August 20th Dana Update

August 20th Dana Update
Posted on 08/19/2022

Welcome Back Dana Families! - Parent Letters

Parents received a letter from Principal Irwin via email on July 15th. An additional informational letter was distributed to parents via email on August 9th. Click the links below to view the parent letters.

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Front Office Open For Enrollment

Our front office is open every day from 7:15 AM to 3:15 PM. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 858-988-2900. Follow this link to learn what you need to complete the enrollment process.

Student Orientation August 26th

Just a friendly reminder, Student Orientation for students and parents will be on Friday, August 26:

  •  6th grade students from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  •  5th grade students from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Please arrive approximately thirty minutes early to obtain a copy of your child’s schedule and then report to the Dana Jackson Theater for a welcome presentation. Students who were unable to attend our student orientation can obtain their schedule and campus map before school on the playground.

Download Our One Page Important Links Flier For Parents

We developed a one page informational flier for parents that includes links to important documents and resources. Download our flier today.

August 29th @ 7:55 AM - First Day of School

School begins on Monday, August 29th. The first bell rings at 7:55 AM and school starts at 8:00 AM. School will end at 2:45 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. School will end at 12:35 PM on Thursdays. Follow this link to download our bell schedule.

Get Involved in FODAC!

FODAC is the Friends of Dana and Correia Middle Schools parent association. Click this link to learn about us.

We hope everyone is having a great summer! The new school year is just 2 weeks away, and in order for the 1st day and early fundraising activities to go off without a hitch, we need some help from those of you who can.


Below is a quick list of our most immediate needs. If you can help, please shoot an email to [email protected] as soon as possible. We thank you in advance for helping make this school year one of the best yet.

  •  Schedule/Covid test kit distribution at Orientation Day: Are you planning to go already and want to help or engage students while your child reconnects with friends and checks out their new schedule? Looking for 5-6 parents to help out on Friday morning, August 26.
  •  Jog-a-thon: This was our biggest fundraiser (oh, the amazing educational benefits thanks to this!) last year, and it’s scheduled to take place in Oct this year. It takes a village to make this puppy happen, so if you have time to help out with any of the many activities that it takes to pull it off, let us know! (We’ll share more details on this soon, but we’d love to see some parent involvement as soon as possible).

We’re excited to see everyone this year. Please let us know if you can help, and enjoy these last two weeks of summer!

Sign Up For Dana Middle Basketball and Track Team Tryouts

Students in grades 6-8 will now have the opportunity to take part in organized team sports this fall, thanks to an expansion of the San Diego Unified School District's new middle school athletics program.

Registration is now open for basketball and track & field, which will run concurrently this fall with a start date of Tuesday, September 6. All students in grades 6-8 will be invited to tryouts and practice for whichever of the two offered sports they choose.

While sports clubs had previously existed at some individual schools, middle school athletes across the district now have access to qualified coaching and a chance to represent their community in competition against other schools.

Teams will play at their neighborhood high school athletic facilities, giving the young students a chance to establish a connection and familiarity with their future schools.

The district plans to offer additional sports for winter and spring, including flag football, volleyball, and soccer. For basketball and track this fall, all 6th - 8th grade parents are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible

Join the FODAC Private 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!


The Dana Library Is Open!

Our library collection promotes literacy, supports classroom instruction, and assists our life-long learners here at Dana. Our library is a relaxing and welcoming environment for students. Please visit our Library FAQ for more information.

August Health and Safety Information

The SDUSD Nursing and Wellness Office distributed the following information to parents in August 2022.

Keep Track Of Events - View Our Online Event Calendar

Use our online calendar to keep track of events and happenings on campus. Bookmark this link today!

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