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Parent News 4/27

Dear Dimond Families:


Graduation Commencement is two weeks from today.  Seniors, parent or guardian may pick up their graduation tickets on May 3rd from 1:30 pm- 5:30 pm in the foyer of the Old Gym.  Identification and signature will be required to receive tickets.  On May 7th, seniors participating in the commencement ceremony are required to attend rehearsal at 11:15 am in the stadium.   Seniors will receive important information and instructions about graduation.  Reminder!!  Graduation is May 11th at 2pm here in the Dimond stadium!




All students in grades 9 and 10, and select 11th and 12th grade students will take the i-Ready  assessment on Wednesday April 28th, 2021.  This diagnostic assessment is designed to provide teachers and parents with information about areas of strength and concern in reading.  


If your student is one of the select 11th and 12th grade students, they will be notified by their teachers.  

The following portal has been set up to answer ASD student or parent questions or issues regarding the i-Ready assessment. 


            Below are instructions for accessing the assessment, and some tips for students. 

  1. Students are to open a window in CHROME (please do not use any other browser)and log into Clever using their ASD credentials.    
  2. Students are to find their iReady icon in Clever   
  3. Students should try their best.  This i-Readydiagnostic assessment is designed to enable personalized, online instruction with lessons based on individualized learning needs to support student learning.  
  4. Students will miss about half of the items (the test is designed that way and adjusts to their level), and should continue through the assessment even when it gets challenging.   
  5. Please note:  Some questions are longer than others and require a student to scroll down to access the “next” button. Students can scroll on a Chromebook by using two fingers on the touchpad.   
  6. Sometimes if the screen is small, students may need to adjust the zoom or scroll down in order to see a “start” or “next” button.   



We still have MANY graduation orders in the front office that need to be picked up!  Please have your student check in if you are still waiting for items!




Please use the link below to access frequently updated Senior info:


Graduation News:


Your Graduations will be LiveStreamed on the ASD YouTube Channel :


Grad Photos:


Please see attached flyer for info on pre-ordering Graduation
Day  pictures!




The Engineering Awards Afternoon will be held in the Dimond High Lower B Commons on Friday, April 30 at 1:20 pm.  We are looking forward to celebrating our 2021 graduates!   Each student has been provided with a zoom link for parents to join a live stream of the event. 




We will be hosting an honor grad regalia distribution/pick-up April 4/29- 5/6. Please stop by the Curriculum office from 7:45-2:30 on any of these days to receive your gold honor grad cord (to be worn at graduation on May 11), certificate, and various other awards if applicable (i.e. NHS, etc.).


-Ms. Bouton and Ms. Buck




Attention all students signed up for Advanced Placement (AP) tests! The AP Testing App is now available, all students taking AP tests need to download the app ASAP,


Please check the DHS AP Testing webpage for updated information on test dates, times and locations. This page will be updated until testing begins on May 4th:


Check with your AP teacher if you have any questions.  




Please read below for the process to request summer school courses.  


     **PLEASE NOTE: All summer school locations offer BOTH middle and high school classes, and students may choose any location that works for them.


Credit Recovery: Any student who received a failing grade in one or more classes.   

  • Classes are offered in 4-week sessions running from June 2 - June 30 (Block I) or July 12 - August 6 (Block II).
  • Students may choose either or both sessions, depending on the need.
  • Students can take TWO courses each session (AM and PM- 8:00 am-11:00 am and 12:00 pm-3:00 pm). A student can make up 2.0 credits through this option.
  • Classes can be taken in-person at any summer school site or online through ASDVirtual.
  • When a course is completed the grade earned will replace the failing grade on the transcript.
  • REGISTER HERE to request a class and your counselor will follow up with you. 

Grade Improvement: Any student who wishes to improve a passing grade in a previously completed class. 

