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This dynamic presentation is designed to promote unbiased information that will help parents better understand adolescents' concept of marijuana as well as the impacts marijuana has on our youth. Relevant for parents of elementary through high school aged youth, the information in this presentation helps to navigate the unknown territory so many of our kids are already comfortable with. Youth are also invited to the presentation with a parent.


Topics covered include:

1. Marijuana trends as they pertain to youth use.

 

2. Modalities and methods of marijuana consumption as they relate to youth.

 

3. The impact of marijuana on the developing brain and learning.

 

4. Why students are so confused about the impacts of marijuana use as legislation and legalization takes hold.

 

5. Why youths' perception of harm is decreasing in states that have legalized marijuana.

 

6. Resources that aid in supporting students as they navigate this paradigm
shift.

 

Presented by Molly Lotz, LCSW
Co-founder of Marijuana Education Initiative

 

When:
Thursday, January 19th 2017
6:00p.m.-7:30p.m.

 

Where:
District Office
33122 Valle Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 1/11/17

Audience: Homepage and Elementary School News Group

Please see the attached flyers for dates and times.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/16/16

Audience: Homepage, Elementary School News Group, High School News Group, K-8 Schools News Group and Middle School News Group

Please refer to the attached document.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/14/16

Audience: Homepage and Elementary School News Group

Please refer to the attached link for dates, times and locations.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/5/16

Audience: Homepage and Elementary School News Group

Please refer to the attached document for specific dates and times for Elementary Open House events.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 11/28/16

Audience: Homepage and Elementary School News Group

Informational meetings coming up for parents of incoming kindergartners

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO –- Parents of incoming Capistrano Unified School District kindergarten students are invited to upcoming informational meetings about Language Immersion Programs in both Mandarin and Spanish within the district.


Marian Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel is home to Capistrano Unified School District’s Mandarin Language Immersion Program. In its fifth year, this exciting program offers students the opportunity to become fluent and literate in both Mandarin and English.


Students who attend the Mandarin Language Immersion Program learn to think, read, write and speak naturally in both English and Mandarin. They receive instruction in both Mandarin and English to develop linguistic and academic competence in both languages. In this intensive elementary program, students begin their study of Mandarin in kindergarten.


This is a very popular program. Space is limited and parents must attend an orientation for inclusion on the interest list for classes starting next fall. Children must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017, in order to apply for the 2017-18 school year.
Marian Bergeson Elementary School will hold parent information meetings and tours on the Mandarin Immersion Program December 2, 8, 14, January 11, and 18 at 8:00 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room.


For more information please contact: Marian Bergeson Elementary School in Laguna Niguel at (949) 643-1540, visit our district website at www.capousd.org or the school website at bgnes.capousd.ca.schoolloop.com.

 

Additionally, Capistrano Unified offers Spanish Language Immersion at San Juan Elementary School in San Juan Capistrano; Las Palmas Elementary School in San Clemente; and Viejo Elementary School in Mission Viejo.

 

The Spanish Immersion program offers students the opportunity to become fluent and literate in both Spanish and English. Students who attend the Spanish Language Immersion Program learn to think, read, write and speak naturally in both English and Spanish. They receive instruction in both Spanish and English to develop linguistic and academic competence in both languages. In this intensive elementary program, students begin their study of Spanish in kindergarten.

 

San Juan Elementary in San Juan Capistrano will hold parent information meetings and tours on December 8, 15, 20, January 11, 19 (in Spanish), and 25 in the Multipurpose Room at 8:30 am.

 

Las Palmas Elementary in San Clemente will hold bilingual parent information meetings and tours on Tuesdays, December 6, 13, 20, and January 10 in the Multipurpose Room at 8:30 a.m.

 

Viejo Elementary School will hold bilingual parent information meetings and tours on Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21, and January 11, and 18 in Multipurpose Room at 8:30 a.m.

 

For more information about these programs contact:

  • Viejo Elementary School in Mission Viejo at (949) 582-2424
  • Las Palmas Elementary School in San Clemente at (949) 234-5333
  • San Juan Elementary School in San Juan Capistrano at (949) 493-4533

or visit our district website at www.capousd.org.

 

 

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 11/18/16

Audience: Homepage and High School News Group

If you missed the breakout sessions at College Fair 2016, please check out the presentations below.

 

Creating Options in the College Search: Finding the Perfect College and How to Pay for It!!          

Presented by Gary Bednorz, University of New Mexico Recruitment Specialist   

With thousands of options available, deciding where to attend college can be a challenging task. However, this presentation will pave the road to the perfect choice and may even help families figure out how to pay for it!!

 

Harvard, Berkeley, or Bust: Secrets of Highly-Selective College Admission        

Presented by Paul Kanarek, CUSD College & Career Counseling Expert 

Grades, test scores, and impressive activities alone won’t get a student admitted to schools that reject almost all of their applicants. So how do students who get accepted to the Ivy League, Stanford, MIT and the rest of the nation’s most selective colleges set themselves apart from the rest of the applicant pool? That’s what this session is about.

 

Maximizing Your SAT and ACT Test Score        

Presented by Anthony Russomanno, CUSD College & Career Counseling Expert 

Learn how to mentally prepare and succeed on these crucial exams. Learn about the structure, format and content, what a “good score” really means, and some cool problem-solving tips for getting a better test score.

 

Paying for College without Going Broke: Understanding the new Financial Aid System       

Presented by Paul Kanarek, CUSD College and Career Counseling Expert

Learn how colleges view the financial aid process, the differences between merit and need based aid and, most importantly, what you as parents and students need to understand about the changes to the way the aid system works.

 

College Athletic Recruiting Myths & Truths        

Presented by Anthony Russomanno, CUSD College & Career Counseling Expert 

Playing a sport at the college level is difficult. Not only must you be a skilled athlete, but you also must be a good student. We will give you some guidance to increase your chances for success. Learn about eligibility and scholarship opportunities.   

 

 

The Community College Transfer Process
Presented by Elizabeth Weiss & Roya Aminzadeh, Saddleback College Transfer Specialists 

Learn about the processes, best practices, and strategies for transferring from Saddleback College to a four-year institution.

 

 

 

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 9/28/16

Audience: Homepage, High School News Group, K-8 Schools News Group and Middle School News Group

Please refer to the attached document for specific dates and times for Secondary Open House events.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/23/16


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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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