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Dear Families,

Please join us on Thursday, May 30th at 5:00 p.m. at the Fieldhouse at Hillhouse High School for the district-wide curriculum fair where we celebrate student work from our school and around the district. 

I hope to see you there and if you have questions please reach out to me.

Mrs. Ortiz

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Dear Families of grade 3 and 4 students:

Your child is on their second round of tesing with DORA in Spanish. The first round was back in December 2018 and now in the Spring 2019. DORA is an online reading assessment which assesses reading skills in 7 fundamental areas. The 7 fundamental areas are: 

  1. High Frequency Words
  2. Word Recognition
  3. Phonics
  4. Phoemic Awareness
  5. Oral Vocabulary
  6. Spelling
  7. Reading Comprehension

DORA ia an adapative assessment which adjusts depending on how your child is performing. Immediately after your child is done with his/her test a report is available with information to help improve your child's reading skills. 

Please reach out to your child's teacher or myself if you have questions.

Thank you.

Mrs. Ortiz

Dual Language Instructional Coach

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Please join us on Friday, March 29th for our Battle of the Books Competition and Celebration.

Our competition will be held in the auditorium.

Grades 3 & 4     9:00-10:00     Team Competition

Grades 5 & 6    11:10-11:55    Head-to-Head Competition


A celebration for students participating in the Battle of the Books and their guests will be held in the Library from 1:30 to 2:30.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

-Heather O'Brien

Literacy Coach


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Dear Families,

I will be handing out report cards in Kindergarten room 122 for parent conferences but will be availbale for any parent who has questions or concerns about Dual Language. 

Thank you.

Viviana Ortiz

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Please join us on  Tuesday, January 22nd, from 5:00-5:45 in the JCD Computer Lab for an overview of the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment.  The following will be discussed:

  1. District SBA Plan Overview
  2. Scoring
  3. Growth Targets
  4. IAB Components
  5. Q & A

Please contact me at x3679 with any questions.

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Our Mission

At John C. Daniels Interdistrict Magnet School of International Communication students are taught to be creative thinkers who understand and appreciate the diversity in their communities and in the world. Students learn to communicate in different languages enhanced by technology and infused with the arts.  Students are inspired to excel in their studies, to be healthy and active and to contribute to a global society.

Family-School Compact for Achievement


New Haven Public Schools' Nondiscrimination Statement:

It is the policy of the New Haven Public Schools district that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or otherwise discriminated against under any program, including employment. Protected classes include Age, Ancestry, Color, Gender Identity or Expression, Genetic Information, Learning Disability, Marital Status, Mental Disability, Intellectual Disability, National Origin, Physical Disability, Race, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, equal access school facilities and school premises to Boy Scouts for America and other designated youth groups.

Title IX Coordinator:   Vallerie Hudson-Brown,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone#203-497-7014 504 Coordinator:  Delores Garcia-Blocker,  54 Meadow Street, New Haven,  Telephone # 203-946-8982


Contact Us

Interim Principal: Mr. Pedro Mendia-Landa
Assistant Principal: Ms. Tianko Ellison

569 Congress Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519

Main Office: 475-220-3600
Magnet Office: 475-220-3604
Fax: 475-220-3605



School Hours: 8:35am - 2:50pm

Pre-K Program: 7:30am - 5:30pm