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Superintendent of Schools

Dear Oceanside Families and Community Members,

Learning is a form of enlightenment. With that in mind, our theme for the 2021-22 school year is “Lighting the way to success.” The lighthouse pictured above is a nod to our community’s nautical roots and a beacon of bright futures ahead for our students.

As we guide our students on their journey, we ask that our families join us in keeping a lookout for teaching and learning opportunities outside of the classroom. After all, you are your child’s first teacher and brightest light. We provide this calendar, along with the Parent Portal, our district website, regularly scheduled Board of Education meetings, our Council of PTAs and individual PTA units, OSD Parent University workshops, our Facebook and Twitter feeds and many other tools to keep you connected and informed. We aim to share information about your child, our programs and events, about teaching and learning, and about current factors that impact education.

I promise you that there is plenty of fun ahead, too, and I hope that you are eagerly anticipating the many opportunities for your children to shine their own light in every way possible. 

I look forward to seeing you throughout the year and am excited to greet all of our sailors as the new school year begins.  


Dr. Phyllis S. Harrington
Superintendent of Schools