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Lunch Menu

Elementary Lunch Menus


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

Lunch Prices

Monthly Lunch Prices for 15/16 School Year

Monthly Price at Musick School:

Aug/Sept - $62.40

October -   $54.60

November - $39.00

December - $36.40

January - $46.80

February - $49.04

March - $44.20

April - $49.40

May - $54.60

June - $31.20


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 $2.60/ $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.



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State Testing 4/26 - 5/20

Espanol : Abril 2016.pdf    


        In schools across the state teachers are implementing California Common Core State Standards that help prepare students to graduate high school ready for college and the workplace. Our district is preparing students for the aligned assessment that will be given each year, the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, or CAASPP.  This assessment, also referred to at times as the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Assessment (SBAC), will be administered to our Musick students, grades 3- 6, between April 26 and May 20, 2016.


                In our classrooms, students will become familiar with the test format and have opportunities to take the Training and Practice Tests online. However, additional experience with these practice tests will help students become as proficient with the testing format as possibleStudents and families can access the test from home.  We strongly encourage families to practice these tests with their children to get a sense of what they will experience during the actual testing window in April and May.  Together, we can help make this a valuable experience for our students enabling them to perform their personal best.   Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about this.



Mrs. Golliher



 How to Practice the CAASPP test at home 

  • Open Google Chrome or Firefox browser
  • Go to website: http://sbac.portal.airast.org , or search for “SBAC Practice Test”
  • Follow directions to begin practice test:
    • Select “Practice and Training Tests” (box on right)
    • Select “Student Interface Practice and Training Tests” (box on right)
    • Click on the Sign In button
    • Select Grade Level and click “Yes”
    • Select name of the Practice Test you want to take.
    • Choose test settings, then confirm settings
    • Begin test

SBAC Test Preparation 

Below are links to help you and your student prepare for the SBAC test. The power point has information regarding the SBAC and why it is done for parents.  The SBAC portal is for your student to take at home practice test. After the student has completed the practice test you can score it with the key provided on each practice test.  

SBAC Links:

 SBAC PowerPoint

 SBAC PowerPoint(Spanish)

Short Videos for Parents on SBAC

Overview of CCSS-aligned assessments

SBAC Portal(Practice test for Students)  :

Follow directions to begin practice test:

1.       Select “Practice and Training Tests” (box on right)

2.       Select “Student Interface Practice and Training Tests” (box on right)

3.       Click on the Sign In button

4.       Select Grade Level and click “Yes”

5.       Select name of the Practice Test you want to take.

6.       Choose test settings, then confirm settings

7.       Begin test

  Letter to Parents regarding SBAC Test Scores

  Equation Editor Tool

Explanation of the Equation Editor Tool




Parents throughout California have submitted thousands of objection letters to the possible release of this very sensitive data. While the judge reiterated that these notices are not a parental opt-out, the large number of objections the court has already received did indicate a high level of concern from the public.  As a result Judge Mueller, amended the e-protocol CDE is to follow.  She stated that no data from the CALPADs database will be transferred.  For more information please go to the CDE website.



The Newark Unified School District will be naming two newly configured elementary schools as part of the approval to merge the Bunker and Milani attendance areas. The schools will open in August 2016, one a Grade TK-2 school at the current Bunker site, and the other a Grade 3-6 school at the current Milani site.

An eleven member Community Advisory Committee is charged with reviewing a list of suggested school names and then narrowing down the list to four recommendations from which the Newark Unified School District

Board of Education will choose two. Those wishing to be members of the committee are invited to access an application form by March 11, 2016.  A paper version of the application is available at the district office at 5715 Musick Avenue in Newark.  We invite your participation in this endeavor.  Submit your completed application and biographical sketch to Liz Warren, Executive Assistant or email to lwarren@newarkunified.org.

Applicants will be asked to provide their contact information and a one paragraph biographical sketch to assist the School Board in ensuring diversity in membership and a diversity of viewpoints among committee members. The School Board will appoint the members to the committee at its March 15, 2016 regular School Board meeting. Members must be available for scheduled meetings on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., with a potential meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. if needed. 

Seeking School Name Recommendations

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

Home of the Leopards

5735 Musick Avenue

Newark, CA 94560

(510) 818-4000

FAX (510) 791-5792

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School Hours

Transitional Kindergarten Class

8:15 – 12:15 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

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

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.

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.