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Absence Line - NEW NUMBER!!

(949) 234-5392

NHMS Text-a-Tip

Niguel Hills Middle School has launched a new program called “Text-A-Tip” in another effort to keep schools safe. The program provides students with a confidential method to report problems directly ...more


Parents: You now have the opportunity to place your child’s birthday message on the marquee for one day while helping our Associated Student Body raise funds for student needs and activities ...more


Please remember to shop for appropriate school clothing when buying ‘back to school’ clothing for your kids. Click here for the Dress Code.


Google Apps for Education


Dear Parent/Guardian,

This year Capistrano Unified School District has provided students in grades 3 – 12 access to Google Apps for Education. Google Apps for Education includes a suite of ...more


CAASPP TEST WEEKS April 24-May 5, 2017

Testing April 24 & 25 and May 1 & 2 are BLOCK schedule days!

Monday, April 24 (periods 1/3/5)

Tuesday, April 25 (periods 2/4/6)

Monday, May 1 (periods 1/3/5)

Tuesday, May 2 (periods 2/4/6)


***Note all other days during testing (W, Th, F) follow the typical bell schedule.

Block Bell Schedule

Monday Schedule

1st Period                                 8:45 – 10:40                115 Minutes

Break                                     10:40 – 10:50             10 Minutes

3rd  Per. Part A (6th grade)     10:55 – 11:50                55 Minutes

Lunch (6th grade)                 11:50 – 12:25               35 Minutes

3rd Per.  Part B (6th grade)      12:30 – 1:25                  55 Minutes

3rd  Period (7th/8th grade)       10:55 – 12:50              115 Minutes

Lunch (7th/8th grade)          12:50 – 1:25                 35 Minutes

5th Period                                 1:30 – 3:25                  115 Minutes

Tuesday Schedule

2nd Period                               8:45 – 10:40                115 Minutes

Break                                     10:40 – 10:50             10 Minutes

4th Per  Part A (6th grade)       10:55 – 11:50                55 Minutes

Lunch (6th grade)                 11:50 – 12:25               35 Minutes

4th Per Part B (6th grade)       12:30 – 1:25                  55 Minutes

4th Period (7th/8th grade)       10:55 – 12:50              115 Minutes

Lunch (7th/8th grade)          12:50 – 1:25                 35 Minutes

6th                                           1:30 – 3:25                  115 Minutes


Electives Fair

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8th Grade Students:  be sure and create your Student Portal Account, choose your elective and complete your high school registration. Your deadline is March 3rd.

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NEW for 2016-2017



Want to get a little extra time in the morning to work on projects or assignments?

Help with homework?

Need a few tips and tricks on getting organized?

Morning Homework Club is for you! Come in and let NHMS parent volunteers help you get organized, focused and ready to do your best!



Would you like to help students on their path to success in middle school and beyond?

As parents, we have a unique opportunity to offer support to students who want or need assistance with organizational skills, study strategies, and homework assignments. We know our Niguel Hills Shark community of parents are an amazing resource to help students reach untapped potential.

Please consider donating your time and expertise to guide our NHMS students to success. (*Please note: fingerprinting is required for volunteers on campus)



Tuesday mornings (30 minutes, 8:10-8:40am)

Thursday mornings (45 minutes, 8:55-9:40am)


Niguel Hills Middle School Library


Supporting students in organizational strategies, general study strategies, and homework and test support.




Contact Shilpa Shenoy and Jadey Liu at or Assistant Principal Meaghan Snedeker at with any questions or concerns.


Counseling and Recycling Video

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Shark Center

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Shark Reveal

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Parent Education Night Opportunity

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: 4/30/17

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


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


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

Electives Description

8th Grade Academic Success

Non-Discrimination Statement

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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