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Superintendent’s Vision Statement

“The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

no bullying.jpgThe local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Measles information for parents

The San Diego County Office of Health and Human Services has verified several reported cases of measles throughout the county.  Please know that NO cases of this highly contagious viral infection have been reported in the Oceanside Unified School District. 

Click Measles Information to learn more about what you can to help prevent the spread of this condition, and what to do should you suspect your child or some other person in your family or household may have symptoms of measles.  In the event of any reported cases in our district, you will be informed.  Visit Centers for Disease Control for further information.


Mission for our Schools

When you open a mission Fed. Checking account you

earn a $25 reward and a $25 donation to your school.

It's easy.



Peachjar E-Flyer Service

button-orange-stacked.pngOUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers.  Click South Oceanside School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.

To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.



Garden info....

Thank you to Jeremiah Murphy for the installation of a drip system to our garden boxes and helping to create the drip system in the Mission Garden Area.

Thank you to Bonnie Plants of San Diego for their continued support of helping us grow, study and enjoy garden fresh vegetables.

The staff and students at South O thank you!!!





Pto newsletter

5-Star Gifted and Talented Award for OUSD

The California Association for the Gifted and Talented (CAG) has recognized the Oceanside Unified School District as one of only five districts in the state to receive the group’s 5-Star Award. The district will receive the award at the CAG Annual Conference, February 15 in Anaheim.

CAG is comprised of educators, parents and community members dedicated to meeting the unique academic, social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students. Established in 1966, CAG is one of the nation’s largest state advocacy groups of its kind.  


preschool registration flier


Look under "Kids Page" and

'Websites for Kids" for

some great links to fun websites.

what's cool at our school

Pride Assemblies The last Friday of the month at 2:00pm

Our Garden & Orchard

Reading Counts

Yearly Jog-a-Thon

Fall Carnival


Ochestra and Band

Earth Day Art Fair


Testing for Lead in Our Water

It is critical to the Oceanside Unified School District that the water used by our students and staff is safe. Out of an abundance of caution, the district requested water testing from the City of Oceanside and Camp Pendleton. Click here for more information.

Pruebas de Plomo en Nuestro Agua
Es muy importante para el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside que el agua que usan nuestros estudiantes y personal escolar sea segura. Como una medida de precaución, el distrito solicitó un análisis del agua de la Ciudad de Oceanside y Camp Pendleton. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

New Student & Kindergarten Registration For 2017-2018

Online Registration for the 2017-2018 school year begins April 17th!



M, T, TH, F 9:30 A.M. – 1:45 P.M.



In order to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, Senate Bill 1381 requires

that a child must have his/her fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2017. 



  8:55 a.m. – 2:50pm M, T, TH, F (Wednesday 8:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)




Important Dates

May 8-12 - Book Fair in the library

May 10: Open House 5:30-7:00pm


May 15-19: 5th Grade to Camp Cuyamaca

June 2 - 5th grade Moving-On Ceremony 8:30am

June 8- Last day of school- dismissal- 12:25

Rights, Respect, and Responsibility (The 3R's)

The Oceanside Unified School District has adopted the Rights, Respect, and Responsibility: A K-12 Sexuality education Curriculum. A decision has been made that at this time, this curriculum will be taught to our 3-5th grade student. The K-2 curriculum is on hold for the year so that a committee can meet to look at how best to implement the program at the primary grades. The committee will be made up of parents, teachers, and district administration. 


All parents should review the material. It is available in the front office, you can use this link to find all the lesson plans - Advocates for Youth or you can attend a Preview Night which will be help Thursday, April 24th at 6:00pm in the library. 


Click here to print the opt-out letter in English and Spanish. (Please note this is the original letter and the dates are incorrect, this information above is the correct information.)

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

Beginning on April 18th, our students in grades 3 - 5 will begin to take these assessments. These tests were created specifically to gauge each student's performance in English language arts/literacy (ELA). mathematics, and science. These tests measure the skills called for by the academic standards, including the ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems. 


If you would like to review Practice and Training Tests click here.


If you would like to have more information or are interested in having your student opt out of testing click here.


Testing Schedule - Students should get a good nights sleep and eat a healthy breakfast before their tests.
May 8: 4th grade Math 2
May 9: 4th grade Math performance task


May 11: 3rd grade Math 1

May 12: 3rd grade Math 2

May 15: 3rd grade ELA1

May 16: 3rd grade ELA2

May 18: 3rd grade ELA performance task 1

May 19: 3rd grade ELA performance task 2
May 22: 3rd grade Math performace task

Thank You PTO


What an amazing event the Car Show was!!!

Thank you to all our PTO and volunteers who helped out.

We appreciate everyone who came out and supported our school.

You all made it  an incredibly fun day.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!



On Monday, Jan. 30, the Oceanside Unified School District is upgrading to a new Notification System called SchoolMessenger. The new notification system will replace ParentLink. The new system allows schools to contact parents and families in a more efficient and timely manner. The new system also allows parents and families the option of managing how they receive calls and information from their child’s school.

Click here for information on the new School Messenger system.


El lunes, 30 de enero, el Distrito Escolar de Oceanside actualizará un nuevo sistema de notificaciones llamado SchoolMessenger.  El nuevo sistema de notificación reemplazará a ParentLink.  El nuevo sistema permite que las escuelas se comuniquen con familias de una manera más eficiente y a tiempo.  El nuevo sistema también da la opción para que familias manejen cómo reciben llamadas e información de la escuela.
Hacer clic aquí para información sobre el sistema SchoolMessenger.

