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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."

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.

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. Pl

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

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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.


Superintendent's Progress Report Letter

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


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


Parent E-mail Sent 2/1/16

  • Oceanside Unified School District has been given a grant from Kaiser Permanente to research the need for more health services in our schools.  Your child has the opportunity to anonymously participate in a medical screening where their height, weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)are measured.  No student identification information will be shared with anyone.  Health Academy students from OHS, under the supervision of a certificated substitute teacher will conduct the screening. If you do not want your child to participate, please sign the "Opt Out" letter that is being sent home this Wednesday with your child and return it no later than Friday, February 5.
  • Tuesday, February 23 from 1:30 - 3:00, we would like to invite you to attend our school site council meeting where we will be soliciting parent input about our local control accountability plan.  The input collected at each school in Oceanside will be used to develop the plan for the Oceanside District. 
  • Our Lost and Found items are again overflowing.  We will be sending the items unclaimed to a local charity on Friday, February 12th at the end of the day.  If your child is missing any items that may have been left at school, please check for it before the President Week Break.
  • All OUSD school’s will be closed from February 15 – 19 in honor of Presidents Week.

Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) For the 2016-17 School Year Green Zone: January 4, 2016 – March 31, 2016

The Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education maintains its commitment to provide educational choices to families to meet the diverse needs of all students. The district’s Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) Policy (5116.1) is regulated by space availability.


The following schools are capped for the 2016-17 school year due to enrollment being at capacity:  El Camino High School, King Middle School, Ivey Ranch and Foussat Elementary Schools.  Only those applicants eligible for priority “C” (sibling), “D” (feeder pattern), or “E” (parent/guardian is an OUSD employee at requested site) will be allowed to apply for these capped schools. 

Green Zone applications will only be available at the Educational Support Services Office at 2080 Mission Ave in Oceanside.


  • If your child is currently on a SOC and will remain at the same school next year—there is no need to reapply. 
  • If your child is currently in entering kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade, you need to apply for a SOC for the 2016-17 school year if you want your child to attend a school other than their school of residence.
  • Only applications received during Green Zone will be considered in the first round lottery process for School of Choice placement.  This is not a first come, first served arrangement… all applications date stamped within Green Zone are given the same consideration within their priority categories.
  • NO e-mails or faxes will be accepted.
  • Two forms of address verification must be presented with the application. Acceptable proofs of address are current utility bills, cable bill, rental agreement or mortgage statement.  If these forms of verification are not in your name, a completed Shared Residency form will be required.
  • Parents will be notified by the last school day in May through U.S. Mail that their application has been approved, denied, or placed on a wait list.  Please do not call to check on the progress of your application before that time, as answering these calls takes away from our time to process applications.
  • Transportation is not provided for any student approved for School Of Choice.

For questions or concerns regarding SOC, please contact:

Educational Support Services
Student Services Department
2080 Mission Ave - Oceanside CA  92058
(760) 966-7849 or (760) 966-7802

Yearbooks on Sale

Buy early and save!


Purchase between December 19-February 19: $25.00

Purchase between February 20- March 31: $30.00


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



Thank you Tree Circus & City of Oceanside



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


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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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




Santa Margarita Highlighted for School Liason Program


San Diego Fair Earth Day Assembly

Our Special Guest-BGEN Banta & Mrs. Banta

Join us for Running Club

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Peachjar E-Flyer Service

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To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers.

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

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ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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OUSD on Facebook

Online Meal Registration

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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:

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.