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Today: 4/23/14
All Day: Administrative Assistants' Day
8:15 AM Early Out Wednesday - dismissal at 12:25 pm (K-5th)

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.

Annual Bond Report

H 7.jpg 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. 

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.

Flu Prevention and Protection

Flu Season.jpgFlu 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. 


LCAP Forums, Survey and Draft Plan

OUSD-LCAP Logo Web.jpgThe Oceanside Unified School District will host two Community Forums to gather input and provide information regarding the draft of the OUSD Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Parents and community members may attend one or both meetings. Click OUSD LCAP Survey to provide input online.

  • Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m., King Middle School
  • Thursday, May 8, 6 p.m., Lincoln Middle School

Click OUSD and LCAP to view the district's LCAP/LCFF general information page. The district’s final LCAP must be approved on or before July 1, 2014.

Student registration for the 2014-2015 school year will be completed online.  The district will be providing registration assistance at Mission Elementary School and Libby Elementary School on several dates over the coming months.  See the flyers below for a complete list of dates and times.

Registration Support Information (English)

Registration Support Information (Spanish)

2014 Nichols School Parent Survey / 2014 Encuesta para Padres de la Escuela Nichols

We are asking parents to complete the 2014 Nichols Elementary School Parent Survey.  Your input from this survey will assist us as we plan for next school year - 2014-2015.  Last year, we only had 92 parents complete the Parent Survey.  Our goal for this year is to have 300 or more parents complete the Parent Survey.  

Please click on the link below to complete the survey.  Thank you!


If you would rather receive a paper copy of this survey, you may pick up the 2014 Parent Survey in the school office.  Please keep in mind that the online survey window will close on Friday, May 16.


2014 Encuesta para Padres de la Escuela Nichols

Estamos pidiendo a los padres que completen la Encuesta para Padres Escuela Primaria Nichols 2014.  Su información de esta encuesta nos ayudará hacer planes para el próximo año escolar - 2014-2015.  El año pasado, sólo teníamos 92 padres que completaron la Encuesta para Padres. Nuestro objetivo para este año es tener 300 o más padres completar la Encuesta para Padres. 

Por favor, haz clic en el enlace de abajo para completar la encuesta. ¡Gracias! 


Si prefiere recibir una copia en papel de esta encuesta, puede recoger la Encuesta para Padres de 2014 en la oficina de la escuela.  Por favor, tenga en cuenta que la ventana de encuesta en línea se cerrará el viernes 16 de mayo.

Stephanie Mangohig - Nominated as a Volunteer of the Year

Voting for DonorNation’s School Volunteer of the Year is now OPEN! 

Mrs. Stephanie Mangohig was nominated for her outstanding community service at Nichols Elementary School. To show your support for Stephanie, please be sure to vote here: http://www.donornation.org/award/nominee/?id=140248138 and encourage others in our school community to cast their online vote now through April 24th, 2014.
Stephanie is eligible to win 52 weeks of groceries generously donated by Sprouts Farmers Market, 2014/15 season tickets for the La Jolla Playhouse, and a five thousand dollar donation for Nichols Elementary School. For more information, visit www.donornation.org/award
Good luck to Nichols Elementary School and to our outstanding volunteer - Mrs. Stephanie Mangohig!


As you may know, the Oceanside Unified School District is moving to Online Student Registration.  If you need support to register your child(ren) online, please click on the flyer below to see the dates and times for online support at Mission... Continue
Posted by: Carlos Moran
Published: 4/22/14

Green Oceanside, OUSD Teaming up for Annual Contest
Environmentally conscientious students are invited to use their creative talents in this year’s City of Oceanside “Create to Educate” performance art contest. All students in grades 1-12 are eligible to creatively express through... Continue
Posted by: Manny Ahles
Published: 3/3/14

5th Grade Pictures Needed for Yearbook / Se necesita fotos de estudiantes de quinto grado

5th Grade Pictures Needed

The Yearbook Committee is asking for a baby picture and a special message of 25 words or less for the 5th grade section.  Please send in with your 5th grade student or email pictures to Yearbook@nicholspto.org.

Thank you,

Nichols School Yearbook Committee.

Se Necesita Fotos de Estudiantes de 5to Grado

El Comité del Anuario está pidiendo una foto de bebé y un mensaje especial de 25 palabras o menos para la sección de 5º grado. Por favor enviar con su estudiante de quinto grado o imágenes por correo electrónico a Yearbook@nicholspto.org. 


Comité del Anuario Nichols School.


Yearbooks are on sale now for $24.  They will be in color this year and are currently available for purchase at school or online.  The front office has additional order forms and can take your order.  There are limited quantities so get yours before they sell out!!!  We are also accepting school function photos and can be submitted online, on the Replayit phone app, or by submitting a CD or flash drive.  If you submit a flash drive, please label it for a safe return.

Thank you,

The Yearbook Staff


Los anuarios escolares están en venta por $24.  Los anuarios estarán en color este año y los pueden ordenar en la oficina de la escuela o en línea electrónica.  Hay cantidades limitadas!  Es importante ordenar su anuario hoy. También estamos aceptando fotos escolares de funciónes escolares y pueden entregarlos vía línea electrónica, en la aplicación de teléfono Replayit, o mediante la presentación de un CD o una unidad flash.  Si envía una unidad de memoria flash, por favor etiquetarlo para un regreso seguro. 


El Personal del Anuario



As you may know, the Oceanside Unified School District is moving to Online Student Registration.  If you need support to register your child(ren) online, please click on the flyer below to see the dates and times for online support at Mission Elementary School.

Posted by: Carlos Moran
Published: 4/22/14

Green Oceanside, OUSD Teaming up for Annual Contest

Environmentally conscientious students are invited to use their creative talents in this year’s City of Oceanside “Create to Educate” performance art contest. All students in grades 1-12 are eligible to creatively express through writing, song, video or art how our community can help improve and save the environment.

Recycling, preserving natural resources, water conservation and renewable energy are some of the many areas for students to focus their entries. Click Create to Educate for contest rules and details.

The City of Oceanside also encourages students, teachers and parents to take part in Earth Month 2014. Visit www.greenoceanside.org to learn more about activities and learning opportunities.  For further information, contact Oceanside Environmental Specialist Jenna Roripaugh, at jroripaugh@ci.oceanside.ca.us or by calling 760-435-5828.

Posted by: Manny Ahles
Published: 3/3/14

School of Choice and Interdistrict Transfer Options for 2014-15

choice.jpgApplications for School of Choice and requests for Interdistrict Transfer for the 2014-15 school year will be accepted beginning January 6.  Please use the following links to carefully review the guidelines and deadlines for each option.

School of Choice -- January 6 through March 28

Interdistrict Transfers – January 6 through April 30

For further questions, please contact the OUSD Student Services Department at (760) 966-7802, or (760) 966-7849.

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

Lit 1.JPGDressed 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. Lit 4.JPG

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!

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.

School Hours

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
Oceanside, CA  92057

(760) 435-7400 Office
(760) 722-0472 Fax (NEW)

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

Principal:  Carlos Moran carlos.moran@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.  

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. 

Student/Parent Handbook (English)

Student/Parent Handbook (Español) 

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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