Santa Margarita

September 9, 2022

School Site Council Representatives Needed

Would you like to be a part of the decision making team at

your child's school? If so, please fill out this very brief survey

to indicate your interest in serving as a member of the Santa

Margarita School Site Council Committee by Sept. 14. This committee

meets once per month to provide input regarding our school

plans and approve our Title 1 budget spending. We have 3

open positions for parents and community members. Your

support is welcome and greatly appreciated!

Important Dates

Sept. 19 - GOTR season starts

Sept. 19 - Non School Day

Sept. 30 - Boosterthon Fun Run

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Laurie Armentrout: Administrative Secretary

I'm so excited to join the Santa Margarita Community. I live in Oceanside with my husband and two beautiful boys. I have worked in schools in many positions and am thrilled to be taking on a new role as administrative secretary. My most recent position was with Bonsall Unified. I'm looking forward to a great year and getting to know all of our families.

Mr. Vasquez: Middle School English Language Arts

Pleased to meet you, Santa Margarita families! I am originally from El Paso, Texas, but I got tired of staring at dirt. With my trusty cat by my side, I decided to move to the coast. Since my arrival, I have been embracing Southern California! I'm an avid runner, so this place has been a dream come true to me because there's so many scenic spots where I can put in some miles. This is the start of my fourteenth year as a middle grades educator, and I'm looking forward to serving the Santa Margarita School community.
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“It’s GO time! Don’t wait to join!”

Santa Margarita School families,


The day is here! You can now register for our Mustang Fun Run! Our goal is to raise $20,000 for school improvements with the new logo. Registering is easy and free!


⭐️ Register Now On MYBOOSTER.COM ⭐️


Just for registering, you can enter our PARENT SWEEPSTAKES to a {REG_PRIZE}. In order to be eligible for the drawing, you must register before kickoff on 09/22/2022.


Be sure to check out the easy sharing functions on MYBOOSTER.COM to let others know how they can help support our school.


Thank you for working with us to make our school stronger. We are grateful for your support!

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Girls on the Run Coaches Needed

Have you heard!?! GOTRSD is coming back to Santa Margarita this fall! GOTR teams are led by trained and certified volunteer Coaches who are often teachers, school staff, parents/guardians, and amazing community members! We are seeking 3 coaches (1 Head and 2 Assistant Coaches) to help lead the Santa Margarita Heart & Sole team. Please consider volunteering to assist our GOTR team for Santa Margarita this year!


About Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is an international nonprofit that offers programs to strengthen 3rd-8th grade

girls’ social, emotional, physical, and behavioral skills. Girls on the Run is one of the only

youth development programs with compelling evidence that proves participants learn life skills and then use them in other aspects of their lives. The Girls on the Run curriculum empowers program participants to build confidence and successfully navigate life experiences. Over the course of the program, physical activity serves as a platform for teaching interpersonal skills and promoting holistic health outcomes.


Season Details:

Registration deadline: 9/30/2022

Program Start: 9/12/2022

Team Schedule: Mon 3:00- 500 PM

Program Fee: $15

Drop-off and Pick-up

Your child's safety is our utmost priority. In an effort to maintain that safety and keep a continuous flow for our drop-off and pick-up we ask that you keep the following in mind:
  • Pull all the way forward to allow for the maximum amount of cars to drop-off or pick-up
  • Have your child's backpack and other items in easy reach for a quick exit from the vehicle
  • If you are walking a student to the gate, please park in the lot and escort them across
  • Students should exit the passenger side of the car or be escorted by an adult
  • Be aware of pedestrians crossing from the parking area to sidewalk

Thank you for your consideration when dripping off and picking up your students.

Data Confirmation

If you have not already done so, please visit your Aeries profile and complete the data confirmation. This ensures that we have the most up-to-date information for your student and family.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter,

Santa Margarita Staff

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New Spirit Wear Available!!!

You can now order spirit wear and have it delivered directly to your home. Access their Website here for details and links to their Back to School Sale!

Safety Information

The Oceanside Unified School District is committed to maintaining safe and secure campuses in order to promote the health, and well-being of our students, families, and staff. The following prevention practices are in place to support the safety and security of our school.


  • In September, all of our staff will participate in an Active Assailant training where we will learn and practice response protocols for keeping our students safe in the unlikely situation involving an armed intruder.
  • Our school regularly practices disaster and evacuation drills with our students and staff, including a minimum of two lockdown drills per year.
  • Our school has the support of the Provost Marshall Office (PMOs) who provide a police presence, are regular visitors on our campus, and who will respond to any safety issues that arise at any of our schools.
  • Our school has the Raptor Visitor Management System which tracks all visitors or volunteers entering campus. Authorized visitors are then presented with a clearly marked identification badge.
  • Our school has a comprehensive Crisis Response Plan that is reviewed annually with all staff, and placed in all classrooms, that details how to safely respond to specific emergency situations.

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance

Please see the informational brochures (English or Spanish) below for information about optional insurance opportunities. If you have any questions or for further information, please do not hesitate to reach out our office.