June 4th Dana Update

June 4th Dana Update
Posted on 06/04/2023

Letter from Principal Irwin re: Dana Principalship

Dear Dana Family,

I have accepted a position as Executive Director of Student Supports for the San Diego Unified School District. I will complete the 2022-23 school year at Dana and will transition into my new position by July 1, 2023.

I am honored and humbled to have witnessed the evolution of Dana over the last ten years. Dana has a well-deserved reputation within our community for its rigorous academic program, outstanding elective offerings, and supportive staff members. However, our positive school culture is the element I am most proud of. When I walk the hallways of our school, join classroom conversations, and sit in community circles with parents and staff, I am immersed in a sense of love and kindness. I feel welcomed. I feel safe to take intellectual risks. I feel like I belong. I will take these memories with me.

We have begun the process of selecting the next Principal of Dana. We are soliciting input from parents regarding their needs and priorities for our next site leader. Please use the link below to share your input prior to June 11, 2023. Our goal is to announce the new Principal by Tuesday, July 18, 2023.


Working with your children has been an absolute honor. The work associated with preparing our children for success the day after high school is the most complex and challenging in our educational history, so please continue to stay close to your child’s educational experience.


Scott Irwin - Principal

Important End Of Year Dates

Please see below for important end of year dates:

  •  Tuesday - June 6th - Last day to pre-order yearbooks online ($25.00)
  •  Friday - June 9th - Yearbooks distributed through period 6
  • Monday - June 12th - Yearbooks for sale - cash only $25.00
  • Tuesday - June 14th - Last day of school - students dismissed at 12:15 PM
    • 6th Grade (Field Day) Students spend day with classmates
    • 5th Grade Students spend day with 1st period teachers

Yearbooks Almost Sold Out - Reserve Your Copy Now

We only have a few copies left of our 2022-23 yearbooks. Reserve your copy today. Follow this link to learn more. Yearbooks will be distributed Friday, June 9th.

22-23 5th Grade GATE Testing Letters Distributed

Certain 5th grade students were identified by the SDUSD GATE Department were identified for testing. Testing results were distributed to their families via email on June 4, 2023. The title of the email was 2022-23 GATE ASSESSMENT REPORT. Click this link to learn more about our Honors program.

Eligibility Requirements for End Of Year Activities

The following reward activities are scheduled for the end of the year:

  •  Tuesday, June 6th - Spring Music Concert
  • Wednesday, June 14th - 6th Grade Field Day

These activities are put in place to reward students for making positive choices throughout the school year. Reward activity eligibility requirements can be found in the student planner or by clicking this link.

June 6th - ASB Spirit Day - Beach Day

Hi Dana parents, this is Logan from ASB. Our next spirit day is beach day on Tues June 6th. We will be doing Limbo, music and beach ball races and please wear sunglasses and tropical prints

June 7-9 Student Recognition Assemblies

The Dana Student Recognition Assembly is an opportunity to acknowledge students who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment towards demonstrating the values and beliefs we are promoting in our students. Our 5th grade assembly will be held during Period 6 on Wednesday, June 7th. Our 6th grade assembly will be held during Period 6 on Friday, June 9th. Parents are invited to attend. Families of students receiving awards will be notified via email on May 24th. Click this link for more information.

LCFF Forms Distributed To Parents June 5-9

Our district requires parents to complete an LCFF form each year. LCFF forms will be distributed to students to take home to parents this coming week, June 5-9. Parents can choose to complete the form on paper or online. To complete the form online, go to the Parent Portal, scroll down and select the LCFF Data Collection Icon.  Paper forms should be returned to the front office by Tuesday, June 13th. IMPORTANT: You do NOT need to complete both forms.

6th Grade Field Day Guidelines

6th grade students will participate in Field Day on Wednesday, June 14th. Field Day is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the school year with classmates. Students will participate in a variety of outdoor activities. Students are encouraged to wear clothing similar to our jog-a-thon. This includes sunscreen, shorts, t-shirts, and comfortable shoes. Also consider bringing a water bottle and hat. This is a reward activity. Students must meet eligibility requirements.

June 14th - Dismissal At 12:35

Wednesday, June 14th is the last day of school. Students will be dismissed from school at 12:35 PM. 6th Grade students will participate in Field Day while 5th grade students will spend the day with their 1st period teachers. 5th and 6th grade students will report to their period 1 class on Wednesday for the purpose of taking attendance. 

District To Distribute DEMI Scores To Parents

The SDUSD Assessment Services Department is in the process of distributing DEMI math assessment score results to parents. We hope this process is completed within the next few weeks. 

FAST reading assessment scores were distributed earlier this year. Students who were absent during FAST testing will not receive a score report. Click this link to learn more about student assessments.

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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