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Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success and Improving Student Outcomes

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – The Educational Results Partnership (ERP), sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), recently announced the 2018-2019 California Honor Roll schools. After an extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California, eight Capistrano Unified schools were identified as clear leaders in getting students to grade-level and beyond.

 

 

Please refer to the attached Press Release for the full story.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/28/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – The Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the appointments of three principals at its meeting on June 26, 2019.

 

Please refer to the attached Press Release for the full story.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/28/19




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

San Clemente High School Student Genavieve Koenigshofer to 
Advise Board of Trustees for the 2019-2020 School Year 

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – San Clemente High School incoming senior Genavieve Koenigshofer, co-founder of Inspire to Be, a community service club providing free tutoring for K-8 children, has been selected to serve as Student Advisor to the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees for the 2019-2020 school year. Miss Koenigshofer will represent the voice of nearly 50,000 grade K-12 students during all regular and special meetings of the Board of Trustees.  

 

Please see the attached press release for more information.

 

Congratulations to Ms. Koenigshofer!

 

Genavieve Koenigshofer Headshot

Genavieve Koenigshofer (above)

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/18/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

 

 

Parent/Student Portal (Elementary and Secondary):

The Parent/Student Portal may be accessed at any time during the school year and parent and student accounts only need to be established once as they roll over with updated student data each year.

 

Don’t have a portal account? Contact the school office when it reopens and request the information needed to create an account.

The portal is available for the prior school year and families should log into the year 2018-19 if they need to access data for their former student.

 

The DATA CONFIRMATION process will be available beginning Monday, July 22. Parents need to complete this process every school year before walk through registration (for secondary parents) and the first day of school (for elementary parents).  Make sure to print out the DATA CONFIRMATION form to turn into your school site.

 

School Loop (Secondary only):

School Loop is a different application to the Portal.  It is available to secondary level parents and students only.  Parents are encouraged to use both applications.

 

School Loop will be available on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Parents and students will not be able to register new accounts or login to existing accounts until this time.  

 

School Loop is school-specific, so if you are new to the school, and had an account at a different CUSD school, you will need to register for an account again through the new school’s website.  The link is on the homepage of each school’s website.

 

You will need the Student ID Number and an email address to complete this process.

 

Please direct any additional questions to your school office when it reopens to the public.

 

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS TUESDAY AUGUST 20, 2019

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/17/19




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

Cal Prep Academy:
Is your student interested in taking online classes this fall?  Parents and students, please join us for a Parent & Student Information meeting to learn more about Cal Prep Academy, an online blended high school for 9th through 12th-grade students. Information meetings: July 16 at noon and August 5 at 6:00 pm. 

 

Capistrano Home & Virtual School:
Looking for a flexible school schedule for your K-8 student? Please join us at Capistrano Home & Virtual School for a Parent & Student Information meeting on Thursday, August 1 or Wednesday, August 14 at 10:00 am. 

 

Please review the attached flyers for additional information.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/12/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

The CUSD Angels Family Fun Night is this Saturday, May 18, 2019!

 

As a reminder, tickets at the CUSD discounted rate are now sold out.

 

How to access your tickets:

 

If you purchased tickets through this special offer, and need assistance accessing them, please click here for additional information.

 

If you have any questions please call 714-4-ANGELS or 888-796-HALO.

 

“Mobile Assistance” red tents will also be located around the outskirts of the stadium for assistance prior to the game.

 

We look forward to seeing you for a night of family fun on Saturday, May 18th at Angels Stadium!

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 5/17/19




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

Work permit applications may be picked up and processed at your school site through Friday, June 7, 2019.  Work permit applications for summer employment are attached. 

 

Summer Work Permit issuance is as follows:

 

June 11th- July 25, 2019 work permits will be processed at:

College and Career Campus

31522 El Camino Real

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 234-5994

Office will be closed July 2, 3, 4

 

Days and Hours for Work Permit Processing:

Tuesday through Thursday (Closed Mondays & Fridays)

8:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

Office Closed Daily for Lunch 11:30am – 12:30pm

 

Beginning Monday, July 29th, work permits will be issued at your home high school, and will no longer be issued at the College and Career Campus.

