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Superintendent's Labor and Budget Update

Click here or above for a budget and negotiations update from the Oceanside Unified School District Superintendent.

Actualización laboral y presupuestaria del superintendente

Haga clic aquí para obtener un informe actualizado del Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside sobre el presupuesto y las negociaciones laborales.

School Year 2017-18 School Start Times

Starting in the 2017-18 school year, early-start schools will switch to late-start schools and late-start schools will switch to early-start schools. There will be no changes to middle and high school bell schedules.

The school start time changes will begin in the 2017-18 school year and are per Board Policy 6112, which states that elementary schools (this includes K-8 schools) shall be rotated between an early-start schedule and a late-start schedule once every five years.

New start times for our school will be 8:15-2:55 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and 8:15-12:25 on Wednesday.

Once again these changes will take place in the 2017-18 school year. We are informing you now so families have plenty of time to plan for the new start times. Click here for more information and to view the 2017-18 School Year Oceanside Unified School District Bell Schedule.


A partir del año escolar 2017-18, las escuelas que operan actualmente con un horario de entrada temprano cambiarán a un horario de entrada tarde. Las escuelas que operan actualmente con un horario de entrada tarde cambiarán a un horario de entrada temprano. No habrá cambios en los horarios de las escuelas secundarias y preparatorias.

Los cambios en el horario de inicio de las clases entrarán en vigor en el año escolar 2017-18 de conformidad con la Política de la Mesa Directiva 6112, que establece una rotación cada cinco años en los horarios entrada temprana y entrada tarde de las escuelas primarias (incluye a las escuelas K-8).

Los nuevos horarios de clases de todas nuestras escuelas serán los siguientes: 8:15-2:55 lunes, martes, jueves, y viernes; y 8:15-12:25 on miercoles.

Una vez más, estos cambios tendrán lugar en el año escolar 2017-18. Estamos informando a las familias ahora para darles tiempo suficiente para hacer planes considerando los nuevos horarios de inicio de las clases. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y ver el Horario de Clases 2017-18 del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside.

New Student & Kindergarten Registration For 2017-2018

Online Registration for the 2017-2018 school year has begun!

New Student Registration link:


 In order to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, Senate Bill 1381 requires that a child must have his/her fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2017.


The following documents must be submitted at the time of registration in order to complete the process. 

    • 5 DOSES OF DTP
    • 3 DOSES OF HEP B

 TWO CURRENT PROOFS OF RESIDENCE (Acceptable proofs are listed below – NO EXCEPTIONS)

  • LEASE AGREEMENT – Showing your name and address, beginning and ending lease dates, signed and dated by lessor and lessee.
  • CITY OF OCEANSIDE WATER BILL (less than 30 days old)
  • SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC BILL (less than 30 days old)
  • COX OR AT&T BILL with INTERNET SERVICE (less than 30 days old)

Testing for Lead in Our Water

It is critical to the Oceanside Unified School District that the water used by our students and staff is safe. Out of an abundance of caution, the district requested water testing from the City of Oceanside and Camp Pendleton. Click here for more information.

Pruebas de Plomo en Nuestro Agua
Es muy importante para el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside que el agua que usan nuestros estudiantes y personal escolar sea segura. Como una medida de precaución, el distrito solicitó un análisis del agua de la Ciudad de Oceanside y Camp Pendleton. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

California School Parent Survey

Your school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions about it. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school. This letter ...more

Annual Bond Report

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On Monday, Jan. 30, the Oceanside Unified School District is upgrading to a new Notification System called SchoolMessenger. The new notification system will replace ParentLink. The new system allows schools to contact parents and families in a more efficient and timely manner. The new system also allows parents and families the option of managing how they receive calls and information from their child’s school.

Click here for information on the new School Messenger system.


El lunes, 30 de enero, el Distrito Escolar de Oceanside actualizará un nuevo sistema de notificaciones llamado SchoolMessenger.  El nuevo sistema de notificación reemplazará a ParentLink.  El nuevo sistema permite que las escuelas se comuniquen con familias de una manera más eficiente y a tiempo.  El nuevo sistema también da la opción para que familias manejen cómo reciben llamadas e información de la escuela.
Hacer clic aquí para información sobre el sistema SchoolMessenger.

