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SMUSD Attendance Boundary Committee Update

SMUSD Attendance Boundary Committee Update

On October 19th, the District’s Attendance Boundary Committee held its first meeting.  The meeting is comprised over more than 100 individuals, with representation from each school in the District.

The Committee is tasked with providing two recommendations.
  • Recommendation #1:  Propose adjustments to current attendance boundaries to optimize student at capacity at each school.
  • Recommendation #2:  Propose an implementation plan / schedule for the Board-approved attendance boundary adjustments.
At the first meeting, the Committee heard presentations from District staff and its demographer (Davis Demographics) regarding the following topics:
  • Current District and School attendance boundaries;
  • Historical and projected enrollment growth;
  • Residential development and student generation rates;
  • Criteria for school boundary planning;
  • The role of the demographer; and
  • Next steps.

On November 9th, the District’s Attendance Boundary Committee held its second meeting. During the first part of the meeting, Davis Demographics provided information about factors that impact attendance boundaries and how adjusting boundary lines impacts available capacity at each school.

Davis Demographics also shared an elementary scenario, middle school scenario and high school scenario to consider regarding possible adjustments to the current attendance boundaries.  These scenarios are NOT official recommendations from the District Board, staff or Davis Demographics.  But, rather, they were something to consider in order to foster dialog and conversation.

Following the presentation by Davis Demographics, Committee members had an opportunity to work together to provide their own possible recommendations.

The recommendations submitted are being examined for common themes.  Draft maps will be generated and shared with Committee members at its next meeting on December 7th.

As a reminder, these meetings are closed to the public.  However, if you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the Attendance Boundary Committee, you may submit them HERE.

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates for November 2017

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers (and non-golfers)! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 15th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament! Come join us Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks! You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos. Hosted by the San Elijo Hills Foundation, this long-standing community tradition is something no one should miss. There are tons of great raffle prizes. The spirit of the event is light-hearted and fun. And, you just might win the coveted Turkey Classic Green Jacket & trophy.  Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. It’s going to be a blast! Sponsorship opportunities are available! Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information and to register. Hope to see you all there! If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Harvest Market

HARVEST MARKET, Saturday, November 18, 10AM-3PM, SEH Rec Center (next to lower softball field), hosted by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)
Please join us this Saturday for a fun and diverse shopping experience to raise funds for scholarships for eligible female seniors at SMHS! The SEH Rec Center’s inside and outdoor areas will be filled with artisan wares, elegant/fun handmade holiday decor, clothing boutiques, jewelry, children’s activities and vendors, Cafe Stoked Fall Favorites, RUSH Coffee Truck, and many of our own local SEH vendors! Start your holiday shopping here and plan to stay for lunch while you enjoy the live music by SMHS musicians. Spread the word!  Mark your calendar now to attend this Event With A Purpose!

Annual Elections

Voting Day is ahead of us here in San Elijo Hills! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078). Neighborhood Representatives are required to attend to the meeting to ensure quorum is established and the votes from their neighborhood are counted. All homeowners are also welcome to attend the meeting. Thank you all in advance for your participation in this process for our community!

Annual Tree Lighting

It’s time to light up the season! Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 1st . Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM.

This magical night will include some of these fun activities!

 Santa and Mrs. Clause will be here for pictures so make sure you are on his “nice” list! Don’t forget to bring your camera!

 A Colorful Universe will have an ornament painting station for only $5.00 per ornament. Stop by to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home! They also make great gifts for family.

 Holiday elves will join us to show off their artistic skills with balloons.

 Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be served to warm your belly!

 Delicious food trucks will be serving up a variety of specialties available for purchase.

 The SEMS Jazz Band & choir will perform Holiday inspired music throughout the night!

