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2014.15 Calendar

Please use the link below to access the district calendar for the following dates:  parent conferences and observed holidays. 

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Calendar 2014.15 School Year.pdf

Attendance

If you need to report an absence, please click here for our attendance email smattendance@yahoo.com

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Parent Handbook

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The 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 English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.

Common Core

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K-1 Parents

California State law state requires that all children entering first grade in a California public or private school have a comprehensive health examination or waiver completed within 18 months prior ...more

Wellness

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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 ...more

ParentLink

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Please visit our school/home communication page and take the parent survey. Thank you!

JOIN THE FUN! FRIGHT NIGHT 2014

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Please go to our School/Home Communication page or PTO page 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.  Copy of Kids First.jpg

 

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OWNERSHIP:  Take responsibility for your actions

Be responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions.  “Own” the choices you make and the results that follow. 

 

An interview with Chase Maxon, Group Manager of the Stuart Mesa Garden.   

by Terri Sandaran and Chyanne Bohner

 

Q:  What does it mean to take care of the garden? 

 

A:  It means we show ownership and responsibility for the garden and we are learning how to be social entrepreneurs. 

 

Q:  What are your goals for the garden?

 

A:  The goals we have to reach in the garden are to plant more plants, make gravel pathways, fix the fence and make it better than it already is. 

 

Q:  How do you keep your group motivated and organized? 

 

A:  I look for the people who don’t know what to do and then I instruct them to either water the plants or help others that may need help raking leaves or tending the plants.  We have a plan before we come out to the garden. 

 

Q:  Why did you choose the garden project over the others? 

 

A:  It sounded more doable and worthwhile than the other projects and the group is good at it.  The garden will also help us if there is ever a zombie apocalypse, because the zombies eat only meat, so plants will be a good alternative. 

 

Q:  Have your feelings about the garden changed over time? 

 

A:  It has definitely made our group feel like they have done a good job and take ownership for it. 

 

Q:  What kind of impact has the project had on the community? 

 

A:  The teachers are starting to notice that we’re out here working on the garden and the group takes pride in that

 

Teacher Spotlight

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Teacher Spotlight

Carol Witt: Fourth Grade

What is your te a ching and educational background?

I grew up in Long Beach, California where I lived two blocks away from California State University Long ...more

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EXPLORE WASHINGTON DC THIS SUMMER

Attention all seventh and eighth grade students and parents:  This summer Mrs. Nourani will be organizing a remarkable trip through World Strides Discover Now to Washington DC.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore our nation's most important historical sites. 

http://www.worldstridesdiscovernow.org

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Impact Aid Survey Cards Help Benefit District

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Impact Aid Survey Cards Help Benefit District

All OUSD parents and guardians are asked to please fill out the 2014 Federal Impact Aid Survey card. Survey cards will be sent home with students on ...more

OUSD Vision Statement 2014-15

“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."

Stuart Mesa Elementary

100 Yamanaka Way
Oceanside, CA  92058

Office and Absence Line: 760-901-7700

Fax: 760-430-8288

Justin Kern Principal

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Welcome to Stuart Mesa Elementary

At Stuart Mesa we understand the true power of our military lies with the strength of our military families and there are none stronger than right here.

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Peachjar E-Flyer Service

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To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences 10/10-10/17

Teachers will contact parents to schedule conferences between 1:20-3:40 PM.  Elementary students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be on a minimum day schedule this week. Middle school, grades 6, 7 & 8 will follow the regular schedule

School Calendar

Today: 10/20/14

Schedule for English as a Second Language and U.S. Citizenship Classes

Free Parenting Classes

Online Meal Registration

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Online Registration

All students must register for school each year. This year is the first year that the Oceanside Unified School District is streamlining the process by allowing online data confirmation/registration. T ...more

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION OR CURRENT STUDENT DATA CONFIRMATION INFORMATION

Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is beginning the implementation of optional Online Registration for new students and OnlineData Confirmation for currently enrolled students. Our goal is to ...more