Mrs. Colleen Gainey, Principal
Main Office Line:
To call in an absence:
Child Care Facility:
Monday to Thursday
With the new parent app you can stay connected with Bunker school and class messages, calendars and events. Please use the link below to sign up!
Bunker PTC now has it's own website. Please click below to keep up with the PTC events!
All visitors to the Bunker School Campus must stop by the office and sign in during the school day! This is for your child’s safety as well as yours. In case of an emergency situation all need to be accounted for. The sign-in binder is in the office on the counter along with our 'Apple' visitor stickers. If you need to get something to your child, let the office staff help you. We will contact your child’s teacher to get the item to them. Please do not disturb the classroom while they are in session.
If your child misses school, it is very important to either call or send a note indicating why your child was out. Parents/Guardians will have three (3) school days to clear an absence. If proper verification is not provided within three (3) school days, the absence will be recorded as unexcused (NUSD AR 5113) and can not be changed.
7th Grade Shots
Requirements for entrance to 7th grade:
1. The 3rd shot for Hep B
2. Tdap Immunization – (Whooping cough shot)
3. Proof of Immunization for both of these shots.
Rules from the junior high:
NO SHOTS – NO SCHOOL
If you have any questions,
please call the Jr. High
“To prevent delayed enrollment/class placement at the Jr. High, families should begin contacting their physicians prior to the end of the 2015-2016 school year for vaccine and/or verification of injection. Bunker 6th graders can turn in the updated immunization records to Sandra in the Bunker office.”
Students, if you ride your bike to school, please walk your bike on the sidewalk if there are many cars driving on the street. We want you to be safe as you come to school each day.
In the interest of preserving instructional time, we do not interrupt classes for deliveries or messages during class. However, we realize that there are times that parents need to get a missing class assignment or lunch to their children.
We have a plan for lunches already; our campus monitors take the lunch to the cafeteria and deliver them to the students at lunch time.
For those other items (homework, backpacks, etc.) that you would appreciate being delivered to your child, we will place the item in your child’s teacher’s mailbox for them to pick up at recess or lunch.
Thank you for your understanding and helping us to make sure that instruction can go on uninterrupted during the day here at Bunker.
James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014
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:
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:
Safety reminders for children biking to school:
Back to School Night
6th Grade Classes ONLY (both parents and students)
Tuesday, September 1st
6th grade families, please meet in the Cafeteria at 6:00 pm
K-5 Grade Classes (parents only)
Wednesday, September 2nd
Back to School Night, Grades K-5
6:00-6:30 Round 1 –K to 2nd
6:45-7:00 with Mrs. Gainey in Cafeteria
7:00-7:30 Round 2 -3rd to 5th
2015-2016 Bunker Elementary School Handbooks
Please read through the Bunker School Handbook carefully to be become aware of any changes that might have been made to former policies and procedures. Our 2015-2016 Bunker Elementary School Handbook is available online at http://bunker-nusd-ca.schoolloop.com . A limited amount of printed copies are available in our office for those families without computer access. All students will be given copies of the Bunker Handbook Signature Page to bring home during the first week of school. In signing this page, both parent and student confirm that they each have read through and understand the contents of the Handbook.
Thank you for taking the time as a family to read and review the contents of the Handbook and to return the Bunker Handbook Signature Page to school by Friday, Sept. 4th .
Did you know????
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Bunker School Site Council
The purpose of our School Site Council (SSC) is to advise the principal on matters related to the education needs and goals, opinions and attitude of stakeholders, and method to improve communication. Five school staff members and five parents make up the SSC. The council has the additional responsibility of helping to develop our school’s Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). Elections for members are held in September each year. Please consider offering to serve on this important advisory body at Bunker when our “recruitment” flyer comes home with your child/children.
ABSENCES AND TARDIES
If your child misses school, it is very important to either call or send a note indicating why your child was absent. Parents/Guardians will have three (3) school days to clear an absence following the return of their child to school. If proper verification is not provided within three (3) school days, the absence will be recorded as unexcused (NUSD AR 5113).
If your child has a medical appointment we ask that you schedule the appointment after school. If this cannot be avoided, in order to make the tardy an excused tardy, please ask the medical office to provide you with a slip indicating your child was at a medical appointment. Newark Unified Administrative Regulation 5113 does state, “When a student has had 10 absences in the school year for illness, any further absences for illness must be verified by a physician.” If a doctor’s note is not provided following the 10th illness the absences will be recorded as unexcused.
