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NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

There will be no school on Monday, May 29th, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. School will resume on Tuesday, May 30th.


Students Dress for Success on Career Day!

Congratulations to Chavez Track Team!

Congratulations to the Chavez track team for a great performance at the Optimist Meet this past Saturday.

25 Chavez students showed up and performed with their best efforts in various track and field events. Some of the finalist highlights include:

  • Daniela Martinez: 3rd place Long Jump (6th grade)
  • Jenniece Pingley: 3rd place 65m hurdles (7th grade)
  • Tressah Tuazon: 1st place High Jump (8th grade)
  • Safiyah Salama: 3rd place High Jump (6th grade)
  • Brian Mendoza: Top 10 finisher in the 1600m mile run (8th grade)
  • Ricardo Rodriguez: Achieved his personal best in the 1600m mile run (8th grade)

Congratulations to our Spanish Students!

Congratulations to several Spanish students from Cesar Chavez Middle School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2017 National Spanish Examinations.

Students from Cesar Chavez Middle School earned a total of 1 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals along with 9 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2017.”

Students from Cesar Chavez Middle School will surely have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teacher, Luis Casillas.

The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

Chavez in the News!

Google’s “Online Safety Roadshow”, together with Darrel Issa, came to Chavez Middle School to help our our teens with cyber security. Please click on the link below to see the amazing articles that were published!


Channel 10 News

San Diego Union Tribune

Oside News

Testing for Lead in Our Water

It is critical to the Oceanside Unified School District that the water used by our students and staff is safe. Out of an abundance of caution, the district requested water testing from the City of Oceanside and Camp Pendleton. Click here for more information.

Pruebas de Plomo en Nuestro Agua
Es muy importante para el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside que el agua que usan nuestros estudiantes y personal escolar sea segura. Como una medida de precaución, el distrito solicitó un análisis del agua de la Ciudad de Oceanside y Camp Pendleton. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

Amazing Annual Talent Show


We’d like to congratulate MIKE FLORIO for being selected as Chavez’s Teacher of the Year! And congratulate MARIANNE SENTENO for being selected as Chavez’s Classified Employee of the Year!!!


Thank you to these two awesome individuals for making our students’ lives better and our school community a more positive place to be!

Annual Color Run!

Registration Information for 2017-2018

The 2016-2017 school year is coming to an end very fast! All students who will be returning to an OUSD school for the 2017-2018, must register every year. For more information, please click on the PARENTS tab above, then on STUDENT REGISTRATION.



Digital Citizenship

Digital media and technology are evolving at a rapid pace, both opening up extraordinary opportunities and posing real risks for young people.  Students are using the power of the internet to explore, learn, connect, and create in ways never before imagined- both in and out of the classroom.  However, issues that emerge from this constant “connected culture” are important to address. It’s our role to educate youth about these risks so that they are fully informed users of technology. To read more, please go to the PARENTS tab above and click on DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP............



On Monday, Jan. 30, the Oceanside Unified School District is upgrading to a new Notification System called SchoolMessenger. The new notification system will replace ParentLink. The new system allows schools to contact parents and families in a more efficient and timely manner. The new system also allows parents and families the option of managing how they receive calls and information from their child’s school.

Click here for information on the new School Messenger system.


El lunes, 30 de enero, el Distrito Escolar de Oceanside actualizará un nuevo sistema de notificaciones llamado SchoolMessenger.  El nuevo sistema de notificación reemplazará a ParentLink.  El nuevo sistema permite que las escuelas se comuniquen con familias de una manera más eficiente y a tiempo.  El nuevo sistema también da la opción para que familias manejen cómo reciben llamadas e información de la escuela.
Hacer clic aquí para información sobre el sistema SchoolMessenger.

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.

Información acerca de la seguridad en las escuelas
Información acerca de la seguridad en las escuelasLa seguridad de los alumnos y los empleados es siempre la prioridad del distrito unificado de Oceanside. Presione aquí si desea más información acerca de la persona que ha sido puesta en libertad por las autoridades y para obtener el horario de las juntas programadas, en las que se le dará información acerca de la seguridad en nuestras escuelas.

Cougar Acknowledgements....

Congratulations to the students competing in the Chess Tournament last Friday:  We had 3 students move on to the individual competition- Christopher Nguyen, Randy Van and Jose Pantaleon.  Jose made it the farthest, to the quarter-finals.

Science comes to life: I saw lots of very creative science projects this week from 6th grade science showing the parts of the cell.  One student even baked a cake to replicate the cell model!!! 

Career Day Highlights: Thanks to all of you for your feedback regarding the speakers and the day in general.  We were happy to see so many students excited and engaged in the day.  I have made notes about other careers/professions that you have voiced an interest in us securing for next year…always trying to make it better!!

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.

Family Resources

Family Resources

In need of some resources? You can access all kinds of resources in San Diego county by clicking on the link below:


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Peachjar E-Flyer

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To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program became live as of Wednesday, October 16, 2014.

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Kids First

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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.  

