Contact Bunker

Mrs. Colleen Gainey, Principal



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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.

K Enrollment

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.


PTC Website

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:


If you have any questions,

please call the Jr. High

at 510-818-3005.

“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.”

Safety First

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.


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James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014

James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014
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Parent Common Core Math Night

Musick, Graham and Bunker Elementary Schools invite you to.....

Parent Common Core Math Night

How have  math standards, instruction and assessment changed, and how can I help my child at home?

  • Wednesday, April 1
  • 6:00-7:30 pm
  • Musick School Multipurpose room, 5735 Musick Ave.

Special Guest Presenter: Hilda Aguilar, NUSD Math Coach, Teachers will be available to answer grade-level questions about homework.

Measles Information

Date:   February 19, 2015



Dear Parent/Guardian:


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 like to take this opportunity to provide some information about measles and how to protect our community.


Measles is a very contagious infection that is easily spread through the air and by direct contact, and can manifest in an infected individual 8-13 (and up to 21) days after exposure.  Symptoms are as follows:  high fever (101°F or more), cough (hoarseness), red eyes (light sensitive), runny nose, rash (blotchy dark red and usually comes 3 days after the fever).  Serious and even life-threatening complications can occur.  Because measles is so contagious, it can spread rapidly once introduced and cause outbreaks.


If your child has not received at least two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and is exposed to measles, he/she may be excluded from attending school or child care to prevent further spread of the disease.  Information about exclusion of unimmunized students is available on the California Personal Beliefs Exemption form as well as in the California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Section 6060.


What can you do?

  • The MMR vaccine is safe and very effective at preventing measles infection.  Two doses of MMR are routinely recommended for all children.
  • All parents and guardians should be sure that their children are up-to-date with their measles vaccination.  Children should receive their first dose of MMR vaccine at 12-15 months of age and their second dose routinely at 4-6 years of age.
  • If your child has not received the recommended doses, contact your health care provider as soon as possible to arrange for immunization.  If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can call the Alameda County Public Health Department at (510) 267-8000 for a list of clinics, or visit http://www.acphd.org/clinics.aspx. For more information about measles, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at http://www.cdc.gov/measles/index.html.


Thank you.


Agnes Lopez, RN, BSN

District Nurse

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April/May Newsletter

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
Posted by: Liz Warren
Published: 3/12/15

Measles Information
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
Posted by: Liz Warren
Published: 3/4/15

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
Posted by: Liz Warren
Published: 3/1/15

Cold and flu season information from NUSD Nurse


October 3, 2014


Dear Parents,


As we enter the cold and flu season, we want to make sure that you have the information and support you need around children who may become ill.  The single most important prevention strategy is to encourage hand washing.  Seasonal flu vaccine is already available from your doctor or local pharmacy.


Students should continue to come to school, as long as they are not sick and do not have flu symptoms.  Flu-like symptoms include: 


•   Coughs                                •   headaches                           •   diarrhea

•   fevers above 100°                 •   nausea                                 •   body aches

•   sore throat                           •   vomiting


All individuals with an influenza-like illness or symptoms should remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications (like acetaminophen or ibuprofen).


We also wanted to provide a quick update about Enterovirus-D68, which you’ve probably heard about on the news:


  • Enterovirus-D68 is a virus that causes respiratory illness and is circulating in Northern California.  The Public Health Department is working with local hospitals to identify and conduct testing on children hospitalized with serious respiratory infections.
  • Enterovirus-D68 causes symptoms that are similar to the symptoms of a cold or flu, such as cough, sneezing, runny nose, body aches, or fever, but in this outbreak, many children do NOT have a fever.
  • Enterovirus-D68 is thought to spread from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or contaminates a surface with their respiratory secretions.  Enteroviruses in general can slo be spread in the stool.
  • Hand hygiene with soap and water is preferred as alcohol-based hand sanitizers have limited effectiveness against enteroviruses.


It is important to teach your children how to reduce the risk of getting the flu and how to protect others from becoming infected.  If we all practice good hygiene, health officials believe we can limit the spread of flu in our schools and child care centers.


Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our pupils and our schools healthy.  If you have questions, please contact the District Nurse, Agnes Lopez at 818-4146 or your healthcare provider.  You can also check the website (http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html or http://www.acphd.org/enterovirus.aspx ) for updates.



Agnes Lopez, R.N.                                                       

District Nurse                           

Newark Unified School District                                      



Newark Unified School District Calendars

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Information For Families

Measles Letter - Spanish
President/Principal Award 2014-2015 Revised
Permit to Administer Medication Form
Pedidos de Open Enrollment (Transferencia dentro del) Distrito para el Año escolar 2015-2016
Bunker Handbook-Spanish
Cold and flu season update-Spanish
Bunker Student/Parent Handbook
All Notes

Newark Library

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:


  • Monday:              12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday:             12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday:      10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Thursday:           10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Friday:                 Closed
  • Saturday:            10:00 AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday:               Closed 


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:

  • A young child or adult with Alzheimer’s disease walks away from their home. The alert can include a picture of the child or vulnerable adult with a map identifying the area at which they were last seen.
  • A public safety emergency requires people to stay in or remain away from their homes. A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.
  • A serious injury or fatal crash in which traffic investigators close down the intersection for several hours during the morning commute. This situation might warrant a notification to subscribers who live or work in the area, encouraging them to select a different route to work.
  • Other uses: Large-scale public works projects, traffic safety implications around large fire scenes, community events such as parades, fireworks, picnics, etc., details about a case of H1N1 (“swine flu”) in the area, city council meeting information, utility outage advisories/boil orders.

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

vacant lots.

* 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

calling card.

* 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.