud of your accomplishments and we wish you much success. Let us all endeavor to make this year’s graduation ceremony a memory to last a lifetime!
Stephanie A. Herrera, Ed.D.
Principal, SOAR High School
SOAR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Principal: Dr. Stephanie Herrera
SOAR COUNSELING/SUPPORT STAFF
Head Counselor: Mrs. Rika Moya
School Secretary: Mrs. Janet Andrews
Pupil Services Technician: Mrs. Tracey Chainey
Data Tech/Registrar: Ms. Jaylene Schaeffer
SOAR SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
President: Angela Estrada
Vice President: Ryan Ohaya
Secretary: Dominic Vinluan
Treasurer: Brenda Castro
Historian: Daniela Bermudez
Parlimentarian: Monica Escobedo
Public Relations: Dominic Vinluan
Fundraising Coordinator: Luke Vinluan
Events Coordinator: Xavier Williams
Advisor: Ms. Katy Nelsen
This booklet is designed to assist you in planning for your upcoming senior activities. These activities are specifically for graduating seniors. Please note the events and the details that describe them. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the SOAR High School office at 661-722-6509.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
(Each senior must submit a signed copy of these standards)
Seniors must follow all school rules and regulations at all senior activities. Appropriate behavior and regular school attendance are required in order to be eligible for all senior activities. Remember that senior activities, including graduation, are privileges. School officials reserve the right to remove students from any senior activities, including prom, or graduation. Specifically,
· any senior who is subject to significant disciplinary action in the months prior to graduation may forfeit their participation in the commencement ceremony and/or other senior activities;
· any senior who has not met all of the graduation requirements 48 hour prior to graduation may not participate in the commencement ceremony;
· any senior who has not attended the mandatory senior meeting(s) and graduation practices may not participate in the commencement ceremony; or
· any senior who behaves inappropriately during the commencement ceremony may be removed from the ceremony.
DATE: May 3, 2019
TIME: 6:00 p.m.
PLACE: AVC Performing Arts Theater
The annual SOAR High School Senior Awards Night will honor seniors for their scholastic achievements.
Senior ladies should wear dresses or dress slacks and blouses. Senior gentlemen should wear slacks, dress shirts with collars and ties. NO JEANS.
Seniors can still purchase yearbooks for $60 until the end of February. The price will increase to $65 for March and April and $70 for May. In addition, family members can buy a special Senior Ad in the yearbook. Prices are a business card, $15; quarter page, $35; half page, $50; full page, $75. Contact Mrs. Jefferson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
All graduation requirements must be met before the school can certify graduation. Seniors MUST meet all graduation requirements in order to participate in the commencement ceremony. Any senior failing a required course may make it up in Independent Study Summer School. The diploma will be awarded after a counselor verifies that the requirements have been met. Non-graduates who are 18 can see their counselor for a transcript and paper work to enroll in Adult Education after Summer School.
Students who must attend Summer School may participate in all activities except commencement and Grad Nite.
DATE: Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Sunday, May 12, 2019
TIME: 8:00 a.m. (Saturday) – 4:00 a.m. (Sunday)
Transportation: By bus (no exceptions) departing from SOAR HS parking lot by the tennis courts.
Suggested dress for Women:
¨ Will be included in Grad Nite packet available 2nd semester
Suggested dress for men:
¨ Will be included in Grad Nite packet available 2nd semester
SENIOR CLEARANCE PROCEDURES
· Seniors will be cleared to graduate on May 28th through their AVID classes.
· Students will proceed through each of the clearance stations in no particular order:
1. College books: students will check in books with Ms. Fite and fines will be identified
2. Textbooks: students will check in books with their teachers. Late books can be turned into Mrs. Andrews and Ms. Schaeffer; fines will be identified
3. Student charges: students will pay all charges
4. Graduation check: students will confirm with Mrs. Speaks that they have met all graduation requirements and that they do not have substantial discipline that will prevent them from participating in the ceremony
5. Cap and gown: students will purchase from the AVC Student Store (approximately $40).
6. All signatures must be complete before Dr. Herrera will sign you off officially and distribute graduation tickets.
TENTATIVE FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE FOR SENIORS
Finals: May 20 - 23, 2019
Senior Grades Due: May 24, 2019
COMMENCEMENT PRACTICE AND PROCEDURES
1. Wednesday, May 29th, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., SOAR High School.
2. Thursday, May 30th, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., SOAR High School.
*Please contact Dr. Herrera if you are unable to attend.
