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Welcome to Coronado Middle School September 16-20, 2019

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote: “When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

Get to Know the 8 Keys!

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Sep 3-27 ASB Popcornopolis fundraiser

Sep 16 PE Swim All Grades

Math MAP Testing - New Students Grade 8

Homework Club 3:15-4:15pm

Sep 17 PE Swim All Grades and Hybrid Classes

Math MAP Testing - New Students Grade 7

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

Band Booster Meeting - Granzer 5:00 pm

Sep 18 Understanding and Avoiding Harassment Lesson

Bus Evacuation Drill during PE

Military Spouses Meeting 8:30-9:30 Children and Moving/Challenges of Changing Schools

8th Grade East Coast Trip Parent Meeting 5 pm CMS Library

Sep 19 PE Swim All Grades

Math MAP Testing - New Students Grade 6

PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

Homework Club 3:15-4:15 pm

Sep 20 Math MAP Testing - New Students

Dear Families,

We are committed to teaming with you in the interests of your students' safety and success at school. We rely on a foundation of trust, value, and respect in our collaborations with you, and our district has a Civility Policy to guide communications among staff, families, and the community (copied below or attached).

Throughout the year we expect you will have questions about the progress of your child and about actions or decisions made by school personnel. We welcome constructive feedback and respectful communication and inquiry in the spirit of seeking to understand. We thank you, in advance, for your support in maintaining a safe school environment.

MAP Testing: This week, all new students to CUSD will be taking the formative assessment Measures of Academic Performance (MAP) developed by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). MAP tests determine a student’s instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the year and from one year to the next in reading and mathematics. These assessments are unique in that they are computer-adaptive which allows each test to be customized to the student and to pinpoint each student’s specific instructional level. For more information, click on the link: MAP information

Bus Evacuation Drill: On Wednesday, all CMS PE students will be participating in a bus evacuation drill during their PE class. Students will be reviewing and practicing procedures that will be used in case a bus evacuation is needed. Even if students do not ride the bus daily, buses are used for all grade level field trips.

Awareness and Prevention of Harassment lesson: We are committed to providing your children with relevant and important educational opportunities. On Wednesday, our exceptional science teachers will be sharing this topic and creating an awareness of why we need to be respectful of others and how we inform adults should we encounter this issue. The information that will be shared is currently posted on our school website at:

Understanding Harassment Presentation Grades 7 and 8

Understanding Harassment Presentation Grade 6

CMS PTO: Join us for our first meeting on Thursday, 9/19.

Sign up here: Use Join Code: CoronadoMS

Club Day was a Blast! Thank you to all of the club facilitators who joined us on Friday. Join in on Tuesdays for the Garden Club from 3:05-4:00 or hit the beach with Surf Club - more information below.

Computers: We welcome students with personal computing devices to bring them to school to use throughout the day. Thank you for reminding your child to come to school prepared with all of the items they need for the day.

Islander Sports Foundation: Questions about sports? The easiest way to learn more about sports sign up, schedules and more is to join the CMS Sports Facebook page at

Don't have Facebook, go to the ISF website or contact

Messages from Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal

Bus Update: We have reached full capacity for bus riders. Anyone wanting to submit a bus application will be put on a wait list. You will be contacted if/when a spot becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.

PE Swim Days

Dear Parents and Students,

All CMS students will swim during their Physical Education class on the following six days:

Monday, 9/16, Tuesday. 9/17, Thursday, 9/19, Monday 9/23, Tuesday, 9/24, & Friday, 9/27.

Students will be responsible for bringing their swimsuit and a towel in a plastic bag daily as there is no locker space dedicated for wet clothing.

Since we are swimming during school time, students must be modestly covered. Swimsuit requirements are as follows:

  • Students must wear actual swimsuits. No cotton clothing is allowed as cotton clogs the pool filters.

  • Boys should wear swim trunks or board shorts, Speedo or Jammers. Boys may also wear rash guards.

  • Girls should be adequately covered. Recommended: a one piece suit or a two piece suit and rash guard. Girls may wear board shorts over their suits.

  • Students may bring goggles.

  • Students with shoulder length or longer hair must wear it tied back or wear a swim cap.

  • Please label all towels!

Students will be working on Aquatic Safety Skills, improvement of basic swimming strokes, as well as cardio-vascular fitness. The pool is fully staffed with plenty of Red Cross Certified Lifeguards on deck and Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors.

Students unable to swim due to illness or injury must bring a parent note to be excused. ALL missed swim days must be made up. Make up days and times and procedures will be announced.

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.



6th Grade Camp

6th GRADE CAMP is December 2-6, 2019. Your child will be bringing home the camp student registration and health form on Monday afternoon. Please carefully complete both sides of the form and have your child return it to their T3 teacher ASAP.

