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Fred Newhart Middle School

Capistrano Unified School District

Contact us: (949) 855-0162



Want to say happy birthday to your child  in lights?  Need to wish your best friend good luck at their big game?  Trying to find a way to say thank-you to your favorite teacher?  Now is your chance!  Order a Marquee Shout-out and see your message on the big screen.  Messages will run for one day on the parking lot marquee! Find out how here!

School Safety


Welcome Back! Posted 8/16/18

Minimum Day on Tuesday, 8/21

Students dismissed at 12:45


Late Start/ACE on Wednesday 8/22

School Day begins at 9:45.  Students should not arrive before 9:15.

2018-19 Back to School Information Posted 7/26/18


June 14- July 25                    Closed to the Public

July 26 & 27                           Half Day Open to the Public from 8:00 – 12:00 pm

July 30                                    Open to the Public Daily 7:30 am – 3:45 pm

Beginning August 2               New student enrollment (new to CUSD) 9:00-11:30 and 1-3 pm


Packet Pick-up For All Grades

Tuesday 7/31 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday 8/1/ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday 8/2   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


August 3rd on - Packets will be in front of the School from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Registration Information

Tuesday, August 7 - 8th grade 9:00-11:00

                                  7th grade 12:30-3:00


Wednesday, August 8 - 6th grade, 9:00 - 12:00


New Students to CUSD

Registration begins on August 2. 9:00- 12:00 & 1:00-3:30

Stay Connected to our Community Schools
Absent Line

When your child is absent, please call the Newhart Middle School 24-hours Absent Line at (949) 587-9467.  Please leave a message with your name, your child's name, and reason for the absence.  Thank you.

Absences which are not cleared within 72 hours will remain unexcused, and cannot be corrected.


PAL will be out collecting bottles and cans every Friday morning.  Support PAL by bringing your bottles and cans! Help the environment and Newhart! 


About Us

Newhart Middle School is located in the heart of Mission Viejo and has been honored as a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School.  Newhart's Star test scores are among the highest in the state.  We pride ourselves on having a balanced and comprehensive curriculum, extensive parent and community support, and a safe and nurturing environment.  Our experienced staff works to ensure that all students receive a quality education.  Our academic program is designed to help students achieve high goals and develop the self-confidence they need to be successful in life.

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