Brahma Briefing

Week 20 - January 11 - 15, 2021

Welcome to Week 20

Hello Brahma Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to Week 20.

Thank you for your support during these unpredictable times. With each new week, I begin by reflecting on what is happening on our campus and what we are planning for the upcoming week. In this process, my optimistic expectations have far to frequently been met with disappointment. Whether it is news about COVID impacting one of our students or social unrest in our nation. You may be experiencing this same disappointment. It is at these moments when I am reminded of our students and staff at Diamond Bar High. Each day I am encouraged by examples of resilience, confidence, and care for each other. I am thankful for our school community and look forward to supporting each other and making the most of 2021!

Important Reminders:

  • January 25 - Yearbook Selfie Due (For those who missed their Yearbook Photo)
  • January 26 - PSAT/NMSQT - Juniors Only
  • February 5 - Year Book Senior Ads Due

Best Regards,

Reuben Jones


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Did you miss our Yearbook Photo? We want your Selfie Portrait!

STEP ONE: Take a portrait at home.

  • Use even & natural lighting.
  • Take photograph on a clean background.
  • Include student’s full head and shoulders.
  • Avoid props and filters.
  • Adhere to school dress code guidelines.
  • Submit a high resolution color photo.
  • Save as jpeg.

STEP TWO: Click HERE to upload your photo.

  • Use our School Code: dbhs

STEP THREE: Choose your photo, crop, and upload.

  • Note the portrait guidelines as chosen by your school.
  • Select portrait photo, crop, leaving space above the head and including the shoulders.
  • Fill in student’s name, teacher (if applicable) and grade.
  • Confirm and upload.


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Get your SENIOR AD in the Yearbook! See Below For Details!

Want to purchase a Senior Ad?





Parents - Order and design your child's senior ad online. Ads are in full color and messages can be personalized!

STEP ONE: Go to Herff Jones by clicking HERE!

STEP TWO: Enter DBHS's job number: 7353

STEP THREE: Go to Yearbook Ads and click

STEP FOUR: Follow the rest of the directions when prompted

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This Special Alert from the California Student Aid Commission reminds parents and students about the Cash for College workshops aimed to provide information to help students and families complete the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

**Students should register for the webinars HERE.

Current available webinars:

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For more details, please view GSA 2021-01 at the following link:

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Want to Tryout for Cross Country?

Brahmas! We will be holding virtual tryouts for cross country from Friday, January 15 to Sunday, January 17.

  • Must be athletically cleared: Click Here for Details
  • In order to try out please record yourself running a three mile course on a fitness app (ex. Strava, Nike Run Club, Apple Watch Activity app, etc)
  • Email a screen shot of the fitness app data for your tryout to me no later than 6:00pm on Sunday, January 17.
  • The time requirement for boys is 21:00, and for girls it’s 24:00.

Contact Coach Cooke at if you have any questions, good luck!

Congratulations to our DBHS Overwatch team for qualifying for the North American Esports Federation (NASEF) NATIONAL FINALS.

Here is a list of the team members and their roles they play in the game:

Derek Wang (Support) & ESports Club President

Andy Quach (Tank) & Esports Club Vice President

Joshua Kang (Tank) & Captain

Peter Chang Captain

Jacky Zhang (Tank)

Nathan Kang (DPS)

Alton Hsiung (DPS)

Jonathan Dang (DPS)

Aiden Arciga (Support)

Aaron Dulnuan (Support)

Jacob Kaitz (Staff Advisor)

Randy Thomas (Staff Advisor)

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Described as a "hero shooter," Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a large roster of characters, known as "heroes," with unique abilities.

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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.

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Beginning each fall, over 70,000 high school students across California audition in their region. The highest-ranking musicians judged qualify to perform in one of California All-State Bands, Orchestras, and Choirs. These All-State ensembles rehearse for three days, directed by nationally recognized conductors, and perform on the closing day of the annual CASMEC (California All-State Music Education Conference). This year's event will be held online. Special thanks to our Band Directors, Mr. Acciani & Mrs. Santos!



Cody Chang (11) Percussion

Aaron Chang (10) Bb Clarinet

Christopher Gaw (11) Percussion

Samuel Gonzales (11) Tuba

Changhyeon Hong (9) Tenor Saxophone

Carissa Jeon (11) Oboe

Jason Kim (11) Bb Clarinet

Edward Kim (9) Tenor Saxophone

Ian Kim (9) Bb Clarinet

David Kwon (10) Oboe

Daniel Li (10) Tuba

Mason Miazga (10) Tuba

Erin Miyahara (11) Euphonium (bass)

Lucas O'Brien (9) Trombone

Viraj Sonawala (12) Percussion

Nathan Song (12) Bb Clarinet

Evan Thomas (12) Trombone

Chris Uy (11) Bb Clarinet

Joseph Wangsa (10) Bb Bass Clarinet

Rachel Yang (10) Bb Clarinet

Frankie Ye (12) Trombone


Bryan Chiu (10) French Horn

Siwoo Chung (9) Percussion

Abigail Hong (11) Oboe

Elise Kwon (11) Violin II

Alan Lu (11) Tuba

Weillin Luo (11) French Horn

Tammy Pao (9) Flute/Piccolo

Jonathan Phung (11) Percussion

Kaley Wong (10) Violin II

Joyce Yoo (11) Violin II

"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


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*Pick-up Free Breakfast and Lunch for Students!

WVUSD Nutrition Services will resume meal distribution on January 5.

Go to for more information.

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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,