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Sunday
6/28/15
Monday
6/29/15
Tuesday
6/30/15
Wednesday
7/1/15
Thursday
7/2/15
Friday
7/3/15
Events
Saturday
7/4/15

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Listserv

Click Here to Subscribe to John Malcom Elementary School's Listserv to receive general email communications from the school principal and other important notices.  Need to "Unsubscribe" to our ListServe? Click here: Unsubscribe

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Lunch

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 http://nutrition-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/ and click on the Deposit Money and Funds link.  In the event a child forgets lunch or loses money, students will be offered peanut butter, 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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Cell Phones

Students are allowed to bring a cell phone to school.  However, phones must be kept in a backpack and turned off throughout the school day. They can be used, if needed, after school for communication with parents (Board Policy #5141.2).  iPods, iPads and electronic games are not permitted at school.  Electronic readers (e.g. Kindles, Nooks) are permitted.  The use of camera functions on phones and other devices is prohibited at all times.  Violation of this policy will result in the privilege to have such device at school being revoked.

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6/24 - AR SUMMER TESTING

Once again, thanks to Mrs. Butterworth, Mrs. Slee, Mrs. Thomas, and Ms. Reimer, we will be offering AR Wednesdays throughout the summer!  Come to the Malcom computer lab on Wednesdays between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon to take AR quizzes.  AR Wednesdays begin June 24 and the last Wednesday is August 12th.  Keep reading all summer long! 

Summer Tech Fun

Hey, just because school is over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop!  Malcom students have access to many links to extend their learning over the summer. Here are a few favorites:

You can also go to http://tis-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/summerelp for a list of more optional summer learning programs.

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Marco Middle School SUMMER Academy

July 30th – August 7th 8:30am – 11:30am M-F

All families with students transferring to Marco Forster MS as 6th graders for the 2015-16 school year are invited to register for Summer Academy. This is a free program that allows incoming 6th grade students to explore and experience middle school with their classmates before the school year starts. Imagine no first-day-of-school jitters, knowing  your classrooms and teachers, already having new friends and being able to help other students with the lunch line, lockers and more! This is the ideal way to start middle school and catch the Roadrunner spirit! Look for registration forms to come home this week and are due back to your current school no later than Friday, April 24th.

THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM! DON'T MISS OUT!

Summer Office Hours

August 5th – 7th : 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

August 10th – 24th :  8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,  Closed for lunch from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Beginning August 25th :  7:30 a.m.  – 3:30 p.m.

8/24 - Class Postings

There is a new district-wide practice this August for class postings.  All class assignments will be available on Parent Portal after 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24th, the day before school begins.  You will also receive a phone call with your child’s teacher and room assignment.  Classes will no longer be posted at the school, due to confidentiality.  See you in August!

8/25 - First Day of School

MORE INFO TO FOLLOW (STAY TUNED)

School Site Council Opening

Would you be interested in joining Malcom’s School Site Council? Malcom Elementary is seeking just one more parent/guardian to fill the vacant position for the next two school years. Terms are for two years. The annual commitment is typically 4 meetings per year, held after school. School Site Council is made up of parents/guardians, school administration, teachers, and other school staff. The primary responsibility is to review the school’s curriculum focus and oversee expenditures of categorical funding. Training will be provided.  Please contact the front office at 248-0542, if interested.

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Reporting Absences

Our email address for reporting absences is:

malcomabsence@capousd.org.

Or, you can call the 24 hour sick line: 

(949) 443-3847

Per distict policy, parents have 3 days to clear absences. If NOT cleared, the absences will be recorded as unexcused and are not changed.  Also, illness, religious holidays and doctor’s appointments are the only excused absences.

 

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New Student On-line Enrollment

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

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Parent Portal

All parents need to sign up for the CUSD Parent Portal in order to view attendance records, standardized test scores and report cards andupdate personal information, such as contact people and phone numbers, and medical information.   You will need your student’s ID number, your home phone number, and unique verification code which you can obtain through the school office.

LET’S SHOOT FOR 100% ON PARENT PORTAL FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR!

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.

Tardiness

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Dismissal

If you are picking your child up by car, we prefer that you use the driveway between Ridgeway and Charles, aka “The Loading Dock”.  Please place a sign on the dashboard with the names of students being picked up in bold letters.  Pull up as far as possible on the right hand side of The Loading Dock.  Students must enter cars along the curb.  When ready to leave, pull as far as possible to the left and exit onto Charles Road.  Only right turns are permitted onto Charles.

Medication

We appreciate the dispensing of all medicine at home whenever possible.   If your child needs any type of medication at school, prescription or non-prescription, you will need to provide a current “Administration of Medications” form which requires the signature of the physician and identifies the specific medication and dosage.  This form may be obtained in the school office and must be completed annually since it is not automatically transferred from one year to the next.

Absences

Children should not be sent to school when they are not feeling well.  It is district policy that students be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. When a student is absent, please send an email tomalcomabsence@capousd.org.  If sending an email is not an option, please call the 24-hour absence line when your child will not be in school.  That number is (949) 443-3847.  Illness and doctor or dental appointments are considered excused absences.  Attendance at the funeral of an immediate family member is also considered excused.  ALL other absences are recorded as unexcused.  Please make every effort to have children in attendance at school unless they are ill.  The district office will issue notification letters to parents of students after the third unexcused absence.

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