Oceanside High School Weekly Update


The Pirate Way

Hello Pirates!

Today is October 21st we are finishing up our 9th full week of the 2022-23 school year. For many people this is just the beginning of the year. However, can you believe that we are already planning our graduation ceremonies and plans for the 2023-24 school year? It is amazing how one's perspective can change how we relate to a calendar date, a time of the year or an event.

Perspective can be defined as:

  • a way of thinking about and understanding something (such as a particular issue or life in general)
  • a condition in which a person knows which things are important and does not worry or think about unimportant things

It is important for us to remember that the way we perceive something might be very different than another person. It is also important that we recognize and reflect on the fact that how we experience life may be affected by the perspective we take. Today, at OHS, we celebrated our students, our staff, and our school as we prepare for our Homecoming Football game and dance this weekend. Today is another amazing way that we make sure we keep what is important in perspective- our students! I want to thank each and every member of the OHS community because it is you who keeps my perspective hyper-focused on what matters most. Once a Pirate, Always a Pirate!

Make sure to mark these important dates on your calendars.

  • October 21: Homecoming Football Game Against Ramona 7:00 pm Kickoff
  • October 22: Homecoming Dance @ OHS 7:00-11:00 pm
  • October 24: Senior Year Event Assembly
  • October 27: Spooktacular/Fall Concert
  • October 28: Rivalry Game All School Pep Rally
    • Modified bell schedule with one assembly in the stadium.

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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Homecoming Pep Rally



October 24th we will have an assembly for you regarding ALL senior activities and needs.

Regarding cap and gowns, graduation items, check out, end of year activities.

  • If you would like to submit a personal senior picture, here is the information.

  1. Deadline is Oct. 28.
  2. The photo must be wallet size (2.5 inches by 3.5 inches)
  3. The photo must be in jpeg format on a thumb drive.
  4. It must be submitted to the office or Room 052 in an envelope with the student's name in the top right-hand corner.
  5. Photos sent to the yearbook advisor through email will not be accepted.

Low Cost Sports Physicals

The OHS Athletic Department will hold physicals for all winter sports on Monday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. The cost is $20 cash only. Anyone interested in boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls water polo and co-ed wrestling should attend

Also, parents or guardians must fill out athletic packets online. Please go to: Sports Net Parent Link to register your athlete and complete the digital forms.

Attention all AP students

This is a reminder that deadline to pay for your AP exams is October 25th.

Click Here to Pay for AP Exams

Students who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program are eligible for a reduction to the cost of the exam. The reduction reduces the cost to $30 per exam. To receive the exam fee reduction, please complete the OHS AP Reduction Form as soon as possible or contact Assistant Principal Freddie Chavarria at freddie.chavarria@oside.us.

If you were emailed that you were not eligible for the fee reduction and you have questions or think this may be an error, please contact OUSD Nutrition Services at (760) 966-4095.

10th and 11th grade AP students click below to learn more about how you can have your AP exams fees reimbursed! OHS GEAR UP AP exam reimbursement 2022

Please check with AP teacher/s if you have questions or need assistance.

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Pirates overwhelm EC, 13-6

It was until a few years ago that many knew there was a City Cup for boys water polo.

Tucked away in some back corner of a storage shed at the Brooks Street Swim Complex, a trophy going to the winner of the annual Oceanside-El Camino for boys water polo match had gathered a generous amount of dust and grime from being virtually ignored.

The reason?

El Camino had dominated the series for so long that the trophy for the city championship was merely an afterthought.

Not now.

The Oceanside boys water polo team used its long range shooting and stifling defense to turn away the Wildcats, 13-6, to retain the City Cup before a standing-room only surrounding the pool at the William A. Wagner Aquatic Center Tuesday night.

The Pirates, who have won the cup three consecutive years, scored in bunches in the second and fourth quarters to put the match away. Tied 1-1 at the end of the first quarter, OHS exploded for five goals in both those periods to put the rivalry to rest.

Jack Fritz and Colin DuBois each scored four goals, coming from in close to the Wildcats' goal and from 10-15 meters out. Torin Francis and Torin Noetzel had two goals apiece and Colin Buchanon added another.

Golfers conquer heat, course to win NCC Tourney

The only thing hotter than the weather is the Oceanside girls golf team.