 

   IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • Work Permit Applications must be signed by the employer.
  • A parent or guardian must also sign the application.
  • A social security number is required to process a work permit.
  • Students need to bring the completed application along with their ID (Driver’s License, Passport, or copy of Birth Certificate).
  • The completed “official” work permit is signed by the student and taken to his/her employer.
  • Each new job requires a new work permit.
  • There is no minimum GPA required for summer work permits.  All summer work permits will expire August 25, 2019, five days after school begins.

 

Entertainment Work Permits:

Entertainment Work Permits will not be issued at the College and Career Campus during the summer. Procedure for obtaining an “Entertainment Permit” in the summer:

 

Download an application at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DLSEForm277.pdf

           

During summer, the “school record” section is left blank.  Attach a copy of the minor’s recent report card.  Send completed application, including a self addressed, stamped envelope to:  Division of Labor Standards * Entertainment Work Permits

6150 Van Nuys Blvd. Room 100 * Van Nuys, California 91401

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 5/13/19




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

Becomes Second Women’s Volleyball Player to Receive the Honor as Top Amateur Athlete in US

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – Current Stanford University Junior and Aliso Niguel High School Alumna, Kathryn Plummer has been named the 89th James E. Sullivan Award winner. The prestigious award has been presented annually since 1930 by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States, and aims to recognize athletes who demonstrate qualities of leadership, citizenship, character and sportsmanship, both on and off the field.

 

Please view the attached Press Release for the full story.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/25/19




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

Registration opens May 3, 2019

 

No registrations accepted after June 3, 2019                  

 

Course term: June 10-August 10, 2019                        

 

This online Drivers Education course is equivalent to a regular 30-hour classroom course and has been examined and authorized by the Licensing Operations Division of the DMV. Please note that this is the classroom section, not the behind-the-wheel course. Students who successfully complete this course, which includes an online exam, will receive an official DMV Certificate of Completion. This is required to obtain a learner's permit for all drivers between the ages of 15 ½ and 18 years old.

 

  • Open to all CUSD students who are at least 15 years old by August 10, 2019.   

Students cannot complete the course prior to turning 15.

  • There is no charge for CUSD students to take this course.
  • No transcript units will be granted for this course.
  • Students must complete the online curriculum by August 10, 2019.  
  • Students may take this course only once in Fall, Spring, or Summer.
  • Instruction is through MyCaliforniaPermit.com.
  • Email with password information will be sent to parents/students on June 10, 2019.

 

For questions, please contact your Academic Advisor.

 

See attached link below for online applications.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/25/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Location:

Capistrano Valley High School

 

Summer School Dates:

July 1-July 25 (for classes that are 100% online, CTE or Math-Bridge)

June 26-July 25 for students taking any A-G classes (Mandatory Orientation on either 6/26, 27 or 28)

 

 

Courses offered:

  1. New: Health 100% online, with online orientation and exams.
     
  2. New: A-G Geometry for Acceleration (Hybrid Online w/ Optional Lecture/Lab) taught by CUSD Geometry teachers, class customized to meet CUSD curriculum.
    Mandatory orientation on either June 26, 27 or 28.
     
  3. New: A-G Spanish I and II
    Mandatory orientation on either June 26, 27 or 28.
     
  4. New: ALL NON A-G courses (including Math, English, Social Studies, PE and More Electives than ever before) 100% online. For students that prefer non-online option, some classes are also offered in packet-based format, with weekly teacher meetings.
     
  5. New: Non A-G Spanish for Spanish speakers; meets Fine Arts grad requirement
     
  6. ALL A-G Math, English, Social Studies Spanish, and Biology: Open Labs provided for Math and English. Geometry and Algebra 1 have optional lectures.  Mandatory Lab attendance for Biology.
    CUSD requires that all exams must be taken in person for all A-G students.
    Mandatory orientation for all A-G students on either June 26, 27 or 28.
     
  7. New: Math Bridge classes for incoming grades 6,7,8,9. Mondays-Thursdays. 2.5 hrs/day in-person class, No credit.  July 1-25.
     
  8. New: CTE courses for High School and Middle School students
    High School credit. Mondays- Thursdays in person class, July 1-25)
     
  9. Late Grads: Save the Date: Graduation Ceremony July 26, Noon. CUSD Boardroom

****Teachers are available all school days for any student that requires any assistance, No apt needed.

 

 

Registration window:

April 15-May 30

See your CURRENT Academic Advisor to register. Some classes may fill before registration closes.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/24/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

NAMM Foundation 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Designation

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – Capistrano Unified has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.

