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Measles Awareness and Information for Parents

needle.png 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 ...more

Online Meal Registration

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Interdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year

Transfer 2.pngRequests to transfer students to schools located inside or outside the OUSD zoned boundaries will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015.  Interdistrict application forms are available at the OUSD Education Support Services Office, 2080 Mission Ave.  The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Click Interdistrict Transfer Permit for more information, or call 760-966-4443.   

School of Choice Application Process for 2015-16

Registration Logo.jpgParents looking to move a child from one OUSD school site to another for the 2015-16 school year can begin applying for the district’s School of Choice (SOC) option beginning January 5, 2015. The ...more

Peachjar E-Flyer Service Now Utilized by OUSD

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Oceanside Parks and Recreation

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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.

Suicide Prevention Hotline

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Transcripts Requests

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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 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!


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ECHS Choir Wins Big in Hawaii

Chargers Help Open Palmquist Track

Board Meeting Tuesday, April 28

Polynesian Night at OHS

Free Science Fair at MiraCosta

Superintendent on Voice of Oceanside KOCT

Laurel Hall of Fame Adds Three

Measles Information

Future Ready Video

School of Choice

Interdistrict Transfers

Phone App for Parents



ECHS Choir Conquers Big Wave of Competition in Hawaii

ECHS Aloha.jpegCongratulations to the El Camino High School Chamber Choir for its first place finish at the recent Hawaii Choral Music Festival hosted by the University of Hawaii.  Led by Dr. George Bridgewater, the singers bested groups from other U.S. high schools, as well as performers from Canada and China.

Roadrunners Celebrate New Running Track with Help from San Diego Chargers

Chargers Grant.jpgSan Diego Charger players joined students at Palmquist Elementary School Monday for a fun run to help celebrate the school’s new running track.  The athletic facility was made possible by a $25,000 donation, courtesy of the Chargers Champions grant program, which aims to “provide students with the necessary means to live a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness.”

Pictured:  OUSD Board of Education member Dr. Adrianne Hakes (front), Palmquist Principal Vicki Gravlin and players from the San Diego Chargers.

Board of Educaton to Meet Tuesday, April 28

board.jpgThe next meeting of the Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education will take place Tuesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in the district board room, 2111 Mission Ave.  The meeting is open to the public and provides an opportunity for public comment.

For questions about meetings or the board agenda, please contact Ann Givens at: or call 760-966-4006.

Polynesian Night Celebration to Benefit OHS Students

Wally Day 15.jpgA night of Polynesian dance and food will highlight a fundraiser to help provide scholarships to students at Oceanside High School.  “Voyage Around the Polynesian Villages of Hawaii, Samoa and Tahiti” will be held Friday, May 1 at OHS.

The event will also pay tribute to Wally Molifua, the former OHS teacher and standout athlete, and the first person of Samoan heritage to teach in the district.  Molifua, who passed away in 2005, was inducted into the OHS Hall of Fame in 2012.

The fundraiser will include performances from the OHS drumline and food provided by L&L Hawaiian BBQ.  Doors open at 4 p.m., with the Polynesian show slated for 6:30.  For tickets and additional information, please call 858-722-8072.

Science Fair for K-8 Students at MiraCosta College

mcc sci fair.jpgThe 10th Annual MiraCosta College Science Fair will take place Saturday, April 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the college.  The fair is free and open to the public.  This year's event will feature more than 50 hands-on science activities facilitated by MCC faculty and students. 

Parking is free.  For further information, please contact Bea Palmer at: or call 760-795-6616.

Superintendent Duane Coleman Appears on KOCT Voice of Oceanside

OUSD Superintendent appeared recently on an episode of Voice of Oceanside, a community forum program produced by KOCT.  Watch the program above. 

The superintendent spoke about his background in education, the district and the Oceanside Promise.  Air-times on KOCT are Monday through Friday at 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday. 


Laurel Hall of Fame Adds Three to Its Wall of Fame

Laurel Hall of Fame.JPGThree new members were added to the prestigious Laurel Elementary School Hall of Fame during the school’s 34th Annual induction ceremony this past Friday.  The new class of honorees includes: Martin Esteban Castillo Cuadrado, Jr., a clinical research coordinator at Stanford University; Ruth Ryan-Cruz, Attorney at Law; and Amber Smith, a registrar’s assistant at Ranken College in St. Louis, Mo. 

Former Laurel Principal Bill Wagner started the Hall of Fame in 1982.  Willie Buchanon, a former NFL Rookie of the Year with the Green Bay Packers in 1972, was the first of the now 98 members inducted into the hall.

Pictured (L-R):  Laurel Principal Freddie Chavarria, Martin Esteban Castillo Cuadrado Jr., Ruth Ryan-Cruz, Amber Smith and Superintendent Duane Coleman.

OUSD On Board with Future Ready Pledge


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

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

"Balance" -- Key of the Month for April

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The key concept of “balance" is taking the initiative to live your life as best you can.  Balance demonstrates a willingness to be mindful of self and others while focusing on what is meaningful and important in life.  Inner happiness and fulfillment come when your body, mind and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make.
As part of OUSD’s 8 Keys of Excellence character education program, students and staff will focus their energies on the art of being "balanced" during the month of April.   

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. 

Policy Prohibiting Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination

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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


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. 

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. ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation.