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PTO SARC Testing and STAR Results Common Core GATE Registration information School Site Council
Student Resources State Preschool Special Education PreSchool Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 5th Grade Camp Special Education Department Music and PE Teacher Resources
8 Keys Santa Margarita's BEST
What do I do if there is an emergency? Earthquake Student/Parent Reunification
6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Electives Registration Information

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."


2015-2016 School Calendar

Music Concert

Mira Costa College 5th Grade Recording Session

The Museum of Tolerance

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Dr. Seuss Day

Measles Information for Parents

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French Club

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 Eng ...more



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 Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

no bullying.jpgThe local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender ...more

OUSD on Facebook

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Dear Parents/Guardians:


Due to a technical error, the Data Confirmation for Medical Updates was not open during online registration for you to be able to enter current medical information for your children.  Please log in to your parent portal as soon as possible to provide the most current medical information. 


Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter!


Barbara Higgins Perez


Director of Student Services

Oceanside Unified School District

Phone: 760.966.7826

Fax: 760.439.8095

Cafeteria News

We are happy to report that the District Lunch Menus are now correct.  You can find the direct link under the Our School tab on this web page.


Thank you for your patience while we adjusted the menus.  Any change in the daily menu will be posted at the top of the web page.


Thank You! 



Mark your calendars! Back to School Night will be Wednesday, September 2nd from 5:00-6:00. 

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:

Our Special Guest-Charger Richard Crawford

Running Club

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Tuesday and Thursday

8:25 – 8:50


1st through 8th Grade


Kinders must be accompanied by an adult

Lunch with a Professional

Lunch with a Professional - Grades 5-8

Upcoming Professional Visits:

Lunch with an Architect-September 25

Lunch with an Attorney-October 2

Lunch with a College Coordinator-October 23

Lunch with a College Counselor-October 23

Lunch with a Pilot-October 23

Lunch with the Nursing Team at Mission Animal Hospital-November 6

Lunch with a Veterinarian from Mission Animal Hospital-November 13

Lunch with a Professional Videographer from KOCT-December 4

Lunch with an Arborist -December 11

A Special Suprise

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Common Core Parent Information

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Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

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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




San Diego Fair Earth Day Assembly

Our Special Guest-BGEN Banta & Mrs. Banta

Interdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year

Requests to transfer students to schools located inside or outside the OUSD zoned boundaries will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015. Interdistrict application forms are available at the OUSD ...more

Green Team


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.

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpg A 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 ...more

ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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Online Meal Registration

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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