DAILY ABSENCE VERIFICATION
Calling in your child’s daily absences is very, very important. Please call Miss Sandra at 818-3103 to report your student’s absence. This number has voicemail so a message can be left at any time day or night. Absences should be called in each day as soon as possible but no later than 9:30 a.m. When doing so, please leave the following information:
It is a parent’s responsibility to do this with each absence. You will receive a courtesy automated phone call each day your child is absent to inform you of your child’s absences if it has not been excused. Please call Bunker School to clear an absence if you receive an automated call.
Parking Lot Safety Rules
AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE
Newark Unified School District offers before and after school child care at Bunker Elementary School. For more information please call (510) 818-4138 or (510) 818-4223, or stop by the Child Care office located at 5715 Musick Ave. on the Musick School campus Room #24.
Kindergarten Schedule for Fall
Newark Unified School District
Educational Services Department
In May of 2014, the Board of Education in Newark Unified School District voted to implement a full day kindergarten. The increased time with our kindergarten students has proven to be invaluable. One very important consideration that was addressed last year was the transitional period for our students. It is important for us to continue this practice as we take into consideration our youngest learners academic, social, and developmental needs. For the purpose of successful transition, the implementation schedule for full day kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year will be as follows:
From August 27th (First day of school) through September 18th, kindergarten students will come to school from 8:10-12:10 Monday through Friday. Beginning on September 21st, kindergarten students will come to school from 8:10-2:32 Monday through Thursday and 8:10-1:05 on Fridays. This transition time will allow the teachers to build routines with their students, get to know each student’s strengths and needs, and assess students after school.
Thank you for your patience as we implement this schedule. We look forward to this continued opportunity to better serve Newark’s kindergarten students.
Kennedy, Snow and Lincoln Transitional Kindergarten students will attend LINCOLN
Bunker, Milani and Musick Transitional Kindergarten students will attend MUSICK
Graham and Schilling Transitional Kindergarten students will attend SC... 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
Newark Unified School District Calendars
Information For Families
Newark Library Announces Change in Hours Beginning January 5, 2015
The Newark Library is pleased to announce new hours of service. Beginning January 5, 2015 the Library will be open Mondays rather than Fridays in order to better serve the residents of Newark.
Our new hours mean that we will be able to offer more programs to serve the school-age youth in our Homework Help Center, Homework Express. Homework Express will be expanding its hours to include Monday programs in February. Also, being open at noon on Mondays and Tuesdays will allow for more quiet study time for the public.
Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue in Newark. Its friendly staff may be reached by phone at 510-284-0675. The hours of operation are:
Information on the Library is also available on the Library’s website at www.aclibrary.org.
The Alameda County Library is proud to serve over 546,000 residents. The Library circulates over 6.7 million items annually, with more than 2.3 million visitors to our website and over 2.5 million visitors walking through our doors.
The Newark Police Department has launched a new Community Notification Service called “Nixle” to help improve communication with people who live, work, and visit our community. The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, the department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers. Notifications might be considered in the following instances:
The information can be viewed at www.nixle.com but for notifications individuals must register. To register, visit http://local.nixle.com/newark-police-department-ca.
Tips for Going to and From School
* Develop a buddy system for walking to and from school.
* Students should never walk alone.
* Always walk in groups with at least two or three other students.
If possible, parents should walk their children to school.
* Students never take shortcuts or cut through alleys or across
* Students should try to avoid walking near abandoned houses.
Never enter or play near abandoned houses.
* Students should report anyone suspicious to school
personnel or the police.
* Parents and neighbors should turn on porch lights and
other outdoor Lights before dawn and at dusk.
* Students should be on time, everyday.
* Parents can talk to neighbors and local businesses
on the child's route to school and ask them if it is okay for
the child to stay there in case of an emergency.
* Parents should be sure children know their home phone
number and address, parents’ work and pager number and
The number of another trusted adult.Put a card with this
information in their backpack. Make sure
each child has Change for a phone call or carries a telephone
* If a parent works late, have children call as soon as they
arrive at home after school.
* Organize a “conditional carpool” of friends who live near you.