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Vaccination Law Update

On June 30, 2015, Governor Brown signed a new vaccine Bill (SB277).  The law will take effect on July 1, 2016. This new law requires that all children in California be fully vaccinated to attend public or private school.  Fully vaccinated means the 10 required vaccinations* currently required by the state.

The District is required to implement the new law and starting in 2016, SB277 will:

• No longer permit immunization exemptions based on personal beliefs for children in child care and public and private schools;

• Permit personal belief exemptions submitted by December 31, 2015 to remain valid until a pupil reaches kindergarten/transitional kindergarten or 7th grade LINK TO WAIVER;

• Waivers can be turned into your school office on or before December 18, the start of Winter Break

• Waivers must be postmarked by December 31 and can be mailed to your school site

• Waivers may also be scanned and emailed by December 31 to

• Remove immunization requirements for:

• Students in home-based private schools

• Students enrolled in an independent study program who do not receive classroom-based instruction

• Students with medical and personal beliefs exemptions from any new immunization requirement initiated by CDPH for attendance at school or child care

• Allows for the enrollment of students who qualify**:

• For an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to access special education and related services (federal law and Section 56026 of the Education Code)

• As foster or and homeless youth (Section 48850 of the Education Code et seq.)

• As conditionally admitted pending full immunization within the time periods designated by regulation of the California Department of Public Health

**Students in the above categories will still need to provide immunization records to their schools before entry.


Please see the links below for additional information on SB277 and how it may impact your children.


Additional Resources for Parents and Families

SB 277 FAQ

Governor’s Signing Message

Text of SB 277

Letter from CDPH Immunization Branch on SB277

Source: Shots For School
California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch

Questions can be sent to:


*Required vaccinations for children to attend school: Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type b (commonly referred to as Hib), Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (whooping Cough), Poliomyelitis, Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella and any other disease deemed appropriate by the California Department of Public Health.

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Character Counts!

Each month we recognize behavior at school and choose a Character Counts trait pillar to honor and discuss. Each trait is symbolized by a color. We choose to wear that color on Fridays as part of a show of school spirit. The following chart shows the Character Counts trait and its month along with its color!


September - responsibility = green

October- respect=yellow

November- citizenship=purplePillars.jpeg

December- loyalty= pink

January- perseverance= light blue

February- caring= red

March-Trustworthiness= blue

April- Fairness=orange

May- honesty= white

June- courage=lavender

Grade Level Recycle Program


We will be collecting plastic bottles and aluminum cans, that have the CA CRV or CA CASH label on them at a convenient drive-thru drop off location in the parking lot (we cannot recycle any glass containers).


Please have the grade level legibly noted on the outside of every bag. Grade level pound totals are tallied by our volunteer recycle team and announced. Don’t forget to bring in your newspapers, too!


Parking Lot/Drop-off and Pick-up Reminders

  • Please be courteous to other drivers and adhere to the parking lot and drop-off protocol.

  • Please only park in unmarked stalls if you are walking your child onto campus.

  • Please use the marked crosswalks when arriving and leaving campus. 

  • Drop-off line is next to the curb ONLY. 

  • Please drive as far forward as possible before letting your child out of the car. 

  • There is NO drop off at the "island" in the front parking lot.

  • Do NOT call to your child to cross the parking lot or driveway to get to your car. 

  • Please walk up to the sidewalk to escort your child back to your car if you are in the parking lot


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Office Hours

  • School Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.

Start/Dism. Times

Kindergarten Classes

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri

Early Birds - 7:45 a.m. to 11:38 a.m.

Late Owls - 9:15 a.m. to 1:08 p.m.


Early Birds & Late Owls: 7:45 a.m. to 11:38 a.m.

Grades 1- 5

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri

7:45 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.


7:45 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

How To Use The Calendar

To use our calendar just click on the day and a window pops up with the information if any. To view a larger version of the calendar just click on the month. To view the previous month or the next month click on the arrows to the right or the left of the current month.

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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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