There are a variety of ways that the school regularly maintains communication and provides information to the parent community. Our Nixon website is the most accessible source of a variety of information about Nixon.
Nixon News Newsletter
The Nixon News is a newsletter published by the PTA every 3 weeks and distributed to the children via their classroom. This newsletter will keep you up to date on all school wide events and activities as well as community events. It is sent home with your child on Friday, please look for it in their backpacks. NOTE: To stay informed this is a major source of communication.
Nixon publishes a weekly or as needed email newsletter, which supplements the Nixon News. This is an excellent resource for a summary of Nixon events, calendar reminders, and a quick way to get out pertinent information that cannot wait for the Nixon News. NOTE: eNews is not automatic; it is by subscription request only. To subscribe go to the Nixon website and sign up.
School Directory – NixonNames
The NixonNames is a school directory, which provides classroom lists by grade by student. It is also a directory of students in alphabetical listing to include; phone, email, address, parent names, etc. Inclusion in the directory is with parent consent. The directory is printed only once during the year, usually in October. Copies may be purchased for $8.00.
The key to staying current with classroom activities and teacher communication is to look for your child’s Friday Folder. Each student gets one and they go home every Friday with information, classroom homework, flyers, field trip notices, room parent request, etc. Help your child keep up with their classroom activities by reading through the Friday Folder with them.
Parent-Teacher Report Cards / Assessments / Conferences
Scheduled conferences are held in the Fall, with an optional one in the Spring. Report cards go out three times a year: Fall, Spring and at the end of the school year.
Annual Report to the Community
Each spring, we publish a comprehensive School Accountability Report Card (SARC) which describes various aspects of our school program as defined by the State Department of Education. You can find the report posted on the district website, select the button “About PAUSD” and then “School Accountability Report Cards.”
Parents are welcome to visit the school. To visit the classroom, please make prior arrangements with the teacher so you can find a time that is convenient for both of you.
These are classes that take place outside of the school day. The providers rent space from Nixon. It is important for parents to understand that they are not part of the PAUSD program. Nixon staff does not supervise classes and personnel. Student attendance is not coordinated by office personnel. Parents are contracting with an outside agency. We require each provider to be bonded and have insurance. They are not fingerprinted. Each is asked to take roll and notify parents immediately if their child is not in attendance. The providers are to wait with their students for parent pick up. Parents who are late picking up their students a second time may be asked to withdraw their students from the class without refund. The PTA’s only role is coordinating rental space with the Principal, collecting leasing fees and informing parents of class opportunities.
Occasionally throughout the year, the Student Council selects a theme for a day. Students dress appropriately (backward, pajama, Hawaiian). Fridays, in general, are blue/white day where we encourage students to wear Nixon logos or blue/white clothing to encourage a feeling a school spirit.