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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. 

8th Grade Knott's Permission Slips Go Home May 1st During 1st Period!

8th Grade Knott's Permission Slips Go Home May 1st!


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Principal Newsletter

Principal News

May 1, 2017



Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment:


Our testing season is upon us.  All our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be participating in The California Assessment of Student Performance this year.

Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be assessed in English Language Arts April 24th-May 5th.


Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be assessed in math May 8th-May 17th.

Our 8th grade students will also be participating in a pilot science CAASP assessment May15th-May 17th. Please note, we will “block days” for our testing:


On May 8th,and May 25th, Periods 1, 3 and 5 will meet..  The schedule is as follows:

1          8:15-10:11      

Break  10:11-10:21    

3          10:25-12:21    

Lunch  12:21-12:56    

5          1:00-2:55        


On May 9th and 26th, Periods 2, 4 and 6 will meet.  The schedule is as follows:                

2          8:15-10:11      

Break  10:11-10:21    

4          10:25-12:21    

Lunch  12:21-12:56    

6          1:00-2:55        


We are working with Saddleback Community Education to offer courses for our students outside of the regular school day. Please visit the Saddleback Community Ed website for a complete list of current course offerings.  In order to provide additional courses, please complete this very short survey.  The data collected will be used for future course creations.



Important Dates to Remember:


May 4                          All-Star Award Ceremony

A-L 5:30-6:30 p.m.

M-Z 6:45-7:45 p.m.


May 29                           Memorial Day Holiday


June  1                           Last Day Of School for Students, 8th Grade Clap Out (Dismissal



Student and Parent Concerns:


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!  


Las Flores Middle School PTSA is hosting a screening of the social change documentary "Screenagers" next Monday, May 1st from 6:30 to 8:30. Our goal is to get as many parents in our area to attend (up to 300) so that we can work together to combat the negative effects of the screen time our community consumes. Please feel free to invite parents although seating is limited to the first 300 adults to RSVP at



More Info:


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:

Softball season is upon us and San Juan Hills is hosting a “Future Stallions Softball Day.”  We would like to invite all our future Stallions (kindergarten - 8th grade) to attend our Senior Day Softball game held on May 4th at 3:30 at San Juan Hills HS Softball Field and support the Girl’s varsity Softball players. According to CIF bylaws we can only offer a free t-shirt to students in elementary school so the first 25 kids to arrive will receive a free t-shirt at the game. However, middle school students can purchase a shirt for $5.


For this game we will be honoring our 4 seniors prior to game time in which we would like all our future stallions to help by coming on to the field and creating a walk through tunnel. After the game is finish we will hold a cake and punch event for our seniors and any of our future stallions!


We look forward to this spring event and hope to build off the excitement among our community. There is no admission fee for this game for kids or adults and Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be available for purchase.


News from Tesoro High School:

No news at this time!

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



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LRMS Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

Come to Blaze Pizza in the Mission Viejo Mall on Thursday, April 27 from 5-9pm and help support our LRMS Global Communications program! Bring your friends and family and be sure to show the attached ...more

Blaze Pizza/LRMS Fundraiser Flyer

Blaze Pizza Flyer

8th Grade Dance: Passport to Paris! (Parents - check your loop mail for important, time-sensitive information)

8th Grade Dance: Passport to Paris!

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.

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

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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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