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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."

New Family Survey

Parent  Survey.jpgParents of families new to the Oceanside Unified School District, including those who have come to the district during the past three years, are encouraged to take a short survey to share their experiences on being welcomed to OUSD.  Your opinions, concerns and suggestions will be greatly appreciated and helpful to the district.  Simply click Welcoming Parents Survey to share your thoughts. 

Encuesta sobre Bienvenida a las Nuevas Familias

Parent  Survey.jpgA los padres de las familias nuevas al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside (OUSD), incluidos los que llegaron al distrito durante los últimos tres años, se les anima a participar en una breve encuesta para compartir sus experiencias sobre su bienvenida al distrito OUSD. Sus opiniones, inquietudes y sugerencias serán sumamente apreciadas y útiles para el distrito. Para participar simplemente hagan clic en Encuesta sobre bienvenida a los padres de familia.

Upcoming Events

November 21 - Report Cards Home

November 24 to 28 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

December 19 - Key Character Assembly

December 22 to January 2 - Winter Break

Lunch with a Professional - Grades 5-8

December 19th - Lunch with a Scientist

January 16th - Lunch with a Statistician

French Club

French Club - Grades 5-8

December 12

January 9

January 23

Absences

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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."

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

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To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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OUSD Instructional Focus

ALL STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR THINKING,

BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WRITING,

TO SHOW UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR LEARNING.

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2014-2015 School Calendar

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All schools and office sites in the Oceanside Unified School District will be closed Monday, November 24 through Friday, November 28 in observance of the annual Thanksgiving Week Holiday.  Schools and offices will re-open during their normal business hours on Monday, December 1.
 

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Santa Margarita welcomes BGEN and Mrs. Banta to our school on Monday, Dec. 8th from 11:00 – 11:45. 

Speak Up Survey Covers Hot Topics in K-12 Education

 

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Speak Up, a national research project, is conducting its annual survey of some of the top issues facing educators, parents and students.  The brief survey allows respondents to share their views on K-12 education topics such as 21st century learning, STEM courses and career exploration, and mobile technology. 

Results of the survey are released and presented at Congressional Briefings in Washington.  Click Speak Up Survey to share your thoughts.  The survey is available online through December 19.

Forces in Motion 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Field Trip

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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”

 

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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.

2014-15 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.

Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

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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 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! 

 

Common Core Parent Information

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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

Green Team

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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 http://www.oside.us/parentlink.

ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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Online Meal Registration

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Parent/Student Handbook

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 English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish 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.

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