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Superintendent of Schools
Dear Oceanside Families and Community Members, 
Each year, I like to choose a theme as our guiding principle for the school year ahead. For 2022-23, the theme is Riding the Wave to a Bright Future. It speaks to the hopes and dreams of our students, the adventure of learning, and the reality that the seas are not always smooth, but a sailor adjusts. As we guide our students on their journey, we invite our families to partner with us in fostering a love of learning. We encourage our learners to embrace challenges and to tolerate mistakes. In our schools, we call it “failing forward.” When students accept their errors as part of the process, amazing growth can happen! 
This calendar, along with the Parent Portal, our district website, regularly scheduled Board of Education meetings, our Council of PTAs, individual PTA units, OSD Parent University workshops, our Oceanside School District Facebook and Twitter feeds, and many other tools, will 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. 
All of us at the Oceanside School District are excited about the many opportunities your children will have to show us their talents and gifts and we can’t wait for you to see what they can do. I look forward to seeing you throughout the year and am eager to greet all of our sailors as the new school year begins. 
Dr. Phyllis S. Harrington 
Superintendent of Schools
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