Smarter Balance 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).

Lunch Menu

Elementary Lunch Menus


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

Lunch Prices

Monthly Lunch Prices for 14/15 School Year

Monthly Price at Musick School:

Aug/Sept - $65.00

October -   $55.00

November - $35.00

December - $37.50

January - $45.00

February - $45.00

March - $52.50

April - $42.50

May - $50.00

June - $22.50


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.

Milk is $.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.


Last Day of School

Thursday, June 11

Dismissal at 1:05 pm


Have a great summer!


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Backpacks for All!

Great news, Musick Families!


Every single Musick student will be receiving a backpack filled with common school supplies when you come to register your child in the fall.

Thank you to American Licorice in Union City, who works with Kids in Need Foundation. Here’s what the backpack will include:backpack.PNG

Each grade level has also determined what they will need for the classroom, and those lists are linked below.

Supply Lists

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 20.

Look for the summer mailer for more details, arriving early August. 

The first day back to school will be

Thursday, August 27, 2015!

LCAP Community Conversations

Two Community Conversations regarding the LCAP will take place on

May 13, 2015, please join us:

  • 9:00 AM - Newark Junior High School, 6201 Lafayette Avenue
  • 6:00 PM - Newark Memorial High School, 39375 Cedar Blvd


Ohlone for Kids starts June 22 see flier for details!
Posted by: Liz Warren
Published: 5/14/15

The Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 1381) changed the required age to enter kindergarten. To enroll in Kindergarten:

For the 2015–16 school year, children must turn five by September 1st

   We will accept Kindergarten registration pa... Continue
Posted by: Liz Warren
Published: 3/1/15

Letter from Principal

May 27, 2015


Dear Musick Families,


Over the last two years, I have loved being the principal at this wonderful school. I have enjoyed welcoming each smiling face in the morning, working with teachers and students towards continued excellence, and getting to know all the supportive families here.


Last Tuesday night at the School Board meeting, at the request of Executive Cabinet, the Board gave staff direction to begin a merger of the boundaries of Bunker and Milani for the 2016-17 school year with Bunker serving TK-2 (Bunker Primary) and Milani serving grades 3-6 (Bunker Intermediate).


In addition, our Superintendent, Dr. Dave Marken, recommended, and the Board approved, to appoint me as the new principal of Milani Elementary, effective July 1.


I have treasured each and every day here at Musick Elementary, and I look forward to helping lead Milani Elementary next year and Bunker Intermediate beyond that. I believe Newark Unified School District is becoming a destination point, and I look forward to being a part of great things to come across the district.


The opening for the new Musick principal has been posted, and I am confident that the hard work will continue between staff, students, and families. I assure you I will work with the new principal to help make the transition as seamless as possible.


Believe me when I say this experience has been one I will treasure forever. I will savor these last few weeks as your principal. I hope our paths cross again!



Cathreene Ingham-Watters




Measles Letter from District Nurse

February 19, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian:

The CDC has reported an outbreak of measles in the country currently involving 17 states.  Alameda County alone has 6 confirmed cases of measles, and additional cases of measles are likely to occur.  Newark Unified School District would like to take this opportunity to provide some information about measles and how to protect our community.

Measles is a very contagious infection that is easily spread through the air and by direct contact, and can manifest in an infected individual 8-13 (and up to 21) days after exposure.  Symptoms are as follows:  high fever (101°F or more), cough (hoarseness), red eyes (light sensitive), runny nose, rash (blotchy dark red and usually comes 3 days after the fever).  Serious and even life-threatening complications can occur.  Because measles is so contagious, it can spread rapidly once introduced and cause outbreaks.

If your child has not received at least two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and is exposed to measles, he/she may be excluded from attending school or child care to prevent further spread of the disease.  Information about exclusion of unimmunized students is available on the California Personal Beliefs Exemption form as well as in the California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Section 6060.

What can you do?

  • The MMR vaccine is safe and very effective at preventing measles infection.  Two doses of MMR are routinely recommended for all children.
  • All parents and guardians should be sure that their children are up-to-date with their measles vaccination.  Children should receive their first dose of MMR vaccine at 12-15 months of age and their second dose routinely at 4-6 years of age.
  • If your child has not received the recommended doses, contact your health care provider as soon as possible to arrange for immunization.  If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can call the Alameda County Public Health Department at (510) 267-8000 for a list of clinics, or visit http://www.acphd.org/clinics.aspx. For more information about measles, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html.

