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Kindergarten Update


The Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 1381) changed the required age to enter kindergarten. To enroll in Kindergarten:

For the 2014–15 school year, children must turn five by September 1st

  • We will accept Kindergarten registration packets at students’ home schools beginning March 11, 2014 for students who will turn five on or before September 1st, 2014.
  • Children who turn 5 by September 1st will be enrolled in kindergarten.


For the 2014-15 school year, Newark Unified School District will offer Transitional Kindergarten, which is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program, for students whose birthdays occur after the kindergarten entry cutoff date (September 1), and on or before December 2ndStudents who enroll in Transitional Kindergarten will enroll in Kindergarten the following year. Transitional Kindergarten will be offered at Lincoln Elementary School, and, depending on the numbers of students who enroll, possibly another Newark elementary site.

  • Lincoln Elementary School (36111 Bettencourt St., Newark, CA., 818-3500) will accept Transitional Kindergarten registration packets beginning March 11, 2014 for students who will turn five between September 2nd, 2014 and December 2nd, 2014.




Kínder (Kindergarten)

El Acta de Preparación del Kínder (SB 1381), modificó la edad requerida para entrar al kindergarten. Para inscribirse en Kindergarten:

Para el año escolar 2014–15, los niños deben de cumplir cinco años antes del 1 de septiembre

§Se aceptarán paquetes de inscripción del kínder en las escuelas base de los estudiantes a partir del 11 de marzo 2014 para los estudiantes que cumplirán cinco años después del 01 de septiembre 2014.

§Los niños que cumplirán cinco años para el 1 de septiembre serán inscritos en el kínder.


El Kínder Transicional

Para el año escolar 2014-15, El Distrito escolar Unificado de Newark va ofrecer El Kínder Transicional, que es el primer año del programa de el kínder que es un programa de dos años, para los cumpleañeros ser posterior a la fecha de corte de entrada kindergarten (1 de septiembre), y en o antes del 2 de diciembre. Los estudiantes que se matriculan en el Kínder Transicional se inscribirán en Kínder el próximo año. El Kínder Transicional se ofrecerá en la escuela primaria de Lincoln, y dependiendo de la cantidad de estudiantes que se matriculan, posiblemente otra escuela primaria en Newark.

§ Escuela Primaria de Lincoln (36111 Bettencourt St., Newark, CA., 818-3500) aceptará paquetes de inscripción del Kínder Transicional a partir del 11 de marzo 2014 para los estudiantes que cumplirán cinco entre 02 de septiembre 2014 y 2 de diciembre de 2014.                                  

How to Register for School

Grades K-6

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year may be done from March 11, 2014 to June 20, 2014 at your home school.

Registration may be done from July 1, 2014 to August 7, 2014 at the District Office, located at 5715 Musick Avenue. Registration times will be 11:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (Closed July 4, 2014)

Grades 7-8

Go directly to the Junior High School located at 6201 Lafayette Avenue, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday until June 30. Starting July 1, 2014, registration will only be available Monday through Thursday. (Closed July 4, 2014)

Grades 9 through 12

Go directly to Newark Memorial High School located at 39375 Cedar Blvd., 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday until June 20, 2014. Beginning July 1, 2014, registration will only be available Monday through Thursday. (Closed July 4, 2014)

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 March 28, 2014. If you have any questions, the school office should be able to help you. Thank you.


Local Control Accountability Plan

In 2013, California adopted a new formula for deciding how much money each school district gets, called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). As part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), school districts are required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). With parent and community input, school districts must establish goals and actions for the entire district as well as for each school. The plans will demonstrate how each school district’s budget will help achieve the goals and annually assess how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

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LCAP Development

Regulations for implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) require that each district hold an LCAP public hearing in advance and at a separate meeting from its adoption, which we have scheduled for the June 17, 2014 Board Meeting. There will be LCAP hearings on May 20th and June 3rd Board Meetings. Also at the June 3rd Board Meeting will be a public hearing for the budget.

The intent of the LCAP hearing is to allow for public comment and recommendations regarding the specific actions proposed to be included in the LCAP plan. The regulation also requires separate public hearings for the LCAP and the budget. Further, the regulations require that the public hearing for the budget be held at the same meeting as a public hearing for the LCAP.

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Today: 8/30/14




No Bully Zone

Bully . . .

Since the inception of the one room schoolhouse in the 18th Century, bullying has occurred on school campuses across our nation.

Lately, with increased cyber bullying, we have seen an increase of suicides related to bullying.  We can no longer remain on the sidelines holding the notion that, “kids will be kids”.

Laurie Massar wrote in Leadership 2011, “While most administrators and teachers understand the global realities of the problem, the larger problem lies in their ability to recognize bullying on their own campuses.  In the adolescent world, secrecy on behalf of peers is and forever shall be, sacrosanct.”

Far too many of our students suffer in silence, being haunted in our hallways and tormented in cyberspace.

In Newark Unified School District, we conduct seminars and professional development for staff on an anti-bullying campaign.  The key is, it cannot be a “one and done”.  We must be vigilant by:

1.     Being observant and document what is seen

2.     Encourage students/adults to report incidents of bullying

3.     Be on the lookout for bully/victim

4.     Listen to and report rumors of bullying

5.     Provide close supervision to vulnerable to vulnerable students

6.     Adopt strong board policy to enforce consequences for bullying behavior

7.     Understand the dynamic of cyber-bullying. (text, you-tube, cellphones, etc.)

Attached is a sampleof a staff professional development regarding bullying conducted at Newark Unified School District.  In addition, on the district websiteunder Student Support is a link to “No Bully Zone”,an excellent resource for families and educators.

Some online resources include:

·       A Thin Line, this targets young people, www.athinline.com

·       Bullying in Schools and What To Do About It, free materials and research briefs with a restrictive justice approach to bullying, www.kenrigby.net

·       Cyber bullying Research Center, updated information about the causes and consequences of cyber bullying among adolescents, www.cyberbullying.us

Together, we can make an impact!

Dave Marken, Superintendent