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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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Principal Newsletter

May 21, 2018


Dear Lions,


Curriculum and Instruction:


Is your child ready to take on a new year of Middle School Math-Math 6, 7 or Math 7 Accelerated? Would you like to see your child successfully compete in math at their grade level? If so, sign up now for Middle School Math Prep!  LRMS teacher, Mr. Hale, will provide the following:


  • A specialized curriculum designed to cover CUSD’s Math 6/7 and Math 7 Accelerated concepts
  • A comprehensive review of grade-appropriate state and district math standards
  • A thorough examination of the mathematical topics that are most critical to a student’s success
  • The confidence to start the academic year strong


Class ID: 12320

Date: August 6-9, 9-11 a.m.

Location: LRMS

Cost: $160


Register Here.


Check out this opportunity to give your students The Edge this summer with academic preparatory courses!


Is the The Edge Summer program appropriate for my students?

Hard working students who need the ‘edge’ to move from Cs and Bs to Bs and As will learn essential concepts and master critical skills for academic success!  


What will the classes include?

In small, focused classes, our credentialed teachers will present newly designed lessons specifically targeted for academic achievement in the Core Curriculum.


Where can I find more information such a dates, location and costs?


Where can I register for The Edge?



We will be having Block Schedule one more time this year for Math Finals, on Thursday, May 31 & Friday, June 1st. 

  1. SBAC for ELA
  2. SBAC for math
  3. Finals


The “times” are always the same.

1/2          8:15-10:11      

Break  10:11-10:21    

3/4          10:25-12:21    

Lunch  12:21-12:56    

5/6          1:00-2:55        




Student and Parent Concerns:


Want another way to support our GREEN recycling efforts and send a little more GREEN to PTA?  Please see the linked flyer to consider purchasing a reusable recycling bag.


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



Vaping is the term given to using an electronic cigarette or personal vaporizer. Someone who uses traditional tobacco cigarettes is a “smoker” and they “smoke” cigarettes, someone who uses an e-cigarette is a “vaper” and they “vape” their e-cigarette or personal vaporizer.  Please click on the link below to access the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit from Stanford School of Medicine.


In addition, Las Flores Middle School is offering an evening of information on vaping: 

Vaping class presented at Las Flores Middle School in May by Deputy Cranford.

Parenting in the Digital VAPING World By Cyber Safety Cop • Issue #29 • View online


Cyber Safety Cop is now offering a new community class: Parenting in the Digital VAPING World. We are presenting it May 22, 2018, 6:30 - 8:00 PM at Las Flores Middle School, 25862 Antonio Parkway, Las Flores, CA 92688. Free to attend.  For details, visit


Important Dates to Remember


May 22nd                Choir Concert 6PM

May 24th                 End of year Concerts 6:30pm Orchestra and 7:45pm Band

May 28th                          Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

June 1st                   8th Grade Dance 6:30-9:00 (MPR)

June 5th                  8th Grade awards (invite only) 6:00pm SJHHS High School Gym

June 6th                   8th Grade Field Trip

June 7th                   Last Day of School (dismissal 12:15pm)

June 7th                   8th Grade Clap Out 12:00pm on black top (parents welcome to join)




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



8th Grade Dance Invitations Went Home TODAY! See Mrs. Skidmore in Room 709 If You Were Absent.



1/2          8:15-10:11

Break    10:11-10:21

3/4          10:25-12:21

Lunch   12:21-12:56

5/6          1:00-2:55


Monday, April 30th     Period 1-3-5       English SBAC

Tuesday, May 1st       Period 2-4-6        English SBAC

Monday, May 14th      Period 1-3-5        Math SBAC (8th grade science)

Tuesday, May 15th       Period 2-4-6        Math SBAC

Thursday, May 31st    Period 1-3-5       Finals

Friday, June 1st          Period 2-4-6       Finals


SBAC make up dates are May 21-25


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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
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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