Triton News

Coronado Middle School June 1-4, 2021

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote: “Sometimes we're too quick to count down the days that we forget to make the days count."

Make every one count!

CUSD Student REGISTRATION for the 2021-2022 is OPEN

Please complete STEP 1 TODAY if you are planning on returning to CMS. It is imperative for our numbers and staffing. Click on the photo below.

CMS Happenings

This Week:

May 31 Memorial Day:

June 1 8th Graders - Rocky Herron Presentation 1:15 -2:15 pm at CHS (Hybrid A-L) Bridge 8th graders will Zoom - link to be provided

Military Spouses Meeting at 9-10 am Topic: Conflict Resolution with your Teen

Zoom Meeting ID: 161 076 1387

June 2

June 3 8th Graders - Rocky Herron Presentation 1:15 -2:15 pm at CHS(Hybrid M-Z)

CUSD Board Meeting at 4pm

June 4

Memorial Day: In observance of the men and women we have lost while serving our country, the CMS staff thanks our military families for their service to our great nation.

Best Wishes and Happy Retirement to Mrs. Nancy Adams, CMS Instructional Aide, and Mrs. Laurie Hikel, CUSD Speech Pathologist: Nancy Adams joined CUSD in 2012 as an instructional assistant, and Laurie Hikel joined the team in 2016 as a Speech Language Pathologist. We're so grateful for their caring and committed years of service to the Coronado students, staff, and families. We wish Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Hikel all the best in their retirements and new adventures. They will be honored at the June 3rd CUSD School Board meeting.

A Message from CUSD:

Dear CUSD Families,

We are asking our staff and all families to provide feedback on the Draft 2021 Local Control Accountability Plan and 2021 Draft LCAP Annual Update which are posted on the CUSD website. Click here to view the plans and provide feedback.

Summer School Updates: CUSD ToSA, Stacy Morrissey, will be serving as the secondary gr. 6-12 summer school principal, which will be held at Coronado High School, June 21 through July 16, from 8:15 to 11:30. If you have questions about summer school, please email Mrs. Morrissey at

Coronado-South Bay Military Spouses Virtual Meet-Up

Tuesday, June 1, 9-10 am

Topic: Conflict Resolution with your Teen

Zoom Meeting ID: 161 076 1387

Password: 372272

Phone #: 1-669-254-5252

Join an interactive discussion discovering techniques to better communicate with and support your teen. Open to all military spouses and civilian guests regardless of duty station.

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

Elective Class Form for the 2021-2022 school year for current 6th and 7th graders is available on the Counseling PowerSchool page and at this link: 2021-2022 CMS Electives Choice Form.

Hybrid Physical Education: This class is available to the 2021-2022 7th and 8th graders. To learn more and/or to apply to the Hybrid PE class, click on this link: 2021-2022 Hybrid PE

Students on Zoom: As we move closer to the end of the school year we appreciate you talking with your child about the importance of logging in to class on time and remaining in class for the entire period. Recently, we've had several students logging in late and missing important content, instructions, and information. We understand and empathize with our students who are feeling Zoom fatigue and applaud their perseverance and grit, however, we still have important work to do. Thank you for your support.

Student Protocols and Lunch: Maintaining physical distance during break and lunch is extremely important. We appreciate your assistance with reminding our Tritons about following campus protocols.

NEW Enjoy this fun series of Interviews with a CMS Author

Materials Return

All textbooks and school issued devices need to be returned to CMS

no later than June 18th.

Friday, June 11th: All families will receive a notice of checked out materials via email.

Week of June 14th: The library will be open for students to return materials during the before school, break, lunch, and after school.

See the schedule below for assigned drop off times. Drop off will be held at Granzer Hall.

Wednesday, June 16th -- 8th grade:

All 8th graders with school issued devices need to bring them to school to be collected before promotion practice that morning at 8:15.1pm-3pm

Thursday, June 17th --6th and 7th grade

All 6th and 7th graders who are on campus, should return their school issued device at the end of the school day.

