Message from Principal Strickland

It was a special week at Nohl Canyon. We had a fantastic turnout to our NCSA Angel's game night. It was a thrill to get to see our students enjoying America's Pastime. I wanted to share that our students received a special compliment from stadium staff at how well mannered they were while enjoying the game.

I would like to personally thank all of our students and families that made our Patriot Assembly such a special event. We are honored to recognize and celebrate our service members and first responders. Our students and scouts did an excellent job of paying a worthy tribute. We very much thank Mayor Ashleigh Aitken, Trustee Andrea Yamasaki, Superintendent Ernie Gonzalez, and Executive Director Christina Lin for their attendance.

On Tuesday evening, we hosted Steve Benz, who discussed the upcoming 6th Grade Outdoor Ed trip coming in November where our students will spend five days in the San Bernardino mountains. This will be a truly memorable experience.

It is a pleasure to see our students thriving in class. This month's focus is that of Hard Work and preparation in line with the John Wooden Pyramid of Success. As part of our RAD concept, we want to encourage all Roadrunners to set small goals that will build into big successes to help each Roadrunner Win the Day!

Patriot Day

Big picture

Upcoming Events

September 18: Student of the Month is continues - Hard Work focus

September 25: Vision and Hearing

September 27: 5th Grade Fundraising Event at Blaze Pizza (see below for details)

September 27-28: Student of the Month Recognition

October 6: Nohl Canyon Movie Night

Student of the Month Begins - September Focus - Hard Work

HARD WORK - “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

Preparing for Success means you must work hard. Are you preparing to Succeed or preparing to fail? If you are looking for the easy way, a short cut or trick you are preparing to fail because success requires old-fashioned hard work. Remember: Only you know if you are working as hard as you can.

At the end of each month, students will be nominated by their teachers and receive principal recognition for their dedicated efforts.

John Wooden's Pyramid of Success

Picture Day Makeups/Class Picture: 9/15

Please check your kiddo's backpack for their proofs and/or photos if you pre-ordered them. There is a log in code on the back of every proof folder that will take you to their site to order.

Class photos and makeups were taken on Friday, September 15th.

For general photo ordering:

Online order code: 0008192AR

For student specific ordering:

Use the code on the back of the student proofs for student specific ordering (proofs may take a few weeks if student retook or took pictures for the first time today).

6th Grade Outdoor Ed Info Night

On Tuesday, September 12th, Steve Benz visited to provide information on the 6th Grade Outdoor Ed week coming November 13 - 17. A special thanks to our 6th grade teachers (Ms. Donaldson, Ms. McCullough, Ms. Mai) for their attendance as well as our NCSA parents that helped with the video and notes. Here are some helpful resources on the night. Please reach out to your child's 6th grade teacher if you have questions about the trip.

ECOS Institute

Info Night Presentation Video

Info Night Key Point Notes

Construction Update

Construction is nearly complete and our new shade structure has taken shape. The last steps involve surface leveling of the table area. Lunch benches have been moved to the grass and E-Z UPs are providing temporary shade.

Parking Lot Procedures

Thank you for making our parking lot procedures during drop-off and pick-up a safe and efficient machine. We serve a large number of vehicles in short period of time.

Thank you for your continued help with a few critical items:

  • Please be kind to our parking lot volunteers. They make the whole thing work.
  • Please ask your kiddos to walk when in front of school. Running children in the pick up area presents several hazards. Safety is our first priority.
  • Trinity School Parking Lot is CLOSED for drop-off and pick-up parking.
  • Parents, with respect to Trinity Pre-School and their families, we are not allowing Nohl Canyon families to park in the Trinity parking lot. Please follow this guideline and support us in keeping a positive community relationship with Trinity School. Trinity will often allow us to use their lot for special events but should not be used for drop-off or pick-up.
  • Please remain clear of the Trinity lawn areas. Trinity lawns should not be used for student waiting for drop-off or pick-up. Students should always be picked up from our school site. If students are still here after 2:40pm, we bring them behind our school gates into our QUAD area for safety until parent pick-up. Please do not have your students wait at the Trinity site for pick-up.
  • Please be sure to use crosswalks when crossing all major roads. Students being dropped off on Nohl Canyon Rd. and then proceeding across the street, presents a significant hazard to those students.
  • Keep in mind, the Nohl Canyon Rd. entrance to our parking area is only to be used during afternoon pick-up and is limited to Middle Lane traffic that is pulling all the way through the lot to park in the back school lot.

