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Contact Us

5735 Musick Avenue

Newark, CA 94560

(510) 818-4000

FAX (510) 791-5792

Lunch Menu

Elementary Lunch Menus


Click the link above for information about menus, online payments, and breakfast program.

Lunch Prices

Monthly Lunch Prices for 16/17 School Year

Monthly Price at Musick Elementary School:

Aug/Sept - $68.90

October -   $55.65

November - $42.40

December - $42.40

January - $38.75

February - $47.70

March - $58.30

April - $37.10

May - $58.30

June - $26.50


Checks should be for 10 or more lunches.  That is a minimum of $25.00 for full paid students and $4.00 for reduced students.

Meal Prices

Breakfast $1.50 /free

Lunch $2.65/ $0.40

Milk  $0.50


Please call 510-818-4281 for questions.


Remember, students must select one serving of vegetables and one serving of fruit.

Also, food from Child Nutrition must be eaten by the student in the cafeteria or at the outside lunch table.


Healthy Schools Act AB2260

The Healthy Schools Act establishes requirements for school districts when pesticide applications are made at California public K-12 schools. To view the California Healthy School Act and the Integrated Pest Management Plan (new requirement) for Newark Unified School District, go to http://nusd.ca.schoolloop.com. Click on the quick link , Healthy Schools Act. This information is also available for viewing at your school’s office.


Home of the Leopards

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

Dear Musick Families,


On behalf of the staff at Musick Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year.  We have had quite an exciting start to the school year, with the completion of a new roof and HVAC system.  One step at a time the exterior of our school is being updated to match the amazing work our students are doing within its walls.  Thank you for your patience during our renovation projects.  With the support of our families we can make our school shine!

This year we look forward to our continued productive partnerships with our families and community members. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school.  We know that a strong partnership with you at home makes the greatest difference in your child’s education.  As partners, we share the responsibility of our children’s success.   We promise to do our very best to carry out our responsibilities and ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by helping he or she:

  • Attend school daily and arrives on time
  • Read daily to develop a love of reading and to improve literacy skills
  • Share school experiences with you so that you are aware of their school life
  • Do their personal best every day to learn and grow as a student

Please join us this Wednesday, September 7, at 6p.m. at our Back-To-School Night annual event.  We will meet in the multi-purpose room for a quick welcome back and introduction to all staff members.  We will also have representatives from our different parent organizations present to greet you and share ways you can become involved and contribute to our school’s programs.  Please consider volunteering and becoming an active member of our Musick community.  Working together ensures our students achieve their highest potential. 


Our outstanding staff and I feel privileged to be part of the Musick Family.  We thank you for your support and look forward to a wonderful school year working together with you!



Mrs. Amanda Golliher

E.L. Musick Elementary School Principal

Process for Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfers)



Date:   Wednesday, December 9, 2015


To:       Parent/ Guardians of NUSD Students    

            Elementary School Principals and Office Staff


From:  Bill Whitton, Coordinator of Student Services   


Open Enrollment (Intra-District) Requests for the Upcoming 2016-17 School Year

(Voluntarily change the school where your child attends)


We find that almost all families in the Newark community are very happy with the local neighborhood school where their children attend.  Sometimes, a family asks to have their child permanently moved to another school.  In the past, because of overcrowding, some families have been involuntarily transferred. The District has always done its best to accommodate the requests and to keep involuntary moves to a minimum. 


The current District process for Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) requests is to deal with them before the end of the school year instead of after the start of the next school year.  The District no longer waits until after school starts because that resulted in disruption and confusion, and the loss of class time for students that move.  We want to end the need to move students after the start of the school yearWe want families happy with their school in Newark from day-one.


If you want to change to a different school for the upcoming school year, please complete the “Open Enrollment Request” during the month of January before Friday, Jan  29, 2016 at the school where your child now attends.  We will work on all requests after that date.  Decisions about new transfer requests will be made after decisions are made about staffing and resources in May and June.  The District’s intent is make placements of students before the end of the current school year.


For the upcoming 2016-17 year, complete your written request to change schools

on or before Friday, January 29,  2016

at the school where your child now attends

(for all Kindergarten programs, in March, go to the local school in your neighborhood to enroll)


The District must always follow the law in placing students.  Hardship appeals will be reviewed anytime in the year on the basis of the law, need, and individual merit. 


If you have any questions, contact the school office where your child is currently enrolled, or call Bill Whitton, Coordinator of Student Services at (510) 818‑4226, or (510) 818‑4202.

The District is happy to comply with parent/guardian requests for voluntary open enrollment (intra-district transfer) requests (from one Newark elementary school to another) for preference in the spring of the year, to the extent that there is room at the desired school and grade level.  Working on open enrollment (intra-district transfer) requests in the spring (to take effect at the beginning of the upcoming school year) allows the District over the summer break, so far as is possible, to adjust teacher assignments and/or move resources of teachers and materials to accommodate open enrollment (intra-district transfer) requests and other foreseeable enrollment factors, while still being good stewards of available resources.


Transfers of students between sites for preference throughout the year is not a best practice.  The possible effects on the achievement of an individual student must be weighed against the disruptive effects on the classes and teachers that are involved.  The experience of the District is that the expected benefits of mid-year intra-district transfers are limited.


Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Requests for extraordinary reasons (“hardship reasons”) are accommodated at any time during the school year.  The Newark Unified School District and administration recognize that unusual, extraordinary needs happen at any time in student’s and family’s lives.  The District is dedicated to every individual student’s achievement and wellness to achieve at the highest possible level.  The extraordinary need for a transfer must be supported by documentation from a valid and reliable professional source.  The documentation to support mid-year intra-district transfers comes in many forms specific to the need, but examples of common situations include legal requirements and social-emotional requirements.


Examples of legal requirements include: court orders; county social services orders or placement documents; foster youth placement documents; verification of homelessness; appropriate written documentation from law enforcement, probation, or district attorney offices; California Education Code requirements and contractual agreements with recognized bargaining units.


Examples of social-emotional requirements include written verifications from professional level, California licensed health care practitioners (including medical doctors, therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists), stating the situation and expected benefits a mid-year intra-district transfer.




Servicios Estudiantiles


Proceso para Open Enrollment (Transferencias Intra-District/(dentro del distrito)


Fecha:            viernes, 5 de diciembre de 2014

A:        Padres/Tutores de Estudiantes de NUSD          

            Directores y Personal de Escuelas Primarias

De:      Bill Whitton, Coordinador de Servicios Estudiantiles 


Pedidos de ‘Open Enrollment Intra-District’ para el Próximo Año Escolar 2016-17

(Cambiar voluntariamente la escuela donde asiste su hijo/a)


La mayor parte de las familias en la comunidad de Newark están contentas con la escuela local a la cual asisten sus hijos. A veces una familia pide que su hijo/a sea transferido a otra escuela permanentemente. En el pasado, por cuestión de overflow (exceso de estudiantes) se ha transferido a algunas familias  involuntariamente.   El Distrito siempre ha hecho lo mejor posible  para acomodar los pedidos y  mantener a un mínimo las transferencias involuntarias.


El proceso actual del Distrito es tratar los pedidos de transferencia dentro del distrito antes del fin del año escolar en vez de hacerlo al principio del próximo año escolar. El Distrito ya no espera hasta el comienzo de la escuela porque esto resultaba en interrupción y confusión y la pérdida de tiempo en clase para los estudiantes que se mudaban.  Queremos poner fin a la necesidad de trasladar a estudiantes después del comienzo del año escolarQueremos que las familias estén contentas con su escuela en Newark desde el primer día.


Si usted quiere cambiar a una escuela diferente para el próximo año escolar, haga el favor de llenar el formulario “Open Enrollment Requestdurante el mes de enero antes del viernes, 29 de enero, 2016 en la escuela a donde asiste su hijo/a actualmente. Se tomarán decisiones sobre los nuevos pedidos de transferencia después de que se las tomen sobre el personal y los recursos en mayo y junio.  El propósito del Distrito es colocar a los estudiantes antes del fin del año escolar actual.


Para el próximo año 2016-17, complete por escrito su pedido de cambiar escuela

Para viernes, el 29 de enero,  2016

en la escuela a la cual asiste su hijo/a ahora

(Para todos los programas de Kindergarten, hay que matricularse en la escuela local de su vecindad)

Al colocar estudiantes, el Distrito tiene que siempre cumplir con la ley. Se revisarán las apelaciones especiales ( hardship appeals) durante todo el año de acuerdo con la  ley, la necesidad, y el mérito individual. 


Si Ud. Tiene preguntas,  contacte la oficina de la escuela donde está matriculado su hijo/a actualmente, o llame a Bill Whitton, Coordinador de of Servicios Estudiantiles (510) 818‑4226, or (510) 818‑4202.

