Click bell schedule for a complete listing of school hours.

Lions in the News

Parent Portal

Aeries.jpgAll 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.

Need Help? Click here for detailed instructions on creating an account.

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


Registration Information for Parents

Click here for full registration information for new or returning students: 

Haga clic aquí para obtener información de registro para los estudiantes nuevos y los que regresan:


Data Confirmation -Returning Laurel Students (Confirmación de los datos-Estudiantes regresando a Laurel)

New to OUSD Registration (Nuevo Registro para OUSD)


Laurel Summer Community Day, July 14th-Thank you to Everyone!!!

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On behalf of the entire Laurel staff, we can't begin to express how thankful we are for the role each of you played in our Summer Community Reading Day. The special day was truly a "Community" event. 
We had nearly 200 hundred Laurel families attend!- students, mothers, fathers, abuelitas-grandmothers,  tios-uncles, older siblings, younger siblings, tias-aunts, and family friends. And, we had nearly 40 staff and volunteers support the event. This special event was made possible solely by the generous donations of our community partners and volunteers and would not have taken place if it wasn't for the time all our volunteers dedicated for our students and families.
Thank you again for making Reading a priority-Reading Matters!!!

Laurel Summer Community Day-huge Success!!!

Summer Learning-Keep on Reading!!!

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Research shows that children can lose 2 to 4 months of this year’s learning over the summer if they don’t read.

How can you prevent this? Here’s how:

  • Make sure your child reads or you read to your child every weekday for 30 minutes.
  • Make sure your child participates in the Oceanside Public Library Summer Reading Program- flyer was sent home also check online.
  • Make sure you and your child complete the Laurel Reading Log

Investigaciones demuestran que niños pueden perder 2 a 4 meses de aprendizaje de este año durante el verano si ellos no leen.

¿Cómo pueden prevenir esto? Aquí es como:

  • Asegure que su hijo/a lea o usted le lea a su hijo/a cada día de semana por 30 minutos.
  • Asegure que su hijo/a participe en el Programa de Verano Por la Biblioteca Pública de Oceanside- boletín se envió a casa también pueden buscar en el internet.
  • Asegure que usted y su hijo/a complete el Diario de Lectura de Laurel  


Click here to open and print Laurel Reading Log

Click here to open and print Oceanside Public Library Reading form

Happy Summer!

On behalf of the Laurel school Staff, we wish you all a very happy, safe and enjoyable summer. Hopefully there will sun.pngbe many opportunities for you to talk to, play with and enjoy your children – this is time you will never have again! I look forward to seeing you all in August.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns throughout the summer, please do not hesitate to contact

me at (760) 966-4203 or email me at

Click here to view End of Year Letter

Quiero tomar esta oportunidad para desearles un muy contento, seguro y agradable verano. ¡Ojala habrá varias oportunidades para que hablen, jueguen y disfruten de sus niños – este es tiempo que nunca tendrán otra vez! Espero verlos a todos en Agosto.

Si tienen comentarios, preguntas, o preocupaciones a travez verano, por favor no duden en comunicarse conmigo al (760) 966-4203 o correo electronico a

Haga click aqui para leer  Carta del Fin del Año del Director 

1st Day Summer school @ Public Library-Staff celebrating Students registering for Summer Reading Program

Don't forget to Sign up for the Oceanside Public Library Summer Reading Program-Join the Roar!

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony-Congratulations Laurel Lions!!!


Congratulations to the following students who had perfect attendance the entire school year!! Way to go!

Adrian Alcocer 
Alex Arguelles 
Ayden Arguelles 

Jose Carlos 

Maximus Cisneros 
Nora Covington Garcia 
Joanna Elena Morales 
Angel Garcia Perez 


Arizbeth Lopez Sanchez 
Behtzy Lopez Sanchez 
Elizabeth Martinez 

Phyli Mendez Romero 

Martha Negrete Valdes
Amya Pena 
Jose Valenzuela
Bianca Velazquez


District's first winner of the Mossy Nissan Award

Superintendent Duane Coleman, Mossy Nissan representative and Adrian Alcocer’s family surprised Adrian with a visit to his class to present him with the Mossy Nissan Outstanding Student Award. Adrian was nominated for his outstanding leadership skills, academic excellence, and outstanding citizenship. Adrian was only one of two 5th grade students in the district to receive the honor and was awarded a new IPAD.

“I’m very thankful to win this award,” said Adrian.  “It means a lot, and I hope that my younger sister will one day also win this award.”

Way to go Adrian-we are proud of you!!!

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Pictured: Above, Adrian and his newest friends (L-R): Henderson Lamar, Mossy Nissan, Tim Ware, Laura Vines, Duane Coleman, James Greer and Principal Freddie Chavarria.

