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Dear Parents


In accordance with state law EVERY student entering 7th grade must provide proof of a Tdap immunization.  Verification of this required immunization must be received prior to your student registering for 7th grade in late August.  You may submit this verification at anytime prior to registration.  If your child has already received the immunization, please provide proof to the health office or you may attach a copy to the course selection paperwork.  Please call the Health office at 760-331-6190 if you have questions or need to confirm if you previously submitted proof of the immunization. If your child is missing additional required  immunizations you will be contacted individually.

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Our school dress code  is very important on campus. Please take the time to become familiar with it in order to reinforce appropriate school dress at Aviara Oaks Middle school.

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North County Resources

Being a teenager in San Diego is tough.  There are difficult choices to be made and pressures to deal with everyday.  Sometimes it will be up to you to make your own choices but there may be times when you need some outside help.  This resource guide was made with the intention to get you help when you need it.  

If you need help - ask!  Everyone has problems that are difficult to handle and nobody wants you to deal with them on your own.  There is a solution to every problem so keep asking until you get someone that cares.

North County Resource Guide

GUIDE Counseling Program

In addition to having an on-site school counselor, AOMS offers counseling services sponsored by the Carlsbad Police Department called GUIDE (Greater Understanding through Intervention, Diversion and Education). The GUIDE counseling program offers students the opportunity to work either individually or in a small group with our GUIDE counselor, Trina Zeljak.  Issues covered in the GUIDE program might include: improving social skills, anxiety, appropriate expression of feelings, and conflict resolution while recognizing and supporting each student's individual strengths.  Based on the GUIDE counselor's assessment, students may be seen on a weekly or biweekly basis for approximately 10 weeks. Counseling sessions average 30 minutes during the school day. For additional information about the GUIDE program, please contact the school counselor, Jennifer Holena, at or (760) 331-6180. 

Parents--Tips for Success

  • Attend Back-to-School Night: Each teacher will review their class expectations and will explain their grading policy.  In addition, they will share the best way to get in contact with them and how parents can monitor their student’s progress.
  • Check your student’s planner: Each student is provided a school planner free-of-charge.  Review the planner on a daily basis to monitor that assignments are being written and completed.
  • Access the school website on a regular basis: Many teachers have class websites that allow parents to monitor daily assignments and even grades.  In addition, the school website has up-to-date announcements.
  • Write down progress report dates in your calendar:  
    • 1st Grading Period ends on October 12, 2018; Progress Report given to student on October 19, 2018
    • 2nd Grading Period ends on November 30, 2018; Progress Report given to student on December 7, 2018
    • First Semester ends on January 25, 2019; Report Card mailed home on approx. February 1, 2019
    • 4th Grading Period ends on March 15, 2019; Progress Report given to student on March 22, 2019
    • 5th Grading Period ends on May 3, 2019; Progress Report given to student on May 10, 2019
    • Second Semester ends on June 14, 2019; Report Card mailed home on approx. June 15, 2019

40 Developmental Assets

An important tool that counselors use when working with students is analyzing how many internal and external developmental assets they possess. Counselors help students with transition to and the pressures that come with adolescence. Curious about the 40 Developmental Assets? Want to know how many Developmental Assets your child has? Click Below!

40 Developmental Assets

Health & Recovery Support Services

Parent and Adolescent Support Groups & Resources


PhoenixHouse Carlsbad
Teen Recovery Center announces a new Parent Support Group for parents/caregivers who have an adolescent dealing with substance abuse/recovery. Beginning Thursday, May 7, meetings will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 pm at the Phoenix House Recovery Center, 785 Grand Avenue, Suite 220, Carlsbad. For more information, call 760-729-2830.


Supporting Adolescents and Families in Recovery (SAFIR)
Sunset Continuation High School
684 Requeza Drive
(619) 668-4251

SAFIR, a chemical dependency support group, provides intervention services for adolescents experiencing substance abuse and their families. They support, educate and assist teens and families by offering resource information and by working through emotional and family related issues. SAFIR is an ongoing support program which is available for as long as is needed by the family.

12 Step Programs in San Diego

Alcoholics Anonymous San Diego

(619) 265-8762

Alateen-Alanon San Diego

(619) 296-2666

Narcotics Anonymous San Diego

(800) 479-0062

Marijuana Anonymous San Diego


Alcohol and Marijuana self assessment surveysare available online at
www.e-chug.comand www.e-toke.comTop 

Adolescent Treatment Programs in the San Diego Region

PhoenixHouse (non residential)
785 Grand Avenue, Suite 220
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 729-2830

Phoenix House offers substance abuse outpatient day treatment for teens, youth support groups and multi family groups. They also offer short and long term residential programs in East County.


Scripps Student Assistance Program (non residential)
9896 Genessee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 626-4403

The Student Assistance program is a twelve week intensive outpatient program for adolescent and pre-adolescent substance abuse treatment. It is provided at the Scripps McDonald Center on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital-La Jolla.


North Coastal North Teen Recovery Center
(McAlister Institute)
2964 Oceanside Boulevard, Suite G
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 754-1393

NorthCoastal North Teen Recovery Centerprovides outpatient drug and alcohol treatment and education including assessment and referral and are court and probation approved. They also offer treatment groups, one to one counseling and intensive day treatment.


MentalHealth Systems Teen Recovery Center(non residential)
150 Valpreda Road, Suite 105
San Marcos CA 92069
(760) 744-3672


McAlister Institute Adolescent Group Homes (residential)
(760) 806-1495



Alcohol and Drug Screening Lab
Aurora Behavioral Health Care
11878 Avenue of Industry
San Diego 92128
(858) 675-4228 or (888) 565-4228
 www.aurorabehavioral.comAuroraBehavioral Health Care/San Diego tests children and adolescents, and provides families with immediate answers for current crisis. The hours of operation are 9:00am to 9:00pm. They use an Urine Drug Screening with results within 5 minutes of screening. The fee is $12.00 (positive screens can be sent to an off-site lab for verification for an additional $12.00). They screen for Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Morphine, and Benzodiazipines.


Drug Testing Network
958 Postal Way, Suite 6-B
Vista, CA 92083

Drug Testing Network is a nationally recognized leader in drug testing for families concerned with teen drug abuse. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They offer Instant Home Drug Tests which can be ordered through their website and they also do Follicle Drug Testing.


Access Health Facilities
616 Stevens
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Access Healthcare is open for drug testing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-12 and 2-5 and Thursday 2pm - 7. They are not open on Tuesday.

What should I do if my child is not achieving to his/her ability level?

1st: Talk to your student.  Find out what he/she is struggling with and what steps he/she has taken to get help. Work with him/her to self-advocate. 

2nd: Weekly Progress Reports:   Students and parents can monitor weekly progress by using the Weekly Progress Report.  Every Friday, the student takes the WPR to his/ her teacher at the beginning of the period and brings it home to the parents at the end-of-the-day.

3rd: Communicate with the teacher. Is the student struggling with tests, quizzes, homework, and/ or behavior?  Ask about what classroom interventions might help to improve the student’s achievement level in the class.

4th: Wait a few weeks to see if performance improves. 

5th: If classroom and home interventions are still not effective, communicate with the counselor about other available interventions.


The Alcohol Drug Division and Uplift Program

Parent Tips