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Welcome to John Muir Elementary!


Attendance Matters!

•     Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
•     Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
•     Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
•     Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
•     Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.
Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit 
in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance 
will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.


•     Set a regular bed time and morning routine.
•     Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
•     Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has
the required shots.
•     Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates before
school starts to help her transition.
•     Don’t let your child stay home unless she is truly sick. Keep in
mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign
of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
•     If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to
teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on
how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.
•     Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something
comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or
another parent.
•     Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school
is in session.

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School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

School Accountability Report Card (SARC) School Accountability Report Cards are intended to provide the public with important information about each public school and to communicate a school's progress in achieving its goals. The information provided is primarily from the 2012-13 school year. The SARCs are available in both English and Spanish. Antioch Unified School District’s SARC have been posted on the district website. The posting of the SARCs meets all state requirements for timeline and content. The SARC link is located on the district website under ‘Quick Links’. If you do not have Internet access, please check in your school’s office and they will provide you with a copy.


The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 13th. Please remember that we will be following the Wednesday bell schedule. Students in Grades 1-3 will be dismissed at 1:20 p.m. and students in Grades 4-5 will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m.

Parking Lot Safety Reminders

Parking Lot Safety Reminders:

  • Proceed with caution for the safety of our children
  • Enter and exit the parking lot as designated
  • Remain with your car in yellow zones
  • Only park in designated spaces

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.  




Emergency Preparedness

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

click the link below:

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Today: 10/22/14

 Home of the Trailblazers.

Established: 1990

Mascot: Mountain Lion

K-5 Elementary School

Enrollment: 645 students

2012 API: 801

John Muir Elementary

615 Greystone Drive

Antioch, CA 94509

(925) 779-7450


Contact Information

Joyce Gibson, Principal

Debbie Hagerty, Admin. Assistant

Debbie Cross, Office Assistant


Uniform Policy

School uniform colors:


Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.


Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.

 Upcoming Events


10/21............Fall Makeup Pix

10/27............Red Ribbon Week

10/31............Spirit Day/Wear

                     Black & Orange

11/3-11/7............Conference Week

11/10............Staff Development

11/11............Veteran's Day Holiday

11/14............Honor Roll Assembly Gr 4-5

11/17............Anti Bullying Week

11/21............PTA Movie Night

11/24-11/28............Fall Break

12/13............Holiday Run

12/19............Minimum Day

12/22-1/5............Winter Break