Triton News

Coronado Middle School - February 22-26, 2021

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote: "If you're interested you'll do what's convenient. If you're committed you'll do what it takes."

February Key: COMMITMENT

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Feb 22 T3 at 8:05am / All class periods on Zoom today

SAFE Coffee Talk at 6:30 pm (more info below) Zoom Share event

Feb 23 -26 School Photo Week

Feb 23 Group A on campus gates open at 7:55 am

Feb 24 Group A on campus gates open at 7:55 am

Attn 8th grade parents: 2021-2022 Incoming 9th Grade Parent Night 6:30 pm via Zoom

Feb 25 Group B on campus gates open at 7:55 am

Feb 26 Group B on campus gates open at 7:55 am

Thank you for all of your support! We appreciate the consistent reminders about your child following all campus protocols. We have been very successful in providing a safe environment for on campus learning! Additionally, we appreciate your communication with us when your child is not feeling well.

It's Photo Week for the Yearbook! Please be sure to take a look at the detailed schedule below. And, this is the last week to order a yearbook! Go to JOSTENS.COM (Extras will not be ordered this year!)


  • Gates open at 7:55 am. Class begins promptly at 8:05 am.
  • Tardies: Starting March 1st students that arrive late will be marked tardy.
  • Students are REQUIRED to bring a charged device (personal computer or school issued Chromebook) every day they are on campus. Loaners will not be available.
  • Students are required to follow all safety protocols such as appropriately wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance.
  • Please make sure your child is prepared for school every day! Students must come to campus with their device, assignments, supplies, and water/snack, daily. We are not able to deliver items to students at this time.
  • Hybrid students are expected to be on campus on their assigned days. They are only permitted to Zoom in if they have been called in sick or have communicated circumstances.
  • Rainy days: Please send your student to school with a warm jackets and umbrella on rainy days.


  • Starting March 1st: Students that do not remain on Zoom for the entire period will be marked absent (unless prior communication). Students are expected to be on time to class. If students are more than a couple of minutes late, they will be marked tardy (unless prior communication)


  • Starting March 1st: Students that do not remain on Zoom for the entire period will be marked absent (unless prior communication). Students are expected to be on time to class. If students are more than a couple of minutes late, they will be marked tardy (unless prior communication)
  • Pick up Tuesday-Friday 2/23 - 2/26 8 am - 3 pm
**Science lab kit for 7th grade
**Science workbook pick up for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades

**Math notebook pick up for 8th grade

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

Please contact Amanda Ellison with any questions

Important Reminders

  • HYBRID - On campus days: Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well. Be sure to contact CMS and provide your child's symptoms. You will then be contacted by our site or CUSD nurse to determine next steps. Should you keep your child at home and he/she is not sick, we appreciate your honesty and will not have a nurse follow up with you.
  • Yearbook: This is the last week to order a yearbook! Go to JOSTENS.COM
  • 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
  • You're strongly encouraged to check your child's PowerSchool, regularly, for grade updates, announcements, and emails.
  • CUSD Covid-19 Dashboard

8th Grade Familes

Information for Incoming Freshman Class 2021-2022:

Please see Principal Schmeichel's Newsletter:

**Feb 24 at 6:30pm: CHS Parent Night via Zoom

CLICK HERE to enter the Parent/Student Forum (if it does not work see the bottom of the newsletter for detailed Zoom Room information)

Feb 27 Registration appointment times will be emailed to students

Mar 2 CHS Counselors Presentations 8th grade Science classes

Mar 3 CHS Counselors Presentations 8th grade Science classes

Mar 8 - 19 CHS Registration appointments for 21-22 (via Zoom - more information to come)

Student Yearbook Photos -This Week

HYBRID students: Photos will be taken while on campus between 8:05am and 12:00pm

Feb 23: Last Names A-E

Feb 24: Last Names F-L

Feb 25: Last Names M-Riv

Feb 26: Last Names Ro-Z

BRIDGE students: Photos will be at CMS from 1:15pm to 2:15 pm. Families have received their student's specific time and location in an email from

Feb 23: Last Names A-F

Feb 24: Last Names G-Mc

Feb 25: Last Names Me-R

Feb 26: Last Names S-Z

If you are not interested in coming to campus for a portrait, you may still submit a headshot to the yearbook for use in the portrait section of the book.

Use the following link to upload a JPG (No Screenshots).