We hope that you and your family are able to make it out to this joyous event! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

1st Annual Menorah Lighting

Come celebrate our first annual menorah lighting! Bring your menorahs and head down to the town square park on December 12th at 6 pm on the first night of Hanukah! If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 or sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com

Must Dash For A Cure

The 4th Annual Must Dash for a Cure is this Sunday, November 19th here in San Elijo Hills. Join us as we jog, walk, skip and dash to raise awareness and money for Type 1 Diabetes. Silent auction and raffle items also available. Fun for the entire family! Register today at www.MustDashForACure.org

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HARVEST MARKET, Saturday, November 18, 10AM-3PM, SEH Rec Center

HARVEST MARKET, Saturday, November 18, 10AM-3PM, San Elijo Hills Rec Center (next to lower softball field), hosted by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)

Only one week away! Please join us next Saturday for a fun and diverse shopping experience to raise funds for scholarships for eligible female seniors at SMHS!

The SEH Rec Center’s inside and outdoor areas will be filled with artisan wares, elegant/fun handmade holiday decor, clothing boutiques, jewelry, children’s activities and vendors, Cafe Stoked Fall Favorites, RUSH Coffee Truck, and many of our own local SEH vendors! Start your holiday shopping here and plan to stay for lunch while you enjoy the live music by SMHS musicians.

Spread the word!

Mark your calendar now to attend this Event With A Purpose!

Paving the way: Several San Marcos streets to be resurfaced

The City of San Marcos has announced that several streets in the community will receive routine maintenance from Monday, Nov. 6 through mid-December as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to maintaining its roadways.

Every year in San Marcos, several streets receive a chip and slurry seal treatment to significantly extend the life of existing pavement by protecting the undersurface from the effects of aging and the environment. Residents directly affected will receive notices two weeks and 72 hours prior to scheduled work so that appropriate parking arrangements can be made.

“Over the past five years, the city has resurfaced more than 15 million square feet of pavement to provide motorists a safe and smooth ride while traveling through San Marcos,” said Public Works Director Matt Little.

During construction work, there will be flaggers and other workers directing traffic to ensure the safe passage of all individuals and for the safety of construction workers between the designated weekday construction hours Monday through Friday from 7 am and 5 pm; some Saturday work will be required.

Streets affected will receive two slurry seal coats. The first coat will be a larger rock followed by a second coat of smaller rock that will provide a smoother ride for motorists; coats will be applied on different days.

“We appreciate continued patience from residents and motorists during these important roadway repairs that will pave the way for lasting improvements,” said Little.

Paid for by the city’s capital improvement projects budget, the $465,000 project will be completed by American Asphalt South Inc.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution when traveling through roadwork areas.

Road work schedules, maps and other traffic alerts will be posted to the city’s website at www.san-marcos.net/roadwork. Schedules are subject to change and residents are encouraged to regularly check the website for updates. Traffic alerts will also be shared through the city’s social media platforms @sanmarcoscity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information or questions about work on your street, please call the City’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550 or the City’s contracted construction manager Jason Linsdau at (760) 759-2466.

Is your child having trouble in school?

Is your child having trouble in school?

No one wants to see their child struggling in school, but thankfully there are certain guidelines to follow to have your child properly evaluated. Dr. Jaime Friedman outlines how to navigate the system at your child’s school to see if they have a learning disability or other learning issues.

Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG), in partnership with Rady Children’s Health Network, is dedicated to offering outstanding healthcare for your kids, from birth through age 18. One visit to our website can help you find a doctor, explain why CPMG is right for you and allow you to view videos on our doctors and other health topics.

We’re also very social! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Important Boundary and Budgetary issues facing San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD)

Important Boundary and Budgetary Issues Facing San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD)
Attendance Boundaries potentially being redrawn and District Budget Deficit, the district website has the following topics with information links that are important and public information. Please participate and share in the discussion here and on social media as this important issue that may potentially impact San Elijo Hills and San Marcos.
District Budget Deficit

Among the most important responsibilities of the Governing Board and Superintendent is to ensure the financial health of our district, and to inform the community when changes in district finances might meaningfully impact the educational services San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) provides. That is the purpose of this letter.

Due to flattening state revenues, and dramatic increases in mandated costs, we are forecasting very difficult financial days ahead here at SMUSD, which we more fully explain below. As we enter these difficult financial times, we want you to be aware of our predicament, the circumstances that brought us here, and our path forward.

