November 27th Dana Update

November 27th Dana Update
Posted on 11/27/2022

School Tour Dec. 1st

4th grade students and parents are invited to participate in an in-person school tour. Meet with Principal Irwin and other staff members during a Q/A session. Explore the campus and tour the library and classrooms. Dana Middle School conducts school tours on the first Thursday of the month. Our afternoon tour is held from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Reservations are not necessary. Tours start in the front office. Students are welcome.

3+ Tardies = Detention

Students who are tardy to first period 3 or more times after Monday, November 14th will be assigned an after school detention.

We believe a child's academic success is dependent upon being present at school. When students arrive late to class on a regular basis, they miss valuable instruction and risk falling behind. In addition, the student may develop a harmful habit that will impact their future education and career. Please have a conversation with your student regarding the importance of arriving to class on time.

We understand as a  parent you may believe it is your fault your child frequently arrives late to school. We encourage you to adjust your morning schedule so your child can be dropped off on campus prior to 7:55 AM. We understand you may be facing childcare issues. We provide supervision on our playground for students dropped off between 7:30 and 7:55 AM. Please follow this link to contact our PrimeTime program for other childcare options.

We understand you may not be aware your child frequently arrives late to class. We encourage you to use PowerSchool to check your child's attendance on a regular basis. Follow this link to learn how to login to PowerSchool. We understand you may not be familiar with our attendance policy. Please review our Student Code of Conduct located in your child's planner or visit our website for more information.

Friday, Nov. 18th - End of Second Grading Period

Progress Reports available December 2nd. Progress reports are viewed using the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Click this link to learn how to access and interpret a progress report.

Winter Athletics

After a successful fall Middle School Athletics season that saw 92 teams and over 1,200 student athletes compete in basketball and track & field, SDUSD Middle School Athletics is excited to continue providing on campus structured athletics with the purpose of providing physical fitness, team bonding and communication skills.

All athletic teams are available to San Diego Unified School District students in grades 6-8 FREE of charge. Our winter season will consist of soccer and volleyball for boys and girls teams. Sign-ups for the winter season are currently open and will close on December 5th. Please utilize the link below to sign your student up to receive information on tryouts for their schools team.

Sign-Up Form Link

Link To Flyer

Parents/Guardians FAQ
Winter Practice Schedule
Middle School Athletics (MSA) Website

Save the Date: December 2 FoDaC Family Movie Night

FoDaC invites Dana and Correia families and staff to this year's Winter Movieland featuring the movie Elf (rated PG). On the black top at Dana, and admission is free. Minors must be accompanied by an adult, with no drop-offs.


Doors open at 5:30, local middle school band Playing On the Freeway will take the stage at 5:45, and there will be a special appearance by Santa at 6pm. There will also be an ugly sweater contest, pizza, baked goods, hot cocoa, popcorn, and Dippin' Dots for sale.

Dec. 6th School Spirit Day - Pajama Day

Join the fun and show your school spirit on Tuesday, Dec. 6th by wearing your favorite pajamas to school. The more comfy the better! Thank you Dana ASB for putting this together! Thank you to the parents who bought cookie dough - your support is what helps us make these types of events possible! 

Annual Toy Drive Nov. 28th - Dec. 9th

Dana Middle is partnering with Girl Scout Troops 4325 and 4106 in our annual Holiday Toy Drive. Packaged toys and gifts can be donated to needy families in our community. Drop off toys and gifts to collection boxes located in our front office. Please see the flyer below for more information.

6th Grade Sexual Education Parent Information

Per CA Ed Code §51938(b) 6th grade pupils will participate in comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education. At Dana Middle School, this program will be taught by grade six, social studies teachers.  Dana Social Studies teachers will teach the 10 Sexual Health Lessons from March 13th - March 24th. Content covered in these lessons was created by the SDUSD Sexual Health Education Department. Parents have the option to preview this information prior to March. 

Click this link for more information.

Join The Dana SSC

We are looking for a parent who is inserted in joining our SSC for the 2022-23 school year. Please submit your name to Principal Irwin ([email protected]) by Friday, September 28, 2022. Our SSC meets in-person on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Click this link to learn more about this committee.

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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