Class of 2021 Grade Level Coordinators
Mr. Kevin Patterson & Mrs. Stephanie Duenas
CLASS OF 2021 GLC NEWS AND NOTES VOLUME 1 ISSUE #2
August 30, 2017
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:
1. PARENT AND STUDENT PORTAL
If you miss tonight and still have not set up these very useful accounts, see the information below.
All 9th graders who attended a WVUSD Middle School last school year will be able to continue using the Student and Parent Portals. It will transfer to DBHS just before school opens.
If you are new to the WVUSD, you may also register for the Student and Parent Portal. This will allow you to access student information such as attendance, grades etc. Directions on how to register for this Student and Parent Portal may be found on the DBHS website. Simply access www.dbhs.org and go to either the STUDENTS OR PARENTS pull-down menu and look for the Parent Portal File. Verification Codes may be received from Mr. Randy Thomas, Technology Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Mingie Han, Registrar, email@example.com.
2. DIAMOND BAR HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE AND CLASS OF 2021 WEBPAGE
Parents and Students should access the DBHS website www.dbhs.orgon a regular basis. Students should check the website daily for announcements, opportunities and campus news. In addition, when on the DBHS Website, students and parents should access the Class of 2021 webpage by clicking on GUIDANCE/GLC and then the Class of 2021 link. Great information, don’t miss out!
3. DUE PROCESS MEETING PRESENTATION
Mr. Patterson and Mrs. Duenas met with the entire Class of 2021 on the 3rd day of school to discuss our EXPECTATIONS with the students. Our expectations, DBHS Rules and Guidelines were reviewed.
You may view the Power Point Presentation by access the Class of 2021 Webpage. Look for the list of files…Title is PRESENTATION DUE PROCESS 9th Grade 2017-2018.
Students should be into their regular school routine by now. Consistent bedtime, wake-up time, study time and place etc. Routines foster success!
5. STUDENT WVUSD EMAIL ADDRESS
All DBHS students are assigned a Walnut Valley USD student email address. For example, the email will look like this: 6-digit Student ID firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should access this email account often. Some students may want to have email messages sent to their Student Email forwarded to their personal email address so they do not miss important email messages.
6. REMIND TEXT MESSAGE SYSTEM
The Class of 2021 is utilizing a free Text-Message Remind system. You may have already completed the sign-up process during your recent registration meeting with your GLC. If you have not completed this sign-up process, PLEASE SIGN UP NOW. Students and Parents are encouraged to sign up.
PLEASE JOIN OUR TEXT MESSAGE REMIND SYSTEM. THIS ALLOWS YOUR GLC TO SEND THE ENTIRE CLASS OF 2021 (STUDENTS AND PARENTS) TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS THROUGHOUT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW:
TEXT MESSAGE REMIND SYSTEM: TO JOIN USING YOUR CELL PHONE:
ENTER THIS NUMBER: 81010
TEXT THIS MESSAGE: @24gd92
7. ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAMS
On the DBHS Website and in particular The Class of 2021 webpage, you will find our Academic Support Programs. Look for the files titled TUTORING….
8. SCHEDULE CHANGES
The last day to drop a course without it appearing on a student’s transcript is September 8th.
Mr. Patterson and Mrs. Duenas are not making any schedule changes from one Elective course to another Elective course. At some point, students need to settle in to their schedule and not look to adjust and that point is now. We are nearly 3 weeks into the school year already and too much material has been covered to be starting a new course. In addition, it is a challenge for our instructors to keep organized records with multiple schedule changes.
9. EVENING SCHOOL EVENTS AND THE NO RE-ENTRY POLICY
For evening school events such as Varsity Football games, we enforce the No-Re-entry policy. Simply stated, students will not be allowed to leave the event and Re-Enter the event.
“Once In-Once Out” is the practice. We want our students to enjoy our events and leaving and returning does not allow that to happen and can become a safety issue. Please discuss this with your students when they attend evening school activities.
Kevin Patterson & Stephanie Duenas
Class of 2021 Grade Level Coordinators