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Dear Colton Middle School families and community,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of Colton Middle School. It is an honor to be able to serve our staff, students, parents, and community.

My career in education started at Walnut. I attended Mount San Antonio Community College for my associate’s degree. I then went on to attain my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State Fullerton. I received my Master’s and teaching credential from the University of La Verne. After completing my 14th year of teaching, I attended Concordia University and received my Master’s degree in Education and my administrative credential. The first 15 years of my career were spent in Charter Oak Unified as a teacher and athletic trainer. In 2015, I was hired here at Colton Joint Unified as an assistant principal. I served the Grand Terrace High School communities for five years and Bloomington High School for a year.

During this past year, I know it has been a challenging time. I want to assure you that our staff will continue to work to provide our students with the best possible learning experience. I believe that by working together with our families and having open lines of communication, we can ensure that every Falcon student continues to succeed.

We look forward to seeing you at our Back to School Night, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Our first bell rings at 7:50 am and students must be in class by 8:02 am. Student dismissal time is 3:00 pm. CMS has late start days every Thursday, and students will be in school from 9:40 am to 3:00 pm. Please continue to check our school website at www.cjusd.net/cms for important information.

I look forward to building a strong relationship with the Falcon community and working closely with all stakeholders to support our school mission to inspire and empower our students to excel both academically and socially while preparing them to be productive citizens and future leaders.

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Erica Mac Donald


Colton Middle School

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Meet Our New Staff

Ms. Davis, RSP Teacher

7th and 8th Grade Materials/Schedules/ID/Textbooks Pick up

July 28th 7th grade 8 am- 3:30 pm

  • A-L 8-11:30 am
  • M-Z 12:30-3:30 pm

July 29th 8th grade 8 am-3:30 pm

  • A-L 8-11:30 am
  • M-Z 12:30-3:30 pm

School ID

Schedule pick up

Welcome Back packet

Masks are still required when on campus

Colton Middle School Bell Schedules

Here are all the Bell Schedules for 2021-2022 school year


2022-2022 7th & 8th Grade Shirt Order

This form is for both 7th and 8th graders students at CMS. CMS would like to welcome you to your School House by purchasing you a shirt. Please complete this form so that we can order you the correct shirt size. Thank you for your help!

Important Dates 2021-2022

CMS Important Dates 2021 – 2022

August 4, 2021 First Day of School

August 23 – 27, 2021 Club Rush

**August, 2021 Back to School Night 5:30-8:30 pm

September 6, 2021 Labor Day – No School

September 8, 2021 Picture Day

Sept 2021 – October 15, 2021 – Hispanic Heritage Month

October 11 – 15, 2021 Parent Conferences

Minimum Day Week - School is out at 1:22pm

October 18 – 22, 2021 Kindness Week

**October, 2021 Halloween Costume Dance

November 11, 2021 Veterans Day – No School

November 22 – 26, 2021 Thanksgiving Break – No School

December 14, 15 & 16, 2021 1st Semester Finals

Minimum Day Schedule – School is out at 12:32pm

December 17, 2021 – January 10, 2022 Winter Break – No School

January 11, 2022 Return to school from break

January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School

February 14, 2022 Sweetheart Dance

February 18, 2022 President’s Day – No School

February 21, 2022 President’s Day – No School

March 21 – April 1, 2022 Spring Break – No School

April 4 – April 8, 2022 Parent Conferences

Minimum Day Week - School is out at 1:22pm

**April – May 2022 CAASPP Testing

**May 27, 2022 – 8th Grade Trip to Universal Studios TBA

**May 2022 End of Year Event TBA

May 30, 2022 Memorial Day – No School

June 1, 2, & 3, 2022 2nd Semester Finals

Minimum Day Schedule - School is out at 12:32pm

June 3, 2022 8th Grade Promotion & Last Day of School

Minimum Day Schedule – School is out at 12:32pm

***Please note ALL dates are subject to change. Please check the CMS website for the most accurate information (www.cjusd.net/cms)***