Diamond BarHigh School

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Sophomore Year

Sophomores, Class of 2020                                                                    Updated 1/10/18

 

2nd Semester has begun

Our 1st semester completed on December 20th. Final 1st semester grades will be posted soon.

 

Hopefully, you had time to rest and relax over the winter break. Rejuvenation is a great start to a new beginning. Please do all that you can to begin this semester successfully! 

 

New documents posted to our page

Please take some time to review 'College Preparation Checklist' and 'Middle Class Scholarship Brochure'. Both are informative as they relate to college or financial aid. They are provided by the Office of the US Department of Education.

 

Reminder about Dress Code

With the colder months ahead we wanted to remind all students that NO Hoods or Beanie's may be worn. You may wear a hood if it is raining. You may wear a beanie if it is a Diamond Bar High School issued beanie.

  

Sophomore Year

Remember that a student’s UC/CSU GPA is based on grades earned in academic classes taken during tenth and eleventh grades.  Students need to work hard and do their best so they can look back on their sophomore transcript without regret.  If your child looks like he is slipping in an academic class, have him see his GLC about the many free tutoring options available on campus, including CSF drop-in tutoring Monday – Thursday from 3-4:30 in room 602 or 606, or getting a private tutor. All available tutoring is listed on our main 'Guidance' webpage. Click on the link to the right.

 

This is also a good time for your child to start getting involved with both DBHS extracurricular activities and service for the community at large.  It is true that universities like to see well-rounded students but the real benefit of volunteer work is found in the many wonderful ways it impacts us as human beings.  Remember there is no one way to volunteer or participate – encourage your child to seek something he or she has a passion for and get involved!

 

Miscellaneous

Please help your students clear up any absences by writing notes or calling the very next day after an absence.  Your children are responsible for getting their absences cleared the day after an absence and know they will receive discipline for any absences cleared after that time.  Oversleeping is not recognized as a valid excuse and students who oversleep should expect the consequences associated with unexcused absences.

Cell phones can be a major disruption and safety concern and should be turned off at all times during the school day except lunch and brunch.  Please help us by telling your students to keep their phones turned off and reminding them that they can check messages from you during lunch and brunch.  In case of an emergency, they can easily get in touch with you by going to the attendance office to use the school phone or by seeing their GLC.

 

Please see the school website dbhs.org for all the latest news and announcements. The Bull Sheet is posted there weekly with the announcements the students receive in their classrooms. These announcements have important reminders, deadlines, tryout dates for clubs, activities, and much more.

  

REMIND 'Formerly Remind 101': We will be utilizing this program to send out important reminders to the class of 2020 and their parents. To sign up please send a text to the number: 81010  & in the message type in: @dbhs2020

 

DBHS RULES AND EXPECTATIONS: Please read the student handbook/planner to familiarize yourself with campus policies. See the Power Point Presentation below as GLC's have met with all sophomore as part of our Due Process meeting. This meeting allows us to review school rules and expectations. Look for 'Sophomore Due Process Meeting' Power Point Presentation.

  

1. COMMUNICATION: Do not hesitate to ask your GLC for help. We are your advocates on campus and are happy to assist you. Most problems that occur on campus could and should be avoided if the students involved simply seek our help first! Please be proactive, not reactive.
 
2. ATTENDANCE: Be on time everyday! If you are legally absent from school due to illness or a doctor/dentist appointment, you must bring in a signed note from your parent or legal guardian upon  returning to school. Oversleeping is not a legal excuse to be late or absent. Your parent/guardian must clear the full day absence within 2 days. Period absences (ex :missed 1st period only) must be cleared by brunch the following day. Detentions/SWAPs will be issued if they are not cleared.
Parents can also clear absences by calling the 24 hour attendance number: 909-594-1860
 
3. HOMEWORK: Completing all assignments on a regular basis is essential to success in the classroom. Parents- please take advantage of Parent Portal to monitor grades.

4. CLOSED CAMPUS: You must never leave campus without permission! If you leave anytime other than your last class, you must sign out through the attendance office. If you arrive to school late, you must sign in with the attendace office.

5. CELL PHONES & iPODS: Brunch & lunch ONLY! Not passing period. Not during class. Don't do it...you WILL get a SWAP!
 
6. DRESS CODE: Please make sure to adhere to the dress code that is on the school website and in the student planner. No midriffs, Non-DBHS headgear, strapless tops and halter tops. First time violations will result in a SWAP.

Get involved on campus. Treat your teachers and other adults on campus with respect. Be kind. Help each other out. Most of all, have a wonderful sophomore year!

Ms. Auten and Mr. Natividad