3. Thursday, May 30th, 4:00 p.m., Eastside High School.
Participation in commencement practice is mandatory. Graduates who do not attend practice will not be allowed to participate in the commencement ceremony. NO EXCEPTIONS. You MUST have your graduation contract signed and returned to the office in order to attend practice and graduation.
REMINDER: Graduates must attend ALL commencement practices!! All debts to the school must be cleared in order to participate in the ceremony.
Senior Breakfast will be held on May 30, 2019, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., at the AVC Cafeteria. This event is hosted by the Senior Class.
If you are planning to attend a college, university, or trade school in the fall and they are expecting you to furnish an official high school transcript after graduation, you will need to order your transcript on-line through www.parchment.com. Directions for this process can be found in the office. High school grades will be updated through 2nd semester by June 14, 2019.
CAP AND GOWN INFORMATION
All seniors participating in the Commencement exercises should have already purchased their cap and gown from the AVC Student Store. Cost for cap and gown is approximately $40.00 plus tax. Cap and gowns will be available after SOAR’s Spring Break.
Please press/steam the gown. Put your cap on well forward with the short point almost between your eyebrows. Wear your tassel over your RIGHT eye.
Please do not throw your caps in the air after graduation. The graduation gown is also yours to keep; take care of it. Many graduates keep both their cap and gown as important keepsakes.
Everyone should bring several bobby pins and a couple of safety pins for emergencies. It may be very windy, and you will need to secure your hats with bobby pins. If something breaks on your gown, you may need your safety pins. We will have Junior Class ushers pick up items that are retrievable for you when possible.
COMMENCEMENT (Graduation Exercises)
DATE: Thursday, May 30, 2019
TIME: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Eastside High School Theater
All graduates are to report at 4:00 p.m. BE ON TIME! All graduates must wear a cap and gown. Ladies are reminded to wear dresses or skirts/slacks and blouses and to leave purses with parents. Gentlemen should wear suits, or slacks and jackets with shirts and ties. Please do not wear sandals or white socks. Students should leave phones, presents, flowers, or other items with parents during graduation. Do not bring items to carry (camera, phones, sunglasses). There will be no check-in of valuables and the school will not be responsible for items that may be lost or stolen.
Graduates are not permitted to carry anything, nor may they adorn their cap and gown.
The commencement ceremony is not mandatory. It is a privilege which comes only once in a person’s lifetime!
DIPLOMA PICK UP
Graduates will receive only the cover of their diplomas when they go through the ceremony. Diplomas will be available for pick-up immediately following the graduation ceremony. Diplomas will only be released to the graduate. Please make every effort to pick up your diploma at this time or you will need to make an appointment with the SOAR Registrar. DIPLOMAS WILL NOT BE MAILED HOME.
CAUTION AND CONGRATULATIONS
Remember, this booklet does not ensure graduation. All seniors must fulfill the academic requirements as set forth by the State of California, The Antelope Valley Union High School District, and SOAR High School.
· You must apply for graduation in the Graduation Office, SSV 117, by the deadline established by the AVC Graduation Office.
· Verify that you do not have a FERPA hold on your record at the AVC Graduation Office if you want your name to appear in the commencement program. Take a photo ID to AVC Admissions and Records to complete the form.
· The SOAR program does not pay for your cap and gown, but if you need help with this contact Dr. Zimmerman.
· AVC Graduation is at 8:00 a.m. on May 31, 2019 in the AVC football stadium. There is practice the day before at 2 p.m. You should not miss a college class for practice.
SOAR Stars are 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.