Category Archives: San Marcos High School
“FOOTBALL RIVALS TEAM UP TO DEFEAT UNDERAGE DRINKING”
Opposing teams to sport red ribbons to highlight city’s social host ordinance
Mission Hills High School Grizzlies and San Marcos High School Knights football teams pause their longstanding rivalry to raise awareness of the dangers of underage drinking, during Red Ribbon Week. All the players will sport red ribbon stickers on their helmets when they meet up for a California Interscholastic Federation football game. Referees, coaches, cheerleaders and other school leaders will show their support by wearing pin-on versions of the ribbons. The goal is to provide students, parents and other football fans with visual reminders that it is illegal to provide anyone under 21 with alcohol or a drinking venue.
Visuals will include:
Players streaming onto the field with red ribbon stickers on their helmets in a sign of unity against underage drinking. Home team captain handing a red ribbon sticker to visiting team captain, who places it on his helmet (immediately before the coin toss).
Cheer squads performing with red ribbons pinned to their uniforms.
When: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2018
Where: San Marcos High School, 1615 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92078
Alcohol is the substance most widely abused among American youth. Nearly half (48.3 percent) of San Diego County 11th graders who participated in the 2013-2015 California Healthy Kids Survey reported they had used alcohol at least once. Negative consequences associated with underage drinking include alcohol poisoning, risky sexual behavior physical and sexual assault, and motor vehicle crashes.
This Red Ribbon campaign is designed to raise awareness of underage drinking, help parents and teens understand there is no safe setting for it, and highlight the fact that social host laws protect everyone from the hazards common to underage drinking.
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North Inland Community Prevention Program (NICPP) is operated by Mental Health Systems and is funded in part by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Services.
About Mental Health Systems
Mental Health Systems is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives in the communities they serve through mental health and substance abuse programs that provide prevention, education, treatment, and recovery services. The agency operates more than 85 programs in 70 geographic locations in California. To learn more about Mental Health Systems, please visit www.mhsinc.org.
San Marcos High School Women’s Volleyball program had an amazing 2017 year. Our Varsity team won the D2 Avocado League as well as winning the Div 2 CIF Championship Title. This year in 2018, we have been moved to Division 1 and our girls are facing their biggest opponents ever.
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- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SmhsKnightsVolleyball
- Twitter: @knights_vb
- Instagram: @smhsvolleyball
Location: Rancho Bernardo High School
Location: San Marcos High School
Location: Mission Hills High School
Location: La Costa Canyon High School
Location: San Marcos High School
Location: San Marcos High School
Although through traffic will be maintained along San Marcos Boulevard, intermittent detours may be added throughout the construction period to help keep traffic moving.
Standard traffic control measures with advanced warning signs and pedestrian detours will be in place. Traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to follow all traffic control measures, drive with caution through the area and use alternate routes if possible; delays in the schedule may occur.
For more information about the water line repairs, contact Vallecitos Water District at (760) 744-0460 or www.vwd.org.
The San Marcos Unified School District board tentatively passed a $227 million budget Tuesday, narrowly avoiding anticipated deficits for the 2018-19 school year.The school district, which serves about 20,000 students in North County, originally expected to run a deficit of more than $17 million for the coming school year. However, increases in state education funding helped stave off that shortfall. The district made spending cuts in recent months, and drew on other funds to close the remaining gap between revenue and expenses.The budget approved Tuesday projects that San Marcos schools will spend about $227.3 million in the 2018-19 school year, and bring in revenues of $220.5 million. The balance of about $6.8 million comes from district reserves, and from one-time state funds, said Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Mark Schiel. That will leave the district with a balanced budget, but with little left over.“We will have our required 3 percent minimum reserve, but there will be nothing above and beyond that” at the end of next school year, Schiel said.California state law requires districts to maintain reserves of at least 3 percent, Schiel said, but the average reserve for Unified School Districts is about 17 percent. If a school district falls too far below the requirements for maintaining balanced budgets and adequate reserves, the County Office of Education may step in to offer support, and intervene directly in spending decisions and labor agreements, according to the state Legislative Analyst’s Office.
City-School District Joint Meeting on School Development
A comprehensive update on Task Force progress will be shared during a joint public meeting between the San Marcos City Council and the San Marcos School Board on Thursday, March 29 at 6 pm at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive.
Last July, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Unified School District established the Joint Task Force on School Development (Task Force) to formally partner in planning for the future of San Marcos schools.
With a decade’s long history of supporting one another, the city and district serve the community of San Marcos together and their destinies are intertwined.
While growth presents challenges, it also brings energy to the community and strengthens the local economy. Growth has been instrumental in supporting a robust School District and is a key component in providing funds to build future schools.
The recently established Task Force is focused on sharing information with their respective elected bodies and the public, identifying possible locations for school sites, and planning for the future.
Already, the Task Force has taken numerous steps to understand school needs and growth trends, and to come up with solutions for the current challenges:
- Data Sharing & Growth Projections: While the district regularly collects data regarding growth trends, the Task Force has further examined information on the City General Plan – a 20+ year long term planning document –and data regarding actual build out.By analyzing current and anticipated residential growth, the School District is better able to determine its needs to increase capacity at school sites and to locate and purchase land for new school sites.
- Exploring Options for Schools: The Task Force continues to review options for addressing increasing student enrollment across the city.Options include ways to optimize existing schools to handle current and projected demand, and ways to increase resources for school infrastructure.
- School Site Search: A focus of the Task Force has been to identify possible sites for new schools.The district is in the initial phases of exploring several potential sites.
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After a great deal of discussion, the Governing Board approved Scenario 6 of the Attendance Boundary Committee’s recommendations at tonight’s Board meeting.
— San Marcos USD (@SanMarcosUSD) February 21, 2018
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.
Melissa Hunt, Superintendent