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We would like to invite you to a meeting for language immersion parents on Thursday, August 25th from 5-6pm in the Board room of the district office; located at 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano.  At this meeting you will have an opportunity to:

  • Meet the district office team working to support the language immersion program 
  • Learn about systems for communication and participation with the different advisory groups working to support our language immersion programs
  • Recap the 15-16 changes with Language Immersion and the upcoming work to continue to enhance and strengthen Language Immersion in CUSD



Nos gustaría invitar a todos los padres del programa de inmersión lingüística a una reunión el día Jueves 25 de agosto de 5 a 6 p.m., en la sala de juntas del Distrito Escolar; localizado en 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano. En esta reunión usted tendrá la oportunidad de:

  • Reunirse  con el equipo de trabajo del distrito que está trabajando para apoyar el programa de inmersión lingüística
  • Obtener información acerca de los sistemas de comunicación y participación con los diferentes grupos de asesores que trabajan para apoyar nuestros programas de inmersión lingüística
  • Recapitular los cambios en el programa de inmersión lingüística durante el año escolar  15-16 y el trabajo que haremos en el futuro para mejorar y fortalecer el programa de inmersión lingüística en CUSD.

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May 6, 2016


Dear BAMS Family,


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and I wanted to take a moment to publically acknowledge the amazing work of our teachers. It is a tremendous responsibility to be daily entrusted with your most valuable possessions-your children. Many of our teachers are also parents and completely understand and appreciate that concept. I can personally testify that our teachers fully understand the high stakes position they have chosen as careers. They appreciate that a single word can encourage a student to accomplish amazing things. Likewise, they also recognize that using the wrong words can shatter a student’s hopes and dreams. This type of influence is always on the mind of our teachers as they walk the fine line of pushing your children to new levels of learning while making sure that failure is viewed only as a learning opportunity and not their self-identity. The job of teaching does not end when students get out of school. On any given night, you will find a dozen cars in our parking lot of teachers grading, preparing lessons for the next school day, calling parents, and conducting parent/teacher conferences all with the single goal of making sure that your child receives an amazing education. We care very much for your children! I am extremely proud to work with these fine teachers and although they deserve acknowledgement every day, I especially honor them today. Please join me in saying thank you to all of the amazing teachers that have touched our lives as adults as well as our children’s’ lives. This week is for you!!!!


If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.


Nick Stever


Bernice Ayer Middle School

(949) 366-9607

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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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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.

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