Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Listed below you will find some of the most common questions we receive and the current answers. If you have a question that is not included below, please feel free to call our office at 760.944.4360.
Q: Does Capri have the same school calendar as the other Encinitas District Schools?
A: Yes. To see the attendance calendar for the district, refer to the District web page. To see monthly school calendars that show school activities, see the "Calendar" section of our web site.
Q: What are the school hours?
A: Before school recess starts at 7:45 A.M., classes begin at 8:00 A.M. and dismissal is at 2:20 P.M. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Dismissal time on Friday is 12:45 P.M.
Q: Does the school have busing?
A: Bus transportation is not available.
Q: How do I register my child?
A: Please call the school office at 760.944.4360 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. to make an appointment. You will need your child's birth certificate and immunization record, along with proof of residency in the school attendance area in order to register your child. Additional information is found in the "New Student Information" section of our web site.
Q: Is before and after school care available?
A: Before and after school care is available from the Q Club and is free to parents
Q: Is there any type of pre-screening or testing for kindergarten?
A: No. When you register your student, you will have the opportunity to complete a pupil information form to tell us about your child’s learning style. This information will help in determining class placement.
Q: Can I request a specific teacher for my child?
A: We do not encourage specific requests for teachers. The principal and the school staff try to match students' learning styles with teachers' teaching styles. A pupil information form may be requested if you would like to give the principal information to consider when placing your child.
Q: When will we be notified about our child's class assignment for the new school year?
A: You will receive your child's placement through the U.S. Postal Mail during the week prior to the start of school, usually on a Friday or Saturday.
Q: Will Capri accept intra- or inter district transfers?
A: It depends. Intra (within the school district) have priority over inter (outside the district’s boundaries). Space availability in grade levels is the next determining factor. Transfers need to be renewed each year. A transfer can be revoked during the school year if a student’s behavior and/or attendance is not appropriate. To see a map showing Capri's attendance area, see the "Map" section of our web site.
Q: Will my child have to listen to English or Spanish translations during their classroom lessons?
A: Families will hear and see two languages at Capri, Spanish and English. Instruction in second and third grade is provided in the students’ primary language (English or Spanish). Instruction in fourth through sixth grade is provided in English with some English Language Development (ELD) strategies for students who are designated English Language Learners (ELL). Parents of English Language Learners in kindergarten through third (ELL) may submit a waiver allowing their children to participate in the District’s Alternative Program for ELL students as per voter approved Proposition 227.
Q: What is the dual-immersion program?
A: The dual-immersion program is a Spanish language immersion program that began in the 2004-2005 school year with two classes in kindergarten and two classes in first grade. The classes are made up of 50% native Spanish speakers and 50% native English speakers. The children are immersed in Spanish-only instruction for the majority of the day and receive English Language Development (ELD) for a portion of the afternoon. While in Spanish or English instruction the teacher speaks only the designated language to all students during that portion of the day.
Q: How are students selected for the dual immersion program?
Most students are selected through a lottery system with preference given to the siblings of children already in the program. Interested parents should contact the school office.Q: Why are the test scores low as compared to other Encinitas District schools?
A: The student body at Capri is diverse compared to other schools in the Encinitas Union School District. Our test scores represent all students that include English-only, English Language Learners, socially economic disadvantaged, GATE, high income to low income, and various levels of parent involvement. When disaggregating test scores, there is no significant difference in student achievement compared to other Encinitas District schools. Our Academic Performance Index (API) scores show that significant subgroups (white, Hispanic, socio-economic disadvantaged) compare equally to other district schools.
Q: Will the programs that offer extra help to low performing students slow the progress of my child?
A: No. The school staff is responsible to make sure that Capri students meet or exceed California’s curriculum standards by the end of the school year in language arts, math, social studies, science, health, physical education, and visual performing arts. Low performing students are provided extra help in before/after school intervention programs, and through special education, reading specialist, and Title I services. These programs do not impact the students who are working at proficient or advanced levels.
Q: Is computer technology available to students?
A: Yes. All classrooms have Internet and email access thanks to passage of Proposition O, a school modernization project. Fourth through sixth grade classrooms have six to seven networked computer stations. 1st through third grade classrooms have three to six networked computer stations. Intermediate grade students also have access to computer lab consisting of fifteen networked stations. Students use the computer as a tool to conduct research and complete projects.