Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School Oct. 19-23, 2020

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote: "It's not hard to make decisions when you

know what your values are." Roy Disney

October Key is Integrity

CMS Happenings

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

This week:

Oct 19: Pink Out - wear your Pink!

Oct 20: Science Materials Distribution 8am - 3pm

Oct 21: Unity Day - wear and share orange in support of bullying prevention

Science Materials Distribution 8am - 3pm

Oct 22:Science Materials Distribution 8am - 12pm

Oct 23:

Oct 26: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 30: End of grading period 1

Hello Triton Families,

We are continuing to welcome student cohorts to campus and collect important data that drives responsible and safe decisions. Phase 3 begins on October 26th. For details and regularly updated information, please go to the CMS website menu tab called "CMS 2020-2021" To view the CMS Campus Reopening Plan document, slideshow, video, and Phases information, click on the menu item called: CMS Website - Campus Reopening Information

Q: Why are Phases 2 and 3 only bringing back elective classes? Why don't these phases include core classes like math, English, history or science?

A: There are a couple of reasons for this. Most importantly, in order to responsibly and safely reopen campus, we must have baseline data to make informed and sound decisions. Bringing students back in electives cohorts decreases the impact on consistency of instruction in the event of a cohort needing to quarantine or a school closure. Although online may not be the most optimal learning platform, teachers are providing effective, well planned standards-based lessons, and therefore, disrupting the current flow of core classes without baseline data can negatively impact consistency of learning. Many of the elective classes can be held in an outdoor area or classrooms with easy access to the quad, lunch areas and other outdoor spaces on campus.

Thank you for your support.



Important Reminders

  • October 30th marks the end of the first grading period. This is a 9 week progress report for semester 1. Semester 1 ends on January 28th. Remember to check PowerSchool and remind your student to turn in any late or missing assignments. Students should attend support time for questions about their grades.
  • Parent Teacher conference dates and information will be provided next week.
  • If your student has questions about how to complete or turn in an assignment, content, missing work, late work submission, or would like enrichment opportunities, then they need attend SUPPORT TIME.
  • SInce the school day officially ends at 3:05, students should be working on assignments or attending student support time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons and Monday mornings. This is not only valuable time to check in with teachers, but it's an opportunity for students to learn the skill of self advocacy. We love seeing students do this AND love championing them for taking the initiative.
  • Support time is for students only. Parents, please email teachers if you have questions.
  • Although email may be a common and easy communication tool, teachers are inundated with multiple emails in addition to their preparation, instruction, grading and feedback. In an effort to support students in a timely and more personalized manner, as well as decrease the volume of teachers' inboxes, please encourage your child to attend support time to ask questions.
  • Thank you for supporting your child in having a work space that is as disruption free as possible.
  • Student cameras should be on in all classes. If you do not permit your child to be on camera, please email administration so it can be appropriately communicated to the teachers.
  • ***We are aware of students having connectivity issues and ask that they communicate this to their teachers via chat, email, or audio before or during class.
  • ***We ask that parents refrain from asking questions and interrupting instruction while teachers are Zooming with students/class.

Attendance: If your child is sick or unable to participate in school on any given day, please contact our attendance clerk, Mrs. Karnas at 619-522-8921 ext. 3096 or email at

  • During BRIDGE, it is highly recommended that you also message your child's teachers.

Coronado Schools Foundation

Thank you to all of the families who participated in the "Who Dunnit" virtual event!

The online auction is open until October 26th. Place your bids!! Link to: CSF ONLINE AUCTION

Science Materials Distribution for ALL students

To ensure a safe and efficient process, please adhere to the following directions:



  • Drive-up to the front of CMS on F Avenue and follow the traffic signs and cones
  • You will be asked the grade of your student and your students’ name
  • A bag will be safely handed to you in your car
  • Please wear a face covering

Walk up

  • Please wear a face covering
  • Follow the posted safety protocols at CMS
  • Walk up to the tents in front of Granzer Hall on F Avenue
  • You will provide your child’s name and grade
  • You will take a bag from the grade level box

Please adhere to the timelines listed below

Tuesday, 20th 8am-3pm

Wednesday, October 21st 8am-3pm

Thursday, October 22st 8am-12pm

Since distribution takes place during school hours, we highly encourage only ONE adult per family attend during the designated time.

If you have questions, please contact Amanda Ellison at


Triton Families,

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the meeting!

We are excited to have you all on board at CMS for the 20/21 school year! With uncertain times one thing will remain certain in our schools and that is the support from you! Please donate to PTO today! Click the link below and make sure to put your T3 class as the winning class with the most sign ups will receive a gift card for each child!

Don't miss out on our annual wreath fundraiser and order yours today!! Use the code: CORONACA004


Megan Parma

CMS PTO President

CMS Library

Hello Triton Families,


It’s easy to browse, check out, and hold books through Classlink! Once you sign in, click the Follett icon and you will have access to the CMS library catalog. Once a book is put on hold, Mrs. Pettit will bag your books for pick up. Book pickups and returns will be on Wednesdays, ONLY for safety purposes, and can be obtained between 8 am-3 pm at the F. Street entrance of the middle school.

