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Attendance Boundary Committee December Update from SMUSD

Attendance Boundary Committee December Update from SMUSD

On December 7th, the District’s Attendance Boundary Committee (Committee) met for the third time.  The Committee is tasked with providing two recommendations to the Governing Board.

  • Recommendation #1:  Propose adjustments to current attendance boundaries to optimize student capacity at each school.
  • Recommendation #2:  Propose an implementation plan / schedule for the Board-approved attendance boundary adjustments.
Following the Committee’s meetings on November 9th, Committee members were invited to the District office on three separate days to spend more time with the current attendance boundaries and provide additional suggestions, beyond those provided at the meeting on November 9th.
All of the suggestions received were reviewed for common themes and suggestions.  This resulted in the creation of 4 new scenarios.
On December 7th, the four new scenarios, along with the scenario from the first meeting, and a summary of each scenario were shared with the Committee.  Each member of the Committee was then given the opportunity to study the maps, ask questions, and then vote for their top-two choices of each scenario.  There were two scenarios that received the highest votes of the five total scenarios.
A discussion occurred following the voting process which resulted in some minor changes to the two scenarios.  It was agreed that these two scenarios represented the consensus recommendations to be submitted to the Governing Board for Recommendation #1.
The Committee also reviewed two proposed draft implementation plans and had an opportunity to discuss the pros / cons of each.  Ultimately, the Committee made changes to one of the draft implementation plans and it will be submitted to the Governing Board for Recommendation #2.
  • On January 16th, 2018, the Governing Board will hear a presentation from the Attendance Boundary Committee Chair on the recommendations from the Committee.  There will be no vote or action by the Governing Board at this meeting.
  • The week prior to the January 16th meeting, the recommendations will be placed on the District’s website for community review.  Instructions will be uploaded in how to view the maps and a link will be made available where comments may be submitted.
  • The Governing Board has the option to hold special board meeting to further study the recommendations from the Attendance Boundary Committee prior the the meeting on February 20, 2018.
  • The soonest the Governing Board would vote on attendance boundary changes will be at the meeting on February 20, 2018.
If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the Attendance Boundary Committee, you may submit them HERE.

Dance With A Knight, February 5, 2016

DWAK 2016 FlyerDance With A Knight, February 5, 2016

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:

Dance With A Knight
Thanks for your support of the SMHS Dance Team!

Jazz at The Lake

Jazz Flyer_small

San Marcos High School Music Boosters invites you to join them for an evening of Jazz at the Lake on Friday, September 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of food, friendship, and lively jazz performed by the SMHS music directors and their selected colleagues. Tickets are $30 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and a no-host bar. In addition to an evening filled with professional jazz music, the event will include a wine wall and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the SMHS music program. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.knightregiment.org

Data Questioned in San Marcos High -U.S. News & World Report Ranking

Sounds like some investigation of Logan Jenkins of the San Diego Union Tribune; brings into question the data used in U.S. News & World Report that ranked San Marcos High School as the 3rd best high school in California and 11th nationwide.

Logan Jenkins of the San Diego Union Tribune Writes:

The ranking is too good to be true because, well, it’s not based on accurate information. U.S. News & World Report consulted a federal database that blew a couple of key facts about the local high school. First of all, the senior class was tabulated at 79, which is pretty weird since the junior class had 818 students. According to Kevin Holt, San Marcos superintendent, the 897 total for the two classes combined is correct but the breakdown is way out of whack. READ San Diego UT Article 

San Marcos High School Annual PTO Fundraiser – “O’Lucky Knight”

SMHS Annual PTO Fundraiser – “O’Lucky Knight”


SMHS PTO Annual Fundraiser

O’Lucky Knight
Saturday March 17th (St Patricks Night), 6pm – 11pm
The Crossing Golf Club, Carlsbad
Tickets $45

($10 will be donated back to the booster club of your choice)
An evening of buffet dinner, silent & live auction, our famous dessert rush, casino & dancing to a live band.
Tickets are limited and may be purchased from Cathy Tarquini in the school front office, through a booster club representative, a PTO member or by contacting Becky Dennison at 

Donations – please contact Betsy Winniman winniman@cox.net if you have a contact with a business that could make a donation to the silent/live auction. No donation is too big or small.

Dessert Rush – calling all bakers, please contact Erin Riordan riordanroc@gmail.com  if you would like to donate a dessert for the Dessert Rush

San Marcos High School prepares for move, demolition and new campus

BY MICHELLE BREIER-San Diego Union Tribune

SAN MARCOS — This fall’s freshman class at San Marcos High likely will attend classes on three campuses during their four years in high school.

The 50-year-old school is scheduled to be demolished and rebuilt as the first project funded by Proposition K, the $287 million bond measure passed in November. Students would be begin the fall 2011 semester on the current campus on West San Marcos Boulevard, move next winter to a temporary campus a few miles away, and return two years after that when the new high school is complete, district officials say.


San Marcos High move Community forum:

What: Community forums on temporary relocation of San Marcos High School.

When, where: 6 p.m. Feb. 8, San Marcos High School; Feb. 10, San Marcos Middle School; Feb. 15, San Elijo Middle School.

SMHS Winter Concert

SMHS Winter Concert

Join the San Marcos High Music Boosters for an entertaining evening of music performed by the award winning and internationally recognized San Marcos High School Band at their annual Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at the San Elijo Performing Arts Center at 1600 Schoolhouse Way in San Marcos. The concert is open to the public and is one of the band’s premiere fundraisers.

A Silent Auction will begin at 6:15 pm in the foyer of the theatre. Silent Auction items include theme baskets and exclusive deals from local restaurants and North County businesses. All donations are tax deductible.

The evening boasts a full repertoire of music. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. the Jazz Ensemble, the Symphonic Band, and the Choir will perform holiday musical pieces. Finally, the San Marcos Knight Regiment Marching Band will perform a standstill version of its award winning fall show “Paradise Lost” as a finale.

City of San Marcos to host “Smart Start” driving class for teens and parents

The City of San Marcos, in partnership with the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station and the San Marcos Unified School District, will host an important driving class for teens and parents on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 pm. The free class will take place at San Marcos High School, 1615 San Marcos Boulevard.

The focus of the class will be on the dangers of distracted driving, which include things like texting, talking on the phone, styling hair, putting on makeup, listening to music or even eating while driving. The interactive class will address teen and parental responsibilities related to driving, risk factors for collisions, and important vehicle code sections.

Distracted driving is the number one killer of American teens. While alcohol-related accidents among teens have dropped, teenage traffic fatalities have remained unchanged because distracted driving is on the rise.

“Every year, more than 6,000 deaths occur on our nation’s freeways because of distracted driving,” explained San Marcos Sheriff Sergeant Charles Cinnamo, who is coordinating the event. “This class will help educate teens and their parents about the grave dangers of distracted driving, and will ultimately save lives by stressing the importance of paying attention while behind the wheel.”

Class space is limited and reservations are required to attend. A parent must accompany their teen driver throughout the presentation, which runs until 9 pm.

For more information, please contact San Marcos Sheriff Sergeant Charles Cinnamo at (760) 510-5295. To register, please email startsmartsm@sdsheriff.org