Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School August 19-23, 2019

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This week's mindset quote:“Today is not just another day. It’s a new opportunity, another chance, a new beginning. Embrace it!”

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CMS Happenings

This Week:

Aug 19 CMS Campus closed from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. OPEN 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Aug 20 New to the District Family Night 6:30-7:30 p.m. CUSD Board Room 201 6th St.

Aug 21 Schedule/ID Card Pick Up

  • 8:45-9:30 8th Grade Schedule Pick Up
  • 9:30-10:15 7th Grade Schedule Pick UP
  • 10:15-11:00 6th Grade Schedule Pick Up
  • 11:00-11:30 New Families Orientation in Granzer Hall
  • 11:30-12:15 Open House – students and parents visit classrooms and meet your teachers
  • 12:15 Campus closes – front office remains open

*PE uniforms and agendas will be available for purchase. The PE uniform set is $22 and the agenda is ($9). If your child did not have their photo taken on Mon., 8/12 or Tues., 8/13, we will have a photo make up day on Sept. 25.

Aug 22 First day of school: Quarter 1 begins

If you missed the first edition of last week's Triton News, please click the link to learn more about CMS.


Dear Triton Families,

You may have received an email saying that CUSD schools are closed on Monday, 8/19/19, but we will be opening at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who has not completed registration.

If you have not completed your child’s online registration and/or turned in the required documents, then your child’s registration is INCOMPLETE. In order for your child to receive his/her schedule and to begin school on THURSDAY, AUG. 22nd, it is important that you bring in the documents shown below.

If your child is not is not returning to CMS, please email our Registrar, Lamarshell Campbell-Karnas at

1.) Affidavit of Residency

2.) Two proofs of residency

3.) Copy of immunizations (returning 7th grade students only)

August 20: CUSD New Family Night: CUSD Board Room, 210 Sixth Street 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Join your new friends and neighbors for a family-friendly event to learn about our schools, programs, and community resources. Please join us in welcoming you to our community!

August 21: Schedule Pick Up/Orientation/Campus Walk Through

8:45-9:30: 8th Grade Schedules

9:30-10:15: 7th Grade Schedules

10:15-11:00: 6th Grade Schedules

11:00-11:30: Orientation in Granzer Hall: This is for new families or those who missed orientation in April 2019

11:30-12:15 Campus Walk Through: Students may visit their classrooms, get to know the campus, and briefly meet their teachers in this informal setting.

Student Schedules: If your student is missing a class, please come to the office and sign in to see Ms. Vu, CMS Counselor. Only students with missing classes will be seen on Wednesday.

Note: The following schedule request changes will not be considered: A different teacher, different lunch period, different math level, changes from Math Lab, Lit Lab or Academic Lab.

***Should you and your child require scheduling assistance on Wednesday, we ask that you please be patient. CMS has only one guidance counselor. We will be as efficient and expeditious as possible.Thank you, in advance.

7th and 8th Grade Hybrid PE - We have spots open for Hybrid PE. If your child is interested in taking Hybrid PE 7th period, please contact us. You can learn more about Hybrid PE at this link Hybrid PE Information Here

Aug. 22nd FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: Student hours are:

Mon., Tues, Thurs., Fri. 8:20 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. and Wed. 8:20 a.m. to 1:41 p.m.

Campus opens at 8:05 a.m.and closes at 3:30 p.m.

Aug. 28th at 5:10p.m. to 7:00p.m. Back to school night (parents only) More information below.


Campus Safety: Your children’s safety is our priority! We're fortunate to have CMS Campus Security Assistant, Mr. Nick Sherar, who supports our efforts in securing the campus throughout the school day. We appreciate you following safety policies and protocols and encourage you to read notifications regarding new systems that may be put into place. Please remember to always check in at the front office when visiting the school. ALL visitors must present their identification in order to receive a visitor badge.

CMS Front Office Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Dollyanne Huthcins: School Secretary

Lamarshell Karnas: Registrar and Attendance

Amanda Ellison: Office Clerk

Please remind your children to come to school prepared with all of the items they’ll need for the day. This will lessen the amount of traffic in our office and people entering and leaving the campus.


