The Triton Tribune

Be Kind ~ Be Awesome ~ Make The Right Choices

Volume 3 ~ Issue 27 ~ February 28, 2022

Wonderful Triton Staff,

"You might have to fight a battle more than once to win it" ~Margaret Thatcher~

Happy National Disability Awareness Month!!

As we enter March where our Triton Trait is RESILIENCE, there is nothing better than to celebrate those have experienced or continue to endure a disability. March is National Disability Awareness Month. On February 26, 1987 President Ronald Reagan officially declared Proclamation 5613 making March National Disabilities Awareness Month. The proclamation called for people to provide understanding, encouragement and opportunities to help persons with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Everyone wants, and deserves, to enjoy life, feel productive and secure. Individuals with disabilities have shown us what resilience is. They and their families embody resilience and they had to learn early on to never give up. So as we begin March, each of us need to take time to honor our ELM students who have disabilities and celebrate their success and emulate their resilience.

Celebration YOU Breakfast!

On Monday, please join us for breakfast in the Staff Lounge. Grab some chicken and waffles or biscuits and gravy or both. Know that we appreciate you and especially during these challenging times. You have come through in a big way and it has not gone unnoticed.

Eighth Grade Information

  1. Promotion date is June 2, 2022 at Otay Ranch High School. For now, we will host two ceremonies. The times and number of guests have yet to be determined.
  2. Tuesday is 8th grade panoramic pictures. Please read the information below.
  3. Spring pictures will occur on March 8-9, 2022.

COVID Update

Please read the latest mask mandate under the COVID Information Section. Additionally, there is an update on the COVID Sick Leave. Please read the information carefully as you might have some sick/personal leave returning to you.

SB 328 Update

Starting July 1, all secondary schools must have start times on or after 8:00am. This law does not affect the start time of ELM. It does affect ELH, which will have a start time of 8:30am. Please pass this information on to your families.

PTSO is still seeking members from Staff

The Triton PTSO is looking for more members! The cost is $10. Below is the flyer to sign up. Additionally, they have created a new Facebook page called Triton PTSO. They will be posting events on this page. I look forward to many staff members signing up to become members. So far, they have awarded two teacher grants this year.

Finally, please read the newsletter in its entirety. This is my main form of communication and there are a lot of information in it.

Here is the LINK to the parent newsletter

Let's have a marvelous week!


Mrs. Finley

Celebrating YOU! Staff Breakfast

Staff, join us in the staff lounge for breakfast.

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8th Grade Promotion Information

Teachers, please below is promotion information as of this morning. Times and number of guests have not been determined yet.

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8th Grade Panoramic Picture Schedule & Activities

Teachers, please follow the information in this section regarding Tuesday's panoramic picture.

Teachers, below is the information for Tuesday's 8th grade panoramic picture. Please note that each period has been decreased to allow for one (1) hour to shoot the entire 8th grade class for the year book. There will not be a bell at 2:25pm; rather, an announcement will be made for 8th grade teachers to take their students to the field. Eighth grade teachers, you are expected to stay on the field with your students and help supervise. If you have a mixed class, please send your 8th graders but stay with your 7th grade students and do one of the optional assignment that has been provided.

Spring Portraits are scheduled for Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9. All students are welcome and encouraged to take their Spring Portraits during their PE classes. Students do not need to order up front. Many will, but we also have a lot of student who wait to order after they see how they came out.

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Celebrating Tritons

Congratulations to all Tritons who have been recognized this week.

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Updated COVID Protocols for Staff

This is the most-updated COVID protocols for staff.

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Starting this week, limited tutoring will be available in the mornings and afternoons. Please check the image below for access.

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March Triton Trait: Resilience

The Triton Trait for February is RESILIENCE. Never giving up is a habit we must all master.

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Katy Perry - Resilient (The Smile Video Series)
PTSO Information

We hope you can join us!

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LGBTQ 8 homophobia

Happy Birthday to all ELM March babies. If I did not include you, please let me know.

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