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Join us for the Annual Color Run!

Join us for the Annual Color Run!

Join us for the Annual Color Run, which is on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 during 6th & 7th period. There is a minimum of $25 donation due to the Cougar Store, no later than Thursday, March 23rd before school, for those students who would like to participate.

Early Dismissal and Spring Break

Hello Parents,

Students will have an early dismissal at 12:35pm, on Friday April 7, 2017. Please be sure that all transportation arrangements are made ahead of time.


There will also be no school during the Spring Break, which will start Monday, April 10, 2017 thru Friday, April 14, 2017 and will resume on Monday, April 17, 2017. Be safe and enjoy your week off!


Thank you.

Chavez Administration

SBAC Testing Schedule - Week 1

All students will be doing SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) testing starting April 17th, 2017 - May 1st, 2017. The following will be the schedule for week 1:



7:30-7:39 Nutrition

7:39-7:42 Passing

7:42-9:42 Testing Per 1

9:42-9:45 Passing

9:45-11:45 Testing Per 2

11:45-12:22 Lunch

12:22-12:25 Passing

12:25-1:15 Instruct Per 1


7:30-7:49 Nutrition

7:49-7:52 Passing

7:52-9:57 Testing Per 3

9:57-10:00 Passing

10:00-10:52 Instruct Per 2

10:52-10:55 Passing

10:55-11:47 Instruct Per 3

11:47-12:25 Lunch

12:25-12:28 Passing

12:28-1:20 Instruct Per 4

1:20-1:23 Passing

1:23-2:15 Instruct Per 5


7:30-7:49 Nutrition

7:49-7:52 Passing

7:52-9:57 Testing Per 4

9:57-10:00 Passing

10:00-10:52 Instruct Per  6

10:52-10:55 Passing

10:55-11:47 Instruct Per 7

11:47-12:25 Lunch

12:25-12:28 Passing

12:28-1:20 Instruct Per 1

1:20-1:23 Passing

1:23-2:15 Instruct Per 2


7:30-7:49 Nutrition

7:49-7:52 Passing

7:52-9:57 Testing Per 5

9:57-10:00 Passing

10:00-10:52 Instruct Per 3

10:52-10:55 Passing

10:55-11:47 Instruct Per 4

11:47-12:25 Lunch

12:25-12:28 Passing

12:28-1:20 Instruct Per 5

1:20-1:23 Passing

1:23-2:15 Instruct Per 6


7:30-7:49 Nutrition

7:49-7:52 Passing

7:52-9:57 Testing Per 6

9:57-10:00 Passing

10:00-10:52 Instruct Per 7

10:52-10:55 Passing

10:55-11:47 Instruct Per 1

11:47-12:25 Lunch

12:25-12:28 Passing

12:28-1:20 Instruct Per 2

1:20-1:23 Passing

1:23-2:15 Instruct Per 3


Career Day!

Our Career Day on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. This is an annual event that our staff and students look forward to each spring. This is also an opportunity for students to be exposed to careers which they have never considered or even heard about and a chance for our community to reach out to youth to support them in achieving their goals. 


We’d like to congratulate MIKE FLORIO for being selected as Chavez’s Teacher of the Year! And congratulate MARIANNE SENTENO for being selected as Chavez’s Classified Employee of the Year!!!


Thank you to these two awesome individuals for making our students’ lives better and our school community a more positive place to be!

Digital Citizenship

Digital media and technology are evolving at a rapid pace, both opening up extraordinary opportunities and posing real risks for young people.  Students are using the power of the internet to explore, learn, connect, and create in ways never before imagined- both in and out of the classroom.  However, issues that emerge from this constant “connected culture” are important to address. It’s our role to educate youth about these risks so that they are fully informed users of technology. To read more, please go to the PARENTS tab above and click on DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP............



On Monday, Jan. 30, the Oceanside Unified School District is upgrading to a new Notification System called SchoolMessenger. The new notification system will replace ParentLink. The new system allows schools to contact parents and families in a more efficient and timely manner. The new system also allows parents and families the option of managing how they receive calls and information from their child’s school.

Click here for information on the new School Messenger system.


