A Year in Review from Superintendent Hansen
Ocean View’s Got Grit!
Well, we did it! We made it through one of the most challenging years in our lifetime. I commend our staff, students and parents for the fortitude and resiliency that was demonstrated this year. Ocean View’s got GRIT and we didn’t let a global pandemic prevent us from accomplishing some truly amazing things this year!
Here are just a few of our achievements in the 2020-21 school year.
- Opened all school campuses for in-person instruction in September 2020.
- College View Elementary reopened after a beautiful and transformative modernization.
- Opened the District’s first Spanish Dual Language Immersion Academy at Harbour View Elementary.
- Opened a K-8 Virtual Academy with over 2,000 students.
- OVSD received a prestigious Golden Bell Award for Hope View Elementary’s “Community of Caring.”
- Vista View Middle School was named a 2021 California Distinguished School.
- Enhanced our strong commitment to social emotional health. We estabished a Virtual Wellness Room, placed Social Emotional School Teams at every site, teachers employed emotional check-ins at the beginning of class, distributed wellness kits to every student in the District, and more!
- The Nutrition Services Department provided 616,668 Grab-n-Go meals to children during the 2020-2021 school year.
- Brought students back to school 5 days per week beginning in March 2021.
I hope everyone has a fantastic summer - you sure have earned it - and I look forward to seeing you all back in September!
“It is relationships, not programs, that change children.”
- Bill Milliken, Founder, Communities in Schools
Safety Strategies in Our Schools
Dear OVSD Parents/Guardians,
As you are aware, school and student safety are a top priority for the Ocean View School District.
In addition to practicing fire and earthquake drills, our school staff is trained in “Run, Hide, Fight” preparation strategies to address intruders on our campuses. Our teachers share with students, in an age- and grade- appropriate manner, steps to take to protect themselves, including strategies for hiding in place in the classroom and where to run, if necessary.
We are committed to providing a safe learning environment for all students in the Ocean View School District, and we will continue to make student and staff safety our number one priority.
Carol Hansen, Ed.D.