 

For the full story please refer to the attached Press Release.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/12/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Wins First Place at LA Regional Robotics Competition

 

Please see the attached press release announcing CUSD Robotics Team placing first at the Regional Robotics Competition and qualifying for the World Championship. (Pictures are attached).

 

Congratulations to the Robot Dolphins from Outerspace for this incredible win!

 

Robot Dolphins 1

Robot Dolphins 2

Robot Dolphins 3

Robot Dolphins 4

Robot Dolphins 5

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/2/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Spectators Invited to Cheer on Athletes


Dana Hills High School will be welcoming CUSD middle and high school Special Olympians to the Special Olympics track & field event taking place Monday, April 15, 2019. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m.

 

Please refer to the attached Press Release for additional information.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/1/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Tickets include Post-game Eli Young Band Concert Admission!!

  • May 18, 2019
  • 7:07 p.m.
  • Royals vs Angels

Join us for a night of family fun with CUSD families, friends, and staff! We’ve partnered with Angels baseball to bring you a special ticket offer!


Your $17 ticket includes:

  • Field Reserve Ticket
  • Patriotic MLB Tote
  • Post-game Fireworks Spectacular
  • Post-game Eli Young Band Concert Admission

All CUSD families, friends and staff are welcome to attend!

 

Eli Young Band Poster

 

CUSD angels Night Flyer

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 3/14/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Please see the attached press release announcing Rich Montgomery as the recipient of the 2019 Tracy Gaffey Award from ACSA.

 

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Posted by: John Morgan, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/22/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Please see the attached press release announcing Dr. John Morgan as our new Chief Technology Officer.

 

Dr. John Morgan

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/14/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Three Local Teachers Recognized During Surprise Classroom Celebrations

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – Three Capistrano Unified School District teachers have been named “2019 Teachers of the Year” for their outstanding commitment to engage all students in learning. District officials, school colleagues, friends and family gathered to announce the winners during surprise classroom celebrations on February 4, 2019.

 

Please read the full story in the attached Press Release.

 

2019 Teachers of the Year

 

2019 Teachers of the Year

 

2019 Teachers of the Year

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/8/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

The Classified Employee of the Year Celebration will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Capistrano Valley High School Theater.

 

Please nominate your choice for Classified Employee of the Year by completing the nomination packet which consists of:

  • 2019 Classified Employee of the Year Details  (PDF) - See Attached
  • Required: 2019 Classified Nominee Information Fillable Form (PDF) - See Attached 
  • Required: 2019 Classified Nomination Qualities and Performance Worksheet (Word doc) - See Attached

 

Nominations must be received by the CUSD Human Resource Services Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 (new extended date).

 

They can be sent to the mailing address listed below or by email to: naengelson@capousd.org with the subject: 2019 Classified Employee of the Year Nomination.

 

 

Natalie Engelson
Human Resource Services
Capistrano Unified School District
33122 Valle Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
949-234-9369
naengelson@capousd.org

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/1/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Please refer to the attached scheduled for the school-specific dates and times.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 1/28/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group and High School News Group

Would your high school student benefit from taking online classes?

 

Please join us at Cal Prep Academy for a Parent & Student Information Meeting for fall 2019 enrollment.

 

Cal Prep Academy is a CUSD online high school where students have the opportunity to enroll in up to two courses at their resident CUSD high school while taking their other classes online.  Students may also take just one class (except P.E.) at Cal Prep Academy.

 

Please join us for one of our Parent & Student Information meetings on Wednesday, February 27, Monday, March 18, Wednesday, April 24 or Wednesday, May 8.

 

All meetings will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Cal Prep Academy, 32972 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano. We look forward to meeting you!

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 1/23/19




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

Please refer to the attached document for dates and times specific to each school.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 1/18/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Please refer to the attached document for dates and times specific for each school.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 1/18/19




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

You’re invited to join us at our 2nd Annual CUSD Innovation Showcase, Wednesday, January 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Capistrano Valley High School’s “Cougar Mall” in Mission Viejo. See the attached flyer.

 

Come and learn about CUSD’s extraordinary educational programs, pathways, and choices for CUSD families. All families are welcome. Please spread the word to families with children ages one and up!

 

The event will include breakout sessions, school, and program highlights.

