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If your child is absent please call the 24-hour absence line at: 
(949) 360-9768

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Reflections: The Magic of the Moment


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Teacher Honored as Teacher of the Year for DJAES!


Please join me in congratulating second grade teacher Stacy Vallejos who is DJAES’ Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015.

2014 California Distinguished School Award Ceremony

PTA Presidents, Teacher of the Year & Principal

HOME of the EAGLES!!


A 2004 & 2014 California Distinguished School




Jan. 29           

Family Fun Magic Night; 6:30-8:00 PM in MPR-adjusted times

Jan. 30

1st & 3rd Music Program

Feb. 2 & 3

Talent show auditions

Feb. 2-4/30

Grade 5 PE Testing

Feb. 4-Apr.

KROC Run Wednesdays 2:15-3:15 field

Feb. 9 

Art Masters Lectures

Feb. 11

KROC Practice Week 1 2:15-3:15 PM

Feb. 9-20

Jog-A-Thon Pledge Campaign

Feb. 13           

Lincoln Day Holiday-No School

Feb. 16           

Washington Day Holiday-No School

Feb. 18

KROC Practice Week 2 2:15-3:15 PM

Feb. 25           

Spring Pictures

Feb. 25

KROC Practice Week 3 2:15-3:15 PM

Feb. 25 & 26

Talent Show Rehearsals

Feb. 27           

Talent Show

Mar. 1

KROC online registration closes

Mar. 3

Grade 5 Reading Assessment

Mar. 4

KROC Practice Week 4 2:15-3:15 PM

Mar. 11

KROC Practice Week 5 2:15-3:15 PM

Mar. 13

End of Second Progress Reporting Period

Mar. 18

KROC Practice Week 6 12:30-1:30 PM

Mar. 20

PTA Association Meeting; 8:00 AM in P3

Mar. 25

KROC Practice Week 7 2:15-3:15 PM

Mar. 25

Family Fun Art Night 6-8 PM in the MPR

Mar. 27


Mar. 30

Art Masters Lecture

Mar. 30-Apr. 3  

Scholastic Book Fair Library.  Library closed

Apr. 1

KROC Practice Week 8 2:15-3:15 PM

Apr. 6-10

Spring Holiday

Apr. 8

No KROC Practice Spring Break

Apr. 13

School Resumes

Apr. 15

KROC Practice Week 9 2:15-3:15 PM

Apr. 16

Family Fun Night

Apr. 17

Walk to School Day

Apr. 22

KROC Practice Week 10 2:15-3:15 PM

Apr. 29

KROC Practice Week 11 2:15-3:15 PM

May 2

KROC OC Fairgrounds 8-12

May 15          

PTA Association Meeting; 8:00 AM in P3

May 21

Family Fitness Night; 6:00-7:30 PM

May 25          

Memorial Day Holiday-No School

May 29          

Kinder & 2nd Grade Music Program

June 9-11

Staff Appreciation Week

June 19          

Family Fun Movie Night


June 19          

Last day of school for all students


























Kindergarten Roundup is for parents of new incoming kindergarten students starting school in fall of 2015 at Don Juan Avila Elementary School.  Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015, to begin kindergarten on the first day of school, August 25, 2015.  Don Juan Avila’s Kindergarten Roundup is Thursday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM.  Students who will be 5 years old on or between September 2 and December 2, 2015 qualify for Transitional Kindergarten and should register with the District. 

Families should bring proof of residence to receive their registration packets. Schools of Choice information for the 2015-2016 school year will be available at a later date at   Don Juan Avila will not be open to School of Choice candidates. Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten students do not count as a priority status.

KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT---New Student On-line Enrollment (AIR) for the 2015-2016 school year will open to Parents/Guardians on February 15, 2015.  Links to enroll a student new to the District can be found on each school’s website or by going to following web address: Once you have completed the online enrollment portion for your student(s), you must complete the enrollment process with your home school by bringing in all the required supporting documentation necessary to enroll a student (documentation detailed on web site found above).  This entire process must be completed prior to being able to submit an application for School of Choice.  Parents must obtain their child’s 7 digit student ID# from the home school in order to successfully submit a School of Choice application for the new school year.  The 7 digit Student ID # cannot be generated until the entire enrollment process has been completed.



TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK) PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT: (Students who will be 5 years old on or between September 2 and December 2, 2015 qualify for Transitional Kindergarten.)


Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:00-8:00 PM

Wood Canyon Elementary School

23431 Knollwood, Aliso Viejo


Thursday, January 15, 2015 7:00-8:00 PM

Ladera Ranch Elementary School

29551 Sienna Parkway, Ladera Ranch


Thursday, January 29, 2015, 7:00-8:00 PM

Clarence Lobo Elementary School

200 Avenida Vista Montana, San Clemente


Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:00-8:00 PM

CUSD Board Room

33122 Valle Rd., San Juan Capistrano


For more information, please contact Mary Manos at (949) 234-5342 or



Beginning Monday, March 2, 2015, students in Capistrano Unified School District can apply for School of Choice. The School of Choice window will close March 27, 2015. Applications will not be accepted after March 27, 2015. The School of Choice process provides parents with the ability to apply to a school outside of their child’s attendance area on a space-available basis. The list of schools open to School of Choice will be provided in January. 

Detailed information describing each school and its academic offerings is available online.  Applications will be available online at Notifications will be sent to families beginning May 4, 2015.

Parents of high school student athletes are urged to learn more about California Interscholastic Federation sports eligibility requirements ( prior to pursuing the School of Choice process. Transportation to any school other than the home school is the responsibility of parents.

The District’s online programs, which include California Preparatory Academy, Capistrano Virtual School, and Capistrano Home School are not part of the School of Choice process and are accepting applications. Applications for the online programs are accepted at these sites.

For more information, please go to the District website at, visit the school of choice, or call the School of Choice Hotline at (949) 234-9335.



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2014-2015 Voluntary Supply Lists


Please note that the Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free education is for all school/educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the activity or class.  Subject to certain exceptions, your right to a free public education means that we cannot require you or your family to purchase materials, supplies, equipment or uniforms for any school activity, nor can we require you or your family to pay security deposits for access, participation, materials, or equipment.   

More information about Student Fees can be found on the CUSD page at: 

School Contact Information

26278 Wood Canyon Drive

Aliso Viejo, CA  92656

Phone: 949/349-9452

FAX: 949/362-9108

School Hours

Grades 1-5 (M, T, W, F)
7:45 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.
Early dimissal at
12:50 p.m. every Thursday

All daily schedules are listed under Quick Links. 





KINDERGARETN ROUNDUP is Thursday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 p.m. in the MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM. 

In order to pick up a packet, please bring proof of residency.

New Student On-line Enrollment

If your student is new to CUSD, please click here to complete your enrollment on-line.


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