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Young Writers' Camp

This summer, Oceanside Unified School District and the National Writing Project at CSUSM will partner to offer a Young Writer’s Camp to students entering the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade next fall from June 9-13, 2014.  During camp, students will examine and experience the writing process, meet and collaborate with a local published author, and present their work at an Open Mic celebration.  The camp’s goal is to inspire students to develop their own writing craft. This will be the only Young Writer’s Camp offered in Oceanside! For more information, please contact Melanie Stone at 760-901-8897.


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Wellness Policy


The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education.  

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.  

Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living!

The end of the next grading period is Friday, April 11.
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Welcome to King Middle School Home of the Lions!

King’s Vision Statement:

Students, Staff, and Parents of King Middle School are dedicated to relevant and collaborative learning at the highest scholarly level ensuring ethics, innovation, and global citizenship.


8th Grade Promotion - 1:00 p.m. - June 4th

In an effort to accommodate all of our 8th grade families, we will be moving promotion to the field area at King.  All of our eligiblepromotion.jpg 8th graders will be promoting in the same ceremony.  The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. on the upper field here at King.  We will have an 8th grade awards night for students by invitation only.  This ceremony will be held in our MPR on Monday, June 2nd, beginning at 6:00 p.m.  We’re very excited about the ability to accommodate the entire 8th grade class in one promotional ceremony.  Please help us in ensuring this day is filled with fond memories by following our guidelines for seating and parking.  More information on the ceremony will be posted soon.  Thanks for your support. 

Play Ball! Book Club

book club.jpgThe Play Ball! Book Club event is just around the corner!  Get ready to share your experience about Jackie Robinson or Mamie “Peanut” Johnson.   Parents and students must have completed one of the book selections to participate.  It’s going to be a great night!  Come out and have some fun – talk about baseball – and learn something new!  April 15th – from 6:30 pm -8:00 pm in the MPR.  If you have questions, please contact Christina DeSanto, SBRT.

5th Grade Parent Information

Our Parent Information Night for our incoming 6th graders for the 2014-15 school year took place on Thursday, March 13.  Click HERE for a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation that was presented that evening.  Elective forms are available under the Students tab.  Remember you must reside in the King attendance area to be pre-enrolled in King.  If you live outside our attendance area, you must fill in a School of Choice form.  If you have any questions, we can be reached at 760-901-8804. 


Green Oceanside, OUSD Teaming up for Annual Contest

GreenOceansideLogo_2.jpgEnvironmentally conscientious students are invited to use their creative talents in this year’s City of Oceanside “Create to Educate” performance art contest. All students in grades 1-12 are eligible to creatively express through writing, song, video or art how our community can help improve and save the environment.

Recycling, preserving natural resources, water conservation and renewable energy are some of the many areas for students to focus their entries. Click Create to Educate for contest rules and details.

The City of Oceanside also encourages students, teachers and parents to take part in Earth Month 2014. Visit www.greenoceanside.org to learn more about activities and learning opportunities.  For further information, contact Oceanside Environmental Specialist Jenna Roripaugh, at jroripaugh@ci.oceanside.ca.us or by calling 760-435-5828.

promotion and end of year activities expectations

Dear Parents and Eighth Grade Students,

Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning the end of the year activities for our eighth grade students. As we begin ourdiploma.jpg second semester of the 2013-14 school year, we should all be reminded how exciting this time of year is for all our students, but especially our eighth graders. Eighth grade students will be excited about the beach bash and promotion, as well as moving to the high school.

Traditionally at this time a year, we find that many of our students start to lose interest in schoolwork and increase their interest in socialization. However, it is King's expectation that all students continue to follow the district, school, and classroom policies that were set forth at the beginning of this school year and reinforced throughout. In order to ensure that all students are prepared for promotion and the beach bash, we decided to start early and remind often!

