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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.


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Newest Information from the Principal

Support our teacher Mrs. Moore and her Donors Choose project.  Read more here https://www.donorschoose.org/Mel?projects=true


Congratulations to Mr. Perez for getting his Donors Choose project funded.


Read here for the opening letter from the principal.  We are so happy that everyone is back to school.


Read here for our School Safety Rules.


Latest issue of the Gator Communicator



Help OUSD get additional funding for your child's school. Please complete the Impact Aid form coming home on Wednesday, October 3rd. and return it on Thursday, October 4th.


Ayude a OUSD a obtener fondos adicionales para la escuela de su hijo. Llene la forma de ayuda de impacto económico que su hijo llevará a su casa el miércoles 3 de octubre y regrésela a la escuela el jueves 4 de octubre, por favor.


Palomar Family Counseling

Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc.



for parents





Join us at Garrison Elementary for coffee, bread, pastries, and conversation. Learn important information about school resources and get to know other parents. Then, spend time completing an activity that you will get to take home at the end of the meeting.


Date:  Wednesday September 12th, 2018.

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Where:   MPR



Acompáñanos a tomar café, pan y conversar en la escuela Garrison. Aprende información importante acerca de recursos disponibles en la escuela y a conocer otros padres. Después, pasaremos un tiempo completando una actividad que podrá llevarse a casa al finalizar la junta.


Día: miércoles, Septiembre 12, de 2018.  

Hora:   9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  

Dónde:   MPR

Bread and Pastries donated by: Panera Bread


OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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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.

333 Garrison Street

Oceanside, CA 92054

(760) 901-7600


Contact Us:


Dr. Leah Dardis, Principal


Mrs. Cara Michel, MTSS-TOSA


Ms. Martina Boeck, Office Manager


Mrs. Nancy Gardner, Office Assistant


Mr. Fernando Avila, Bilingual School Community Advisor


Instructions to Register for Aeries Portal account

Click on Link to download instructions on how to create a Parent Portal Account.

Create a portal account - english spanish.pdf

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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