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CLASS OF 2021 GLC NEWS & NOTES

Class of 2021 Grade Level Coordinators

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

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CLASS OF 2021 GLC NEWS AND NOTES

VOLUME 3 (JUNIOR YEAR) ISSUE #4

 

October 23, 2019

 

Class of 2021 Students and Parents,

 

As we have the past two school years, we will publish this GLC News and Notes Newsletter periodically during the school year.  Our goal is to keep our students and parents up-to-date on relevant and timely topics and issues. 

 

YOU MAY ACCESS PREVIOUS GLC NEWS AND NOTES ON THE DBHS WEBPAGE VIA THE WEBPAGE OF THE CLASS OF 2021.

 

  1. SAC  Junior Day-Class of 2021:  TIME SENSITIVE!!

We are very excited to announce that a group of 40 junior students have the opportunity to attend a field trip to MT.SAC community college.  MT.SAC will host juniors from area high schools so they can attend informative workshops including a workshop on the MT.SAC Honors program, take a tour of the campus and their facilities and learn about the tremendous opportunity MT.SAC and community college offers our students.   The date of the field trip is Thursday, November 7, 2019. 

 

SPACE IS LIMITED.  

 

The first 40 students to submit completed and signed permission slips to the Guidance Office will attend this event.

 

THE PERMISSION SLIP WAS PRESENTED IN ENGLISH CLASSES TODAY AND THURSDAY AND IS ALSO AVAILABLE NOW ON THE DBHS WEBPAGE-GO TO GUIDANCE/GLC CLASS OF 2021 LINK.  LOOK FOR IT UNDER FILES.

 

TAKING THE SAT AND ACT

Reminders:  We recommend students who are pursuing a 4-year university immediately after high school to take the necessary exams for admissions purposes. 

 

Most universities require one of the exams below:

  1. SAT w/Essay
  2. ACT w/Writing

Some universities may not require the Essay or Writing portion, but most do, so take the exam with the Essay/Writing component.

Best Strategy:  Complete the required exams for university admissions prior to the summer before 12thgrade.  Students may take the exam more than once.  We believe having all required tests done by the end of 11th grade allows students to review scores and have a huge requirement out of the way.  Keep in mind, if a student chooses to re-take an exam during their 12th grade year, that is allowed.  Most universities will accept test scores as late as the December 2020 exam.  Please, Please keep in mind that some universities will not accept the December 2020 score so students need to do their research.  We have found that waiting until 12thgrade to take the exams for the first times can be overwhelming for students, but re-taking an exam after one more summer of review or preparation may be helpful for some.

 

Many universities will also require SAT Subject Tests:  These tests are much different than the SAT or ACT exam.  Subject Tests last one hour and students are allowed to take up to (3) exams on one test day.  If a university requires SAT Subject Tests, they would usually require (2) Subject tests.  Researching prospective universities is very important for our students to determine if the university requires SAT Subject Tests.  Please keep in mind that the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) DO NOT require the SAT Subject Test.   However, the UC system does “recommend” students pursuing majors in the STEM area to take specific SAT Subject Tests.  Please refer to the link on the Class of 2021 Webpage Titled:

UC-University of California:  SAT Subject Test (RECOMMENDATIONS PER UC CAMPUS) This link will instruct students which UC campuses recommend the SAT Subject tests and which SAT Subject tests.

 

REGISTERING FOR THE SAT OR ACT is done by the student.  The only way to register for an SAT or ACT exam is online via the websites below.  Many students have already created their user account on these websites, if they have not, we recommend they create an account now.

 

www.collegeboard.org

www.act.org

 

 

Dress Code

Dress Code policies were reviewed during our Due Process/Expectations meeting the third day of school.  Each student, in their English class, attended this Due Process/Expectations meeting led by their GLCs,        Mr. Patterson and Mrs. Duenas.  Below are details on the Dress Code Policy.  Please discuss these policies with your student, as we need your support.  Violations of the Dress Code will result with consequences assigned starting with an hour of a Saturday Work Program-SWAP and progressing through our sequential discipline process for students who have violated the policy more than one time.

Examples/Pictures of appropriate and inappropriate school attire are included in our Due Process/Expectations Power Point which can be found on the Class of 2021 webpage.

 

  1. Shoes must be worn on campus at all times. 
  2. No student on or about school property shall wear or possess any apparel, jewelry, accessory, and/or inscription on personal belongings that is obscene, gang-related, promoting violence (e.g. guns, bombs, etc.) and/or racially or ethnically prejudiced. Clothing advertising illegal substances including alcohol is also prohibited.
  3. Clothing shall conceal undergarments at all times. See-through fabrics (lace fabric, leggings, etc), halter tops and tube tops (female), tank tops (male), and bare midriffs/stomachs are prohibited.
  4. Pants/leggings, shorts, and skirts must conceal undergarments at all times. (Except as designated in Athletics, Physical Education, and/or competition/performing groups.) Baggy pants must be belted or held up so that undergarments are not exposed. 
  5. Students are not allowed to wear any hat, cap, or visor except for unaltered DBHS apparel. Non-DBHS hats are not to be visible during the school day. Students are not allowed to wear hoods at any time except for rainy days. This enables staff to identify students and non-students and ensure campus safety.

 

Tutoring

We have several opportunities for students to receive academic support/tutoring from teachers and peers.  Please see this information on the Class of 2021 Webpage.

 

12-Week Progress Reports

Next Friday, November 1, 2019 marks the 12-week grading period.  Parents and students will be able to check their 12-week progress grades approximately 5 days later, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 via the “Aeries Portal” which is the new name for Student Portal and Parent Portal.

 

Miscellaneous

Girls Soccer Tryouts:

Wednesday, October 23   4:00-6:00 pm (New and Returning Players)

Thursday, October 24 - 5:00-7:00 p.m.  (New and Returning Players)

Friday, October 25 - 4:00-6:00 p.m.  (By Invite Only)

  • Interested athletes should bring cleats, shin guards, water to the DBHS Stadium.
  • All athletes trying out MUST be CLEARED before Tryouts (athleticclearance.com)
  • Player/Parent Contract must be signed before trying out-Available on Class of 2021 Webpage
  • Athletes in a current Fall sport should contact Coach Matt Franco for information on dates and times of their tryout.  mfranco@wvusd.k12.ca.us

 

 

Keep Checking the GLC/Guidance Webpage and the Class of 2021 Webpage

We encourage students to check our webpages regularly for new postings, announcements, opportunities etc. 

www.dbhs.org then…Guidance/GLC Link  then…Class of 2021 Link

 

 

Kevin R. Patterson, Stephanie Duenas, Julie Salas

Grade Level Coordinators – Class of 2021