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Capistrano Unified School District


A California Distinguished School


Monday, February 5, 2018


Our Mission is Learning.  Make Today Count!






OPEN HOUSE DETAILSWe hope you are able to attend Arroyo Vista K-8’s Open House Thursday, February 8.  Open House is a great time to celebrate the fantastic year we are having and to visit your child’s classroom and see the engaging work they have been taking part in this year.  Each grade level will have a different theme based around We Love Arroyo Vista! 


Elementary classrooms will be open from 6:00-7:00 pm while Middle School classrooms will be open from 6:30-7:30 pm.  We are on a normal dismissal time on Thursday, February 8.  


We will have a School of Choice Presentation for families considering attending Arroyo Vista K-8 next year but do not live in our attendance area @ 5:00 pm in the Middle School MPR.  Tell your friends to attend.


Please check out the LOST & FOUND in both the Elementary Library and Middle School Library.




Kindergarten - EB/LB 8:15 - 11:50

Elementary Grades 1-5 – 8:15 - 12:20

Middle School Grades 6-8- 8:00 - 12:00





SAVE THE DATE:  The 2017-2018 Arroyo Vista Talent Show is coming on March 29.

Auditions will be held on March 8 at 3:00 pm in the Elementary MPR.  Submission forms are available in the front office starting today and are due back by February 23.   We encourage all types of performers to join and are looking forward to another fantastic show.



DROP-OFF REMINDERS:  Thank you to everyone who stays in line, moves forward, and drops their children off against the curb in front of either the MS MPR or marque in front of the ES MPR.  You get that is takes everyone working together and doing the right thing to keep our children safe and makes our traffic flow.




Who:     Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students

What:    Parent Information Meeting

When:  Friday, February 23, 2018 8:30-9:30am

Where: Arroyo Vista Elementary Multi-purpose Room

Registration materials will be distributed. The On-Line Registration will start on February 5, 2018 and we will collect your registration on Wednesday, March 23rd, so you do not need to bring immunizations or other items at this time.  Please remember that this meeting is for parents only.  We look forward to meeting you!

(If you know someone who will have a kindergarten student starting this fall who does not have a sibling in school now, please pass along this information to them.)





ARROYO VISTA K-8 YEARBOOK ESPECIALLY FOR YOU ADS:  Especially For You Ads give parents, family, friends and classmates a place to honor students, teachers and school staff in the yearbook.  Space is limited! Final Deadline: February 23.  Ads are available online at or you can download the flyer here.  Please contact Darcie Cotton at if you have any questions.



FIFTH AND EIGHTH GRADE YEARBOOK ADS: Full, half, and quarter page ads are available online at or you can download the flyer here.  Please contact Darcie Cotton at if you have any questions.




6TH GRADE PARENTS: Immunization Requirement for students entering 7th Grade. In order to avoid long lines at orientation, current 6th grade families can bring a copy of their updated Immunization Record to the office prior to the end of the year.  7th grade students must be fully immunized or have a permanent or temporary medical exemption on file at Arroyo Vista. Per state law, 7th grade students cannot have personal beliefs exemptions.  We suggest you make plans prior to the end of the school year for your child to receive the necessary immunizations, or speak with your physician regarding permanent or temporary medical exemptions. Only a licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) may provide a medical exemption. Included in the required immunizations is the Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis booster required for 7th grade. The booster may have been given any time after the 7th birthday.

Please bring your child’s Immunization Record and/or specific medical exemptions from your physician, to your child’s school health office as proof of immunization. School staff will photocopy the Immunization Record and enter the information in the district student data base. Your child will not be able to attend classes in 7th grade without proof of immunization or medical exemption on file with us for all required immunizations. For more information regarding the immunization requirements for 7th grade you may visit . This site addresses immunizations required for all 7th grade students including those who had a personal beliefs exemption in 6th grade or are new to the state.




7th Grade

Polio (OPV or IPV)

4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday)

Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis

4 doses of DTaP, DTP, DT, Tdap, or Td (3 doses OK if last dose was given on or after 2nd birthday. At least one dose must be Tdap or DTaP/DTP given on or after 7th birthday for all 7th-12th graders.)

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR or MMR-V)

2 doses of MMR or any measles-containing vaccine (Both doses given on or after 1st birthday.)

Varicella (chickenpox, VAR, MMR-V, or VZV)

1 dose for ages 7-12 years. 2 doses for ages 13-17 years.



WILDCAT WEDNESDAYS:  Please show your WILDCAT spirit by wearing your school spirit wear, jog-a-thon shirts or school colors on Wednesdays.   Show your school pride and wear your spirit wear on Wildcat Wednesdays!






Joe McGann

Principal, Arroyo Vista K-8








February 8 – Open House K-8

February 9 – Minimum Day K-8

February 16 – Lincoln Day (Legal Holiday) No School for Elementary or Middle School

February 19 – Washington Day (Legal Holiday) No School for Elementary or Middle School

February 23 – Kindergarten Round-Up.  8:30 in Elementary MPR

February 23 - End of Second Progress Reporting Period (Elementary)

February 26-March 2 -  Elementary Parent Conferences (Minimum Days, Elementary School)


March 16 – End of Third Quarter (Middle School)

March 29 - Arroyo Vista Talent Show




April 18 - 5th Grade Parent Meeting - MS MPR @ 6:00pm

April 20 - 5th Grade Taste of Middle School (Students Only)

April 26 – Middle School Elective Forms Due


May 28 - MEMORIAL DAY (Legal Holiday)



July 31 9:00am-12:00pm.  Middle School Packet Pick Up- @ the flagpole


August 1 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm.  Middle School Packet Pick Up- @ the flagpole

August 2 - 9:00am-12:00pm.  Middle School Packet Pick Up- @ the flagpole

August 14 - Middle School Orientation - MS MPR M-Z 8:30-9:30; A-L 9:30-10:30; All 10:30-1130

August 21 - First Day of School J




The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.



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