Thank you.

Agnes Lopez, RN, BSN

District Nurse

En espanol

School Hours

Transitional Kindergarten Class

8:10 – 12:10 A.M.

Kinder – 6th Grade

8:10 A.M. – 2:32 P.M.


FRIDAY – K – 6th Grade

8:10 A.M. – 1:05 P.M.




TK Class– 9:30 - 10:00 AM

Kindergarten- 10:00 - 10:30 AM

1st – 6th -10:15 – 10:30 A.M.




11:30 – 12:10 – 5th & 6th Grades

12:00 – 12:40 – 3rd & 4th Grades

12:20 – 1:00 – Kinder thru 2nd Grades

Upcoming Dates

JUNE 2015




2 7:00 p.m. – Board Meeting @ District Office

5 9:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Field Trip for Kindergarten, Room 29, Room 1, Room 14 – Oakland Zoo

10 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – 6th Grade Promotion – MPR – Students arrive at 5:30 p.m.



Events with the * mean:  Parent Participation = a stamp in your child’s “Passport to Success” Book.

Parents – When attending each event or volunteering in the school, please remember to bring the book for a stamp from the teacher or coordinator.                                 

Registration 2015-2016

Registration Guidelines

For the 2015-2016 School Year


If you have a child turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015, he/she is eligible for kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.


Registration packets will be available in our office starting, Tuesday, 3/10/15. To complete the registration process, you will need to bring the following items when you return with your completed registration packet.


  • 2 Proof of residency – a current rental agreement or mortgage statement AND a current PG & E or water bill (no copies).


  • Original Birth certificate (certificate of live birth from the county of birth, not a hospital certificate) or a Passport.


  • Immunization records that include:
    • Polio - 4 doses
    • DTaP/DPT - 5 doses (last doses after the age of 4)
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella/MMR - 2 doses (one dose after the age of 1)
    • Hepatitis B - 3 doses
    • Varicella/Chicken Pox vaccine – 1 dose


  • Test for TB – Tuberculin Skin Test, we need:
    • the date the test was given
    • the date the test was read
    • the result of the TB test

If the Doctor deems this not necessary, we must have a signed statement stating this from the Doctor stating there are NO RISK FACTORS.


  • For Kindergarten students, a physical examination from a doctor given and dated after      March 1, 2015.  This must include a complete health history, complete physical exam including blood, urine, and TB test.


  • Oral Health Assessment per Ed. Code Section 49452.8, which requires Kindergarten and 1st grade students submit proof of an oral health assessment performed by a licensed dentist. This exam must be done after September 1, 2014.


  • Registration packet with all forms filled out and returned to the school.



Only after ALL the registration requirements are met will your child will be enrolled at Musick.


                               *** REGISTRATION STARTS:  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015 ***

6th to 7th Grade Info

Newark Junior High School

6201 Lafayette Avenue, Newark, CA 94560 ~ phone 510-818-3050 ~ fax 510-794-2079

Mark E. Neal, Principal Akilah Byrd, Asst. Principal


Dear 6th grade Parent/Guardian:

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, continues to threaten students in California. To help stop its spread, State Law requires
that ALL incoming 7th graders provide date stamped proof that you have received the whooping cough booster (‘Tdap’) shot in order to attend classes for school year 2015-2016.
TDAP vaccine can be administered on or after the 7th birthday to meet the
requirement for 7th grade entry.

If your child has not had a booster shot yet, do not wait: avoid the back-to school rush. Schedule an appointment with your health
care provider or clinic as soon as possible; then bring your child’s shot record or send written proof that your child has been
immunized, preferably by April 29, 2015 . Please keep a copy for your records. Students will not be allowed to attend classes for
the 2015-2016 school year without proof of vaccination for whooping cough/pertussis.

The following clinics offer free or a reduced fee for the vaccine. Contact the clinics for more information.

Newark Wellness                                               
6066 Civic Terrace          
Newark, CA                         

Tri City Health Center

39500 Liberty Street

Fremont, CA


Washington on Wheels

Mobile Health Van


             Contact your school for more information about the requirement. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.


