Nixon Elementary School

Nixon Notables

Important Dates


10/16/21 1:00-4:00 p.m. Fall Festival

10/20/21 11:45 Dismissal - Early Release Day

7:00-8:00 p.m. Nixon School Connecting Together Virtual Panel Discussion

10/21/21 School Picture Day - Rain Date

10/22/21 Food Pantry Collection

Nixon Core Value Day - Cooperation

10/23/21 1:00-4:00 p.m. Fall Festival - Rain Date

10/26/21 2:35-3:35 School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting


11/3/21 11:45 Dismissal - Early Release Day (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

11/10/21 11:45 Dismissal - Early Release Day (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

11/11/21 No School - Veterans Day

11/17/21 11:45 Dismissal - Early Release Day (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

11/19/21 Food Pantry Collection

Nixon Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day

11/23/21 2:35-3:35 School Advisory Council (SAC) Meeting

11/24/21 11:45 Dismissal - Early Release Day

11/25/21 & 11/26/21 No School - Thanksgiving Break

Superintendent Crozier Reads, "Ox-Cart Man", by Donald hall, to Mrs. Rivera's Kindergarten Class!

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Chat With The Principal

10/20/21 - Discussion Forum Link - 7:00-8:00

In addition to PTO Meeting attendance, I will hold discussion forums that will involve the partnership of some religious leaders in our Town of Sudbury and Greater Boston communities. This meeting is developed to touch on cultural perspectives.

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The District is committed to working with you to ensure that your child attends school daily.

For informational purposes, the following is a summary of some of the Massachusetts General Laws pertaining to attendance. Additionally, the attendance policies of the Sudbury Public Schools can be found in the Sudbury School Committee Policy JH (Student Absences and Excuses).

School attendance is required by law: Chapter 76, section 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws states that all children between the ages of six and sixteen must attend school. A school district may excuse up to seven (7) full-day sessions or fourteen (14) half-day sessions in any period of six (6) months. In addition to this law, each school may have its own attendance policy with which parents and guardians should be familiar.

An excused absence includes:

  • Documented illness or quarantine

  • Bereavement or serious illness in family

  • Weather so inclement as to endanger the health of this child

  • Religious observances

  • Other exceptional reasons with approval of the school administrator

An unexcused absence includes, but is not limited to:

  • Chronic absences or tardies without medical documentation

  • Truancy

  • Non-emergency family situations

  • Family vacations

With regards to family vacations, please note that with increasing frequency, the District has been receiving requests from families for lengthy excused absences for travel. The District is required to comply with compulsory school attendance laws, as well as applicable District policies, and is unable to excuse extended absences from school for vacations. The District’s protocol is to un-enroll students who are absent from school for extended periods of time (three (3) weeks or more) unless there is documentation of medically-excused absences. This applies for trips for family vacations or other personal reasons.

If trends of tardiness or full day attendance reach the criteria mentioned above, a phone call and/or meeting connection will be made by the Principal or Assistant Principal to find a pathway to support you when having your child(ren) attend school regularly by state standards.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

In the coming weeks, classroom teachers will be in touch with families to invite parents to sign up for fall parent/teacher conferences. Conferences will be scheduled between November 1 through Thanksgiving break. We're planning for conferences to be in-person, though we are able to accommodate virtual meetings by request. Look for your invitation to sign up soon.