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Parent News 5/16

Dear Dimond Families,  

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!  Yesterday's graduation was absolutely outstanding.  The speeches and songs were befitting of a perfect send off and celebration of our seniors.  We appreciate all that joined in the celebration.


The days remaining are few.  Students are encouraged to finish strong by completing final assignments and studying for finals.  Be mindful finals will not be given early, please plan accordingly for the last three days of school.


To All parents: It’s that time of year again when we are collecting outstanding Fines and Fees.  If your Senior or student has not returned old books, now is the time to do so!  Textbooks should be returned to the Fines and Fees office NOT the teacher so we can ensure fines are removed before books return to the classroom.  We will continue to collect class fees and old fines until the last day of student attendance. If your student has already turned in books to teachers, encourage students to make contact with the Fines and Fees office that records are corrected.   office and confirm outstanding under their name. 


Locker Clean out Dates and Information:  ALL remaining students Locker Cleanout Day is Monday 5/20 and again No backpacks will be allowed, only plastic grocery bags, any other bags will be collected and stored until the end of their school day. 


Help Dimond Library Collect Outstanding Books! Help Dimond Library Collect Outstanding Books! All Students’ library books are now overdue. 275 students still have 398 items at a replacement cost of $6,543. Every year, Dimond Library loses between $1,500 & $3,000 in lost/unreturned books. We appreciate all the help families can give to locate and return books. We always allow students to keep books they are still using as long as possible; they just need to talk to Ms. Metcalfe. We NEVER charge fines for overdue items and offer several options to take care of lost books:

Return the book = NO fine; Replace with a used or new copy = NO fine; Work in the library = NO fine (See     Ms. Metcalfe for details.); Pay for the lost book(s) = $ Cost to Replace Book(s)

Summer Reading! Summer Listening! Summer Research! Summer Access!

SUMMER CHECK OUT@ DIMOND LIBRARY Juniors, sophomores, and freshmen will be able to check out up to 10 books over the summer. See Ms Metcalfe or Ms Iya for details.


Dimond Little FREE Library Once again, we’ll have the Little Free Library running after May 14. Students may take a book/ leave a book.


Free audiobooks with SYNCAudio Teens may download 2 free audiobooks each week from April 25 to August 1. Go to more information.


ASD Library IDs (14-digit number over barcode = ID & the last 4 digits = PW) can be used to checkoutbooks and access electronic resources from Anchorage Public Library and ASD.


Use SORA, OVERDRIVE & LIBBY to access eBooks and eAudiobooks. Hoopla, Freegal, Mango Languages, Lynda app training and support, and more are also available through Anchorage Public Library via an ASD ID.


Register Returning ASD Students Online!  Returning students can be registered through Q/Zangle ParentConnection for the 2019-20 school from April 29-August 23, 2019.   Parents of middle and high school students can register online to save time, but students will still have an opportunity to visit their school to pick up class schedules, locker combinations and parking permits, and to get ID photos taken. If you have questions about online registration, please contact our Curriculum Office at 742-7008.    Online Registration will be open through August 23, registering your student before August 16 is appreciated.

*Families need to wait until August to apply for Free and Reduced Lunch for the full 2019-20 school year.

*Have you moved? Will your children be attending a different school? You may register online, but please notify your new school. Dimond High school offices will reopen the last week in July. You will need to provide proof of residency to your new school.


Best Regards,

Principal Johnson-Harris