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.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The last day of school is Thursday, June 4 and will be a minimum day. Graduation will take place promptly at 8:30 am and graduates my leave after the ceremony. Grades K-4 will be dismissed at 12:25.
Memorial Day Holiday
School will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
MILEAGE CLUB FINALE
Next week May 18 - May 22 will be the last week for the Mileage Club. Please be on time to pick up your kids. The participants last awards will be handed out the following week.
LCAP Survey for Parents, Staff and Community Members
A short survey to solicit community and staff input as the district works to finalize this year’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is being offered by the Oceanside Unified School District. To provide input, please Click LCAP Survey to share your thoughts on how OUSD can best utilize state funding to serve the needs of all children attending schools in the district.
The LCAP is used to help tie the district’s annual budget to goals for making academic improvements. It is an important part of the state’s required Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which was established in 2013. The short survey will be available online through Friday, May 22.
FREE Outdoor Education Camp
The Outdoor Education Camp is a perfect way to end your 5th grade year. Located in the Cuyamaca mountains, students enjoy 5 days and 4 nights experiencing the intersection of education and the outdoors. This experience does come at a cost. Fortunately for these two fourth grade students, Annie Zhang and Christopher Warner, they will pay nothing when they attend camp next year. Based on essays that each of them wrote, they have been awarded full scholarships to camp next school year. Awesome Job!!! Many schools submit essays and the competition is fierce. It is hard enough to claim a winner from your school, it is even more rare that you have winners from the same classroom. That being said, congratulations also to their teacher, Ms. Kathy McHugh. Well done. Enjoy camp next year.
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.
To submit your 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 using passcode 1012843095931654. You can order online anytime, but the deadline to order your yearbook through the school has been extended to Thursday, April 30, 2015. Prices are $24 for Soft Cover or $31 for Hard Cover. Any questions, please contact Ana Fierro-PTA Yearbook Coordinator at email@example.com. Yearbooks are expected to arrive around April 1 and will be delivered to your child's teacher before school ends on 6/4/15.
Student Council Teddy Bear Drive
The Student Council Teddy Bear Drive is in full force. They are collecting stuffed teddy bears/animals of all types to be donated to the Oceanside Police Department to comfort children during times of trauma. You donations are greatly appreciated through the end of the year.
Talent Show Performance
Our annual Talent Show performance for our parents will be held Wednesday, May 27th @ 6 pm. Assemblies will be held on Friday, May 29 for the students of Foussat.. Please plan to attend and support our future American Idol's/The Voice performers.
Students Watched BASH! It was a musical Assembly that taught kids about friendship and imagination in a fun comedy way.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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