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Weekly Student and Family Newsletter - Week of 11/28

Parents/Guardians: Please Share this with Your Student

Quote of the Week - In Honor of American Indian Heritage Month

"We will be known forever by the tracks we leave." — Dakota Tribe
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The Dakota are a Native American tribe and First Nations band government in North America. They compose two of the three main subcultures of the Sioux people, and are typically divided into the Eastern Dakota and the Western Dakota. The word Dakota means "ally" in the Dakota language.

Week at a Glance

Upcoming Events::

12/13 - Band Winter Concert

12/15 - Winter Festival

12/16 - End of 2nd Quarter, End of 1st Semester

12/16 - Minimum Day (Release at 12:18)

12/19 - 1/2 Winter Break

1/3 (Tuesday) - Start of 2nd Semester

Advisory Days at a Glance

Monday - iReady Math Lesson

Tuesday - Tech Skill: Google Suite

Wednesday - iReady Reading Lesson

Thursday - No Advisory

Friday - Fun Friday

Is Your Chromebook Charged?

This is just a friendly reminder to charge your Chromebook.

If you have not been using your district device over the holiday break, chances are your battery power has gone down. Don't forget to plug your Chromebook in and give it a fresh charge so that it is ready to work on MOnday!

All Student Email Password Reset

On Monday, all students will be asked to reset the password for their DSUSD Google accounts during Advisory class.

All students are expected to have their district issued device with them and charged.

If you are absent on Monday and need assistance in changing your password when you return, all Advisory teachers will have instructions on how to reset your password and can assist.

Three Weeks Until the End of Semester 1

All grades will become final for the semester after Friday, December 16th.

It's hard to believe it, but we are only 3 weeks away from the end of the first semester of the school year (and Winter Break)!

Let's take this time to focus on learning, get work and assignments turned in, and enjoy a positive end to the first half of an awesome school year.

The last day of the semester, Friday, December 16th, will be a minimum day with a 12:18 pm release.

November is Family Literacy Month

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Free Adult Classes (ESL & Citizenship)

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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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Thanks ASB for an Awesome Spirit Week and Halloween Dance!

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