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


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Intra-District Transfers

Intra-District Transfer Requests for the 2014-2015 School Year

If you would like to have your child attend a different elementary school for the 2014-2015 school year, you will need to complete an Intra-District Transfer Request form. These forms can be picked up at the office of the school your child is currently attending. Space is always limited so it is extremely important to fill out and turn in the form as quickly as possible. All Intra-District Transfer Requests should be turned in to your child’s current school office after March 11, and before April 11, 2014. If you have any questions, the school office should be able to help you. Thank you.

Pedidos de Transferencia dentro del Distrito para el Año escolar 2014-2015

Si usted quisiera que su hijo/a asista a una diferente escuela primaria para el año escolar 2014-2015, 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. Hay espacio limitado así que es muy importante llenar y entregar el formulario lo más pronto.  Se debe entregar todos los pedidos de transferencia dentro del distrito a la oficina de la escuela actual de su hijo después del 11 de marzo y antes del 11 de abril 2014. La oficina escolar puede ayudarlo con cualquier pregunta que tenga. Gracias.

Letter from Principal- March/April

Dear Musick Families,

Earlier this month, I had the privilege to present to the Board of Education. Our “Spotlight on Musick” highlighted many significant areas including:

  • Last year’s STAR data
  • Academic interventions
  • Transition to Common Core State Standards
  • Writer’s workshop curriculum, Units of Study
  • Our revamped Safety Plan
  • School programs, including Student Leadership and Ballet Folklorico

Thank you to teacher leaders Ms. Ashley Liebrecht and Mrs. Nicole Tovar for helping present. Also, thank you to our student council leaders (Jaylien, Amanda, Isabelle, and Denisse) for presenting on school programs.

Two staff members were also acknowledged as the district’s Employees of the Month. Congratulations to Mrs. Karen Benton, Kindergarten teacher, and Mrs. Dolores Franco, our Bilingual Aide!

We have so much to be proud of. We are a strong school community that is committed to students’ success. I am thankful for the students, staff, and families of Musick Elementary School.


Cathreene Ingham-Watters



Letter from Principal- February

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 5-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 vegetables
  • 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

Newark Junior High School News

Do you have a sixth grader this year? Do you have questions about the junior high?

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Friday, March 21, 2014

8:30-9:30 am

NJHS Library

Please come and join Mr. Mark Neal, Principal of Newark Junior High School for coffee and conversation. He would like to take this time to meet Elementary School parents and answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Junior High. We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.


                                                                Café con nuestro Director

Friday, March 21, 2014

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Biblioteca de NJHS

Les invitamos a ustedes para café y conversación con el Sr. Mark Neal, Director de Newark Junior High School que quisiera conocer a los Padres de familia y responder a cualquier pregunta o inquietud con respecto a la escuela intermedia. Esperamos verlos el 10 de January.


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.


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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.

March Madness Basketball

Musick School will be participating in a district wide basketball tournament for boys and girls. The girls' first game is Friday, March 28th and the boys' first game is Monday, March 31. All games are played at Newark Junior Highs School. Come out and support your school! To see a full schedule, click here.

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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

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.