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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.

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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November 2014

Dear Gators,


Dr. B

Garrison Elementary School

Home of The Gators

333 Garrison Street Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 901-7600


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.


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



Garrison TV

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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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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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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
Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm
Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:00pm

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Red Ribbon Week at THE SWAMP

November's Key ~ Speak With Good Purpose


Speak honestly and kindly. Think before you speak. Make sure your intention is positive and your words are sincere.


Hablar con buena intención

Habla honesta y amablemente. Piensa antes de hablar. Asegúrate de que tu intención sea positiva y tus palabras sean sinceras.




Learning in Action!

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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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.

November Calendar


Please click MONTH of November.pdf to access November's calendar.




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. 

Encuesta sobre Bienvenida a las Nuevas Familias

Parent  Survey.jpgA los padres de las familias nuevas al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside (OUSD), incluidos los que llegaron al distrito durante los últimos tres años, se les anima a participar en una breve encuesta para compartir sus experiencias sobre su bienvenida al distrito OUSD. Sus opiniones, inquietudes y sugerencias serán sumamente apreciadas y útiles para el distrito. Para participar simplemente hagan clic en Encuesta sobre bienvenida a los padres de familia.

Thank you Dever Electric Inc.

Thank you Dever Electric Inc. for your generous

donation to Garrison Elementary School!

Dates to Remember

November 5 ~ Shakey's Family Night

noviembre 5 ~ Noche Familiar en Shakey's

November 11 ~ No School, Veteran's Day

noviembre 11 ~ Dia Feriado, Día Del Veterano

November 21 ~ Student Of the Month

noviembre 21 ~ Estudiante Del Mes

November 21 ~ Family Movie Night

noviembre 21 ~ Noche Familiar de Pelicula

November 24-28 ~ Thanksgiving Week, No School

noviembre 24-28 ~ Semana de  acción De Gracias, no habrán clases

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: 11/28/14

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