Noddin News

May 31, 2021

Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day (No School)

Wednesday, June 2 - Kindergarten Promotion Celebration

Friday, June 4 - 5th Grade Promotion Celebration

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Principal's Message

Dear Noddin Community,

Walking around campus this past week, I enjoyed seeing students of all ages engaged in STEAM challenges, art, projects, and games with their classmates! It's been truly wonderful to see so many students on campus with their teacher and peers.

This week is full of much of the same excitement as any other year with Kindergarten and 5th grade student celebrations, a grade-level field day, and a 5th grade class party!

I want to thank the entire Noddin Roadrunner staff for their commitment to their students, both in-person and distance learners. This was an incredible and challenging year and you rose to (and exceeded) the challenge!

Enjoy the day and remember those who have served and those who have fallen,

Eric Scharer

Important Reminders Regarding School Safety

Now that approximately 85% of the students and 100% of the staff will be on-campus, we need to return to pre-COVID shutdown campus safety measures. This is for the safety of everyone!

Adults and Students: Please do not bike, scoot, or skateboard through the parking lot or on busy sidewalks during dismissal and drop-off.

Dogs are not allowed on campus, including the parking area, grass, and walkways leading to the school. The school campus begins where the public sidewalk ends. If walking a dog while dropping-off or picking up, you must remain on the public sidewalk.

Do not temporarily park or stop in the red zone/fire zone by the Kinder/PreK playground.

I know this is an attractive spot for our Kindergarten, PreK, and Gate B families, but this area must stay clear to others, as well as preventing traffic backing up onto the street (Gilda Way). If you are trying to access the Kinder/PreK gate or Gate B, drive all the way down the white pick-up/drop-off zone that runs along the front of the school. Drop off your student on the passenger side and an adult supervisor will escort your student.

You may also park near the school and walk from that point.

Please do not park in the parking lot. Noddin is fully staffed and gets visitors. All parking spots are needed.

Technology - iPads and Chromebooks

This year, we are continuing to be a "take home" device district, which means if attending in-person, your student(s) will bring their iPads/Chromebooks back and forth between home and school. Please make sure your student brings their device to school fully charged.

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USD Food Service Distribution - June

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays @ Dartmouth Middle School

11am - 1pm

Location: Dartmouth Middle School (5575 Dartmouth Drive)

  • Please stay in your car and wear a mask or face covering. Staff will come to you.
  • Walk-up community members may pick up meals from a distribution table.
  • Meals are available for any student 18 years old and younger.
  • No paperwork/identification required.
  • Students do not need to be present.
  • Pick up only - no eating at the school.

If you have questions, please reach out to Diane Nunes at (408) 558-4203 or

USD Health and Wellness Resources for Students and Parents

This previously shared page has been updated and expanded: Health and Wellness Resources for USD students and parents! During these challenging and uncertain times, it is so important to learn self-care, wellness, and coping strategies and remember you are not alone.

Noddin Community Activities and Programs

Please check as new programs continue to be added!

Even though we're distance learning, Noddin has partnered with outside vendors to provide programs for the kids! Please click on the link below to view current offerings. Check back frequently as new programs/sessions get added.

Noddin Community Activities and Programs

Noddin Elementary

2016 Gold Ribbon School

Home of the Roadrunners!

1960 - 2020