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We are Nixyaawii Community School.  Proud to be the Golden Eagles.

Our school is a charter of the Pendleton School district and we are located on the beautiful Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon. Our charter focuses on Native American culture, infusing native languages into daily school life, and serving the tribal community. 

Here's what's happening...

Important Dates & Attendance Changes

Dear parents and guardians:

As we enter our second semester I wanted to update you on a few changes at Nixyaawii Community School and remind you of some important dates.  First of all, we have made a slight change in our start time.  School officially starts at 8:00am.  Also, students need to be back from lunch by 12:37pm.   Attendance plays a big role in the success of your student{s). Students need to be on time and here daily to maximize instructional time and their potential.

The last change we made is very important to understand; it deals with attendance and grades. We will be moving from awarding semester credit to awarding quarter credit.   What this means is students will be held more accountable for the quarter grades.  All quarter grades will be put on their transcript from this day forward. Along with this comes a slight change in our attendance policy and loss of credit. Download/Print Attendance Policy & Letter (PDF)

Starting NOW a student can only miss (6) classes EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED per quarter rather than (12) classes per semester. We did not change the number of total absences allowable, we just broke it down into quarters. The chart below will explain the changes:

Official  grades at semester (18 weeks)
=.50 credit
  official  grades at quarter  (9 weeks)
=.25 credit
Loss of credit  12 absences in semester   Loss of credit  6 absences in a quarter

Important Dates to Note:

  • February 2nd NO SCHOOL (teacher training for Smarter Balance Assessment)
  • February 16th NO SCHOOL (President's Day)
  • February 20th FRIDAY SCHOOL
  • March 13th FRIDAY SCHOOL
  • MARCH 19th END of the 3rd QUARTER
  • March 23-27 SPRING BREAK
  • March 30th NO SCHOOL (teacher training with Pendleton School District)

Thank you,
Ryan Heinrich
NCS Principal

Calling All Nixyaawii Alumni

We are looking for all Graduates of Nixyaawii Community School. We are planning a 10 year Celebration and want to make sure we get you all the informatin on the event.

2014-15 Parent Letter

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the staff at Nixyaawii Community School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year! The start of the school year is always exciting, but this year there are some important changes at NCS designed to better prepare your child for future success and I wanted to take a minute to explain them.