Student & Community ServicesPHONE: 714-628-5424 • FAX: 714-628-4061
The Orange Unified School District's Office of Student & Community Services (SCS) maintains two "Website Information Pages". This page contains numerous files pertaining our daily operations and other important information for our parents, students and community members. In addition to this website page, make certain that you visit our second site that will link you to thousands of other sites. SCS and our school officials use this second website daily as a resource to remain current on important topic. SCS trusts that you will find the two links most useful:
Click here to view the SCS Second Website that will link you to hundreds of websites important to our students, parents, teachers, administrators and schools. SCS encourages you to review the section on Internet Safety for Children/Teenagers. The site is: SCS “Bookmarks”
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Map to O.U.S.D.'s S.C.S. Office
Do you need "SCHOOL RECORDS"?
If you attended a school in the Orange Unified School District, then we have your records. For information on how to access your records, see below. Please keep in mind that students will be provided only unofficial copies. Official copies will be sent with an official seal to colleges, universities, companies and other officially recognized agencies. If you have a problem with official records, please contact the Office of School & Community Services.
Graduates from 2005 forward, including current students must order official transcripts at http://exchange.parchment.com/
Graduates from 2004 and earlier, please complete the Transcript/Records Request Form
*Parents/guardians requesting inter-district transfer of students into the Orange Unified School District must first obtain a release from their district of residence. The release should be taken to the school the parent/guardian wishes the student to attend. The school will verify the availability of space in the school, and/or program requested, and forward the request to the office of Student and Community Services. Student and Community Services will notify the parent/guardian of the status of their request.
Parents/guardians requesting inter-district transfer of students to a school outside the District must first obtain a release from the Orange Unified School District. The release should be taken to the receiving school or district which will be responsible for notifying the parent guardian of the status of their request.
Inter-district attendance permits for students may be approved for the following reasons:
- To meet the child care needs of a student Kindergarten through 6th grade.
- To meet a child's special mental or physical health needs as certified by a physician, school psychologist or other appropriate school personnel.
- When a student has a sibling(s) attending school in the receiving District, to avoid splitting the family's attendance.
- To allow a student to complete a school year when his/her parents/guardians have moved out of the District during that year.
- To allow students to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary, junior or senior high school.
- To let seniors attend the same school they attended as juniors, even if their families moved out of the district during the junior year.
- To allow sophomores who attended their sophomore year on an inter-district transfer to continue through their senior year.
- When the parent/guardian provides written evidence that the family will be moving to the district in the immediate future and would like the student to start the year in the District.
- When a student will be living out of the District only for one year or less.
- When recommended by the School Attendance Review Board or by county child welfare, probation or social service agency staff in documented cases of serious home or community problems which make it inadvisable for the student to attend the school of residence.
- When there is valid interest in a particular educational program not offered in the District of residence.
- To provide a change in a specific school environment for reasons of personal and social adjustment. (Requires documentation and does not apply to students going from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school.)
- District residency status may be granted to a student whose parent/guardian is employed within District boundaries; if at least one parent or the legal guardian of the pupil is physically employed within the boundaries of that district for a minimum of 10 hours during the school week.
- Special requests should be accompanied by a written explanation and will be reviewed and considered on an individual bases.
Every inter-district attendance permit shall stipulate the terms and conditions under which the permit may be revoked.
Initial requests for inter-district attendance agreements may be denied if the school's facilities are overcrowded at the relevant grade level and based on other considerations that are not arbitrary.
The parents/guardians of a student who is denied inter-district attendance regarding the process for appeal to the County Board of Education.
Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled may not appeal inter-district attendance denials or decisions while expulsion proceedings are pending, or during the term of the expulsion.
OUSD Inter-District Forms (to transfer OUTSIDE of OUSD)
O.E. Forms are available at each school site.
The following school sites will be closed for Open Enrollment for the 2014-2015 School Year: Nohl Canyon Elementary and Serrano Elementary.
K-12 Open Enrollment will be held during the two week period of March 3 – March 14, 2014. Open Enrollment lotteries will be conducted by each school site.