Coming off an Avocado League title clinching match, the Pirates could have been overconfident going into the North County Conference Tournament Monday and Wednesday.

The Pirates flexed their collective muscles and knocked out the rest of the Avocado League to win by 30 shots in the tourney held at the El Camino Country Club and St. Mark's Golf Course.

On Monday at El Camino, Lia Nance shot a 79 and Kassidy Stevens shot a 90 as OHS took a slim 5-hot lead after the first 18 holes.

Then, on Wednesday, the 95-degree heat wilted nearly everyone on the course, but the Pirates. Nance shot a 93, Stevens a 96 and Kaya Gray a 100 to increase the final margin by 25 shots.

Nance and Stevens shared medalist honors.

Cross County improving in cluster meets

The Oceanside boys and girls cross country teams are rounding into late-season form after their performances at the Avocado League Cluster #2 meet Friday at Guajome Park.

For the boys, Yan Bautista continued his pursuit of an all-league berth with a 17:05 time over the 3.05-mile rolling hills course. Bautista took first place over the top runners from Carlsbad and Rancho Buena Vista. As a group, the Pirates improved by about 45 seconds per person for that distance.

The girls team stunned Carlsbad (26-29) and RBV (21-37) in the meet. Elizabeth Danielson carved off 1:33 off her lifetime best and crossed the finish line with Darcy Jacobson in a time of 21:12.

Pirates sweep Wildcats for first time

When your school has been around since 1906, there are many "firsts" to check off the list.

Well, the Oceanside girls volleyball team snatched a pair of "firsts" in one week.

On Monday, the Pirates downed arch-rival El Camino in four games for the first time in more than two decades.

Then, last night, OHS traveled up the road and came away with another victory against the Wildcats to complete the first season sweep in school history.

Oceanside had to earn it going the maximum five games (25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 22-25, 15-11) for the Avocado League victory.

The Pirates have found their winning combination of tough serving and defense, along with timely hitting late in the season with hopes of making a Division IV playoff run. The CIF playoffs begin on Wednesday.

Against the Wildcats, setter Evelyn Crothall and libero Elena Gonzalez-Hughes both notched double-doubles. Crothall had 32 assists and 23 digs to go along with 4 kills. Gonzalez-Hughes recorded 46 digs and 10 assists.

Offensively, the Pirates had three players in double figures in kills. Makayla Poumele-Hughes was the team leader with 11 kills and 9 digs. Faye "Nafanua" Naotala had 10 kills, 7 digs, and 5 aces. Kobi Kohler tallied 10 kills and 7 digs. Middle blocker Madi Vinup had 4 blocks.

Congratulations to our Rising STAR!

Congratulations to our October #RisingStarOside 12th grade honorees: Alejandra Santos from El Camino High School, Thomas Carramusa from Surfside Educational Academy, and Elizabeth Danielson from Oceanside High School. We loved hearing their inspirational stories of overcoming their challenges. Go Wildcats, Sharks & Pirates!

#Gratitude goes to Genentech & Tri-City Medical Center for their continued support of our scholarship program. They are our Presenting Sponsors & are joined by additional Scholarship Sponsors, UEI College and P.E.O. International. Thank you to these sponsors as well as our Venue Sponsor, City of Oceanside; Food Sponsors, North County Roastery & Frontwave Credit Union; Gold Sponsors, California Coast Credit Union and MiraCosta Community College; Silver Sponsors Walmart Neighborhood Market, Wells Fargo, San Diego Gas & Electric , & Grand Canyon University. Shout out to Sizzler & Handel’s Ice Cream for goody bags. We couldn't do this work without Mayor Esther Sanchez, Supervisor Jim Desmond, Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath, Senator Pat Bates, & Congressman Mike Levin. Together, we are building a talent pipeline that strengthens our local workforce! Register for the next breakfast as well as to be a part of our collective impact for scholarships & mentorships: https://lnkd.in/gB6tMiBw. #shinelikethestarsUR #FutureLeaders

Family Engagement

The next DPAC/DELAC joint meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 pm. The meeting will be held in person at the District Office Board Room with a virtual option through Zoom. Interpretation and childcare will be provided. These meetings are open to all parents, guardians, and caregivers.


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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.