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.

Announcements & News

Football Meeting Monday, July 6

A meeting for football players and a parent will be at the Pendleton High School football field at 7pm, Monday, July 6.  Topics will be waivers, paperwork, and moving forward!  Nixyaawii Community School is cooping with Pendleton High School for the 2020-2021 football season. 

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Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students Register Now

Incoming Freshmen and transfer students for the 2021 school year need to register now by emailing cphinneyatpendletonsd.org.  Class scheduling will begin this week.  We are ready to have all students enrolled for next year. 



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Milagro Theatre Virtual Residency

Milagro Theatre has created a supplemental instruction video for students.  Milagro Theatre was scheduled to perform at our school this spring.  They have provided this video for students to use instead.  


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Curriculum Plan

NCS Curriculum Plan
April 13 th -June 4 th

All teachers will be using google classroom as their organizational platform. They will
use google meet as primary communication for face-to-face needs. Teachers will use
phone, email, text, and remind app for all other communication.

Mr. Gaulke and Ms. Hallam will use Acellus combined with other supplemental materials
located on their google classroom.

Ms. Dotson is working on a plan that does not require acellus. Her materials will be
located on her website as well as google classroom.

Mrs. Kennedy will use Acellus combined with other supplemental materials located on
google classroom. Students that were in another science class will work from Mrs.
Kennedy’s materials.

Social Studies
Mr. Brandsen will use Acellus combined with other supplemental materials located on
google classroom.

New Media Traditional Arts Success 101
Ms. VanPelt will use google meet and google classroom.

Physical Education and Health
Ms. Minthorn will provide PE workouts via google classroom and students in Health
Occupations will continue to work in canvas with guidance from online teacher and Ms.

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Message From the Principal

April 8, 2020

Parents and Guardians, 

On behalf of the Nixyaawii staff, we wish everyone well!  We miss our students! Now that school buildings have officially been closed, we as a staff would like to have students focus on distance learning for all, “school is ongoing even though the buildings are closed.” 

Over the past couple weeks our staff has worked to prepare for “distance learning for all.”  Every student has been contacted by phone call, email, or text. Every student has been emailed passwords to “google classroom” as well as an Acellus login.  If students have issues with logins or assignments please start with the teacher that assigned the work. NCS staff will be communicating bi-weekly with your student. 

Your students’ teachers will be available to answer questions via phone and email during the building closure.  If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me either by email at rheinrichatpendletonsd.org or by phone at 541-429-7903.

Oregon Department of Education (ODE) gave final guidance for what seniors will be required to complete to graduate.  Seniors will receive a letter from Mr. Heinrich next week outlining what each student has left to complete to graduate.  A graduation ceremony will be determined at a later date. 

Stay safe and make the most of your online learning.  Take advantage of working remotely with your teachers.

Thank you,

Ryan Heinrich



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Student and Family Technology Support

1-888-223-9593 is the phone number to call for technology assistance related to school work and materials. 

The phone line will be answered during normal business hours.  If the line is busy, unanswered, after hours, or on weekends leave a voicemail with the following information:

Student’s name(s)

School district and attending school and grade level

General description of the issue

Call back phone number       

Email address for contact

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Student Email

Students are asked to check their student email account on a daily basis.  Communication and school materials will be sent via email.

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