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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

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. 


On Behalf of our PTSA...

On Behalf of our PTSA...

On behalf of the Chavez Middle School's PTSA, we would like to organize a Teacher and Staff Holiday Breakfast on Monday, December 5, 2016, but we need your help!

What a great way to show them how much you appreciate all they do for your children and school than by donating a food or beverage item, no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. 

There will be a sign-up sheet at the front office for your review and consideration. The contact information for the PTSA members is located on the school website.We will be collecting all donations at the front office this Friday. Thank you in advance.

Annual Sock Drive

Annual Sock Drive

Our annual Sock Drive will be going on from November 16 thru December 14. Our Careers class at Chavez is collecting socks to donate to families in shelters around Oceanside. Last year our goal was 400 pairs of NEW socks and we almost met it with 376.


Donations can be dropped off in the collection bins in the E-3 Careers Room, the office or the library.


Thank you in advance for your donations.

Join us!

Join us!

Our Chavez Family Science Night will be on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00pm in the MPR. There will be a total of 11 booths. We hope you can all make it and enjoy this exciting and eventful evening!

Students out Early

Students out Early

Students will have an early dismissal on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 12:35pm. Please ensure that all transportation is arranged for your child. Have a wonderful 3 week break. Students will return on Monday, January 9, 2017. Happy Holidays!

No School -Winter Break

No School -Winter Break

This year, all OUSD schools will be closed for 3 weeks, during the winter break, which starts on Monday, December 19, 2016 thru Friday, January 6, 2017. School will resume on Monday, January 9, 2017.


From our family to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Events for December 2016

December 1 – AVID Fieldtrip to UCSD

December 2 – Road to College Fieldtrip to CSUSM

December 2 – SPIRIT DAY: Pajama Day

December 5 – Holiday Concert - Beg. Band/Cadet Orch. @ 5:30pm & Concert Band/Adv. Orch, & Chorus @ 6:45pm

December 7 – LTA: Candy Cane Pass

December 12 – Family Science Night @ 5:30pm-7:00pm - MPR

December 13 – Music Assembly - Period 4 - MPR

December 13 – JV Basketball Tournament @ 3pm - MLK

December 14 – Coffee with the Principal

December 15 – AVID Fieldtrip to Balboa Park

December 15 – ASB Dance @ 2:30pm - MPR

December 15 – Varsity Basketball Tournament @ 3pm - MLK

December 16 – SPIRIT DAY: Ugly Sweater Day!

December 16 – End of 1st Semester

December 16 – Early Dismissal - Students out at 12:35pm

December 19 - January 6 – NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

December 24 – Christmas Eve

December 25 – Merry Christmas

December 31 – New Years Eve

January 1 – Happy New Year 2017

6-Week Parenting Classes


Parenting the Love and Logic Way™ is a skills building workshop designed to give simple and practical techniques and tips to help parents with kids of all ages and abilities. This parent education is available for all parents, family members, and guardians.


When you attend this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Raise responsible kids
  • Put an end to arguing, back talk, and begging
  • Avoid power struggles
  • Preserve loving relationships with your children
  • Teach responsibility and how to make good decisions without losing their love
  • Guide your children to solve their own problems
  • Set enforceable limits
  • Have more fun with your kids!


Dates:                                     Time:

Tuesdays:                                            9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Session 1     11/01/2016

Session 2     11/08/2016

Session 3     11/15/2016                      Location:

Session 4     11/29/2016                      San Luis Rey Elementary

Session 5     12/06/2016                      3535 Hacienda Dr.

Session 6      12/13/2016                     Oceanside, CA 92054












Please plan to attend all six sessions.

The first session is required in order to attend remaining sessions.


If you are interested in participating please call (760) 966-7871 to reserve your seat and materials.

Chavez receives National Award!

Chavez receives National Award!

On behalf of Michelle Obama, Chavez Middle School has received a Let's Move Active Schools National Award for outstanding work and leadership in the areas of physical education and physical activity. The students at Chavez Middle School participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day in order to help them perform better in school, show increased focus, and demonstrate higher confidence. Great job!

Hospitality Tables

Hospitality Tables

Our ASB students together with our PTSA parents, have joined forces to host a Hospitality Table during lunch. This will be a table where students can place unwanted food items for other students who may want extra.

Other students will have the ability to take whatever they would like from this table.

ASB students will be directing student traffic around the hospitality table. Distributing information, directing kids where to go to grab the food, where to place their unwanted food, answer any questions that students may have.

Thank you to all who have helped get this endeavor started!

Would you like to Volunteer?


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!


Sport of the Season - FLAG FOOTBALL & VOLLEYBALL!

Come one..........come all!!.........It's time to sign up for BOY'S BASKETBALL!

Pick up your sports packet at Student Services. 


Date range: October 31st - December 15th

Pracice Time: 2:45pm - 4:30pm

Practice Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


For questions, please contact Coach Howard or Coach Armann

upcoming events...

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

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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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.


Congratulations, Mr. Florio!  Recently awarded grant money through Genentech. Check out his picture in the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce blog:   http://www.oceansidechamber.com/occ-blog/oceanside-chamber-and-genentech-partner-to-promote-stem-education

Student Book Club gets going! Ms. Sweet in the library has started our first round of book club this month. Students elected to read “Between Shades of Gray”, a harrowing account of the forcible relocation of countless Lithuanians in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country in 1939. In the case of 16-year-old Lina, her mother, and her younger brother, this means deportation to a forced-labor camp in Siberia.

Thank you, scoring teams! For taking time out of your classrooms to read and score the many literacy benchmarks for your grade level.

Thank you, Coach Howard!  For bringing everyone together during lunch this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with a great meal!

Good luck, Ms. Washburn and our Chavez Chorus!  They will be traveling to KUSI studios on the Monday we return from break to record their singing performance for KUSI’s holiday program. J

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:


- 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 classroom C-21:


- 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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ASB gear



Avid gear or College gear



Purple or Cougar gear

8 Keys of Excellence

8 Keys

Key of the Month

Speak with Good Purpose - Speak honestly and kindly. Think before you speak. Make sure your intention is positive and your words are sincere. 

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:



Rachel Andersen

Berlinda Akao


6th Grade:

Carlos Molina

Jaden Maurer

Cristobal Mozo Meza

Felipe Acevedo

Andy Barroso

Jonathan Miguel Sanchez

Trenton Mayes

Ramon Palomares


7th Grade:

Abraham Pereyra

Rahjay Anderson


8th Grade:

Pauline Charm Taduran

Daniel Clayton

Ava Fowler

Anthony Bautista

Axel Canseco

Elmer Mendoza

Derek Sanders

Larry Ward

Students of the Month - October 2016

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


Orlando Aguilar 

Natalie Angeles

Melissa Arellano 

Alyssa Cazares 

Luis Cervantes 

Mya Clayton 

Samuel Damian 

Hailey Fannin 

Ava Fowler

Shannon Gaddy 

Paula Guerrero 

Aracely Hernandez 

Kevin Lopez 

Mackavelli Malotumau 

Sean Manalang 

Jaden Mansfield 

Andrew Medina 

Brian Mendoza 

Gabriel Molano 

David Munoz 

Maria Nolasco 

Ryan Owensby

Kenneth Parrilla 

Karisa Pimental 

Brian Ponce 

Angel Rodriguez

Eric Rubio

Amy Ruiz 

George Santos Arroyo

Olivia Schoos 

Trevor Taylor

Victor Vargas 



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.   

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

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.