Voyager Family News

Summer 2020/July 27

Strand Spotlights and Info:

Dear Voyager Families,

We hope you are enjoying your summer and staying safe and healthy! We miss you and are working diligently to plan distance learning together when school starts in August!

We recognize that you are making decisions about your child's learning options when school reopens. CUSD, based on state and county health and education department guidelines, will open the school year with distance learning in place for all enrolled students. For a sample of what Strand students' daily schedules may look like, please see the Distance Learning section below.

Our new childcare contractor, Champions, may offer childcare full and/or parttime during school closure to support children of working parents. Please see the Champions Childcare section below for access to a survey to express your interest in options.

  • Our offices close for the month of July and will reopen to the public on August 17.
  • Yearbooks not retrieved on Friday July 24 will be available in our office when we reopen August 17. Families who moved will be shipped their books in August.
  • Our district is still providing meals for pickup on Mondays through the summer from 11 to 1 PM.
  • Did you know that our district is contracting with a new childcare program this school year, called Champions? Last winter, Ms. Moore toured an elementary school with the Champions program and was impressed with their organization and variety of enriching activities. If you anticipate needing childcare before or after school this year, learn more about Champions here.
  • Please register ASAP for School Year 2020-21 unless you are SURE your child will not be returning. We want to count you in, and plan for an amazing year of learning! Registration information is here.

Online registration is required for all returning and new CUSD students. Parents of returning and new students need to complete online registration by June 15th. The attached flyer provides registration instructions and links to view and download required registration documents. New this Year - Parents are now able to upload required documents while registering online. Parents of returning students are strongly encouraged to upload documents and by doing so will no longer be required to attend a registration completion day in August. Parents of new students are also encouraged to upload required documents but will still be required to attend a registration complete day in August by appointment only.

Ms. Moore will continue to stay in touch with families throughout the summer via our website, intermittent family newsletters, and Facebook.

Sample Distance Learning Schedules

The schedules below offer a glimpse of what your student and family may expect in terms of times of day for live or pre-recorded lessons and assistance. Note that subjects may not be in this order/at these exact times. Students who receive services/therapies under special education or who qualify for English Language Development will have additional appointments. An asterisk* denotes live or prerecorded "active" learning times.

Sample Kindergarten (subjects may not be in this order/at these exact times):

8:00-8:30: Morning Meeting/SEL*

8:30-9:30: Reading Instruction/small groups* (20-30 minutes with small groups and teacher during this time)

9:30-10:00: ELA/Benchmark Lesson*

10:00-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 Math Lesson*

11:15-11:30: Independent Math Work

11:30-12:30: Lunch Break

Between 12:30 and 1:30: Weekly small-group support/meetings*, interventions*

Afternoons: Access to PE and Specials lessons, Science and Social Studies (some may be live, TBD)

Sample 4th Grade:

8:30-9:00: Morning Meeting/SEL*

9:00-9:30: ELA/Benchmark Lesson*

9:30-10:00: Break

10:00-10:45: Math Lesson*

10:45-11:30: Independent Math Work

11:30-12:30: Lunch Break

12:30-1:30: Reading Instruction/small groups* (20-30 minutes with small groups and teacher during this time)

Afternoons: Weekly small-group support/meetings*, interventions*, Access to PE and Specials lessons, Science and Social Studies (some may be live, TBD). Wednesday afternoons to be reserved for staff collaborations.

Note: We will be implementing Bridges curriculum for math and our new Benchmark curriculum for reading, writing, and language.

Champions Childcare: Potential Support During School Closure/Distance Learning!

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Since California’s update last week, there have been many questions from our families about whether or not Champions can help.

We are currently evaluating next steps if and when your school goes online-only. We would like to understand your childcare needs so that we can offer programming that supports your family wherever possible.

Will you need childcare during school closures and/or distance learning?

Please fill out this form to let us know by July 31st!

