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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.


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

O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, November 26th.

Upcoming Dates

Nov 6 PTO Catalog Fundraiser Kick Off 2:15pm, Sales through Nov 20

Nov 18 Progress Reports go home

Nov 18 DELAC Meeting at the District Office, 6:00pm

Nov 18 PTO Meeting, Library, 6:00pm

Nov 20 Pride Assembly, 2:00pm//Student of the Month

Nov 23 – 27 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Dec 2 DALPAC Meeting at the District Office 6:00pm

Dec 4-11 Parent Conferences, Dismissal for all students 12:25pm each day

Dec 7 – 11 Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

Dec 16 Annual Holiday Show, MPR, 5-8pm

Dec 18 Pride Assembly, 2pm

Dec 21 – Jan 3 Winter Break


Additional Minimum Days on TUESDAYS: Jan 19 and Mar 15 Dismissal 12:25pm

South Oceanside Book Fair

In the Library


December 7 – 11, 8:30 – 2pm each day


On Wednesday December 9 we will open at 7:45.


Parents can also purchase books online at




The online dates are November 19 – December 9


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

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpgA 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 curliemell@me.com. Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday during both snack and lunch. You can volunteer once, weekly, or monthly.

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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


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


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)

2015-2016 OUSD Calendar  

Today: 11/26/15

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!