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Welcome to Chaparral Elementary School!

Welcome to the CHAPARRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!  We are excited that you are joining us this season.  We are very pleased to have your family be a part of our school community and look forward to working with you during the upcoming year and throughout your child(ren)’s elementary school career.  As we begin the year, we feel confident that the instructional program offered at Chaparral School will be both challenging and rewarding for all students.

Bell Schedule for 2019-2020

 (Not applicable: First Day of School, Back to School Night, Conference Week, Last Day of School)
Grades 1-5
8:00 to 2:20: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:00 to 1:05: Wednesdays only

8:00 to 2:10: Monday - Friday
8:00 to 12:55: Wednesdays only



Early Bird Transitional Kindergarten:
8:00 to 11:53: Monday - Friday
Late Owl Transitional Kindergarten:
9:30 to 1:23: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8:00 to 11:53: Wednesdays only

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Chaparral Elementary uses social media feeds to tell our school's story and build community connections.


It is like leaving our digital footprints for all to follow and watch us grow! Mrs. Schaefer is the Chief Storyteller, and takes pride in celebrating staff and kids. Follow along with us!"





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CUSD schools have transitioned 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

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Student Fees

Note to Parents and Guardians:

The Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Fees for field trips and excursions in connection with ...more

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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