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Online Meal Registration

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


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Peachjar E-Flyer Service Now Utilized by OUSD

button-orange-stacked.png Saving 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 ...more

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.

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

Suicide Prevention Hotline

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Transcripts Requests

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OUSD Wellness Program

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


Winter Break

Gleisberg Sworn In

Board Members Retire

Trustee Lacy pens Open Letter

John Carroll Stadium at OHS

Superintendent Meets Stedman Graham

Interdistrict Transfers 2015-16

School of Choice for 2015-16

Superintendent Visits White House

OHS Band Member Chosen for National Honor

Phone App for Parents

2014-15 OUSD Calendar


Winter Holiday Break December 22 through January 4

Winter break.pngAll schools and offices in the Oceanside Unified School District will be closed for the annual winter holiday break beginning Monday, December 22.  Schools and office sites will re-open during their regular business hours on Monday, January 5, 2015.

On behalf of the OUSD Board of Education and Superintendent Duane Coleman, the district wishes you and your family a safe, happy and relaxing vacation spent with family and friends!

Newest OUSD Trustee Bob Gleisberg Takes Oath of Office

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Out of town and unable to attend last week’s OUSD Board of Education meeting, new trustee Bob Gleisberg kept his pledge to take his official oath of office.  Gleisberg was sworn in Tuesday at the district office by OUSD Superintendent Duane Coleman.  Current board members Adrianne Hakes and Emily Ortiz Wichmann, and newly elected Ann Corwin, along with now-retired trustees Lillian Adams and Janet Bledsoe Lacy served as witnesses. 

Former Superintendent Kenneth Noonan, Gleisberg’s wife Mary, who served the district for 30 years as an administrator and teacher, and district administrators also attended the brief ceremony.  Gleisberg and Corwin won election this past November, filling the seats vacated by Adams and Lacy.  Ortiz Wichmann, the lone incumbent to seek re-election, retained her seat on the board.

District Thanks Board Members Adams and Lacy for 37 Years of Service

Mayor 1.JPGFor a combined 37 years, OUSD Board of Education members Lillian Adams and Janet Bledsoe Lacy have served the district and the community of Oceanside.  Tuesday evening, the district celebrated their service, accomplishments and commitment to public service.  Adams, a trustee for 16 years, and Lacy, who devoted 21 years to sitting on the board, bid a fond farewell at their final board meeting.  Each chose not seek re-election this past November.

Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood, family, friends and district personnel filled the meeting room to capacity to thank the pair for the work they’ve contributed on behalf of students, families and employees of the district.

Newly elected board member Ann Corwin, along with incumbent Emily Ortiz Wichmann, were sworn in by Justice Gilbert Nares of the 4th District Court of Appeal.  Bob “Camo” Gleisberg, who was also newly elected, was out of town and will be sworn in at a later date.

Open Letter to Community from Janet Bledsoe Lacy

Janet Lacy.JPGLongtime OUSD Trustee Janet Bledsoe Lacy has penned an “open letter” to the Oceanside community.  Click Janet Lacy Letter to read her farewell address after serving 21 years as a board member in the Oceanside Unified School District.  Lacy's final board meeting was Tuesday, December 9.

Pirates Officially Re-Name Facility after Coach John Carroll

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Former players, students and an array of community members and OHS boosters and supporters filled the Oceanside High School athletic facility Monday to honor longtime football Coach John Carroll, whose name will forever be linked to the site’s multi-million dollar athletic facility.

This past June, OUSD Trustees unanimously voted to re-name the site “Simcox Field at John Carroll Stadium.”  Click Coach Carroll Honored to read the full story in Tuesday’s Union Tribune.

Stedman Graham Visits OUSD to Discuss 2016 Youth Summit

Bestselling author, educator and speaker Stedman Graham made an appearance at the OUSD district office Wednesday to meet with Superintendent Duane Coleman and other district officials to discuss the development of a future Education Week/Youth Summit.  Representatives from Quantum Learning Network, an education partner of the district with strong ties to Graham, also attended the meeting.DC and Stedman - Copy.JPG

Still in its planning stages, the one-week event is tentatively slated for January 2016.  The focus of the summit is to help inspire widespread change for students and parents by fostering and strengthening the community bonds of local businesses, service organizations and the district. 

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 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 ...more

Superintendent Coleman Attends 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 ...more

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

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

"Commitment" Key of Month for December

Commitment.png"Taking positive action and making your dreams happen" is the central theme of December's Key of the Month, "Commitment."  Students, staff and parents are encouraged to follow their vision without wavering in every area of life.  Click Commitment Key to read more about enhancing personal commitments.

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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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

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.


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