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7:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

STUDENT SERVICES

7:00 am - 3:15 pm

 

SCHOOL HOURS

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

 


ATTENDANCE LINE

Absences must be cleared within 5 school days after the student returns to school

(760) 966-4901

Veronica Duenas 

Veronica.duenas@oside.us

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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

Hello!

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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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

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.   

Absences

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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Wellness

 

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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 ON MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY.............
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Teacher Appreciation Week

Hello Chavez Parents!

Teacher Appreciation Week is soon approaching in May and we'd like to honor our wonderful teachers with a luncheon on Monday, May 2nd but we need your help! 

For more information and details on how we can all make this special day happen, please see the PTSA tab under OUR SCHOOL.

 

We appreciate your help.

 

Thank you. PTSA

Days Left of School!

Days Left of School!

Tails on Trails

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REGISTER NOW FOR $20

www.TriCityHospitalFoundation.org

 

Register between April 25 - May 6,

and receive a $5 discount!

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TESTING SCHEDULE

Monday- Friday, we will be on the following schedule:

April 25-30th schedule

Monday Bell schedule:

Period 1          7:30 - 8:50

Break               8:50  - 8:55

Period 2           8:58  - 9:10

Period 3           9:13 - 9:25

Period 4          9:28  - 10:48

Lunch              10:48 – 11:23

Period 5           11:25 - 11:37

Period 6           11:40 – 11:52

Period 7          11:55– 1:15

Tuesday-Friday Bell schedule:

Period 1          7:30 - 8:50

Break               8:50 - 8:58

Period 2           9:01 – 9:27

Period 3           9:30 – 9:56

Period 4          9:59 – 11:19

Lunch              11:19 – 11:54

Period 5           11:57 – 12:23

Period 6           12:26 – 12:52

Period 7          12:55 - 2:15

 

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Events for April 2016

April 28  – Track Meet @ MLK - 3pm

April 30  – Optimist Meet @ OHS - 3pm

Events for May 2016

May 2 – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

May 9 – Music Concert (beginning band/concert band) @ 5:30pm &

Music Concert (cadet orchestra/adv. orchestra/chorus and adv. chorus) @ 6:30pm - MPR

May 10 – Music Concert (period 3, 4) - MPR

May 11 – Career Day

May 12 – AVID 8th Grade Trip @ ECHS

May 12 – 7th Grade Trip @ Medieval Times

May 12 – 6th Grade Parent Night @ 6pm - MPR

May 13 – Music Concert @ Disneyland 

May 18 – PTSA Meeting @ 6pm - MPR

May 19 – Incoming 6th Graders Tour (tentative)

May 26 – GPA Awards Assembly (period 2, 3, 4) - MPR

May 26 – Yearbook Signing Party (tentative)

May 26 – Awards Night @ 6pm - MPR

May 27 – 8th Grade Promotion Breakfast (period 1, 2) - MPR

May 30 – NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day

May 31 – Super Grade Card Trip - Knott's Soak City

Events for June 2016

June 1 – 8th Grade Promotion Practice @ 8:30am

June 1 – 8th Grade Fieldtrip - Boomers

June 2 – 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony @ 8:30am

June 2 – Last Day of School @ 11:25am

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For Incoming 6th Graders!!

For Future Chavez Students entering 6th Grade!

Information Night at Chavez Middle School

Thursday, May 12th

6:00 pm 

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SBAC Student Testing

Our students will begin their State Testing, which is the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium), from March 11th - May 6th.  Your child will be bringing home a letter that contains information about the SBAC testing.  Please make sure that during the testing window your child is getting plenty of rest, and is eating a healthy breakfast. Thank you.

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NO SCHOOL - MEMORIAL DAY

In observance of Memorial Day, there will be no school on Monday, May 30, 2016. School will resume on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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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
 

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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

 

* PARA INFORMACION DE ESCUELA DE PREFENECIA EN ESPANOL - Mire abajo en la seccion nombrada NEWS. 

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.

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Nutrition Services New Location!

The Nutrition Services Department has moved. The new location is now:

707 Carey Rd.

Oceanside, CA 92058

760-966-4095

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!

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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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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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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.

WELCONNECT APP FOR FAMILIES ON THE MOVE

WELCONNECT APP FOR FAMILIES ON THE MOVE

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.   

Color Run was a Success!

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.

Southern Freshman Director Finalist

Southern Freshman Director Finalist

Congratulations to Kalani Hardyway for being chosen as the Southern Freshman Director! Kalani is an amazing student leader here at Cesar Chavez Middle School. She has put herself out there for a highly sought after position on the CASL State Board as Southern Freshman Director. This is her third year as an Associated Student Body Leader. Kalani submitted her application to run for the position along with numerous other student leaders from around the state; her application packet stood out amongst all other shining stars we call student leaders. Kalani was one of six finalists campaigning and spoke in front of hundreds and maybe even a thousand student leaders from across the southern part of California. We are proud of you Kalani!

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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. 

 

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:

 

- May 18 @ 6pm - MPR

 

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

Balance

Balance

Key of the Month

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

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Congratulations to the following staff for exemplifying one of the 8 Keys of Excellence:

Dalia Valencia

Yolanda Velasco

Deborah Whitbeck

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:

Santiago Carmona

Yajeim Zapien

Samuel Herrera

Matt Bailey

Harlley Martinez

Marle Gadelkarim

Luisa Tuimavave

Kimberly Miranda

 

7th Grade:

Larry Ward

Samantha Kinsey

Alexis Gonzalez

Juan Melgar

Jose Pantaleon

Paul Harrington

Rylan Lopez

Olivia Dematte

 

8th Grade:

Johnny Medina

Tera Hewitt

Tyler Tettleton

Neleh Coleman

 

Students of the Month - March 2016

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

Leslie Anastacio

Erric Anglin-Smith

Dominic Blumenreich 

Neleh Coleman 

Derek Enns

Victoria Flores 

Anthony Fuentes 

Rani Fuertes 

Samuel Herrera 

Erik Laina 

Luis Lopez 

Ashlynn Luna 

Nicholas Martinez 

Brian Mendoza 

Gabriel Molano

Maria Nolasco 

John Kenneth Ramo 

Trevor Taylor 

Juan Valdez 

Vistor Valdez 

Nelly Vasquez 

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.