Oceanside High School Weekly Update


The Pirate Way

Hello Pirates!

I cannot believe that we have already completed our first full week of school! We had a great first week of school and I am so proud of all of our staff, students, and caregivers as we start this year off strong. It is through our continued hard work and making sure that we are all working together toward our common goal of success for all that this year will be better than any previous year!

We are going to continue focusing on the PIRATE CORE VALUES and the positive culture for everyone on campus! Culture is going to be a key point that we will use to anchor all of our practices. Culture will be present in both the activities we have on campus, the customer service we demonstrate, and the relearning of our educational environments.

We have implemented our new policies in regards to cell phones and electronic devices as well as enforcing our tardy policy on campus. We appreciate your support in these two areas as we strive to create the best possible learning environment for every student at OHS! If you have any questions regarding these policies do not hesitate to reach out. We are also continuing the use of our eHall pass system we began last year. This is a great way for us to have accountability for our students in case of an emergency, but also as a deterrent for any vandalism on campus. Again, these are policies that we will be using to relearn and recreate our learning environment that will prove to be positive and successful for our students.

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!

Maintaining the Safety and Security of Campus

The Oceanside Unified School District is committed to maintaining safe and secure campuses in order to promote the health, and well-being of our students, families, and staff. The following prevention practices are in place to support the safety and security of our school.

  • In September, all of our staff will participate in an Active Assailant training where we will learn and practice response protocols for keeping our students safe in the unlikely situation involving an armed intruder.
  • Our school regularly practices disaster and evacuation drills with our students and staff, including a minimum of two lockdown drills per year.
  • OUSD partners with the Oceanside Police Department to provide four dedicated School Resource Officers (SRO) who are trained members of the National Association of School Resource Officers. Our SROs are stationed at schools within the district, and are regular visitors on our campus. The SROs will respond to any safety issues that arise at any of our schools.
  • OUSD employs a highly trained team of over 45 Campus Security who serve our middle schools, high schools, and Surfside Academy.
  • This summer, our administrative and custodial team led by the Student Services Coordinator, SRO(s) and OPD SWAT Officers conducted a comprehensive campus security walkthrough.
  • Our school has the Raptor Visitor Management System which tracks all visitors or volunteers entering campus. Authorized visitors are then presented with a clearly marked identification badge.
  • Our school has a comprehensive Crisis Response Plan that is reviewed annually with all staff, and placed in all classrooms, that details how to safely respond to specific emergency situations.

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How to Use Destiny Discover 2022
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OHS will continue using eHall Pass. Click the picture below for a short video.

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!

Looking for Something on Campus? Use the QR Codes! Check out the OHS Top 10

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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.

PTSO Membership Form English

PTSO Membership Form Spanish

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.

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Starting today, anyone experiencing a mental health, substance use, or suicide crisis can call or text 988 or chat with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988lifeline.org.

No matter where you live, you can be connected to trained crisis counselors at Lifeline call centers across the country. This support is available to people in crisis or their loved ones, and it is free, confidential and available 24/7/365. Learn more about 988 and what it means for you at nami.org/988.

Chrome Device Protection

We are excited for another year of providing OUSD students with Google Chrome devices. Beginning August 2022, Oceanside Unified School District will be offering a new OUSD Chrome Device Protection Program to our families. We will no longer be working in partnership with the company School Device Coverage. If you received an email from School Device Coverage in regards to open enrollment, please disregard it.

Details about our new OUSD Chrome Device Protection Plan can be found on the Information Technology Services page located at oside.us/its. If you have any questions, please contact the OUSD ITS department at 760-966-4098 or email deviceprotectionplan@oside.us.

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