Foussat Elementary School
3800 Pala Road
(760) 721-2200 Office
(760) 721-2201 Attendance Hot Line
The mission of Foussat Elementary School is to provide a safe learning environment for students to achieve academic success enabling them to become productive members of society.
La misión de la Escuela Primaria Foussat es de proveer un ambiente seguro de aprendizaje para que los estudiantes puedan alcanzar éxito académico que les ayudará a ser miembros productivos en la comunidad.
The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education.
Foods and beverages sold to students through the district’s child nutrition program, student stores, vending machines and fundraisers meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Nutrition education is provided as a part of the district’s health education program.
Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living!
The 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.
School of Choice 2015-16
School of Choice Application Process for 2015-16 Begins January 5
Parents looking to move a child from one OUSD school site to another for the 2015-16 school year can begin applying for the district’s School of Choice (SOC) option beginning January 5, 2015. The deadline to file the application is Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m.
Click School of Choice for specific details on the application process, and to view a list of schools classified as “capped” due to enrollment capacity. For more information, please call the OUSD Student Services Department at 760-966-7802.
Proceso de Solicitud de Escuela de Preferencia para el Año Escolar 2015-16 empieza el 5 de enero
Los padres de familia interesados en trasladar a sus hijos de una escuela a otra escuela del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside para el año escolar 2015-16 pueden solicitar la opción de Escuela de Preferencia (School of Choice) a partir del 5 de enero de 2015. La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud es el martes, 31 de marzo a las 3:30 p.m.
Hagan clic en Escuela de Preferencia para obtener detalles específicos sobre el proceso de solicitud, y para ver una lista de las escuelas clasificadas como “llenas a su capacidad máxima”. Si desean mayor información, sírvanse llamar al Departamento de Servicios Estudiantiles al teléfono 760-966-7849.
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
December 8 through December 19 Foussat PTA will be sponsoring a school-wide food drive. Please have your student drop off non-perishable food items to their classrooms such as Cup-O-Noodles, Easy Mac and Cheese, hearty soups, spaghetti/alfredo sauce, breakfast foods such as oatmeal, granola bars. Also toiletry items such as travel size shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, soap, etc. are also appreciated.
Transitional Kindergarten Christmas Celebration
December 19 from 9-9:30 AM, Room K3 will be singing a few Christmas songs for the parents. When the performance is over, you are welcome to take your child home to start the holiday break. Remember, school resumes on Monday, January 5. Hope to see you there!
Ms. Magana's Kindergarten Class
Ms. Magana's class will be hosting a Kindergarten Holiday Workshop on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 10:00-10:45 am. Volunteers are asked to please arrive at 9:40 am to help set up class.
All schools will be closed beginning Monday, December 22 through Friday January 2, 2015. School will resume on Monday, January 5 @ 8:15 am.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
2nd and 3rd Grade Math Night
Math Night for 2nd and 3rd Grade will be held January 27, 2015 @ 5pm. More details to follow.
It's that time again, to submit you personal photos for the 2014-2015 yearbook. You can customize your pages and scan pictures into www.treering.com. You will have to create an account passcode 1012843095931654. Any questions, contact your PTA President at Foussat PTA.com
ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents
A 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.
ParentLink App Demonstration Video
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Kindergarten Orientation was a big success. Click here to see the teacher powerpoint presentation.
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION OR CURRENT STUDENT DATA CONFIRMATION INFORMATION
Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is beginning the implementation of optional Online Registration for new students and Online Data Confirmation for currently enrolled students. Our goal is to make this process more convenient for our families and your busy schedules. Once you have completed the on-line process, print the Student Emergency Card, sign and date it, then bring it to the school with 2 current proofs of your address. We also have computers in our lobby if you think you will need support. If you prefer to complete the process, as you have done in the past by using the paper packet we can provide that to you as well. The school office is open from 8:00 to 3:30, Monday through Friday.
We look forward to assisting you in our transition to the optional Online Registration process.
14-15 Student Supply Lists
As you prepare for the new school year, please refer to the following grade level supply lists. Click here to choose your grade level.
If you shop at Office Depot for school supplies or any office supplies please remember to give them the Foussat Elementary School ID # 70218216 and 5% of you qualifying purchases will go to the school for FREE supplies.
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2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
Welcome Foussat Falcons. Gates are open at 7:50 am and as a courtesy, will close at 8:20 to allow for the stroller brigade to exit. Students arriving after 8:15 will have to come through the front office and receive a tardy slip. School day ends on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri at 2:55 pm. Wednesday dismissal is at 12:25 each and every Wednesday. Afternoon Kindergarten will come to school on Wednesdays at 8:15 - 12:25 and have lunch with us on that day then dismiss with the rest of the students.
2015-2016 Transitional Kindergarten and Regular Kindergarten
If your student will be 5 years old between September 2 and December 2, 2015, they will meet the qualifications for Transitional Kindergarten. Registration will begin in May 2015. If your student will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015, they will register as a regular Kindergartener.
