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
The 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.
Peachjar E-Flyer Service
OUSD 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.
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.
NORTH COASTAl CONSORTIUM FOR special education
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
May 16-20: 5th grade camp
May 20: 4th Grade Gold Dust or Bust
May 23: 5th Grade to Boomers
May 24: Sock Hop (for reading counts point winners)
May 25: Volunteer Breakfast 7:45-8:45am
May 25: Talent Show
May 27 Pride Assembly//Student of the Month--2:05pm
May 27: Grade 5 Moving On Ceremony--8:30-10:00am
June 2: Kinder Picnic 10:30 am
June 2: Last Day of School 12:25 dismissal
ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
2202 South Coast Hwy.
The 2016 Endangered Species Day Open House at the Nature Center will be a time for the whole family to experience the wonders and joys of nature. Attractions will include live snakes and lizards as part of Eco-Vivarium’s traveling zoo, raptors from the Raptor Institute, and Dovie Christianson’s tortoise and turtle family.
A Nature Scavenger Hunt and checklist will help guide visitors to the various exhibits and activities. We’ll go on a bug-hunting expedition with our nets, and learn how to weave our own baskets with the California Indian Basket Weavers. With the help of a high-powered microscope, we’ll examine the wiggly life in a drop of lagoon water. There will be loads of other fun activities to do as well, including making nature journals, and masks. And you can bring home your very own milkweed plant!
Please bring your family and friends and join the fun. It’s all free, of course!
Buena vista summer camp
Nature lessons, crafts, music and games. Come join us!
Ages- 6-10 $100.00
Sign up and register at the Nature Center
Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) For the 2016-17 School Year Green Zone: January 4, 2016 – March 31, 2016
The Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education maintains its commitment to provide educational choices to families to meet the diverse needs of all students. The district’s Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) Policy (5116.1) is regulated by space availability.
The following schools are capped for the 2016-17 school year due to enrollment being at capacity: El Camino High School, King Middle School, Ivey Ranch and Foussat Elementary Schools. Only those applicants eligible for priority “C” (sibling), “D” (feeder pattern), or “E” (parent/guardian is an OUSD employee at requested site) will be allowed to apply for these capped schools.
Green Zone applications will only be available at the Educational Support Services Office at 2080 Mission Ave in Oceanside.
For questions or concerns regarding SOC, please contact:
Educational Support Services
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
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
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
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
ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents
A new ParentLink App for smart phones is now available to OUSD parents. The App aims to provide and improve all avenues of district and student communication and information for parents. Watch the video below.
ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation. Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it.
OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App. For more information, please see the district website at http://www.oside.us/parentlink.
ParentLink App Demonstration Video
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
2015-2016 afterschool program
South Oceanside Elementary
2015-2016 Afterschool Program
2:55 pm to 6:00 pm (Wednesday 12:25 pm to 6:00 pm)
$210/ Month * * August $94, June $31
Day Drop In: $10/day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - $15/Wednesday Only
Academic Enrichment & Support * Inside & Outside Group Activities * Peer Interaction & Team Building * Positive Social Skills * Expressive Art Programs * Focus on Math & Literacy * Healthy Habits Fitness Recreation * Boys & Girls Club Nat’l Programs
Welcome to South Oceanside Elementary School
1806 S. Horne St.
(760) 435-2100 Office
2015-16 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online
The 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
The 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.
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!