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Class of 2021 HOMEPAGE
 
Your Grade Level Coordinators for your four-year DBHS career will be:
 
Mr. Kevin R. Patterson-Last Names Beginning with (A-Lio)
Mrs. Stephanie Duenas -Last Names Beginning with (Lip-Z)
Mrs. Julie Salas -Pathways Communications Academy  
 
SENIOR VIRTUAL WALL
SENIOR WALL: Let's celebrate your post-high school plans!!! Send a picture of yourself to your GLC to get featured on our Senior Wall/Virtual Board. The picture should represent your plans for next year (community college, university, trade school, military, gap year, going into the workforce, etc.).
Send picture to your GLC via email so we can feature you and CELEBRATE your next journey!
"Senior Wall" Class of 2021!
 
SENIOR SURVEY
Please take a few minutes to answer these questions so we know your post-high school plans.
 

 

 

I've invited you to fill out a form:

 

Senior Exit Survey - C/O 2021

 

Fill out form

 

 

UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT EXAMS??

College-bound seniors should ensure, with their destination school, that any Course Placement Exams are scheduled or that requirements have been satisfied via another process such as AP Exam score.  Placement exams are critical as students begin registering for their fall courses at the college.

The University of California (UC) system utilizes the Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE) for UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside and UCSD. Test Date: May 22, 2021.  Other UC campuses use other means for placement-students should inquire directly with their destination UC if not listed above.

Students should ensure that placement tests are scheduled or the test has been satisfied in some other way to ensure successful course placement at the college.  

Here is a great link provided by the UC regarding the AWPE:

https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/elwr/?mc_cid=0ae4f94ed3&mc_eid=a28dfb634f

 

 

SENDING YOUR FINAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT TO COLLEGES

Final transcripts will need to be sent to the campus that you will attend in the fall. It is the student’s responsibility to request/send a final high school transcript to their destination college. Diamond Bar High School FINAL TRANSCRIPTS (Final Transcripts include All grades and a Graduation Date) will be ready to request and be sent starting Monday, June 21st, 2021. Seniors who need to send final transcripts to their college/university must do so through parchment.com.You can also access PARCHMENT via our school website:  https://dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=167814&type=d&pREC_ID=345011
DO NOT ORDER YOUR TRANSCRIPT BEFORE JUNE 21st OR YOUR TRANSCRIPT WILL NOT INCLUDE SECOND SEMESTER AND GRADUATION. There is a fee, payable online, to send this final transcript via Parchment. Final transcripts are due to the UC’s by July 1st, and that’s probably a good date for any school – set a reminder in your phone for June 21st so your order gets in on time!

 

PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATON TOWARDS GRADUATION CEREMONY/ACTIVITIES!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT YOUR SENIOR AND OUR GRADUATION ACTIVITIES AND CEREMONY?  WE WE WELCOME ANY FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR SENIOR GRADUATION CEREMONY.  SEE LINK:

https://bit.ly/3u9gAkg

 

 

SENIOR ACTIVITIES-FUN TIMES:  See Class of 2021 Google Classroom for More Details...

  • Starting April 16, 2021:  From 1:10-2:30 pm each Friday there will be a Class of 2021 Senior Event. 
    • April 16, April 23, April 30, May 7, May 14

 

 

WALNUT VALLEY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION-WVEF SCHOLARSHIPS
Application Deadline:  May 14, 2021
 
 
CSF PEER TUTORING: If you need help in any academic area, please sign up for free virtual peer tutoring. Tutoring is available Monday - Thursday from 2:30pm - 4:00pm. To be eligible for tutoring you must fill out the tutoring request form along with the digital citizenship form. The night prior to tutoring you will receive information on how to access the tutoring session. Please feel free to email the CSF advisors, Jennifer Burns jburns@wvusd.org or Dawn Daza ddaza@wvusd.org with any questions you may have regarding tutoring. We look forward to seeing you.

