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All schools in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) will be closed on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, due to the power outage affecting Southern Orange and San Diego counties.

The District, like many school districts serviced by San Diego Gas and Electric, has decided to cancel classes for its students. A decision regarding Friday evening sporting events has not yet been made.

“We have no assurance that power will be restored by the time school begins tomorrow morning, and local emergency jurisdictions have advised the District to suspend classes until power is restored,” Superintendent Joe Farley said. “We are sorry for the obvious inconvenience to our working families, but it is clearly not proper to have students in school without electricity to power key systems including lights, refrigeration, and computers.”

The decision to close schools was made for a number of reasons, including the lack of power at school sites and the difficulty many staff members will have commuting to work from their homes in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. Only the CUSD staff members who have been specifically notified should report to work on Friday, Sept. 9.

Power is expected to be restored in time for school on Monday. For more information, please call the District’s Hotline at (949) 234-5575, which will be open at 7 a.m. or visit the District website at

Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District Published:9/8/11
Audience: Homepage, Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo Middle School, Harold Ambuehl Elementary School, Arroyo Vista Elementary School, Arroyo Vista K-8 School, Bathgate Elementary School, Bernice Ayer Middle School, California Preparatory Academy, Canyon Vista Elementary School, ~Capistrano Home School [CLOSED], Capistrano Valley High School, Carl Hankey K-8 School, Carl Hankey Elementary School, Castille Elementary School, Chaparral Elementary School, Clarence Lobo Elementary School, Concordia Elementary School, CUSD Adult Transition Program, Bridges Community Day High School, CUSD Career Preparation, CUSD Insurance Department, CUSD Human Resource Services, CUSD Print Services, CUSD Purchasing Department, CUSD Student Safety & Student Services, CUSD Student Support Services, CUSD State and Federal Programs, CUSD Technology & Information Services, CUSD Transportation Department, Dana Hills High School, Del Obispo Elementary School, Don Juan Avila Elementary School, Don Juan Avila Middle School, CUSD Early Childhood Education, George White Elementary School, CUSD Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program, Hidden Hills Elementary School, John S. Malcom Elementary School, Kinoshita Elementary School, Ladera Ranch Elementary School, Ladera Ranch Middle School, Laguna Niguel Elementary School, Las Flores Elementary School, Las Flores Middle School, Las Palmas Elementary School, Marblehead Elementary School, Marco Forster Middle School, Marian Bergeson Elementary School, Moulton Elementary School, Fred Newhart Middle School, Niguel Hills Middle School, Oak Grove Elementary School, Oso Grande Elementary School, Palisades Elementary School, Philip Reilly Elementary School, R H Dana Elementary School, RH Dana Exceptional Needs Facility (K-5), San Clemente High School, San Juan Elementary School, San Juan Hills High School, Serra High School, Shorecliffs Middle School, Tesoro High School, Tijeras Creek Elementary School, Truman Benedict Elementary School, Viejo Elementary School, Vista Del Mar Elementary School, Vista del Mar Middle School, Wagon Wheel Elementary School and Wood Canyon Elementary 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.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
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