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A Message From The Principal (08/05/2021)

August 5, 2021

Dear Noddin Families,


Once again, welcome to the 2021 - 22 school year! The staff and I are so excited to be returning in-person in just under a week! As a reminder, school starts on Wednesday, August 11 and has a short-day dismissal time of 1:05pm.


In this welcome letter, you will find information regarding:


Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Gates and Classroom Location Maps

Class Placement Information

School Supply List

Re-Opening FAQ


School Bell Schedule

Noddin Home & School Club (Noddin HSC)

Welcome Back Coffee

Champions @ Noddin (before and after-school childcare)

Important Upcoming Dates


At Noddin and USD, our priority and focus is for our kids to have fun at school, grow, and learn in a safe and healthy environment.


Please read over the information carefully and never hesitate to reach out with any questions.




Eric Scharer


Noddin Elementary


Drop-Off and Pick-Up

At this time, parents, guardians, and community members cannot access the campus, including the first day(s) of school. Rest assured Noddin has a plan in place to make sure students feel safe, welcome, and get to their class, which includes approximately 12 staff members helping them find their way.


Drop-Off (Grades Kindergarten - 5th)


Drop-off is from 7:50am - 8am and school starts at 8:05am. There are several ways for your student(s) to come to school.


Walking - If your child or family are able, please consider walking as it helps ease car traffic.


  • Please obey all pedestrian laws and use the crosswalks.


Driving and parking nearby - Parking near the school and walking from that location.


  • Do not temporarily stop on the street, drop students off in the street, stop or park in red zones, or make illegal U-turns in the intersections! This is dangerous for all involved.


Drop-off at the school - Driving through the Noddin parking lot and to the drop-off/pick-up zone.

If dropping off using the drop-off/pick-up zone:


  • Pull all the way forward regardless of what grade your student is in or which gate you want them to access.
  • Do not stop in the red fire zone near the Kindergarten area.
  • Driver remains in the car the entire time.
  • Students exit on the passenger (or curb) side of the car.
  • Students are ready to exit the vehicle.


There will be staff and/or 5th grade students on hand to get your student onto the campus. Rest assured we will get them to where they need to go using the closest gate.






Dismissal is 11:25am from August 11 - September 24 (daily) and 1:30pm from September 27 onward (except Wednesdays, which is 1:05pm).


1st - 5th


Dismissal is 2:30pm every day except Wednesdays (1:05pm). Please pick your student up at or within 10 minutes of the dismissal time. Supervision ends after 10 minutes. Students who are not picked up will be escorted to the office and we will call the parent or guardian.


You can pick up your student at the gates, using the drop-off/pick-up zone, or another pre-designated spot off campus that your student walks to meet you. Students are allowed to walk home, though we don't encourage this practice below 4th grade, especially in alone.



The campus will be accessible by the gates below. Any student may enter any gate, but please try to utilize a gate closer to your classroom(s).


Primary Side (PreK-2nd) Gates - Front Gate, Parking Lot near Kinder, Harwood @ Clovis,


Intermediate Side (3rd - 5th) Gates - Front Gate, Gilda near Cafeteria, Harlow Way

Noddin 2021 - 22 Student Gates Map

This visual shows the location of the student accessible gates around the school. Students may enter from any gate, but choosing by grade-level/teacher is ideal for all.

Noddin 2021 - 22 Classroom/Teacher Map

This map shows the location of the classroom #s, teachers, and their grade-level and can also help orient you to certain entry and exit points (i.e. student gates).


Class Placements

Classroom and teacher placements will be sent on Monday, August 9 from the USD District Office via email. Students will also receive their log-in credentials and passwords.
Noddin 2021 - 22 Supply List

These are "suggested donations" and are not required. Families may also donate more than 1 quantity of an item. Also, do not feel the need to have everything on August 11. The teachers and the school will make sure students have what they need.

Noddin Elementary School Re-Opening FAQ

This FAQ covers a list of frequently asked questions we've received regarding health and safety, COVID protocols, and more. These will change as we receive further guidance throughout the year from public health agencies and as conditions change.

Student Technology - iPads and Chromebooks

Please click here to read a message from our site tech. Sean Goehner with information and important changes regarding student technology.

Noddin 2021 - 22 Bell Schedule

Bell schedule for grades PreK - 5th

Welcome From The Noddin Home and School Club!

A welcome letter with important information from the Noddin H&SC! This letter explains what the Noddin H&SC is, the programs it supports, information about the upcoming board vote, and the Back To School Donation Drive, a key Noddin fundraiser!

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Noddin Virtual Welcome Back Coffee - ZOOM Link. Request

Please complete this brief Google Form to request a link to the Noddin Virtual Welcome Back Coffee

Champions @ Noddin

On-site before and after-school extended care information for Noddin families.


Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, August 9 – Kindergarten Back to School Night -- Virtual Event @ 6pm

(link will be emailed to all Kinder families)


Tuesday, August 10 Kindergarten “Meet and Greet” - In-Person Event from 8am - 9am

Wednesday, August 11 – First Day of School! (1:05 p.m. dismissal)

Wednesday, August 18 – 1st - 5th Grade Back to School Night - Virtual Event @ 6pm - 7pm

(links will be provided by the teachers)

Friday, September 3 – Staff Development Day (No School)

Monday, September 6 – Labor Day (No School)

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