SENIOR "STUFF" INFORMATION:

See in link to the Right Titled:  Senior Stuff / Senior Newsletters / Senior Information

  • Senior Pictures/Photo Studio Information-Yearbook
  • Graduation Products/-CAP & GOWN Announcements etc.
  • Sr. Parking     
  • SENIOR GEAR SALES!
  • Senior Yearbook Advertisement/Senior ADS   
  • GLC Video Messages

 

GLC PATTERSON AND GLC DUENAS

PARENT VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS

Parents-Thank you for participating in our virtual office hours this school year.

 

GLC PATTERSON AND GLC DUENAS

STUDENT VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS

We hope these were helpful to you seniors!
        

COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS-MTSAC

Mrs. Rachelle Romero, DBHS Career Technician in coordination with MTSAC Community College’s liaison for DBHS, Annette Monge-Hermosillo, has just released very important dates for the MTSAC Application Process.  Please use the link below for the informative flyer and place these dates in your calendar.  Many of our students have decided that MTSAC will be their destination college, others may be applying in case a change of mind towards a university takes place.  Going through the    “CONNECT 4” process is extremely important if you want to have all of the benefits MTSAC has to offer!

 

MTSAC COMMUNITY COLLEGE “VIRTUAL HELP CENTER”

Every Tuesday, March 23 through June 29, 2021 the MTSAC HS Outreach Department invites all MTSAC bound High School seniors to join the “Virtual Help Center”.  If you have questions about the MTSAC summer programs, Promise Plus, Admissions, Enrollment, Financial Aid etc. MTSAC is available to answer your questions.  GREAT OPPORTUNITY.  Use link below for additional information:

https://4.files.edl.io/56fb/03/24/21/070833-2b6c76ea-98fe-49e3-8f6a-953b80c0460d.pdf

 

 

 

DBHS Principal-Dr. Reuben Jones' Weekly Brahma Briefing

May 24-28, 2021

Click HERE to access the Brahma Briefing.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS?

CHECK OUT OUR MONLTY SENIOR BULLETIN PUBLISHED THE 1ST DAY OF EACH MONTH-LOCATED TO THE RIGHT-"SENIOR STUFF" and BELOW...  ALSO-CHECK OUT THE SCHOLARSHIP LINK TO THE RIGHT!

Senior Bulletin #9:   May 2021

https://4.files.edl.io/560a/04/30/21/194430-18228bd2-346e-4a4c-8a5a-d244861c3525.pdf

 

Senior Bulletin #8:   April 2021

https://4.files.edl.io/9e99/04/02/21/182616-5061254b-1613-4e13-9344-738ed877540d.pdf

 

Senior Bulletin #7:  March 2021

https://4.files.edl.io/47d7/03/01/21/225922-529f69cb-adf0-4518-a0cb-889ed7a78dcd.pdf

 

Senior Bulletin #6:  February 2021

https://4.files.edl.io/689f/02/01/21/235605-a41609b9-017b-4c6c-9d3f-d3e0ec1f6362.pdf

 

Senior Bulletin #5:  January 2021

https://4.files.edl.io/4413/01/05/21/195408-86863d33-de39-4449-a261-e2001dc75cdc.pdf

 

Senior Bulletin #4:  December 2020

https://4.files.edl.io/b406/12/01/20/235450-f1146fbd-33ff-41ba-8adb-d899cc2fff29.pdf

 

Senior Bulletin #3:  November 2020

https://4.files.edl.io/7b6d/10/30/20/220659-a224e27a-e903-4170-9f0b-389ea42beb8a.pdf

 

Senior Bulletin #2:  October 2020

https://4.files.edl.io/abe2/10/04/20/191520-b231a7b8-cb2e-406a-b52e-0b8528a0a398.pdf

 

Senior Bulletin #1: September 2020 

https://4.files.edl.io/08a6/10/04/20/191509-26610845-a35a-4dbd-b168-ac5a994345fc.pdf

 

 