Parents, Please watch the following video on Parking Lot Procedures

Parking Lot Guidelines:

  1. Entrance Driveways
  • Nohl Canyon Rd Driveway is used for Staff, Buses or Drive Through to EAST parking lot Only
  • Nohl Ranch Rd Lower Driveway is used for Entrance for all cars
  • Nohl Ranch Rd Upper Driveway is EXIT ONLY. This driveway is also Right turn ONLY during the hours of 7:30 - 8:30 am AND 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Please view the Parking Lot Procedures attachment below.

Trinity School Parking Lot is CLOSED for drop-off and pick-up parking.
  • Parents, with respect to Trinity Pre-School and their families, we are not allowing Nohl Canyon families to park in the Trinity parking lot. Please follow this guideline and support us in keeping a positive community relationship with Trinity School.

Nohl Canyon Parents - if you need to park for drop-off/pick-up, or park to wait for your child, please utilize the following spots:

  • Nohl Canyon's EAST back parking lot (West parking lot near Kindergarten area is STAFF ONLY)
  • Nohl Canyon Rd where available (do not block driveways or park on the school side of Nohl Canyon Rd.)
  • Dog park parking lot (Behind school)

4th, 5th, 6th Grade Parents

  • If you have a child in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade only (do not have a primary child), please avoid parking in our drop-off/pick-up lane until your dismissal time.
  • If you need to arrive early, please park in our back EAST parking lot to wait for your child.
  • We need to keep our drop-off/pick-up lane open for each dismissal time to allow a steady flow of traffic.

Best Scenario - please pick up during the dismissal time for your specific grade level. Please use our drop-off/ Pick-up lanes to meet your child while parent stays in the car. We understand some families have multiple children with staggered dismissal times. If you need to wait for your child, please utilize one of the parking spots listed above. This will allow a continuous flow of traffic during pick-up.

Bell Schedule

Nohl Canyon uses a "Staggered" Start and dismissal to provide some relief with traffic. Supervision in front of school begins at 7:40 am. After dismissal, supervision ends at 2:40 pm. All students need to be picked up by 2:40 pm.

2023-2024 Bell Schedule

Nutrition Services

Please take a look at this month's menu.

September Elementary Menu

OUSD Nutrition Services

Latest Health Guidance

Please review the latest guidance for when you kiddo is not feeling well.

School Case Decision Tree

OUSD Preventing the Spread Guidance

Job Opportunities with OUSD


We would love to hire some caring members of our community to help with Noon supervision!

Apply HERE

OUSD and Nohl Canyon are looking for Noon-Supervisors! Hours are 11:30 - 12:45, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 9:30 - 10:45 on Wednesday's.

* Please contact Sherrie Seltzer if you are interested in applying:

If interested, please visit OUSD job opportunities webpage:

Campus Volunteers Guidance and Requirements

Enclosed please find the 2023-2024 Volunteer Guidance Memo. Note that the application has been streamlined and many of the trainings have been eliminated.

Volunteers will need to complete the following based on hours:

· Volunteers who work more than five hours per week - Volunteers who work more than five hours per week must obtain a fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigations and submit to a tuberculosis (TB) risk assessment/examination. Volunteers are responsible for all associated costs.

· Volunteers who work less than five hours per week - A Megan’s Law registered sex offender check will be completed for volunteers who work less than 5 hours.

Volunteers will also be required to submit proof of their completed Mandated Reporter Training (60 min) and the Districts Illness and Injury Prevention Program (5-10 min). Please call Natalie Montoya at 714-628-5515 with any questions or concerns.


Please visit the student calendar when deciding on vacations or other "out of school" activities. Attendance is the utmost importance for student achievement!

In the 2022-2023 school year, we are pleased to announce that 25 students earned PERFECT ATTENDANCE and Nohl Canyon had an overall 95% attendance rate!

2023-2024 Student Calendar

Positive Information on Student Attendance:

10 facts about Student Attendance!



Tops – Nohl Canyon Uniform shirts are to be worn each day. NC Spirit shirts are allowed throughout the week, along with scheduled themed days (Wednesday = College day). Nohl Canyon allows Free Dress on the final Friday of each month.

Bottoms – Uniform bottoms are to be any type (jeans and leggings included) of solid bottoms with no holes, stripes, or patterns. Colors are Black, Blue, Khaki, uniform plaid.

*Sweatpants not allowed

*Closed Toe shoes only (Crocs not allowed)

Please visit American Casual for information on Nohl Canyon Uniforms.

American Casual Uniform Flyer


If your child will need medication at school during the 2023-2024 school year, please have your health care provider fill out the following form. If you have not already turned in the form, please bring the completed form and medication to the health office as soon as you are able.

Medication letter and Form



Learn to Play Chess!