The end of the year activities have a criteria that must be met by May 1, 2014. Students who do not meet the criteria will not be allowed to attend promotion or end of the year events.  Letters have been mailed home to the families of all 8th grade students.  For a copy of the letter in English and Spanish, click HERE.  This letter outlines the criteria that have been established for promotion and Beach Bash, including a GPA requirement and dress code.  It is important that EVERYONE understand what our expectations are.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact an administrator or counselor.

OPD Traffic News

traffic.jpgOPD officers are in the area of the school at both drop off and dismissal times in an effort to ensure the safe travel of all students.  Please abide by the traffic laws and posted zones, show respect for school staff, and be courteous drivers.  The safety of all of the children is our primary concern. 

  • The bike lane was modified along Mesa Drive to allow for more parking along the north side of the road.  This parking area is not being used and is available to ease drop off and pick up of students.  This is a less congested alternative to the busy MLK park parking lots. 
  • The “right turn on red” ability from westbound Mesa to northbound Via Rancho is now restricted during student drop off times.  Violations will be enforced, and tickets will be issued. 
  • Please respect the red curb lines and do not park there to pick up or drop off a student.  This includes the driveways to the church.
  • Please respect the direction of school security staff as they try to assist students in using the crosswalks.  Do not block the crosswalks.  Additional crosswalks have been added on the access streets near the school.  Tickets may be issued any time you are blocking a crosswalk.

We are also continuing to get reports of parents dropping off their students in the middle of traffic and kids running between vehicles!  This creates a very unsafe situation and a student will be hurt.

Marquee Requests

marquee.jpgWould you like to see your student's name up in lights?  You can now request a birthday message on our new marquee.  Click HERE for the order form and all of the information.  You can also place your orders online at our Webstore.  If you have any questions, you can contact Stephanie in our Student Store at 760-901-8824.

Make Money for King Every Time You Grocery Shop!!!

Dear Parents and Staff,

Here is an easy way for our school to make money, and it doesn't cost you a thing!  We all have to eat, so we are asking you to register your Ralph's grocery store cards (and Von's, Macy's, or other participating merchant cards ~ see the Escrip merchant list).  Tell everyone you know to register theirs as well.  All you have to do is take a few minutes to register, then use your cards when you shop!!!

Estimados padres,

Aqui estan unas maneras de recaudar dinero para la escuela.  Si tienen una tarjeta de las tiendas Ralph's o Von's, estamos pidiendo que registren su tarjeta en el internet.  Solamente tienen que registrarla y usarla cuando vayan de compras.

Registration Information in English 

Registration Information in Spanish


1290 Ivey Ranch Road
Oceanside, CA  92057

(760) 901-8800 Office
Office Hours - 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

(760) 967-4154 Fax

Attendance Line:
(760) 901-8801

King's Core Values

  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Never Give Up
  • Generosity

Flu Prevention and Protection

Flu Season.jpgThe Oceanside Unified School District strongly encourages all students and parents to utilize precautionary health measures to help prevent the spread of germs that can lead to illness.  Click English or Spanish to learn more about what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming infected, and what to do should you become ill.

Common Core Math Parent Nights

CC Logo.jpgParents of middle and high school students are invited to attend a parent information night focusing on Common Core Math Standards for secondary students. Click Common Core Math for presentation details.

Two sessions will be held:

  • Thursday, April 10, OHS Multipurpose Room, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 16, ECHS Truax Theatre, 6 p.m.

Parents may attend one or both sessions. For more information, please call 760-966-7853.

Common Core Parent Information

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpgCalifornia is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics.   This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards.  Click the Common Core link above to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.

Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

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.  

Student/Parent Handbook Available Online


The 2012-13 OUSD Student/Parent Handbook is now available online.  Printable PDF versions in both English and Spanish can be obtained by clicking on the links below.   A hardcopy of this document may also be obtained at your child's school site or through the district's main or ESS offices. 

Student/Parent Handbook (English)

Student/Parent Handbook (Spanish)