King Middle School


Message from Mr. Wright

Dear King Families,

We've wrapped up the 3rd week of the grading period, and have officially passed the 2/3 point of the school year. Thank you for your continued support of your scholars by checking Aeries and Google Classroom to ensure all of their assignments have been turned in.

We're seeing an uptick in negative behaviors on campus. Please speak with your child about expected behavior on campus and remind them that their participation in our end of year activities is dependant on not only their GPA, but also demonstrated good behavior on campus and in the classroom.

Our PTSO has a fundraiser planned for Tuesday, see the information below to participate. It's a great opportunity to treat yourself to lunch or dinner and support the school!

New this week is the monthly newsletter from the Boys and Girls Club - see what our Lion Pride is doing after school!

Reminder that the Super Grade Card trip has been rescheduled to Friday, March 31 and Spring Break is coming up April 10 - 14. See you all Monday for another great week of learning.

Mr. Wright-Principal

Dates to Remember

Activities the week of Mar 20-24:

  • Wed 3/22 - Hippocrates Circle Trip to UCSD - 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Mark your calendar - Upcoming Events

  • Tues 3/28 Track Season Begins
  • Fri 3/31 - Super Grade Card Trip - RESCHEDULED
  • Mon-Fri 4/3 - 7 Spirit Week (details coming soon)
  • Tues 4/4 - New Lion Night (current 5th graders/parents) - 6:00 pm - MPR
  • Wed 4/5 - Fentanyl Awareness Assembly - 8th graders only - 1:15 - 2:15 pm
  • Fri 4/7 - MLK Carnival - 2:00 - 5:30 pm, Athletic Fields
  • Mon-Fri 4/10 - 14 Spring Break - no school
  • Mon 4/17 - Fri 4/28 IReady Diagnostic Testing - All Students
  • Wed-Thurs 4/19-20. PTSO Book Exchange - See information below
Friday News - March 17, 2023

NEW!! PTSO Fundraiser at Panda Express

Our next PTSO Dine Out Night will be at Panda Express located at 4121 Oceanside Blvd, on Tuesday, March 21, from 10am-9pm. They will donate 20% of event sales when you show a paper or digital copy of the flier. You can also order online or the app using the code 351716 in the fundraiser code box. Hope to see you there!

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NEW!! Boys and Girls Club Newsletter - March

See what's happening with our After School Program

NEW!!! OUSD Calendar 2023-2024 School Year

To help with your Summer and Fall Vacation planning:

OPD Traffic Support for OUSD Schools

You may have noticed that motor officers are going by schools during drop off and pick-ups to monitor traffic. They cannot be at every school daily but will rotate around the city. This will not be a mandatory enforcement detail but an observation, education, and last resort, enforcement. We want everyone to be safe, especially around our schools.

Please be aware that our officers will be present, and do not be alarmed. They are only monitoring our drop off and pick up procedures. If you get a chance, please thank our OPD partners for their support!

Coming Soon!! Book Request from PTSO

The PTSO is looking for donations of gently used, age appropriate books for their Annual 6th Grade Book Donation Drive, which will be held April 17-18.

Your donated books will help encourage the 6th, soon to be 7th graders, to read over the summer break. We need at least 400 books to ensure there is one for every 6th grader.

There is a box for book donations in the school office. Thank you for your support!

Course Scheduling for 2023-2024 School year

From your MLK Counselors:

We are getting ready for the upcoming 2023-24 school year:

  • During the month March, counselors will meet incoming 5th graders at the feeder schools and present elective course selection at that time. Thank you for supporting your student in making elective choices here at MLK.

Tuesday, March 21, Reynolds

Tuesday, March 28, Nichols

Friday, March 31, Ivey Ranch

  • 7th grade students completed their course selections on Feb 9 and 6th grade students completed their course selections on Feb 16. If your child has not made a selection for next year, please have them sign up with their MLK counselor.
  • ECHS Counselors met with 8th graders on Mar 8. Check with your student, the King Counselors or ECHS for scheduling information.

Track and Field Starts Soon!

Reminder: Track and Field sign-ups still open! Practice starts March 28th, and is held after school on Tue, Wed, and Thur., until 4:30pm. Meets are on 4/20, 4/27 and 5/4, and practices run until 5/11. Wear running shoes and bring a water bottle with your name on it daily.

To sign up see your PE teacher.

Fun Family Event at ECHS

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Love and Logic Parenting Workshops

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. Click the links below for more information. Sessions are held in English and Spanish.

Session 1 March 1 - April 19

Session 2 April 20 - June 1

Session 3 April 28 - June 9



New Resource for Military Families

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Information for English Language Learners / Información para estudiantes del idioma inglés

The OUSD Website has updated resources available for english language learners. Click the link below for more information.

