February 20, 2017
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Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment:
8TH Grade students headed for Tesoro High School
Please attend one of the information meetings open to parents of students from Ladera Ranch Middle School, Las Flores Middle School and Arroyo Vista Middle School
- February 23, 2017 at 6:00pm at Las Flores Middle School – Multipurpose Room
- February 27, 2017 at 6:00pm at Ladera Ranch Middle School – Multipurpose Room
Tesoro requests parents bring the BLUE registration form their child receives at their Student Information Meeting.
8th Grade SJHHS Parents: Students were given a letter to bring home last week during sixth period classes with important information for registering for their high school classes on the Student Portal not the Parent Portal. Therefore, 8th grade students will be required to set up a Student Portal Account to complete the registration process for the 2017-2018 school year. It will be essential for students to have a valid Student Portal account to properly register for classes. The letter provides the Verification Passcode, ID number and Phone Number that must be used to create an account. Your student will NOT register for classes until after the Academic Advisors from San Juan Hills High School visit LRMS on February 8th. On the day the advisors visit LRMS, students will be made aware of how and when to register for classes and electives.
High School Information for Current 8th Grade Students: San Juan Hills High School and Tesoro High School will be visiting our 8th grade students regarding important registration information for the 2017-2018 school year on the following dates:
Tesoro High School – Thursday, February 16th
Important Dates to Remember:
February 17-20 Presidents Day Holiday
March 10 End of 3rd Quarter
March 16 Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:15pm)
March 23 Open House
March 24 Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:15pm)
April 3-7 Spring Recess
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday
June 1 Last Day Of School for Students, 8th Grade Clap Out (Dismissal
Attention 8th grade parents! Time is running out and space is limited to submit an ad for your 8th grade yearbook. This is a great opportunity to send your middle schooler off to high school with words of encouragement and love. You may purchase an ad by going to Jostensyearbooks.com. You will need to create an account then you will be able to submit the ad. The last day to order an ad is February 16, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Señora Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student and Parent Concerns:
The Public Library will be closed on Monday in honor of Lincoln’s birthday.
LRMS PTA "NEEDS YOU" We are looking to fill 2017/18 PTA Board and Committee positions. This is a great opportunity to get involved in our middle school. Some of the positions available are:
Special Education (abilities day)
Contact Tracy Kolson at email@example.com for more information about each position and other positions that are available.
We would like to complete and announce our new PTA Board by March 1st.
Parents, as a reminder, our school has a Text a tip line. We encourage students to please report inappropriate behavior by any student(s) to an adult or call the text a tip number, 949-682-LRMS (5767). LRMS is a community of learners who demonstrate the responsibility to respect self and others. We are committed to a respectful, safe, ridicule-free environment where everyone is responsible for his or her own behavior.
Early Out Requests: To help expedite the early out requests, please send a note with your child in the morning. They should bring the note to the front office before school begins. Your child will give the “Special Excuse” form to their teacher in the class that they need to leave early. This is their pass to be excused from class early. We understand sometimes you do not know in the morning about an appointment. On those few occasions, just come to school a few minutes early and we will call your child up to the office.
Breakfast is coming back! We are going to start serving breakfast again on February 13th. Students will be able to buy breakfast before school and at nutrition break. This is exciting.
Parents please make sure that our school busses have access to the bus lane during drop off and pick up. This week we almost had an accident when a parent cut off the school bus turning into the bus lane. Additionally, please be courteous and observe the traffic laws when dropping off students at both LRMS and LRES. The safety of our children is at stake!
Attention 6th Grade Parents: Tdap Vaccine Requirement For Students Entering 7th Grade. In order to avoid long lines at summer 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 school year. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
News from Capistrano Unified School District:
School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) – Every school in California is required by state law to publish a School Accountability Report Card (SARC) by February 1 of each year. The SARC contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. A printed version is available upon request. Our school’s SARC is available for review by clicking on the following link:
Informes de Responsabilidad Escolar (SARCs) - Cada escuela en California tiene la responsabilidad por ley estatal de publicar un Informe de Responsabilidad Escolar (SARC) para el 1 de febrero de cada año. El SARC contiene información sobre la condición y el rendimiento de cada escuela pública de California. El Informe (SARC) de nuestra escuela está disponible para su revisión por medio del siguiente enlace:
Si desea una copia impresa, puede solicitarla a la escuela.
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