 

Attend Breakout Sessions (30 minutes each) - Spanish translation available:

 

Looking for resources for a student? Family Resource Center can help –– 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Join this session to learn about the free Family Resource Center that can provide families and the community information about interventions, reference materials, online and in-person resources, and information to support the individual needs of every student!

 

Career Technical Education––Your Pathway to College and Career Success –– 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Attend this informative session about the exciting career courses available throughout the district on middle and high school campuses. We offer pathways in 14 career areas with hundreds of hands-on classes and labs. Areas such as Engineering, Robotics, Aviation, Surgical Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Careers, Sports Medicine, Video Production, Theatre Performer, and many, many others. Join us for a virtual tour!

 

Need help navigating your college and career options? Futureology can help –– 6:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Join this session to learn about a free CUSD service that helps families make informed choices by providing personalized guidance during the college and career planning process. Understand the types of counseling, workshops, and resources available to ALL CUSD students.

 

CUSD Schools and Programs to be Highlighted:

 

  • School of Choice Information 
  • Seven #CapoForward Schools and their programs (Del Obispo, Hidden Hills, Kinoshita, Lobo, Marblehead, RH Dana, and Wood Canyon) 
  • Preschool Programs/Early Childhood Development 
  • Tijeras Creek Elementary (STEM) 
  • Harold Ambuehl Elementary 
  • Wagon Wheel Elementary 
  • Carl Hankey K-8 IB Academy 
  • Capo Valley HS (Film, Robotics & Engineering) 
  • Dana Hills HS 
    • South Orange County School of the Arts (SOCSA) 
    • Health and Medical Occupations Academy (HMO) Program with Kaiser Permanente 
    • Monarch Beach Resort Culinary Arts Program
  • Full-day kindergarten programs: Meet with representatives from full-day kindergarten schools
  • Secondary Programs
  • Family Resource Center
  • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
  • CIF/Sports Information and Eligibility
  • Language Immersion Program Information
  • Futureology College and Career Counseling 
  • College and Career Advantage and Career Technical Education 
    • Middle School Career Technical Education Investigation Labs

 

We hope to see you on Wednesday, January 23. Please visit capousd.org for more information on our showcase schools and programs.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 1/11/19




Audience: K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

This holiday season, we are excited to partner with Family Assistance Ministries and South County Outreach to provide a Districtwide food drive for elementary and secondary grade-level children. The food drive will begin after Thanksgiving break with donation bins available at each of our school sites, as well as the District Office. 

 

Please see the flyers attached detailing items of need for donation!

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 11/15/18




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Attached is a letter from Deputy Superintendent, Clark Hampton addressed to the Foundation.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 10/22/18




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Dear CUSD Family,

This Wednesday, October 24, 2018, the Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees will hold a public workshop at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a “Potential Regional Bond Measure” update and receive feedback and discussion from our Board and the community.

 

The agenda item, including a presentation, can be found here.

While this potential bond measure would not be on an election ballot until March 2020, the discussion and engagement regarding classroom and school facilities investments is important, and our goal is to ensure that all our families and communities are working together.

 

Please join us this Wednesday night for our workshop at our Education Center located at 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, 92675. If you are unable to attend, we have Board meetings scheduled monthly, and welcome you to join. The Board meeting schedule can be found on our website here.

 

For more information on the current condition of our schools and classrooms, please visit our Facilities Conditions Assessments page here.

 

Thank you for your continued support and partnership in the work we do each day for the young people of CUSD.

 

Thank you,

 

Ryan Burris
Chief Communications Officer

 

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapoUnified/

 

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 10/22/18




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

Please join us at Cal Prep Academy for a Parent & Student Information Meeting for spring 2019 enrollment. Cal Prep Academy is a CUSD online high school where students have the opportunity to enroll in up to two courses at their resident CUSD high school while taking their other classes online. 

 

Students may also take just one class (except P.E.) at Cal Prep Academy. Please join us for our Parent & Student Information meeting on Wednesday, October 17th or Wednesday, December 5th.

 

Parent/Student Information meetings will be held at Cal Prep Academy, 32972 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano. We look forward to meeting you!

