Special Parent Announcement

Dear ELM Community Members:

On Wednesday, March 14th from 10:00 AM to 10:17 AM, a nationwide school walkout has been planned in honor of the Parkland shooting victims and to bring attention to school violence.  We will support students who have asked for a safe, organized and supervised event for our school.  Students who choose to participate will be directed to the grassy area on campus where students will be supervised.  Nutrition break occurs from 10:07 to 10:17.  We expect all students to return back to their classes at the conclusion of the break.  If your student chooses to leave campus during the demonstration, his/her safety can be compromised and could experience disciplinary action for truancy.  Your student will not be disciplined for participating in the safe, organized and school-supervised event.

While we are not advertising this event, we encourage you to have an honest conversation with your child regarding these events and the right to voice their concerns in a peaceful and effective manner.  We believe in the power of young people and we know that they will meet our collective high expectations.  Please let me know if you have any concerns.  A message was sent from our district offices addressing parent concerns.  I have attached some of the FAQs below.

Q: What are the consequence of leaving class for students?

A:  Legally, students voluntarily electing to leave class/campus without authorization are truant and subject to the same consequences as any other truant student. It is, however, important to note that district students will not be punished for their participation in a school approved event. We are also aware that students have differing views and it is never our intent to force participation in demonstrations against their will. It is up to each student to determine whether or not they participate.

Q: Will teachers walk out as well?

A: California law mandates that school districts carefully supervise students while they are on school premises during the school day. No district staff should leave class, school premises, and/or abandon their position and duties without authorization. It is also expected that teachers, if a walkout from school is imminent and unavoidable, stay behind to provide instruction to students who choose not to participate, unless otherwise directed by school administration.

Q: Will students receive consequences if they participate in an upcoming walkout?

A: The law requires that students attend school. Students who leave school to participate in a non-school organized event may be considered truant and be given typical consequences for their actions.  However, students will not be punished for participating in school approved and organized civic actions.


You may click on the link below for more information from SUHSD.

Walkouts – Message to Parents from SUHSD



Ricardo Cooke

Principal, Eastlake Middle School




Troubleshooting Internet Problems at Home

If you are having issues accessing the internet at home on your iPad, try the following steps.

Step 1:

  • Make sure to sign into iBoss.  Login information is:
  • username: iboss
  • password: suhsd1

Step 2:

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down on the left and tap on Safari.
  • On the right, tap on Clear History and Website Data.
  • Tap Clear.
  • Log back into iBoss and try internet again.

Step 3:

  • Open Settings.
  • Tap on General.
  • Scroll down on the right and tap on Reset.
  • Tap on Reset Network Settings.
  • Tap Reset.
  • iPad will restart.
  • Log back into iBoss and try internet again.

Step 4:

  • If none of the above works, bring your iPad to library to get help.

Vision Night

EastLake Tritons,

PTSO will be hosting an amazing night. Please join us on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. as Dr. Cooke focuses on our school’s vision. We will discuss some important issues that we are currently facing in our community and learn about what we have planned at Eastlake Middle.

Please click on the link below for a flyer with more information.

ELM Vision Night 2018


Adelante Mujer 2018

The Adelante Mujer Conference will take place Saturday, April 14 from 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at University of California San Diego.  All girls and their mothers are invited to this conference where they may learn more about different careers and participate in workshops regarding issues affecting teenage girls.  The conference is free to all students in the Sweetwater District and you will be provided with a light breakfast and lunch.  Your child must be accompanied by an adult (parent, guardian, aunt, mother’s friend). Please contact the Counseling Center if you have any questions at 619-591-4020.   The forms are available at the counseling center or at the school website. The last day to return this permission slip is April 6th. Please fill out the permission slip and turn it in at the counseling center. Transportation will be provided at selected schools.More information will follow.

Adelante Mujer Registration Form 2018 (English)

Thank you,

Ms. Espinosa


Buenas tardes padres de familia:  Este mensaje es de parte de la escuela (nombre de escuela) con respecto a la “Conferencia Adelante Mujer”  que se llevara a cabo el sábado, 14 de abril de las 7:45am a las 2:00pm en la Universidad de San Diego California (UCSD). Lugar es limitado.  Todas las niñas y sus mamas están invitadas. Se dará información acerca de diferentes carreras y participaran en talleres sobre temas que afectan a las adolescentes. La conferencia es patrocinada para estudiantes del distrito escolar de Sweetwater y se le proporcionará un desayuno ligero y almuerzo y talleres. Para inscribirse llene el permiso y regréselo lo más pronto posible al Centro de Consejería. El último dia para entregar el permiso para este evento es el 6 de abril. Las formas se encuentran en el centro de consejería o en la página de la escuela.  Las jóvenes necesitan ser acompañadas por un adulto ya sea la mama, tía, guardián, mama de la amiguita con su permiso. Si tiene preguntas llame a la oficina de la consejería al  619- 591-4020. Habrá información más adelante.

Adelante Mujer Registration Form 2018 (Spanish)


Ms. Espinosa