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7th Grade Academic Advisor

Elgin, Karen

Academic Advisor

6th & 8th Grade Academic Advisor

Lynch, Janis 

Academic Advisor





Gina Krikorian Counselor
Jennifer Feeser Staff
Bilingual Community Service Liaisons
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Family Resource Center

The CUSD Family Resource Center will be providing parenting classes on various topics this year. For more information click the link or call (949)234-9307.



Panther Pride Award                   2018-19

Complete the requirements for the Panther Pride Award and be a part of the 8th Grade Award Ceremony!!!!!

Calling all student volunteers!! Earn the Panther Pride Award by demonstrating outstanding citizenship and donating your time with service hours! Tutoring for our Homework Club and Campus Clean-up Days are great ways to earn points!! Don't wait! Applications and service hours must be submitted by April 8, 2019! Applications are in your registration packets and can be accessed here!



High School Course Placement Guideline

Presentation: Which College Is The Best Fit?

This month, futureology is presenting a look into colleges. Please click on the link for the dates:

Best Fit Colleges (PDF)

Students And Parents: Register For Schoolloop

Go to the Newhart SchoolLoop website

1. Click on Register Now.

2. Click on Student or Parent Registration.

3. Fill out the form that appears on the next screen.

4. Click on Register and accept the terms.

You are now ready to monitor grades, progress, homework assignments and much more. Don't forget that you can easily email teachers straight from your Schoolloop account! 

Wanted: Newhart Tutors

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and helping other students with their academics? If so, then we are looking for you!! If you would like to tutor Newhart students in the library at lunch and on Wednesdays afterschool from 3:30p-4:30p, please contact Mrs. Elgin or Ms. Lynch! Bonus: If you volunteer, you can earn hours toward the Panther Pride Award!!

Parent Portal

Instant Access to Your Student’s School Records

We are encouraging all parents who have not yet done so to register for a Parent Portal account as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the options available through this system. In the 2013-2014 school year, the Capistrano Unified School District will institute a paperless report card system. Instructions on how to request a paper copy will be included with June report cards.

To create a Parent Portal account, you will need three pieces of information: 1. your home phone number 2. your student’s identification number 3. Verif Pass Code. Please log onto CUSD website to create your account. There are written directions and a 4-minute video explaining the process.

Parent Portal is the latest resource being used by our schools to keep parents informed. You may already have access to School Loop, which allows you to access your child’s homework assignments and test scores and contact his or her teacher(s).

Parent Portal is a tool that will allow you to re-register your child for the 2013-14 online, saving valuable time and paper; update emergency contact information; receive real-time period-by-period attendance data; and review and print report cards, class schedules, unofficial transcripts and graduation status.

Parent Portal and School Loop are important tools our teachers and staff use to keep you informed about your child’s progress. Registering for Parent Portal will keep your child’s important information at your fingertips.

If you have questions about this process, please contact your school office.

Parent Portal

School Loop

  • Annual online summer re-registration is available via the portal, saving time and eliminating the need to complete the large traditional paper packet.
  • Emergency contact information can be updated at any time
  • Real-time period-by-period attendance data
  • Medical information can be viewed and updated
  • The following can be viewed and printed at any time:
    • Report cards and unofficial transcripts
    • Test scores, including college test scores
    • Class schedules
    • Graduation status reports
  • View homework assignments
  • View grades/homework/test scores
  • View attendance from the previous day
  • Receive daily email with grades and homework assignments
  • Email teachers through Loop Mail; individually or as a group
  • View school news postings
  • Access teacher websites



New To The District? Let's Test Your Child For Math Placement!

Please click on the link below for information on qualifying to enroll in an accelerated math course. Please go to the section titled “Math Placement Info For Students Transferring Into Capistrano USD In Fall 2017" on the district’s math website.  In that section, the attached math course placement testing info, criteria, and dates/times/location documents are available for download, as well as a new link to a Google form named, “Math Course Placement Testing Registration Form”.  Parents are now asked to register their child for math course placement testing by completing that form. If you have any questions, please contact your child's academic advisor.

Thank you and happy testing!

Please click on the link for placement guidelines.

2017-2018 Middle School Placement Guidelines.

Math Placement Requirements 2017-18

Please review the math placement criteria for 2017-18!!

CUSD SchoolLoop Math page

From this link, you can also access textbook publisher websites, Khan Academy videos for students, placement test study guides, common core math standards and Smarter Balanced information!

Futureology - From CUSD

Futureology is a free CUSD service to help students and families in the district make informed decisions by providing personalized guidance during the college and career planning process. Currently, one-on-one appointments are only available to high school students but middle school families can register and attend events and workshops!!

Schedule an appointment or register for an event at:

Futureology is located at The Shops of Mission Viejo and conveniently open from 3:30p-9:00p.

Click the links below to access informational flyers, the event calendar and the middle school checklist.

Futureology Service Flyer (English) (PDF)

Futureology Service Flyer (Spanish) (PDF)

Event Calendar (PDF)

MiddleSchoolChecklist (PDF)

Also, please browse the College and Career Advantage website for College Technical Education information by copying and pasting the link below:

Happy College Planning! :)

Parent Resources


Come one come all. Get a jump on your homework before you get home! Homework Club is every Wednesday in the library from 3:30-4:30pm. It is run by one of our Newhart teachers! You must have homework to complete. It is a great opportunity to catch up and stay caught up! It is NOT a time to chat with friends so be ready to work! Bus transportation is not provided.

Independent PE Forms

Independent Physical Education (IPE) is an option for students in grades 6-10 who compete in an individual sport to an exceptional degree of competition. The student must be a nationally ranked athlete, or equivalent, performing or competing at a nationally recognized level (see Sports Qualifications). Team sport participation does not qualify for Independent Physical Education.   For more information please see the CUSD website.

Tips to Prevent Bullying

Here are six tips to help prevent bullying and to help deal with bullying should it occur:

1) Establish lines of communication and talk for at least 15 minutes a day. Bullying can be difficult for parents to talk about, but it is important that children know they can talk to you before they are involved in bullying in any way. and has tips and tools that can help start the conversation.

2) Learn how to support kids involved in bullying. When you find out your child is involved in bullying, it is important to know how to respond. Whether your child is bullying others or is the one being bullied it is important to know what steps to take, and which to avoid, in order to resolve the situation.  Teens should be taught that it is not wise to retaliate if they are being bullied, as the bully can be empowered to use any retaliation as evidence against the original victim. 

3) Know Newhart Middle School’s anti-bullying policy. California has laws requiring schools to have anti-bullying policies. Know what NMS policy says and how to report an incident of bullying if you ever need to.

4) Make sure kids know safe ways to be more than a bystander. When kids witness bullying, it can affect them too. Helping kids learn what they can do to help when they see bullying can help to stop bullying. Here are some examples: tell a trusted adult, save all text messages or evidence that relates to bullying, avoid areas where bullies hang out, travel with friends, establish and identify "safe places" on campus (usually a teacher's room).

5) Keep Tabs on Technology.  Know how to check your child's computer, i-Pods, and i-Phones. Consider installing parental control programs, but monitor and discuss cyberbullying with your teens.  Encourage them to keep any texts or pics that are sent, and to always tell someone if they or a friend is being harassed, intimidated, stalked, or threatened.  Get the school or police involved when possible.

6) Take an active role in anti-bullying initiatives. The key to addressing bullying is to stop it before it starts. Work with your children, their school, and the community to raise awareness and take action against bullying. Toolkits like the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Community Action Training Modules can help you start an initiative in your community. You can get your children involved, too, by using the Youth Leaders Toolkit to help them mentor younger children.