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Community Cafe - March 3, 2016

9:00 A.M. or 7:00 P.M.


Newark Unified School District would like your input on our three-year educational plan, called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The initial plan was written last year and we have drafted an update for the second of the three-years. We provide two opportunities for you to participate: March 3 at 9:00 A.M. ​at the district office in the Training Room or March 3 at Newark Junior High School at 7:00 P.M. ​in the school library. Translators will be available. We very much welcome your participation in our Community Cafe discussions. Childcare will be provided.  Please contact Janet Handley at (510) 818­4196 if you have any questions.


Café para la Comunidad - 3 de marzo 2016

9:00 A.M. o 7:00 P.M.


El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newark quisiera saber su opinión sobre nuestro plan educativo de 3 años, que se llama el Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local (LCAP). El plan inicial fue escrito el año pasado y hemos redactado un borrador actualizado  para el segundo de los tres años. Hay dos oportunidades para su participación: el 3 de marzo a las 9:00 A.M. ​en la oficina del distrito en la sala de entrenamiento (Training Room ) o el 3 de marzo en Newark Junior High School a las 7:00 P.M. ​en la biblioteca de la escuela. Estarán disponibles  intérpretes y habrá cuidado de niños. Agradecemos su participación en nuestras conversaciones del Community Café. Si usted tiene preguntas, por favor  póngase en contacto con Janet Handley en (510) 818­4196.


Just How Important is School Attendance?

It will surprise many parents that, in fact, their student(s) are considered chronic absent, truant, or both.

Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing more than 10% of instructional time for any reason, excused or unexcused.

Brenda Payton, in her article in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 22, 2012, revealed that some of the highest rates of absenteeism occur in kindergarten and first grade.

Teresa Drenick, Alameda County deputy district attorney and the architect of the Alameda County Truancy Referral Program, states, “There is a direct line between chronic absenteeism in elementary school, falling behind, not being able to keep up in Junior High, and drop-out rates in high school”. 

Drenick goes on to say, “ When you read the probation reports of juveniles and adults convicted of criminal activity, the common denominator is the lack of education”.

The most telling and shocking statistic is how the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation determines how many beds it will need in the future. 

According to Superior Court Judge Gloria Rhynes, it is third grade truancy rates!  Yes, the prison system analyzes school attendance rates of third graders to decide how many will end up in prison!

Consistent attendance is critical to student learning.  So, as we begin the 2012-2013 school year, I’ll see you at school, in class.  Every day, on time!

Dave Marken, Ed.D.


Intra-district Transfers

If you are looking to transfer schools within Newark, you can find more information here.

Child Care

Snow School is lucky to be able to offer our families a high-quality, safe and reasonably-priced option for child care on site.  Find out more information about Snow School Childcare.

Healthy Schools Act

Healthy Schools Act AB2260

The Healthy Schools Act establishes requirements for school districts when pesticide applications are made at California public K-12 schools. To view the California Healthy School Act and the Integrated Pest Management Plan (new requirement) for Newark Unified School District, go to http://nusd.ca.schoolloop.com. Click on the quick link , Healthy Schools Act. This information is also available for viewing at your school’s office.

Healthy Schools Act

Pest Management Plan