Bulldog Boost

From: "Bulldog Bark" <no-reply@dvusd.org>
Subject: Bulldog Boost
Date: December 11th 2019

Barry Goldwater High School
A+ School of Excellence 2011, 2015
Home of the Bulldogs

Two Colors, One Voice!


Please be sure to check our website at bghs.dvusd.org



By May of 2020 we will decrease the total percentage of D/F’s in literacy and math school wide by 25% (from May of 2019 percentages) as evidenced by a score of four or better on the end of course level of achievement marks.


Learner Profile Trait for December

Barry Goldwater is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school.  As such we aspire to fulfill the traits embodied in the Learner Profile. Each month we will highlight and celebrate one of these traits.


The Learner Profile trait that we will focus on for the month of December is Thinkers.  We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.

The Learner Profile Quote of the Day is:  ‘No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.’   ~ Voltaire

See Something, Say Something

The Safe School Hotline number is 623-376-3262


DVUSD has an anonymous Safe Schools Hotline for students, parents, educators, and community members to report threats, rumors, or information of criminal activity on campuses or against Deer Valley students.  This hotline is available 24 hours each day.  Messages are investigated, and when appropriate, information from the Safe Schools Hotline is shared with local law enforcement.



Late Final Exam Requests:  Please pick up a Late Final Exam Request form from the Curriculum office if you are going to be absent on December 19th or 20th and will be missing one or more of your final exams. Students must have the form completed and turned in to the Curriculum Office no later than December 18th for approval. Students will need to make arrangements with their teachers to make up their exams by the January 17th deadline. Early final exams will not be administered.


PBIS Reward Celebration: We would like to CELEBRATE all students who have received PBISReward points this Semester. If you fit this description come get a free hot chocolate Wednesday December 18th in front of bookstore. Remember Goldwater students Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be safe.


FAFSA:  Have you applied for financial aid yet? Mr. Rodriguez will be having two workshops TODAY to help students start or complete FAFSA. Visit the counseling office for more information.


Teen Lifeline:  December is finally here! Whether you’re feeling anxious about the upcoming holidays, uncertain about exams, or stressed about all the things to do in between, our school community is here to support you. If you or a friend is struggling, please reach out and talk to someone. Did you know that the Teen Lifeline number is on the back of your school ID. You can text or call. It’s free, confidential, and you can talk with another teen who relates to how you’re feeling. Remember, there is help and there is hope.



Senior Yearbook Portrait:  Seniors: The deadline for your senior yearbook portrait has been extended to December 14th. Please make your appointment for your FREE yearbook photo with Grads Photography as soon as possible. We’d love to see you in the yearbook!  Please go to the link on our website to schedule your appointment!



Monday  - Thursday in the Media Center from 2:30 – 3:30.  Adult and peer tutors will be available for students who would like extra help.  But also, it is a really great place to go after school to study and get homework done.  Students can visit the Cafeteria from 2:17 – 2:30 for a FREE meal before heading to tutoring in the Library.



Did you know:  BGHS receives FREE healthy meals to provide to all enrolled students participating in any after school activity (Bulldog Boost, Tutoring, Sports, Clubs, etc) at no cost!  You should take confidence knowing that your child will be properly nourished the days that he/she participates in after school activities at BGHS Monday-Friday after school (2:17 or 12:47 on early release Fridays). 


Dorrance Scholarship:  Seniors, it's not too late to apply for the Dorrance Scholarship. This scholarship program provides academic and financial support to first-generation college students planning to attend one of the 3 in-state universities. The deadline to apply is February 7, 2020, but your FAFSA must be submitted by January 15th.   See your counselor for more information.



Consolidated Electrical Distributors is announcing a PAID High School Internship for our Seniors.  CED North is looking for hardworking dependable individuals that are eager to learn warehouse or office staff positions. There is no experience required and they offer on the job training with flexible part-time opportunities (no weekends or Holidays required). Please visit the Counseling office for more information.



Don’t forget to follow the BGHS Student Government on Twitter and Instagram @BGHSSTUGO for all the latest school news and events!





SCHOOL ID CARDS: Students, if you have not gotten your school ID card yet or if you purchased a student activity pass, please visit the Bookstore before or after school or during lunch to get your updated ID card printed!  You are required to have your ID card with you at all times and present it when requested.


TARDY POLICY:  It is an expectation that you are getting to class every period on time.  Students receiving 3 or more tardies will be assigned detention to be served after school.


ATTENDANCE – LOSS OF CREDIT:  BGHS students will receive Loss of Credit when 12 absences of any type are recorded in a classroom.



Please see any cashier to check if you have cafeteria debt.

Seniors, your cafeteria debt must be paid before graduation.


Students, you must re-apply for the free and reduced meal program every school year. Please turn in your application as soon as possible and allow ten days for processing.  On September 20th, your will be responsible for meal payment unless your application has been processed.  Applications are available in the cafeteria, Admin office and on our website. 


Senior students, please remember to re-apply for your Free and Reduced lunch program for the 2019-2020 school year even if you have a shortened schedule. Qualifying for the Free and Reduced lunch program may also help you with testing fees, the athletic fee waiver, and more.



Our Bookstore is open from 7 am – 3 pm.  The Bookstore will close at 12:30 on Wednesdays for accounting purposes and will be closed each day from 12:30 – 1:15 for lunch.



Dress Code

Any attire that detracts from the learning environment is not acceptable.  Shirts and tops may not expose bare midriffs, bare shoulders, nor be deeply cut in the front, back or under the arms.  Undergarments should not be exposed.  Clothing must cover the entire buttocks.  Clothing may not include defamatory writing obscene language or include symbols of drugs, sex, or alcohol.  You can see the complete dress code policy in the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on our website.  Please dress for success while at school!


Parking Permits

The cost for student parking is $100.  Students who wish to park on campus may purchase a parking permit in the Bookstore during lunch or before or after school.  You will need to present your driver’s license, current registration and proof of insurance.  Students who have not purchased a parking decal are not allowed to park their vehicle on the BGHS campus.  Security will be monitoring both parking lots to ensure you have your parking pass.


DELIVERIES:  The front desk will not accept personal items such as IPads, cell phones, money or lunches. There are also no deliveries allowed for students such as balloons, flowers, food or gifts of any kind.



Students, please be a good neighbor and do not park in the Medical Plaza or neighboring business parking lots.  Your car will be towed!  You can purchase a pass for the student parking lot in the Bookstore.

Have a great day Bulldogs!

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