  • 7th grade at 9am-11am
  • 6th grade at 1pm-3pm

Friday, June 18th

  • ALL grades at 9am-11am

Devices need to be returned with the laptop case and charger.

If materials are not returned or payments are not made by June 18th:

  • Report cards will be withheld.
  • If moving, we will not be able to release files to new school.
  • Registration for next year will remain in the queue.

8th Grade Family Information

AWARDS, PROMOTION, YEARBOOK, SPORTS, 2021-2022 Click on the link for all of the 8th grade details. 8th Grade Triton News (New info was added on May 28)

Yearbook Time!

Dear Students and Families:

The Surfer Yearbook Staff is excited to announce we will be distributing the 2021 yearbook Wed., June 9 and Thur., June 10.

  • Hybrid students who pre-ordered a book can pick up their yearbooks at tables that will be set up in the quad (outside the library) during lunch.
  • Bridge students who pre-ordered a book can pick up their yearbooks after school beginning at 2:15 at the doors of Granzer Hall located on Ave. F.
  • Students who are interested in a yearbook should email Ms. Evenson ( immediately. There are a limited number of extra books available.
  • Finally, whatever yearbooks are left will be available for sale after school June 9 and 10. To purchase a yearbook on these days, families can come to the Granzer Hall doors and must use a credit card.

Thank you again to everyone who submitted photos and helped to make this book the special representation of this school year we were hoping for.

Important Reminders

  • COVID Information: New CPH Decision Tree below. Students required to have a test done to clear them for return to school must have one of the following molecular tests: PCR, RNA, CPCR, and NAA. A rapid ANTIGEN test will not clear a student to return. For SDCPH regulations, please see the decision tree (photo below)

  • 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.
  • 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

Messages from CMS Counselors

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

T3 - Triton Team Time

No T3 this week

If you didn't get to see last week's lesson T3 about MEDIA BALANCE, you can view it here: T3 PDF for 5-24-21

CUSD is committed to creating safe, inclusive and respectful environments free from discrimination and harassment that promote the safety and affirmation of all students.

CUSD recognizes the link between students’ social and cognitive development, and research has shown that a sense of belonging is core to academic success. CUSD views addressing students' need for belonging and value is central to successful teaching and learning.

CMS strives to foster social emotional learning, mindful self awareness and overall character in tandem with academic skills to support student’s ability to access learning. Within the context of the 8 Keys of Excellence and district wide character education events including Red Ribbon Week and the Great Kindness Challenge, the CMS T3 lessons provide opportunities for dialogue and connection. Within T3, students may encounter sensitive topics, and each T3 class has agreed upon ground rules for respectful discussions. T3 supports a culture of respect through encouraging student voice while celebrating each individual's identity.

Coronado SAFE

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


Last week, Coronado SAFE hosted it’s last Coffee Talk for the school year:

Executive Function with Dr. Sarah Tuberman-Green. If you missed it, don’t

worry! You can now view the recording: For

more information, visit:

CMS Military Family Life Counselor Supports

Military Kids Club: Come join and connect with other military students! Every Wednesday and Thursday during lunch in Granzer Hall. It's a great way to meet new people, enjoy lunch with your peers, and play some games.

MFLC virtual sessions and groups are still available upon request.

Don't miss the final Military Spouses Meeting of the school year. It's scheduled for June 1st, 2021 at 9AM via zoom. The topic is Conflict Resolution with Teens. See link below:

Meeting ID: 161 076 1387

Passcode: 372272

Lisa F. Poli

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


Messages from ASB and President Shoemaker

Hello Triton Families!

The TALENT SHOW IS COMING! The Talent Show will be hosted virtually on PowerSchool the week of June 14th – 18th. Students can participate by submitting a video of their act on our CMS Tritons PowerSchool Page! Click HERE for more information!

Check out our CMS Tritons Powerschool page! ASB updates our page nearly everyday!

Check out the following:

  • Triton Birthdays- Updated Monthly to celebrate every one of our Tritons
  • Triton Puzzles- Try to see if you can solve these puzzles!
  • Triton Teacher of the Month- Every month our students vote to recognize one of our teachers! This month is our illustrious Mrs. Pittner!

