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Parent News 9/15

Dear Dimond Families- 


We are halfway through the 1st quarter.  Please continue to encourage your student to attend Zoom sessions and turn in assignments.  As you assist your student with staying on track, please take the time to check your student’s progress on Q.  We realize that students are experiencing online learning in different ways.  With instruction being remote, we want to make sure that we are supporting students and families the best that we can.  Multiple safety nets are important to the success of students.  Please let us know if you need assistance with helping your student during this challenging time. 




Some ideas from the University of Michigan for helping your students that are struggling during these times with motivation towards school: 1) Set or have them set small daily goals.  2) Reward or have them reward themselves for completing small goals.  3) Help them create positive habits and routines (ex. setting phone to do not disturb during classes and time reserved for completing schoolwork, scheduling time each day to complete schoolwork, etc.).  4) Encourage them to take a short break if they are getting frustrated or overwhelmed.  5) Have them think about why they care about school and their actions.  6) Help them remember previous successes they have had persevering even though they were struggling with motivation.  To see the full article from the University of Michigan with the above tips go to:




Dimond bowling will be having a meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd at 2:30pm at Jewel Lake Bowl. Masks are required at the meeting. You must be signed up on before you can practice. Practice begins September 29th.




"Current DHS 9th-Grade Students:  If you have any textbooks or library books from Mears Middle School, please note the upcoming opportunity.

During the week of Monday, 9/21-Friday 9/25, from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM, please drop off any Mears schoolbooks on the carts/tables outside of the east side (parking-lot side) of the Mears Middle School building.


Please do not approach the table if someone else is leaving books for the sake of social distancing, and please wear a mask.   


Please contact Mears administration if you have any questions. 




Attention Freshman: Class of 2024 commemorative t-shirts Mears PTSA purchased for students that put in shirt size requests. We still have 60+ shirts that have not been picked up. If you’re unsure that you requested one or not, email us and we can check. 

We will be set up an outside Mears every Wednesday (weather permitting). 10-2 pm.




The final yearbook distribution day will be Wed, Sept 23rd from 8 am to 2 pm at Dimond HS. You may pick up your pre-purchased yearbook. We still have 19/20 yearbooks for sale.  They are $85 cash or check, sorry we cannot accept credit cards.


Safety protocol for this distribution will be curbside only and masks must be worn.  Our staff will be observing this as well. 





  • Check with your teachers to see if they have materials
  • Text @dmcurbside to 81010 to join our Remind
  • Come to the front drive of DHS any Tuesday or Thursday between 11 & 3 (Please wear a mask.)
  • Text us when you arrive & tell us your name and your teachers’ names (if they have materials)
  • We’ll bring your books out 

Library Books

  • Go to Dimond Library Website( for instructions
  • Put your books on hold
  • Text @dmcurbside to 81010 to join our Remind
  • Wait to hear from Remind @dmcurbside that your books are ready
  • Come to the front drive of DHS any Tuesday or Thursday between 11 & 3 (Please wear a mask.)
  • Text us when you arrive
  • We’ll bring your books out  



As we look forward to returning to the classroom, it is mandatory that students be current on all immunizations. I have included information for the many immunization clinics available in Anchorage for both compliance immunizations, and the flu shot. If you have any questions you may contact the Nurse by email or you can call 742-7050 and leave a message.


The Children’s Hospital at Providence holds a free immunization clinic every first Saturday of the month. Call 212-7912 with any question

  • 2020 Clinic Dates

October 3rd

November 7th

December 5th


Children are eligible for the free immunization program if they are younger than 19 and one of the following: Medicaid eligible, uninsured, underinsured (vaccines not paid for by insurance), or American Indian or Alaska Native.


Alaska Regional Hospital offers free immunizations to eligible patients through 18 years of age. The vaccinations offered are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They include: Hepatitis A & B, Rotavirus, Hib, DtaP/DT/Tdap, polio, MMR and chickenpox. 


 The clinic is held on the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Call 907-264-1733 for information.


Walgreens, Fred Meyers and Carrs Pharmacy offer free flu shots.  

Walk-ins welcome, or you can schedule an appointment.


ASD is offering a drive through Immunization clinic September 26 through September 30 from 8am to 8pm. They will be offering State Required Immunizations as well as Flu shots. For more information call Health Care Services at 742-4136.




Students may now sign up and pay for Advanced Placement Tests for the 2020/2021 school year. The fee for AP exams is $100 per test. The deadline for payment without a late fee is Friday, October 30th. After October 30th, the exam fee will increase to $140. Should the need arise, this year, students will be able to cancel any exams before March 5th and receive a full refund. All students taking an AP course at any time during the year (1st quarter, 2nd quarter or in the 2nd semester) should signup and pay for their exams before October 30th.

Please use the following link for payment information and signing up for exams:




Due to a change in pricing by our vendor, we are able to pass on an additional $10 savings to 20/21 yearbook purchasers. Our Back-to-School price is $65 until October 30th.


We are also offering a $25 savings on Senior ads until October 30th. Back-to-School senior ad prices are as follows: full page $300; ½ page $150; and ¼ page $75. Remember these prices will disappear by Halloween!


To purchase your yearbook or senior ad before the sale ends, go to Our school code is: 1427421 or search for Dimond in the search box.


 Have a great week!




Ms. Tina Johnson-Harris

DHS Principal