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    Congratulations to our 8th Grade Graduates!
    Mrs. Rawlings Kindergarten Promotion


    Mrs. H's Kindergarten Promotion


    Mrs. Rodriguez Kindergarten Promotion


    Mrs. Ahinger's Kindergarten Promotion


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    Thank You Teachers from the PTSA
    We Miss You Mustangs!
    School Psychologist Website

    The School Psychologists of OUSD have created a webpage with resources to help while implementing Distance Learning.  The webpage has resources to help students, teachers, and parents.

    Current topics available are:

    • Talking with Children about COVID-19 and School Closures

    • Resources for ADHD

    • Anxiety Reduction and Coping Skills

    • Resources for Autism

    • Mental Health and Positive Well-Being

    • Exercise and Mindfulness Visualizations

    • Resources for Educators

      • Self-Care

      • Instructional Resources

      • Games and Activities for Children and Teens

    • Family and Community Resource

    OUSD School Psychologist Website

    Online Kindergarten Registration

    To begin the optional process of enrolling a student in Oceanside Unified School District you must have:

    *Valid address within the OUSD boundaries

    *Valid email address

    Log into:

    Upon completion of this online process, the parent or legal guardian will need to visit the school to provide documentation for verifications: 

    *Verification of residence


    *Birth Certification

    *Transcript (if student will be in Grade 6 - 12)

    *Enrollment Certification

    Welcome Principal Camacho

    Dear Families and Community Members,

    I would like to introduce myself as the Interim Principal for Santa Margarita School. 

    As an educator who views effective leadership as a means of providing opportunities and changing students’ lives, I am looking forward to serving the students, staff, and community of Santa Margarita School.

    My over 10 years of administrative experience at both the elementary and secondary has given me the opportunity to demonstrate my leadership skills at all levels. I have worked collaboratively with teachers, staff, and the community to promote student success. 

    My belief that education has the power to transform communities has compelled me to include parents and the community at large as meaningful partners in education. I have built strong relationships with community and business partners as a means to address basic areas of need so students can focus on their academics. I have secured several grants and donations, which include Walmart, Feeding San Diego, and The San Diego Food Bank to name a few of the over 20 different community resources. 

     My commitment to enhancing every student’s educational experience have been demonstrated by my continued learning and dedication to making decisions that positively affect students’ lives. As a dynamic, passionate, principle-driven leader, I look forward to having the opportunity to work alongside other enthusiastic educators at Santa Margarita School. 

    My wife Krista and I have two beautiful children, Diego age 7, and Daisy Age 3. I have a 24-year-old son Dominic Jr. and a 26-year-old daughter named Frankie. Lastly, Dominic Jr. and his lovely wife Cynthia made us Grandparents to baby Zayden. I look forward to meeting all of you soon as my door is always open.


    Dominic Camacho

    Principal Camacho and Family
    Camacho Family
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    Santa Margarita Named to Honor Roll

    Oceanside, CA, June 4, 2019 – Santa Margarita today announced that it has been named to the 2018 - 2019 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll for its high achievement in student success. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that are improving student outcomes. Santa Margarita is one of 1,834 public schools in California to be recognized.

    The 2018 - 2019 Honor Roll is developed by Educational Results Partnership (ERP), a nonprofit organization that applies data science to help improve student outcomes and career readiness. ERP maintains the nation’s largest database on student achievement and utilizes this data to identify higher-performing schools and districts. Schools that receive the ERP Honor Roll distinction have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time, and a reduction in achievement gaps among student populations.  For high schools, the ERP Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness.

    “We are honored to be recognized by educational and business leaders as an ERP Honor Roll School,” said Frank English, school principal. “We are continually striving to increase academic achivement and improve educational outcomes for all of our students. Our teachers and adminstrators are fully commited and we are thrilled to see their hard work and dedication produce such positive results.”

    “The Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in California based solely on objective achievement data,” said Marilyn Reznick, ERP’s board chair. “Schools don’t even know they’ve earned the honor until we tell them. Our goal is to guide other educators to data-informed best practices for raising student achievement.”

    “ERP is all about improving educational equity and promoting career readiness for all students, regardless of their family income, background or ZIP code,” said James Lanich, Ph.D., ERP president and CEO.  “These Honor Roll schools and districts are living proof that our students can succeed when schools are committed to removing educational obstacles and accelerating student success. By focusing attention on these bright spots among our schools, we hope to change the conversation from ‘what’s wrong’ to ‘what’s working,’ and encourage others to replicate their success.”

    In California, the ERP Honor Roll is supported by numerous businesses and organizations, including the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) Macy’s, Enterprise Holding Inc., the Auto Club of Southern California and, Wells Fargo.

    Visit ERP Honor Roll for more information

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    Thank you for purchasing books at the book fair! We were able to get new books for the Library.
    Library books purchase from Book Fair.
    Attention Graduating 8th Graders

    Dear Santa Margarita Families,

    I wanted to give you an update on how we will be handling Yearbook distribution.  Due to Covid-19, Lifetouch is facing delays in printing and shipping and is unable to make any time commitments at this time.  Because of this, I still do not have a definite shipping date from them.  I can only say that they will hopefully be here sometime this summer.  

    If you are moving, please send Martina Boeck and myself an email with:

    • Student’s: Name, Grade, and Teacher

    • Forwarding Address 

    • Working Phone Number 

    The Principal and I will inform families the moment we have a confirmed delivery date and have a schedule for distribution. The school will be mailing out Yearbooks to families that have relocated, so please make sure that you send us forwarding and contact information so we can get them to you safely.  

    Thank you again for supporting Santa Margarita Elementary and the Middle School Yearbook Staff. Hope you have a safe and happy summer!



    Kimberly Terando

    Yearbook Advisor


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    Spring Pictures

     Parents wishing to order their child's spring pictures should call Lifetouch at 1-800-736-4753 or visit and use the live chat feature to obtain your child's code.

    To see your child's picture, contact Lifetouch for your child's code. Once you log in, click on photos & gifts in the upper right hand corner. Then click on prints. Click on the word customize and then click on choose look.

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    Free Internet Service Offer to Eligible Families

    For a limited time, qualifying households that do not have Cox Internet Service can get up to two months of service for free. Details listed on the Cox Communication Website

    Also, this link was shared by Ariel (ESS).

    Thank You

    Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.  The information has been added to each of the grade level sites for parent resources. Parents can also access the district Distance Learning Page by clicking here.

    Upcoming Events

    School Starts August 17

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    Daily Schedule

    State Pre-school
    AM 7:55-10:55 | PM 11:55-2:55

    Special Education Preschool
    AM 8:15-11:15 | PM 11:50-2:50

    TK & Kindergarten
    Am Kinder 8:15-11:35 | PM Kinder: 11:35-2:55
    Wed: 8:15-11:55  

    Grades 1-5 
    M, T, Th, F: 8:15-2:55 | Wed: 8:15-12:25
    Middle School:
    M, T, Th, F: 8:10-2:56 | Wed: 8:15-12:25

    *Gates open at 7:45