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Online Meal Registration

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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.

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.

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Suicide Prevention Hotline

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Transcripts Requests

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Fund to Assist Family

Measles Information

Passing of Frank Hess

Future Ready Video

Joe Graybeal Passes Away

Jefferson MS in the UT

Upcoming Board Meetings

School of Choice

Interdistrict Transfers

Phone App for Parents

2014-15 OUSD Calendar


Eye Cancer Surgery Leaves Family of OUSD Pre-Schooler in Financial Need

ray.jpgFour months into his life, Ray Guzman was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer that begins in the retina.  The condition, according to doctors, is the most common form of cancer to affect the eyes of children.

Following recent surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital to remove the cancerous growths in his left eye, the highly spirited boy, now 4, is in recovery. But his medical condition has left his family in dire financial need to deal with his ongoing and future medical costs.

To help assist the Guzman family, the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE) has set up an account for those wishing to make a donation on Ray’s behalf.  Click Ray Guzman to learn how to access the “go fund me” account and to follow his recovery progress.

The youngest of six children, Ray loves all animals and taking driving trips with his dad. He remains in good spirits despite his loss of vision.

Measles Awareness and Information for Parents

needle.pngThe 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.

'Voice of OHS Athletics Frank Hess Passes Away

frank collage.jpgFor more than three decades, Frank Hess served as a teacher, administrator and the public address announcer for Oceanside High School athletics.  Mr. Hess passed away early Tuesday morning, according to members of his family.

Mr. Hess began teaching in the district at Jefferson MS in 1971.  He later taught at Lincoln MS and OHS, where he also worked as an administrator at both sites.  Mr. Hess also devoted himself as a member of the district’s CTE ROP Advisory Board. 

His wife, Linda, a former teacher and site administrator in the district, passed away in July 2010.  Please keep the Hess family in your thoughts and prayers.  No information is yet available regarding a date and time for a memorial service.

Pictured:  Frank Hess with former OHS administrators, Principal Brian Sullivan (left) and Vice Principal Angela Ludy. 

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Former Longtime Administrator Joe Graybeal Passes Away

Joe Graybeal, who served 29 years as a site and district-level administrator throughout the Oceanside Unified School District has passed away. His wife Karen said he died at his home on Thursday, January 8.

Joe 1.JPGMr. Graybeal began his work with OUSD in 1974, serving as an assistant principal at Oceanside HS.  Seven years later, he took over as principal for the Pirates. 

From 1983 until his retirement in 2003, Mr. Graybeal held a variety of district-level posts: Director of Special Projects, at what is now the ESS Office; Director of Personnel and Employee Relations; and finally, Associate Superintendent of Administrator Services.

Earlier this week, district office personnel held a special Easter Egg hunt in his honor, an annual office event he started, but “denied ever knowing anything about.”

A private memorial service will be held.

Civil Air Patrol Background Helps Jefferson Teacher Plan Innovative Lessons

Mark Nicholson.JPGAirplanes are a buzz for Jefferson Middle School teacher Mark Nicholson.  So much in fact, Nicholson uses a radio-controlled airplane and his Civil Air Patrol background and experience as a private pilot to teach his students a variety of math and science concepts.  Nicholson and his junior pilots are featured in the San Diego Union Tribune.  Click Civil Air Patrol to read the full story. 

Upcoming Board of Education Meeting

Due to the recent holiday vacation schedule, the typical second and fourth meeting dates for the Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education have been adjusted.  The board will next meet on Tuesday, February 3.  board.jpg

Meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the district board room, 2111 Mission Ave.  All meetings are open to the public and provide an opportunity for public comment.  For questions regarding board agenda items or meeting procedures, please contact Ann Givens, Office of the Superintendent, at 760-966-4006, or

School of Choice Application Process for 2015-16 Begins January 5

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 deadline to file the application is Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m.

Click School of Choice for specific details on the application process, and to view a list of schools classified as “capped” due to enrollment capacity.  For more information, please call the OUSD Student Services Department at 760-966-7802.

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.   

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. 


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

January's Key of the Month -- "Failure Leads to Success"

Jan Failure.jpgWhen we make mistakes we learn what doesn’t work and can use that information to be more successful in the future.  Rather than thinking WE are a failure, think of failure as a valuable learning experience.  The only real failure is not learning from our mistakes.  The key to success is to look carefully at what went wrong, change what we did the first time, and try again by applying what we learned.

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

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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

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