Islander Family Email - 6/11/18

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Islander Family Email - 6/11/18

June 11, 2018

Dear Islander Families,


Welcome to the last week of school year 2017-18!

Thank you, Senior Class Advisor Nate Aldworth and staff grad night chaperones for overseeing a safe and successful senior trip to Universal Studios on Friday; as usual, our students made us proud with their enthusiasm, gratitude, politeness, and Islander pride.  

We are on a Final Exams schedule this week:

Senior Activities this week:

Monday:  Report to quad at 1:45 PM in cap/gown for feeder school processionals followed by Senior Awards Ceremony at 3 PM IN THE CHS THEATRE.

Tuesday:  Report to CHS Theatre at 9:30 AM for movie.

Wednesday:  Report to MPR at 11:30 AM for Senior Brunch followed by graduation rehearsal (1 PM on the field).  Seniors with medications in the health office, please stop by after rehearsal to pick them up!

Thursday:  Report to gym by 10 AM in cap/gown for photo, followed by graduation rehearsal.  Report to field (through gate by Village ES on 6th Street) by 6:30 PM for graduation ceremony!  Diplomas are available in the MPR after the ceremony or in the office through June for students who have met graduation requirements and cleared all outstanding charges.

Graduating Seniors will lose their CUSD Google Drives sometime during the summer.  They can preserve any documents they wish to keep in a personal Google account by following the steps at this link:

Graduation Ceremony:

Please join us for our 103rd Commencement Ceremony at Niedermeyer Field at 7:30 on Thursday, June 14.  We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates as they join more than a century of Islanders!  Check our website for more information or to view the ceremony streaming live.

Before students leave our campus next week, we have the following reminders:

Lockers:  Students must clean out ALL lockers and cubby spaces—they will be cleared out and items disposed on Friday.

Medications:  Please make arrangements to take your child’s medications home for the summer.  Stop by the health office before noon on Friday June 15.  

Grades:  Semester grades will be available after June 15; if you have questions about your student’s grade, please have your child email the teacher first, and expect communication with teaching staff to resume in August.

Course Registration:  Please confirm with your child that he/she has chosen the correct courses for next year as changes will only be made for reasons of conflict with other courses.  Students enrolled for courses for which they have not met the prerequisite or lack teacher recommendation may be subject to change.

CHS offers limited summer school for remediating failed courses, and registration has opened!  If your student failed a history, english or math course, he or she is eligible for our summer school. Please contact your student’s counselor for registration forms and information. Summer School runs from June 18 to July 27, 9am to 1pm daily, and attendance is mandatory until a student completes their required course.


Returning students:  Registration information for 2018-19 can be found here:


Coronado Schools Foundation, Coronado Arts Education Foundation, Islander Sports Foundation, and PTO Contributions to School Year 2017-18:

We are so grateful to the families and community members of Coronado Unified School District for generous contributions to our schools and programs.  Our students and staff benefit from funds and time donated on their behalves, and our gratitude runs deep.  Thanks to the generosity of our shareholders, CSF is providing more than $300,000 to support CHS instruction and experiences next year.   The Coronado Arts Education Foundation will continue its support of CoSA staff and programming.  Islander Sports Foundation provides funding and resources for our student athletes and coaches, and PTO supports classroom activities, student recognitions, and staff appreciation and more.  It simply would not be possible to offer our students the extraordinary enrichment and instructional opportunities we host at CHS without your help.  THANK YOU!!!


Please join us in wishing fond farewells and gratitude to the following Islander staff members who are embarking on new adventures:  Alicia Began, Health Technician; Emily Craig, MFLC; Kevin Donahue, long-term substitute; David Duffield, NJROTC; Edward Kramer, Film/Broadcasting; Sherri Mannello, Coronado Police Department School Resource Officer; Mike Mathis, Maintenance and Operations; Sarah McKee, Math;  Joshua Montoya, Special Education; Madison Petrin, Special Education; Jeanette Price, French and English; Betzi Roe, CoSA Dance;  and Miriam Tullgren, Assistant Principal.  Thank you for all you have contributed to the Coronado High School Islander Family!


Finally, farewell from Ms. Moore:


I graduated from Coronado High School a proud Islander in 1989.  I returned to CHS in 2000 to teach English and Creative Writing, and along the way of the next 18 years, also taught at Palm Academy, supported IB and AP programs, became assistant principal, and for the last five years, had the privilege of serving as principal of this special school which will always be home to me. It's fair to say that not only my high school education, but much of my education as an adult has occurred here at Coronado High, under some of the same teachers who taught me as a teen.  I've gotten married and had my three children since I began working here, and the lives of my family members and yours have often intersected.  We've grown together.  Students and their families and my colleagues and this community have been my educators throughout this journey, teaching me about broader perspectives; deeper empathy; fairness; and even about new music, fashion, and trends.  It has been my honor to stand alongside you in your triumphs (graduations, performances, victories, college acceptances, recoveries, improvements) and setbacks and disappointments--all part of living and growing, which CHS has taught me we never stop doing.  I'm grateful to you who have taken the time to give me heads up and advice, and who have helped me correct my course and consider other perspectives and change my mind, and to alumni who have returned to reach out and share how their lives have evolved since high school.  As I leave Coronado High School for my new position at Silver Strand Elementary, I remain forever an Islander, forever a fan, and forever a resource for all of you as we embark on new adventures!  


With love and gratitude,


Jenny Moore



Thank you,


Jennifer Moore, Principal
Coronado High School
619.522.8907 x2096

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