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Today: 7/30/14

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)

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. 

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Office is now closed for summer break.  The office will open for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Mr. Moran will prepare and send an automated telephone call reminding parents about on-line registration and school schedules/events.  If you have not registered on-line, the registration information is below.

Have a great summer!

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 760-207-861"

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)


Congratulations to some special staff members who have retired from Nichols School!  I would like to wish Sherry Reese (Administrative Assistant), Donna Lorek (teacher) and Moira Solomon (teacher) a well-deserved retirement.  Thank you for your service to the Oceanside Unified School District, but especially to the Nichols School Community!

Sherry Reese served as administrative assistant in the Oceanside Unified School District for over 20 years working at Pacifica Elementary School, Ivey Ranch Elementary and Nichols Elementary School.

Donna Lorek taught in education for 45 years with 24 years of service here in the Oceanside USD.

Moira Solomon taught for 30 years in South Africa and here in the United States with 9 years of  service in the Oceanside USD.

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU for your service to our students, parents, staff and the Nichols School community.  We will miss all of you!  Enjoy this wonderful, next chapter in your lives.

Happy Retirement!

Nichols School

LCAP Forums, Survey and Draft Plan, Registration Information

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.

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.

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.

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

(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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