Noddin News

October 17, 2021

Upcoming Dates

Monday, October 11 @ 6pm - USD Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 20 - Walk and Roll To School

Friday, October 22 - Fall Picture Retakes

Friday, October 29 - Halloween Celebrations @ Noddin

Monday, November 1 - Staff Development Day (No School)

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Principal's Message

Dear Noddin Community,

After an unusually warm past couple of days, we are definitely now entering the fall season, one of my favorite times of year. I know many students and families are looking forward to the fall and winter holiday season!

I want to reach out to you with an update regarding Halloween. As a school district, in remaining in line with both parent volunteers on campus for educational or enrichment purposes only and limiting the amount of people on campus outside of USD staff, we are unfortunately not able to have spectators or volunteers on campus on Halloween for a parade and class parties.

I know this may be a disappointment for some, but we still have to be very careful for the health and safety of all. Additionally, we want to continue with our success regarding COVID mitigation strategies on-campus.

The staff and I still plan to make Halloween special and fun for the students! We will be having a school-wide Halloween parade for the kids to show off their costumes and teachers across all grade-levels are planning classroom parties or celebrations. Please see the guidelines below when it comes to Halloween at school.


Eric Scharer

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Halloween Celebrations at Noddin, Friday, October 29

Noddin will be celebrating Halloween on Friday, October 29! The events on this day include in-class parties/activities and a school-wide parade.

Here are some things to know:

  • Please have your student wear their costume to school. Costumes need to allow students to move freely and participate in all of their normal school activities. Footwear should also be appropriate for school.

  • We want to encourage positive, child-appropriate costumes. Please remember that we have very young children at Noddin and they will all be seeing the costumes. Therefore, please refrain from:

  • Blood/gore

  • Masks

  • Weapon-like props

  • Grotesque face paint/make-up

Teachers will notify families regarding classroom specific activities as appropriate.

If you would prefer not to have your student(s) participate in the parade and/or classroom celebrations, please jointly email the teacher(s) and Mr. Scharer at

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USD COVID Community Hubs - New Additional Location at Union Middle School Starting Monday, October 18!

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COVID Testing with Grapefruit

We are pleased to share that we are partnering with healthcare professionals to provide regular, optional testing at USD schools starting this week. Click here for the latest information & updates, how to sign your student(s) up, & the DMS test hub!

Campus Accessibility Reminder

Since reopening after campus closures, reminders of protocols are sometimes needed.

This is a reminder that the Noddin Elementary campus is closed to the public until 4pm, Monday - Friday, as staff are still working on school grounds and we have programs and activities that run until this time. The campus is open to the community weekdays from 4pm until sundown, and Saturday & Sunday, from sunrise until sundown.

4th Grade Fundraising for 5th Grade Year

For 4th Grade Families, Please Read! - Fundraising Opportunities for 2022 - 23 5th Graders for Science Camp and 5th Grade Promotion

Crossing Guards Needed For Blossom Hill and Harwood

SJPD and Noddin are actively looking for crossing guards for this busy intersection! Hiring and employment is through the SJPD. Please click here for more information.

Before/After School Programs @ Noddin!

New program added: Amazing Athletes! Starts October 6! Also available: robotics, tennis, basketball, pickleball, and chess!

Noddin Reopening FAQ 2021 - 22 (updated Sept. 26, 2021)

An updated version of the reopening FAQ. Updates include: mask wearing, the basis of the CPHD guidance, and close contact information.

USD COVID-19 Response Page

This page on the USD District Website includes a district COVID tracker, parent webinar, decision trees & guides, resources, and more!

Free Breakfast Snack and Lunch @ Noddin

Did you know California schools are offering free meals to students all year? It's true! For more information and menus, please click on the link below.

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