Buy your CMS Merch! Store Link!

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


Charlotte Shoemaker

ASB President


Coronado Schools Foundation: 2021 Summer Enrichment Classes Enrollment Now Open!

We are thrilled to be offering CSF's Summer Enrichment program this summer. During the weeks of June 21-25 & June 28-July 2, CSF will be offering a wide range of STEM and Art courses for students entering grades TK-12th. Classes, taught by credentialed teachers and experts, are open to students from all school districts. Scholarships are available to students within the Coronado school district.

Sign up here:

2021-2022 8th grade East Coast Trip

Hello 7th grade Families!

Trip dates have been confirmed for next year's 8th grade East Coast Trip.

The trip is during Spring Break - March 26 - April 1,2022 - to Washington D.C., New York City, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, and Philadelphia. This trip is going to be so much fun. Take a look at this short video that will show you some of the fun your child will have on this trip.

Click here to watch.

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 8th Grade East Coast Trip. Here's what you need to know:

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

●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.


8th Grade History Teacher

History Department Lead Teacher

Program Leader – 8th grade East Coast Trip

Contact email:

Military Families Resources


Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up. Take a step forward to help end this pandemic. Check for available appointments and book your vaccination as soon as you can.

Book an Appointment / Find a Walk-In Clinic:

Military Installation Appointments: (NOW serving ages 12+)


Tuesday, June 1, 9-10 am

Topic: Conflict Resolution with your Teen

Zoom Meeting ID: 161 076 1387, Password: 372272, Phone #: 1-669-254-5252

Call in or Zoom in to join an interactive discussion discovering techniques to better communicate with and support your teen. Open to all military spouses and civilian guests regardless of duty station.

Info: or 619-991-2509


July 30, 2021: Essay contest submission form closes at 8:59 p.m. PDT

August 30, 2021: Essay contest winners announced at 8:59 p.m. PDT

Naval STEM is happy to present Naval Horizons for high school students. Naval Horizons is an essay contest that introduces students to cutting-edge STEM topics that impact the DON. The students will learn about Naval STEM challenges and DON scientists and engineers via a video series. They will then write an essay on how the videos inspired them for a chance to win a prize. The contest challenges students to picture themselves in a STEM career. 5000 winners will be selected and receive a $200.00 cash prize.

The Naval Horizons website is now live:


Operation Purple® Camp offers military kids a free week of camp where they connect with other kids, just like them. Children from all uniformed services, including National Guard, Reserve, Space Force, and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and United States Public Health Service may apply. Camps are offered in person and virtually.



Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

The Coast Guard Foundation is excited to launch the 2021 summer camp and enrichment programs, offered exclusively for Coast Guard families in California, Hawaii, and Coast Guard District 13 (Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Idaho).



Newcomer Camp: Saturday, July 10 through Sunday, July 11
Alumni Camp: Saturday, July 31 through Sunday, August 1

Camp Spero At Home is a weekend camp for youth (ages 7 to 17) who are grieving the death of their significant person. At camp, children and teens honor and memorialize their loved ones, make friends with others who are facing similar challenges, learn healthy coping skills and have lots of fun.



An opportunity for students in the community to join Outdoor Outreach and their trained instructors on adventure activities around your own neighborhood. Equipment, instruction, and light snacks are provided at no cost!
ACTIVITIES: Yoga, Hiking, Fishing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Navigation Skills, Team Building

PROGRAMS: Weekday afternoon, 2 hr. programs and Weekend day-long, 4-5 hr. programs
AGE MINIMUM: 7 year old


Take care,

Mindy Hayes

School Liaison Officer

Naval Base Coronado


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Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

May Key of Excellence: Balance

June 10 For the Love of the Arts 5pm

June 16 8th Grade Promotion 5:30 pm

6th and 7th Grade on campus student day ends at 12:30pm

June 17 Last day of school

8th grade party at CMS 9:30-11:30

6th and 7th Grade student day ends at 12:30pm