Attendance Boundary Committee

“San Marcos Unified’s new Attendance Boundary Committee will meet for the first time next week to begin their work on recommendations for the Governing Board’s consideration.  As meetings continue, you will find more information HERE regarding the progress of the committee. We anticipate the committee’s recommendations to go before the Governing Board in the early part of 2018, which they will then review and approve all or part of the recommendations.  Our community will have an opportunity to comment publicly prior to the Board taking action.”

 

San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates for November 2017

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates:

San Elijo Hills Foundation

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a Board positions! If you are looking for a great opportunity to get involved, this is the perfect way to start! The San Elijo Hills Foundation is a California public non-profit organization created to support and enhance projects that improve the quality of life within San Elijo Hills.

The Foundation brings community resources together to address community needs, and relies on the support of the community through the sale of merchandise, fundraising events, sponsorships and donations.  The Board meets quarterly, typically on Mondays evenings every few months, right here in San Elijo Hills. If you are interested, please contact the Foundation at sehfoundation@gmail.com or visit the Foundation website: http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/ or call 760-798-9015.

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers (and non-golfers)! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 15th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament!

Come join us Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks! You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos. Hosted by the San Elijo Hills Foundation, this long-standing community tradition is something no one should miss. There are tons of great raffle prizes. The spirit of the event is light-hearted and fun. And, you just might win the coveted Turkey Classic Green Jacket & trophy.

Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. It’s going to be a blast! Sponsorship opportunities are available! Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information and to register. Hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Harvest Market

There’s a new Harvest Market coming to town, hosted by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)! Proceeds benefit the SEHWC Scholarship Program for eligible female seniors at San Marcos High School!

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10AM – 3PM
San Elijo Rec Center
1105 San Elijo Hills Rd (next to lower softball field)

– This is a vetted event to provide a diverse and fun shopping experience for everyone
– Up to 50 vendors w/artisans, crafters, clothing boutiques, jewelry, along with many favorite SEH vendors
– Cafe Stoked Fall Favorites & Seasonal Treats
– RUSH Coffee Truck specialty coffees and fresh pastries
– Our Women’s Club is hosting a Bake Sale with homemade baked goods from our members
– Live music by members of the SMHS Jazz Band

San Elijo Hills Association Board Meeting-November 14th

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078).

Save the Date- Annual Tree Lighting

Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 1st.  Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. Don’t forget your cameras for a photo op with special visitors from the North Pole!  Keep an eye out for more information on this event in the December newsletter and on the community website www.sanelijohills.net.

Solar Project at San Elijo Elementary-Parking lot will be closed

Solar Project at SEES

Here are the details regarding our Solar Project:

The SMUSD Solar Project is ahead of schedule which means that our SEES construction for solar panel installation in our parking lot will begin this weekend, October 21.  The solar panels will be installed in our parking lot along with shade structure in front of the school at the student waiting area for drive up. There are several benefits coming both to SMUSD and SEES. If you haven’t had an opportunity to look over the resources provided by the District on our solar initiative, I encourage you to CLICK HERE to view the information on the website. You will find a short, overview video, along with more information on the process and FAQ’s.

Our parking lot will be closed for staff and visitors for 6-12 weeks.  We will need your support and patience during this time. The front of our school will have a construction fence as well for the installation of solar panel shade structure in the student waiting area.

We are working closely with Tesla, the installing solar company, to ensure that all safety precautions are

in place during construction. Our site will be staged with temporary fencing for the construction zone

prior to work commencing. All material and equipment deliveries will be coordinated to minimize impact during drop off and pick up times.

Parking:

All staff and visitors will need to park off site. There will be handicap parking available by KOC buildings.  You will need to enter from the drive up lane to access these spots.  We ask for your patience when visiting our campus during construction and parking off site. There will  be increased foot and construction traffic, and we want to make sure that everyone moves about the campus safely. Please park in designated parking spots and always use crosswalks.

Drive-up Drop off/Pick-up:

Drive up will be available for drop off and pick up for students in grades 2-5 as usual. Morning Drop-off for first grade will still be available.  There will be no drop off available for kindergarten during construction.

AM Kindergarten

  • Drop Off:  Students will enter through the KOC gate, hang their back pack up and line up by their classroom door. Students in room 601 will wait at their recess spot which is by room 103.
  • Pick-Up: Parents will enter through the KOC gate and meet their child’s class on the kindergarten playground.
  • There will be no curbside drop off for kindergarten families during construction.
  • Please leave strollers outside the kindergarten playground.

