Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait, and watch, and work: you don't give up."

-Anne Lamott

Message from Superintendent Mueller

Good afternoon,

I hope your extended Holiday weekend was relaxing, and that you and yours are healthy and safe.

I want to provide the community with an update on how will we grade and/or assess student achievement during school closure. The California Department of Education (CDE)
has reiterated that individual districts have the authority to determine local course of action. We are monitoring guidance from the CDE, SDCOE, and neighboring districts to explore viable options and we are in the process of gathering data (current and historical) and input from staff. Our teachers have assessed student achievement for close to 70% of the school year. We are committed to creating a grading policy which is equitable and honors the work of our students and we do not believe that our elementary and secondary schools have to be aligned. Information will be released by Friday, April 24th. Please continue encouraging your child to engage in provided Distance Learning experiences. Communicate specific concerns, limitations, and questions to your teacher - your feedback is invaluable.

Although he voiced his opinion that he believed they would be, the Governor of California has not issued an Executive Order to keep schools closed for the remainder of the year. We are planning for three scenarios: students returning in May, students returning in June, and school resuming in the Fall. We remain hopeful that our students may return this year; it is disheartening to imagine any other scenario. Regardless of learning environment, we are committed to our mission of connecting, challenging, and championing every child, every day.

As we continue to navigate these uncharted times, we will be clear and timely with communications. We will not sacrifice our responsibility of due diligence, data collection, input from shareholders, or guidance from public health officials by rushing into decisions which affect our school community.

The physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our students is a top priority. Uncertainty and isolation can exacerbate feelings of anxiety and stress. Please take good care of yourself and your loved loves. Reach out to our district staff, site counselors, the Coronado Police Department, or SAFE for resources and support.

We WILL get through this, together.


Karl Mueller


April 16, 2020, Regular Board Meeting Agenda

In response to the Shelter in Place Order given to the State of California, the Coronado Unified School District will be conducting its Governing Board meeting at the regular time, in a different modality. The District will be leveraging a Webinar format (using WebEx) in order for the Trustees to participate remotely. There will not be a physical location for this meeting. The meeting will be televised on Spectrum Cable, Channel 19 and on the Internet at

The Governing Board of Education is interested in hearing your comments on any Agenda Item. In the interest of reducing the spread of COVID-19, members of the public are encouraged to submit their comments in one of two ways. First, by calling and leaving a message at (619) 522-8900 ext. 1025 (not to exceed three (3) minutes). Second, submit a written comment for the meeting (not to exceed three (3) minutes) by clicking here. Please submit your comment no later than 2:00 p.m. on the day of the Regular Board Meeting. All comments received after 2:00 p.m. will be shared with the Board after the meeting.

The Board of Education typically meets on the second or third Thursday of the month. Meetings may be moved due to the school calendar or other conflicts. Please check the calendar of board meetings for the most current information or contact the District Office at 619-522-8900. The agenda and the board packet are posted on the district website.

Consent Agenda

  • Approve Minutes
  • Approve the Personnel Register
  • Approve/Ratify Purchase Orders and Warrants
  • Approve/Ratify Contracts for Services
  • Adopt Annual Board Resolution Regarding Business Operations
  • Present the Coronado Unified School District's (CUSD) Initial Proposals to the California School Employees Association (CSEA) for the 2020-2023 Successor Contract
  • Accept Uniform Complaint Quarterly Report

Public Hearing

  • Public Hearing on the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter#386 Initial Proposals for Negotiations to the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD), for the 2020-2023 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Successor Contract)


  • Acknowledge receipt of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) Chapter #386 Initial Proposal for Negotiations to the Coronado Unified School District (CUSD), for the 2020-2023 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Successor Contract)
  • Approve Resolution Regarding the Elimination of Seven (7) Instructional Assistants, One (1) Instructional Assistant 1-Child Care Worker, and Four (4) Instructional Assistant Behavior Health Care positions


  • ACT
  • Coronado High School Report on 2020-2021 Bell Schedule
  • Department Updates
  • Superintendent Long-Range Plan Update

Click this link to watch the Board Meeting live on April 16, 2020, at 4:00 PM.

Click this link to submit a comment card. All comments must be submitted at least 2 hours before the meeting starts.

CUSD Grab-and-Go Meal Service

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

When: Every Monday

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

Distribution Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM (while supplies last)

Our next distribution day will be Monday, 4/20 at 11AM. 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 one bag that contains 5 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch. Meals may consist of packaged, refrigerated, and/or frozen items (heating instructions will be provided). District and school staff will start "Grab and Go Distribution" of meal bags at 11AM, and will stop once all bags are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

All meals will be distributed curb-side to decrease the risk of exposure. Bags will be placed into automobile trunks-they will not be handed through the vehicle window for the protection of both our staff and vehicle occupants. Only those in cars will be served meals during this pick-up window, no walk-ups or bicycles are allowed in order to maintain social distancing protocols. If you are unable to pick-up meals by car or during the scheduled distribution time, please email on or before the Friday before pick-up at noon and we will schedule an alternative window to pick-up a meal.

Meals may not be distributed to students. Students who are receiving meals are encouraged to be physically present at the time of pick-up. Additionally, adults may pick up meals for students not present by printing and submitting this form at the time of pick-up. No meals will be distributed to parents/guardians without a child present or a form submitted at time of pick up due to state regulations.

Meals are available for all children aged 18 and under. Children are not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District. On April 6, the first day of meal distribution, we served 5 breakfast meals and 5 lunch meals to 630 children, 6300 meals in total. On April 14, the second day of meal distribution, we prepared and served enough meals for over 830 children (8,300 meals in total). As demands increase, we will continue to increase the number of meals we prepare in order to accommodate our entire school community. This is free for all children, regardless of meal status - please spread the word!

Caught Being Awesome!

As our educators, parents, and community come together to connect, challenge and champion our students during our district closure, we are humbled by the outpouring of compliments during these trying times. What a positive testament to our CUSD family!

  • Community Member, Sara, for making masks and bringing them to SSES.
  • Community Member, Ryan, for making masks and care packages.
  • Multiple parents, students and staff recognizing staff for their support, guidance, and going above and beyond for our CUSD family: Kerri Ramirez, Jenny Moore, Robyn Fullmer, Barbara Wolf, Michelle Walker, Brad Couture, Jen Zavislak, Jenna Laughlin, Lindsay Kennedy, Cecilia Marston, Kathy Shady, Joellen Semo, Karrie Jackson, Sarah Hunsaker, Gina Sorensen, Mallory Hoenstein, Dianne Chrisman, Karin Mellina, and Donnie Salamanca.

Click here to recognize an employee or volunteer who goes above and beyond to make a difference. Those who are "caught" will receive a copy of the positive words that were shared about them and a "Caught Being Awesome" decal. Please take a minute or two to brighten someone else's day!

Adhere to Social Distancing

Please be mindful of, and responsive to, all guidance provided from Federal, State, and Local first responders and health practitioners regarding the need for social distancing. We know that self-quarantining efforts will ensure your safety. We also know that some of our students are not practicing social and physical distancing. Remember, while you believe that you may not get sick, you may unknowingly spread the virus to others and/or extend the timeline on state and local restrictions for congregating with others. Everyone has a role in this pandemic; everyone has a responsibility. Prevent onward transmission to protect yourself, your loved ones, and our community. We are encouraging compliance for all as the longer individuals are violating recommended distancing, the longer we will all be sequestered.
Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing
Animated match-burning video shows how social distancing can stop the spread of Covid-19

About CUSD

Coronado Unified School District is a K-12 public school district in San Diego County located across the harbor from San Diego, California.