Rob Flaherty, Principal of Nichols Elementary School in the Oceanside Unified School District, has been named the Elementary Principal, Administrator of the Year for San Diego and Imperial Counties by the Administration of California School Administrators

    The Elementary Principal, Administrator of the Year Award recognizes outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to education. Flaherty joined OUSD as a Special Education teacher in 2001. He was selected for his exceptional leadership in that field and innovative and equitable educational programs that have improved student performance and created a positive school culture for both students and staff.

    “Mr. Flaherty is a detail-oriented manager and a thoughtful instructional leader,” says Oceanside Unified School District Superintendent Julie A Vitale, Ph.D.. “He is astute in assessing the needs of those he’s working with and in identifying ways to support them in their learning and professional growth.”

    Under Flaherty's leadership, Nichols Elementary School has seen significant academic gains for students. He has implemented programs that promote diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and has made mental health and wellness a priority for students and staff. He leads with transparency, authenticity and uses data to make informed decisions that enhance the student and teacher experience. 

    The Oceanside Unified School District is proud to have such an outstanding leader in its ranks and congratulates Flaherty on this well-deserved recognition.


  • New Student RegistrationNew student registration is now open.  This is your opportunity to complete the online enrollment packet.  We will begin accepting packets at a later date, so continue to check the website for those dates.  

    Returning students will complete the Data Confirmation during the summer.  Please do not complete a new enrollment packet, your student is already enrolled.

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  • ELAC Meeting March 29

    ELAC Meeting

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  • OUSD Classified Job Fair

    OUSD Classified Job Fair
    Job Fair Details: 
    Where:  OUSD District Office Boardroom 
                  2111 Mission Ave
                  Oceanside, Ca 92058
    When:   Tuesday, April 4, 2023
    Time:    8:00am - 12:00pm
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  • Nichols McTeacher's Night

    Hosted by Nichols PTO

    See flyer for details.  We hope to see all our families and friends there!

    Tues, April 18th
    4:00PM - 7:00PM


    487 College Blvd.

    Oceanside, CA 92057

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    2023 MiraCosta College

    STREAM Festival - Sat., April 29, 11-2pm

    We are thrilled to once again welcome the community to our MiraCosta College campus. We hope you and your loved ones can come and enjoy learning from the STREAM activity booths led by our MiraCosta students, staff, faculty, and community partners! We look forward to having you on our campus Spring 2023!

    servicelearning@miracosta.edu or call 760-795-6616.

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  • We Appreciate Your Generosity!

    Food Pantry

    Please donate to your classroom or the front office!

    Pasta Sauces
    Breakfast Foods
    Pantry Staples

    All donations will go directly to our on-site Food Pantry.

    Open Every Friday 8:15 at N-1

    You can also donate money** to our Paypal Food Pantry account.  We get A LOT of bang for our buck through the food bank.

    **When sending funds via Paypal, please add a note to the transaction to designate the donated funds for Nichols Elementary.  


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  • Join Our Team!

    Playground SupervisionOUSD is looking to increase the number of available Playground supervisor substitutes.  This can lead to permanent placement if you are interested.  It's a great way to get back into the workforce if you have been out of it for any reason.  Please reach out to our Human Resources department for more information Help Wanted: Duty Supervisors.

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