Diamond BarHigh School

All schools in the Walnut Valley Unified School District, including DBHS, are scheduled to be closed through Tuesday, May 5, because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Principal's Memo - Week 3

WEEK 3 – August 27 – August 31


Hello Brahma Parents and Guardians, 


The third week of school includes important activities relevant for all students, staff, and parents. To begin the week, we have our first Late Start, on Tuesday, August 28. On Late Start days, staff have the opportunity to collaborate with each other and enhance our instructional program through data analysis, sharing best practices, and working to support all students. First period begins at 9:30 am, and students have shortened class periods.

Secondly, we have our first evacuation drill of the year on Tuesday, and our first lock-down drill on Friday. In our drills, students learn and practice the routes they would use in the event of an emergency, and how to respond in case we need to lock all the doors and gates to secure the campus. We will do four drills this semester with one in September and one more in October. Special thanks to Assistant Principal David Hong for coordinating our safety drills, and helping us be as prepared as possible for unexpected challenges.

Thirdly, I am looking forward to meeting with all parents Tuesday evening, August 28 @ 7pm to discuss the incident during our Branding Iron Football Game that occurred on Friday, August 17. We will meet in the Gym at 7pm to reflect on what we learned from the incident, and our steps moving forward to keep our students and campus safe. In order to make sure we have enough space, please click HERE to RSVP your attendance. 

Fourthly, this Thursday is Back-To-School Night (BTSN). I am so excited for you to meet our teachers, and I hope you can make it to campus onThursday, August 30 at 6:30pm. We will begin BTSN in the Gym as a large group (parents and teachers), and our classroom visitations will begin at 7pm. Please make sure you have your son or daughter’s class schedule to follow their daily routine. Also, if you need help with Parent Portal, be sure and visit the LINC to see our Technology Coordinator Randy Thomas for support with this valuable parent resource. Thanks to Instructional DeanJulie Galindo for coordinating all of our BTSN activities!

Finally, this Thursday, August 30 is Undergraduate Picture Day. Undergrad Pictures will be taken from 7am – 3pm in the Gym. Please stop by and see Mrs. Cathy Norys in USB if you need an order form.


This Week’s Activities, Updates, and Reminders


  • PSAT – If you have already signed up for the official PSAT/NMSQT happening on our campus on Saturday, October 13, please come by Guidance to pick up a College Board Student Guide. There is much information to help you prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT. Juniors taking this test are entered into the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. If you are a JUNIOR (c/o 2020) and have not yet registered for this exam you may still do so by paying the $27.00 fee in the Finance Department (Main Office) by September 11.
  • Baseball Tryouts will be on 8/28 at 3:15 on the varsity field
  • Soccer Tryouts for all new players will be held on Tuesday, August 28 – Thursday, August 30. They will be held on the upper field from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. All players must be cleared by the Athletic Office to participate. Wear cleats and shin guards. Bring water.

Click HERE for all DBHS Athletic Events.

Best Regards,


Reuben A. Jones 


Diamond Bar High School

Go Brahmas!