Triton News

Messages from Coronado Middle School May 25-29, 2020

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote: “Sometimes we're too quick to count down the days that we forget to make the days count."

Make every one count!

May 25-29, 2020

This Week:

May 25: Memorial Day - no school

May 26:

May 27:8th grade Zoom with Ms. Mellina at 10:30 am 8th Grade Meeting Zoom Link

May 28: CMS Virtual Talent Show 11:00 am on CMS Tritons PS page

May 29: Electives class form due and Hybrid PE forms due

Hello Triton Families,

I hope you and your family had a great weekend.

This week marks the close of distance learning instruction for the 19-20 school year. Students are encouraged to reach out to teachers regarding work completion or any end of semester questions they may have. The CUSD Learning Department will be providing enrichment opportunities starting the first week of June. On June 1, CUSD staff will begin our work on lesson design for potential future remote learning . Please refer the Superintendent Mueller's message for more information: Link to Superintendent Mueller Message May 22, 2020

My deepest appreciation and thanks to you and your family for your support, kindness and resilience as we continue to navigate this very difficult time. The CMS Staff and I have been very sad to not have you children in our classrooms and on campus. We miss them terribly.

I'll be sharing a video with students later this week and sending another Triton News by June 12th.

All my best,


8th grade parents, please see this link for Promotion Information: 8th grade Promotion News Link

Memorial Day: in observance of the men and women we have lost while serving our country, the CMS staff wants to thank all of you that serve our great nation.

Elective class form: The deadline for the 2020-2021 school year for current 6th and 7th graders has been extended to Friday May, 29th .Elective class request form.

Hybrid PE: This class is available to 20-21 7th and 8th graders. To learn more or to apply to Hybrid PE click on the link 2020-2021 Hybrid PE Form See the counseling section below for more details.

The Last Week of Instruction: Starting June 1, students will not receive any new instructional material or distance learning assignments. The District Office will be sending out enrichment opportunities for the first two weeks on June.

Grades: Students may turn in work until the second week of June. Reminder: Students will receive a Pass (P) or Not Pass (NP) which will be indicated in Synergy and on the report card. We will not be providing citizenship grades. Reports cards will be mailed on the regularly scheduled date of June 18th.

Digital Talent Show! Don't miss the show which will be hosted on the CMS Tritons Powerschool page on May 28th.

Item Drop Off and Pick Up:

Textbook and Materials Drop-Off: All textbooks, library books, calculators, and any other items must be returned according to the schedule below. Return of materials is scheduled by grade level to facilitate efficient sorting and storage of items. While we ask that students follow the schedule below to the extent possible, we understand some families may need to drop off materials on any of the dates below.

Thursday, June 4

  • 8th Grade (Last name A-K): 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • 8th Grade (Last name L-Z): 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Friday, June 5

  • 6th Grade: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • 7th Grade: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Monday, June 8

  • Any additional textbooks or materials (if needed): 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Important Information:

  • Check in with a CMS staff member near the main school entrance on F Avenue.

  • Students will deposit textbooks and materials on carts labeled with the names of their classroom teachers. Students will exit the materials drop-off area near the basketball courts. The sidewalk outside the CMS main entrance will be a “one-way” sidewalk during this time.

  • Facial coverings and social distancing (six feet apart) are expected for students and adults per San Diego County health order.

  • Students are asked to drop off materials by themselves; parents and other family members are encouraged to wait in cars or away from the textbook and materials drop-off.

  • 8th grade students that do not return all checked out materials will not receive their promotion package, which includes their yearbook (if purchased), promotion certificate, and 8th grade gift.

  • 6th and 7th grade students will not be able to pick up yearbooks unless all items are returned. (A yearbook pickup date for 6th and 7th grade students will be announced in a future update.)

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Keller in advance at

Lost and Found: Items from the CMS lost and found will be available for pickup at the entrance to the basketball courts on F Avenue at the times and dates below. Facial coverings and social distancing (six feet apart) are expected for students and adults per San Diego County health order. All items not claimed on these dates will be donated.

  • Thursday, June 4: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Friday, June 5: 8:30 am to 11:30 am

PE Lockers: If students missed the scheduled P.E. locker room pickup times in May, students are invited to a final P.E. locker room pickup on Thursday, June 4, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. If items are left in locker rooms after this date, locks will be cut and all contents donated.

Important Information:

  • Check in with a CMS staff member at the gate by the swimming pool.

  • Students should bring a bag in which they can put their belongings.

  • Students should bring their locker combination. If they forget, we may be able to look it up or cut the lock.

  • Facial coverings and social distancing (six feet apart) are expected for students and adults per San Diego County health order.

  • Only students are to enter the locker rooms; parents and family members are asked to wait outside the locker room area.

