Update from the Superintendent

San Marcos Unified School District News

Welcome to the 2023-24 School Year!

Please click on the welcome message from Superintendent, Dr. Andy Johnsen, below.

Para ver el video en español, haga clic aquí.

A Message from the Superintendent: Welcome Back to the 2023-24 School Year!


We want to see you smile! We love seeing those first day of school photos and this year you can download and print a Back to School 2023-24 Sign HERE to mark the beginning of a new year. Personalize it, take a photo, and post it on social media!

Be sure to use the #SMUSDFirstDayofSchool hashtag on ALL your first day of school photos for a chance to be featured on SMUSD social media!

Descargue e imprima un Back to School 2023-24 Sign en español AQUÍ

SMUSD is now on ParentSquare!

At SMUSD communication with families is critical, especially during emergencies, which is why SMUSD has partnered with ParentSquare to bring a new communication engagement tool to all staff and families.

Click here for details!

E-bike Safety

SMUSD is hosting an upcoming e-bike safety class in partnership with the Sheriff's Office San Marcos Station to help students stay safe on two wheels. The event is open to all SMUSD families.

August 17, 2023 at Double Peak School at 6pm:

RSVP by clicking here and scanning the QR code

RSVP haciendo clic aquí y escaneando el código QR

SMUSD's Portrait of a Graduate Strategic Promise

We invite you to view our Strategic Promise publication below, that outlines our Portrait of a Graduate journey and how we're preparing our students to become Future Ready

Click here to view the digital flipbook!

Let’s Face It. Together. Mental Health program

Our new mental health program, Let’s Face It. Together in partnership with the City of San Marcos is going strong!

By connecting students with additional services, including our new Wellness Teams and a 24/7 crisis text line, the goal is to improve their mental health and quality of life.

For details on the program, please visit: www.smusd.org/mentalhealth

From all of us at SMUSD, we hope you enjoyed a wonderful Summer Break and look forward to a fantastic new school year!


San Marcos Unified Ranks THIRD in San Diego County for high school graduates going directly to college. Read the FULL STORY in the San Diego Union-Tribune here