Triton News

Messages from Coronado Middle School May 18-22, 2020

May’s Key of Excellence: Balance

Live your best life! Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what’s meaningful and important in your life. Inner happiness and fulfillment come when your mind, body, and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make.

This week's mindset quote:“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” – Thomas Merton

May 18-22, 2020

This Week: Week 7 Distance Learning

May 21: quaranTIME hang out Zoom with 8th graders (see counseling corner)

May 22: Electives class form due and Hybrid PE forms due

May 25: Memorial Day

8th Grade Promotion: Link to Donate

Hi Parents,

I hope this find you and your family well. As we begin the last full week of the 19-20 school year, students are encouraged to reach out to teachers regarding work completion or any questions they may have. The CUSD Learning Department will be providing enrichment opportunities starting the first week of June.

I will be providing an informational video for students and parents later this week.

All my best,


Best Wishes and Happy Retirement to Ms. Tracy Walmsley: Ms. Walmsley joined CUSD in 2005 and became part of the CMS Family in 2007 when she was hired as a special education teacher. In 2012, Ms. Walmsley began teaching 6th grade humanities teacher and visual arts. After 25 years of caring and committed service to so many students, parents, and staff, CUSD is saying goodbye to this remarkable teacher. Ms. Walmsley's contributions have made an everlasting impact on our school community and her students. We wish Ms. Walmsley all the best in her retirement and new adventure in Walla Walla, Washington.

Elective class form for the 2020-2021 school year for current 6th and 7th graders is available to students on the counseling PowerSchool page and at this link Elective class request form. The deadline for students to submit the form is Friday May, 22nd.

Hybrid PE: This class is available to 20-21 7th and 8th graders. To learn more or to apply to Hybrid PE click on the link 2020-2021 Hybrid PE Form See the counseling section below for more details.

Item Drop Off and Pick Up: We are in the process of creating a schedule for dropping off items such as textbooks, library books, and supplies and picking up items such as lost and found, projects, etc. We will share the schedule and instructions by the end of the week and ask that you please adhere to the schedule to ensure appropriate protocols and social distancing.

Digital Talent Show! This year's Talent Show will be hosted virtually on Powerschool on May 28th. Students can audition their talent by submitting a video. Click here for CMS Talent Show Information and Permission Slip

If you have questions please contact Mr. Ramirez at

Link to: Link to Superintendent Mueller Message May 15, 2020

8th Grade Promotion

Promotion Event on June 10th: 8th grade promotion plans are underway!! We will be holding a two part event starting with the drive-up promotion portion beginning at 10:00 am and ending around 2:00 pm. Part two, the virtual ceremony, will air on at 6:00 pm (new later time) We will be providing specific information about the drive up portion the first week of June.

Thank you to our 8th grade promotion committee, headed by Mr. Roelof Roos, who have spent hours working on a plan to make this a special time for our promoting students. Very special thanks to promotion committee member, Kimberly Schulrud, and Doug Grossmann for organizing and creating the 8th grade video which will be available to students on June 9th.

The committee would appreciate the support of all 8th grade parents so our students can be presented with a memento/gift, an opportunity to capture one final Triton moment before they move on as an Islander, and in tradition, set up funding for the "CHS Class of 2024 ASB fund." The Class of 2024 fund is used for activities and community building experiences such as homecoming, spirit events, prom, graduation festivities, and much more.. Please make your donation at this Link to Donate.


California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) has developed a survey to obtain information from students about learning during the pandemic. The questions have been adapted from the school climate survey in the CHKS core module to learn about students' mental health, stress, and coping skills during distance learning.

Student participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information provided will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.

This is an anonymous survey. It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data. Students do not have to respond to any questions that they feel could be used to identify them. Instruct them to simply skip any such questions.

All questions apply to this school only, and the results are for the use of CUSD. CDE and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.


Access the survey using the following URL:

Messages from CMS Counselors

Elective class form for the 2020-2021 school year for current 6th and 7th graders is available to students on the counseling PowerSchool page. The link is also here – Elective class request form. The deadline for students to submit the form is Friday May, 22nd.

