Graham Elementary School

Ms. Akilah Byrd, Principal

36270 Cherry St
Newark, CA 94560

Main Office: 510-818-3300

Fax:  510-494-0113


[VACANT], Office Manager 510-818-3302

Christa Garcia, Office Clerk 510-818-3303

Report an Absence: 510-818-3303

[email protected]

“At Graham School it is our mission to provide students with a safe, respectful & supportive
environment while teaching students to become lifelong learners, thinkers, communicators, and positive contributors to
our society.”

Bell Schedule

(In-Person Schedule)

8:00  Morning Recess
8:07  Line Up Bell
8:10  Instruction Begins
10:20-10:35 Recess, Grades K-6 (SDC 10:05)
11:35-12:15  Lunch, Grades 4-6 (SDC 11:20)
12:20-1:00   Lunch, Grades K-3


2:32   Monday-Thursday
1:05   Friday

Graham School Brochure

  • Chromebook Resources (Clever Portal, i-Ready, Khan Academy, etc.)
  • Newark USD Distance Learning Parent & Student Handbook (English), Spanish.
  • Sign up for Bloomz by getting the code from your child’s teacher. This is used for parent/teacher communication and Graham updates. 
  • Please submit your lunch form even if your child will not eat lunch at school. You may also submit it online. Our Title 1 funding depends on the returned forms that qualify us for Title 1! 
  • Please become familiar with your child’s daily instructional schedule and support your students’ prompt attendance. Attendance is taken daily for students. “Screens On, Camera Ready, Backgrounds Up!”

Graham Cougar Cubs

NUSD News – Graham


September/October 2020




Dear Graham Families,

We have completed six full weeks of school and we continue to get better at Distance Learning each and every day…hooray!

Our scholars are becoming more familiar with their schedules and we continue to problem solve our difficulties with technology. I would like to remind everyone, as I often tell my staff, to please be patient with yourselves and each other as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters.

I was able to host my first ever virtual “Principal’s Chat & Chill” and understand that many of you have questions about when our schools will reopen. As far as reopening goes, we do not anticipate entering the second phase of the reopening process (a hybrid in-person model with distance learning) anytime soon. Although Alameda County moved into the Red Tier last Tuesday under the State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, in order for schools to consider re-opening to in-classroom instruction, the county must remain in the Red Tier for two weeks. The county public health officer has clarified that schools must continue distance learning until such time that local conditions support in-person learning. Please continue to check the Newark Unified School District’s website for the most updated information.

Did you know that our school calendar is also on Bloomz? On that calendar you will find school events for Graham and the links for attending them virtually. Just one click and you’ll be able to attend the virtual schoolwide meetings (for ELAC, SSC, GPS, Principal’s Chats etc.). NUSD even has a Distance Learning help page. We know that these are challenging times and we are doing our best to make it easy for you and our Cougar Cubs. If you need help, we are here to help!

I recommend that parents download  Zoom and Google Meets as those are the two virtual platforms used by the Newark Unified School District. For your convenience, both of these video conferencing platforms can be accessed on cell phones, laptops and desktop computers.

Lastly, I wanted to inform you that we currently do not have an office manager at Graham and I am in close collaboration with the Human Resources Department in order to get this much needed position filled as soon as possible. We appreciate your continued patience and support of our school.


Akilah Byrd