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May Key Character is CELEBRATE - putting all keys into our daily lives *Please visit our wishing tree*>

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."

Thank you Tree Circus & City of Oceanside

Love and Logic

The following training is for OUSD parents who want to learn how to work effectively with their children by implementing proactive strategies.  

This 6 week training will show parents how to: 

·      Put an End to Arguing, Back Talk, and Begging

·      Teach Responsibility Without Losing their Love

·      Set Limits Without Waging War

·      Avoid Power-Struggles

·      Guide Kids to Own and Solve Their Own Problems

·      Teach Kids to Complete Chores…Without Reminders and Without Pay

Parents will learn how to spend less time and energy disciplining, while increasing cooperation and responsibility from their child – and build a strong parent-child relationship in the process!

The training will be led by the OUSD Mental Health Itinerate Team (MHIT), who have been trained by the Love and Logic Institute in Colorado. This is a great opportunity for parents to take advantage of the resources our district has to offer. Parents are urged not to miss this fantastic opportunity to get some amazing, tried and true techniques and tips, and help make their family life even better!

Click here for flyer

Green Team

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Adult volunteers are needs to help with the green team any day from 12:15-1:30.  Please contact Ms. Orbaugh.


Mira Costa College 5th Grade Recording Session



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."

Dr. Seuss Day

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

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



Due to shortages at the District Warehouse our menus will be changing for Wednesday - Friday of this week.  We apologize for the inconvenience, please know that we will try to stay as close to the posted menu as possible.


Thank you for understanding.


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It’s time to Register for Kindergarten for the 2016 – 17 School Year!

Just a few simple steps:

  • Complete the online registration information at
  • Bring a print out of the online registration to the school office with a copy of your child’s birth certificate, proof of address, and current shot records.

We will be holding a Kindergarten Round-up for all new kinder families on May 12th at 3:00 in our Cafeteria.  We would love to have you join us!

Kindergarten students must be age 5 on or before September 1st in order to enroll. 

Ms. Hultin's Students "Purple Up"

Ms. Hultin's Students

Operation Military Kids, an organization dedicated to military children, launched the Purple Up! campaign four years ago to promote community awareness and generate support for military children.

The organization chose the color purple since it symbolizes all the branches in the military.



CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Frank, OUSD Classified Employee of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Frank, OUSD Classified Employee of the Year

Yearbooks on Sale




Buy now and get:

Free autograph pages


Receive before everyone else!


Deadline: April 1st - EXTENDED TO APRIL 30TH


Simply visit and enter order number 19980. 



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!

Common Core Parent Information

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ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

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ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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Our Special Guest-Charger Richard Crawford

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


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




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.

San Diego Fair Earth Day Assembly


2015-2016 School Calendar

Our Special Guest-BGEN Banta & Mrs. Banta

Join us for Running Club

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Lunch with a Professional

Lunch with a Professional - Grades 4-8

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

Lunch with a Professional Videographer from KOCT

Lunch with an Arborist


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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.

OUSD on Facebook

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:

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.