Brahma Briefing

Week Nine - October 5 - 9, 2020

Welcome to Week Nine!

Hello Brahma Parents & Guardians,


Salons have opened just in time to announce our yearbook photo dates for our freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes! You will have three days to schedule an appointment to take yearbook pictures October 14, 15, or 16. Look for the link below for the yearbook picture appointment website. More details will follow in next week's briefing.


The month of October holds a lot of opportunities for you to join your Brahma student in family engagement. We are launching a Wellness Wednesday activity on the topic of "Family Connections." Family Connections aims to empower parents with tools to enhance communication during Distance Learning. Topics include coping with stress and ways to improve relationships.


In addition, October is National Bullying Prevention month where we will provide family and student resources on Digital Citizenship and other ways to impact our community and friends with respect, empathy, and networking. Lastly, we will be inviting families to a Walnut Valley family and student vape awareness sessions to align with the spirit of Red Ribbon Week. Please look out for all the dates below.


Best Regards,


Reuben Jones

Principal


Elizabeth Chang

Assistant Principal

*Click on any day below to open the full Calendar

DBHS Distance Learning Resources

Yearbook Photos

All Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors, scan the QR code or CLICK HERE to book your Yearbook Picture appointment.

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Together, We are Brahmas! (Wellness Wednesday)

Wellness Wednesday: Family Connections

This week's Wellness Wednesday messge focuses on Family Connections. Find the short video on tips on managing stress along with strategies on how to connect with family. Students can find the posts on Grade Level Google Classrooms, the DBHS main webpage, DBHS Facebook, and DBHS Instagram
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Wear Orange to support National Bullying Prevention

On October 21, 2020 wear Orange to show your support and use the vibrant statement to make allies through conversation starters, awareness through social media, and influence good decision makers. Let's make a statement that it's cool to show kindness, accept unique stories, and be comfortable with inclusion.

October Senior Bulletin #2

Find out more information on UC/CSU/Private Schools and Financial Aide/Scholarships from our GLC's October Senior Bulletin #2.

Senior GLC Virtual Office Hours for PARENTs

Our class of 2021 Grade Level Coordinators will continue their monthly Parent Virtual Office Hours.


Senior GLCs, Mr. Patterson and Mrs. Duenas will host parent VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS on the 1st Wednesday of the month 8:00 PM - 9:00 Pm.


October 7, November 4, December 2


Join Zoom Meeting
https://wvusd.zoom.us/j/83025569406

Meeting ID: 830 2556 9406

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Collegewise is a free series of college planning programs and resources, carefully structured to give students and parents the tips, tools, and timelines they need to reach their college goals.
Seniors, is your CSU major impacted?

Seniors, if you want to attend a CSU School, be aware of majors that are impacted. Impacted majors have higher admission requirements. Talk to your GLC about impacted status!

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 www.getfafsahelp.org to sign up early for Wyatt℠, a free FAFSA assistance chatbot that answers their questions by text.

The Bull’s Eye is a group of students driven by a passion for journalism. Its staff strives to manifest the day-to-day life of the Brahmas into the words you see here today with the utmost accuracy and integrity. It is through this passion that the Bull’s Eye is able to stand at the very forefront of delivering the latest in both news and entertainment to YOU, the reader.
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This week we are excited to kick-off Executive Board Elections for our United Student Body (USB). Students, make sure to vote for the leaders who will be responsible for planning all the activities and events for the 2021 term!


Voting begins this Wednesday October 7 and closes on Friday October 9.

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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 www.eligibilitycenter.org.


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.

DBHS ATHLETICS - UPDATES

PREPARATION FOR RETURN TO ATHLETICS

WVUSD is currently working on an action plan for student-athletes to return to campus in phases, following LA County/NFHS/CIF/State guidelines to ensure the safety of your child and family. Implementing this plan is based on our current COVID situation and LA County Health Department.


ATHLETICS CLEARANCE

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.

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,

Principal