Oceanside High School Weekly Update


The Pirate Way

Hello Pirates!

Welcome to November! The chill is in the air and we even have had some rain to mark the change in the season. At this point we have only 9 school days until our November break and only 24 school days until the end of the 1st semester. I promise you that these days will fly by and the semester will be over! Please make sure that you capitalize on every moment of every day to improve your success at OHS.

I want to thank all of our students at OHS for their continued hard work, but also their continued demonstration of the Pirate Core Values. We have seen a great presence of our Pirate Student Body represent themselves with class and integrity on campus, at our pep rallies, and at our games and events after school. Oceanside High School is a representation of our Oceanside community, history and traditions. I am proud everyday to walk on this beautiful campus and see our amazing students, but I am even more proud when I get to witness our students making the right choices and being an exemplar of class, pride, integrity and excellence. Thank you, Pirates!

Make sure to mark these important dates on your calendars.

  • November 6: Daylight Savings Time Ends
  • November 7: OHS Monthly Staff Meeting
  • November 7: OHS Athletics Booster Meeting 6:00 pm
  • November 9: Senior Class Photo
  • November 10: 247th Marine Corp Birthday Celebration
  • November 11: Veterans' Day- NO SCHOOL
  • November 21-November 25: NO SCHOOL

Please remember that it is all of us together that make OHS what it is for all of our students. We welcome you to be an active participant in the activities and happenings on campus. If you have any suggestions please do not hesitate to reach out to any OHS staff member! We are a team working toward a common goal. Only when we all work together can we truly transform and increase the success of all of our OHS students!

Pirates you are a part of something big! You belong and will always belong in the Oceanside High School Pirate Community. What an amazing feeling to realize you belong to something bigger than the individual Pirate, but rather part of a 100 year plus Pirate Ship Community!

Regardless of where you may go and no matter what you end up accomplishing the one thing that you have to count on is that you will ALWAYS be a PIRATE!

Stay safe! Know you are loved and belong to the Pirate community - this is the Pirate Way!


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OHS Introduction to Engineering Design Created Halloween Light Boxes

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OHS Pirates Walking the Plank Turkey Trot Team

If you are in town on Thanksgiving Day, we want you to move your feet before you eat, join the OHS Pirates Walking The Plank Team and be part of the world famous O'side Turkey Trot!

It's a beautiful 5K walk in downtown Oceanside ending on the beach on Thanksgiving morning.

Use this link: OHS Pirates Walking The Plank to join our team.

Don't forget to select Oceanside High School as the charity of your choice, so that our school receives $5 of your entry fee!

Hope to see you there!

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Do you know you are a member of over 100 years of tradition? Join the OHS Foundation

The nonprofit Oceanside High School Foundation was originally founded in 1986. Left inactive after the Oceanside High School 90th reunion, this vital organization was re-established in 2005 to organize the school’s centennial celebration. Today, the Oceanside High School Foundation continues to serve the students, staff and alumni of OHS. Working on behalf of Oceanside High School, the Foundation helps provide funds for student programs, scholarships, faculty grant awards, campus improvement projects, the annual All-Class Reunion, Hall of Fame and other activities helping to lessen the disparity between student’s needs and state/district funding. We also serve as a liaison and database for alumni and their respective classes.

OHS Foundation Website


OHS Athletic Booster Club

Sports are an integral part of the OHS Pirate Community and joining the OHS Athletic Board means that you will play an important role in the success of Pirate Student Athletes and their Coaches. Please complete the interest form via the link below:

YES! I am interested in being part of the Pirate Sports Success!


OHS Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO)

A great way to support OHS is to join or renew your membership in the OHS PTSO. We are a volunteer-run organization that supports the entire OHS community through fundraising, volunteering and communication. We support parents, students, faculty and staff, and all families and staff are welcome to join. Your donations and the funds we raise go toward staff appreciation events, teacher & club grants, AP test scholarships, student events & recognition (e.g., senior signs) and more.

Please renew your membership here: OHS PTSO Form 2022-23.

And here is a direct link to our donation page: PTSO Donation Page (Paypal or CC). You can also contribute via venmo (@ohsptso-treasurer

We typically meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Stay connected with us by joining our Facebook group @Oceanside High School PTSO Parents for Pirates or following us on Instagram @piratesptso. We also encourage you to choose Oceanside High School PTSO as your designated charity in your AmazonSmile account. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/77-0684642

Please direct any questions to ohsptsomembership@gmail.com.

Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season is upon us. Health officials are warning there may be high levels of influenza compared to the past two years, when COVID-19 precautions helped keep flu infections low. As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of a virus. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff.

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Symptoms of influenza can vary, but generally include a high fever, headache, chills, body aches, sore throat, and cough.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these tips to prevent influenza:

  • Get vaccinated every year

  • Avoid close contact with sick people

  • Frequently wash hands with soap

  • Stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.

  • See more prevention tips from the CDC.

The influenza vaccine is available at doctors’ offices and retail pharmacies and is covered by medical insurance. People with no health care coverage can get vaccinated at one of the County’s six public health centers or a local community clinic. To find the nearest location, visit the County’s Flu Vaccine Locations page or call 2-1-1 San Diego. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every year.