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CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

 San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675

 

May 1, 2017

 

CUSD Families,

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce our revisions of CUSD Course Placement Guidelines.  Our staff has been working diligently over the course of the school year to revise districtwide placement criteria in English, History-Social Science, Mathematics and Science in grades 6 through 12.  These guidelines can be found on our District Website under the Parent Resource tab and on each high school’s website under the Guidance tab.  Please take an opportunity to review these guidelines with your son/daughter as their Academic Advisors and teachers will be using these guidelines for Fall registration.

 

In addition to these guidelines, we have exciting news for students who have decided to challenge themselves by taking an Honors Level or Advanced Placement course. Summer assignments and assignments over Winter Break will no longer be allowed.  However, as June 1st approaches and you begin planning your break, we offer you several resources and ideas for optional summer reading.  Below are some resources to assist you in selecting books.

 

The California Recommended Literature List is a searchable database of a collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades prekindergarten through grade twelve in all disciplines. Each book has a description called an "annotation" describing the book.

 

The Find a Book, California tool offers students over 160,000 books from which to choose. This book-search tool enables individuals to build custom reading lists based on Lexile range, grade level, and/or personal interests. The Find A Book program is a national, state-led summer reading initiative sponsored by the Council of Chief State Schools Officers.

 

Renaissance Learning is a company with an international presence whose “primary purpose is to accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” They provide a free, online tool to assist in finding the most appropriate and engaging books for students.

o   To get started, check out The Parent Guide to AR Bookfinder.  

o   AR BookFinder: http://www.arbookfind.com/default.aspx

o   AR BookFinder in Spanish:  http://www.arbookfind.com/default.aspx?rs=1

 

District Departments have also included a variety of resources parents and students can utilize that are content specific.  Click here for recommendations.

 

On behalf of CUSD, I again thank you for your support and involvement. If you have any questions regarding either the Placement Guidelines or the Advanced Placement Summer/Winter Break assignments, please contact your school’s Guidance Office.

 

Sincerely,

 

Marc Patterson

Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

 

 

 

CAPISTRANO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

 San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675

 

 

Mayo 1, 2017

 

 

Estimadas familias de CUSD,

 

 

Es un  gran placer  anunciar nuestras revisiones a la Guía de Asignación de Cursos en  CUSD. Nuestro personal ha estado trabajando diligentemente en el transcurso del año escolar para revisar el criterio de asignación  en todo el distrito escolar en los cursos de Inglés, Historia - Ciencias Sociales, Matemáticas y Ciencias  para los grados 6 a 12.  Estas guías generales se pueden encontrar en la página de internet del distrito bajo la sección de Recursos para Padres y en la página de internet de cada escuela secundaria bajo la sección de Orientación. Por favor aproveche la oportunidad de revisar estas guías generales con su hijo/a ya que sus consejeros académicos y maestros van a utilizar estas guías generales  para el registro durante el otoño.

 

Además de estas guías generales, tenemos una excelente noticia para los estudiantes que han decidido tomar el desafío de tomar un curso a nivel de honores o un curso de nivel avanzado.  Las tareas de verano o de las vacaciones del invierno  ya no serán permitidas. Sin embargo, al acercarse el 1 de junio y  al usted comenzar a planificar sus vacaciones, les ofrecemos varios recursos e ideas opcionales para la lectura de verano. A continuación se presentan algunos recursos para ayudarle a seleccionar los libros.  

 

La Lista de Literatura Recomendada por California (California Recommended Literature List) es una base de datos de una colección de literatura excepcional, en todas las disciplinas, para los niños y adolescentes de los grados desde pre-kindergarten hasta el doceavo grado. Cada libro tiene una descripción llamada "anotación" dando una descripción del libro.

 

Encontrar un Libro, California  (Find a Book, California),  ofrece a los estudiantes más de 160.000 libros entre los que puede elegir. Esta herramienta de búsqueda de libros le permite construir  una lista de lectura individualizada basada en el rango léxico, nivel de grado y/o intereses personales. Encontrar un Libro es un programa nacional, una iniciativa de lectura de verano dirigida por el estado patrocinada por el Consejo de Lideres Oficiales de las escuelas del estado.

 

Renacimiento de aprendizaje (Renaissance Learning) es una compañía con presencia internacional "cuyo  propósito primordial es acelerar el aprendizaje de todos los niños y adultos de todos los niveles y orígenes étnicos y sociales, en todo el mundo." Ellos proveen  una herramienta gratiuta en-línea  (internet) para ayudar a encontrar los libros más adecuados y atractivos para los estudiantes.

 

Los departamentos del distrito también han incluido una variedad de recursos que los padres y los estudiantes pueden utilizar y que tienen contenidos específicos. Seleccione aquí para obtener  recomendaciones.
 

En nombre de CUSD, les quiero nuevamente dar las gracias por su apoyo y participación. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a cualquiera de las guias generales de asignación o las tareas de asignación avanzada del verano/vacaciones de invierno, por favor, póngase en contacto con la oficina de orientación de su escuela.

 

Sinceramente,

 

 

 

Marc Patterson

Director Ejecutivo, Currículo e Instrucción de Secundaria

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NHMS Communications

CUSD schools are transitioning away from traditional listserv emails. We will be sending messages through School Messenger, and only those who do not currently receive School Messenger messages ...more

Today: 5/22/17

SBAC Parent Letter

Dear Parent or Guardian,

This Spring, our students will once again be participating in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). CAASPP is the State’s academic testing ...more

COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

What is the Community Advisory Committee? It is a Special Education Community Advisory Committee

Every Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is required to establish a Community Advisory ...more

PARENT PORTAL – SIGN UP NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO

We are requesting that all Niguel Hills parents who have not created a Parent Portal account please do so before the end of this month. Having the account created will assist us and you with the ...more

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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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