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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."

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

AParent  Survey.jpg 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.


Mission Statement

We are a community of learners that promote positive relationships, personal responsibility, and academic rigor for all students.

Call in your child's absence

Please remember to call the attendance hotline at 760 901-8401 when your child is out. Please state your name, your childs name, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence and the teachers name. Thank you!

Annual Bond Report

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School Hours for 2014-2015

1st-5th Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fri

8:55- 3:35 PM

1st- 5th Wednesday

8:55-1:05 PM


AM 8:55AM-12:15PM

PM 12:15 - 3:35 PM

All Kinders come on Wednesday

8:55AM -1:05 PM

Transitional Kinder


8:55 AM- 12:15 PM

In the Event of an Emergency

In the event of an emergency, for the most updated information San Diego's KOGO- AM-600 is always a good source to turn to for updated information when we cannot supply it ourselves.If you have a smart phone, you can download the free app-iHeart radio and tap into the San Diego city listing of stations to listen to KOGO live. In the future the district office will try to post public service announcements to KOGO.

PTA Web Page

Check out our PTA web page for our latest Newsletter full of great information!

2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

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The 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.

Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey

Here is an opportunity to share your thoughts about 21st Century Education and technology. Speak Up, a national online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives individuals the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning 21st century education and technology. Each year, findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers. Participating schools and districts can access their data online, free-of-charge in February 2015. Click on the image and take a few minutes to fill out the survey. Your input and voice are greatly appreciated.
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$800 Garden Grant

Thank you to the Village Garden Club of La Jolla! The Butterfly Garden at McAuliffe has been selected to receive an $800 garden grant. The funds from this grant will support the upkeep and maintenance of our Butterfly Garden. Thank you to the parents and students that keep our garden looking great. If you are interested in working in and supporting our garden, please contact Ellen Bialik, McAuliffe Garden Coordinator.school camera photos 046.jpg

GATE Parent Information Night

Please join us on November 5th from 6:30-7:30 in the McAuliffe Cafeteria for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Parent Information Meeting with special guest speaker, Julie Smith, retired OUSD GATE Certified Teacher from King Middle School.

The following topics will be covered during the information meeting:

  • A description of the identification process.

  • An overview of how GATE students’ needs are met at McAuliffe.

  • The selection of a parent representative to serve on the District GATE Parent Advisory Committee.

  • A needs assessment to identify ideas for improving services for GATE students, parental involvement activities, and topics for future parent meetings.


Come help in the Butterfly Garden

The Christa McAuliffe Butterfly Habitat Garden



Oct. 15 and Nov. 12

9 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.!


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Come and make an important difference for our school, our community, and our planet!

Impact Aid Survey Cards Help Benefit District

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All OUSD parents and guardians are asked to please fill out the 2014 Federal Impact Aid Survey card. Survey cards will be sent home with students on Wednesday, October 1 and must be returned the following day, Thursday, October 2. This important survey is used to determine the number of parents in our district who work or live on federal property. The federal government provides funds to the Oceanside Unified School District based on the results of this survey. Examples of federal property include: all military bases (Camp Pendleton, MCRD, Miramar, etc.), Indian tribal lands (including casinos), immigration offices, homeland security offices, FBI buildings, farm land on federal property, border patrol offices and federal subsidized housing. For questions or further information, please call 760-966-4012.

Blue Dog in the House!

 Go online at www.sigfund.com  and support our school! Funds raised will help to support our Artist in Residence.

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 http://www.oside.us/parentlink.

ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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Great Kindness Challenge

McAuliffe is part of  the National Kindness Challenge! Schools and other organizations are moving forward together in this nationally promoted program. McAuliffe is proud to participate in this effort. Please join us! Hundreds of schools in 34 states in 4 countries are joining together taking the Great Kindness Challenge. That's over 84,000 students doing over 4,000,000 kind acts! We are united in Kindness!

 Peace Pledge

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Create a Parent Portal Account


Click here for Instructions

Click here for step by step instructions about how to open a "Parent Portal Account"

Log into Parent/Student Portal

"Speak with Good Purpose" the Mantra for McAuliffe Student Leaders (watch video)

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Federal Wellness Policy

BP 5030 Student Wellness

The Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education recognizes the link between student health and learning; and desires to provide a school environment that promotes ...more

Health Snacks Information

Do you want to know if your childs snack qualifies as a healthy snack?

Grab the label and use this website's calculator for elementary schools.

Project Lean Calculator


Get other health information from Project Lean

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary School

Bob Rowe


Email: browe@oside.us

(760) 901-8400 Office
(760) 722-1576 Fax

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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.

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 McAuliffe 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.

Online Meal Registration

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OUSD Nutrition Services has a Facebook Page!

"Like" OUSD Nutrition Services on Facebook. Lots of great information about breakfast and lunch items, information on special grant programs, and nutrition fun facts. It's also a great way to leave feedback! Also, Nutrition Services has an app for the menu! Search the app store for "School Lunch Nutrislice" and find the Nutrislice app. The app includes menus for each school, pictures of breakfast and lunch menu items, nutrition and allergen information, and the option to rate each food item.

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.

Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

Kids First Web Logo.jpgKids First is a unique program that focuses on character education.  Click Kids First to learn more about this life-changing proram, the 8 Keys of Excellence, to see more student videos and to learn how you can become a school district partner.

JiJi Math is Here!

Get ready to solve simple and complex math problems and see JiJi make the move across the screen. JiJi math has an app for your ipad! "click" on the link for instructions. ST Math for Tablets

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Wellness Policy

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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!