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Military Programs at Silver Strand

Silver Strand Elementary Military Programs

Silver Strand Elementary Military Programs


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.  We assist new students on their first day by giving the student 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.
Examples of programs include:
  • Military and Family Life Counselor (MFLC): Provided 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.  Click here for the MFLC Parent Acknowledgement Form to complete and return through your teacher or front office.
  • Naval Base Coronado School Liaison Officer (SLO):  The SLO helps coordinate support for military families across the Coronado Unified School District and at other districts in South County. The SLO’s core services are: transition and deployment support, special needs system navigation, and post-secondary preparation. Contact info: or (619) 991-2509.
  • Operation Pals: This is an after-school mentoring opportunity for military students with a deployed parent. Active-duty service member volunteers attend weekly for one hour after school to have snack, play games and interact with military students. This program takes place after school in 6-week sessions throughout the school year. Permission slips will be sent home through your student’s teacher.
  • Operation Bigs: In affiliation with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of San Diego, this free program pairs adult mentors with youth, 6.5 to 16 yearso age,to bond over similar interests and backgrounds and form a positive relationship through connection and activities.  Interested families may call 858-746-9128.
  • for U.S. Military Families:  A program funded by the U.S. Department of Defense Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) General Library Program and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance. provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members, civilian personnel, and their dependents. Visit