7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:15 pm
202 Oleander Drive
(760) 966-4900 office
(760) 945-4665 fax
Absences must be cleared within 5 school days after the student returns to school
Aeries.net Parent & Student Portals
Would you like to have access to your student's grades, assignments, homework, teacher e-mails, and More...
Parents and Students go to my.oside.us to begin. You will need your Student ID # and your Verification Code. Please call the office for that information at 760-966-4900. Thank you.
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.
School of Choice Application Process for 2015-16 Begins January 5
Parents looking to move a child from one OUSD school site to another for the 2015-16 school year can begin applying for the district’s School of Choice (SOC) option beginning January 5, 2015. The deadline to file the application is Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 p.m.
Click School of Choice for specific details on the application process, and to view a list of schools classified as “capped” due to enrollment capacity. For more information, please call the OUSD Student Services Department at 760-966-7802.
Interdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year
Requests to transfer students to schools located inside or outside the OUSD zoned boundaries will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015. Interdistrict application forms are available at the OUSD Education Support Services Office, 2080 Mission Ave. The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click Interdistrict Transfer Permit for more information, or call 760-966-7802.
The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education. Click OUSD Wellness to learn more about this policy, healthy eating and exercise.
Foods and beverages sold to students through the district’s child nutrition program, student stores, vending machines and fundraisers meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Nutrition education is provided as a part of the district’s health education program.
Key of the Month
Make your dreams happen. Take positive action. Follow your vision without wavering.
The following staff and students have done an excellent job with demonstrating the KEY OF THE MONTH.
NOVEMBER - STAFF OF THE MONTH
NOVEMBER - STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
James Ryan B.
The Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) has begun the implementation of optional ONLINE REGISTRATION for new students and ONLINE DATA CONFIRMATION for currently enrolled students. Our goal is to make this process more convenient for our families and your busy schedules. Your site will provide information to you regarding this optional process.
If you do not have access to a computer and you prefer to complete the process, as you have done in the past, by using the paper packets, we can provide that to you as well.
If your student is currently enrolled in OUSD, you will simply need to confirm their registration. If you need assistance doing this, please contact us.
The End of 1st Semester will be on Friday, December 19th!
The end of 1st semester will be on Friday, December 19th. This is the end of the grading period. Report cards will be mailed home. These will be your child's final grades and will remain on their permanent records. Be sure to have your child touch base with their teachers to ensure they do not have any missing assignments in order to get the best possible grade and finish strong! Good luck Cougars!
No School from December 22 - January 2
PLANET AID - DONATE YOUR CLOTHES & SHOES!
In the next few days there will be a yellow bin outside of Student Services. This bin is sponsored by Planet Aid. Gently used clothes and shoes can be donated to this bin. Planet Aid sponsors the bin and the clothes that are donated are used to pay for education/ teachers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The donations are also used to feed and clothe these poverty stricken countries. The other awesome thing about the bin is that every pound of clothes donated earns 2 cents for PLUS (Peer Leaders Uniting Students), a leadership group on campus. When you are cleaning out your closet, remember the yellow Planet Aid bin and DONATE!
STEM Girl's Tech. Conference & Expo
Mira Costa College held it's annual STEM Girl's Tech. Conference & Expo on November 11, 2014 and it was a huge success! STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Music. There were several workshops throughout the day as well as a luncheon. See our Chavez Girls below:
Ballet Folklórico Estrella
If your child is interested in learning Mexican folk dancing or continuing on in the program they learned as an elementary student, Ballet Folkórico Estrella will be starting classes again on Monday, November 3. Classes for middle school students will be held at Ditmar Elementary School on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00. The first practice will be Monday, November 3rd. Hope to see you there!
8 Keys of Excellence_December Newsletter
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 App Demonstration Video
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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.
Who Was Cesar Chavez?
Born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the plight of farmworkers, and formed both the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers. As a labor leader, Chavez led marches, called for boycotts and went on several hunger strikes. It is believed that Chavez's hunger strikes contributed to his death on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, Arizona.
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” - Cesar Chavez
OUSD Vision Statement 2014-15
“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."
Click the link above to visit the superintendent’s web page.
Sock Drive was a Success!
Our Career’s class sock drive was a success! We were able to collect and deliver 460 pairs of socks!!! Taralina Paulo was our student team leader for all our Career classes. She was able join me and help deliver the socks with her dad.
It’s amazing how much heart we have here at Chavez. Thank you to all that supported and donated socks to help out members of our Oceanside community. May they enjoy the warm socks and have cozy toes.
Thank you & Gooooooooo Cougars!!
New Family Survey
Parents of families new to the Oceanside Unified School District, including those who have come to the district during the past three years, are encouraged to take a short survey to share their experiences on being welcomed to OUSD. Your opinions, concerns and suggestions will be greatly appreciated and helpful to the district. Simply click Welcoming Parents Survey to share your thoughts.
COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL
Parents please join us!
Once a month, on the second Wednesday, from 9:00 - 10:30 am, 5 interested parents will have coffee with Mrs. Morgan, and get up close and personal with the amazing work that happens here at Chavez Middle School. This is a great opportunity to visit classrooms, explore our facilities, and most importantly, see what your child experiences every day. Below are the dates for the rest of the school year:
- January 14th
- February 11th
- March 11th
- April 8th
- May 13th
For more information, contact our office at 760-966-4900. Thank you.
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.
#madeyousmilemovement Award Winners!
These wonderful students above were the winners for the #madeyousmilemovement! Their awards and prizes were presented by the following:
- SHAKEY'S PIZZA
- Margaret Malek, K-12 Program Specialist for the Kids First Initiative
- Musicians: Aquile & Kaitlyn Faoliu
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!
1st Place Winner - GABRIELLA SANTILLAN, 6th grade: Made dinner and took it over to a neighbor who had just returned home from the hospital.
2nd Place Winner - EMILY SUON, 6th grade: Wrote a heart-felt letter to 2 of her friends.
3rd Place Winner - BRYANNA RAMIREZ, 6th grade: For being an awesome big sister. She sewed and decorated a purse for her little sister to make her smile and she played with her little brother to make him laugh.
Reporting Students Absence
The Board of Education amended administrative regulation 5113(a). The policy now reads, "Absences must be cleared within 5 school days after the student returns to school."
If absences are not cleared within 5 days, they will be considered unexcused.
Please be sure to call the Attendance Line at 760-966-4901.
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.
Common Core Parent Information
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 most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards. Click the Common Core link above to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.
OUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers. Click Chavez Middle School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.
To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program became live as of Wednesday, October 16, 2014.