NUSD needs parent/guardian and community input as we develop our 2019-20 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

The LCAP is an annually-revised plan that addresses how NUSD will meet the needs of our students in the coming year, with a special focus on students who are English learners, foster youth, and/or socio-economically disadvantaged.

You’re welcome to attend either the morning or evening session:

Thursday, January 24, 2019
9:00 am – 11:30 am

Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Both sessions will be held at Newark Unified School District: 5715 Musick Ave., Newark.

More information on the LCAP is available at:

View the flyer in English and Spanish.

The letters of "makerspace" created with tools related to art, math, engineering and science.

WHEN: December 3, 2018 6pm – 7pm

WHERE: Birch Grove Intermediate, Room 1

WHAT: A group of teachers, district leaders, and parents/caregivers who want to learn more about Makerspaces for their sites.

  • Different Forms of Makerspaces
  • Paths of Use
  • Resource Share

Cathreene Ingham-Watters, BGI, [email protected]
Rachel Bloom, Graham, [email protected]

NOTE: No RSVP needed

SEE THE FLYER: Makerspace Task Force

Screenshot: Fall 2018 Parent_Guardian Survey

Newark Unified School District strives for continuous improvement in our service to students and families. We achieve this through evaluating our outcomes, identifying strengths, developing recommendations for improvement, and refining our practices.

One of the ways we evaluate our strengths and find areas for improvement is by asking parents/guardians about their experiences and recommendations.

Please take a few minutes to provide us feedback that will inform our areas of focus for improvement, our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and our future practices.


Screenshot: Encuesta para Padres y Tutores, otoño 2018El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newark se esfuerza para la mejora continua en nuestro servicio a los estudiantes y familias. Logramos esto evaluando nuestros resultados, identificando fortalezas, desarrollando recomendaciones para mejora y perfeccionando nuestras prácticas.

Una de las maneras de evaluar nuestras fortalezas y encontrar áreas para mejora es preguntarles a los padres y tutores sobre sus experiencias y recomendaciones.

Por favor tome unos minutos para darnos comentario que informa nuestras áreas de atención para mejora, el Plan de Control Local de rendición de cuentas (LCAP) y nuestras futuras prácticas.

Join the Newark Unified School District after-school instrumental music program. The program is open to incoming 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and is funded by the Newark Educational Foundation. Students will learn to play one of a variety of instruments and perform in the Elementary Band.

Why should you learn to play and better understand music?

  • Learning an instrument is FUN and develops discipline
  • Practicing an instrument increases a student’s ability to focus
  • Studies show that learning music early in one’s life greatly improves mathematical and abstract thinking abilities

We will have an information night on Monday, November 5 at 6:00 PM in the Birch Grove Intermediate cafeteria. At this event we will discuss sign-ups and class times. We will also have instrument demonstrations and a question and an-swer session. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays at Birch Grove Inter-mediate. Many instruments are available—and will be provided on a first come—first served basis. There is NO enrollment fee or other costs associated with the program. If you are interested, please fill out the form below and return it to the office at your school no later than Monday, October 29 or email this information to Mr. Worley at the email address listed below.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact: Mr. Worley at [email protected]

¡Inscríbete en el programa de música instrumental después de la escuela del Dis-trito Escolar Unificado de Newark ! El programa está abierto a todos los alumnos que ingresan a grados 4, 5 y 6 y está financiado por la Fundación de Educación de Newark. Los estudiantes aprenderán a tocar uno de una variedad de instrumen-tos y tocarán en la Banda Primaria.

¿Por qué debes aprender a tocar y comprender mejor la música?

  • Aprender a tocar un instrumento es DIVERTIDO y desarrolla la disciplina.
  • Practicar un instrumento mejora la habilidad del estudiante de concentrarse.
  • Los estudios demuestran que aprender música temprano en la vida mejora lashabilidades matemáticas y el pensamiento abstracto.

Habrá una reunión informativa el lunes, 5 de noviembre a las 6:00 PM en la ca-fetería de la Escuela Intermedia Birch Grove en la cual hablaremos de cómo ins-cribirse y las horas de clase. Habrá también demostraciones de los instrumentos y una sesión para hacer preguntas. Las clases se reunirán los lunes y miércoles en la escuela Intermedia de Birch Grove. Habrá muchos instrumentos disponibles —y se los proveerán a los alumnos por orden de llegada. NO hay cuota de inscripción ni otro costo para el programa. Si le interesa, haga el favor de llenar el siguiente formulario y devolverlo a la oficina de su escuela para el lunes, 29 de octubre a mas tardar o enviar la información por correo electrónico al Sr. Worley a la direc-ción de correo electrónico mas abajo.

Si tiene preguntas sobre el programa favor de ponerse en contacto con el Sr. Worley a [email protected]

The letters of "makerspace" created with tools related to art, math, engineering and science.

WHEN: October 23, 2018 6pm – 7pm

WHERE: Graham Elementary, Room 9

WHAT: A group of teachers, district leaders, and parents/caregivers who want to learn more about Makerspaces for their sites.

  • What is a Makerspace?
  • How do we get started?
  • Resource Share

Cathreene Ingham-Watters, BGI, [email protected]
Rachel Bloom, Graham, [email protected]

NOTE: No RSVP needed

SEE THE FLYER: Makerspace Task Force 10.23.18



Official Notification Regarding a Minimum Day for Elementary Schools on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The last day of school is a minimum day!

Elementary students will be released at 1:05 (BGP @ 1:20) on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

Have a great summer!

Notification in compliance with Education Code § 48980(c).


Notificacion Oficial pra Dia Minimo en las Escuelas Primarias el Miercoles, 13 de Junio, 2018

El ultimo dia de clases sera un dia minimo!

Los ninos de la primaria saldran a las 1:05 P.M (BGP @ 1:20) el Miercoles 13 de Junio, 2018

Que Disfruten de su Verano!

Notificacion respaldada por el Codigo de Educacion  § 48980(c).


Morning Line Up: This year morning line up for grades K-6 will be held on the upper grade play yard.  Students will line up behind their teachers and be led to their classrooms at 8:10. Each Monday we will have “Morning Minutes” where announcements and celebrations will take place. Parents are encouraged to join us.

Adults on Campus: Between 8:10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. all visitors must sign-in at the office. To provide a safe learning environment for our students we need to be aware of who is on our campus. Parents may join their students as they line-up in the morning but must say good-bye to their children in the yard. If visiting or volunteering throughout the day, parents must sign-in at the office before going to the classroom.

Student Pick-Up: Kinder students will be picked up on the kinder yard. Parents may enter the yard and wait for teachers to bring the students to them. Kinders will be dismissed by there teachers in the preschool yard. First – Sixth grade students will be dismissed by their teachers to the courtyard or upper grade yard. Parents are encouraged to park and meet their students in the courtyard. Monday through Thursday dismissal is at 2:32. On Fridays students are dismissed at 1:05.

Parking Lot Procedures: Please help us in keeping our parking lot safe. At drop off and pick-up times we have cones creating one lane of traffic to avoid students running between vehicles.  Parking and waiting at the curb is not allowed as it creates a traffic back-up. If your child is not ready to be picked up, please circle around.

Thank you, Musick Families, for supporting your child and their education. We look forward to working with you this year to ensure that our students are growing as scholars and citizens. As always, please contact the office your your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Principal Golliher