PAST GLC EMAILS TO SENIORS AND PARENTS

May 21, 2021 Email:

https://4.files.edl.io/4e64/05/28/21/205735-5315a87f-f06c-4c37-8f01-e676ee864298.pdf

 

May 4, 2021 Email:

https://4.files.edl.io/f85d/05/04/21/192306-9f215fa5-8748-42e3-bb35-eab4fe031d9d.pdf

 

April 14, 2021 Email:

https://4.files.edl.io/857f/04/15/21/012300-e0f7aa71-564b-4b49-9e0c-0c112f81d7ea.pdf

  • MTSAC/Community College News
  • Senior Activities
  • University News-Now What?

 

March 25, 2021 Email:

https://4.files.edl.io/db87/03/25/21/153516-ac9f2760-e1d1-4073-85cf-d413da4f939b.pdf

  • MTSAC Virtual Meetings for Incoming Students
  • GLC Office Hours
  • Planned Senior Activities
  • UC Events (Campus by Campus) for Admitted Students
  • PacificSTEM Virtual Event
 
March 2, 2021 Email:
  • Virtual GLC Office Hours
  • FAFSA/CAL Grant
  • Planned Senior Activities
 
February 23, 2021 Email:
  • CAL GRANT-Financial Aid
  • FAFSA
 
February 17, 2021 Email:
  • FAFSA Deadline-March 2, 2021
  • Senior Activities
  • GLC Parent and Student Virtual Office Hours
  • Drop Class Deadline
  • Community College (MTSAC) Deadline
 
February 2, 2021 Email:
  • GLC Class Visits Follow Up
  • Senior Doughnut Give Away
  • GLC Virtual Office Hours for Parents and Students
  • How Seniors can stay updated on Activities and Events
  • Google Classroom Social Media Advice from GLCs
  • Last Dates for Senior Yearbook Ads, Cap & Gown etc.
  • Community College Workshops
  • UC and CSU Fall 2021 Workshops
 
January 12, 2021 Email:
  • Community College (MTSAC) Workshops
  • College Applications Follow Ups:  Set up Portals, Answer Emails
  • Mid-Year Reports-University
  • Senior Ads-Yearbook, Cap & Gown, Senior Portraits
  • Suggestions for Parents
 
January 4, 2021 GLC Video Message to Students and Parents:
Welcome to Semester 2 of your Senior Year!
 
December 10, 2020 Email:
  • Middle Class Scholarship via FAFSA for Cal State, UC and Community College
  • Adjusted Application Due dates for CSU and Some UC Campuses
  • MTSAC Registration/Application "Connect4" Workshop Dates
  • College Application Follow Up:  What to do after the application has been submitted.
  • Semester 2 Class Schedule Adjustment Due Date-Dec. 11
  • Yearbook:  Senior Advertisement/Order Form
 
November 30, 2020 Email:
  • Adjusted Due Dates for CSU and UC Application:  December 4, 2020
  • Community College:  MTSAC Connect 4 Workshops for MTSAC Registration
  • Yearbook Senior Ads for purchase
  • Semester 2 Schedules:  Verify on Aeries.  Any adjustments must be communicated to GLC by December 11th
 
November 25, 2020 Email:
  • GLC Parent Virtual Office Hours-1st Wednesday of each month
  • Need Emotional Support Link-DBHS Home Page
  • College Applications-Upcoming Deadlines
    • CSU, UC, Common Application
  • After Submitting your College Application
    • Checking your emails and responding to universities-CRITICAL STEP!
  • Community Colleges
    • January Start of Process
 
November 6, 2020 Email:
  • Article for Students and Parents on College Reputations and Choosing a College
 
November 3, 2020 Email: 
  • GLC Parent Virtual Office Hours-1st Wednesday of each month
  • Common Application Information
  • Cal State University Application Information
  • University of California Application Information
  • Senior Photos
  • FAFSA
 
