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OUSD Vision Statement 2014-15

“The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."

Today: 9/2/14

School Hours

Kindergarten: 8:15 am-2:10 pm (Daily)

Grades 1-5: 8:15 am-2:55 pm (Daily)

Wednesdays K-5: 8:15 am-12:25 pm

TK (Transitional Kindergarten) 8:15 am-11:35 am (M-F)

Online Meal Registration

Lighthouse Foods.jpgParents can register their children online for the 2014-15 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs.  The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free or reduced status may receive meals at no cost.  Click Online Meal Registration to get started.

Please pick up your students promptly after school

Dismissal is at 2:55 pm (12:25 pm on Wednesdays), and the office closes at 3:30 p.m.  You may enroll your child in the Before and After School Program by contacting (760) 207-0172.

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.

Extended Day Kindergarten and Transitional K Programs for 2013-14 School Year


The Oceanside Unified School District will offer several options for students to enroll in kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs for the 2013-14 school year. 

Eleven sites will offer extended-day programs; five will provide half-day offerings, while an additional five campuses will be home to the district's new transitional kindergarten classes.  School of Choice options are available for all of these programs.  Click OUSD Kinder for information and how to register. 

Wellness Policy


The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education.  

Foods and beverages sold to students through the district’s child nutrition program, student stores, vending machines and fundraisers meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Nutrition education is provided as a part of the district’s health education program.

Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living! 

Classroom Snacks and Wellness

Cupcakes, cookies or candy may not be sent to school for classroom parties or birthdays.  It is suggested that if parents wish to send something to school on their child's birthday, a book be donated in the child's  honor to the school library or classroom, or a non-food item be sent in for the class.  Snacks for students must be nutritional in nature, such as fruits & vegetables, cheese sticks, nuts, whole grain bars, applesauce, raisins, or lowfat animal crackers.

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Letter from Mr. Moran

Dear Nichols School Parents and Students,
It is with sadness that I write this. I am writing to inform you that I have resigned from Nichols Elementary School. After two years here at Nichols ...more


The 2014-2015 school year begins on MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014.  The school office is now open - 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Please keep in mind that assistance with registration hours is ONLY available from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm beginning Wednesday, August 6 to Friday, August 15.


PARENT PORTAL CONFIRMATION - All parents of returning students MUST confirm their student's data in AERIES for the 2014-2015 school year, even if you did this back in June.  You may do this by logging into your parent portal account and follow the same process as you did in May.  If you have not created a portal accountant, there are detail instructions on the district website at:  http://ousd.ca.schoolloop.com/registration.  If you need your student's ID or verification code, you should contact the school office for assistance after identity has been verified.  Once you have completed the data confirmation process for 2014-2015, you must print out a new Emergency Card and bring it to the school office or send it with your child the first week of school.

*If you need assistance, you may also contact the AERIES Support Line at (760) 966-4408.



Online Registration

The Oceanside Unified School District is offering a new and convenient option for student registration for next school year.  Student registration may be completed online.  The goal of this new option is to make the registration process more convenient for families and their busy schedules.

Current OUSD students:  Log in to your Parent Portal Account at https://my.oside.us  Identification numbers and Verification codes were sent home with each student.  If you do not have these codes, please contact the school office at 760-435-7400.

New OUSD students:  Log in to https://registration.oside.us/  Upon completion of the online registration process, the parent or legal guardian will need to visit the school to provide Birth Certificate, Shot Records, two current bills for Proof of Residence, and a printed copy of your Enrollment Verification.

Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is beginning the implementation of optional Online Registration for new students and Online Data Confirmation for currently enrolled students. Our goal is to make this process more convenient for our families and your busy schedules. Your site will provide information to you regarding this optional process.

If you do not have access to a computer or just need assistance in the process, we have scheduled a series of evenings and two Saturdays to provide assistance. If you prefer to complete the process, as you have done in the past, by using the paper packet we can provide that to you as well.

If your student is currently enrolled in OUSD, you will simply need to confirm their registration. If you need assistance doing this, please feel free to join us on one of these dates.

We look forward to assisting you in our transition to the optional Online Registration process.

Registration Support Information (English)

Registration Support Information (Spanish)

Welcome to our new staff members!

