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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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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 PRESIDENTS WEEK....FEBRUARY 15-19, 2016............


In observance for the birthdays of our President's, there will be no school for the entire week of February 15th - 19th. School will resume on Monday, February 22. Have a safe week. 


Events for February 2016

February 9  – PLUS Forums in Library/C-21 @ 7pm

February 9  JV Girls Basketball Championship vs. MLK @ 3pm - MLK

February 10  – Coffee with the Principal @ 9am

February 10  – Wrestling Match @ 3pm - MLK

February 10  – Cox Connect 2 Computers @ 2-5pm

February 11  – Thinkabit Lab visit

February 11  Varsity Girls Basketball Championship vs. MLK @ 3pm - MLK

February 12  – Spirit Day: Wear Red, Pink or Hearts

February 12  – 6 week Grading Period ends

February 15-19  – NO SCHOOL - President's Week

February 17  – PTSA Meeting - CANCELLED

February 23  – AVID Fieldtrip to Birch Aquarium @ 8am

February 24  – LTA: Presidential Chairs

February 25  – Genetech Science Day @ 3-5:30pm

February 29  – Leap Day


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


Cox and Computers 2 to SD Kids Event

Computer 2 San Diego Kids (C2SDK) and Cox Communications continue their partnership with Connect to Compete (C2C), a national non-profit organization, that helps families access technology through low-cost computers, discounted high-speed internet, and digital literacy training. This program allows eligible families to purchase professional refurbished computers from $50 - $150, depending on which package is selected, and discounted home internet access from Cox for $10/month.


We have scheduled a distribution event for


Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Chavez Middle School - MPR

202 Oleander Drive

Oceanside, CA 92057


We are inviting families from across the district to participate. This is a great opportunity for  your families and we need your help to get the word out, process applications, and recruit people to help.


  • Digital flyers describing the three affordable computers packages from C2SDK are attached at the bottom section titled NEWS. The flyers are in English on one side and Spanish on the other side. Please take a  few minutes to read and familiarize yourself with the details of the application and flyer.


To be eligible for a computer package:
Families must have at least one child in the household receiving a free lunch at school.


To be eligible for discounted Cox internet service:

  1. Families must have at least once child in the household receiving a free lunch at school, AND
  2. Families have not subscribed to Cox Internet Services within the past 90 days, and,
  3. Families have no outstanding bills or unreturned equipment with Cox.


The C2SDK Foundation will bring a truck with up to 200 computers on distribution day. If more than 200 families apply, those first to submit their applications will be able to participate and others will go on a waiting list for future events.



Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) For the 2016-17 School Year Green Zone: January 4, 2016 – March 31, 2016

The Oceanside Unified School District Board of Education maintains its commitment to provide educational choices to families to meet the diverse needs of all students. The district’s Open Enrollment School of Choice (SOC) Policy (5116.1) is regulated by space availability.


The following schools are capped for the 2016-17 school year due to enrollment being at capacity:  El Camino High School, King Middle School, Ivey Ranch and Foussat Elementary Schools.  Only those applicants eligible for priority “C” (sibling), “D” (feeder pattern), or “E” (parent/guardian is an OUSD employee at requested site) will be allowed to apply for these capped schools. 

Green Zone applications will only be available at the Educational Support Services Office at 2080 Mission Ave in Oceanside.


  • If your child is currently on a SOC and will remain at the same school next year—there is no need to reapply. 
  • If your child is currently in entering kindergarten, 6th or 9th grade, you need to apply for a SOC for the 2016-17 school year if you want your child to attend a school other than their school of residence.
  • Only applications received during Green Zone will be considered in the first round lottery process for School of Choice placement.  This is not a first come, first served arrangement… all applications date stamped within Green Zone are given the same consideration within their priority categories.
  • NO e-mails or faxes will be accepted.
  • Two forms of address verification must be presented with the application. Acceptable proofs of address are current utility bills, cable bill, rental agreement or mortgage statement.  If these forms of verification are not in your name, a completed Shared Residency form will be required.
  • Parents will be notified by the last school day in May through U.S. Mail that their application has been approved, denied, or placed on a wait list.  Please do not call to check on the progress of your application before that time, as answering these calls takes away from our time to process applications.
  • Transportation is not provided for any student approved for School Of Choice.

For questions or concerns regarding SOC, please contact:

Educational Support Services
Student Services Department
2080 Mission Ave - Oceanside CA  92058
(760) 966-7849 or (760) 966-7802



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.


Sport of the Season - Wrestling & Girl's Basketball!

This season, we have Wrestling and Girls Basketball


Date: January - February

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!



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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.


ECHS Cheer

Hello future wildcats, 

Are you interested in trying out for the El Camino cheerleading? If so, the ECHS cheerleaders will be on campus this Thursday during your lunch period. There will also be a parent/cheerleader meeting on Monday, February 22nd @ 6:00 at the El Camino Traux Theater.


Hope to see you there! 


LCAP Outreach

On behalf of the Chavez Middle School, this in an invitation for all families. We will be holding a community forum in room F-1 at 2:30 pm, on Tuesday, February 9th to discuss how the Oceanside Unified School District can effectively update its Local Control and Accountability Plan to improve learning for all students.

Your input is extremely important to us and is essential in making decisions that best serve the needs of our students. If you are unable to attend the community forum, you can find more information about the plan and provide your input by completing an online survey at www.oside.us.

Thanks for your time.


Cougars Give Back!

Cougars love giving back to their community! Recently, Chavez Middle School staff and students donated a large amount of food to the GOT YOUR BACK - SAN DIEGO. This organization provides food to hungry kids throughout San Diego County and they were very thankful for our donation.


A big THANK YOU to all who contributed and to Ms. Barrick for organizing this wonderful event.


Happy Holidays!


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:

- 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:

- February - CANCELLED

- March 16 @ 6pm - MPR

- April 20

- May 18

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



Key of the Month

INTEGRITY - Match behavior with values. Demonstrate your positive personal values in all you do and say. Be sincere and real. 

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:

6th Grade

Jonathan Aguilar

Jared Camiro

Maria Gomez

Jordan Jackson

Josselin Marroquin

Austin Mitsuno

Joseph Smith

Ivan Mendoza


7th Grade

Maria Baltazar

Akayla Gaskin

Samantha Kinsey

Jasmine Mehrabli

Anthony Ortega

Antonio Perry

Elizaveta Redka

Liliana Sanchez


8th Grade

Jennard De La Cruz

Ivan Dominguez

Kristion Dunn

Shayla Grimmett

Steven Luong

Angel Muzquiz

Andres Raedelly

Angel Saldana

Students of the Month - January 2016

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

Isaiah Acosta 

Brandon Alvarado 

Jenna Bankerd 

Celestia Banks 

Cathy Cao 

Chris Carter 

Pablo Correa 

Kristion Dunn 

Joshua Fontes 

Elias Garcia 

Akayla Gaskin 

Kaden Hancock-Ross 

Jordan Jackson 

Jonathan Kronsburg 

Joy Lopez 

Mackavelli Malotumau 

Jonathan Martinez 

Elizaveta Redka 

Elijah Rivera 

Dyanna Rodriguez 

Ricardo Rodriguez 

Trevor Taylor 

Elijah Valdez 

Juan Villalba 

Karla Zazueta 

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.