Click bell schedule for a complete listing of school hours.

Principal's Message 2014-2015

Welcome Letter/Bienvenidos

Parent Portal

Click here for, (Haz click aqui para) 

Parent Portal/Portal de Padres

no bullying.jpgThe local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  


Wellness Policy


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!

Kinder Programs

Kindergarten.jpgFor the 2014-2015 school year, OUSD will offer a variety of full-day, half-day, transitional kindergarten and state preschool  programs.  Full-day programs will be offered for both early and late-start schools.  Half-day programs will be available in both the morning and afternoon.  Please note that Transitional K programs are half-day only. Click here for more information.

Bond Report

H 7.jpg Since the passing of Proposition H in June 2008, the Oceanside Unified School District has used funds from the $195 million bond measure to rebuild seven new schools, as well as refurbish the ...more


Thanksgiving Week Holiday

School will be closed Monday, November 24 through Friday, November 28 in observance of the annual Thanksgiving Week Holiday.  School will re-open on Monday, December 1. On behalf of the laurel staff, we wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday!

La escuela estará cerrada del lunes, 24 de Noviembre hasta el Viernes, 28 de Noviembre en observación del Día de Acción de Gracias.  La escuela se volverá a abrir el lunes, 1 de Diciembre. ¡Departe del personal de Laurel, les deseamos un seguro y agradables días festivos!



Parent NewsLetter-November -December

Click here for the November/December Newsletter-English and Spanish


Congratulations to all of the Students of the Month for November!

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Teacher Name Student Name
Atkisson Daniel Stein
Cornish Sarena Bautista
Dittrick-Key Adrian Alcocer
Dixson Jayden Nunez
Erickson Brizlet Gutierrez
Flores Jadon Bowen
Gutierrez Jacob Camarillo
Holohan Yamilet Rios
Huggins (Kelly) Jaden Villanueva
Martinez Arizbeth Lopez
McCain Elias Virula
McKethan Malanie Contreras Ortiz
Patton Jennavy Rodriguez
Ramirez Angel Garcia
Salgado Fabian Alvarez
Schrom Leslie Velasco
Smith, C Guillermo Valencia
Smith, K Ricky Likens
Valerio Nora Covington
Williams Santiago Carmona
Zapata Janet Morales

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, December 1st-Monday, December 8th with an early release time for students at 1:05 pm. On these days, students in Transitional Kindergarten will continue to release at their regular time which is 12:15 pm every day.

Ballet Folklórico Estrella

The OUSD Ballet Folklórico Estrella is ready to begin practice this year! Two elementary classes are scheduled this semester. We
welcome your 4
th and 5th grade students to participate in either of these folklórico dance classes for 1st semester. Last year we had over 180
dancers participate in the “Annual Evening of Ballet Folklórico Estrella” show. This year’s shows are scheduled for May 23
rd and 24th and we hope to have even more dancers!

Informational Meetings:
Garrison Elementary
Wednesday 10/29 at 5:30pm, Garrison Library

Libby Elementary
Wednesday 10/29 at 6:00pm, Libby MPR


Garrison Elementary - 4th & 5th Grade
Mondays 3:00pm-4:30pm
Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:00pm

Libby Elementary - 4th & 5th Grade
Tuesdays 3:00pm-4:30pm
Thursdays 3:00pm-4:30pm


Important Message to Parents/Guardians,

This week our school conducted an emergency lock down drill in collaboration with the Oceanside Police Department as part of our ongoing effort to keep ...more

Student/Parent Handbook 2014-15

Handbook 2.JPGThe 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.

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpgA new ParentLink App for smart phones is now available to OUSD parents.  The App aims to provide and improve all avenues of district and student communication and information for parents.  Watch the video below.

ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation.  Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it. 

OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App.  For more information, please see the district website at

ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

Handbook 2.JPGThe 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 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.

OUSD Migrant Program

The Oceanside Unified School District Migrant program will be facilitating a Parent Workshop for all our Spanish Speaking Parents. This 8 week workshop will take place at Oceanside High School beginning on March 31st at 6:30 with Dr. Beatriz Villarreal.

Green Oceanside, OUSD Teaming up for Annual Contest

GreenOceansideLogo_2.jpgEnvironmentally conscientious students are invited to use their creative talents in this year’s City of Oceanside “Create to
Educate” performance art contest. All students in grades 1-12 are eligible to creatively express through writing, song, video or art how our community can help improve and save the environment.

Recycling, preserving natural resources, water conservation and renewable energy are some of the many areas for students to focus their entries. Click Create to Educate for contest rules and details.

The City of Oceanside also encourages students, teachers and parents to take part in Earth Month 2014. Visit to learn more about activities and learning opportunities.  For further information, contact Oceanside Environmental Specialist Jenna Roripaugh, at or by calling 760-435-5828.


Superintendent’s Vision Statement

“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."

New Family Survey

Parent  Survey.jpgParents of families new to the Oceanside Unified School District, including those who have come to the district during the past three years, are encouraged to take a short survey to share their experiences on being welcomed to OUSD.  Your opinions, concerns and suggestions will be greatly appreciated and helpful to the district.  Simply click Welcoming Parents Survey to share your thoughts. 

Encuesta sobre Bienvenida a las Nuevas Familias

Parent  Survey.jpgA los padres de las familias nuevas al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside (OUSD), incluidos los que llegaron al distrito durante los últimos tres años, se les anima a participar en una breve encuesta para compartir sus experiencias sobre su bienvenida al distrito OUSD. Sus opiniones, inquietudes y sugerencias serán sumamente apreciadas y útiles para el distrito. Para participar simplemente hagan clic en Encuesta sobre bienvenida a los padres de familia.

Welcome to Laurel Elementary School

1410 Laurel St.
Oceanside, CA  92058

(760) 966-4200 Office
(760) 966-1704 Fax

Principal: Freddie Chavarria

Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpgParents can register their children online for the 2014-15 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs.  The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free or reduced status may receive meals at no cost.  Click Online Meal Registration to get started.

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

button-orange-stacked.pngOUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers.  Click Laurel School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.

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

Common Core Parent Information

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpgCalifornia is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics.   This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards.  Click the Common Core link above to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.

This Week


Kids First Initiative

Kids First web.jpgThe 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.  

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