May 31st Update

May 31st Update
Posted on 05/31/2024

End of Year Message from the Principal

I am profoundly grateful for the warm welcome I have received as your new principal. The kindness and support from students, parents, staff, and community members have made my transition seamless and heartwarming. It is clear that this school is not just a place of learning, but a vibrant community dedicated to fostering growth and excellence.

As we approach the summer break, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to you all. Your commitment to our school's success is truly inspiring, and I am excited about the future we will build together. This past six months has been a wonderful entry to the school community, and I am honored to be part of it.

Summer is a time for rest, rejuvenation, and reflection. I encourage everyone to take this opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones, pursue new interests, and recharge for the upcoming school year. I am looking forward to seeing everyone return refreshed and ready for another fantastic year of learning and growth.

Thank you once again for your warm welcome and support. Have a wonderful and safe summer!

John Bosselman


Last Day of School Activities

In order to participate in ASB reward activities and events at Dana, students must have no more than one U in their citizenship grades at the end of the grading period preceding the date of the activity and meet detention and suspension criteria outlined in the student planner. ASB activity attendance is conditional pending verification of citizenship grade. Any student who fails to meet the requirements will not be eligible to attend ASB activities and events. Loss of privileges may also be issued by the principal. Appeals can be made to the principal.

6th graders have the opportunity to take part in the 6th grade field day activities. Students who are not eligible or who have not completed the required activity and behavior contract will not participate in field day activities and will remain inside. 

5th graders have the opportunity to take part in the end of year Kona Ice Celebration, Teacher Trivia and other games organized by the 5th grade teachers. 

From our School Library

  • Please find and return all stray textbooks and library books
  • Students: Login to Destiny and click the My Info tab to see what items display in your record.    If you lost a library book or textbook, please go to the library to receive a printout and directions on how to make a donation for a replacement. Donations are made online or by bringing the donation and printout to our financial clerk.  
  • If you have an AT&T hotspot checked out and no longer need it, please return it in the box it came in to the school library or to the front office during school hours.

June 3 or 4

  • IF your child will not be attending Dana OR another SDUSD school, please ask your child to return the laptop and charger on Monday, June 3 or Tuesday, June 4 to the library.


Nominations for 2024/25 School Governance Team [SGT]

The purpose of the SGT is to serve as an advisory committee to make suggestions that use financial, physical, and human resources to positively impact and improve the education experiences for all Dana students. The goal of such shared decision-making is to improve the achievement of all students through quality teaching and learning experiences.  The SGT shall carry out other duties and responsibilities assigned to it through the San Diego Unified School District. Dana MS is currently looking for families who will be at Dana for 2024/25 and parents/guardians to serve on the SGT. View the nomination form for more details:

Summer Food Access

San Diego Unified provides families with Summer Food Access. For more details, please view this flyer

Important Dates for Next School Year - 2024/25

Here is a direct link to the school year calendar for 2024/25:

6th Grade Orientation:

August 9th 8:30-10:00

5th Grade Orientation: 

August 9th, 11:00-12:30

First Day of School: August 12th

  • 7:30 Campus Opens
  • 7:55 - First Bell
  • 8:00 - School Starts

Back to School Night: 

Wednesday, September 4, 4:30-6:30

School Picture Day

Wednesday, September 18th

Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 9, 10, 11 - Minimum Days

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