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1st             9:00-9:55
2nd            9:59-10:49
3rd          10:53-11:44
4th          11:48-12:39
LUNCH   12:39-1:15
5th            1:20-1:40
6th            1:44-2:35
7th            2:39-3:30


1st             9:30-10:19
2nd         10:23-11:07
3rd          11:11-11:56
4th          12:00-12:45
LUNCH   12:45-1:18
5th            1:22-1:52
6th            1:56-2:41
7th            2:45-3:30

Denman PTSA

Denman Pride Winners 9/7

Sixth Grade
First Prize: Gift Card
Edwin Lam
Second Prize: Front of Line Pass
Yolanda Hernandez
Third Prize: Denman Pride Water Bottle
Angelica Colomer

Seventh Grade
First Prize: Gift Card
Geovany Leiva
Second Prize: Front of Line Pass
Melchizedek Datu
Third Prize: Denman Pride Water Bottle
Naima Ellers

Eighth Grade
First Prize: Gift Card
Valeria Sanchez
Second Prize: Front of Line Pass
Mika Santiago
Third Prize: Denman Pride Water Bottle
Jessica Phung

Talk to Ms Hensler afterschool to pick up your prize!

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

The week of November 26-30, 2018.

School starts at 9:00 a.m. and dismisses at 2:30 all week.

Appointments Monday-Friday 8:00-8:30 a.m., 2;35-3:15 p.m.

Or by special arrangement with the teacher.

STEAM Family Night Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 5 30p.m.

Mandatory Update of the GlobalProtect app

All students please make sure to download the lastest version of the GlobalProtect app on your iPad. It is a prerequisite for updating to iOS 12. Thank you.


High School Enrollment Forms will be mailed home on Monday, October 15th.  Enrollment Forms will also be available at school site. Please see Ms. Ryan for  more information.

School Tours


Denman Tours for prospective families are available

Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30

October 16- December 18


To schedule a tour for a different day, please call or email Ms. Soto

(415) 469-4535


Hope you had a wonderful Summer! As we start back to the 2018-19 school year, now is the time to engage in your student’s school community. Our goal is to build on Denman’s strengths, supporting the teachers and staff to make it the best public middle school in San Francisco. Middle school is just three short years. We have the opportunity to make a positive effect right now​ for your children and the community that surrounds them... This year, after informally surveying our teachers and staff, the PTSA has decided to focus our efforts on supporting our science, technology and math departments with a goal of raising more than $30,000​... Donate online at Denman PTSA or write a check to Denman PTSA, 241 Oneida Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112. Your contribution is 100% tax-deductible​ and may be matched by your employer... Please contact Meryl Bennan, Denman PTSA President, or Shae Brown, VP Fundraising, HERE FOR THE ENTIRE LETTER

Deadline to Purchase Insurance for iPads is October 31. 

If you have not purchased insurance yet, you can purchase insurance at:


Fall 2018 iPad Deployment

iPad rollout begins the week of September 10! Watch the video above for more information.

Starting September 18, iPad pick will take place from Mr. Aquino in room 301 with a pass from your English/Language Arts teacher.

Online registration is available here:



This is a document showing 18 19 High School Open House + Charter Info.

This week's bulletin can be downloaded at this link:  Denman Middle School Weekly Bulletin 11.14.18.pdf (PDF)

Attendance Policy

James Denman Middle School



Absence:  If a student is absent from school there are two types of absences they may fall under, excused or unexcused. Both types will still show up on a student attendance profile report. There is more than one way that you can report an absence.


  1. Call into the school on the morning of the day in which the student will be absent to report the absence by phone (415.469.4535)
  2. Send the student with an excuse or doctor's note, when the student returns to school from the day that they were absent.
  3. Come into school and report absence


Tardy: If a student is tardy for school they have a 15-minute window (MTThF: Between 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.) to report straight to class in the morning. After 9:15 a.m., students are to report to the attendance office with or without excuse to retrieve a tardy pass, then report immediately to class. Class periods following the first period of the school day have the same protocol as first period, students will have to report to the attendance office for a tardy pass and return to class if tardy by 15 minutes or more. Student tardiness can be reported in the same manner as a reported absence.


Early Dismissal: Students are allowed to leave early from school with permission from parent/guardian. If a student needs to leave or be released early from school there is more than one way to report it.

  1. The student may bring a note on the morning of the day in which the student will be dismissed early. The note must specify the time that they will need to be dismissed from school.
  2. Call the school on the morning of the day in which the student will be dismissed early and specify the time that the student will need to be dismissed from school. 

Truant: Students will show up on a truancy list after 18 PERIODS of either absence, unexcused absence, tardy, unexcused tardy, tardy 30 minutes or more. There are two different types of letters you may receive for students that are considered truant.  Families that receive a truancy letter are able to call in or stop by to correct any attendance. After receiving 3 letters and no contact from parent and or guardian the school then goes forward with the next step in attendance protocol through the district.


If you have any questions or concerns about the attendance of your child please feel free to call, email, or stop by Ms. Hearne’s office (RM116) and she will assist you.