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2005 and 2010

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2001 and 2009

Forster Ranch Education Foundation

Our Goals are to:

  • Positively impact the students of Truman Benedict Elementary and Bernice Ayer Middle Schools by providing educational enrichment programs in the classroom that would otherwise be ...more

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The Breaker Lighthouse

A new publication of "The Breaker Lighthouse" will be published in the near future. Thank you for your patience.

Bernice Ayer Middle School Office Hour

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7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


For your convenience we have a 24-hour absentee line. If your child is going to be absent from school please call 369-6468 and state your name and your child's name, state grade level, and the reason for the absence. If you are unable to call, please have your child bring a note the fist day he/she returns to school.

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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
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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