El lunes, 30 de enero, el Distrito Escolar de Oceanside actualizará un nuevo sistema de notificaciones llamado SchoolMessenger.  El nuevo sistema de notificación reemplazará a ParentLink.  El nuevo sistema permite que las escuelas se comuniquen con familias de una manera más eficiente y a tiempo.  El nuevo sistema también da la opción para que familias manejen cómo reciben llamadas e información de la escuela.
Hacer clic aquí para información sobre el sistema SchoolMessenger.

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.

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.

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.

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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.  

Join the PTSA

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:


- April 19th 

- May 17th 


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

Coffee With 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. 


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.

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.

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

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. 

Upcoming Events

Today: 3/26/17

March 2017

March 24 - Track Meeting @ lunch - MPR

March 28 - Promotion Pictures for 8th graders

March 30 - PIQE Graduation Ceremony @ 6pm - Library

April 2017

April 4 - Color Run @ 6-7th period 

April 7 - End of 12 week grading period

April 7 - Early Dismissal @ 12:35pm

April 10 - 14 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

April 19 - PTSA Meeting @ 8am - C21

April 20 - Genentech Science Day @ 3pm-5:30pm

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:


6th Grade:

Isaac Resendiz

Freddy Aguilar Hernandez

Jesus Torres

Brandon Rubalcava

Briana Delgado

Ariana Lopez

Mikayla Walsh

Ethan Bucaroff


7th Grade:

Jonathan Kronsburg

Diana Suarez

Vianca Lopez

Diana Tovar

Jay Robledo

Gabbie Beaz

Ashtyn Roney

Javier Camargo


8th Grade:

Erric Anglin-Smith

Cristian Saldana

Tressah Tuazon

Ava Fowler

Mario Cisneros

Sean Manalang

Olivia Schoos

Joshua O’Hara

Students of the Month - February 2017

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


Guadalupe Arteaga 

Nathalie Arellano 

Christian Beaz 

Brian Garcia 

Akayla Gaskin 

Katherine Gonzales 

Thomas Hoover 

Brian Lopez 

Huber Maciel 

Jaden Maurer 

Dylan Minor 

Ashley Palomares 

Ricardo Rodriguez 

Ricardo Ruiz

Key of the Month

FLEXIBILITY - Be willing to do things differently. Recognize what's not working and be willing to change what you're doing to achieve your goal.


Well done, 8th gr AVID standouts!  Mrs. Andersen has been working with two 8th grade AVID students, Cathy and Josue A., to teach Cornell Notes lessons to sixth graders.  One of the teachers was kind enough to share this feedback:  Cathy and Josue visited my class last Friday to model how to annotate the text, take notes, and formulate questions.  It was very impressive. Both were amazingJ  They kept a steady pace and interacted extremely well with the whole class. They both poised great confidence and knowledge.  Students were engaged; commenting that they made it easy to understand. 

Thank you ASB!   For getting around to the classrooms and sharing information about the Zero Waste program.

Nice job, Mrs. Washburn!  Thank you for a wonderful concert Monday evening and again 4th period on Tuesday.

Shakespeare Day:  Thank you to 7th grade ELA and History for working together to teach a great Shakespeare unit that included Romeo and Juliet and culminated in a performance by Intrepid Theater!

Thank you, Mrs. Johnson! Her classes enjoyed a presentation about energy from Birch Aquarium this week.

Welcome, Ms. Franklin!! Welcome to Kayla Franklin who just finished her first week in 8th grade language arts!!!

Eco Team!

Thank you to Mrs. Katie White and her EcoTeam!  Today was the last pick up of recyclables since we will soon be phasing into the Zero Waste Program.  Mrs. White and her students have been proactively getting things rolling and caring about our carbon footprint!! We thank you! The following are our EcoTeam students:  


Paul Garcia                     

Thomas Hoover                   

Mele Letuligasenoa                

Criz’tina Lopez                

Fatima Manzano                 

Nancy Mendez                      

Adalberto Ortiz                

Judith Pineda                      

Jazzlyn Ramos          

Mary Raya                      

Antonio Rivera                    

Jordan Robbins

Ricardo Rodriguez         

Elmer Rodriguez Diaz          

Farahan Talukder                  

Kalena Taulau