Student & Family Handbook 2023-24

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    Dear Capuchino Students and Families,  

    I hope this message finds you and your family well. As we embark on the 2023-24 school year I am excited to start the school year with a complete administrative team that will work together to support your child during their high school journey. For our new families joining us this coming year, we will be working hard to support your students transitioning into high school and connecting them with resources and school activities. This will ensure that they have a sense of belonging while pushing them academically.

     

    This coming spring we will be completing our WASC accreditation process, which started last fall. Our report intends to highlight areas of success and identify areas of growth that we will need to address moving forward. The Visiting team will come in the Spring semester to meet with various stakeholders and provide a final report which will then be shared with the staff and community. We look forward to presenting the amazing work we are doing and showcase our amazing community.

     

    Capuchino has served San Bruno youth and families for over 71 years, fostering learning, individual growth, and empowering our students to make a positive impact in  their communities. Our student scholars are remarkable in every regard, and we thank you for entrusting us with this amazing responsibility. Our school goal is for all students to graduate demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to be prepared for college and career, which is anchored in our IB learner profile. 

     

    As an IB School, Capuchino is a unique, comprehensive high school. This includes a rigorous and coherent set of academic expectations, intentional social/emotional support, along with an immensely talented staff who will foster community in a variety of contexts, most importantly in each classroom on campus. It also means a commitment to International Mindedness, anti-racsit practices, and racial justice. An example of our goal toward a  school centered on racial equity, is our CHS Black Student Union (BSU), who created this campus mural which was launched in August, 2021. Their work was endorsed by our School Site Council (SSC) and will hang outside of the ‘D’ Building for the 2023-24 school year. Our SAGA Club is also working on a mural that should be completed this school year which our School Site Council (SSC) also supported. 

     

    For the coming year, and beyond, we will continue to revise our curriculum, reflect on interactions, continue to build school connectedness with students/staff and challenge assumptions to ensure that each of our students are well supported for a successful future. There is no more important duty  than providing each of our students with an equitable school experience. To learn more about our school and the IB Programme, please click here. Finally, more information regarding our school values and the IB Learner Profile can be found in our mission statement found here

     

    Our staff is rejuvenated and is excited to welcome back our students on August 16th. I am excited to continue learning about all the amazing things our students do here at Cap, and get to know our family community as well.

     

     Go Mustangs!

    Jose A. Gomez 

    Jose A. Gomez 

    Principal 

    650-558-2700

    jagomez@smuhsd.org

     IB Learner Profile Flow Chart

    Core Beliefs

    At Capuchino, we believe...

    • we must at the same time cultivate individual agency, ownership, identity, and foster a collective culture of WE.
    • in identifying, disrupting, and eliminating institutional biases and barriers that prevent equitable outcomes.
    • it is our obligation to provide a safe physical and emotional environment.
    • that the process of learning is personal and unique to each individual.
    • in using the IB Approaches to Teaching and Learning to create meaningful learning experiences for all. 
    • by developing the IB Learner Profile attributes in all community members, we will foster the growth of the whole person.

     

    School Goal/Meta Escolar

    All students will graduate demonstrating the knowledge and the skills necessary to be prepared for college and career. 

    Todos los estudiantes se graduarán demostrando el conocimiento y las habilidades necesarias para estar preparados para la universidad y una carrera profesional.

     

    Commitment to Racial Justice

    Learn more about our commitment to racial justice: https://www.smuhsd.org/Page/13452

    School Connectedness

     “School connectedness refers to an academic environment in which students believe that adults in the school care about their learning and about them as individuals.”


    Capuchino faculty and staff know the importance of students feeling connected to school.  School Connectedness includes participating in classes and extracurricular activities such as sports and clubs. More importantly, it involves building strong relationships with peers and adults on campus.  Students are happier and more successful when they have at least one adult on campus whom they trust and feel have their best interest at heart. At Capuchino, we strive to build a strong, caring, and inclusive community together.