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Superintendent’s Vision Statement

“The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."

New Family Survey

Parent  Survey.jpgParents of families new to the Oceanside Unified School District, including those who have come to the district during the past three years, are encouraged to take a short survey to share their experiences on being welcomed to OUSD.  Your opinions, concerns and suggestions will be greatly appreciated and helpful to the district.  Simply click Welcoming Parents Survey to share your thoughts. 

Encuesta sobre Bienvenida a las Nuevas Familias

Parent  Survey.jpgA los padres de las familias nuevas al Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside (OUSD), incluidos los que llegaron al distrito durante los últimos tres años, se les anima a participar en una breve encuesta para compartir sus experiencias sobre su bienvenida al distrito OUSD. Sus opiniones, inquietudes y sugerencias serán sumamente apreciadas y útiles para el distrito. Para participar simplemente hagan clic en Encuesta sobre bienvenida a los padres de familia.



The WelConnect app connects families to available resources and support programs provided by their school district, their schools, the surrounding community, and the US military. It's available to download on your device from the Apple iTunes Store, or Google Play for Android.Click here to download.   


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The WelConnect app connects families to available resources and support programs provided by their school district, their schools, the surrounding community, and the US military. It's available to download on your device from the Apple iTunes Store, or Google Play for Android.Click here to download.   

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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!

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

New District Absence produres

Attention Parents:

The OUSD Board of Education amended administrative regulation 5113(a) effective August 26th, 2014 regarding student absences. The policy now reads, "Absences must be cleared within 5 school days after the student returns to school."  

In accordance with this new policy, please make sure that you clear your student's absence within five (5) school days after their return. To report your child's absence please call our attendance line at 760-901-8801. Just a reminder in order to excuse your child's tardy it must be for medical reasons. 

The potential for a large-scale earthquake in Southern California is as great as it is unpredictable.  Here in the Oceanside Unified School District, the safety of our students and staff is always our utmost concern. 

With more than 22 million people living and working in this region of the country, the district wants to emphasize the importance of being prepared should a catastrophic earthquake ever strike.  On Thursday, October 20th at approximately 10:20am, the OUSD (this includes all support buildings), along with a number of city and county agencies, will take part in the Great Southern California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history.

The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help everyone understand what to do and what to expect during such a catastrophe.  As part of this important drill, all of our schools will practice what is commonly referred to as “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” an exercise designed to protect students and staff from injury during an earthquake.

Coffee with a Cop

Join the Oceanside Police Department and OUSD staff for Coffee with a Cop at Mission Elementary on Thursday, October 27 from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Click here for more information.  

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Por favor, únase al Departamento de Policía y el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside (OUSD) al evento, Café con un Policía, que tendrá lugar en Mission Elementary School el jueves, 27 de octubre de 2:15 p.m. a 4:45 p.m. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información. 

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German Students Visiting Our School in April


From April 17-27, 2017, 25 students and two teachers from Germany will visit our campus to learn about life in California. We are looking for MLK students/families interested in being hosts for our visitors. Would you like to learn more about hosting a German student? 

Attend our German Exchange Information Meeting:

October 26, 2016

Room B1

6:30pm to 7:00pm

Thank you for supporting our international student exchange. 

8th grade-the outsiders day


The Outsiders Day, on October 31,  is the culminating activity to the students completing the novel The Outsiders by SE Hinton. The kids LOVE this book. The English teachers got together last year to create an “experience” for the students that centered around the time when the Outsiders takes place.  


The 8th graders will follow a special schedule, rotating through 7 stations, from 7:30 am – 11:15 am,  including:


1. Creating a Facebook page for one of the characters – hosted by Math Department

2. Dances of the time period

3. Dodgeball – hosted by the PE Department -  to simulate the two rival gangs in the story

4. Car Show – we expect 10-15 cars on display

5. Historical Perspective – hosted by the History Department - The Space Race/Fashion of the time

6. Under the influence – hosted by SRO (you) – connecting to the use of alcohol in the book

7. Science of Smoking – hosted by the Science Department – connecting to the use of tobacco in the book

The students will end their day with the showing of the Outsiders movie in the MPR.


PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!   If you can help for an hour or two, please sign up via our Sign-Up Genius:

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“Science vs. Science Fiction”


Fall Book Club- Kick-Off “Read the Book” -Tuesday, 11/15/16 6-7 pm MPR

“Share the Story”- Tuesday, 1/17/17 6-7 pm MPR 


Please join Principal Smedley for Coffee with the Principal 

Where: B-1

Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am


October 6th

Meeting minutes


November 10th

December 8th

February 9th 

March 9th

April 4th




Oct. 4-PTSO Meeting Library 6 pm

Oct. 4-Volleyball and Flag football games @San Elijo Middle School in San Marcos

Oct. 5-Volleyball Game vs Lincoln @ MLK 3:15

Oct.-6-Coffee w/the Principal 9:00 am-10:00 am

Oct. 6-Volleyball and Flag Football games @ MLK 3:15

Oct. 7-Cross Country Meet in Walnut Grove in San Marcos 4:30

Oct. 10-Practice Lockdown Drill @ 9:25 am

Oct. 10-Volleyball vs Sullivan @ MLK 3:30

Oct. 10-Flag Football game vs Sullivan @ MLK 3:30 

Oct. 11-JV Volleyball Middle School Tournament @ MLK 3:00

Oct. 11-JV Flag Football Tournament @ MLK 3:00

Oct. 12-Breast Cancer Awareness-Wear Pink!

Oct. 12-Volleyball Game vs Olive Pierce @ MLK 3:30

Oct. 13 Varsity Volleyball Middle School Tournament @ MLK 3:00

Oct. 13-Varsity Flag Football Game @ MLK 3:00

Oct. 13-Cross Country @ Moonlight Beach in Encinitas 4:30

Oct. 14-Mt Sac Invitational in Walnut, Ca TBA

Oct. 18-Pit Stop Fundraiser- 6:30 am-10:00 pm Flyer

Oct. 19-Breast Cancer Awareness-Wear Pink!

Oct. 20-Cross Country meet Woodland Park San Marcos 4:30

Oct. 21-Marine Obstacle Course Challenge-PE Dept Field/Track

Oct. 24-28 Red Ribbon Week 

Oct. 25-School Site Council Conf Room-3:00 pm

Oct. 26-Breast Cancer Awareness-Wear Pink!

Oct. 26-Halloween Dance MPR-2:30-4:00 pm

Oct. 26-Boys Basketball Practice begins 2:30-4:00

Oct. 27-CPR Class Library-3:00-5:00 (Limited to 30 students) CPR Permission Slip

Oct. 27-Cross Country Championships Kit Carson Park in Escondido 4:00 

Oct. 28-Anti-Bully Campaign Ambassador Training for selected students 

Oct. 31-Outsider's Day-8th Grade




Nov. 1 ELAC Meeting B-1 10:00 am-11:00 am

Nov. 1 PTSO Meeting Library 6:00 pm

Nov. 2 Fundraiser Distribution Pickup Back of MPR 

Nov. 4 Ignite What's Right Assembly MPR-

Nov. 7 Jog-a-thon Kick Off

Nov. 8 Minimum Day Dismal 12:32 pm

Nov. 10 Jog-a-thon PE All day

Nov. 11 Veteran's Day- No School

Nov. 15 Book Club Kick Off MPR 6:00 pm

Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving Break No School 

Nov. 29 ELAC Meeting B-1 10:00 am-11:00 am

School Safety and Security Information

The safety of our students and staff is always the Oceanside Unified School District’s primary concern. Click here for safety and security meetings and informational materials regarding an individual who has been released from law enforcement custody.

Información acerca de la seguridad en las escuelas
La seguridad de los alumnos y los empleados es siempre la prioridad del distrito unificado de Oceanside. Presione aquí si desea más información acerca de la persona que ha sido puesta en libertad por las autoridades y para obtener el horario de las juntas programadas, en las que se le dará información acerca de la seguridad en nuestras escuelas.

Data Confirmation window opens july 28th

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All returning students must go on to the parent portal and data confirm and make any changes. The window for online data confirmation will open on July 28th. You will need to confirm the data confirmation for the 2016-2017 school year. Simply complete the process online, print your 2016-2017 Emergency Card and bring two proof of residencies to Lion Camp. Returning students and students coming to us from an Oceanside elementary school may confirm their data by going to your on Aeries Parent Portal. 


