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).
Click the link above for information about menus, online payments, and breakfast program.
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.
LCAP Community Conversations
Two Community Conversations regarding the LCAP will take place on
May 13, 2015, please join us:
Ohlone for Kids starts June 22 see flier for details!
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 ... Continue
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
Fire Up Your Feet
"Fire Up Your Feet" Spring Challenge
April 13 to May 15
Sign your child up to participate and help the school win prize money!
Come to the office for a permission slip!
Letter from Principal
Dear Musick Families,
As we near springtime, teachers are preparing their students for the upcoming standardized testing called the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). This new online test has replaced the STAR test.
What is SBAC?
SBAC is an assessment designed to measure student achievement of the recently adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English/ Language Arts and Mathematics. The assessment is computer-adaptive, meaning the questions get easier or more challenging depending on the student’s level.
The test will be given to students in Grades 3-6 using the Chromebooks. Each test is composed of two major parts:
English/Language Arts Test:
(Reading, listening, responding)
When is the SBAC?
Our district’s window for the test is March 11- May 27. We will likely test after Spring Break in mid-April. Your child’s teacher will tell you the EXACT dates for each test.
What Can Parents Do At Home?
I am looking forward to celebrating the success of each student here at Musick! Thank you for your support at home.
Measles Letter from District Nurse
February 19, 2015
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?
Agnes Lopez, RN, BSN
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.
PLEASE REMEMBER EVERY FRIDAY IS EARLY DISMISSAL!
DAILY RECESS TIMES
TK Class– 9:30 - 10:00 AM
Kindergarten- 10:00 - 10:30 AM
1st – 6th -10:15 – 10:30 A.M.
DAILY LUNCH TIMES
11:30 – 12:10 – 5th & 6th Grades
12:00 – 12:40 – 3rd & 4th Grades
12:20 – 1:00 – Kinder thru 2nd Grades
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE
READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP POSTED CLEARLY AT HOME
TESTING WINDOW DATES – APRIL 13 – MAY 15
4 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – School Site Council Meeting* – Room 12
5 7:00 p.m. – Board Meeting @ District Office
6 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – ELAC Meeting – Portable 25 * Child Care available
Events Scheduled: Breakfast, Safety Meeting, Celebration
7 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Student Council Meeting – Room 9
7 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT * – GO DIRECTLY TO CLASSROOM - * EXCEPT ROOM 14*
8 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. – PTA Staff Appreciation Lunch – Staff Room
13 Bike to School Day!
14 HAMBURGER BBQ* prepared by Child Nutrition – BBQ on site! Regular lunch hours will be observed * Four (4) Parent Volunteers are needed. Please call the office if you can help – 818-4000
14 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Bullying Presentation for Parents – Portable 25 *
14 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – PTA General Session *
18 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Student Council sponsored Walking Day
18-22 Last week for classes to visit the library
19 7:00 p.m. – Board Meeting @ District Office – SPOTLIGHT ON MUSICK SCHOOL
Ms. Ingham-Watters will be presenting this evening. All families are welcome to come and support
and cheer on our wonderful school.
21 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – Student Council Meeting, Room 9
25 NO SCHOOL TODAY – MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
25-29 All books need to be returned to library.
26 9:00 – 6:00 p.m. – 6th Grade Great America Trip
27 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – ELAC Meeting – Portable 25 * Child Care available (special meeting)
Notification will be sent out to confirm meeting date
27 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – SSC Meeting (Special meeting being held)
29 All money for lost/damaged or books due to library today – CASH ONLY!
29 Student Council Spirit Day – Hawaiian Day!
29 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. – Passports to Success prize day at lunchtime - MPR
LAST ONE FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR
1 AWARDS ASSEMBLY, VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION, PATRIOTIC “WE SING AMERICA”
TIMES WILL BE SENT HOME IN A FLYER IN LATE MAY!
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.
11 1:05 p.m. – EARLY DISMISSAL – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – REPORT CARDS GO HOME TODAY.
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.
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.
If the Doctor deems this not necessary, we must have a signed statement stating this from the Doctor stating there are NO RISK FACTORS.
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
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
The following clinics offer free or a reduced fee for the vaccine. Contact the clinics for more information.
Tri City Health Center
39500 Liberty Street
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.
La tos ferina, también conocida como pertusis, sigue amenazando a los estudiantes en California. Para detener su propagación, la
Tri City Health Center
39500 Liberty Street
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.
NEWARK JR HIGH INVITES
ALL INCOMING 7TH GRADE PARENTS
WEDNESDAY APRIL 22, 2015
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.
NEWARK JR HIGH INVITA
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
FAX (510) 791-5792
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.
MUSICK'S SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD
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.