Sept. 4th Dana Update

Sept. 4th Dana Update
Posted on 09/04/2021

Similar Size Schools in SDUSD Receive 14x More Funding Than Dana...Why?

 The answer is related to Title 1 rankings. As you may already know, Free and Reduced Price Meal (FRPM) status is used to designate Title I rankings within the district. Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) data collection affects Title I Eligibility/Ranking, and the higher the collection rate, the more funding individual school sites will receive. 

Please help Dana Middle! The collection of LCFF data has moved to an electronic collection process. Parents can visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal to access the electronic LCFF Form. We are hopeful this process will allow families to provide the information needed to properly fund Dana Middle in a timely and more efficient manner.

The data you enter will not affect your child receiving free meals at this school as all children will have free access to meals this school year. The LCFF online form is available on the Parent Portal, and NOT on the student’s portal. 

Learn how to create a PowerSchool Parent Portal today!

B Week Starts Tuesday, Sept. 7th

Monday, September 6th is Labor Day. School is closed on Monday. Tuesday, September 7th is the first day of “B Week”. Students at Dana flip flop between Science and Physical Education on a weekly rotation. The first week of school was “A Week”. Students who attended Science the first week will not attend PE the second week. Students who attended PE the first week will not attend Science. The third week of school rotates back to “A Week”. This pattern will continue throughout the school year. Please encourage children with questions to ask their teacher or an adult for assistance.

View Our Friends of Dana and Correia Middle Schools Newsletter

Our new parent organization approved the purchase of a new Smore account so we can send out monthly newsletters to the parents and families of Dana and Correia from the Friends of Dana & Correia Middle Schools! We have created our first newsletter and it is linked here.  We have also added it to the FODaC area on the Dana website

Our next FODaC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 14th at 6:00 PM. More information to follow.

Missy Pruess, President

FODaC 2021-2022

Save The Date - Curriculum Night Sept. 16th

Dana will host their annual Curriculum Night event on Thursday, September 16th. During Curriculum Night you can expect to:

  • Virtually visit your child's classroom and meet your child's teachers
  • Learn about the curriculum and instructional goals for the school year

This is a synchronous event. You will participate in live zoom meetings with the Dana Administration and classroom teachers. More information to follow.

COVID 19 Testing Options for Students

The SDUSD Nursing & Wellness Department has developed an online form for parents to use for the purpose of selecting a testing option for their child. You should have received direct communication from the SDUSD Nursing & Wellness Department regarding this topic.

  •  Click here for instructions on how to fill out these forms in Powerschool
  •  Click here if you’d like to see a video explaining the instructions.
  •  Click here if you need instructions on how to set up a Parent Portal account.

The district has developed informational screencasts regarding this topic. (English | Spanish)

To support all families, The Family Engagement Office is hosting parent sessions to help them create Parent Portal accounts,complete the COVID 19 Testing Forms and understand the benefits of testing. September 8, 2021 5:30-6:30 (Translation services begin at 5:15) English Flyer |Spanish Flyer.

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