August 29, 2022
Back to School Night- This Thursday
Picture Make-Up Day- Thursday, September 1st
Be sure your child comes prepared each day!
The following items are the basic items that all students should come to school with daily. Other items will be recommended specifically by teachers:
Chavez Student Planner (will be provided)
2”- 3” Binder and dividers for each class
Pencil sharpener with case
Loose-leaf notebook paper
5-6 1” Spiral notebooks
Earbuds for listening to instructional content/videos
Ball point pen in two colors
7th graders: additional 1” binder
OUSD is Committed to Safe and Secure Campuses
The Oceanside Unified School District is committed to maintaining safe and secure campuses in order to promote the health, and well-being of our students, families, and staff. The following prevention practices are in place to support the safety and security of our school.
- In September, all of our staff will participate in an Active Assailant training where we will learn and practice response protocols for keeping our students safe in the unlikely situation involving an armed intruder.
- Our school regularly practices disaster and evacuation drills with our students and staff, including a minimum of two lockdown drills per year.
- OUSD partners with the Oceanside Police Department to provide four dedicated School Resource Officers (SRO) who are trained members of the National Association of School Resource Officers. The SROs will respond to any safety issues that arise at any of our schools.
- OUSD employs a highly trained team of over 45 Campus Security who serve our middle schools, high schools, and Surfside Academy.
- This summer, our administrative and custodial team led by the Student Services Coordinator, SRO(s) and OPD SWAT Officers conducted a comprehensive campus security walkthrough.
- Our school has the Raptor Visitor Management System which tracks all visitors or volunteers entering campus. Authorized visitors are then presented with a clearly marked identification badge.
- Our school has a comprehensive Crisis Response Plan that is reviewed annually with all staff, and placed in all classrooms, that details how to safely respond to specific emergency situations.
Are you interested in serving on our School Site Council this year?
Would you be interested in serving on the César Chávez Middle School School Site Council as a parent representative? To nominate yourself, you may submit your name by using this form to the school office by Friday, September 9, 2022.
School Site Council is composed of staff and parent representatives who serve a two-year term. We meet up to five times a year to oversee the implementation of various programs in the school, including federally-funded programs. The School Site Council is a governing body that is responsible for deciding how to spend categorical money to improve the instructional program here at Cesar Chavez Middle School.
Device Protection Plan Window
The window to purchase the optional Chrome Device Protection Plan is now open.
The cost is $20 and coverage includes, but is not limited to, accidental damage, spills, and cracked screens. Participation is optional but highly recommended. With this coverage, there is no out of pocket cost for repairs to the Chrome device. Repairs without the protection plan can run between $40 and $285.
Payment can be made online www.paypams.com or in person at the district office.
Additional details are available at www.oside.us/its or by calling 760-966-4098.
Updated OUSD Health and Safety Protocols
Face coverings are recommended, but not required at OUSD schools or facilities, for students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are available upon request.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Individuals are expected to self screen for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to entering a OUSD school or facility.
There are no physical distancing requirements at this time, although students are encouraged to maintain personal space while on campus.
Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are available throughout OUSD schools and facilities. OUSD will continue to promote safe hygiene practices with students.
Air filtration systems are in place in all classrooms and office spaces. OUSD will continue to maximize the amount of outdoor air and/or use a ventilation system.
Students with a Positive Test
If your student has tested positive for COVID-19, they must stay home, and may return to school on day 6 with a negative antigen test taken on day 5 or after from the symptom onset, or from the positive test date if asymptomatic. At-Home COVID-19 test results meet the requirement for an antigen test result.
Without a negative test result, the student may return on day 11.
Students with Symptoms
If your student has symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home, and should test for COVID-19. Students may return to school when they are fever-free with significantly reduced symptoms for 24 hours. Only positive test results are required to be provided to the school.
Students with Community Close Contact
Students who are exposed to an individual infected with COVID-19 outside of school should test for COVID-19 within 3-5 days after the last exposure regardless of vaccination status. Test results do not need to be shared with the school, unless positive. Potentially exposed students may continue to attend school and all extracurricular activities, unless symptoms develop. Masks are recommended through day 10 following the exposure.
Students with School Close Contact
OUSD utilizes a group contact tracing model recommended by the CDPH for students potentially exposed to an individual infected with COVID-19 at school. Families of potentially exposed students will be notified of the date of the exposure. Potentially exposed students test for COVID-19 within 3-5 days after the last exposure regardless of vaccination status. Test results do not need to be shared with the school, unless positive. Potentially exposed students may continue to attend school and all extracurricular activities, unless symptoms develop. Masks are recommended through day 10 following the exposure.
COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits
At-Home COVID-19 testing kits are available at all OUSD school health offices for students with symptoms or school close contact. At-Home COVID-19 test results meet the requirement for an antigen test result.
TestingOUSD continues to partner with American Safety Group and Citadel Diagnostics to provide free & voluntary COVID-19 testing to students, staff, and community members.