Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School September 3-6, 2019

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CMS Happenings

This Week:

Sep 2 Labor Day - No School

Sep 3-27 ASB Popcornopolis fundraiser

Sep 3 Homework Club begins

Garden Club 3:05-4:15pm

Sep 5 Student Information Assembly for 7th grade Granzer Hall

Sep 6 Triton Spirit Day - Wear your Triton Gear

Student Information Assembly for 8th grade Granzer Hall

Sep 7 Camp Cuyamaca Open House for Parents and Students - 10 am - 2pm

Click here for information about Open House

Synergy and PowerSchool: Be sure to set up your accounts and check PowerSchool often to track your child's progress and growth. PowerSchool and Synergy Instructions

Homework Club Starts on Tuesday, September 3rd: The City of Coronado funds our after- school homework club for CMS students. Homework Club takes place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the CMS Library. Students can access a quiet study environment under the supervision of a certificated CMS teacher. Students may come any or all days, but once they arrive, they must stay until 4:15. If a student needs to leave before 4:15, parents may pick up their student, provide a note in advance, or the supervising teacher and student may call parents for permission to leave.

CMS PTO: Join our awesome PTO. Meetings are every third Thursday of the month at 9am in the CMS Library. Sign up here:

Use Join Code: CoronadoMS

Military Kids Club (MKC):The CMS Military Kids Club will meet on Mondays and Fridays during lunch. MKC is open to all military student. Students may bring a non-military friend to meetings if they wish. It's a great place to eat lunch together, meet some new people, engage in some activities, and check in with each other with our MFLC, Lisa Falletta.

Messages from Assistant Principal Brooke Falar

Important Updated Bus Routes: Due to new protocol provided by our bus company, there is a strong possibility that there will be 2 bus routes in the afternoon. This is a change from the past several years. In order to be equitable, students will be divided between the early and late return on alternating days. The 2 bus routes will be used only if needed. The early/late placements will be reversed second semester. Students who take the late bus will be at CMS until approximately 4:00pm (M,T,Th,F) and 2:35pm (W), under the care of a CUSD employee.

Starting on Tuesday, September 3rd, all students must have their bus pass in order to ride the bus.

Please see the bus schedule for more details on the routes. Link to the 2019-2020 Student Bus Schedule

Cell Phones: As stated in the handbook, students are to keep their phones off and in their backpacks during school hours. Student cell phones will be taken and stored in the office till the end of the day, if they are seen out on campus. Please be aware that some teachers will be collecting cell phones at the beginning of the period, will then store them in a pocket chart, and will give them back at the end of the period. Also, please refrain from texting your child during the school day. You may call the office if it’s important you get a message to your child.

Messages from CMS ASB (Associated Student Body)

Popcornopolis Fundraiser: ASB is excited to announce our biggest fundraiser of the year! CMS will be selling Popcornopolis to fundraise for the many fun and exciting events put on by our terrific ASB leaders. This year, we'll host CMS dances, school sports tournaments, scholarships for field trips, Spring Fair events, and many more events that support our school.

This Tuesday, ASB will deliver order forms to every CMS student during T3. If every student sells 4 Popcornopolis orders, we will reach a school goal of $4000! To make it more enticing, ASB will hold a friendly competition to see which T3 class can earn the most orders by the end of each week throughout the month of September. Each Friday, ASB representatives will tally up the order forms, and the winning T3 classes will be announced on KCMS.

· 1st place will earn a Pizza Party !

· 2nd place will earn a Donut Party!

Show your Triton Pride: The first Friday of every month is Triton Spirit Friday. Wear your CMS gear and represent! Our first Spirit Friday is September 6th!


Student and Campus Safety: Your children’s safety is our priority! We're happy to now have crossing guards at the corner of 6th Street and G Avenue in addition to 6th Street and F Avenue. Please remind your children be mindful of following his/her instructions so we can ensure their safety.

We appreciate you following safety policies and protocols and encourage you to read notifications regarding new systems that may be put into place. Please remember to always check in at the front office when visiting the school. ALL visitors must present their identification in order to receive a visitor badge.

CMS Front Office Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Please remind your children to come to school prepared with all of the items they’ll need for the day. This will lessen the amount of traffic in our office and people entering and leaving the campus.


  • Lunch drop off: Lunch bins are in the front foyer. Please leave in the correct lunch period. Lunches are not delivered to classroom.
  • Homework and/or medical items will be delivered to the classroom. All other items will remain in the office for your child to pick up.
  • If your child has a scheduled appointment, please call the front office, in advance, to let us know.If pick up time is during PE, it will take longer for students to get to the office.
  • If you're picking up your child, you will need to come in to sign him/her out.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted on campus. Please refrain from texting your child during the school day. If a student needs to make a call, he/she may use the office phone.
  • Please use the CMS website for all information and events.

Attention 6th Grade Parents

ATTENTION: 6th Grade Parents: 6th GRADE CAMP is December 2-6, 2019. You'll be receiving information about Sixth Grade Camp in the upcoming months.

Don't miss Camp Cuyamaca’s Open House on September 7th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please click on the following link for more information. Camp Cuyamaca Open House Info For all information on 6th Grade Camp visit

Attention 8th Grade Parents

Information Night for 2019-2020 8th Grade East Coast Trip March 28 - April 3, 2020

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at 5:00pm in the CMS library

Dear Parents and Students,

I am excited to again be leading a group of Coronado Middle School students on an exciting WorldStrides program to Williamsburg, VA, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. This year’s trip will take place during the 2018-2019 school year over Spring Break . On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore our nation's most important historical sites and experience incomparable learning moments. This trip will enrich the learning experience of students, however, it is not a school activity nor a school sponsored trip.

If your child is not yet registered, there will be a trip information meeting to discuss this wonderful opportunity and provide time for you to ask questions on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:00 PM at CMS in the library. The trip is already half full, so if you are interested, attendance is strongly encouraged.


Ananda Dejarnette

East Coast Trip Program Leader

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Important Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:


Sep 12 CUSD Board Meeting 4pm @ DO

Sep 13 Fire Drill

Sep 16 PE Swim Day

Sep 17 PE Swim Day

Sep 18 Bus Evacuation Drill during PE

Military Spouses Meeting 8:30-9:30am at CMS Topic: Children and Moving/Challenges of Changing Schools

Sep 19 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

PE Swim Day

Band Booster Meeting - Granzer 5:00pm

Sep 23 PE Swim Day

Sep 24 PE Swim Day

6th Grade Camp Parent Information Presentation 10:52-11:42 am Granzer

Sep 25 School Photo Make Up Day

Sep 26 10:00 AM LATE START THURSDAY - students start school at 10am - campus opens at 9:45am

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Sep 27 PE Swim Day