El sitio web de OUSD tiene recursos actualizados disponibles para los estudiantes del idioma inglés. Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para más información.

Cold and Flu Season - Resources from OUSD

To help prepare for the cold and flu season, OUSD has information for families. Click the link below for information in English and Spanish.

OUSD Information for Parents

OUSD has a newsletter for Secondary Families.

Complete the brief survey and you could win a prize in the mindfulness giveaway!

(English and Spanish)

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Still Available!! - OUSD is Hiring!

Classified HR has implemented an expedited direct hiring process for Special Education Paraprofessionals in an effort to fill the vacancies we currently have.

Food Resource for North County Families

TriCity Pantries has food available weekly for families in need. When school is in session, distribution sites are at Surfside Academy, Laurel Elementary, Libby Elementary and Del Rio Elementary. For more information, please click the links below. TriCity gives to any family in need, not just OUSD families. Please spread the word!



Share the news of our Great School!

OUSD is interested in knowing what you have to say, and hopes you'll share it with the community too!

Go to Great School to share your great news!

Helpful Parent Resoure!! Blocksi Parent Access

Blocksi is a monitoring program that allows you to see your child's devices in real time.

Parent features include:

  • Bedtime and time access control on streaming media, social media, Youtube, gaming, etc. on student devices.

  • Enforce a strict policy on certain websites when the district Chromebook is at home.

  • View your child’s web history and get warned when blocked content is accessed.

To sign up, parents can go to

*The parent’s email address must match the parent email provided during student registration.

Las funciones para los padres incluyen:

  • Control de acceso a la hora de dormir y control de la duración de medios que se ven por internet, redes sociales, YouTube, juegos, etc. en dispositivos de los estudiantes.

  • Hacer cumplir una regla estricta para ciertos sitios web al usar el Chromebook del distrito en casa.

  • Ver el historial de internet de su hijo y recibir un aviso cuando accede a un contenido bloqueado.

Para más información, pueden visitar

Para crear una cuenta, los padres pueden visitar

*El correo electrónico del padre debe ser el mismo que se usa para el Portal de Padres de Aeries o las inscripciones.

Community Resource for Families

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

  • Sleep in Heavenly Peace is an all volunteer organization that builds and delivers beds to kids ages 3-17 that don't have a bed, and are sleeping in compromised situations.
  • Single, twin beds or bunk beds are delivered with a new mattress, new bedding, and a new pillow, all at no cost to the family
  • Focus is only in the Oceanside and Vista area,
  • Visit their website for the application process.
  • Volunteers to help build beds are needed too.

Click the link below for more information:

Warning from the DEA - please read!

The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the US. Since August 2022, DEA and law enforcement partners have seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills in 26 states. Dubbed "rainbow fentanyl" in the media, this trend appears to be a new method used by drug cartels to sell highly addictive and potentially deadly fentanyl made to look like candy to children and young people.

Click the link below for more information from the DEA.

OUSD has an App!!

All you need to know about OUSD at your fingertips - check aeries, get school and district updates, communicate with your child's teacher, right from the app.
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Community Partnerships

OUSD has several community partners to help families understand mental health challenges. If you think your student or family could benefit from these services, the Counselors at MLK are here to help. They can answer questions and assist with placement into services (some of which are provided on campus). Contact our counseling team by emailing or calling (760) 901-8800. For an introduction to the services our partners provide, click on the links below.
Love and Logic - English

OUSD is pleased to be able to offer three series of the Parenting the Love & Logic Way workshops this fall. Love and Logic is a Seven-Session Parent Skill Building Program.

Love and Logic - Spanish

OUSD se complace en poder ofrecer tres series de talleres de Parenting the Love & Logic Way este otoño.Love and Logic es un programa de desarrollo de habilidades para padres de siete sesiones

Care Solace

Care Solace provides mental and behavioral health supports as well as substance use treatment options.

North County Lifeline

Substance use and abuse services for youth up to age 21, on Medi-Cal, are uninsured or underinsured.

Palomar Family Counseling - English

Mental health and substance use counseling on the MLK campus.

Palomar Family Counseling - Spanish

Consejería de salud mental y uso de sustancias en el campus de MLK.

Free Bus Passes

All youth under the age of 18 qualify for a free rider pass from SANDAG/MTS/North County Transit. Click on the link for information on how to get and use the Pronto Pass.



Help for those with uncertain housing

Your child has the right to attend King even if your housing situation becomes uncertain. For assistance, you can contact your students' counselor, Mrs. Post, Myeshia Whigham at the District Office, or the State Coordinator (contact info below).
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