Click bell schedule for a complete listing of school hours.
The 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!
Children who turn 4 years of age by December 2, 2012, may qualify to participate in the Oceanside Unified School District State Preschool Program. Registration packets will be available in school offices beginning Monday, April 16. Preschool registration will run until Friday, May 25. Registration packets received after May 25 will be processed in the summer and students may be placed on a waiting list to fill openings as they occur.
For a complete listing of preschool site locations, click OUSD Preschool for eligibility information in English and Spanish and how to register. You may also contact Mona Gonzales in our ESS Office at 760-966-7851.
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Padres Catcher Nick Hundley and Sockers Chiky Luna to Speak at OUSD Men’s Conference
Major League baseball player Nick Hundley and professional soccer player Chiky Luna will serve as the two main guest speakers for the OUSD Men’s Conference Saturday, June 1 at El Camino High School. The free event aims to inspire fathers and young men to step up their involvement in the educational process and their positions as role models in their homes and in the community.
The free conference will run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the ECHS Truax Theatre. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The conference is open to the public. Click Men’s Rally for more information.
Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence
The 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.
Rotary International Literacy Month – Children’s Book Drive
The Oceanside Rotary club members responded by collecting over 250 books for the Thanks+Giving program, provided funds for all first graders to receive the Scholastic News, and added funds to support a variety of books for students in other grades.
Pictured are Mike Curtin, Oceanside Rotary President, Dave Hall, Club Service Chair, and Linda Guerrero, Principal of Laurel Elementary School.
Change in Bell Schedule for the 2012-2013 school year!
To provide equity regarding early and late-start elementary schools, the OUSD Board of Education adopted Board Policy 6112 in March 2007. This policy was designed to incorporate a five-year rotation in the bell schedules of the district’s 16 elementary schools.
In August 2012, a new five-year cycle begins, thereby shifting all late-start schools (Del Rio, Garrison, Libby, Nichols, North Terrace, Foussat and South Oceanside) to early-start schedules – 8:15 a.m. to 2:55 p.m., with early dismissal on Wednesdays at 12:25 p.m.
Schools that had previously operated on the early-bell schedule (Ivey Ranch, Laurel, McAuliffe, Reynolds, San Luis Rey and Stuart Mesa) will shift to a late-start schedule – 8:55 a.m. to 3:35 p.m., with early dismissal on Wednesdays at 1:05 p.m.
Due to anticipated modernization and renovation, bell schedules for Palmquist Elementary (early) and Mission Elementary (late) will not change. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school site.
Again, the rotation in the elementary bell schedule begins with the new school year in August 2012. Middle and high schools bell schedules will remain the same as previous years. The district appreciates your cooperation and understanding in preparing for the 2012-13 school year.
Fabulous Friday Fun in Green - Happy St. Patrick's Day
New District Calendar for Start of 2013-14 School Year
Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, the first day of class for all OUSD students will be Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The slightly earlier start date is a result of a new district-wide calendar unanimously approved by the OUSD Board of Education. The change was made during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
Other minor changes regarding the revised calendar beginning in 2013-14 include a shorter Thanksgiving Week holiday and an end to the first semester at the winter break (December 20, 2013). The last day of instruction for students will be June 4, 2014.
The district asks that all OUSD families please take note of these changes in order to plan accordingly for the start of school in August 2013. For questions regarding the calendar change, please call 760-966-4008.
Mar. 2nd Dr. Seuss birthday celebrations at Laurel
Welcome to Laurel Elementary School
1410 Laurel St.
(760) 966-4200 Office
Principal: Linda Guerrero
Full Day Kindergarten and Transitional K Programs for 2012-13 School Year
The Oceanside Unified School District will offer several options for students to enroll in kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs for the 2012-13 school year. Registration for all programs begins April 16, 2012.
Eleven sites will offer full-day programs; five will provide half-day offerings, while an additional five campuses will be home to the district's new transitional kindergarten classes. School of Choice options are available for all of these programs. Click OUSD Kinder for information and how to register.
Student/Parent Handbook Available Online
The 2012-13 OUSD Student/Parent Handbook is now available online. Printable PDF versions in both English and Spanish can be obtained by clicking on the links below. A hardcopy of this document may also be obtained at your child's school site or through the district's main or ESS offices.