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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. 

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May 12, 2017


A few weeks ago two LRMS 8th graders came to see me about their desire to create an anti-bullying message.  They saw a problem and wanted to take ownership and responsibility and develop a solution.  Staff guided them but the message was theirs.  They produced it and asked many LRMS students and staff to make cameos in delivering the lesson, “Our school is what we make it.”   I invite you to see the video which we showed to all students and posted on our homepage:

The students are Samantha Dragna and Morgyn Sanders.  They really did an excellent job!


Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment:


Yesterday, our Robotics Team led by Ms. Hacievliyagil and headed by 8th grade studentsChandler Vaught  and Gavin Schumacher who won first place in the Capistrano Unified School District Robotics Comp last night.


Also, yesterday we held our Orchestra and Band Concerts.  Once again, the students sounded incredible!  Thank you Mr. Vigus and thank you musicians.


Important Dates to Remember:


May 22nd:     23rd and 24th will be Textbook turn-in.  Please be sure your child has all

                                    of his/her textbooks.

May 24th:       Perfect Attendance Awards will be distributed during our 6th period class.

May 24th:       Yearbooks will be distributed through our 1st period classes

May 25/26:   Block Day Finals Schedule

May 26th:       8th Grade Dance 6pm- 9pm

May 29          Memorial Day Holiday

May 30th:       8th Grade locker cleanout.

May 30th:       8th Grades Awards at THS (invitation only)

May 31st:       8th Grade Field Trip to Knott's Berry Farm

May 31st:       6th and 7th Grade locker clean out

June 1st:        8th Grade "clap out" send off at 12:15 at LRMS field.


Student and Parent Concerns:


Is your child moving to another school next year?  If your child plans to attend a school other than Ladera Ranch Middle School or will not be attending High School in our district next year, please contact our Guidance Secretary, Kelly Larkins, if you have not done so already, at We need to tag your child’s records so they will be forwarded to the correct school for next fall 2017.


Address Change: If you have an address change please notify the front office ASAP by bringing in a current mortgage/lease agreement AND a current utility bill. If you have questions please contact Kelly Larkins our Registrar at


344 6th grade students still need to turn in proof of TDAP.

Attention 6th Grade Parents: Tdap Vaccine Requirement For Students Entering 7th Grade.  In order to avoid long lines at orientation, LRMS is asking our current 6th grade families to bring a copy of their Tdap records to the office prior to the end of the year.  For the 2017-2018 school year, all students entering 7th through 12th grades will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (commonly called the “Tdap” vaccine) before starting school.  Whooping cough (pertussis) has been widespread in California. Many students have had to miss school because they were sick. To help protect your children and others from whooping cough, a new California law now requires students to be vaccinated against whooping cough. 


Do ALL 7th grade students need to get the pertussis immunization?  Yes. All students going into 7th grade must have proof of having had the Tdap booster shot. This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Many students have already received the vaccine and simply need to supply proof to the school, so check with your doctor or provider.   As soon as you have proof of the Tdap, please bring it into the office so that we may clear you for next year.  


Last PTA General Association Meeting- Tuesday, 5/23/17 @ 8:30am in the MPR

Please join us for the last General Association Meeting of the year!  We are honored to host Jeremy Davis, Chief Technology Officer of CUSD who will be presenting on how technology is being used in the district and in your child's classroom. His presentation will include how chrome books are changing the classroom experience!  Hope to see you there!


Your Amazon Purchases = Money for LRMS!  The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchases to our school…at no cost to you. Simply log into your Amazon account at, choose Ladera Ranch Middle PTA as your charity of choice, and you are set for all future purchases. (If you already have an Amazon account, the sign up takes less than 2 minutes!)  The most important part is when you purchase, you have to start on the page!  


Parents if you have a school related item to drop off for your student please come in to the office to the drop off table.  Please do not hand items to students through the fence as it is out of the student boundary area.


News from San Juan Hills High School:


Parents and students: Are you looking for flexibility in your student’s class schedule?

SJHHS offers a 7th period Biology class which takes place after school from 2:55pm - 3:58 pm Tuesday through Friday. This option works well for students who are unable or unwilling to take a zero period or for families that may have transportation challenges.  Please contact your SJHHS Academic Advisor to enroll.



News from Tesoro High School:

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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


LATE Knott's Berry Farm Permission Slips & Ticket $: Please turn in to the front office ~ "Attention: Mrs. Skidmore"

Knott's Berry Farm Permission Slips & Ticket $ Due Weds., May 17th!

8th Graders...Are you interested in AVID @ SJHHS? Prospective students -- Check THIS out!

San Juan Hills will be holding its annual AVID Interview Night for incoming freshman on Thursday, April 27th at 5:30 p.m. in room D9. Prospective AVID students will need to dress to impress and bring a 1-page typed explanation on why they belong in AVID. Attached is an AVID flyer and a map of San Juan Hills High School to help you find your way.  Be a part of something BIG!



Please go to the Guidance Page for information for incoming 9th grade students wanting to enroll in Health and/or CCP this summer. Registration forms can be turned in starting the week of March 27th.

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

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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
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