Birch Grove Primary
6071 Smith Ave., Newark, CA 94560
Mrs. Colleen Gainey, Principal
Main Office Line:
To call in an absence:
Child Care Facility:
Birch Grove Intermediate
37490 Birch St., Newark, CA 94560
Ms. Cathreene Ingham-Watters, Principal
Main Office Line:
To call in an absence:
Child Care Facility:
Monday to Thursday
The folks at Sangha have just launched a new Parents Self Serve Signup.
How it works
Once you sign up on the self serve page, you will receive an email invitation from Sangha with easy instructions.
If you don't see the email invite, check other places it might be in your Junk, Spam, Social, Promotions, or other email Folders.
(If you've signed up before and haven't seen the invitation from Sangha, they've been sent out twice this Fall, so check those folders.)
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.
Birch Grove PTC now has it's own website. Please click below to keep up with the PTC events!
All visitors to the Birch Grove 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 in place; 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 Birch Grove.
Transformation for 2016-2017
Bunker Elementary and Milani Elementary
will now be
Birch Grove Primary and Intermediate Elementary Schools
Digital Academy of Arts and Sciences
Birch Grove Primary, TK-2 Grade Campus,
6071 Smith Ave.
8:25-2:47 Monday-Thursday, 8:25-1:20 Friday
Breakfast Program starts at 7:45
Birch Grove Intermediate, 3-6 Grade Campus,
37490 Birch St.
8:10-2:32 Monday-Thursday, 8:10-1:05 Friday
Breakfast Program starts at 7:30
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 from both sites.
School Lunch Applications for 2017-2018
National School Lunch Application for 2016-2017 Information:
If your family was approved for free or reduced lunch during the 2015-2016 school year, your children’s status will be the same ONLY for the first 30 days of the new school year.
Please either go ONLINE after 8/1/2016 at www.heartlandapps.com to fill out an application OR you may fill out a paper application being sent home during the summer and return it in August directly to the Child Nutrition office or the office at any school site.
List all children and their schools on one (1) application. To avoid any delays in processing, please remember the following:
If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Department at (510) 818-4281.
Información 2016-2017 sobre el Programa Nacional de Solicitar Almuerzos Escolares:
Si su familia fue aprobada para almuerzos gratis o a precio reducido durante el año escolar 2015-2016, el estado de sus hijos será lo mismo SOLO por los primeros 30 días del nuevo año escolar.
Favor de visitar EN LINEA después del 1 de agosto de 2016 al www.heartlandapps.com para completar la solicitud O se puede completar la solicitud en papel que se le mandará durante el verano y devolverla en agosto directamente a la oficina de Nutrición Juvenil o la oficina en cualquier escuela del distrito.
Anote todos sus hijos y las escuelas en una (1) sola solicitud. Para evitar demoras en los trámites, favor de darse cuenta de lo siguiente:
· Solamente UNA solicitud por residencia. Se puede solicitar en línea O con la solicitud en papel.
· Anote a TODOS los hijos que viven en el hogar (sin importar si asisten a la escuela o no).
· Anote a TODOS los adultos que viven en el hogar y los sueldos BRUTOS mensuales por individuo. El sueldo anotado debe ser de agosto de 2016 o más tarde.
· Si usted califica basado en alguna asistencia que recibe, HAY QUE proveer el Número del Caso. (Sólo apuntar“Sí”retrasará el procesamiento.)
Si tiene preguntas, favor de ponerse en contacto con el Departamento de Nutrición Juvenil al (510) 818-4281.
Birch Grove Calendar
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.