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    MLK 2018-19 Scheduled Minimum Days are 9/18, 12/4, 12/21, 2/5, and 4/5
    Dismissal time on these dates is 12:32 pm for all grades.


    12/1, 11am-2pm Barnes and Noble Bookfair
    12/1, 11am-9pm Fundraiser at  FireHouse Subs
    12/4 PTSO Meeting in MLK Library, 4pm
    12/6 Coffee with the Principal, 9am-10am
    12/10-12/14 Holiday Food Drive- Drop off before school at the front and side gates. 
    12/12 Band Concert, 7pm in the MPR

    12/18-12/20 Basketball Tryouts, 2:30pm - 3:30pm, See Coach Kimbrel for more information
    12/18 Orchestra Concert, 7pm in the MPR
    12/19 Teacher Appreciation Treat Day- Let's fill our Teacher's lounge with goodies!
    12/21 MINIMUM DAY - students dismissed at 12:32pm
    12/24-1/11 WINTER BREAK- NO SCHOOL

    Students of the Month

    Student of the Month Star

    We at King would like to honor a Student of the month who represents the best of King!  Students and staff can nominate and vote for students who make our school amazing. 

    Please listen to the morning announcements for deadlines on nominations and voting.

    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 cyberbullying.

    "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 Greg Smedley "By preparing our students to use technology safely and responsibly, we are providing them unlimited opportunities to maximize and personalize their learning."

    For more information about King Middle School, gohere. To learn more about the criteria King Middle School met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit this site.

    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!!!

    Estimados padres,

    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.

    Registration Information in English 

    Registration Information in Spanish

    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.  Tickets may be issued any time you are blocking a crosswalk.

    We are also continuing to get reports of parents dropping off their students in the middle of traffic and kids running between vehicles!  This creates a very unsafe situation and a student will be hurt.

    Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

    HandbookThe OUSD 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.

    District Absence Procedures

    Attention Parents:

    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. 

    Free/Reduced Meal Application

    Free/Reduced Meal Application


    Click here to apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals "ONLINE"

    • Easy Step by Step Instructions
    • You will receive a Confirmation Number of your accepted application
    • Applications will be processed between 1 and 10 days depending on the volume of applications currently being process
    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.

    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

    School Hours:

    Monday 7:30 am-1:15 pm
    Tuesday - Friday 7:30 am -2:15 pm

    You're Invited: Coffee with the Principal
    Coffee Please join us for
    Coffee with the Principal
    @ MLK, 9am - 10am
    October 4th
    November 15th
    December 6th
    February 7th
    March 7th
    May 9th 

    Monthly Newsletter

    Principal Smedley is very excited to provide the monthly Middle Years News Letter for parents.

    The purpose of the newsletter is to show parents how to improve their children's school success- and behavior-during the middle years. 

    Middle grade children go through dramatic changes and desperately need their parents’ support. Many parents want to help, but aren’t sure what to do. With Middle Years, this will provide you with articles that will help:

    • understand their middle graders’ behavior
    • build respect, responsibility, empathy, and more
    • support homework and study skills
    • stay involved—middle-school style
    • set age-appropriate rules and expectations
    • promote health and safety
    • emphasize the importance of education


    MLK Jr. Middle School Named AVID School Wide Side of Distinction


    Martin Luther King Jr., Middle School has been named an AVID School Wide Site of Distinction.  This designation represents the highest level of AVID implementation fidelity demonstrating excellence in instructional practice and the promotion of college readiness school wide.  Congratulations to our staff and students.  We are proud of the hard work we do in our classrooms!

    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.

    Aeries Log In to Parent/Student Portal

    Parent/Student Portal


    King Middle School Traffic Flow Plan

    School Map

    Traffic Flow 2017-2018


    Would you like to see your student's name up in lights? You can now request a birthday message on our new marquee. Click HERE for the order form and all of the information. You can also place your orders online at our Webstore. If you have any questions, you can contact Stephanie in our Student Store at 760-901-8824.