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 10/1/18




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

High school students and their families can meet with representatives from over 150 institutions and attend breakout sessions to help navigate the college journey

 

Please refer to the attached Press Advisory and the Futureology website for the participant list and breakout schedule.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 9/24/18




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

Both the Santa Ana Unified School District and the Capistrano Unified School District believe that all children and families are valued and, as public entities, we support every child’s success. No child should be bullied or treated with disrespect, and while we cannot control human behavior, we can control how we react and learn from these experiences. We believe diverse public schools provide our young people with an extraordinary education and experience that promotes unity, inclusion, equality and a respect for diversity.

 

Read full Joint Press Release attached for the full story.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 9/11/18




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Dear CUSD Community,
Last week, over 48,000 young people entered their classrooms to begin the 2018-2019 school year. This is always one of the most exciting times of the year as we welcome back our teachers, staff and school families.

 

Read more in the attached welcome letter from Superintendent Vital.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 9/5/18




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Please refer to the attached District Brief.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/30/18




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Please refer to the attached Press Release for details.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/29/18




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Please refer to the attached schedule for specific dates and times for schools.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/28/18




Audience: High School News Group

High School class schedules can be viewed by logging into your parent portal account.

 

High School Class Schedule Viewing

Beginning today 8/20 at 3:45 pm

 

Click on Student Info > Classes

 

Make sure View only current Term and Sort by term buttons ARE NOT checked.

 

High School Sechedules
 

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/20/18




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

This online Drivers Education course is equivalent to a regular 30-hour classroom course and has been examined and authorized by the Licensing Operations Division of the DMV. Please note that this is the classroom section, not the behind-the-wheel course. Students who successfully complete this course, which includes an online exam, will receive an official DMV Certificate of Completion. This is required to obtain a learner's permit for all drivers between the ages of 15 ½ and 18 years old.

 

Click on the attached link.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/15/18




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

College Fair 2018
 

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/14/18




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

$35 million* state of the art campus features Innovation Center, multimedia classrooms and 21st century science labs

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – Capistrano Unified School District will open the doors of Esencia School in the community of Rancho Mission Viejo for the first time for the community to see our newest state-of-the-art learning campus. Everyone is invited to this historic celebration.

 

WHAT:
Red Ribbon Cutting and Open House
Refreshments provided by Gelson’s

 

WHEN:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:
Esencia School
5 Aprender Street
Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Take the 5 Freeway to Ortega Highway Exit. If you are coming from the south, make a right and if you are coming from the north make a left
  • Take Ortega Highway about 3 miles to Antonio Parkway. Make a left on Antonio Parkway.
  • Turn right at Cow Camp Road
  • Turn left on Esencia Drive
  • Turn right at Andaza at the first roundabout
  • Make a right on Tierno
  • Make a left on Aprender. The driveway to the school entrance is on the left-hand side

 

WHO:

Esencia Principal Josh Wellikson, CUSD Board President Martha McNicholas and Board Members, CUSD Superintendent Kirsten Vital, and Rancho Mission Viejo Chairman and CEO Tony Moiso. Representatives from Senator Pat Bates’ Office, Assemblyman Bill Brough’s Office, and Supervisor Lisa Bartlett’s Office will also be commemorating this special occasion.

 

The school will officially open to students in grades Preschool-5 on August 21, 2018.

 

*Paid for with developer fees, Orange County CFD funds, and state matching funds

 

 

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/9/18




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

Capistrano Unified School District Appoints New Principals

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – The Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees has approved the appointments of nine principals, continuing summer recruitment for open positions.

 

Capistrano Unified School District recently appointed Andrea Meissner as principal of R.H. Dana Exceptional Needs Facility (ENF) Elementary School, Beth Ewing as principal of Laguna Niguel Elementary School, and Ken Ezratty as principal of Tesoro High School. Meissner, Ewing and Ezratty have extensive administrative experience and exemplify strong and effective leadership skills in problem-solving and supporting student needs.

 

Capistrano Unified is also announcing several school administrators within the district have moved to new school sites for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Pam Sawyer to principal of Marco Forster Middle School;
  • Carrie Bertini to principal of San Juan Elementary School;
  • Sandi Miller to principal of Hidden Hills Elementary;
  • Kristen Nelson to principal of R.H. Dana Elementary;
  • Michelle Moore to principal of Ladera Ranch Elementary; and
  • Maria Christina Barrosa from assistant principal to principal of Las Palmas Elementary

“We take pride in investing in our employees and developing exceptional leaders, which is why we encourage qualified staff to seek available leadership positions,” said Martha McNicholas, Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees President. “We are looking forward to a great 2018-19 school year for our students, families, and staff.”

