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August 10, 2016

Dear Ocean Beach Elementary families,

I am very much looking forward to seeing all of you here on the first day of school which will be August 29th. This start date is a little earlier than previous years so please plan accordingly. 

This will be my fourth year as principal here and I can truly say I can't imagine working any where else. I was born and raised here in San Diego and started coming to Ocean Beach as a teenager. I love this commmunity and I believe a the community is what makes OB Elementary so special.

You will notice a few improvements to our playground and outdoor lunch areas this year. During the summer the lunch court concrete was completely removed and replaced. It looks fantastic and is now a smooth surface. Also, our entire blacktop was resurfaced. As of today, we are still waiting for it to be sealed and re-striped but it should be all set to go by the first day of school.

This year we will begin to implement some revised playground procedures in accordance with the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports program, which we began working on last year. We are encouraged to begin this work here at OBE.

Please know your children are in great hands here. Every teacher here is dedicated to the success of your child. Please note we will not be making any classroom changes during the first four weeks as we have to wait for our enrollment to stabilize.

I am excited to start another year here. See you soon!

Marco Drapeau 


Ocean Beach Elementary School