Nixon Elementary School

Welcome to our New School Year!

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Dear Families,

Welcome to a brand new school year at Nixon School! I hope you have enjoyed the summer with your family and are ready for a productive 2023-2024 school year. Nixon's proud, dedicated, and experienced staff are ready to see you on the first day of school.

Kindergarten Welcome Days, by appointment, are on August 30, 31, and September 1.

Kindergarten children join us for their first day of school on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade children join us for their first day tomorrow, Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

It is our goal at Nixon School to provide an engaging learning environment that promotes growth and achievement of all learners while supporting students' social and emotional well-being.

Each member of our Nixon community demonstrate the core values of our schoolhouse:


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Our custodians have gone above and beyond to ensure that our schoolhouse looks beautiful and each of our classrooms are ready for the first day of school.

In closing, I invite you to our Nixon School Open House on Tuesday, September 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Open house is designed for parents and guardians to meet teachers and be provided with an overview of curriculum and classroom experiences for the school year. Community members from SERF, SEPAC, Nixon PTO and other important members of Sudbury gather in the gymnasium to share with the greater Nixon family community. Special education teachers, mental health providers and specialists teachers including art, music, Spanish, physical education, and our librarian will also be available.

On behalf of our entire faculty and staff, welcome! We are pleased to welcome new and returning children and families of Nixon School.


Susan M. Woods

Nixon Principal

Important Dates


8/30/23 - First Day of School Grades 1-8

8/30/23-8/31/23 - Kindergarten and PK Welcome Days


9/1/23 - Kindergarten and PK Welcome Days

9/4/23 - Labor Day

9/5/23 - First Day of School Kindergarten and PK

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

9/25/23 - No School

Important Tools for Back to School!




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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Back-to-School Paperwork

While checking your child’s placement, please also fill out the Back to School packet to make sure their information is up-to-date and to provide your child’s daily dismissal plan for the year. Without this we will not know how to dismiss them on the first day of school!

Direct link to Aspen

Instructions on how to access Placement Information

Instructions on how to access Back to School Packet

For most parents and guardians, your login name is the format firstname_lastname (example, mary_smith). If you have forgotten your password, please click on the "I forgot my password" link under the login area to start the process of getting back into the system. If you still cannot sign in, please reach out to the Nixon School front office (

Thank you!

School Lunch & Breakfast

The state legislature has approved funding for universal free school meals this school year and made universal free school meals permanent! Pending Governor Healey’s signature, Massachusetts is set to become the eighth state to make universal free meals permanent.

If you would like to enroll your child to receive a breakfast please click here.

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Community & Connectedness

  • School Meeting Schedule (schedule to come) - In the cafeteria as a whole school assembly. Families are invited

  • Classroom volunteer opportunities coordinated by the classroom teacher

  • Recognizing birthdays by a special note, pencil, and sticker from Principal Woods

  • Nixon Spirit Days

  • Student safety patrol/Peer and staff mentoring program

  • Cross grade level peer buddies

  • Student Advisory Council

  • School Parent Council

  • PTO events

  • PTO enrichment activities

  • Library volunteers