Hybrid PE: This class is available to 20-21 7th and 8th graders. To learn more or to apply to Hybrid PE click on the link 2020-2021 Hybrid PE Form

Counseling Lesson: This week’s lesson focuses on balance and managing stress. Here is the link to the Counseling lesson for week of May 18th.

It’s quaranTIME to hang out with the 8th graders! We will be hosting a trivia game zoom meeting for 8th graders on Thursday, May 21st from 2:00-2:30!

Meeting ID: 732 9189 6045

Meeting Password: 8re2F9

Invite Link

The Weekly Link: Dear Parents,

Week 6! Done! Congratulations, and once again, we thank you for partnering with us to advance your child's education during distance learning.

This week the district announced we are ending school May 29th. While this is a welcome change for many of us, it is also another change.

We have asked children to make multiple shifts this year, and they have rallied and done a remarkable job, as have parents. This new shift brings positives and negatives to many of our students. Excitement to end the school year early is tempered by disappointment of cancelled summer plans and uncertainty about the coming school year.

Letting go of expectations, accepting new models, adjusting to change, learning to be flexible, are all life skills we want our children to have. Never before have we had such a real world opportunity to teach our children these important life skills. They are watching us, and they are learning from us how to handle these waves of change.

This week’s weekly Link is to Change to Chill. The primary purpose of this site is to help teens become more aware of the things that stress them out, and give them tools and resources to better many stress, so they can live a happier, more resilient life. The site is great for anyone working with a preteen/teen and is full of resources. We hope you find it helpful as you and your family continue to navigate our changing world.

Until next time, we wish you well.

Ms. Kint and Ms. Vu

CMS Counselors

Messages from ASB and President Pate

Students and Parents,

Thank you to everyone who came by for our ASB ZOOM Kahoot on Friday!

ASB is putting together a Digital Talent Show! The Talent Show will be hosted virtually on Powerschool on May 28th . Students can audition their talent by submitting a video. Click here CMS Talent Show Information and Permission Slip If you have questions please contact Mr. Ramirez at

Check out our CMS Tritons PowerSchool page!

Julia’s Triton Cookbook: Tritons are sharing some great new recipes! We would love to see some staff favorites!

Lauren’s Triton Vlogging: Tritons are vlogging what they’re doing during the quarantine. If you’d like to participate you can submit a short 10-60 second clip of what you’ve been up to the students would love to see you all!

Eva’s Triton Picks: List your top 10 favorite things!

Sophia’s Triton Art Share Out: Check out some beautiful and inspired art from our Tritons!

Kody’s Video Game Discussion: What are some new or classic games you’ve been playing lately? Lets share out some hidden gems!

Charlotte’s Music Share Out: Share your favorite songs and artists!

Koehn’s Triton Workouts: Let's stay active! Try out some of our best workout picks!

Dylan and Wyatt’s Movie Discussion: Come by and chat about your favorite films or try one of the many recommendations


President Pate


Parents: Please be sure you are logging into PS under YOUR account and setting up notifications so you don't miss an email. Your child should also have notifications set up. Use these tutorials below.

  1. Student login tutorial handout-Synergy and PowerSchool
  2. Parent login tutorial handout-Synergy and PowerSchool
  3. Parent video tutorial for using PowerSchool
  4. Student video tutorial for handing in an assignment in PowerSchool
  5. Student video tutorial for turning on notifications in PowerSchool
  6. Parent video tutorial for turning on notifications in PowerSchool

Coronado SAFE Resources

GAME CLUB for CMS Students!!

Connect with friends and peers! Join in every Thursday at 3:30 pm starting April 30th

May 21, 2020 03:30 PM

May 28, 2020 03:30 PM

Jun 4, 2020 03:30 PM

Zoom Link to Game Club

Meeting ID: 832 9454 5002

Password: 458235

Find your local number:

Coronado SAFE is an excellent resource for students and families during this challenging time. Please take a few minutes to look at how Coronado SAFE can help.


CMS iLab

The CMS Innovation Lab challenges students to imagine, innovate, create and have a hands-on learning experience. So, refer your child to the CMS iLab page.

