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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

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Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living!


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Teachers and Employees of the Year 2015

ECHS Freshman Win Academic Title

Spring Break April 6-10

Free Science Fair

Student Arrested for Posting Threat

Laurel Hall of Fame

Read Across America

Exchange Students Visit OUSD

Measles Information

Dual Language Immersion Program

Future Ready Video

School of Choice

Interdistrict Transfers

Phone App for Parents



Teachers and Employees of the Year for 2015 Announced

Main collage.jpgThe Oceanside Unified School District is proud to announce that Ted Chavez and Ernesto Polanco have been chosen as Employees of the Year, and Tiffany Ortega and Lisa Boyster have been selected as Teachers of the Year for 2015.  Superintendent Duane Coleman paid surprise visits to each to announce their awards.

Chavez is an 18-year veteran of the district.  He serves as the Lead Custodian at San Luis Rey Elementary School.  Polanco, a 25-year staff member, works as the Community Advisor at Oceanside High School.

On the certificated side, Ortega teaches fourth grade at Del Rio Elementary School.  She has been with the district for 19 years.  Boyster, who has taught in the district for 16 years, teaches science and ELD at King Middle School. 

On behalf of the OUSD Board of Education, the district would like to congratulate each of these outstanding honorees for the work they contribute in helping to change the lives of numerous students and families in Oceanside.

Pictured clockwise from upper left with Superintendent Duane Coleman:  Lisa Boyster, Tiffany Ortega, Ernesto Polanco and Ted Chavez. 

Academic League Championship Trophy for ECHS Freshman

NCAL Freshman.jpgTwo previously undefeated teams proved no match for the freshman team from El Camino HS in last week’s championship of the North County Academic League.  ECHS, tops in the Coast Division, knocked off previously undefeated Escondido in the semi-finals, 50-28, before dropping Canyon Crest Academy 55-43 to claim the title and the championship trophy.  Under the direction of math teacher and Coach Mark Wilson, El Camion closed out the year with an overall record of 7-1.  Impressive performance Wildcats!

Pictured:  Coach Mark Wilson (right) and his ECHS freshman academic team captured the title in this year's North County Academic League competition.

Spring Break Week of April 6-10

spring break.pngAll schools and offices in the Oceanside Unified School District will be closed the week of April 6-10 for the annual spring break holiday.  Campuses and office sites will re-open during their normal business hours on Monday, April 13.

The district wishes you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday vacation!

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.

Posting Threats a Most Serious Offense

threats.png Students posting messages of threats or harassment against OUSD schools or other classmates will be dealt with harshly in accordance with district policies and laws prohibiting such behavior. Most ...more

Laurel ES Hall of Fame to Add Three New Members

Laurel.JPGThree former Laurel Lions will be honored for their achievements in the work world during the school’s 34th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Friday, March 27.  The free event is open to the public and begins at 9:30 a.m. in the school’s multi-purpose room.

This year’s class of inductees includes: Martin Esteban Castillo Cuadrado, Jr, a clinical research coordinator; Ruth R. Ryan-Cruz, Attorney at Law; and Amber Smith, who works as a registrar’s assistant at Ranken Technical College.

With the addition of this year’s inductees, the Laurel HOF will now be home to 98 distinguished members.  Former Laurel Principal Bill Wagner created the Hall of Fame in 1982.    

Read Across America Day Celebrated District-Wide

Read 2.JPGA wide array of community volunteers made their way in to the classrooms at schools throughout the district Monday to help celebrate Read Across America day.  The nationwide reading celebration event takes place annually on March 2, the birthdate of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to most as simply, Dr. Seuss.

The focus of the celebration is the importance of reading each day on the journey to becoming a lifelong learner.  Pictured: OUSD Superintendent Duane Coleman reads a Dr. Seuss classic to kindergarten students at Palmquist Elementary School. 

Chinese Exchange Students Get to Experience Life as an Oceanside High Pirate

china 1.jpgA group of 33 Chinese exchange students got to experience firsthand the meaning of “Once a Pirate Always a Pirate” during a recent visit to the OHS campus. The students, who are spending about a ...more

Dual Language Immersion Program at Reynolds ES

globe.jpgParent meetings regarding the Dual Language Immersion Program at Reynolds Elementary School will be held the week of February 23.  Parents will have four opportunities to attend a meeting to learn more about this innovative program for 2015-16 school year.

Click Dual Immersion Language to learn more about the program and for meeting dates and times.  For questions or further information, please call 760-901-7200.

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

"Flexibility" -- Key of the Month for March

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The key concept of “flexibility” is a willingness to do or to try to do things differently.  It’s an awareness of, and the ability to recognize what is not working.  It’s teaching yourself there are other options.  That one must not get locked in to doing only certain things a certain way.
As part of OUSD’s 8 Keys of Excellence character education program, students and staff will focus their energies on the art of being flexible.  Click Flexibility to read more on this highly valuable and life-changing key of excellence.

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.