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Bernice Ayer Middle School

Capistrano Unified School District

Contact us: (949) 366-9607



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.

Office Hours

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

*Limited summer hours

Food and Nutrition

As the school year comes to a close, outstanding balances owed to the cafeterias need to be cleared.  Each Friday, parents receive an automated phone call and email from Food Services to inform them of their students’ negative balances.  These balances can be paid at the school cafeteria or through the online site.

Outstanding balances could result in the withholding of diplomas, grades and/or class schedules for next year.  Questions regarding a student’s outstanding balance can be directed to Food and Nutrition at 949-234-9506.

Districtwide Food Drive Posted 11/15/18
No School December 21st - January 6th



(949) 682-8398

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



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About Us




Bernice Ayer Middle School (est. 1998) is a 6th – 8th Middle school, feeding into San Clemente High School (est. 1965). BAMS is one of the few Dual Immersion Middles Schools within the Capistrano Unified School District. Other programs offered include ASB, PAL, WEB, Choir, Drama, Yearbook, Video Production, Band and Orchestra.  There are about 900 students currently enrolled.


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