A Year in Review from Superintendent Hansen

  • This has been a year filled with unexpected challenges and also many notable accomplishments, and those successes are due to our dedicated staff, our engaged students, our involved parents and our supportive Board of Trustees. Here are a few of the highlights of our 2019-20 school year.

    • Westmont Visual and Performing Arts Academy, reopened after a beautiful and transformative modernization.
    • The 2.5 acre Golden View Farm received a major refurbishment to the delight of the students and animals.
    • A new, state-of-the-art, 13,000 square foot Central Kitchen was built to provide fresh and healthy meals to students throughout the District.
    • Circle View was one of only 362 schools in the United States to be named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.
    • Circle View and Star View were named 2020 California Distinguished Schools.
    • Golden View Environmental Science School was one of only 25 schools in the state to receive the coveted California Green Ribbon Schools Award.
    • Using Measure R bond funds, all schools have had been enclosed with security fencing for added safety.
    • Our Nutrition Services Department provided 132,187 Grab-n-Go meals to children while school sites were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    I’d like to commend our staff, students and parents for their incredible resiliency in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecendented set of events required great sacrifice, flexibility and grit on everyone’s part and I am extremely impressed with the way everyone met that challenge. It was not easy but we made it and, we are Ocean View Strong!  Have a great summer and stay well!

  • “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.

    Sincerely,
    Carol Hansen, Ed.D.
    Superintendent