Triton News

Messages from Coronado Middle School

April’s Key of Excellence: Flexibility:

Be willing to do things differently. Recognize what’s not working and be willing to change what you’re doing to achieve your goal.

March 29, 2020

Hello Triton Families,


It’s hard to believe that as we enter spring recess, it’s been over two weeks since we’ve seen your children and been on campus. We miss them; I miss them! I hope that you’re well and that your children know how much we care and continue to send our love and support!

As always, CMS is committed to providing our students with the education and care they deserve. Although, I strongly encourage your child to complete the provided assignments as we begin distance learning on April 6th, please know that during these times, we understand the challenges of daily life. The Triton Staff has worked to not only provide grade level, standards-based content, but to help create some normalcy for your kids as you shuffle so many other things. Each family situation is different, and it is okay to do what works for you.


I’m in the process of creating a new DISTANCE LEARNING link on the CMS website which will have all DLP (Distance Learning Plan) information listed. Thank you for your patience as I continue to build this site.


At the link below you’ll find a comprehensive overview of how students and parents will access subject and grade specific curricula and explain how teacher ‘office hours’ will be facilitated. I want to thank you for your patience as we worked to create this new learning model as well as recognize the Triton Staff for their efforts in embracing this challenging shift requiring many hours of preparation and new skill set.


Please keep your families’ physical and emotional health and safety as the top priority, even as we venture into the world of distance learning. Try to limit the stress, enjoy quality family time, be forgiving of yourself and your child, and reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.


We’ll get through this together.


All my best,

Karin

Proud Principal, CMS


Please click here to read the complete Distance Learning Plan.

Newsletter from Superintendent Mueller: https://www.smore.com/h1e4s


End of Grading Period 3: Final grades will be posted on April 10th. Please remember that this grade is a progress report and is not reported on a student's transcript.

What Does Distance Learning Look Like?


On April 6th, teachers will be reaching out to their students to re-connect and re-engage. We will ease into the learning in order to provide enough time for teachers and students to transition to this new model. The first week will almost like the first week of school. Teachers will be checking in with students and providing new “classroom” procedures. We want to provide our students with some structure, but we also want to be mindful about how we do this to avoid causing more stress for our learners. Teacher will have designated office hours to ensure access for specific content and feedback. All of this information will be shared on PowerSchool starting April 6th.


Office Hours: Teachers will have set, 2-hour blocks of time each day of the week for office hours. Those hours will be during the typical school day of 8:20:am to 3:05 pm.

**Office hours are designated times to provide students with feedback. Parents, please communicate with teachers via email, and they will get back to you.


To contact teachers, you may email through PowerSchool or at their CUSD email

https://cms.coronadousd.net/contacts/


When teachers are not holding office hours they will be providing written feedback, responding to emails, developing virtual lessons to deliver standards-based content, collaborating with colleagues, and providing additional supports, as needed.


Office hours may include:

1. Zoom Video Conferencing Meetings

  • group or individual

2. PowerSchool discussion boards
3. Email Communication
4. Phone Call


Reminders:

  1. Please be patient with your children as they learn how to access distance learning and adjust to the change in their routines.
  2. Please be patient with our teachers, administration, staff and technology. The teachers are trying to do something that they have never done before and with a very short amount of lead time.
  3. Establish routines to include school time and physical movement - and be okay if that routine isn’t perfectly followed every day. The social-emotional wellness of our students, staff, and community is our highest priority.

Tools for Students

Student Schedule: To keep students organized and structured, it's recommended that students maintain a daily schedule. (see example below)

All work for the week will be provided on each teacher’s PowerSchool page.


SUGGESTIONS:

  • Work in blocks of time take a short movement break (1-2 minutes) after every 20 or 30 minutes
  • Designate one area of the house for learning
  • Add your teacher’s office hours to your schedule
  • Students should communicate with their teachers at least once a week during the teacher’s office hours
  • Use your agenda to maintain structure and keep track of your work


Materials Pick Up: see information under grade levels. Staff will ensure social distancing protocol during this pick-up.


**If you requested a technology device from the district, you should have received an email with pick up location, day and time. If you did not, please Click here to complete the form


Counseling Support is available to students. They can go to the Counseling page on PowerSchool or they can email Ms. Vu or Ms. Kint.


Teachers may use Zoom for lessons and meetings :

  • Students DO NOT need a Zoom account to JOIN a meeting.
  • Students will be provided the Zoom meeting invite code any time there is a lesson or meeting.
  • Students are NOT REQUIRED to create an account.

Joining a Zoom Meeting - 1 min video link

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6th Grade Parents

6th Grade WHEEL Students will shift to their 4th and final wheel class on April 14th.


Materials Pick Up: We will be providing parents with drive-by pickup for the following classes:


  • Art Wheel: pick up materials for final project.
  • Incoming Performing Arts Wheel (from Mrs. Walmsley Art): pick up G.R.E.A.T workbook
  • Incoming Art Wheel (from Mrs. Evenson Digital Media) pick up sketchbook for Art.


Pick Up Day and Time:

Monday, April 6th 9:00am-12:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, April 7th 9:00am-12:00am


2020-2021 Application Electives: All application details and information will be provided in the April 5th Triton News. We will be providing videos explaining the different offerings and application process.

7th Grade Parents

Materials Pick Up: We will be providing parents with drive-by pickup for the following classes:


  • Advanced Art : pick up sketchbooks and other materials


Pick Up Day and Time:

Monday, April 6th 9:00am-12:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, April 7th 9:00am-12:00am


2020-2021 Application Electives: All application details and information will be provided in the April 5th Triton News. We will be providing videos explaining the different offerings and application process.

8th grade parents

Materials Pick Up: We will be providing parents with drive-by pickup for the following classes:


  • Advanced Art : pick up sketchbooks and other materials


Pick Up Day and Time:

Monday, April 6th 9:00am-12:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, April 7th 9:00am-12:00am


More 8th grade information to come in the April 5th Triton News

CUSD PROVIDES FREE MEALS FOR ALL CORONADO RESIDENTS 18 YEARS AND UNDER!

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

Beginning April 6th - Every Monday (with the exception of 4/13 'holiday' - pick up 4/14)

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

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


Beginning on April 6th, 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 a bag that contains 5 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch. Children are not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District. This is free for everyone regardless of (free/reduced/paid) meal status. Students who are receiving meals must be physically present 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, no walk ups or bicycles allowed in order to maintain social distancing. Meals may consist of packaged, refrigerated, and frozen items (heating instructions will be provided).