  • Classes are offered in one 9-week session running from June 2 - August 6 (Block III).
  • Student must complete the entire course.
  • If a course is completed with a higher grade than currently on transcript, the new higher grade will be recorded on the transcript, replacing the previously earned mark.
  • These classes are VIRTUAL, self-paced classes only through ASDVirtual. 
  • REGISTER HERE to request a class and your counselor will follow up with you. 

Original Credit: Any student wishing to take a class for the first time.  

  • These are first-attempt, full-length courses. 
  • These are VIRTUAL, self-paced classes only through ASDVirtual.
  • Students often take PE classes, courses not otherwise offered at their school, or courses toward graduation requirements.
  • Classes are offered in a 9-week session running from June 2 - August 6 (Block III).
  • REGISTER HERE to request a class and your counselor will follow up with you. 




DIMOND HIGH SCHOOL PORTRAITS can be accessed at the following link using your students 7-Digit ASD student ID number.  If you do not know your student’s ID number, please check parent connect. 


If there are any questions please contact Fitzgerald Photography directly at:






"Students, course requests for next school year are now past due. Contact your counselor to get your requests entered ASAP. You can see the courses you requested in your Q student connect account."




All ASD high school students may have access to an ASD-issued Chromebook to use until they graduate or leave ASD.

Materials/Textbooks Pickup: Curbside delivery has been discontinued! 

  • If your teacher asked you to pick up materials, come to the front door during school hours and tell security what you are picking up. 
  • Library books can be requested via the online Catalog or by messaging Ms. Metcalfe via Canvas. Arrangements for pickup will be made via Canvas or email. 

Missing/Overdue Library Books: 


Over 350 DHS library books are still out from the 2019-2020 school year. That’s over $5,000 to replace. Please take a look around for any ASD library books. Books from any ASD school can be returned to Dimond either by dropping them off in the drop box at the front of the school, in the bin in the arctic entrance, or by bringing them to the library. No fines are ever charged for overdue books! 


Thank you!




If you are looking for FREE MONEY for college or tech school, make sure you take a look at the scholarships offered at  Many due dates come and go so if you are interested then take a look ASAP.  Please contact Mrs. Lauwers at if you have any questions.  Mrs. Lauwers is in the Dimond building Mon., Tues. Thurs and Friday.  If she is not in her office (CRC), please email her and she will get back to you. 


If you have been notified that you will be receiving a scholarship or would like to ask for help, please fill out the following Google Form. 




The Dimond PTSA has Spirit Wear available for purchase on our website. We have recently put select items on sale, so take a look to get a great deal! We will be processing orders weekly, so if you place an order by Sunday evening, it will be available for pick up that week on Thursday at the Dimond front office.  If you have any questions, please email the PTSA at


Order Here: 




Yearbooks are for sale until May 2nd. We are ONLY offering pre-sales this year. There will NOT be any for sale over the summer or next fall. To purchase a yearbook go to:; school code #14274221.




Please keep in mind if your family plans to travel, there is strict guidance for quarantine upon return.  Travel restrictions have been updated and can be found on the district’s website.

  1. If you can get your student tested within 72 hours of arriving home, and the results are negative, you may send your student to school the next day. A hardcopy of the COVID test results will need to be submitted to the nurse via email or fax.   Fax: 742-7171
  2. If you choose to test at the airport when you return, you must quarantine until you receive a negative test result. Once you receive a negative result, you may send your student to school the next day.  A hardcopy of the COVID test results will need to be submitted to the nurse.
  3. If your student is quarantining, the student is still responsible for checking their Canvas shells for assignments to be completed.



Please see this link regarding when to stay home.

If you student has any symptoms, had close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, or tests positive, they are not able to return to school.  You will be required to provide a clearance note from their doctor’s office or proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to returning to school.  Please do not medicate and send students to school.  The effects of medications for such symptoms will wear off by mid-day.


As always, please copy and paste any link that will not work from this email, into your own browser.


Happy Spring!  Stay Safe, Be Well.


Tina Johnson-Harris

DHS Principal