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Students may bring a lunch to school or purchase a hot lunch for $2.50.  Malcom has a computerized Point of Sale system so you can prepay by cash, check, credit card, or PayPal (Internet).  To use the PayPal system, simple log on to the CUSD school nutrition website at and click on the Deposit Money and Funds link.  In the event a child forgets lunch or loses money, students will be offered crackers, fruit, etc. by lunch staff so that no child goes without eating.  The office does not loan money for lunch.


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Summer Office Hours

Summer Office Hours and Important Dates

  • Office closes 6/24 at 3:30 for summer
  • Office re-opens August 14 – 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Beginning August 18 office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Class postings on September 3 at 4:00 p.m. (available on Parent Portal after 3:00 p.m.)
  • First Day of School – September 4

AR Tests During the Summer

AR Wednesdays – July and August 1:00-4:00

Keep those kids reading!  Then join us every Wednesday during the months of July and August in the Malcom Computer Lab between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.  Students can take quizzes all summer long to keep their comprehension skills sharp and on-track for next year!

Summer Opportunity

We looking for families who would like to help maintain the Malcom school garden over the summer break.  Each volunteer family will take responsibility for the garden for one week and during that time will be responsible for watering, weeding and harvesting the produce (yes, this job comes with some major perks!!).  No gardening experience is necessary and full instructions will be given.  This is a fun and rewarding project that the whole family can be involved in.  If you are interested in this opportunity or would like additional information please contact Jacqui Neuharth at, or 949 331 3697

PTA Reflections Contest

Do your kids like to draw, paint, choreograph, compose, write, take photos, and/or create videos?  Have them start creating something special this summer for the 2014 Reflections Art Contest and Show! This year's theme is "The world would be a better place if…"   Students are eligible to create an entry from any of the six different categories:  Literature, Photography, Dance Choreography, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, and Film/Video Production. The due date for all entries will be Friday, October 3.  All participating artists will be invited to be a part of the Malcom Art Show on Thursday evening, October 16th.   All contest rules and requirements can be found on the PDFs located under the "More Information" tab at:


School News

Summer Reading Resources
The Orange County Department of Education has added a new Parent Resources tab to their website  . On this site you will find summer reading lists, online resources, OC Public Libraries summer reading programs and resources, and more… ... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 6/15/14

Saddleback Summer College at Malcom
This week you will receive a Saddleback College Summer 2014 Gaucho Guide catalog. In the catalog you will find the CUSD Summer Experience offerings. This is a unique program designed to give your children summer enrichment classes at CUSD school s... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 6/15/14


Logo for 2013-2014:

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24 Hour Absence Line

We have a new email box for reporting absences. 

The email address is

Or, you can still call the sick line  (949) 443-3847


New Student On-line Enrollment

If your student is new to CUSD, please click here to complete your enrollment on-line.



As you know, Malcom recycles your plastic bottles!  Thank you for bringing your plastic bottles to the school to help raise money for much needed supplies.  As a reminder, please drop off all bags of plastic bottles at the recycling bin at the Loading Zone.  Malcom is currently looking for new leadership in the area of recycling.  If you have a passion for reducing waste, please contact our office.  We need your help!

Leaving School

Students are NOT allowed to leave school early unless parents have signed the Early Dismissal Log in the office.  The office must be notified in advance if someone other than parents or those listed on the emergency card will pick up students.  Photo identification may be required if someone other than parent picks up a student.  Taking students out of school early is strongly discouraged and disqualifies students from perfect attendance.  Please try to schedule appointments late enough in the day to permit students to receive a full day of instruction every day. 




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