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Testing window is 4/19 to 5/9!

Click here for Parent Portal

Our new Parent Portal is up and running.  Parents have the ability to see their student's grades, attendance, and communicate with their teachers!  Instructions were sent home with students on the first day of school.  Click here for instructions on how to create your account.

OUSD is on Facebook!


Wear your JMS, GEAR UP, or college attire on Fridays!

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

School of Choice and Interdistrict Transfer Options for 2014-15

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School of Choice -- January 6 through March 28

Interdistrict Transfers – January 6 through April 30

For further questions, please contact the OUSD Student Services Department at (760) 966-7802, or (760) 966-7849.

Mural Project




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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

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.  


State testing has begun.  All students will be taking state tests beginning Monday, April 14th.  The testing will take place until Friday, May 9thPlease do not come pick up your student early from school during this testing window.  We will not be interrupting classes if you student is testing.  Please schedule appointments for after school.  We all want our students to do their best on the tests and need your support.  Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Jefferson is a neighborhood school transforming into a college and career prep school in partnership with Federal and State GEAR UP programs.  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, Art, 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.


The key for April is "Balance".  When we are in balance we make time for the things that are important to us.  Staying in balance is an ongoing process about choices.  We are constantly making choices about what we do, what we say, how we feel, what we think, etc.  Balance is about considering everything that's meaningful and important to us when we make choices about how we spend out time and energy.  When we find the right balance we are happy, healthy, productive, and fulfilled.

Come to the Pit Stop Diner!

Help out our Falcon Library!  Come to the Pit Stop Diner this Thursday!  Bring the attached flyer and our school will receive a portion of the sales!  Support our school!  Click here for the flyer!

Themed Thursdays are here!!!  Click here for more information...

Common Core Math Parent Nights

CC Logo.jpgParents of middle and high school students are invited to attend a parent information night focusing on Common Core Math Standards for secondary students. Click Common Core Math for presentation details.

A second session will be held:

  • Wednesday, April 16, ECHS Truax Theatre, 6 p.m.

For more information, please call 760-966-7853.

Green Oceanside Art Contest

GreenOceansideLogo_2.jpgEnvironmentally conscientious students are invited to use their creative talents in this year’s City of Oceanside “Create to Educate” performance art contest. All students in grades 1-12 are eligible to creatively express through writing, song, video or art how our community can help improve and save the environment.

Recycling, preserving natural resources, water conservation and renewable energy are some of the many areas for students to focus their entries. Click Create to Educate for contest rules and details.

The City of Oceanside also encourages students, teachers and parents to take part in Earth Month 2014. Visit www.greenoceanside.org to learn more about activities and learning opportunities.  For further information, contact Oceanside Environmental Specialist Jenna Roripaugh, at jroripaugh@ci.oceanside.ca.us or by calling 760-435-5828.

Jefferson is home to the OCC Teacher of the Year!

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Linda Kallas, our very own Art and Drama Teacher, was selected as the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and OUSD's Teacher of the Year!  Believing that natural talent comes in a variety of shapes, forms, and sizes, Ms. Kallas has been creating artistic treasures with our Jefferson Falcons for the past 20 years.  With compassion and respect, Ms. Kallas enthusiastically and vigorously shares her passion for the arts with the students she embraces as her own.  Through her efforts, the Del Mar Fair has become a regular display venue for the many award-winning pieces she helps her students create each year.  Ms. Kallas always stresses tolerance and has a knack for developing a unique rapport and lasting bonds with her students.  On her own time, she volunteers at the Oceanside Museum of Art, implementing lessons for the children of Oceanside.  Congratulations, Ms. Kallas!!!

Jefferson Brag Board!

Jefferson has been doing great things!  Congratulations to our teachers and students!


PE teacher, Marj Schlosser, requested a donation from Nike for soccer balls...and she got it!  Thank you so much to Nike!!!

Christine Meza, a science teacher, received $500 from the Birch Aquarium for an oceanic unit and another $1000 from the Assistance League of North Coast for science equipment!  Way to go, Ms. Meza!

Sharon Strathman, our 8th grade science teacher, received funding through DonorsChoose.org for a project called "Science POPS!"  DonorsChoose.org is a website where teachers can request funding for classroom projects.  Check it out if you would like to donate to our teachers!  Congrats, Ms. Strathman!

Jefferson Middle School

823 Acacia Ave.

Oceanside, CA 92058

Phone: 760-757-6060

Fax: 760-757-5791

Attendance: 760-757-5786


Office hours: 7am - 3pm

Today: 4/15/14

Did you miss Thursday's call out?  Click here for the information.

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.

New Falcon Gear!

We have new Falcon Gear on sale!  You may now purchase long-sleeved shirts and sweatshirts without a hood!  Check out our Falcon Gear page for more 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 760-757-6060 or email here .

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

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.


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!