October 6, 2020 Email: 
  • FAFSA/Financial Aid Information-Great Tutorials etc.
  • Off-Campus Opportunities
  • UC and CSU Application Information
  • Letters of Recommendation for Jobs or Scholarships-"Brag Sheet"
  • DBHS Career Center College Representative Visits to DBHS Calendar
  • GLC Tutorial Period Office Hours-Google Chat
 
September 16, 2020 Email: 
Topics Include:
  • College Night Reminder
  • Senior Profile Packet Due Date Reminder-September 18, 2020
  • Last Day to Drop Class without record-September 18, 2020
  • FAFSA/Financial Aid Information-Great Tutorials etc.
  • UC Programs
 
September 4, 2020 Email: 
Topics Include: 
  • Financial Aid Night and College Night Reminders
  • UC Application Workshops and UC Virtual Tours
  • CSU Application Workshops an CSU Virtual Tours
  • Graduation Cap & Gown, Announcements and Senior Gear Ordering Process-Herff Jones
 
 
 

 

What if I need a Letter of Recommendation for a Job or a Scholarship?  (BRAG SHEET)

If you need a Letter of Recommendation and you have not previously submitted the Senior Profile Packet to your GLC, please use this document below which we are calling the “Brag Sheet”.  Complete this document and submit to your GLC at least 2-3 weeks prior to the deadline.

https://4.files.edl.io/de76/10/05/20/224639-df9e0b40-cbb6-4b52-8c36-0b4a32d3ad07.pdf

 

FAFSA  PRIORITY DEADLINE APPROACHING-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)            CLICK LINK BELOW:

https://4.fi.edl.io/7d1d/09/22/20/182618-bf4ad235-b5c8-4762-8793-d694b756d9e6.pdf

 

GREAT CAL GRANT INFORMATION:

https://4.files.edl.io/ca81/02/23/21/172357-17cf53bf-b894-4f19-9a76-774f11309d3a.pdf

 

DISTANCE LEARNING BELL SCHEDULE
 
DISTANCE LEARNING GLC OFFICE HOURS FOR STUDENTS
Mr. Patterson and Mrs. Duenas will be available via GOOGLE CHAT Mondays Through Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 pm for Guidance starting August 11th.  In addition, we will continue to be responsive to emails.  For non-emergency situations, we commit to responding to emails within 1-2 school days.
 
 
SENIOR VIRTUAL BACKGROUNDS-SEE LINK TO RIGHT:  Senior Stuff / Senior Newsletters / Senior Information
 
 
 

GLC Registration Meeting Class of 2021 Senior Student/Parent Information Handbook (PDF)  CLICK HERE TO VIEW

 

FAQ:  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

See the link to the right titled FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS-FAQ

Often times, the answer to your Question may be contained in this list.  Check It Out.

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER
VIDEO MESSAGE SERIES
Class of 2021 Students and Parents:  Your Grade Level Coordinators will be presenting and publishing a Series of Video Messages regarding the College Admissions process.  We will email these Video Messages to all Class of 2021 students and parents during this time period:  May 22-June 7, 2020.  After each Video Message is emailed to you, we will post the Video Message and accompanying Power Point Presentation on our Class of 2021 Webpage Below this Summary. The Video Messages will consist of the following topics:
 
College & Career Video Message #1
"Post High School Options for Students"  This Video Message will be a review of all of the possible options/paths students may choose to follow after high school. 
Published May 24, 2020         
(CLICK HERE) to Access the Class of 2021 OPTIONS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION PACKET  (WORD Document)  & (Power Point Slides Document) 
 
 
College & Career Video Message #2: 
"Selecting a College Major and Possible Career Path" The "STAIRCASE" APPROACH!  This Video Message will assist students with selecting a possible college major and possible career path.  
Published May 28, 2020     
(CLICK HERE) to access the Actual Power Point Slides WORD Document
 
