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Foussat Elementary School

3800 Pala Road
Oceanside, CA  92058

(760) 721-2200 Office

(760) 721-2201 Attendance Hot Line
(760) 754-1567 Fax

Principal/Director
Frank Balanon
fbalanon@oside.us

Principal's Message

School Mission

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.

Foussat Elementary School

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Wellness

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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!

Handbook

The OUSD 2015-2016 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.

Bond Report

H 7.jpg Since the passing of Proposition H in June 2008, the Oceanside Unified School District has used funds from the $195 million bond measure to rebuild seven new schools, as well as refurbish the ...more

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Free Meals in the Summer

school lunch.jpgFor the month of June, all children ages 1 to 18 are eligible to receive FREE breakfast and lunch at Foussat School.  No enrollment, no identification, no paperwork and no income qualification is necessary.  Children can just walk in Monday through Friday.  Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:00 and lunch will be served 10:00 to 10:30 every weekday starting June 6th and ending July 1st.  After July 1st, student can still receive the free meals at any of the sites listed on the attached flyer.  Click here for the English flyer or click here for the Spanish flyer.

5th Grade Camp

Transitional Kindergarten Sing and Sign

Transitional Kindergarten Sing and Sign will be Friday, May 27 @ 9:00 am in room K3.  Students need to arrive at 8:15, parents will be permitted to enter the classroom at 9:00.  You may take your students home after the performance.  We are looking forward to seeing you there.

NEW Progress Report - 2nd Trimester

With the implementation of the new California Content Standards (Common Core), the Oceanside Unified School District has been working to align teacher instruction.  While doing this, they also saw the need to revise how we report student progress.  Their work resulted in the development of our new standards-based progress reports.  This progress report will provide feedback on what students know and what they still need to learn.  This progress report is very different from the Report Card of the past years.  This video will help you to understand this new progress report.  Additionally, your child's teacher will be able to further explain this new method of reporting to you at parent/teacher conferences in October.  

 

Morgan Hill/Concerned Parent Assn v CDE Lawsuit

Important Information for Families Regarding Confidential Student Data

Click here for important information regarding the release of your student's confidential data. This stems from a recent lawsuit against the CA Dept. of Education. Even though OUSD was not involved in the lawsuit, all California students are affected. Parents can express an objection by April 1, 2016.

Información en Español

Información importante para las familias sobre datos confidenciales de estudiantes
Haga clic aquí
para obtener información importante con respecto a la divulgación de información confidencial de estudiantes. Esto se deriva de una demanda reciente en contra del Departamento de Educación de California. Aunque el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside (OUSD) no estuvo involucrado en la demanda, todos los estudiantes de California se ven afectados. Los padres pueden expresar su objeción antes de abril de 2016.

2016-2017 New Shared Residency Procedures

Please be advised, IF you are currently attending school on a "Shared Residency Affidavit", you will need to renew the Affidavit each year.  Please complete the following steps to remain at Foussat for the 2016-2017 school year:

1.  You must file a Shared Residency Affidavit at the Educational Support Services office located at 2080 Mission Avenue-located next to Mission Elementary School

2.  Take two proofs of the address where you will be living

3.  This process has to be completed at the Educational Support Services Office within 30-days prior to registering your student for the new school year.

 

Foussat registration is set to begin on Monday April 25.

2016-2017 Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten 2016-17

Placement of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) students will be done at the Educational Support Services Office for the 2016-17 school year.  Your child is not guaranteed a specific school site for TK by residential address.  To be included in the lottery for placement, you must come to the ESS between May 2 and May 13, 2016, to fill out the form choosing the top three schools you are interested in having your child attend.  The lottery will be completed on Monday, May 16th, and notifications of placement will be made within that week.  Anyone not participating in the lottery will be assigned to a school on a first come, first served basis to one of the remaining openings.  You must bring proof of residence within OUSD boundaries with you to apply, but your residential address will not be used to determine placement.  Your child must turn five years old between Sep 2 and Dec 2, 2016 to be age eligible.  Registration instructions will be provided to you with your approved placement letter. 

For questions, please contact Student Services at 760-966-7802.

Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) For the 2016-17 School Year Green Zone: January 4, 2016 – March 31, 2016

The Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education maintains its commitment to provide educational choices to families to meet the diverse needs of all students. The district’s Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) Policy (5116.1) is regulated by space availability.

 

The following schools are capped for the 2016-17 school year due to enrollment being at capacity:  El Camino High School, King Middle School, Ivey Ranch and Foussat Elementary Schools.  Only those applicants eligible for priority “C” (sibling), “D” (feeder pattern), or “E” (parent/guardian is an OUSD employee at requested site) will be allowed to apply for these capped schools. 