Anti-bullying: Resources and Positive Affirmations (download MP3s)


As you might know, October has been chosen as the "Anti-bullying" month. We wear white shirts and it is  a great way to create awareness. We also think that every month should be "Anti-bullying" month.

Several questions may come to mind when talking about bullying, i.e. Has your child ever been bullied at school or any other place? Are you worried that your kid might be bullied by another kid, and that he might not want to tell you, because of a possible feeling of shame? Do you -as a parent-, want to learn about helping your kid in learning the skills needed to manage him/herself in a bullying situation? Perhaps, even, are you worried that your kid might be bullying other kids? If you ever had any of these questions, you should be aware that there are great resources available, for free, that we would like to offer. Among the best anti-bullying resources at your disposal, are MP3s with positive affirmation contents, that kids/parents can download and kids can listen to, while being asleep. The MP3s are also in Spanish. The positive affirmation contents help them improve their self esteem, performance at school, and also make SMART CHOICES. The following links, contain such resources and MP3s:

Heal bullying


If you have any questions, comments or would like to learn more about anti-bullying resources, please let us know (PTO) and we can plan workshops/games for parents and/or kids. Also, let us know about what topics you would like to learn more.

We want a strong community where kids feel safe and free!!

Fun times at South O'

School Safety and Security Information

The safety of our students and staff is always the Oceanside Unified School District’s primary concern. Click here for safety and security meetings and informational materials regarding an individual who has been released from law enforcement custody.

Información acerca de la seguridad en las escuelas
La seguridad de los alumnos y los empleados es siempre la prioridad del distrito unificado de Oceanside. Presione aquí si desea más información acerca de la persona que ha sido puesta en libertad por las autoridades y para obtener el horario de las juntas programadas, en las que se le dará información acerca de la seguridad en nuestras escuelas.

Please pick up your students promptly after school

Gates open at 7:45 am.

School starts at 8:15 am

Dismissal is at 2:55 pm and 12:25 pm on Wednesdays

Office closes at 3:15 pm

Kindergarten dismissal is at 2:10 pm.  12:25 pm on Wednesdays


Community Resources

Click here for a list of Community Resources 


27 vendors came out to South Oceanside's Back to School Night.

BoxTop Collections

Box Top Collections and class competitions occur monthly! Be sure to get your Box Tops turned in the Wednesday before the next pride assembly to make them count for that month! Be sure to write your child's name and room number on the back if you would like for them to be entered in the extra prize drawing. Class with the most BoxTops will receive the trophy filled with a special prize! Two additional students will be choosen at random for extra prizes! Keep on collecting those BoxTops!


Medical Updates in Parent Portal

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Due to a technical error, the Data Confirmation for Medical Updates was not open during online registration for you to be able to enter current medical information for your children. Please log in to your parent portal as soon as possible to provide the most current medical information.

Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter!

Barbara Higgins Perez

Director of Student Services
Oceanside Unified School District
Phone: 760.966.7826
Fax: 760.439.8095


Estimados Padres / Tutores:

Debido a un error técnico, la confirmación de datos para actualizaciones médicas no estuvo abierto durante el registro en línea de internet para que usted pudiera ponter la información médica actual para sus hijos. Por favor, de entrar a la pagina de su portal de padres tan pronto como sea posible para proporcionar la información médica más reciente.

Muchas gracias por su ayuda en este asunto!

Barbara Higgins Pérez

Director de Servicios Estudiantiles
Oceanside Unified School District
Teléfono: 760.966.7826
Fax: 760.439.8095

Amended Policy on Clearing Absences

The Board of Education amended administration regulation 5113(a).  The policy now reads, "Absences must be cleared within 5 school days after the student returns to school."  This can be done with a note or a phone call to our attendance line at 760-435-2100.  Thank you

The Green Team

We are looking for interested parents to volunteer to support the zero waste program at South Oceanside. Parents are need to help students during snack and lunch sort their waste into the correct barrels. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Melissa Betz via email curliemell@me.com. Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday during both snack and lunch. You can volunteer once, weekly, or monthly.


Common Core State Standards

California is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics. This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards. Click here to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.



David Morrow

En Español  



Welcome to South Oceanside Elementary School 

1806 S. Horne St.
Oceanside, CA  92054

(760) 435-2100 Office
(760) 439-9954 Fax

School Hours

School Hours:

  • 8:15 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

  • 8:15 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Wednesday (minimum day)


  •  8:15 a.m. to 2:10  Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri

  •  8:15a.m. to 12:25  Wednesday -- (minimum day) 

  • PM recess--1:15-1:35  & 1:35--1:55 

 2016-17 School Year Calendar

Today: 5/26/17

2015-16 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

Handbook 2.JPGThe OUSD 2015-16 Student/Parent Handbook is now available for viewing online.  The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.  Parents can also download a PDF version of this guide.  Click English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.

Teacher wish lists


Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

Copy of Kids First.jpgThe OUSD Kids First initiative is off and running.  Click Kids First to view the 8 Keys of Excellence, watch student videos and to learn more about this life-changing project and how you can get involved as a partner with the district.  

Wellness Policy


The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education.  

Foods and beverages sold to students through the district’s child nutrition program, student stores, vending machines and fundraisers meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Nutrition education is provided as a part of the district’s health education program.  

Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living!