3/26 Onsite Learning Update

3/26 Onsite Learning Update
Posted on 03/26/2021

March 26th,

Dana Families,

We would like to provide you with an update on the work taking place to reopen Dana Middle for onsite learning on Monday, April 12th. 

  • HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK WILL STUDENTS BE ONSITE? - Our goal is to offer onsite instruction for all students four days a week. Our ability to implement this model is dependent upon the number of students planning on returning. We are using the SDUSD Parent Interest Survey to measure student interest. The district extended the parent interest survey window to Friday, March 26, 2021 -  11:59 PM to address technical issues. We will have a final count of students returning to school by next week.
  • SURVEY RESPONSES - Our preliminary results showed 70% of our students plan to return on April 12th. Our staff spent this week reviewing the current desk configuration in each of our 30 classrooms to determine if it was possible to fit 70% of our students in the room given the current health and safety guidelines. We will make a final decision regarding if we will follow a 4 day model or 2 day A/B model once the data are finalized.
  • CLASSROOM RECONFIGURATIONS - We have already begun the process of removing furniture and reconfiguring rooms. Our initial analysis revealed that more than one classroom will need to be physically moved to another location (i.e. library or other unoccupied space) in order to accommodate the number of students returning. We expect the total number of students returning on April 12th to grow after we receive the final results early next week.
  • ONSITE FAQ - We developed a parent FAQ to address questions related to schedules, entering campus, campus safety, lunch, and other related issues. Click this link to view our Onsite FAQ. This is a “living document” and will be updated as additional information is made available. 
  •  ONSITE PERMISSION SLIP - All students returning to campus on April 12th will need to complete the SDUSD Parent Acknowledgment of On-Site School Instruction Option permission slip prior to the first day of school. Click this link to learn more. 

Additional information will be provided to parents as it becomes available. Thank you for helping us prepare to welcome students online April 12th.


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