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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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2018-2019 ASB OFFICERS

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Principal Newsletter


Principal Newsletter

Dear Lions,


Happy Summer! Yesterday was such a bittersweet day.  We love having your children attend our school, but every year we have to say goodbye for a time and that time is now.  We wish the very best for our 8th graders who are going off to high school.  The Clap-out was so well attended and emotional.  Thank you to our PAL classes for organizing it.

Curriculum and Instruction:

Our Global Communications classes have posted some "just for fun" creative projects on our website.   There are even more videos to watch if you click on the Videos page. You might especially want to look for the Finesse music video, since so many of our teacher and staff members are featured! It's adorable! 

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!  


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 2018.


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


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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.

PrincipalLadera Ranch Middle School



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

Knott's Bus Lists Have Been Posted. Report to school at 9:15 & go to 1st period as usual on Weds.!

KNOTT'S SCHEDULE (approximate)

8th Grade Knott's Trip

  9:15 - 1st period for Video & Treats

10:00 - Line Up

10:30 - Buses Leave

  6:15 - Meet with chaperone

  6:30 - Buses Leave Knott's

  7:30 - Buses Return to LRMS



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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