Islander Family Email - 9/1/17

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Islander Family Email - 9/1/17

September 1, 2017

 

Dear Islander Families,

 

Thank you, students, for your positive attitudes through a warm week at CHS!  We hope you enjoy a long weekend with family, and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 5.  Parents and guardians, we want to celebrate how fortunate we feel to serve the students of Coronado High School--they are enthusiastic, cooperative, helpful, friendly, communicative, respectful, and well prepared for school.  We are already identifying students for whom school is challenging.  We invite you to reach out if your child is reluctant to come to school, feeling isolated or overwhelmed, and/or already struggling in classes.

 

On Thursday we held a CHS Culture and Expectations Assembly for all students.  We want to share with you some of the messages we delivered, and encourage you to discuss them with your student:

 

  • CHS is a special and unique school in a very supportive community!
  • CHS’s motto is “All for One; One for All,” meaning we look out for each individual in our community, and we are all part of something greater than ourselves--the Islander Family).  When we see or hear something that might endanger a community member, we SAY SOMETHING
  • We are fortunate to have beautiful school facilities which our students and staff care for
  • We encourage life balance:  eating well, hydrating, sleeping, balancing studies and family and extracurricular activities, and asking for help when we feel overwhelmed
  • Lack of life balance leads to poor decision making:  issues of academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, truancy, substance abuse, etc.) often arise when students are overwhelmed, unprepared, or lacking confidence--notice the signs and be proactive!  Make adjustments to schedules or expectations
  • Islanders demonstrate respect for themselves, others, their environments, officials and opposing teams, all supervising adults, and community members with whom they interact
  • Disciplinary infractions may result in lunch or after-school detention, Friday School (new!  We will no longer use Saturday School for disciplinary consequences, reserving it as an enrichment attendance makeup opportunity), In-School Suspension, Suspension from school, and in rare occurrences, expulsion.  Loss of privileges may also accompany consequences, including participation in athletics, performances, dances, field trips, awards, and ceremonies.  See below for a list of suspendable offenses*
  • Online media and electronic communications currently create the greatest behavioral challenges for students and high schools. We advise:
    • Making kind comments (don’t be mean!)
    • Keep it clean!
    • Don’t request, post, or send inappropriate or revealing images!
    • Imagine your family members and school staff as audience for each message/post, and act accordingly (communications are not as private as we think!)
  • Attendance matters!  Students are accountable for being on time and in school every day, and collaborating with parents to report excused absences.  Students feeling reluctant to attend school, or who are anxious or depressed, should reach out for support.
  • Dress for school.  Distinguish between school and “weekend” wear
  • Involve yourself in school and/or the community.  Share your successes outside CHS with us (parents, send us photos and recognitions so we can post on our CHS Facebook page!)
  • Be kind and share compliments with peers, school staff supporters, and family members

Back-to-School Night is Tuesday, September 12, starting with a presentation in the theatre at 5PM featuring CHS leadership and community resources.  You will then follow your student’s schedule to meet his/her teachers.  Detailed schedule will be emailed next week!

 

Coronado High School’s Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC), Emily Craig, is available at no cost to provide short-term, non-medical counseling support to our service members and their students here at Coronado High School. All MFLCs are Master or Doctorate-level licensed counselors specializing in child and youth behavioral issues and can provide a wide range of support. Services are private and confidential with the exception of child abuse/neglect, domestic abuse and other duty-to-warn situation.

MFLC counseling focuses on issues including but not limited to:

  • identifying feelings
  • problem solving
  • bullying
  • conflict resolution
  • self-esteem
  • coping with deployment and reunification
  • transition and moving
  • sibling/parental relationships
  • managing anger
  • separation from parent(s)
  • divorce.

Ms. Emily is an available support option to our military students and will be on campus on Thursdays. If you would like your child to be able to access the MFLC’s services/support please make sure a signed MFLC Parental Consent is on file at school.  This form can be found on the Coronado Unified School District’s website in the Military Families section of the Parents and Students tab. You may also pick up a consent form at school any time. Ms. Emily will be present at our CHS Back to School Night on 9/12/17 if you would like to introduce yourself and sign consent at that time. She looks forward to meeting you and working with our military youth.   

The first Military Spouses Meeting will be held on September 6 from 8:30-9:30am at Coronado Middle School. There will be a facilitated presentation, “Children and Moving/Challenges of Changing School” and a discussion to follow.

We want to ensure ALL families and students receive our emails and messages.  Please encourage your student to send us his/her email address to linda.kirk@coronadousd.net, with student’s name in the subject heading.  

 

Also, please like us on Facebook to see photos of our students’ classroom experiences, notices of events, student standouts, and links to articles about teens and parenting teens!  https://www.facebook.com/CoronadoIslanders/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

 

Blood Drive

The CHS Red Cross Club will be holding a blood drive in the MPR on September 20th, 2017 from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Students 16 years old and up, including community members, are eligible to donate. However, it is required that students who are 16 years old (under 18) have a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian (available in the front office). A photo ID is required of anyone who wishes to donate.

 

  • *Mandatory Suspensions per Ed Code 48900 include:  
    • Threatening, attempting, or causing physical injury to another person
    • Possessing weapons or dangerous objects
    • Possessing or selling or being under the influence of controlled substances
    • Robbery and/or extortion
  • Additional Suspendable Offenses:
    • Receiving stolen property
    • Possessing imitation firearms
    • Attempting or committing sexual assault
    • Harassing or threatening a witness
    • Hazing
    • harassment/bullying, including cyber-harassment/bullying
    • Impersonation of a community member

 

Link to upcoming events and daily bulletin:  http://chs.coronadousd.net/about-chs/academic-calendar-bell-schedule/

 

Jennifer Moore, Principal Coronado High School 619.522.8907 x2096 http://chs.coronadousd.net/