 

Capistrano Unified identified exceptional candidates for teacher vacancies for the 2018-19 school year. During the 2017-18 school year, the district held recruitments for ten elementary teacher positions, eighteen secondary teacher positions, and seven itinerant staff positions. Over 2,000 applications were received, and 130 new teachers hired by June 30, 2018.

 

All principal appointments are approved by the Capistrano Unified School District’s Board of Trustees.

 

 

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 7/30/18




Audience: Webmasters, K-8 Schools News Group, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group and Middle School News Group

It's that time of year when families are shopping for back to school clothing and accessories.

 

The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate.

 

Please review the attached Dress and Grooming Administration Regulation policy (AR  5.14).

 

Dress Code Guidelines
 

 

 

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 7/17/18




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

A 21st Century Education for 21st Century Learners

Parents and students, please join us for a Parent & Student Information meeting to learn more about Cal Prep Academy, an online blended high school for 9th through 12th-grade students.

 

Cal Prep Academy is an online college prep high school where students have the benefits and flexibility of an online curriculum blended with face-to-face instruction with highly qualified Capistrano Unified teachers.  Courses are WASC accredited, and NCAA and UC approved.

 

Students have two options:

  1. CUSD students may take the majority of their courses at Cal Prep and enroll in up to two courses at their resident CUSD high school, which includes athletic team sports, band, orchestra, and theater.
  2. With the approval of their High School Assistant Principal of Guidance, CUSD students may take one course at Cal Prep Academy. Please see the list of pre-approved courses on the Cal Prep Academy website at http://www.calprepacademy.org/.

 

Please join us for one of our Parent/Student Information meetings for fall 2018. No RSVP required.

Meeting Dates
 

For more information about Cal Prep Academy, visit our website at: http://www.calprepacademy.org/

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR PARENT/STUDENT INFORMATION MEETING!

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/19/18




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

Work permit applications may be picked up and processed at your school site through Friday, June 8, 2018.  Work permit applications for summer employment are attached to this flyer.  Summer Work Permit issuance is as follows:

 

June 11th- July 26, 2018 work permits will be processed at:

College and Career Campus

31522 El Camino Real

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

(949) 234-5994

Office will be closed July 4, 5, 6

 

Days and Hours for Work Permit Processing:

Monday through Thursday (Closed on Fridays)

8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Office Closed Daily for Lunch 11:30am – 12:30pm

 

Beginning Monday, July 30th, work permits will be issued at your home high school, and will no longer be issued at the College and Career Campus.

 

   IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

  • Work Permit Applications must be signed by the employer.
  • A parent or guardian must also sign the application.
  • A social security number is required to process a work permit.
  • Students need to bring the completed application along with their ID (Driver’s License, Passport, or copy of Birth Certificate).
  • The completed “official” work permit is signed by the student and taken to his/her employer.
  • Each new job requires a new work permit.
  • There is no minimum GPA required for summer work permits.  All summer work permits will expire August 26, 2018, five days after school begins.

 

Entertainment Work Permits:

Entertainment Work Permits will not be issued at the College and Career Campus during the summer. Procedure for obtaining an “Entertainment Permit” in the summer:

 

Download an application at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DLSEForm277.pdf

           

During summer, the “school record” section is left blank.  Attach a copy of the minor’s recent report card.  Send completed application, including a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  

 

Division of Labor Standards * Entertainment Work Permits

6150 Van Nuys Blvd. Room 100 * Van Nuys, California 91401

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 5/14/18




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

CUSD SUMMER ONLINE COURSES:

  • June 18, 2018- July 25, 2018
  • Coursework is online, work is completed at home; all exams are taken in person.
  • Students can enroll in a maximum of two courses
  • Mandatory Orientations are assigned based on the course enrolled in:
    • A-G college prep remediated courses: June 18: mandatory orientation
    • Health: June 19 or 20: mandatory orientation

 

Available Courses

  1. Health: All students may take for original credit or remediation.

 

CSU/UC Approved A-G credit: Students may take a maximum of two classes to remediate a D or F

  1. A-G Social Science: World History, US History
  2. A-G Biology with additional in-class weekly lab meetings required
  3. A-G English English I-III
  4. A-G Math: Geometry, Algebra I or II

 

  • Students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation on one of the following days: June 18, 19 or 20, 2018

These dates are based on the course the student registers for (see above) and cannot be changed.

