Coronado Middle School June 8-12, 2020
I can't believe that Friday is just around the corner and it's almost time to bid farewell to the 19-20 school year. The past few months have certainly been strange and challenging, but the work you've done to support our students, each other, and me is beyond commendable. I'm so proud of you for always putting forth every effort to keep students invested and on track. As we head into a much deserved summer break, take some time to reflect on the work you've done in a time we never saw coming. Celebrate the end of this chapter, and kick back and relax! I 'm looking forward to seeing many of you on Wednesday as we celebrate our promoting 8th graders. I'm grateful for each of you and our year "all in this together."
Messages from Karin
June 9: Virtual Awards Ceremony on KCMS 10:00 am
- PL Opportunity at 1:00 pm with Meg Appel Explain Everything PL Link Password: 8ae6hS
June 10: Promotion Drive Through 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Virtual Promotion Ceremony on KCMS 6:00 pm
June 11: Yearbook Distribution for 6th and 7th
June 12: Grading window closes at 3:00 pm
- 20-21 Supply Lists due to Dollyanne (from dept. leaders)
- Classroom check out completed
Grades: Semester 2 grades: Pass (P) No Pass (NP)
- Students who had a D, C, B, or A at the end of 3rd grading period will receive a Pass regardless of the DL work they did/didn't complete.
- Students who had an F at the end of grading period 3 and submitted 60% or more of the DL work will receive a Pass. (P)
- Students with a modified grade (IEP), please consult with case manager before giving a No Pass (NP)
Grading Window: The window is open and will close on June 12th at 3:00 pm.
Reminder: Indicate an N or NP in Synergy. We will not be providing citizenship grades. Please contact students receiving an NP.
Professional Learning Opportunities: Please contact your department leader regarding All virtual PL opportunities you'd like to attend.
Lots of good links here: https://ccee-ca.org/distance-learning.asp
Don't forget our document! Distance Learning Best PracticesSDCOE archived Innovative Digital Learning webinars https://bit.ly/SDCOEdigital.
Explain App PL: Interested in being able to rewind and re-record without re recording the entire video? Join Meg for a PL on Tuesday at 1:00 pm
Explain Everything PL Link Meeting ID: 781 3266 1100 Password: 8ae6hS
Excellent Article: https://www.pbs.org/a-call-to-action blog
Running Document: Please continue to add info here. I will be answering questions this weekend. DL Questions/Comments running doc
This information was released from the CDE on Monday, June 8th.
Completed E-Learning Units: I have renamed the shared Google folder from 2020 Distance Learning to **Distance Learning. There is a new folder called 2020-2021 Distance Learning Planning. Please place your completed planning templates into the folder as well as link it to your classes on this document CMS E-Learning Completed Units 20-21
PowerSchool Template: To assist students and parents with finding needed information in the fall, we are asking everyone at the secondary level to use the same PowerSchool template for distance learning. See info here: Sample PowerSchool Page Instructions.
Please visit the tech slide show to find prerecorded videos, scripts, recorded live session, and handouts for tech related topics. bit.ly/CUSDTechnology
From Dr. Battle: I found this rubric to be a helpful “checklist” that can be used when designing your platform pages and units/lessons - Online Education Initiative – Course Design Rubric for California Community Colleges.
Message from Jennifer: I’ve been touting the use of viewpure.com to declutter your YouTube videos. At some point recently, the location on YouTube that View Pure is pointing to has changed. It now marks all videos as “mature” and therefore all ViewPure videos are blocked by our filter. I’ve reached out to the company and am awaiting their response as to if this is temporary or a permanent change (I’m afraid it’s the latter).
I have now pivoted to using https://safeyoutube.net/ and am having success with that. Today Katey and I (mostly Katey) redid every link in our tech slide show so we changed them from a ViewPure link to a SafeYouTube link. You may consider doing that, too.
Keepsake Video: Here is the CMS 8th grade VidHug Video! Thank you, all!! Shout out to Laurie F. for putting this together!
Awards Ceremony: We will be streaming live from the KCMS studio on Tuesday, June 9th at 10:00 am.
Promotion Message from Brooke B., Amanda, and Laurie:
We are excited to celebrate our 8th graders at Promotion on Wednesday, June 10th starting at 10 am. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time to make this happen! Below you will find information relating to the event, including volunteer job assignments. These assignments are fluid and please feel free to excuse yourself for breaks as needed. If you have any concerns or questions prior to or day of, you can contact Amanda or me via email.
Things To Know:
Attire: Wear whatever you are comfortable in - CMS spirit would be cool.
Arrival: Check your shift arrival time and lead contact person at the link below. This is the person you will check in with when you arrive. They will provide you with details and answer any questions you have.
Breaks/Refreshments: Food and water will be available in Granzer Hall around lunchtime. Take breaks as needed.
*Social distancing protocols and masks required.
IT TAKES A DEDICATED TEAM!!! Thank you for ALL of your wonderful support. It's going to be a spectacular event for our 8th graders!!! Thank you, Triton Family!!
Yearbook Distribution is on Thursday, June 11th:
- 6th & 7th grade distribution
- 9:00am - 10:30am: Last Names A - F
- 10:00am - 11:30am: Last Names G-M
- 12:30 pm - 2:00pm: Last Names M-Z
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Selling any left over books
How to use it: https://bit.ly/Demo_SigningPages_
link to create a your account: https://yearbooksigning.jostens.com/home
Messages from Ryan
AP Office Hours: Please contact me as needed. I am happy to give you a call or set up a time to chat via Zoom.
End of Year Teacher Checkout: CUSD is making plans to ensure everyone can safely pack up their classrooms for the summer on or before June 12. A checklist has been provided in your mailbox. If you are unable to come to campus to close up your classroom and check out on June 12, please contact me to discuss alternate arrangements.
Textbooks and materials received have been delivered to your classrooms. Here is a google doc with information on which textbooks / materials were checked in to us. We will be updating this document as we get more information.
Thank you to everyone who has helped support the pickup and return of lost-and-found, textbooks, library books, and other materials. A very special thanks to Barb, James, Eddie, Shante, Kevin, Tina, Nancy, Paula, and Kim, the P.E. team, Donnie and Cory, Lamarshell and Dollyanne , Megan Pettit, and Amanda Ellison.
Promotion Map and Time
Students will arrive according to this schedule:
10:00 - 10:40 am - Last Name A - C
10:40 - 11:20 am - Last Name D - G
11:20 - 12:00 pm - Last Name H - L
12:00 - 12:40 pm - Last Name M - O
12:40 - 1:20 pm - Last Name P - S
1:20 - 2:00 pm - Last Name T - Z