Along with the many changes across the district, Nichols School has many new faces that you will see.  First, I would like to congratulate Trish Kelly, our former School Based Resource Teacher (SBRT), she is now the Assistant Principal at Jefferson Middle School.  Mrs. Kelly did a great job this past year as our SBRT and supported students, staff and parents.  She will continue to do great at Jefferson Middle School.  Taking over as SBRT is Mr. Jonathan Stone.  Mr. Stone has been the SBRT the past 5 years at San Luis Rey Elementary School.  He also spent time working as a teacher at Ivey Ranch Elementary School and Pacifica Elementary School.  He is a wonderful addition to our school.

We have a few other employees coming to Nichols School.  Due to the retirement of Ms. Sherry Reese, our new Administrative Assistant is Mrs. Elvia Levrier.  She comes to us from King Middle School where she served as school secretary.  Mrs. Levrier previously worked at the District Office, Chavez Middle School and Mission Elementary School.  We are excited to have her here at Nichols School.

We also have a new Health Clerk, Mrs. Genevive Lisero.  She will serve the needs of our students who become ill and/or need medical support through the school day.  She comes to us from Laurel Elementary School and previously worked as an Instructional Aide for Special Education.

We also have Mrs. Patricia De Alva who will be teaching our SDC- Severely Handicapped classroom.  She previously taught in Special Education classrooms at San Luis Rey and Mission Elementary.


Please join us in welcoming these new staff members to our Nichols School community.

A.S.A.P. (After School Achievement Program) before and after school

"The before and after school program, (ASAP) for Nichols Elementary will be holding registration for the upcoming school year on Wednesday, August 6 from 5-7pm.

Please be sure to bring your identification and payment in order to reserve a spot for your child or children. If you would like more information, please email the before and after school program, ASAP at asapstaff@ymail.com or call 760-207-8611"

Jiji Is Here!!

Nichols Elementary School has recently purchased a wonderful game-based software program designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning.  This program is called ST Math and is available to all of our students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  You have probably heard your child talk about learning math with Jiji, the penguin character in the program.  Students have already begun going into our computer lab to learn their log-in and password and work on the program.  Here is the best part:  This wonderful program is web-based, meaning your child can access it from any computer that can access the internet.  The school strongly encourages you to have your child work on the program for at least 30 minutes a day two or three times (or more) per week.  If you  have any questions, please ask your child's teacher.

Classroom Supplies Needed!

Mandatory Student Uniform Board Policy

Mandatory Student Uniforms Statement of policy

The Board has determined that a policy requiring students to wear uniforms is necessary to promote the health and safety and the academic environment in the schools of the district.  Based on this determination, the district will implement a mandatory student uniform policy in all schools district-wide, kindergarten through eighth grade.  Schools will work closely with members of their local communities as they implement this policy.


Schools will conduct an annual evaluation designed by the district and, based on the results, the district will consider modifications to the policy.



Adopted:  October 12, 2010 Oceanside, California

Oceanside USC / 5000 / BP 5132.5 Students

*** Dress For Success


Parents - This school year, students are expected to attend with proper school uniforms.  Please remember that school uniforms are mandatory per district policy - Oceanside USC / 5000 / BP 5132.5 Students.  Thank you for supporting this and doing your part to ensure your child is part of our Nichols School community.

We have added the color Khaki for bottoms (i.e., pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, capris). Please remember to wear your COLLEGE T-SHIRT every Friday.  This includes all staff.  Parents, we want you to wear your college t-shirt, too.  You may also wear a service t-shirt, such as Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy, or Coast Guard.

Welcome to Nichols Elementary School

4250 Old Grove Road
Oceanside, CA  92057

(760) 435-7400  Office

(760) 722-0472  Fax

(760) 435-7401 Absence Reporting attend.nichols@oside.us


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E-mail to report an absence / Correo electrónico para reportar ausencias

Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

Copy of Kids First.jpgThe 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.  

2014-15 OUSD Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

The 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 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.

School Office Hours / Horas de Oficina

The office is open from 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM each weekday, Monday through Friday.

Las horas de oficina serán de 7:45 am a 3:30 pm de lunes a viernes.

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