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 Home of the Trailblazers.

Established: 1990

Mascot: Mountain Lion

K-5 Elementary School

Enrollment: 575 students

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Welcome to John Muir Elementary School!

Thank you Muir Cub Scouts

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Important News



Picture Day is coming!!!!!!

Please watch for fliers, as

MONDAY, September 28th

is just around the corner.


Don't Forget

Wednesday Dismissal time

1:20 pm Grades 1-3

1:15 pm Grades 4-5


Science Tip

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Go ask the Mad Scientist…..


Question: Why do we blush?

Answer:  We blush when we feel embarrassed about something that we have said or done. It is just one of the many physiological responses that we humans experience when we are feeling flustered.  Our body reacts very much the same way it does when we feel scared. It undergoes something called the fight-or-flight response. When this happens, adrenaline is released, causing our hands to get clammy, our heart to race, and our face to get warm and red. What is unusual is the mechanism by which our face takes on this rosy hue. It is the dilation of our veins that causes more blood to flow to our cheeks. The interesting part is that veins in most other parts of our bodies don’t react to adrenaline. Scientists have different theories about why we blush. Some suggest that it is to demonstrate to others that we really are sorry for our bad behavior or social blunder.


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.  




Emergency Preparedness

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

click the link below:

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2015-16 School Site Academic Plan

John Muir Elementary Draft Site Plan 2015 2016
This plan is pending Board approval at a future date.

John Muir Elementary

615 Greystone Drive

Antioch, CA 94509

  925.779.7450  Phone    

 925.779.7451    Fax


Contact Information

Zhenus Wahidi, Principal

TBD, Vice Principal

Debbie Hagerty, Admin. Assistant

Debbie Cross, Office Assistant


What is coming up????


August 31

Family Life Ed Meeting

AUSD Tech Lab

7:00-8:30 pm


September 1

PTA Muffins w/Mom

7:30 a.m.


September 4

Free Dress


September 7

Labor Day Holiday


September 16

School Site Council Mtg

3:00 pm Muir Library


September 23

Last day for students

to charge lunch


September 28

Picture Day/Free Dress


October 12

No school


October 15

Great California

Shake Out

Emergency Drill


October 21

School Site Council Mtg.

3:00 pm Muir Library


October 26-30

Character Counts/

Red Ribbon Week


October 29

Free Dress


October 30

No school

Staff Development Day


November 2-6

Conference Week


November 4

Barnes & Noble

Book Fair


November 10

Makeup Picture Day


November 11

Veterans Day Holiday


November 13

4th & 5th Grade

Awards Assembly


November 16

Be a Friend Week


November 20

Free Dress

PTA Movie Night


November 23-27

Fall Break


December 18

Early Release


December 21-January 4

Winter Break




















Today: 9/4/15

Uniform Policy

School uniform colors:


Navy Blue, White, or John Muir Spiritwear.


Navy Blue or Khaki pants. NO Jeans.