PLEASE NOTE: Books that are catalogued as YA (Young Adult), will require a guardian signed permission slip. If you are a returning CMS student and already had one of these filled out last year, you are good to go! However, all incoming 6th graders and new students will need this form completed at the time of pick up. Permission forms can be printed or emailed to Mrs. Pettit.

If you have any questions concerning the YA form, or how to access books through our Follett system, please email Mrs. Pettit at:

Megan Pettit

CMS Library Technician

Messages from CMS Counselors

We're here for you! Students can visit our PowerSchool page to find resources and /or reach out to us!

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Let's work together to increase awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying, cyberbullying and acts of hate. For a guide to help students build awareness of potentially harmful situations and how to respond Click HERE

October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon Week. This week we will be having school wide activities to address character building and healthy lifestyle choices as well as drug and alcohol awareness. The red ribbon theme this year is “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free." The theme was chosen as a reminder that “we are all empowered to make healthy choices and shape our friendships, our futures and communities around us through positivity, bravery and strength.”

  • Monday 10/26—Counselors & ASB students discuss Red Ribbon Week on KCMS
  • Tuesday. 10/27: Counselors and ASB student will host a BRAIN GAMES lunch activity about decision making, coping with stress, and wiring our brains for wellness. RRW Brain Games Zoom link Passcode: RRWCMS
  • Wednesday 10/28-Yoga hosted by our very own CMS English teacher Ms. Leverton (with special guests) Triton Yoga Zoom link Passcode: RRWyoga
  • Thursday. 10/29—No Place for Hate Pledge event hosted during Lunch with Counselors and ASB Pledge Event Zoom link Passcode: pledge
  • Friday 10/30- Wear RED! Submit a photo of your in your RED for our CMS Tritons Page

For more information on Red Ribbon Week theme and activities click HERE.

LAST WEEK TO APPLY: No Place for Hate® is a program for K-12 schools committed to creating sustainable change that leads to improved school climate. Together, CMS and No Place for Hate will incorporate anti-bias and anti-bullying resources with existing programming to form one powerful message that all students have a place to belong. We are looking for just a few more students and parents to join our school's No Place for Hate Committee to plan events and outreach. Please fill out the short application below.

For information, check out the CMS Counseling page on PowerSchool

Messages from ASB and President Shoemaker

Hello Triton Families!

Pink Out is October 19th! Please wear Pink to show your support for breast cancer awareness.

ASB is excited to partner with CMS Counselors for Red Ribbon Week

Monday, 10/26: Counselors and ASB students will discuss Red Ribbon Week on KCMS

Tuesday, 10/27: Encourage your students to joint us for a BRAIN GAME activity at lunch

Wednesday, 10/28: Yoga Break during lunch with our very own Ms. Leverton

Thursday 10/29: No Place for Hate Pledge Lunch Activity

Friday 10/30: Wear RED!

Check out our Triton Staff Interviews!

Please encourage your students to watch our exclusive interviews with our CMS Teachers and our new interview with Principal Mellina! All interviews can be found on our CMS Tritons Powerschool Page!


Charlotte Shoemaker

ASB President

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Coronado SAFE

  • Sign up for the monthly SAFE Parenting Tool Box at and take advantage of this great resource.
  • Game Club 3:30-4:30pm Coronado SAFE is providing a great place to take a break, connect with friends, and have fun! Link to info and Zoom: Virtual Game Club.

Coronado Girl Scout Troop #5548 Annual Nado Halloween Drive

Dear Coronado,

Please help us make it a fun Halloween for underprivileged kids at the Monarch School! There will be no Halloween costumes this year due to COVID-19; instead the school would like to distribute goodie bags to all 300 of their students. Please consider donating cash or picking up extra items when you go Halloween shopping for your own kids!

The Halloween goodie bags will include the following types of items:

  • Face paint kit (example 1, example 2, example 3)
  • Fun size Halloween candy
  • Small Halloween trinkets, toys, and activities
  • Halloween temporary tattoos, small activity books, stickers, bouncy balls, etc.
  • Halloween theme goodie bags to hold items

There are two ways for you to support this year:

1. Donate cash to Venmo account @Nado-HalloweenDrive (and we’ll shop for you)

2. Drop off goodie bag items to bins at the following addresses:

Village-217 B Ave

Cays-45 Bridgetown Bend (Port Royale)

If you have any questions, please email Thank you, Coronado, for your continued support all these years! The deadline to donate is Tuesday, October 20.

