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youtube-logo_jpeg.jpgVisit the OUSD YouTube page to view video profiles of past and present district Teachers and Classified Employees of the Year.

Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpgParents can register their children online for the 2014-15 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs.  The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free or reduced status may receive meals at no cost.  Click Online Meal Registration to get started.

"This is It" Video from North Terrace Second-Graders


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Oceanside Parks and Recreation

Parks.jpgDiscover all the exciting things happening at Oceanside Parks and Recreation.  Click to learn more about a variety of programs and opportunities for students.

Adult Education Classes

The Adult Education Program of the Oceanside Unified School District is providing free classes for individuals looking to learn English as a second language, or those wishing to become U.S. citizens.  Free child care is provided for those attending classes.  Click 2014-15 Class Schedule for a listing of classes and locations.  For more information, call 760-966-4444.

Kinder Programs

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To learn more about kindergarten program offerings or to register your child for kindergarten or a transitional kindergarten program, please click OUSD Kinder to view the district's Kindergarten Program web page.

2014-15 Calendar

Calendar.jpgThe OUSD Board of Education has approved the 2014-15 school year calendar. Click 2014-15 Calendar to view and/or print the PDF version of this document.

Please note that the first day of class for the ...more

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Help.jpgTalk of suicide is always a serious situation. For assistance with a friend or family member struggling with mental health issues, call one of the following numbers immediately.

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Transcripts Requests

Transcripts.jpgIndividuals seeking transcripts from the Oceanside Unified School District can order them electronically. Click here to order Transcript/Record Request


Gear Up.jpgGEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal partnership grant awarded to MiraCosta College, in partnership with the Oceanside Unified School District. The ...more


Notice of Intent to Adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration

Pursuant to the State of California Public Resources Code and the “Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act,” as amended, the Oceanside Unified School District ...more


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Scroll down to read more on the following OUSD news items.


Thanksgiving Week 11-24 to 11-28

Superintendent Heading to White House

O'side Turkey Trot

OHS Band Member Chosen for National Honor

Veterans Honored at ECHS

Chamber Honors 3 Employees

K-12 Education Survey

Red Ribbon Week

Peachjar E-Flyer Distribution

 Phone App for Parents

2014-15 OUSD Calendar


Thanksgiving Week Holiday November 24-28

thanksgiving.jpgAll schools and office sites in the Oceanside Unified School District will be closed Monday, November 24 through Friday, November 28 in observance of the annual Thanksgiving Week Holiday.  Schools and offices will re-open during their normal business hours on Monday, December 1.

On behalf of the OUSD Board of Education, the district wishes you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday break.

Superintendent Coleman Invited to White House Summit

Dr. Duane Coleman OUSD Superintendent.jpgCongratulations to OUSD Superintendent Dr. Duane Coleman for being chosen as one of only 100 superintendents nationwide to take part in the first-ever National Connected Superintendents Summit at the White House in Washington, D.C.  The summit will take place Wednesday, November 19. 

“This prestigious invite is an exceptional opportunity for our district to strengthen our efforts to enhance technology district-wide, while promoting critical 21st century learning skills,” said Dr. Coleman.

As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s “Future Ready Initiative,” honorees selected for the summit will be recognized for helping their districts foster a culture of collaboration/digital citizenship, empowering educators with professional learning opportunities, and accelerating progress toward universal access to quality technological devices.

Oside Turkey Trot Slated for Thursday, November 27

turkey 2.jpgThe annual Oside Turkey Trot is just around the corner!  Registrations are still being accepted.   All who enter can choose to donate $5 of their registration fee to the school or non-profit of their choice.  Visit Oside Turkey Trot for more information on this year’s event.

Veterans Past and Present Honored at El Camino HS

EC Vets.JPGFor the 21st consecutive year, El Camino High School hosted its annual tribute to veterans, as more than 40 former vets visited the school Wednesday to share their stories of military service and the dedication of U.S. service men and women who fight to preserve freedom.

“This event all boils down to history, education and the cost of freedom,” said Jim Downs, a former educator and vet who helped organize the program.

Following a keynote address in the school’s Truax Theatre by Col. Joe Craft, commanding officer of Camp Pendleton, veterans visited classrooms to describe their service and to help bring history to life.

