Update from the Superintendent

San Marcos Unified School District News

Preparing Students to be Future Ready

What does it mean to be Future Ready at SMUSD?

What does it mean for our students to be Future Ready? In this video, I share some thoughts about how we are bringing the Portrait of a Graduate to life in SMUSD. Our vision is that all SMUSD students are ready to pursue whatever future they choose upon graduation, or what we refer to as, Future Ready. Watch here

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Let’s Face It. Together. Mental Health program

It’s no secret that a rise in mental health concerns for youth have swept the nation. To build on our existing supports for students, SMUSD has partnered with the City of San Marcos to create a new mental health program for all SMUSD schools & students: Let’s Face It. Together.

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

Transfer Requests & Enrollment Dates

The SMUSD transfer window is now open. Intradistrict transfer requests for students who live inside of the district boundaries, as well as Interdistrict transfer requests for students who live outside of the district boundaries, are both open now through March 24, 2023. This includes incoming siblings of current students. For details and to submit a request, click here.

New & Current Student Enrollment Dates:

  • NEW student enrollment opens on February 1, 2023
  • CURRENT student residency verification opens on June 5, 2023-June 30, 2023

We look forward to continuing to serve your student(s) and family!

LCAP Survey

The annual Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP, survey provides SMUSD parents/guardians, staff, students, and community members the opportunity to share feedback about our programs and services. Your input is crucial in developing the goals, actions, and budget priorities for our district. Please click here to take the anonymous survey.
Thank you for your continued support and engagement as we strive to create an exceptional educational experience for every student.


Dr. Andy Johnsen