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.
Hello Danny Di Mento!
A big thank you to you and Buena Vista Landscape for improving our irrigation system. Our wintertime crops will thrive as a result of your help!
Thank you do much for your support,
The staff and students at South O thank you!!!
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
April 22 Earth Day
April 24 Dress up--50's Day
April 27 School Site Council Meeting 3pm
April 28 BEST Parenting Meetings 3pm Library
April 28 Rainbow Chef Cooking Demo 6:30pm MPR
April 29 Student of the Month 12:45pm MPR
April 30-May 8 Book Fair
May 1 Mother/Son Orienteering 5:30pm
May 5-8 Jump Rope for Heart thru PE classes
May 5 Rainbow Chef Cooking Demo 6:30pm MPR
May 6 Open House 6pm
May 8 Pride Assembly 2pm
May 10 Mother's Day
May 11-15 5th Grade Camp
May 13 District Gifted and Talented Meeting 4pm ESS1
May 13 District Advisory Council Meeting 6pm ESS1
May 15 Snow Ponies Visit for Kindergarten
May 18-22 Family Life Week for 5th Grade
May 18 School Site Council Meeting 3pm
May 20 PTO Meeting 6:30pm Library
May 20 District Elementary Concert
May 20 DELAC Meeting 6pm ESS1
May 21 Reading Counts Sock Hop 1:15/2:10pm
May 25 Memorial Day, No School
May 26 BEST Parent Meeting 3pm Library
May 27 Student of the Month 12:45pm
May 27 South O Spring Concert 6pm MPR
May 28 Orientation for incoming Kindergarten parents 6:15pm MPR
June 1 Kinder Moving on Celebration 8:30am(k-1, m-1, m-2)or 9:15am(k-2, l-1)
June 2 5th Grade Moving on Celebration
June 3 Field Day for grades 4/5
June 3 Talent Show 6pm MPR
June 4 Kinder Picnic 10:30am
June 4 Last day of school, report cards go home
Get your yearbook
We want all the students to know that the yearbook will have a table by Cassidy Gate before and after school all next week. April 20-24. We will be there to answer any questions and take orders.
We ordered 125 extra books, so it is not too late to pre-order a softcover yearbook. Bring in an envelope with the payment of $20/book. Checks payable to SOPTO. Be sure to include the student's name, teacher's name, and number of books ordered.
If any parents have questions, we will be at Cassidy Gate all next week to help.
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 email@example.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.
2014-15 afterschool program
South Oceanside Elementary
2014-2015 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.
(760) 435-2100 Office
2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online
The OUSD 2014-15 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!