King Middle School


Message from Mr. Wright

Dear King Families,

We've wrapped up the 4th week of the grading period, and are quickly approaching the 12 week Progress Report. Please be aware that GPA at the 12 week point is used to determine eligibility for end of the year activities; so continue to support your scholar with their academics by checking Aeries and Google Classroom on a regular basis.

Track and Field season starts next week, and the Super Grade Card Trip and Carnival are coming up. Check the calendar for details.

The Yearbook has gone to the publisher for printing. Students will be notified next week if they have purchased a yearbook and spot in the Yearbook signing party. Yearbooks are still available for purchase at the student store, get yours before they sell out!

Reminder again that 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 26 - 31:

  • SUNDAY 3/26 3:30 - 4:15 - OUSD Honor Band and Orchestra Concert - OHS PAC (come support your Lion performers!)
  • Tues 3/28 Track Season Begins
  • Fri 3/31 - Super Grade Card Trip - RESCHEDULED

Mark your calendar - Upcoming Events

  • Mon 4/3 - PTSO Meeting 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Zoom (link will be available in the 3/31 Smore)
  • 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 24, 2023

TOMORROW - 3/26 - Honor Concert

Tomorrow, a select group of MLK Musicians will be performing in the first annual OUSD Honor Concert. Students from the MLK Bands and Orchestras either created a video audition or were recommended by Ms. Washburn to participate. Students rehearsed as full ensembles and small instrument groups all day Saturday and Sunday morning to prepare for the Sunday afternoon concert. Please come and hear their amazing sounds!

SUNDAY - March 26, 2023 - 3:30 p.m. - Oceanside High School Performing Arts Theater - 1 Pirates Cove, Oceanside, CA.

NEW!!! Be Prepared for 23-24!

OUSD would like to remind 6th grade parents that students must be up to date on Immunizations in order to start 7th grade. For more information, see the Immunization page on the OUSD Website.

New!!! Yearbook Purchases / Signing Party

There are a limited number of copies of the yearbook available for purchase, if you have not purchased yours, time is running out!

Any student who has purchased a yearbook can also purchase a ticket to the signing party.

See Ms. Weaver in the Student Store for more information.

**All students who have already purchased a yearbook/party ticket will receive confirmation this week.

THIS WEEK!!! Track and Field

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.

Please Help!! Carnival Volunteers Needed

On Friday, April 7th, ASB is throwing their annual Spring Carnival for MLK Middle School and we need your help! We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with the various activities at the carnival including Zorb balls, Bungee Run,Mega Obstacle, Wipe Out, and Bag Check. We would prefer if you could stay the full duration from 1:30-5pm. Please click the link below to sign up. Thank you so much!

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!

Boys and Girls Club Newsletter - March

See what's happening with our After School Program

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!

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 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.

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.

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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