Anti-Bullying Awareness Month

Thank you to all the students and staff at McAuliffe who supported anti-bullying efforts on October 18th by wearing white shirts and blue jeans. By participating, we help bring awareness to school bullying and how it can be stomped out. McAuliffe sent a clear message that there is no place for bullying at McAuliffe or any Oceanside school.


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McAuliffe PTA

Visit the McAuliffe PTA webpage at

Digital Citizenship

Learn more about Digital Citizenship here at Common Sense Media.

Parent Portal/Parent Link

For information regarding Parent Portal or Parent Link, click here.

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpg Parents can register their children online for the 2015-2016 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs. The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free ...more

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 ...more

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

button-orange-stacked.png OUSD 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 ...more

2016-17 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

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The OUSD 2016-2017 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 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.

Spotlight on McAuliffe

Christa McAuliffe Elementary School was highlighted in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Connecting Communities, a state-wide publication produced by CalRecycle. We are on page 19.

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 ...more


If your child is returning to Christa McAuliffe in August, you will need to complete the on-line Data Confirmation.

You can do the on-line Data Confirmation as soon as Monday, July 24, 2017. The first day of school is Monday, August 14th. Your Data Confirmation information needs to be brought into the office prior to school starting along with two current proofs of residency, i.e; lease agreement, mortgage stmt., utility bills, etc. If you have a Shared Residency Agreement you will need to complete a new one. Those can be picked up in our office.


Our office opens on Monday, August 7th

Office hours are 9:00AM-3:00PM Mon.-Fri.

The Parent Portal website is:  or


If you forgot your password for the Parent Portal you can click “Forgot Password” and they will email you a link to create a new one.

If you have never logged on to the Portal you will need, which can be obtained from the office starting August 7, 2017:

  • Student Permanent ID #
  • Telephone Number
  • Verification Passcode

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."

Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary School

Bob Rowe

3701 Kelton Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 901-8400 Office
(760) 722-1576 Fax

Office Hours

8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

School Hours

1st-5th M/T/Th/F

8:15- 2:55 PM

Kindergarten M/T/Th/F


K-5th Wed.

8:15-12:25 PM

Transitional Kinder M-F

8:15 AM- 11:35 PM

Calendar for the 2017-18 School Year

Pay School lunches online

For quick and easy payment
Click on link below to pay lunches online

The PayPAMS Mobile App is now available for Android and iPhone. It's easy! Start by downloading the PayPAMS App, searching for "PayPAMS"on Android's Google Play or the iPhone's App Store, then log in using your username and password.

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!

Mission Statement

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

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 ...more

School Safety and Security Information

The safety of our students and staff is always the Oceanside Unified School District’s primary concern. Click here for safety and security meetings and informational materials regarding an individual who has been released from law enforcement custody.

Información acerca de la seguridad en las escuelas
La seguridad de los alumnos y los empleados es siempre la prioridad del distrito unificado de Oceanside. Presione aquí si desea más información acerca de la persona que ha sido puesta en libertad por las autoridades y para obtener el horario de las juntas programadas, en las que se le dará información acerca de la seguridad en nuestras escuelas.

From our Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Habitat and Vegetable Garden

The Christa McAuliffe Butterfly Habitat and Vegetable Garden NEEDS YOU!!! 

We are busy with spring planting! Volunteers are needed to come before or after school one day each weekto help students water in the garden! It could be when you drop off your child in the morning or when you pick up in the afternoon.  Volunteers will be given everything needed!  Please be our “Garden Angels”!  Come help us grow the gardens to be ready for the butterflies returning and the vegetable harvest!

If you are available, please let me know what day and either before or after school.



1st Place - Earning for Learning

Great News!  McAuliffe to first place in the 2016 Earning for Learning contest sponsored by the Westfield mall, which is now Shoppes at Carlsbad.  The PTA and I want to thank all the parents for turning in those receipts and supporting the program.  Subsequently, the PTA was given a check for $2,500!