Superintendent’s Vision Statement
“The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."
The Museum of Tolerance
On Friday, March 13, 8th grade students traveled to Los Angeles to The Museum of Tolerance. With their teacher, Maria Dean, the students deepened their study of the holocaust and The Diary of Anne Frank.
Dr. Seuss Day
Measles Information for Parents
The San Diego County Office of Health and Human Services has verified several reported cases of measles throughout the county. Please know that NO cases of this highly contagious viral infection ...more
March 26th-Spring Picture Day
March 30th-5th Grade Splash Lab
April 14th-4th Grade (Brown/Tomkins) to Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
April 20th-4th Grade (Andrews/Sanchez) to Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
French Club - Grades 5-8
OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination
The local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender ...more
The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education.
Foods and beverages sold to students through the district’s child nutrition program, student stores, vending machines ...more
The OUSD 2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook is now available for viewing online. The handbook is available in both English and Spanish. Parents can also download a PDF version of this guide. Click Eng ...more
OUSD on Facebook
Common Core Parent Information
California is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics. This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the ...more
Parent School Climate Survey
Parent School Climate Survey, 2014-2015
Santa Margarita Elementary
Your school needs you to complete this online survey to help improve school culture and climate. It is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about fundamental learning supports and barriers at this school. This letter explains the survey and, at the bottom of the page, provides your login, password and access instructions. If you have any questions about this survey, contact Donna Wilkins.
You will have access to this online survey for 30 days beginning _3__/_1__/_2015__.
The purpose of this survey is to obtain parent perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs and policies, and the overall school climate as they relate to student well-being and learning. It deals with such issues as truancy, safety, harassment, substance use, school connectedness, and learning supports. The survey is a companion to the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), and the California School Climate Survey (CSCS) for staff.
Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY
If you have more than one child at this school, please complete one survey for each child.
Access the login page for the survey using the following URL:
Use the following school code and click the Take Survey button:
School Code (case sensitive): ZD44KZ
If you are having trouble taking the survey, check the following:
Make sure you are entering the web site address correctly
Does the survey welcome page show the correct name of your school?
Make sure you have entered the URL (in the URL bar, NOT THE SEARCH BAR) and School Code correctly
Make sure that your survey window is open. You should be able to find the start date on this form. The window is open for 30 days from this date.
Still having trouble? Contact your survey coordinator
Thank you for taking this important survey!
Tuesday and Thursday
8:25 – 8:50
1st through 8th Grade
Kinders must be accompanied by an adult
Order your yearbook today!
From now until April 3rd, yearbooks are $25. After April 3rd, yearbooks will be $30. Enter code 19980. Please click here to see the yearbook flier.
School of Choice Application Process for 2015-16 Begins January 5
Parents looking to move a child from one OUSD school site to another for the 2015-16 school year can begin applying for the district’s School of Choice (SOC) option beginning January 5, 2015. The deadline to file the application is Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m.
Click School of Choice for specific details on the application process, and to view a list of schools classified as “capped” due to enrollment capacity. For more information, please call the OUSD Student Services Department at 760-966-7802.
Lunch with a Professional
Lunch with a Professional - Grades 5-8
March 27-Lunch with a Charger, Richard Crawford
April 3-Lunch with a Tuba Player
Lunch with a Photographer - Lauren Richer
Lunch with a Scientist - Dr. Rod Saponjic
Lunch with a Statistician - Mike Trussel
Lunch with Sergeant Major Greene
Lunch with Military Pilots
Lunch with our District Executive Chef, Richard Linsalato
Jamba Juice Wednesdays
12:15-12:45 in Kindergarten area
1:00-1:30 @ picnic tables for 1st-8th
$2.00 for “Blended Goodness”
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Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence
The OUSD Kids First initiative is off and running. Click Kids First to view the 8 Keys of Excellence, watch student videos and to learn more about this life-changing project and how you can get involved as a partner with the district.
Welcome to Santa Margarita Elementary School
1 Carnes Road
(760) 901-7900 Office
BE YOUR PERSONAL BEST
M, T, Th, F: 8:55-3:35
Am Kinder 8:55-12:15
PM Kinder: 12:15-3:35
Wed AM Kinder: 8:55-12:20
Wed PM Kinder: 9:40-1:05
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
M, T, Th, F: 8:50-3:36
AM Preschool 8:40-11:40
PM Preschool 12:40-3:40
AM Special Ed Preschool 8:55-11:55
PM Special Ed Preschool 12:30-3:30
OUSD Instructional Focus
ALL STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR THINKING,
BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WRITING,
TO SHOW UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR LEARNING.
Our Special Guest-BGEN Banta & Mrs. Banta
Interdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year
Requests to transfer students to schools located inside or outside the OUSD zoned boundaries will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015. Interdistrict application forms are available at the OUSD ...more
Peachjar E-Flyer Service
OUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers. Click Santa Margarita School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.
To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers.
ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents
A new ParentLink App for smart phones is now available to OUSD parents. The App aims to provide and improve all avenues of district and student communication and information for parents. Watch the ...more
ParentLink App Demonstration Video
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Online Meal Registration
Parents can register their children online for the 2014-15 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs. The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free or ...more