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    Student reminders for In Person learning

    We are excited to see some of you again! See this handout to be prepared and ready for hybrid in person learning. 

    • 8th Grade Promotion Details See informational page
    • New Summer Program coming to King - More Information & Sign Up form   
    • Gear Up Summer Program for 8th Graders: Current 8th Graders, It's not too late to sign up for Summer classes at ECHS. More Info  Register here
    • Final Weeks - King Bell Schedule.  Last Week of School Bell Schedule-
    • Textbook/Chromebook Return: 

      Hybrid students should return all textbooks and library books no later than June 4. Hybrid 8th graders will return Chromebooks on June 8 & 9. 100% Virtual students will return textbooks and library books on June 7. See the schedule for times.  Please have your student check Destiny on their portal to confirm they have returned all items

    • Attention all 8th graders attending El Camino High School next year. Remember to please fill out the ECHS Course Selection for the 2021-2022 School Year.
    • CyberPatriot Summer Camp- El Camino High School is hosting a CyberPatriot Summer Camp! Only the first 15 registrants will get a spot! More info.

    Dear King Families, 

    We are excited this year to offer you options for learning this summer. We know that summer school can feel like an extension of the school year for students and this has been quite a unique year for our scholars. We would like to offer students the opportunity to build stronger confidence in their core academic abilities in order to feel more ready to engage in learning in the fall. 

    We are excited to offer both in-person and virtual learning opportunities for students. See King Summer Learning Options letter & Sign Up Form


    Specific enrichment opportunities that integrate learning and fun: 

     Writing Camp - Arts & Crafts/Bookmaking - Construction Workshop - Summer Math PBL 


    • - June 10th drive through Promotion at King 10 am-1 pm. Alpha break down A-L 10:00-11:30 M-Z 11:30-1:00 More Information here
    • -AWARDS are coming! Students have just two weeks to get those grades up and earn the award they want. Please speak with your student about checking their grades, and putting in some extra effort this next couple of weeks.
    • *Students on a Virtual Schedule may come by King front office to pick up their Promotion Certificate & Awards.
    • -If you still need to pick up your 19-20 yearbook, email Ms. Myers to schedule a pickup. For information on our 20-21 yearbook, please see our Webstore page. Cash only purchases beginning Monday, June 14th.

    Please visit our Registration Page for instructions on how to register.

    LION CAMP 2021-2022: 

    8th Gr- Thursday Aug 5th
    7th Gr- Friday Aug 6th
    6th Gr- Monday Aug 9th

    Make-Up Day- Tuesday Aug 10th

    8 am to 12 pm

    New registrations are accepted ONLINE ONLY and you will receive email confirmation from our office staff if you are officially enrolled. See the Registration Page for office staff contact info. 

    Por favor visite nuestra Página de Registro para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo inscribir a su estudiante (SOLAMENTE ESTUDIANTES NUEVOS A NUESTRO DISTRITO).


    In order to enroll at King for the 2021-22 school year, parents must complete Data Confirmation using the Aeries Parent Portal  during the last week of July. This Data Confirmation step is for:

    -Returning MLK students 
    -Incoming 5th graders who attended an OUSD school before, and live in MLK boundaries
    -Students on approved Intradistrict (formerly School of Choice)
    -All students who were previously pre-enrolled

    The Data Confirmation process allows parents to update contact information, upload student documents, and also serves as your student's Emergency Card. This is a mandatory step for beginning school in the Fall. 

    Aeries Parent Portal Website / Portal de Padres en Aeries
    Data Confirmation Instructions /Instrucciones para la Confirmación de Datos en el Portal para Padres
    How to Create a Parent Portal / Cómo crear un portal de padres en Aeries (Español en página 2) 
    Data Confirmation Tutorial Video / Video en español: Tutorial, Confirmación de Datos
    Chromebook request form / Formulario de solicitud de Chromebook

    **If your student did not attend an OUSD school last year, you will need to complete New Student Registration

    • Deadline for ECHS AVID Applications is March 10th. View our 2021-22 Info page for the ECHS AVID application link and other upcoming important events. 
    • Summer Opportunity Program at ECHS. More information here
    We Miss You!

    Our King family misses our kiddos! We made this video for you! Take care and email Mr. Smedley if you need anything. 


    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

    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.

    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!
    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

    1290 Ivey Ranch Road
    Oceanside, CA 92057       

    Please refer to the school contact page to email a staff member. 

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

    You're Invited: Coffee with the Principal

    2020-2021 Dates Coming Soon

    Digital Classroom Blog
    Aeries Log In to Parent/Student Portal

    Parent/Student Portal

    Instructions for creating a Portal