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Parents, when your child is absent, please call our school office at (949) 234-5969. If during non-school hours, please leave a message with your name, your child's name, and the reason for the absence. Thank you.

Today: 2/18/18

Textbook Policy

Please be aware of Capistrano Unified School District's Policy on textbooks.

Click here to read the document.

Important Notice: Vaccination Law Update

On June 30, 2015, Governor Brown signed a new vaccine Bill (SB277). The law will take effect on July 1, 2016. This new law requires that all children in California be fully vaccinated to attend ...more

Bully Free Makos

Click on the following link to anonymously report bullying you have experienced or witnessed.

Bully Report Form


Help VDMMS be a Bully Free Zone


Makos today, Leaders tomorrow

Pennies for Patients Feb 12- Mar 7


Mr. Wachenheim’s 6th-grade Leadership students will be kicking off our annual Pennies for Patients Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser on Monday, February ...more

8th Grade Expo Feb 5




MAKO Masters and Ball Drop Friday January 26

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MAKO PRIDE is Vista del Mar Middle school’s community service program. Its purpose is to reward and encourage students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship, citizenship and community service.

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Mr. Wachenheim’s 6th-grade Leadership students will be kicking off our annual Pennies for Patients Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser on Monday, February 12th.  The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society supports research, education, advocacy, and community services. 


Vista del Mar Middle School decided to embrace this fundraiser 12 years ago in honor of a VDMMS student, Katie Westland, who passed away in August of 2006.  We have had several of our Vista del Mar families who have been diagnosed with Leukemia or similar diseases, so this cause hits home with us.  We want to encourage all students to collect spare change to help researchers find a cure.


On Monday, February 12th during SSR, students will receive a flyer explaining the event along with a cardboard coin container for collections.  Students will view a brief video about Pennies for Patients.  Collection dates are as follows:  Friday, February 23rd, Friday, March 2nd and final collection on Wednesday, March 7th


Thank you in advance for your contribution to this great cause.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Wachenheim.


Mako Communications

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

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

Marquee Shout Outs

Celebrate your student's special day by having their name up in lights on the VdMMS Marquee!  Use the attached order form & bring the completed form to the front office.

Marquee Order Form

LCAP Process Underway In California School Districts

School districts are currently working on the development of its Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Under the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), districts have much more discretion in how they spend their funding. However, they must develop a detailed plan to show how the money will be used to improve achievement and to meet the needs of low-income students, English learners and foster children. Districts must collect input and suggestions from parents, students, staff and community members. Please see the attached Local Control Accountability Plan Report for more information.

LCAP Board Presentation

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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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