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."
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
Parents 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
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.
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.
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REMINDER: BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
This year's Back to School Night will be held Wednesday, September 10th, from 6:00 - 7:35 p.m. We will begin our evening with a welcome from the principal, introduction of our teachers, message from PTO, and voting for School Site Council. Teachers will then give two presentations to parents in the classrooms. PRIMARY GRADES (Kinder, 1st, and 2nd) will begin at 6:30 and INTERMEDIATE GRADES (3rd, 4th, and 5th) will begin at 7:05. We hope to see each of you there!
ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents
A new ParentLink App for smart phones is now available to OUSD parents. The App aims to provide and improve all avenues of district and student communication and information for parents. Watch the video below.
ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation. Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it.
OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App. For more information, please see the district website at http://www.oside.us/parentlink.
ParentLink App Demonstration Video
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The Oceanside Unified School District is offering a new and convenient option for student registration. 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.
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 ...more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Policy OCEANSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Adopted: October 12, 2010 Oceanside, California
Oceanside USC / 5000 / BP 5132.5 Students
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.
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.
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.