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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

Copy of Kids First.jpgThe 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.  

Key of the Month

Key of the Month

Live your best life.  Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what is important in life.  Inner happiness and fulfillment come when your mind, body, and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make. 


The following staff and students have done an excellent job with demonstrating the KEY OF THE MONTH for March.



Mr. Alvarez

Ms. Frias

Coach Howard

Mr. Meyers

Mrs. Walker



T. Alvarez 

E. Anglin 

J. Benitez 

S. Cruz 

O. Dematte 

B. Garcia 

A. Quijada

L. Lopez 

K. Martinez 

J. Patino 

R. Pierce 

E. Redka 

B. Reyes 

N. Rivas 

N. Santana 

S. Stambaugh 

K. Tinoisamoa 

E. Tuilefano 

G. Yambao

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.

.....Early dismissal on the last day of school........Students will be released at 11:25am!..........

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day - Monday, May 25, 2015

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day - Monday, May 25, 2015

LCAP Survey for Parents, Staff and Community Members

LCAP 2.jpgA short survey to solicit community and staff input as the district works to finalize this year’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is being offered by the Oceanside Unified School District.  To provide input, please Click LCAP Survey to share your thoughts on how OUSD can best utilize state funding to serve the needs of all children attending schools in the district. 

The LCAP is used to help tie the district’s annual budget to goals for making academic improvements.  It is an important part of the state’s required Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which was established in 2013. The short survey will be available online through Friday, May 22.

8th Grade End of the Year Information!

For information on the End of the Year Activities and Qualifications, please see tab under STUDENTS and then 8th Graders ONLY!

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

Buy Your Yearbook Today!!!

If you have not done so yet, buy your YEARBOOK by 5/13/15 in order to be invited to the Yearbook Signing Party!!!

Current Price: $35 for Cougar Card Members, $42 for Non-Cougar Card Members

Future Price: Starting 5/18/15, the price of the yearbooks will go up to $45!


Click on the Yearbook logo to your left or go to the Cougar Store!

Upcoming Events


22nd – Spirit Day: 8th Graders wear Black, 7th Graders wear White,

6th Graders wear Purple

25th – No School – Memorial Day

26th – Knott's Soak City Trip

27th – Lunch Time Activity: The Amazing Race

27th – Cyber Awareness Assembly

28th – Yearbook Signing Party @ Lunch

28th – GPA Awards Ceremony

28th – GPA Awards Night @ 6pm

29th – Student Luncheon & Yearbook Distribution

29th – 8th graders visit ECHS



1st – Dance for 6th Graders @ 11:45am - 1:15pm 

2nd – Field day & Ice Cream Social for 6th Graders  @ 11:45am - 2:15pm

2nd – Breakfast for 8th Graders  @ 7:45am

3rd – Movie Day for 6th Graders @ 7:30am - 10:15am

3rd – Promotion practice for 8th Graders @ 8:30am

3rd – Fieldtrip for 8th Graders to Boomers

4th – Promotion Ceremony for 8th Graders @ 8:30am

4th – Last day of School! Minimum day, off @ 11:25am


Chavez Staff Softball Team!!

Chavez Staff Softball Team!!

Goooooooooooooo Cougars!!! Come support your staff at our next game!

Schedule is posted here on our web page.

* More game photos posted in the STUDENTS tab, under ATHLETICS!

Chavez Staff Softball Schedule!

Chavez Staff Softball Schedule!

Great News!!!!

Our Chavez Cougar Staff have joined the OUSD's Staff Softball Team! Our name is "GO BIG OR GO HOME"!

We invite all Staff, Family, Friends, Students & their Families as well as the community to come and watch the games.Below is the schedule and locations! GOOOOOOOOOOOOO COUGARS!!!

Tuesday, 5/26 @ 4:30pm vs. Ocean Shores        (at N. Terrace)

Practices will be held on Wednesdays & Thursdays here at

Chavez from 2:45pm - 4:00pm.

SBAC Testing

We’d like to share some information about the new computer-based state assessments many of our students will be taking.

The S-B-A-C assessments are geared to students in grades 3 through 8, and grade 11.  This new form of testing, started last year, is an important step that will look different than the traditional standardized tests taken in the past.

These new online tests are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  The new tests contain fewer multiple-choice questions and more open-ended questions for students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of key concepts learned.

Testing will begin on Monday, March 23 and continue through May.  Students will be testing in language arts and math and the testing will be completed during their regularly scheduled class periods.   

If you have any questions about the new S-B-A-C testing, please feel free to contact the school office.

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: 3/16/15

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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.

GEAR UP Trust Award

GEAR UP Trust Award

Congratulations to our students who received the GEAR UP Trust Award. These students have been honored with a Scholarship. Great job Cougars!! Best of luck to our 8th graders!



For more information regarding the 2015-2016 School Year, please go under the PARENTS tab and click on STUDENT REGISTRATION.

Thank you.


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.   

Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week

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!  

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.

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.

Sock Drive was a Success!

Our Career’s class sock drive was a success! We were able to collect and deliver 460 pairs of socks!!! Taralina Paulo was our student team leader for all our Career classes. She was able join me and help deliver the socks with her dad.

It’s amazing how much heart we have here at Chavez. Thank you to all that supported and donated socks to help out members of our Oceanside community. May they enjoy the warm socks and have cozy toes.

Thank you & Gooooooooo Cougars!!

Katie White

New Family Survey

Parent  Survey.jpgParents 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. 

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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.

#madeyousmilemovement Award Winners!

These wonderful students above were the winners for the #madeyousmilemovement! Their awards and prizes were presented by the following:


- Margaret Malek, K-12 Program Specialist for the Kids First Initiative

- Musicians: Aquile & Kaitlyn Faoliu



1st Place Winner - GABRIELLA SANTILLAN, 6th grade: Made dinner and took it over to a neighbor who had just returned home from the hospital. 

2nd Place Winner - EMILY SUON, 6th grade: Wrote a heart-felt letter to 2 of her friends.

3rd Place Winner - BRYANNA RAMIREZ, 6th grade: For being an awesome big sister. She sewed and decorated a purse for her little sister to make her smile and she played with her little brother to make him laugh. 

Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpgParents 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

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.