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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 ...more

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 Monday , Tuesday , Wed ...more


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 ...more

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 ...more


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 “Ad ...more

Letter from new Principal

Dear Malcom Family,

I am both excited and honored to introduce myself as the new principal of John S. Malcom Elementary School. My name is Laurie Lowy, and I have been a passionate educator for ...more

Important Dates

May 31:             4th grade Open House

                          (Gillis/Zegley 4:30 pm, Martin/Rager 6:00 pm)
June 1:              Year End Carnival
June 7:              Last Day of School for Students

                          (extra early dismissal Kinder at11:20 am, 1st-5th at 11:50 am)

Friends of Malcom Update

We are kicking off our fundraising campaign to raise funds for our new STEAM Innovation Lab and our Instructional Aides to help with reading curriculum K-5 grade levels.  Information has been placed in the Thursday folder or you can always go to www.friendsofmalcom.org for more information.

Letter from the Counselor

Regular school hours

Grade Level Hours
Grades 1 through 5 7:45 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.
Grades 1 through 5  (Thursdays) 7:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Early Bird Kindergarten 7:45 a.m. – 11:38 a.m.

Late Owl Kindergarten

9:15 a.m. – 1:08 p.m.
All Kindergarten (Thursdays) 7:45 a.m. – 11:38 a.m.



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 ...more

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Parent Portal

All parents need to sign up for the CUSD Parent Portal (https://portal.capousd.org) 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.

Kindergarten Forms

Kindergarten forms for school year 2018 are available for download here: Kindergarten Forms

New Student Enrollment


CUSD schools have transitioned away from traditional listserv emails. We will be sending messages through School Messenger, and only those who do not currently receive School Messenger messages ...more

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Student Fees

Note to Parents and Guardians:

The Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Fees for field trips and excursions in connection with ...more

Like PTA on Facebook and Instagram

Like us on Facebook and Instagram to stay connected with upcoming events!  Our PTA has two social media sites setup that push event information to all followers.  This an easy way to stay updated on what's happening at our school.
Facebook: Johnsmalcomelementarypta
Instagram: Johnmalcompta



Students may bring a lunch to school or purchase a hot lunch for $2.75.  Malcom has a computerized Point of Sale system so you can prepay by cash, check, credit card, or PayPal (Internet).  To a payment online, simple log on to the CUSD school nutrition website at http://capistrano.healtheliving.net/ and click on the Online Meal Payment button.  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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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