PTA Positions still available
There are still some key positions open on our PTA Board for the 2014-2015 school year.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our new PTA President, Janel Guise at email@example.com for any questions you may have.
Falcon Mileage Club is here!!!!
Starting with the 2014-2015 school year, Foussat Elementary School will have a Mileage Club for students. In an effort to promote physical fitness, students will have the opportunity to earn rewards as they reach set milestones with their running or walking. Spearheaded by parent volunteers, the Falcon Mileage Club will be open to all students on Mondays after school from 2:55 to 3:20 and Fridays from 7:50 to 8:10. Monetary donations are being sought for the initial start up costs. If you need more information, want to volunteer to help or would like to make a donation, please contact the Foussat Mileage Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids First Initiative
The OUSD Kids First initiative is off and running. Click Kids First to view the 8 Keys of Excellence, watch student videos and to learn more about this life-changing project and how you can get involved as a partner with the district.
Sleep--Are Your Children Getting Enough?
As parents, we know all too well how our own sleep affects our mood and ability to concentrate. Because children are still growing, they depend on sleep even more than we do, for their physical and emotional health. A recent study published in Pediatrics found that elementary-school children who went to sleep earlier were more emotionally stable and alert in class than those who went to bed later. During one week of school, half the students were put to bed earlier than normal, averaging about 27 minutes more sleep a night. The other half stayed up later than their routine bedtime, losing about 54 minutes of shut-eye each evening. Teachers then rated children's behavior, not knowing which children got more or less sleep. Students who were sleep-deprived not only seemed overly tired, but were more impulsive and irritable than their well-rested classmates. They were quick to cry, lose their tempers or get frustrated.
All children have different sleep needs, but if your child seems overly emotional, irritable, or unfocused, try putting him or her to bed an hour earlier. Winding down for the hour before bedtime also helps them to fall asleep more quickly. TV, computer screens, and phones, have been shown to delay sleep, so encourage quiet play, reading, and listening to music. Following are the recommended hours of sleep from webmd.com, a reputable medical database recommended by physicans.
5-6 year olds: 10-12 hours of sleep
7-12 year olds: 10-11 hours of sleep
Earlier bedtimes for children mean more wind down time for parents, so your sleep and emotional wellbeing may improve too!
Play First, Then Eat Lunch
Foussat has implemented a new lunch schedule. This new schedule has the students go out to play first then coming in to eat lunch. Too often we see students rush through their lunch barely eating anything or nothing at all because they are in a hurry to get out to the playground. By going out to play first, we hope to accomplish 2 main things. First, we hope that the students will eat more of their lunch because they will not be anxious about getting out to the playground. The other goal is to have students return to the classroom in a calmer, less agitated state. Initial feedback tells us we are accomplishing both of these goals.
Kindergarten Lunch/Almuerzo para KÃnder
Kindergarten parents, did you know that the school lunch is available for your child, not only on Wednesdays, but every day of the week. If they qualify for the Free Lunch Program or if you pay for their lunch, the student can eat a nutritious meal every day. With the morning Kindergarten students, you can bring your child to the lunch room after you pick them up from the classroom. For afternoon students, you can bring them a little early before their class starts and have them eat lunch. Please call the school for more information or if you have questions.
¡Padres de familia de kínder, sabían ustedes que sus niños pueden almorzar en la cafetería, todos los días de la semana, no solamente los miércoles! Todos los niños de kínder, los que pagan y los que reciben el almuerzo gratis, todos están bienvenidos a obtener un almuerzo nutritivo todos los días. Los niños del turno de la mañana pueden ir con usted a la cafetería al terminar la clase, antes de ir a casa. Los niños del turno de la tarde, pueden llegar a la escuela antes de las 12:15 y usted puede llevarlos almorzar antes de comenzar las clases. Por favor llamar a la escuela para mas información o si tiene alguna pregunta.
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."
Click the link above to visit the superintendent’s web page.
New Family Survey
Parents 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.
Peachjar E-Flyer Service
OUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers. Click Foussat 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.
OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination
The 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.
Online Meal Registration
Parents 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.
Common Core Parent Information
California is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics. This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards. Click the Common Core link above to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.
Annual Bond Report
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Reading Corner/SecciÃ³n de Lectura
Online Story Time
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Principal's Friday Phone Message
Are you receiving the Principal's Friday Calls?
If not, please contact the office at 760-721-2200 and make sure we have your current telephone number.
¿Recibe usted las llamadas telefónicas de los viernes?
Si no las recibe, por favor hable a la oficina y asegúrese que tenemos su número de teléfono correcto. Las llamadas le ayudan a estar al tanto de los avisos y eventos escolares.
Calendar of Events/Calendario
Back to School Reading Resources/Recursos de Lectura
Welcome Back to School!
Reading Resources from Mrs. Mocny
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