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Diegueño Middle School

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2020-21 School Updates

Update on Return to School - March 16, 2021

March 15, 2021
Dear Cougar Students and Families,

Late this afternoon, we learned that a judge has allowed SDUHSD to reopen schools tomorrow, March 16, 2021.  Please see the SDUHSD website for district communication.  Students will have the opportunity to travel from class to class following the Distance Learning Bell Schedule starting with one day per week.  

If you have elected to send your student to DNO for on-site learning, please see the assigned alpha group schedule below.  While on campus, students will travel from class to class for on-campus learning with their teacher in the classroom.  Concurrently, students will also be learning from home. Please refer to the table below that has been previously shared:
Return to Campus Groups March 16


(Para la versión en español de esta carta, haga clic aquí. Tenga en cuenta que algunos enlaces estarán en inglés, pero los hemos vinculado al español tanto como sea posible. ¡Gracias!)

Please carefully review the DNO Phased Reopening Plan before your student returns to campus for their first day.
Spring Bell Schedule
  • For Tech help try: SDUHSD TECH HUB site first, then contact Mrs. Coy with additional questions <>.  When emailing her, please give the student's name, parent contact including name, and a good phone number for her to reach you. 

Hello and Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year! 


For Parents:   

From SDUHSD - We want to share Rady Children’s Hospital is hosting presentations on topics of interest to parents. Click the links below to watch each presentation.

For Parents & Students to view together:

  1. Distance Learning Schedule with Mrs. Dolnik - video explaining the school schedule (slideshow presentation link here)
  2. Set up for school workspace at home with Mrs. Dolnik - video is for a student audience, but parents are encouraged to view as well


For Students:



Additional Information:

Technology for students - Students will need a Chromebook or computer for distance learning every day. If your child needs to borrow a Chromebook from school please email
Fall 2020 Nutrition Information - SDUHSD Nutrition Services website  
The DNO PTSA will work to support our families throughout the year, but especially as we begin the new year in such a unique way. Once the school year starts, the PTSA and Principal will host an online session to check in and answer questions for parents. Please look for that upcoming date. In the meantime, you can learn more about our PTSA and consider joining so we can support one another by going to their website:

Each week you will receive our Cougar Connection eblast with important information, upcoming events, and community news relevant to our students and families. If you are not receiving the Cougar Connection by email, please check your email Spam folder for the message and mark us as safe mail - especially if you have a or address. You can always find updated information on the Diegueño Middle School website: - Go ahead, add us to your favorites! 
If you have additional questions, please fill out this form: Questions about Distance Learning Fall 2020.  Si tiene preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico o llame, or 760-944-1892 ext. 6605
We are very much looking forward to the start of the school year even as we start in our distance learning environment. This year more than ever we will be partners with our parents and we look forward to working with our wonderful Diegueño parent community!
Cara Dolnik, Principal & DNO Staff
Student Wellness Resources