7:00 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday - 7:30am - 1:15pm
Tuesday-Friday - 7:30am - 2:15pm
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
Do you already have an Aeries Parent Portal account? Would you like to have access to your student's grades, assignments, homework, teacher e-mails, and More...
In order to register your child for the upcoming school year 2015-2016, you will need to create an account.
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.
For more details, please click on the PARENTS tab above, then on AERIES.
Thank you for visiting our school website and being part of our home here at Chavez Middle School. For a bit of Chavez History, please see the article posted below in the NEWS section, titled CMS-Grand Opening! Enjoy!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Events for August 2016
August 30 – Cherrydale Kick-Off Assembly
Events for September 2016
September 2 – Make up Picture Day
September 14 – Coffee with the Principal @ 9am
September 23 – End of 6-week Grading Period
September 27 – Early Dismissal @ 12:35pm
Would you be interested in serving on the Cesar Chavez Middle School, School Site Council as a parent representative? To nominate yourself, you may submit your name in writing to the school office by Monday, August 29th, 2016.
School Site Council is composed of staff and parent representatives who serve a two-year term. They meet eight times a year to oversee the implementation of various programs in the school, including federally-funded programs. The School Site Council is a governing body that is responsible for deciding how to categorical money to improve the instructional program here at Cesar Chavez Middle School.
If interested, please download and print the application below in the NEWS box and submit to the front office.
For more information, contact Maria Casey at 760-966-4900.
Sport of the Season - FLAG FOOTBALL & VOLLEYBALL!
Come one..........come all!!.........It's time to sign up for FLAG FOOTBALL & VOLLEYBALL!
Pick up your sports packet at Student Services.
Date range: September 6th - October 13th
Pracice Time: 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Practice Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
For questions, please contact Coach Howard or Coach Armann
School Safety and Security Information
The safety of our students and staff is always the Oceanside Unified School District’s primary concern. Click here for safety and security meetings and informational materials regarding an individual who has been released from law enforcement custody.
FREE ESL Classes available!
Location: Melba Bishop Recreation Center
Days: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 9-10:40 a.m.
*New students are enrolled in the classroom every Monday
8 Keys of Excellence
The 8 Keys of Excellence character education program guides young people toward a positive future full of confidence, motivation, creativity, team work, leadership and valuable life principles.
Building character in students through the 8 Keys of Excellence helps young people realize their greatness and enables schools to achieve better results.
See below which key is being highlighted this month and a list of our Staff & Student of the Month!
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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2015-2016 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online
The OUSD 2015-2016 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 by clicking the link below. For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child's individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.
Mexican-American Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was a prominent union leader and labor organizer. Hardened by his early experience as a migrant worker, Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. His union joined with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee in its first strike against grape growers in California, and the two organizations later merged to become the United Farm Workers. Stressing nonviolent methods, Chavez drew attention for his causes via boycotts, marches and hunger strikes. Despite conflicts with the Teamsters union and legal barriers, he was able to secure raises and improve conditions for farm workers in California, Texas, Arizona and Florida.
OUSD Vision Statement 2016-17
“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.
Coffee with the Principal
Once a month, on the second Wednesday, from 9:00 - 10:00 am, the principal, Mrs. Morgan, will host 5 interested parents to have coffee with! During the visit, parents will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the amazing work that happens here at Chavez Middle School. This is a great time to visit classrooms, explore our facilities, and most importantly, see what your child experiences every day. The following dates are scheduled:
- September 14th
- October 12th
- November 9th
- December 14th
- January 11th
- February 8th
- March 8th
For more information, contact our office at 760-966-4900. Thank you.
Join us for our PTSA Meetings!!
Hello Cougar families,
Have you ever been to a PTSA Meeting? If not, now is the time!!! PTSA stands for Parent-Teacher-Student-Association. Please join us on the 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 8:00am, in the Library:
- August 24
- September 21st
- October 19th
- November 16th
- January 18th
- February 15th
- March 15th
- April 19th
- May 17th
For more information, please contact our office at 760-966-4900. Thank you.
WELCONNECT APP FOR FAMILIES ON THE MOVE
The WelConnect app connects families to available resources and support programs provided by their school district, their schools, the surrounding community, and the US military. It's available to download on your device from the Apple iTunes Store, or Google Play for Android. Click here to download.
Key of the Month
BALANCE - Live your best life. Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what's meaningful and important in your life. Inner happiness and fulfillment come when your mind, body, and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make.
8 Keys of Excellence-Staff
Congratulations to our staff for exemplifying one of the 8 Keys of Excellence:
8 Keys of Excellence Students
Congratulations to our students who's name were drawn for exemplifying one of the 8 Keys of Excellence:
Students of the Month - August 2016
Congratulations to all of our students who have been chosen to be our Students of the Month! Great job!
Meet Our Staff!
Would you like to see your student's name up on our marquee? You can now request to have a birthday message put up on our marquee for everyone to see!! The Request Form is below in our NEWS section for you to download and print. You can drop off your Request Form and the $10 in cash or check, written out to Chavez PTSA at the Administrative Office. If you have any questions, you can contact us at 760-966-4900.
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.
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.