Welcome to the Saddleback College’s BASE program!

Register your student(s) for a Session 5 virtual after-school class that starts next week!

There are a variety of classes that will complement your student(s) school curriculum: art, chess coding, drama (NEW!) legos, magic, music, origami, robotics, science, self-publishing, Spanish, video production and writing

Session 5 [Feb 22nd – Apr 1st] Class times vary starting from 2:30PM!

Register Today at www.saddleback.edu/ce | For questions email sccomed@saddleback.edu

Read Across America Week

Be a balanced and caring learner! Be a risk taker too, and try something new!

Monday, March 1:  Cat in the Hat    Wear a hat and say “Hello” to someone new at school.

Tuesday, March 2:  My Many Colored Days  Wear something bright!

Wednesday, March 3:  Wacky Wednesday  Wear something backwards and wacky!

Thursday, March 4:  Fox in Socks  Wear crazy socks!

Friday, March 5:  Green Eggs and Ham  Wear green!

Preschool Enrollment Information

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening enrollment for Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, February 22, 2021 for returning families and on Monday, March 1, 2021 for new families! This letter outlines important information and steps to begin the enrollment process. 

Information to consider:

  • Returning families will get first priority for enrollment from Monday, February 22, 2021 through Friday February 26, 2021.
  • New families will be allowed to begin the enrollment process starting Monday, March 1, 2021
  • We will be offering an online option for preschool for the 2021-2022 school year; please note that times are still TBD and will depend on enrollment numbers 
  • The following sites will offer fee-based Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year:
Bathgate      Bergeson (Mandarin Immersion)Canyon VistaChaparralRH Dana (Spanish Immersion)Don Juan Avila (half-day and full-day)Esencia (full-day)George White Ladera Ranch Las FloresLoboSan Juan (Spanish Immersion) Viejo (Spanish Immersion) Online option

Steps to begin the enrollment process for RETURNING FAMILIES:

  1. Visit our preschool website (LINK) and submit a “Pre-Registration Preschool Form for the ’21-22 School Year.
  2. Complete and return updated Financial Agreement, updated ASQ, registration fee, and 10th installment payment (link to forms provided).
    1. These items can be dropped off Monday-Friday between 8:00am-12:00pm, or by appointment. 
  3. Once a student is placed into a preschool classroom and enrollment is confirmed, a welcome letter will be sent to the family.

Steps to begin the enrollment process for NEW FAMILIES:

  1. Visit our preschool website (LINK) and submit a “Pre-Registration Preschool Form for the ’21-22 School Year.
  2. Come to the ECP office to drop off a check for the registration fee and to pick up an application packet to complete.
    1. Our office will be open to “drop-in” from 8:00am-12:00pm daily, or by appointment. 
  3. Due to Covid-safe practices and precautionary measures, you will have the following options for returning the application packet:
    • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by appointment only
    • Drop-in/walk-in service available from 8:00am-12:00pm on Thursday March 11, Tuesday March 16, Thursday March 18, and Thursday March 25, 2021. Please note that due to the expected number of families, these drop-in times will take place in the District Board room and not in the ECP office (District Board Room located directly across the hall from the ECP office). 
  4. 10th installment must be paid upon return of the application process.
  5. Once a student is placed into a preschool classroom and enrollment is confirmed, a welcome letter will be sent to the family. 

We appreciate your continued support of the Capistrano Unified School District Early Childhood preschool programs! For more information, please visit our Early Childhood website at https://childed-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/ or feel free to contact our Early Childhood Program office at (949) 234-5341. 

Capo Valley High School Informational Sessions

Stop by one of our virtual information session hosted by Principal John Misustin.  Learn more about our unique and innovative programs.  Find out what makes us a nationally ranked US News Best High School and the top ranked high school in Mission Viejo. 

  • Open Enrollment – You can attend Capo Valley regardless of where you live
  • IB Diploma Program
  • CIF Championship Athletics
  • World-Class Visual & Performing Arts
    • Theatre Arts, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Film Making & More!
  • Innovative Programs & Pathways including Engineering & Robotics
  • Inclusive, Spirited & Supportive Environment
  • & Much More!

Capo Valley High School Informational Sessions – Dates & Times

  • Feb 22 – 1:00PM
  • Feb 23 – 5:30PM
  • Feb 24 – 4:00PM

To sign up for a session go to:


**Session link will be sent via email on the day of the event.

Capo Valley Open House and Expo Information

We are taking our traditional open house and expo virtual!

