Oceanside High School Weekly Update


The Pirate Way

Hello Pirates!

WOW! What a great Back to School Night we had last night! We had over 1000 Pirates on campus! This was the largest showing of Pirates in many years! You can see some pictures below highlighting the evening! We also held four individual presentations yesterday, for all of our students, in the beautiful Oceanside High Performing Arts Center. The presentations informed our students about internet safety and social media usage. With a fifth presentation, kicking off our back to school night for our students and caregivers in both English and Spanish.

I want to give a BIG shout out to all of our amazing teachers and especially our classified staff who ensured that the beauty of our campus was in prime condition! Thank you to all of the Pirate students who attended last night to show off their skills including the dance team, cheer team, robotics team, drama, CTE, show choir Soundwaves, MCJROTC, band, photography, and of course our amazing ASB students who kept the DJ going as well as supported our families and community volunteers around campus! Great job, Pirates! Thank you to our Booster and PTSO volunteers for dedicating your time to help support OHS students! Lastly, thank you to ALL who showed up to support and build knowledge and grow the relationships between our staff, students, caregivers and community. It brings me not only great pride but also an abundant amount of positive emotion to be so thankful to so many people who are working together to make sure that every student at OHS has everything they need to be successful not only academically but also emotionally.

AND...we have so much more coming your way! :) Be on the look out to the beginning of the PIRATE EXPERIENCE. With many more events in store to continue to our growth of our Pirate Pride, our culture, our community, and of course our Pirates' academic success. Including, our next event on October 12th- our Pirate Academic Achievement day! Where we will be focusing on the individual grade levels on campus and their needs to be successful both at OHS and beyond (more information to come).

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!

DON'T FORGET! Sept 19th Students DO NOT have school!

Hispanic Heritage Month

(Sept. 15 - Oct. 15)

We recognize that “Hispanic” heritage includes a diverse range of cultures, nationalities, histories, and identities, many of which are home to Oceanside. Over 56% of our student population identifies as Hispanic or Latinx. As we celebrate and honor the heritage of our students throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, we must also do the important work of understanding how and why the distinct histories of a multinational, multicultural and multilingual group of communities were consolidated into Hispanic heritage in the first place; (excerpt from OUSD’s Proclamation for the Recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month)

As you celebrate the unique and individual heritage of your students and families, check out these resources as well!

Unmaking “Hispanic”: Teaching the Creation of Hispanic Identity (Learning For Justice)

“Hispanic” heritage includes a diverse range of cultures, nationalities, histories and identities.

Honoring LGBTQ Voices During Hispanic Heritage Month (Learning For Justice)

Too often, curricula and media position racial and sexual identities as either-ors. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to change that.

Check out OUSD’s FAIR Act Lessons and Resources!

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Rematch is no match

The matchup between last year's league champions was a mismatch at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.

Oceanside's girls golf team shared the Avocado League title with San Dieguito Academy last season, but this year is an entirely different story. The Pirates used their balanced attack to turn away the Mustangs, 241-273, in the league opener for both schools Tuesday afternoon.

Lia Nance shot a 38 for medalist honors and was backed up by Kassidy Stevens (46) and Maggie McMahon (51). OHS is now 6-1 overall.

Oceanside Cross Country teams headed to the Cumming/Latham Invitational at Rhor Park in Chula Vista last Friday afternoon.

The Pirates came away with some impressive finishes. The girls took second among 22 schools with a late-charging finish, while the boys frosh/soph team were the team champions.

For the girls Darcy Jacobson ran a personal best for the 2.5-mile course (17:38), while Malia Guillen (18:11) made huge improvements to nab sixth place. Samantha Chen was 13th with a time of 18:32. The second pack of medalist Elizabeth Danielson, Paisley Porter and Aly Williams surged in the last half mile to overtake Escondido for second place. Hilltop was the girls division winner.

Since the top boys runners are composed of four sophomores and one freshman, the Pirates went into the frosh/soph race with 48 points, which was 58 points ahead of second place. Yan Bautista took control of the race at Mile 2 and won the race in 14:47. Gabriel Hernandez (8th, 15:31) and Alexis Torres (10th, 15:37) were the top three finishers for OHS. Cruz Cueto and Oliver Danielson cracked the top 20 to medal in the race with more than 110 runners.

In the junior varsity meet, Kayle Thoreson and Jenna Delacruz both medaled.

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Look at what GEAR UP has available to support you at OHS!

Activities, Programs, Events and Services (A.P.E.S.)

Attention Class of 2024 and 2025 families, the GEAR UP Program is here to support you with a variety of activities, Programs, Events and Services (A.P.E.S.). For more information regarding our current and future programs visit our GEAR UP office (K-29) or our GEAR UP LinkTree

Fall Field Trips: Let’s Explore College and University!

MiraCosta College

Monday, September 19, 2022. We are kicking off this new school year by exploring programs such as Nursing, Automotive, Music production, Design, and Horticulture at MCC. Space is limited

California State University San Marcos

Monday October 3, 2022. Join California State University San Marcos! Discover programs and services offered at CSUSM that may be the right fit for you. 10th and 11th graders sign up today!" campus tour, student panel and lunch and transportation provided.

Gear Up Tutoring: Current 10th and 11th-grade students do you need a space to complete your work or get tutoring? Look no further, GEAR UP provides FREE support both in person or online from Monday-Friday and on weekends.


In-Person Academic Support (Room K29)

8:00 am - 8:30 am (Monday - Friday)

12:42 pm - 1:12 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

12:22 pm - 12:52 pm (Wednesday)

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday)

2:50-4:30 pm (Wednesday)

Online 24/7: You have an account through your OUSD portal.

Tutor.com is a 24/7 tutoring site that is free, online, and can be accessed from anywhere. There is tutoring support for all your class subjects. Here is the video on accessing this free tutoring: VIDEO HERE!

If you need help accessing the service contact your nearest GEAR UP staff member in K29.

New Events:

Let's build your resume with fun activities. How?

Sign-up for one or all 3 of the following:

  • Sneaker Essential- After completing the session you will receive a certificate from Complex and Fashion Institute of Technology.

  • Music Production: After completing the session you will receive a certificate from 1500 SOUND ACADEMY.

  • YouTuber- Content Creation for Career Development: After completing the session you will receive a certificate of completion from TikTok.

Dates, Information Videos, and Sign-up HERE.

GEAR UP Family University Workshop Series

GEAR UP families mark your calendars and save the date for all our GEAR UP Family workshops: Flyers. All the workshops are virtual and designed for you to continue supporting your child's college plans. We will cover topics such as Understanding college entrance criteria, Financial Planning, and more.

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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!

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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.

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.