Welcome!

August 29, 2022

Big picture

Back to School Night- This Thursday

Our Back to School Night is this Thursday, September 1 from 6:00-7:15 pm. This will be an in-person event! Please be sure to bring the copy of your child's schedule they brought home or check their schedule on Aeries. After an initial overview session in the MPR, you will follow the bell schedule through all of their classes. We look forward to seeing you there!
Big picture

Picture Make-Up Day- Thursday, September 1st

If your child did not get their school picture taken yet, they can get it taken this Thursday, September 1st during school hours.

Family Engagement Opportunity- LOVE AND LOGIC

OUSD will again be offering three series of the Parenting the Love & Logic Way workshops this fall. Please see the attached flyers for more detailed information.

Love & Logic Workshop (Eng)

Love & Logic Workshop (Span)

Be sure your child comes prepared each day!

Please take time the night before to make sure your student has all of the necessary materials and supplies ready for school the next day. We do not want to interrupt their class time to come to the office for forgotten supplies from home. We will be limiting those times to nutrition break and lunch so please be sure they come prepared each day! Thank you ahead of time for your support!
Big picture

School Supplies

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

Pencils

Pencil sharpener with case

Highlighters

Loose-leaf notebook paper

5-6 1” Spiral notebooks

Earbuds for listening to instructional content/videos

Colored Pencils

Ball point pen in two colors

Glue stick

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.

César Chávez Middle School

AVID National Demonstration School

A Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Pathway School

Big picture

Do you follow us on Twitter?

We post weekly about all of the learning and activities that our students are participating in.

Follow Chavez at: https://twitter.com/chavezms_pride

Follow Oceanside Unified School District at: https://twitter.com/osideusd?lang=en

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.


Please complete this google form with your interest to be a part of our council.

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

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.


Physical Distancing

There are no physical distancing requirements at this time, although students are encouraged to maintain personal space while on campus.


Hygiene

Hand sanitizer and hand washing stations are available throughout OUSD schools and facilities. OUSD will continue to promote safe hygiene practices with students.


Air Ventilation/Filtration

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.


Testing

OUSD continues to partner with American Safety Group and Citadel Diagnostics to provide free & voluntary COVID-19 testing to students, staff, and community members.

Oside USD in One Minute

Take a moment to watch the latest Oside USD In One Minute it will make you cheer!
Oside USD in One Minute - August 26, 2022 El Camino Cheercats