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Superintendent’s Vision Statement

“The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."

Mission Statement

We are a community of learners that promote positive relationships, personal responsibility, and academic rigor for all students.

Calendar of Events

Nov. 20 Challenger Assembly

Nov. 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday/ No School

Dec. 17 Challenger Assembly

Dec. 21- Jan. 1 Winter Break/ No School

Jan. 18 MLK Holiday/ No School

Jan. 19 Teacher In-service/ Minimum Day

Jan. 29 Challenger Assembly

Feb. 15-19 Presidents Week/ No School

Feb. 26 Challenger Assembly

Feb. 29 5th Grade Panoramic Picture

Mar. 15 Teacher In-Service/ Minimum Day

Mar. 23 Spring Open House

Mar. 25 Challenger Assembly

Apr. 4-8 Spring Break/ No School

Apr. 29 Challenger Assembly

May 9-13 College Week

May 11 Volunteer Ice Cream Social

May 27 Challenger Assembly

May 30 Memorial Day/ No School

Jun. 1 5th Grade Promotion

Jun. 1 PTA BBQ

Jun. 2 Last Day of School

Call in your child's absence

Please remember to call the attendance hotline at 760 901-8401 when your child is out. Please state your name, your childs name, the date of the absence, the reason for the absence and the teachers name. Thank you!

Annual Bond Report

H 7.jpgSince the passing of Proposition H in June 2008, the Oceanside Unified School District has used funds from the $195 million bond measure to rebuild seven new schools, as well as refurbish the ...more

From our Butterfly Garden

In the Event of an Emergency

In the event of an emergency, for the most updated information San Diego's KOGO- AM-600 is always a good source to turn to for updated information when we cannot supply it ourselves.If you have a smart phone, you can download the free app-iHeart radio and tap into the San Diego city listing of stations to listen to KOGO live. In the future the district office will try to post public service announcements to KOGO.

2015-16 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

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The OUSD 2015-16 Student/Parent Handbook is now available for viewing online.  The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.  Parents can also download a PDF version of this guide.

Click here to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.

Parent Portal/Parent Link

For information regarding Parent Portal or Parent Link, click here.


Restaurant Night - November 18th



Print a copy of this flyer in English: Click here

Print a copy of this flyer in Spanish: Click here

2nd Grade Garden Science Day

2nd Grade Garden Science Day

needs you!!! 


Nov. 18, 

And Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 23, Apr. 20, May 18


From 9:00 to 11:00a.m.!



All second grade classes will work in the garden as an extension of our science program.  We need parent volunteers to help.  No prior experience is necessary!  All materials and information will be provided.  Come and help science come alive for our students!  We need a lot of adults to help….. please invite grandparents, friends, anyone.


Come and make an important difference for our students, our school, the community and the earth!

Thank you,

2nd grade teachers

10th Annual O'side Turkey Trot





Join us Thanksgiving morning at the 10th Annual O’side Turkey Trot. Adult registration is $36 and children under 17 is $25. All participants can designate a school as their beneficiary and $5 of your registration comes back to our school at NO COST to you! This is a major fundraiser for Oceanside Unified Schools.

Click here to register. 


For more information about the event, click here.

LCAP Survey for Parents, Staff and Community Members

LCAP 2.jpgA short survey to solicit community and staff input as the district works to finalize this year’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is being offered by the Oceanside Unified School District.  To provide input, please Click LCAP Survey to share your thoughts on how OUSD can best utilize state funding to serve the needs of all children attending schools in the district. 

The LCAP is used to help tie the district’s annual budget to goals for making academic improvements.  It is an important part of the state’s required Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which was established in 2013. The short survey will be available online through Friday, May 22.

Encuesta LCAP para los Padres, el Personal y los Miembros de la Comunidad

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside está realizando una encuesta sencilla para solicitar las opiniones o comentarios de la comunidad y el personal escolar a medida que el distrito trabaja en finalizar el Plan de Control Local y Rendimiento de Cuentas (LCAP) de este año. Para hacer aportaciones, por favor haga clic en la Encuesta LCAP para compartir sus ideas sobre cómo el distrito OUSD puede utilizar mejor los fondos estatales para satisfacer las necesidades de todos los estudiantes que asisten a las escuelas del distrito.

El plan LCAP se usa para ayudar a alinear el presupuesto anual del distrito con las metas para mejorar el desempeño académico. Es una parte importante de la Fórmula de Control Local de Financiación (LCFF), la cual fue establecida en 2013.  Esta breve encuesta estará disponible en línea hasta el viernes, 22 de mayo.

Interdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year

Interdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year

Requests to transfer students to schools located inside or outside the OUSD zoned boundaries will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015.  Interdistrict application forms are available at the OUSD Education Support Services Office, 2080 Mission Ave.  The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Click Interdistrict Transfer Permit for more information, or call 760-966-7802 .   

Solicitudes de Permiso de Asistencia Interdistrital para el año escolar 2015-16

Las solicitudes para trasladar a los alumnos a escuelas localizadas dentro o fuera de las zonas de asistencia del Distrito Escolar Unificado Escolar (OUSD) serán aceptadas a partir del 5 de enero de 2015.

Las solicitudes para permiso de asistencia interdistrital (Interdistrict Attendance Permits) están disponibles en el Departamento de Servicios Educativos, 2080 Mission Avenue. El horario de oficina es de 7:30 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. de lunes a viernes. Para obtener más información, por favor haga clic en Permiso de Asistencia Interdistrital o llame al teléfono 760-966-7849 .

Welcome to McAuliffe Elementary School

Bob Rowe
Email: browe@oside.us 

3701 Kelton Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 901-8400 Office
(760) 722-1576 Fax

Office Hours

8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

School Hours

1st-5th Mon./Tues./Thurs./Fri

8:55- 3:35 PM

1st- 5th Wednesday

8:55-1:05 PM


AM 8:55AM-12:15PM

PM 12:15 - 3:35 PM

All Kinders come on Wednesday

8:55AM -1:05 PM

Transitional Kinder


8:55 AM- 12:15 PM

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

no bullying.jpgThe local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpgParents can register their children online for the 2014-15 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs.  The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free or reduced status may receive meals at no cost.  Click Online Meal Registration to get started.

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

button-orange-stacked.pngOUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers.  Click McAuliffe School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.

To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.

Common Core Parent Information

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpgCalifornia is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics.   This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards.  Click the Common Core link above to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.

Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

Kids First Web Logo.jpgKids First is a unique program that focuses on character education.  Click Kids First to learn more about this life-changing proram, the 8 Keys of Excellence, to see more student videos and to learn how you can become a school district partner.

Wellness Policy

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The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education.  

Foods and beverages sold to students through the district’s child nutrition program, student stores, vending machines and fundraisers meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Nutrition education is provided as a part of the district’s health education program.  

Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living!