  • Failure to attend the orientation will result in being dropped from the course.
  • Course work can be completed at home, with the exception of exams.
  • CUSD district requirement: All tests must be taken in person.  A 1 hour testing time per week is reserved for each student. Daily open seating testing times are available for students with schedule conflicts.
  • A-G students must attend weekly instruction/ lab in addition to testing sessions.
  • Drop Deadline is July 10, 2018
    • Students that do not drop by the deadline will receive a grade on the CUSD transcript.
  • All coursework must be completed by Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
  • Some students may be able to complete the class prior to July 25, 2018.
  • All class meetings will be held at Aliso Niguel High School.
  • For more detailed info and answers to FAQ’s visit https://support.cusdonline.com

 

 

Registration:

  • March 20 – May 25, 2018
  • Enrollment is limited.
  • Detailed email will be sent on June 4, 2018 with assigned orientation, testing times and dates.
  • Register through your current Academic Advisor.
  • CUSD online courses do not meet NCAA non-traditional core coursework legislation.

 

Enroll early. Space is limited. Enrollment may close prior to May 25, 2018 if program is filled.

 

 

 

 

ACCESS:

  • July 2 through August 8, 2018
  • Students may enroll in up to 10 units of credit through ACCESS to remediate an F grade or to make up credit deficiencies.
  • These are not CSU or UC approved A-G credits.
  • An additional 5 units of vocational elective credit can be earned if student is employed during the entire term and completes related assignments.
  • Incoming Freshmen with impacted 2018-2019 schedules may take Health with approval of current Academic Advisor. They may not take Health and CCP.
  • Incoming 11th and 12th graders with impacted 2018-2019 schedules may take up to 5 units of Physical Education. Must have Academic Advisor approval.
  • Students may not enroll in courses at both ACCESS and PCHS.

 

Registration:

  • April 30, 2018 through May 21, 2018 failure to return the referral form to the CUSD Summer School Office by May 21, 2018 may result in the application not getting to ACCESS in time

 

PACIFIC COAST HIGH SCHOOL (PCHS):

  • July 2 through August 8, 2018

·All coursework is online

  • Students may enroll in up to 10 units of credit through PCHS to remediate a D or F grade or to make up credit deficiencies.
  • Math courses require a mandatory in-person or online final exam during the final week of the semester - syllabus will have details
  • Incoming 11th and 12th graders with impacted 2018-2019 schedules may take up to 10 units of Physical Education. Must have Academic Advisor approval.
  • Course availability is on a first-come first-serve basis and may close prior to the registration deadline.
  • Students may not enroll in courses at ACCESS and PCHS.

 

Registration:

  • March 26, 2018 through May 21, 2018 failure to return the application to the CUSD Summer School Office by May 21, 2018 may result in the application not getting to PCHS in time
  • Complete enrollment packet which can be downloaded from http://pchs.k12.ca.us/july-august-capistrano/. Print out entire packet and bring completed application to current Academic Advisor.
    • Enroll early. Some courses may close prior to deadline if full.
    • Incomplete applications will not be processed and may not be returned by PCHS

ACCESS and PCHS enrollment for Private School Students Who Will Not Attend a CUSD School in Fall 2018

 

Private schools students who reside within the boundaries of CUSD and wish to attend ACCESS or PCHS for summer school need to download all paperwork and have it signed by their private school academic advisor. Once the paperwork is complete, students must have their referral signed by the CUSD Summer School Coordinator.

 

To obtain CUSD signature: Completed packets need to be delivered to the front desk at the CUSD Education Center, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano. Once signed, these packets will be sent to either PCHS or ACCESS for processing. You must allow for a 24 hour turnaround. CUSD staff will not be available to sign forms on a drop-in basis.

 

All PCHS applications must be turn into CUSD by Monday, May 21, 2018 in order to ensure they are signed and received by PCHS or ACCESS in time.

 

Note that PCHS may close registration early if all courses are full. CUSD cannot guarantee enrollment in courses even if paperwork is returned by May 21. They have closed registration early the past two years.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 3/22/18




Audience: Webmasters and High School News Group

Please refer to the attached schedule for specific dates and times for each school.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 1/25/18


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The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
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(949) 234-9200

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