El Distrito está dispuesto a cumplir con los pedidos de padres/tutores de transferencias voluntarias dentro del distrito (open enrollment) (de una escuela primaria de Newark a otra) por preferencia en la primavera del año, siempre cuando haya espacio en la escuela y el grado deseados. Tratar con los pedidos de transferencia  dentro del distrito (open enrollment) en la primavera (para entrar en vigor al principio del próximo año escolar) permite que durante las vacaciones de verano el distrito arregle la designación de maestros  y/o mueva los recursos de los maestros y materiales para acomodar los pedidos de transferencia dentro del distrito (open enrollment)  y otros factores de matriculación, mientras siga siendo buen administrador de recursos disponibles.


Transferencias entre escuelas por preferencia durante el año no es buena práctica.  Los efectos posibles en el rendimiento de un estudiante tienen que ser evaluados con respecto a la interrupción de las clases y  maestros afectados. La experiencia del Distrito muestra que los beneficios anticipados de una transferencia a mitad del año son limitados.


Se acomodan transferencias dentro del distrito (Open enrollment ) por razones especiales (“hardship reasons”) en cualquier momento durante el año escolar.  El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newark y la administración reconocen que pueden surgir necesidades inusuales y extraordinarias en cualquier momento en la vida de un estudiante y su familia. El Distrito está dedicado al logro y salud de cada estudiante  para que rinda al nivel más alto posible. La necesidad extraordinaria de una transferencia tiene que ser apoyada por documentación de una fuente profesional válida y fiable. La documentación de apoyo para una transferencia a mitad del año puede ser de varias formas, y pueden incluir requisitos legales  y requisitos social-emocionales.


Ejemplos de requisitos legales incluyen: mandatos judiciales; mandatos o documentos de colocación de servicios sociales del condado; documentos de colocación de acogida (foster youth placement); verificación de ser destechado (homeless); documentación apropiada por escrito de la policía, la oficina de libertad condicional (probation) o del Fiscal del distrito; requisitos del Código de Educación de California y acuerdos contractuales con grupos de negociación reconocidos.


Ejemplos de requisitos social-emocionales  incluyen verificación por escrito al nivel profesional, de profesionales de salud licenciados en California (incluyendo  médicos, terapeutas, psicólogos y psiquiatras), que explica la situación y los beneficios anticipados de una transferencia dentro del distrito a mitad del año.

Traffic Safety - seguridad vial

As we begin the school year, Newark Police Department will begin citing drivers whenever necessary to encourage compliance of traffic laws and to reinforce that safety of our children is a priority.

There have been multiple incidents endangering children even a child being struck and several near misses.  Please remember that children’s cognitive abilities are still developing and they lack training and experience in traffic safety.  

Keys to avoid receiving a citation:

  • Drive Slow
  • Do not make illegal U-turns
  • Have car seats for children
  • Have seat belts on all passengers
  • Make a “full-stop” at stop signs

Putting our children at risk is not worth the few minutes you may save by rushing and breaking these suggestions.  Newark Unified School District and the Newark Police Department want to keep everyone safe.

Safety reminders for children walking to school:

  • Walk, don’t run across the street
  • Look left, look right and left again
  • Obey Walk/Wait signals
  • Do not cross at mid-block locations
  • Use crosswalks

Safety reminders for children biking to school:

  • Always wear a properly fastened and fitted helmet
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Ride in the same direction as motor vehicles
  • Check traffic when changing lanes, crossing streets or turning
  • Use hand signals

Mission Statement

Our mission is to assure all Musick students regardless of race, gender, language, economic status or special needs, work towards mastery of the Common Core State Standards in a caring and enriched learning community characterized by high expectations, creativity, and a rigorous academic environment.

Just How Important is School Attendance?

It will surprise many parents that, in fact, their student(s) are considered chronic absent, truant, or both.

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School Hours


Kinder – 6th Grade

8:10 A.M. – 2:32 P.M.


FRIDAY  K – 6th Grade

8:10 A.M. – 1:05 P.M.





Kinder          10:00 - 10:30 AM

1st – 6th      10:15 – 10:30 A.M.




K – 3rd Grade    11:30 - 12:10

4th - 6th  Grade  12:10 - 12:50

Student Handbook

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Attention Parents!

An electronic version of our School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available on Newark Unified School District's website hereIn addition, a paper copy is available in our school office for your review.

Smarter Balanced Practice Test

The practice test for the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is available online. Click here to access it. Sign in as a guest, choose your grade level, and your test (Math Practice, Math Performance, ELA Practice, or ELA Performance).

Internet Essentials from Comcast

If your child receives free school lunch, you may qualify for Internet Essentials from Comcast. This includes internet access for $9.95 per month and a computer for $149.99. For more information, click here.