Principal's Weekly Email

Posted by: Erin Rowan 5 years, 5 months ago

Principal's Weekly Email

September 28, 2015

Dear Islander Families,

We hope that you have “liked” us on Facebook (( and checked out our photos from last week’s Club Week, during which over thirty clubs recruited members, including groups related to politics, special interests, the environment, community service, and hobbies and pastimes!  Stay tuned; a list of clubs will be published on the soon-to-be-live  Our CHS Facebook page is a great place to glimpse campus happenings and moments in classrooms—connect with us!

Last Friday, our students participated in a virtual “assembly,” watching and discussing videos and topics related to character and our campus culture

This video opened our “assembly” ( ), and we followed it with students identifying five of their strengths and whom they most admire and why.  Please watch the film; it is a great basis for family discussion and an approach to amplifying individual gifts and talents. 

Our CHS ASB made the following videos to reinforce campus expectations:

CHS “Don’t”s:

CHS “Do”s:

Please emphasize bicycle and car safety with your students, whom we implore to stop at stop signs regardless of whether they are skating, biking, or driving; to buckle their helmets; and to keep hands off their phones when they are navigating. 

Did you know we host a weekly mindfulness activity at CHS?  On Wednesday mornings at 8:30 before class, students and staff are encouraged to join us for a five-minute mindful meditation practice.  Students who have participated report feeling calm, relaxed, and rested, and science supports that practices of being present can increase confidence and sense of well being.

This Friday, with a football bye and our Bat Boy Musical cast members still in rehearsals, we are excited to invite you to an exciting event at CHS:  The CoSA Fall Festival of the Arts from 5-8 PM on campus:  (  There will be food trucks and tents, arts vendors, silent auction items, and entertainment from our talented students.  Bring the family!  Admission is $5 per person. 

Next Monday evening, October 5, is our first evening CHS PTO meeting in the CHS Library, 6-7 PM.  Senior Director of Learning Claudia Gallant will explain our new CAASPP scores and what they mean for CHS and your students, and PTO members will discuss support for our students and school, including Homecoming plans and other upcoming events.  WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO STAY AFTER THE MEETING FOR A SPECIAL AND IMPORTANT EVENT HOSTED BY CORONADO SAFE:

Training for Suicide Prevention - You can save a friend or family member!
Monday, October 5, 2015 7:00-8:00PM in our CHS Theatre

Learn to recognize the warning signs and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. 

Like CPR, people trained in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) help save lives. 

Audience: This training is for parents, family, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, caseworkers, firefighters. (Recommended age 16+)

Cost: Funded by Coronado SAFE and the County of San Diego—FREE to participants. 

Join us before the training to ...

CHECK YOUR MOOD: A Live Well San Diego initiative

Monday, October 5, 2015 10 minute screenings available between: 12:00-3:00pm & 5:00-7:00pm

650 D Ave. Coronado (CoSA Theater Lobby)

Have you had your mental health checkup?

Getting screened for depression should be a regular part of your health care checkups much like getting your blood pressure checked or being screened for heart disease or diabetes. 

A trained mental health volunteer will be on-hand to screen teens and adults 14 years and older and to provide referrals for ongoing help. 

We are beginning our 6th week of school; this means that our first quarter of school is complete!  Please let us know how we can help your child succeed and find a home at CHS.

Thank you,

Your CHS Administration (Jenny, Kevin, Steve, and Shane)