Note: Td vaccine (tetanus-diptheria booster) will not meet the requirement.
TDAP vaccine (Pertussis Booster) must be given on or after the 7th birthday to meet the requirement for 7th grade entry.


Estimado Padre/Tutor de un alumno del 6t grade:

La tos ferina, también conocida como pertusis, sigue amenazando a los estudiantes en California. Para detener su propagación, la
Ley Estatal requiere que TODOS los estudiantes que ingresan en el 7mo grado provean comprobante, sellada con fecha, de que han
recibido la inyección de refuerzo (Tdap) contra la tos ferina para poder asistir a clases en el año escolar 2015-2016. La vacuna de
TDAP debe ser administrada al o después de cumplir 7 años para satisfacer los requisitos para la entrada al 7mo grado
Si su hijo/a todavía no ha recibido la inyección de refuerzo, no esperen; eviten el ajetreo del comienzo de la escuela. Programen una
cita con su proveedor de servicios de salud o clínica lo más pronto posible; luego traiga la tarjeta de las vacuna o envíe comprobante
por escrito de las vacuna su hijo/a, para 29 de Abril 2015. Favor de guardar una copia para sus archivos. No se permitirá a
estudiantes a asistir a clases para el año escolar 2015-2016 sin comprobante de la vacunas contra la tos ferina/pertusis.
Las siguientes clínicas ofrecen la vacuna gratis o a precio reducido. Contáctelas para más información.

Newark Wellness                 
6066 Civic Terrace              
Newark, CA                         

Tri City Health Center

39500 Liberty Street

Fremont, CA


Washington on Wheels

Mobile Health Van


Comunique usted con su escuela para más información sobre el requisito. Gracias por su atención a este asunto importante.
Nota: La vacunación de refuerzo de Td, [Tétanos y Difteria] no satisface el requisito.
Hay que administrar la vacuna de TDAP (Refuerzo de Pertusis) al o después de cumplir 7 años para cumplir con el requisito para ingreso al 7mo grado.

Visit NJHS



        WEDNESDAY APRIL 22, 2015

6:30 pm



This evening is primarily for parents. Please join us and meet our Administration, see a brief and informative overview of Newark Jr High and all it has to offer. We look forward to seeing everyone on April 22nd



6:30 pm


Esta noche es principalmente para los padres. Haga el favor de acompañarnos para conocer  a nuestra Administración  y ver una breve visión informativa de Newark Jr. High y todo lo que ofrece. Esperamos verlos a todos el 22 de abril.

Transfer Information for 2015-2016

Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Requests for the 2015-2016 School Year


If you would like to have your child attend a different elementary school for the 2015-2016 school year, you will need to complete an Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Request form. These forms can be picked up at the office of the school your child is currently attending, the district website, or at the front desk of the District Office. Space is always limited so it is extremely important to fill out and turn in the form as quickly as possible. All Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Requests should be turned in to the District Office between January 5, and January 30, 2015. Students who have been overflowed to a different school will need to complete an Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Request form if they wish to remain at their current school. If you have any questions, the school office should be able to help you. Thank you.


Pedidos de Open Enrollment (Transferencia dentro del) Distrito para el Año escolar 2015-2016

Si usted quisiera que su hijo/a asista a una diferente escuela primaria para el año escolar 2015-2016, tiene que llenar un formulario de Pedido de transferencia dentro del distrito (Intra-District Transfer Request.) Se puede obtener un formulario en la oficina de la escuela a la cual su hijo/a asiste actualmente, en el sitio WEB de su escuela o en la recepción (front desk) de la Oficina del Distrito Hay espacio limitado así que es muy importante llenar y entregar el formulario lo más pronto.  Se debe entregar todos los pedidos de transferencia (Open enrollment) dentro del distrito a la Oficina del Distrito entre el 5 el 30 de enero, 2015. Los estudiantes que han sido traslados a otra escuela por “overflow” (exceso de estudiantes) deben llenar un formulario de Pedido de transferencia dentro del distrito (Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Request ) si quieren quedarse en su escuela actual. La oficina escolar puede ayudarlo con cualquier pregunta que tenga. Gracias.


Pictures of Staff


Home of the Leopards

5735 Musick Avenue

Newark, CA 94560

(510) 818-4000

FAX (510) 791-5792

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Student Handbook

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.

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Just How Important is School Attendance?

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

Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing more than 10% of instructional time for any ...more


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.

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.