McPherson Magnet School
Students interested in attending McPherson Magnet School must participate in a lottery. In order to participate in the lottery at McPherson Magnet School (K-8), families will need to attend one of the orientation meetings at McPherson Magnet School. For additional information, please call 714-628-4326 or go to their website at http://www.orangeusd.org/McPherson/
Please see below for information on NCLB - No Child Left Behind "Options":
List of Program Improvement Schools - please go to the individual school website for more information (for school web site directory, click here)
Kindergarten Registration will begin Wednesday, March 5, 2014!
Please visit the Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten page here: http://www.orangeusd.org/kinder/
Open Enrollment Information
K-12 Open Enrollment will be held during the two week period of March 3 – March 14, 2014.
Open Enrollment lotteries will be conducted by each school site.
The following school sites will be closed for Open Enrollment for the 2014-2015 School Year: Nohl Canyon Elementary and Serrano Elementary.
The process for kindergarten registration is as follows:
- To receive a kindergarten registration packet a parent MUST have all the required documentation; birth certificate, current immunization records, and two address verifications (even if a sibling already attends the school, the family may have moved).
- Parents may choose to complete the registration packet at the school
site but are not required to do so. Each school site determines the
date that packets must be returned to their site.
McPherson Magnet School
Students interested in attending McPherson Magnet School must participate in a lottery. In order to participate in the lottery at McPherson Magnet School (K-8), families will need to attend one of the orientation meetings at McPherson Magnet School.
For additional information, please call 714-628-4326.
2014-2015 Parent/Pupil Handbook
Please take the time to review this document with your child. A copy is being mailed home to all families at the beginning of the school-year. The document contains important information and includes the annual parental notifications.
- School Attendance Review Board
- Websites Focusing on Regular Attendance and Punctuality
- California Department of Education – Attendance Codes
- California Education Codes 48260-48273
Student and Parent Information:
- How to Succeed in School
- Missing Children-Child Abduction Prevention Information
- Missing Children- "Spanish" Child Abduction Prevention Information
- Non-Uniform Dress Code
- Parent's Rights
- Parent Party Guide
- Pesticides and State Website
- Safety Tips
- Search Institutes 40 Developmental Positive Assets for Successful Children
- School Shootings - Facts Sheet
- Six Pillars of Character
- Student Record & FERPA Notification
- Student's Rights
- Education Code 35186 (Williams)
Uniform Complaint Procedures:
The Board of Education recognizes that the District is responsible for complying with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The District shall follow uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints alleging (1) unlawful discrimination in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance, based on sex, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, or any basis that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (a) of section 422.6 of the Penal Code or (2) failure to comply with state or federal law in adult education, vocational education, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs, consolidated categorical programs, migrant education, and special education programs; (3) instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health and safety of pupils or staff, and teacher vacancy and mis-assignment, as set forth in Education Code section 35186.
Education Code: 35186 (William’s) states:
1. There should be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials. That means each pupil, including English learners, must have a textbook or instructional materials, or both, to use in the class and to take home to complete required homework assignments.
2. School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.
3. A complaint form may be obtained at the school or district office.
The Board encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible. The Board prohibits retaliation in any form for the filing of a complaint, the reporting of instances of discrimination, or for participation in complaint procedures. Such participation shall not in any way effect the status, grades, or work assignments of the complainant. The Board acknowledges and respects student and employee rights to privacy. Discrimination complaints shall be investigated in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the facts. This includes keeping the identity of the complainant confidential except to the extent necessary to carry out the investigation or proceedings, as determined by the Superintendent or designee on a case-by-case basis. Other types of complaints and responses thereto are public records. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that employees designated to investigate complaints are knowledgeable about the laws and programs for which they are responsible. Such employees may have access to legal counsel as determined by the Superintendent or designee.
The District has designated the Administrator, K-12. Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and GATE, to address all complaints pertaining to Education Code 35186 (William’s) as indicated above. Executive Director, Elementary Education, (714) 628-4463, has been designated to address official Elementary School level Official Complaints. Executive Director Secondary Education, (714) 628-4467, has been designated to address official Secondary School level official complaints.