New students to the district:

Please register at Once you register you will need to create a parent portal in Aeries in order to continue the online process. **You will need to call the school to get the student ID and verification code for Aeries in order to continue with the data confirmation. Once you have confirmed the data you will need to print and bring the signed 2016-2017 Emergency Card along with the following required documents. The enrollment forms from the online registration, Birth Certificate, shot record, 2 proofs of address, and the last semester report card. **Important Please make sure to put a home number when registering your child for the 1st time as a new student because the system will not allow you to continue creating a parent portal account.


Parents who have returning students to King or any OUSD Student, you will need to create a parent portal in order to do the online data confirmation. 

To create a parent portal for NEW and RETURNING students please go to the Aeries parent portal.

Instructions for Parent Portal

Please contact us or stop by if you need further assistance or have questions. We are available from 8:00-12:30 pm starting August 1st. We do APPRECIATE your patience. 760-901-8800

2017 Washington DC Trip

8TH Grade Washington D.C 2017

Trip dates:  April 8 – April 12, 2017 (Spring Break)


There will be a meeting for all interested students and parents on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Chavez Multi-Purpose Room. If you attend the meeting and register by September 24, 2016 you will save $25 on the cost of the trip!

Register online at, by phone 1-800-468-5899 or by mail using the registration form inside the information packet.


Use trip ID # 129150 when registering

Please call the 1-800-468-5899 to see if you qualify for the FLAG scholarship.  Families with annual adjusted gross incomes up to $85,000 may qualify. You do NOT need to be registered to inquire.

In November we will have a fundraiser to further help towards the expense of the trip.

For more information please contact email Mrs. Allen at

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King Parents-

We are excited to offer you a new morning student drop off option. Due to parent feedback concerning traffic issues on Ivey Ranch Road near, the front of the school, King will be emending its traffic plan with the city.

Starting Januarys 4th, we will be opening the gate on Mesa drive near the edge of the tennis courts. Parents will be able to park along the west side of Mesa drive, and students may enter at the “tennis court gate”. There will be a Security guard manning this gate from 7am until 730am Monday through Friday.

The West side of Mesa drive provides ample pull-in and pull-out space so please avoid the traffic on Ivey Ranch at the front of school by dropping your student at the new entry gate starting January 4th.



Greg Smedley



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Principal Smedley is very excited to provide the monthly Middle Years News Letter for parents.

The purpose of the newsletter is to show parents how to improve their children's school success- and behavior-during the middle years. 

Middle grade children go through dramatic changes and desperately need their parents’ support. Many parents want to help, but aren’t sure what to do. With Middle Years, this will provide you with articles that will help:

  • understand their middle graders’ behavior
  • build respect, responsibility, empathy, and more
  • support homework and study skills
  • stay involved—middle-school style
  • set age-appropriate rules and expectations
  • promote health and safety
  • emphasize the importance of education

October 2016 

October 2016 Spanish

November 2016

November 2016 Spanish

December 2016 

December 2016 Spanish


free/reduced meal application

Free/Reduced Meal Application


Click here to apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals "ONLINE"

  • Easy Step by Step Instructions
  • You will receive a Confirmation Number of your accepted application
  • Applications will be processed between 1 and 10 days depending on the volume of applications currently being process

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

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ParentLink App Demonstration Video

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OPD Traffic News

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 Core Values

  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Never Give Up
  • Generosity

School Hours


7:30 am-1:15 pm


7:30 am -2:15 pm

1290 Ivey Ranch Road
Oceanside, CA  92057

(760) 901-8800 Office
Office Hours 

Monday 7:00 am - 1:45 pm 


7:00 am-3:00 pm
(760) 967-4154 Fax

Attendance Line:
(760) 901-8801

mlk calendar of events 2016-2017

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

no bullying.jpgThe local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

button-orange-stacked.pngOUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers.  Click King Middle School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.

To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.

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.  

2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

Handbook 2.JPGThe OUSD 2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook is now available for viewing online.  The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.  Parents can also download a PDF version of this guide.  Click English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.


Would 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.