Dual Immersion Electives English/Language Arts Mathematics Physical Education Science Social Studies Special Education
Principal's Message BAMS Mission Statement Administration / Support Staff Dress Code Dual Immersion Program Health Office Information Library Locker Use Information Physical Education Department Textbooks On-line
Minimum Day Monday/Friday Tuesday Wednesday/Thursday
Food & Nutrition Services
Guidance Office Information Online Registration Guidance Staff Progress/Quarter Grade Reports School Loop Registration Instructions and Tutorial Accelerated Class Placement Elective Forms & Applications Summer School for 9th Graders 6th Graders - Incoming Breaker Pride Service Award PE Modification Request 9th Grade Registration & Class Placement Independent PE (IPE)
Student Links



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.

BAMS Communications

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

BAMS Calendar of Events

New On-line Student Enrollment

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


Text to Tip.JPG

Text reports of:

  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Drug sales / Drug use
  • Fights / Pre-fights
  • Safety concerns about a friend
  • Thefts
  • Threats to campus safety
  • Suspicious activity
  • Vandalism




California Schools to Watch

2005 and 2010

distinguished school.gif  

 Distinguished School

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

Follow us on Twitter

CA healthy Kids survey

Seventh grade students at Bernice Ayer Middle School are being asked to be a part of the California healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) sponsored by the California Department of Education. The survey provides important data that helps to promote better health and well-being among our youth, improve the school learning environment, and combat such problems as drug abuse and violence. This survey is both anonymous and voluntary. Recently CUSD sent home a mailing outlining the details of the survey content.

The survey will be given through seventh grade science classes on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 and Thursday, February 1, 2018 (Block Day). A “CHKS Withdrawl Form” is required from any parent or guardian who does not wish their student to participate. This form was included in the district mailing and is also available in the BAMS front office.

This year there is also an opportunity for parents to complete a component of the survey. This provides another important perspective on these issues. Please use the following link to complete parent survey: https://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/chks 

We appreciate you and your child’s participation which helps our school continue to provide a positive and safe learning environment.

friday night lights


Dinner with your teen


blue ribbon week February 5th - 8th

Monday 2/5:  Black Out Day: Students wear black to “Make the right choice to stop or prevent bullying!” PAL students decorate the school; #rightchoices Information on Breaker News; 1st period teachers pass out #rightchoices pledges.


Tuesday 2/6: Disney/Sparkle Day: Students wear Disney Character shirts and/or Sparkle clothing, or accessories to “shine the light” on making right choices to keep our campus bully free.  Blue Ribbon Assemblies at Truman Benedict in the morning today. Turn in #rightchoices pledges to the PAL table at lunch and receive a prize. Participate in our lunch time activity on the stage to win a prize!


Wednesday 2/7: Wear Blue Day: Students wear blue to honor those students whose lives have been lost to bullying. #rightchoices Information on Breaker News. Blue Ribbon Assembly today in 1st period. See Assembly Schedule. Turn in #rightchoices pledges to the PAL table at lunch and receive a prize. Participate in our lunch time activity today on the stage!


Thursday 2/8: Hype Beast Day: Students wear their favorite fake designer or designer wear such as Nike, Vans, Off-White, Addidas, Thrasher, Supreme, etc. to show they are “hyped to make right choices!”  Ideas can be: hats, bracelets, beanies, stickers on shirts, shoes, socks, t-shirts, sports jerseys or accessories. Turn in #rightchoices pledges to receive a prize. Participate in our lunch time activity on the stage!


Friday 2/9: Pajama  Day: Students wear jammies to show how making right choices makes you feel comfortable! PALS take down Blue Ribbon Week decorations during 4th period

No school



Be Ready!

         Act Respectfully

                  Make Good Decisions

      Show Integrity


No news posted

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


Non-Discrimination Statement

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

Website Disclaimer

ATTENTION: The Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) does not assume any responsibility or liability for the content that may be present within external Websites linked to and from this site that are operated or created by or for organizations outside of the CUSD. The linking to or from this site does not imply on the part of the CUSD or any of its schools any guarantee of quality, assumption of liability or endorsement of the organizations maintaining external Websites. Those organizations are solely responsible for the operation of their Website and quality of the content including advertisements, links, media, images and text that they may deem appropriate.