Contact Bunker

Mrs. Colleen Gainey, Principal



Main Office Line:



To call in an absence:



Fax Number:



Child Care Facility:


Sangha App


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!



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 is going on now. 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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Newark Library Summer Reading Game

Summer is coming soon!  Once again, the Alameda County Library is offering a special Summer Reading Game to encourage children to keep reading during summer vacation. This year’s game is READ TO THE RHYTHM!  In addition to the Summer Reading Game, all branches (Albany, Bookmobile, Castro Valley, Centerville, Dublin, Fremont Main, Irvington, Newark, Niles, San Lorenzo, Union City and the Ashland Community Center) will be hosting special programs (storytellers, puppeteers, magicians, etc.) throughout the summer. For more information on the special library programs, contact the branch or check our summer Blog, http://summereadingame.wordpress.com

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!

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May and June Newsletter

Last Day of School-Minimum Day


The last day of school, June 11, will be a minimum day.

All Kindergarten to 6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:05.

Please be sure to make your pick-up plans for the last day of school early!




Emergency Contact Information


If there are changes to your phone numbers, address or email address PLEASE come into the office an update your students emergency card.  Bunker office wants to be sure that you receive your summer mailer! 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.


Elementary Campus Monitors Needed (Breakfast and Lunch)


Days: Monday thru Friday

Times:  varies at each campus.


Newark Unified School District needs your help! We are in need of Campus Monitors throughout our school district.  Interested applicants who possess the minimum qualifications must complete and submit an official application form to the Human Resources Department.  The Human Resources Department is open to accept applications between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 


Human Resources
Newark Unified School District

    5715 Musick Avenue Newark, CA 94560
(510) 818-4103

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.


Ohlone for Kids starts June 22 see flier for details!
Posted by: Liz Warren
Published: 5/14/15

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


Newark Unified School District Calendars

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Information For Families

Kindergarten Schedule for Fall
May/June Newsletter-Spanish
2015-2016 Classroom Supply List
Report of Health Examination for School Entry Form
Oral Health Assessment Form
Common Core Parent Nignt Power Point
President/Principal Award 2014-2015 Revised
Permit to Administer Medication Form
Bunker Handbook-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.