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Parent News 11/9
DHS Tuesday News Blast 11/9/21
Dear Dimond Families,
On Thursday there will be no school due to a scheduled in-service day. In the past, we have recognized our Dimond community veterans during a school-wide assembly. Nonetheless, we want to thank those of you have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
Thank you and Happy Veterans Day! “The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.” ----George S. Patton Jr.
INTERNET USE ALERT:
We have received a large volume of Gaggle Alerts this semester. The District, ASD has an obligation to ensure that students are not accessing or exposed to inappropriate content or engaging in any destructive online behavior when using the district’s network or computers.
To keep students safe from potentially harmful activity, ASD monitors all activity through all Google applications for any content related to:
- Drugs & Alcohol
- Nudity & Sexual Content
- Profanity & Vulgar Language
- Suicide & Self Harm
- Violence Towards Others
This monitoring process screens documents generated by or shared to students via Google Drive, which includes documents that may be submitted via Google Classroom. These documents include but are not limited to Google Suite and Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, as well as a variety of image file formats. When questionable content is identified, it is flagged and a report is forwarded to school administrators, who will in turn notify parents or guardians. Dimond will investigate the situation and follow the appropriate protocol in addressing the concern. Again, the focus here is to maintain a safe and healthy online learning environment for all our students.
Schools have always borne the responsibility of monitoring students’ school-related work and communication. Please remind your student that things that are written through their district account is being strictly monitored for the above content.
Given that all instruction, communication, and work submission is web-based, this safety check has taken on a new form. All monitoring follows the strict guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which safeguards sensitive student information.
ERIN’S LAW AND BREE’S LAW:
Erin’s Law and Bree’s Law as part of the Alaska Safe Children’s Act. Erin's Law requires the teaching of sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention for grades K-12 and Bree’s Law requires the teaching of dating violence and abuse awareness and prevention for students in grades 7-12.
We wanted to let you know that your child’s class will be receiving age-appropriate lessons on child sexual abuse and assault prevention education as required under the state’s Alaska Safe Children’s Act. In addition, if your child is in grades 7-12, they will also be receiving age-appropriate information on dating violence and abuse prevention. DHS will cover the second module in an extended 2nd period on Thursday November 18, 2021.
The curriculum and materials have been approved by the Anchorage School District School Board with input from an advisory committee comprised of parents, students, community, and school staff members and meets the requirements of the Alaska Safe Children’s Act.
If you do NOT want your child to receive the instruction under the Alaska Safe Children’s Act, you must write a letter to the school principal requesting that your child be excused from these lessons. If you have any questions, please call the curriculum office at Dimond High School at 907-742-7008.
We cannot stress enough the importance of safety in our parking lots. Students are expected to adhere to the rules for parking on campus and overall laws for operating a vehicle around campus. Reports of reckless driving will be referred to APD and students are subject to revocation of parking privileges and APD fines. Thank you for discussing safety with your student and helping us keep our parking lots safe.
Also, the staff parking lot is not a drop-off or pick-up area. We have noticed a high volume of parents using the staff parking lot, especially in the mornings. This parking lot is not designed for drop-off/pick-up. Please help us avoid accidents by using the designated areas for drop-off/pick-up.
With it being dark in the mornings, students and neighborhood members are difficult to see when crossing the road. Please make sure that you look both ways before turning or crossing at the intersection. Pedestrians have the ride-away in the crosswalk.
Lastly, please do not park in the fire/red zone of the round-about when dropping off and picking up your student. The round-about is designed for curb drop-off/pick-up. All other traffic must continue to move and not stop in the fire zone. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our campus safe.
7TH PERIOD APEX/CREDIT RECOVERY:
We are offering a 7th period APEX / Course Recovery class for interested students. This class is taking place from 2:15-3:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in Room A109. Interested students should contact their counselor to enroll.
MATH TUTORING AVAILABLE:
We have begun our after-school math tutoring program. Students can come to B108 after school between 2:15-3:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays to receive math help. We encourage them to bring notes if they have them.
UPCOMING SPORTS START DATES AND SIGNUPS:
Please make sure to complete all forms on Planeths.com before the start date of the sport you are interested in. If you have any questions, please contact Chelsea Hunt in the Activities office at 742-7005. Office hours are & 7 AM to 3 PM with a closure at 12 PM for 30 mins.
Each sport costs $200.00, there is now a student cap of $400.00 per year. Once you have reached this amount all other sports will be free for the current school year. If your family is interested in a waiver, you will need to apply and be approved for the free and reduced lunch program. You can find this on Student Nutrition website.
Activity Stickers are available for purchase on ParentConnect. The cost is $50.00 for the school year. This will get your student in to any home or away game during the school year. Your student will receive a label on their Student ID they will need to present at the games.
This is a reminder that all athletes will have grade checks for eligibility starting in January. The students GPA must be a 2.0 or higher after semester 1 for them to be eligible to continue playing in any winter sports and to participate in Spring Sports when they start.
Basketball Boys and Girls
DIMOND SPIRIT WEAR FOR SALE:
Spirit Wear is available for purchase through our new PTSA online store. Order Here: https://dimondhighptsa.memberhub.com/store - Be sure to check out our NEW crewnecks, zip-up sweatshirt, and beanies! You can also sign up to be a PTSA member through the online store. The spirit wear orders are being processed weekly so if you place an order by Thurs, it will be available for pick up at the front office on Friday after lunch. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
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Alaska College and Career Fair- Virtual Event
Students and parents are invited to explore options with colleges, universities, employers, and educational programs from throughout Alaska and the Lower 48.
The Alaska College and Career Fair will take place virtually on Sunday, November 14th, 1-4pm and Monday, November 15th, 4-7pm. Please visit the website for more information and to sign up for this virtual event.
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Purchase a 2021/2022 Yearbook!
$75 until Jan 31st
To purchase a yearbook or senior ad, please visit yearbookforever.com. This is not a live link.
full - $280
1/2 - $140
1/4 - $70
Senior portraits and quotes are due by December 31st. Email your portrait and quote to dimondlynxYB@gmail.com
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KING TECH 2ND SEMESTER:
Attention Juniors and Seniors! King Tech is now scheduling for 2nd semester, see your counselor to sign up, space is limited. You can find a list of courses here: https://www.asdk12.org/domain/1882
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