PM Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten

  • New Drop off time for PM only: 11:40. Please arrive prior to 11:47am for PM Kindergarten.
  • Drop Off:  Students will enter through the KOC gate, hang their backpack up and line up by their classroom door. Students in room 601 will wait at their recess spot which is by room 103.
  • Pick-Up: Parents will enter through the KOC gate and meet their child’s class on the kindergarten playground.
  • There will be no curbside drop off for kindergarten families during construction.
  • Transitional kindergarten will have regular drop-off with playground time at 11:40-11:50

1st Grade pick-up

  • First Grade families will still pick up near rolling gate. Please look for first grade pick up area which has been moved to just outside the rolling gate near the office.

Grades 2-5 pick-up

  • All students will exit to the rolling gate.
  • The back gate is still an option for those who would like to use the trails.
  • Drive-up will proceed as usual.  Drive up students will wait by the rolling gate.
  • Parents who meet their students outside the gates need to wait for students in waiting zone near kindergarten.

We anticipate taking a few days to get our new routines in place. Please allocate extra time for this transition as everyone learns our new routines.  We ask for all adults to think safety first by using crosswalks and driving cautiously.

We are excited to be part of a project that will provide savings, lesson plans, and educational materials

for all grade levels, as well as help our district go green. We will be sure to keep you updated on the

progress of our construction, but, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email

solar@smusd.org.

October 2017 San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers (and non-golfers)! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 15th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament!

Come join us Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks!

You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos.

Hosted by the San Elijo Hills Foundation, this long-standing community tradition is something no one should miss. There are tons of great raffle prizes. The spirit of the event is light-hearted and fun. And, you just might win the coveted Turkey Classic Green Jacket & trophy.

Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. It’s going to be a blast! Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information and to register. Hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Harvest Market

On Saturday, November 18th from 10AM-3PM, the San Elijo Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, will be transformed into a fabulous holiday shopping experience guaranteed to put everyone in the mood for the season ahead. The event, formerly co-sponsored by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC) and the City of San Marcos, is now hosted solely by the SEHWC, with all proceeds benefitting the SEHWC Scholarship Program.

This is a vetted event and several favorite vendors from past years will be available, in addition to many first-time participants — all offering a fun and diverse variety of holiday and non-holiday items for everyone’s shopping enjoyment. Don’t miss this great opportunity to do your holiday shopping in a relaxed, stress-free environment! RUSH Coffee Truck will be on site during the morning with specialty coffees and treats. Delectable home-baked goodies will be sold during the SEHWC Bake Sale, and seasonal favorites and fall-inspired snacks from Cafe Stoked will be served as shoppers stroll among the booths. Live music will help create a festive atmosphere, and children will have the opportunity to work off some of their energy in the KIDS’ ZONE. Be sure to buy Raffle tickets for a chance to win a Date Night Basket and Fitness Basket, each brimming with hundreds of dollars in gift cards and certificates–generous donations from San Elijo Hills proprietors and surrounding businesses.

The Holiday Market promises to be a wonderful family activity, a fun girlfriends’ Saturday get-together, and an opportunity for parents and grandparents to do some early holiday shopping. Make plans now to attend this exciting fall event!

Town Square Park Gazebo

The gazebo around the fountain is getting a makeover! If you have visited the park, you may have noticed that the wood is in disrepair and rotted. The Board of Directors approved repairing and expanding the gazebo to provide more shade over the table area. If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

San Elijo Hills Association Board Meeting-October Meeting Re-Scheduled

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078).

Save the Date- Annual Tree Lighting

Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 1st.

Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. Don’t forget your cameras for a photo op with special visitors from the North Pole!

Keep an eye out for more information on this event in the December newsletter and on the community website www.sanelijohills.net.

Happy Holidays!

Community Reminder: Exterior Fireplaces, Chimneys, Fire Pits, Flues & Roofs

Please remember that fire places, chimneys and fire pits shall burn natural gas only and may not burn wood or propane.


**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent from the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

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