Click Bell Schedule for a complete listing of school hours for the 2015-16 school year.
Lions in the News
All class assignments and grades will now be posted to Aeries. Please register your student and parent portal accounts using the verification code given at registration. Parents can call the main office for their verification code.
The 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.
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!
For the 2015-16 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 int he morning afternoon. Please note that Transitional K programs are half-day only. Click here for more information.
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
Book Gifts for All Laurel Students!
We are excited to share with you that the Holiday Book Drive was a major success. Our initial goal was for all kindergarten-3rd grade students to receive a book. The Book drive was so successful that we were able to collect two books for every student at Laurel. The books were collected by our community partner the Assistance League® of North Coast and the Oceanside Barnes & Noble. Mr. Lawrence Pallant, our 3rd grade teacher, worked closely to coordinate the book drive for our school. Each child at our school, TK – 5th grade received two nicely wrapped books on Friday before the Winter Break.
We owe a huge thank you to Barnes and Noble who collected these books through their holiday book drive and to the wonderful volunteers of the Assistance League who have lovingly wrapped each book for our students.
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the Students of the Month for December!!
Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) For the 2016-17 School Year Green Zone: January 4, 2016 – March 31, 2016
The Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education maintains its commitment to provide educational choices to families to meet the diverse needs of all students. The district’s Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) Policy (5116.1) is regulated by space availability.
The following schools are capped for the 2016-17 school year due to enrollment being at capacity: El Camino High School, King Middle School, Ivey Ranch and Foussat Elementary Schools. Only those applicants eligible for priority “C” (sibling), “D” (feeder pattern), or “E” (parent/guardian is an OUSD employee at requested site) will be allowed to apply for these capped schools.
Green Zone applications will only be available at the Educational Support Services Office at 2080 Mission Ave in Oceanside.
For questions or concerns regarding SOC, please contact:
Educational Support Services
Laurel Site Transition Update
In early November, the decision was made to postpone the proposed opening of a charter school of the arts for grades 7-12 as well as an arts-focused K-6 school on Oceanside Unified School District's ...more
MEDICAL INFORMATION IN PARENT PORTAL
Due to a technical error, the Data Confirmation for Medical Updates was not open during online registration for you to be able to enter current medical information for your children. Please log in to your parent portal as soon as possible to provide the most current medical information.
Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter!
School Uniforms for the 2015-2016 School Year
The Laurel School Uniform consists of:
El Uniforme Escolar de Laurel consiste de:
I would like to thank all the parents that supported our school uniform policy we reinstated in January. While last year, we were flexible with students and families that did not wear their uniforms. This year, we will expect each child to wear their uniform every day. Students that wear their uniforms regularly will earn privileges and rewards throughout the year. However, students that choose not to wear the uniforms on a regular basis will lose privileges such attending class field trips. Our school community partner, the Assistance League of North County, will once again provide free uniforms for families in need this year.
Quisiera agradecer a todos los padres que apoyaron nuestro reglamento de uniforme escolar que reestablecimos en Enero. Mientras el año pasado fuimos flexible con estudiantes y familias que no usaron su uniforme. Este año, esperaremos que cada niño/a use su uniforme cada día. Estudiantes que usan sus uniformes regularmente ganaran privilegios y premios a través del año. Sin embargo, estudiantes que eligen no usar los uniformes regularmente perderán privilegios tales como asistir a paseos escolares. Nuestro compañero comunitario escolar, la Assistance League of North County, volverá a nuevamente proveer uniformes gratis a familias en necesidad este año.
Below are a few of many benefits school reports and studies have shown associated with school uniforms:
Uniforms promote school safety and enhance the learning environment, and diminish the clothing competition reducing bullying.
Debajo hay unos cuantos de los beneficios que han demostrado reportes escolares y estudios asociados con uniformes escolares:
Free/Reduced Meal Applications
NEW - "ONLINE APPLICATIONS"
Nuevo - "APLICACIÓN ELECTRÓNICA"
· Easy Step by Step Instructions
· You will receive a Confirmation Number of your accepted application
· Applications will be processed between 1 and 10 days depending on the volume of applications currently being processed
Student/Parent Handbook 2015-16
The OUSD 2015-16 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 here to view the 2015-16 Student Parent Handbook.
For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.
Laurel Elementary 2014-2015 Video Highlights
Measles Information for Parents
The San Diego County Office of Health and Human Services has verified several reported cases of measles throughout the county. Please know that NO cases of this highly contagious viral infection have been reported in the Oceanside Unified School District.
Click Measles Information to learn more about what you can to help prevent the spread of this condition, and what to do should you suspect your child or some other person in your family or household may have symptoms of measles. In the event of any reported cases in our district, you will be informed. Visit Centers for Disease Control for further information.
Información para los Padres sobre el Sarampión
La Oficina de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de San Diego ha verificado varios casos de sarampión en el condado. Por favor, sepan que NO se han reportado casos de esta infección viral altamente contagiosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside.
Hagan clic en Información sobre el Sarampión para leer sobre lo que ustedes pueden hacer para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de esta enfermedad, y qué hacer si usted sospecha que su hijo/a u otro miembro de la familia o del hogar pueden tener síntomas de sarampión. En caso de que se reporte algún caso en nuestro distrito, se les avisará. Para mayor información visiten los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades.
ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents
A 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 http://www.oside.us/parentlink.
ParentLink App Demonstration Video
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Welcome to Laurel Elementary School
1410 Laurel St.
(760) 966-4200 Office
Principal: Freddie Chavarria
New Family Survey
Parents 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
A 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.
Online Meal Registration
Parents 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
OUSD 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
California 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.
Kids First Initiative
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.
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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."