Mission Elementary Weekly News

September 19, 2021

Dear Mission Families,

This month we recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. We also honor and celebrate the heritage of our Hispanic students, families and staff!

Did you know that Hispanic refers to people who speak Spanish and/or descended from Spanish-speaking populations (Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America), while Latino refers to people who are from or descended from people from South America Mexico, Central America and the islands of the Caribbean.

We would love to share our student's' and families' pictures/art showcasing their Hispanic heritage and/or what it means to them to be Hispanic. Please email them to glenda.robinson@oside.us.

Thank you, Glenda Robinson, proud to be Hispanic/Latina

Stay Connected By:

  • Downloading the new Oceanside Unified School District App - Link
  • Following Mission School in Instagram: missionelementary_dolphins and Facebook

School Calendar

9/22 Virtual Student of the Month

Week of 9/27 School Site Council

10/8-15 Parent/Guardian/Caregiver and Teacher Conferences

10/8-15 Book Fair

10/26 School Picture Day

Rock Climbing, Horse Adventures, Indoor Sky Diving and Golf

  • Out and About is an opportunity for area youth to safely explore exciting recreational activities in North SanDiego County
  • These activities are free for North County Youth
  • Registration includes: Transportation to and from activity locations, lunch (weekends) and snacks (after school)
  • Register your student now: English flyer - Información en español

Health and Safety:

COVID-19 Testing - Flyer

Register for your test and sign up for secure access to your results within 24-48 hours using the link: https://oside.testscheduler.net/register

Testing is voluntary. OUSD provides free COVID-19 testing to students and staff at the following locations, days, and times:

  • Oceanside HS & El Camino HS: Mondays & Thursdays, 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Libby Elementary & ESS Office (2080 Mission Ave.): Mondays & Thursdays, 9:30am-4:00pm
  • ESS Office: Wednesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm (reserved for staff)

Testing sites must conclude testing by the time listed in order to have specimens reach the lab in San Diego by 6pm that day. This allows for a 24-48 hour turnaround for results. This means that if a site closes at 4pm, all testing must conclude by that time, and appointments beyond 3:50pm or at 4:00pm will not allow the medical assistants to ensure specimens are transported in time. Please arrive before the end of testing time.

Questions about testing? Please call 760-966-4081

Counseling Services

Meet Ms. Amanda Gunn, Mission's full-time School Counselor - English Español

760-966-8752 - Appointments - Counseling Referral


We have a strong partnership with Palomar Family Counseling Service. They offer many programs to our students and their families to support their success in school. Parents that are interested, please reach out to Amanda Gunn our School Counselor at 760-966-8752
  • Dinosaur School: For preschool to third grade parents. Sign-up your child today! - Link
  • Small groups will be in-person with Principal Dina & friends, our kiddos' favorite way to reconnect with their fellow students in a fun, safe, comfortable setting where social and emotional skills are nurtured.

  • Palomar also offers in-person site-based Individual and group services for all grades. Counselors work at school, no cost to families. No eligibility requirements, just need parent permission.

  • Also available, Palomar's Intensive Full Service Partnership: Counselors on campus or telehealth. Individual or family counseling; psychiatric services available. Requires parent participation and intake to start services.

  • Parents, be on the look-out for Virtual Family Game Nights and Incredible Years Parent Training in the Spring.