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Superintendent of Schools
Dear Oceanside Families and Community Members, 

Among the most gratifying aspects of my job is the strong community spirit that exists in our schools. Our high school valedictorian and salutatorian both mentioned it in their speeches at graduation and it is evident in the many ways that our students, staff and families come together to help neighbors and others in need.

With that in mind, our theme for the 2023-24 school year is Believe Belong Become. One of our many goals for the year ahead is to build on and strengthen what we already have. We want every student to know
that they belong, that they have a voice in our school community, and that their actions can make a difference. Most importantly, our teachers and support personnel stand ready to listen, support, advise, and guide students on their educational journey.

We print a school district calendar each year to keep you in the loop because parent participation is crucial to our students’ success. The calendar is one tool of many including our Parent Portal, district website, regularly scheduled Board of Education meetings, Council of PTAs, individual PTA units, OSD Parent University workshops, and our social media feeds, to keep you connected and informed. We aim to share information about your child, about individual school and district wide programs and events, and about teaching and learning.
As you flip through the calendar, you will note many activities from sporting events to plays, concerts, clubs, and more that offer students the opportunity to seek out and pursue their passions. I look forward to seeing you throughout the year as you enjoy the unfolding of your child’s growth and talents.
A new school year is about to begin and I can’t wait to greet our new and returning sailors!
Dr. Phyllis S. Harrington 
Superintendent of Schools
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