Join the PTSA

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 classroom C-21:


- May 17th 


For more information, please contact our office at 760-966-4900. Thank you.

Coffee With 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. 


For more information, contact our office at 760-966-4900. Thank you.

Marquee Request

Marquee Request

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

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Online Meal Registration

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Common Core Parent Information

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Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

Office Hours



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
Oceanside, CA  92057

(760) 966-4900 office

(760) 945-4665 fax




Absences must be cleared within 5 school days after the student returns to school

(760) 966-4901


Veronica Duenas



School is dismissed at 1:15pm on Mondays and at 2:15pm on Tuesday through Friday. Students may not be checked out of school after 1:00pm on Mondays, and after 2:00pm Tuesday - Friday. 

Upcoming Events

Today: 7/27/17

May 2017

May 18 - Fieldtrip for 7th Graders - Medieval Times

May 18 - Parent Night for incoming 6th Graders 

May 19 - Fieldtrip for 8th Grade Music Students - Disneyland

May 19 - SPIRIT DAY: Cougar Pride Day! (6th grade - purple; 7th grade - grey; 8th grade - black)

May 24 - LTA: Pig Chase

May 29 - NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

May 30 - School Tour - 5th Graders

May 31 - Super Grade Card Trip - Knotts Soak City (return at 6pm)

June 2017

June 1 - GPA Awards (periods 2, 3, 4) - MPR

June 1 - Yearbook Signing Party - 6th Graders

June 1 - Awards Night @ 6:00pm - MPR

June 2 - Field Day/Ice Cream Social - 6th Graders 

June 5 - Promotion Party for 8th Graders

June 5 - Dance for 6th Graders - MPR

June 6 - Movie Day for 7th Graders

June 7 - Movie Day for 6th Graders

June 7 - Promotion practice for 8th Graders @ 8:30am

June 8 - Fieldtrip for 8th Graders to Boomers

June 8 - Promotion Ceremony for 8th Graders - 8:30am

June 8 - Last Day of School - Minimum Day @ 11:25am    

Principal for a Day!

Principal for a Day!

Great Kindness Challenge wishes!  Thank you again to the PLUS team for the thoughtful and caring acts of kindness to support student wishes.  Two sixth grade students, Ashley and Letupu, wished to be “Principal for a Day”.  Their wish was granted (for half the day) on Tuesday as they shadowed Saul and I in the morning.  They had the opportunity to tour the district office.  We were able to sit in on part of the weekly Cabinet Meeting in the DOBR where they met all of the superintendents and directors and learned about what they do.

Careers Class

In Careers class, students were taught how to write a business letter. The format was used to write a letter complementing businesses on a product that they normally utilize in their home. As a result of our writing campaign, student Daniel Tovar got a written reply back from Sprouts when he wrote about how much he liked their sushi. The store manager contacted the school and surprised Daniel and his classmates with trays of sushi for them to enjoy.


Thank you Ms. Wendy from Sprouts for treating our students as true consumers.

Washington DC Trip during Spring Break!

Washington DC Trip during Spring Break!

8 Keys of Excellence Staff and Students

Congratulations to our staff and students who's name were drawn for exemplifying one of the 8 Keys of Excellence:


6th Grade:

Aiden Lopez

Anthony Bell

Michael Gaskin

Cristian Dominguez

Kyle Thompson

Jesus Torres

Jaden Maurer

Andy Barroso


7th Grade:

Samantha Tettleton

Austin Mitsuno

Huber Maciel

Hugo Arias

Robert Calvo

Gabbie Beaz

Adrian Bowcutt


8th Grade:

Elizaveta Redka

Emily Guerrero

Ashley Palomares

Samantha Kinsey

Juan Melgar

Axel Canseco

Conner Cariveau

Paula Guerrero

Students of the Month - April 2017

Congratulations to all of our students who have been chosen to be our Students of the Month! Great job!


Ismael Anderson

Cristian Dominguez 

Rani Fuertes 

Daniela Garcia Lopez 

Tania Gonzalez 

Kelly Gutierrez 

Noah Higuera 

Hailey Huffman 

Victor Lopez 

Nicholas Martinez 

Brian Mendoza 

Laylani McGrady 

Cristobal Meza Mozo 

Jade Moultrie 

Jason Perez 

Emily Quintero 

Trevor Taylor 

Eco Team!

Thank you to Mrs. Katie White and her EcoTeam!  Today was the last pick up of recyclables since we will soon be phasing into the Zero Waste Program.  Mrs. White and her students have been proactively getting things rolling and caring about our carbon footprint!! We thank you! The following are our EcoTeam students:  


Paul Garcia                     

Thomas Hoover                   

Mele Letuligasenoa                

Criz’tina Lopez                

Fatima Manzano                 

Nancy Mendez                      

Adalberto Ortiz                

Judith Pineda                      

Jazzlyn Ramos          

Mary Raya                      

Antonio Rivera                    

Jordan Robbins

Ricardo Rodriguez         

Elmer Rodriguez Diaz          

Farahan Talukder                  

Kalena Taulau


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