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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. 



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.

Chavez History


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!

Thank you.

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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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Events for October 2016

October 11 – School Site Council Meeting 

October 11 – JV Flag Football Tournament @ 3pm - MLK

October 11 – JV Volleyball Tournament @ 3pm - MLK

October 12 – Coffee with the Principal @ 9am

October 13 – Varsity Flag Football Tournament @ 3pm - MLK

October 13 – Varsity Volleyball Tournament @ 3pm - MLK

October 13 – ELAC Meeting @ 6pm - MPR

October 19 – PTSA Meeting @ 8am - Library

October 20 – Title I Parent Meeting @ 6pm - MPR

October 24 - 28 – Red Ribbon Week

Early Dismissal @ 12:35pm


Students will be released early on Tuesday, November 8th @ 12:35pm. Please ensure that all transportation arrangements are made ahead of time. We thank you in advance.


We need parents to represent our school on the District Parent Advisory Committee. The purpose of the committee is to share what’s working at each school and what can be improved. This is your opportunity to help us improve parent involvement and engagement in the district. Our first meeting is at the District Office, at 2111 Mission Ave. on Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 – 7:30. Please contact Maria Casey @ 760-966-4900. Thank you.


Thank you, Genentech for hosting a Career Day for our 7th and 8th graders!

No School - Veteran's Day

No School - Veteran's Day

In observance of Veteran's Day, there will be no school on Friday, November 11, 2016. We thank all who have served and their families. Have a safe weekend.


Aside from our regular after school sports that we hold during the school year, we will also be creating intramural teams within our own students here at Chavez and those games will be held during the lunch period @ 11:15am. The following are the current schedules for both Football and Volleyball:




Date                           Teams

Thur.   9/29               Anton 84 vs O’side Pirates        

                                  B.O.S. vs PP                                


Tues.   10/4              PP vs Anton 84

                                 O’side Pirates vs B.O.S.


Thur.  10/6               O’side Pirates vs PP

                                 B.O.S. vs Anton 84


End of regular season



Tues.  10/11                           1 vs. 4 & 2 vs. 3

Tues.  10/13            Winners play for the Championship!


End of Season


Let’s have some fun and good luck to all of the teams!




Date                             Teams

Thursday 9/29            Team B vs Team A

                                    Team D vs Team C


Tuesday 10/4              Team C vs Team B

                                    Team D vs Team A


Thursday 10/6            Team A vs Team C

                                    Team D vs Team B


End of regular season



Tuesday 10/11            1st vs 4th & 2nd vs 3rd


Thursday 10/13          Winners play for the Championship !


End of Season


Have fun and Go Cougars!


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


* For information regarding CROSS COUNTRY, please see tab under STUDENTS and then ATHLETICS.

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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.


FREE ESL Classes available!

Location: Melba Bishop Recreation Center
5306 North River Road, Oceanside, CA 92057

Days: Monday & Wednesday

Time: 9-10:40 a.m.


*New students are enrolled in the classroom every Monday

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!


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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2016-2017 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

The OUSD 2016-2017 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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Cesar Chavez

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.

Girl Tech Conference & Expo

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Civic Light Projects, is once again presenting the 3rd Annual, Girl Tech Conference & Expo on Saturday, October 15th 2016!  We are excited to bring hands on science experiences to your student’s 5th-8th grade. Forms are attached below in the NEWS section.


* Transportation: Will be provided at each school site.


* Parent Workshops: College & STEM Careers & Cyber Safety, in English & Spanish.

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:


- 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 the PTSA

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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:


- 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.






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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.   

8 Keys of Excellence

8 Keys

Key of the Month

THIS IS IT - Make the most of every moment. Focus your attention on the present moment. Keep a positive attitude.

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:


6th Grade:

River Rosales                    

Cristobal Mozo Meza                    

Ethan Bucaroff                                 

Aiden Lopez

Nicole Ventura Apolonio             

Nathalie Arellano            

David Munoz                                    

Jasmin Herrera


7th Grade:

Armando Reyes               

Jayden Barnett                                

Miguel Ponce Maldonado           

Jay Robledo

Cameron Richards          

Rey Woodsroberts                         

Amaya Beaz


8th Grade:

Cristian Saldana               

Alex Garcia Beltran                         

Maria Baltazar                                  

Jose Guadarrama

Elizaveta Redka                

Alex Palacios                                     

Froylan Martinez Ramos              

Rianna Harbin


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!

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

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.