CHS Family News 11/16/2020

CHS Reopening Plan Update:

CHS will be offering end-of-semester (December and January) Math Homework Help for Integrated 1, Integrated 2, and Integrated 3 math classes. Most sessions will be in-person (on the campus) after school. There will also be a couple of remote (zoom) sessions. Information on dates, times and how to register for support will be available in early December.

CHS is designing new forms of support across all areas of instruction. Information will be made available as soon as details are formalized.

Is your child accessing Support Hour with his or her teachers? If not, that is the best way to get personalized tutoring/help to support growth and learning. How do you help your child sign up? Log in to your parent view of your child's PowerSchool and look for "how to access Support Hour" and follow those directions.

Are your child's academic scores suffering significantly because he or she is unable to independently manage his or her at-home academic time? If so, contact your child's counselor or assistant principal to discuss supports on campus that your child may be able to access to provide structure that will support academic growth.

Click on the content block below for more information about the CHS reopening plan:

CUSD Equity Committee

The Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) is committed to creating a safe, caring, and mutually respectful environment within our school community so that all students, families, and staff feel valued, supported, and welcome.

CUSD's Equity Committee will serve as an advisory to the School Board and Superintendent and advocate for the Coronado school community at large. We are seeking 3 parent representatives from CHS. If you are interested in participating, please complete the Equity Committee Interest Form and also email

Click on the content block below for parent instructions to access PowerSchool:

CUSD Parent Workshop: Navigating Technology to Monitor & Assist Your Student

You’re invited to an exclusive family workshop on Navigating Technology to Monitor & Assist Your Student. This will be held via Zoom:

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM.

We will explore the various programs your student is using daily. Please make sure you have your student’s login information for this workshop.

Zoom Meeting ID: 285 103 4044

Passcode: learn

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Our November PTO meeting will be Wednesday, Nov 18, 9-10 am.. We’re excited to hear from English teacher, Mrs Amanda White, who is noted for her successful engagement with students during virtual and in-person learning. Please join us to hear a teacher’s perspective on this semester and much more!

CHS November PTO meeting

Nov 18, 2020 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 897 3896 4821

Passcode: CHSPTONov

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For our December hospitality, we're giving gift cards to all teachers, administrators and staff at CHS. Your contribution of $10 gift cards or financial donations in $10 increments would be greatly appreciated. Contributions can be made via Venmo (@CoronadoPTO), check ("CHS PTO") or cash. Payments and gift cards can be left in the CHS front office: Attention PTO any time before December 11.

With your support, we've just rolled out One Islander Grants, our primary method of providing direct financial support to teacher-led initiatives. Last year we were able to pay for programs in the History, Science, CoSA, Math and Special Education Departments. This is your membership contributions at work. Thank you!

Learn more about CHS PTO and Join Here

CHS Counseling PowerSchool Page!

Parents! Did you know the CHS Counselors have their own powerschool page filled with helpful information on mental health and academic resources? The Counseling PowerSchool page can be found on the landing page of your student's powerschool account, along with links to sign up to see a counselor. If your student wants to talk to their counselor about college, classes or social emotional concerns sign up here:

Ms. Goldman - (last names A-G)

Ms. Johnston - (last names H-O)

Mr. Cummins - (last names P-Z)

Ms. Safaie- Clinical Counselor

Ms. Miller- Military & Family Life Counselor

Ms. Ereno - Career Counselor and K12 Strong Workforce Program Coordinator

Coronado HS Seniors!

Jostens would like to encourage you to submit your graduation order for senior items including your cap and gown, by November 20. Over 150 families have placed their order to date and Jostens would like to make sure every senior who has not ordered can take advantage of the group order discounts on graduation items including the cap and gown. Orders can be placed online at, or through the Jostens Service Center in person or over the phone (858-486-2020). If you have questions please contact Jostens directly by phone, through Instagram @jostens_tallguy, or email our Jostens rep, Mark Boyer, at

Virtual College Visits:

Sign up at and meet with representatives virtually from colleges all over the country.

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Senior Parents,

FAFSA completion help has been RESCHEDULED - Date TBD

The Tuesday November 17, 6pm Zoom meeting with CHS Counselors and Lynn O'Shaughnessy has been POSTPONED. The new date is TBD. Please check the CHS Counselors PowerSchool page for updates.

