Diamond BarHigh School

All school campuses in the Walnut Valley Unified School District, including DBHS, will be closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are transitioning to online instruction.

Class Of 2021 GLC News & Notes # 4

Class of 2021 Grade Level Coordinators

Mr. Kevin Patterson, Mrs. Stephanie Duenas, Mrs. Julie Salas





March 5, 2019                                                                                                                                  



Class of 2021 Students and Parents,


Here are a few items of interest for your review from your DBHS Class of 2021

Grade Level Coordinators:



THE National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is hosting their annual College Fair on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Ontario Convention Center.  Students can register for free at the following website:   www.GOTOMYNCF.COM.  This is during our spring break from school.  Times for the event are 9:00 am to Noon and again from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  This is a great way for our students to visit with over 150 college and university representatives.  Workshops are also available on topics such as How to Select a College, Financing an Education, College-Bound Athlete, ACT/SAT Preparation, College Essay, 1st Generation College Student.  Students and parents are invited.  Register in advance at the above website.


Student Career Fair 2019 is held at California State Fullerton University on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 pm.  For additional information contact…

Yvonne Campbell 951-201-2709 or Steve Campbell 951-751-4165.  See flyer on the   Class of 2021 Webpage.




Last week, your student’s were given course information for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please interact with your student and ask about the courses he or she is planning on selecting for next year.  The Course Registration Card is DUE back to the Grade Level Coordinators next week.  A parent signature is required.




Included in your student’s Course Registration Envelope was an Informational Flyer regarding the selection of your appointment date and time to see your GLC this summer.  Once again, we are conducting our mandatory meeting with student and parent this summer to review the student’s academic progress to date and to provide your student with his or her course schedule for next school year 2019-2020.  In addition to meeting with your GLC on this day, students and parents are asked to complete Essential paperwork for the new school year and to visit our United Student Body (USB) office so students are able to have their photo taken for their new Activity/ID card and to visit with our extraordinary parent groups.  Textbooks will be issued to students as well.  And we always encourage students to walk the campus and find the location of their new classrooms.


We are using the Sign-Up Genius program once again for parents and/or students to select their appointment date and time.  GLC registration appointments will be held from:  Monday, July 8, 2019 through Friday, August 2, 2019.  Recently a “Test Email” was sent to your student’s WVUSD email address.  We ask that you check with your student to ensure that he or she received this email.  If there is a problem, your student should see their GLC immediately.  Each grade level at DBHS has a different time period in which to use the Sign Up Genius program.  Students in The class of 2021 will receive another email to their WVUSD email address shortly before Tuesday, March 12that 4:00 pm.  Parents and students are able to utilize the Sign Up Genius link from             Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm until Thursday, March 14that 8:00 am.  The GLCs have enough appointments available to serve all of our students; however, they will fill up quickly.  Please log on early in this process if you have limited time during the registration period.  We remind you that the date of your GLC appointment during this 4-week period has no effect on the classes a student is assigned.  Classes are assigned by our computerized class scheduler sometime in June, well before we begin meeting with students and parents. So regardless if your appointment is on the first day or the last day your student’s schedule was created weeks prior. 

In addition, if your Class of 2021 student is the oldest child in the family and he or she has a younger sibling who will be attending DBHS next fall, your current sophomore student is responsible for signing up his younger sibling.  This will be done at lunch in the Guidance Office area on Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th.  Your sophomore simply needs to check in with our staff near the Guidance office and let them know the date and time of their GLC appointment.  Staff will then assign a GLC appointment to the younger sibling with his or her GLC on the same day and near the same time as the older child.  This will help the parents complete this registration process for both students (or more) on the same day and near the same time.




Non-Tuition summer course online registration has concluded.  Tuition course online registration continues until it closes this Friday, March 8th at 11:59 pm.  All summer school rosters of enrolled students will be posted online by next Sunday, March 10th after 12:00 noon.  Class of 2021 students pursuing a summer course are required to check these rosters prior to submitting Course Registration Cards for 2019-2020 to their GLC!




If your student is looking for educational opportunities off campus please use the school website, www.dbhs.org.  Go to the Guidance Page and look for the Link-Off Campus Opportunities. Many events take place off campus and your student may find these events beneficial. 



All of DBHS GLCs are out with our students during our morning break, Brunch, and at lunch supervising and watching our students.  This is an ideal time for your student to seek us out and talk with us.  Mrs. Duenas is assigned to the PE Lunch area and            Mr. Patterson is our Floater so he will be all around campus.  Any GLC on campus or our Guidance secretaries may access us via radio when asked by a student.




Students, instead of filling your busy schedule with multiple clubs and activities, focus on a few clubs or activities that are important to you.  You will get more out of your involvement this way.



Students do not need to run for an office and be elected or appointed to a position to experience leadership opportunities.  Students can be leaders by taking initiative in their activities.  Show your leadership skills by leading a group in class with a group assignment or project, lead an activity in a club or group you are involved in or try coaching a youth sport.  There are many ways to show your leadership abilities.  Trust us, you will learn a lot about yourself in these roles.



Holding a part-time job is as valuable if not more valuable than other extra-curricular activities.  Holding down a part-time job shows future employers and colleges that you were able to secure employment and keep employment.  This means you have exhibited a good work ethic, promptness, the ability to follow directions and it shows you are dependable.


KINDNESS IS COOL  (Published in High School Years-February and March 2019 issues)

Encourage your student to:

SPREAD KINDS WORDS-Ask your student to send a kind text message to someone complimenting them on a job well done in a recent activity!


DO KIND ACTS-Little things can really be the highlight of someone else’s day.  Tell the custodians at school thank you for keeping the campus clean and safe, tell your teacher thank you for caring, tell the staff working in our food areas thank you when they serve you, do something nice for a sibling or parent without being asked.  Some of these acts can be anonymous to add even more excitement for the recipient.



Did you know….

Early in his career, Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor who said he lacked imagination.  Dr. Seuss’ first book was rejected 27 times by publishers.  Both of these individuals persevered and flourished!