Triton News

Coronado Middle School - January 4-8, 2021

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote: “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts!” Winston Churchill

January Key of Excellence: Failure Leads to Success

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Jan 4 Last day of winter recess

Jan 5 School resumes

Jan 6

Jan 7

Jan 8

Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and had a restful break with your family and loved ones. We're ready to get back to teaching and learning and have a renewed hope for an excellent 2021 ahead.

Thank you, PTO! The Triton Staff thanks everyone for your gift card donations. We're so grateful for you!

End of Semester 1: Thursday, January 28, 2021 is the last day of the semester. Report cards will be mailed home on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Phase 4 - Semester 2 begins February 1st: If you did not complete the survey, your student will default to his/her semester 1 learning option. Therefore, if your child is on BRIDGE for semester 1, he/she will be on BRIDGE semester 2. If your child had on campus experiences semester 1, he/she will have HYBRID semester 2.

If you selected BRIDGE and later in the year you request to return to in person learning, your request will be contingent on space available. Requests should only be made in extreme circumstances. We cannot guarantee a change of program, but we will place your child on a waiting list and make changes if space becomes available.

  • Semester 2 class time changes: Please note the NEW schedule and start time of 8:05 am. See Hybrid and Bridge schedule link: CMS Semester 2 Class Schedule 2021

  • Hybrid will have 2 groups:
  1. Group A - Tuesday and Wednesday Last Names A-L
  2. Group B - Thursday and Friday Last Names M-Z

Link: Message from Superintendent Mueller December 16, 2020, CUSD Update: CMS and CHS We are preparing to transition into a grade 6-12 hybrid schedule on February 1 for the second semester. In January, all staff will be engaged in professional development on live streaming instructional practices. Current cohorts (prior to temporary suspension of on campus activities) will return in a phased-in approach. Site administrators will communicate reopening timelines directly. Until notified, all instruction will be facilitated through BRIDGE.

CUSD Governing Board: New Officers were elected on Dec. 17, 2020

President: Capt. Lee Pontes

Vice President: Esther Valdes-Clayton

Member: Dr. Helen Anderson-Cruz

Member: Stacy Keszei

Member: Whitney Antrim

Secretary: Karl Mueller

Important Reminders

Science workbook distribution: If you have not yet picked up the segment 2 science workbook, you can still pick them up January 5th-8th.

Workbooks will be available in the front of the school between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm.

**Face coverings and physical distancing are required during pick-up

Please contact Amanda Ellison with any questions.

Academic Honesty: According to our academic honesty policy, students are not allowed to copy OR share their work with others. Students should not be working together on individual work. Students who violate the academic honesty policy will receive a zero on the assignment and a referral. Thank you for reminding your child of this policy. More information can be found on page 14 of the CMS student handbook. CMS Handbook

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Triton staff member, Mr. Donnie Walton. He began working at CMS in 2007 as a campus supervisor and most recently as part of the custodial team. Lovingly known as Mr. Donnie, students marveled at his awesome football passes, enjoyed chatting with him about sports, and always listened closely when he would encourage them to do the right thing. He loved being around the kids and took great pride in being part of the CMS community. He will be missed, greatly.

A celebration of Mr. Donnie’s life will be held later this year.

Attention 8th Grade Families - Yearbook Recognition Ads are Available

Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families, and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones.

To purchase your ad, follow the ad content guidelines and instructions below. Yearbook publisher, Jostens, is managing all yearbook ad sales. Please do not contact or send materials to CMS.

All orders must be placed by January 29, 2021.


1/4 page = $90

1/8 page = $45

IT’S EASY! Create your ad online at

  1. Choose your ad size and layout.
  2. Enter your text and upload your photos.

Important information about Yearbook Recognition Ads

  • Our school reserves the right to edit ads per our guidelines. Ex. remove any explicit text, graphic photos or copyright-protected imagery or photos.
  • Color photographs uploaded for black-and-white ads will appear in black and white.
  • We will make every effort to use your layout and text as indicated. A proof will not be provided and no changes can be made after purchase.
  • For the ad to appear in the yearbook, your ad must be purchased by the order deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How are the ad prices determined and what is the money used for? Ad prices are determined by school. The revenue from recognition ads helps support our yearbook and keep it affordable for everyone.
  2. How is the ad deadline determined? The ad deadline is set by our school based on the production schedule for the yearbook.
  3. Can I create my student’s ad on my mobile device? Yes, you can design your recognition ad on a mobile device using the free ReplayIt app. Available for download from the Google Play and Apple App store.
  4. Can I send my materials to the school? No, please do not send your materials to our school. Our school has selected Jostens to assist with our ad program.
  5. Please call the customer service number (800-358-0800) if you have questions or need assistance in creating your ad.

More questions? Call Jostens at (800) 358-0800.

Messages from the Surfer Yearbook

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

    1. Photos of you during Spirit Week or wearing your Tritons gear.
    2. The holiday season and winter break.
    3. Travels (i.e. Camping at Zion National Park)
    4. Sports and activities
    5. 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!

