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North Terrace Students Live the 8 Keys of Excellence: Speak with Good Purpose, Integrity, Failure Leads to Success, This is It!, Commitment, Ownership, Flexibility, Balance

North Terrace Tigers are Safe, Responsible, and Respectful!

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October Newsletter

Annual Bond Report

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Flu Prevention and Protection

Flu Season.jpgFlu season typically peaks in January or February.  Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses.  It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness.  Click English or Spanish for more information on dealing with the flu. 

Student Illness

Dear North Terrace Parents and Guardians,

With the changes in weather during the fall and winter months comes the dreaded season of colds, and the flu. Please make sure that if your child is ill and unable to come to school, that you notify the school attendance hotline.  If you child is experiencing symptoms of fever or vomiting please make sure that they are free from these symptoms for at least 24 hours prior to their return to school.  We want to ensure that all student are healthy and ready to learn at all times. Please feel free to contact the health office for more information. 

Important Links

Kindergarten Programs

Kindergarten.jpgThe Oceanside Unified School District will offer several options for students to enroll in kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs for the 2012-13 school year.  Eleven sites will offer full-day programs; five will provide half-day offerings, while an additional five campuses will be home to the district's new transitional kindergarten classes.  School of Choice options are available for all of these programs.  Click OUSD Kinder for information and how to register.  

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! 

Online Registration for New Students

If you are new to our district, you can register online at


Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is beginning the implementation of optional Online Registration for new students and Online Data Confirmation for currently enrolled students. Our goal is to make this process more convenient for our families and your busy schedules. Your site will provide information to you regarding this optional process.

If you do not have access to a computer or just need assistance in the process, we have scheduled a series of evenings and two Saturdays to provide assistance. If you prefer to complete the process, as you have done in the past, by using the paper packet we can provide that to you as well.

If your student is currently enrolled in OUSD, you will simply need to confirm their registration. If you need assistance doing this, please feel free to join us on one of these dates.

We look forward to assisting you in our transition to the optional Online Registration process.

Registration Support Information (English)

Registration Support Information (Spanish)


North Terrace Elementary,  along with our other MCBCP Base schools, added 8th grade for the 2014-2015 school year.  As many families have hoped, we are moving to become a neighborhood K-8 school! 

Safety First, Convenience Second

Thank you for your patience during arrival and dismissal times.  It is fifteen minutes per day where we can model safety for our students and help keep them safe.  Please remember to use our crosswalks and remain in vehicles while waiting in the pickup area. Our North Terrace Tigers thank you for keeping a careful eye out for them!

School of Choice and Interdistrict Transfer Options for 2014-15

choice.jpgApplications for School of Choice and requests for Interdistrict Transfer for the 2014-15 school year will be accepted beginning January 6.  Please use the following links to carefully review the guidelines and deadlines for each option.

School of Choice -- January 6 through March 28

Interdistrict Transfers – January 6 through April 30

For further questions, please contact the OUSD Student Services Department at (760) 966-7802, or (760) 966-7849.

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.

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Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

Copy of Kids First.jpgThe OUSD Kids First initiative is off and running.  Click Kids First to view the 8 Keys of Excellence, watch student videos and to learn more about this life-changing project and how you can get involved as a partner with the district.  

State Honors North Terrace as Distinguished School Again!

distingbanner3.jpgFor the third time, North Terrace Elementary School has been named a California Distinguished School.  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson made the announcement today.  Fellow OUSD school, Palmquist Elementary, was also bestowed with the prestigious honor.

Only 387 of the more than 5,500 public elementary schools in the state were recognized as “distinguished.”  North Terrace also won the award in 2004 and 2000, joining Palmquist and South Oceanside Elementary as the district’s only schools to ever win the award three times.

To be invited to apply for this award, schools must meet a variety of eligibility requirements, including designated federal and state accountability measures based on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the state’s Academic Performance Index (API).

Way to go North Terrace staff and students! 











In response to a recent whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic in California, the California Department of Public Health has mandated all students enrolled in public education grades 7 - 12 MUST show definite proof of immunization (Tdap) against this infectious disease before the start of the 2013-14 school year. Immunization is a state requirement. Please see for further vaccination information.

Welcome Home, Tigers!

141 Santa Rosa Drive

Oceanside, CA 92058

Office Number: (760) 901 - 7500

Fax Number: (760) 430-7147

Attendance Line:

(760) 901-7500 *Press 2

(please contact the attendance line to report your child's absence) 

Administrative Personnel:

Principal: Mr. Art Carrasco

School-Based Resource Teacher: Denise Fennell      

Administrative Secretary: Rhonda Joy

Senior Clerk Typist: Maddie Herrera

Lead Custodian: Jeff Selmer

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             Literacy in Action!

School Hours

M, T, TH, F: 8:15-2:55

AM Kinder: 8:15-11:35

PM Kinder: 11:35-2:55

Wed:8:15-12:25 for Grades 1-8; AM and PM Kinder 8:15-11:35

AM Preschool: 8:15-11:15

PM Preschool: 12:00-3:00

Special Education Preschool MTTHF: 8:15-1:15, W:8:15-11:45

Wednesday Reminder!

Please remember that Wednesdays are Early Release Days.  AM and PM Kinder attend from 8:15-11:35.  Grades 1-8 are dismissed at 12:25.  



This spring, North Terrace piloted a new program called P.A.W.S, Positive Actions With Students.  P.A.W.S is adapted from a program called S.O.A.R, which was developed by a group of special education staff in a neighboring school district.
The program has two main purposes: First, it is designed to help students better understand what it means, and how it feels, to be a young person with a disability.  Secondly, the program encourages students who have social challenges as a result of their disability to further develop their social skills in a fun, supportive setting. 
The P.A.W.S support team would like to sincerely thank each of students who participated in the program, their teachers, and parents.  In addition, we would like to recognize and thank N.F.A.R (National Foundation for Autism Research) for their financial contribution to the program. 
We look forward to continuing this program in the fall!
The P.A.W.S support team:
Ms. Liss                          
Ms. Bradshaw
Mr. Sakemi


New Calendar for 2013-14

Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, the first day of class for all OUSD students will be Tuesday, August 20, 2013.  The slightly earlier start date is a result of a new district-wide calendar unanimously approved by the OUSD Board of Education.  The change was made during the board’s regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, March 13, 2012. 

school_calendar.jpgOther minor changes regarding the revised calendar beginning in 2013-14 include a shorter Thanksgiving Week holiday and an end to the first semester at the winter break (December 20, 2013).  The last day of instruction for students will be June 4, 2014. 

The district asks that all OUSD families please take note of these changes in order to plan accordingly for the start of school in August 2013.  For questions regarding the calendar change, please call 760-966-4008.