Green Zone applications will only be available at the Educational Support Services Office at 2080 Mission Ave in Oceanside.

 

  • If your child is currently on a SOC and will remain at the same school next year—there is no need to reapply. 
  • If your child is currently in entering kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade, you need to apply for a SOC for the 2016-17 school year if you want your child to attend a school other than their school of residence.
  • Only applications received during Green Zone will be considered in the first round lottery process for School of Choice placement.  This is not a first come, first served arrangement… all applications date stamped within Green Zone are given the same consideration within their priority categories.
  • NO e-mails or faxes will be accepted.
  • Two forms of address verification must be presented with the application. Acceptable proofs of address are current utility bills, cable bill, rental agreement or mortgage statement.  If these forms of verification are not in your name, a completed Shared Residency form will be required.
  • Parents will be notified by the last school day in May through U.S. Mail that their application has been approved, denied, or placed on a wait list.  Please do not call to check on the progress of your application before that time, as answering these calls takes away from our time to process applications.
  • Transportation is not provided for any student approved for School Of Choice.

For questions or concerns regarding SOC, please contact:

Educational Support Services
Student Services Department
2080 Mission Ave - Oceanside CA  92058
(760) 966-7849 or (760) 966-7802

Falcon Mileage Club is back!!!!

Kids running.jpgThe Foussat Elementary School PTA sponsored  Mileage Club is up and running for the 2015-2016 school year.  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.   Parents will need to complete a waiver prior to students participating.  If you need more information, want to volunteer to help or would like to make a donation, please contact the Foussat Mileage Club at falconmileageclub@gmail.com

Student Handbook - Spanish version 2015 - 2016

Para mirar el manual para padres/alumnos haga clic agui Foussat Student Handbook - Spanish (2).pdf

School Handbook 2015 - 2016

To view the current student handbook, please click on this link Foussat Student Handbook - English(1).pdf

Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpgParents can register their children online for the 2015-2016 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.

15-16 Student Supply Lists

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As you prepare for the new school year, please refer to the following grade level supply lists.  Click her to view list.

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. 

Smarter Balance state assessments

computer testing.jpgAttention all 3rd, 4th & 5th grade parents, when we return from spring break we will begin the administration of the Smarter Balance assessments.  This is the new California state assessment that is completely computer-based.  This new form of testing will look very different than the traditional pencil and paper standardized tests taken in the past.  These new on-line tests are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, which aim to encourage critical thinking, analytical writing, and real-world problem solving.  The new tests contain fewer multiple choice questions and more open-ended questions designed to draw responses that demonstrate a deeper understanding of key concepts learned. 

Click here for a link to the "TOP 10 THINGS PARENTS SHOULD KNOW" about the Smarter Balance assessments.  

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.

ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

Foussat Elementary School pictureWelcome Foussat Falcons.  School begins on Monday August 17.  For your convience, our gates will open at 7:50 am and close promptly at 8:20 to allow for any remaining parents on campus to exit.  Students arriving after 8:15 will have to come through the front office and receive a tardy slip before entering class.  The school day ends at 2:55 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Wednesday dismissal is at 12:25 every Wednesday.  Afternoon Kindergarteners will come to school on Wednesdays from 8:15 - 12:25, have lunch with us, and be dismiss with the rest of the students.  Please be on time to pick up your students.

 

 

 

Kids First Initiative

Copy of Kids First.jpgThe 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?

Kid sleeping.jpgAs 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

recess.pngFoussat 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 school lunch.jpglunch 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 Kínder

school lunch.jpgKindergarten 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.  

5th Grade Promotion

5th Grade Promotion will be held, Thursday June 2 at 8:30 am in the Quad Area.  Please plan to arrive early as parking is difficult at that time of day.  Parents, please remember that balloons are not permitted during the ceremony as they often get in the way of those special picture moments

What's Happening At Foussat

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

OUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers.  button-orange-stacked.pngClick 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.

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. 

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.

Common Core Parent Information

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpgCalifornia 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.

Reading Corner/Sección de Lectura

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Want to listen to and read a book with your child at home? Each month, Barnes and Noble showcases an author reading a great children's book. This month is Green Eggs and Hamm by ...more

Principal's Friday Phone Message

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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

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Thursday
5/26/16
Friday
5/27/16
Saturday
5/28/16

Measels Prevention and Awareness

Measles 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.needle.png

 

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.

 

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.