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Weekly Student and Family Newsletter - Week of 1/16

Parents/Guardians: Please Share this with Your Student

Quote of the Week

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From a speech given at Spelman College in 1960

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Martin Luther King, Jr., was a Baptist minister and social rights activist in the United States in the 1950s and '60s. He was a leader of the American civil rights movement. He organized a number of peaceful protests as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, including the March on Washington in 1963.

Week at a Glance

Upcoming Events:

1/16 - No School, MLK Holiday

1/20 - No School, Staff Professional Development Day

1/23-1/27 - Winter iReady Diagnostic, Reading

1/23-1/27 - Winter Spirit Week

1/27 - Winter Ball Dance, 6:00 pm

Advisory Days at a Glance

Tuesday - Tech Skill: Google Suite

Wednesday - iReady Reading Lesson

Thursday - No Advisory

This is a THREE Day Student Week

You Read That Correctly...

There is no school Monday, January 16th, in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday, January 17th.

There is also no school Friday, January 20th, for a DSUSD Teacher Professional Development Day.

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NEXT Week (January 23-27) Will be a Spirit Week

Keep an Eye on our Socials For Next Week's Spirit Week Details

More information to come from ASB about Spirit Week theme days, the Winter Ball dance (Friday, January 27th), and Winter Ball royalty voting.

FREE Hip Hop Class Every MONDAY

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Boys and Girls Basketball are Putting in the Work!

Congratulations to November/December Students of the Month

Parent Involvement Opportunities

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FREE Opportunity for Farm Worker Families

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Your Student May Be Eligible for a College Savings Account!

CalKids Savings Accounts for Low-income Public School Students, 1st–12th Grade

California public school students identified as low-income, enrolled in 1st through 12th grades during the 2021-2022 academic year, are eligible for a CalKIDS Savings account.

Watch these YouTube Videos available in English and Spanish to learn more.

Eligible low-income public school students receive a:

  • $500 automatic deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible low-income public school students

  • $500 additional deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible students identified as foster youth

  • $500 additional deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible students identified as homeless


  1. check eligibility here

  2. register account here

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