Parent Portal is up and running. Parents have the ability to see their student's grades, attendance, and communicate with their teachers! Click here for instructions on how to create your account.
Did you miss Thursday's Falcon Call? Click here for the information.
Are you receiving school information?
Jefferson sends out a call every Thursday with the latest school information. If you are not receiving these calls and have changed your phone number, email, or address, please contact the office to update your child's records. You can call 760-966-4700 or email here .
Wear your JMS or college attire on Fridays!
The Falcon Store will be open during lunch and afterschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
If you need to purchase your school planner, supplies, or PE uniform, please visit the Falcon Store during lunch and afterschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Cash and credit cards are accepted. No checks please.
LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SUPPORT TEACHERS AT JMS?
Check out Jefferson Middle School's page on Donor's Choose . On this website, you can donate a little or a lot to help fund projects written by innovative teachers looking to do great things for kids! Check it out! Every dollar helps!
For more information on Donor's Choose , go to their webpage and see all the great things they are doing to help teachers help students!
OUSD is on Facebook!
Click the image above to learn
about Jefferson Middle School's
partnership with CA GEAR UP
to promote a sustainable college
going culture at JMS
Bullying Resource for Parents
Is your student getting bullied? Is your student a bully?
Click the link to find some helpful resources in talking with your student about bullying.
ATTENTION STAFF AND STUDENTS:
WE WILL BE OFFERING A $500 REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST OR CONVICTION OF ANY PERSON(S) TAGGING OUR SCHOOL. STUDENTS CAN CLICK HERE OR COME TO THE MAIN OFFICE TO FILL OUT A WITNESS STATEMENT TO MAKE AN ANONYMOUS TIP.
Kids First Initiative
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.
Support Services Information
If your child receives educational support services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP), or if you are wondering if your child may be eligible for these services, you are encouraged to attend any or all of the events listed! All events are FREE to parents. Click here for more information.
Falcon Gear for sale!
Buy your Falcon t-shirts!!! Show your school spirit!
Pick up an order form in the front office!
Summer Office Hours
June 8 - 18: 9am - 2pm
Office Closed June 19 - August 3
August 4 - 11: 9am - 2pm
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will be completed online. More information about the registration process will be available in the coming months. Please mark your calendar for these important registration dates and times:
Jefferson is a neighborhood school transforming into a college and career prep school in partnership with the CA GEAR UP program. Jefferson’s college and career culture emphasizes the A-G high school requirements by providing Core Instruction as well as electives that integrate literacy based projects related to reading informational text and persuasive writing. The strong elective program offered at Jefferson includes classes like Career Technical Education (CTE), Digital Literacy, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, and Spanish. Click here to check out our great electives!
LCAP Survey for Parents, Staff and Community Members
A short survey to solicit community and staff input as the district works to finalize this year’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is being offered by the Oceanside Unified School District. To provide input, please Click LCAP Survey to share your thoughts on how OUSD can best utilize state funding to serve the needs of all children attending schools in the district.
The LCAP is used to help tie the district’s annual budget to goals for making academic improvements. It is an important part of the state’s required Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which was established in 2013. The short survey will be available online through Friday, May 22.
The Oceanside Unified School District has put an emphasis to educate the “whole child” beyond academics. At Jefferson Middle School, our students and staff will be reviewing the 8 Keys of Excellence every week of the school year. Each month the district will utilize one of the 8 Keys of Excellence as a focal point for developing and enhancing character education.
Here are the upcoming events for our school...
June 2 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony, 5:30pm
June 3 - 8th Grade Trip to The Wave
June 4 - Last Day of School, 11:25am dismissal
June 4 - End of 2nd Semester
June 4 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 9:00am
June 9 - Board of Education meeting, 6:00pm
June 23 - Board of Education meeting, 6:00pm
8th grade information...
Attention 8th grade students and parents!
Next 8th grade Parent Meeting is Tuesday, May 19 at 5:30pm in room L-16. We need help from 8th grade parents for the 8th grade activities. Please come to the 8th grade parent meetings. We can't have the activities without you! Click here for the meeting dates.
For 8th grade activity information and dates, please click on the "8th Grade" tab at the top of this page or click here.
Interdistrict Transfer Requests for 2015-16 School Year
Requests to transfer students to schools located inside or outside the OUSD zoned boundaries will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015. Interdistrict application forms are available at the OUSD Education Support Services Office, 2080 Mission Ave. The office is open 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click Interdistrict Transfer Permit for more information, or call 760-966-7802.
Jefferson Brag Board
Jefferson Middle School is doing some amazing things!
Ms. Daniels, 8th grade history teacher, received a grant from the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce for books! And we love books! These books will supplement her lessons on the US Constitution and give our 8th graders more access to deeper understanding! Congratulations, Ms. Daniels!
Dr. Nicholson received a grant for over $700! The grant will supply our science classes with a robotic arm, model rocket, and remote control airplane to teach aerospace and science! Way to go, Dr. Nicholson!
Ms. Meza, 7th grade science teacher, was selected to participate in the "Voyage to the Galapagos" project! This is an interactive study where students can "travel" to the Galapagos to study the wildlife and learn about the ecosystems from our computer labs! Great opportunity! Congrats, Ms. Meza!
Falcon Field Day 10/10/14
Jefferson Stomps Out Bullying! October 6, 2014
Congratulations to our PIQE Graduates!
Jefferson Middle School
823 Acacia Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92058
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.
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.
ParentLink App Available for 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.
ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation. Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it.
OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App. For more information, please see the district website at http://www.oside.us/parentlink.
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 Jefferson 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.
Online Meal Registration
Parents can register their children online for the 2014-15 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs. The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free or reduced status may receive meals at no cost. Click Online Meal Registration to get started.
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.
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.
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.
Annual Bond Report
Since the passing of Proposition H in June 2008, the Oceanside Unified School District has used funds from the $195 million bond measure to rebuild seven new schools, as well as refurbish the ...more