Distance Learning:

- Champions will be following strict safety precautions as prescribed by Public Health, the department of Social Services, and your school. Click here for a video tour of a program that is currently operating with COVID precautions in place. As we have more information about how our programs will evolve, we will update you!

- Children will be supported with their distance learning during the “typical” school day, and can expect fun and engaging (physically distant) activities outside of this time.

- If there is enough of a need, we will explore part time programming, such as half days, or just a few days per week (please fill out the survey above).

- At this time, we are not able to offer drop-in/weekly schedule changes for health and safety.

On-Campus Learning:

- When schools return to campus, we will offer programs that adjust to any new bell schedules

- If you think you will need before and after school care when we return to campus, please enroll on While your spot will be saved, billing will not resume until school returns to campus.

In two weeks, when the needs of the community have been evaluated, we will send an update on next steps with enrollment for Fall.

With warmth and gratitude,

Robyn Clark

Area Manager, Greater San Diego Area

Champions, KinderCare Education

(619) 746-9178


Grab-and-Go Meal Service at Village Elementary and Silver Strand

Every Monday

Location: Multi-Purpose Rooms at VES (H Street) and Silver Strand Elementary

Distribution Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM

All families with children 18 and under will be able to pick up free breakfast and lunch meals via curb-side pick-up. Each child will receive one hot lunch (a slice of Papa John’s cheese pizza) and a bag that contains 5 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch. Meals may consist of packaged, refrigerated, and/or frozen items (heating instructions will be provided). Children are not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District.

Students who are receiving meals are encouraged to be physically present at the time of pick-up. Additionally, adults may pick up meals for students not present by printing and submitting this form at the time of pick-up. All meals will be distributed curb-side to decrease the risk of exposure. Only those in cars will be served meals during this pick-up window, no walk ups or bicycles allowed in order to maintain social distancing. If you are unable to pick-up meals by car, please email on or before Friday, April 3 at noon and we will schedule an alternative window to pick-up a meal.

Calendar Events

Office open through June 30.

Office reopens August 17.

Monday Meal Pickups through August, 11-1 PM.

Tues 8/17: SSES Office Reopens

Tues 8/17 and Wed 8/18: New Student Registration Document Completion, August 17-18, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Click here to schedule an appointment

Returning Student Registration Document Completion, Thurs 8/19, 8:00-11:30am & 12:30-3:00pm - Last Name: A-K

Returning Student Registration Document Completion, 8/20, 8:00-11:30am & 12:30-3:00pm - Last Name: L-Z

Thurs 8/27: First Day of School

Mon 9/7: Labor Day Holiday

Fri 9/25: Teacher Workday/No Students

Mon 10/12: CUSD Fall Holiday

11/2-6: Parent/Teacher Conferences/Early Release

Wed 11/11: Veterans' Day Holiday

11/23-27: Thanksgiving Holiday

12/21-1/4: Winter Holiday

Mon 1/18/21: Dr. MLK Jr. Holiday

1/28: End of 1st Semester

Fri 1/29: Teacher Workday/No Students

Mon 2/8: President's Holiday

Mon 2/15: President's Holiday

3/29-4/5: Spring Break

4/14-16: Parent/Teacher Conferences/Early Release

5/31: Memorial Day Holiday

6/17: Last Day of School

Military Connections and Updates from SLO Mindy Hayes

Good afternoon NB Coronado Families –

It is the end of another whirlwind week full of updates, information and changes! I have tried to include as much information as possible below, however please continue to follow your school district websites, reach out to your school principals/counselors, or contact me if you have questions. There are many moving parts to school reopening plans and, to date, some details are still being worked out. Let’s keep the lines of communication open and ask the tough questions with patience and grace.

And on a fun note, I hope some of you have been able to check out some of this year’s Comic-Con: Panels, an online Exhibit Hall and more continue through tomorrow!

Lots of webinars and great information to share this week are listed below. Please reach out if you have any education related questions. As always, I am happy to help!

Enjoy the weekend with your family! J


As each district looks to the future and prepares for the 2020/2021 school year, I encourage you to continue monitoring your district and school websites to stay up-to-date.

