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Please note that calendar dates and times subject to change.

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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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Office is now OPEN

August 18 – 29                       8:00am – 4:00pm (closed from 12:00-1:00 for lunch)

September 2                          Regular office hours begin:  7:30am – 3:30 pm


If you need to register your child for school, please do so as soon as possible. Our staffing ratios are dependent on the numbers of enrolled students! If you have moved over the summer and/or are moving schools please let us know that too. You can call us or email the Attendance Clerk Janine Lewis at .


School Supply List 2014/15

Click on the link below for this year's School Supply List:

K-5 Grade Supply Lists.pdf

Who Will Be Your Teacher?

Who will be your child's teacher for 2014/15? How will you be notified?

Please note that Parent Portal will post on Wednesday, September 3rd after 3:00 p.m., and we will post hard copy printouts, on the Malcom library windows, that same day after 4:00 p.m.



1st Day of School Schedule

The first day of school is Thursday, September 4th. We will be on a MINIMUM DAY schedule with the following start/dismissal times. Students will be on a modified lunch/brunch schedule; hot meals will be available for purchase.




Grades 1-5

7:45 am - 11:50 am

Kindergarten EB

9:00 am – 10:13 am *

Kindergarten LO

10:45 am – 11:58 am *

* Please note that the first day of school for kindergarten students is 73 minutes long. Parents must stay with his/her child on the first day of school.










Important To Do!

Parent Portal Accounts – Print that Data Confirmation Page!

The Parent Portal is a tool that allows you to quickly re-register your child/children in September of every year, eliminating the need to fill out a traditional paper emergency card for each child. You can also update emergency contact or medical information at any time, access daily attendance, view test scores, and print report cards. You will need to return the Data Confirmation page and return it with your first day packet forms (which are only 2 if you have a Portal Account)! You can also save a trip to school and see your child’s class placement after 3pm on September 2nd.


If you have not created a Parent Portal account (the few holdouts, new families and incoming Kindergarten students), please contact our Attendance Clerk Janine Lewis or call her at (949) 248-0542 to get the logins.  Directions for the Parent Portal can be found here:

YMCA Afterschool Care

Check out the Y Afterschool!

Sign up TODAY! Free registration for those that Sign up by FRIDAY, AUGUST 29th

With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. YMCA Afterschool Programs provide a safe, structured, and fun environment for children between the ages of 5 and 12 - right on school campus.

With several affordable care options, including financial assistance for qualifying families, YMCA Afterschool meets all of your needs by providing safety, homework support, recreation, and enrichment for your child before and after school. Our caring staff and well-rounded curriculum provide opportunities for your child to learn, grow, and thrive through participation in the arts, sports, and community service projects. At the Y, your child's CHARACTER COUNTS!™ Contact Pam at (949) 363-7085 or email at for more information or to schedule a tour.

PTA Needs You!

PTA is looking for a Director of Communications.  This rewarding position is in charge of the newsletter, Facebook page, and PTA website.  If you are interested, please contact Michele Johnson 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 su... 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:

(Navigating New Waters)

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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