Mrs. Colleen Gainey, Principal
Main Office Line:
To call in an absence:
Child Care Facility:
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!
Kindergarten enrollment and 1st to 6th grade new student enrollment begins on Tuesday, March 10. For more information see the "Parent Info" tab.
The 1st day of school for the 15-16 school year is August 27, 2015.
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 2014-2015 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
Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) Testing
Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) testing for all Bunker students in 3rd to 6th grades will begin on Monday, April 27 and go through Friday, May 22.
It is extremely important that your child comes to school, on time, each day during testing. Please do not make any appointments during school hours to be sure your child is present for all testing. A good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast before school is a must too!
Our 2015 Bunker Spelling Bee
Our Bunker Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, February 25 with sixteen 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students participating. The selected students were the two students from each classroom who had previously won the second round “Spellathon” in their individual classrooms during the month of February. We congratulate Eliad (Ms. Jones’ class) who won first place and Meher (Ms. Hess/Mrs. Vilkins class) who won second place and applaud the efforts of ALL of our students who participated in this annual event.
Family Science Night is returning to Bunker
Thursday, March 19th, 2015, save the date!
Family Science Night is returning to Bunker Elementary School. All Bunker students and their families are invited to come and enjoy an evening of hands-on science activities. We will have several fun science stations set up in the multi-use room at Bunker School for exploration. There will be Oobleck to explore, aluminum boats and paper airplanes to design and make, and telescopes to use. Learn about constellations, magnets, water tension, as well as testing your sense of smell. The Science Night program will begin at 6pm and end at 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
Emergency Contact Information
If there are changes to your phone numbers, address PLEASE come into the office an update your child’s emergency card. It is of the utmost importance for us to be able to contact you if an emergency or illness should occur during the school day. We also need current addresses for our students to be sure the summer mailer gets delivered.
Newark Jr. High School Incoming 7th Grade Parent Night
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:30 p.m. in the NJHS Gym
This evening is primarily for parents. Please join them and meet their Administration, see a brief and informative overview of Newark Jr. High and all it has to offer. The Jr. High is look forward to seeing everyone on April 22nd.
Child Care Enrollment
If you wish to re-enroll your students for the 2015-2016 school year, please come to the Child Care office at the Musick school campus 5735 Musick Avenue (portable #24) to pick up/fill out/drop off the paperwork beginning April 1-30th at any time ... Continue
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
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.