Principal's Message

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August 1, 2023

Dear TMesa Families,

I am thrilled to introduce myself as Trabuco Mesa's new principal and look forward to meeting all of you in the upcoming weeks. Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am honored to serve and be a part of our wonderful Bulldog community of dedicated staff, parents, and students. Trabuco Mesa is a California Distinguished School known for its outstanding teaching staff, high expectations for student achievement, and inclusive school culture.  Our goal is to provide a strong foundation and safe environment for learning, focusing on equitable, intentional, and engaging practices that will help every student to be successful.

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we need your help. Please log into the Parent Portal as soon as possible to confirm your child’s enrollment and information, as this confirmation is used for staffing. Once you log in to the Parent Portal, there will be a pop-up window in the bottom right corner that will direct you to the “data confirmation” page. Here you must confirm or edit the data. This process is required for every student, every year and should only take you a few minutes.

We also ask that you please log into our school website and review the Parent Handbook, which contains important information, School Behavior Expectations, and our Dress Code. Additionally, we have included attendance information and important safety reminders regarding dropping off and picking up your child from school. We request that you review this information with your child prior to the first day of school.

Thank you in advance for your support. I look forward to a great year, working with all of you, and serving our wonderful community!  If at any time you have questions, concerns, or you need additional information, please do not hesitate to call or email me at 949-858-3338 /  


Dr. Kristan Bruce, Trabuco Mesa Principal