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8 Keys Green Team Santa Margarita's BEST
What do I do if there is an emergency? Earthquake Student/Parent Reunification
6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Electives Registration Information
December Key Character is Commitment *Please visit our wishing tree*No School-Dec. 21 - Jan 3

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."

No School December 21 - Jan. 3rd


Santa Margarita Highlighted for School Liason Program


Superintendent's Progress Report Letter

Please click here for a letter from the superintendent regarding progress reports and a video with additional information.

Three Additional Minimum Days

Santa Margarita School

Three Additional Minimum Days

In addition to our weekly Wednesday minimum day, this year we will have three additional minimum days.  All Kindergarten Classes will attend 8:55 – 1:05. 

 These days will be used for Teacher Professional Development.

Tuesday September 15, Tuesday January 19, and Tuesday March 15

Dismissal Times:  Kinder – 8th Grade at 1:05

Please make appropriate arrangements to pick up your child on time on those three additional minimum days.


2015-2016 School Calendar

Music Concert

Mira Costa College 5th Grade Recording Session

Measles Information for Parents

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Dr. Seuss Day



The Board of Education amended administrative regulation 5113(a). The policy now reads, "Absences must be cleared within 5 school days after the student returns to school."

French Club

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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Wellness Policy

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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

Change in Lunch Menu for today, Monday, Nov. 30th.

Lunch ladies choice will be Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Pizza Stick.

Check Items in the Lost and Found - Donating to Charity 12/4 after school

Check Items in the Lost and Found - Donating to Charity 12/4 after school

Base Middle Schools

Combined Music Concert


Featuring the 6th, 7th, & 8th grade music students of

North Terrace, Santa Margarita and Stuart Mesa


Monday, December 14, 6:00 p.m.

in the Stuart Mesa School MPR

Students need to arrive by 5:15 PM


Concert dress is white shirt & black pants/skirt/dress or school uniform

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are on sale now for a discount. Order between now and December 18 for only $20! 

Simply visit (or click on the picture) and enter order number 19980. 



Join us for Running Club

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Chocolate Milk District Presentation

Chocolate Milk District Presentation

On Thursday, October 1st, a team of sixth graders presented their opinion about a controversial issue to the OUSD Wellness committee. Beginning this journey last year, it’s the students’ hope that the evidence they presented will persuade the district to put chocolate milk back on the school lunch menu.  Let’s give a big “Shout Out” to these dedicated students who are trying their best to convince our leaders that student’s opinions and words matter!

Lunch with a Professional

Lunch with a Professional - Grades 4-8

Lunch with a Professional Videographer from KOCT-December 4

Lunch with an Arborist -December 11

Lunch with a Pilot


----Past Lunch Guests---

Lunch with an Attorney

Lunch with a College Coordinator

Lunch with the Nursing Team at Mission Animal Hospital

Lunch with a Veterinarian from Mission Animal Hospital


Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

Copy of Kids First.jpgThe 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
Oceanside, CA  92058

(760) 901-7900 Office
(760) 430-1415 Fax

Mustang Pledge






School Hours:

M, T, Th, F: 8:55-3:35

Am Kinder 8:55-12:15

PM Kinder: 12:15-3:35

Wed: 8:55-1:05

6th, 7th & 8th Grade

M, T, Th, F: 8:55-3:35

Wed: 8:55-1:05

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




San Diego Fair Earth Day Assembly

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

button-orange-stacked.pngOUSD 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

Parent Link Logo.jpg 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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OUSD on Facebook

Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpg Parents can register their children online for the 2015-16 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs. The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free or ...more

Our Special Guest-Charger Richard Crawford

Before and After School Program - REGISTER NOW

BASE Programs for Before School, After School and Kinder Care Programs 12:15 pm - 6:30 pm Check-out their website at:

Common Core Parent Information

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpg 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