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.

● Be sure to include your student’s name and grade.

● Click “Upload Chosen Images."

It’s that easy! Submit your photos today!

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Our next PTO meeting is this week on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

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


Megan Parma

CMS PTO President

Coronado Schools Foundation

Want to Win a Golf Cart?

The very popular Telethon Opportunity Drawing is back! Enter to win a brand-new 2021 Icon 6 Passenger Lifted Golf Cart valued at $14,000! All proceeds benefit CSF.

The winner will be drawn LIVE on air, March 24th at 8:55pm at the 34th annual Telethon. Be sure to join in at

3 Ways to Enter:

1. Click here to get a printable ticket. Print, complete and mail to 201 Sixth Street, Coronado, CA 92118 with payment.

2. Click here to get a printable ticket. Complete and email to

3. Call 619.437.8059 and leave a voicemail. A CSF staff member will return your call and take information and payment over the phone.

More details can be found on our website!

Save the Date! CSF Telethon 2021: Wednesday, March 24th 5-9pm

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More Messages from the Surfer Yearbook

    Last chance to buy a yearbook!!! There will be NO extra yearbooks ordered or available for sale after Feb. 28.

    Yearbooks are only on sale until Feb. 28, 2021.

    Online orders only.

    Use this link: JOSTENS.COM

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

    1. celebrating new year's/the holidays
    2. playing sports/doing favorite activities
    3. doing hobbies that you picked up over the past year because of stay at home orders
    4. If you were selected Triton of the Month for November or December.
    5. Any other photos you want to share with us.

      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!

Coronado SAFE

Coffee Talk

Monday, February 22, 2021

With Officer Grace Del Bagno, CPD SRO

Zoom Share event


  • Facts and Myths about Human Trafficking
  • How is your Child Vulnerable?
  • Social Media: Friend and Foe
  • Boundaries you Can Set to Keep Your Child Safe

Officer Grace Del Bagno is the Coronado Police Department School Resource Officer. Her responsibilities include enforcement in and around the schools, being a liaison between the schools and the police department, and educating the city’s youth about laws, leadership, and sound decision making. Officer Del Bagno has held this position for almost 3 of her 4.5 years at Coronado PD. Prior to Coronado, she was in law enforcement with the city of Redondo Beach, in Los Angeles. During her time as a Police Officer, Officer Del Bagno has attended trainings within San Diego County pertaining to Human Trafficking. She is passionate about the prevention of Human Trafficking and hopes to work in a special assignment with a similar focus of enforcement.

Sign up for the monthly SAFE Parenting Tool Box at and take advantage of this great resource.

"7 Tips for a Happy, Successful School Year" Click HERE to read this great article

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Messages from ASB and President Shoemaker

Hello Triton Families!

Buy your CMS Merch! ASB is excited to begin selling CMS Spirit Merch. You can order one of our two new designs at our Store Link!

CMS Trident Zip Up Hoodie $25 in Sizes S-XL

CMS Trident Crewneck Sweater $25 in Sizes S-XL

Wear your Triton Spirit Gear next Friday Feb 26th for Spirit Friday!


Charlotte Shoemaker

ASB President


ASB New Merch Commercial!

2022 East Coast Trip

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.

Virtual Meeting: to provide a little more information about our trip and answer any questions you may have.

Meeting Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Meeting Time: 4:00pm

Log In to the Meeting through the link below:

Meeting ID: 854 5035 1848

Passcode: 818300

One tap mobile

+16699009128,,85450351848# US (San Jose)

+12532158782,,85450351848# US (Tacoma)

I’ve created a website just for our trip. It has more details about the trip, including information on our No Risk Guarantee for 2022 trips and important safety information from our Back to Travel Task Force. 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.

How to register your child for the trip:

● Online at

(use Trip ID#192680 to sign up)

● By phone – call WorldStrides’ Customer Service

Team at 1-800-468-5899

●By mail - information in PDF linked above.

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

Ananda Dejarnette, M.Ed.

Program Leader – 8th grade East Coast Trip

Contact email:

Messages from CMS Counselors

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

No Place for Hate® committee is now formed, and meetings are underway and No Place for Hate student/parent/staff meetings continue consistently. In collaboration with administration and Coronado Unified School District, T3 lessons will support mission to build inclusivity and equity.

