Brahma Briefing

Week 21 - January 19 - 22, 2021

Welcome to Week 21

Hello Brahma Parents & Guardians,

Welcome to Week 21.

On Monday, our school was closed as we honored the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This Federal Holiday honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and is celebrated in a variety of ways including speeches, parades and presentations. You probably read many quotes from Dr. King that he spoke as he practiced non-violent pursuit of justice. A quote of Dr. King that has recently stirred me is "The time is always right to do what is right." Distance Learning creates unique challenges to our concept of time, and I am encouraged by Dr. King's words that bring about positive action. I hope you are also inspired by Dr. King to "Do right."

Important Reminders:

  • January 25 - Yearbook Selfie Due (For those who missed their Yearbook Photo)
  • 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

Special Update - PSAT/NMSQT School Day Administration - January 26, 2021

Diamond Bar High School will not be giving the January 2021 PSAT/NMSQT this year. We had postponed it from the October 2020 date in the hopes that the COVID situation would be better by this time, but as you all know, the situation has worsened. Hospitals are at full capacity or beyond, Los Angeles County is still in the purple tier for COVID cases, and giving the test is not a safe option right now. While we wanted to provide this opportunity for our students, the health and safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance, and so we will not administer the PSAT/NMSQT on January 26, 2021.

All students who were signed-up for the PSAT will be mailed a refund check.

There is no other date for the PSAT/NMSQT this year, but students who are interested in qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship can still qualify through an alternate method. A student would have to take an official administration of the SAT between August 2020 and June 2021, request that College Board SAT Program send an official report of your SAT scores to NMSC (code 0085), and then visit immediately to complete the Alternate Entry Form. You cannot be considered in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program unless you complete this online form no later than Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Students who are interested in preparing for the SAT can do so for free via Khan Academy practice sessions on College Board’s website -

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Social Justice Award to L'Mio Edwards!

Congratulations to L'Mio Edwards, Social Justice Honoree!

The 39th Annual Pomona Inland Valley Martin Luther King Project honored L'Mio with the Social Justice Award! L'Mio is a freshman at Diamond Bar High who is active is fundraising and helping families in need. She has been recognized by both local and state government officials, is earning straight As, and is an inspiration to us all. The Pomona Inland Valley MLK Project has been recognizing students in our area since 1994. L’Mio is the 8th Brahma to be recognized! Click HERE for more information about the PIVMLK project. Also, it was an honor to have our Superintendent Dr. Taylor attend the ceremony honoring L’Mio! Click HERE for a short video about L'Mio's fundraising goals.

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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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WVUSD Nutrition Services continues meal distribution in 2nd semester.

Go to for more information.

*Pick-up Free Breakfast and Lunch for Students!

WVUSD Director of Special Projects, Dr. Resma Byrne Visits with Mag 7!

Our very own Dr. Resma Byrne visited our Brahma Mag 7 Parent group meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Dr. Byrne is the Director of Educational Projects and Assessment from our District Office. During the meeting Dr. Byrne shared with our parents the vital work being done with increasing diversity and access and working to ensure equity for our underserved minorities. Thanks for your visit Dr. Byrne!

Mark Your Calendar for the Mag 7 In-N-Out Fundraiser! February 18, 12:30 - 3:00 PM ... Ticket Info coming soon!

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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,