April 3rd Dana Update

April 3rd Dana Update
Posted on 04/03/2022

School Resumes Monday, April 4th - B Week

Welcome back from Spring Break! Monday, April 4th is a B Week. For example, students who attended science prior to break will participate in PE this week.

After School Soccer Tryouts April 4th

We are excited to host the second tryouts for intramural soccer on Monday, April 4th, from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm.

We ask that all students meet at the lunch tables as we will first be signing in and collecting waivers for all students. Please make sure your student-athlete has all the paperwork filled out and signed by parent/guardian as this will determine if they will be able to try out. If your student-athlete has already turned in paperwork from the last tryouts, we ask that they still check in at the table for attendance.

Please see the attachments for a copy of the waiver forms previously handed out and sent out via email. Attachment #1 - Attachment #2

The final team roster will be posted Tuesday after school. AthLEAD Advantage will be in contact with the school to determine a specific location to post the team roster and announce the location to the students.

We recommend that your child bring a filled water bottle, athletic attire, sunscreen, and a towel to tryouts. 

We look forward to meeting your child at tryouts. Please keep in mind that this is a closed try-outs and families will not be allowed on campus. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Monique Berumen at [email protected]

COVID Update for Parents & Staff

All students and staff are encouraged to use their iHealth Rapid Antigen Test Kit distributed prior to break to self-test for COVID-19 before coming to campus. Testing and uploading results is not mandatory for returning to campus, however testing is an important tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. By testing before returning from Spring Break, staff and families can ensure that they are not returning to campus with a COVID infection.

As of April 4, 2022, wearing masks at schools and district offices is no longer required but is strongly recommended. As a school community, we fully support the decision of all students, families, and staff to continue wearing a mask or not. Harassment or bullying of anyone based on this personal choice will not be tolerated.

San Diego Unified is closely monitoring the COVID-19 status in our school communities. In the event that the State or County were to revert to requiring masks at schools, the District would follow those guidelines. Similarly, if the COVID-19 risk in our area increased to a level that would necessitate requiring masks, the District would follow the best medical advice and practices recommended.

With the change in mask requirements, we realize there are many questions about what other changes there may be in district COVID-19 policies. Students and staff should continue to self-monitor for symptoms each day and stay home if not feeling well. Additionally, enhanced ventilation, proper hand hygiene, contact tracing, and case management remain intact. For more details and updates on COVID-19 policies, please refer to the COVID-19 Information page. For questions, please contact [email protected]

6th Grade Class Photo April 4th

All 6th grade students will participate in a panoramic photo shoot on Monday, April 4th at 9:30 AM. Memorialize your 6th grade year with your own copy of the panoramic photo. Informational flyers will be sent home through your language arts classroom.

In-Person Dana School Tour April 7th

New students and parents are invited to participate in an in-person school tour. Meet with Principal Irwin and other staff members during a Q/A session. Explore the campus and tour the library and classrooms. Dana Middle School conducts school tours on the first Thursday of the month. Our afternoon tour is held from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Reservations are not necessary. Tours start in the front office. Students are welcome. Link to school calendar.

FAST Data Night For Parents Material Available

Dana Middle conducted a FAST Data Night for parents on March 16th. Click this link to view a slidedeck distributed during the event.


Parents will:

  • Gain an understanding of their child's reading ability
  • Understand the importance of literacy
  • Learn how they can support their child’s literacy skills

FODAC Fundraiser At Rubios April 14th

Thursday, April 14, 2-8 pm, 3555 Rosecrans St.

Visit Rubio's on Thursday, April 14, between 2-8 pm for indoor, outdoor dining or place an order to go. Fundraiser participants can order online at rubios.com or through our mobile app and enter promo code DONATE at checkout. Present the printed flyer (English - Spanish) for orders placed in the restaurant. Using a coupon disqualifies our donation. Rubio's will donate 33% of sales directly back to our middle schools. Delivery orders and gift cards do not qualify. Thank you for your support.

Need Dana Logowear? - Purchase It Online

Purchase a Dana shirt or hoodie using our online store. Click this link to view the store or click this link for more information. Thank you FODAC for making logowear available!

Join the FODAC Facebook Group

The private Friends of Dana and Correia group on Facebook is run by FoDaC volunteers who share important information and highlight school events. Join us!

Use Amazon Smiles To Raise Money For FODAC

Use smile.amazon.com to raise money for the Friends of Dana and Correia Association (FoDaC) when you shop. Amazon donates .5% of all eligible purchases. Select "Steven V. Correia Junior High School Foundation” as your beneficiary (this is the title FODAC uses). All funds go directly to Dana & Correia.

Kendra Scott Fundraiser for FODAC April 23rd

April 23-24, Fashion Valley Mall

The Kendra Gives Back Event is an in-store and online fundraiser. Visit the store on Saturday, April 23, from 12 – 2 pm, and enjoy sips, sweets, and jewels with your friends, or shop online, April 23-24, at kendrascott.com using the code GIVEBACK-BQYZG. Kendra Scott will donate 20% of all sales from the in-store event and online code back to our middle schools. Thank you for your support.

FODAC-Let's GiveBIG Campaign!

Donate to the annual campaign between March 1-31 and be entered to win one of three amazing prizes.

First prize: $100 to Fiddler’s Green

Second prize: $100 to Cesarina’s

Third prize: $75 to Raglan Public House

Enter for a chance to WinBIG and support the Point Loma middle schools. No amount is too small, and every dollar counts for our students. One entry per person. Only donations made between March 1–31 qualify for the drawing. Thank you for your support! https://dana.sandiegounified.org/for_parents/friends_of_dana___correia_middle_schools__fodac_/annual_giving

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