EeOPEarthquake Emergency Operations Plan:
On October 21, 2005, the Orange Unified School District updated the District's Earthquake-Emergency Operations Plan (eEOP). The complete plan has been placed on the District's internal "Portal" for "District Employee" access.
Below are several of the main eEOP files. If you have any questions regarding any of the plan's components, please contact the Office of Student & Community Services. Click on the eEOP files below:
- Section One - Introduction
- Section Two - Incident Command Center (School Site)
- Section Three - Emergency Operations Center (District Office)
- Section Four - Site Preparedness
- Section Five - Communications
- Section Six - First Aid
- Emergency First Aid Guidelines for California Schools
- Section Seven - Crisis Response (The full plan is not being made public to protect staff & students)
- Sections One to Seven Forms
- Section Eight - SEMS Glossary
In addition, several of our families are putting together their own "Personal Emergency Plan". The information above will assist you and your family in regards to the releasing of students during a major emergency. Please refer to the following important links that may help you with your own family emergency planning decisions:
Suspension and Expulsion Information:
- Education Code 48900 Grounds for Suspension and Expulsion PDF
- Education Code 48915 Reasons for Expulsion PDF
- Illegal Fireworks - Mandated Expulsion Recommendation
- "Knives" An informative article written about the laws pertaining to small pocket knives
- Safety Alert Air Soft Weapons (Orange Police Department)
- “ARMED AND DANGEROUS” information handed out at the superintendent’s parent workshop 5/12/04
The topic of bullying is one of the most important educational issues facing children today. Bullying occurs in schools, community, workplace, athletic fields and in the home. There are several websites that focus entirely on addressing bullying and the impact that it has on our children:
- Gavin De Becker's "Protecting the Gift"
- Bullying Statistics
- Bullying Strategies for Parents
- Bullying Strategies for Students
- Bullying Strategies for Schools
- Bullying Websites
- Web Wise Kids
Child Abduction and Megan's Law:
There have been a series of tragic events throughout our nation involving children at the hands of strangers. OUSD put together a flyer addressing “Strategies to Combat Child Abduction” in March of 1997. The flyer was based on numerous website information. Everyone in our district, from our Board of Education to our school site staff members, is asking what can we do to help children from being victims of “Child Abduction”. Below you will find an updated flyer for parents and a dozen websites focusing on “Child Abduction Prevention”. In addition, the California Attorney General has placed Megan Law Offenders on their website. Make certain to read the disclaimer completely. Please take the time to share these strategies with your loved ones!
- OUSD “Child Abduction Prevention Information”
- OUSD Información sobre Niños Extraviados y Prevención de Rapto de Niños
- “DOZEN” Child Abduction Prevention Websites
- ATTORNEY GENERAL'S MEGAN'S LAW
- Family Watch Dog - Megan's Law Information for all 50 states
Child Abuse Reporting
Please read the directions below.
- Abuse-Parent Information Sheet on Child Abuse
- "Social Services" main page
- Child Abuse Reporting
- Why Report
Child abuse reporting is to be completed (1) by making a direct telephone contact with "Child Protective Services" at 714-940-1000 or 800-207-4464 (24-hour hotline, 7 days a week) within 24 hours, (2) by completing the "Child Abuse Reporting Form." The form is on the website and if you cannot download, Child Protective Services will email the form directly to you at the time of the report by the case worker receiving your call and (3) fax the completed "Child Abuse Reporting Form" to Child Protective Services at (714) 938-0289 as soon as possible/within three days.
If you have any questions, please call SCS. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
The OUSD DATE Office:The website contains information on the District’s “Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Education Office. In addition, there are several links to Substance Abuse Information Websites. This site is an excellent resource for students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members.
California Charter Academy:
Several months ago, the “California Charter Academy” ceased their operations. The California Charter Academy operated at several locations in various counties. The Orange Unified School District is in receipt of student records for specific CCA-School Sites. Below, you will find a link to a request for records form and to specific CCA site information: