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Shorecliffs Middle School Seahawk News





Principal – Dr. Brad Baker   Assistant Principal -  Mrs. Orla Murphy


Website:  http://shorecliffs.schoolloop.com/


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FoundationWebsite:  http://www.shorecliffsfoundation.org

PTSA Website:  www.shorecliffspta.org


Principal Message:

Seahawk Families,


Once a Seahawk, Always a Seahawk!

Dr. Brad Baker



Congratulations to our Students of the Month!!



Congratulations to our Seahawk Staff Members of the week!!

Congratulations to Pat Banning and Cheryl Dore!!! Thank you both for educating and inspiring all of us here at Shorecliffs!!!





Dates to Remember:


February 7 – 6:00 p.m. - Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night – Seahawk Center

February 9 – 6:30 p.m. – Little Mermaid Performance – Seahawk Center

February 10 – SCHS and SJHHS 8th Grade Articulation

February 10 – 11:30 a.m. – Foundation Meeting – room 406

February 14 – 2:15 p.m. – PTA Meeting – room 406

February 15 – 6:30 p.m. – Little Mermaid Performance – Seahawk Center

February 17 and February 20 – Presidents’ Weekend – NO SCHOOL

February 22 – 6:30 p.m. – Little Mermaid Performance – Seahawk Center

February 23 – 6:30 p.m. – Little Mermaid Performance – Seahawk Center


Updated 2017-2018 Calendars with MS and HS Packet Pick-up and Registration dates now included






Text-A-Tip (949) 682-TIP1(8471) ​

Text Reports Of: Abuse, Bullying, 

Depression, Drug sales / Drug use, 
Fights / Pre-fights, Safety
Concerns About A Friend, 
Thefts, Threats To Campus Safety, Suspicious Activity, and Vandalism




The Little Mermaid Jr. is coming to Shorecliffs!!!

February 9, 15, 22, 23

6:30-8:00 PM

$5.00 - Tickets will be on sale at the door.  The doors open for ticket sales at 6:00pm.






San Juan Hills Sports Camps & Clinics

Spring 2017

San Juan Hills is excited to announce our spring camp opportunities for both elementary and middle school athletes. Take advantage of excellent instruction from our experienced staff of coaches who will help athletes develop the skills and fundamentals necessary to gain a competitive advantage. The following sports currently have camps open and you can register using the links below:


SJH Football Academy - http://www.sjhstallions.com/sjhfba

Girls Basketball - http://www.sjhstallions.com/girlsbasketballcamps

We look forward to seeing you at one of our camps and RIDE FOR THE BRAND!

Questions?? Contact us at sanjuanhillsathletics@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter: @sjhhsathletics


Save your Box Tops!!!

NJHS will be collecting box tops again for the Spring submission to Box Tops for Education.  During the Fall drive, SMS students collected over $500 worth of box tops.  This set a record for our school!  Can we do it again?  Stay tuned for more information and where to turn them in.




2nd quarter grades are now posted on Parent Portal.  To access Parent Portal please click https://portal.capousd.org/Portal.htm.  If you have a question regarding your student’s grade please contact your child’s teacher.


HELP SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS: Valentine's Day Supply Drive



Parents please be sure to call the absence line within 72 hours of your child’s absence to verify the reason your child was not in school.

Unverified absences become truancies if not verified within 72 hours.  Recently we have had an increase in the number of unverified absences.  

The absence line is 949-388-5106 and is available 24/7.  Thank you. 



School of Choice 

The School of Choice (SOC) window for 2017-2018 will be open from February 1, 2017 through March 3, 2017.  During the week of December 12th the District will determine which schools are open and which ones are impacted/closed. If you need more information on SOC, please check the District website at www.capousd.org, visit the School of Choice, or have call the SOC Hotline at (949) 234-9335.



Raising Teens in a Complicated World

The Wellness & Prevention Center is pleased to announce a monthly parent discussion group designed to address issues in the evolving relationship between you and your teen.

MONTHLY MEETINGS: 3rd Monday Nights 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm San Clemente High School Triton Center Conference Room 700 Avenida Presidio.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: January 16th - Secrets of the teen brain or why did my kid do that? Includes the detrimental effects of substance use to teen brain development. How can I tell if my teen is struggling with mental health symptoms or substance use?

February 13th (note this is the 2nd Monday due to holiday weekend) - Healthy teen activities -how do I encourage participation in substance free activities - do they even exist?

March 20th - Should I let my teen go to Coachella? and other unique Southern California challenges.

April 17th - Navigating end of school year activities safely. Plus, how to help your teen transition from middle to high school. Bring your questions and concerns to each meeting and we will do our best to discuss.


Wellness & Prevention Center


More Information: Susan Parmelee, LCSWExecutive Director949.680.0516 or wellnessandpreventionsanclemente. com

Facilitators: Susan Parmelee, LCSW Katie Mann, LCSW Jen Anthony, MFTI

Dear Parents of Seventh Grade Students,

During the next two weeks, we will be using the Drug Free Communities Core survey to assess youth drug use in San Clemente.  The survey is being administered by our teachers through the direction of the Wellness & Prevention Center.  The purpose of the survey is to provide assessment data for a community prevention grant through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the Federal Government.  The answers are anonymous and cannot be traced to your child.  All data will be kept confidential and used only in developing a strategic plan for the grant request. The data will also be used in a few years to compare to new data that we collect to measure the effectiveness of the strategies in the grant.  Here is the link to the survey for your review http://dfc7.questionpro.com 

If you have any questions please email or call Susan Parmelee, LCSW susan@wellnessandpreventionsanclemente.com, 949-68-0516.




San Juan Hills High School would like to invite all our Future Stallions (Kindergarten - 8th grade) to attend  the upcoming basketball game and the “Future Stallions Basketball Shootout Competition.”

Boys game  - Friday, February 3rd at 7:00 PM in the SJHHS gym

Girls Game – Monday, February 6th at 7:00 PM in the SJHHS gym

According to CIF bylaws we can only offer a free t-shirt to students in elementary school so the first 100 kids will receive a free t-shirt at each game. However, middle school students can purchase a shirt for $5. Your children do not need to sign-up to attend either game.  They will gain free admission if they say what school they are from and they are also welcome to attend both games. We look forward to this winter event and hope to build off the excitement generated at the football toss this past fall. As a reminder, all kids will get in for free but parents/family will need to pay to get into the game. Adult admission to the game is $8.




Safety First

Parents and students, please be advised regarding our concerns for student safety when traveling to and from school near the outlet mall.   With the opening of the new outlet mall, there are more cars and foot traffic than in the past.  Students traveling through the outlet mall to be dropped off or picked up should use the appropriate walkways.  Using the crosswalk, walking paths and obeying traffic lights and signs are the expected behavior when traveling to and from school.  Running across the street, not using crosswalks, and haphazardly walking along or sitting on the bridge ledge is a huge cause for concern. The Outlets at San Clemente Security Department as well and our San Clemente Deputies and school staff will be observing traffic and student behavior.  Students may be ticketed for not following pedestrian/traffic rules and regulations.  If you see any inappropriate behavior, please call the school office at (949) 498-1660 or report to Text-A-Tip at (949) 682-TIP1.

Community Sign-ups For SEAHAWK NEWS Now Open

Community members who wish to stay up to date with school messages should sign up here.  Parents of students in the school should not sign up for this service as doing so will result in double messaging.  As an additional service, community members and parents may also download the CUSD app on iTunes and Google Play to receive the same community messages via notifications.


Lost and Found

Please check out the lost and found area in the 200 hallway. There are lunch boxes, water bottles, and lots of clothing and shoes. We will be donating any item that is not claimed.



LOOKING FOR A MORE FLEXIBLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE? Capistrano Unified School District offers students the opportunity to enroll in the district’s kindergarten through 8th grade online and home school --- Capistrano Home/Virtual School. The elementary online school provides instruction, videos and workbooks for students as the parent takes on the role of “coach” guiding the student through weekly online and offline activities.  The middle school is entirely web-based and students can access their courses throughout the week around their schedules.  The home school option provides K-8 parents with all the CUSD textbooks and materials needed to teach their students at home, in addition to instructional digital resources to supplement lessons.  Middle school students may take up to two classes at their neighborhood school and elementary students may participate in art and music classes at their neighborhood school, depending on site availability.  If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 949-234-9374. We look forward to meeting you!

Parent Volunteers Please Read!


As always, we both welcome and encourage parent volunteers. Please be aware of the volunteer policy that is in effect throughout CUSD. Please refer to www.capousd.org for specific information, requirements and details. If you do come to school to volunteer in a class or attend a meeting, PLEASE SIGN IN, even if you are a regular, friendly well known face! Our sign in procedure is one way to help ensure a safe campus for all of the children and adults.  In addition, please bring a PHOTO ID when picking up your child early from school. Your identification will be verified with the Student Emergency Information for security purposes. Please do not enter the school campus from any other location than the front school office. Finally, please make arrangements for your child’s pick up and any other special directions or changes before he/she comes to school in the morning. We hope that you will always feel welcome and appreciated at our school! We encourage and are grateful for our volunteers.


SBA Student Score Reports 

The District is still in process of receiving the 2015-2016 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Student Score Reports. While the California Department of Education (CDE) will release summarized district and school data on August 24th, the paper copies of individual student scores usually take a little longer to reach districts. CUSD expects to receive all Student Score Reports by mid-September and anticipates sending score reports home to parents the week of September 12th



School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) –  Every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC) by February 1 of each year.  The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school.  Our school’s SARC is available for review by clicking on the following link:  


A printed version is available upon request. 



Informes de Responsabilidad Escolar (SARCs) - Cada escuela en California tiene la responsabilidad por ley estatal de publicar un Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar (SARC) para el 1 de febrero de cada año. El SARC contiene información sobre la condición y el rendimiento de cada escuela pública de California. El Informe (SARC) de nuestra escuela está disponible para su revisión por medio del siguiente enlace:
Si desea una copia impresa, puede solicitarla a la escuela.


Go Seahawks!


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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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