May 8th Dana Update

May 8th Dana Update
Posted on 05/07/2021

Thank You Ortiz Taco Shop, The Gourmet Bagger, and Dana Parents For Supporting Our Staff 

We would like to thank the following local businesses for donating food and treats to the Dana Staff during the recent Staff Appreciation Week:

Ortiz Taco Shop

3704 Voltaire St

San Diego, CA 92107

The Gourmet Bagger

3357 Rosecrans St

San Diego, CA 92110

We would also like to give a special shout-out to Colleen Cook, Anissa Brown, and Missy Pruess from the Dana Association for organizing the event and delivering treats to classrooms. Our staff definitely felt the love. You are greatly appreciated!

5th and 6th Grade Parents To Take California Schools Parent Survey

All 5th and 6th grade parents are encouraged to take the California Schools Parent Survey (CSPS) before May 21st. Please click this link to access the survey:

The CalSCHLS system was created by the California Department of Education (CDE) in 1997 to efficiently and cost-effectively provide school districts and their partner communities with quality local data which can be used to improve student academic performance and social-emotional, behavioral, and physical health of all youth. It assesses key indicators linked to success in school, career, and life. There are three parts to this survey:

  • California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) - Completed by 5th grade students in their English classroom on Thursday, May 20th
  • California School Staff Survey (CSSS) - taken by Dana Staff
  • California School Parent Survey (CSPS)

All three surveys were developed by WestEd with the help of Duerr Evaluation Resources and expert advisory committees of educators, researchers, and practitioners. The staff and parent surveys were added to address the needs of districts for data on school working conditions, parent involvement, and enable comparison of staff and parent perspectives to student self-reports. Follow this link for more information.

Parents of 5th grade students have the option to not have their child complete this survey. Parents requesting their child not take the survey should complete this online google form (en espanol) prior to Monday, May 17th. 6th grade families DO NOT need to complete this form because 6th grade students do not complete this survey.

ASB Food Drive May 3-13 

ASB is planning a food drive to benefit the San Diego Food Bank! The food drive will be a competition for all period 4 classes and will run from Monday, May 3 - Thursday, May 13.  

ASB distributed collection boxes to all period 4 classrooms on Thursday, April 29th. (Thurs. 4/29).  A sheet was attached to each box indicating which items are needed and what items the food bank cannot accept. ASB students will pick up all classroom collection boxes on Monday, May 17 and tally items.  The class who donates the most items will win donuts!  

May 12th - College Day

Hello Dana Mariners, ASB is planning a fun and awesome College Day on may 12th! They are doing a zoom at 12:30pm! Make sure to wear your favorite college gear! It can be any college you would like to choose! There will be kahoot and draw your own mascot activities! Click to learn more.

Incoming Parent Breakfast May 12th

Come have fun at our informal virtual breakfast! Principal Irwin, Vice Principal Lepetri, and Dana Association Directors will share all of the exciting ways Dana parents are involved with their child’s experience at the middle level. The Parent Breakfast is scheduled for May 12 at 9:00 AM. Please follow the Zoom link to participate.

Dana Association Meeting May 11th

Join us as we discuss ways to support Dana Middle. Receive an update on our work to join forces with the Correia Foundation. Zoom link:

End of Quarter 4 Progress Report - Friday May 7

Progress Report grades available in PowerSchool May 14th. Click here to learn more.

Do Not Send Students With Symptoms To School

Please only send your student to on-site learning if they are feeling 100%. Don't not send your student to school if they have had covid-like symptoms the last 24 hours. This includes:

runny nose, cough, headache, sore throat, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or loss of taste or smell.


 We have discovered parents who have sent students to school who were exhibiting these symptoms. When this occurs we send the students home. In addition, this action may put other children in jeopardy. We understand the impact having a sick child at home may have on your family, but please support us with our request.


 Every morning at home, please take your students temperature and fill out the daily symptom checklist. If you answer “yes” to any symptoms your student needs to stay home. If your student is ill, please email Attendance Clerk, Irma Marshall at [email protected]. You may also call 858-988-2900 and select option #2.

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