Welcome Parents and Guardians,
It is my honor to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year at Nickle. To all of our returning students and families, welcome back. To our new students and families welcome to the Nickle School community.
Once again, the start–up to the school year has been busy as we navigate the unusual set-up of a school within a school. As many of you know Nickle School will have a significantly reduced student population due to the opening of the new middle school, Lakeshore School, in Auburn Bay. However, the opening of that building has been delayed and Nickle School will be hosting the grade 7-9 students from Lakeshore School until it is ready to be occupied. We should know that date in early September. Hosting Lakeshore School will have no impact on how Nickle School is organized. Lakeshore students will be in their own classrooms and will be running a different timetable from our students. I have been working closely with the Principal from Lakeshore, Mr. Fero, to coordinate our two schools and we have come up with a plan that should create a great experience for both schools.
Our first day of school is Thursday September 1. Nickle students will enter through the main doors and go to the main gym to meet with their homeroom teacher. Each student should expect a phone call from their homeroom teacher prior to the first day of school.
Over the first two days of the school year, I will visit all the homerooms to deliver the same message about my vision for the school year. I want the Nickle School community to be a safe, kind and caring school community where all students can have a positive school experience. It is something that I can say, our school staff can say, but it is our students that help create that community. I challenge all students to help create this safe, kind and caring community.
At Nickle School, we have minimal fees; our primary fees are for field trips, athletics, for consumable supplies in Construction and Foods and for the rental of band equipment. If families have any question, regarding fees please reach out to their teachers or to the main office.
At Nickle School, our cell phone policy is basic; it is the expectation that students have their phones in their lockers. We will have enough technology for all our students and if parents need to get a hold their student they should call the main office. If a student is not compliant and their teacher has asked them to put it away and they refuse they will be required to turn their cell phone into the office.
Our main office staff includes myself, Mrs. Frayne our resource teacher, Shelly Kolb our Secretary and Lindsey Jackson our Admin Secretary. I have attached a few key documents for the upcoming school year.
If you want to get involved at Nickle School please visit our school website and look under the get involved tab as there are links to School Council, Parent Society and Band Parents Association.
Important Dates in September (Calendar attached):
September 1: First day of school
September 12: School Pictures
September 22 (Evening): Meet the Teacher Night (more details to come)
September 28 (Evening): School Council
Welcome to Nickle School Start-Up Memo.pdf
22-23 Bell Schedule.pdf
2022-2023 Traditional Calendar_Nickle School.pdf
Once again, Welcome to the new school year.