San Marcos High Fall Sports Wrap-Up:

San Marcos High Fall Sports Wrap-Up:

Cross Country- Boys placed 2nd and Girls placed 3rd in the Palomar League competition. They compete in CIF Finals this Saturday and will likely qualify athletes into the State meet after Thanksgiving.

Girls Tennis – ended the regular season 10-6 and in 3rd in the Palomar League.

Boys Water Polo – finished with an 8-7 record and qualified as the 4th seed in the Division 3 Playoffs.Football – fought hard but lost a tough Division 1 Playoff game to Eastlake 7-3.

Field Hockey – ended the regular season 23-4 and were the Palomar League Champions, with a 10-0 record in league play. They earned a #4 seed in the Open Division Playoffs. They finished ranked 5th in SD, 7th in the state, and 44th in the nation!

Girls Volleyball – was 33-5 on the season and Palomar League Champions with a 10-0 record, and made it to the Open Division Semi-Finals. They finished ranked 4th in SD and 18th in the state.

Congratulations to all of our Fall Athletic Teams!

Knights Regiment / Marching Band Competition Season:This past Monday we celebrated with our Knights Regiment/ Marching Band during their end-of-season Community Showcase Event. Marching Band earned top honors and Tournament Championship Awards at every Invitational/Field Tournament entered. An undefeated season! Congratulations to all members.

*send us Mission Hills Fall Athletic Uodate and we will share

San Elijo Hills Community Association Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony: December 3rd!

San Elijo Hills Community Association Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony: December 3rd 2021!

The Annual Tree Lighting event is on!  Residents will see Santa this year in a decorated snow globe and experience fun entertainment with interactive characters including a stilt walker and juggling elf!Enjoy the SEMS jazz band and choir performances and a DJ for fun Holiday music throughout the evening!Yummy churros will be served from several stations in the park with our traditional hot cocoa and hot apple cider.Please support our wonderful local businesses!  Town Square businesses will offer specials, promotions or pre-packaged to-go options! Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. 

Any questions about this project can be directed to


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You’re invited: Attend the ‘Land Use and Community Design’ General Plan workshop in San Elijo Hills

The second community workshop session for the City of San Marcos’ General Plan is happening from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 16 at the San Elijo Recreation Center. All San Marcos residents are invited to attend the ‘Land Use and Community Design’ workshop.

The City of San Marcos is hosting a series of workshops for the continuation of the General Plan Update. In order to best support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, and to appropriately assess the changes to our world resulting from this event, the General Plan Update project was temporarily suspended from early-2020 through mid-2021. Now, as our community continues to emerge from the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to plan carefully for the future of our City.

The General Plan serves as the guiding document for achieving the community’s vision, and the General Plan Update process will provide residents and businesses with the opportunity to help shape the future of our City. The General Plan provides policy direction related to land use, community design, mobility, open space, natural resources, economic development, public safety, infrastructure, and more.

Get involved: Attend an upcoming workshop

We need insight from community members like you!

Workshop #2: Land Use and Community Design

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 6-8 p.m.
San Elijo Recreation Center
1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos CA 92078

Workshop #3: Mobility

Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 6-8 p.m.
San Marcos Community Center
3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069

Workshop days, times, and locations are subject to change based on public health and safety protocols. Check prior to each meeting to confirm the information.

For more information visit the project website at: www.SanMarcos.GeneralPlan.orgYou’re invited: Attend the ‘Land Use and Community Design’ General Plan workshop



Re-grading of the landscape areas to capture valuable runoff/rain water and move it away from the pond has been completed.  The new specimen Oak and Olive trees have been installed and trenching has begun for new electrical supply.  Planting has also started with our hardy, long-lived and low water use plant palette that is aimed to provide color and texture throughout the year.
Our new energy efficient, full color changing LED light fixtures have been ordered and software setup / programming will begin in the next couple weeks.  This new advanced lighting system will allow us to develop a theme color or combination of colors to celebrate seasons, events and holidays, as well as monitor and control the system remotely.  This same system will be installed and linked to the fountain square for a unified look.
Finally, the custom lighted sign and water feature is in production and will be installed near the project end, replacing the old one.

Please enjoy the attached rendering of what this masterpiece will look like once completed. Any questions about this project can be directed to


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San Elijo Hills Chanukah Celebration-November 29th!

Chanukah Celebration-November 29th!

