February 17, 2021
Greetings Class of 2021 Students and Parents,
Our first grading period ends this Friday, February 19th. The first grading period grades will be viewable via Aeries Portal by mid-week next week. Students-Please check your progress grades. Parents-Check out your student’s progress! Graduation day, May 27, 2021 will be here before you know it-So let’s put forth our best efforts.
This email includes news on upcoming “Senior” activities as well as other reminders and announcements.
FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid:
Your FAFSA is due by the priority deadline of March 2, 2021.
If you have not completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid--FAFSA, the priority deadline to submit is Tuesday, March 2, 2021. If you are attending any college institution in the fall, you should submit the FAFSA. You may qualify for some form of student aid regardless of family income.
(Some Cal Grants are based on GPA). See 2 links below...
FAFSA Application Link: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Financial Aid/Scholarship Information Handbook (PDF):
SENIOR ACTIVITIES-FUN TIMES:
SENIOR OLYMPICS-FORM A TEAM WITH YOUR FRIENDS/PEERS!
Hey Seniors! Round up some of your friends and form a team to compete in our virtual Senior Olympics!!! Play some games, have some fun, and compete to win some food via UberEats. See the attached flyer for sign-up info! Team registration closes Wednesday, February 24th, so form a team of Seniors-sign up today!
Stay tuned for additional “Senior Activities” to be announced soon…
GLC-GRADE LEVEL COORDINATOR AND PARENTS VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS:
Mr. Patterson and Mrs. Duenas will continue with their monthly Parent Virtual Office Hours. The first Wednesday evening of each month, your GLCs will conduct Zoom Office Hours for parents from 8:00-9:00 pm. See the Class of 2021 Webpage for the Zoom Link. Office Hour Dates:
March 3, April 14 (Due to spring break), May 5
ADDITIONAL CLASS OF 2021 GLC STUDENT OFFICE HOURS ANNOUNCED:
In addition to Mr. Patterson and Mrs. Duenas continuing their availability Monday through Thursday (1:30-2:30 pm) via the Google CHAT process, we will hold an hour-long GLC Virtual Office Hour for our Senior Students the first Wednesday of each month. From 1:30-2:30 pm on the Wednesday’s below, we will be available via ZOOM for students to stop in and chat, ask questions etc. Zoom Link is posted on the DBHS Class of 2021 Webpage.
March 3, April 14 (Due to spring break), May 5
DROPPING A CLASS:
Per the DBHS Class Drop policy, a student may drop a class through the first grading period (February 19) with no record of the semester 2 class appearing on the academic transcript. While, we encourage our students to avoid dropping courses, we do understand there may be situations, which a class drop is requested. Students should discuss this situation with their parents, teacher and their GLC prior to requesting a drop. Link for requesting a schedule change is on the DBHS webpage under GUIDANCE. Follow this Schedule Change submission with an email to your GLC!
STAY UPDATED WITH DBHS AND CLASS OF 2021 EVENTS, ACTIVITIES ETC.
Students and parents, we want you informed and up-to-date on school and SENIOR ACTIVITIES. Here are the sources of updates for you:
- Class of 2021 GLC Emails such as this email you are reading.
- SENIOR BULLETIN: Emailed to students and parents the 1st day of each month. This Bulletin is loaded with great information for our seniors.
- Class of 2021 Instagram posts: https://www.instagram.com/dbco2021/?hl=en
- Class of 2021 Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com/c/MTI2MzU1ODIxOTY2
- Principal Dr. Jones’ Weekly Brahma Briefing emailed to parents.
Application Workshops for MTSAC:
NEXT MEETING IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd (Make Up Application Workshop)
If MTSAC is your choice or you are still considering it as a possibility, please attend all of the Application Workshops conducted by our MTSAC representative, Annette Monge-Hermosillo. She will be a great support to you as you apply to MTSAC. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in MTSAC’s “Connect 4” process for admission, registration, summer bridge programs etc. Annette Monge-Hermosillo email@example.com
See link for MTSAC Application Workshop Dates:
UNIVERSITY MID-YEAR REPORTS:
Your Class of 2021 GLCs have completed the submission process for Mid-Year Reports via Common Application, Coalition Application, SEND EDU and miscellaneous individual colleges not using these application platforms. Remember, University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) applications do not require a 7th semester transcript to be submitted. If you are contacted by a UC or CSU and a 7th transcript is requested then you will follow through with submitting the 7th semester transcript. Your GLC can assist you with this process or you may order a transcript using the PARCHMENT Transcript service. You will find directions for requesting a transcript via PARCHMENT on our DBHS webpage, www.dbhs.org under the STUDENTS link.
CAL STATE UNIVERSITIES (CSU) AND UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC) FALL 2021 UPDATES:
The CSU and UC system’s recently announced their plans for Fall 2021 In-Person Instruction. We anticipate that most of our nation’s universities will begin publicizing their intentions for next Fall 2021. As of this date, the CSU and UC systems have stated that they plan on having students physically back on campus for the Fall 2021 term. Articles for additional details below:
UC Fall 2021 Plans
CSU Fall 2021 Plans
Please go to the Class of 2021 Webpage to see past emails.
Kevin R. Patterson Stephanie Duenas Julie Salas
Grade Level Coordinators – Class of 2021
Diamond Bar High School
21400 Pathfinder Rd.