Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Research


Mrs. Diane Provvido
Assistant Superintendent for
Curriculum, Instruction & Research                       


Dear Oceanside Families and Community Members,

We are experiencing one of the most challenging periods that many of us will face in our lifetimes. Please know that the exceptional team of educators at the Oceanside School District is fully dedicated to preserving what we all hold dearest: the health and well-being of our students, their families, and our school community as a whole, and the excellent education that our community is known for.

This school year, all of us need a little extra TLC. With mutual empathy, respect, trust that we are all doing our very best, patience with ourselves, one another, and most especially with our students, a big helping of self-care, and the occasional ice cream treat because we deserve it, we will get through this together. We are a collaborative school community that has always pulled together through tough times. I am confident that we will do so once again. We are, as always, #SailorStrong.

There’s more to the school year than the issues consuming our focus. Take a moment to contemplate the joys of learning ahead: your children will continue to participate in global book talks with peers via Skype; they’ll design video games, websites, and applications through coding and computer science; and will engage inlive global business simulations through our High School Virtual Enterprise course...just to name some of the highlights of an Oceanside education that we will continue to offer.

Fine and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Athletics, and Social Emotional Literacy will continue to be important pillars supporting academic learning and enriching students culturally, intellectually and emotionally. You can count on a wide and varied educational program for your children in these areas. We will also continue the good work of aligning our already strong health and wellness programs to the new NYS Mental Health Guidelines. Without question, a healthy body and mind are key to student success. Each year, we establish exciting goals and objectives for our curriculum and instruction and this year is no different. We continue to set, work toward, and exceed the goals that we create each year to make an already strong education even better.

I look forward to another year of collaborating with our leaders, teachers, and our families to ensure our students thrive and are ready to soar to their highest potential.

Warmest regards,
Diane Provvido
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Research