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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.

Gator Communicator - Newest Information from the Principal

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Upcoming Events


  • 3/14 & 3/19 - Parent Preview of RRR Curriculum (Click here to preview the curriculum)

  • 3/14 - Cafecito in MPR

  • 3/21 - Report Cards Issued, DPAC meeting at Nichols Elementary

  • 3/21 - Cafecito in MPR

  • 3/23 - PTO Movie Night

  • 3/26 - SSC meeting at 5:45pm in library

  • 3/26 - Zumba Fitness

  • 3/27 - SOTM Assemblies

  • 3/28 - Cafecito in MPR

  • 3/28 - Literacy Day, 1:30-3:30

  • 4/4 - Cafecito in MPR

  • 4/4 - PTO mtg.

  • 4/9 to 4/13 - Spring Break, No School

  • 4/16 - Zumba Fitness

  • 4/16 - ELAC meeting

  • 4/20 - Movie Night

  • 4/24 - SOTM Assemblies

  • 4/25 - DPAC meeting at Mission Elementary

  • 4/27 - Aristocrats Performance at 6pm

  • 4/28 - Aristocrats Performance at 3pm

Cafecitos Sponsored by Palomar Counseling



Important Gate Opening and Closing Schedule / Importante horario de apertura y cierre de portones

Dear Gator Parents/Guardians:

     In our continued efforts to keep our Garrison family safe and aware, we want to share with you our most recent updates.  There are a 5 gated entrances to our school.  We want to keep those gates secure while students and staff are on campus.  Therefore, please note the following schedule of gate openings and closings:

Which Gate

When it will be Open

When it will be Closed

Front Gate


9:15am (unlocked)

Back Gate


9:10am (locked)

2:50 pm for kinder dismissal

3:05 pm (locked)

3:35pm (for end of day dismissal)

3:55pm (locked)

Side Public Access Gate

(by storage buildings)


Unlocked at 6:30 pm (after BASE program ends) for public access

9:10am (locked)


BASE entrance gate

6:00 am

8:35am (locked)

3:35-6:30 pm

6:30 pm (locked)

Double gate leading to the blacktop

6:00 am

7-7:30 am (locked)

*Wednesdays/Early Release Days


1:05 pm

1:25 pm (locked)

Please be on time if you are using the gates to access the campusGates will be closed and locked according to this schedule and will not be reopened outside of these times (unless there is an emergency).  The front entrance gate will be closed during the day.  However, it will remain unlocked.  When entering the front gate during school hours, please remember to close the gate behind youIf you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  Remember, one of our priorities is to keep Garrison a safe place for all.  This is just one of the many ways we are doing that.


Estimados Padres / Guardianes de nuestros Caimanés:

     En nuestros continuos esfuerzos para mantener nuestra familia Garrison segura y consciente, queremos compartir con ustedes nuestras actualizaciones más recientes. Hay 5 entradas cerradas a nuestra escuela. Queremos mantener esas puertas seguras mientras los estudiantes y el personal están en el campus. Por lo tanto, tenga en cuenta el siguiente calendario de aperturas y cierres de puertas:

Cual Portón

Cuando se abrirá

Cuando se cerrara

Portón de en frente


9:15am (Sin cerradura)

Portón trasero


9:10am (Cerrada)

2:50 pm para la despedida de Kínder

3:05 pm (Cerrada)

3:35pm (despedida del fin de clases)

3:55pm (Cerrada)

Portón de acceso público lateral (Por los almacenes)

Abierta desde 6:30 pm (después de que el programa de BASE termine) para el acceso  al publico

9:10am (Cerrada)


Portón de entrada de BASE

6:00 am

8:35am (Cerrada)

3:35-6:30 pm

6:30 pm (Cerrada)

Portón de doble puerta a la calle

6:00 am

7-7:30 am (Cerrada)

*Miércoles/Días medios

*Portón trasero

1:05 pm

1:25 pm (cerrada)

Por favor llegue a tiempo si está usando las puertas para acceder al campus.  Los portones serán cerrados y bloqueados de acuerdo con este horario y no serán reabiertas fuera de estos horarios (a menos que haya una emergencia).  El portón de la entrada principal estará cerrado durante el día, sin embargo, permanecerá desbloqueado.

Cuando entre por el portón principal durante las horas de clase, por favor recuerde cerrar el portón detrás de usted.  Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en preguntar.  Recuerde, una de nuestras prioridades es mantener a Garrison como un lugar seguro para todos.  Esta es sólo una de las muchas maneras en que estamos haciendo eso.


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.

Traffic and Student Safety

Our students' safety is our number one priority! We need your help!!!

Safety is one of our highest priorities for everyone here at Garrison.  We truly appreciate your patience and support as we implement changes in our arrival and dismissal process in efforts to ensure the safety of the entire Garrison gator family.  Please keep these SAFETY TIPS in mind each day as you arrive and depart the school zone:


* Please drive slowly!

* Please DO NOT drop your students off in the staff parking area.

* Please DO NOT enter the first driveway in the parking area (even if you are parking).  Always use the drive thru lane!  The first driveway is the exit!  

* Please DO NOT exit out of the parking lot entrance.  Use the drive thru lane.

* Please DO NOT turn around in the middle of the street.

* Please ALWAYS use the crosswalks when crossing the streets.  If you are personally walking your child from your parked car to the main sidewalk, please use the crosswalk that goes behind the cars in the parking lot (NOT the crosswalk in front of the lanes of traffic).  This allows our crossing guard to focus on unescorted students!

* Please DO NOT use the Bus Only lane at any time (even if it is empty)!

* Please share this information with any person that may drop off or pick up your child.

* Please listen to and respect all staff on duty. We are doing our best to keep all students safe.


If you are unsure of the procedures, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you!

Garrison Staff


La Seguridad es una de las prioridades mas importantes para todos aquí en Garrison.  Le agradecemos mucho su paciencia y apoyo a la implementación de cambios en el proceso de llegada y despida en el esfuerzos para garantizar la seguridad de toda la familias de Garrison.  Por favor, mantenga estos CONSEJOS DE SEGURIDAD en mente cada día que lleguen y salgan de la zona escolar:


* Conduzca lentamente!

* Por favor, NO DEJE a su hijo(a) en el área de estacionamiento para el personal de la escuela.

* Por favor, NO ENTRE la primera entrada en el área de estacionamiento (incluso si se esta estacionando).  Utilice siempre la linea de manejo!  La primera linea es la salida.

* Por favor, NO SALGA por la entrada del área de estacionamiento.  Utilice la linea de manejo.

* Por favor, NO DE la vuelta en el medio de la calle.

* Por favor, UTILICE SIEMPRE la linea de peatonales para cruzar las calle.  Si usted sale a dejar a su hijo(a) de un automóvil estacionado en la acera principal, por favor utilice la linea de peatones que va detrás de los autos en el estacionamiento (no el cruce la linea de peatones en la parte delantera de los carriles de tráfico). Esto permite a nuestro guardia de cruce enfocarse en los estudiantes sin escolta.

* Por favor, NO UTILICE el carril para autobúses en ningún momento (incluso si está vacío).

* Por favor comparta esta información con cualquier persona que pueda dejar o recoger a su hijo(a).

* Por favor, escuche y respete a todo el personal de guardia. Estamos haciendo nuestro mejor esfuerzo para mantener a todos los estudiantes a salvo.


Si no está seguro de los procedimientos, por favor no dude en preguntar.


El personal de la escuela Garrison


Garrison Elementary

Home of The Gators

333 Garrison Street Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 901-7600


Contact Us

Dr. Leah Dardis, Principal


Mrs. Cara Michel, School Based Resource Teacher


Ms. Martina Boeck, Administrative Assistant


Ms. Nancy Gardner, Senior Clerk


Mr. Fernando Avila, Bilingual School Community Advisor


Notes from the Health Office

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Discounted Computer or Internet Service

Are You in Need of a Computer or Internet Service? You May Qualify for a Discounted Program!


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Instructions to Register for Aeries Portal account

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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."


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