Nipher 6th Grade Update

July 27, 2023

Good afternoon!

The school year is fast approaching. I am so excited for it, and I cannot wait to meet your student(s). Here is a summary of the 6th grade information to get you started. Thank you!

Dr. Kelly Dickinson

6th Grade Orientation

In order to welcome your student to Nipher in the fall, we are scheduling a 6th Grade Orientation. If you have not already had the chance, please choose one time slot for your student to attend this hour-long event. Here is the sign-up. During orientation, students will receive their schedules, tour the building, and engage in team building activities. Sign up options are as follows:

  • 8/2 at 5:00pm; 8/2 at 6:00pm; 8/8 at 8:00am; 8/8 at 9:00am.

When students arrive for orientation, they will report directly to their starting location as follows:

  • Last names beginning with A-H will begin in the library
  • Last names beginning with I-R will begin in 106S
  • Last names beginning with S-Z will begin in 101W

We ask that one parent walks your 6th grader into the Nipher Student Center (main door). We will have paperwork for parents/guardians to take with them for completion regarding 6th Grade Get Outdoors! (aka 6th grade camp). You can return it at any time after orientation (8/8 through the first week of school). Also, you will be able to pick up your student's iPad.

You are also welcome to come to Nipher with your student on 8/8 between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM to get your student's picture taken and independently walk their schedule.

Do not worry if your student cannot attend any of these orientation dates and times. Please know you can stop by the main office any time after August 8th between 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM to pick up your schedule and walk the building!

iPad Pick-Up by a Parent on Orientation Day

As a parent/guardian, you will be able to pick up your student's iPad when you drop your 6th grader off during their orientation time slot. In order to ensure iPad pick-up for parents is seamless and quick, please be sure to complete the steps below before your child's 6th grade orientation date/time:

1. Complete this Google Form for EACH of your students. It includes a technology agreement as well as a declaration of whether you choose to purchase iPad insurance or not. A full description of the coverage is included in the Google Form.

2. If you choose to purchase iPad insurance, please go to MySchoolBucks and pay the insurance fee to complete this process. The insurance fee is $20. (It is $10 for students participating in the free/reduced lunch program.) Please note this company's program works more efficiently on a laptop than on your phone.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Alec Tegels, our technology specialist, at

6th Grade Get Outdoors (GO!)

6th Grade GO, our 6th grade camp, will take place during the school day the week of October 2nd through 6th. Each student will attend camp during two school days that week. This is a fun field trip for students as it is a wonderful team-building experience. More information will be available to you when you arrive in the Student Center at Nipher to drop your student off at 6th Grade Orientation.

More information and a sign-up will follow, but if you would like to be a volunteer for this field trip, please be sure you registered as a district volunteer within the last year. The link that includes the steps in this process is here.

Summer Reading

Please see that linked menu of summer reading challenges for your student. Completing this menu will ensure a strong start to the ELA school year.

Back-to-School Supply List

Please see the attached list for recommended back-to-school supplies.