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Messages from Coronado Middle School April 6-10, 2020

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.

This week's mindset quote: Be bold, be humble, be brave, be resilient, be productive, be good to yourself and good to each other. Be careful, be caring."

April is the Month of the Military Child

April is a time to recognize the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. CMS is home to 256 military students making up 34% of our student body. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, we would like to recognize and celebrate them this month.


Military Family Resources:

MFLC-Lisa Poli, email: mflc.cms@coronadousd.com

Military OneSource (counseling and additional resources): https://www.militaryonesource.mil

Online Tutoring (free for active duty): https://www.tutor.com

School Liaison Officer-Naval Base Coronado-Mindy Hayes, email: mindy.hayes@navy.mil

April 6-10, 2020

This Week:

April 6: Day 1 of Distance Learning

Application Electives available to students on the Counseling PowerSchool page

April 7:

April 8

April 9

April 10 Holiday - No School FInal Grades available on Synergy

April 13 Holiday - No School


Link to Video Message to Students for April 6-10, 2020

Hello Triton Families,


I hope that you and your family are healthy and doing well. We miss our Tritons and look forward to connecting with them as we begin our CMS Distance Learning Plan (DLP) this week. Tomorrow morning, students will find detailed information for each class on their teachers’ PowerSchool pages. Please encourage your children to take some time to familiarize themselves with the new content and learning structure.


As always, CMS is committed to providing our students with the education and care they deserve. 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. I strongly encourage your child to complete the provided assignments and turn them in by the recommended due dates, however, we understand the challenges of daily life and that each family situation is different.


You’ll find a comprehensive overview of the CUSD DLP at this link CUSD Distance Learning Plan.. Please see Superintendent Mueller’s update regarding questions on assessing student work https://www.smore.com/s4gpu


I want to thank you, in advance, for your patience as we begin the DLP. This is new to all of us so an adjustment period is inevitable. Let’s work together to support your child’s continued learning. I’m continuing to build a Distance Learning link on the CMS website. You’ll be able to find resources and information there.


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


Congratulations to Assistant Principal Falar. She and her husband welcomed their second son on April 2, 2020.


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. Teachers will continue to accept late work until Wednesday, April 8th


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


Activities and Trip Refunds: We will be refunding the 8th Grade Knott's payment and yearbook trip payment within the next couple of weeks. If you have questions about the East Coast Trip, please contact trip coordinator, Ananda Dejarnette at ananda.dejarnette@coronadousd.net


2020-2021 Application Electives: All application classes details and information will be posted on the Counseling PowerSchool page tomorrow morning. Before completing applications, students should view the informational videos explaining the different offerings and application process. Questions should be directed to CMS Counselor, Paulina Vu at paulina.vu@coronadousd.net


Upcoming Information:

  • Clubs and virtual meetings
  • Picking up PE clothes

Distance Learning Begins Tomorrow

Tomorrow, 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.


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) Consistency is KEY!!

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


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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Materials Pick Up for 6th Gr. Incoming Art Wheel (currently in Digital Media) Monday, April 6th 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Please adhere to the following times and locations for pick up:


Incoming Art Wheel (currently in Digital Media) will pick up blank sketchbook for Art.


  • Sketchbooks will be on a table in front of Granzer Hall Doors on F Ave. (new location due to rain).
  • From a distance, staff member will direct one person at a time to the table.
  • Staff member will have roster and ask student name when they pick up.


Pick Up Time:

Last name A-G: 9:00 am-10:00 am

Last name H-P: 10:00 am-11:00 am

Last name Q-Z: 11:00 am -12:00 pm

Materials Pick Up for Incoming Performing Arts/G.R.E.A.T (currently in Art) Monday, April 6th 9:00am-12:00pm

Please adhere to the following times and locations for pick up:


Incoming Performing Arts and G.R.E.A.T (currently in Art). Students pick up items for the final art project (clay and materials) AND a red G.R.E.A.T bag.


  • Red bags (art items inside) will be on a table in front of the school
  • From a distance, staff member will direct one person at a time to the table.
  • Staff member will have roster and ask student name when they pick up.


Pick Up Time:

Last name A-G: 9:00 am-10:00 am

Last name H-P: 10:00 am-11:00 am

Last name Q-Z: 11:00 am -12:00 pm

Materials Pick Up for Advanced Art: Monday, April 6th 1:00pm-3:00pm

Please adhere to the following times and locations for pick up:


7th Grade Adv. Art students: In front of Granzer Hall Doors on F Ave.

Last name A-M: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Last name N-Z: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm


  • 7th grade Sketchbooks and materials will be on a table in front of Granzer Hall Doors on F Ave.(new location due to rain).
  • From a distance, staff member will direct one person at a time to the table.
  • Staff member will have roster and ask student name when they pick up.


​8th Grade Adv. Art students: In front of the school entry

Last name A-M: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Last name N-Z: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm


  • 8th grade Sketchbooks and materials will be on a table in front of the school
  • From a distance, staff member will direct one person at a time to the table.
  • Staff member will have roster and ask student name when they pick up.

CUSD GRAB-AND-GO MEAL SERVICE & EASTER SURPRISE!

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 one hot lunch (a slice of Papa John’s cheese pizza) and a 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). Children are not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District. While the original program was designed to serve families in free/reduced priced status, we are making extra meals to serve our entire school community. This is free for all children, regardless of meal status. – please spread the word.


In partnership with the City of Coronado Recreation Department, Easter Bags with treats will be distributed this Monday (4/6) to families as they pick up meals!! Thank you, City of Coronado!!


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. All meals will be distributed curb-side to decrease the risk of exposure. Only those in cars will be served meals during this pick-up window, no walk ups or bicycles allowed in order to maintain social distancing. If you are unable to pick-up meals by car, please email Charity.Campbell@coronadousd.net on or before Friday, April 3 at noon and we will schedule an alternative window to pick-up a meal.