At Tuesday evening’s Board Meeting, the Governing Board voted to select the boundary adjustments recommended by the Attendance Boundary Committee in Scenario 6.
In addition, the Governing Board approved an implementation plan beginning with the 2018-19 school year. This plan provides various grandfathering provisions to current students in effected study areas at the elementary, middle and high schools.
Over the next several weeks, staff will be working to take the direction received from the Governing Board and implement it for 2018-19. The grandfathering provisions will be clearly explained. In addition, we are preparing attendance boundary maps that reflect the changes and can be more easily read by our community. Information will be posted on the District website and individuals impacted will be personally notified via US mail and/or email. We appreciate your patience as we work through the details of this change.
Join us for the 2nd year event Hops in the Hills to enjoy an afternoon of craft beers!! We will have local restaurants, Shanes Pizza and Pints and Players Sports Bar providing food (extra cost) to our attendees! Music from DJ Stikeout!! This year are pleased to announce a wine bar, featuring a variety of wines, this will be include in the price of admission.
Join us, support the local schools!! 100% of proceeds go the the schools!!
Don’t drink and drive, please consider walking if a resident of San Elijo Hills, or have a desinated driver (DD tickets $20). Grab a Lyft or Uber, be smart!!
This is a 21 years and older event. All Parties must show a valid ID for entrance. Sorry no refunds will be made. Absolutely no children or dogs allowed. Last call @ 6pm.
Update from The Real Families for San Marcos (Anti Brookfield development group)
Have you all signed the petition for the building of 200+ townhomes past the firehouse…before the new neighborhood of Rancho Tesoro? Despite many residents fighting this during January’s meeting, city council voted for it anyway…not caring about the residents concerns. In order to stop them…we need a referendum – about 6,000 signatures the next couple weeks.
This development will attend Double Peak. Residents want concerns of traffic and overcrowded schools addressed first.
If you haven’t signed, here are some dates:
Upcoming petition hours at Starbucks (on S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. next to Flippin Pizza)
* Mon, Feb 5, 6-8pm
* Wed, Feb 7, 6-8pm
* Wed, Feb 16, 6-8pm
* Mon, Feb 19, 6-8pm
* Wed, Feb 21, 6-8pm
Must be San Marcos resident and registered voter!
Brookfield has started their own campaign, creating fake accounts and asking for signatures to UNSIGN the petition.
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
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.
As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with California State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session this week, 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 continued relief is on the way. In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are lined up over the next five years.
Planned projects include Improvements to the intersection of Las Posas Road and Mission Road near Palomar College and the transit center; Construction of two new bridges to replace Bent Avenue and Via Vera Cruz between San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street; San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street intersection improvements; and construction of Twin Oaks Trail north of Borden Road.
During the school year and periods of roadway construction, motorists should drive with caution in and around work areas, and provide ample time to reach destinations safely and on time.
Yee-haw! Dust off your boots because The Country Fair is coming and it going to be an amazing experience for the whole family! Presented to you by San Elijo Elementary and Double Peak School, this is an event you will not want to miss!! This much anticipated volunteer run event brings people from the community together to build camaraderie and create memories while raising money for education.
This year’s shindig will be held:
Friday, May12th from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday, May 13th 11am – 5pm
at the San Elijo Elementary School (SEES).
Friday Night festivities will include food, a live DJ and plenty of fun while you seek thrills on your favorite carnival rides like the Zipper, Crazy Plane, Umbrella Cars, Cycle Jump, Alligator Alley and more. Saturday will feature the all of the rides plus other fun activities including Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, games, prize walk, and so much more!!!
Do you have a business you would like to promote?? The Country Fair committee needs new ranchers (Sponsors) and ranch hands (volunteers for the committee) to help make their biggest fundraiser of the year a good ole-fashioned success. If you would like more information on how to become a sponsor or volunteer; please contact TheCountryFair2017@gmail.com.
This is a PTO sponsored event and all proceeds go to support and supplement educational programs within San Elijo Elementary and Double Peak School. Both schools are a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.
The San Elijo Hills’ neighborhood features expansive ocean views and estate-style amenities and architecture
San Elijo Hills is celebrating the grand opening of The Estates at San Elijo Hills by Davidson Communities, Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with performances by the Double Peak School Jazz Band and other festivities.
“The Estates at San Elijo Hills by Davidson Communities do justice to their stately name,” said Halé Richardson, marketing director for San Elijo Hills Development Company. “ They are grand in every sense of the word: huge gourmet kitchens (some with a secondary prep kitchen), spacious indoor-outdoor entertainment spaces, courtyards, morning rooms, covered loggias, optional outdoor sleeping porches, casitas and expansive views of the Pacific coastline and rolling hills.”
The Estates offer 58 single-family residences in variety of flexible floorplans, ranging from 4,581 to 6,322 square feet with up to seven bedrooms. The gated neighborhood showcases distinctive architecture in Spanish-, Tuscan-, Monterey- and French Country-inspired styles. Homes are priced from the $1 millions. Three beautifully decorated models are located at 956 Pearl Drive, San Marcos. For information, call (760) 566-8994.
One other new neighborhood is currently available, The Summit at San Elijo Hills, located adjacent to Double Peak Park, the highest point in coastal North County. The Summit features 44 luxuriously scaled residences on large homesites. Five floorplans, ranging from 3,070 to 4,965 square feet with three to seven bedrooms and 3.5 to 7.5 baths, are offered with an amazing array of options.
These architecturally significant floorplans feature stunning indoor-outdoor configurations, offering walls of glass and doors that retract. Homes at this gated neighborhood are priced from the low $1 millions. For information, contact (760) 653-7010.
Children at both The Summit and The Estates will attend the brand new Double Peak School, which opened last fall.
“San Elijo Hills has saved the best for last,” said Richardson. ‘These neighborhoods offer unsurpassed architectural splendor and panoramic views of the ocean and rolling hills,” she said.
San Elijo Hills is an established 1,920-acre community that integrates shopping, homes, schools, and recreation within an ecologically sensitive plan that sets aside more than half of the property as protected open space and parks.
Students from kindergarten through middle school will try their hands at engineering, design and coding at Double Peak School in San Marcos, which opened its doors Monday. The school, open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, sits off San Elijo Road, with expansive views of the hills on either side. With a focus on innovation, it features a “maker space,” where students can practice conceiving and constructing inventions, and an innovation lab, where they will learn apps, programs and other technological tools.