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Upcoming Events

October 24th until October 28thRed Ribbon Week (Daily themed events) 
October 27th- 8th grade cap and gown pictures,
                     8th grade promotion pictures
October 31st- Orange and Black Day
November 7th-Elementary First Trimester Ends
November 11th-No School: Veterans Day
November 14th-PTA Meeting
November 16th-Report Cards Go Home
November 21st until November 25th-No School: Thanksgiving Break

Military Spouse Support Group

Please join Palomar Family Counseling Service therapists, Kate & Ashley, weekly!


  • Warm, supportive environment pre-, during-, & post- deployment
  • Share, connect, make friends
  • Fun activities that create bonding experiences
  • Learning opportunities geared toward family values
  • Make. Life. Easier.


  • Every Tuesday, after school
  • 3:45-5pm


  • Room I12 at Santa Margarita Elementary

What else?

  • Just bring yourselves and your children
  • You are responsible for nothing except for having a good time
  • The group will continue as long as you are benefiting from it
  • No forms required. Just show up :) Easy. 

Volunteers Needed

Parents if you are thinking about volunteering at school, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Students crossing the street before and after school as well as pick up and drop off are always hectic. If you are willing to assist in this area, please let us know. 

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."

Yearbooks on Sale

From now until Winter Break (December 16th) yearbooks will only be $20!!!  If you order after December 16th, the price will increase.  Use code: 19980 to order your school yearbook.

OUSD Instructional Focus






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."

Online Meal Registration

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October 24th-28th

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  • Monday, October 24th – Crazy Sock Day

  • Tuesday, October 25th  – Wear “Red” Day

  • Wednesday, October 26th – Pajama Day

  • Thursday, October 27th – Superhero Day

  • Friday, October 28th – Hawaiian Day

Orange and Black Day


Monday, October 31st, (Halloween) will be Orange and Black day with no costumes,  with the exception of Kindergarten/PreKinder classes, as they have their own separate playground.


 Kinder is on their own playground/area and letting them have costumes should not be a disruption problem for the school learning environment.  Common sense rules about costumes: No weapons, real or fake, no masks, no gore, and nothing on their face that prevents us from identifying who they are (cat whiskers are OK for face paint but not the walking dead face make up).



There will be an informational meeting on Nov 14th from 5:00-6:00 PM to discuss forming a PTA. The meeting will take place at Santa Margarita in the cafeteria/MPR. Sue King, Ninth district PTA representative, will be here to answer question and outline our next steps. 

Raise Money for Santa Margarita!



Join us Thanksgiving morning at the 11th Annual PMCU O’side Turkey Trot. Adult registration is $37 and children under 17 is $25. All participants can designate our school as their beneficiary and $5 of your registration comes back to us at NO COST to you! This is a major fundraiser for Oceanside Unified Schools. 


Click here to register online for our school

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School Safety and Security Information

The safety of our students and staff is always the Oceanside Unified School District’s primary concern. Click here for safety and security meetings and informational materials regarding an individual who has been released from law enforcement custody.


Información acerca de la seguridad en las escuelas
La seguridad de los alumnos y los empleados es siempre la prioridad del distrito unificado de Oceanside. Presione aquí si desea más información acerca de la persona que ha sido puesta en libertad por las autoridades y para obtener el horario de las juntas programadas, en las que se le dará información acerca de la seguridad en nuestras escuelas.

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

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

CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Frank, OUSD Classified Employee of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Frank, OUSD Classified Employee of the Year







Neru Taupau



1st – 5th

5:45 – 8:30 am

3:35 – 6:30 pm


Mark Henry



6th – 8th

3:35 – 6:30 pm


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


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

Superintendent's Progress Report Letter

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

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

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ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

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Volunteers needed

Adult volunteers are needs to help with the green team.  Please contact Ms. Orbaugh if you are interested in helping.

OUSD on Facebook

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

Green Team