💚 Girl Scout Troop #5548

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Messages from the Surfer Yearbook

    The Surfer Yearbook Staff is currently looking for the following photos for the yearbook:

    1. Supporting the Padres in their playoff run
    2. Photos of you wearing blue to support anti-bullying month.
    3. Photos of you wearing CMS Tritons gear to show your school spirit
    4. Wearing PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    5. Halloween Photos
    6. Fall traveling (i.e. Camping at Zion National Park, Traveling for Thanksgiving,)
    7. Sports photos (i.e. if you are playing baseball for ISF)
    8. Siblings, Twins, Triplets and cousins - if you and your sibling or cousin go to school at CMS we want to get a photo.

    We are accepting photos through the submission site all year.

    Thank you for all of your support!

    2020-2021 Surfer Yearbook Staff


    LOG ON TO:

    Enter Login ID: 415467883

    • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
    • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
    • Click “Upload Chosen Images."
    • It’s that easy! Submit your photos today!

CMS Military Family Life Counselor Supports

Military Family Life Counselor is now available to outreach to our military students and families who may benefit from our counseling services. We are here to support you during these challenging times!

Lisa F. Poli

MFLC- Military & Family Life Counselor for Coronado Middle School
Cell Phone: (619) 592-0821


Triton Shout Outs

Student to student, staff to student, student to staff. We love celebrating our Tritons!! To view all of the shout outs, click on the link. Triton Shout Outs on PowerSchool

Military Families Resources

Coronado SAFE Aloha Club Welcome Baskets - To welcome new military families to Coronado, the NBC School Liaison Program partners with an amazing local organization called Coronado SAFE. Through their Aloha Club, they connect new families with existing ones in the community to serve as a resource and help build connections throughout the year. They also offer a "Welcome Basket" delivered to your door. To sign up visit


November 12 & 13, 2020

Fleet Week San Diego is proud to present Virtual Student STEM Days! The event will feature exciting STEM presentations and interactive sessions to students in an online environment. Registration is FREE and open to all Schools / Organizations / Homeschool Students in the greater San Diego County area. For additional information, contact Maggie Young at 619-549-9414 or



As of April 2020, all DoD service members, civilian personnel, and all dependent family members (kindergarten-college/adult) are eligible to use at no cost. If you've heard of but aren't sure how to create an account, or exactly how it works, here is a video to get you started: Have additional questions? Email at


Tuesday, November 17, 9 am

Topic: Holiday Deployment & Self-Care

Join other military spouses to share your experiences and gain new insights through an interactive discussion led by the Coronado Military Family Life Counseling team. All military spouses are welcome, regardless of duty station.

Zoom Meeting ID: 924 3131 6804 / Password: NBCSpouses


Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Parent Programs is offering a new series of Parent Education Virtual Workshops for military-connected parents and professionals who work in support of military-connected children.

  • Dual Working Families: How to Educate Your Children When Both Parents Work: October 21, 9 am


  • Alternatives to a 4-Year University: October 28, 9 am


Not available to attend the live webinar? Register at the links above to receive the recording.


Friday, October 23, 9-9:30 am

Parents of K-12 students are invited to join for an introduction to the new, free, Parent Coaching for Student Success subject offerings. Learn tips and tricks for supporting your children through their schooling during these uncertain times, and dive into the new subject support areas designed for parents, including:

  • Scheduling and Organization
  • Setting Expectations
  • Using Resources
  • Managing Knowledge Gaps, a​nd more!



Through Military OneSource, families get a paid subscription to a service that lets you search for child care providers in your area, check references and review background checks of those providers. Read the full Military Times article for full details:


Throughout October, children 11 years and younger receive free admission—no ticket is required when accompanied by an adult with a valid form of admission. REMEMBER: Active duty military, with valid CAC card, receive complimentary admission all year long at both parks. Full offer details:


There are still big adventures to be had in San Diego. This Fall, youth and young adults ages 5-25 from anywhere in San Diego County can adventure with us, exploring the outdoors while safely creating friendships, building community, and developing leadership skills for all of life’s explorations. This program is free and made possible with funding from the County of San Diego. Learn more at


Thursday, October 29, 4-6 pm

Join Naval Base Coronado MWR for a safe and fun trick or treating event! Decorate your car trunk with the best Halloween-themed display to pass out candy/treats. See “Coronado Trunk or Treat” flyer attached.

Register: Info: 619-437-3190


MWR’s Community Recreation team is planning a full calendar of kid-friendly events. Up next: Virtual Pink & Purple 5K, Wood Mountain Painting, Trunk or Treat, Gobble Til You Wobble Wreath, Camp Gobble Gobble, and more. Check them out (and register) at Info: 619-437-3028

Follow MWR on Facebook and Instagram to for the most up-to-date info: @NavyLifeNBC and @SanDiegoNavyCommunityRecreation

Mindy Hayes

School Liaison Officer

Naval Base Coronado


Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

Oct 26- 30 Red Ribbon Week

Oct 30 Quarter 1 Ends

Nov 2 Quarter 2 Begins

Nov 4 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm

Nov 11 Veterans Day No School

Nov 12 CUSD Board Meeting @ DO 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Nov 23-27 Thanksgiving Recess