Updates 9/1/23


Dear Didion Families,

 We have had an outstanding first two days of school! Just a friendly reminder that there is no school on Monday, September 4th, in honor of Labor Day. We’ll be back on campus and kicking off the week with blacktop announcements on Tuesday the 5th. Here are some important updates and announcements:


The first days of school are always the busiest and most hectic times at both the start and end of the day. We are constantly looking for ways to improve upon efficiency and safety for all processes involving our students. I will keep you updated as we review our dismissal procedures and will let you know well in advance if we make any significant changes. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support!


Parents, please make sure to complete your homework! :) Please have your child return your completed First Day Packets on Tuesday, 9/5. 


Paper copies of the LCFF applications were included in the First Day Packets. Parents may also fill out LCFF applications online. LCFF applications help to determine how much funding our district, and Didion, receives. Please help us secure the resources that we need by filling out the very brief application. Only one per household is needed.


The first Didion PTA meeting of the school year is on Wednesday, September 6th. Parents are encouraged to join even if they are not yet a member. The meeting will be at 5:30pm in the cafeteria or virtually through zoom [Meeting ID: 819 9827 1436 / Passcode: DidionPTA]. 


Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th! Here are all of the important details so you can plan ahead:

  • Back to School Night for TK, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade will be from 5:30 - 6:35

, including my community announcements. 

  • Back to School Night for Kinder, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade will be 6:25 - 7:30

, including my announcements. 

·         We ask that students do not attend the class presentations, as the rooms can get quite crowded. Students may be outside, however.

·         We will have Live Scan fingerprinting services available for parents and family members who are interested in volunteering and need to get their fingerprinting done. Live Scan representatives will be here from 5pm to 7pm. Fingerprinting via this opportunity costs $67 (cash or credit). 

·         Middle school students will be selling pizza, root beer floats, chips, and other assorted drinks, as well as COUPON BOOKS (!!) to raise money for the annual 8th grade Catalina field trip.


Fall is a busy time for sports at Didion! Here is important information regarding our fall sports program. Students who are interested in any of these teams need to show up on the dates and times specified below. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Athletic Director, Mike Carras, at  mike-carras@scusd.edu

Cross Country (Grades 6-8)

·         Tuesday, September 5 th

·         2:45 – 3:45. Meet at tables in front of gym

·         Bring: comfortable shoes & water bottle

·         Coach Miyata – Asst. Coach Steph

Middle School Flag Football (Grades 7/8)

·         Tuesday, September 5 th & Thursday, September 7 th

·         2:30 – 4:00. Meet at the Lewis Park softball field

·         Bring: rubber cleats or comfortable shoes & water

·         Coach: Nick Martinez

Elementary Flag Football (Grades 4 – 6)

·         Wednesday, September 6 th & Thursday, September 7 th

·         2:30-4:00. Meet at the Lewis Park softball field

·         Bring: rubber cleats or comfortable shoes & water

·         Coach: Nick Martinez

Girls Volleyball (Grades 6-8)

·         Tuesday & Wednesday 9/5, 9/6 - 2:30-3:45

·         Thursday, 9/7 1:30 - 2:45

·         Didion Gym

·         Bring comfortable gym shoes & water

·         Coach: TBD


Visit and bookmark/subscribe to our school calendar online for the most up to date information about Didion events. Here is a review of what is coming up:

9/4 — No school; Labor Day

9/6 — PTA Meeting, 5:30pm (Cafeteria)

9/13 — Back to School Night

10/3 — Fall Picture Day

10/7 — FALL FEST, 3pm – 6pm