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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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10/16 - CA Shakeout

We are participating in the Great California Shakeout state-wide earthquake drill on Thursday morning at about 10:20 a.m.  We will practice drop, cover, and hold and then evacuate to the playground and not be answering the phones until the drill is over.  For more information:


Please be aware that as part of our School Safety Plan, students will only be released to the parents and/or other adults listed as emergency contacts for the student.  If you have not done so, please ensure that this information has been updated through parent portal. You should assume that in an actual emergency, telephone communication may not be possible and should make plans in advance with friends and neighbors to help retrieve your children.  Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

10/16 - Reflections Evening

You are cordially invited to attend Malcom's Reflections Evening of Art in the MPR tomorrow night, Thursday,  October 16th from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  All participants will be recognized and winning projects will be announced at approximately 6:30 p.m.  This year's theme is "The world would be a better place if…"   Students created Literature, Photography, Dance Choreography, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, and Film/Video Production projects.  We look forward to a fun evening of celebration!  For questions, please contact Malcom PTA Director of Programs, Nicole Rusin at or 949-683-3546.

10/17 - Innsbrook Fundraiser Deadline

Deadline to place Innsbrook Fall Fundrasier order is Friday!

School Number: 114383

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Pre-Order by Oct 20 (Forms in Office)

Order by Oct 20 (Forms in Office)

10/21 - Fall GATE Meeting

Malcom’s Fall GATE Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 21st  from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Malcom’s MPR, and lead by our GATE Coordinator, Sarah Hornig.  This meeting is open to parents of currently identified GATE students.  Information regarding this year’s GATE testing will provided to parents later in the Fall.

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10/27 - Red Ribbon Week

Malcom Mariners will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 27th to October 31st.  To kick off Red Ribbon Month, your child will be coming home this week with a Red Ribbon Wristband from the Orange County Sheriff Advisory Council.  This wristband will provide discounts at various Orange County businesses now through October 26th.  A flyer will also be coming home that lists a few of the local businesses participating in this program.  Subway, Baskin Robbins, Dairy Queen, and Costume Castle are just a few of the businesses participating!  You may find the complete list at (click Red Ribbon Week in the center of the page and then click on incentive list).  Please have your child take good care of their wristbands.  Unfortunately, we do not have extras if it gets lost.

10/26 - 11/15: Book Fair ONLINE!

Can't visit the Book Fair in November?

Easier to shop in your PJs?

Visit our Book Fair ONLINE from Oct 26 thru Nov 15

Fall Book Fair Coming Soon (Nov 3 - Nov 7)

Fall Book Fair Coming Soon

School News

Garden HELP!!!
Recess Help

We are looking for volunteers to work in the school garden on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays during first recess to supervise and help students while they explore and maintain the Malcom school garden.  We particularly need help dur... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 10/16/14

Preschool Openings
CUSD has the following openings in the Early Childhood Preschool Programs:

§  2-day Mandarin Immersion at Bergeson

§  3-day Spanish Immersion at San Juan

§  2, 3, and 5 day openings at Bathgate... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 10/16/14

Parenting the Elementary School Child
Become the encouraging and effective parent you want to be!  Discover your parenting style, find out why your child is misbehaving , and learn keys to positive discipline.  Included are discussions on healthy family communication, s... Continue
Posted by: Connie Byrnes
Published: 10/16/14 ribbon.jpg


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.


Positive Behavior 3Rs

We Malcom Mariners follow the 3Rs ... what are they?

Positive Behavior Matrix 3Rs.pdf

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

School begins at 7:45 a.m.  Students are not to arrive more than twenty minutes before the start of school. Morning supervision is from 7:25-7:45 a.m.  School ends at 2:05 p.m. on MondayTuesdayWednesday, and Friday.  On Thursday, school ends at 12:50 p.m. for grades 1-5.  Students must go directly home, to an afterschool class or to prearranged childcare after school.

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. 



Tardiness:  Malcom School officially begins at 7:45 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Students who arrive late not only miss out on learning opportunities, but they also interrupt the flow of instruction for other students who have arrived on time.  Students who arrive on time between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. should report to the Harbor where teachers are on duty to supervise students.

1.      Students who arrive after 7:45 a.m., must report to the office for a tardy slip before going to the flag ceremony or reporting to class.

2.      After a student’s third tardy, a notification letter will be sent to parents regarding their child’s tardiness each trimester.

3.      Medical and dental appointments are excused tardies.

4.      If an unexcused tardy exceeds 30 minutes, the student is considered truant.  The district office will issue notification letters to parents of students after the fourth truancy.



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