College & Career Video Message #3: 
"Your College List-Selection Criteria and Making Your College List" 
This Video Message will be a thorough review of the process for students to follow in producing a list of possible colleges to which they will apply.  This will help students narrow down their College List to approximately 8-10 Colleges.   
Published June 2, 2020
(CLICK HERE) to Access the Actual Power Point Slides  +  "Organizing Your College Search Document" Word Document
 
College & Career Video Message #4: 
"College Admissions Process & Platforms"            This Video Message will be a through review of How To Apply to Colleges.  We will review the Platforms for the Cal State University (CSU) System, the University of California (UC) System and Private and/or out-of-state public colleges which use the COMMON APPLICATION Platform.  In addition, we will review the process to pursue a Community College, Trade or Technical College.
Published:  June 7, 2020
(CLICK On EACH BELOW TO ACCESS)
 
College Applications and Process Packet: 
(A MUST READ FOR ALL SENIORS APPLYING TO 4-YEAR COLLEGES)
Topics Discussed:  Cal State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) Application Process, (UC) Personal Insight Questions (PIQ),  The Common Application, Community Colleges/Trade Schools/Technical Schools, SAT/ACT Procedures including How to Send Scores, Senior Profile Packet-Letters of Recommendations, University Admission Options (Early Decision, Early Action, Regular Decision), Financial Aid Applications/Process
 
 
 
COMMON APPLICATION HELP  
COMMON APPLICATION ADVICE AND HELPFUL TIPS-TROUBLE SHOOTING SOLUTIONS & INFORMATION ABOUT DBHS & GLCs
COMMON APPLICATION 2020-21 OPENS ON AUGUST 1, 2020
 
Information Data on DBHS (High School Details) and Grade Level Coordinator for Common Application
 
COMMON APPLICATION ADVICE AND HELPFUL TIPS-TROUBLE SHOOTING SOLUTIONS:
 
Description of DBHS Transcript, GPA, Class Rank Information
 
FERPA Instructions (FERPA) And Your Common Application
 
DBHS School Profile 
 
 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC) APPLICATION HELP
OPENS AUGUST 1, 2020 (You may submit the UC Application starting November 1st through November 30, 2020.  ADJUSTED DUE DATE:  DECEMBER 4, 2020
UC APPLICATION ADVICE & HELPFUL TIPS-TROUBLE SHOOTING SOLUTIONS:
 
 
UC ADMISSIONS APPLICATION TUTORIAL VIDEOS-INFORMATIVE VIDEOS REVIEWING EACH SECTION OF THE UC APPLICATION:
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) APPLICATION HELP
OPENS OCTOBER 1, 2020 (You may submit the CSU Application from October 1st through November 30, 2020.  ADJUSTED DUE DATE:  DECEMBER 4, 2020
 
CSU APPLICATION ADVICE-HELPFUL TIPS-TROUBLE SHOOTING SOLUTIONS:
 
COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS-MTSAC-(See Link Above)
 
 
College & Career Video Message #5: 
"The Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Process-The Senior Profile Packet"  This Video Message will explain in detail the process a Class of 2021 student will follow in order to Request a Letter of Recommendation from their GLC and/or from a teacher.  Many universities require Letters of Recommendations from their GLC and 1 to 2 teachers.  This Video Message will explain the SENIOR PROFILE PACKET each student will need to complete in order to request a Letter Of Recommendation.
Publication Date:  June 10, 2020
(CLICK On EACH BELOW TO ACCESS)
SENIOR PROFILE PACKET/LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
 
 
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GLC NEWS AND NOTES NEWSLETTERS
See all of the GLC News and Notes Newsletters from 11th Grade and also...from Grade 9 & 10 in the link to the RIGHT:                   
 
NCAA Eligibility Center
To become an NCAA Division I or II level student athlete directly after high school, students must meet certification requirements.  See the (NCAA Initial Eligibility Center Presentation) NCAA Link to the Right
 
INFORMATIVE  /  HELPFUL  FILES - LINKS:
 

 

 

WHAT ABOUT THE CLASS OF 2021 ARTICLE