September 2020
Welcome THE BACK TO SCHOOL ISSUE
NEWS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Welcome Back
Teachers, Parents and Education Administrators!
The Mission is committed to our 4th grade learners and is dedicated to hosting fun, standards-based educational content to support our teachers, parents and students. Our new distance learning programs debuting this school year feature interactive and pre-recorded experiences perfect for teachers, parents or individual learners.
 
We advocate that this landmark, now more than ever, is worth learning from, and invite you to walk the path with us or "Zoom" from afar, to see the beauty and history of 244 years right here in your own backyard. We applaud our teachers, and our new parent-teachers who stepped in for remote learning this past year. We thank you all for continuing to partner with us to inspire, educate and impact a new generation of learners no matter the challenges. 

We are in this together!


Sincerely,
Mechelle Lawrence Adams, Executive Director
Mission San Juan Capistrano
EDUCATOR'S GUIDE 2020-2021
Featuring Onsite Educational Programs, Immersive Experiences and Distance Learning
Check out our new Educator's Guide featuring onsite educational programs, immersive experiences and new this year - distance learning options. Students can learn about the diverse history and culture of early California through virtual field trips with a live guide, a livestream Mission walkthrough, 360° architectural and historical view videos, Native American Storytelling and Singing videos and more!
THE LEADING MISSION IN NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATION PROGRAMMING
New! Distance Learning Videos Featuring Native American Storytelling, Singing and a Special Bell Ringing
Mission San Juan Capistrano is proud to be the leading Mission in Native American education programming and is debuting an array of distance learning programs along with videos that feature Native American history, tradition and perspectives through our new "In Our Voice" video series, specially recorded this year for our Mission learners.

The educational videos feature storytelling by acclaimed educator Jacque Nunez, songs by Adelia Sandoval and Mission Bell Ringer Michael Gastelum, all members of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation.
Save Money By Booking Early!
Book a Distance Learning Program by October 15, 2020 and receive "In Our Voice: Mission Bell Ringing and Native American Singing" video for FREE (a $50 value)!
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
FREE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
$10,000 Available for FREE Distance Learning Program Scholarships!
This year the Adopt-A-Class Scholarship Program has been opened up to help ALL schools stay connected to learning! Teachers can apply for this program by completing the application. Distance Learning program must be completed before January 31, 2021. Scholarships are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Apply today!
NEW 360°ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL VIEWS VIDEO SERIES
Experience the Beauty and History of the Mission as if you were Standing Here!
Mission San Juan Capistrano is thrilled to debut our new 360 Degree Architectural and Historical Views videos series, recorded at the Mission’s most iconic locations! These videos recorded views around the Mission in every direction at the same time, letting you look anywhere you would like for a full immersive experience. They can be viewed on a computer, mobile device or VR headset. You'll see the Mission in every angle from 28 video clips.
FREE STUDENT ADMISSION VOUCHER
Mission San Juan Capistrano Celebrates its Student Community
We realize that many of this year's fourth graders missed out on the coveted tradition of a field trip to Mission San Juan Capistrano. We are so sorry for that experience and want to help make it up to our student visitors by offering a free voucher valid for 1 free student admission to the Mission through June 2021!

Be our guest! For those joining us digitally this fall, share this voucher with your learners to come visit us with their families! Plan a Daycation and enjoy your distance learning in a scenic environment while utilizing the Mission's FREE WiFi! Stay a little longer and shop, dine and explore all that historic downtown San Juan Capistrano has to offer.

Please note this free student voucher is not applicable to field trips
TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY!
Join us Every 2nd Saturday of the Month!
Receive 20% OFF when you shop in the Mission Store!
See What Teachers are Saying...


"[The presenter] was positive and engaging. The students loved seeing the artifacts and the 360 degree view videos. All of the information that was presented tied nicely to the 4th Grade curriculum on the California Missions.”
Teacher
Jaime Escalante Elementary School
Mission San Juan Capistrano is the
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