Class of 2021 Grade Level Coordinators
Mr. Kevin Patterson & Mrs. Stephanie Duenas
CLASS OF 2021 GLC NEWS AND NOTES VOLUME 1 ISSUE #4
September 29, 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. Some of this information has been shared with you in previous GLC News and Notes, but it is important enough to share multiple times with our students and parents.
- CLASS OF 2021 CAREER UNIT
During the week of October 16, 2017, Mr. Patterson and Mrs. Duenas will be working with our 9th grade students on the “9th Grade Career Unit”. During this unit, students will work with various websites which will assist with college and career planning. In addition, students will be given the tools to create their 4-year academic plan for high school.
Students should be into their regular school routine by now. Consistent bedtime, wake-up time, study time and place etc. Routines foster success! If is very easy for students here at DBHS to become overwhelmed with their academics, extracurricular activities etc. Please watch over your students to ensure they are eating well, managing their time, and especially getting enough sleep. Sleep deprivation is very detrimental to your student’s success and happiness.
- 6-WEEK GRADES-VIEW ON PARENT PORTAL
Please take a look at your student’s 6-week progress grades. DBHS does not mail out progress report grades. The first 6-week grading period of high school sometimes brings surprises to parents. We encourage you to monitor your students via the Parent Portal on a regular basis. See #5 below if you don’t have a Parent Portal account set up.
- ACADEMIC SUPPORT/TUTORING
Please visit our Class of 2021 webpage via the DBHS Website, www.dbhs.org. You will find under files the many Academic Support programs available for your student. Look for Files starting with TUTORING. An additional Tutoring program just added to our webpage is the free Math and Science Tutoring at MTSAC!
- PARENT AND STUDENT PORTAL
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
- DIAMOND BAR HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE AND CLASS OF 2021 WEBPAGE
Parents and Students should access the DBHS website www.dbhs.org on 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!
- 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.
- 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
- 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