Preview: Vista Panthers vs. San Marcos Knights Posted: By Ashley Washburn Week 13 of The Prep Pigskin Report showcases you a quarterfinal Division 1 match-up between #12 seed Vista High School (4-7) and #4 seed San Marcos High School (6-4).
he Vista Panthers have a lot of momentum on their side this week after coming off a huge upset last Friday night against Ramona High School. The Red and Black stunned the #5 seed in a 23-11 victory, cutting the Bulldogs season earlier than expected.
San Marcos on the other hand had an extra week of preparation for this game, due to receiving the #4 seed and scoring a bye during the first round of playoffs. The Knights took this extra week of practice to get the rest of their team healthy and ready for playoffs.
Source: Preview: Vista Panthers vs. San Marcos Knights – KUSI News – San Diego, CA
Back to School Update from The City of San Marcos.
As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session this month, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute.
While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that relief is on the way. In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are nearing completion.
More than $3 million of construction projects are being completed this fall to improve the Rancho Santa Fe Road and other streets throughout San Marcos. During construction, businesses in the area will remain open and those directly affected by the improvement projects will receive notice of scheduled work.
During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and set those alarm clocks a little earlier to provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.
San Marcos will present its annual Fourth of July Celebration and fireworks show at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Drive. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Freedom” and festivities begin at 6 pm with entertainment featuring Beta Maxx. A professional fireworks show will launch at 9 pm.
“For the past 35 years, San Marcos has been home to one of the most spirited Fourth of July celebrations in North County San Diego, said Community Services Director Buck Martin. “This event is entirely dependent on private donations and features entertainment for the whole family.”
Attendees can look forward to carnival games, jumpers and on-site food sales. Guests are encouraged to arrive early and bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating.
This free event is provided each year by generous donations from community leaders, businesses and San Marcos residents. Community members and businesses are encouraged to make a tax-deductable contribution toward the event and to ensure a spectacular fireworks display.
For more information about the event, please contact San Marcos Community Services at (760) 744-9000. To donate to the fireworks display, visit www.gofundme.com/SM2016Fireworks
Emily Clifford of San Elijo Hills was crowned Miss Teenage California 2016. She was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for the school of her choice. She won an additional $1000 for winning the Most Photogenic Award.
The Pageant was held this past weekend at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Orange County. Emily is a freshman at San Marcos High School. She is a member of her Varsity Cheerleading Team. Emily’s Parents are Chad & Michele Clifford who have lived in San Elijo Hills since 2006.
We are pleased to announce the 2016 San Marcos High School Dance With A Knight event, to be held on Friday February 5 at San Marcos High School! Attached is a flyer with all of the details. To guarantee a participant a spot, simply register on our website:
Given the situation in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I wanted to reassure all of our families that the San Marcos Unified School District is not aware of any threat to the schools in our district.
We are in constant communication with the San Diego County Sherriff’s Department – they have added additional patrols today as an added precaution. Additionally, all of our employees received a copy of the district’s protocol and procedures regarding bomb threats.
As always, safety is our highest priority, and we will do our upmost to ensure a safe environment for each of the students in our district.
Kevin Holt, Ed.D
San Marcos Unified School District
This poll was suggested by a local San Elijo Hills homeowner and longtime reader of San Elijo Life. The poll is designed to engage the community of San Marcos and generate some thought and discussion into one potential option for reducing school generated traffic and congestion. Who can share the history of school buses in San Marcos?
Option 1: Taxes assessed to all homeowners (consider that this could provide buses for all schools in SMUSD). Assuming that not all homeowners have kids nor will have kids, a tax may be looked down upon but the argument could also be made that the buses will reduce the traffic and congestion in general.
Option 2: A private charter solution could be controlled in terms of costs by only billing parents that opt-in but this would also restrict the passengers to only kids that pay. Parents could opt-in or out annually based upon their kids age and attendance. It’s assumed it would be a higher cost option.
To opt out, parents must file a personal belief exemption, or PBE, a signed statement that vaccines are against their personal beliefs. In the 2007-2008 school year, the statewide California PBE rate was 1.56%. By 2013-2014, the most recent year California statistics are available, the rate had jumped to 3.15%.
San Marcos Schools that appear –
PBE =personal belief exemption
School Name City County PBE%
Saint Joseph Academy San Marcos San Diego 16%
Discovery Elementary San Marcos San Diego 5%
Knob Hill Elementary San Marcos San Diego 4%
San Elijo Elementary San Marcos San Diego 3%
Richland Elementary San Marcos San Diego 2%
Paloma Elementary San Marcos San Diego 1%
Twin Oaks Elementary San Marcos San Diego 1%
Alvin M. Dunn Elementary San Marcos San Diego 0
San Marcos Elementary San Marcos San Diego 0
High Tech Elementary North County San Marcos San Diego 0
ENCINITAS, SAN MARCOS FACE TOUGH LABOR TALKS OVER AIDES
Part-timers also negotiating for benefits in Encinitas, San Marcos
School districts in Encinitas and San Marcos are locked in labor negotiations with an employees union that wants health benefits and more work hours for instructional aides, the front-line workers who help students with special needs. READ MORE VIA UT