From the desk of the Superintendent of Schools

Dear Oceanside Families and Community Members,

A new school year is magical.  Our classrooms beckon with shiny, polished floors, newly decorated bulletin boards and shelves of unread books while our students arrive with blank notebooks, brand new pens and pencils and still-pointy crayons. Even as technology transforms teaching and learning, these are just a few of our favorite things. Our absolute favorite, of course, is the joyful moment when we welcome your children back!

This coming school year, our school district theme will be:  Sail To Success. It acknowledges that we are anchored by our shared identity as Oceanside Sailors and, as the new year begins, we are prepared for an exciting voyage of discovery and growth. Our success will be in achieving our short-term goals while steering ever closer to a longer-term horizon.

Please visit our website at the following URL to learn about our 2018-19 goals:

As we navigate this journey we will need all hands on deck. Hence, we provide this calendar, along with Agenda Books, the Parent Portal, our district website, regularly scheduled Board of Education meetings, our Council of PTAs and individual PTA units, OSD Parent University workshops, our Twitter feed and many other tools to keep you connected and informed. We aim to share information about your child, our programs and events, about teaching and learning, and about current factors that impact education. It’s not all work and no play, though – our calendar is chock full of concerts, plays, sports, art events, science fairs, community book talks and so many opportunities to celebrate our students’ activities and achievements.

I look forward to seeing you throughout the year at our school building and districtwide events. Most of all, I am excited to see our Sailors back on deck!


Dr. Phyllis S. Harrington

Superintendent of Schools