Working Together to Avoid Absences & Boost Achievement

  • Ocean View School District staff know how important it is to encourage all students to come to school every day. Research and experience tell us that students who regularly attend classes learn and achieve more. They are also more likely to graduate. We believe that working together, we can help children develop good habits early on, which will lead to better patterns throughout school and life. 

    The most recent California Schools Dashboard statistics reveal that 9 percent of California’s K-8 students are chronically absent, which means they miss more than three weeks of school in a year. Some of this is due to illness, but it can also involve socio-economics, homelessness, and other factors.

    In OVSD, we are focused on building developmental relationships with all students, so that they are ready to learn and look forward to coming to school each day. We support students through our Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Continuum and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We also collaborate with community organizations that can offer critical resources beyond the school day.

    Here are some ways you can support your child’s achievement in school.

    1.       Start young. Begin reinforcing the importance of learning when your child begins preschool and Kindergarten.

    2.       Relationships matter. Build and model connections with your school staff, from your child’s classroom teacher to your school principal.

    3.       “Vacay” during breaks. Plan your family vacations around the school calendar.

    4.       Prioritize learning. Ensure that sports and extra-curricular activities allow for adequate time to complete reading and homework, as well as downtime.

    5.       Ask for help. If you are struggling to support your child’s education, reach out to someone at your school.

    Carol Hansen, Ed.D.

  • “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.