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Principal's Welcome 2021-2022

Welcome Islander Students and Families to Coronado High School!Karen Mellina


Welcome to the Coronado High School 2021-2022 school year!   I am grateful and proud to serve and support dedicated and inspiring staff, kind and curious students, and generous and involved families and community members.

While COVID-19 remains a global health concern, our district is preparing to open schools fully for instruction beginning on August 26 with provisions for students’, staff’s, and families’ health and safety at the center in accordance with most current guidelines from the state and county health and education agencies. 
At Coronado High School we celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and honor the diverse backgrounds, values, and perspectives which comprise our community. We are committed to recognizing, learning about, and supporting one another, and to preparing our students to learn, work, and thrive as citizens with cultural awareness and responsibility.  
Coronado Unified School District believes every child every day needs a connection, a challenge, and a champion. Our Islanders have the opportunity to connect with peers and teachers through innovative classroom experiences, CoSA conservatories, a wide variety of elective courses, clubs, ASB events and activities, athletics, Islander traditions, and more. 
Coronado High School is a small school with the opportunities of a large campus. We provide a rigorous and challenging educational program, offering academic and extra-curricular opportunities aligned with much larger schools throughout the county. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards so there will be no shortage of opportunities for your student to feel challenged through high quality instruction while accessing a wide variety of options to get connected to their school and fellow Islanders.  
The 2021-2022 school year brings new student opportunities and expanded experiences that support new requirements for college and career and more personalized learning pathways. The new bell schedule and learning format will provide increased course choice flexibility allowing all students to find the path that encourages motivation, curiosity, and success. Students are able to choose a new challenge (advanced class) or, if need be, even have an opportunity to successfully remediate a course. 
CHS students are required to successfully complete 23 classes to graduate.  Previously, most students only had the opportunity to take 24 classes, therefore, if a student wanted to finish all the required courses for a 4 year college, there was very little opportunity to choose classes outside of the required course list. The new structure allows for students to now take up to 32 courses so students can finish all course requirements and choose courses of interest.  
Every Sunday evening, you will receive a weekly newsletter called CHS Islander News. This is your “one stop shop” to stay informed about the happenings of our community. The CHS website is a place to go to pull static information, facts about CHS that could be important for a family at any point of the year, for example, elective offerings at CHS, the bell schedule, the school calendar, how to log in to Synergy, etc.  
Our programs and opportunities are the result of generous community support.  We encourage you to connect with us and other families through joining and volunteering with our Coronado High School PTO, the Coronado Schools FoundationCoSA Foundation, Coronado SAFE,and attending school events and activities. CHS is a dynamic community; if you want to be involved and don’t know how, please reach out and ask.  We are here to get you connected. 
I look forward to connecting with you to inspire your child to recognize their strengths, foster their confidence, and challenge them to pursue and develop their passions as we, together, champion their efforts, everyday.
Welcome to the Islander Family. It's going to be a great year!
Karin Mellina
Catherine Burling
Assistant Principal
Shane Bavis
Assistant Principal
Online Registration is REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW & RETURNING CUSD STUDENTS Click HERE for Online Registration
In-person REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for all students
New Students: August 2-25, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  •  Print Affidavit (You will come across it during the online registration process)
  •  Bring the completed Affidavit and 2 Proofs of Residency to your appointment
Returning Students: Registration Completion Dates for Returning Students ONLY:
  •  Print Affidavit (You will come across it during the registration process.)
    •  Bring the completed Affidavit and 2 Proofs of Residency (original and a xerox copy for us to keep of each Proof of Residency) to the CHS Theatre at your assigned date and time to complete your registration.

  • Monday, 8/16 – 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Last Names A - K
  • Tuesday, 8/17 – 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Last Names L - Z
  • Friday, 8/20 – 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Make-ups

Tuesday, 8/24:
  • Seniors 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Juniors 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
School ID Photos will be taken during Schedule Pick-up
Wednesday, 8/25: 
  • Sophomores 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Freshmen 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
School ID Photos will be taken during Schedule Pick-up

Wednesday, 8/25: 12:00 p.m.  CHS Quad.
  • TIKI FEST!! New Student and Freshman Orientation

You may also reference important dates on the CHS Calendar.
Click Here to download the communication plan including how you will hear from CUSD ("The District")
Click Here for the Welcome letter from CUSD Child Nutrition
Click Here for the Meal Charge Policy