Incoming 8th Grade Course Selection Information

Dear Parent of Future 8th Grade Triton,

The EastLake Middle School Counseling Team visited your student’s world cultures class today. We presented information regarding 8th grade elective selection and planning for high school and college.

Please sit down with your student to review the Yellow Course Offering Form and indicate your child’s (8th grade) elective choice on the form. If your child plans on applying for ASB or AVID, they need to complete an interest form that can be printed from our website.  You can find today’s presentation and all forms by clicking on the links below.

2018 8th Grade Course Selection Presentation

2018 ELM 8th Grade Course Offerings

2018 Parent Cover Letter for 8th Grade Course Selection

ELM will be hosting an Elective Fair during lunch on Wednesday, February 21st in the Pavilion.  This is a good opportunity for your child to explore the selection of electives offered at ELM.

Over the next two weeks, your child’s counselor will meet individually with your student (during world cultures) to review their first semester transcript, set future goals, and select their courses for 8th grade.  It is very important that you and your child complete and return the Yellow 8th Grade Course Offering Form on the assigned meeting date below:

Assigned Counselor/ Student Meeting Date:

Mr. Alvarado: February 26 & 27

Mr. Moreno: February 26 & 27

Mr. Torres: February 28 & March 1

Ms. Owen February 28 & March 1

Mr. Catano: March 5 & 6

Mr. Spates: March 7 & 8

If your child does not have a world cultures class, the ELM counseling team has made alternate arrangements to meet with your student in the next few days.  We look forward to meeting with your child over the next two weeks.

ALSO, parents please join counselors for Let’s Talk College: Q&A where counselors will meet with parents to answer any questions you might have regarding college! There are two dates available, which will offer the same content, please pick one that is most convenient to you:

  • Thursday, February 22nd @ 10:30 AM in the Library
  • Wednesday, February 28th @ 6:00PM in the Library



The EastLake Middle School Counselors


Future Triton Parent and Student Orientations

Future Triton Parent Orientations

Please click on the link below for more information.

Future Triton Parent Night Orientation 2018-2019

Future Triton Parent Orientation Flyer


Future Triton Student Orientations


Orientation Date & Time

Arroyo Vista Charter (DLI)

2/12/2018 (1:45 – 2:30 p.m.)

Camarena Elementary (DLI)


Eastlake Elementary


Liberty Elementary (DLI)


Marshall Elementary


Olympic View Elementary


Salt Creek Elementary




Internet Safety Presentation

The San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (SD-ICAC) and the San Diego PoliceFoundation are providing tools to help families manage their
online lives. Learn about cyberbullying, social networking, gaming, sexting, and online predators and pornography. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend this important community event.  Please click on the link below for more information.

Internet Safety Presentation Flyer


SUHSD Mission Statement


Located in the heart of an international border community, the Sweetwater Union High School District ensures a safe, inclusive, collaborative culture that empowers each student to actively engage in a meaningful educational experience to pursue personal and academic success.



  • We believe each student can succeed.
  • We believe in a welcoming community that is inclusive, equitable, and promotes positive academic, social, and emotional well-being.
  • We believe relationships and collaboration matter.
  • We believe resources shall be equitably distributed to ensure the success of each student.
  • We believe in the value of community voice in decision-making.
  • We believe in a culture of trust based on integrity and transparency.