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.



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Letter from Principal

Dear Musick Families,

Over the last few weeks, I’ve noticed many students getting picked up early or being absent due to illnesses like the cold or flu. Nothing’s worse than seeing your little one sick in bed. As a mother myself, I can relate to putting the brakes on life while I take care of my 6-year old, Ryan, as well as thinking what he’s missing at school!

I thought it would be a good time of year to share some information about keeping your children healthy during the cold and flu season. Here’s some general information about common illnesses:

             •Head colds are caused by rhinoviruses, or viruses that affect the nose. We get runny and stuffy

               noses when we have colds because that is where the virus is setting up shop!

            •Stomach flu is a virus of our gastrointestinal tract, causing sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

            •Influenza is different from the stomach “bug” because it is caused by the influenza virus.

We cannot take antibiotics to treat colds and flus; our immune systems have to fight the virus.

What we can do is help prevent them!

How to Avoid Infection:

  •             Hand washing, hand washing, hand washing! Teach your children to wash their hands frequently with soap and water. Wash      hands before eating, after using the restroom, and after being in a public place.
  •             Use hand sanitizer!
  •             Cough or sneeze in the crook of the elbow instead of a bare hand.

How to Help Our Immune System:

  •             Immunizations
  •             Flu vaccine
  •             Good food choices, including fruits and vegetable
  •             Sleep! School age children need about 10 hours of sleep each night.

How to Treat a Cold or Flu:

  •             Treat at home with acetaminophen or ibuprofen (always check with your doctor for proper dosage and best type for your child).
  •             Rest and drink plenty of fluids.
  •             Keep your child home until he/she is fever free for 24 hours.

Although sometimes those viruses will wreak havoc on our lives, we can do smart things to help prevent them as much as possible!


Take care,  

Cathreene Ingham-Watters


Hall, Dr. Akiko. “Keeping Your Kids Healthy during Cold and Flu Season.” www.pacificmedicalcenters.org. 1-23-14                           

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


30 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. – Passports to Success @


        Lunchtimes in Multi-purpose Room

30 Student Council Spirit Day – P.J.’s  & Stuffed Animal Day


2 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. - School Site Council Meeting, Room 12*  

3 9:00 – 1:30 p.m. -   Field Trip to Hiller Aviation, 1st Grade – Rooms 15 & 30                                                

4 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – ELAC Meeting – Portable 25 *   Child Care available 

5 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Student Council Meeting – Room 9          


                              Student Council in front of Room 7

6 1:05 – 2:05 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico practice

6 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.6th Grade Robotics Workshop presented by NJH - MPR


     Honoring President Lincoln’s birthday


                      Student Council in front of Room 7

13 1:05 – 2:05 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico practice – MPR

13 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE – (Musick of the Heart) - MPR


18 SPRING PICTURE DAY W/ LIFETOUCH – No money required for picture to be taken

       Note:  Picture’s taken first, purchase packet when sent home

       ** 3 Parent Volunteers needed:  please call office to volunteer – 510-818-4000 **

19 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Student Council Meeting – Room 9          

20 1:05 – 2:05 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico practice – MPR

25 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Parent Education Night #2 – SBAC State Testing *Flyer will be sent home

                                     Information for Parents of students in Grades 3 – 6 only

27 Rock the Block Assembly – MPR – Times: - 8:35 – 9:10 – (TK – 2), 9:40 – 10:15 - (3 – 6)

27 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. – Passports to Success @ Lunchtimes in Multi-purpose Room

27 Student Council Spirit Day – Animal Print Day: clothes, hats, glasses, etc. Go Leopards!

27 1:05 – 2:05 p.m. – Ballet Folklorico practice – MPR


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.

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.


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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.