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End of 1st Semester is Friday, 12/19!

Click here for Parent Portal

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 .

FALCONS!

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.

OUSD is on Facebook!

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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.

Dateline: Tips About Bullying

Mural Project

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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.

Minimum Day on Friday, December 19th.  All students dismiss at 12:34pm.

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!

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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.

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The end of 1st semester is Friday, December 19th.  This is the end of the grading period.  Report cards will be mailed home.  These your student's final grades and will remain in their permanent records.

All students who earn at least a 3.0 GPA, and no Fs or Us, will receive a Fantastic Falcon ice cream.  All students who earn a 3.5 GPA or higher will be in Honor Roll and will be eligible to participate in the Super Grade Trip in February.

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December 22, 2014 - January 2, 2015

All OUSD schools and offices will be closed.

Classes and normal business hours will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Here are the upcoming events for our school...

December 2 - PTSO meeting, room B-1, 5:30pm

December 9 - Title I meeting, room D-4, 5:30pm

December 9 - Board of Education meeting, 6:00pm

December 10 - School Site Council, 2:30pm

December 10 - Band & Orchestra Concerts

December 11 - Barnes & Noble Book Fair

December 16 - Choir Chili Dinner Night

December 19 - End of 1st Semester Grading Period

December 19 - Minimum Day, 12:34pm dismissal

December 22 - January 2 - No School, Winter Break

School of Choice Application Process for 2015-16 begins January 5

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Click School of Choice for specific details on the application process, and to view a list of schools classified as “capped” due to enrollment capacity.  For more information, please call the OUSD Student Services Department at 760-966-7802.

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!

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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

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! 

Jefferson Middle School

823 Acacia Ave.

Oceanside, CA 92058

Phone: 760-966-4700

Fax: 760-757-5791

Attendance: 760-966-4702

 

Office hours: 7am - 3pm

Today: 12/18/14

New Family Survey

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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.

ParentLink App Available for Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpgA 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

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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

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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.

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.

Annual Bond Report

H 7.jpg 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