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Policies & Rules for Parents & Students

Welcome CUSD Family & Students!


Please take a moment to explore the resources provided to you on this page. If you have questions, the principal at your child's school will often have the answers or you can ask one of the District office contacts

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District Policies & Guidelines


  • District Policies & Guidelines covers the following items:
    • Attendance Policies
    • School Policies
    • Consequences of Bad Behavior
    • Student Dress Standards
    • Student Harassment
    • Filing of Complaints

Resources in Response to Tragedy

Dealing with the death of a loved one or friend is one of the most stressful events children ever face. Parents are frequently at a loss as to what they can say or do to help their children cope. We ...more

School Communications

Parents: CUSD schools have transitioned away from traditional listserv emails.  School communications will be going out using the Parent/Student Portal contact information.  To continue to receive messages from your students' schools, please log in to your Parent/Student Portal account and verify that your contact information is correct.  You do not need to do anything else to ensure continuity of messages.


Please Click Here to go to Parent/Student Portal.  If you do not have a Parent/Student Portal account, please contact the school.


Parents: To receive updates from schools where you children are not attending, please Click Here to sign up to receive messages as a community member at these sites.


Please remember to get the free CUSD app on the app store for school information as well (iTunes and Google Play store). To subscribe to District news (CapoTalk), please visit this location.

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Capistrano Unified Council of PTSAs
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CUSD Foundation
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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
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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