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Parent News 7/21

Greetings Dimond Families:

Welcome freshmen families!  Many of you may be wondering about 9th grade orientation. Luckily, we were able to have incoming 9th graders visit Dimond before the school closure.  Typically, we have a follow-up freshmen orientation the Friday of the first week of school.  Unfortunately, due to the rising virus cases and risk factor of having a large gathering we will not have the orientation and welcome back assembly.  We will work to use other ways to provide information to freshmen that will assist them with transitioning to high school and in general welcoming the student body back to school.

Please take the time to review the information below and plan accordingly. 

Thank you.



We have received yearbooks. Distribution tomorrow, Wednesday, July 22, from 8:00am until 2:00pm here at DHS. PLEASE BRING RECEIPT FOR PROOF OF PAYMENT.

A new opportunity to obtain a 19/20 yearbook has been added for online purchase, now through August 7th.  Please access the following link

Yearbooks are $85. We will announce another distribution day for new purchases and un-claimed books at a later time.



We will be doing Sports Sign-Ups ONLINE this year. Please follow the link to access the website to sign up If you have difficulty doing this, please contact our Activities Clerk, Jasmynn Whilden at or call her at 742-7005.

Items to note:

  1. We will NOT be doing in person sign ups; it all must be done ONLINE.
  2. Grade checks (eligibility) will be conducted once you have signed up ONLINE. If you do not qualify due to grades, someone will be calling you.
  3. Sports fees should be paid ONLINE through your Q account. If you must pay with cash or check, please contact Jasmynn Whilden at the email or phone number above to schedule an appointment.
  4. Once all ONLINE paperwork has been approved, payment completed and grades verified for eligibility, students can make an appointment by contacting the email or phone number above to get a golden slip to provide to your coach that shows you are now eligible.
  5. We may ask you to come in if there are problems. If so, you will need to follow the social distancing requirements.
  6. You MUST have a MASK on at ALL TIMES when you are in the building.   

There will be more information to come.



Returning students must register online through ParentConnection for the 2020-2021 school year. Online Registration will be open through August 21, although registering your student before August 14 is appreciated. Please use this link or visit Q/Zangle ParentConnection  

Unfortunately, due to social distancing expectations the district will not likely have face-to face registration this year.  We ask that you register your student online to save time.  If you have moved and will be attending a different school, please register online and notify the new school. You will need to provide proof of residency to your new school.  Families interested in applying for Free and Reduced Lunch will be able to do so in August.

There will be three options for learning this school year:  ASD in School: Traditional/Blended School, ASD at Home: Virtual Program, ASD Homeschool.  If you are interested in the Virtual Program, please access the link to sign up.  Additionally, if you are interested in ASD Homeschool, please contact Paidea, Frontier Charter, or Family Partnership.  All returning students must register online regardless of the option the family selects.

Many of you may be contemplating what is best for your student for the start of school.  Please know that we will help you with navigating through whichever option your family decides.  Currently, the district and high schools are working on finalizing some key elements for instruction face-to-face and online courses.  Please look for an update in upcoming email newsletters.  

We will be offering access to the school on an appointment only basis for registration of new to the district and to the school or other school-related reasons.  Counselors will be available for scheduling early August.  Watch for more information to come. 



Please see attached form for information on school pictures.



During the summer months, we encourage parents and students to feel free to use the grounds for recreation.  Please help us keep our campus clean by disposing of your trash in the garbage cans provided.  In addition, we ask that you report any suspicious activity such as vandalism to the APD 311 line. 



We are pleased to announce the addition of two new courses, and the promotion of a third.  If your student is interested in any of these courses for fall, please have them send an email to their counselor before August 10th.  The counselors will address these changes upon their return.


Dignity in Diversity--Grade level 11–12--One semester

Prerequisite: None. (Counts as social studies elective credit)


Minority Groups and Ethnic Cultures --Grade level 11–12--One semester

Prerequisite: None. (Counts as social studies elective credit)


Digital Electronics --Grade level 10-12--Full year

Prerequisite:  None (Counts as physical science credit or science elective credit)


Warm Regards,

Stay Safe, Be Well!


Tina Johnson-Harris