- Coronado Unified School District:

o Read the latest update from Superintendent Mueller sent July 21,, announcing distance learning for the start of the school year on August 27.

o A Town Hall was held for each school site this week. Recording links can be found at

o 2020-2021 CUSD Student Schedule (PDF attached)

o Online registration for new and continuing CUSD students is on the district website:

o Student-2-Student (S2S) Club – S2S is designed to ease the transition of students into Coronado High School by welcoming new students through connection and fostering a sense of belonging. This summer, S2S is planning to host virtual get-togethers with the hope of in-person gatherings at the start of the school year. To keep up to date with the latest plans, follow S2S on Instagram @CoronadoS2S.

§ NEXT UP: S2S Christmas in July Zoom, July 27, 2 pm - All CHS students welcome! S2S is planning fun games and welcome activities.

Meeting ID: 634 253 4922

Passcode: 026845

o Grab-And-Go Meal Service EXTENDED! – Great news! Meal service will be available every Monday thru August 24, 11 am-1 pm, at Silver Strand and Village Elementary Schools. All families with children 18 and under are able to pick up 7 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch via curb-side pick-up. Visit for full Grab-And-Go Meal Service details.

o Silver Strand State Preschool is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. This part-day, FREE preschool is open to all families with children 3 or 4 years old by August 2020. For more information or visit

o 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


Registration is open for Operation Homefront’s 2020 Back-to-School Brigade – drive-thru events. Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families with Kinder-12th grade students.

DATE 1: Saturday, August 1, 9 am-Noon -- Elks Lodge, 444 Country Club Ln, Oceanside, CA 92054
DATE 2: Saturday, August 8, 9 am-4:30 pm -- BAE Systems-Rancho Bernardo Campus, 10920 Technology Pl, San Diego, CA 92127


Calling all Enlisted Marines of MCRD SD/WRR, Enlisted Sailors of MCRD SD/WRR, Dependents of MCRD SD/WRR applicant that are: high school graduate or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. You can be awarded one of three $1,000 scholarships! Deadline to Apply: July 31, 2020. For full details visit:


Now through August 31

The NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is offering FREE 60-minute webinars designed specifically for parents, teachers and caregivers. Plus, earn 1-hour of professional development credit by attending. Register today:


Wednesday, July 29, 9-10 am

Families can seek comfort in knowing they are loved and valued in everyday ways. Sesame Street in Communities joins the Military Child Education Coalition to explore Resources on Offering Comfort. Together, we’ll discuss comfort, stress, and Sesame Workshop’s user-friendly circle of care resources.


TUTOR.COM’s 2020 SUMMER WEBINAR SERIES is hosting a series of FREE webinars throughout the summer aimed at helping students, parents, and even job seekers get the help they need. Topics range from job searching to preschool parenting to student success for all ages, with sessions led by hand-picked experts from their Learning Services team. Click here to view, download, and share the complete calendar of summer webinar events. (Registration links included in PDF.)
Next Up: Student Success for Parents - Preparing Middle & High Schoolers

Wednesday, July 29, 9:30-10 am


Wednesday, July 29, 9 am

Parenting can be tough sometimes and your Fleet & Family Support Center is here to help.

Register: to create an LMS account. Once logged in, access the webinars to register for a session.


Considering the idea of homeschooling your student(s) but have questions? The California Department of Education is a great place to start: You can also find answers with the Homeschooling Legal Defense Association. HSLDA is a non-profit advocacy organization available to help you make sense of the laws and understand your legal homeschooling rights:


Wednesdays thru August 26, 6 pm

SAY San Diego's FREE parent-child, evidence-based program has officially launched on Zoom! All parents are welcome to join. Dads Corps is a free weekly workshop series helping you succeed as parents, partners, and providers. Teaching and supporting families with activities and resources on: Co-Parenting, Communication, Positive Discipline, Social-Emotional Learning, and more! For more info or questions contact Adrian at or



Sometimes it’s nice to have an objective ear to listen and provide feedback. Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are here to be that ear. Below are three MFLCs available to chat with this summer:

· Regina Fagout – 619-458-5515

· Doug Burton – 619-373-2127

· Kathryn Slipson – 619-592-0348

Plus, the MFLCs also host a weekly, free (no registration required) “Office Hours” open forum for support, tips, parenting strategies and coping skills. Join the group Thursdays at Noon on Zoom. Call an MFLC to receive the meeting ID and password.