Black History Month is an excellent time to explore the Black experience—including the history and culture of African-American people, the injustice faced by them and how that injustice has been and continues to be confronted and overcome. As with other similarly themed months, it is important not to isolate black history and culture into one month during the year. Black history is American history and should be integrated into the curriculum throughout the school year. The Anti-Defamation League has “10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month”. Most can be used all year long!

CMS Military Family Life Counselor Supports

Zoom Military Student Lunch Bunch : Tuesday’s from 1:00-1:30pm.

Connect with other military students like yourself to discuss and share experiences and topics that have aided in supporting you as a military family member and student.

Zoom Link:

Kristina Clancy for Lisa F. Poli

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



Fri, Feb 26 3:30pm-4:30pm


Naval Air Station North Island, Heritage Park (just past Breakers Beach and the Navy Lodge)

Join us for a fun session of movin' and groovin' with Navy CYP and MWR Fitness! Yummy snack bags provided for participants. Adults are welcome to participate in the workout or bring a beach chair to relax in our "Connections Area." Event open to all homeschool, distance, and hybrid learning families with base access. Navy health and safety protocols will be followed.

Register/More Details:

Info? NBC School Liaison Officer at or 619-991-2509


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!

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

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Military Families Resources


This year, the Navy will BRIDGE the distance between us, and participate virtually! Participate from anywhere in the US in any way you want! You'll receive your commemorative 34th Annual event medal, high-quality poly blend T-shirt, and race number in May. Once received, record your "results" through our website, print your custom finisher certificate, wear your swag with pride, and tag us on social media. Early Bird prices are available until 2/28/21!


Submission deadline: March 4, 2021

“Aviation: Where will it take you? Up, up and away!” Let your creativity soar and enter the Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation’s chalk drawing contest. Create a masterpiece in chalk and submit to win a gift card to a local business. Open to ages 4 years and up. For full contest details visit


Tuesday, February 23, 5:30-6:30 pm

"What I Wish My Parents Knew" (WIWMPK) are community workshops led by youth to discuss "Tough to Talk About Topics" with parents and community members. Each workshop focuses on providing insight into how youth (middle and high school ages) perceive topics around safety, health, and wellness and we bring in community leaders to share what resources are available in your neighborhood. This month, WIWMPK will give us an inside look into their digital worlds as we discuss Logged In: how to stay safe in the digital world." The workshop will discuss:
- Internet safety
- Digital boundaries
- Youth and parents establishing healthy boundaries
- Online behaviors

Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 993 0339 0561 Passcode: wIWMPk21!


Back for Spring 2021, with new En Español sessions! Every Wednesday, learners have another chance to dive into high-demand topics such as Critical Thinking and Stress Management, while Spanish speakers can enjoy a new en Español session on Study Skills. These webinars are suitable for high school and college-level learners.

  • Study Skills: February 24, 2-2:45 pm


  • Habilidades Estudiantiles En Español: March 3, 2-2:45 pm


  • Critical Thinking & Research Skills: March 10, 2-2:45 pm


  • Stress Management: March 17, 2-2:45 pm



The U.S. Naval Academy is hosting virtual “Girls Only STEM” events open to middle and high schools girls. Visit the link below for full details. I believe event times are EST.

  • High School Girls Only STEM Night and Astronaut Convocation: Thursday, March 4


  • Middle School Girls Only STEM Day, Saturday, March 20


Take care,

Mindy Hayes

School Liaison Officer

Naval Base Coronado


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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:

March: 8 Keys: This Is It

Mar 2 CHS Counselors Zoom into 8th grade Science classes

Mar 3 CHS Counselors Zoom into 8th grade Science classes

PTO Meeting 6:30 pm -7:30 pm Zoom

Mar 4 Staff Meeting 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Mar 8 - 19 Registration appointments for 2021-2022 9th grade (via Zoom)

Mar 8 KCMS Broadcast about Application Elective Classes

Application Elective Forms distributed to Students

Mar 9 School Site Council 3:30-4:20 pm

Mar 11 CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm @ DO (Zoom)

Mar 14 Daylight Savings Time Begins (Spring Forward @ 2 am)

Mar 19 Application Elective Forms Due

Mar 23 CUSD Special Board Meeting 5:00 pm @ DO (Zoom)

Mar 24 CSF Telethon 5:00-9:00 pm

Mar 26 Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day

Mar 29- Apr 5 Spring Recess