June 20 Dana Update - Final for 20-21 School Year

June 20 Dana Update - Final for 20-21 School Year
Posted on 06/20/2021

2020-21 School Year In Review

The June 20th Dana Update represents the last weekly communication to parents, staff, and students. We would like to use this as an opportunity to express our gratitude for making the 2020-21 school year a success despite the challenges we faced. You demonstrated how you are flexible, innovative, strong, vulnerable, and grateful. These attributes helped you navigate the uncertain times. While few of us would wish to repeat these events, we can appreciate how this year helped us practice the skills we will need as we face adversity in the future. 

Please take time during the summer to connect with family, friends, and loved ones. Thank you again for your commitment to our students.

Grades Available In PowerSchool

Final 2nd Semester grades are now available for viewing in PowerSchool. Click this link to learn how to login to PowerSchool.

Congratulations Mr. Lepetri!

We are excited to announce Vice Principal Joey Lepetri has been selected to serve as Principal at Golden HIlls K-8 School! Mr. Lepetri's first day at Golden Hill was Wednesday, June 16th. Please click this link to learn more.

View the Last Student Broadcast of the Year

Click this link to view the last Dana Middle student broadcast of the school year. Thank you to all the students in Video Production, ASB, and Journalism for creating awesome video content for us! Click this link to view the June broadcast.

Students To Keep District Computers Over The Summer

All students except for those graduating or leaving the district will keep their devices over the summer. Students will have access to applications in Clever until July 30th.

Learn About Opportunities Available In Our Community

We have developed the “Community Corner” as a tool to share news and information with parents regarding programs and services offered in our community. Examples may include; Little League, Karate Studio, Boy/Girl Scouts. Please click this link to visit our Community Corner. Dana Middle School does not have any affiliation with these organizations. Please contact the organizations directly with questions about their programs.

Save The Date - Student Orientation August 27th

5th and 6th grade orientation is scheduled for Friday, August 27th. Additional information about the 2021-22 school year including dates and times for incoming 5th grade and 6th grade orientation will be distributed to families over the summer. Visit the school website for more information.

What Can I Do To Prepare For Next Year?

Incoming parents frequently ask “What can I do to prepare my student for next year?” We recommend parents follow these tips over the summer break;

  •  Enhance your love of reading - Reading is a skill that strengthens the mind, improves vocabulary, and promotes the value of intellect. It is important for teachers, parents, and other adults to model the love of reading. Reading doesn’t have to be a burden. Click this link to learn more.
  •  Support Social Emotional Well Being - Socio Emotional skills are the skills we rely upon to help us cope with everyday emotions, stress, relationships. The more we have a chance to practice these skills, the more comfortable, confident and competent we become to use them in different situations. Click this link to learn how you can help develop healthy socio emotional habits with your child.
  •  Promote Student Independence - Allow children to make choices. Support growth and new challenges by scaffolding and practicing new skills. Let children solve problems on their own. Every child encounters failure at some point so let children struggle (safely). At the end of the day your child should be tired….not you! Click here for more information.
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