FOCUS Resilience Training, now available at a distance, provides families and couples the skills needed to improve communication, solve problems and set goals. Learn more about FOCUS at or call a local Coronado counselor today to schedule your personalized training sessions:

- Rachel Kiner, 619-597-5750,

- Leila Worthy, 619-522-7674,


Enter a world of entertainment through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library, free with a Military OneSource account. Cure cabin fever with an array of resources for adults, teens and children, including:

E-books – Audiobooks -- Grade-level lesson plans – Movies -- Online tutoring -- Job interview simulations -- Car maintenance guides -- Legal forms -- Financial literacy tools


Teens are invited to join CYP’s bi-weekly Teen Program! The 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, the Teen Staff have planned fun games and activities. If your teen is interested in participating, email or call 619-435-5056 and ask for Ana, DeAnte or Vanessa, to receive details about the next activity.


There are numerous organizations who provide valuable assistance and resources to military families. Each week, I will highlight one such organization. This is for informational purposes only and does not constitute or imply endorsement by the United States Department of Defense or the United States Department of the Navy.

This week’s organization: Area Libraries

Libraries throughout San Diego County are a valuable resource for books (e-books, audio books and Curbside Pick Up), virtual workshops and activities, as well as summer programs and connections to numerous educational and tutoring resources. Below are links to three City Library sites, but with everything being offered virtually, all libraries are more accessible than ever! Check these our and then Google search for your local branch to see what programs are being offered this summer:

NOTE: If links do not open directly, copy and paste the address into your browser. Be sure to remove the "" if it appears in the link.

See you next week!

Mindy Hayes

School Liaison Officer

Naval Base Coronado


PTO News and Updates

We are SO FORTUNATE at Silver Strand to have the ongoing support of our PTO. Thank you for all you do with your time, energy, and fundraising!

The PTO Board is seeking and accepting nominations for the Executive Board positions. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the school community by giving your time and talent through serving on a board. It is also a great resume builder where many skills can be gained and enhanced such as leadership, communication and teamwork. All PTO members can run or be nominated by another member. If you are interested in running or nominating someone, please send an email to We will ask for these nominations again as the new school year resumes and look forward to holding elections then as we have canceled our June 4 meeting. The specific positions open for school year 2020-2021 are: President, Vice President and Secretary; however please note all positions are open for nominations per the bylaws.

See the position descriptions here:

a. President. The President shall prepare the meeting agenda and send it to the Secretary for disbursement, preside over the meetings of the organization and Executive

Board (Board), serve as the primary contact for the Principal, represent the organization

at meetings outside the organization, serve as an ex officio member of all committees,

and coordinate the work of all other officers and committees so that the purpose of the

organization is served.

b. Vice President. The Vice President shall assist the President and carry out the

President's duties in his or her absence or inability to serve.

c. Secretary. The Secretary shall keep all records of the organization, take and

record minutes, handle correspondence and send notices of meetings and their

corresponding agenda to the membership. The Secretary shall keep and send the minutes, a

membership list, a copy of the bylaws, a copy of the standing rules, a copy of the conflict

of interest policy and any other necessary supplies.

d. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive all funds of the organization, keep an

accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the

approval of the Board. He or she will present a financial statement at every meeting and

at other times of the year when requested by the Board, and make a full report at the end

of the year. The Treasurer shall remain available beyond the end of his or her term, until

the taxes are complete, to answer questions and provide any information needed.

e. Parliamentarian. The Parliamentarian shall advise the President on questions

of parliamentary procedure, ensure meetings are carried out in an efficient manner, keep

the bylaws, conflict of interest policy and standing rules of the organization, and amend

the bylaws as needed in accordance with Article XI below.

