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Annual Bond Report
Since 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
Ivey Ranch PTO Homepage: Click here
Green Oceanside, OUSD Teaming up for Annual Contest
Environmentally conscientious students are invited to use their creative talents in this year’s City of Oceanside “Create to Educate” performance art contest. All students in grades 1-12 are eligible to creatively express through writing, song, video or art how our community can help improve and save the environment.
Recycling, preserving natural resources, water conservation and renewable energy are some of the many areas for students to focus their entries. Click Create to Educate for contest rules and details.
The City of Oceanside also encourages students, teachers and parents to take part in Earth Month 2014. Visit www.greenoceanside.org to learn more about activities and learning opportunities. For further information, contact Oceanside Environmental Specialist Jenna Roripaugh, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 760-435-5828.
Upcoming NCCSE Meetings for Novermber
2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online
The OUSD 2014-15 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 English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide.
For a copy of 2014-2015 Ivey Ranch Student Parent Handbook, please click here.
For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.
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Click the following link for information on Ivey Ranch's rules, expectations, and policies: Ivey's Handbook
WEDNESDAYS: Volunteers will collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles (no glass, cardboard or milk jugs) at the back gate and at the top of the drop-off driveway from 8:30 - 9:00. Items should be bagged in plastic bags.
Students are encouraged to pack a zero waste lunch on Wednesdays.
Stay on track for the school year with all the necessary school supplies.
Hour of Code launched at every grade level!
Hour of Code
Throughout the week of December 8th, every student at Ivey Ranch participated in a national movement known as “ The Hour of Code”, the largest learning campaign in history. During this hour, students collectively wrote thousands of lines of code. Students learned the basic concepts of computer science with drag and drop programming in game-like, self-directed tutorials. Not only does coding support problem solving and critical thinking skills, but students were captivated by some of their favorite Frozen and Angry Bird characters. For more information on coding or how to become involved click here or visit code.org. If you would like your child to continue with developing the pattern and logic skills found in coding, please contact your child's teacher or our office.
School Of Choice 2015-16
School of Choice Application Process for 2015-16 Begins January 5
Parents looking to move a child from one OUSD school site to another for the 2015-16 school year can begin applying for the district’s School of Choice (SOC) option beginning January 5, 2015. The deadline to file the application is Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m.
Click School of Choice for specific details on the application process, and to view a list of schools classified as “capped” due to enrollment capacity. For more information, please call the OUSD Student Services Department at 760-966-7802.
Proceso de Solicitud de Escuela de Preferencia para el Año Escolar 2015-16 empieza el 5 de enero
Los padres de familia interesados en trasladar a sus hijos de una escuela a otra escuela del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside para el año escolar 2015-16 pueden solicitar la opción de Escuela de Preferencia (School of Choice) a partir del 5 de enero de 2015. La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud es el martes, 31 de marzo a las 3:30 p.m.
Hagan clic en Escuela de Preferencia para obtener detalles específicos sobre el proceso de solicitud, y para ver una lista de las escuelas clasificadas como “llenas a su capacidad máxima”. Si desean mayor información, sírvanse llamar al Departamento de Servicios Estudiantiles al teléfono 760-966-7849.
Introducing Ivey's Butterfly Garden
Ivey Ranch is proud to introduce our very own Monarch Butterfly Garden! Previously known as the "Principal's Garden", the Monarch Butterfly Garden actually serves as a way-station or a conservation habitat for these butterflies.
The monarch butterfly population is rapidly decreasing due to the loss of their precious habitat, the milkweed plant. Ivey Ranch has teamed up in a partnership with Monarch Watch to aid in the preservation of these beautiful creatures. Be sure to check out our garden where you're sure to see the monarch butterfly in all four stages of life as well as an array of plants and flowers including the milk weed plant.
For more information on how to help with the conservation efforts of the monarch butterfly please visit
Congratulations Ivey Ranch
This is the third time, Ivey Ranch Elementary School has been named a California Distinguished School. Ivey is one of 35 schools countywide, and one of only 424 statewide to receive the honor for 2014. State Superintendent Tom Torlakson made the announcement April 30th. Ivey Ranch received its first honor in 2000, and again in 2006. Schools are selected for their “strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement.”