LCAP Survey for Parents, Staff and Community Members

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A short survey to solicit community and staff input as the district works to finalize this year’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is being offered by the Oceanside Unified School District.  To provide input, please Click LCAP Survey to share your thoughts on how OUSD can best utilize state funding to serve the needs of all children attending schools in the district. 

The LCAP is used to help tie the district’s annual budget to goals for making academic improvements.  It is an important part of the state’s required Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which was established in 2013. The short survey will be available online through Friday, May 22.

Encuesta LCAP para los Padres, el Personal y los Miembros de la Comunidad

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside está realizando una encuesta sencilla para solicitar las opiniones o comentarios de la comunidad y el personal escolar a medida que el distrito trabaja en finalizar el Plan de Control Local y Rendimiento de Cuentas (LCAP) de este año. Para hacer aportaciones, por favor haga clic en la Encuesta LCAP para compartir sus ideas sobre cómo el distrito OUSD puede utilizar mejor los fondos estatales para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes que asisten a las escuelas del distrito.

El plan LCAP se usa para ayudar a alinear el presupuesto anual del distrito con las metas para mejorar el desempeño académico. Es una parte importante de la Fórmula de Control Local de Financiación (LCFF), la cual fue establecida en 2013.  Esta breve encuesta estará disponible en línea hasta el viernes, 22 de mayo.


red-schoolhouse.pngPlease click one of the links below to complete an important survey about our school climate and culture. Thank you for participating!

School Climate Survey - English 

School Climate Survey - Spanish

Measles Information

needle.pngMeasles 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.

Interdistrict Transfer Requests

Transfer 2.pngInterdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year

Requests to transfer students to schools located inside or outside the OUSD zoned boundaries will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015. Interdistrict application forms are available at the OUSD Education Support Services Office, 2080 Mission Ave.  The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click Interdistrict Transfer Permit for more information, or call 760-966-7802.   

Solicitudes de Permiso de Asistencia Interdistrital para el año escolar 2015-16

Las solicitudes para trasladar a los alumnos a escuelas localizadas dentro o fuera de las zonas de asistencia del Distrito Escolar Unificado Escolar (OUSD) serán aceptadas a partir del 5 de enero de 2015.

Las solicitudes para permiso de asistencia interdistrital (Interdistrict Attendance Permits) están disponibles en el Departamento de Servicios Educativos, 2080 Mission Avenue. El horario de oficina es de 7:30 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. de lunes a viernes. Para obtener más información, por favor haga clic en Permiso de Asistencia Interdistrital o llame al teléfono 760-966-7849

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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2015 Laurel Hall of Fame Inductees-Congratulations!

2015 Laurel HOF.jpgOn Friday March, 27th, three more Laurel alumni were inducted into Laurel’s Annual Hall of Fame. Willie James Buchanon was the first to be inducted thirty four years ago. Mr. Buchanon is a former cornerback for the National Football League's Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers; he was defensive rookie of the year in 1972 and a three-time Pro Bowl player.

With the addition of this year’s inductees, the Laurel Hall of Fame will now be home to 98 distinguished members.  Former Laurel Principal Bill Wagner created the Hall of Fame in 1982. During the ceremony, the guest’s of honor each shared about the caring teacher relationships that impacted them throughout their lives and urged our 5th grade students to work hard to reach their goals.

This years inductees:

Martin Esteban Castillo Cuadrado, Jr. attended Laurel,  Jefferson, and graduated from Oceanside High school in 2006. Martin then went on to attend San Francisco State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in public health. Mr. Castillo Esteban is currently working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Stanford University. Martin is currently pursuing a Post-Baccalaureate in Pre-medicine and will be applying to medical school in the Fall of 2017.

Ruth R. Ryan-Cruz attended Laurel Elementary 3rd to 6th grade. She went on to Jefferson Middle School and graduated from Oceanside High School in 2000. After high school, Ruth attended San Diego state University and Cal state University San Marcos and earned a degree in Business Administration.  Ruth then went on to earn her Law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego and is a licensed attorney and practices in all areas of business and corporate law, real estate, estate planning, intellectual property including trademarks and copyright registration, maintenance and defense. 

Mrs. Amber Smith attended Laurel Elementary Pre-school- 6th grade, attended Jefferson Junior High and graduated from Oceanside High School in 1986. Mrs. Smith went on to attend Mira Costa College earning an Associate Arts degree in General studies. Amber went on to the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Currently, Mrs. Smith works as a registrar’s assistant for Ranken Technical College in St. Louis Missouri. 


Welcome to Laurel Elementary School

1410 Laurel St.
Oceanside, CA  92058

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

Principal: Freddie Chavarria

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.

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.  

OUSD On Facebook

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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."