  • NOTE: Students will be allowed into the locker rooms in spaced intervals to promote appropriate physical distancing.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Keller in advance at

Messages from CMS Counselors

The elective class form: The 2020-2021 deadline for students to submit the form has been extended to Friday May, 29th. Elective class request form. Link is also on PowerSchool

The Weekly Link:

Dear Parents,

Well, we made it.

YOU made it.

You made it happen.

We can't thank you enough for all your hard work. We always begin the Weekly Link with a note to celebrate, but this one is the big kahuna of celebrations as we close out distance learning! Take time to celebrate your successes and crossing the finish line!

This week the Counselor's PowerSchool page student lesson tasks the children with reviewing the year, assessing their growth, and setting goals for the future. We recommend logging into the Counselor PowerSchool page and reviewing this lesson with your child. If you find yourself looking for summer enrichment, there are powerful lessons on the page. They present opportunities to explore your child's mindset and guide them as they grow. Counseling lesson for the last week of school!

Typically we list one link each week, but since it's our last letter, we want to leave you with some of our favorite links from past letters, and a few new resources so you have them all in one place.

  • Crisis Text Line 741741 - Confidential text line, staffed with counselors
  • Coronado SAFE (619) 522-6884 - Community Workshops, Youth and Counseling
  • Change to Chill - - Stress/Anxiety Reduction for teens
  • Child Mind Institute - - A to Z topics for help with learning challenges and mental health
  • The Gottman Institute Blog - - Research based approach to improving relationships with partners, spouses, and children.
  • Sonic Aid Music - - Research based music to promote sleep. Sonicaid also creates music to promote positive mood, concentration, stress relief.
  • Personal Zen APP - Clinically tested game app. Improves mood, and reduces stress. Free for the next six months.

Until next year, we wish you well. Have a wonderful summer!

Ms. Kint and Ms. Vu

CMS Counselors


California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) has developed a survey to obtain information from students about learning during the pandemic. The questions have been adapted from the school climate survey in the CHKS core module to learn about students' mental health, stress, and coping skills during distance learning.

Student participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information provided will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.

This is an anonymous survey. It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data. Students do not have to respond to any questions that they feel could be used to identify them. Instruct them to simply skip any such questions.

All questions apply to this school only, and the results are for the use of CUSD. CDE and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.


Access the survey using the following URL:

Messages from ASB and President Pate

Students and Parents,

It’s Talent Show Time! The Talent Show will be hosted virtually on Powerschool on the CMS Tritons Page at 11:00 a.m. on May 28th! Thank you to everyone who helped make this a reality!

ASB wants to thank everyone for their support throughout the year. This year we were able to do a lot of firsts and next year's ASB looks forward to continuing to provide opportunities for our Triton Family!


President Pate

CMS Innovation Lab Challenge

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Parents: Please be sure you are logging into PS under YOUR account and setting up notifications so you don't miss an email. Your child should also have notifications set up. Use these tutorials below.

  1. Student login tutorial handout-Synergy and PowerSchool
  2. Parent login tutorial handout-Synergy and PowerSchool
  3. Parent video tutorial for using PowerSchool
  4. Student video tutorial for handing in an assignment in PowerSchool
  5. Student video tutorial for turning on notifications in PowerSchool
  6. Parent video tutorial for turning on notifications in PowerSchool

Coronado SAFE Resources

GAME CLUB for CMS Students!!

Connect with friends and peers! Join in every Thursday at 3:30 pm

May 28, 2020 03:30 PM

Jun 4, 2020 03:30 PM

Zoom Link to Game Club

Meeting ID: 832 9454 5002

Password: 458235

Find your local number:

KCMS Broadcast

Our KCMS students are continuing to broadcast from their living rooms! Find the KCMS Broadcast on:

CMS Triton page: Link to KCMS on PowerSchool


Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) Supports


Teens are invited to join CYP’s bi-weekly Teen Program! The 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, the Teen Staff have planned fun games and activities. If your teen is interested in participating, email or call 619-435-5056 and ask for Ana, DeAnte or Vanessa, to receive details about the next activity.

Video/Telephone Counseling: Our CMS MFLC, Mrs. Lisa Poli, can be contacted to establish a telephonic or video non-medical counseling appointment. Parental consent is required. Please call or email for additional details. Stay safe and healthy. (see flyer below)

CMS MFLC, Lisa Poli contact: or 619.592.0821

If you or any any military-connected families you know are struggling during this time, please contact Mindy Hayes, School Liaison Officer Naval Base Coronado, for more resources.

Mindy Hayes



Here is a timely article for military parents. It is positive, proactive, and responds to many concerns expressed by parents during this challenging time.


NRSW Fleet & Family Support Centers are now offering free, interactive and informative webinars online. These webinars are open to Service Members, families, and civilian government employees. Visit t


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Technology and Support

Chromebooks and Tech Support: The CUSD IT Department will have office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-am- 12 pm. Students without access to a device should fill out the CUSD Chromebook Device Request