CoSA- CHS Coronado School of the Arts

Attention 8th Graders:

CoSA is hosting two Zoom events in the new year:

  1. CoSA - CMS Preview for 8th graders on January 11 at 10:00 AM.(students only)
  2. CoSA Preview Night on January 19 at 6:00 PM for all prospective applicants and families.

Applications are available here 2021-22 CoSA Applications

  • Application materials are due by February 8. 2021.

More information can be found at

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Happy New Year,

Our next PTO meeting is this week on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. CMS and VES will now swap times.

6:30-7:00PM Coronado Middle School PTO Meeting (published times for members (6:30-7:30PM)

7:00-7:30PM Community Partners: Superintendent Karl Mueller, School Board, Coronado SAFE, CSF, Coronado Community Center, Coronado Public Library, MFLAC, InclusioNADO, Crown Preschool.

7:30-8:00PM Village Elementary School PTO Meeting (published times 7:00-8:00PM)

Haven't joined PTO yet? Click on the link.


Megan Parma

CMS PTO President

Hello 7th grade Coronado Middle School families!

Planning has already begun, and I am thrilled to again be leading a group of Coronado Middle School students on an exciting WorldStrides program to Williamsburg, VA, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. Next year’s trip will take place during the 2021-2022 school year over Spring Break. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore our nation's most important historical sites and experience incomparable learning moments. This trip will enrich the learning experience of students, however, it is not a school activity nor a school-sponsored trip.

You can register now for our 2022 Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, VA, Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY trip. Here's what you need to know:

  • Our Trip ID is 192680. Use this to sign up at Pay only a $49 deposit to sign up and save $150 when registering now. The remaining balance is spread out into smaller amounts and paid monthly prior to the trip.

  • I’ve also created a website just for our trip. It has a lot of great details about all the students will do and see including a short video. Here’s the link to our trip web page:

    • Please note: the dates posted for the trip are just a guide at this time. The trip will take place during our Spring Break in 2022, and those dates will be confirmed when the school calendar is released for the 2021-22 school year.

Sign Up By 12/15/20 – register now and SAVE!

Deposit Amount: $49 (non-refundable) – This is a special, reduced deposit amount for signing up prior to


How to Sign Up:

● Online at

(use Trip ID#192680 to sign up)

● By phone – call WorldStrides’ Customer Service

Team at 1-800-468-5899

●Website link – posted above

Please don’t hesitate to send me an email if you have any questions.


Ananda Dejarnette, M.Ed.

8th Grade History Teacher

History Department Lead Teacher

Program Leader – 8th grade East Coast Trip

Contact email:

CMS Library


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 ASB and President Shoemaker

Hello Triton Families!

Happy New Year! Be on the lookout for our NEW 2021 Triton gear! We know you're going to love it!


Charlotte Shoemaker

ASB President

Messages from CMS Counselors

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

Project Welcome is geared at identifying positive role models within the school with whom students can build trusting connections. The goal is to continue offering a welcoming in person or virtual connection to each new student at CMS. Please email names of student who may be good candidates to welcome and mentor new students.

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a health and wellbeing survey administered online in partnership with the California Department of Education. CUSD participates in the survey every 2 years and this year the survey will be administered to 7th graders ONLY during T3 on January 25, 2021.. The aim of the survey is to compile data about the student population to best understand the make-up and experience of the student body, gather trend data on key areas of health and behavioral risks, including alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and gain an understanding of individual student perceptions of their health & wellbeing, school safety and the learning environment. If you do not want your child to participate, please email

Read this Information for parents on warning signs for psychological distress for tweens and early adolescents. Middle Schoolers are uniquely impacted by this time of change, and students are experiencing stress and anxiety. Simply put, emotional health affects centers for learning and some students may be at risk for more intense reactions.

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

CMS Military Family Life Counselor Supports

Please Join us every Monday from 12:00-1:00 pm for some fun games and to meet military students like yourself!

Lisa F. Poli

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


MFLC's available to support our military students and families who may benefit from counseling services. We are here to support you during these challenging times!

Military Families Resources


Applications due February 17, 2021

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for school year 2021-22 with at least one recipient selected from every commissary location where qualified applications are received. Apply:


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.

  • Healthy Screen Time Habits: January 6, 9 am


  • Time Management for Elementary School Age Students: January 12, 9 am


  • Time Management for Middle and High School Students: January 13, 9 am


  • Math Activities at Home for Elementary Students: January 19, 9 am


  • Fostering a Love of Learning: January 20, 9 am


  • Strategies for Reluctant Readers and Children with Reading Difficulties: January 26, 9 am


  • Reading in Middle School: January 27, 9 am


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


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

Take care,

Mindy Hayes

School Liaison Officer

Naval Base Coronado


Coronado Schools Foundation



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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

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

January: Key of Excellence: Failure Leads to Success

Jan 11 CHS Coronado School of the Arts CoSA Preview for 8th Grade 10 am via Zoom

Jan 13 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm -7:30 pm See website for Zoom

Jan 18 MLK, Jr. Day No School

Jan 19 Jan 22 No Name Calling Week

Jan 25 Jan 29 Kindness Week

Jan 25 CA Healthy Kids Survey -7th grade T3

Jan 28 End of Semester 1

Jan 29 Non student day