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 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.
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
On Monday, Jan. 30, the Oceanside Unified School District is upgrading to a new Notification System called SchoolMessenger. The new notification system will replace ParentLink. The new system allows schools to contact parents and families in a more efficient and timely manner. The new system also allows parents and families the option of managing how they receive calls and information from their child’s school.
Click here for information on the new School Messenger system.
El lunes, 30 de enero, el Distrito Escolar de Oceanside actualizará un nuevo sistema de notificaciones llamado SchoolMessenger. El nuevo sistema de notificación reemplazará a ParentLink. El nuevo sistema permite que las escuelas se comuniquen con familias de una manera más eficiente y a tiempo. El nuevo sistema también da la opción para que familias manejen cómo reciben llamadas e información de la escuela.
Lost and Found Items
We have several items of clothing that has been collected since the beginning of school. Please check the green box outside the cafeteria for any lost clothing your children may have left behind. Also, if your child is missing their eyeglasses, we have several pairs in the front office lost and found drawer.
Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC)
Beginning January 9 - March 31, 2017 the Open Enrollment School of Choice Window will open. This is applicable to new Kindergarteners, 6th or 9th Grade students if you want your child to attend a school other than her school of residence. If your student is currently on a SOC contract, and they are in grades K-4, nothing needs to be done at this time. These forms need to be picked up, completed and returned at the ESS office located at 2080 Mission Avenue.
Robotics Team is Victorious
Congratulations to our small, but determined afterschool Robotics team. After weeks of working with Mr. Rogala on building and programming their Robot, this group of students recently competed in the Robotics Challenge at the STEAM MAKER Festival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Their hardwork paid off as they found themselves tied for First Place. Congratulations to Vivian Haro, Abraham Parra, Alex Ramirez and Josie Torres.
2017 School Breaks
Tuesday, January 31 is a Minimum Day-School Dismisses at 12:25
Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24, 2017 President's Week Holiday.
Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14 Spring Break
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day Holiday
Thursday, June 8 School's Out-5th Grade Graduation
16-17 Foussat Student Council
Lamb's Players Assembly
The Lamb's Players presentation of the BASH assembly helps students explore the challenge of conflict resolution within a variety of situations that kids deal with everyday.
Student Handbook 2016/17-English
Student Handbook 2016/17-Spanish
Manual Para Padres/Alumnos
Falcon Mileage Club is back!!!!
The Foussat Elementary School PTA sponsored Mileage Club will be starting Monday, Oct. 3 for the 2016-2017 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Safety and Security Information
The safety of our students and staff is always the Oceanside Unified School District’s primary concern. Click here for safety and security meetings and informational materials regarding an individual who has been released from law enforcement custody.
2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Welcome Foussat Falcons. School begins on Monday August 15. 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.
Youngest Falcons show Foussat pride - Mrs. Sifuentes' TK class
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LCAP Update Comment Period
The Oceanside Unified School District is in the process of updating its Local Control and Accountability Plan, as required every year, and as part of the planning process OUSD is sought input from local parents, guardians, students, teachers and staff.
Click here to go to the district LCAP information page where you can access the link to the on-line comment form. The comment period will close June 2nd.
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 importante para las familias sobre datos confidenciales de estudiantes
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.
For questions or concerns regarding SOC, please contact:
Educational Support Services
Online Meal Registration
Parents can register their children online for the 2016-2017 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.
16-17 Student Supply Lists
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
Attention 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.
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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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Reading Corner/SecciÃ³n de Lectura
Online Story Time
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
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
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.
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.