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    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

    AVID Logo

                      Our school is now designated as an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction.  As you may be aware,
                    AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination – is something we implement at our school as a                         college  readiness system where we

                            1. Commit to equity and opportunity for ALL students on a campus
                            2. Promote rigorous academic opportunities for our students
                            3. Deploy highly effective, research-based instructional practices across the school

                         Whether our students are taking AVID as an elective class, or exposed to and using the skills and                        tools AVID  brings our teachers in core classes, we wanted you to know that our staff is recognized                         by AVID as a TOP example of work in these important areas.

                                                           For more information about AVID, please contact our counseling office or visit www.avid.org

    Upcoming Events

     Minimum Dates (12:32pm dismissal for all students): 9/17, 12/3, 2/11 --> Bell Schedules

    December
    (NO COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL THIS MONTH)

    12/3 Minimum Day- 12:32 pm dismissal
    12/3 PTSO meeting in Library @ 5pm
    12/4 Choir rehearsal @ ECHS, 5:30pm
    12/6 Spirit Day- Ugly Sweater Day!
    12/7 Barnes and Noble Book Fair Fundraiser FLYER 
    12/10 Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Claus - Performance 1 @ 6:30pm (Students report at 5:30pm)
    12/11 Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Claus - Performance 2 @ 6:30pm (Students report at 5:30pm)
    12/11 Choir Rehearsal @ New Song Community Church, 5:30pm
    12/11 ELAC Meeting @ 2pm in main office
    12/12 Choir Concert @ New Song Community Church, 7pm
    12/13 Spirit Day- Winter PJ Day!
    12/17 Orchestra Concert @ 6:30pm 
    12/18 Orchestra assemblies (for students)
    12/18 Band Concert @ 6:30pm
    12/19 Band assemblies (for students)
    12/20 1st Semester Grading Period ends
    12/23-1/10 NO SCHOOL- WINTER BREAK

    January
    1/13 Welcome back! 1st day back to classes for the 2nd semester.
    1/16 Wrestling meet (Location TBD) Contact Coach Kimbrel for more info
    1/17 Dr. King Birthday Bash at lunchtime
    1/18 E Waste recycling event 8am-12pm
    1/20 NO SCHOOL- MLK DAY
    1/23 Wrestling meet (location TBD)
    1/28 1st Semester Awards Ceremonies
             Students who have 3.5- 4.0 or perfect attendance will be recognized on stage.  Students can check their award status in Student Services beginning on             January 16th.  Please call the office if you have any questions.
                        8th grade 8:18am
                        7th grade 9:03am
                        6th grade 9:48am
    1/30 Wrestling meet (location to be determined)
    1/31 Super Grade Card trip

    MLK notices and documents

    Attention parents: By California law all incoming 7thgraders are required to show definitive proof of immunization (TDAP) before they can attend 7th grade.  This shot must have been given on or after age 7.  Your incoming 7th grader will not be allowed to register school without proof.  Please call the Health Office if you have any questions, 760-901-8821. 

    Press Release from Principal Smedley

    Press Release

    King Middle School recognized as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship

    Oceanside, CA – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized King Middle School  as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.

    King Middle School has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyber-bullying.

    "We applaud the faculty and staff of King Middle School  for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students' education," said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. "King deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large."

    King has been using Common Sense Education's innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

    "We're honored to be recognized as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School," said Principal Greg Smedley, "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."

    To learn more about the criteria King Middle School met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit the Commonsense Recognition site.

    Make Money for King!

    From joining us on our Dine Out Nights, to simply registering your Ralphs card and raising money while your shop,  there are a lot of ways you can help raise money for King!  Visit our PTSO's fundraising page for more information.

    OPD Traffic News

    trafficOPD 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.  

      Visit our Drop Off/Pick Up info page for more guidelines on drop off and pick up!
    District Absence Procedures

    Attention Parents:

    The OUSD Board of Education regulation 5113(a) policy reads, "Absences must be cleared within 5 school days after the student returns to school."  

    In accordance with this policy, please make sure that you clear your student's absence within five school days after their return. To report your child's absence please call our attendance line at 760-901-8801. 

    OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

    no bullyingThe 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.

    School info

    OFFICE (760) 901-8800                                                  FAX (760) 967-4154
    ATTENDANCE (760) 901-8801         

    Office Hours:
    Monday 7:00 am-1:45 pm
    Tuesday  Friday 7:00 am-2:45 pm


    Minimum Dates (12:32pm Dismissal): 12/3, 2/11
    On minimum days, the office will close at 1:00pm

    Last Day of School (10:30am dismissal): 6/11
    Office closes at 10:45am

    You're Invited: Coffee with the Principal
    Coffee

    Please join us for
    Coffee with the Principal
    at 9am on the following dates:

    October 10, 2019
    November 14, 2019
    February 13, 2020
    March 12, 2020
     

    Digital Classroom Blog
    Peachjar E-FLyer Service

    peachjarOUSD 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.

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