January 11th Parent Update

January 11th Parent Update
Posted on 01/11/2021

Mariner MeetUp - Tuesday 1/12

Hi Mariners! Welcome Back! We hope you had a great break. This week’s activities include New Year’s Resolution boards with Grace, if you love art and tech.  A coding room with Shawn, if you like coding. Last but not least, your favorite, Among Us with Olivia, Siena, and Gavin! Quick reminder: Every meetup is on Tuesday at 11:50. Happy 2021! FIND THE ZOOM LINK HERE!: https://sites.google.com/sandi.net/danavirtualcounselingcenter/mariner-meetup

From Your Mariner friends,
Siena, Olivia, Gavin, Grace, Shawn, Mrs. Toma, and Ms. Cox!

 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!

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.

Save The Date - January 13th - Crazy Hair Day & Crazy Hair Bingo

Hello Dana parents and students. On January 13 it will be crazy hair day. We will have a crazy hair day contest and a kahoot at noon. Wear your crazy hair to class and make sure to submit  your crazy hair day photos on the Asb website. Go to www.danamiddle.com and click on Dana Student Portal to get there. Have fun.

Textbook Distribution - be prepared for Qtr 3: Jan 25-April 9

 Jan 11 -15  12:30 – 4pm Textbooks/Materials Drivethru for Qtr 3

Login to Destiny. Check the MyInfo tab to see what you have and what might need to be returned. Keep ALL Math, Social Studies textbooks at this time. All gr6 Science textbooks may be returned at the end of each quarter. 

Please look for any outstanding textbooks or Dana Middle Library books from a previous year. They may be dropped off on the pallet in the drive thru. As a courtesy during school closure, library books from a previous Elementary site may be returned to Dana as well. They will be sent back to the Elem via school mail. 
Photos and proofs from picture day are being held in the library. Each student was previously emailed in Dec if they had photos to pickup. Please ask for them when you pick up textbooks for Qtr 3. Please remember all in your vehicle are recommended to wear a mask + remember to share the last name and grade of the student you are collecting items for on approach to the assisting staff member. 

 Superintendent Letter to Governor 

 Please click this link to view a letter from Superintendent Martin to Governor Newsom regarding funding:

2020-21 Sexual Health Education Implementation, Requirements and Protocols

 Middle School Parent Communication Resources
Parents may preview the scope and sequence and  all ten lessons on line: 

  •  SDUSD's Sexual Health Education Scope and Sequence (English | Spanish
  •  Parent Preview Online Curriculum Recorded Presentations:  Grade 6 (English | Spanish)
  •  Parent Preview Online Curriculum Overview PowerPoints: Grade 6 (English | Spanish)

At Dana Middle School, this program will be taught by grade six, social studies teachers.  Dana Social Studies teachers will teach the 10 Sexual Health Lessons in two windows: 
Quarter 3 March 1-12 for students who have social studies periods 1, 2, or 3
Quarter 4 May 3-14 for students who have social studies periods 4, 5 or 6

English Information Sheet


Spanish Information Sheet


Opt Out Process - Contact Vice Principal Lepetri at [email protected]

Parent Preview Online Curriculum Recorded Presentations: 
Grade 6 (English | Spanish)
 Parent Preview Online Curriculum Overview PowerPoints:
Grade 6 (English | Spanish)
SDUSD's Sexual Health Education Scope and Sequence (English | Spanish

 Contact Vice Principal Lepetri with questions at [email protected]

End of Quarter 2 January 22nd - Last day of classes periods 4-6

Grades available on PowerSchool Friday, January 29, 2021 - Quarter 3 starts Monday, January 25, 2021. Students will attend periods 1-3.

School Tours for New Parents
Dana conducts virtual tours for new parents twice a month. Click this link for more information.

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