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Office Hours


7:00 am - 3:00 pm



7:00 am - 3:15 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 


Quick Links


Parent Portal

Aeries Parent Portal

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.

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Join us Thanksgiving morning at the 10th Annual O’side Turkey Trot. Adult registration is $36 and children under 17 is $25. All participants can designate a school as their beneficiary and $5 of your registration comes back to our school at NO COST to you! This is a major fundraiser for Oceanside Unified Schools. For more information, please click on the link below:

Click here to register



SOC 2015-2016

School of Choice

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.

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.  

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.

Family Survey

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.........NO SCHOOL during Thanksgiving Break.........November 23 - 27, 2015...........Happy Thanksgiving!..........

Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Hello Chavez Families, 

Our school will be closed for the entire week starting Monday, November 23rd thru Friday, November 27th. School will resume on Monday, November 30th.


We Are Thankful!

As we take a short break from school for Thanksgiving, we want to express our gratitude for everyone who makes it possible for as many students as possible to come to school every day, on time, ready to learn. We thank:

  • Our students and families for making daily attendance a priority since they know the habit of attendance will help them do well in the classroom and eventually in a job.
  • Our wonderful teachers who pour their energy into making each classroom an exciting place for exploration and knowledge so children do not want to miss out on learning
  • Our support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need

We especially appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra time off during the Thanksgiving holiday. Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and leave your child behind in school.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. We appreciate each one of you so much. We look forward to seeing you after the Thanksgiving holiday. 

From the Chavez Staff.


Our Sock Drive has begun!

Hello Chavez Families,


Our annual Sock Drive began on Wednesday, November 18th. Please help us by donating brand new socks and we accept any size, shape and color! There are several boxes located around campus, in classes and in the office. We appreciate your donations.


Thank you.


Events for December 2015

December 7  – Winter Concert @ 5:30pm - MPR

   * Begining Band & Cadet Orchestra @ 5:30 

   * Concert Band, Advanced Chorus, Chorus & Advanced Orchestra @ 6:45pm


December 8  – JV Boys Basketball Championship @ 3pm - MLK

December 9  – Coffee with the Principal @ 9am

December 10  Varsity Boys Basketball Championship @ 3pm - MLK

December 16  – PTSA Meeting @ 8am in C-21

December 18  – End of the first semester

December 18  – Minimum Day, Students out @12:35pm

December 21 - January 1  – NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Girl's Annual STEM Conference @ Mira Costa College

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Our Chavez students received a nice visit from Reverse Order, who is a national touring Pop/Rock band. They've headlined many events, they were a finalist on Americas Got Talent and had a Grammy nominated single (Go).  Reverse The Trend is an Anti-Bullying concert and assembly created by the young band Reverse Order to help combat the rise of bullying across America. [Reverse The Trend is 501(c)(3) pending] The band starts the program by performing a few songs to excite and engage the students using popular music that all will enjoy. We found the concert increases their interest and attentiveness. Reverse Order continues the assembly by sharing their individual stories of how they were bullied, and how they overcame it in a safe and productive way. Students are often shocked to hear that even “celebrities” are bullied and it’s comforting for them to know that they are not alone, and they too can overcome and accomplish great things in their own lives.


End of First Semester

The end of the first semester will be on Friday, December 18, 2015. Remember to turn in any unfinished work to ensure you get your highest grade possible and aim for making it on the HONOR ROLL!! Good luck student Cougars!


Sport of the Season - FLAG FOOTBALL & VOLLEYBALL!

This season, we have Boys Basketball


Date: October 26 - December 11

Practice Times: 2:45pm - 4:30pm

Practice Days: Tuesday thru Thursday


For more information, please see under the STUDENTS tab, then ATHLETICS.




Nutrition Services New Location!

The Nutrition Services Department has moved. The new location is now:

707 Carey Rd.

Oceanside, CA 92058


8 Keys of Excellence

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!


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!



PASS Newsletter - October 2015

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ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

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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. 

 Click English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish Student/Parent Handbook

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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.


Coffee with the Principal

Once a month, on the second Wednesday, from 9:00 - 10:30 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. These are the following dates:

- December 9

- January 13

- February 10

- March 9

- April 13

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

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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 during out PTSA Meetings in Classroom C-21 @ 8am on the following dates:

- December 16

- January 20

- February ?

- March 16

- April 20

- May 18

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

Speak with Good Purpose

Speak with Good Purpose

Key of the Month

SPEAK WITH GOOD PURPOSE - Think before you speak. Make sure your words help others, not hurt them.

8 Keys of Excellence Staff

Congratulations to the following staff for exemplifying one of the 8 Keys of Excellence:

Berlinda Akao

Rachael Anderson

Crystian Gonzalez

Rhianna Johnson

Connie Kutarnia

8 Keys of Excellence Students

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

Angel Alberdi 

Erric Anglin 

Francisco Barrera 

Baily Clifford  

Jaime Chavez 

Kimberly De La O 

Kade Gan

Daniel Gonzalez 

Jacobo Lopez

Maribel Lopez   

Rylan Lopez   

Cameron Lyles  

Michael Anthony Martin

Terrell Mayes  

Andrew Moreno 

John Paranada

Oziel Rivera                                   

Angel Rodriguez  

Adan Saenz

Angel Saldana 

Diana Tovar

Joshua Tupas

Larry Ward

Rey Woodsroberts

Students of the Month - October 2014

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

Angel Alberti 

Maria Baltazar

Jayden Barnett 

Juan Beaz 

MIssael Beltran Zavala 

Marlen Benitez 

Isabelle Deguzman

Kimberly De La O 

Angel Dominguez 

Angel Donoe 

Daniel Espitia 

Ariana Gonzalez 

Hector Hernandez 

Hailey Huffman 

Kiyana Mehrabli 

Juan Melgar 

Adalberto Ortiz 

Alisa Ortiz 

Jose Pantaleon 

Ruben Renteria 

Mataniah Sale

Mikaella Underwood 

Meet Our Staff!

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.

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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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