The Wave

Coronado Middle School June 1-5, 2020

Hope is passion for what is possible." S. Kierkegaard


June 1: Staff Meeting 9:30 am - 10:30 am

June 2: Department Meetings at 2:00 pm-3:00pm

  • Promotion speakers recording in quad

June 3: 8th grade keepsake video due Link: Vidhug (info below)

  • NO Staff Meeting today
  • Karin Office Hours 10:45 am- 12:00 pm

June 4: Student books/materials drop off & pick up (PE and lost and found) 8-12:30pm

  • CUSD Board Meeting at 4:00 pm

June 5: Student books/materials drop off & pick up (and lost and found) 8-12:30pm

June 5: Staff Gathering in CMS Quad 2:00 pm - social distancing and masks required

June 8: TLT Meeting 1:30 pm -2:30 pm

June 9: Virtual Awards Ceremony on KCMS 10:00 am

June 10: Promotion Drive Through 10:00 am-2:00 pm

  • Virtual Promotion Ceremony on KCMS 6:00 pm
June 11: Yearbook Distribution for 6th and 7th

June 12: Grading window closes at 3:00 pm

  • 20-21 Supply Lists due to Dollyanne (from dept. leaders)
  • Classroom check out completed

Staff Meeting Zoom Link

Karin: Office Hours Zoom Link

Thank you, CMS Family! Your dedication to our students is inspirational and the camaraderie we share is unparalleled. Thank you for navigating this challenging time with resilience and grace. Although this year

(not required) Please join us on June 5th at 2:00 pm in the CMS Quad

Distance learning staff survey to come next week.


In case you missed it: CMS Virtual Talent Show . Thanks, Kevin and ASB.

Link to Superintendent Mueller Message May 29, 2020

Triton News June 2020

CMS Zoom Meeting Links: Staff, Department, Grade Level

Messages from Karin

Grades: Semester 2 grades: Pass (P) No Pass (NP)

  • Students who had a D, C, B, or A at the end of 3rd grading period will receive a Pass regardless of the DL work they did/didn't complete.
  • Students who had an F at the end of grading period 3 and submitted 60% or more of the DL work will receive a Pass. (P)
  • Students with a modified grade (IEP), please consult with case manager before giving a No Pass (NP)

Grading Window: The window is open and will close on June 12th at 3:00 pm.

Reminder: Indicate an N or NP in Synergy. We will not be providing citizenship grades. Please contact students receiving an NP.

Student Enrichment: The District Office will be sending out enrichment opportunities for the first two weeks on June. If you would like to post activities, students will still have access to PowerSchool. You do not, however, need to provide feedback.

Planning Meetings: Department Leaders will be updating this document with information regarding planning meetings/times/Zoom links for the weeks of June 1- June 12. I will be using this document so I know when and where teams are meeting. Collaboration meeting information.

Message from Laurie Fountain: Hello all! I hope you are doing well. With content planning for August starting June 1st, I just want to remind you all that I am still available to assist in any creative activity planning that you may need. I am also available for any brain storming or talking out ideas. The best way to contact me is through email or the Support Sign-up Sheet. I can join your Zoom meetings, talk over the phone, or meet in person with COVID 19 risk mitigation in place. Feel free to reach out!

Professional Learning Opportunities: Please contact your department leader regarding All virtual PL opportunities you'd like to attend. Department leaders will share the information with TLT in case there are others who may also want to attend . For PL requiring a payment, a PL Request form needs to be completed and submitted to your department leader, Dollyanne and me. Reminder: Dollyanne schedules attendance but does not approve PL.

Lots of good links here:

Don't forget our document! Distance Learning Best Practices

SDCOE archived Innovative Digital Learning webinars

From the CUSD Learning Department

CMS Distance Learning Template Link: CMS e-Learning Unit Template

This template provide a ‘thinking’ framework to support your planning - focusing on the CORE standards and ESSENTIAL understandings that will lead to student mastery. Over the next two weeks, teachers will develop one full unit (2-3 weeks in length) within the e-Learning and PowerSchool templates, with corresponding lessons, for implementation in August.

Sample of completed e-Learning Template e-Learning Template Example

PowerSchool Template: To assist students and parents with finding needed information in the fall, we are asking everyone at the secondary level to use the same PowerSchool template for distance learning. See info here: Sample PowerSchool Page Instructions.

  • Please first take a look at the video linked on that page (there’s a script too in case you want to read it) and then we will be happy to assist you when you hit a barrier to successfully working with the template. Thanks for using it to help parents and students navigate PS if we need to teach via distance learning in the fall.

We are excited to share a menu of learning opportunities designed to meet individual needs and prepare you for a successful e-Learning launch in August! Linked below are the Professional Learning Calendars for June 1st through June 12th. These calendars are being updated regularly, so please continue to use these links and make another copy to see the most recent updates.

Week 1 Professional Learning Calendar

Week 2 Professional Learning Calendar

If you need additional support, please reach out to us via email at any time.

CUSD Learning Department

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IT TAKES A DEDICATED TEAM!!! Thank you for ALL of your wonderful support. It's terrific to have so many of you stepping up and stepping in to make this a spectacular event for our 8th graders!!! Thank you, Triton Family!!

