March 7th Dana Update

March 7th Dana Update
Posted on 03/05/2021

March 10th ASB Sprit Day - Decades Day

Hello, Dana Families! Wednesday, March 10th is DECADES DAY! ASB encourages you to wear your favorite decade clothing all day. Come to our 12:00pm Zoom, where we will do a scavenger hunt with things from the 80s and 90s! Can’t wait to see you there! Click here to find our Zoom link.

SDUSD Math Placement Process Update for Parents

The San Diego Unified School District traditionally administers a math placement test to 5th and 6th grade students in the spring for use with math placement the following year. The district has made the decision to not administer the test this Spring. Student placement recommendations will be made using current grades and teacher recommendations. The district will distribute a parent letter with additional information during the week of May 8th.

Click this link to view the informational letter

We will continue to share additional information as it becomes available.

Click to learn more about the traditional math placement process.

State Standardized Testing Update - Students To Download Testing Browser

The State of California is moving forward with standardized testing this Spring. Students will be able to take the test at school or at home. Students will need the necessary software on their computer to participate on or before March 17th. Click this link to learn how

Options are available for families who need a computer. 

The Interim is a practice test all students take. It helps them learn how the testing process works. The SBAC is the actual standardized test itself. Students must have the correct software on their computer prior to taking either test. Please see below for important dates:

  • 3/25-3/26 – Math Interim assessment for students who have math during Q3 (now)
  •  4/5-4/9 – Math SBAC for students who have math during Q3
  • 5/6-5/7 – Math Interim assessment for students who have math during Q4 (next quarter)
  • 5/10-5/14 – ELA SBAC for all students and Math SBAC for students who have math during Q4


Save The Date - Parent Breakfast May 12th

Dana Middle is holding our annual incoming parent breakfast on May 12th. Come meet Principal Irwin, Vice Principal Lepetri, and members of our Dana Parent Association. Please click this link to download the informational flyer.

Social Emotional Support and Well-being Resource Now Available

On March 1st. Point Loma Cluster parents explored the concept of Social Emotional Well Being the role the Pandemic (and the related changes) may have upon us and our children. We learned healthy ways to support your own social emotional health and well-being. Experts from the SDUSD Mental Health Resource Center presented strategies for parents and share connections to the work taking place in our schools.


Please click this link to download the Parent Resource Guide slide deck


We would like to thank 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 for presenting to our families and staff.


2021-22 PrimeTime Information For Parents

Beginning Monday, March 1 at 6:00 a.m. through Friday, April 9, 2021, 9:59 pm, all families with children in elementary, middle or K-8 schools (including transitional kindergarten) interested in participating in PrimeTime will have an opportunity to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. The PrimeTime Application will be available online by accessing the San Diego Unified School District’s website. All families must resubmit an application every school year including children currently participating in PrimeTime and children on the waitlist. To complete and submit the application online, parents will need internet access and an email address to create an InfoSnap account, if one doesn’t already exist. Additional information is available in the enclosed flyer  and on line at .

Please contact the Extended Learning Opportunities Department at (858) 503-1870 if you need any additional information.

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