February 28th Dana Update

February 28th Dana Update
Posted on 02/26/2021

6th Grade Students To Participate In Sexual Health Education via Social Studies Beginning week of March 1st

 Sexual Health Education is a required curriculum for our sixth grade students.  Dana Social Studies teachers will plan to teach the 10 Sexual Health Lessons in two windows: 

  • Quarter 3 March 1-12
  • Quarter 4 May 3-14  

6th Grade parents can view a recorded presentation of the online curriculum:

Grade 6 (English | Spanish)


Parents can preview a curriculum overview via PowerPoint

Grade 6 (English | Spanish)


SDUSD's Sexual Health Education Scope and Sequence is available for parents (English | Spanish

Please watch this video to help your student create a safe environment for remote sexual education.

March 1st @ 4:30 - PLCSF Meeting - Supporting Social Emotional Well Being for Parents


 Explore the concept of Social Emotional Well Being the role the Pandemic (and the related changes) may have upon us and our children. Learn healthy ways to support your own social emotional health and well-being. Experts from the SDUSD Mental Health Resource Center will present strategies for parents and share connections to the work taking place in our schools.

Janelle Chiu, Supervising Licensed Mental Health Clinician with SDUSD Mental Health Resource Center and Yuka Sakamoto, Interim Program Manager with SDUSD, Mental Health Resource Center will give a 30 minute presentation to staff and parents during our March 1st Point Loma Cluster Foundation meeting. A question and answer session will take place immediately after the presentation.

This 30 minute presentation will help parents understand the connection of social emotional skills and academic learning, and how parents can support their student’s social emotional wellbeing. A Parent Resource Guide will also be provided to support families interested in learning about additional social emotional resources/supports and in connecting with services.

Use this zoom link to join us: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/86975057927

We hope to see you there!

Dana Spirit Wear On Sale Now!


 Need a Dana hoodie or t-shirt? The Dana Association has options for you! First come / first serve. Show your Pointer Pride by purchasing a maroon and gold Point Loma PuraVida bracelet. Items can be purchased online and picked up on campus.

  1. Link to Online Spirit Wear store - supplies are VERY LIMITED and sizes runs VERY SMALL

  2. Link to Online PuraVida Pointer Bracelet store

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Parent Tours - March 3rd @ 9 AM & 4 PM

 Future students and parents are invited to participate in a virtual school tour. Meet with Principal Irwin and other staff members during a Q/A session. Virtually explore the campus and tour the library and classrooms. Dana Middle School conducts school tours on the first Wednesday of the month. Our morning tour is held from 9 to 9:45 AM. Our afternoon tour is held from 4:00 to 4:45 PM. Reservations are not necessary. Please follow the Zoom link to participate: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/4813659415. Students are welcome.

Principal Coffee - March 4th @ 9 AM

 Join us at the Principal's Coffee to engage in dialog about the work taking place at Dana. Every other month Principal Irwin meets informally with parents who want to chat about events, share comments, and ask questions related to Dana Middle School. The meetings follow an informal format where parents have an opportunity to obtain accurate information about questions and concerns. Please follow this Zoom link to participate: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/4813659415

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