Pictured:  ECHS JROTC cadets pose with veterans Robert L. Watson, U.S.N. 6th Beach Battalion (left), who landed on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944, and  Chief Petty Officer Bill Cahill, who served 21 years in the U.S. Navy.


OHS Senior Selected to March with Prestigious U.S. Army Band

Olivia 12.JPG The U.S Army All-American Bowl is more than just a football game for the best high school players. It’s also about some of the nation’s best high school musicians, which now includes Olivia Zahniser ...more

Chamber Honors 3 as OUSD Employees of the Year

Winners.JPGOcean Shores High School administrative secretary Wendy Kroenke, former Palmquist Principal Phyllis Morgan, and El Camino High School counselor Maria Westbrook (pictured L-R) were all named as OUSD Employees of the Year for 2014 by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.  Congratulations to all three for the outstanding work contributed on behalf of the district!

The Chamber held its sixth annual awards dinner and auction Wednesday at the El Camino Country Club.  Nearly 200 attended the evening, helping to raise funds for classroom grants and student scholarships. 

Speak Up Survey Covers Hot Topics in K-12 Education

Speak Up Survey.jpgSpeak Up, a national research project, is conducting its annual survey of some of the top issues facing educators, parents and students.  The brief survey allows respondents to share their views on K-12 education topics such as 21st century learning, STEM courses and career exploration, and mobile technology. 

Results of the survey are released and presented at Congressional Briefings in Washington.  Click Speak Up Survey to share your thoughts.  The survey is available online through December 19.

Red Ribbon Week Helps Students Learn to say 'NO' to Drugs

Palmquist DEA5.JPGThe message was loud and clear: say NO to drugs! Students and staff at Palmquist Elementary School took part in annual Red Ribbon Week activities this past week, as Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA) ...more

Peachjar E-Flyer Service Now Utilized by OUSD

button-orange-stacked.pngSaving trees, paper, time and money, OUSD and Peachjar, an e-flyer distribution service, are teaming up to help promote a more economical and ecological method for promoting and distributing community flyers.  By late October, the district will have fully implemented the new process, which saves on printing costs by delivering flyers directly to the e-mail inbox of parents. 

Visit OUSD Peachjar Services to learn more about the process and to watch a 1-minute video highlighting the program. 

ParentLink Smart Phone App Demonstration Video



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."

-- Superintendent Duane Coleman

New Family Survey

Parent  Survey.jpgParents of families new to the Oceanside Unified School District, including those who have come to the district during the past three years, are encouraged to take a short survey to share their experiences on being welcomed to OUSD.  Your opinions, concerns and suggestions will be greatly appreciated and helpful to the district.  Simply click Welcoming Parents Survey to share your thoughts. 

Welcome to the Oceanside Unified School District

District Office
 2111 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA  92058
(760) 966-4000


District Administration

Office of the Superintendent
Duane Coleman, Ed.D.

Associate Superintendent of Business
Chris Wright

Associate Superintendent 
Educational Services

Chris Hurst, Ed.D.

Associate Superintendent of Human Resources
Cheri Sanders

Policy Prohibiting Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination

No Bully Zone.jpg 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 ...more

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Today: 11/24/14
All Day: Thanksgiving Week Holiday

Common Core State Standards Information for Parents

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpg 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 ...more

Kids First Initiative

Copy of Kids First logo x600px.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. 

2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

Handbook 2.JPGThe 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 Eng ...more

District Conserving Water During Severe Drought

drought.jpgWith high-tech field turf replacing natural grass as the new, modern playing surface at our high school football fields, traditional lawn maintenance is no longer needed. For the district, this ...more


OUSD-LCAP.jpgThe state's new Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is an important piece of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).  Each district must prepare a plan focusing on eight critical areas in which to focus their goals and actions as designated by the state.   Click LCAP/LCFF to view the OUSD information page. 

OUSD Wellness Program

Wellness Logo.jpgThe 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 ...more

Wildcat Foundation at ECHS

The El Camino High School Wildcat Foundation provides assistance to EC students and staff in a variety of ways.  Click Wildcat Foundation to learn more about the organization, alumni news, upcoming events and how to get involved.

Oceanside High School Foundation/Alumni Association

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The OHS Foundation/Alumni Association serves as a liaison and data base for alumni and their respective classes.  The foundation helps provide funds for a variety of OHS activities and events.  Click OHS Foundation to learn more about the group or to make a contribution

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.