Superintendent’s Vision Statement
“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."
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Peachjar E-Flyer Service
OUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers. Click Nichols School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.
To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.
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 ...more
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 ...more
Extended Day Kindergarten and Transitional K Programs for 2014-15 School Year
The Oceanside Unified School District will offer several options for students to enroll in kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs for the 2014-15 school year.
Eleven sites will offer ...more
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 ...more
Classroom Snacks and Wellness
Please refrain from sending cupcakes, cookies or candy 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, whole grain bars, applesauce, raisins, or lowfat animal crackers. Thank you for your support in teaching our students healthy habits.
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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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES ARE HERE!
Parent Teacher Conferences will be starting this Friday, October 10th! The school-home partnership is extremely important to your child's success. Teachers are ready to share information regarding your child's progress, along with any planned interventions to support him/her. Please feel free to share any celebrations or concerns you have for your child. If you don't remember when your conference is scheduled, please call or email your child's teacher. Also remember that during conferences, October 10 - October 17, we will be on a minimum day schedule. School will end at 12:25 p.m. each day. We look forward to seeing each of you during our conference week.
RED RIBBON WEEK
Red Ribbon Week is coming October 27 - 31, 2014. We have many activities planned for our children to learn about a safe lifestyle. In addition to our classroom activities, we have special dress-up theme days planned:
Monday, October 27-
Ready to turn our back on drugs!
Wear a red t-shirt backwards.
Tuesday, October 28-
Put a cap on drugs!
Wear a baseball cap.
Wednesday, October 29-
Super Heroes, Not Zeroes!
Wear a super hero t-shirt, hat, or socks.
Thursday, October 30-
Be a Good Sport; say no to Drugs!
Wear sports clothing.
Friday, October 31-
We're crazy about being drug free!
Wear an orange t-shirt and crazy hair.
Annual Red Ribbon Photo Contest
The Red Ribbon Campaign is offering an opportunity for students to spread this prevention message into their homes and neighborhoods. Students and families may participate in a contest by decorating their front doors, mailboxes, or fences with a double-looped red ribbon and support the theme, "Love Yourself. Be Drug Free." Nichols Elementary School will also be decorating for Red Ribbon Week. Log on to http://redribbon.org view the details and participate in the
PARENTING THE LOVE AND LOGIC WAY!
The Love and Logic Way is a skills building workshop designed to give parents practical strategies to help stay calm and parenting fun. There are two opportunities between now and December to participate in these workshops. One will be held beginning this month in San Marcos, and the other will be held here at Nichols beginning in November. Click on San Marcos or Nichols for information and be sure to sign up!
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.
A.S.A.P. (After School Achievement Program) before and after school
The before and after school program, (ASAP) for Nichols Elementary is currently operating each day. If you are still interested in having your child attend, please email the before and after school program, ASAP at email@example.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 ...more
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.
OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination
The local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
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 English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish 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.