October 15th Dana Update

October 15th Dana Update
Posted on 10/15/2022

1st Progress Report Available October 14th

The first grading period ended October 7th. Your child’s first progress reports will be available October 14th. SDUSD no longer prints and distributes paper-based progress reports and report cards. Progress reports are viewed using the PowerSchool Parent Portal.


 Click this link to learn how to access PowerSchool.


 Click this link to learn about the difference between a progress report and a report card.


Parents of students with an email address on file should expect to receive an automated email next week with their child’s progress report attached.

How To Interpret Academic Grades On A Progress Report

SDUSD is in the process of converting secondary schools to a standard-based grading model. The traditional A/B/C/D/F grading system you experienced as a child no longer applies. 

Keep the following in mind when viewing your child’s progress report:

  •  2022/23 is a transition year. Teachers are using standards-based grading strategies BUT traditional A/B/C/D/F grades will continue to appear on the progress report.
  • Traditional percentage intervals (i.e. 90-100% = A) have been replaced with new intervals that are more mathematically accurate. Click this link for more info.
  • The meaning of letter grades has changed.

We developed a conversion chart to assist parents with interpreting their students' academic grades. Click this link for more information.

Dana Boys Basketball To Play Correia Middle 10/15

The Dana boys basketball team will be playing against the Correia team on Saturday at 7pm at La Jolla High School. Join us as we cheer on the Dana students. Our team has been working hard and getting better every week, especially considering they are the only team of sixth graders playing against mostly seventh and eight graders!

Dana Families Support San Diego Humane Society

Thank you so much for helping to encourage students to participate in our ASB community outreach event for the San Diego Humane Society this week.


CoNGraTuLaiONs to Ms. Kocar's period 1 class who won the competition with a donation of 25 items.


Many period 1 classes provided wonderful donations that will fulfill a great need for our local furry friends.  Collectively our school has donated a total of 135 items including pet beds, toys, treats, leashes, and collars. Great job!


Thanks again for supporting a local non-profit organization. - Karen O'Hern - ASB

Halloween Grams Oct. 25-26

ASB will have Halloween Grams for sale out on the blacktop in the morning before school from 7:30 - 7:50am on October 25th and 26th. Students can purchase grams to treat a friend, teacher, or staff member.  Grams cost $.50 cents each and include a note with a treat.  They will be delivered to students at the end of period 6 on Friday, October 28.  

Minimum Day Oct. 26-28 Parent-Teacher Conferences

Dana Middle will conduct parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, October 26th. through Friday, October 28th. We will follow a minimum day schedule during these days. School will end at 12:35 PM. School staff will reach out to families regarding our meeting schedule.


We place a priority on meeting with children experiencing academic difficulties. This is due to the logistical challenges associated with the large number of students any given teacher works with during the six period day. Families requesting a conversation should communicate directly with the teacher.

ASB Fundraiser 10/25-11/15 - Cookie Dough

The ASB class is responsible for conducting our monthly spirit days. Most recently they organized Western Day where students dressed up in their favorite western wear and participated in fun lunch activities such as horse racing, ring toss, and western dancing..all while listening to music!

These events are made possible by our ASB fundraising activities. The Dana ASB is conducting a Mrs. Field’s Cookie Dough Fundraiser. Proceeds will be used for upcoming spirit days, dances, field day, and other fun activities throughout the school year. You can even order online! Cookie Dough order forms will be sent home on Tuesday, October 25th. Ask your child for the form and purchase cookie dough for your friends and family. Orders are due Tuesday, November 15th. Orders will arrive in time for the winter holidays. More information to come!

A-G Requirements For High School Graduation

While high school is still many years away for our 5th and 6th grade students, we occasionally receive requests from parents wanting to learn more about graduation requirements. SDUSD is hosting an informational session for parents on October 17th. Read this flier for more information (English - Spanish)

Raise $$ for FoDaC While Shopping on Amazon

Use smile.amazon.com to raise money for the Friends of Dana and Correia Association (FoDaC) when you shop. Amazon donates .5% of all eligible purchases. Select "Steven V. Correia Junior High School Foundation” as your beneficiary (this is the title FODAC uses). All funds go directly to Dana & Correia.

Join the FoDsC Private Facebook Group

The private Friends of Dana and Correia group on Facebook is run by FoDaC volunteers who share important information and highlight school events. Join us!

Keep Track Of Events - View Our Online Event Calendar

Use our online calendar to keep track of events and happenings on campus. Bookmark this link today!

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