Darin Smith
 - Principal

Dear Coronado Community, 

Research shows that family engagement supports student success. When families are involved at home and at school, students attend school on a regular basis, earn better grades, enroll in higher level academic programs and have higher graduation rates. Families are essential to help their children succeed in school, make educational and career decisions, and influence their future in a positive way. Families who are active in their child’s learning help their schools perform better too! Family engagement includes activities beyond the classroom. 

Communicate. Coronado sends messages to families in a number of ways; CSSD11 Ntouch, Coronado Ntouch, All-Call, Newsletters, Cougar Daily, Good News, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Sign up for these notifications and pay attention to these messages. 

Speak up. Share worries or concerns about your student's learning with their teacher. Address problems quickly and trust that Coronado wants what’s best for your child. 

Get involved. Contribute your talents and skills to improving the school community. School clubs and sports need your help and support such as Cougars Gone Wired FIRST Robotics, Cougars Care, band, orchestra and choir fundraisers, sporting events, committees such as our School Accountability Committee (SAC) and Parent Teacher Association (PTA). 

Every time you volunteer for an event, attend a school meeting or address an issue with Coronado or D11 you help make real change happen for all our students. 

Today’s students are preparing for a world yet to be imagined, in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core state standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know in math and English language arts. 

Common Core focuses on developing critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills students will need to be successful. The new standards also provide results for teachers to measure student progress throughout the school year and ensure that students are on the right path to success in their academic careers. 

Having clearly defined goals helps families and teachers work together. Standards help parents and teachers know when students need extra assistance or when they need to be challenged even more.

​We hope to see 100% involvement in Coronado's assessment testing this March and April. It is critical for your child's future success. The new math and English language arts PARCC tests and CMAS science tests are proven to be relevant, meaningful and skillbased. Testing shows learning is happening. 

Plan to get involved. Your help promotes your student's success, Coronado's success, and our community's success. ​

Thank you,​

Darin K. Smith​

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   Coronado Principal