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Jamba Juice Wednesdays


12:15-12:45 in Kindergarten area


1:00-1:30 @ picnic tables for 1st-8th


$2.00 for “Blended Goodness”




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."

OUSD Vision Statement 2014-15

“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."

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Today: 9/23/14

BASE Program Information

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 and fundraisers meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Nutrition education is provided as a part of the district’s health education program. 

Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living! 


Wednesday, September 17th

Food/Vendor Booths will open at 4:30.
Class visits will be from 5:30 – 6:30
Vendors Include – PTO, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Base Liaisons, Operation Hero, Big Brother Big Sister, BASE Afterschool Program
OUSD Child Nutrition offering $7 per plate – BBQ Chicken Salad

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpgA 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 video below.

ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation.  Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it. 

OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App.  For more information, please see the district website at

ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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Running Club


Santa Margarita’s Running Club


Attention parents/guardians!


I am looking for dedicated volunteers who can help restart our school-wide running club.  Essentially what happens is students complete laps around a coned area on the grass field by running, walking, etc.  The running club welcomes any students who want to get some exercise before school starts (8:30-8:55).  Volunteers will help supervise the course, stamp students’ hands after they complete each lap, and record students’ total laps.   If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail me the days/times you are available, and I will give you more details regarding when we plan to start the running club.


Best regards,

Mr. Ward (

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Emotional Homecoming and Reunion for Brothers and Father

IMG_8331.JPGIt wasn’t what they were expecting!  Brothers David and Adam McIntyre of Santa Margarita Elementary School were shocked to see their father, Staff Sergeant David McIntyre, suddenly appear from the principal's office on Tuesday.  Sgt. McIntyre had been deployed in Afghanistan the past seven months.  His wife Nicky, an instructional aide with OUSD, got a helping hand from Principal Jessica Poumele in surprising the boys.  Watch the emotional reunion in the video posted above.

2014-2015 School Calendar

2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

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 Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.

All 7th through 12 Graders MUST Have the Tdap Immunization!!!

In response to a recent whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic in California, the California Department of Public Health has mandated all students enrolled in public education grades 7 - 12 MUST show definite proof of immunization (Tdap) against this infectious disease before the start of the 2014-15 school year. Immunization is a state requirement. Please see for further vaccination information.

"Because Nice Matters" Anti-Bullying Program

4 Types of Bullying

  1. Cyber
  2. Physical: hitting, kicking, taking belongings, or the threat of any of these
  3. Verbal: name calling, insulting or racist remarks.
  4. Indirect: spreading unpleasant stories about someone or excluding someone from social groups.

What bullying isn’t

  • Falling out with people
  • Short term arguments
  • A fight or quarrel between children of equal power or strength
  • Friends breaking up
  • Occasional teasing

How not to be a bully

Ask yourself 5 questions:

  1. Are my actions or words hurting someone else’s feelings?
  2. Are my actions or words hurting someone else physically or making them feel afraid?
  3. Would I want someone else to do this to me?
  4. Am I unfairly taking my anger out on someone?
  5. Am I trying to control someone against his or her will?

Be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.

If you are being bullied or you witness someone being bullied, get help from an adult.


Welcome to Santa Margarita Elementary School

1 Carnes Road
Oceanside, CA  92058

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

Mighty Mustang Motto

I will respect myself and others.

I will do my best.

I will praise myself and others daily.

I will talk it out to resolve problems.

I will do right by taking care of myself, others, this school, and home.

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

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

Wed: 8:50-1:05

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

Key Assembly

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Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpgParents 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 reduced status may receive meals at no cost.  Click Online Meal Registration to get started.

Red Ribbon Week

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Common Core Parent Information

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpgCalifornia 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 most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards.  Click the Common Core link to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.

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.  

SAX Institute

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