Islander Family Email - 6/12/17

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Islander Family Email - 6/12/17

June 12, 2017

Dear Islander Families,

Welcome to the last week of school year 2016-17!  

Please keep Assistant Principal Dennis Perez in your thoughts; he continues his recovery from an accident on campus last week.  Students or families wishing to send cards may drop them at the office for us to deliver.  

We are on a Final Exams schedule this week:


Please join us for our 102nd Commencement Ceremony at Niedermeyer Field at 7:30 on Thursday, June 15.  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 on Thursday, we have the following reminders:

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:

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.

Grades:  Semester grades will be available next week; if you have questions about your student’s grade, please have your child email the teacher first.

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 Parent-Teacher Organization, Islander Sports Foundation, Coronado Schools Foundation, and Coronado Arts Education Foundation Contributions:

We are so grateful to the families and community members of Coronado Unified School District for generous contributions to our schools through the CHS PTO, Islander Sports Foundation, Coronado Schools Foundation, and Coronado Arts Education Foundation.  Thanks to the generosity of our shareholders, CSF will fund the following courses on our campus next year:  Visual Art, Sports Medicine, Engineering and Computer Science, and Music.  The Coronado Arts Education Foundation (formerly CoSA Foundation) will continue its support of CoSA staff and programming.  It simply would not be possible to offer our students the extraordinary enrichment and elective opportunities we host at CHS without all of your donated time and funding.  THANK YOU!!!


Year-End Reflection and Looking Forward to Next Year:

We have much to celebrate and appreciate as this school year closes.  Among the accomplishments and events are:

--Introduction of new courses:  Home Economics, Basic Life Support, and Yoga

--Implementation of integrated math courses and College Prep Mathematics (CPM) in the math department

--Adjustment of our graduation requirements to include three years of science (biology, chemistry, and physics), in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards, beginning with the Class of 2021

--Teacher-centered professional development

--Student and staff-led discussion and video presentation on issues of race, identity, and experiences at CHS

--PTO-sponsored Driver Awareness opportunity for upperclassmen

--Design and execution of CHS Mindfulness Center in the College and Career Center

--Our first CHS De-Stress Fest with collaboration and participation from community partners such as PTO, CSF, and SAFE

--ASB support of annual Islander traditions, including Homecoming and our Powderpuff Pep Rally and flag football games


We have already begun planning for next year, with the following areas of focus in mind:

--Preparing for a three-year mid-accreditation report and visit from WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

--Continued training and support for integrated math curriculum and courses

--Continued implementation of Next Generation Science Standards and courses

--Increased communication and consistency regarding policies and protocols related to:  attendance, discipline and consequences, awards and honors, events and opportunities, online credit recovery courses, and basic credit courses

--Continuing awareness of identity and inclusion at CHS

--Continued training and support for our general education and special education staff collaborating in the co-teach model

--Supporting student-centered instructional strategies and classroom environments

--Continuing to expand internships and work experience opportunities for students

--Addressing chronic absenteeism

We welcome your feedback, thoughts, and ideas in our pursuit of providing our very best for CHS Islanders.  

Have a happy, healthy, and enriching summer!



Jennifer Moore, Principal
Coronado High School
619.522.8907 x2096