From the Desk of the Superintendent of Schools

Dear Oceanside Families and Community Members,

I am excited, as always, to welcome you and your children to a new school year! The 2017-18 year promises many new opportunities for students in literacy, number sense, computer technology, coding, business and career studies, STEM, history, community service, and citizenship to name a few of our upcoming initiatives. I hope you will take a look at the Goals and Objectives we have established for the coming year to learn more. They can be found on our website, 

We are rolling out a newly redesigned website to enhance our communication with you and strengthen the partnership between home and school. Our goal is to provide a more current, user-friendly site for our school district families. Please visit and share your feedback with us.

This coming year, we’ve chosen the following theme to focus our teaching and learning goals:

 Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.

 This statement reminds us that every effort is meaningful when it is made with sincere desire for the best outcome. Whether it is our students striving to reach their fullest potential, our staff working hard to help every child succeed, our families supporting their children’s personal and intellectual growth, or our entire community, banding together to give back in ways that strengthen ties and help our neighbors, every single drop adds up to a powerful and beautiful ocean.

 In keeping with that ideal, we hope that you will participate in the some of the many events and activities that take place all year. Revel in your child’s accomplishments, enjoy bonding time with your child and other families, and become informed and active via our Board of Education meetings, PTA, PASS seminars, DAWC events and much more.

Please join me in looking forward to a wonderful, fulfilling school year. Together we can be a mighty ocean, full of depth, strength and immeasurable beauty.


Phyllis Harrington, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools