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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 


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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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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

button-orange-stacked.pngOUSD 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.

Family Survey

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...........NO SCHOOL on September 7 for Labor Day.........

Make up Picture Day

If your student did not get a chance to take their photo during the summer registration, our Make-up Picture Day will be on:

Friday, September 4, 2015

* Student will get photo taken and will also get their photo ID.


Events for September 2015

September 1  – Cherrydale Assembly

September 3 – ASB dance @ 1:30pm - 3pm in MPR

September 4 – Make-Up Picture Day

September 7  – No School – Labor Day

September 9 – Coffee with the Principal @ 9am

September 16  – PTSA Meeting in C-21 @ 8:00am

September 25 – 6 week grading period ends


NO SCHOOL on Labor Day

There will be no school on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day. Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. School will resume on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.


Nutrition Services New Location!

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

707 Carey Rd.

Oceanside, CA 92058



Sport of the Season - FLAG FOOTBALL!

Come one..........come all!!.........It's time to sign up for FLAAAAAGGG FOOOOOOOTTBBAALLLLL!!!!!

Pick up your sports packet at Student Services. The season for Intramural Flag Football will be from:


Date: September 8th - October 16th

Time: 2:45pm - 4:30pm


We will play a five week schedule with 8 on 8 teams. All teams will be involved in a playoff at seasons end, with a champion being crowned. The number of teams will determine the number of games played. Let's have some fun!


District Championships information

Location: King Middle School, 1290 Ivey Ranch Rd, Oceanside, CA.

Date: Tuesday, October 13th @ 3pm (JV)

Date: Thursday, October 15th @ 3pm (Varsity) 


Contact Coach Howard or Mr. Minami with any questions.

Next sport of the season: Volleyball

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!



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Published: 6/10/15

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ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpgA 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

Handbook 2.JPGThe 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.


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.


Data Confirmation for Medical Updates

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Due to a technical error, the Data Confirmation for Medical Updates was not open during online registration for you to be able to enter current medical information for your children. Please log in to your parent portal as soon as possible to provide the most current medical information.

Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter!

Barbara Higgins Perez

Director of Student Services
Oceanside Unified School District
Phone: 760.966.7826
Fax: 760.439.8095

Coffee with the Principal


Parents please join us! 

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.

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:

September 16

October 21

November 18

December 16

January 20

February ?

March 16

April 20

May 18

Meet Our Staff!

Attention 6th Grade Parents!

Attention 6th Grade Parents!

Attention 6th grade parents… By California law all incoming 7th graders are required to show definitive proof of immunization (TDAP) before they can enroll in 7th grade.  This shot must have been given after age 7.  Your incoming 7th grader will not allowed to start the 2015-16 school without proof.  Some students may have already got the shot, but have not shown the proof to the Health Office.  Please have your 6th grader present their updated immunization record to the Health Office before the end of this school year. If your student has not received the TDAP yet, please make an appointment NOW to get it.  This way you will prevent your student from being excluded from school in August.  Please call the Health Office if you have any questions…760-966-4921.   

Certificated Employee of the Year

Certificated Employee of the Year

Rachel Chambers has been selected to represent Chavez as the Certificated Staff of the Year. We would like to thank her for her love of students, commitment to their success in middle school and high school, and for the relationships she forms with the students. Her countless hours spent overseeing and implementing our AVID and Road to College programs is to be commended as well as all the other behind-the-scenes acts of kindness and support she does for the many students who call on her for letters of recommendation and advice for college and scholarship opportunities. Great job Rachel! 

Classified Employee of the Year

Classified Employee of the Year

Yolanda Velasco has been to represent Chavez as the Classified Staff of the Year. We would like to thank her for her absolute and total commitment to our families and school.  Beyond being a support to our students in their classes, she commits countless hours to helping out with just about anything we call on her for!  She assists students in Opportunity Program, translates for IEPs, and has helped out in various roles in the office when needed.  Her many years working with families in this area of Oceanside is both appreciated and valued. Great job Yolanda!  

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

no bullying.jpgThe 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

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Common Core Parent Information

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpgCalifornia 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.