Awards Ceremony: We will be streaming live from the KCMS studio on Tuesday, June 9th at 10:00 am.

Keepsake Video: ALL STAFF: Don't forget to record your video by June 3rd. Link: Vidhug.

Promotion Event on June 10th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm: Coordinators Brooke B., Amanda, and Laurie will be in touch with details. Thank you for signing up to help out to celebrate our students at the drive though ceremony. Promotion Staff Sign-Up Thanks in advance for your continued dedication to our students! Please contact Brooke Barto if you have any questions.

*Social distancing protocols and masks required.

8th grade Promotion News Link

Yearbook Distribution is on Thursday, June 11th:

  • 6th & 7th grade distribution
    • 9:00am - 10:30am: Last Names A - F
    • 10:00am - 11:30am: Last Names G-M
    • 12:30 pm - 2:00pm: Last Names M-Z
    • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Selling any left over books
Jostens created a virtual yearbook signing platform.

How to use it:

link to create a your account:

Messages from Ryan

AP Office Hours: Please contact me as needed. I am happy to give you a call or set up a time to chat via Zoom.

End of Year Teacher Checkout: We plan to follow our traditional teacher check-out routine this year. CUSD is making plans to ensure everyone can safely pack up their classrooms for the summer on or before June 12. A checklist has been provided in your mailbox. If you are unable to come to campus to close up your classroom and check out, please contact me to discuss alternate arrangements.

Books and Materials Dropoff: Students will be dropping off textbooks and materials June 4, 5, and 8 following the schedule below. Thank you to our awesome classified staff colleagues for their support with this process. By the end of the day on June 8, books will be placed in your classrooms and you will be emailed a roster or checklist of who turned in which books or materials. You are encouraged to wait 72 hours before handling materials. If you have students with books checked out, consider posting an announcement on your PowerSchool page reminding students of the appropriate date and time to turn in books and materials, including library books. If anyone contacts you needing special arrangements (e.g. moving out of town prior to these dates), please ask them to call the front office at 619-522-8921.

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

  • P.E. Pickup at Locker Rooms (all grades): 8:30 - 11:30 am

Friday, June 5

  • 6th Grade: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

  • 7th Grade: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Monday, June 8

  • Any additional materials (if unable to come the previous week): 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Charge slips are available in the staff lounge or you can print a PDF. Teachers will fill these out and turn in to Dollyanne if students do not return books or materials, or if the items that get returned are significantly damaged. Please reach out to your department lead if you have any questions about charge slips.

Counseling Corner

Teacher’s aide (TA): If you are interested in having a teacher’s aide for next school year, please send the following link to the student you would like to invite: REMINDER: TA positions are for 8th graders, only. If you have a 7th grader that has expressed interest, please notify Paulina and me prior to inviting them as your TA.

Teacher’s Aide Invitation Letter. You may use the script below when sending the letter to the student.

Dear ___________:

I would like to invite you to be my teacher’s aide for next school year! Being a TA provides a behind the scenes work-experience opportunity in my CMS classroom and it is a privilege sought after by many students but available to a limited few. As a TA, you will perform a variety of duties such as: organizing materials, supporting classroom activities, and much more. (add any information you’d like )

TAs must have a good work ethic, are expected to demonstrate the 8 Keys of Excellence, and maintain confidentiality as they may see or hear the private information.

· Accepting assignments with a positive attitude – Commitment

· Being reliable to work without being supervised - Integrity

· Following through when given a task – Ownership

· Taking initiative to do tasks without being asked – This Is It

By accepting this TA position, this will become your elective choice for the school year. You will be graded on a pass/fail basis, but you will receive a grade for citizenship. TA positions are not guaranteed. You will find out if you are a teacher's aide when you receive your schedule in August.

If you are interested, please review and complete this form with your parent/guardian by June 1st.


Kathy sends her well wishes to her students by reading them her favorite end of year story: Ms. Cotten's Last Day of School Message

Linda reached out to Roger Emerson who wrote the song "We Honor You" in recognition of the men and women that serve our country. She asked if her students may write lyrics to honor the Covid-19 essential workers, and he agreed. 6th grader, Danny Vinegrad's lyrics were selected, and the CMS choir will perform this new rendition in the future.

Verse 1:

From the doctors in the clinics, to the staff in the grocery store.

From the brave postal worker we see walk from door-to-door.

They risk their lives and save our souls- come home with masks and scarves.

This is the day we honor you, the privilege is ours.

Verse 2:

We do our part every day but yours is so much more.

The courage we know it takes to defeat this invisible war.

You do your best to help us get through these crazy times.

And to all who protect our nation proud, this might just be their prime.

CUSD Retirement Celebration - June 4th at 4:00pm

It’s time to honor these wonderful CUSD employees. This year’s recognition will take place at the beginning of the June 4th Board Meeting which will be televised on Spectrum Cable, Channel 19 and on the internet at (This will not be a live event)

Tracy Walmsley

John Coolidge, Kathy Couture, Eileen Farrell,

Debra Hatheway, Constance Johnson, Karen Maggio

Steve Patrick, Wendy Toomey, Sandra White

June Birthdays

Happy Birthday!

2 Jennifer Landry

9 Donnie Walton

12 Brooke Falar

12 Alison Keehan

12 Julia Eversheim

18 Allyson Heyen