Nixon Elementary School

Nixon Notables

Important Dates


9/13/23 - Early Release Day, Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

9/19/23 - 6:00-8:00 p.m. Back to School Night

9/20/23 - 1:45 p.m. School Meeting

9/22/23 - 1:45 p.m. Student Advisory Council Meeting

9/25/23 - No School

9/26/23 - 2:35-3:35 p.m. School Advisory Council Meeting (SAC)

9/27/23 - 1:45 p.m. School Meeting

9/28/23 - PTO Fun Run


10/4/23 - Early Release Day, Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

10/9/23 - No School - Indigenous People’s Day

10/10/23 - School Picture Day

10/11/23 - 1:45 p.m. School Meeting

10/14/23 & 10/15/23 - Hoot Hunt

10/17/23 - 2:35-3:35 p.m. School Advisory Council Meeting (SAC)

10/18/23 - Early Release Day, Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.

10/20/23 - 1:45 p.m. Student Advisory Council Meeting

10/25/23 - 1:45 p.m. School Meeting

10/28/23 - Fall Fest

10/30/23-11/3/23 - Book Fair

The First Week of School for Kindergarten!

Dear Families,

It was another great week at Nixon School! While the heat had us being artful with some experiences, like recess, we certainly made the most of it. Our kindergartners joined the school days on Tuesday successfully. These beginning days are fun and give the children an understanding of their classroom and schoolhouse. Navigating the schedule, lunch line, specials, and classroom rituals are all coming about in a positive way.

Over the past two weeks, I have attended to the lunch sessions for each grade. This is to assist with setting the guidelines for the cafeteria space, supporting children, training staff, and for first time experiences in the new tranquil Nook seating areas. We have three Nook seating options for children. Classroom teachers plan with the children for who will sit in each space based on student preference. The third Nook is planned for installation in the cafeteria on Monday, September 11 as this seating option was delayed by shipping.

The heat outdoors offered us some challenge this week. Each member of our staff work together to keep the days cool, fun, and enriching. While most of our classrooms have portable air conditioners, we used many fans to provide a cooler classroom experience.

Looking forward to seeing you next week! Please enjoy the weekend.


Susan Woods

Nixon School Principal

Breakfast Enrollment - A Note From Food Services

Dear Families,

If you enrolled your child(ren) in the breakfast program before August 29, we ask that you enroll again by clicking here. We would like to make sure that all children who request this program do receive the benefits.

Please submit one for each child. This form works for all SPS elementary schools.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you!

Update - Dismissal / Absence / Tardy Notifications

While all the traditional ways for submitting a dismissal/absence still work, we have a new and preferred option available. You may now submit changes of dismissals, absences and tardies by completing a brief Google form online. The form can be accessed on our website as shown in the picture below or simply by clicking here.
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Reminders :)




Early Release Days Dismiss at 11:45 A.M.

Arrival & Departure at School

Car Arrival

  • No one should exit a car without staff direction, nor prior to 7:45 a.m.

  • Cars will stage at the stop sign at the front of the drop off circle

  • Staff will be present to help as needed

  • One staff will be present at the stop sign arrival sidewalk

  • Parents should remain in their car for drop off

***Do not pass on the left when on campus***

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Late Arrival

  • Children will come to the front vestibule to buzz in

  • Families can walk their child to the front doors and enter the schoolhouse when dropping off their child(ren).

Early Dismissal

  • Any change in dismissal, please use

  • Children will be called from the classroom when the parent present for pick up

  • Parents can come into the schoolhouse and wait for their child in the front hallway near the office


  • An SED staff member will accompany children to and from their classrooms during arrival and dismissal
  • SED will be stationed in the cafeteria this school year and will use other spaces in the schoolhouse for their time together
  • Dismissal from SED will take place at the cafeteria double doors and staffed by an SED staff member.


  • A designated staff member will meet each bus upon arrival each school day as well as when departing for the afternoon. Busses will be unloaded one at a time under the awning at the rotunda doors. Students will remain on the bus until allowed to disembark.

  • Priority is given to the bus arriving from Boston due their length of commute.

  • There will be two staff members, one located inside the double doors of the rotunda and one staff in front of the library to support children through their entrance into the schoolhouse and directly into their classrooms.

  • “Right is polite” will be the way we assist children in remembering how to pass in the hallway.

Movers/Bikers Arrival

  • Enter through the front door.

  • Should not arrive on site until 7:45 a.m.

Mover/Biker Dismissal

  • Movers/Bike Riders will come directly to the cafeteria to meet a staff member to prepare for an assembled dismissal

  • Mover/Bike Riders dismissed through cafeteria door

  • Officer “Rocky” will meet children at the crosswalk area to cross the children safely across Concord Road

Car Dismissal

  • Children will prepare for dismissal while awaiting under the front overhang of the schoolhouse

  • Children will exit the schoolhouse from the front double doors

  • We will depart vehicles by groups of ten

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