Have a great summer!

School will resume on August 15th. 
Enjoy your vacation!

Summer Reading
Get a head start on 2/3 grade Reading Adventure and 4/5 grade Battle Books over the summer!  Check the link on the left for a list of the books!  Good luck and have fun reading.

Youth Ride Free

Did you know? During the summer months students, K-12, can ride all five fixed-route transit buses for free. This includes:


Bus Operator

Dates of YRF

Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

 June 9 – Aug. 15, 2018

South County Transit (SCT)

 June 9 – Aug. 15, 2018

Paso Express

 June 9 – Aug. 15, 2018

San Luis Obispo Transit

 May 28 – Sept. 3, 2018

Morro Bay Transit

 June 9 – Aug. 19, 2018

Students simply present their student ID to the driver, no pass is required. For younger students this does not apply.*Please note: Morro Bay Trolley and Call-A-Ride services are not included.

If you have any questions regarding this promotion, please contact Sarah Trauger, Rideshare Program Coordinator, by e-mail or telephone: strauger@rideshare.org or (805) 781-1385.


Sweatshirt Picture

Sweat Pants Picture

  If you are cleaning out outgrown clothing we could use your hand me downs.   Our students frequently need a change of clothing when something goes wrong.  We have plenty for the kinder kids but we need larger sizes.  We prefer sweats so that we don't need to keep many sizes and don't have an issue with fashion!


SMES School Calendar

Instructional Hours
Monday - Thursday Schedule

Grades 1-5
8:20 a.m.to 2:45 p.m.

AM Kindergarten     PM Kindergarten/TK
 8:20 a.m. to 12:10     9:50 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Every Friday is Early Release Friday
(Grades 1-5)

Minimum Day

     Principal:                    Secretary:   
     Marshawn Porter           Judi Lilley

We Tip 1 800-78-CRIME
To ensure a safe and orderly campus throughout the school year, we need your cooperation in supporting our school and celebrating the great things we are doing at Santa Margarita Elementary. In the past few months we have had an increase in the amount of vandalism and graffiti on our campus. The defacing and destroying of property can be costly to our school and district and may cause people to think our school is not well-cared for. Because our community and families do care about our school and what happens here, we are asking that you if you see or know of any vandalism occurring on our campus, that you please call the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office at 781-4550 or We-Tip at 1800-78-CRIME. We appreciate your help and support in keeping our campus safe.