Brahma Briefing

Week 13 - November 2 - 6, 2020

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Welcome to Week 13!

Hello Brahma Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to Week 13, November 2 - 6, 2020.

Our 12-Week Grading Period ended on Friday, October 30, and teachers are submitting their grades this week. The 12-Week progress report is an unofficial grade report and will not appear on your child's transcript. The 12-Week Grades will be available in Aeries on Wednesday, November 4.

The month of October was a full month! We had amazing virtual performances in Drama, Choir, and Dance (Thanks Mr. Kaitz, Mr. Langham, and Mrs. Simonson!) and USB has been active (Thanks Mrs. Van Horn!) with student activities, virtual Homecoming Courts and Brahma Bundles! We also welcomed Small Cohorts to campus for WiFi connection, Student-Athletes began conditioning after school, and we have Performing Arts coming in November.

On top of all this, we have continued social unrest in our country, fires burning in Southern California, it's election week, and all while our lives continue to be impacted by COVID. Our teachers are doing a tremendous job and we are so grateful for their dedication, sacrifice and expertise to teach during this challenging time. Our teachers are heroes in one of the most challenging times in the history of public education.

The highlight for closing out October was our Halloween "Spooktacular" Drive-thru Trunk or Treat. It took a team of WVUSD staff including Evergreen Elementary Principal Trina Dreyer and Castle Rock Principal Jennifer Alcazar, DBHS Dean Gabriel Aguilar and Operations Manager Mike Bromberg to coordinate our community event. Special thanks to DBHS Graduates Audrey Chu and Kallista Tantiga who raised of $4000, coordinated over 20 corporate sponsors and collected over 30,000 pieces of candy, toys and gifts to share with our community for free! Click HERE to see some highlights!

November is sure to be as exciting! We have important Wellness Wednesday activities on thankfulness and gratitude, anti-tobacco education for students, and continued focus on social emotional learning. We begin our virtual Mock Trial competition, and celebrate Thanksgiving! We also have Make-up Yearbook Picture Day on Friday, November 6. These are special times and I am glad that we are in this together!

Best Regards,

Reuben Jones


DBHS Distance Learning Resources

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DBHS October Students of the Month!

At the close of each month, each of our GLCs recognize one student who they feel is representative of the qualities they would like all Brahmas to display. Here are the students being recognized in the month of October 2020

DBHS Students of the Month (Oct 2020)

Collegeboard SENIOR Scholarships

Students and parents: We encourage seniors to sign up for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program and start earning chances at scholarships. Students and parents can also take advantage of these resources this fall:

  • Visit Collegeboard's Class of 2021 page for college planning resources in response to covid-19 to help your senior stay on track for college.

We encourage seniors to get ahead on the FAFSA® by visiting to sign up early for Wyatt℠, a free FAFSA assistance chatbot that answers their questions by text.

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Did you miss Picture Day?

Makeup pictures are scheduled to take place on November 6 at DBHS. Click HERE to Schedule your appointment!

The order form is included so you may take a look at it in advance. No purchase is necessary to take a picture and be included in the yearbook.

Reminder - Mandatory Visitor Health Screen Before coming to Campus to take your picture on November 6. Please click HERE to complete the mandatory health screen. Note, students may not complete the screening. The Health screen must be done by a parent or guardian.


Treat a friend or yourself to a care package and make a contribution to DBHS at the same time!

After purchasing your package from the DBHS Webstore you will browse through our many options on the form and customize a care package that you or your friends will love.

*Currently there are 5 options to choose from including The Birthday Box, Arts and Crafts Box, Pamper Me Package, Missing You Box and the Boredom Buster Box. Quantities are limited! Get yours while supplies last.

Each Bundle is only $20 and all transaction fees are included.

Happy shopping! ~USB 2020 :)

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Mock Trial Coaching Staff!

DBHS Virtual Winter Musical Theatre Camp November 7 & 14!

Join us for our Virtual Winter Musical Theatre Camp!

  • Who ? Ages 6-13

  • When ? November 7 & 14 from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Cost ? $35 per student

Camp Tuition includes:
  • Zoom Instruction in Musical Theatre Singing & Dancing from Mr. Kaitz (DBHS Drama Teacher)
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Virtual Performance as part of the DBHS Winter Musical Production "The Nutcracker: A Miraculous Journey" on December!

Email with any questions.

Limited spots available!

Signup at


Mr. Jared Kaitz

Drama Director

Small Cohort Athletic Conditioning is Back!

Hello Brahmas!

During Week 12, our football program led the charge with LA County's Return to Practice Guidelines. We had approximately 35 of our student-athletes back on campus to focus on conditioning and preparing their bodies for the possibility of their upcoming season.

This week, an additional 130+ student-athletes in 6 sport programs will also be joining. We are working with LA County to ensure your child's safe return so we do appreciate all of your support.

Go Brahmas!

Albert Lim

Athletic Director

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Eligibility Center

Attention Senior Student-Athletes:

If you plan on participating in college-level athletics at the NCAA Division I or II levels and are in contact with college coaches, you must be certified as an eligible athlete by the NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER.

*Register online at

Mr. Patterson, our NCAA GLC, will be notified by the Eligibility Center once you have registered. At that time, your transcript will be sent to the Eligibility Center by Mr. Patterson. Only students in the Class of 2021 should register at this time.



In preparation for the possibility of athletics to commence, please ensure your child is athletically cleared. Student-athletes that are not cleared will not be able to participate in athletics. Specific athletic instruction can be found HERE.

"Tell a Friend"

Dear Parents,

We are seeking your help to “Tell a Friend” about the opportunities to attend Walnut Valley Unified for the 2021/2022 school year. Walnut Valley will be hosting enrollment information meetings beginning this month to share information with prospective parents on how to enroll based on District of Choice, Inter-district Transfers, Allen Bill, or Caregiver applications.

Click HERE for the flyer and website information to share with friends interested in attending our District. The above website has the upcoming dates and locations of our meetings to any family interested in attending Walnut Valley. Current families enrolled in Walnut Valley do not need to attend these meetings.

Please click HERE to access the flyer.

Best Regards,

Reuben Jones


WVUSD Nutrition Services Continues Meal Services Mon - Fri 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Click HERE to read the answers from last week's FAQ.

Still have questions about Distance Learning?

Please Click HERE to log your question and we will post the answer on the above Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) link.

Stay Healthy & Take Care!

Reuben Jones,


DBHS is a Polling Location! Come to campus to Vote Early 10/30 - 11/2 & Election Day 11/3