DATE: Wednesday December 2, 6pm

Greg Kaplan, college admissions strategist and author of Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting into Highly Selective Colleges will discuss how to navigate the changing college admissions process and make the most of it. Greg will cover:

· What admissions officers are looking for in applications

· How to craft persuasive applications in a low stress way

· The role of the SAT and ACT for the Class of 2021 and beyond

· How to find the right colleges when campuses are closed to visitors

· Strategies for obtaining merit scholarships

· How to play the long game for college if your child is interested in graduate or professional schools (i.e. medicine, law)

Please check the counseling PowerSchool page for the zoom link the week of Greg's presentation!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS: The CHS Yearbook Needs your help!

As this year is challenging collecting photos and interviews during distance learning, YOU play an important role this year!

We are featuring the voices, stories, and photos of our CHS students and need your help in answering monthly poll questions and collecting photos to feature you!

Please take the November Yearbook Survey here:

(must be signed into your CUSD google account) by THIS Friday Nov.6th

Please upload photos to this survey, we want to feature you in this year's yearbook!

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The San Diego Foundation's 2021-2022 Common Scholarship Application

As you may know, The San Diego Foundation's 2021-2022 Common Scholarship Application will open Wednesday, December 2nd. Many awards included in the application have criteria that makes them better suited to specific groups of students, which means that counselors, administrators, mentors, and community members are vital to helping match those students with relevant awards.

We encourage you to inform potential applicants about the following relevant awards/categories:

Cele and Lew Kipperman

Click here to find corresponding scholarship flyers.

There are also more than a dozen separate awards that are administered by The San Diego Foundation but not included in the Common Scholarship Application. These opportunities should be of interest to any motivated students that you may know, and we appreciate you taking the time to pass the information along to them.

In addition to listing separate awards, The San Diego Foundation website has a number of other tools to help students, parents, and mentors navigate the scholarships process. On the students tab you can find a full list of award criteria, Tips for a Competitive Application, and a practice application to prepare for December 2nd.

If you would like more information or you feel this message was not intended for you, please let us know.


-The Scholarships Team

CoSA Presents!

  • Songs for a New World available on demand November 12-22.

  • CoSA presents Talk & Tour (Virtual Edition) link available November 19.

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Please note that we now have a new email address to report absences! When reporting absences via email, please email The preferred method to report absences is to call the attendance line at 619-522-8907, press 1 or x2094, but if you choose to report an absence via email, please use the new Attendance email address above. Thank you!

Is your child returning to campus? Make sure you have completed the following form:

Students are not allowed on campus until this form has been signed and submitted (only has to be done once).

NHS Tutoring Hours

We heard you, CHS! NHS is expanding their tutoring hours to accommodate more students. In addition to regular Monday tutoring hours, the CHS National Honor Society is now offering later tutoring hours every Wednesday from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Tutors will be assigned to students on a first come, first serve basis. Visit the CHS Library Powerschool page for the Zoom access information.

Zoom Tutoring Hours:

  • Mondays, 2:30pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesdays, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Free lunch meals available daily for those in need!

The Child Nutrition Services Department realizes that students cannot learn without having nutritious foods to eat. Therefore, we have decided to offer free meals daily to those students in need, starting the week of November 2nd.

Per USDA regulations, students are only allowed to receive one breakfast and/or lunch meal daily. If a student receives weekly meals (7 breakfasts and 7 lunches) through our bulk meal distribution on Mondays, they will not be able to take part in the daily lunches available at their school site.

If you would like your student(s) to receive free meals daily (or on a specific day), you must notify Charity Campbell, Director of Child Nutrition Services, one week in advance. A consent form will be emailed to you, stating that your student(s) did not receive meals through the bulk meal distribution. The signed copy must be emailed back prior to student meal pick up for record keeping purposes.

The bagged lunch meal will consist of a cold entrée (such as a sandwich), a fruit, vegetable, and milk. The student (or parent) will be able to pick up the free lunch meal at the following times in their school cafeteria:

· Coronado High School: 11:45-12:30 (Monday); 11:30am-12:15pm (Tuesday-Friday)

*Please note that elementary school students must consume meals off campus.

Thank you and we look forward to serving you!

Coronado High School

Click Here for the ASB student activities calendar

How to Access CHS Library eBooks and Audiobooks

NEED HELP? Call the school at 619-522-8907 or email at for assistance.

National Honor Society Tutoring

Mondays - 2:30pm-4:00pm

See the CHS Library Powerschool page for the Zoom link! Tutors will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.