Parents who are new to the area, reside within District attendance boundaries, and are enrolling a student for the first time in Capistrano Unified may enroll their child at the school serving their neighborhood either online or in person.
Walk-in Enrollment: To enroll in person, parents need to provide the school with two acceptable verification documents which include: a current electric/gas bill or water/sewer bill and a current mortgage statement or rental agreement. An escrow statement followed by a confirmation of closing is also acceptable. During the enrollment process, the name and address of the child’s previous school will be requested. Parents must also provide a birth certificate or other evidence of age and the child’s immunization records. (For immunization requirements at each grade level, please see following section on Immunization Requirements.) Please note that enrollment is not complete until all information has been reviewed by the school, other school forms are completed and residency has been verified.
Online Enrollment: Parents are encouraged to use our online student enrollment system. Parents must have a valid address within the Capistrano Unified School District attendance area to use this system. Please note that enrollment is not complete until the online enrollment information has been reviewed by the school, other school forms are completed, residency has been verified and the school deems the entire enrollment process to be complete. Please click here for more information or to begin the online enrollment process.
Note: Former students returning to the district (who with-drew from CUSD at least a month ago or longer) may also complete the online enrollment process if they prefer, or can request the new school copies and transfers the records.
There is no need to re-enroll students who are currently enrolled at a CUSD school.
Parents of district students who would like their child to attend a school other than the school serving their neighborhood, should follow the process outlined under the School of Choice Program. Forms can be obtained at schools or at the CUSD Education Center.
Attention Kindergarten Parents
All neighborhood schools accept registration forms for kindergarten students. Changes in the entry date for kindergarten occurred with the implementation of the Kindergarten Readiness Act in 2010. A child must turn 5 by September 1, 2014 in order to enroll for the 2014-2015 school year.
Parents are encouraged to attend kindergarten orientation sessions held in the spring prior to the child entering school in the fall. For more information on kindergarten registration and orientation, please contact individual schools or ask for the District publication, “Welcome to Kindergarten.”
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Parent Portal Accounts
To register for a Parent Portal account, contact your child’s school office for the confidential information needed to add your students to your parent account. The Portal is used to update demographic and emergency con-tact information, view real-time attendance data, test scores, report cards, transcripts and more.