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
Parents 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
A 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.
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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!!!
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.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
By law, all students entering the 7th grade must show proof of the Tdap immunization. The immunization must have been given on or after their 7th birthday.
Please bring your child’s updated immunization record to the health office so we may update our records. Your student will not be able to register or attend classes for the 2015-2016 school year without proper documentation of this immunization.
FAMILY LIFE/SEX EDUCATION
Dear Parent or Guardian,
During the spring, teachers at King Middle School will be presenting the district's Family Life/Sex Education Curriculum. The curriculum has been approved by the Board of Education and complies with the requirements of the California Education Code.
Students will receive the Family Life/Sex Education instruction unless we are notified otherwise in writing. If you do not wish your child to receive this instruction, please complete the opt-out form and return to the school by Friday, April 24, 2015.
King Middle School has been designated as a Zero Waste School and in an effort to become more "green" we will make these forms available for those who wish to opt out. The objectives for each grade level and the opt-out form is available below or you can pick one up in our front office.
Please contact your child's science teacher if you need additional information.
Thank you for your cooperation.
8th grade Promotion and Spring Picture Day!
Make-up day : April 23rd from 10 am-12 pm only
Just a reminder that all 8th graders need to take a picture in order for their picture to be on the promotion certificates. Just a reminder that the dress code still applies.
New State Testing Period Underway District-Wide
Students in grades 3-8, and 11, are now taking part in the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASP) online testing program. These new exams will be administered during the next two months and replace the longtime STAR tests students have taken in previous years. The CAASP exam covers computer adaptive tests in English/Language Arts, mathematics, and a traditional paper-based science evaluation.
Please click OUSD Testing to read more about this new exam process. Or click Practice Exams to access the state’s Smarter Balanced Practice Test website. For further information on the CAASP exams, visit the California Department of Education.
Hello King Families,
We are having another Dine Out Night on April 20th from 5-8 at Noodles & Company on El Camino Real. Please come and support MLK’s PTSO, 20% of the proceeds goes back to the school.
Please see the attached flyer.
Cox Communications continues to partner with the Computers 2 San Diego Kids (C2SDK) Foundation to expand their successful Connect2Compete (C2C) program. This program allows eligible families to purchase a professionally refurbished computers from $50-$80, depending on display/monitor model, and home internet access from Cox Communications for $10/month. We have scheduled a distribution event below.
Junior National Honor Society
MLK has invited 25 students and two teachers from Joseph-Bernhart school in Türkheim, Germany for a fantastic California adventure. We are in need of host families for the visiting German students! This is a great opportunity for our MLK students and families to make new friends and learn about another country. The dates of visit are from May 22 to June 2. Please contact Mr. Alvarado (the travel coordinator) at Lincoln Middle at 760-901-8972, or stop by the MLK school administrative office for more information.
Measles Awareness and information for parents
Measles Information for Parents
The San Diego County Office of Health and Human Services has verified several reported cases of measles throughout the county. Please know that NO cases of this highly contagious viral infection have been reported in the Oceanside Unified School District.
Click Measles Information to learn more about what you can to help prevent the spread of this condition, and what to do should you suspect your child or some other person in your family or household may have symptoms of measles. In the event of any reported cases in our district, you will be informed. Visit Centers for Disease Control for further information.
Información para los Padres sobre el Sarampión
La Oficina de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de San Diego ha verificado varios casos de sarampión en el condado. Por favor, sepan que NO se han reportado casos de esta infección viral altamente contagiosa en el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside.
Hagan clic en Información sobre el Sarampión para leer sobre lo que ustedes pueden hacer para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de esta enfermedad, y qué hacer si usted sospecha que su hijo/a u otro miembro de la familia o del hogar pueden tener síntomas de sarampión. En caso de que se reporte algún caso en nuestro distrito, se les avisará. Para mayor información visiten los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades.
School of Choice Application Process for 2015-16 begins January 5
Interdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year
Coffee with The Principal!
Please come join Principal Smedley the second Wednesday of every month to chat.
WHERE: ROOM B-1
TIME: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
JANUARY 14, 2015
FEBRUARY 11, 2015
MARCH 11, 2015
MAY 13, 2015
ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents
A new ParentLink App for smart phones is now available to OUSD parents. The App aims to provide and improve all avenues of district and student communication and information for parents. Watch the ...more
ParentLink App Demonstration Video
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New District Student Absence Policy
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.
Online Data Confirmation Window Opens Again on August 1st
All students must register for school each year. This year is the first year that the Oceanside Unified School District is streamlining the process by allowing online data confirmation/registration. ...more
OPD Traffic News
OPD 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 ...more
Martin Luther King Event Calendar 2014-2015
KING MIDDLE SCHOOL
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King's Core Values
OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination
The 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
OUSD 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
California 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
The 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
The 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.