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Parent Resources ~ Recursos Para Padres

I Love Garrison


Smarter Balanced

Garrison Elementary School

Home of The Gators

333 Garrison Street Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 901-7600


Contact Us

Dr. Fausto Barragan, Jr., Principal


Karen Tussy, School Based Resource Teacher


Martina Boeck, Administrative Assistant


Nancy Gardner, Senior Clerk


Mr. Fernando Avila, Bilingual School Community Advisor


Superintendent’s Vision Statement

“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."


Principal's Weekly Update

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May 2015


Dr. Barragan

Student/Parent Handbook

Handbook 2.JPGThe OUSD 2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook is now available for viewing online.  The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.  Parents can also download a PDF version of this guide.  Click English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.

BALLET Folklórico Estrella

The OUSD Ballet Folklórico Estrella is ready to begin practice this year! Two elementary classes are scheduled this semester. We
welcome your 4
th and 5th grade students to participate in either of these folklórico dance classes for 1st semester. Last year we had over 180 dancers participate in the “Annual Evening of Ballet Folklórico Estrella” show. 

This year’s shows are scheduled for May 23rd and 24th and we hope to have even more dancers!


Garrison Elementary - 4th & 5th Grade
Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:30pm
Thursdays 3:00pm-4:30pm

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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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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 http://www.oside.us/parentlink.

Garrison Elementary School


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Friday, May 15

6:00-8:00 p.m.


Saturday, May 16

5:00-7:00 p.m.


Tickets go on Sale Friday May 9, 2015


Please visit the office for more details!

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Online Registration


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

  • Valid Address  within the OUSD Boundaries
  • Valid Email Address

Log into: https://registration.oside.us

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
  • immunizations
  • BIrth Certificate
  • Transcript (if student will be in grades 6-12)
  • Enrollment Confirmation





Live your best life.

 Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what is important in life.  Inner happiness and fulfillment come when your mind, body, and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make.


Parent Survey ~ Encuesta De Padres

Please click one of the links below to complete an important survey about our school climate and culture. Thank you for participating!



Por favor, haga clic en en enlaces de abajo para completar una encuesta importante sobre el clima y la cultura escolar. Gracias por participar!







Happy 100th Day of School!

Measles Prevention

measles.pngMeasles Information for Parents

The San Diego County Office of Health and Human Services has verified several reported cases of measles throughout the county.  Please know that NO cases of this highly contagious viral infection have been reported in the Oceanside Unified School District. 

Click Measles Information to learn more about what you can to help prevent the spread of this condition, and what to do should you suspect your child or some other person in your family or household may have symptoms of measles.  In the event of any reported cases in our district, you will be informed.  Visit Centers for Disease Control for further information.


Información para los Padres sobre el Sarampión

La Oficina de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de San Diego ha verificado varios casos de sarampión en el condado. Por favor, sepan que NO se han reportado casos de esta infección viral altamente contagiosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside.

Hagan clic en Información sobre el Sarampión para leer sobre lo que ustedes pueden hacer para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de esta enfermedad, y qué hacer si usted sospecha que su hijo/a u otro miembro de la familia o del hogar pueden tener síntomas de sarampión. En caso de que se reporte algún caso en nuestro distrito, se les avisará. Para mayor información visiten los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades.

School of Choice Application Process for 2015-16 Begins January 5

Interdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year

Requests to transfer students to schools located inside or outside the OUSD zoned boundaries will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015.  Interdistrict application forms are available at the OUSD Education Support Services Office, 2080 Mission Ave.  The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Click Interdistrict Transfer Permit for more information, or call 760-966-7802.   


Solicitudes de Permiso de Asistencia Interdistrital para el año escolar 2015-16

Las solicitudes para trasladar a los alumnos a escuelas localizadas dentro o fuera de las zonas de asistencia del Distrito Escolar Unificado Escolar (OUSD) serán aceptadas a partir del 5 de enero de 2015.

Las solicitudes para permiso de asistencia interdistrital (Interdistrict Attendance Permits) están disponibles en el Departamento de Servicios Educativos, 2080 Mission Avenue. El horario de oficina es de 7:30 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. de lunes a viernes. Para obtener más información, por favor haga clic en Permiso de Asistencia Interdistrital o llame al teléfono (760) 966-7849.


Happy Thanksgiving

Garrison Elementary School Ambassadors collected over 12 bags of canned goods, non-perishable items and turkeys to donate to Garrison Families.  We would like to thank Ms. Mariani, Mr. Black, Ms. Delia and all of the wonderful families and Garrison staff members for their generous donations.

Thank you Volunteers and Sponsors!

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Parent Tool Kit

Parent Toolkit a great resource for all Parents

(Click on the Blue Link above to access this great resource!)

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Red Ribbon Week at THE SWAMP

Learning in Action!

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.

May Calendar


Please click MONTH of May.pdf to access This months calendar.




School Rules




Personal BEST!

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 

Traffic and Student Safety

Our students safety is our number one priority! and we need your help

  • When picking up and dropping off your children please make sure to pull all the way forward
  • Always look for children exiting their vehicles
  • Please be mindful of children using the crosswalk
  • Please drive slowly
  • Once you have dropped off your children please make sure to pull forward as to not back up traffic
  • Thank you for your patience

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OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

no bullying.jpgThe local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

button-orange-stacked.pngOUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers.  Click Garrison School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.

To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.

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: 5/28/15

New Family Survey

Parent  Survey.jpgParents of families new to the Oceanside Unified School District, including those who have come to the district during the past three years, are encouraged to take a short survey to share their experiences on being welcomed to OUSD.  Your opinions, concerns and suggestions will be greatly appreciated and helpful to the district.  Simply click Welcoming Parents Survey to share your thoughts. 

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



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.