News and Announcements  

All OUSD Schools Remain Closed Thursday, March 22, 2018

March 21, 2018

OUSD Community,

I hope you have remained safe and dry today. Fortunately, today’s rainfall has resulted in minimal damage to our community, and our schools have managed the water flow well. However, the National Weather Service and local Office of Emergency Services (OES) continue to warn about the significant rainfall rates forecasted through the night and into Thursday. The areas surrounding Topa Topa, San Antonio and Summit schools remain under voluntary evacuation orders.

Given the evacuation orders and continued concerns for road safety, all OUSD schools will remain closed tomorrow, March, 22, 2018.


Andy Cantwell



Todas las escuelas de OUSD permanecerán cerradas mañana, 22 de marzo de 2018.

21 de marzo de 2018

Comunidad OUSD,

Espero que hayas permanecido seguro y seco hoy. Afortunadamente, las precipitaciones de hoy en día han causado un daño mínimo a nuestra comunidad, y nuestras escuelas han logrado un buen flujo de agua. Sin embargo, el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional y la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia locales (OES) continúan advirtiendo acerca de las significativas tasas de lluvia pronosticadas durante la noche y hasta el jueves. Las áreas que rodean las escuelas Topa Topa, San Antonio y Summit permanecen bajo órdenes de evacuación voluntaria.

Dadas las órdenes de evacuación y las continuas preocupaciones por la seguridad vial, todas las escuelas de OUSD permanecerán cerradas mañana, 22 de marzo de 2018.


Andy Cantwell



Ranger Families,

Due to the Thomas Fire, we have adjusted our calendar with our 3rd quarter ending on Friday, Mar. 30th--not Fri. Mar. 23rd.  We will have double periods 1-3-5 on Wed. Mar. 28th and double periods 2-4-6 on Thurs. Mar. 29th.  We will have a minimum day on Friday, Mar. 30th for report card prep.  Dismissal will be at 12 noon.

Familias de Ranger,



Debido a Thomas Fire, hemos ajustado nuestro calendario con nuestro tercer trimestre que finaliza el viernes 30 de marzo, no el viernes. 23 de marzo. Tendremos periodos dobles 1-3-5 el miércoles. 28 de marzo y períodos dobles 2-4-6 el jueves. 29 de marzo. Tendremos un día mínimo el viernes 30 de marzo para la preparación de la libreta de calificaciones. La salida será a las 12 del mediodía.



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Help for those who lost their homes in the Thomas Fire and /or have experienced economic hardship as a result of the fire.  Click here



Nordhoff families,

In an attempt to encourage greater participation in athletics and extracurricular performing arts, Nordhoff has started an initiative to allow student-athletes/artists to request no credit and grades for their involvement in these programs.  This petition is intended to help students who may have a GPA greater than 4.0, are involved in multiple programs whose practices / rehearsals may conflict, or students who may have work conflicts.  

For students who have an overall GPA greater than 4.0, a non-weighted letter grade in athletics or performing arts can actually lower their GPA--even if they earn an A grade.  As well, some students may not be able to attend all practices or rehearsals if they are enrolled in multiple programs that practice or rehearse at the same time.  With this petition, they can request a modified schedule.  Finally, we recognize that some students have work or family obligations that make them unable to attend on a regular basis.

Any student who is interested in seeking flexibility with athletics or performing arts can download the form on our athletics page or from the link below.  The petition will also help create communication between student, their family, and those teachers / coaches to establish participation expectations and scheduling.

Nordhoff Petition for No Credit.docx

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Dave Monson, Principal


Welcome to Nordhoff High School!

We are a great small school, and look forward to working with our students and families to help them achieve their high school goals and prepare for their post-secondary lives.  Our strengths lie in our four pillars of success:  Scholarship, Community, Opportunity, and Tradition.  We strive for excellence in all academic subjects.  We want students to become stronger readers, better writers, and more critical thinkers.  Whether a student’s goal is the top university in the country, a local community college, vocational training or military service, we want every student to do their best.  We have also found that a positive, supportive, inclusive school culture tends to bring out the best in all of us so we take citizenship seriously.  We want our students to be kind, caring role models and strive to leave Nordhoff a better place than they found it.  Because of the wide variety, interests and goals of our students, we work hard to create and maintain as many choices as possible.  In addition to our solid core academics, we have art and performing art programs, CTE programs such as welding, auto, health science, video productions and graphic design, over twenty different athletic programs, and a veteran counseling department and college and career specialist to assist students and families for life after Nordhoff.  Finally, this school has been educating and supporting students and families in the Ojai Valley for over one hundred years, and we are excited to be a part of that legacy.  We are glad you are here with us.

David Monson, Principal 

Letter from the Board and administration addressing the safety of our students and, in particular, undocumented immigrant families.

Click to review the letters in both English and Spanish that were mailed on Friday, April 21, 2017 to secondary students' homes and placed in elementary students' backpacks.  The text was written in response to statements made about undocumented immigrants during the presidential campaign and soon after the election. About half of the school districts in the County have adopted such positions speaking directly to this issue.

Information regarding Undocumented Students and Families

New Statewide School Accountability System - California School Dashboard 

click here for information


Nordhoff Mission Statement
With Nordhoff's broad array of academic, club, athletic and artistic experiences available, Nordhoff represents many opportunities for our students to grow into the kind of people we would be thankful to have as neighbors, friends, coworkers and leaders.

With over 100 years of history, Nordhoff has a rich, robust tradition and culture for students to find their place in, to benefit from, and ultimately pass on to the next generation of Rangers. We welcome you to Nordhoff High School. Go Rangers!