When: Thursday, Feb 25, 2021

Time:   5PM – 8PM

Where: Online

Live presentations on athletics, visual & performing arts, pathways, and academic programs

  • International Baccalaureate Program
  • Academy of Math, Technology & Science (ATMS)
  • Early College Pathways
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Theatre Arts
  • Capo Media Film & Broadcast
  • AVID
  • Parent Panel
  • Student Panel
  • Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Athletics
  • & Much more

Live presentation schedule & details can be found at www.cvhs.com/openhouse **

**Live Links to access presentations will be posted on day of event.

** Translation will be available

See attached flyer for more information!CVHS Open House Flyer.png 

7th Grade Families- Important Information Regarding Upcoming Signs of Suicide Curriculum

Students in 7th grade will be given a lesson about Suicide Prevention on Tuesday 2/23 and Wednesday 2/24.  Please click here for more information in English or Spanish.  Contact Lauren Reid lrreid@capousd.org with any questions or concerns.  

Parents of any aged child are welcome to check out the parent resource page or CUSD SOS Parent Webinar.   

Fifth Grade Families Info

Moving on to Middle School is a time of transition, and you may be wondering how Hankey’s Primary Years Program continues into the Middle Years Program.  Please take the time to watch this presentation, which includes a quick video by Mrs. Lohmeier about Hankey’s Middle School program from the perspective of a parent.  Here is the link to the presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1p-1AEpr6Z0V4PRyrsbw-2BBKM-UlNiOTSyTfXyEw8TA/edit?usp=sharing

As we begin planning for the 2021-22 school year, we would appreciate you completing this quick survey regarding your child’s middle school selection no later than Friday, February 26.  We appreciate your assistance with this!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnrjjtqSW6bGeLRQ86Cut4nP1qjP53Jl2eChSgVDhxuUoRdQ/viewform? usp=sf_link

Hankey Action Takers Honor African American Achievements

Black History Month is an annual national celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.  Hankey IB scholars, Zoe and River Johnson, decided to use Black History Month as an opportunity to take action and practice the learner profile traits of inquiry, communication and risk taking!  This amazing sibling duo committed to sharing the stories of notable African Americans with the Hankey community every Tuesday and Thursday, for the entire month of February.  Thanks to Zoe and River, we have learned about the achievements of Henrietta Lacks, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Jackie Robinson, Lindsay Harding, and Shirley Chisholm, and we look forward to next week’s stories.

Parents- if you would like to continue to explore the lives and accomplishments of African Americans with your learners at home, here is a forced copy link to an awesome library for Black History Month that Mrs. Reid recently shared in her virtual counseling office and Counselors Corner. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/11KuSB3WnEZL97CKiD9SZA5Nd5yClii1MQCj8rSamqtQ/copy

Safety During the 4 Day Weekend

Please remember that there is no school on Friday, February 12, and Monday, February 15, in observance of the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Enjoy this four-day weekend with your family!  School resumes on Tuesday, February 16.

With the upcoming four day weekend, we also want to remind you of best practices to ensure students come back to school symptom free. Please be sure to screen at home for illness before sending your child to school:

• Families will take student temperatures each day before going to school. Any student with a fever of 100.4 F or higher should not go to a school site. Personal illness, quarantine, and COVID illness or symptom related absence will be excused. Parents or guardians should continue to contact the attendance office when their student is ill and not attending school. Students with COVID like symptoms should remain home until symptom free for 3 days. The student should be fever free, without the use of fever reducing medication, for 24 hours prior to the return to school.

• Anyone who has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive within the past 14 days should notify their school office staff.

As a reminder, our Safety Plan, including protocols and procedures for families, can be found here: https://capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1514016268908/1218998864154/3681796400305452815.pdf 

Lastly, if you have travelled and will be quarantining, please contact your teacher for missed work. 

Meal Distribution

All meal distribution sites are closed Monday, February 15 in observance of Washington Day. Meals will be distributed on Tuesday, February 16 from 8:30-9:00 AM and 3:00-4:00 PM only at the CUSD Food & Nutrition Services Office location located at 32972 Calle Perfecto, San Juan Capistrano. We return to our regular Monday times and all locations on February 22.

Picture Day

Picture Days at Hankey MS Feb 3rd & 4th


All Hybrid In-Person Learning Students will have their picture with their class by cohort while at school.

100% ONLINE ONLY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS can come to the school to have their picture taken on:
Wednesday, 2/3 for GREY Group between the hours of 11:50 AM – 12:45 PM & 1:45 PM – 2:40 PM
AND Thursday, 2/4 for RED Group between the hours of 12:15 PM – 12:50 PM & 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM
There will be signs outside in front of school directing students when they arrive.

Thank you!