Air Quality Warnings

A Spare the Air Alert is in effect for the Bay Area October 11 & 12, 2017.  Due to the current widespread fires impacting the bay area, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a severe smoke advisory.

Newark USD schools are advised to:

  • Limit outdoor activities to avoid unnecessary exposure to smoke by keeping students inside for recesses, breaks, physical education, etc.
  • Reduce exposure to smoky air by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed, if possible.
  • Move outdoor team practices indoors

Students and staff who are highly sensitive may be experiencing symptoms and we are asking principals to follow standard procedures for students displaying any symptoms that may become problematic by notifying parents immediately. Please note, a Spare the Air day has been called for 10/12 and the Superintendent’s office will notify the schools if it is lifted.

View the Bay Area Air Quality Management District website for updated information.

2017 Read-a-Thon Begins NOW!

It’s time to get READING! Help our school reach our goal of $10,000!!

Our Read-a-Thon begins this week! 


  1. Get SPONSORS  using your student page and secret code (check your Blizzard Bear Folder!)
  2. READ! Teachers will log students’ reading minutes each day of the read-a-thon.
  3. Have FUN! Students who fundraise will get to participate in our COLOR AND SLIME A TEACHER party!

That’s it! This is a huge fundraiser for our school office. Please take the time to register your student and get support from family and friends!

Reading days are Oct. 13-20. You can collect sponsors and funds until Oct. 27. Color and slime party days are Oct. 13 and Nov. 3.

If you have more questions, ask Mrs. Sehrt or your child’s teacher, and GET READING!