January 2nd Parent Update

January 2nd Parent Update
Posted on 01/02/2021

Principal Coffee 1/7 from 8 to 9 AM - We would like to thank the parents who provided us with feedback regarding the preferred time for our January Principal Coffee. We will host the virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, January 7th from 8 to 9 AM. A link was sent to parents via our weekly eBlast. Questions? Please contact Francine San Agustin directly for more information.

This event is open to all Dana parents. Please do not post the link to this event on social media. Principal Irwin will provide an overview of the reopening of school, preparing for next year, and other related items.



Please Complete The Local Control Funding Formula survey for us. We would like to thank the parents who have already completed this task. You can complete the form online by logging into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. 


Dana Middle needs this information from you to ensure that we receive all the funding we are entitled to. The money allocated to us from the state and district pays for reading and math help for struggling students, on-line programs, social support programs, and many other things. Our extra programs depend on it. The information will be kept private and will not be used for any other purpose.


Please follow the instructions below to complete this form:


  • Log into the Parent Portal (not your child’s), enter your username and password - https://powerschool.sandi.net/public/

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page

  • The LCFF Data Collection form can be found on the left-hand side of your screen

  • Click on LCFF Data Collection

  • Please answer the three questions and submit


Thank you for your support!

Dana Mariners Broadcast (DMB) is live on the student portal. Students posted the most recent broadcast on Friday, December 18th at 7:40am.  Because the DMB contains important schoolwide information, we encourage you to watch this broadcast with your students. Here is a link to the Dana Student Portal where you will find the broadcast.  

The Dana Mariner Broadcast contains the following segments:

  • School News

  • Principal’s Message

  • ASB Minute

  • ASB Recap

  • Life Skill of the Month: Taking Initiative

  • Rummage Games

  • Call to Action

  • Character Word of the Month: Generosity

The Dana Globe News (DGN) will also go live tomorrow. The Journalism class, led by Mr. Schwerdtfeger,  has launched its own monthly broadcast which includes fun and creative segments for our students and families. If you have questions or suggestions please contact Mr. Scott Schwerdtfeger.


Parents wanted for English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). Please click this link to view our informational flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tRt1d4TPNMc43DfbLE2RGMlJB3sylOBf/view?usp=sharing

ELAC is for…

  • Parents and community members to meet, learn, and collaborate.

  • Learning about important English Learner information.

  • Sharing great ideas to help the school communicate with families.

  • Training and preparing parents to help review programs for their English Learner students.

Please join us for an informational meeting on January 7th from 9:00 to 9:30 am. Immediately after Principals’ Coffee. Join Zoom Meeting: https://sandiegounified.zoom.us/j/88378301040.

Save The Date - January 13th - Crazy Hair Day & Crazy Hair Bingo - Please stay tuned for more details regarding this fun ASB sponsored event!

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