Communications Office

The SMUSD Communications Office supports the District’s mission and vision by providing proactive communications and public information about our District, Governing Board, schools, and by sharing the amazing stories of our staff and students. 

We accomplish this by engaging in a variety of communication with various audiences and stakeholders to facilitate engagement and build relationships.

District News

As one of the top five school districts in San Diego County, San Marcos Unified always has news to share. For the latest District News and Announcements, please click here.

For more about our award-winning school district, visit our About Us page.

Board Briefs

Our five member elected Governing Board are the policymakers of the San Marcos Unified School District. We encourage parents, students, staff and members of the public to engage in public meetings in-person or online, or you can always see a quick recap of the latest decisions from the most recent Governing Board Meeting in our regularly published Board Briefs.

Media Relations

In an effort to promote transparency and trust, we work with the local media on a regular basis, and strive to provide timely responses to media inquiries and requests. If you are a member of the media and need to contact the Communications Office, please email [email protected] or you can reach us at the contact information below. 


A strong brand is the cornerstone of a strong organization who lives and embodies their values. As such, San Marcos Unified School District has a complete Brand Guide to ensure consistency and appropriate use of all official District materials. Please click here for an abbreviated SMUSD Brand Cheat Sheet.
photo of brand guide cheat sheet

To download official district logos, please click here

Social Media

San Marcos Unified is active on the following official District social media platforms:


Follow us on your favorite channel to stay up-to-date on all of our school happenings! 

Email & Text Messaging

The District and school sites regularly communicate to our staff and families via email and text messages. If parents are concerned they are not receiving this valuable communication, you can complete this form to ensure your email address is not blocked: English or Spanish

Media Releases

It is the policy of San Marcos Unified School District to allow photographs and video footage of students to be used in district-produced materials including but not limited to websites, brochures, social media, posters, other printed materials, news media, and more.

Photos and video footage of students add significantly to the communication value of district and school publications, video productions, social media, and websites. Our goal is to share the achievements and recognition earned by students with the broader community.

Parents and guardians may request photographs and video footage of students not be used by completing the following form: Directory Information Opt-Out Form

After completion, please email the form to: [email protected].

Contact Us:


Amy Ventetuolo
Public Information Officer
Office 760-752-1203
Email [email protected]

Jennifer Machado
Communications & COVID Response Coordinator
Office 760-752-1289
Email [email protected]