  • Lunch drop off: Lunch bins are in the front foyer. Please leave in the correct lunch period. Lunches are not delivered to classroom.
  • Homework and/or medical items will be delivered to the classroom. All other items will remain in the office for your child to pick up.
  • If your child has a scheduled appointment, please call the front office, in advance, to let us know.
  • If you're picking up your child, you will need to come in to sign him/her out.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted on campus. Please refreain from texting your child during the school day. If a student needs to make a call, he/she may use the office phone.
  • Please use the CMS website for all information and events.

Student Lunch: CMS cafeteria offers a variety of lunch options. The cost for lunch is $3.75 per paid meal and the reduced price is $.40, for those families that qualify. The meal includes one entree, milk, juice, and an all-you-can eat salad bar that features 7-10 fruits and vegetables daily. Nutrition Services Department prides itself on having better quality ingredients by reducing the amount of by products and fillers in our food. They also partner with a farm to school program to bring fresh/locally available produce to our café.For more information on CUSD meals and policies, please visit our website at CUSD Food Services Please click on the “Welcome to the 19-20 School Year” link to learn more about this policy.

Messages from Assistant Principal Brooke Falar

Student Handbook: Please take time to review this important information and CMS policies with your child. The handbook can be found in your child's agenda.

Important Updated Bus Routes: Due to new protocol provided by our bus company, there is a strong possibility that there will be 2 bus routes in the afternoon. This is a change from the past several years. In order to be equitable, students will be divided between the early and late return on alternating days. The early/late placements will be reversed second semester. Students who take the late bus will be at CMS until approximately 4:00pm (M,T,Th,F) and 2:35pm (W), under the care of a CUSD employee. Please see the bus schedule for more details on the routes.

Students will be given their bus pass within the first week of school. Until passes are distributed, please see the following schedule if and when 2 buses are needed:

M & F

1st Bus NAB, Cays, Strand last name A-G

2nd Bus Strand last name H-Z


1st Bus NAB, Strand last name H-Z

2nd Bus Cays, Strand last name A-G

Link to the 2019-2020 Student Bus Schedule

Attendance: While we understand emergencies such as illness or family matters may occur, when a child misses school, they miss valuable instruction time that truly cannot be replaced. Additionally, since much of our school budget comes from the state of California, every dollar counts. We only have 180 school days in a year, so we highly encourage you to look at our school calendar and plan vacations accordingly. If your child is absent, please remember to call our registrar and attendance clerk, Lamarshell Karnas, the morning of the absence. Also, please be sure to review the attendance policy so you’re aware of California Education Code regarding excused versus unexcused absences. More attendance information can be found on the CMS website and Handbook.

Back to School Night: Wednesday, August 28th 5:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m Parents will follow their child’s class schedule. During the evening, teachers will present course content and academic and citizenship expectations. Space and time limitations require us to ask that students NOT attend Back-to-School Night. Plan to be in your student’s first period classroom promptly at 5:10 p.m. More information to come!

Homework Club starts Sept. 3rd.: The City of Coronado funds our after- school homework club for CMS students. Homework Club takes place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the CMS Library. Students can access a quiet study environment under the supervision of a certificated CMS teacher. Students may come any or all days, but once they arrive, they must stay until 4:15. If a student needs to leave before 4:15, parents may pick up their student, provide a note in advance, or the supervising teacher and student may call parents for permission to leave.

Important Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:


Aug 26 T3 - Student Information Assembly for 6th grade Granzer Hall

Strike Up the Band Night with Mr. Heinecke 6:00pm Village Hall

Aug 28 Back to School Night at 5:10pm

Aug 29-30 Vision Screening All Grades

Aug 30 Triton Pride Day – wear your Triton gear!!!


Sep 2 Labor Day - No School

Sep 3-27 ASB Popcornopolis fundraiser

Sep 3 Homework Club begins

Sep 5 Student Information Assembly for 7th grade Granzer Hall

Sep 6 Student Information Assembly for 8th grade Granzer Hall

Sep 7 Camp Cuyamaca Open House for Parents and Students - 10 am - 2pm

Click here for information about Open House

Sep 12 CUSD Board Meeting 4pm @ DO

Sep 19 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

Band Booster Meeting - Granzer 5:00pm

Sep 24 6th Grade Camp Parent Information Presentation 10:52-11:42 am Granzer

Sep 25 School Photo Make Up Day

Sep 26 10:00 AM LATE START THURSDAY - students start school at 10am - campus opens at 9:45am