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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.  

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.

Family Survey

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..........Join us for the Family Movie Night on October 9!!! More details below..........

Early Release Day, Thursday, October 15

All students will be released at 12:35pm on Thursday, October 15. Thank you.


Events for October 2015

October 7  – Lunch Time Activity: Pumpkin Dig

October 8  – Volleyball Tournament at MLK @ 3:00pm (JV and Varsity)

October 8  – ELAC Meeting in MPR @ 6:00pm

October 9  – Family Movie Night in MPR @ 5:30pm 

October 10  – Bosses Day

October 13  – STEM Ambassadors on campus

October 13  – Volleyball Jamboree at MLK @ 3:00pm (Junior Varsity)

October 13  – Flag Football Championship at MLK @ 3:00pm (Junior Varsity)

October 14  – Volleyball Jamboree at MLK @ 3:00pm (Varsity)

October 14  – Flag Football Championship at MLK @ 3:00pm (Varsity)

October 15  – Minimum Day @ 12:35pm

October 16  – Spirit Day: Wear Pink

October 21  – PTSA Meeting in C-21 @ 8:00am

October 21  – Lunch Time Activity: Candy Corn Hunt

October 22  – Cherrydale Delivers Items

October 22  – Title I Parent Meeting in MPR @ 6:00pm

October 26  – Red Ribbon Week

October 28  – Coffee with the Principal @ 9:00am

October 30  – Spirit Day: Cougar Pride - Wear Cougar colors




Join us for Family Movie Night!

Hello Chavez Families!

Grab the kiddos, some blankets and come on down to join us for a Family Fun Friday Movie Night!!!

Date: Friday, October 9, 2015

Movie: Hotel Transylvania

Time: Food @ 5:30pm, Movie: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

For more questions, please contact us at 760-966-4900.



Red Ribbon Week, October 26-30!

October 26  – Spirit Day: Wear Red

October 27  – Spirit Day: Mismatch Sock Day

October 28  – Spirit Day: Hat Day

October 29  – Spirit Day: Crazy Hair Day

October 30  – Spirit Day: Cougar Pride - Wear Cougar colors



We are looking for additional parents to join the School Site Council for a 2 year term from fall 2015 through the summer of 2017. School Site Council is governance body made up of teachers, administrators, students, parents and other school personnel. SSC determines how certain school funding is distributed, approves the Site Safety Plan and the SPSA (Single Plan for Student Achievement t). SSC meetings are held on Tuesday's afterschool at 2:15pm.

If you-are interested in serving on the SSC, please complete the attached form in the NEWS section below and return to the office as soon as possible, thank you.


Parent Skill Building Program


A Six-Session Parent Skill Building Program designed by the Love and Logic Institute™

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 am to 10:30 am

Session 1     10/13/2015

Session 2     10/20/2015

Session 3     10/27/2015                     Location:

Session 4     11/03/2015                     Reynolds Elementary

Session 5     11/10/2015                     4575 Douglas Dr.

Session 6     11/17/2015                     Oceanside, CA 92057










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) 901-7200 to reserve your seat and materials. Childcare will be available.



School Psychologist Mental Health Itinerant Team:

Carol Thorne, Holly Fogliatti, & Kelly Graham Flores

Independent Love and Logic™ Facilitators 


Sport of the Season - FLAG FOOTBALL & VOLLEYBALL!

This season, we have both Flag Football and Volleyball. 


Date: September 8th - October 16th

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!



Non-Homework Opportunity Program
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Published: 9/18/15

Marquee Request Form
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Published: 9/14/15

School Supply List
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Published: 6/10/15

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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.


2015 Girl Tech Conference & Expo

The 2nd Annual Girl Tech Conference & Expo will take place on

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015

Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Place: Mira Costa College

Oceanside Campus

1 Barnard Drive

Oceanside, CA 92056

There will be hands on STEM workshops, music and Expo Valuable information on STEM careers. 

* DEADLINE: October 14, 2015

Applications available at Student Services.


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:

- October 28

- December 9

- January 13

- February 10

- 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:

- October 21

- November 18

- December 16

- January 20

- February ?

- March 16

- April 20

- May 18

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

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Key of the Month

OWNERSHIP - Take responsibility for actions. Be responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words and actions. OWN the choices you make and the results will follow. 

8 Keys of Excellence Staff

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

Mike Florio

Johanna Fruin

Dave Lashinsky

Jenny Morgan

JoAnita Washburn

8 Keys of Excellence Students

Congratulations to the following students who's name were drawn for exemplifying one of the 8 Keys of Excellence:

Sean Almia  

Brandyn Anglin

Yessenia Antonio        

Juan Beaz             

Isai Canseco               

Kimberly Castandas

Juan Castillo

Kristian Dunn

Anthony Garcia                      

Shayla Grimmett        

Emily Guerrero    

Hector Hernandez      

Tony Hernandez

Hakeem Lewis                        

Steven Luong       

Ashley McKeag                      

Juan Melgar               

Cesar Ortega                            

Brian Ponce Covarrubias 

Gabi Santillan       

Natalia Santana                     

Aaron Torres        

Cesar Torres

Christian Valles           

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

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