E-mail to report an absence / Correo electrónico para reportar ausencias
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.
California Healthy Kids Survey Links in English and Spanish
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.
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.
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!
Summer Reading Activities
2013 PARENT SURVEY - 2013 ENCUESTA PARA PADRES
2013 Parent Survey
As the school year comes to an end, we would like your feedback about our school and how we are doing. We have set-up an on-line Parent Survey through a service called Survey Monkey. We are asking all parents to take the on-line survey and answer the questions. Your information will help us plan for next year, and your information will help us know what’s working and what areas we need to improve.
How do you take the survey?
You may log on via the Internet and type in the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R9MT9VR
Or you may go to our website and click on the link to our survey.
If you do not have internet access, please come to the office and pick up a paper copy. Complete the survey and return it to Mrs. Rosalba Salazar in the front office.
When is the deadline to complete the survey?
The Parent Survey must be completed by Saturday, June 8 at 11:45 pm.
Your feedback is very important to us. Thank you for your support of our school.
ENCUESTA de PADRES de 2013
Al llegar al final del año escolar, nos gustaría recibir información de usted acerca de nuestra escuela y el trabajo que estamos haciendo. Hemos preparado una Encuesta para Padres en línea a través de un servicio llamado Survey Monkey. Les estamos pidiendo a todos los padres que participen en la encuesta en línea y contesten las preguntas. Su información nos ayudará a hacer planes para el próximo año, y su información nos hará saber qué es lo que está trabajando y cuáles son las áreas que necesitamos mejorar.
¿Cómo tomará usted la encuesta?
Usted puede entrar al sitio de internet y escribir en el siguiente enlace: https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/RQ9L7PR
O puede ir al sitio web de la escuela y oprimir en el enlace de nuestra encuesta.
Si no tiene acceso a internet, por favor venga a la oficina y recoja una copia de papel. Complete la encuesta y devuélvalo a la Sra. Rosalba Salazar en la oficina.
¿Cuándo es el límite de tiempo para completar la encuesta? La encuesta de Padres debe ser completada para el Sábado, 8 de junio a las 11:45 pm.
La información de usted es muy importante para nosotros. Gracias por su apoyo de nuestra escuela.
Registrations are now being accepted from 9:00-2:00 daily.
Students entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2013. The Transitional Kindergarten Program is a half-day program for students who will be 5 years old between October 2 and December 2, 2013. Please see the OUSD website under 'Kinder Options" for more information.
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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.
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
Nichols Fifth Grade Teacher Cheryl Suliteanu Wins National Essay Contest
Focusing on the concept of creating strong “community schools,” Cheryl Suliteanu, fifth grade teacher at Nichols Elementary School, has been awarded a $10,000 top prize in a national essay contest aimed at broadening the education community and fostering greater innovation. Click Essay to read her winning piece.
Selected from among 12 national semi-finalists, Suliteanu received a $10,000 award for her essay that zeroed in on creating schools that will provide all students services across the board, including, educational, emotional, social and health and wellness, extending the school day, and adjusting the school year calendar to create a more cognitively supportive learning environment.
Suliteanu is a National Board Certified teacher with 16 years of classroom experience. The essay contest was sponsored by Goldman Sachs, in partnership with Stanford University.
Classroom Supplies Needed!
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
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
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.
New District Calendar for Start of 2013-14 School Year
Welcome to Nichols Elementary School
4250 Old Grove Road
(760) 435-7400 Office
(760) 435-7401 Absence Reporting email@example.com
Principal: Carlos Moran
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.
Parent-Student Handbook 2012-2013
Parent-Student Handbook (Español) 2012-2013
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.