Bullying/Harassment and Social Media

Students and Parents,

As we see an increase in bullying/harassment, especially in social media, I am asking that you read ELM’s and the district policies on bullying and sexual harassment. Every complaint that is brought to us is taken very seriously and appropriate consequences are given; this will sometimes involve the Chula Vista Police Department.

Parents, if you have provided phones for your children, please take time to routinely check their social media to ensure that they are not following or making comments on posts that are all about demeaning other Triton students and staff.

Students, when we catch you, many of you say, “It was a joke.” Know that we don’t think any of these accounts, posts, comments, and likes as jokes. Many of what we have found are cruel and unacceptable. If you have posted, commented, or liked, we strongly suggest that you remove yourself from these accounts so that you do not get in trouble.

Use your social media for good.


Routines & Expectations for Success

Attendance is Key Academic Success:

  • This is a reminder that tardies and absences will affect your child’s academic and citizenship grades.
  • While we do not give detentions for tardies that occur at the start of the day, we encourage you to do your best to get your child here on time. First bell rings at 8:10 and they must be inside the classrooms by 8:15.
  • Absences must be cleared. If not cleared, you will continue to receive a call from the district until the absences have been excused.
  • Students with unexcused absences will be considered verified truant and are subject to appear before the Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) if absences go beyond 10 days.
  • If absences are COVID-related (C19+, Close Contact, COVID-like symptoms), please follow the latest SUHSD COVID Isolation/Quarantine Protocols and the Guidelines for AB 167 Synchronous Instruction.
  • If your absence is COVID-related, please use the ELM COVID Absence Form. Click on this LINK to access the form.
  • For all other absences, please have students bring a note to the attendance clerk upon return.

ELM Dress Code Agreement

  • Please remind your child(ren) that they must follow the dress code agreement.
  • Recently, students have shown up in pajamas and sliders. These are not allowed.
  • If students wear them on campus, they will be taken to the office to change.
  • Here is the link to ELM’s Dress Code Agreement.

Cell Phone Policy

  • Our cell phone policy is in full effect the moment your children step on campus.
  • Please review these expectations in the Students/Parent Handbook.
  • Any violation of our cell phone policy will result in an automatic confiscation of cell phones.

EastLake Middle School Schedule Change Request Form

Schedule Change Request Criteria:

Student class schedules are not changed except to correct placement, scheduling errors or change of elective. Final day for schedule changes will take place on the 10th day of school. The following are reasons a schedule may be changed:

*Enrolled in the wrong grade level i.e. an 8th grade student enrolled in a 7th grade class.
*Missing a class period or two classes are in the same period.
*Placement level change i.e. a student changes from Math 7 to Compacted Math 7.
*Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that necessitates a change.
*Elective changes- these changes are based on space availability and impact on the student’s schedule.

We are unable to accommodate requests for specific teachers or periods. All teachers are fully qualified to teach in their assigned subject area. If you have any concerns that arise during the school year, please contact your child’s teacher or contact the office to address any concerns.

EastLake Middle School Schedule Change Request Form