For all information on 6th Grade Camp visit

Attention 8th Grade Parents

Information Night for 2019-2020 8th Grade East Coast Trip

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at 5:00pm in the CMS library

Dear Parents and Students,

I am excited to again be leading a group of Coronado Middle School students on an exciting WorldStrides program to Williamsburg, VA, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. This year’s trip will take place during the 2019-2020 school year over Spring Break (March 28 - April 3, 2020) . 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.

If your child is not yet registered, there will be a trip information meeting to discuss this wonderful opportunity and provide time for you to ask questions on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:00 PM at CMS in the library. The trip is already half full, so if you are interested, attendance is strongly encouraged.


Ananda Dejarnette

East Coast Trip Program Leader

Messages from CMS ASB (Associated Student Body)

Popcornopolis Fundraiser: We're excited to have kicked off our Popcornoplois fundraiser last week! We appreciate your support sow we can continue to provide the many fun and exciting events put on by our terrific ASB leaders. This year, we'll host CMS dances, school sports tournaments, scholarships for field trips, Spring Fair events, and many more events that support our school.

If every student sells 4 Popcornopolis orders, we will reach a school goal of $4000!

1st place will earn a Pizza Party!

2nd place will earn a Donut Party

Big picture

The Surfer Yearbook


PERSONALIZATION options (personalization is an extra fee)

Receive 1 free icon If you order online before Sept. 30

NOTE: Be sure to select the Coronado, CA school – there are at least two Coronado schools in the U.S.


BEFORE SEPT. 30th $50.00

OCT. 1 – JAN. 31st $55.00

AFTER JAN. 31st $60.00


Girls on the Run is a life-changing program that encourages girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running! Using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, GOTR inspires girls to achieve their limitless potential. We are excited to announce that the Girls on the Run middle school program called HEART AND SOLE will be offered this season starting Sept 24 at Coronado Middle School!

To learn more, visit

WHO: Girls in 6th-8th grade

WHEN: Tues. and Weds. 3:15-4:30; First practice is Sept. 24 (3:15- 4:30pm)

WHERE: Coronado Middle School

TO REGISTER: Please visit Registration is open from NOW thru Oct. 1 (or until a team fills). Girls on the Run is a non-profit that works to ensure all interested girls participate. Financial Aid is available: please call (619) 813-9020 with questions on financial aid or to learn more visit


CMS Reminders:

  • Lunch drop off: Lunches and lunch notes will not be 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.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted on campus. Please refrain from texting your child during the school day. If a student needs to make a call, he/she may use the office phone.

Synergy and PowerSchool: Be sure to set up your accounts and check PowerSchool often to track your child's progress and growth. PowerSchool and Synergy Instructions

CUSD Civility Policy

Coronado USD | 1000 | BP 1313 Community Relations

The Board of Education believes that Coronado Unified School District staff will treat all community members with respect and will expect the same in return. The district is committed to maintaining orderly educational and administrative processes in keeping schools and administrative offices free from disruptions and preventing unauthorized persons from entering school/district grounds.

This policy promotes mutual respect, civility, and orderly conduct among district employees, parents, and the public. This policy is not intended to deprive any person or his/her right to freedom of expression, but only to maintain, to the extent possible and reasonable, a safe, harassment-free work place for our students and staff. In the interest of presenting district employees as positive role models to the children of this district as well as the community, CUSD encourages positive communication, and discourages volatile, hostile, or aggressive actions. The district seeks public cooperation with this endeavor.

(cf. 0410. - Recognition of Human Diversity)


1. Any individual who disrupts or threatens to disrupt school/office operations; threatens the health and safety of students or staff, willfully causes property damage; uses loud and/or offensive language, which would provide a violent reaction; or who has otherwise established a continued pattern of unauthorized entry on school district property, will be directed to leave school or school district property promptly by the superintendent or designee.

2. If any member of the public uses obscenities or speaks in a demanding, loud, insulting, and/or demeaning manner, the administrator or employee to whom the remarks are directed will calmly and politely admonish the speaker to communicate civilly. If corrective action is not taken by the abusing party, the district employee will verbally notify the abusing party that the meeting, conference, or telephone conversation is terminated, and if the meeting or conference is on district premises, the offending person will be directed to leave promptly.

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:


Sep 23 PE Swim Day

Sep 24 PE Swim Day

6th Grade Camp Parent Information Presentation 2:15-3:00 pm Granzer Hall

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

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Sep 27 PE Swim Day

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00

Sep 29-Oct 1 Rosh Hashana

October - Key of the Month: Commitment

Oct 4 Lockdown Drill per 6

Oct 5 Yom Kippur

Oct 6 APA Choir perform at Coronado FD at 12:00pm - 3:00 pm

Oct 7 Boy Scouts Troop 801 5:30-8:30PM Granzer Hall

Oct 10 Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Oct 11 Pink Out

CHS Homecoming Parade 3:30 pm and Game 7:00 pm