● Beginner through Advanced Lessons ● New Chess Masters T-shirt ● Official Chess Masters Tournament with Medals ● Awesome Awards and Prizes!

Supervision starts at 2:15 PM

Grades 1-6


2:25 PM - 3:25 PM

September 11, 18, 25, October 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6


Code Ninjas

Wednesday's, 12:30 - 1:40pm

9/13 - 11/8

7-11 year olds


Out of Bounds

YouTube Video Link

Out of Bounds is a multi-sport program that teaches fundamentals of movement - from running to throwing to kicking and more - through fun, engaging games!



K - 3rd grade



4th - 6th grade


2:30 - 3:45

K - 6th grade


Parker - Anderson Enrichment

Robot Workshop


9/11 - 11/6


1st - 6th grade

Anime, Cartooning, and Comic Creation


9/12 - 11/14


K - 6th grade

Lego Masters


9/13 - 11/8

12:25 - 1:25

TK - 6th grade

Young Doctors: Pre-Med Academy




2nd - 6th grade

STEAMlab: Inventors Workshop




K-6th grade


4pm Dance Studio - After School Tik Tok Dance

Learn the most popular Tik Tok Dances while having fun!


9/15 - 11/3

2:30 - 3:30


Big picture

Nohl Canyon School Association (NCSA)

Check out all of the great information from our NCSA!

NCSA Smore 9/14

Archive: NCSA Smore 8/17 NCSA Smore 8/24 NCSA Smore 8/31 NCSA Smore 9/7


For all Information on NCSA, please view the NCSA 2023-2024 WELCOME LETTER

5th Grade Fundraiser - Blaze Pizza on September 27th

Please visit Blaze Pizza at 2139 N. Tustin Street in Orange on 9/27 between Noon and 8pm. Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of your meal back to Nohl Canyon 5th Grade Fundraising. Please be sure to let them know you are with Nohl Canyon when ordering.

Jog-a-thon Fundraiser Friday October 27th, 2023

Jog-A-Thon 2023 is NCSA’s primary fundraiser for the year. This fundraiser supports Art Masters, Music, PE, Technology, and many other supplemental programs. In order to fund our budget, NCSA needs everyone’s support. NCSA is asking each student to set a goal and do their best to reach out to 10 people for $10 each. In order for this event to be successful, NCSA is also turning to our local business owners and Nohl Canyon families that have businesses of their own to become community partners.

Jog-a-thon Flyer

NCSA Dad's Club

If you are interested in getting involved with Nohl Canyon's Dad's club, please reach out to Bryan Mundia (Dad's Club President) at:


Spirit Shirts are available for purchase!

Visit the cheddar up website to order your Spirit Shirt!

Nohl Canyon Yearbook

If interested, parents can submit photos to the Nohl Canyon Yearbook. Please email to:


Click link below to access the NCSA webstore!


Please refer to the Nohl Canyon Webpage for an updated SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST for each grade level, UNIFORM information from American Casual, and updated STAFF and FACULTY List.


Big picture

Section 5 of Article IX Notification

Section 5 of Article IX of the State of California Constitution guarantees students a “free public education.” The State Supreme Court concluded in the 1984 case of Hartzell v. Connell, “that all educational activities carried on by public school districts, extra-curricular as well as curricula, must be without cost to the students who participate in such activities.” This same ruling found that “mandatory fees for participating in such extra-curricular activities as drama, music, and athletic competition were illegal under the State Constitution.” Furthermore, they also rejected the argument that “fees could be charged so long as the district waived fees for students who were financially unable to pay.” Recent proposed legislation includes reimbursement with interest for any illegally-collected fees as well as a district sanction.


If interested in obtaining an OUSD Bus Pass - please visit the district office during the following hours:

Bus Pass office hours:

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed daily for lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bus Pass Office:
(714) 538-8295

You may visit the Transportation webpage at:


Join the 2023 Fall Season of Girls Softball



The KIDS CORNER section of the newsletter will be a place to highlight our Roadrunner Students succeeding in outside activities. Nohl Canyon has a wide range of students in a variety of activities; Dance, Gymnastics, Equestrian, Cheer, Karate, Tennis, Baseball, Basketball, Football, many more. If you would like to highlight your child, please send Mr. Strickland a photo and description of your child to be highlighted.

Patriot Day Assembly

Thank you to all you made this a great day honoring our service members and first responders past and present!
Big picture


Office Manager: Sherrie Seltzer

Registration/Attendance/Health Clerk: Nancy Gabrielle

Contact email:

Sherrie Seltzer:

Nancy Gabrielle: