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Military Programs at Silver Strand

Silver Strand Elementary Military Programs

Silver Strand Elementary Military Programs

Click here for the Principal's Welcome Letter for Military Families


Are you military member residing within Silver Strand Elementary School's boundaries?  Please contact Kimberley Junk, 619-522-8934 x4097, for enrollment.

Our school is typically composed of approximately 75% of students from active-duty military families. We understand and do our very best to support the many unique challenges that these families face such as deployment and frequent relocations. Our priority in this regard is to provide students an environment where they are emotionally available to learn.
To begin this process, we assist new students on their first day by having the principal greet them and host them to their new classroom. Further, within a student's first few days, our school's Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) and a member of the Student Ambassador Club will give the student and family a tour of campus. Students are individually assessed in reading and math immediately upon entry to our school and placed in small group instruction in appropriate Academic Support and Enrichment (ASE) groups, and sometimes additional scaffolding is made available in our Before/After School ASE program.  We have also developed partnerships with several outstanding organizations to provide further support to our military students and their families. Participation in these programs can come about by teacher recommendation or self/family request and each program is coordinated by our MFLC.
Examples of programs include:Kindness Quilt
  • Operation Bigs: In affiliation with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of San Diego, this program pairs adult mentors with 2nd through 5th grade military students in a weekly after school program to play games, create crafts, talk, and work on school projects.
  • Operation Pals: This program offers a combination of the same supports offered by Operation Bigs for military students in kindergarten and 1st grade after school on Tuesdays. Active duty service members are provided by ACU-1 and the USS New Orleans (LPD-18), with whom Silver Strand is a Partner in Education (PIE).
  • Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC): Provided by through a Department of Defense contract, this full-time licensed social worker is instrumental in coordinating and encouraging all support services for military families at Silver Strand Elementary and also provides counseling support to students and parents.
  • Coronado Military Spouse Meeting: Meetings are held quarterly throughout the school year at 8:30am, at rotating school sites, with topics presented by MFLCs.
  • for U.S. Military Families: for U.S. Military Families is a DoD-funded program that allows eligible students to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, SAT/ACT test prep, proofreading and more.  This service is available at no charge to all K-12 grade students and some adults in active duty, National Guard, and reserve families.  Click here for all the details.