Come join us for a glow in the dark community Chanukah celebration! Bring your menorahs and head down to the town square park on Monday, November 29th! 

Festivities will be held from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  The candle lighting will begin at 6:30 PM.



Don’t forget to bring your blankets and chairs!  

Contact Liz McCardle with any questions: 

San Marcos Girls Volleyball competes in the CIF Open Division Volleyball Saturday Night

San Marcos Girls Volleyball competes in the CIF Open Division Volleyball playoffs this Saturday night at 5:00 PM. at Knight Center.

This year SMHS team is having a historic season going 32-3 during the regular season and 10-0 in league play.

CIF Open First round is against Torrey Pines the defending Open Division State Champs. San Marcos High played Torrey Pines in September it was a classic 5 set 19-17 victory for San Marcos. The first time San Marcos has beat Torrey Pines in school history.

Going to be an exciting match of San Elijo Hills Local students who grew up playing at San Marcos Middle and Double Peak, lets get a huge local crowd to root SMHS to victory. Tickets are sold online only via Go Fan

Ambient Communities Announces Next Phase of San Elijo Hills Town Center Development


 Announces Next Phase of Development 

Ambient Communities is pleased to announce the second to last phase of its San Elijo Town Center project located in San Marcos, California, an award-winning master planned development. This Phase consists of a 7,850 SF neighborhood retail center, spanning two-stories. Three commercial suites will occupy the space. GC Dance Company, a Premier dance studio currently in Solana Beach and San Elijo Hills Veterinary Clinic have signed long-term lease agreements and the last space is currently in negotiation.

 Located within walking distance to San Elijo Hills’ neighborhoods, this phase will add additional services and recreational / educational opportunities to the existing commercial  and residential projects.   The earlier Phases included the MarketWalk Street Shoppes and The Town Center home to professional offices, restaurants, fitness, eateries, and twenty-four Townhomes. Pacific Western Bank provided construction financing as well as the initial purchase and development funding.

“It is with great pleasure that we are now able to move forward and add another first class development to the existing line up of services, retail shops and restaurants that make up the San Elijo Community,” said Duncan Bundinger, Director of Retail Development.

For more information visit

Vallecitos Water District (VWD) Declares Level 1 “Drought Watch”

Vallecitos Water District (VWD) Declares Level 1 “Drought Watch”

San Marcos, CA – Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom extended the state’s drought emergency to all counties in California. The Governor appealed to all Californians to do more to conserve water in the face of one of the state’s most severe droughts on record. This week, Vallecitos General Manager Glenn Pruim declared a Level 1 “Drought Watch” for the VWD service area. The Drought Watch calls for voluntary water conservation and serves as a good reminder of prohibited wasteful practices, such as:

  • Irrigating between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Irrigating within 48 hours of a measurable rain event
  • Visible signs of runoff when irrigating landscapes
  • Hosing down hardscapes (patios, driveways, sidewalks, etc.)
  • Not using a shut-off nozzle when washing cars
  • Not fixing leaks within 48 hours of discovery

Vallecitos has sufficient water supplies for its customers, even if drought conditions persist. This is due largely to the fact that Vallecitos now receives a portion of its water directly from the Carlsbad Desalination Plant, which is a local, drought-resilient supply.

Oct. 26 Traffic Alert: San Marcos Creek Project

Dear SMUSD families, 

The San Marcos Creek Project team, a project of the City of San Marcos, reached out to SMUSD staff today to share there will be some construction taking place tomorrow on the San Marcos Creek Project that will affect before and after school traffic. 

Traffic Delays:  Beginning at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, construction crews will begin pouring over 40,000 cubic feet of concrete for the Bent Avenue bridge structure and continue throughout the day. Work is expected to be completed the same day. Access to all neighborhoods and driveways will be maintained.

Here’s a look at what to expect during the concrete pour: 

  • Around 150 concrete trucks and construction vehicles will be entering and leaving the site near Via Vera Cruz and the Creek Area starting at 4 a.m. and ending that evening
  • Flaggers will be present on Via Vera Cruz to assist construction trucks on and off the road.
  • Slower travel times; please avoid the area if possible 

**Please adjust your route to school, or leave extra early to avoid delays caused by the construction tomorrow. 

Should you be interested in receiving updates on this construction or the San Marcos Creek Project:

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding, 

San Marcos Unified School District

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