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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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CUSD schools have transitioned away from traditional listserv emails. We will be sending messages through School Messenger, and only those who do not currently receive School Messenger messages ...more

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If your child is new to CUSD, please click here to complete your enrollment on-line.


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Spring Book Fair is Coming!

Spring Book Fair is Coming!

March 26th – 30th

The Spring Book Fair is looking for some helping hands. Please sign up for a shift on the link below


Thank You!



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ELECTIVE FORMS DUE FRIDAY: 6th and 7th Grade Elective Choice Forms are due Friday, March 23 to your student’s 1st period teacher!  Be sure you have seen and signed your student’s elective form.  This is a very important decision that your student is making for his/her elective for next year.  Additional elective choice forms can be found in the office or online at https://bams.schoolloop.com/ElectiveForms.  This website also provides elective class descriptions.


Book Fair: Going on the week of March 26th and during Open House on the 28th.


Open House: Wednesday, March 28th, Food trucks start at 6:00 p.m. and classroom visits begin at 6:45. Visit the library and check out the book fair, and stop by the MPR to view student art work. Programs and maps are available at the front office. The Grad Nite committee will be on campus during open house. Stop by the table and purchase some merchandise and help support SCHS Grad Nite in the process. Classroom visits begin at 6:45.


Mark Your Calendar:

Wednesday, March 28thOpen House

Friday, March 30TH - Minimum Day – school lets out at 12:50

Monday, April 2nd – 6th  - No School Spring Break

Saturday, April 28th – BAMS Beach Bash at Linda Lane 11:00 – 4:00

Tuesday, May 22nd – 8th Grade Awards Night

Be Ready!

         Act Respectfully

                  Make Good Decisions

      Show Integrity

Student Fees

Note to Parents and Guardians:

The Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Fees for field trips and excursions in connection with ...more


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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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