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Common Core Parent Information
California 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.
Annual Bond Report
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
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.
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.
Flu Prevention and Protection
Flu season typically peaks in January or February. Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness. Click English or Spanish for more information on dealing with the flu.
Parent Meeting on Cyberbullying - "Protect Your Digital Reputation"
Parent Meeting - Wednesday, December 4th at 2013
Spanish meeting - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
English meeting - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Come learn about current and up-to-date changes in technology and how to protect your digital reputation.
Learn about tricks and scams and how to respond. Learn about some of the latest phone apps that could put you and your child at risk. Learn about Facebook/Instagram, and find out if private really means private.
Child care will be provided.
Crossing Guard Needed
Help wanted! We have an opening for a dependable, committed Crossing Guard for the intersection of Old Grove & Frazee before and after school. Please contact the school office at 760-435-7400!
THANK YOU for your donations toward our Trick-or-Treat for Unicef collection
Nichols School is proud to announce that we collected $980.31 through Trick-or-Treat for Unicef this year. The money will help provide clean water, food, medicine, and school supplies for children all over the world who are much less fortunate than we are. Our students learned about the importance of volunteerism and the priceless feeling of giving to others. Way to go Nichols!!
Thank you to all of our wonderful families for always finding ways to help our school, our community, and for helping others throughout the world.
Literature Comes to Life Visits Nichols
Dressed as sea creatures and farm animals, students and teachers at Nichols Elementary School helped act out two famous children’s books, “The Rainbow Fish” and “The Stinky Cheese Man,” during a Tuesday morning performance of Literature Comes to Life.
“The Rainbow Fish” focuses on the joy of giving, while “The Stinky Cheese Man” represents a collection of parodies of famous children’s stories.
Under the direction of Stacey Wein, the program has presented educational and assembly programs to thousands of preschool, elementary and middle schools throughout the U.S. and Canada, visiting more than 175 sites each year.
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!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION / INFORMACION IMPORTANTE
2013 Parent Survey Results / Resultados de la Encuenta de Padres 2013
Dear Nichols School Parents,
Thank you for participating in our 2013 Parent Survey. We received a total of 92 parent surveys. Below are the results from our survey. In addition, there are links to questions 16, 17 and 18 that are available for you to read over.
Once again, thank you for your feedback. This information will help us as we plan for the 2013-2014 school year.
Carlos Moran, Principal
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.
Policy OCEANSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
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.
Grades 1-5: 8:15 am - 2:55 pm Daily except Wednesday
Kindergarten: 8:15 am - 2:10 pm Daily except Wednesday
Wednesday K-5: 8:15 am - 12:25 pm
TK (Transitional Kindergarten) 8:15 am - 11:35 pm Daily, no change on Wednesdays
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.
Welcome to Nichols Elementary School
4250 Old Grove Road
(760) 435-7400 Office
(760) 435-7401 Absence Reporting firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal: Carlos Moran email@example.com
E-mail to report an absence / Correo electrónico para reportar ausencias
Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence
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.
2012-2013 OUSD Student/Parent Handbook Available Online
The 2012-13 OUSD Student/Parent Handbook is now available online. Printable PDF versions in both English and Spanish can be obtained by clicking on the links below. A hardcopy of this document may also be obtained at your child's school site or through the district's main or ESS offices.
Play First, Then Eat Lunch
Nichols is implementing a new lunch schedule which has the students go out to play first and then coming in to eat lunch. Too often we see students rush through their lunch barely eating anything, or nothing at all, because they are in a hurry to get out to the playground. By going out to play first, we hope to accomplish two things: First, we hope that the students will eat more of their lunch because they will not be anxious about getting out to the playground. The other goal is to have students return to the classroom in a calmer, less agitated state.
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.