January 17th Parent Update

January 17th Parent Update
Posted on 01/15/2021

January 18 - Martin Luther King Day - No School

 Dr. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that." - Dr. Martin L. King Jr.

We urge people to turn MLK Day into a day of service—and millions have taken up the call. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has made serving tougher than usual, there are still safe ways to serve your community on Monday. Please follow this link for more information.

End of Quarter 2 January 22nd

 Our 2nd Quarter ends Friday, January 22nd. This will be the last day of classes for periods 4,5, and 6. Students will return to periods 1,2, and 3 on Monday, January 25th.

Textbook Distribution

 Jan 11 – Jan 21 - Drive thru hours - 12:30 – 4pm. Click this link to learn more.

2020-21 Sexual Health Education Implementation, Requirements and Protocols

 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

Q2 Grades available January 29

 Please check PowerSchool to view Q2 grades on or after January 29th. Click this link to learn how to login to PowerSchool.

School Tours for New Parents


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


Complete LCFF Survey

 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:

  • 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.

Contact Vice Principal Lepetri with questions at [email protected]

Dana SGT/SSC Meeting - January 27th

 Our meetings begin at 2:45 PM. Please contact Francine San Agustin at [email protected] for a zoom link.

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