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 Home of the Trailblazers.

Established: 1990

Mascot: Mountain Lion

K-5 Elementary School

Enrollment: 605 students

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Welcome to John Muir Elementary!

Attendance Matters!


•     Too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
•     Missing 10 percent can make it harder to learn to read.
•     Students can fall behind with just a few absences. 
•     Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
•     Absences can affect the whole classroom.



Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
•     Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
•     Find out what day school starts.

•     Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates.
•     Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick.

•     If your child seems anxious, talk to your child's teacher.

•     Develop back-up plans for getting to school.
•     Avoid medical appointments and extended trips during school time.

A Caution About Absences

The laws regarding truancy have strengthened significantly.  In addition to the EC penalties for parents in Section 48293, Penal Code Section 270.1 provides penalties.  Please note:

Section 48293, Penal Code Section 270.1 

A parent or guardian of a pupil of 6 years of age or more who is in kindergarten or any of grades 1-8, inclusive, and who is subject to compulsory full-time education or compulsory continuation education, whose child is a chronic truant as defined in Section 48263.6 of the EC, who has failed to reasonably supervise and encourage the pupil's school attendance is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both that fine and imprisonment.  




Flu Season Pointers

As we prepare for the cold and flu season, please remember that the Contra Costa Public Health Services is available to answer questions and provide information. (Their phone number is 925.313.6740). Many of you may be concerned about Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68). This respiratory illness affects children across the country. Contra Costa Health Services anticipates EV-D68 cases in Contra Costa county and are working with local hospitals and providers to test people hospitalized with serious respiratory infections.  There are more than 100 types of enteroviruses and they are very common in children. The EV-D68 is not a new virus. It was first identified in 1962. It mostly causes symptoms that are similar to those of a cold or flu, such as cough, sneezing, runny nose, body aches, or fever. Many children infected this year by EV-D68, however, do NOT have a fever. EV-D68 can spread from person to person when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or contaminates a surface with respiratory secretions.


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Emergency Preparedness

For more information on how to prepare your family in case of an emergency,

click the link below:

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John Muir Elementary

615 Greystone Drive

Antioch, CA 94509

  925.779.7450  Phone    

 925.779.7451    Fax


Contact Information


Joyce Gibson, Principal

Debbie Hagerty, Admin. Assistant

Debbie Cross, Office Assistant


What is coming up????


November 24-28

Fall Break


December 4

Barnes & Noble Bookfair


December 6

Breakfast with Santa 8:00-11:00 am


December 8-19

PTA Holiday Store


December 13

Holiday Run


December 19

Free Dress

Minimum Day 11:45 am

Dismissal for Grades 1-5


December 22-January 5

Winter Break

Students return January 6










Today: 12/18/14

Uniform Policy

School uniform colors:


Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.


Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.