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Tardy Policy

Students are expected to be seated in class when the tardy bell rings. If a student is late to school, he/she is required to check in with the attendance office before going to class. Frequent tardiness without a valid excuse is considered truancy under state law. You may view your student attendance and tardy records by logging into SchoolLoop and clicking on the attendance tab or through the Student and Parent Portals. 

Winter Dance - POSTPONED TO WEDS., DEC. 21st, 7-9 P.M.

Winter Dance - POSTPONED TO WEDS., DEC. 21st, 7-9 P.M.


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Principal Newsletter


December 12, 2016


Congratulations to Mrs. Michelle Skidmore, LRMS Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. Skidmore was selected by her peers for this well-deserved honor.


Thank you for your participation in our “Wear a pair, bring a pair” pajama day yesterday.  We collected (at last count) 546 pairs of pajamas to give to students in need.


Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment:



Independent Physical Education (IPE) Application for Spring 2017:  The Online Independent Physical Education application for spring 2017 will open for 2 weeks from December 5th-19th 2016, for spring semester only. You must apply online during this time in order to be considered.  The link to apply can be found on the Capistrano Unified School District Website under Departments, then Athletics.  Remember the link will become live on December 5th and close on December 19th.  A list of qualifying sports can also be found on the website.


Career day is coming to LRMS and we need YOU!

We are currently looking for speakers to participate in our Career Day scheduled for Thursday, February 2 from 8 –11:30 a.m. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Bogiatzis as soon as possible. Our students look forward to hearing what others in our community do every day!


Imaginology Event:  A free non-profit event where kids and families can explore the educational fields of S.T.E.A.M. and discover the unlimited career possibilities. Imaginology offers hands-on exploration and discovery in a wide range of technical and artistic areas. Imaginology will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa on April 21-23, 2017.  Here is a link:  http://www.ocfair.com/steam/2017/index.php


Registration is officially open for the Ocean Institute’s 2017 Girls in Ocean Science Teen Conference. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 for middle school students and Saturday, March 18 for high school students. Each conference runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The conferences are dedicated to inspiring young women to pursue degrees and careers in sciences. Sixteen scientists from around the country will interact with the girls in a series of hands-on workshops aboard the R/V Sea Explorer and in the Institute’s teaching labs. The girls will have an opportunity to explore careers in oceanography, marine ecology, astronomy, biochemistry, computer science, museum studies and space exploration. Registration for the conference is required. Early registration is $49.95/participant, members receive a 10 percent discount, before Feb. 1 for middle school girls, and March 1 for high school students. Prices will increase to $65. Cost includes a continental breakfast and lunch.To register, visit www.ocean-institute.org or call 949.496.2274.—Kristina Pritchett



Important Dates to Remember:


December 21                          End of 2nd Quarter


December 22                          Pupil Free Day (grades 6-12 only)


Dec 23-Jan 6                           Winter Recess


Jan 9                                           School Resumes



We have rescheduled the winter dance (grades 7 & 8) for Wednesday, December 21st from 7-9 P.M.  This will be a PERFECT way to kick off winter break for the students, as they do not have school on the 22nd.  In-n-Out burger and the game truck will still be there and our theme remains the same. ASB can't wait to kick off the winter break with an AWESOME party and celebration!

Student and Parent Concerns:


ListServ: Community Message:  Ladera Ranch MS (and all CUSD schools) is transitioning away from traditional listserv emails. We will be sending messages through School Messenger.  Community members who wish to stay up to date with school messages should sign up here.  Parents of students in the school should not sign up for this service.  Doing so will result in double messaging.  As an additional service, community members and parents may also download the CUSD app on iTunes and Google Play to receive the same community messages via notifications.  As of February 1, 2017 we will no longer use listserv!


Tardy sweeps will be continuing as we have found that this is very helpful in getting those kids on time.  It is working!


News from Capistrano Unified School District:


The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


With Lion Pride,



George Duarte, Ed.D.


Ladera Ranch Middle School

Upcoming Spirit Week! December 5-9


LRMS Communications

CUSD schools are transitioning away from traditional listserv emails. We will be sending messages through School Messenger, and only those who do not currently receive School Messenger messages ...more

Today: 12/11/16


Check out parent and student resources from our School Counselor



7th Grade Students must show proof TDAP Vaccine to attend school.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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