Does your child need a break from the computer, but still needs to be engaged in an activity? There you can find fun, engaging activities and challenges. These activities are completely optional; they are not assignments. If your child is excited about their completed product, please have them send a picture to Mrs. Narmore on the CMS iLab page. We'd love to see what their creative minds can come up with!

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KCMS Broadcast

Our KCMS students are continuing to broadcast from their living rooms! Find the KCMS Broadcast on:

CMS Triton page: Link to KCMS on PowerSchool



Grab-and-Go Meal Service at Village Elementary and Silver Strand

When: Every Monday

Location: Multi-Purpose Rooms at VES (H Street) and Silver Strand Elementary

Distribution Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM (while supplies last)

Families with children 18 and under will be able to pick up free breakfast and lunch meals via curb-side pick-up. Students who are receiving meals are encouraged to be physically present at the time of pick-up. Additionally, adults may pick up meals for students not present by printing and submitting this form at the time of pick-up. All meals will be distributed curb-side to decrease the risk of exposure. Only those in cars will be served meals during this pick-up time, no walk ups or bicycles allowed in order to maintain social distancing. If you are unable to pick-up meals by car or during the scheduled distribution time, please email on or before Friday, April 10 at noon and we will schedule an alternative window to pick-up a meal.

While the program was designed to serve the neediest families in our community, children are not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District. On April 6, the first day of meal distribution, we served 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals to 630 children, 6300 meals in total. With such an overwhelming response, we will be preparing even more meals to accommodate our school community. This is free for all children, regardless of meal status - please spread the word!

Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Supports


Teens are invited to join CYP’s bi-weekly Teen Program! The 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, the Teen Staff have planned fun games and activities. If your teen is interested in participating, email or call 619-435-5056 and ask for Ana, DeAnte or Vanessa, to receive details about the next activity.

Your Military Family Life Counseling Team and Coronado School Liaison Program are partnering to host the quarterly CORONADO MILITARY SPOUSES. This interactive workshop will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, May 20 at 8:30 am. The topics are Coping with Uncertainty and Self Care. The MFLCs will facilitate this timely discussion and provide prompts to get the discussion rolling.

Interested attendees are asked to RSVP to the School Liaison Officer at or 619-991-2509. They will then be provided the Zoom meeting ID and password.

Video/Telephone Counseling: Our CMS MFLC, Mrs. Lisa Poli, can be contacted to establish a telephonic or video non-medical counseling appointment. Parental consent is required. Please call or email for additional details. Stay safe and healthy. (see flyer below)

CMS MFLC, Lisa Poli

contact: or 619.592.0821

Virtual Military Kid Club: Mrs. Poli, is looking to set up a session once a week via zoom. It's a great way for students to reconnect with friends and provide support to one another during this challenging time. If your kids are interested, please contact Mrs. Poli at #619-592-0821 or

If you or any any military-connected families you know are struggling during this time, please contact Mindy Hayes, School Liaison Officer Naval Base Coronado, for more resources.

Mindy Hayes


Coronado Summer Arts Intensives

“Give your student a one-of-a-kind experience in the summer of 2020! Coronado School of the Arts’ two-week Summer Intensives program brings together students from around the world to develop skills and creativity in drama/acting, dance, visual art, ceramics, digital arts and music with acclaimed artist-instructors in San Diego. The two week program emphasizes collaboration between students. Expand your horizons with CoSA’s Summer Intensives!

**Please note: if the Shelter-in-Place Order continues through summer, some Intensives may have capped enrollment to adhere to social distancing guidelines; other Intensives may be offered in a Distance Learning format, and some Intensives may be cancelled and refunded.”


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Youth Strength and Speed

Need something for your kids to do for PE during Distance Learning or just need a break? This class is designed for students looking to:

~ Safely and effectively build muscle and endurance

~ Gain Confidence

~ Get an edge in athletics

~ Increase quickness, agility, and reaction time


Tuesday/Thursday - 3:30 - 4:15

Zoom Meeting Link:

Technology and Support

Chromebooks and Tech Support: The CUSD IT Department will have office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-am- 12 pm. Students without access to a device should fill out the CUSD Chromebook Device Request


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