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."
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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.
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 questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.
OUSD Registration Links
Complete registration information can be found at:
For new student registration click here or visit
Returning students click here or visit
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.
Common Core Parent Informaion
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 ...more
Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence
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.
Red Ribbon Week Information
October 20-24 is Red Ribbon Week!
National Theme: “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”
Let’s dress the part:
Monday “Sock it to drugs” Wear crazy socks
Tuesday “Join the fight against drugs!” Wear camouflage clothes
Wednesday Wear Red
Thursday “We are too bright to do drugs!” Wear neon colors
Friday “Team up against drugs” Wear your favorite team shirt or spirit wear
Palmquist Fall Carnival Friday, October 24!
Please join us Friday, October 24 for the annual Palmquist Fall Carnival from 6:00-9:00 pm! There will be food, games, costumes, music and lots of fun. Bring your family and friends!
8 Keys of Excellence
This month we will be honoring members of the Palmquist learning community who demonstrate the Key of Excellence for October:
Ownership, is our willingness to take responsibility for the choices we make. When we take responsibility for our choices, others know they can count on us and we earn their respect.
BEST students strive to:
Own the choices they make and the results that follow.
Don't blame others or make excuses for the things they do or say.
District Recognized for Commitment to Zero Waste Initiative
Palmquist helps OUSD become a leader in the Zero Waste Initiative. Read the story here.
ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents
A new ParentLink App for smart phones is now available to OUSD parents. The App aims to provide and improve all avenues of district and student communication and information for parents. Watch the video below.
ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation. Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it.
OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App. For more information, please see the district website at http://www.oside.us/parentlink.
ParentLink Demonstration Video
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Student Council Information for 2014-15
Information for the 2014-2015 Student Council is located on the Student Activities page of the website. Please see the page for more information.
PALMQUIST ELEMENTARY INFORMATION
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 Palmquist 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.
Principal - Vicki Gravlin
School Based Resource Teacher - Janna Stanford
Palmquist Elementary School
Always check the office for current information.
October 1 Coffee and Conversation
October 2 School Site Council and PTO meeting
October 4 Rummage Sale
October 8 Dow Kump Author Visit
October 10 Sports Day
October 20 Red Ribbon Week
October 24 Fall Carnival
October 29 Movie in
November 5 Coffee and Conversation
November 6 School Site Council and PTO
November 7 1st Trimester ends
November 11 Veteran’s Day no school
November 19 Movie in
November 21 Jog a thon
November 24 Thanksgiving week vacation
Bell Schedule 2014-2015
Daily Bell Schedule Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
School Begins: 8:55
Dismissal Wednesday: 1:05
Morning Kinder: 8:55-12:15
Afternoon Kinder: 12:15-3:35
Transitional Kinder: 8:55-12:15 (M-F)
Follow the link for the complete daily schedule.
For student safety, all campus gates will be locked at 9:00 a.m. and reopened at 3:30 p.m. If you need access to campus during school hours, please enter through the main office and sign-in for a pass. Thank you for your cooperation.
Family Community Partnership Parent Group
"Please join us for Family Community Partnership parent groups, Every Tuesday at Palmquist from 9-10am, This months topic is....
Crisis Management and Preparation for an Emergency
Click here to see the full schedule.