Click Bell Schedule for a complete listing of school hours for the 2015-16 school year.

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 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.

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


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Thanksgiving Week Holiday Reminders:

  1. School will be closed Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27 in observance of the annual Thanksgiving Week Holiday.  School will re-open on Monday, November 30th.
  2. There is still time to sign up for the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day and don’t forget to assign Laurel Elementary School to receive $5 per registration.
  3. Need help with toys for your kids this holiday season? Email   OCAUNITE5467@YAHOO.COM  with Toys for Tots for information.
  4. Please be sure check your child’s backpack for the progress report that was sent home on Thursday. If you have any questions regarding the progress report please contact your child’s teacher.

On behalf of the laurel staff, we wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday!


Vacación de Día de Acción de Gracias  y Recordatorios:

  1. La escuela estará cerrada del lunes, 23 de Noviembre hasta el Viernes, 27 de Noviembre en observación del Día de Acción de Gracias.  La escuela se volverá a abrir el lunes, 30 de noviembre.
  2. Todavía hay tiempo para apuntarse para el Turkey Trot en el Día de Acción de Gracias  y no olviden asignar a la Escuela Laurel para recibir $5 por inscripción.
  3. ¿Necesitan ayuda con juguetes para sus niños esta temporada festiva? Envíen correo electrónico a OCAUNITE5467@YAHOO.COM con Toys for Tots para información.
  4. Favor de revisar las mochilas de sus niños como los informes de progreso se enviaron a casa el jueves 19 de noviembre. Si tienen alguna pregunta acerca de los informes de progreso favor de comunicarse con la maestra de su estudiante.

¡Departe del personal de Laurel, les deseamos un seguro y agradables días festivos!


Congratulations to the Students of the Month for November!!


Teacher Name Student Name
Atkisson Verenice Leon
Cornish Riley Wilson
Dittrick Key Jett Miller
Dixson Sophia Hernandez 
Erickson Josefine Rodriguez Valenzuela
Flores Jose Carlos
Gutierrez Ledezma Diaz
Holohan Aliyah Tash
Kelly Giselle Rivera Rosas
Martinez Danae Fernandez
McCain Britney Miguel
McKethan Alan Garcia
Myers Leslie Velasco
Pallant Juan Herrera
Ramirez Angelina Jose Pedro
Salgado Oscar Solano Bolanos
Smith Emily Penaflor Bonilla
Valerio  Arlette Alcocer
Zapata Rossie Bedolla

Barnes & Noble Book Drive

kids-sitting-on-books.pngBarnes & Noble Customers Give the Gift of Reading to Children in Need Through Annual Holiday Book Drive

Laurel Elementary School is excited to announce that they will be a major beneficiary of the books collected by the Assistance League® of North Coast during the Holiday Book Drive with the Oceanside Barnes & Noble.  From November 1 through December 31, Laurel’s supporters can purchase one of the below requested titles that will then be presented as gifts to the children in grades 1-3 at Laurel School.  

  • Marvin Redpost series by Louis Sachar
  • National Geographic Readers Series (Levels 1- 3)
  • Dairy of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kenny
  • Ready, Freddy! Readers by Abby Klein
  • Laura Numeroff books
  • Dr. Seuss books
  • Mo Willems books

Other books donated during the book drive will benefit underserved elementary school students throughout the Tri-City area.

Click here to view the Press Release.

10th Annual Oceanside 2015 Turkey Trot

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Join us Thanksgiving morning at the 10th Annual O’side Turkey Trot. Adult registration is $36 and children under 17 is $25. All participants can designate Laurel Elementary as their beneficiary and $5 of your registration comes back to our school at NO COST to you! This is a major fundraiser for Oceanside Unified Schools. 

Click here to register online for Laurel Elementary school

Safety Policy - Kiss and say Bye at the front Gate

Dear Parents:

There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our students. In order to ensure a safe campus at all times, parents will no longer be able walk their child past the front gate. We are starting the kiss and say bye at gate policy starting tomorrow, September 8.

We thank you for your cooperation with this safety matter.

Primero, No hay nada más importante para nosotros que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes.  A fin de garantizar la seguridad de todos durante las horas de la escuela, los padres ya no podrán caminar sus hijos más allá de la puerta principal. Mañana, 8 de septiembre, estamos empezando dar el beso y decir adiós a la puerta.

Le agradecemos su apoyo con este póliza de seguridad.


Dear Parents/Guardians:

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:       

  • White, gray, light blue or navy shirt or blouse with a collar and long or short sleeves, or school Laurel Lion t-shirt      
  • Navy blue or Khaki pants, shorts, skort, skirt, or jumper
  • Navy sweater or sweatshirt, or school sweatshirt         
  • White socks are recommended       
  • Shoes and jackets are at parents’ discretion  

El Uniforme Escolar de Laurel consiste de:       

  • Camisa o blusa con collar blanca, gris, azul o azul marino y manga larga o corta, o camiseta escolar del León de Laurel       
  • Pantalones, pantalón corto, falda o falda con short azul marino o Khaki
  • Suéter o sudadera azul marino, o sudadera escolar          
  • Calcetines blancos son recomendados       
  • Zapatos y chaquetas a la discreción de padres   

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 reduce tardiness and increase attendance.
  • Uniforms reduce suspensions and discipline referrals among students.
  • Uniforms increase school pride, unity, and a renewed commitment to the school.
  •  Uniforms promote a more professional tone at school, encouraging students to take their studies more seriously. 
  • Uniforms at school also reduce the prevalence of violence.

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:

  • Uniformes reducen tardanzas y aumentan ausencias.
  • Uniformes reducen suspensiones y referencias de disciplina entre estudiantes.
  • Uniformes aumentan orgullo escolar, unidad, y un compromiso renovado a la escuela.
  • Uniformes promocionan un tono más profesional a la escuela, animando a estudiantes a tomar sus estudios más seriamente. 
  • Uniformes en la escuela también reducen la prevalencia de violencia.

Free/Reduced Meal Applications



Click here to apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals "ONLINE"

Hacer clic aquí para aplicar por internet para almuerzo a precio reducido o gratis.

·         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

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.

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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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."