Materials Distribution Sept. 3rd-9th

Materials Distribution Sept. 3rd-9th

Dana Middle School will distribute textbooks, netbooks (to families that need one) and other instructional materials starting Thursday, September 3rd. Drive-up and walk-through options will be available to all families. Families will access the distribution center through our playground.

We will distribute materials to 5th and 6th grade families between 12 - 4 PM using the schedule below:

  • Thursday, September 3rd - Last names A-K
  • Friday, September 4th - Last names L-Z
  • Monday, September 7th - Labor Day - No School
  • Tuesday, September 8th - Last names A-K
  • Wednesday, September 9th - Last names L-Z

An overview of the process is provided below:

  1. Families will write the student first name, last name, and student number on a piece of paper (include a request for a netbook if necessary) prior to arriving at the distribution center
  2. Staff will collect the paper and use the information to build a list of instructional materials
  3. Staff will check the materials out to the student and return to the car/walk up station to distribute the items

IMPORTANT: Students will receive the textbooks they need for the first nine weeks of school. Additional materials will be provided at a future distribution date.

Q: Why can’t you provide students with the textbooks they need for the entire year at one time?

A: We do not have enough textbooks to distribute to current students because some families never returned their textbooks from last year. We are actively working with these families to collect outstanding materials. This problem will be resolved shortly.

Q: I have textbooks from last year at my house. What should I do?

A: We are humbly asking that you return all textbooks and library books that your student currently has checked out from Dana in order to have them cleaned and issued to other students. We will collect materials from last year on September 2nd, 10th, and 11th, from 12 to 4 PM. In addition, we will collect materials from last year during the distribution times described above.

Please have your child login to and click the My Info tab to verify items checked out. 

Please keep in mind there is a period of time textbooks and library books are set aside before checking in, cleaning and distributing to another student. Please check back again after Sept 16. If the record in Destiny is inaccurate please contact Mrs. Thiele to help resolve the missing or unaccounted for item. 

Please collect ALL of these items and return them by a drive thru drop off only between the library and the multipurpose room. Enter by car through the parking lot on Narragansett Ave and follow the cone pathway. Please wear a mask, you may get out of your car and place textbooks and library books on the flatbed cart, then proceed off campus up the driveway to Chatsworth Blvd.

Please contact Marta Thiele at with questions related to material collection and distribution.
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