Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School August 26-30, 2019

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CMS Happenings

This Week:

Aug 26 T3 - Student Information Assembly for 6th graders

Strike Up the Band Night with Mr. Heinecke 6:00pm Village Hall

Aug 28 Back to School Night at 5:10pm

Aug 29-30 Vision Screening for all students

Sep 2 Labor Day - No School

Parent Back To School Night: Wednesday, August 28th 5:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m: The CMS faculty is looking forward to connecting with you at this important annual event. You will follow your child’s class schedule and hear about our rigorous instructional programs. Your child will bring a copy of their schedule home to you on Tuesday, August 27th. Please be sure to have your student's schedule with you as the office will be closed and we will not be able to provide it for you. Our partners in education will have tables set up in the quad. Please visit with them and gather information about all of these helpful resources. Space and time limitations require us to ask that students NOT attend Back-to-School Night. Plan to be in your student’s first period classroom promptly at 5:10 p.m.

ASB Is having a Back to School Night Triton Spirit Gear Sale! Enjoy 20% off of your final purchase!

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 9:00am in the CMS Library. Sign up here:

Use Join Code: CoronadoMS


Campus Safety: Your children’s safety is our priority! 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 refreain 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.

Messages from Assistant Principal Brooke Falar

LUNCH SUPERVISION: CMS is in need of lunch supervisors! Lunch supervisors work M,T,Th,F from 11:30am-1:30pm and W 10:30am-12:30pm. Lunch supervision helps to ensure student safety during lunchtime. Please go to to apply-job title is “campus assistant”.

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 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. Please see the bus schedule for more details on the routes.

Students will be given their bus pass within the first week of school. Until passes are given out please see the following schedule if 2 buses are needed:

M & F

1st Bus NAB, Cays, Strand last name A-G

2nd Bus Strand last name H-Z


1st Bus NAB, Strand last name H-Z

2nd Bus Cays, Strand last name A-G

Attendance: While we understand emergencies such as illness or family matters may occur, when a child misses school, they miss valuable instruction time that truly cannot be replaced. Additionally, since much of our school budget comes from the state of California, every dollar counts. We only have 180 school days in a year, so we highly encourage you to look at our school calendar and plan vacations accordingly. If your child is absent, please remember to call our registrar and attendance clerk, Lamarshell Karnas, the morning of the absence. Also, please be sure to review the attendance policy so you’re aware of California Education Code regarding excused versus unexcused absences. More attendance information can be found on the CMS website and Handbook.

Student Handbook: Please take time to review this important information and CMS policies with your child. The handbook can be found in your child's agenda.

Messages from CMS ASB (Associated Student Body)

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!

Our Annual 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 more to support our school. This Thursday, ASB will be on KCMS broadcast to talk about our T3 competition to see who can sell the most!

The Surfer Yearbook


PERSONALIZATION options (personalization is an extra fee)

Receive 1 free icon If you order online before Sept. 30

NOTE: Be sure to select the Coronado, CA school – there are at least two Coronado schools in the U.S.


BEFORE SEPT. 30th $50.00

OCT. 1 – JAN. 31st $55.00

AFTER JAN. 31st $60.00


NOTE: Be sure to select the correct Coronado, CA school

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

Sep 3-27 ASB Popcornopolis fundraiser

Sep 3 Homework Club begins

Sep 5 Student Information Assembly for 7th grade Granzer Hall

Sep 6 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

Sep 12 CUSD Board Meeting 4pm @ DO

Sep 13 Fire Drill

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

Band Booster Meeting - Granzer 5:00pm

Sep 24 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