October 25th Dana Update

October 25th Dana Update
Posted on 10/25/2023
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Federal Impact Aid Survey

Dear Dana Families,

I am reaching out to ask every family to complete a very short questionnaire for each of their students. Your responses will increase funding opportunities for San Diego Unified students.

The information is collected to support Federal Impact Aid funding and is kept confidential. Impact Aid funds are designated to assist school districts that enroll federally-connected students. This includes children of active duty uniformed services personnel, children who live on federal property or in subsidized federal housing, and children whose parents are employed on eligible federal property. 

Impact Aid funds become part of the district's general operating budget and support instructional activities for all students.

At your next opportunity, we ask you to please sign-in to the Parent Portal in PowerSchool and complete the short survey, following the steps below:

  • Select Forms from the left-hand navigation menu, then select 2023-24 Impact Aid Program Survey Form.
  • Follow the prompts and submit the form. Please be sure a confirmation appears before logging off.
  • If you need assistance, or do not yet have a Parent Portal account, please contact Pedro Calleros, [email protected]. Visit our support website for more information.
  • For parents using the PowerSchool mobile app, you can submit the survey using the app.

Students will also receive a paper survey to bring home. Families may choose to complete either the electronic or paper survey.  Please complete the Federal Impact Aid Survey as soon as possible. 

By completing the survey, you will increase the chances of your child’s school receiving more of this valuable funding. 

Thank you for your partnership.

Mary Jo Longo, Interim Principal

LCFF Survey

Parents, if you received a paper LCFF form the week of October 16th and haven’t already submitted it, please go to the Parent Portal, scroll down and select the LCFF Data Collection Icon to complete it there.  Or, you may return the paper LCFF form to Jackie in the front office by the end of day October 30, 2023.

MSA  Winter Registration

The winter season for Middle School Athletics will run from December 4, 2023 - March 4, 2024. Look for more information on the Dana Middle School Website.

Below is a breakdown of the season:

  • December 4-8: Tryouts begin
  • December 16 – January 2:  Winter Break no activity
  • January 3: Resume tryouts (if needed), practice
  • January 5: Final roster due
  • January 13: Week 1 (2 games per day, per week)
  • February 10: End of regular season
  • February 24: Playoffs
  • March 2: Championships

Phenom Flag Football

Phenom Flag Football is a new flag football league created by former NFL Player and Point Loma high alumni, Israel Stanley. They just supported our Dana Jogathon on Thursday. The group of coaches ran a station where they taught our students how to play flag football and coordinated games. This league is sponsored by Under Armour and available to our children in Point Loma grades K-8. 


Details are below. Please see attached flyer and QR code for website details and registration link.



Early Bird Registration: $195 ends on November 30

Registration: $225 ends on December 31

Late Registration: $250 ends on January 13



The POINT LOMA RISE Flag Football season runs from January through March with games taking place in Point Loma and surrounding areas.



Game days and times may be subject to change due to inclement weather or other reason(s)

January 14, 21, 28

February 4, 11, 18, 25

March 3, 10 (Post-Season Play)



RISE Flag Football is based on the child’s grade level for the current school year.

  •   K- 2nd Division

  •   3rd – 4th Division

     •   5th – 6th Division

     •   7th – 8th

•   Six to Eight game season, including playoffs and consolation games

•   8v8 format on 40 x 60 yd field

•   12-16 player rosters, mandatory minimum play count, so everyone plays every game

•   Practices will be held during the week - practice days and times TBD by head coach of each team

•   No tryouts or drafts - rosters are formed by friend or coach requests; single players placed on teams with similar schools or neighborhoods

•   All coaches are volunteer parents




Phenom Flag Football

Halloween Costume Contest

Students are welcome to wear Halloween costumes to school on Tuesday, October 31st.  There will be a costume contest at both lunches to determine winners in the following categories:  scariest, most original, and best overall. 

* No fake weapons or masks are allowed and items will be confiscated if in violation.

Girls Empowerment Group


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