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OUSD Vision Statement 2014-15

“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."

Garrison Elementary School

Home of The Gators

333 Garrison Street Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 901-7600



Attendance and being on-time to school is very important. Every minute is a learning minute for your child. If for any reason your child is absent, please send a note when your child returns or you may contact the office to report an absence.

(760) 901-7600 and select option 2

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Daily Schedule

7:15 a.m. B.A.S.E. Day Care begins

7:45 a.m. TK-5 Campus Playground Supervision Begins

7:45-8:10 a.m. TK-5 Breakfast Served

Transitional Kindergarten


8:15 - 11:35

Grades 1-5


8:15 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Kindergarten 8:15-2:10

Wednesday Schedule (Minimum Day)

8:15 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Grades K - 5 

Parent Portal/Portal De Padres

Click here for, (Haz click aqui para) Parent Portal/Portal de Padres



ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpgA 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 video below.

ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation.  Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it. 

OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App.  For more information, please see the district website at

ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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September's Key ~ THIS IS IT!



“This is it” is about focusing on NOW – instead of later, or next week, or next month, or next year or yesterday – and making the most of it.  A positive “This is it” attitude can make everything we do and every day productive.  When we live in the NOW we have power to make every moment joyful.



¡Este es el momento!


“Este es el momento” se centra en el momento PRESENTE – en lugar de más tarde, o la próxima semana, o el próximo mes, o el próximo año o ayer – y en sacar el máximo provecho.  Una actitud positiva “Este es el momento” puede hacer todo lo que hacemos y todos nuestros días más productivos.  Cuando vivimos en el PRESENTE tenemos el poder de hacer cada momento especial.


Welcome to Garrison Elementary School.

Located in the beautiful city of Oceanside, California, Garrison Elementary School is a visual and performing arts emphasis school supporting over 500 students from preschool to fifth grade.  
We recognize that in order to be successful, our children need support from both the home and school.  We know that an effective partnership with parents makes a great difference in supporting your child’s education.  As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s successes.  We will pledge to do our best to carry out our responsibilities and ask that you help us to guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  • Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready to learn.
  • Completes all homework assignments given by teachers.
  • Applies the 8 Keys: Ownership, Failure Leads to Success, Commitment, This is It, Speak with Good Purpose, Integrity, Flexibility and Balance at home, school and in the community.
  • Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of what he/she is learning.

On behalf of the staff at Garrison Elementary School, we feel privileged to be a part of this school family.  We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to your participation this school year.

Classroom Supply Lists

 Please click HERE pencils.pngto access a classroom supply list for Garrison Elementary School.  Please note that all teachers have not submitted classroom supply lists.  Once teachers have submitted a list it will be added to the website.

September Calendar

calendar_clip_art.pngPlease click HERE to access a PDF of September's Calendar.




Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpgParents can register their children online for the 2014-15 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs.  The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free or reduced status may receive meals at no cost.  Click Online Meal Registration to get started.

Garrison Calendar

Today: 9/17/14

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications/ solicitud de almuerzo gratis/precio reducido


Contact Us

Dr. Fausto Barragan, Jr., Principal

Karen Tussy, School Based Resource Teacher

Martina Boeck, Administrative Assistant

Nancy Gardner, Senior Clerk

Principal's Weekly Update

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September 8, 2014

Dear Gators,

MAP testing is here. Please remember to be here on time everyday.

Important Dates to Remember

Monday, August 18, 2014

First Day of School