Try these practice keyboarding sites to help students increase skill and speed on a keyboard. The first game Dance Mat Typing comes recommended by parents.
Coyote Lunch Bunch September 2014
The Coyote Lunch Bunch honors students of the month for each classroom. Students are treated to a pizza lunch with the Principal. We are so proud of our AWESOME students!
The Great Kindness Challenge
Thank you for participating in our 2014 Great Kindness Challenge. Together, 27,724,300 acts of kindness were inspired in 1099 schools in all 50 states. We honor you for placing a high value on kindness.
Because of Ivey Ranch's work, we have been officially named a Kindness Certified School!
CBEE Honors Ivey Ranch
Ivey Ranch Elementary among top North County honorees
“Being recognized by the California Business for Education Excellence 2013 Honor Roll is a terrific honor for our school,” Principal Duane Legg said. “This kind of accomplishment speaks to the culture of success Ivey Ranch has been building for a number of years and recognizes our amazing partnerships with staff, parents, and our community,” Principal Duane Legg said.
“This award celebrates the dedication of our team and reflects our commitment to building a school passionate about kids first, filled with collaboration, and focused on instructional excellence.”
Read the full article here
Video Profile Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Hamby
Key of the Month
Each month of the school year, the Oceanside Unified School District will focus on one of the 8 Keys of Excellence district-wide. Students and staff will utilize the monthly key in their academic and professional pursuits.
The 8 Keys of Excellence are part of a character-driven curriculum designed to create a common language between students, staff and parents. The 8 Keys were developed by Quantum Learning, a research-based educational organization working to enhance student behavior and teacher excellence. OUSD is proud to partner with QLN in our efforts to enhance character education will all students and staff.
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."
Interdistrict Transfer Request 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
New Family Survey
Parents of families new to the Oceanside Unified School District, including those who have come to the district during the past three years, are encouraged to take a short survey to share their experiences on being welcomed to OUSD. Your opinions, concerns and suggestions will be greatly appreciated and helpful to the district. Simply click Welcoming Parents Survey to share your thoughts.
Welcome to Ivey Ranch Elementary School
4275 Via Rancho Road
Oceanside, CA 92057
Mr. Duane Legg, Principal
Mr. Dieter Swank, SBRT
Ms. Donna Purcell, Administrative Secretary
Para preguntas o mayor informacion en espanol contacte a Sr. Dieter Swank email
To report your child absent call or email anytime
(760) 967-8449 our attendance only phone line
To email your child's attendance click here: email@example.com
Peachjar E-Flyer Service
OUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers. Click Ivey Ranch 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.
OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination
The 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
Parents 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.
Got School Supplies?
See our list of recommended school supplies here.
The Uniform Exchange is open!
Girl Scout Troop 1424 is collecting gently used uniforms in the box in our office.
Common Core Parent Information
California 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.
Dropoff & Dismissal
Safety First, Convenience Second!
Procedures for drop off and dismissal:
Want to listen to and read a book with your child at home? Each month, Barnes and Noble showcases an author reading a great children's book. Families love this resource! Online storytelling can be found here.
Uniforms at Ivey Ranch
Ivey Ranch is a uniform school, meaning all children are expected to be in uniform consisting of navy blue or white shirt, and khaki/tan or navy blue bottoms. Friday, classroom Spirit wear competitions allows for spirit shirts with jeans.
Please call the office at 760-967-9720 if you are have any questions regarding our uniform policy.
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!
ST Math is open for Tablets!
Get ready to solve simple and complex math problems and see JiJi make the move across the screen. To use ST Math at home on a tablet (iPad, Fire, or 7" tablet) follow the easy instructions here.
Nut allergies, especially peanut allergies, are very common. Students with these allergies cannot ingest or touch nuts. This includes peanut by-products like peanut oil. When these students ingest or ...more
The 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.