May 15th Dana Update

May 15th Dana Update
Posted on 05/15/2022

Jog-A-Thon Prizes Distributed May 16-20th

Students who earned prizes during our recent FODAC Jog-a-thon will receive their items during the week of May 16th through May 20th. Prizes will be distributed at lunch. Students will be notified through their classes.

Dana Math Night Material Available Online

We would like to thank the parents who joined us for our May 11th Dana Math Night event. The following items are available for all parents:

Now Hiring Paraeducators!

The San Diego Unified School District is now hiring paraeducators to support students in our classrooms. Starting pay is $19.40. Opening exist throughout our school district. Positions have set schedules, usually between 25 and 30 hours per week. Benefits are available for employees working more than 20 hours per week. Click this link to download an informational flyer.


CAASPP Testing Dates

Click to learn more about standardized testing.


Join Our After-School Tennis Program

2 spaces open in After-School Tennis on Mondays.  Coach Gustavor Ramirez will de doing classes May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6 and 13.  To register for Session 4 go to: or call 619-722-5106. 

Kevin Surray -

Collecting LCFF Data Now Via Parent Portal

Each year the district is responsible for collecting information from our students’ families to

support the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process. This year, the California Department of Education is allowing districts to collect information now and it will be applied to the 2022 – 23 school year. We believe that starting now will reduce the burden of collecting information during the busy time of opening school in the fall.

In the Parent Portal, we ask parents and families to complete a very short questionnaire that increases the district’s opportunity to receive funds from the state. The information is only collected for this process and will not be used for any other purpose. We ask that you complete this task as soon as possible, 

Paper survey forms will be available later this spring. By completing the survey, you will not only be supporting the district’s efforts, but increasing the chances of your child’s school receiving more of this valuable funding. Click this link to view an informational letter.

ELAC Parents Wanted

We are actively recruiting parent representatives to serve on our English Language Learner Advisory Committee. Parents must have a child identified as an English Learner. The English Language Learner Advisory Committee makes recommendations on behalf of the English Language Learner student population at Dana. The committee meets every other month at a time that works for the committee members. Please reach out to Michelle Perkins ([email protected]) if you are interested in joining. We need a minimum of one parent to meet our legal requirements.


Earth Day Event For Dana Students May 18th and 25th

Earth Day is a day set aside to recognize the importance of caring for and keeping our Earth clean. On May 18th and 25th from 2:45-5:00 pm, Dana and Correia will be at the Famosa Slough clearing paths and removing non-native plants. If you choose to participate you will earn 3 hours of community service. Please complete this form if you are interested in participating. More information to come! Glad we can put on an event that will bring our 2 schools together.

Thank you,


Hannah Sperling - ASB President - Correia Middle School


FODAC Fundraiser @ Pizza Port - May 19

1956 Bacon St. - Visit Pizza Port on Thursday, May 19, between 5-8 pm, and enjoy pizza and salad with friends. Guests must present a printed flyer when placing their order or upon pick-up. Pizza Port will donate a portion of all sales directly back to the schools. Thank you for your support.


Incoming Parent Breakfast May 25th

Come have fun at our informal in-person breakfast! Principal Irwin, Vice Principal Perkins, and Friends of Dana and Correia (FODAC) Directors will share all of the exciting ways Dana parents are involved with their child’s experience at the middle level. Refreshments and meet and greet starts at 9:00 AM. The presentation begins at 9:20 AM. Please sign-in at our front office. Click here to learn more about Dana Middle.

The Friends of Dana and Correia Foundation meets every second Tuesday of the month at 5 PM. Visit the calendar for details.9:00 the meet and greet starts and 9:20 the meeting starts. At Dana - include the logo.


In Person Open House May 25th - Download The Flyer

Our In Person Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Parents and students may visit classrooms, check out projects, and chat with teachers during our free-flowing Spring event. Click this link to download the flyer.


Homework Club Ends May 25th

We would like to thank the Friends of Dana and Correia for supporting our after school tutoring program. Homework club will conclude on May 25th. Students who were attending one or more days a week should be picked up at 2:25 PM beginning May 30th. 

2022 Summer Reading Program

Explore your world and beyond during the Summer Reading Program!  San Diego residents of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this event and venture beyond the beaten path and read! Click this link for more information.

Mask Mandates & Mitigation Strategies

Reminder: wearing a mask remains strongly recommended. Some parent groups want more strict mask mandates in schools and we are responding to these groups with information around all of our current mitigation strategies. Here are some important points to remember:  

  •  We are following community case rates as well as patterns in our schools and classrooms district wide.  Masking policies could change in the future in schools and the community.
  • Ventilation is an important mitigation: Continue to follow the guidance and ensure that windows/doors are open when possible and room air purifiers remain on.
  • Eat meals outdoors whenever possible.
  • In addition to notification about individual cases, additional letters and text messages are being sent out to families and staff by our contact tracing team when there is a classroom outbreak

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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