Silver Strand Luau: We are so very sad to report that our SSES PTO and Principal Moore have made the difficult decision to cancel our Silver Strand Luau scheduled for April 24. We are so grateful for our PTO volunteers, parents, and staff who were preparing for this amazing event, along with a slate of amazing vendors and services. We fully intend to reschedule and hold our 25th Luau, but are not in the position to designate a new date at this time. Thank you for your donations and volunteerism--we look forward to mobilizing our forces in support of family togetherness and our wonderful school community SOON! We will have SO MUCH to CELEBRATE!

Put your child's Name in Lights on the Silver Strand's Marquee Sign! We now have a convenient online form to easily schedule your Birthday, Welcome or Farewell message! The cost is $20 and your donation supports the SSES PTO! Schedule online now:

Silver Strand PTO Board

  • President: Lori Blauert
  • Vice President: Nellie Ritter
  • Treasurer: Leslie Broussard
  • Secretary: Leigh-Ann Williamson
  • Parliamentarian: Lisa Emme

Silver Strand PTO
Call or Text: 619-537-8782

Join Silver Strand PTO Today!

In addition to building community, supporting curriculum, and enriching students' school experience, the Silver Strand PTO is responsible for Family Fun Nights, Holiday Shoppe, Yearbook and Luau to name a few. Our fundraising efforts provide for school field trips and enrichments clubs. We are unable to do what we do without the support of Silver Strand families, teachers and staff.

Coronado SAFE Events and Activities

Coronado SAFE supports healthy families and children through workshops/"coffee talks," school programs, speakers, and counseling. See flyers below for upcoming events.

Coronado SAFE is here and available to support SSES families. Here are a few things we are doing, please let us know how else we can help during this time:

See the flyer below for resources on navigating physical distancing.

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Coronado Schools Foundation Events & Updates:

Coronado Schools Foundation’s mission is to raise and manage funds to provide exceptional learning experiences for all Coronado Unified School District students. We thank you for your partnership in this time of public uncertainty and applaud each one of you for continuing your commitment to the educational enrichment of our children.

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As our educators, parents, and community come together to connect, challenge and champion our students during our district closure, we are humbled by the outpouring of compliments during these trying times. What a positive testament to our CUSD family!

Click here to recognize a student, family member, employee, or volunteer who goes above and beyond to make a difference. Those who are "caught" will receive a copy of the positive words that were shared about them and a "Caught Being Awesome" decal. Please take a minute or two to brighten someone else's day!

2019-20 Parent and Student Handbook

Our Parent and Student Handbook includes more detailed information about our school programs and policies. Click here to access our handbook (also available on our website).

Community Agreements and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

We are in year 2 of a district-wide review and revamping of our supports and interventions for students, including academic and behavioral/social-emotional. The aim is for our community to have clear and consistent expectations and interventions with a restorative and supportive focus. Our Silver Strand MTSS committee has drafted a set of Community Agreements for students, staff, and families (see attachment below). We are also working on updated referral/intervention forms and a new look and focus for our "blue slip" incentive forms. We look forward to keeping you posted on our progress and inviting your feedback!

How Does Coronado Unified School District Communicate with Families?

Stay Connected with Silver Strand Elementary School!!

We want you to be "in the know"! Read our weekly email, and please check our website to stay up to date on school news, programs, and upcoming events. There is a "Search and Popular Pages" tab on the middle righthand side of our Home Page. This contains Voyager Family Emails, PTO link, Menu, Calendar and other important information. There is also an orange PeachJar tab on the bottom right of the Home Page. PeachJar contains flyers for Enrichment Clubs and other organizations hosting events at our school and in the community. The link to our homepage is:

Check out and "like" our Facebook page to see photos of student events and programs!